Tuesday, May 11, 2010

On the Agenda:

What's coming up for the Hudson Valley Art Owl?

Newburgh Performing Arts Academy Annual Art Exhibition at the Yellowbird building (19 Front Street). The opening was held on Monday, from 6-8 pm. Unfortunately I could not make it, so either tonight or tomorrow night I plan on stopping by and seeing the future artists of tomorrow.

Viewing times are from Tuesday May 11th- Thursday May 13th, from 6 until 7pm.

Also in Newburgh, NY, is the opening reception for "The Eye of an Artists...the Mind of a Photojournalist" on Saturday, May 15th, 3pm at the Crawford House on Montgomery Street. The Crawford house will be displaying the work of Ralph Aiello, an award winning photojournalist. Pay close attention to the photographs in this show, some of them may have been taken just down the street!

The exhibit will be up until the end of the year.

As for the Hudson Valley Art Owl's explorations, I was unable to make it to Kingston last weekend. I plan on visiting this Friday, starting off in the requested town of Rosendale, taking 32 up to Kingston, checking out Rondout, Broadway, and Wall Street. If anyone has any other suggestions, such as exhibits, studios, music venues, etc to check out let me know!

This weekend at The Falcon in Marlboro, NY:

Chris Cubeta's Song Writer Project, Friday May 14th 7pm.

Adam Arcuragi, Saturday, May 15th at 7pm.

Also on Saturday, May 15th, The Falcon will be open from 12-4pm for a Reggae lunch! Listen to Paul Roach & the Young Lions will enjoying good food, drinks, and a lovely patio setting.

Hudson Valley Art Owl News

I'm looking for arts enthusiast to help out the Hudson Valley Art Owl by keeping me informed about the happenings in their town. I cannot offer pay, but if anyone would like to write about the arts in their town, or has photos, etc, I'll gladly post it to the Hudson Valley Art Owl blog and provide much linkage!

Soon, I'll be exploring the Catskills, as well the Hudson Valley, in order to write about the arts and towns north of us for the Watershed Post! Be on the look-up for these post in a couple weeks. Any ideas or suggestions on where to go in the Catskills?

The more fans/likes I get the more interactive the page can become!

Any ideas on what I should do next? Am I missing information? Let me know!

Hoot Hoot!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Ann Street Gallery's Sensing Space: Contemporary Interpretations of the Landscape

After months visiting at the wrong times, I finally got to check out the Ann Street Gallery in Newburgh, NY for their current exhibit Sensing Space: Contemporary Interpretations of the Landscape.
(Look at the great detail!) Leah Wolff - Deforestation.

The show boast a great array of art from all different medias and perspectives with the underlying theme of landscape. There are sculptures, great 2D works using a variety of material from thread to grass, a 3D animation, and more. The Ann Street Gallery does a great job of using their space for this show, with a great interactive installation by Robmat Butler and Barron Hall titled "Micro Climate Installation" in the back corner:

Here, you walk through the hallway to a dark room with binoculars. Across the room are dimly lit model homes and environments for you to see through the magnification of the binoculars.

Here are more photos some of the art:

The artist in the show are: Gail Biederman, Robmat Butler, Matthew Cox, Chad Curtis, Barron Hall, Tricia McLaughlin, Gene Schmidt, and Leah Wolf.

Sensing Space: Contemporary Interpretations of the Landscape will be on display until May 29th.

The Ann Street Gallery is definitely worth checking out for a few reasons. The first being that it is a great gallery space with innovative exhibits. The second being that it is bringing the arts to Newburgh, a city which is trying to emerge as a destination.

So go grab a bite at The Wherehouse on the corner and check out the Ann Street Gallery!

In Other Hudson Valley Art Owl News:

As promised I have a FLICKR account! I've already reached my monthly limit, so it'll be some time before I can update it with all the photos I have.

I've made a Facebook page for all you Facebookers to "Like"! If you enjoy reading the Hudson Valley Art Owl's blog let me know on Facebook!

Have any ideas on where I should go next? Any local artists you'd like to see profiled on this blog? Let me know! HVArtOwl@yahoo.com

Hoot Hoot!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

On The Agenda for the Hudson Valley Art Owl

All work and now play makes the Hudson Valley Art Owl a dull blogger.

Here's what's coming up this weekend:

Saturday May 1st from 6-9 at the Ann Street Gallery in Newburgh NY will be the opening reception of Sensing Space: Contemporary Interpretations of the Landscape.

I'm excited to check out the show and the gallery space. I've been meaning to check out the Ann Street Gallery, but the few times I've walked over it's been between shows.

This Friday, April 30th at The Falcon in Marlboro NY is singer/songwriter Dayna Kurtz and on Saturday, May 1st is the Jerome Sabbagh quartet. The scenic patio (overlooking a waterfall!) opens up at 5 and the music commences at 7.

If you have not yet made the trip to The Falcon I highly recommend going.
Good food, good music, good people.
Just overall goodness!

I'm also thinking about doing the Artist Soap Box Derby this summer in Kingston NY.
I heard about it during the Cultural Stimulus talk at the Beahive in Kingston.
Want to help out and build a box car? Perhaps an owl box car? Hoot Hoot!

