“TIME & TEXTURES” – Group Art Exhibit featuring Carrie Decker, Joanne Thorne Arnold, and Cheryl McBride in the Hancock Gallery @ 12 Vassar Street

May 2, 2022 – June 30, 2022

Art Opening Reception: Friday, May 6, 2022 / 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm @ 12 Vassar Street

Carrie Decker was born in Poughkeepsie, NY and raised in the Hudson Valley region earning her BA in Art History from SUNY New Paltz.  She has been in several shows in New England as well as on the internet.  While living in the New England area she worked in technology but continued to volunteer in several museums. After relocating back to Dutchess County, she founded Crazy Over ART on Tour – a non-profit art mobile that brings art to communities with limited access in the creative field. “In my art, I capture genre in interesting objects and familiar places,” explains Ms. Decker. “Different mediums let me explore new chapters of creativity…I am creative first and artist second.” Crazy Over Art on Tour

Joanne Thorne Arnold is an oil painter from Binghamton, NY who specializes in color.  Her paintings are a direct response to the natural beauty of the outdoor world usually with a little added twist. “I capture and create the essence of atmosphere by layering colors with rhythmic lines and points,” she remarks. “The sky and the earth are fundamental to my approach…I am drawn to both the morning and evening light with an equal sense of awe and the sky from twilight to dusk always gives me reflection especially when the clouds put on a show.”  Ms. Arnold has exhibited her work throughout the United States and is currently represented by the Dryden Gallery in Providence, RI.  She has been awarded numerous painting residencies and her works can be found in many public and private collections. The Artwork of Joanne Thorne Arnold

Cheryl McBride is a Long Island art professor whose work is based on data driven responses of societal ills. Inspired by the W.E.B DuBois exhibition at the 1900 World’s Fair in Paris, her work is conceptual, thought provoking and invokes conversation. “I consider myself to be a graphic designer and an ‘artivist’, someone who combines art and activism,“ she comments. “It is my hope that I will increase many peoples’ awareness of social inequality as it exists today by offering my artwork as a way to connect to relevant data in a visually meaningful experience.“ Ms. McBride is a recipient of the Award of Excellence from the Art League of Long Island and has participated in many art exhibitions that include the Patchogue Arts Council/MOCA LI, the Cooperative Gallery 213 (Binghamton, NY),  and St. Joseph’s College Long Island’s Women of Color Exhibition (2020).