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!
  • 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:
  • 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 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!

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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!