CON-FRONT EAST Exhibition November 4- November 26, 2017 at GALLERY RIVAA @icrny #rivaa #rooseveltisland

CON-FRONT EAST” / Painting from Cluj-Napoca

The Romanian Cultural Institute in New York, in partnership with the University of Art and Design Cluj-Napoca and Gallery RIVAA, have the pleasure of inviting you to the group show

The exhibition gathers a series of personal projects of painters who teach at the University of Art and Design in Cluj-Napoca, the Painting Department, namely professor Ioan Sbârciu, together with his younger fellow-artists of the “new wave” of the “Painting School of Cluj”: 

Ioan Sbârciu:

Kudor Duka István:

Anca Bodea:

Olimpia Bera:

Andrei Ciurdărescu:

 Ioana Olăhuț:

 Cristian Lăpușan:


The exhibit will run from Saturday, November 4, to Sunday, November 26, 2017 at the Gallery RIVAA in New York City.

Gallery RIVVA is located at:

527 Main St, Roosevelt Island – New York, NY 10044
Gallery hours: Wednesdays & Fridays 6-9 pm, Saturdays & Sundays 11am – 5pm
Phone: (212) 308–6630

For more information please visit



Roosevelt Island Visual Art Association (RIVAA) has a membership of approximately thirty-five artists dedicated to establishing an art center in a unique island location on the East River in New York, bridging Manhattan and Long Island City.

The Roosevelt Island Artists Association organized the “Art Frenzy” exhibition in association with PS1, Queens Council for the Arts, LIC Business Corp, Socrates Park and the Noguchi Museum in May of 2001. The success of this group art exhibition inspired the founding of RIVAA in June of 2001. The Board of Directors included: Arline Jacoby, President; Tadeusz Sudol, Vice President;  Esther Cohen, Vice President;  Harry Small, Treasurer, and Phillip Groner  as Director/Legal Council.

Gallery RIVAA opened in the hub of Main Street, with space and a grant provided by Roosevelt Island Operating Cooperation (RIOC).  The support of the community along with the hard work and dedication of the founding members and of the ethnically diverse group of artist members brought the gallery to fruition. Following a complete renovation of a former pharmacy located in the RIVERCROSS complex, the grand opening took place in March 2002, with a members’ group exhibit, “Vernissage1”.

Exhibition space is also provided to RIVAA artists by the OCTAGON Gallery located in the Octagon Building in   Lighthouse Park on Roosevelt Island.  Group and solo exhibitions run continuously at both Gallery RIVAA and the OCTAGON Gallery throughout the year, featuring work of RIVAA members and international guest artists – painters, sculptors, photographers, computer artists, graphic designers, ceramists and installation artists.


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