The group show, featuring one work from each artist, will open at Philipstown.Info at 69 Main St., Cold Spring. Representing a diverse range of styles and media, this collection will give visitors the opportunity to choreograph their weekend tour so that they can identify and then visit with the artists that interest them, in the studios where their work is created.
Our map (available here) will highlight the location of all open studios and will be available at various locations in the Village of Cold Spring, including Houlihan Lawrence at 60 Main Street, the Cold Spring Visitor’s Center at the end of Main Street and Garrison Art Center in Garrison. Visitors commuting by Metro-North can choose a walking tour within the village of Cold Spring, where over a dozen artists’ studios will be opened to the public; if traveling by car, visitors can map out a drive to seek out the artists who live in the Hudson Valley towns of Garrison and Cold Spring.
Visitors will have access to local artists in relaxed and informal settings, witnessing the creative process first-hand. Fused Glass artist and founder of Cold Spring Arts and ArtFull Living, Barbara Galazzo understands this: “By going into a studio, viewers get to see what goes on behind closed doors…how the artist’s creativity stirs them into action…and the processes involved in getting to the finished product”. The open studio format invites meaningful dialogue between artist and viewer. Whether a collector or an art lover, this is a unique opportunity to discover new talent at the source and purchase works directly from the artist’s inventory. Distinct from the often impersonal and intimidating gallery setting, this personal relationship with the artists brings another layer of meaning to any artwork that you choose to live with.
This year’s Open Studio tour features professional artists of national and international renown, working in ceramics, glass, painting, video, installation, printmaking, and sculpture. Highlights include: a rarely seen 18-foot wood-fired Anagama-Norborigama Japanese-style kiln built by Tony Moore; Susan English’s luminous poured paintings; Thomas Huber’s juxtaposition of images, built up to create a rich, intriguing surface; Carla Goldberg’s I Remember series, in which she casts items from her childhood in a 3-dimensional translucent resin, fixing the memory in time; Jaanika Peerna’s stunning nature-inspired abstract drawings and installations; Julie Tooth’s paintings which reference the myriad influences affecting us at all times and which she describes as “an attempt to realize the influences we see and feel, be they natural or man-made”; Alex Uribe’s profound sculptures, made from recycled and revitalized materials long before “Green” was in vogue; and Lesli Uribe’s paintings which encompass a global language introducing, perhaps subliminally, the idea that we are all creators.
The Cold Spring and Garrison 2nd Annual Open Studio event occurs at the beginning of fall foliage season – an opportune moment for visitors to experience the natural beauty that has long attracted artists to the Hudson Valley region. The area will also be host to other exciting art events on the same weekend, including “CURRENT 2012″, a sculpture exhibition presented by Garrison Art Center on the grounds of Boscobel House and Gardens; Collaborative Concepts @ Saunders Farm, a sculpture exhibition of over 70 sculptures; both located in Garrison, NY; the Van Brunt Projects @ The Living Room among works being shown includes the Starn Brothers; and The ArtFull Living Designer Show House showcasing 37 Hudson Valley artists works and collaboration with 7 interior designers.