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: November 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022
Time: Victorian Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday / 9 am to 5 pm

Erin Ann Koch – Solo Art Exhibit in the Victorian Gallery (formerly the Hallway Gallery) @ 9 Vassar Street

November 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022

Art Opening Reception: Friday, November 4, 2022 / 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm @ 9 Vassar Street

Mt. Beacon by Erin Ann Koch

Erin Ann Koch, whose artwork will be on display in the Hallway Art Gallery at 9 Vassar Street, is a painter and photographer residing in Poughkeepsie, NY.  Inspired by the trees, rivers, highlands and grasslands of the Hudson Valley as well as Buddhism, mythology, and collaboration with her community, Ms. Koch believes in the value of art to uplift our lives, bring beauty into our homes, and stimulate imagination.  “I attune to nature, the landscape, the weather, and the effects of light…my goal is to bring happiness to others through my art,” she comments.  Ms. Koch has taught art to children for the past 20 years and currently teaches Middle School students at the Oakwood Friends School in Spackenkill, NY.  She has also been a studio assistant for award winning artists Graham Nickson and Martin Puryear, and has worked for NY Studio School, New York Foundation for the Arts, and Studio in A School and Experience Arts Project (Seattle).  

Date: November 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022
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

Kat Spontak – Solo Art Exhibit in the Hancock Gallery @ 12 Vassar Street

November 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022

Art Opening Reception: Friday, November 4, 2022 / 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm @ 12 Vassar Street

Photo by Kat Spontak

Kat Spontak is a self-taught, Hudson Valley-based self portrait photographer and mixed media artist. Ms. Spontak’s exhibit, The Dichotomy of Love, is an exploration of her experiences in love.  “It’s the most important thing in the world…what makes it go ‘round – getting to love and be loved in return, in all forms of the word,” she relays. “The feeling of peace on earth or the fall of Rome, everything and nothing, together, separate or not at all; yet forever, always.”

Date: November 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022
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

Marie DiPerri – Solo Art Exhibit in the Reception Gallery @ 12 Vassar Street

November 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022

Art Opening Reception: Friday, November 4, 2022 / 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm @ 12 Vassar Street

It Can’t Be Rain All The Time by Marie DiPerri

Marie DiPerri is a Mixed Media artist and will display her Psycle exhibit in the Reception Gallery. “Psycle explores the abstractness behind individualized evolution, an evolution that’s in constant flux because life is in constant flux,” explains Ms. DiPerri. “These mixed media paintings push boundaries into the sculptural world in order to reflect how one evolves and navigates their world through memories and experiences.” Ms. DiPerri is a New York artist based in the Hudson Valley whose focus is on creating mixed media works utilizing collage, painting, found objects, and objects from nature.  Receiving her BFA in painting from The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University and her BS in Art Education from SUNY New Paltz, she has exhibited her work in Boston and throughout the Hudson Valley, most recently in the Po+P Up Kingston 2020 O+ Festival.  Ms. DiPerri has also served as a Teaching Artist for non-profit organizations such as The Art Effect (formerly Mill Street Loft), Arts Horizons, and The Omega Institute for Holistic Studies as well as co-owned and operated Gallery Fifty5 with her partner from 2018-2020.

Date: January 2, 2022 - 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 – January 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