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



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



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).







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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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.

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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.

January 9, 2015

Spring 2015 Workshop


Meet the Designer/Illustrator: Phil Balsman balman2

Thursday, April 16, 2015 7 pm

Phil “Ballsy” Balsman began his career as one of the founding members of the in-house lettering department at DC Comics, where he did design work and lettering for such titles as All-Star Superman, Blue Beetle, Scalped, Swamp Thing, and many others. He moved on to work for Random House Publishing in 2007, designing covers for the Del Rey and Ballantine imprints, as well as art directing and designing logos for their Del Rey Manga imprint.

In 2010 he left to form his own studio, Odin Star Industries, where he and his wife, Paige Pumphrey, work together in Brooklyn, NY. They handle all cover design and production for Kodansha Comics, as well as interiors and lettering, along with work for various clients, including DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Del Rey Books, Ballantine Books, Random House Publishing, Simon & Schuster, Sony Computer Entertainment, and Grand Central Publishing.

Gallery Hours: Monday – Thursday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

Westchester Community College Center for the Digital Arts, Peekskill Extension


Maker Workshop: An Introduction, Creating Smart Materials photo (13)

Sibel Deren Guler

Friday, April 10, 2015

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Smart Materials & Wearable Design • Inventiveness through Craft and Electronics

No Prerequisites · RSVP

In this workshop you will first create a personal guide to a set of materials and electronics that can be interfaced together through craft techniques such as sewing and paper folding. You will then design a “smart object” that can be prototyped using these materials. We will follow a simple design process to sketch and create these designs using the tools and materials provided. You will learn about science, design, electronics, while collecting new materials and crafting techniques to incorporate in your next project!

Adding new materials and techniques to your repertoire is inspiring and exciting. Not only does it make us more resourceful, it can be fun and educational! Invent-abling is a project devoted to teaching people how to work with smart materials and electronics in unconventional ways. The goal is to enable them to create new interactions through craft and design. The project shares the sentiment of the recent maker movement, to empower non-experts to tinker with “expert tools”.

Deren Guler is a physicist, designer and educator based in New York. She is interested in researching and developing technology that uses interactivity and computation to explore nature from a playful and sustainable approach. Designing accessible tools, particularly to improve the quality of life, is her key motivator.

She has led community based interactive projects and workshops around the world to diverse audiences of all ages. Her work includes ReplayMyPlay, an energy harvesting merry-go-round exhibit that was installed at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh. In Float Beijing she designed colorchanging air quality boards that were mounted on to kites to create a public display of the pollution level.

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January 1, 2015

Technology Day 4/10/2015



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