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.

Date: Sept. 5 through Oct. 19th, 2017
Time: TBA

Karen Gersch for the #12 Vassar St Gallery exhibition

Karen Gersch for the #12 Vassar St Gallery exhibition forSept. 5 through Oct. 19th

 

DUAL EXHIBITION at Cunneen-Hackett

by Karen E. Gersch

Sept. 5 through Oct. 19th, 2017

“Ruins of War”

Sadly, the connective tissue of war – ANY war = or act of terrorism, genocide,

conscious violence against a culture, a community, an ethnicity; still prevails and still

shatters us on a daily basis. The obliteration of and damage to lives and families, whole

neighborhoods and races, creates pain, destruction and unfathomable loss. The world orbits

in ignited fury.

Global leaders cannot or do not seek intervention, curative actions, pragmatic

solutions. The wounded and slain have no voices and little means of recovery, let alone

restitution. I have no answers. No blueprints for healing or stopping the evil that causes one

society to assault another. I can only offer portraits of wounded lives and the smoldering

aftermath. An insight into what remains when the smoke and ashes of fallen cities, lands

and people, dissipate.

If only, as John Lennon sang, we could “give peace a chance”.

Karen E. Gersch

 

 

DUAL EXHIBITION at Cunneen-Hackett

by Karen E. Gersch

Sept. 5 through Oct. 19th, 2017

“Circus Lives”

There are people who liken circus to chaos and pandemonium. One often hears – in

instances of frenetic activity – that a situation is “just like a circus”. It’s really an unfair

reference. Circus is the most precise and orderly world I know.

Having traveled with, performed in and chronicled – through sketches and paint – the

lives and spirits of its denizens for forty years, I can attest that circus artists and their acts

are as finely tuned, disciplined and practiced as any surgical, engineering or military

endeavor. Even better, circus is a universal art form. There are no barriers to appreciating

its beauty and mystique; neither age, language, ethnicity nor religion.

I recall an old episode of the Mod Squad, whose closing line still haunts me: “Men go

to the moon and wonder. Children go to the circus and understand”.

Welcome to my favorite place – the round world – where flight, risk and comedy

pirouette. From the back lot to the center ring, it’s an empire full of visual heroism and

grace. While its artists possess a vitality that seems superhuman, their movements and skills

appear effortless.

In the early 80’s, I toured southern France with a small, one-ring tented show. My

moonlit portraits of that “sleeping circus” depict a life that seems to hover in mist, gentle as

dreams. But the quietude outside the tent always struck me in contrast to the fiery energy

within. Between sequins and sawdust, there always swings a visual impact of color, line and

light. From the communion of acrobats midway in flight to the complex simplicity of

clowns. From the moment before an aerialist descends to the jubilant balance of dancers on

wire.

It is this suspense and magic I strive to capture. To depict not just the craft, but to

invoke the power and passion that makes circus such a vital entity. Any circus, well presented,

will lift its audience out of their seats and into its charged air. I hope that these

artworks will do the same.

Karen E. Gersch

 

Date: August 1-September 22, 2017
Time: August 1-September 22 at 9 Vassar Street

Liliana Washburn’s Paintings

Born in Brazil and living in New York, Liliana Washburn’s paintings are intuitive and surrealistic evoking in the viewer a sense of mystery and fantasy. Through a collection of works she calls: “Human Nature” she invites the viewer to a journey into the subconscious mind. For five years she owned and operated The Pawling Printery a print shop in the Village of Pawling in New York. That experience gave her the knowledge of commercial print and graphic design leading her to acquire a Bachelor of Science in Visual Arts. In 2007, she received a scholarship from Vassar Collage: Exploring Vassar Transfer. In 2012, she graduated from SUNY New Paltz being awarded the “Summa Cum Laude” Latin Honors. In 2016, she attended her first residency in Poland. She is the holder of 2016 Pawling Public Radio Award Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. and it is part of several private collections, Her early artistic expression consisted of: building kites she flew in kite competitions, create cake design decorations and cloth flower arrangements. She also worked as a trade fair coordinator for Reliance America in Brazil. There, she received a BA in Licentiate in Letters and a BS in Computer Science. She has visited several countries including: Egypt, Spain, Austria, and France among others. She likes to be called “Lili” her nickname since childhood. She is a resident of Holmes, New York where she lives near a lake with her husband of fifteen years.

