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.
Art Exhibit Featuring Works by Margaret Sanger, William Sanger, and Alex Sanger
Margaret Sanger attended art classes and took up painting while William, an artist and architect, was a member of an artist’s colony in Woodstock. Margaret and William shared a passion for the arts and the Hudson Valley, and their works have been touring the country. The exhibit includes works in the Hudson River School style, with hills and waterfront scenes familiar to visitors.
The opening for the show is scheduled for Sunday, August 21st from 4 – 6 pm. Tickets be purchased here.
The gallery is open Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and by appointment.
Contact: Patricia Prunty, VP Development: 845-337-8236: Patricia.Prunty@ppmhv.org
David Rocco’s Hudson River landmarks
Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center presents photographs by David Rocco of many Hudson River landmarks from Newcomb, NY to the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. David was an important member of the Walkway Over the Hudson project and through his experience and involvement in historic preservation, he has used the Hudson River as his canvas, photographing the historic structures and activities that take place on the river from the Adirondacks where the Hudson begins, right down to the Atlantic Ocean. This fascinating journey is also illustrated with river charts hung next to the photographs showing exactly where they were located. This exhibit in the Hancock Gallery at 12 Vassar Street runs now through August 31. Admission is free.
The Gallery is open by appointment M-F 9-5 and on weekends when the VBI Theater is open for productions.
Richard Talcott and Carol Swierzowski
Richard Talcott and wife, Carol Swierzowski, are both talented artists living in Saugerties, NY. They will be on hand at the Arts Center September 24th while the 3rd Annual Vassar Street Brew Fest is going on under the big tent from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. They have often shown their works together, but have independent points of view and artistic expression, each approaching their art differently and their creative processes are reflected in their final products. Richard talks about the paint in this particular exhibit, “The juxtaposition of color, value and shape. I don’t set out to paint “things”…trees, buildings, roads, etc. Hopefully these elements develop out of the placement of the paint. I’ve essentially been painting “Nothing” for many years. There are no intended subjects in these works, they just evolve, unfold, and go where they go. They resolve into landscapes along the way.” Carol, on the other hand, describes her displays as “two diverse applications of creative exploration. The non-objective works represent an examination of balanced composition focusing on pure components that make up each work through color, shape, texture, and design. “
These artists’ works can be viewed in the galleries of the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and by appointment. Click here for more information.