Tuesday, October 24, 2006
As part of it's annual Radius exhibit, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum will be holding a Professional Practice Forum entitled "Making Allies in the Art World: Networking and Building Relationships" led by Jackie Battenfield. The forum is free and starts at 2pm.
The juried Radius Exhibit of artists from CT and Southeastern NY will open Saturday evening at 4pm at the Ridgefield Artists Guild Galleries at 34 Halpin Rd in Ridgefield CT.
Christopher Staples is moderating the video showcase and panel discussion that will be held at bau on Saturday night at 6 pm. The video artists taking part in the program are: Marcy B. Freedman, Laura Napier, Gene Panczenko, Jaankia Peerna and Kathleen Sweeney.
Friday, October 20, 2006
The first is a grant writing workshop on Monday, Oct. 23 at 10:30 at the Cuneen Hackett Theater in Poughkeepsie. Congressman Maurice Hinchey, and , Dana Gioia, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts will be present to discuss funding opportunities from the NEA. This event is free, but requires reservations.
The second event is an all day legal seminar for artists on Saturday, Oct. 28 at Marist College, in the student center from 9-5. The seminar program has been developed by Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.
The Seminar costs $60 ($50 for Arts Council members of Dutchess, Westchester, Ulster, Greene, Orange, Putnam Counties,) or $70 at the door and includes a continental breakfast, and a 200 page legal and business guide.
The Arts Council is an advocate of the arts in the region, and is committed to being a resource to artists and organizations in the area. I encourage folks to become members of the DCAC which gives much needed financial support to the organization that relies on a small staff to do so much.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
2006 Arts Award Receipients
Individual Artist: Madeleine Segall-Marx
A nationally recognized sculptor, curator & teacher creating art in Hyde Park .
Arts Organization: Beacon Artists Union (bau)
Innovative collective of professional visual artists in Beacon.
Art in Public Places: Dutchess County Department
of Planning & Development
Creative public planners turning the Loop Bus into a county-wide work of art.
Individual Patrons: Lisa & Stephen Aronson
Poughkeepsie couple actively engaged in building a vibrant arts community.
Business/Organization: Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union
Leading corporate supporter of the arts in Dutchess County .
Arts in Education: Yvonne Alexander
Devoted art teacher in the Arlington District for over 17 years.
Youth with Exceptional
Promise in the Arts : Emily Bogle
Young photographer with unique compositional talent.
Special Citation: Lucia Edgcomb
Bardavon's Managing Director of Theater Operations for over 30 years.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
The closing of the Beacon site is a disappointment as its presence added the sense of Beacon being a community uniquely invested in the creation of art in a way that many other communties that boast of their "art renaissance" can not claim.
Thursday, October 12, 2006
The artists at Bulldog Studios will be holding open studios from 2-5pm. There will also be a model airplane show in the gym at Bulldog - 211 Fishkill Ave.
Jacqueline, the hat and home furnishings boutique at 478 Main St will begin hosting monthly exhibit of artwork in one of the shop's windows. There will be an opportunity to meet Sculptor Morgan Donahue who will be on hand from 6-9 pm to discuss her work.
Go North Gallery, at 469 Main St, is opening its first official show at Go North Gallery at will open Saturday with "Concerning Form," an exhibit of ceramic work by Patricia H. Ragette. Opening reception will be held from 6-9 pm. The exhibit will run through Nov. 5.
It looks like the vacancy created in the rear of Iron Fish Trading Co. when Para/site closed will now be filled by the Iron Fish Gallery which is showing metal sculpture by Jason Hahne.
Hudson Beach Glass will have a group show of glass sculpture in the 2nd floor gallery.
The Ten Tents Art Lab at 502 Main St. will open it's inaugural exhibit on Saturday with a reception from 6-9 pm. The exhibit is called "Cloudscapes" and features the work of Mia Pearlman. I passed by the space tonight, and saw the exhibit info posted on the door. I'm anxious to see what this space has in store. The website, www.tentents.org is now operational, and has some information on its mission.
Saturday the 14 will also be Westchester County Community Day at Dia:Beacon. Residents of Westchester County will receive free admission on that day.
HVCCA is located at 1701 Main St in Peekskill. The talk will begin at 4pm. Refreshments will be served. - raincoats optional-
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
YELLOW BIRD GALLERY ANNOUNCES A JURIED COMPETITION. We welcome artists,
working as individuals or in teams, to submit their ideas for a holiday
installation in our main bay. Dimensions of the bay are approximately 30
feet x 40 feet with 16 foot ceilings. We are looking for a
site-specific object or installation that expresses the spirit of the
holiday season. The gallery will provide $500 towards completion of the
selected work. Proposals must be received by October 28th by MAIL ONLY.
Installation late November with a gallery opening to follow. Exhibition
continues through New Year's Day.
Yellow Bird Gallery, 19 Front Street,
Newburgh, NY 12550.
Playwrights from around the country are invited to participate in this festival by writing one-act plays with RIVER being the jumping off point. Along with three selected plays from submissions, one-acts will be written for our festival by celebrated playwright and screenwriter John Peilmeier (Agnes of God, Voices in the Dark, The Boys of Winter) playwright and poet Irene O'Garden,(Women On Fire, Little Heart, Fat Girl) award-winning playwright Quincy Long (Lively Lad, Joy of Going Somewhere Definite) and Michael Heintzman, co-founder and playwright of TrueNorth Theatre Project (Under the Hood).
The evening of theatre will be produced at the newly constructed Beacon Institute Building One, at Denning's Point on the Hudson River at Beacon, New York in May 2007.
The River Play Festival is a unique marriage between The Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries and TrueNorth Theatre Project. The goal of this annual Festival is to create a theatre event that will foster education through entertainment of our most prized natural resources, Rivers. Through this venture we will produce an evening of one-act plays written specifically for and about RIVERS.
For more information go to;
"To live by a large river is to be kept in the heart of things."
Deadline - Change to November 1st, 2006
Fifteen page plays - unpublished and unproduced
Cast - four (maximum)
Theme - River
Postmark no later than October 15th, 2006
Send three bound copies of your play along with a single page writer biography to and $5 Administration fee to:
River Play Festival 2006
TrueNorth Theatre Project
P.O. Box 228
Beacon, NY 12508
Finalists will be announced in November 2006.
Three winners will be announced January 2007
$400 to be awarded to the three winners along with production of their plays in May 2007
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Matt has started a blog that highlights images of recent work. The address is www.matthewsinclairkinney.blogspot.com.
Harald Plochberger is presenting "A Deconstructive Reading" today starting at 5pm. The event is free, but reservations are suggested due to limited space. More info here.
Elsewhere today, the Samuel Dorsky Museum at SUNY New Paltz will be hosting an opening reception from 5-7 pm for a new exhibit by Lilla Curto and William Outcault. There will be an artist lecture held on Weds. Oct 11 at 7:30pm in Lecture Center 102 on campus.
Sunday, October 01, 2006
The exhibit is curated by Grzegorz Kepinski and opened yesterday as a part of Hudson's annual Artwalk event. The Pocketbook factory is open daily through Oct 9 from 11-5pm (closed Oct. 3-4.)