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Sunday, July 26 from 3 – 5 pm

Sinful Sunday xxx

On Sinful Sunday, help us bid a Bacchanalian

farewell to the LUST art exhibition!

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The event will feature open sessions of LIVE figure drawing of a nude model in the center of the Lust show. A roving drawing instructor will help guide anyone who feels moved to rub pencil on paper. We will lavish you with sketching materials.

Plus, dive into a wine coupling lesson with Dylan’s Wine Cellar master, Steve Zwick. Grapes of gluttony will be exquisitely paired with luscious bites for your pleasure.

Then belly dance in a Dionysian frenzy along with graceful dance teacher, Belle Ritter. Marcy B. Freedman will then dazzle us with her Little Red Riding-hood Lust performance.

A full array is in store for you on Sinful Sunday. Please join us. No one under 18 admitted.


The 7 Deadly Sins: Lust exhibition is part of a groundbreaking series presented by the Fairfield Westchester Museum Alliance. The exhibition opened at the HVCCA on April 19, 2015 to great acclaim!

Artists include: Amy Bennett, Gilles Berquet, Ashley Bickerton, Bruce Bickford, Larry Clark, George Condo, Beatrice Cussol, Tony Matelli, Catherine Opie, Cindy Sherman, Betty Tompkins, Emily Wardill, and Entang Wiharso.

Read about the show in the NY Times here!

HVCCA members: $15, Non-members: $20

Image above: Robert Mapplethorpe, Ken Moody, 1984, Polaroid, 23  x 19 inches.

Marcy B. Freedman’s performances on Sinful Sunday:

Freedman will present the two types of performance art that are characteristic of her art practice: interactive and scripted.

Both of her pieces are entitled “In Bed with a Big, Bad Wolf.”

One involves face-to-face conversations with members of the public, while the other is a monologue, staged in a more traditional manner.

These two performances are based upon the artist’s recent study of the history of the “Little Red Riding Hood.” In examining several versions of the tale — some dating back to the seventeenth century — Freedman discovered some elements that were surprisingly sinister!




Peekskill Project 6! Opening weekend September 26th & 27th, 2015

Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art

awarded $47,500 by New York State Council on the Arts

to fund Peekskill Project VI!

The Golden Mean

Carole A. Feuerman, The Golden Mean, from Peekskill Project V, 2012, installed at the Peekskill Riverfront

Peekskill Project, launched in 2004, has grown in scope, quality, and visibility, with active support from businesses, restaurants, city employees, and artists. In each of the five iterations of Peekskill Project, over 100 international artists have participated and created original artworks. Attendance is robust with over 5,000 visitors at the opening weekend and, over the duration of the show, more than 30,000 visitors from the national and international community.

A dramatic revitalization is taking place in Peekskill as artists continue to move in and many fine restaurants open up in the downtown area. Indeed, Peekskill has become one of the premier visual art, music, and dining destinations in Westchester County. Recently, the waterfront has been completely rebuilt into a beautiful park with installations of major public artworks. Peekskill now arguably boasts the most significant art park on the Hudson.

Peekskill Project VI opens this September, and runs through the end of 2015. The festival will feature more than eighty artists, both established and emerging, from countries all over the globe. Their original sculptures, paintings, videos, and performances will be highlighted throughout Peekskill outdoors in public spaces, and indoors at downtown businesses.

Over the course of the project, many lively events will be held, including family education programs, performances, and lectures, all related to the material in the exhibits.

Peekskill Project VI is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


“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