Archive for January, 2012

January 15, 2012

Gallery Spring 2012

Sarah Vogwill

Polaroids & Afternoon

April 26 – May 19, 2012

Artist’s Gallery Talk: Thursday, April 26, 6:30 pm
Artist’s Reception: Saturday, April 28 1:30 – 3:30 pm

New works never seen before emerge from the Polaroid archives. Captured between the years of 1998—2005, these images emerge from their dormancy to reveal a hidden strain within the artist’s perception and—recombined—finally reveal their coded messages. Color, obscure signs, and the mystery of all things form the elements which—in a symbolist inspired moment of alchemy—unveil small wonders. A gothic inflected tale of Redemption or a Modernist quest for everyday Transcendence? You decide.

Accompanied by Afternoon, 62 minute color video, which further explores the limits of perception.

Sarah Vogwill is a visual artist and graphic designer living and working in Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA from California Institute of the Arts and attended the Whitney Independent Study Program.


Center for the Digital Arts Student Show

January 23 – February 25, 2012

Reception: Wednesday, February 8, 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 as well as work from the digital arts, such as Digital Imaging, Computer Illustration, Desktop Publishing, Digital Video, Multimedia, 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.

Rebecca Mushtare

Data Experience

March 6 – April 14, 2012

Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 6, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Artist’s Gallery Talk: 6:30 pm

 The body of work in Data Experience is an invitation to you – I invite you to become a participant and collaborator.  The core of my collaborative plea is our desperate need to reconsider the data at the root of our daily lives that we constantly consume and generate — iconography, conversations, our routines, etc.

I admit I should have invited you sooner – before the production of these systems for analysis, contemplation and creation.  Needless to say, these systems are not of much value unless they are put to use, tested and interrogated. Your efforts and contributions will give each system and body of data meaning and life.

The works in Data Experience include a number of entry points for collaboration and participation including (but not limited to): playing a game, scanning QR codes, telling stories, sensory input and initiating a dialogue.

Rebecca Mushtare is a visual artist based in Mount Kisco, NY. She is an Assistant Professor of Communication Arts (specializing in Digital Media) at Marymount Manhattan College in NYC. Rebecca earned her MFA in computer art from Syracuse University and a BFA from SUNY Oswego. She has exhibited her work throughout New York State and the East Coast and internationally.



January 15, 2012

Spring 2012 Lectures/Workshops

Meet the Filmmaker:

The Housesitter,

by Humungoid Films

With Producer Pablo Bonelli and Writer/Director, Thomas Ascenzi

Question and Answer period follows the Screening

Thursday April 26,

2012, 7:00 pm

Q  & A period will follow the screening.

This local production company will be screening it most recent production, “The Housesitter”.

The Demons Cross Saga is the story of a struggle between two covert and ruthless powers.  The Housesitter is the first installment of the saga. “The Trust”, an elite secret society emanating from within a prestigious New England university and El Jefe, the shadowy figure behind Mexico’s most powerful drug cartel.  While power behind The Trust may be older and reach further, El Jefe has one important element on his side.  His enemies know less about him than he does about them. The central character Susan is from a family steeped in the traditions of The Trust, a tradition she rejects.  However, spite of her scorn however she and her friends are not safe from the crossfire of this clandestine war. What was meant to be a bucolic weekend in the country turns into a bloody nightmare for five friends as they are stalked and terrorized by a monstrous killer.

This event is open to the public and all enrolled students, but registration is required. Please email us at


Matthew Slaats

Dead Hare Radio Hour Podcast

Tuesday, March 6, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Matthew is an artist, activist and community organizer based in the Hudson Valley.  His work is based in a social practice that looks to create public forms of culture.  Seeing himself in hybrid roles, he works with communities to explore the wealth of social knowledge that is held in a place, then expressing it through forms of visual and interactive media.  His work includes the Hyde Park Visual History Project, Walking History, The Powers that Be, and Freespace. In 2010 he began PAUSE, a non profit organization that uses art as a catalyst for community engagement and development.

The Dead Hare Radio Hour is broadcast every Tuesday at 5pm (EDT) on 91.3 WVKR, Poughkeepsie, NY.

The show can be streamed on the WVKR website.

Download Episodes of The Dead Hare Radio Hour via iTunes.



Art21, Public Screening, April 5, 2012 at 5:30 pm
“Change”, Program One 
Join Us for a Public Screening of Art21
April 5, 2012, at 5:30 pm

Center for the Digital Arts, Peekskill
“Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season Six includes 13 profiles of artists from five continents gathered into four, one-hour thematic episodes: Change, Balance, History and Boundaries. Spanning the globe from Nigeria to New York City, from Beijing to Brazil, the programs reveal the artists at work and speaking in their own words as they demonstrate the power of art to alter perception, challenge convention, and change how we see the world around us.
Episode 1: Change
photoThis episode features artists who bear witness, through their work, to transformation – cultural, material, and aesthetic – and actively engage communities as collaborators and subjects. Ai Weiwei, El Anatsui, and Catherine Opie are featured.

ePublishing with InDesign –
an Introduction

Michael Murphy, Adobe Certified Expert

Thursday April 12, 2012

6:30 – 9:30 pm

This 3-hour workshop is ideal for those qwho want to learn to create ePub documents from InDesign. The electronic book format that has become the industry standard, allowing eBooks that use this format to be read on a wide variety of eReaders, from dedicated hardware to desktop software to online based readers like the Kindle, the Nook and iPad.

This workshop covers these essential topics:

▪   What is ePUB

▪   Do’s and don’t for designing an ePUB

▪   Cleaning up your existing document

▪   Using the correct styles

▪   Applying Object Export options for images

▪   Creating a table of contents

▪   Managing a multi-document book

▪   Export Options

▪   HTML and CSS, what you need to know

▪   Adding metadata

▪   Testing your ePUB

For nearly 20 years, Michael Murphy has been a hands-on designer and art director, crossing the line between design, production and software training throughout his career. Michael is an Adobe Certified Expert in InDesign CS5, and the author of “Adobe InDesign CS4 Styles: How to Create Better, Faster Text and Layouts” (Adobe Press, 2009).  He is also a contributing writer for InDesign magazine, and a featured speaker at the InDesign Conference and several InDesign User Groups.