Visitation Safety Protocols 

Masks Optional:  Guests are welcome 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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Hours of Operation

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: May 1, 2024 - June 30, 2024
Time: Victorian Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday / 9 am to 5 pm

Paul Esposito – Solo Art Exhibition in the Victorian Gallery – 9 Vassar Street

Art Opening Reception: Friday, May 3, 2024 / 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm @ 9 Vassar Street

Belly Dancer by Paul Esposito

Paul Esposito was born, raised, and educated in New York, and has been a student of the visual arts since childhood.  After graduating from NYU and enjoying a prolific career in advertising, he now concentrates on doing his own work creating evocative pieces through a synthesis of fine art and documentary photography. His solo exhibition at the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center, masked tribes of modern America, includes black & white and color photographic pieces. “I try to see the grace and dignity of my subjects, searching ‘the everyday’ for the exotic,” he explains. “It’s a fundamental human instinct that the faces of other members of our species are often more compelling and engaging than any inanimate object…the photographs in this on-going portrait series depict ordinary people whose appearance is transformed into extraordinary manifestations.” Mr. Esposito, who has travelled the world extensively and lived in a myriad of cities, is currently a resident of Poughkeepsie, NY.

 

Date: May 1, 2024 - June 30, 2024
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

Adrien Seitz – Solo Art Exhibition in the Reception Gallery @ 12 Vassar Street

Art Opening Reception: Friday, May 3, 2024 / 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm @ 12 Vassar Street

Three Cats by Adrien Seitz

Adrien Seitz is a mixed-media artist based in New York’s Hudson Valley who began his academic career at Dutchess Community College earning an Associate degree in Science in Visual Arts in 2023. A current student at SUNY Purchase working toward his BFA in Interdisciplinary Painting and Sculpture, the majority of his pieces center around the idea of the creature utilizing acrylic and oil paints, colored pencils, crayons, and markers as well as crafting materials in an array of techniques. “In my sketchbook I have a rotating cast of characters that begin as doodles, that I will draw for weeks or months until I finally come up with a composition I can paint them in,” he states. “The concepts behind my work are centered on feelings of unfamiliarity and identity, especially as a young adult.” Mr. Seitz has enjoyed showing his work in various settings that have included Dutchess Community College’s Mildred I. Washington gallery as part of the student exhibitions in Spring and Fall of 2022.

Date: May 1, 2024 - June 30, 2024
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

Carrie Decker, Bernadette Decker and Joanne Thorne Arnold – Group Art Exhibition in the Hancock Gallery @ 12 Vassar Street

Art Opening Reception: Friday, May 3, 2024 / 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm @ 12 Vassar Street

Artwork by Carrie Decker

 

Photo by Bernadette Decker

 

Artwork by Joanne Thorne Arnold

 

The b. with the sea group exhibition is a wonderful artistically inspired perspective on water crafted by Carrie Decker, Bernadette Decker and Joanne Thorne Arnold.  Carrie Decker is a SUNY New Paltz graduate who received her BA in Art History.  Born in Poughkeepsie, NY and raised in the Hudson Valley, she is the founder of Crazy Over ART on tour – a non-profit art mobile that brings art to communities with limited access in the creative field. “The Hudson Valley has given me many opportunities to work with a variety of newly found artists and network with seasoned artists,” she remarks. “I continue to explore new avenues of mediums that surprise me!” Bernadette Decker, co-founder of Crazy Over Art on tour, has enjoyed a prolific creative journey that encompasses being a cuisine entrepreneur, painter, stained glass artist, soap maker, and photographer. “I became very fond of photography with my treks to the Outer Banks of the Carolinas,” she says. “I focus on nature and its wonderful sunrises, and all the beaches have to offer.” Joanne Thorne Arnold is an oil painter who emphasizes the reflection of the natural world through color and line. “Color is the lens from which I work…every composition has a sense of place,” relays Ms. Arnold. “With an essence of atmosphere, the weightless colors create harmony and balance; standing on the shores of an ocean or a river, it is easy to get lost in the thoughts of the past with hopes toward the future.”

Date: July 1, 2024 - August 31, 2024
Time: Victorian Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday / 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Kamille Adell – Solo Art Exhibition in the Victorian Gallery – 9 Vassar Street

Art Opening Reception: Friday, July 12, 2024 / 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm @ 9 Vassar Street

Kamille Adell

Kamille Adell was born and raised in New York’s Hudson Valley and as a young child became passionate about the creative and performing arts.  In 2022 at the height of the Covid 19 pandemic, she tapped into her artistic talent creating abstract expressionistic works of art to heal from grief and personal significant loss. Through her stylistic use of fluid acrylic paint and filling a series of cups to form a sequence of patterns then pouring the paint onto the canvas, Ms. Adell conceptualizes and shares her stories of grief, love, triumph, and rebirth.  “My goal is to express myself freely without judgement or remorse,” she remarks. “I believe that we live in a society where there are rules and regulations to everything that we do and by creating abstract fluid art, the only rule is to flow and let go, connect and be your authentic self.” Ms. Adell’s paintings strive to enhance a safe, loving, serene and mystical essence to the spaces of her collectors. Her collections evoke strong emotions from the viewer to bring them on a journey that they never knew existed within themselves.  

Date: July 1, 2024 - August 31, 2024
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

Collin Douma – Solo Art Exhibition in the Reception Gallery @ 12 Vassar Street

Art Opening Reception: Friday, July 12, 2024 / 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm @ 12 Vassar Street

Amphibious Nature by Collin Douma

Collin Douma is a mixed media artist whose career spans fine arts, illustration, animation, and digital art as well as other creative mediums. Hailing from the Woodstock area of Ontario, Canada, he studied traditional animation at Algonquin College in Ottawa, Canada and established a decade-long career in advertising while living in Toronto.  Moving to the United States in 2011 with his wife and son, he took up residency in Brooklyn, NY then relocated to the Hudson Valley in 2017.  Mr. Douma, who “started drawing as soon as he could lift a crayon but never stopped”, has exhibited his work in both of the Woodstock locations, across the United States and Canada, and in the Netherlands, Belgium, and France.

Date: July 1, 2024 - August 31, 2024
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

Marty Zlotkin – Solo Art Exhibition in the Hancock Gallery @ 12 Vassar Street

Art Opening Reception: Friday, July 12, 2024 / 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm @ 12 Vassar Street

Artwork by Marty Zlotkin

Marty Zlotkin, a Bronx, New York native who has been involved in the visual arts since early childhood, studied art at the Art Students League, the High School of Music & Art, Queens College and the School of Visual Arts. Beginning his professional career as a painter with a strong art history education he took to constructing large scale steel sculpture as another means of expression. His current medium of exploration is through digital media and the manipulation of photographic images with the last few years concentrating on incorporating wet and dry media into his photo work. “This body of work is an evolved melding of my photo work and my love of painting as transformed compositional space, creating a more artful and unique dynamic with the intent of a greater visual experience,” explains Mr. Zlotkin. “My interest is of the dynamism of the expansion and compression of space as visual poetry.”  Along with being the featured artist for the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, he has enjoyed being a visiting artist at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania working with the college staff and senior studio art honors’ students and sharing his experience, passion and technical knowledge of art.  He is also an Associate Member of the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum (WAAM) located in mid-Hudson Valley region of New York.