The Wassaic Project
May 14 to June 19, 2011
Hudson Beach Glass Beacon, 162 Main St., Beacon, NY
Please join us for a reception for the artists from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 14.
The exhibition is co-curated by John Gilvey and Jennifer Mackiewicz and features selected emerging and established artists that are participating in the Wassaic Project's artist residency program.
About the Wassaic Project
The Wassaic Project is an artist-run, multidisciplinary arts organization founded by Bowie Zunino, Eve Biddle, and Elan Bogarin, finding home in a refurbished grain mill in Wassaic, NY. In the summer of 2008, this picturesque little hamlet became the site of a week-long arts festival with the mill serving as venue for 40 artists, 15 musicians and 500 visitors. Riding on the success of their previous year, the 2009 festival hosted 100 artists and 2500 visitors. Jeff Barnett-Winsby joined as co-director in 2008.
Ben Bigelow, Disorientalism, Ghost of a Dream, Janine Iverson, Karl LaRocca, Amanda Lechner, Corina Reynolds, Sarah Nicole Phillips, Tomie Seo, Amanda Tiller, Breanne Trammell, Brindalyn Webster, Leah Wolff and Jing Yu.
John Gilvey is a partner in Hudson Beach Glass and glass artist. Jennifer Mackiewicz is an independent arts consultant and curator living in Beacon. She recently curated the show “small” at Hudson Beach Gallery.
For more information on the Wassaic Project, the festival and residency opportunities, please visit their website at www.wassaicproject.org.
Refugee Reading Room
February 4th – 25th, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, February 4th, 7-11
With Special Guests:
Kjellgren Alkire, Art Codex, Pat Aulisio, Mike Bauer, Diana Behl, Book Bombs, Ellie Brown, Tova Carlin, Chain Magazine, Cece Cole, CA Conrad, Ryan Dodgson, Angela Early, Jedd Flanscha, Gold Mine Anthology, Casey Grabowski, Geoff Hargadon, Lauren Haldeman, John Hitchcock, Matt Hopson-Walker, Dustin Hostetler, Chad Kouri, Delia Kovac, Michelle Levy, Max Liboiron, The Machete Group, Andrew Moeller, Kembrew McLeod, Megawords Magazine, The Moving Crew, N55, Matt Neff, Never Nothing, Scott Nobles, NomNow, Michael Perrone, Sarah Nichole Phillips, Poetry Magazine, Ian Sampson, Carrie Scanga, David Tallitch, Temporary Services, Breanne Trammell, Tricia Treacy, Frank Sherlock, Eli VandenBerg, Brian Wiggins and many more.
The exhibition will be a post utopian installation which will serve as a distribution point for free publications by a host of other artists, designers, cartoonists and illustrators.
This exhibition will transform the gallery space, sparking new relationships between creators and audience, and will lead to a range of interesting interdisciplinary connections within an experimental gift economy. This arrangement is informed by Emmons’ own aesthetic, but the conceptual connections between print, community, and utopian experiments are made stronger when put in conversation with architectural phenomena and notions of displacement.
Amze Emmons is a artist, illustrator, curator, living and working in Philadelphia, PA. Born in rural upstate New York. He received a BFA Ohio Wesleyan University. He went on to receive his MA and MFA from the University of Iowa. His work is exhibited both nationally and internationally.
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