Barrett Art Center features four member artists during
Poughkeepsie Open Studios 2017
Carolyn Edlund’s work is about the beauty of the natural world as well as the craft of painting itself. “I value the characteristics present in both – composition, varied textures, and the power of light and color to suggest times long past with the luminosity to suggest a slight enchantment.” She works in oils, watercolor, and graphite, also creating ceramic sculptures. Her work is held in collections internationally.
I am a photo hobbyist with an interest in the Walkway and the sights and sounds of people who come to enjoy the the bridge to walk and bike the trail and to view the natural beauty.
My current work consists of Digital prints and 3D multimedia constructions. The prints are generated with a dynamic geometry software and venture into the realm of dissections, tessellations and transformations, color playing a unifying role. The constructions integrate materials and objects acquired new from hardware stores and hardware catalogues, which I interpret as a certain set of sculptural characters/vocabulary and assemble into spatial narratives.
Emilie Houssart is a Dutch painter and printmaker based in Poughkeepsie, NY. As a painter, Emilie works predominantly in oils; she also makes etchings, monotypes, drawings, and sculptures. Recurrent themes in Emilie's work include the complexities of our relationship with the natural world, chaos, the blurry lines at the boundaries of humor, and different perceptions of value in modern society. She has a strong affinity for natural and discarded materials. She teaches locally and conducts workshops.