Private Studios of Thirty-one Artists Bridge Dutchess and Columbia Counties for the 8th Annual Labor Day Weekend Art Studio Views
The 8th annual Art Studio Views tour, held over Labor Day weekend, has expanded this year beyond the border of Northern Dutchess County to include artists from Southern Columbia County. This free, self-guided event will be open to the public on Saturday, September 5 and Sunday, September 6 from 11am-5pm each day.
Over the two days, studio doors swing open, inviting visitors into the inner workings of active and creative environments. Seeing new works in progress and items for sale is just part of the experience. Best of all, tour guests have the extraordinary opportunity to speak directly with the artists about their work, experience the studio setting, and observe the innovative processes needed to produce these high-quality artworks.
Art Studio Views is designed to promote the artwork and talents of artists in the Northern Dutchess & Southern Columbia counties along the Route 9 & 9G corridors. The communities on the 2015 tour include 31 artists in Germantown, Tivoli, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, and Hyde Park. This years participating artists include:
In Germantown: Marie Cole, Trevor Hunter, Dana Matthews Helen Sacco, and Valerie Shaff; Tivoli: Louise Kalin, Kate Kennedy, Kevin Palfreyman, and Linda Palfreyman; Red Hook: Barbara Eichin, Dan Goldman, and Michael Scudder; Rhinebeck: Melissa Katzman Braggins, Ted Braggins, Undine Brod, Thomas Cale, Richard Chianella, China Jorrin, Christine Livesey Sally Lyon, Lisa Masciadrelli, Ann Moring, Franc Palaia, Jeff Romano, Bianca Terranova, Lucas Terranova, and Dean Vallas, and in Hyde Park: Tarryl Gabel, Eric Garrison, Carl Grieco, and Marilyn Grieco.
“We are thrilled to see how this event is growing, exponentially,” stated Joanna Hess, director of Art Studio Views 2015. “We have linked the Northern Dutchess communities with Southern Columbia County – welcoming a total of 31 artists This growth speaks to the significance of the Arts as an incredibly important aspect of our communities and our local economy.”
“We are proud to, once again, be the presenting sponsor of this years Art Studio Views tour.” says Frank Koechlein, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Rhinebeck Bank. “We appreciate the richness that the arts add to our community and gladly support this effort to showcase their talents.” A sampling of all the artists work will be on display at The Atrium at Rhinebeck Bank in Rhinebeck beginning in August. It will be a wonderful chance to get a sneak peek at the talent on the tour.
“The Arts are a vital part of the culture in the Hudson Valley, attracting hundreds of visitors and art buyers who patronize local businesses and increase tourism to the area. Art Studio Views celebrates the deeply personal experiences of each artist,
giving them a chance to showcase their creative space, and offering attendees an
opportunity to take an intimate look at the studios where exceptional work is born,” Hess added. “Artists will be available at each location to answer questions and discuss work on display. Artwork will also be available for purchase.”
Tours are self-guided, and visitors can pick up maps at one of the three Art Studio Views headquarter locations: Tivoli Artist Gallery, Tivoli; Betsy Jacaruso Studio & Gallery, Rhinebeck; or the Artists’ Collective of Hyde Park, Hyde Park. Brochures are also available at the Rhinebeck Bank branches in Red Hook, Rhinebeck and Hyde Park.
In addition to the presenting sponsor Rhinebeck Bank, other major sponsors
include The Gardens at Rhinebeck, Vicki L. Haak, CFP, Ameriprise Financial
Services, and Cale Communications.