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Art Walk 2018
June 15, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The 13th annual Nyack ART WALK is happening Friday June 15 * 7:30-9pm, Saturday, June 16 * 12-7pm, Sunday, June 17 * 12-5pm.
“A Penny For Your Thoughts” is the theme for this year’s event. We all need to reflect and give a voice to our thoughts and feelings. The “penny” has been a great source of conversation and proverbs, as well as food for the piggy bank, an old jar, and of course, thought. A penny saved is a penny earned, a penny wise/a pound foolish, costs a pretty penny, penny pincher, not a penny to my name, worth every penny, pennies from heaven, are amongst the many sayings we have grown up with. Each artist must create a work of art that speaks to the theme and this year they will incorporate some form of a “penny” into their piece. Fun will be had trying to find this symbol!
We are very proud to announce that local artist Cristina Biaggi has been chosen as our poster artist. Her art piece entitled “Suffrage Coin” was created to honor women activists who helped pass the 19th amendment on august 18, 1920. “…we were given the idea of a Lincoln penny. Lincoln was the great emancipator and in the fight for woman suffrage, the suffragists were the emancipators for women’s rights. As a shape, the circle represents infinity. Because the present and future are based on the past, my piece honors women activists in the past, present, and future who are continually striving to make this world a better place. For the good of the earth and all her inhabitants I believe the future must be female.”…Cristina Biaggi
Cristina’s work has been exhibited in the U.S., Europe and Australia. In addition to her figurative and abstract sculptures, and her political and abstract collages, she has created a number of large outdoor pieces. This includes three dimensional webs made of various sized ropes and spheres for various venues in the U.S. Her large commissioned collages are located in several private homes throughout the U.S. Her Goddess Mound proposal is being considered by the Grail in Cornwall, NY
This year we bring theater as an art medium into ART WALK with special characters from Hudson Valley history.
As you stroll through town today, look out for costumed characters who will reveal to you some fascinating glimpses into our local history. Their experiences span a century, between 1850 – 1950, during which time Rockland County was beginning to develop into the busy network of towns we know today, with thriving industries and beautiful living areas. Artists, travelers and even witches will give you their thoughts on moments that left their mark on Rockland and the world beyond. Each of these characters is drawn from true stories told in excellent history books that can be found in our local Libraries and at the Rockland Historical Society. There is Naut Kannif, the Clarksville Witch who was put on trial in West Nyack in 1816. This was the last witch trial in New York State, and a good thing too since it was so late in our history! There’s Maxwell Anderson, local playwright and founder of ROCA. Jo Hudson will tell you of the early days of the ice industry at Rockland Lake. If you’ve ever walked the trails at Harriman Park you might have seen the caves where Claudius Smith, the cowboy of the Ramapos, hid his treasures. He will regale you with tales of his escapades.
All these and more are portrayed by members of the acting troupe The Strange Bedfellows, directed and scripted by Diana Green. This portion of the ART WALK festivities was made possible by an individual grant from Arts Westchester. Rockland Decentralization Individual Artist Grants are made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program (DEC), a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature and administered by ArtsWestchester.
The ART WALK has become a much-anticipated event in Nyack. This juried event requires the Artist to be present in various participating shops, all weekend, to meet, discuss, and sell their art. As visitors stroll through the Village, they discover all our wonderful shops, great restaurants, bakeries and the culture that Nyack has to offer.
We are proud to be under the umbrella of Rivertown Film, a 501c3 organization, and love that it too promotes art in the form of film.
For further information please contact Paulette Ross @email@example.com call 845-348-1767.