Monday, October 8, 2012

Cold Spring/Garrison Open Studios Oct.12th, 13th, 14th.

2012 Cold Spring Arts Annual Open Studio tour  

Cold Spring, 
Nelsonville & Garrison Area Artists invite art lovers into  
Their Working Environment

The success of Cold Spring Arts first open studios held in 2011 has inspired 39 artists to join in CSA's 2nd annual Open Studio event. This free weekend event has been created by artists for art lovers and collectors to expand awareness of the vibrant artistic community thriving in the inspiring Hudson Valley towns of Cold Spring and Garrison. A preview reception and group show on Friday, October 12th, from 5 to 8 p.m. will kick off the event. Artists will open their spaces to the public from 12 pm to 6 pm on Saturday, October 13th and Sunday, October 14th, 2012. 
The group show, featuring one work from each artist, will open at 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. 
Maps posted on 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 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. 

Events Schedule
*Cold Spring Arts Open Studio Tour:

*Oct. 12th  
Kick Off Party Cold Spring Arts 5-8 pm
 Location Philipstown.Info  69 Main St., Cold Spring, NY

*Oct 13th Open Studios 12-6pm
*Oct 14th Open Studios 12-6pm

Art Events Scheduled:

*Oct. 12th Opening Receptions and Exhibits 6-9pm 
 Marina Gallery 153 Main St., Cold Spring 
Gallery 66 NY 66 Main St., Cold Spring  
Van Brunt Projects @the Living Room, 103 Main St.,Cold Spring  
Houlihan Lawrence 70 Main St., Cold Spring

*Oct. 13th  
Collaborative Concepts @ Saunders Farm Mid Run Reception, 853 Old Albany Post Rd, Garrison 2-6 pm
*Oct. 13th & 14th
Garrison Art Center Artist on Location Silent Auction, Garrison
Current Sculpture at Boscobel  Cold Spring
ArtFull Living Designer Show House at Glassbury
3370 Albany Post Road, (Route 9) Court Cold Spring
Collaborative Concepts @ Saunders Farm Garrison

*Oct. 14
ArtFull Living Designer Show House at Glassbury Court, Closing Reception & Silent Auction 6-7:30
3370 Albany Post Road, (Route 9)  

Links to All Area Events Weekend of Oct. 13th and 14th
Cold Spring Garrison Open Studios  
Artfull Living Designer Show House 
Saunders Farm

This event was made possible by a grant from Putnam Arts. This grant program is managed and monitored by the Putnam Arts Council.




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