From Saturday, June 3 through Sunday, June 25, an exhibition of new works by artist Coulter Young will be on view at Catalyst Gallery, 137 Main Street, Beacon, NY. An opening reception for this exhibition, which is entitled, “Triptych,” is on Saturday, June 10 from 6pm – 9pm.
This show displays three very different styles of artwork created by one artist, Coulter Young. The artist’s path in life has taken him down many roads including that of illustration, portraiture, sculpture, ceramics and more. This exhibit focuses on Mr. Young’s work in assemblage, portraiture and plein-air painting. Although these works are different in style and medium, there is a common thread woven into each piece. It is the process the artist goes through to create his art.
Coulter Young is an artist and illustrator who resides in the Hudson Valley. He also teaches art at the Garrison Union Free School in Garrison, NY. In addition to this exhibit Coulter’s work has recently appeared in Drawn to the Music at the Society of Illustrators in NYC, The New Rochelle Art Center’s 101st Juried Exhibition where one of his plein-air (landscape) paintings took 3rd prize. In an upcoming exhibit at the Millbrook Vineyard & Winery in Millbrook, NY, Coulter Young ‘s plein air painting entitled, “Haystacks at Wethersfield,” is one of twelve works selected for a group exhibit and wine label competition from June 10 – November 4, 2017. His portrait works are in an ongoing exhibition at Ford Piano in Peekskill, NY.
Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday from12pm-5pm throughout June or by chance or by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment please contact Coulter Young at 914-419-9089 or email@example.com. #coulterart
Two new exhibitions by Scott Lerman and Susan Keiser will be at Catalyst May 6-21. The opening reception for both artists is Sat May 6, 6-8:30pm. There will be a 2nd Sat reception on Sat May 13, 6-8:30pm. Gallery hours: Sat & Sun 1-6pm.
Come and support! On Sat 4/22 at 5pm, a discussion with Loretta Olek and Simon Dudar on Human Rights, to be held before the Art for Aleppo fundraiser show that night in the back space at the gallery. The show will be open that night 5-9pm.
Loretta Oleck volunteered on a Syrian refugee camp in Ritsona, Greece, working primarily with children. She lives in Ossining where she is a psychotherapist in private practice, as well as a poet with extensive work published in reviews and journals. A book of her poems, Songs from the Black Hole, was published in 2016, and she was the recipient of a 2016 nomination for a Pushcart Poetry Prize. More recently, Loretta completed writing a poetry collection inspired by her experience at the refugee camp, and she hopes it will be published in the near future, bringing more awareness to the ongoing Humanitarian Crisis. She is also a co-owner of Muddy Water Coffee & Café in Tarrytown, NY.
Simon Dudar is the Discover, Create, and Innovate teacher at Haldane Central School in Cold Spring, NY. Simon graduated from The State University of New York (SUNY) at Oneonta with a Bachelor’s in Childhood Education and received his Master’s in Environmental Science from SUNY New Paltz. He taught 3rd and 4th grade at Haldane Elementary School for 8 years before moving into his new position as an Innovation Teacher/Instructional PBL Coach. Currently, Simon teaches classes ranging from elementary to high school– he uses problem- and project-based learning based on solving authentic real world situations, and focuses on how to collaborate in groups effectively.
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.