Opening Reception: Saturday, April 4, from 5 – 7 pm
Exhibit: Month of April, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 – 4 pm
(East) Coastal reflects more than 15 years of travel up and down the Atlantic Coast from Key West to Nova Scotia. The photos in this exhibit focus on major elements of the very special coastal environment. Where sea and land and sky meet, things seem to be just a bit more intense, more beautiful, more powerful.
Co-founder (with his wife, Janet Crawshaw) and former editor-in-chief of The Valley Table magazine, Jerry Novesky grew up in Middletown and earned a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing (poetry) from Ohio University. He has published dozens of articles and photographs in diverse publications ranging from Darkroom Photography and The American Fly Fisher to Audubon Action and American Health, and has edited more than two dozen books on natural history, outdoor recreation and Hudson Valley history.
Saturdays and Sundays, Noon to 4 for the month of August Artist’s reception: Saturday, August 6 from 5 to 7 PM
The art of James Antonie is unique and intriguing. “My work as an artist involves the investigation and issues of scale in art and science. I am interested in what constitutes and composes the big, the small and the relativity of size. I compare value and belief systems, priorities, greatness and insignificance, by researching the human archetypes and universals.”
James was born in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. In 1964 he was awarded a full tuition scholarship from Scholastic Magazine to the Layton School of Art and Design in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he graduated with a BFA. In 1968 he received a fellowship from the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program. He received a Masters in Fine Art Degree from the University of Illinois and stayed on as a faculty member in the of the Art & Architecture Program where he taught for one year. He became a Professor of Painting & Drawing at Arizona State University and Director of the Harry Wood Art Gallery. He was awarded a Sabbatical Research Grant called The Artist and Ecology, which was an interaction between Scientists and Artists. James was the co-founder of the Inter-Media Department at ASU, the first multi-disciplinary art program in the US.
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The Amity Gallery is pleased to begin its Spring 2016 season, after a winter hiatus, with the work of Michael Cosimano, a native son of Warwick. Self-expression for Michael has been essential from an early age. He attended the University of Delaware, graduating with a major in Anthropology, a concentration in World Religions and a focus in Sculpture. Traveling around the USA has broadened his perspective and inspired his art.
“I believe that an awareness and a relationship with the combination of colors in nature can be one of the keys to our inner balance. Living through my flux, I’ve seen my style of art change…Creating is the essence of my relationship with my subconscious.”
Michael’s style of work focuses on abstract painting and sculpture. Specifically he enjoys the challenge of finding balance with color and texture and is inspired by the works of Gerhard Richter, Pablo Picasso and Mark Rothko.
Two of his pieces were included in a previous show, “Friends of Ian Sharp,” at the Amity Gallery. He won second place at Art in the Garden in 2006 and received runner up for Emerging Artist of the Hudson Valley from The Wallkill River School of Art in 2013.
The Patricia Foxx & Family three generations showing has been an incredible display through the month of September. The family will be at the closing this Sunday Sept. 27 from 2:30 to 4:00. Come join the fun!