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Current Exhibitions & Events

May 30th - June 23rd, 2024

Closing reception June 23rd 5-8PM

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You're invited to the Safe Space Art Exhibit: Celebrating Our LGBTQ+ Community at RIVAA Gallery from May 30 to June 16. Join us for the group art show and for a series of special events honoring diversity, creativity, and the vibrant spirit of our LGBTQ+ community.



Opening Reception: Saturday, June 1, 5:00 - 8:00 PM at RIVAA Gallery

Classical Music Concert: Sunday, June 2, 3:00 - 4:30 PM at RIVAA Gallery

RIOC Pride Flag Raising: Monday, June 3, 11:00 AM at the traffic circle in front of Blackwell House

Dance Performance + Poetry: Sunday, June 9, 3:00 - 4:30 PM at RIVAA Gallery

Closing Reception: Sunday June 23, 5:00 - 8:00 PM at RIVAA Gallery


Location: RIVAA Gallery, 527 Main St, Roosevelt Island, NY


We look forward to celebrating with you!

March 30 - June 30, 2024

@ the Octagon

Opening Reception: April 5th from 5 to 8pm


Leendert van der Pool’s exhibition at the Octagon Gallery, 888 Main Street on Roosevelt Island, is a selection of 12 oil paintings from his ongoing series, Doors and Storefronts in France. IInitiated twenty years ago, these paintings represent Leendert’s interest in unique, often-quirky street- level views of old-time storefronts, crumbling facades, and colorful window displays.


Leendert’s travels in the U.S. and Europe have offered him a cornucopia of possibilities, on backstreets of cities and towns, often ignored by passersby. As an artist, Leendert finds beauty in the clutter and color of everyday life.


His exhibition can be seen from March 30-June 30, 2024.


An opening reception will be held on April 5, from 5-8 PM at the Octagon.

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