Our three galleries – The Hallway Gallery located at 9 Vassar Street, and the Hancock Gallery and the Reception Gallery located at 12 Vassar Street – feature works from local and regional artists. All proceeds from artwork sales help both the artist and the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center.  If you are interested in displaying artwork in our galleries please email us at CHACexhibits@gmail.com

The Hallway Art Gallery at 9 Vassar Street is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.

The Art Galleries at 12 Vassar Street are open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and can be accessed by calling the CHAC Office at (845) 486-4571, as well as during events at the VBI Theatre.

All Art Galleries will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm starting June 25, 2022 through August 28, 2022 with the exception of July 4th weekend.  

Visitation Safety Protocols 

The Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center requires the adherence of the following Visitation Safety Protocols:

  • ALL VISITORS and TENANTS ARE ADVISED TO WEAR FACIAL PROTECTION (masks or cloth covering) inside Public Areas  – Art Galleries, VBI Theatre, Grand Parlor, Conference Room, Halls, Restrooms, Kitchen, Elevator and Stairwells – of the 9 and 12 Vassar Street buildings of the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center and practice social distancing.   
  • ORGANIZATIONS/PERFORMING ARTS COMPANIES WHO RENT THE VBI THEATRE for their productions MAY REQUIRE ATTENDEES/AUDIENCE MEMBERS TO SHOW PROOF OF VACCINATION STATUS and WEAR MASKS.
  • ATTENDEES to ART OPENING RECEPTIONS or SPECIAL EVENTS HELD INDOORS ARE ADVISED TO WEAR MASKS EXCEPT WHILE ACTIVELY EATING OR DRINKING.
  • PARTICIPANTS ATTENDING CLASSES in the DANCE STUDIO are advised to CONTACT THE INSTRUCTOR for CLASSROOM SAFETY PROTOCOLS.
Date: July 1, 2022 - August 31, 2022
Time: Hallway Art Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday / 9 am to 5 pm

“The Secret Garden” – Solo Art Exhibit featuring Ivone Milani in the Hallway Art Gallery @ 9 Vassar Street

July 1, 2022 – August 31, 2022

Art Opening Reception: Friday, July 8, 2022 / 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm @ 9 Vassar Street

Bullfrog by Ivone Milani

Ivone Milani, a Bronx, NY native, studied photography at Parson School of Design in Manhattan and specializes in photographing nature.  The Secret Garden exhibit at the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center is Ms. Milani’s first solo show and encompasses images set in nature taken in the Hudson Valley, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and other surrounding areas.  “The idea is to capture hidden beauty that maybe found even in your own backyard,” she states. “To see a beautiful sunset, an Eagle with her young or a seal bathing in the sun…you see things differently and appreciate them.”  Ms. Milani has participated in group exhibitions at Bethany Arts Community, OAC and Beacon Arts with her most recent showing at Arthouse NYC in 2022.

Date: July 1, 2022 - August 31, 2022
Time: Hancock Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 (call 845-486-4571 for access) and during events at the VBI Theatre

Ted Dixon – Solo Art Exhibit in the Hancock Gallery @ 12 Vassar Street

July 1, 2022 – August 31, 2022

Art Opening Reception: Friday, July 8, 2022 / 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm @ 12 Vassar Street

Painting by Ted Dixon

Ted Dixon is an acrylic and mixed media artist who uses a variety of applications on canvas, paper and board to create his compositions that are influenced by his efforts to capture moments in time, and a certain feeling and meaning.  He paints without a set road map but has a desired destination. “My goal is to create images that speak to a point in time that someone will enjoy, be moved by, and cannot live without,” he remarks. “My work reflects a ‘less is more’ attitude in times of visual and verbal overload…sending the viewer on a journey of clarity across the painting surface.”  Ted Dixon was born and raised in New York City and moved to the Hudson Valley in 1992.  He has exhibited his work at the Rosendale Café, Olive Free Library, Lace Mill Gallery, Artbar Gallery, Rhinebeck Arts, and Trans-N-Dance-N-Drum Gallery. Ted Dixon

Date: July 1, 2022 - August 31, 2022
Time: Reception Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 (call 845-486-4571 for access) and during events at the VBI Theatre

Sharon Frey – Solo Art Exhibit in the Reception Gallery @ 12 Vassar Street

July 1, 2022 – August 31, 2022

Art Opening Reception: Friday, July 8, 2022 / 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm @ 12 Vassar Street

