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AMH Gallery Exhibits

The following locations currently have work on view as a part of the AMH Pop-Up Galleries. All are available for purchase by contacting gallery@artsmidhudson.org or 845-454-3222

Claudia Gorman

As a photographer, the click of the shutter is just the beginning of my visual journey. Creating the photographic print is as important as taking the picture. The final image is all about my moods and insight. Subtle manipulations in the film or digital darkroom, camera and film choices, as well as hand coloring black and white photographs and using alternative processes, are all tools I consider using to create art. As Ansel Adams said, “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”

Photography is an art form I discovered about 40 years ago. I received instruction primarily at the International Center of Photography in New York City and the Center for Photography at Woodstock. My fine art prints have been exhibited extensively in the Hudson Valley for over 30 years in solo and group shows, as well as nationally. In 2004, I had the opportunity to exhibit my hand colored photographs at the Logis Royal, a castle in the Loire Valley outside of Paris, France.

The Artist’s Palate

307 Main St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

https://www.theartistspalate.biz/

Paul Kmiotek

I consider myself to be kind of an illusionist. By simply scribbling, in a process of tightly controlled chaos, on a blank piece of paper with a fine-point pen, I can trick the observer’s eye into seeing what I want it to see; a jaguar peering from beneath a bush, a barn falling into disrepair, two men chatting on the street, etc.

My work has been displayed, among other places, at the Ridgewood Art Institute, the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, the Belle Levine Art Center, The Flywheel Gallery, and the Lake Carmel Arts Center. I’ve been commissioned by the Wildlife Conservation Society, Aerco International, The Komodo Dragon Species Survival Plan, and The Wildlife Care Center of Belize. I currently live in the Hudson Valley with my beautiful wife and two awesome children.

Just for You, Authentic Oaxaxan Restaurant

375 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401

http://www.jfyrestaurant.com/menu

Ilga Ziemins-Kurens

Ilga Ziemins-Kurens taught art for 33 years in Millbrook. Since her retirement in 2008 she has devoted her artistic pursuits to painting. She has studied with artists locally and in Florida. Ilga’s work ranges from realistic to abstract. The unifying elements of color, movement and texture are evident in all of her work. There is a joy of depiction and a happiness that hopefully transmits its message to the viewer.

Main Printing 

272 Main St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

http://www.mymainprinter.com/

James Bennett

My paintings are abstract impressions of Poughkeepsie, the Hudson River, and locations in Dutchess County. The theme of my work is the contrast and harmony between our natural environment and human construction. The images are not always what I see but what I know and feel. Color is the major

emotive element throughout my art. Intuitively painted textures act as counterpoint to orthographic geometric forms which often present the viewer with optical illusions and the impression of light emanating from within the paintings.

Poughkeepsie Underware Factory

8 N Cherry St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Rebecca Spodick

I am attracted to a form of abstraction that translates lived experience into a personal, referential form of Surrealism. In my manipulated spaces the organic coexists with the geometric and creates a simulation of reality. I hate the fact that painting is weighted down by Art History which I see as male-dominated. My protest takes the form of playfulness and lightness. I distrust singular points of views and invite the viewer to infuse what they see from their own perspective.

Ulster County Habitat for Humanity ReStore

406 NY-28, Kingston, NY 12401

http://ulsterhabitat.org/