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Dorsky Museum announces programs for Dear Mother Nature, Hudson Valley Artists 2012

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The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art announces the programs they have organized in conjunction with the exhibition Dear Mother Nature, Hudson Valley Artists 2012, on display in the Alice and Horace Chandler Gallery through November 4.

The program, developed by curator Linda Weintraub and the exhibiting artists, seeks to increase audience understanding of individual artworks as well as exhibition themes and consists mainly of interactive performances, gallery talks, workshops and participatory ceremonies, planned from July to November, accompanying the exhibition.

Saturday, August 25

  • 2 pm – Free Gallery talk with Linda Weintraub, curator of Dear Mother Nature: Hudson Valley Artists 2012
  • 3 pm – Ceremonial meal with artist Mary Anne Davis, “Mala Meal”

Saturday, September 15

  • 2 pm – Free Gallery talk with Dear Mother Nature: Hudson Valley Artists 2012 curator, Linda Weintraub, and artists Christy Rupp and Elisa Pritzker
  • 2:30 pm – Performance: Jan Harrison will perform in “Animal Tongues.”
  • 3:30 pm – Demonstration: Hudson Valley artist Barbara Bash will show examples of her journaling work and demonstrate the heaven, earth and human principles at the heart of this process in a spontaneous drawing and writing performance.

Saturday, September 22

  • 2 pm – Free Gallery talk with Dear Mother Nature: Hudson Valley Artists 2012 curator, Linda Weintraub, and artists Angela Basile, Claudia McNulty, Meadow, Kathleen Anderson, Laura Moriarty, Ilse Schreiber-Noll, and Leslie Pelino
  • 3 pm – Demonstration/workshop: “The Language of Natural Materials”

Saturday, September 29

  • 2 pm – Free Gallery talk with Linda Weintraub, curator of Dear Mother Nature: Hudson Valley Artists 2012, and artists Raquel Rabinovich and Gina Palmer
  • 2:30 pm – Poetry Slam: Leila Goldthwaite – “Cheese Torte and Fish Tales: Poetry Theme Slam and Open Mic”
  • 3:30 pm – Workshop with artist Riva Weinstein – “Lifeline” creates a link between Mother Nature and humanity. Bring found objects. You will use them to create spontaneous and ephemeral assemblages. All ages are welcome.

Saturday, October 20

  • 2 pm – Drawing Performance: Jaanika Peerna, artist, and David Rothenberg, musician, respond to each moment’s breezes, moisture, sounds and many other offerings from Mother Nature through movement, drawing, and sound.
  • 3 pm – Dance Performance: “Tree – a Dance: trees we see, trees we dream, trees of our lineage”
  • Susan Osberg – choreography and direction, work with Dancers Company: Marika Blossfeldt, Elizabeth Castagna, Shannon Murphy and Susan Osberg, Tom Moore – photography, Steve Blamires – readings from his book, “Celtic Tree Mysteries”

You can also check our previous post about the exhibition Dear Mother Nature here.

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Dear Mother Nature: Hudson Valley Artists 2012

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The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art presents its annual exhibition of work by artists from the mid Hudson Valley.

The exhibition will run from June 23 to November 4, 2012 in the museum’s Alice and Horace Chandler Gallery and North Gallery.

This year’s exhibition titled Dear Mother Nature: Hudson Valley Artists 2012 is organized by guest curator Linda Weintraub. Ms. Weintraub served as the first director of the Edith C. Blum Art Institute at Bard College where she originated 50 exhibitions and published over 20 catalogues. She is the author of several books about contemporary art including To Life! Eco Art in Pursuit of a Sustainable Planet, to be published by the University of California Press in 2012.

For Dear Mother Nature: Hudson Valley Artists 2012, Ms. Weintraub invited artists to send something to Mother Nature that expresses their relationship to her and their feelings about her. What would it be? Love letter? Care package? Medal of honor? Bill for unfulfilled promises? Payment for services rendered? Prayer for guidance? Crutches for support? Bouquet of praise? Compensation for damages? Reward for effort? Entreaty for forgiveness? Pledge of devotion? Summons for misconduct? Condolences? Advice? Warnings?

You can read an interview with the curator here.

For more information about the exhibition, you can go to http://www.newpaltz.edu/museum/exhibitions/exhibitions_6.html

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– Oleg Koefoed and Kajsa Paludan (both based in Copenhagen, Denmark)
– Hans Dieleman (based in Mexico-City, Mexico)
– Francesca Cozzolino and David Knaute (both based in Paris, France)

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