Wings of Witness Workshop

For Youth & Families Sunday, November 9th, 2-4 pm at HVCCA

Jeffrey Schrier

Join us for a very special hands-on workshop for youth and families with artist, Jeffrey Schrier.

The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY is exhibiting Jeffrey Schrier’s powerful three-dimensional work, Unfinished Flight, a new rendition of his well-known Wings of Witness sculpture series that has toured the USA.

Wings of Witness is a massive sculpture assembled in collaboration with over 60,000 participants from all over the world. More than eleven million soda can tabs, numerically recalling lives destroyed by hate, intolerance and apathy, are woven together to form a memorial assemblage honoring the Pavel Friedmann Holocaust era poem, The Butterfly.

This workshop will explore the use of art as a powerful vehicle to convey important historical and social issues and the importance of ethical consciousness. Participants will also contribute to the ongoing creation of the sculpture through hands-on instruction from the artist.

$5 HVCCA members
$7 non-members
Group rates available!
Contact [email protected]



Sunday October 12th 2-4pm
GAMELATRON installation at: 100-150 N. Water Street, Peekskill, NY 10566

Interactive fun for all ages at the GAMELATRON sound and light installation
look… listen… feel… respond…

RSVP: [email protected] or 914-788-0100
$2 for HVCCA members/ $5 for non members

LEAP PROGRAM, an after-school partnership between HVCCA and the Peekskill Public School System, is designed to introduce advanced 5th and 6th graders to international artsists and literature. The students participate in in-depth discussions, creative writing, and leadership techniques that prepare them to lead tours through the museum’s exhibitions.

FAMILY ART DAY: Once a month we hold an art activity for families with children of all ages. The art lessons are related to the current exhibitions at HVCCA. The lessons can take about two hours and usually include a family friendly tour of the exhibition and hands-on arts activities.

The Peekskill Artist Club is for emerging artists from the Hudson Valley region, who meet monthly for dialogue and critique to continue the growth built through discourse that characterized their time in art school.

THE BANNER PROJECT brings together six to eight artists to mentor over 300 youth to create large-scale community engaged art installations.

PUBLIC TILE PROJECT calls upon 2000 students to design tiles for a trail from the Peekskill Train Station to the HVCCA. The project is the brainchild of Dr. Livia Straus, and artists Sarah Haviland and Jo-Ann Brody.

HVCCA also offers a number of educational opportunities for adults, such as lectures, video screenings, panel discussions and special events related to the exhibition program. We welcome groups of all ages for GUIDED TOURS that can be suited to focus on specific galleries, artists, permanent installations, or special exhibitions.