"Dear Mother Nature: Hudson Valley Artists 2012"
Each year The Dorsky Museum invites artists to submit proposals for its annual Hudson Valley Artists exhibition series, which is open to artists from Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester counties. This year's exhibition, "Dear Mother Nature," will be organized by Linda Weintraub, author, educator, curator and founder of the art publication Artnow. She invites artists to answer the question, "What would you send Mother Nature?" A trophy? Condolences? A love letter? A care package? A medal of honor? Or a warning? Opening reception: June 23, 5-7:00 p.m.
Russel Wright: The Nature of Design
The exhibition explores the work and philosophy of renowned industrial designer Russel Wright, whose former home in the Hudson Valley-Manitoga-is now a national historic landmark. The exhibition focuses on the relationship of humankind with the natural world. While examining Wright's entire career from the 1920s through the 1970s, this exhibition will highlight his work between 1945 and 1968, when Wright increasingly designed in experimental and innovative ways.
Shinohara Pops! The Avant-Garde Road, Tokyo/New York
This exhibition examines the 50-year career of Ushio Shinohara, an indispensable player in the field of global art history. From 1958-64, a critically important period of postwar Japanese art, Shinohara was a noted regular of the annual Yomiuri Independent Exhibition and a founding member of a short-lived avant-garde group, Neo Dada. Known for his Mohawk hairdo, he invented Boxing Painting, his version of "true" action.
Classical guitarist and faculty member Gregory Dinger will present a program of six centuries of variations for the guitar including music by Mudarra, Sanz, Bach, Weiss, Giuliani, Morel, Brouwer, and his own variations on a song by Cole Porter.
"Crimes of the Heart" by Beth Henley
In their granddaddy's kitchen in a small Mississippi town, circa 1978, the Magrath sisters and their gossipy cousin meet to console their sister who has just shot her husband. A Southern Gothic comedy, Henley's play looks at eccentric women whose lives have gone wrong.