Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Progress Report: HFA Goes Inside at Van Brunt Gallery, through March 2

Here's a wee update on the HFA exhibit at Van Brunt Gallery.
Several days after the opening, the gallery was reconfigured as a workspace and exhibition space. For the past two weeks, participating artists....and anyone who wishes to be a participating artist have been in the space working on projects including. I've been spending Saturday afternoons in the gallery working.
Above: the b/w painting is by Mr. Richard Bruce, the piece on the right edge is by me. Below, a painting by Todd Sargood.

Amy Lipton introducing Christopher Kennedy and Christopher Neidl for the Solar 1 presentation on Jan 25. There's description of the presentation on the ecoartspace blog.....EcoartSpace is a sponsor of the Habitat For Artists. A screening of John Sullivan's Hues of Hudson was followed by a discussion about the role of art in community took place this past Sunday.
Here's the view from my work area. You can see the stocking cap of my studio-mate Carl peaking up from behind his monitor.
The gallery configuration will be changing abain this week with construction starting on a new habitat in the space which will likely be installed in a semi permanent home after the exhibit.
The next event scheduled as part of the exhibition is a panel talk on February 22 at... The discussion "Art in the 21 Century- Expanding the Artist's Role" will bring together the following panelists:
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

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