Climbing the Walls, August, September


A digital project at and

Climbing the Walls is a collaborative project between Studio Theater in Exile and Hudson Valley MOCA that asked for artists across genres to contribute, visual art, music, monologues, and poetry, that explore the ways we are experiencing life now and how we imagine the future.

Climbing the Walls is curated by Mara Mills, additional Video/Audio Mastering by Jeremy Gratt


Barbara Korman, visual slideshow                    Jonette Miller & Paticia Stotter 2 poem ideo
Bara Swain, what matters  video performance   Kalpna Patel – slideshow and video
Diane Cherr, slideshow video                           MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick, video poem
Toni Quest, audio poems and painting              Inez Andrucyk, video – painting performance
Judith and David Horowitz, slideshow               Tara Meddaugh, video monologue – food
Moira Tractenberg
Ocean # 3, slideshow                                       Jennifer Cardoff, slide show
Tony Howorth audio                                        Michael Sirkin, audio song Music in my house
Florence North, poem and slideshow                Donna Barkman, video poem

Jared Hunter, slideshow                                   Mchael Sirkin, audio – song of Einstein
Gerry Mac, slide show                                     Josh Dirlam
Zoe Milbaur, corona diary & photographs         Susan Sinek, slideshow
Andrew, audio performance                             Isis Kenney video and slide show
Loretta Oleck video with poem                         Ellen O’Neil, audio story
Rachel and Mark Berghash, slide show
Let’s end as we began—Ocean Morriset #4, Dutta audio
Mara Mills and Nellie O’Brien, video, Plague Diary
Rochelle Spooner, audio story                          Ed Friedman, video performance

A digital presentation: Go to or Once you get to the Climbing the Walls page, you will be able to click onto specific artists and see/hear/read the work. Ultimately, all the pieces will be up and available at any time.

About Hudson Valley MOCA

Hudson Valley MOCA, located in Peekskill, NY, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts and education organization founded by the Marc and Livia Straus family. HVMOCA is dedicated to the development and presentation of exhibitions and interdisciplinary programs that enrich our understanding of contemporary art, its contexts, and its relationship to social issues. HVMOCA is also committed to the enrichment of Peekskill, a unique community that has become a major arts destination. Hours Thurs & Sat 11am-5pm; for special lectures and programming hours, please visit our website. Summer Hours closed Thurdays June 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27 and August 3.