Thirty Artists Open their Private Studios to the Public over Labor Day Weekend
The 10th annual Art Studio Views tour, to be held over Labor Day weekend, includes 30-talented artists in the mid-Hudson Valley region. This free, self-guided event will be open to the public on Saturday, September 2 and Sunday, September 3 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.
“For many visitors, this is a unique opportunity to meet and speak with the diverse and talented artists in their own studio space,” Joanna Hess, ASV Tour Director shared. “See how they work. Ask questions about how our wonderful Hudson Valley area inspires them. Engage in a dialogue to learn how certain works of art are actually made and see many in production. Demonstrations will be on-going in some studios throughout the weekend.”
“Art Studio Views is a brilliant initiative that lets us all peek into the lives of some of our most talented mid-Hudson Valley residents. The land that inspired Thomas Cole & Frederic Church is now home to a truly enjoyable weekend outing for locals and visitors alike,” remarked Robert McKeon, Red Hook’s Town Supervisor. “Now in its’10th year, the tour attracts thousands of people that shop and dine in our villages as they tour our beautiful countryside. Art brings joy, and we’re so happy to have the Art Studio Views happen again this Labor Day weekend.”
Art Studio Views 2017 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. The communities on the 2017 tour include Germantown, Hyde Park, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, and Tivoli. There are many new artists on this year’s tour, as well as past favorites.
This years participating artists include:
In Germantown: Marie Cole (painter), Doris Cultraro (glass), Trevor Hunter (painter), Ellen Jouret-Eptsein (sculpture) and Helen Sacco (painter); in Hyde Park: Tarryl Gabel (painter), Carl & Marilyn Grieco (sculptor & textiles), Roxie Johnson (mixed media), and Tatiana Rhinevault (painter); in Red Hook:, Kari Feuer (painter); in Rhinebeck: Andrea Alvin (painter), Melissa & Ted Braggins (printmakers: Saturday only), Sean Bowen (painter), Richard Chianella (photographer), Mark Hopkin (painter), Rich Humphrey (painter), John Lavin (ceramics), Norm Magnusson (mixed media), Franc Palaia (mixed media), Vera Kaplan (painter), James Ransome (mixed media), Michael D. Scudder (photographer), Pierce Smith (painter), and Dean Vallas (painter); and in Tivoli: Louise Kalin (printmaker), Kate Kennedy (mixed media), Phyllis Gay Palmer (painter) and Fumiko Sugaya (painter);
“It has been wonderful to see the annual Art Studio Views tour grow and develop over these past ten 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.”
Art adventurers 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 Premier Sponsors: Vicki L. Haak, CFP, The Rhinebeck Bank, and Red Hook Community Arts Network (CAN). 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.
Travel at your own pace through the beautiful countryside and prepare to be awed by the incredible talent you will discover. Visit artstudioviews.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ASV 2017 TOUR-RELATED EVENTS
August 3-September 3: Betsy Jacaruso Studio & Gallery (43-2 E. Market St (The Courtyard), Rhinebeck: 845-516-4435) presents an exhibit of the ASV2017 artists. Open during gallery hours. Opening Reception: Saturday, August 5, 5-7pm, music by Tarryn Waz & Friends.
Sunday, August 20: Visit our booth at the Rhinebeck Farmer’s Market (Municipal Parking Lot). Painting demonstrations & brochures available. 10am-2pm.
August 25- Sept 24: The Enchanted Café (7484 S Broadway (Rt 9), Red Hook: 845-835-8345) presents “TEN”, a show of ASV artists celebrating our 10th year. Opening Reception: Friday, August 25, 6-8pm.
Saturday, August 26: Visit our table at the Hyde Park Farmer’s Market (4390 Route 9, across from Hyde Park Town Hall). Brochures available. 9am-2pm.
August 30-Sept 24: Grand Cru Beer & Cheese Market (6384 Mill St (Rt 9), Rhinebeck: 845-876-6992) presents a selection of ASV2017 artists. Opening Reception: Thursday, August 30, 5-8pm.
Sept 1-4: Equis Art Gallery (15 W Market St, Red Hook: 845-758-9432) features artists Isabel Ezrati (ceramic artist) and Maria Kolodziej-Zincio (encaustic) in conjunction with ASV’s weekend. Opening Reception: Saturday, Sept 2, 5-7pm.
Sept 1-24: Tivoli Artists Gallery (60 Broadway, Tivoli: 845-757-2667) present its “Small Works” exhibit in conjunction with ASV2017. Opening Reception: Saturday, Sept 2, 6-8pm.
Ongoing thru Oct 31: Wilderstein Historic Site’s (330 Morton Rd, Rhinebeck: 845-876-4818) Outdoor Sculpture Biennial curated by ASV artist Franc Palaia (Rhinebeck) features 17 regional sculptors including two more tour artists Carl Grieco (Hyde Park) and Norm Magnusson (Rhinebeck). www.wilderstein.org