Our 2 galleries feature works from local and regional artists. Each exhibit normally runs for 6 weeks. Most exhibits are sale/showings, with Cunneen-Hackett receiving 25% of the proceeds. The “Hallway Gallery” at #9 Vassar street is open 9am-5pm Monday through Friday and the “Reception Room Gallery” at #12 Vassar street is open week-ends. Both are open by appointment.
Elisabeth Gillon, long time Poughkeepsie, NY resident, graduated Summa Cum Laud in 1995 with a Fine Arts Degree from Pratt Institute. “It must have been a library craft book by which I was inspired to try the craft of pressed flowers; most if not all, had plain white backgrounds. I was inspired to introduce color and texture to the pieces using fabric and one inch squares of magazine pages. I get my plant material from foraging trips around the neighborhood. I then press and desiccate the plants between sheets of cardboard. The magazines I get second hand which saves me money because I’m on a tight budget. Using these materials, I am able to create something beautiful and unique at little expense.” Elisabeth began working with pressed flowers in 2005. She has worked with textiles, music, visual arts, and poetry. She has exhibited at The Twisted Soul twice and Catskill Art and Office Supply once.
Opening reception is on Friday, May 6th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
Place: 12 Vassar St., Poughkeepsie, NY
Marist College: Mixed Media
“A collective of soon-to-be graduated art students from Marist College are pleased to announce the opening of their first independent exhibition, titled Mixed Media. This exhibition comes after a long year of academic projects for the group, called Lot 5 Creative, which included three off-campus pop up shows in the city of Poughkeepsie and two on-campus showcases at Marist College’s Steel Plant Art Gallery. Mixed Media, will highlight the efforts of these students as they endeavor into the real world of post-graduate work as artists, designers, and curators.
“The title of the exhibition applies to every aspect of it,” commented co-curator Alexa Comuniello. “For those of us who have spent years studying critical art history, the opportunity to create a show of our own is in a way our own medium…the show itself is a piece of work.”
Co-curator Nicolette Nesi added, “Mixed Media describes the range of skills that encompass Lot 5 Creative as a group of young artists and designers. From painting to sculpture to photography to graphic art…It’s everything all at once with an inspiring synergy.”
Featured Artists: Nicole Amoral, Brian Binns, Brianna Carbone, Dillon Crowley, Lou Eberhard, Rebecca Kraus, Katelyn LaRock, William Marcrie, Ed Majkowski, Grace MacLean, Julia Meinster, Jenna Obrizok, Michelle Romano, Alexis Seijas, Alba Suarez, Katrina Wiesner.”
Opening reception on Wednesday, 5/11 from 7-9 pm.
Location: 12 Vassar St., Poughkeepsie, NY
Black & White Exhibit
The Black & White Exhibit has two artists:
Dave King’s photography on aluminum plates of iconic Poughkeepsie landmarks in a process he calls sublimation.
Diedre Kenny is a young women with an artistic eye, her unique photography captures her subjects in shadows and light as only black and white pictures can.
Place: 9 Vassar St., Poughkeepsie, NY
The Second Annual Poughkeepsie Open Studios is scheduled for June 18, 2016, a Queen City Saturday. Planning for the event is currently in progress, and the website below will be updated as event details are worked out. Join their e-mail distribution list and like their Facebook page to get periodic updates of our progress.