May 4th —August 4th, 2023
Gen Z : A student exhibition
Presented by Hudson Valley MOCA and Peekskill Central School District
High School artists curate and create this exhibition as part of our Young Docents Program in Peekskill High School.
New in How We Live
Marie Watt, Singing Everything: Crescendo from the Whitney Museum Writing Circle Series.
Singing Everything: Crescendo (Sustained Note), 2023
Reclaimed wool blankets, tin jingles, embroidery floss, and thread
106 x 146 inches
This Sewing Circle piece was initiated at communal gatherings at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2022. Watt’s sewing circles are cross generational, multicultural gatherings that she has organized for over a decade. Inspired by poet laurate Joy Harjo’s poem Singing Everything, Watt collects words from the participants with the prompt, “what do you want to sing a song for in this moment?” The words are then embroidered on blanket pieces and fabric and adorned with bugle beads. Each panel is patterned in a way that stays true to the original hand. She thinks of handwriting as an extension of the cadence of one’s voice and, in this project, it becomes part of a larger chorus. By composing large-scale wall works from these pieces of fabric, Watt creates collaborative artworks that interweave many individual handwritings, touches, and the stories that were exchanged in a shared space.
Carole A. Feuerman
Peekskill’s The Golden Mean by Carole Feuerman is joined by other of her hyperrealiaistic swimmers on Park Ave in NYC.View on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNvMXNJIO5U
Peekskill Open Studio
Hudson Valley MOCA is Free
Open Saturday only, June 3 from 11-5
For more information: https://www.peekskillartsalliance.org/os/
Arc of the Viral Universe notebooks
June 1-30, 2023
Organized by Carla Rae Johnson, each participant filled a notebook with thoughts, poems, visuals, etc during the first year of COVID.
Arc in the Dark, an interactive event, will be scheduled for a Sunday, June 11 from 3:00-5:30.