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Nyack Art Walk 2017
June 16, 2017 - June 18, 2017
The 12th annual ART WALK will be held in Nyack, NY, Friday, June 16 through Sunday, June 18, 2017. For these 3 days, this juried event turns the Village shops into mini-art galleries, with the talented artists, in residence, exhibiting and selling their work. Produced by Paulette Ross, this is a unique experience to meet and discuss the creative process with the selected artists.
The inspiration for the ART WALK 2017 comes from the music and artistry of Bob Dylan, who was recently awarded the Nobel Prize in literature for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” The sentiment from his 1964 song “The times they are a-changing” is the theme of this year’s ART WALK.
The artist selected for this year’s ART WALK poster is Walt Nygard, former Corporal, USMC, and a Vietnam Veteran. His featured piece, titled “Change,” is a linocut printed on combat paper, made from the uniforms of our brave Veterans. “Under the crush of the post-modern world,” says Nygard, “groping for connection with our Mother Nature, looking for direction in the spaces where spirit dwells, I mark symbols for you to ponder. Change is a sign for us to read, a statement, a plea, a speculation…perhaps the word is command.”
This year’s ART WALK also features the debut of an interactive public art piece in Veterans’ Memorial Park on Main St. entitled “Traveling Wall of Hope” by Scott Fine. The project combines passion, empathy, and historic political references. By writing a wish, hope, or dream on a piece of colored paper and placing it into one of the many holes in the wall, everyone comes together in a quiet, spiritual way co-creating a unique colorful display of light and shadow. “With so many issues swirling around us, Scott’s “Traveling Wall of Hope” can give us some common ground of inclusion and reflection,” says Ross. Nyack’s ART WALK becomes the first stop on the Wall’s journey with a permanent replica donated to the Nyack Village Hall by Scott and will be exhibited on the 2nd floor.
You can see all of Walt’s art at p.ross boutique at 89 Main Street, 845-348-1767 or contact Paulette Ross directly at 845-480-1693 firstname.lastname@example.org