Thursday, January 15, 2009

Habitat For Artists at Van Brunt Gallery Jan 17-March 2

Van Brunt Gallery Habitat will be hosting a Habitat For Artists project/exhibition beginning on January 17 and running through March 2. There will be an opening reception on Saturday from 6-9pm.
A whole host of folks are participating in this project, and more are invited to take part. Van Brunt's space will be both showroom, workspace, and social hub with a wide range of events planned for the through the run of the project. Participating artists will be working in the space and the public is invited to dig in and participate too. Think of it as a mini-mini residency. Participating artists include: Christopher Albert, Richard Bruce, Sharon Butler, Ryan Cronin, Kathy Feighery, Marnie Hillsley, Matthew Kinney, Grace Knowlton, Sara Mussen, Steven Rossi, Todd Sargood, Matthew Slaats, Lynn Stein, Dar Williams, Grey Zeien and Donald Kimmel and the Flying Swine Live Theater...and Simon Draper too.
Schedule of Events
Saturday, January 17th, 2009:
OPENING RECEPTION of Habitat for Artists Goes Indoors.
6:00 to 9:00 pm
Tuesday, January 20th:
“WHAT GIVES YOU HOPE?” Presidential Inauguration Celebration/
Question and Response Installation in Gallery with Habitat for Artists
5:00 to 9:00 pm
Thursday, January 22nd:
Gallery Becomes Habitat for Making
Please join us in the making.
Gallery Hours: 11 am. To 6 pm.
Sunday, January 25th:
SOLAR 1 NYC, presentation and discussion
“Inspiring New Yorkers to become environmentally responsible residents
through environmental education.”
3 pm
Sunday February 1:
viewing and discussion of John Sullivan’s documentary film
“Hues of the Hudson”
Artists working and living in the Hudson Valley
3 pm.
Friday, February 13th:
BEST IN SHOW Blue Ribbon event, new picks of new works by HFA artists and others
6 pm.
Sunday, February 22nd:
Panel discussion with
Amy Lipton, curator, Ecoartspace NY
Joseph Meisel, Program Officer, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Brian Wallace, Curator, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz
Beth E. Wilson, Writer and Art Critic, Professor, SUNY New Paltz
Friday, February 27th and Saturday, February 28th:
Flying Swine Live Theatre Presents:
“Hudson Adrift” a new play by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
Friday performance to include discussion of play with Donald Kimmel, director
7 pm
Admission: $5
Sunday, March 1st:
“Alternate Readings: Beacon”
A Performance by Matthew Slaats
Bringing the past and present together
3 pm
Monday, March 2nd:
Closing, stop by to make a contribution
Other Events will be posted on the Habitat for Artists blog:

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