Celebrating the cultural diversity of the Hudson Valley.
May - June 2013
Change and Transformation: Asian Art and Heritage in the Hudson Valley
Hudson Valley artists of Asian descent investigate the link between contemporary and traditional arts forms through a variety of media.
July - August 2013
“Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.” Leo Tolstoy
Are art and handicraft truly exclusive? Explore the overlap of the two in the exhibition “Textures,” featuring textiles and ceramics, works of art in forms that originated from practical necessity. The exhibiting artists have created works that defy and transcend original purpose and achieve aesthetic delight. Join us in examining the fine and changing line between craft and objet d’art.
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March - April 2013
A commemoration of the environment we live in and around through art of many media. Artists of the Hudson Valley celebrate the environment that inspires them through works that reference the Earth, some made of recycled materials.
January - February 2013
"Express/Identify" seeks to explore contemporary African American identity through the varied works of several local African American photographers.
a Dutchess County Arts Council Member's Exhibit
Featuring paintings, photography, sculpture, weaving, and collage by over 20 Hudson Valley artists.
Fierce - Fancy - Found - Three friends- Three visions- Three artists- Showing Bodies of Work.
Featuring the artwork of Artists Tanya Kukucka, Leslie Pelino & Bibiana Huang Matheis.
September - October 2012
La Lavanderia Dos: 'Exploring the Line'
The second evolution of the highly successful cross-cultural photography project that began in November 2010 with an exhibit featuring the work of Sasha Bush, Jodi Dickhaut, Felipe Santos, and Michael Sibilia. See pictures from the opening of the photography exhibition.
Our Dutch Heritage: Setting the Course for the New York Ship of State
Taconic Resources for Independence and Dutch Heritage Show
Two exhibits for the month of August. Exhibition of works by artists served by Taconic Resources for Independence. Exhibition about the history of the Dutch in the Mid-Hudson region.
Share the heritage and cultural experience through stories, literature, art, and artifacts from the Russian community, and individuals who now reside in the Hudson Valley. The exhibition will include breathtaking paintings by Russian artist Tatiana Rhinevault.
June 2012 Summer Film Festival
For the month of June, the Heritage Center will be showing short films every Thursday at noon and 7:30 pm.
June 1-12: New Paintings by Nestor Madalengoitia
New works by local painter Nestor Madalengoitia.
June 16 - 29: Que Surreal, Surreal
15 local artists show off some of their more unusual or atypical paintings, photographs, and sculptures. Opening is Saturday June 16th from 5 pm to 7 pm. Artists include: Joy Taylor, Darshan Russell, Tona Wilson, Nancy Willard, Eric Lindbloom, Richard Deon, Mimi Graminski, Carl Linich, Ellen O'Shea, Bobby Hanson, Margaret Crenson, Roxie Johnson, Nestor Madalengoitia, Bibiana Matheis, Diana Salsberg & friends.
Metamagical & Harmonious Aesthetic Forms:
Revolutionary Local Artists of the Hudson Valley
Celebrating Mental Health Month with works by local artists.
sponsored by Mental Health America of Dutchess County
Art 3 x 3: A 30th Anniversary Celebration of Longreach Arts Inaugural exhibition celebrating the 30th anniversary of the cooperative.
Women in the Arts Exhibition of works by local women artists. Featuring the work of Huma Bhabha, Monica Church, Helen Douglas, Tarryl Gabel, Joan Henry, Melanie Klein, Tanya Kukucka, Amy Manso, Bibiana Huang Matheis, Marline Martin, Meadow, Lisette Muntslag, Ellen Metzger O’Shea, Christine Owen, Leslie Pelino, Sharafi Pinak, Elisa Pritzker, Tatiana Rhinevault, Eysha Shirrine, and Leigh Williams.
African-American Cultural Exhibition
For Black History Month, an art exhibition, lectures, and workshops. Featuring the work of Bryan Collier, Helen Douglas, Karen Getter, Anita Jones, Kiza Wiza, Marline Martin, James Ransome, TC Weaver, and Michael White. Exhibits by the Mid-Hudson Antislavery History Project, the Black History Committee of the Dutchess County Historical Society, and the Sadie Peterson Delaney African Roots Library.
Beyond the Fringe - The Art of Textiles
Work in various media by a number of textile artists from the region will be featured, including quilts, woven tapestry, embroidery, weaving, and temari, an exquisite traditional Japanese embroidery form. Artists in Residence: Mary Flad, tapestry weaver, and Diana Salsberg, textile sculptor.
Beyond the Fringe - Weaving Stories From Around the World From embroidery to rug weaving, textiles are works of art and important economic drivers in indigenous communities around the world. A dozen artisan groups are celebrated in this show, with their wares and their stories. Sponsored by Women's Work. Fair trade items available for purchase at the Center. Ongoing - tapestry weaving by Mary Flad. Soft sculpture making by Diana Salsberg.
September - November 2011
Artistas Latinos del Valle del Rio Hudson Fifteen local Latino artists will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with an exhibition of their paintings, photographs, and sculpture. Opening Saturday September 17 from 4-7 pm.
The Bell Tolls For Thee: Eclectic Artistry An exhibit featuring Rochelle Redfield and other local artists. Sponsored by Mental Health America of Dutchess County.
May - July 2011
La Lavanderia - A Cross-Cultural Photography Show Dos Latinos y dos gringos exhibit large format photographs of Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Poughkeepsie. By Sasha Bush, Roberto Cruz, Fel Santos, and Michael Sibilia.
Threads of Change: Quilts by Anita Jones Artist statement: "A reflective show spanning 33 years of creativity – from the beginning my quilts have leaned toward the traditional with a bit of a twist that might surprise the viewer – and sometimes myself…I am often inspired by a piece of fabric, a picture that I have seen (or taken) or the colors in a piece of jewelry from a dear friend…inspiration is all around and I attempt to incorporate it into my work when every possible. On occasion the color choices are totally out of my comfort zone but even that has added to my growth as an artist." Exhibit included "Patterns of Freedom" talk by Anita Jones on the purported use of quilt patterns by slaves escaping through the Underground Railroad.
Nestor Madalengoitia Artist statement: "In my paintings, I try to evoke the significance of the subject through elements used in the composition, and engage the audience in discovering these elements of the subject’s personality. In this series for instance, I want the viewer to see the whole portrait, but also to be aware of the words, numbers, patterns or simple drawings of animals or artifacts that I used to create the piece, which relate to the subject. For me, this juxtaposition makes the painting come alive. The inspiration for this technique came from observing ancient tapestries from Paracas, Peru (my native country). The woven pre-Inca tapestries use intricate figures to tell a whole story in a larger piece the subject matter of the paintings in the exhibit are based on the idea of having visitors to my studio – friends, relatives and imaginary friends (artists throughout history) that have influenced my art. Picasso, Cezanne, Warhol and Chuck Close are all represented here. Text related to the subjects is incorporated into the painting’s compositional fabric, giving each piece a multilayered message – that of the overall composition as well as meaning through the smaller text and images."