Come through to one-night-only event presented by two local artists, Jamie Sanin and ZZUCCS, who will attempt to guide viewers through the GREYAREA via a selection of black and white works.
Open from 11AM – Reception 6-9PM – afterparty TBD
$5 suggested donation during reception (includes wine/beer)
Prints will be available for sale (cash or Venmo only)
Black, white, and grey dress code preferred!
In Hudson Valley Magazine’s recent article on ‘The 12 Best Places To Live in the Hudson Valley’, Catalyst Gallery gets a mention for ‘consistently good exhibitions’. Thanks! It’s clear that Beacon is a great place to visit as well as to live, judging from the ever-increasing numbers of people exploring Main St on weekends, stopping into our gallery and others. As Catalyst moves into its fifth year, we’re pleased to be part of the draw.
By Mike Diago:
BEACON– This little city has changed so much so fast we can only hope it doesn’t burst at the seams. With the blink of an eye storefronts are occupied with boutique shops, warehouses are changed into high-end condominiums and new houses pop up in places you’d never think they could fit. Everyone is trying to get in on what seems like a sure bet for buyers at this point. The lure is obvious: express train to Manhattan, thriving creative community, great restaurant scene, hiking right in town at Mt. Beacon; there is really no checklist it won’t satisfy. And thus, the real estate market can be all-out war. People are outbidding each other, sometimes (over) reaching well past asking price, cash in hand, but, if you are diligent, you can still get in, and if you are handy, you’ll have options.
For those lucky enough to get in, Beacon has some exciting new developments happening. The Hudson Valley Brewery is already beginning to crank out critically acclaimed brews. A taproom and restaurant should be opening soon. The Roundhouse has enlisted powerhouse chef Terrance Brennan, who has brought a huge upgrade to food and service to match the always-stunning setting over Beacon Falls. Also of note: Kitchen Sink, Hudson Valley magazine readers’ pick for Best New Restaurant last year; Catalyst and Matteawan art galleries, for consistently good exhibitions; and Quinn’s or the Towne Crier Café for music.
For those moving to town for family life, your strollers will have lots of company. There are abundant events for kids, opportunities for parents to meet and socialize, and alternative schools such as Hudson Hills Academy, Montessori, serving kids from 3-8 years old. Also nearby (in Wappingers Falls) is Randolph School, a progressive, holistic learning model serving children ages 3 to 10. The city’s businesses are also very family-friendly: Max’s on Main, one of the best bars and restaurants, even hands out Max’s brand sippy cups to satisfy tots and make their parents feel welcome.
Catalyst Gallery, 137 Main St, Beacon NY. Limited seating. Tickets at gallery 2/11, 2/12, 2/18 1-6pm or email firstname.lastname@example.org
$10 admission. Proceeds will benefit Grace Smith House, a private not-for-profit domestic violence agency in Poughkeepsie.
The award-winning play is based on V-Day Founder/playwright Eve Ensler’s interviews with more than 200 women. With humor and grace the piece celebrates women’s sexuality and strength. Through this play and the liberation of this one word, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and their lives. For more than sixteen years, The Vagina Monologues has given voice to experiences and feelings not previously exposed in public and brought a deeper consciousness to the conversation around ending violence against women and girls.
A group of diverse artists variously interpreting the theme of chocolate. Mixed media, painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, ceramics.
Opening reception Sat Feb 11, 5-9 pm. Chocolate tasting with Cacao Prieto, single-origin organic Dominican chocolate.
Hours: Tues, Fri, Sat, Sun 12-6 pm and by appt/chance. Through Feb 19.
Call to Artists! Local artists Russell Ritell, Carla Goldberg and David Link have created this fundraiser, Art For Aleppo, to be held at Catalyst on April 22, 2017.
The battle for Aleppo is marked by widespread violence against civilians, repeated targeting of hospitals and schools, and indiscriminate aerial strikes and shelling against civilian areas. Hundreds of thousands of residents have been displaced by the fighting and efforts to provide aid to civilians or facilitate evacuation is routinely disrupted. After four years of fighting, the battle represents one of the longest sieges in modern warfare. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) registered that in 1612 days of fighting 21,452 civilians died. Among them were 5,261 children under the age of 18.
We want to help and so can you! The Art For Aleppo project gives visual artists an outlet to express themselves around the Syrian crisis and help raise awareness and funds to aid in the effort to provide Syrian children emergency care, food and water. The Art For Aleppo project also gives non artists a chance to help in three ways, through the purchase of art, through the purchase of the catalog book of participating artists or through a direct monetary donation in any amount.
100% of your purchases or donations are tax deductible. All purchases and donations are made directly to save the children Syria. We at “Art For Aleppo” project won’t take a single penny. Artwork will be displayed at Catalyst Gallery 137 Main Street, Beacon NY on April 22nd and will continue to be available for purchase online. The catalog book of participating artists images will be available online with blurb.com titled “Art For Aleppo” beginning on April 20th. Blurb is a self publishing on demand book forum online so there is never a waste of paper or upfront costs for Art For Aleppo. This allows us as artists in this project to create without spending donations on production or administration. All monies go directly to Save the Children Syria.
From the South Bronx to The Met.. I spent many years at the Met walking around looking at the art, not knowing how much of an impact it would have on me until years later. Now I have a show at Catalyst Gallery, 137 Main St, Beacon NY. My paintings are for sale. Hours are Tuesdays 10am – 2pm, Wednesdays 10 am – 6pm and Saturdays 10 am – 7pm, or you can call for appointment. 917-736-6979. My last day at the gallery will be February 6th.
I also want to thank the Lupus Foundation for their support, and Iris, the founder of the Hudson Valley Lupus Walk, which is coming up this year.
I have been working on this for a year, going on two years. A lil bit about my art background, I grew up in the South Bronx and been in the mix with art since 8 years old well even younger than that. The Metropolitan Museum of Art was my playground as my brother and I explored while waiting for my mom to finish her shift. Art has been a part of my life for a long time or rather in me but never knew until I met my Big Bro #shirtkingphade. One of the greatest Graffiti artists on the planet, he took spray painting on trains to airbrushing on shirts and brought Hip Hop style to another level. Shout out to my big Brother. So this has been years in the making. I am just finally ready to exhibit my work… It has been a battle but hard work and determination pays off.
So to celebrate I am giving a portion of my raffle sales to the Lupus Foundation Of America. Seven lucky people will win one of my original pieces that I made specifically for the raffle. Tickets are on sale for $20 each, My PayPal is paypal.me/ERomeo22, if you want to donate or buy a raffle ticket let’s make it happen. I will send you a picture of your raffle ticket filled out with your info. So let’s give back so we can find a cure for Lupus… So many men and women suffer from this disease and to you they look normal but to them they are in pain. Your support matters. Raffle tix will also be on sale at the show. Thank you in advance. Drawing for raffle will be held Tues February 6.