Our three galleries – The Hallway Gallery located at 9 Vassar Street, and the Hancock Gallery and the Reception Room 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 Art Center.
DiMarco Sisters Show
9 Vassar Street Hall Gallery – February 7 to March 28, 2020
Opening Night Reception: Friday, February 7 from 5:00 pm to 8:oo pm
Winter Photography Group Exhibition 12/2/19 – 1/31/20
Cocoon Theatre Visual Arts Initiative Presents Julia Whitney Barnes “BOTONY of Poughkeepsie” Opening Reception: Friday October 4th 5:00-8:00 pm VBI Galleries – 12 Vassar St.
Poughkeepsie Open Studios
Poughkeepsie Open Studios is a free, self-guided tour of the Poughkeepsie, New York area.
Visit private working artist studios, temporary “pop-up” artist spaces and gallery exhibits, nestled in and around the historic buildings of our City. Plan adequate time for some poetry, literature, history, food, historical tours, artistic demonstrations and public participation activities.
Logan Nichols show: Poughkeepsie Open Studios.
L. Nichols is an artist, illustrator, graphic designer, sign painter, educator, and sometime blacksmith. L.’s work has appeared in the Village Voice, Gilt Taste, the Atlantic, the Zinester’s Guide to NYC, SMITH Magazine, the Nib, and the anthologies ‘QU33R’ and ‘We’re Still Here’, amongst others. He is the co-publisher of the award-nominated comics quarterly, ‘Ley Lines’. His graphic novel ‘Flocks’ was released September 2018 to critical acclaim and is his memoir of growing up queer/trans in the evangelical rural south. Drawing upon his MIT engineering experience, he frequently utilizes the language of science, math, and engineering as a metaphor in his work.
Visual Poets of Poughkeepsie: Needle & Thread
Paul Kmiotek Art Opening Reception
Award Winning Pen and Ink Artwork by Paul Kmiotek
Like most kids, I started drawing at a very young age. One of my earliest memories is of drawing a picture of my father with his hair straight up and flat on the top (the epitomy of style back then). I continued to draw (mostly cars and monsters) through high school, and into the years following graduation (mostly flyers for my band at the time – The Torpedos). But in all of that time, I’d never taken any formal lessons. I consider this to be a clear case of nature over nurture, as my father is an incredibly gifted watercolor artist.
After high school (and a couple of misspent years in college) I began my first career – as a draftsman – and after several years toiling at that, I began my second career – as a zookeeper. During this time, my talents were utilized by my employers – illustrating operations manuals for the former, designing enclosures, graphics, and t-shirts for the latter – and usually for very little money. Recently, I decided that maybe it was time to start up Kmiotek Art Works, and try to put my alleged talents to work for myself.
Although I’ve drawn a few cityscapes, the subjects of most of my artwork are naturalistic – either animals or landscapes; themes that appeal to my lifelong love of nature. I’ve worked in several media; pastels (too smudgy), watercolor (too runny), pencil (not dark enough), etc., but I like pen and ink the best. Although it’s not a very forgiving technique, I’m drawn to its permanence and depth.
I consider myself to be kind of an illusionist. By simply scribbling, in a process of tightly controlled chaos, on a blank piece of paper with a fine-point pen, I can trick the observer’s eye into seeing what I want it to see; a jaguar peering from beneath a bush, a barn falling into disrepair, two men chatting on the street, etc.
My work has been displayed, among other places, at the Ridgewood Art Institute, the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, the Belle Levine Art Center, The Flywheel Gallery, and the Lake Carmel Arts Center. I’ve been commissioned by the Wildlife Conservation Society, Aerco International, The Komodo Dragon Species Survival Plan, and The Wildlife Care Center of Belize. I currently live in the Hudson Valley, New York, with my beautiful wife and two awesome children.
Some of my artwork can be viewed on my website: www.sites.google.com/site/kmiotekartworks
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Oil Paintings by Carl Grauer
April 5, 2019 Opening Reception (5:00 to 8:00 pm)
Show runs through 4/28/19
Cocoon Theatre Visual Arts Initiative will present Oil Paintings by Carl Grauer at the Cocoon/ Cunneen Gallery on 12 Vassar St. A series of almost 200 2 hour portraits that tell the portraiture history and process of Mr. Grauer in the Reception gallery room and Paintings on the subject of Judy Gartland and the Wizard of Oz in the Hancock gallery room. In addition and starting at 4 pm (the opening is 5 to
below, ‘Kevin’ by Carl Grauer
Pamela Krimsky’s show
Opening Reception on Friday 3/1 from 5-7 pm and the show runs through 4/12
Music and Dance
Cunneer-Hackett arts center
9 vassar street,
poughkeepsie, ny, 12601
Tuesday Feb. 19– Friday April 12, 2019
FRIDAY, MARCH 1ST, 2019
light refreshments will be served
web address: pamkrimskyfinearts.com
on Music and Dance Paintings
Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center9 Vassar St. Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Feb. 19th – April 12th, 2019
Pamela Krimsky’s show on “Music & Dance”
Location: 9 Vassar
Title: Pamela Krimsky’s show on “Music & Dance”
Date: Opening Reception 3/1 – April 12th.
