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!

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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

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