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Climbing the Walls presented by Studio Theater in Exile and Hudson Valley MOCA

Westchester – August 1, 2020 Now through September 26, 2020 Studio Theater in Exile and Hudson Valley Museum of Contemporary Art (HV MoCA) present Climbing the Walls, a virtual multi-media arts exploration in the time of Corona.

Climbing the Walls is a virtual exhibition of visual works of art, poetry and performances with new content offered each week from through September made available to experience free of charge on their websites.

Maintaining the commitment to engage a diverse community of creatives and audiences Climbing the Walls, created by Mara Mills and Jeremy Gratt, includes work from visual, literary, and performing artists in the New York Metro area.

Marcy Freedman, Peekskill performance and visual artist, wrote of Climbing the Walls, “Thank You for putting together the amazing Climbing the Walls project.  To be honest, I am not usually in favor of “online art” of any sort, but given the current circumstances, I do understand the need!  So, I have forced myself to visit the site on several occasions, and each time, I have been glad to spend time there.  I hope you know that you have done a “mitzvah” for the artists and for the audiences that get to appreciate their work.”

By the end of September over 50 diverse artists will be represented on the websites. Their work will continue to be kept up for several months after the exhibit ends.

September artists will include: Rachel & Mark Berghash, Andrew CirincioneJosh Dirlam, Satyaki Dutta, Ed Friedman, Jared Hunter, Isis Kenney, G. Ray Mak, Zoe Milbaur, Mara Mills and Nellie O’Brien, Ocean Morissett, Ellen O’Neill, Loretta Oleck, Susan Sinek, Michael Sirkin and Rochelle Spooner. A group of artists are put up each week.

Join us for Climbing the Walls www.studiotheaterinexile.com and www.HudsonValleyMOCA.com.

Mara Mills, Executive Director for Studio Theater in Exile and Livia Straus, President of Hudson Valley Museum of Contemporary Art.

About Studio Theater in Exile

Studio Theater in Exile is committed to working with underrepresented voices, both in the playwrights and content of plays we produce. Our productions explore difficult issues of identity, conflict, and displacement. Prioritizing audience interface, we partner with libraries, museums, galleries, and community centers. Theater promotes dialogue. We seek that connection.

About Hudson Valley Museum of Contemporary Art

Hudson Valley MOCA, a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts and education organization, was founded in Peekskill, New York, by Livia and Marc Straus, significant collectors of contemporary art since 1968. The museum works with an international roster of renowned artists as well as emerging local talent. Hudson Valley MOCA operates a 12,000 square foot exhibition space and is the primary sponsor of the Peekskill Project, citywide celebration of site-specific installations by international contemporary artists. Through its long-standing partnerships with local schools, businesses, city officials, and nonprofits, Hudson Valley MOCA is dedicated to enriching the quality of life in Peekskill and encouraging economic development.

About Studio Theater in Exile

mission: Studio Theater in Exile collaborates with playwrights and performers to create and develop original work. Studio Theater in Exile is a company without a space that collaborates with its environment. It is an outgrowth of the belief that theater takes place anywhere and can be performed anywhere – in the streets, galleries, libraries, museums, black boxes, backyards, and even on a stage. We have been working with performers and playwrights to develop work that can be performed in any venue. Co-founders, Mara Mills and Jeremy Gratt have worked together, since 1991, to present original work, based on the art in an exhibition, a social justice issue, history, or the spark of an idea. Karina Ramsey joined Studio Theater in Exile in 2018.