For its 20th year, Peekskill Arts Alliance (PAA) presents its Peekskill Open Studios event. On June 3 and 4, more than 70 artists will display their works through open studios, pop-up galleries, special exhibits and more throughout the City. Families and guests are invited to visit an array of events, including Off the Beaten Path, an exhibit at Westchester Community College Center for Digital Arts that will showcase PAA members who do not have downtown Peekskill studios. A mobile gallery will take over the Central Avenue parking lot by trucks, which will be rented by artists and turned into provisional galleries. In a live collaboration, painters will create works of art that are inspired by poetry as it is read aloud. A curated exhibit at Paramount Hudson Valley, Transplanted: Hopes, Fears and Dreams, will focus on the trials and tribulations of immigrants in America.
Guided tours take place each day, beginning at the gazebo, at 1 and 3pm. Visitors can meet the artists in open studios and observe their work. Artists include: David Moskowitz, whose handmade jewelry is made with natural materials; Berenice Pliskin, whose silk paintings narrate complex scenes in bright vibrant colors; and Jessica Dugan’s porcelain and stoneware pots. Additional venues include Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, which will offer free admission throughout the weekend, Peekskill Clay Studios, and The Field Library Gallery. For more info, visit: peekskillartists.org.
A version of this article first appeared in the June 2017 issue of ArtsNews, ArtsWestchester’s monthly publication. ArtsNews is distributed throughout Westchester County. A digital copy is also available at artsw.org/artsnews.
Left image: Artwork by Andrew Barthelmes (photo courtesy of Peekskill Arts Alliance)