Madness and Nudity: Women in Art


Saturday, May 7, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Madness and Nudity: Women in Art
May 7th, 5 – 6 pm
1701 Main Street, Peekskill, NY, 10566

914 788 0100 or visit www.
Madness and Nudity: Women in Art:
A Unique Way to Celebrate Mother’s Day!

(Peekskill, NY) A provocative program of music, dance, video and performance art will be presented at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art at 5pm on May 7 – the eve of Mother’s Day. The one-hour event – “Madness & Nudity: Women in Art” – was conceived by three local talents: artist and art historian Marcy B. Freedman and the musicians of SKIN AGAINST METAL, Nanette Garcia and Maurice Minichino. For this presentation, the program will also feature the dancers Mary Sofianos and Beverly Lopez and multi-disciplinary artist Jaanika Peerna.

The event is structured as a sequence of original musical compositions, each followed by a spoken-word performance. In these spoken-word pieces, Marcy B. Freedman gives voice to a diverse spectrum of women who have appeared nude in famous works of art. Using her knowledge of art history, as well as her imagination, Freedman has developed a compelling “personal statement” for a Paleolithic woman, an Italian Renaissance aristocrat, a 19th century French prostitute, and an iconic female artist of the 20th century.

The experimental instrumentation of Maurice Minichino provides the perfect backdrop for vocalist Nanette Garcia, whose lyrics and performance style are a reflection of her willingness to embrace her wildest creative impulses. Video projections, dance, and live, improvisational drawing enhance these performances by SKIN AGAINST METAL. The result is a multimedia experience that celebrates the power of madness in art and highlights the accomplishments of women artists in our midst.


For further information about the participating artists:
Marcy B. Freedman or call 914 271 5891
Nanette Garcia and Maurice Minichino or call 914 245 5554
Jaanika Peerna
Mary Sofianos
Beverly Lopez

Event Location and Ticket Information

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1701 Main Street
Peekskill, NY 10556
Handicap Accessible? No

Date: Saturday, May 7, 2016
Times: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ticket pricing:

Presenter: HVCCA
Presenter Phone: 914-788-0100
Presenter Website:

Sponsor Message

Exhibitions are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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