"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.
"Pastures of Plenty: A Tribute to Woody Guthrie"
Vanaver Caravan will perform dance and music in honor of Woodie Gutherie's centennial. “These highly versatile performers all eagerly explore every cranny of their art and create an evening alight with the joy of discovery!” –Doris Hering, Dance Magazine The Vanaver Caravan, situated in the Hudson Valley, NY, is a world touring company of dancers and musicians that presents a variety of entertaining and informative programs that synthesize various ethnic and regional styles, ranging from Appalachian clogging to flamenco with a range of modern theatre techniques.
Insight / On Site Exhibit
This contemporary exhibit is geared toward furthering public awareness of regional history and showcasing artistic responses to history and society. Through its architecture, archives and collections, Historic Huguenot Street provides exciting opportunities to reconsider the region's rich history. Insight / On Site explores art's shifting meaning when presented in tandem with HHS' artifacts and historic domestic settings. By rethinking and reinterpreting customary objects found within the homes on Huguenot Street, the artists offer new ways to consider the relevance of history and its preservation today, and an opportunity to experience their creative work in context.