 

Artist Statement

My desire is to bring beauty and happiness into people’s life.

Art is therapeutic. It has the power of healing the most profound wounds and promoting insight. Through colorful water-media, I express my deepest emotions.

I paint because it makes me feel happy. It is my hope that when you look at my work, we can share that moment of happiness.

Date: April 15, 2017
Time: She is doing a performance at 8:00 pm after her art reception which starts at 6:00 pm.

Patti Rothberg

Patti Rothberg

 

Singer-Songwriter / Multi-Instrumentalist

NEWS

Touring continues in support of Patti’s 1/8/16 CD release, her sixth full length album, ‘Ulterior Motives’!

Patti’s first book is here, ‘Extra Awesome’, the ultimate multimedia rock n roll journal! Now available at Barnes and Noble online http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/extra-awesome-patricia-l-rothberg/1122726616#productInfoTabs www.pattirothberg.com and all shows and signings!

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Patti Rothberg’s recording career goes back to 1996, with her debut on EMI Records, ‘Between the 1 and the 9’, which refers to the time she spent performing in New York City’s 14th Street subway station. The title track relates some of her experiences, when EMI executive discovered Patti performing there. Seemingly overnight, Patti Rothberg achieved the kind of worldwide success one could only dream of. Critically acclaimed, Between the 1 and the 9 was an instant hit, and remains a timeless classic. The success of Between the 1 and the 9 had Patti touring quite non-stop from 1996 through 1997, and into 1998. She toured the USA supporting the Wallflowers, Chris Isaak, Midnight Oil, and Garbage, and she toured Europe supporting the Black Crowes. Patti and her band performed on Late Night with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and she appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

While Patti promoted the record on the road, the song “Inside” reached #25 on Billboard in America, while in Europe, the song “Treat Me Like Dirt” went all the way to #1. A cover of “Kung Fu Fighting” was featured in the 1997 release of Beverly Hills Ninja, and her song “Forgive Me” was featured in the 1998 film The Misadventures of Margaret.

Taking some time from the road, Patti followed her success with the release of Candelabra Cadabra (Cropduster 2002) and Double Standards (Megaforce 2008). This was an intense writing period for Patti, and she found herself working with vocalist Andre Blacksugar, contributing songs and vocals to his Black Sugar Transmission record titled Use It, released in 2009.

Overnight Sensation is the title of Patti’s 2011 release, reuniting her for the first time with Between the 1 and the 9 producer, Dave Greenberg, the product of their reunion yielding a pop powerhouse. It was Rothberg’s beautifully emotive voice, and brilliant songwriting, coupled with Greenberg’s melodic pop sensibility and production, that were the backbone of this magical recording, reminiscent of the undeniably infectious melodies and intelligent lyrics that first put Patti on the charts in 1996.

Rothberg’s 2013 release, her fifth studio album, ‘Black Widow’, explores moody and melodic , piano based acoustic pop, and signature guitar rock, marking a first time collaboration with producer, Lyle Puente, generating this unique, seamless brand of music.

From the basement studio called “Off White Trash” Records, comes Patti Rothberg’s January 2016 release, ‘Ulterior Motives’, her 6th full length album. Patti mixes styles and metaphor, fast paced rock and pathos to bring both guitar driven hard rock and melodic piano. Accompanied solely by preceeding album’s producer engineer and drum programmer Lyle Puente, Patti plays every instrument, whatever it called for, bringing us another melodic, lyrical listen, exploring vintage sounds such as a nod to indie band “Ratcat” on the song “Brainwash”, and the stripped down “Harlemonica”, which is a tribute to her life’s path. Ulterior Motives shows us a honed songwriting craft, from the very raw to the epic “Hollywood Ending”.
www.pattirothberg.com

Date: 4/14-6/9
Time: 9-5pm mon-fri

Sean Lynch: artwork will be displayed

located in the hall gallery at 9 Vassar St starting 4/14-6/9.

