Members' Tour  Poughkeepsie Library Murals
Oct
1
10:00 am10:00

Members' Tour Poughkeepsie Library Murals

Poughkeepsie Post Office Murals Tour and Barrett Art Center Tour for Barrett Art Center Members

Reservations required

The tour begins at Barrett Art Center with a closer look at “Perspective and Place: Thomas W. Barrett, Jr.’s Hudson River Valley,” an exhibition curated by Martin W. Mahoney, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at the Norman Rockwell Museum.  We will view sketches and other archival works selected specifically for this special tour with Executive Director Joanna Frang. 

Patricia Phagan, curator of the Celebrating Heroes exhibition at the Francis Lehman Loeb Museum and a specialist in early twentieth century American art, will then lead a tour of the Poughkeepsie Post Office murals for this small group of Art Center members. The five murals were completed in 1938 and 1940 as part of a nationwide federal project to decorate new post offices. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who lived in nearby Hyde Park, had become keenly interested in murals for the new post office in Poughkeepsie. He proposed the themes one sees in the paintings, along with the aid of local historian Helen Reynolds.

The tours are free but space is limited and reservations are required. For reservations, details, or information on how to become a Barrett Art Center member, contact Joanna Frang Brown at 845-471-2550 or director@barrettartcenter.org.

For more information about the Celebrating hereoes exhibitions :

 http://fllac.vassar.edu/about/news/announcements/2015-2016/160902-celebrating-heores.html

Artist's Talk: Photographer Sean Hemmerle on "Them"
Oct
2
2:00 pm14:00

Artist's Talk: Photographer Sean Hemmerle on "Them"

Sean Hemmerle is a New York-based (Poughkeepsie) photographer whose work ranges from international conflict zones to contemporary architecture to portraiture. His conflict images span a tumultuous decade, from the World Trade Center to Kabul, Baghdad, Gaza, Juarez and Beirut. Closer to home, Hemmerle has created award-winning photographs that reflect the pathos and poetry of the American Rust Belt, including work from Detroit, Pittsburgh, Toledo, Gary, and Albany. He collaborated with the Columbia Journalism Review on the “Media Nodes” project, a photographic survey of more than seventy American newsrooms, examining their functionality and proxemics. Hemmerle has exhibited nationally and internationally. His work can be found in public and private collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the International Center for Photography, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Calvin Klein, Donald Fisher, and Martin Margulies Collections. Hemmerle’s images have been featured in numerous publications, including The New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, Time, Metropolis, and Architectural Record.

Journal text referencing the subject in the above photograph:

I walked through the remains of the Iraqi Olympic Committee offices this morning.  One very large bomb, exploded near the base of the six story, block long structure, fractured it from top to bottom, ripping a crater in it twenty feet deep and collapsing portions of the floors above. There are no walls remaining on the first two floors. The exterior melts and disintegrates in Claes Oldenburg fashion. On the upper floors, evidence of the office activities remain, but most are ashen. The area smells exactly like ground zero did on September 11.  A family now lives on the premises and is constantly involved in scavenging any useable materials.  One man walked with me through the floors making charade gestures of airplanes dropping bombs, explosions, and men firing rifles. Occasionally he would stand with arms raised, palms up, and frown at me quizically. He asked me where i was from. I told him, "Mexico." –September 13, 2003


Wednesdays with the Figure
Sep
28
10:00 am10:00

Wednesdays with the Figure

Come spend your Wednesdays working with an experienced model.

Draw, paint (water-based), sculpt, do collage, or use another medium of your choice. We provide the model and the studio; you bring your materials and your creativity.

This will be a very relaxed, supportive environment, where you will have the opportunity to explore the human form. Poses will vary in length and our model will work with you to meet your artistic needs.

You might be surprised—this might be the very thing you have been waiting for!

Come see if it works for you.

Call with questions: 845-367-3108

We look forward to seeing you!

Wednesdays with the Figure
Sep
21
10:00 am10:00

Wednesdays with the Figure

Come spend your Wednesdays working with an experienced model.

Draw, paint (water-based), sculpt, do collage, or use another medium of your choice. We provide the model and the studio; you bring your materials and your creativity.

This will be a very relaxed, supportive environment, where you will have the opportunity to explore the human form. Poses will vary in length and our model will work with you to meet your artistic needs.

You might be surprised—this might be the very thing you have been waiting for!

Come see if it works for you.

Call with questions: 845-367-3108

We look forward to seeing you!

Wednesdays with the Figure
Sep
14
10:00 am10:00

Wednesdays with the Figure

Come spend your Wednesdays working with an experienced model.

Draw, paint (water-based), sculpt, do collage, or use another medium of your choice. We provide the model and the studio; you bring your materials and your creativity.

This will be a very relaxed, supportive environment, where you will have the opportunity to explore the human form. Poses will vary in length and our model will work with you to meet your artistic needs.

You might be surprised—this might be the very thing you have been waiting for!

Come see if it works for you.

Call with questions: 845-367-3108

We look forward to seeing you!

Poughkeespie Prints
Aug
20
1:00 pm13:00

Poughkeespie Prints

  • Barrett Art Center

Drypoint as an intro to intaglio.  Scratch a drawing on Plexiglass and use the intaglio press to create an image on paper.  Suggested Donation: $5

Wednesdays with the Figure
Aug
10
10:00 am10:00

Wednesdays with the Figure

  • Barrett Art Center

10 A.M. - 1 P.M.
Drop in: No Reservation Required!
$20 FOR 3 HOURS / Pre-purchase 5 sessions for $90 (to be used within 8 sessions)  

Come spend your Wednesdays working with an experienced model.

Draw, paint (water-based), sculpt, do collage, or use another medium of your choice. We provide the model and the studio; you bring your materials and your creativity.

This will be a very relaxed, supportive environment, where you will have the opportunity to explore the human form. Poses will vary in length and our model will work with you to meet your artistic needs.

You might be surprised—this might be the very thing you have been waiting for!

Come see if it works for you.

Call with questions: 845-367-3108

We look forward to seeing you!