HV CELEBRITY SERIES GAINS MOMENTUM AT GALLERY@RHINEBECK: MAY HEADLINERS INCLUDE OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE 1969 WOODSTOCK FESTIVAL, ELLIOTT LANDY, AND LOCAL NOBEL PEACE PRIZE NOMINEE, DAVID IVES
Rhinebeck, New York (Hudson Valley)….The Gallery@Rhinebeck, located at 47 East Market Street in Historic Rhinebeck, continues its signature Hudson Valley Celebrity Series in May with plans to host Elliott Landy on May 11th at 7pm and David Ives on May 25th at 7pm.
Landy, the official photographer for the 1969 Woodstock festival, has documented rock-and-roll history throughout his career; his portfolio includes photos of stars like Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and Joan Baez.
Ives, executive director of the Albert Schweitzer Institute at Quinnipiac University, won an Emmy award for his documentary, “My Life is My Argument,” and is well-known for his vast work on a number of peacekeeping initiatives around the world, which have given him the opportunity to work alongside people like President Jimmy Carter and the Dalai Lama. Ives is also actively involved in local humanitarian efforts as a longtime member of the Rhinebeck Rotary Club.
“We are all so excited about spending an evening with each of these extraordinary local talents. Our Hudson Valley Celebrity series is designed to provide people throughout the Hudson Valley region with an opportunity to learn more about the work and inspiration of their celebrity neighbors, and I know that the messages both of these gentlemen share through our events will resonate,” says Pat D’Antonio, executive director for The Gallery@Rhinebeck, a commission-free, not-for-profit gallery that not only houses the fine art, sculpture, and handmade jewelry of 60-plus local artists, but hosts special events, public performances, and organizes community outreach programs for its member artists.
“The events give guests an opportunity to hear from the artists themselves via an interview format; they are always funny, enlightening, and most people in the room leave feeling inspired,” adds D’Antonio.
Tickets are $15 per person.