July 14, 2016

Fall Screenings/Talks

Sense the Wind – Film Screening champ_start_600x338

With producer/Director, Christine Knowlton

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 7 pm

On Tuesday, September 27th at 7:00pm, a special screening will be held at the WCC of Sense the Wind. The hour-long documentary will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker, WCC Alumnae, Christine Knowlton and WCC Instructor, Gerry Katzban who created the animated maps and FX.

Blind sailors race across open water learning not to fear what cannot be seen. Sense the Wind is a journey led by four blind sailors – Nancy, Inky, Philip and Matt as they train and compete at the Blind Nationals and press towards Japan’s Blind Sailing World Championships. They compete despite risk, to a crossing boom, collisions, or falling overboard. On the water, teamwork and intuition take over. Disabilities are no longer the focus. Between seasons, life takes a turn when one gains more than a trophy and must learn to live and sail with new sensibilities.

Trailers and more information about the project may be found at: sensethewind.com


This event is open to the public and all enrolled students, but reservations are required. Please email us at peekskill@sunywcc.edu


Bill Albertini – albertini

3D Printing and The Design Process

Talk: Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 7 pm

Bill Albertini takes a sculptor’s fascination with the transformation of different organic forms and a debt to mid-20th century conceptualist experiments with serialization, and marries these to an industrial designer’s passion for technique. This confluence of influences helped him create a series of 3-D printed lamps in different shapes and sizes. This talk will examine how design, engineering and art converge in the realm of 3D printing. Mr. Albertini works with cutting edge 3D printers to produce his work. Learn more about the design iteration process and the engineering challenges of prototyping and producing work with 3D printers.



This event is open to the public and all enrolled students, but reservations are required. Please email us at peekskill@sunywcc.edu

July 14, 2016

Fall Gallery Shows 2016

Anthony Antonellis skillsindemand

Starter Pack

September 8 – October 8, 2016

Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 – 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Gallery Talk: 6:30 pm


In trading card games, a starter pack is the first group of cards needed to learn the game and begin playing. This exhibition features a cross section of Antonellis’s work, from net art to technological endurance art. These works reflect on one’s digital footprint and the visibility of the artist’s hand in new media. Several definitive pieces from his practice are showcased in addition to new work to be unveiled at the opening.

Image is a video still from Skills In Demand, 2013


Nandita Raman Indeterminacy

If I Had A Hammer

October 18 – November 21, 2016

Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 18, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Gallery Talk: 6:30 pm


Works in this exhibition take a cue from the Pete Seeger performance of If I Had a Hammer for Paul Robeson’s September, 1949, concert near Peekskill, New York, which subsequently erupted into a riot. The utopian desire of the song coincides with artist’s engagement of the subject; where desire is a human impulse that keeps the wheels turning.


Caption: Image is a video still from Shall I Put It Down


Peekskill Extension Center Faculty Show 

artist: Laurel Shute, 11"W x 14" H, acrylic, bark, photographic images of water and trees, plastic mesh on canvas, 2015.

artist: Laurel Shute, 11″W x 14″ H, acrylic, bark, photographic images of water and trees, plastic mesh on canvas, 2015.

December 6 – January 13, 2017

Opening Reception: Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 5:30 – 7:30 pm


The Center for Digital Art Gallery at the Peekskill Extension Center is pleased to showcase the work of our talented faculty members. Our faculty includes many professional artists, musicians and designers whose creative work is notable and innovative. Works exhibited will include: painting, drawing, digital prints, multimedia digital works, web site design and more. Join us to meet our faculty and experience their artwork.

July 14, 2016

Summer 2016

PEESKILL ARTS ALLIANCE presents: Screen Shot 2016-05-31 at 2.31.11 PM

Off the Beaten Track

Works in all media by Peekskill Arts Alliance Member Artists located outside of the downtown arts district.

June 2, 2016 – July 29, 2016

Exhibition dates: 

Artist’s reception: Thursday, June 2, 2016  5:30 – 7:30 pm

This show will run in conjunction with the 19th Annual Peekskill Open Studios Event.  Saturday & Sunday June 4 & 5, from 12 to 5 each day.

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January 14, 2016

In The Gallery Spring 2016


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Digital Calligraphy

 April 19 – may 19, 2016

Reception: Tuesday, April 19, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Gallery Talk: 6:30 pm

The production of objects has moved from using analog tools powered exclusively using the hands, to computer-generated output where automated machines perform functions devoid of the human. In terms of contemporary object making, computer aided technology has dominated how we think and make decisions. Adam Chau has been exploring how he can introduce the human hand into computer-controlled environments. Handmade tools have replaced standardized milling bits on a CNC machine in order to complete tasks such as creating a ceramic plate. By having a unique tool only made possible by the hand, his dishes differ from each other even when the program is repeated every time. This methodology has potential to change the craft and design industry, where a hybrid practice can see the benefits of both worlds.

STUDENT SHOW 2016 Meghan Mastroddipart3

January 19 – February 20, 2016

Reception: Tuesday, February 2, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Special Screening of Student multimedia Work: 6:00 pm This exhibition of artwork by students from the Westchester Community College Center for the Digital Arts will include the traditional fine arts of painting and drawing and work from the digital arts, such as Digital Imaging, Digital Illustration, Digital Video, multimedia, as well as 2D and 3D Animation. Animation and Video will be exhibited at a special gallery screening during the opening and will play during the exhibition.




