Welcome! Artists' Collective of Hyde Park is a non-profit group of local artists dedicated to promoting the arts and artists in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Art is a special part of our Valley and our community and lives within its soul. We support tourism and our local community through art, performance and fundraising events and workshops. Winner: 2015 Best Gallery, Hudson Valley Magazine Readers' Poll.
VISUAL ART EVENTS:
CHRISTINA KOKIASMENOS (pastels) Featured Artist: Opening Reception August 31, 2019 - 5:30-8:30 pm.
ARTIST TALK: Featured Artist for September Christina Kokiasmenos, Pamela Herbst, Ilga Ziemins-Kurens
September 29, 2019 1:00 pm.
"EARTH'S TREASURES" Opening Reception Sun. October 6, 2019 - 2:00-5:00 pm, displaying through November 24. Full member show.
Featured Artists: CARL GRIECO sculpture and ROY NOTARO photography
"MAGICAL" small works Opening Reception Sun. December 1, 2019 - 2:00-5:00 pm, displaying through January. Full member show. Featured Artists: DIANE-ELLEN MCCARRON watercolors and TBD
Please see our ARTIST NEWS page for what our member artists are doing outside of ACHP.
HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR GALLERY
A message from Eric Garrison of Maggie's Farm about why this concert/dance is a special trip down memory lane for him ... and for you :)
"Folks of my vintage may remember our younger days when the local churches hosted weekend dances. St. James, the Hyde Park Methodist Church, and the Dutch Reformed Church all took their turns back in the mid-Sixties, and I well remember the bands that played - the Revells, Nature's Conspiracy, the Mark IV and lots of others were the soundtrack to these events. On Saturday night, October 5, the Artists Collective of Hyde Park will recreate one of those magical nights at the Hyde Park Methodist Church Hall at 7:30 when Maggie's Farm will bring its British Invasion From A to Z show to town. From the Animals to the Zombies, the band will take a whirlwind tour through the music that we loved in our junior high and high school days. So, whether you come to dance or just to listen, come on our for a great night of classic music and support this great local organization! More information is available on the FB pages of Maggie's Farm and/or the Artists Collective of Hyde Park."
WHAT'S NEW (Please scroll Down for all our goings-on in art, music, workshops and events)
On Sunday, September 29 Christina and two other artists, Pamela Herbst (pastels) and Ilga Ziemins-Kurens (acrylics, and one of our award-winning Paint & Sip leaders) will give an artist talk at the gallery at 1:00 PM. They will talk about their artistic inspiration, practice and experiences and answer your questions.
In the spotlight for our current all-member show, "Crossing the Line", are photographer Barbara Todd (August 3 through August 30) and pastel painter Christina Kokiasmenos (August 31 through September), whose work will be featured in our central gallery room. This show runs through September 29.
Christina Kokiasmenos evokes the souls of her pastel portraits' subjects and uses playful colors to bring to life birds, landscapes and more.
The rest of the gallery displays works by the rest of our membership in pastels, oils, watercolor and acrylic paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry, mixed media and textile art.
CONCERT: Maggie's Farm plays the British Invasion from Animals to Zombies. The boys in the band have chosen 25 songs from 25 British rock groups of the 1960's for a fab concert where dancing is encouraged! October 5, 7:30 PM at the United Methodist Church Hall, Church Street and Route 9, Hyde Park, NY 12538. Tickets are $12 at the door. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
Recently Marilyn Grieco and Barbara Todd were interviewed on WHVW AM 950 by Tori Alexander Dave Heller. We talked about the organization and goals of our non-profit art organization and the importance of art in our community. if you missed it, you can hear it on SoundCloud.
AVAILABLE: safe, pleasant STUDIO WORK SPACES FOR REASONABLE RENT. They're great for artist studios, writers or anyone looking for a quiet place to work. ONE ROOM IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE. Contact 845-229-9029 for more information or to schedule a visit.
You can follow us on Instagram @achpny!
Many ACHP artists also display work at the Clove Creek Dinner Theater in Fishkill. We display art there on an ongoing basis and new art is rotated in frequently. Address: 18 Westage Business Center Drive, behind the Red Line Diner on Route 9, Fishkill, NY 12524.
PAINT & SIP: Friday, October 18 at 6:30 pm. Call 914-456-6700 to join the fun. Instruction and materials included. $40.
OPEN MIC AT THE GALLERY: Next date THURSDAY, 10/10 at 7pm. To sign up, call 914-456-6700.
ONGOING EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS
We have OPEN MIC nights on Second Thursdays each month, with a laid-back vibe that welcomes both the very experienced and amazingly talented as well as the newbie. Musicians, spoken word artists, and others wishing to perform, please contact Liz at 914-456-6700. The fun begins at 7:00 pm.
To keep up with our latest goings-on, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. You can also comment on our blog here. Let us know how we're doing. Just click 'Comments' on the blog page.
All the Best,
Your Hyde Park Artists