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



September 17, 2015

Fall 2015 Gallery Shows


Caption: Trending Meats, digital print collage, 2015


Susan Walsh

From This Vantage Point: 41ºN 30’22” -73ºW 57’54”

October 20 – November 21, 2015

Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 20, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Gallery Talk: 6:30


Susan Walsh has been recording the sun’s shadow (to mark time) in relation to pieces of thread, as digital photographs and video experiments during the months of January, February and March (from Winter Solstice to Spring Equinox). From the latitude/vantage point of her studio in Beacon, NY, she waits for the sun to draw delicate shadow lines in collaboration with a random placement of thread. She also creates sculptures (wood panel, paint, graphite, nails) that loosely reference early sundials. With ordinary nails as pointers, set at the angle determined by the latitude of her studio, and in multiple directions instead of true north, she creates a lyrical moment in time with the sun as collaborator. She photographs the shadows and the completed drawing is printed on fine art paper (video is also a component of this body of work).


Website: www.susanwalshstudio.com





Erin McNally McNallyGlitters2

All That Glitters

December 8, 2015 – January 8, 2016

Opening Reception:  Tuesday, December 8, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Artist’s Gallery Talk: 6:30 pm

(closed Dec. 23 – Jan 3)


All that Glitters is an exhibition of seasonal décor designed to act as a perfunctory antidote to the distractions that inhibit our holiday celebrations. Inspired in part by the 1908 essay “Ornament and Crime,” by Adolf Loos, ornaments and wreaths, assembled from unconventional materials, make a satirical attempt to adorn, and thus redeem, those who have lost their way during the season of giving.

Erin McNally is a performance and installation artist based in the Hudson Valley. She holds degrees from The School of Art & Design at Alfred University, Hunter College and SUNY New Paltz. She is also a founding member of the artist collective, The Ladies’ Auxiliary. Erin’s work has been included in exhibitions organized by the Dorsky Museum of Art, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, The Pelham Art Center, The Invisible Dog Art Center, Collaborative Concepts and the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art.






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Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; Saturday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Kristen Rego  

Real Good

September 8 – October 10, 2015

Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 29, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Gallery Talk: 6:30


My newest series of digital collages deals with imagery from grocery stores and food delivery trucks. Posters of weekly deals and newsprint advertisements evoke memories of rich flavor and saturated color. Imagery from lettuce and meat distributers promise a “utopian experience” within their product. The glossy exterior presents itself as a trusting, consistent product, though the line between what we’re buying and what we’re promised is often blurred. The source of our food is concealed behind a finished product. Like the brands I reference, I prefer my collages to be pleasing and attractive but to belie a more questionable content.




May 28, 2015

PEESKILL ARTS ALLIANCE presents: Off the Beaten Track

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Summer 2015 Gallery:


Off the Beaten Track

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

June 6, 2015 – July 31, 2015

Exhibition dates: 

Artist’s reception: Thursday, June 4, 2015 5:30 – 7:30 pm

This show will run in conjunction with the 18th Annual Peekskill Open Studios Event.  Saturday & Sunday June 6 & 7, from 12 to 5 each day.

For more info visit:



January 9, 2015

Spring 2015 Gallery Shows

Johanna Bresnick 


Carlsbad Park

April 16 – May 16, 2015

Gallery Opening: Thursday, April 16, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Gallery Talk: 6:30 pm

“Carlsbad Park” is a continuation of Johanna Bresnick’s work which investigates the imposition of geometry on nature; the engineering of environments and conditions by means of architecture, economics, time, geopolitics, social behavior, familial structure, or personal code. Using a wide range of materials, Bresnick explores the relationship between natural and artificial forms, as well as, environments. Each work in this series is a facet of that investigation.

Johanna Bresnick lives and works in New Haven, Connecticut.

She received her in M.F.A. in 2001 from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a B.A. in 1995 from Macalester College.


This exhibition celebrates the Westchester County in a show that will be both accessible and engaging for a general audience.


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January 22 – February 21, 2015

Gallery Opening: Tuesday, February 3, 5:30 pm – 7:00 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 including work from the digital arts, such as Digital Imaging, Computer Illustration, Desktop Publishing, Digital Video, Multimedia, as well as, 2-D and 3-D Animation. Animation and Video will be exhibited at a special gallery screening during the opening and will play during the exhibition.


Maureen McCourt 

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Secondhand Clothing Conversation

March 3 – April 11, 2015

Gallery Opening: Rescheduled  – Tuesday, March 10, 5:30 – 7 pm

Artist’s Gallery Talk: 6:30 pm

Secondhand Clothing Conversation is an interactive art installation that investigates the global, economic and cultural implication of the secondhand clothing trade. Inspired by both Zambian and American practices of secondhand clothing, this project combines cross-cultural practices to initiate a dialogue about secondhand clothing industry on both a local and global level. This exhibition offers a porthole into a trade that embodies many of the issues and impacts of globalization.

Maureen McCourt was born and raised in Montana. She received her B.A. from the University of Montana. She completed her M.F.A in sculpture at the State University of New York in New Paltz. Maureen has exhibited at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY; Masters On Main, Catskill, NY; the Church, Missoula, MT; The Golddust Gallery, Missoula, MT and GalleryStudio, Missoula, MT. She was a co-curator for The Untitled Show at the Golddust Gallery. Maureen is a founding member of and exhibited with the Cumulus Nimbus Collective at Chashama Gallery, New York, NY.




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