What's on the horizon for the Hudson Valley Art Owl?
  • Local Artists! I plan on having weekly post about local artist. Short biographies, photos of work, etc. If you are or know a local artist who would want to be shown here contact me! HVArtOwl@yahoo.com
  • Working with The Watershed Post this summer means expanding to the Catskills. Post about art and events from up North will be coming soon. Know anything that I should blog about in the Catskills? Comment and fill me in: HVArtOwl@yahoo.com
  • A Facebook page to connect with those on Facebook!
  • A Flickr account to show photos from all my adventures.

As always, be sure to fill me in on things I should blog about.

Hoot Hoot.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Frances Lehman Loeb and Barrett Art Center's Photowork 2010

Yesterday, In an effort to kill some time before the Barrett Art Center's Photowork 2010 opening reception I visted the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College. Their current exhibit is not in the regular gallery space, no it's much more innovative.

The exhibit Harry Roseman: Hole in the Wall is a site-specefic installation in the entryway to the main galleries commissioned by Harry Roseman.

Never one to be disappointed at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, the main galleries provide a great oeuvre of work to enjoy, many with recognizable names for almost everyone.

It's upsetting that this great art center will be closed from May 18th 2010 until January 2011 to do repairs on the roof. I recommend taking the trip to come see it before it closes.

Afterwards, I made my way to the Barrett Art Center's Photowork 2010 reception. Unfortunately my camera's batteries died within the first few minutes, so I wasn't able to take many photos. Heres what I did get:

And click here : Via Twitter.com/HVArtOwl to get a feel of who was there!

Photowork 2010 juried photography exhibition by Nat Trotman, Associate Curator at the Guggenheim. The photographs are from a wide range of local residents and reasonably priced. It'll be up until May 15th and is definitely worth checking out.

This upcoming week I have a lot of free time to go check out the Hudson Valley! Any ideas on where I should go and what I should do? Comment and let me know!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Hudson Valley Art Owl Update

Almost 2 weeks without updates? Shame on me!

Here's what is on the Hudson Valley Art Owl's agenda for the next couple weeks:

The Ann Street Gallery's opening on Fahrenheit
t 180: A Group Encaustic Exhibition on Saturday, April 10th from 6 to 9 pm in Newburgh NY.

Cultural Stimulus: Arts & Culture as Economic and Community Driver
Monday, April 19th from 5:30-7:30 pm at Beahive in Kingston NY.
(A great talk to learn about the benefits of the arts in communities.)
For more information click here!

basquiat shoulder

Hopefully, sometime this week I'll be able to check out the
Andy Warhol: Private and Public in 151 Photographs Exhibition
at Samuel Dorsky Museum at SUNY New Paltz.
Opening was tonight, but the exhibition goes on till September 26th.
There is also a gallery talk by artist Billy Name on the exhibit.
For more information click here!

David Curtis

Photowork '10 at the Barrett Art Center in Poughkeepsie NY.
23rd Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition.
April 17th – May 15th, 2010

Juried by Nat Trotman, Associate Curator at the
Guggenheim Museum of Art, New York City

Opening is Saturday, April 17th from 4-6pm.

(I'm excited to check this out, as The Barrett Art Center will be my summer internship.)

And, as always, The Falcon in Marlboro NY has a great line-up for Fridays and Saturdays in April. A great place to check out quality music and enjoy a bite to eat.

As for my next town/city visit? I've received some ideas for Northern Dutchess County, such as Rhinebeck, Bard, Red Hook. Also, Rosendale, Woodstock, and Beacon. Unfortunately, I haven't had a free weekend in a while to check these places out, but I'll try my best to make it out to all of them. When I do, be sure to check out the spots shown on my blog for my business tags.

Have a place in the Hudson Valley not mentioned above that I should visit? Let me know either here or on Twitter! To read my tweets hoots and be my twitter friend click here!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Poughkeepsie, New York

I'm going to try something new: Less words on where I've visited and more photos. Let me know if it's more helpful/less helpful.

On that note, last Saturday I visited G.A.S. or Gallery and Studio, the Bardavon Opera House, and the Barrett Art Center in Poughkeepsie New York. All three are within walking distances of each other.

Here are some photos from G.A.S. located on Main Street:
The current show at G.A.S. is titled Triple Whammy, encompassing 3 solo shows from Franc Palaia (Photographs), Joanne Klein (Painting Installation), and Bill Rybak (Digital Prints & Sculpture). The show goes until April 11th.

My next destination was the Bardavon Opera House on Market Street:
(Unfortunately, I could not wander inside to take photos because there was a performance going on.) The Baravon Opera House, in conjuction with UPAC, offers a great season of entertainment. A short walk from the train station, I highly recommend that if you're ever in Poughkeepsie to go see a show/performance here.

My last stop was the Barrett Art Center off of Noxon Street:
The Barrett Art Center is a wonderful gallery and school. Their current exhibition is titled Art of the Garden, which runs until April 3rd. Many of the pieces of affordable priced and for sale. The Barrett Art Center also offers an array of classes from digital photography to figure drawing. For a schedule of their classes, click here.

I do plan on visiting Poughkeepsie again to check out the local colleges' galleries, such as Vassar's, Marist's and Dutchess Community College's.

If you know any places in Poughkeepsie, or in the Hudson Valley, worth checking out, let me know!