Small But Worth the Time: From the Island of Art

Small But Worth the Time: From the Island of Art

Georgette Sinclair’s exhibit, now at the Octagon Gallery, From the Island of Art is also from the heart with a story to tell.

by David Stone

The Roosevelt Island Daily News

From the Island of Art is an eight-step presentation of an idea that once drove impressions of Roosevelt Island.

With Susan Rosenthal at the helm, RIOC joined the Roosevelt Island Visual Art Association (RIVAA) in promoting a theme given birth during the seminal Art Frenzy exhibit at PS/IS 217 in 2001. The local artists’ conception saw Roosevelt Island as a bridge of art between Manhattan and Queens.

A year after Art Frenzy, RIVAA hosted its first group show at what used to be a Bigelow Pharmacy on the street below Rivercross. Georgette Sinclair was one of the contributors. Photo courtesy of Tad Sudol.

In her Octagon solo show, Sinclair tells the story in pastel paintings, each inspired by and representing something she observed on Roosevelt Island.

The Octagon Gallery is small but comfortable. The historic residential building invites anyone into its lobby for a visit.

The exhibit is on your right after entering, and while you’re there, don’t miss the Roosevelt Island Historical Society display ringing the lobby, organized by Judith Berdy.

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