The ninth annual Beacon Open Studios tour features a self-guided tour of over 50 artists’ studios and temporary spaces the weekend of May 13-14, 12-6pm. The event is free, citywide, and coincides with Beacon’s monthly Second Saturday art gallery event, during which Catalyst will be open 1-6 each day, featuring new work by Scott Lerman and Susan Keiser. There is a reception for the artists 6-8:30pm on Sat May 13.
The Open Studios kick-off is at Oak Vino Bar on Friday, May 12 and will feature work from all participating artists. For a full listing of participating artists and to pick up a free color catalog and map, stop by Hudson Beach Glass at 162 Main Street.
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!
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.