Visitation Safety Protocols 

Masks Optional:  All guests are strongly encouraged to wear a mask in the theatre or art galleries to protect themselves and others, but it is no longer required.

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Our Three Galleries – The Victorian Gallery (formerly 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 Victorian Gallery at 9 Vassar Street is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.

The Art Galleries at 12 Vassar Street, the Hancock Gallery and Reception Gallery, 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.

 

Date: January 2, 2023 - February 28, 2023
Time: Victorian Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday / 9 am to 5 pm

Renee Samuels – Solo Art Exhibit, “Yes, You”, in the Victorian Gallery @ 9 Vassar Street

January 2, 2023 – February 28, 2023

Art Opening Reception: Friday, January 6, 2023 / 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm @ 9 Vassar Street

11-17-21 #3 by Renee Samuels

Renee Samuels’ exhibit, Yes, You, in the Victorian Gallery of Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center at 9 Vassar Street, comprises mixed-media diptych collages in which there is a photo on one side and on the other, an abstract work based on that photo. “You could say I’m an artist’s artist,” says Samuels, “but in this show, I’m aiming at an audience that doesn’t understand abstract art, trying to show that abstraction can be as simple as drawing a vertical line to represent a tree trunk. If you’ve come to understand that basic concept from these collages, you may see things in a new way.”  A native of the Boston area, Samuels has resided in Woodstock, NY, for 35 years. Her work has been shown recently at Athens Cultural Center (Athens, NY), Spencertown Arts Academy (Spencertown, NY), the Arts Society of Kingston (Kingston, NY), Andes Academy of Art (Andes, NY) and Pause Art Gallery (Troy, NY). This exhibition is in honor of the artist’s sister, Sharon. Renee Samuels Studio

Date: January 2, 2023 - February 28, 2023
Time: Hancock Gallery Viewing Hours: Monday - Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 (call 845-486-4571 for access) and during events at the VBI Theatre

Frank Rapant – Solo Art Exhibit, “Ode to Duane”, in the Hancock Gallery @ 12 Vassar Street

January 2, 2023 – February 28, 2023

Art Opening Reception: Friday, January 6, 2023 / 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm @ 12 Vassar Street

An Easy Exit by Frank Rapant

Frank Rapant is a commercial-and-art photographer from Castleton-On-Hudson, New York who has been exhibiting photography and sculpture for 15 years.  His exhibit, Ode to Duane, in the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center’s Hancock Gallery at 12 Vassar Street marks the third time he has had a solo exhibition in Upstate New York and is an homage to artist Duane Michals.  “The images are existing photographs I made over the years for other purposes, mostly commercial, paired intentionally with my handwritten writings,” explains Mr. Rapant. “Most of the written work is fiction, but some is poetry, and some is autobiography.”  Frank Rapant is a first-place award recipient of the 38th Annual Photography Regional, juried by Dan Burkholder, for selections from his body of work “After The Fire” and is the Photo Lab and Exhibitions Technician for the Union College Visual Art Department. His work has been on display regionally most notably at the Albany Center Gallery (Albany, NY), Fulton Street Gallery (Troy, NY), Burns Atrium Gallery (Schenectady, NY) and The Kirkland Art Center (Clinton, NY). Frank Rapant Photography

Date: January 2, 2023 - February 28, 2023
Time: Reception Gallery Viewing Hours: Monday - Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 (call 845-486-4571 for access) and during events at the VBI Theatre

Adrian Lee – Solo Art Exhibit, “Biographical Mimesis”, in the Reception Gallery @ 12 Vassar Street

January 1, 2023 – February 28, 2023

Art Opening Reception: Friday, January 6, 2023 / 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm @ 12 Vassar Street

Frank at Folklife by Adrian Lee

Adrian Lee is a mixed media painter who will be presenting his exhibit, Biographical Mimesis, in the Reception Gallery at 12 Vassar Street. Originally from Seattle, Washington, he challenges the notion of what a “realistic” image truly is by utilizing convincing modes of representation and idiosyncratic motifs that portray the natural world based on his experiences within it. “My paintings act as memoirs and are imbued with urban undertones that originate from my background as a graffiti writer,” Mr. Lee points out. “Utilizing thousands of reference photos that I have compiled over the years, I map out compositions that are then broken down into sections of painting, drawing, and collage…I correlate my experiences and memories by transcribing them through mark-making to create a vulnerable sensation that the viewer can connect with.”  Adrian Lee received his Associate of the Arts degree from Seattle Central College in 2015, his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Central Washington University in 2018, and his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University at Albany, SUNY in 2021. He is the recipient of the 2016 CWU Chair’s Choice Award and the 2018 Rachel Kirk Book award, and currently resides in Albany, NY. Adrian Lee Studio

