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“Cross Pollination” opens Sat Sept 9, reception 6-8pm

“Cross Pollination”
Catalyst Gallery, 137 Main Street, Beacon NY
Sept 8 – Oct 1, 2017, Friday – Sunday 12-6 PM or by appt.
Beacon Second Saturday Sept 9, 2017, 6-8 PM

It happens every spring: the wind, the birds, the bees carry new life to receptive ground. Through the summer they sow, they grow. And so it is with artists: inspirations and ideas germinate among us and between us. The 4 widely-shown artists at the Catalyst Gallery in Beacon in September met years ago and have since offered each other new seeds of stimulation and insight. That is cross-pollination: inspirations and ideas germinate among us and between us.

Jane Soodalter is a macro photographer who seeks the hidden beauty in everyday objects. “For this series I safaried through woods, fields, gardens, arboretums, roadsides and city streets to capture the grace and allure concealed in the foliage of plants and trees.”

Cali Gorevic is exhibiting black and white photographs of leaves. “For 25 years trees have been my primary focus; only recently did I feel the impetus to narrow my focus and explore the singular, sensual beauty of each leaf, as different from each other as snowflakes”.

Anita Jacobson uses collage to “to explore the delicate balance between humans and their surroundings.  The collages are a commentary on humans as the ‘invasive species’ and the necessity to preserve the myriad forms of life on earth.”

Cindy Booth utilizes a plethora of materials from clay and copper to epoxies and found objects to create three-dimensional sculptures. “Generating and creating art is for me about letting go of control and allowing the materials to take me in unexpected directions.”

‘Hamlet CU3ED’ performances Aug 25-27, free

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AUGUST 25 – 27TH – Hamlet CU3ED, performance by Lloyd Mulvey

Hamlet CU3ED is a one-man adaptation of Hamlet. For three nights, Lloyd Mulvey will perform at the Catalyst Gallery, in preparation for a filming of the project. Each will begin at 7:30pm and are free and open to the public.This is the fourth event in the Summer Salon Series presented by Carin Jean White, whose abstract paintings are on view at the gallery through Sept 4.

Carin Jean White: Paintings on view, opens Aug 12

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New paintings by Carin Jean White will be on view starting Aug 12, 2017. The artist will present an Evening Summer Salon on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the show, including a poetry reading, a lecture, a film and a performance.

Carin Jean White is a theatre and visual artist. She has directed on Broadway for Spiegelworld’s EMPIRE; in Prague, her show SECRET LIFE explored the history of the city through allegory, dance, and installation; HAMLET CU3ED, which Carin directed, adapted, and designed, premiered in NYC at Access Theatre, again bridging theater and visual installation; and in Salt Lake City she directed the Utah premiere of NICKLED AND DIMED at the Rose Wagner Theatre for the City’s Women’s Week. She has worked with Performance Workshop (Taiwan), California Shakespeare Theatre Company, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music’s Opera Program, and Sundance Theatre Lab amongst others. Carin has regularly shown her paintings in Beacon, NY, and she created visual and sound installations for Artpark in Lewiston, NY and St. John’s University in Queens. She holds an MFA in Theatre Directing from Columbia University where she currently teaches in the Writing Program. Carin resides in Cold Spring, NY.

‘I’ll Have What She’s Having’, a ceramic show by Chloe Theodosiou

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‘I’ll Have What She’s Having’, a solo ceramic show by Chloe Theodosiou, opens with a reception Fri July 28, 4-6 pm. The exhibit will be up through Aug 2.

Think about melting into cake.

Visual experience becomes primeval and abstract, drawing upon elements of guilty pleasure. I am both attracted and repulsed by Marie Antoinette- by her being spoiled, rich, and lazy.

When she died, her last words were an apology to her executioner; so although she was surrounded by guilt and pleasure, she still maintained her humanity. I identify with her in a way.

–Chloe Theodosiou

Closing reception for Rachel Williams Sat Jul 22

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Figuratively Speaking: Paintings by Rachel Williams will have a closing reception this Saturday July 22nd from 4-7 pm. Rachel attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Alfred University and received her masters at SUNY New Paltz. She will be there to discuss the process for her paintings on burlap canvas. Gallery hours for this show are Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12-6 pm.

The Art of Healing: Folk Art Works by HIV+ Children from Nairobi, Kenya

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The two-day exhibition, ‘The Art of Healing’, folk art works by HIV+ children from Nairobi, Kenya, will be on view at Catalyst Gallery on Sun Aug 6 10 am-5 pm, and Mon Aug 7, 10 am-3 pm.

The Art of Healing is an exhibit of the work of HIV-positive children from Nyumbani Children’s Home, part of the larger and more comprehensive Nyumbani Village in Nairobi, Kenya.

It was started in 1992 by the late physician and Jesuit priest Angelo D’Agostino, to care for the countless children not only infected with the AIDS virus, but left orphaned by the same disease, and stigmatized by the larger community.

This year, works by these child folk artists received awards from the MASK Prize, a pan-African art competition designed to foster creativity and expression, and were exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery in London. All proceeds from this privately-funded exhibit at Catalyst will go directly to the art program at Nyumbani.
For more information about the exhibit: NyumbaniExhibit@protonmail.com
For more information about Nyumbani: www.nyumbani.org