Often Software

March 1 – April 9, 2016

Reception: Tuesday, march 1, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Gallery Talk: 6:30 pm

Often Software  is a new media exhibition of recent works from New Haven based artist Paul Theriault featuring artwork that is both digitally constructed and displayed on media devices in the form of laptops, desktop computers, and video monitors. much of the exhibit will consist of a series, “Scanner Paintings”, in which oil paint is applied directly to a scanner bed. The underside of the glass is scanned and imported into a computer. After this scan, the painted scanner is itself scanned by an additional device mounted atop the original. Using digital imaging software, Theriault then merges these two files—the relief of the exposed paint and the flattened underside of the glass bed—to create his images. Paul Theriault has been exploring the possibilities of new media within the context of artistic production for the past two decades. He has exhibited in the United States and overseas.

December 17, 2015

Talks and Workshops Spring 2016

KAREN BERELOWITZ karmabee card rack

How To Open an Etsy Shop

Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Have you been thinking about selling your handmade items on Etsy but aren’t sure how to get started? This hour-long workshop taught by Karen Berelowitz, who founded Karmabee in 2007, will help you get started and discover the top tips that can help you become a successful seller. This class is designed primarily for those who don’t have a shop yet, but is also open to anyone who’s started the process and could use some tips and guidance. Topics include: getting started with a business name and profile, preparing your storefront, posting your first item for sale, and general overview and tips. Students will receive a handout with steps to take when you get home so you can join the growing community of independent makers sharing their creativity with the world!

This event is open to the public and all enrolled students, but reservations are required. Please email us at peekskill@sunywcc.edu



3D Printing in Action: A Hands-on Workshop

Friday, April 22, 2016, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

In this workshop we’ll give you a basic understanding by putting some 3D printers into action. You’ll gain exposure to the main facets of 3D printing including 3D scanning, 3D modeling, preparing the file for print, and finally, 3D printing. Anyone who has an interest in 3D printing and wants to learn should come give this a try! • The Basics: How does a 3D-printer work? • What are the different types of printers and materials? • What can I print with a 3D-printer? • Is it expensive to use a 3D Printer? and other FAQs • Learn how to set up the 3D Printer with basic settings Katherine Wilson is the Assistant Director of the Hudson Valley Advanced manufacturing Center at SUNY New Paltz.

This event is open to the public and all enrolled students, but reservations are required. Please email us at peekskill@sunywcc.edu


Using Social Media to Market Your Self and Your Art Tuesday,

March 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm

socmediaRon Kavanaugh is the social media coordinator for the Bronx museum of the Arts and executive director of the Literary Freedom Project, a non-profit arts organization that supports the literary arts through education, creative thinking, and
new media. At the Bronx museum he manages the Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Tumblr, & Pinterest accounts.


This event is open to the public and all enrolled students, but reservations are required. Please email us at peekskill@sunywcc.edu


September 17, 2015

Fall 2015 Talks

Fred Kahl  sideshow-gang

Extreme 3D printing: Recreating

Historic Coney Island, One layer at a time

Tuesday December 8, 2015 at 7 pm


Using five MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers, Fred Kahl, AKA The Great Fredini, created a complete, accurately scaled model of Coney Island’s Luna Park as it stood in 1914. A year in the making, this 3D model is now on display at the Coney Island Museum. Mr. Kahl will share his process using MakerBot Replicator 3D printers, and how he managed to achieve the accurately scaled model. While pursuing his re-creation of Luna Park, Kahl also explored 3D scanning and invented The Scan-O-Tron 3000 Full Body 3D Scanning Rig. To help fund his ambitious Luna Park model, Kahl launched a Kickstarter campaign for a pop-up business, the Coney Island Scan-A-Rama 3D Portrait Studio. Using his invention, Kahl creates 3D portraits of customers that are then displayed in the Luna Park model at Coney Island Museum.




This event is open to the public and all enrolled students, but reservations are required. Please email us at peekskill@sunywcc.edu



Howard Goodman

The Digital Traveler – Walking and Shooting along the CAMINO DE SANTIAGO

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 7 pm


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Caption: Fork, Galecia, Spain. ©Howard Goodman

In the Fall of 2013, Howard Goodman got this crazy idea to go for a walk: a 540-mile walk through some of the most breathtaking primeval landscapes, ancient cities and near-ghost towns that still exist in our civilized world.  El Camino de Santiago de Compostela has been a religious pilgrimage route – dating from about 800AD – that traditionally begins in a little village in the French Pyrenees and winds its way through Northern Spain, across mountains and plains ending at Santiago, Spain, near the Atlantic coast. In 1987 it was named a World Heritage Site.


Mr. Goodman will be presenting his personal photography from the Camino, which was recently exhibited at Theo Ganz Studio in Beacon, NY. He will discuss his insights and the challenges he faced not only as a photographer, but also as a Pilgrim walking this ancient path while living out of a backpack for almost two months.


Mr. Goodman’s way of working over the years has been to explore and examine a particular place or area in-depth for what he calls “found still lifes,” images of the residue that people leave in their wake of inhabiting or passing through a place. Other series have included the quiet, intimate corners of both public and private Kyoto, Japan, coastal fishing villages of Nova Scotia, Canada, and private estates.


Mr. Goodman has been on the faculty of Westchester Community College since 2007, and is a fine art and professional product photographer living and working in Peekskill, New York.  His art is in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, The George Eastman House, the Pfizer Collection, and other private collections. He has a Masters of Fine Arts degree in photography from Rochester Institute of Technology and has been a visiting researcher, artist-in-residence and lecturer in Kyoto, Japan.


This event is open to the public and all enrolled students, but reservations are required. Please email us at peekskill@sunywcc.edu