|Set-up commences for Hermann Nitsch's "Leviticus" at HVCCA|
For those of us swamped under back-to-school mania, the opening reception will be September 12th from five to seven pm, the perfect week-end revitalizer.
If you prefer your art with fewer entrails, the LOVE exhibition is still going strong! It features one of Robert Indiana's ubiquitous "Love" statues (that one. You know that one we're talking about), as well as stunning works by Charles LeDray, Jonathan Newman, Sam Jinks, Birgit Brenner and many more, in a variety of mediums. Each piece offers a unique perspective on the most celebrated of virtues.
|A handful of tiles, waiting to be admired!|
Over the past few days, mastermind of the project Jo-Ann Brody has transformed these stacks of tiles into two magnificent public murals and the results are wonderful. This permanent installation is a testament to the talent of the Hudson Valley's young artists, and the hard work of HVCCA's staff. We hope that these murals brighten your evening jogs and morning commutes, and invite you to stop and examine these pieces of Hudson Valley history. Post your favorite tiles on social media and remember to tag #HVCCA!
|Jo-Ann Brody poses with a finished mural|
As the opening draws closer, we invite you to check our website for regular updates. The HVCCA staff has been working hard to organize the dozens of installations going up over the next month, ensuring that this Peekskill Project will be our best yet. Sneak previews, captured by a crafty intern, will be posted sporadically over twitter, so be sure to follow us!
Working time for art into a busy schedule can be a challenge, especially when there's so much to see. If any of our programming has intrigued you, Museum Day Live! is fast approaching and is the perfect opportunity to explore everything HVCCA has to offer. This program, sponsored by the Smithsonian, guarantees free admission to HVCCA with a Museum Day Live! ticket on Saturday, September 26th. We will also be offering a free docent tour at 2 pm with an exclusive preview of Peekskill Project 6.
The HVCCA calendar is stuffed full of events to attend, art of all mediums to view and experiences to share, and we are thrilled to present these programs to our fabulous community. What are you most looking forward to over the upcoming weeks? Is it Hermann Nitsch's bloody musing on ritual, or Robert Indiana's iconic burst of positivity? Do you hope to stop and admire our murals on your way to work, or do you have 48 hours reserved to fully experience Peekskill Project 6? Let us know in the comment box, and don't hesitate to ask your most probing art-related (or Peekskill-related) questions.