ArtFull Living Show House at Glassbury Court; Tours end on October 14th, with Silent Auction for Charity
The ArtFull Living Designer Show House will conclude on October 14th. Take advantage of the next few weeks to see this incredible show house.
ArtFull Living, an inspiration of Cold Spring Arts, takes a model home at Glassbury Court, a vibrant new development for adult living (55+) in Cold Spring, and presents the visions of seven award-winning interior designers for a home that takes gracious living to a whole new level with the integration of visual art in a variety of surprising ways. Over 30 artists have provided art for the home, and each designer, after touring the artist studios and getting to know their work, chose specific artists to collaborate with and create special art pieces for their rooms to surprising and delightful affect.
“These designer rooms are not what you would normally expect, says project director Barbara Galazzo, an internationally renowned glass artist who also has work featured in the house. They truly show how putting art into your home can give you energy, help you focus and feed your spirit.”
Indeed this home has art everywhere you could imagine, and several places you’d never think art could go and work. Especially evident, and mentioned by more than one guest, is how the amount and diversity of the art provides a flow from one space to the next while still helping each room exude its own unique feeling. This is exceptionally key in the light-filled open plan of the homes at Glassbury Court, with their two-story open air great rooms and overhanging lofts. So much of the time with contemporary homes, blank wall space can present a puzzle, especially in open plan designs. Many guests have commented on art hung on the balcony half-wall as the stairs come down into the kitchen and entry area. She never thought of putting art in such a place, and yet it is great to enjoy downstairs eating breakfast as much as every time I go up the stairs.
Each room is done by a different designer and dedicated to a celebrity or personality character. Bill Miller has courted the queen of celebratory excess, Lady Gaga, for an over-the-top VIP salon that is as comfortable as it is decadent. Bold shapes and colors throughout are given space to breathe by a liberal use of whites and neutrals, showing how balance and harmony, the designers stock in trade, do not have to be dull and boring. Anchoring the great room is a grand playful six panel plexi-glass and resin wall piece by Carla Goldberg that spans the atrium with large champagne bubbles containing cut out images of Lady GaGa’s shoes forever effervescing, reflecting both the abundant natural light and the glow from the six foot spiraling contemporary steel and LED chandelier.
A great benefit of the project has been to expose some of this regions best designers to the great wealth of world-class contemporary artists right here in the Hudson Valley, but the true aim of the home is to inspire and encourage visitors to be brave and bold in incorporating more art into their own home, to make their nest their sanctuary for expressing who they are and to feed their imagination. Cabot Parson commented on the show house this is what happens when art creates the environment instead of being used as decoration The art featured in the home, in addition to being almost exclusively locally sourced is also filled with very affordable pieces, reminding us that cost shouldn’t be a barrier in creating a rich and rewarding space in which to live and thrive.
Over 30 professional Hudson Valley Artists from Peekskill, Garrison, Cold Spring, Beacon, Newburgh and up to Saugerties and 7 Interior Designers from the Hudson Valley Region have worked on this project. If you have not had a chance to see this art project yet, don’t miss the last few weeks. If you were a visitor and saw artwork or items in the show house and wanted to buy them then this is the time. Everything is for sale and profits go to charity.
There will be one last interior designer lecture on Oct. 11 from 6-9 pm. Join Interior Designer Nicole Ashey for Cocktails & Lecture on good design. The price is $25 and reservations are required. For more information or to reserve a spot call 914-815-3133.
In closing there will be a silent auction on Oct. 12, 13 & 14. Previews for the auction will be Oct. 6th thru the 9th & 12th from 12-4 with a closing reception on Oct. 14 from 6-7:30. The closing reception will celebrate the closing of the open studios and the designer show house both projects of Cold Spring Arts. Final Bidding will take place from 6-7:30 with a wine reception; you may view or download pricelist for details. Phone bids can be called in via 845-265-9600 or 914-815-3133.
Profits from the auction will be given to two organizations, the Born This Way Foundation and Garrison Art Center. Both organizations are focused on the enpowerment of children through art and education. We are very pleased to have these organizations be recipients of profits. Born This Way Foundation is a national charity organization educating kids and empowering them with anti bullying messages and acceptance of others differences. Garrison Art Center is a local non-profit that serves the community to educate and empower kids through art in Putnam County.
The ArtFull Living Show House is open to the public daily (closed Wednesdays & Thursdays), 12 noon 4 pm, and running through Oct. 14th. Just 5 minutes east of the Village of Cold Spring, Glassbury Court at Cold Spring is located at 3370 Albany Post Road (Route 9). There is a suggested $10 donation for the show house tour. No children under 10 permitted in Show House.