Thoughts Just Get In The Way by Sharon Frey

Sharon Frey is a portraiture and still life artist who has been studying anatomical figurative art at the Art Student’s League of NY.  Working in realism traditions and contemporary abstraction her work reveals interest in both, overlapping forms and direction of light, as well as broader design elements of shape, line and color relationships.  In a series focusing only on the body, the absence of head and face alludes to what she, like many creatives describe as a “flow state.” “During the act of painting itself, I describe ‘flow’ as a way of surrendering to the moment…of being fully present to the act of creation while my thoughts are temporarily suspended,” comments Ms. Frey.  Influenced by Euan Uglow, Jenny Saville, Alyssa Monks, Marshall Jones, Steven Assael, Aleah Chapin and Maggie Rose, she is dedicated to painting flesh and skin in new and interesting ways and agrees with the assertion by Willem de Kooning that “flesh was the reason oil paint was invented.” A social worker for 20 years, Ms. Frey found herself returning to her passion for visual art during a raging pandemic. She has since been painting in her basement and presenting out of her garage.  Sharon Frey

Date: September 1, 2022 - October 31, 2022
Time: Hallway Art Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday / 9 am to 5 pm

Kristen Lowe – Solo Art Exhibit in the Hallway Art Gallery @ 9 Vassar Street

September 1, 2022 – October 31, 2022

Art Opening Reception: Friday, September 9, 2022 / 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm @ 9 Vassar Street

Boscobel Painting by Kristen Lowe

Kristen Lowe is a New York based artist and educator specializing in oil painting. Her work is inspired by deep connections to her environment and the many layers and stories each place holds, whether they be physical, historical or metaphorical. “I was fortunate enough to grow up in a region of New York with beautiful landscapes and rich history,” remarked Ms. Lowe. “My paintings reflect my interest in the natural world and appreciation for the scenery and life surrounding me.”  Holding a BFA and MS in Art and Design with a concentration in painting from Pratt Institute, her training encompassed traditional methods, such as using the grisaille technique, to paint the figure as the old masters did.  She incorporates this classic method with contemporary practices to blend the past and present in her paintings that represent the human interconnection to our world. Ms. Lowe has exhibited her work at the Limner Gallery, Bannerman Island Gallery, Arts Society of Kingston, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, Olive Free Library, and Unframed Artists Gallery. She has taught art at a variety of institutions in New York City including the Guggenheim and is currently teaching at a public high school in the Hudson Valley.

Date: September 1, 2022 - October 31, 2022
Time: Reception and Hancock Galleries Viewing Hours: Monday - Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 (call 845-486-4571 for access) and during events at the VBI Theatre

“Two Artists Views” Paintings by Diane Christi and Stacie Flint – Reception and Hancock Galleries @ 12 Vassar Street

Art Opening Reception: Friday, September 9, 2022 / 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm @ 12 Vassar Street

Diane Christi is a mixed media abstract artist who uses pencil, pastel, ink and oil paint on paper to create contrasting textual designs. “As a former dancer, I attempt to capture the timeless energy of movement in my painting approaching each new piece as a new choreography,” she states. “Saturation of color amidst intricate lines and shapes is my medium of transmission whereby juncture and intersection of line frequently inform me alongside motion, division of space, and observation of light.” Ms. Christi is a graduate of Queens College, NY receiving a BA in Theater and Dance and studied at the Woodstock School of Art. Her works have been on display in numerous galleries throughout the Hudson Valley including ArtBar Gallery in Kingston, NY, Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, Howland Cultural Center in Beacon, NY, and the Twilight Park Gallery in Haines Falls, NY where she was awarded Judges Choice in 2018 and 2019. https://www.dianechristi.com/new-works (Ms. Christi’s artwork will be on display in the Reception Gallery at 12 Vassar Street.)

Stacie Flint is an award-winning painter/portrait artist and illustrator of the children’s book Ten Pigs Fiddling by Ron Atlas (2005 Amberwood Press). Known for her colorful style and the use of imagery, Ms. Flint embraces Expressionism’s sense of freedom to paint vibrant and colorful portraits of people and pets as well as objects and landscape. “The color, energy, accessible imagery and good mood are consistent and distinctive to my work, which I call ‘Love Through Art’,” she explains. “My work has evolved from a graphic narrative to a painterly process.  I infuse my art with love of life, and hope it inspires others as it does me.”  Ms. Flint has exhibited extensively throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley, New York City, and beyond. Her acrylic and oil paintings and portraits are owned nationally and internationally, and her art is in the permanent collection of Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY, and in Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris, NY.  She also has a commissioned public art exhibit on permanent display at Ulster County Area Transit in Kingston.  Ms. Flint studied art at SUNY New Paltz and received a BPS degree from SUNY Empire State College. Her art has been featured on many magazine covers including Chronogram, The Valley Table, The Ulster County Community Guide, HITS Program Guide and The Van Wyck Gazette and has appeared in various issues of The New York Times, Spotlight International Contemporary Art Magazine, Hudson Valley MagazinePoughkeepsie Journal, New Paltz Times and other publications. Her illustrations for music CD covers include Grenadilla, Betty and the Baby Boomers, and Ellie Wininger. Stacie Flint (Ms. Flint’s artwork will be on display in the Hancock Gallery at 12 Vassar Street.)