Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Art and the River

This Saturday, January 19, there are two events that celebrate the river--each in its own way.

The first is the opening reception for the exhibition Furgary: The Hudson Boat Club. On display will be the works created last October when BeLo 3rd and the Columbia County Council of the Arts sponsored an en plein air opportunity at the Furgary Boat Club. Pictured here is one of the works from the show: Shack #5, a watercolor by Gretchen Kelly. The reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. at the CCCA Gallery, 209 Warren Street.   

Also this Saturday night, just up the street, Scenic Hudson's anniversary photo exhibition, On Time and Place: Celebrating Scenic Hudson's First 50 Years, opens at the Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street. During Scenic Hudson's fiftieth anniversary year, the curated exhibition of photographs will travel throughout the valley, and it is starting its journey right here in Hudson. The photograph reproduced here is part of the exhibition: View to Olana from River School Farm, by Carolyn Marks Blackwood. The opening reception is from 5 to 8 p.m.

1 comment:

  1. Frank Lloyd Wright on "vernacular architecture":

    "Folk building growing in response to actual needs, fitted into environments by people who knew no better than to fit them with native feeling."

    Olana which is practically the opposite makes a luxurious counterpoint. Consider that Olana came very close to going the way of Furgary - unless of course we don't give up on Furgary's shacks, some of which date to a time when Church was still living at Olana.