Love is coming this Valentine’s Day!
Love is Coming on Valentine’s Day!
Love: The First of the 7 Virtues
Opening reception: Sat, February 14th, 5 – 7 PM
Exhibition: February 14th- December 6th, 2015
A “Go Peekskill” FREE shuttle van will transport guests between the Peekskill train station and the museum from 4:30 – 7:30, courtesy of Louie Lanza of the Hudson Room!
Valentine’s Day chocolate desserts courtesy of Peekskill’s much loved “Homestyle Bakery”!
Plenty of Prosecco from Bertoline and Sons! Donated by the Hudson Room!
Crazy good craft beers generously provided by John Sharp of Birdsall House!
And even more beery brew donated by Bertoline and Sons, and artists Keegan and Nick Kuvach!
DJ music by Benjamin Lybrand!
It is with great enthusiasm that HVCCA launches a year of exhibitions and education programs exploring the artistic representation of Love: The First of the 7 Virtues and its antithesis, Seven Deadly Sins: Lust (scheduled to open April 19, 2015). Developed as an FWMA (Fairfield Westchester Museum Alliance) collaboration, each museum will explore a different sin and, in some instances, its parallel virtue.
In the HVCCA exhibition, love is depicted in all its wonderful variety, whether heterosexual, homosexual, transsexual, or non-sexual. Love is expressed in artworks in which the adoration of nature and animals is as strong and deep as any human bond. Finally, love is observed as memory, offering, shrine, and celebration.
From Robert Indiana’s iconic sculpture that plays on the power of the word ‘LOVE’, to Keith Edmier’s sculpture of the red rose bouquet Jacqueline Kennedy held the day her husband was assassinated, HVCCA invites the viewer to come to the exhibition and see love in some surprising and inspiring ways.
Artists included in the exhibition are drawn from communities around the globe:
Thordis Adalsteinsdottir, Emil Alzamora, Matthew Barney, Hernan Bas, Marius Bercea, Derek Boshier, Birgit Brenner, Skyler Brickley, Ross Chisholm, Debby Davis, Keith Edmier, Carole Feuerman, Moyna Flannigan, Stefanie Gutheil, Dieter Hacker, Bendix Harms, Ridley Howard, Robert Indiana, Sam Jinks, Sherry Kerlin, Angelika Krinzinger, Keegan Kuvach, Charles LeDray, Marin Majic, Robert Mapplethorpe, Nick Mauss, Shirin Neshat, Jonathan Newman, John Newsom, Joel Otterson, Djordje Ozbolt, Paul Pretzer, Michael Raedecker, Saul Raskin, Kalene Rivers and Dan Weise, Nathan Ritterpusch, Athi-Patra Ruga, Helen Sadler, Maria Tomasula, Richard Wathen, and Entang Wiharso.
Cost: Free for museum members, $5 for non-members
HVCCA would like to thank the following sponsors: