AMH Community Galleries
The following locations currently have work on view as a part of the AMH Community Galleries. All are available for purchase by contacting [email protected] or 845-454-3222
THE CRAFTED KUP
44 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY
Mon-Fri: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. & Sat-Sun: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Carl Grauer is a painter based in Poughkeepsie, NY. He primarily works in oil, painting mostly portraits and figure based contemporary realistic paintings. Born in rural Kansas, the youngest of four, Grauer left to bigger pastures to complete his degrees in human biology and his MFA in medical illustration from the University of Kansas and Michigan, respectively. Currently he is showing with several galleries throughout the Hudson Valley including Carrie Haddad in Hudson, NY.
An example of his approach to portraiture is a series called “Two Hour Portraits”. In this series, subjects are painted in a set amount of time. This practice focuses on mindful strokes laid with purpose and with energy. It is a goal to render form, depth, color and likeness within this set parameter of two hours. More than a practice in painting, this series is a ritual involving the mutual gaze in a set window of time. It is also an ongoing portrait of a group. This project began in 2012 and it continues to excite because of this element of time.
See more work at: http://www.carlgrauer.com
ASSEMBLYMEMBER DIDI BARRETT'S OFFICE
12 Raymond Ave Suite 105, Poughkeepsie, NY
Barbara Todd is a locally born and raised photographic and digital artist whose work has been described as “painterly”, sometimes “romantic” or “dramatic” and is sometimes noted for its unusual light. Her interest in unusual light is influenced by her growing up in her cherished Hudson Valley and the Hudson Valley school of painters. She feels that Henri Cartier-Bresson and classic noir films in part influence her monotone work. A self-taught photographer, Barbara’s subjects range from landscapes to abstractions and from straight photography to, more recently, creative digital experimentation, with a special interest in reflections. For Barbara, the art of looking is as important as the rest of the image creation process. She strives for each work to break new ground rather than repeat herself artistically. Born in Poughkeepsie and raised in Hyde Park, she attended F.D. Roosevelt High School and graduated from Marist College. Barbara is VP of Marketing for Artists’ Collective of Hyde Park and has been a member since its inception in 2012. Previously she was also Secretary for Art Along the Hudson, which sought to promote art for member communities in the Valley, and Vice Chair of the American Science and Technology Partnership, whose goal is to promote the success of STEAM education among American children and youth. Barbara has worked at a number of major corporations and smaller organizations, building, training and managing QA software testing teams and managing IT projects. She is currently consulting with HDTracks.com. She also enjoys hiking, reading and her lifelong fascination with
272 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY M-F 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Prudence Haze is a self-taught psychedelic artist. From a young age, Prudence has found her artistic abilities. She has had work exhibited at various art shows and galleries throughout the years. She has also been mentioned in various newspapers and articles. One of her designs was chosen by the Psychedelic Society of Western NY for their upcoming new logo. She enjoys working with various mediums with acrylic paint being her main medium. She recently found the love of live painting and has been doing so at various events and festivals.
More Information on Prudence Haze:
POUGHKEEPSIE UNDERWEAR FACTORY
8 N. Cherry Street, Poughkeepsie, NY
Born and raised in Italy, Paola became interested in porcelain painting as a teenager and has been actively painting ever since. She began her porcelain painting career with training in Milano, Italy. Now living in the United States, she continues to refine and evolve her painting skills with new techniques, styles, and materials for porcelain painting through seminars in Italy, Switzerland, and the USA. Paola has exhibited in the United States and Europe. She is a Certified Artist with IPAT (International Porcelain Artists and Teachers). She paints porcelain and Limoges pieces with overglaze colors, lusters and precious metals such as gold, silver, and platinum.
STEINBERG, SYMER & PLATT, LLP
27 Garden Street, Poughkeepsie, NY
Growing up in Saugerties, the landscape of the Catskill Mountains and Hudson Valley always held fascination. Living and traveling in various places in the U.S. and Europe, the landscapes and streetscapes of those places have continued to draw me in. In my paintings, I hope to translate to two dimensions not just a picture of a place, but the emotional reaction a simple arrangement of shapes, or of a particular light and atmosphere.
More information about Nancy Campbell on her website: www.nancycampbellart.com