Annual Art Studio Views Tour Unites Communities through the Arts
Twenty-seven Artists Open their Private Studios to the Public over Labor Day Weekend
Rhinebeck, New York….. The 9th annual Art Studio Views tour, to be held over Labor Day weekend, will include artists from Northern Dutchess County and Southern Columbia County. This free, self-guided event will be open to the public on Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4 from 11am-5pm each day.
Over the course of two days, studio doors swing open, inviting visitors into the inner workings of active and creative environments. Tour guests will have the extraordinary opportunity to speak directly with artists about their artwork, be in their actual studio setting, and observe the innovative processes needed to produce their high-quality 2-and 3-dimensional creations. The tour is a great way to begin or enhance your fine art collection.
“The idea of an ‘Art Studio Trail’ is a chance for our community’s most creative individuals to showcase their impressive work and serve as a reminder of the incredible talent in our own backyard,” observed NYS Assemblymember Kevin Cahill. “I’ve had the privilege of helping the arts to thrive in the Hudson Valley for quite some time, but they’ve truly flourished in recent years. What a gift it is to have so much originality, beauty, and expression all around us. I encourage everyone to take advantage of this unique opportunity,” he further commented.
“Art is one of the few things in the world that transcends different cultures, ages, genders, and class levels.” Joanna Hess, ASV Tour Director shared. “We are fortunate that the various communities in the mid-Hudson Valley encourage, respect, and value the artists that live and have relocated to our beautiful region.”
“Art Studio Views is an incredible opportunity for residents and visitors alike to come together to celebrate and support the work of the local artists, who play such an invaluable role in our community,” noted NYS Senator Sue Serino. “This event is a unique opportunity to take in the creative spaces of some of our area’s most talented artists and I encourage all who are able to come out and experience it first-hand. I thank the event’s organizers for their tireless commitment to connecting our community with the arts.”
Art Studio Views 2016 promotes the inspiring art and talents of artists in the Northern Dutchess & Southern Columbia counties. Most of the artists are easily located along the Route 9 & 9G corridors, making the odyssey accessible and fun. Travel at your own pace through the beautiful countryside and prepare to be awed by the incredible talent you will discover. The communities on the 2016 tour include Germantown, Tivoli, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, and Hyde Park. There are many new artists on this year’s tour, as well as past favorites.
This years participating artists include:
In Germantown: Dea Archbold (glass), Marie Cole (painter), Doris Cultraro (glass), Trevor Hunter (painter), and Helen Sacco (painter); in Tivoli: Kate Kennedy (mixed media), Kevin & Linda Palfreyman (painters); in Red Hook:, Nadine Robbins (painter), and Kathryn Windley (painter); in Rhinebeck: Melissa & Ted Braggins (printmakers), Thomas Cale (painter), Richard Chianella (photographer), Rich Humphrey (painter), John Lavin (ceramics), Sally Lyon (painter), Ann Moring (sculptor), Franc Palaia (mixed media), Tom Stoenner (glass – Saturday only), and Dean Vallas (painter), and in Hyde Park: Tarryl Gabel (painter), Carl & Marilyn Grieco (sculptor & textiles), Roxie Johnson (mixed media), Hanna Manner (painter), and Tatiana Rhinevault (painter).
“It has been wonderful to see the annual Art Studio Views tour grow and develop over these past nine years. This tour supports our local artist residents, promotes their work, and adds to the cultural offerings of our region,” noted Rhinebeck Town Supervisor Elizabeth Spinzia. “Art events, such as Art Studio Views, go a long way toward keeping our community vibrant and continuing to make us an attractive place to visit.”
Tour visitors are encouraged to pre-plan their personal tour by going to the ASV website, read about each of the artists, and download the brochure and map. Visitors will also find brochures at one of the convenient tour headquarters, to plan their studio itinerary. “Look for our gold and black Art Studio Views signs along the route, follow the tour map, or use GPS to find the private studios in our picturesque communities,” added Hess.
The three tour headquarter locations are: Tivoli Artist Gallery in Tivoli (tivoliartistsgallery.com); Betsy Jacaruso Studio & Gallery in Rhinebeck (bestsyjacarusostudio.com); and the Artists’ Collective of Hyde Park in Hyde Park (achpny.com). Brochures are also available at The Rhinebeck Bank branches in Red Hook, Rhinebeck and Hyde Park.
Art Studio Views is grateful to this year’s Presenting Sponsor: The Gardens at Rhinebeck, and other major sponsors including Vicki L. Haak, CFP, The Rhinebeck Bank, and WDST Radio Woodstock. We thank many other local businesses for their sponsorships. For a complete list, please visit our website. Their continued support enables the artists to produce this free public event.
ASV2016 TOUR EVENTS
August 1st through September 4th: Betsy Jacaruso Studio & Gallery (43-2 E. Market Street -The Courtyard in Rhinebeck / 845-516-4435) exhibit of the 27 participating ASV2016 artists. Open during gallery hours.
Saturday, August 20th: Reception 5:30-8:30pm: Artists’ Collective of Hyde Park (4338 Albany Post Rd (Rt 9), Hyde Park / 914-456-6700) presents a special tribute to our local National Parks: NPS is celebrating its 100th anniversary, and the FDR site, its 75th as part of the ASV2016 events.
Sunday, August 21st: 10am-2pm: Visit our booth at the Rhinebeck Farmer’s Market in the Municipal Parking lot in Rhinebeck. Painting demonstration and ASV tour brochures available.
LATER ON Sunday, August 21st: ASV2016 Artists Reception at Betsy Jacaruso Studio & Gallery celebrates ASV2016 with an Artist’s Reception and live music by Chris Davison, Chuck Jacobs, & Tarryn Waz in “The Courtyard”. Opening Reception 2-5pm:
Saturdays, August 27th: 9am-2pm: Visit our booth at the Hyde Park Farmer’s Market (4390 Route 9 - across from Hyde Park Town Hall). ASV tour brochures available.
Thursday, September 1st: Grand Cru Beer & Cheese Market (6384 Mill St ~ Route 9, Rhinebeck / 845-876-6992) presents a selection of artists participating in ASV2016. Opening Reception 5-8pm.
Saturday, September 4th: Tivoli Artists Gallery (60 Broadway, Tivoli / 845-757-2667) presents the “2nd Annual Tivoli: People and Place” exhibit. Opening Reception 6-8pm.