Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Angelika Rinnhofer on the move

Beacon photographer, Angelika Rinnhofer is currently included in two group exhibitions in Woodstock NY.
On exhibit through October 23 at the Center for Photography at Woodstock, the Inaugural Regional Triennial of Photographic Arts features three images from Rinnhofer's most recent Martyr series.

Also in Woodstock, Rinnhofer is featured in "Portrait," a group show curated by Beacon artist, Carol March. "Portrait is on exhibit until October 30 at the Kleinart/James Art Center.

Angelika is also being represented by KBP at Photo New York on Oct 6-9, at Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th St in Manhattan.

Angelika will be curating an exhibit of 3 photographers from Light Work in Syracuse NY at bau in Oct.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Joan Jonas performances at Dia:Beacon

The Shape, the Scent, the Feel of Things
Performances October 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 2 pm

Image: Joan Jonas, Lines in the Sand, 2004, The Kitchen, New York City.

Riggio Galleries
3 Beekman Street
Beacon, New York 12508 845 440 0100
Incorporating movement, sound, live music and projected video footage, this site-specific performance is created in part in response to the writings of German art historian Aby Warburg made during his visit to the American Southwest in 1896. Jazz composer and pianist Jason Moran, who will perform live on the piano during the performances, has composed new music for this collaborative work. Tickets are $15 general, $10 students and seniors, and $3 for Dia members. Tickets include museum admission. Reservations are suggested; please call Dia:Beacon at 845 440 0100 x44.

Summer hours for Dia:Beacon are 11 am to 6 pm, Thursday through Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday), through October 17. Winter hours, 11 am to 4 pm, Friday through Monday (closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) take effect Friday, October 21. Dia:Beacon is easily reachable via Metro-North Railroad (the MTA's Hudson Line station in Beacon is within walking distance of the museum). Trains leave Grand Central Terminal for Beacon every hour. The 11:51 am train on Saturdays and Sundays arrives at the Beacon station at 1:17 pm. Full schedules are available on the MTA’s website at The museum is also reachable by major roadways. Driving directions are available on Dia's website at
Joan Jonas’s new commission for Dia:Beacon is made possible by the Dutchess County Arts Council; the Dyson Foundation; Jean Stein, JKW Foundation; and the New York State Council on the Arts.
Support for video production during this project was provided, in part, by the Renaissance Society, Chicago.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Howland Public Library film series

Beacon's Howland Public Library is presenting an ongoing monthly film series with a theme dealing with artists, and architects through May, 2006.
The films are show at 7pm at the library, and are free to the public. 313 Main St Beacon, NY.

Sept. 30 Pollock
Oct. 28 The Dresser
Nov. 18 Lust for Life
Dec. 16 Rembrandt
Jan. 27 Artists and Models
Feb. 24 Camille Claudel
Mar. 31 Moulin Rouge
Apr. 28 Crumb
May 26 The Fountainhead.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Para/site presents Photographs by Charles Eshelman

ParaSite @ The Iron Fish Trading Company Presents:

"Life: In Black & White"
Photographs by Charles Eshelman

September 10th - September 25th, 2005
Opening Reception : Saturday, September 17th, 2 - 6pm
***BBQ Tailgate opening.

"Life: In Black & White" is a celebration, tribute, and remembrance of the extreme complexities of daily life captured through the lens of photographer Charles Eshelman. Having been self-taught, Eshelman's work has been shaped by the grittiness and stark realities of Chicago, Paris, and New York. The work on view documents the many aspects that make up our lives from fans enjoying a baseball game and children playing on the beach, to the horror witnessed on September 11th. Eshelmans work is a reminder of the volatile nature of life and the brief joyful moments we all cherish and value in our daily lives.

Charles Eshelman is based in New York City and has exhibited his work nationally in New York, San Francisco and Chicago. His photography is in many private collections including Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry. "Life: In Black & White" will be on view at ParaSite Art Space, located inside the Iron Fish Trading Company, 167 Main Street, Beacon, New York. For further information concerning the exhibition please contact gallery director Karlos Carcamo at (347) 531-6111. ParaSite gallery hours: Thurs - Sun, 12:00 to 6:00pm.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Children's art classes at Spire Studios

In To Art Class!
IntuArt School and the Beacon Cultural Foundation are proud to announce after-school art scholarships for young people in Beacon.
IntuArt is a small art school that was founded by art educator, Jennifer Sipple, this past summer in order to provide more art education opportunities for Beacon students ages 10-16.
Says Sipple, “Although Beacon has a flourishing art scene, there’s not all that much available to kids who want to make art. IntuArt is about providing the space, materials, and instruction for young people to learn and create… but that’s not all. Some of my long-range goals for the program include artist studio tours, student art exhibits in local galleries, and field trips to galleries and museums.”
This fall, IntuArt will be offering after-school classes on Mondays and Thursdays from 4:00-6:00 at Spire Studios on Beekman St. The first session starts on September 19.
In order to make these classes affordable for the majority of Beacon residents, the tuition has been kept as low as possible -- $95 per six-week session. But the real news is that some scholarships will be made available to students in need.
So far, the Beacon Cultural Foundation has taken the lead by funding three scholarships. Sam Yanes, President of the Foundation says, “Arts education is an important component of a vibrant community. We are pleased to help this effort in Beacon.”

A recruitment drive is under way to encourage local businesses and organizations to follow their lead. These sponsors can make tax-deductible contributions to the Beacon Cultural Foundation. In addition, if an organization or individual is able to provide just half of a scholarship, the Foundation will match that donation.
“More business participation means more student participation,” says Sipple. “Bringing Beacon’s art and business communities together for the sake of education.”
IntuArt’s 2005 Summer Art program was held at the old Beacon high school, now Bulldog Studios, which is run by the Beacon Cultural Foundation, and courses included: Drawing and Painting, 3-D Art and Sculpture, and Papermaking and Bookbinding. Over a three-week period, seventeen students ranging in age from 7 to 16 attended the program. (If interest is voiced for younger students to be able to attend the fall after-school classes, an additional session will be added for children ages 6-9.)
If you are a member of an organization that would like to sponsor a student or if you are a student who would like to attend IntuArt School, please call: 845-416-5608 or e-mail: For online information visit