Art Opening Reception: Friday, March 8, 2024 / 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm @ 12 Vassar Street
Arquimedes Mejia is a mixed media artist who was born in the city of the Seíbo, Dominican Republic and studied drawing, painting and sculpture at the National School of Fine Arts in Santo Domingo. Appreciating the texture and movement of the water, and the beauty of the colors in the sunsets, his exhibition at the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center is comprised of paintings that are oil color with a few in acrylic using impressionist techniques in an homage to Monet and Degas. “I was inspired by different places…Rhode Island, New Orleans and the beautiful Hudson River,” he remarks. “Living in the Hudson Valley, I appreciate its beauty every day. My collection joins the joy of colors to create bold, bright and beautiful pieces.” Arquimedes, who resides in Fishkill, NY with his wife, is a 2023 second prize winner in the Millbrook Winery Label Competition and has presented his artwork in 9 solo exhibitions as well as in over 40 national group shows that have included Nicola Hostal de Ovando, Museum of Dominican Man (Santo Domingo Dominican Republic), Library Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo RD), Museo Karura Art Centre MKAC (Spain), and the Utica Public Library (NY). He is also a member of the Dominican School of Artists and President of the Association of Caribbean Artists.