RIVAA artists mounted Vernissage XIX, but just hours before the opening, COVID-19 locked the doors.
Hoping to bring the art to Roosevelt Island and beyond, in spite of the coronavirus, we started talking with RIVAA president Tad Sudol. Sudol, spent hours photographing pictures in the gallery. As a result, we are now able to deliver them here.
The 40 images that follow represent the passions of dozens of artists, and they offer them as an embrace for the Roosevelt Island community.
We join the artists of Vernissage XIX in reaching out with power of art.
Although we are able to identify each artist, we don’t have titles for all the work now. We may add them in the future.
Continuing: Art from Vernissage XIX, Gallery RIVAA, Roosevelt Island
Works from RIVAA’s Vernissage XIX on Roosevelt Island Continues
Conclusion: RIVAA’s Vernissage XIX for Roosevelt Island
Fear can close a gallery, but artistry never stops.
What I found, going through these images, is the fresh embrace of creativity, the lively vitality that our artists bring to Roosevelt Island.
We don’t know the future of Vernissage XIX, but we hope the quarantines lift in time to see it live in the gallery. For now, we’ve got this and a tremendous debt of gratitude for the artists who walk with us every day.