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AMH Pop-Up Galleries

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


307 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY  M-Th 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. & 5:00-9:00 p.m., Fri-Sat 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. & 5:00-10:00 p.m.


“My work imbues a celebration of life. I create two distinct facets of this theme with acrylic paint on canvas in an abstract impressionist style. The florals draw you into an ethereal place and time. Whether a majestic seaside marsh or a wispy golden field; you cannot help but feel the joyousness of God’s creation. The gatherings instill a sense of unity, we are all one on this journey; excited to share together a concert, ferry ride or a sunset in this beautiful place created for us. Each painting is constructed of many layers and often I do not know what the final outcome will be.

As I paint I am both methodical and carefree, splashing and flinging paint while perfectly placing a flower, stem or star. I use a variety of tools as I work. Brushes, bottles, rags, and fingers help to create layered seascapes, crowds of people, and nighttime gardens. My use of color is as intense and vibrant as life itself. It is meant to convey the excitement I feel for this amazing world in which we live.”




12 Raymond Ave Suite 105, Poughkeepsie, NY 


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 it’s message to the viewer.




375 Broadway, Kingston, NY  M-F 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.



I am known as a landscape painter. Two years ago, when I was out plein air painting, a group of young male migrant farm workers came into view. I gestured them into my painting, appreciating their presence at first as merely compelling sunlit shapes in the landscape. As time went on these shapes became much more than figures. Their forms became individual people with sunburned faces, discrete personalities, and with distinct life stories. My paintings began to change and to grow. After almost two years painting in both gouache and with oil sticks and traditional oil paint and brush, my work now is more portraiture than landscape. In my paintings, my subjects sometimes look directly at the viewer. They are hard at work. They claim our attention. These workers are here among us but separated from us. My paintings ask the viewer to come closer to know these human beings.




272 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY  M-F 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


I have always been visually stimulated which led me to photography. My photographic subjects are extensive and varied. They are dominated by the two areas where I have lived most of my life, New York City and the Hudson Valley. I also have many photographs of the places I’ve traveled to. And I see a photograph in virtually every flower, tree, landscape, sky and creature I happen by. It became an obsession to capture the moments of beauty or interest that reeled in my attention. And as with most photographers, I can’t resist sharing these captured moments.  Along this photographic journey I have discovered an interesting process for sharing my images. It is called dye-sublimation and this process enables me to infuse images onto a number of different substrate types. These include metal, glass, wood, slate and others. This process has provided me with yet a second obsession. I am always excited to see and share the finished art pieces, as each substrate provides a uniquely different look and feel.



8 N. Cherry Street, Poughkeepsie, NY  




Hudson Valley artist Darshan Russell is a self-taught artist and has been exhibiting her work in many locations about the region. The colors and feeling of her compositions are greatly influenced by Matisse, but Russell’s inspiration comes directly from life and the simple scenes that surround her in Poughkeepsie, Kingston, Hudson, and other Hudson River towns where she paints. Occasionally, Ms. Russell will paint cities that she has traveled to like New York, Baltimore, Portland, and Paris, but the bulk of her work documents local scenes and local people. The photographs accompanying articles in the Poughkeepsie Journal or the New York Times inspire much of her figurative work. Ms. Russell’s paintings have a unique look that can be attributed to her practice of daily painting and years of  dedication  to develop a style all her own. She is as interested in landscapes as figures and city scenes.




27 Garden Street, Poughkeepsie, NY  


My paintings are abstract impressions of Poughkeepsie, the Hudson River, and locations in Dutchess County. This exhibit also contains clues to a secret that I discovered through my study of light and color. Can you figure out what the secret is from viewing the paintings?

To share your thoughts, go to and click on “The Secret” button, or scan the QR code on the back of this booklet. Enter a comment about this exhibition and the secret, and I’ll give you a 50% discount coupon toward the future purchase of my second mystery thriller, The Hudson River Horror House, (scheduled to be published this December.) Also, one person will be chosen at random to receive a free autographed copy of the book.