Archive for July, 2016

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:


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


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

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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