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 [email protected] or 845-454-3222
THE ARTIST'S PALATE
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.
Born and raised in New York City, its tempo has always been part of my life. I was educated in the NYC public school system, graduated from New York University and studied at the Arts Students League. This city has always had a fresh cutting edge appeal to me. I’ve lived in Brazil and Italy but always returned. After a productive professional life, I am pursuing a second career as an abstract artist. Painting for me is a continuing exploration and reflection of life.
Every painting I do is based on reality. I am looking at the world and painting what I see, using color and form – not filtered through a mental concept. The artwork expresses a familiar world in other dimensions, a world that we live in and absorb daily, but do not always perceive.
ASSEMBLYMEMBER DIDI BARRETT'S OFFICE
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.
JUST FOR YOU
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.
Kathleen is a local pastel artist who strives to impart a sense of place, action and the movement of light in her work. She uses a bright, vibrant palette to paint picturesque Hudson Valley landscapes plein-air and from images taken primarily from her extensive travels.
She has studied with renowned local artist, Keith Gunderson and at the Barrett Art Center, the Betsy Jacaruso Gallery and at the Woodstock School of Art as well as taken plein-air workshops in the Hudson Valley and Arizona. She is also an active member of the Artist Collective of Hyde Park where her work is exhibited regularly. She has had solo-artist exhibitions and participated in both juried and non-juried art exhibitions throughout the Hudson Valley.
POUGHKEEPSIE UNDERWEAR FACTORY
8 N. Cherry Street, Poughkeepsie, NY
“My life, as a fiber artist and a writer, has led me to explore details at close range – thread by thread, word by word. The subtle changes that can be achieved by a bit of yarn of a different color or texture or luster, or an adjective in a verbal description, has become a mind-game that can preoccupy me at great length. An hour or two may be spent at the desk or at the loom, but the mind can play with the task throughout the day and well into the night. And there is always a “next project” to start thinking about, whether or not it will ever become a reality. The world of imagination is a wonderful thing.”
STEINBERG, SYMER & PLATT, LLP
27 Garden Street, Poughkeepsie, NY
STEVEN STEELE CAWMAN
Steven Steele Cawman has enjoyed a career in photography, motion pictures and advertising for more than 20 years. Specializing in travel and nature photography, Steven has travelled the world capturing images of the great outdoors, breathtaking scenery and the majesty of nature. Steven’s love of travel and desire to experience new cultures has inspired and driven him to see and capture the world.
Global Perspectives is a collection of works showcasing Steven’s photographs from around the globe. The images transport the viewer to new places, while showcasing the many colors and moods of some of the world’s most beautiful locations. Steven received his Masters Degree in Film from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Prior to NYU, he attended Kenyon College where he studied English Literature and Art History. Steven lives in Dutchess County, New York, and is passionate about the arts and the Hudson Valley. His works are held in many corporate and private collections and his clients include the Semester at Sea Program, The Consulate General of Switzerland in New York and numerous publications.