Date: March 2, 2023 - April 28, 2023
Time: Victorian Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday / 9 am to 5 pm

Penny Dell – Solo Art Exhibit in the Victorian Gallery @ 9 Vassar Street

March 2, 2023 – April 28, 2023

Art Opening Reception: Friday, March 10, 2023 / 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm @ 9 Vassar Street

Colloidal Suspension by Penny Dell

Penny Dell is a printmaker who enjoys making woodcuts, etchings, and monotypes and many combinations using these modalities. “My decades of drawing, painting and printmaking are coming together these days in works that combine all three with other adventurous mediums,” she comments. “Presently, I use collage, encaustic, handmade paper and gilding to layer over a print—building pattern and color. Hexagons cut from the decorative interiors of envelopes have been a driving force. I layer tirelessly and final works with very different appearance and impact are the result.” Dell was born in Mexico and grew up in Mexico City and Acapulco, before coming to the US at age thirteen. The artist Francisco Dos Amantes and the zoomorphic figures of Aztec friezes influenced her early work. She studied English and French Literature at Simmons College and the Sorbonne, and painting at the Triveni Kala Sangam Akademi in New Delhi, India.  Dell’s work is regularly exhibited in the Hudson Valley and in NYC as well as regionally and can be found in many corporate and private collections including Cablevision, Rutgers University and the New York Public Library. From 2005-2007 she served as President for the National Association of Women Artists. Dell lives and works in Poughkeepsie, NY. 

Date: March 2, 2023 - April 28, 2023
Time: Hancock Gallery Viewing Hours: Monday - Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 (call 845-486-4571 for access) and during events at the VBI Theatre

Archil Pachkhadze – Solo Art in the Hancock Gallery @ 12 Vassar Street

March 2, 2023 – April 28, 2023

Art Opening Reception: Friday, March 10, 2023 / 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm @ 12 Vassar Street

American Ghosts Project (The Red Barn) by Archil Pachkhadze

Archil Pichkhadze received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC where he studied illustration and his MFA in Painting from Brooklyn College. While at Brooklyn College, Pichkhadze was profoundly influenced by his instructor, the esteemed realist painter, Lennart Anderson. “I am in love with the visual world,” he states. “For me, the most important part of making a painting is the act of looking. I want each painting to hold the viewers gaze, let him or her enter and wonder around a bit, making their own personal connections and discoveries along the way.” Pichkhadze’s painting presents him with the task of balancing its many elements and equates it like lines in a poem where the parts of the painting have to support and play off of each other in order for the whole to succeed. The implied narratives in his work over the last decade have floated much closer to the surface with these images attempting to balance the visual and emotional complexities found at the borders of observational realism, fading memories and lost dreams.  His exhibit at the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center presents a selection of these paintings for viewers to experience a touch of wonder. Pichkhadze resides in Ulster County, NY.

Date: March 2, 2023 - April 28, 2023
Time: Reception Gallery Viewing Hours: Monday - Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 (call 845-486-4571 for access) and during events at the VBI Theatre

Logan Lesley – Solo Art Exhibit in the Reception Gallery @ 12 Vassar Street

March 2, 2023 – April 28, 2023

Art Opening Reception: Friday, March 10, 2023 / 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm @ 12 Vassar Street

I am…HER by Logan Lesley

Logan Lesley is a visual artist who uses acrylic, oil and spray paint along with organic materials to create colorful and vivid abstract pieces of art that sometimes include portraits. “I started creating art that hopefully when others see it they see something they can connect with,” remarks Lesley. “In my art I want to captivate the onlookers attention by pulling them in with my vibrant use of colors that can evoke a sense of connection.”  Logan Lesley originally hails from Cleveland, Ohio and is currently based in NY.