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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

"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.

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.

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.

Vocal Jazz and Chamber Singers
Vocal music presented by the Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, and Vocal Jazz Ensemble will include selections from William Byrd's "Mass for Four Voices," " Four Pastorales" for oboe and chorus by Cecil Effinger and autumnal jazz vocal selections. Directed by Dr. Edward Lundergan and Teri Roiger.