Time: 5-7 pm
Monica Church and Sean Hemmerle’s exhibit “Neighbors”
Location: 12 Vassar galleries
Title: Monica Church and Sean Hemmerle’s exhibit “Neighbors”
Date: Opening Reception 3/1 – 3/31, 2019 from 5-8 pm
Mon-Sat 1-5pm and by appointment only
For futhur information please contact Andrew San Milan (845) 663-6273
Holly Pierce Photography Show
“An Uncommon Angle”, a photography exhibit by Holly A. Pierce now through February 15th. Artist’s Reception Saturday 1/12/19 from 1:00 until 4:00 pm at 9 Vassar Street in Poughkeepsie.
An Uncommon Angle
I think we all often fall into a routine of how we see things in life. Ordinary everyday elements, objects, and places can become virtually invisible to our daily perception.
I wanted to challenge myself and look at things not as just an ordinary object, but a potential piece of extraordinary art or sculpture. To see it as an element, rich with beauty, texture, color, content and shape.
As a photographer, and also a trained graphic designer, I seek to combine both these disciplines in how I approach the familiar. I do this by working to incorporate a dynamic “graphic” design view, through positioning, focus and framing; carefully choosing what to include, or not, in the viewfinder prior to taking the image. And again, to see the object beyond the norm; to see it as art.
This gathering of images is not just about an uncommon angle as a perspective (literally) but, also the uncommon angle of an adjusted view point on the everyday.
It is my hope and desire to challenge you, the viewer, to be repositioned and allow yourself to see a “common” object from an “uncommon” angle
You in Everything
Cocoon Theatre Visual Arts Initiative presents Luminaries
Art reception on Thursday 12/13 5:00 – 8:00 pm.
Cocoon Theatre presents Crossing The Line by Amy Trumpetter
Poughkeepsie First Friday
This is “Poughkeepsie First Friday” which means there is an art opening and reception in the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center 12 Vassar Street galleries from 5 -8 pm presented by Cocoon Theatre Visual Arts Initiative: “Windows: Shrinking and Abstract” by Cathy Schmitz & Karl Schmitz.
Cunneen Hackett Art Gallery
12 Vassar St.
Cocoon Theatre Visual Arts Initiative…
will present drawings, paintings and sculptures
of Woodstock based artist Rita Sherry
From August 3 to the 26th
Please join us for the opening reception
Friday August 3, 5 to 8pm,
and August 24th for a closing
with poetry reading
by the artist and friends
Fri-2 to 5 pm
Sat & Sun 1 to 5 pm
or by appointment.
for further information contact Andres San Millan:
firstname.lastname@example.org 845 663-6273
Gallery: STAATS FASOLDT & CAROLYN EDLUND
Cocoon Theatre Visual Arts Initiative
presents the work of
Carolyn Edlund and
from July 6 – 29
Fri- 2 to 5 pm Sat & Sun 1 to 5 pm or by appointment.
Anna Sergeeva: The Space Station & Floral Photography
An Exhibit through July
Anna Sergeeva: The Space Station & Floral Photography
July 6th #FirstFriday
“Floral Photography” and “The Space Station”
The Tyan-Shan Highland Research Station in Kazakhstan belonging to the P.N. Lebedev Institute of Physics was started in 1958 when countries fought for priority in the space and research. Being first in the cosmic race was very important. The purpose of the station is to investigate cosmic rays and their wide range of energies both astrophysical and nuclear; their physical aspects, their interactions, and accompanying phenomena. Most scientists named this place Space Station.
In 1990’s most of the scientists who were working on the project were sent on leave without pay (due to the economic shortages of the period). In 2011 was launched a unique installation named Horisont. The device is more powerful than the Large Hadron Collider. This device has made great contributions to the world of science and taken research of the highest-energy particles to a new level.
Anna Sergeeva is a freelance photographer currently based in New York. She specializes in editorial, news, feature and sports assignments. Anna has covered assignments during the Sochi Winter Olympics for RIA Novosti Agency in 2014, IIHF World Ice Hockey Championships 2016 for Getty Images and worked for Adidas. Her works have been published in different magazines and newspapers including The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Sports Illustrated, Polska and China NewsWeek, Russian Reporter, RBK, The Players Tribune, BBC News, The Score, CBC Sports, NHL, The Hockey News, PyeongChang Olympic news and others.