 
 Sean Lynch was born and raised in Cumberland, Rhode Island and attended Rhode Island School of Design where he earned a BFA in Illustration.   

He now lives in Poughkeepsie, New York with his wife and two sons. 

 

His paintings reflect his interest in capturing light and shadow, and the juxtaposition between architecture and the natural world.  Most of his recent work has been executed in oils on paper or board, a style of painting he got comfortable with while studying to be an illustrator.  In recent years, however, Sean has shifted to working on canvas, which enables him to work on a larger scale. The work is based on photographs that he takes of subjects that interest him.  He may be drawn to a subject for the simple reason that is its an intriguing building in a beautiful setting or for the shadows that fall on it at the time, or for the combination of shapes and textures in the scene.  He uses the photographs as starting point but likes to simplify, edit and add elements that will make the image more compelling.  Through his work, he aims to take the viewer with him to this particular time and place.

 

Date: March 1-31, 2017
Time: The galleries are open during weekend performances and M-F, 9-5 by appointment.

Celebrate: Women’s History Month

Opening Reception Thurs. March 9th, 5-7pm

Celebrate: Women’s History Month

Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center’s galleries at 9 & 12 Vassar St. with an eclectic collection of female artists displaying and selling their artwork.  The local artists receive 75% of the proceeds and the Arts Center 25%.  This is a great way to show your support and contribute to the arts community.  The galleries are open during weekend performances and M-F, 9-5 by appointment.

 

monicaGmaher@aol.com   Monica Maher
Paulan35@yahoo.com         Pauline Mejia
 Woogen@gmail.com   Nancy Woogen
pcbroun@optonline.net          Patricia Broun
randichalfin@yahoo.com       Randi Chalfin
Liliana@lilianawashburn.com   Liliana Washburn
naturepainter@hotmail.com      Melissa Fischer
maggieleighryan@gmail.com     Margaret Ryan 

 

Date: Deadline Feb 27
Time: TBA

Women Artists in honor of Women’s History Month

Date: Show: Jan. 21-March 31, 2017 on Feb 11: Meet the Artist
Time: 2-4pm

Meet the artist at the Valentine’s Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Tasting Saturday 2/11/17

Willow Trees

By Matthew Zappala

Jan. 21-March 31, 2017

 

I first began painting a lone willow tree growing by the roadside. It was early spring and the leaves had just turned light green. As the seasons changed I revisited the tree.

At times the paintings demonstrated subtle changes. At other times the works reflected distinct seasonal changes. Later I painted a group of willows, changing the composition by altering the distance as well as the time of day.  Sometimes my eye was drawn to a group of branches within an individual tree. 

There was a balance between the tree’s branches and trunk and the pattern the leaves made.  The trees and leaves dominated the picture as the background and foreground played a less important role in the composition. The brushwork lends itself to a post impressionist style; colors are bold allowing some areas to delineate movement and others to fill in sections as texture. 

While Monet consciously painted haystacks in each season, I

painted a few willow trees and only  later on did I start the process of painting them as the seasons changed. 

Meet the artist at the Valentine’s Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Tasting Saturday 2/11/17 from 2:00 until 4:00 pm- 9 Vassar Street Poughkeepsie, NY  12601

 

Click here to buy tickets

Date: February 1, 2017 until the end of the Month
Time: 9am-5pm Monday through Friday

Discovering the Long Path

Cunneen-Hackett Art Center and NY-NJ Trail Conference Present “Discovering the Long Path”

An Interpretive Exhibit of New York’s Greatest Trail Featuring Photographs by Steve Aaron

On Saturday, January 14, 2017, the Cunneen-Hacket Art Center will unveil an interpretive photo exhibit featuring images by award-winning Hudson Valley landscape photographer Steve Aaron together with maps and notes that explain the significance of each picture. Entitled “Discovering the Long Path: New York’s Greatest Trail,” the exhibit showcases the stunning natural beauty of the Hudson Valley parks and preserves that this 358-mile trail crosses on its way from New York City to the outskirts of Albany.

