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.
Interested artists should call Cunneen-Hackett
in regard to galleries.
Artwork wanted for exhibition at #9 Vassar Street gallery. Black & White any medium. $10 a piece entry fee. No larger than 30×40 inches. All artwork to be hung Friday May 1st through June 12. Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center benefits from receipt of 25% of all proceeds from sales. Please call (845) 456-4571 for submission information.
Summer Gallery Exhibits
|Now – thru Sep||
“Faces of Myanmar”
Saugerties photographer, Ken Dreyfack has been living in the Hudson Valley since 2008, after 30 years in France. Born in New York, he is bilingual and holds dual nationalities. A long-time adept of film photography, he switched to digital in 2010. Ken Travels often for business and pleasure. Mostly self taught, Ken has received formal training in the art and technique of photography at the International Center for Photography (ICW) in New York, Silvermine Art Center in New Canaan, CT, the Palm Beach Photographic Centre and the Center for Photography in Woodstock, NY. He has studied with masters including Dan Burkholder, Harvey Stein and Vincent Versace.
Place: CHAC, 9 Vassar St.,Poughkeepsie, NY
Zack Federbush & Kiaam James
A reception will be held on Friday, 8/21 from 5:30-7:30pm Zachary (Zach) Eric Federbush and Kiaam Kalief (Kiza Wiza) are showing their unique artwork at the Cunneen-Hackett Art Center, 12 Vassar Street in Poughkeepsie now through September.Zack was born in Manhattan and grew up in Greenwich, CT, but went to high school in Poughkeepsie. Wild and creative, Zack has been making art since he was young, but got serious during the end of high school and majored in art in college. He is now living in Savannah getting his Masters of Fine Arts in Painting at Savannah College of Art and Design. He is known to have a wild imagination and always constantly creating things. Zack works mostly in acrylic and oil and also has done a lot of drawings. He has participated in several shows in Savannah, Poughkeepsie, and New York City.Zach says about his creative process, “When I was younger as an only child, I was alone a lot. So that I would not get bored, I had to create my own imaginary friends. I always gave them interesting features, and unique personalities, so that they would be fun to be with. As I got older, my imaginary friends ceased, however I did keep creating characters in my paintings and thinking of them as my friends. Any character that I made whether in a large portrait or small within a scene have a name and personality. So some of those paintings are of imaginary childhood friends and some are my real friends now, they are all done with a childlike wonder which for me has never gone away.”Kiaam Kalief (Kiza Wiza) raps, dances, writes comic books and poetry, designs clothes and paints. He explains his name, “Wiza is like, he’s all of the inspiration. He’s the giant of all the things I can do. He has no limits, he has no failures. WizaWorld is my inspiration. And Kiza is just like me.” Kiaam studied art in college, specializing in oil and watercolor and started writing “to explain what I was drawing.” He came to Poughkeepsie in 1994 with his ailing mother who died in April, 2004. “Everything I do is gonna be dedicated to my mother, you know? She wanted to see this more than anything. I’m just anxious to get up there and show them, they’re not gonna know what is gonna hit them.”Place: CHAC, 12 Vassar St.,Poughkeepsie, NY
Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center
12 Vassar Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 486-4571Opening reception
Sunday, October 4, 2015
1 to 3pm
Riva Weinstein explores culture and self in this solo exhibition at Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center. Using consumer packaging from food products she and her husband frequently eat, the artist created playful balls she photographed in locations ranging from every day to extraordinary. Travelling Orbital Recycled Beauty Spheres show up next to a Noguchi at the Clark, overlooking the Atlantic in Montauk, in shadows at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, with fish bones at the Salton Sea. Weinstein also created a mask she photographed herself and other artists wearing for a series called Portraits of the Artist as a Bobblehead. Again the locations range from extraordinary to everyday. 18 photographs from each of the two series are exhibited here as quotidian postcards and selected over-sized prints. Accompanying the photographs are oversized panels of packaging materials. Small ORBS are scattered playfully. While the work at its simplest level may suggest innovative ways in which waste may be reimagined as creative material, the artist’s intention goes deeper to question the ways in which our culture views art and garbage, the mounting issues of refuse on land and sea, and how we see ourselves and our surroundings in an increasingly throw away world. Postcards from both series are available for purchase.