Kick Off Event

For Immediate Release:
April 20, 2012
Garrison Art Center
Contact: Carinda Swann, Executive Director director@garrisonartcenter.org

May 10, 2012 – Cold Spring, NY

Garrison Art Center and Cold Spring Arts have joined forces to host the 9th Annual Art Along the Hudson Kick Off Event, May 10th, 2012. A juried exhibition of works by artists from each of the participating communities will be held at Philipstown dot Info, 69 Main St. in Cold Spring, May 10, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.

The exhibition was juried by the acclaimed Ed Smith, a Guggenheim Fellow in Sculpture and Drawing and an Associate member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors. His work is represented in The British Museum, The Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp Belgium, Ministry of the Flemish Community, The Hood Museum, the Davis Museum, Yale University and many more. He has had many one person exhibitions and innumerable group exhibitions which include, Brooklyn Museum, Caversham Press South Africa, Fleming Museum, The Albright Knox Museum, and many others. His work has been written about and reviewed in the New York Times, Sculpture Magazine, and Art News among others.

In addition to the Art Along the Hudson Exhibition, Cold Spring will simultaneously host exhibits to at other venues including the Marina Gallery, Terence Donovan Gallery, Chapel of Our Lady Restoration and Gallery 66. Art and music will also be featured at Cathryn’s Tuscan Grill, Cold Spring Depot Restaurant, Riverview Restaurant, the Silver Spoon Restaurant and Bar and Whistling Willie’s American Grill.

Art Along the Hudson, now in its 9th year, is a unique year-round collaborative marketing effort to promote towns on or near the river as vibrant arts and cultural communities. In 2012, Art Along the Hudson will celebrate the arts in ten artistically-focused communities on the Hudson River including: Peekskill, Garrison/Cold Spring, Newburgh, Beacon, Poughkeepsie, New Paltz, Rhinebeck/Red Hook, Kingston, Saugerties and Woodstock. It is also promoting eight Hudson Valley Studio Tours offering art lovers great opportunities to meet the many artists living and working in the Hudson Valley.

The purpose of the Art Along the Hudson Spring Kick-off Media Event is to bring together business owners, elected officials, artists, arts patrons and the media with a focus on the many and varied cultural opportunities available and how they generate economic growth.

The Arts are now more than ever a significant economic factor in the revitalization of Main Streets. It is in large part the arts and cultural organizations that help fill restaurants and lodgings, and bring dollars and jobs to the Hudson Valley. From major metropolitan areas to small rural towns, the research shows to what degree the nonprofit arts and culture industry attracts audiences, spurs business development, supports jobs and generates government revenue. Locally as well as nationally, the arts mean business.

Join us to celebrate our vibrant cultural communities and a year of arts events that will stir the soul and engender prosperity.

For more information: contact Garrison Art Center – 845-424-3960 or Cold Spring Arts 845-265-3618.

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