Explore the Hudson Valley

Experience The Hudson Valley

Exhibitions and programs co-sponsored by the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum & the Woodstock Land Conservancy

  |   June 12, 2012  |  Comment

Beginning Saturday, June 16, a series of programs co-sponsored by the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum and the Woodstock Land Conservancy will explore the theme of Earth, Air, Water. In the Main Gallery at WAAM there will be an exhibition of works by WAAM artist members delving into the overall theme: “the elements and the land, singly or together. Felt, seen, pondered, abstracted, concerned about, and/or experienced as deep presences,” according to Sara Lee Henry, the show’s juror.  Ms. Henry is an independent curator, Professor of Art History, Emerita and NEH Distinguished Teaching Professor of Humanities, Emerita, Drew University.

An exhibition on a related theme opens in the WAAM Towbin Museum Wing featuring selections from the WAAM Permanent Collection, including works Sally Michel Avery, Andrew Dasburg, Yale Epstein, John Kleinhans, Calvin Grimm, Ethel Magafan, Henry Mattson, Dorothy Varian, Eugene Edward Speicher, Nancy Summers, Mary Wilson, and others. This exhibition is curated by WAAM Executive Director Josephine Bloodgood.

A reception for both exhibitions and for several other shows opening at WAAM that day will be from 4-6pm on Saturday June 16. There will be a solo show of works by noted regional artist Polly Law, an Active Member Wall show of abstract landscape photos by Lois Linet, a Small Works group show of works by WAAM artist members juried by Marie Christine Case and a show of works by Garrett Henderson Ackerman Award winner, Ian Byrne in the WAAM’s Youth Exhibition Space Gallery.

On July 7 from 10am – 12 noon, families are invited to meet at the Zena Cornfield picnic table to explore the theme of earth, air, and water within the landscape using art and natural materials. This is a family art making opportunity to draw, make things, explore! Artwork created at the workshop will be shown in an exhibition in the WAAM Youth Gallery from September 8 – September 30with an opening reception on Saturday September 8 from 4-6pm. The Family Fun day is limited to 20 participants. Email Sara Lee Henry at [email protected] or call 845/ 679-3363 for directions, further information, and reservations. The rain date is Saturday July 14.

“What does it mean to go into nature, to look, to receive, to explore, to connect?”  Artists and naturalists will discuss their own unique ways of engaging nature in a Panel Discussion entitled Going Into Nature, Sunday July 8 from 3-5 pm at the WAAM. The discussion will be open to audience contributions based on their own experiences. Panelists will include: curator Sara Lynn Henry, artist/naturalist Gay Leonhardt, ecologist/naturalist Peter Koch, and others. Suggested donation will be $10, $5 for WAAM members.

For details about these and other events and a list of all exhibitions, go to www.woodstockart.org or call 845 679-2940.  The Woodstock Artists Association & Museum is located at 28 Tinker Street in the heart of Woodstock, New York and is open on Friday and Saturday from 12 – 6 pm and Sunday, Monday, Thursday 12 – 5 pm.  The WAAM is a not-for-profit membership organization featuring a landmark collection of regional art, contemporary artist galleries, and a dynamic education program.  Exhibition and programs are supported by the WAAM Founders Circle, other individual supporters and membership.

Evening Light, Cooper Lake by John Klein  hans. Photography. WAAM Permanent Collection, gift of Elliot and Ruth Gruenberg.

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