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FEBRUARY

 

Saturday, February 17th @ 12 pm

Stroller/Babywearing Tour

Art is ageless!

Join us for a Stroller/Babywearing tour of HVCCA every first Friday and third Saturday! Tours will be followed by a special craft activity specially designed for families with very young children! 

Bring your babies, friends, and family to learn about our Between I & Thou exhibit, the new colorful artist-in-residence, Leslie Pelino’s installation, as well as how to talk to your children about art! Explore Peter Bynum’s installation, “Illumination of the Sacred Forms:Divine Light Mission & Sanctuary” with your littles, and make an artwork with them after the tour!

FREE for members
$15 for non-member adults
Children are free

Not a member? Visit our membership page and purchase your family membership today

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Sunday, February 18th, 2018 @ 1 pm

Reflections: Between I & Thou Panel & Poets’ Walk

 

Join us for this exciting event featuring an exhibition walk-through with Director/Co-Founder Livia Straus, an artist panel discussion and our annual Writing the Walls Poets’ Walk; reception to follow. Learn more about the Writing the Walls program on our Writing the Walls page.

1:15 PM: HVCCA Director/Co-Founder and curator, Dr. Livia Straus, provides a special guided walk through the exhibition, Between I & Thou;

2- 3:00 pm: ‘Reflections’,  a panel discussion with exhibiting artists Cal Lane, Leslie Pelino, Asya Reznikov and Antonio Santin, offering insight into their artistic practices and fielding questions dealing with the challenges facing artists in the contemporary art arena.  Family demands, economic constraints, location and competition for exposure and recognition are familiar constraints for those following a career in the visual arts.  This is an opportunity to hear the voices of colleagues, local as well as from overseas, and to have a chance to present your own inquiries and concerns. (See press release below for artist bios)

3-5:00 PM: HVCCA’s 11th annual Writing the Walls Poets’ Walk in which the poets for Writing the Walls: Between I & Thou will perform their works in front of the artworks that inspired them. The Poets’ Walk will end with a celebratory reception from 5 to 6 pm.

Over the years, poets and playwrights have enhanced the exhibitions at HVCCA with their literary creations. This year, the exhibition, Between I and Thou, combines a sense of the mystical, the domestic, the meditative, and the playful. The artworks in the exhibition acted as a wonderful creative catalyst for inventive minds. This year’s program is dedicated to contemporary American poet, Thomas Lux, marking one year since his passing.  Learn more about our Writing the Walls Program and Thomas Lux on our website: http://www.hvcca.org/writing-the-walls-between-i-thou/

$15 General Admission, $10 for members, seniors, students and Peekskill residents (with proof of residency)

*Photo by Barry Mason from “Get the Last Word In” Poets’ Walk, 2016

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Alliance of Resident Theatres.

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Press Release PDF

MARCH

Friday, March 2nd @ 10:30 am
Saturday, March 17th @ 12 pm

Stroller/Babywearing Tour

Art is inspiring at any age!

Join us for a Stroller/Babywearing tour of HVCCA every first Friday and third Saturday! Tours will be followed by a special craft activity specially designed for families with very young children! 

Bring your babies, friends, and family to learn about our Between I & Thou exhibit, the new colorful artist-in-residence, Leslie Pelino’s installation, as well as how to talk to your children about art! Explore Peter Bynum’s installation, “Illumination of the Sacred Forms:Divine Light Mission & Sanctuary” with your littles, and make an artwork with them after the tour!

FREE for members
$15 for non-member adults
Children are free

Not a member? Visit our membership page and purchase your family membership today

Download the flyer

Saturday, March 24th & Sunday, March 25th, 2018

Art Industry Media ’18 @ HVCCA!

Join us for an exciting weekend of events celebrating our region’s emergence as a center for multimedia in the Hudson Valley. Technology, the Internet and close proximity to NYC has given rise to a thriving creative arts industry. Participating organizations will showcase multimedia art, industry and educational resources with shows, events and interactive programming. 

Art Industry Media (AIM) is a newly-formed division of the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce. AIM’s mission is to promote Peekskill and the surrounding Chamber territory as a media hub for the lower Hudson Valley. Proximity to NYC, ease of transportation, educated creative work force, and competitive commercial and residential real estate contribute to make this a uniquely favorable media business environment. 

AIM’s inaugural initiative is Art Industry and Media 18 (aka AIM 18), an exciting weekend of events and programming designed to celebrate the region’s emergence as a center for multimedia in the Hudson Valley. Participating organizations include Westchester Community CollegeHudson Valley Center for Contemporary ArtPeekskill Arts AlliancePeekskill Film Festival and Peekskill Clay Studio.   

Events taking place at HVCCA are as follows:

Saturday, March 24th

4 to 8 pm at HVCCA
4 pm to 6:30 pm, Alejandro Jordorowsky film, “Endless Poetry” including Q & A with Mick Gochanour presented by the Peekskill Film Festival followed by media opening of HVCCA’s latest film exhibition – focused on new media artists in the NY area – video, projection & photographs

6:30pm AIM ’18 Reception at HVCCA

Sunday, March 25th

5 to 7 pm at HVCCA
Ungur & Huang “Hotel Dallas” with Wine & Cheese

Visit the official AIM website HERE to see the exciting full schedule of events and to learn more about the initiative!

 


“HVCCA is the most dynamic contemporary art site in Westchester… Maybe one day, these regional, more experimental art places might supercede art-stately New York City.” —Ben Genocchio, NY Times

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