“Having hiked many sections of the Long Path, I’ve always been fascinated by the geographic and scenic diversity of the terrain the trail encompasses,” said Aaron, a Trail Conference member. “I hope to be able to share the scenic beauty and diversity of the Long Path through this exhibit at the Cunneen-Hackett Art Center.” Artist’s reception is Saturday 1/21 at noon before the matinee production of Lion King Jr. presented by Standing Room Only Theater..

Spanning from New York City to the John Boyd Thacher State Park west of Albany, the Long Path connects some of the Hudson Valley’s most beautiful natural areas, including the Hudson Palisades, Harriman State Park, Schunnemunk Mountain, the Shawangunk Mountains, the Catskills, and the Schoharie Valley. It was first conceived of in the 1930s as New York’s own long-distance trail, and it was championed by Trail Conference founder Raymond Torrey. Since then, it’s been routed, blazed, and built by the Trail Conference and its volunteers, 250 of whom are involved in maintaining the trail.

Trail Conference board member, Kenneth Posner added, “The Long Path is New York’s own version of the Appalachian Trail, and it supports a vibrant community of hikers, runners, and volunteers.”

The exhibit will run through February and is scheduled to travel thereafter to the Cornwall Library, the Catskill Interpretive Center’s Erpf Gallery, and other locations in the Hudson Valley.

For more information on the Long Path, visit nynjtc.org/region/long-path or the Facebook discussion group “Friends of the Long Path”

Date: Jan 14, 2017
Time: TBA

Cunneen-Hackett Art Center and NY-NJ Trail Conference Present “Discovering the Long Path”

Cunneen-Hackett Art Center and NY-NJ Trail Conference Present “Discovering the Long Path”

An Interpretive Exhibit of New York’s Greatest Trail Featuring Photographs by Steve Aaron
 
On Saturday, January 14, 2017, the Cunneen-Hacket Art Center will unveil an interpretive photo exhibit featuring images by award-winning Hudson Valley landscape photographer Steve Aaron together with maps and notes that explain the significance of each picture.  Entitled “Discovering the Long Path:  New York’s Greatest Trail,” the exhibit showcases the stunning natural beauty of the Hudson Valley parks and preserves that this 358-mile trail crosses on its way from New York City to the outskirts of Albany.
 

“Having hiked many sections of the Long Path, I’ve always been fascinated by the geographic and scenic diversity of the terrain the trail encompasses,” said Aaron, a Trail Conference member. “I hope to be able to share the scenic beauty and diversity of the Long Path through this exhibit at the Cunneen-Hackett Art Center.”

Spanning from New York City to the John Boyd Thacher State Park west of Albany, the Long Path connects some of the Hudson Valley’s most beautiful natural areas, including the Hudson Palisades, Harriman State Park, Schunnemunk Mountain, the Shawangunk Mountains, the Catskills, and the Schoharie Valley.  It was first conceived of in the 1930s as New York’s own long-distance trail, and it was championed by Trail Conference founder Raymond Torrey.  Since then, it’s been routed, blazed, and built by the Trail Conference and its volunteers, 250 of whom are involved in maintaining the trail. 

Trail Conference board member, Kenneth Posner added, “The Long Path is New York’s own version of the Appalachian Trail, and it supports a vibrant community of hikers, runners, and volunteers.”

The exhibit will run through [end date] and is scheduled to travel thereafter to the Cornwall Library, the Catskill Interpretive Center’s Erpf Gallery, and other locations in the Hudson Valley.For more information on the Long Path, visit nynjtc.org/region/long-path or the Facebook discussion group “Friends of the Long Path”

 
Long Path Alerts: Long Path Alert posted 7/23/2016 Trail News: Sam’s Point and Minnewaska sections are closed until further notice due to a wildfire. See notes in sections 13 and 14 of the Long Path Guide.
 
Artist’s Reception Saturday January 21 at noon before the Lion King Jr. performance.
Date: December 8th 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 pm

UNCOMMON THREADS: Fiberworks by Deborah J. Bein

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A Poughkeepsie studio artist working in the medium of fiber collage, Bein’s palette includes commercial and textiles as well as cloth she creates herself with paint, ink and dye. Deborah relishes the layering and embellishment of diverse textures that fiber collage encourages; she lays the stitching in by machine and by hand, utilizing both the hard seamed edge and the soft frayed edge as design elements.  Bein’s design process is intuitive and improvisational – once engrossed in the process and her musings, she lets the work take her where it needs to go. 

 
Bein’s fiber collage art works will be on display at the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center 9 Vassar Street in Poughkeepsie, NY

From November 11, 2016, through January 3, 2017.

Artist’s reception on Sunday Dec. 11 is from 12-3 pm.

 

 
Date: 11/30/16-1/13/17.
Time: TBA

12 Vassar Street Gallery Shows

12-vassar-galleryThe Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center is proud to present in its galleries at 12 Vassar Street in Poughkeepsie, NY the fine oil paintings of Tatiana Rhinevault from November 30th to January 13th. Artist’s reception Tuesday December 6th from 4-6 pm. Galleries are open by appointment and during theater performances. 845 486-4571. www.TatianaRhinevault.com

Tatiana Rhinevault, born in Moscow, Russia has lived in the USA since 1991. She has exhibited and sold her work in Russia, France, Yugoslavia, Italy, Greece and at the Gallery Revel in SOHO, NYC. She illustrated several historical and children’s books, maps, and has had special commissions for private companies. Tatiana’s work is collected by private dealers, public and private institutions and individual collectors. Music has always made a strong presence in Tatiana’s work. Her elder brother, a musician, instilled in her a love for American jazz, and many of her friends were musicians who played classical Renaissance compositions. Her son Peter Vermeer plays violin, piano and organ. In 2010, Tatiana painted the portrait of her favorite violin player, Maestro Itzhak Perlman. In a letter to Tatiana, Mr. Perlman said,”I would like to express to you my gratitude for your talented work.”

Date: 11/4-6 & 11/11-13
Time: 7:30 pm

Cocoon Theatre presents the Beckett Festival

Sat. Oct. 29 at 2 pm. Free event in the lobby of the theater – edibles & drink.

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Date: From Sep 1st to Oct 14th
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Richard Talcott & Carol Swierzowski

NEAR-LAKE-CHAMPLAIN-CS THE-RED-ROAD-RTRichard Talcott & 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.

Date: Now until August 31st.
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David Rocco’s Hudson River landmarks

RoccoCunneen-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.

Date: August 15th - August 31st, 2016
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Art Exhibit Featuring Works by Margaret Sanger, William Sanger, and Alex Sanger

Boats_on_the_Beach_paintingPlanned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley announces an exhibit of paintings by founder Margaret Sanger and her husband, William, to celebrate her life and legacy.

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: 845-337-8236Patricia.Prunty@ppmhv.org

 

Date: June 14 - July 28
Time: Mon-Fri 9-5 pm

Franc Palaia-Cuban Murals and Street Art

Fran-PalaiaA solo show of color photographs selected from the Cuban Mural series from 2013.

Artist’s  reception : Thursday,  June 30, 5 -6:30 pm

Place: 9 & 12 Vassar St. Poughkeepsie, NY at the corner of Main St.

845-486-4571

for more info:  845-516-4758,  Francpalaia1@gmail.com

www.FrancPalaia.com

 

Date: From the 2nd week in June through the 1st week of July
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Open Studio Tour

OpenStudiosThe 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.

http://www.poughkeepsieopenstudios.org/

The artwork for the Open Studios will be on display from the 2nd week in June through the first week of July in both buildings (9 & 12 Vassar St., Poughkeepsie).
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Date: Now until June 2nd, 2016
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Marist College: Mixed Media

MixedMediaSnapshot“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

 

Date: Now until early June
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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

Date: Now until May 31st, 2016
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Elisabeth Gillon

2016-04-13 16.07.012016-04-13 16.06.02Elisabeth 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