AMH provides a range of experiential and creative workshops led by expert practitioners in their fields. Check out the selection below and join us! All workshops are located at Arts Mid-Hudson (696 Dutchess Turnpike, Suite F, Poughkeepsie) unless specified otherwise.
LIFETIME OF WORK
LIFETIME OF WORK
Join fellow artists who have accumulated a lifetime of their work, to discuss possible plans for their artworks, both before or after their death. This workshop/discussion will provide an opportunity for older artists with a lifetime of work in storage, to share their knowledge, experience, and problems with other artists in the same situation. Sydney Cash will lead the discussion, and share his experience with archiving, and appropriately giving artwork away.
The discussion will center around: 1. What a normal situation this is. 2. How to think about and deal with the emotional impact of your accumulated artwork. 3. How to begin to begin to archive and manage your artwork estate. This workshop occurs every couple of months.
Instructor: Sydney Cash
Cash has had a diverse and experimental career: In the first half of his career creating sculpture with flat glass & mirror. Then later working with paper, making pattern paintings and portraits. He’s explored process, material science, movement and personality. He has exhibited world-wide, having over 40 one-person exhibitions and been included in more than 70 group shows.
Through Arts Mid-Hudson, Cash currently facilitates a group for older artists, focused on archiving, estate planning and what it means to dedicate one’s life to art.
Museum collections includes:
•The Philadelphia Museum of Art
•Le Musee des Arts Decoritifs in Paris and Lucerne.
•Museum of Modern Art – designed a group of glass optical vases
•New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority – created 16 ten foot tall optical panels for the Queensborough Plaza Subway Station.
•National Endowment for the Arts fellowship
• New York Foundation for The Arts fellowship
• Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant
•NYFA’s Fillissimo Design Award.
Cash’s long-term interest in spirituality has led him to become a Buddhist practitioner, a student of the Ridwan school, and member of an Edgar Cayce study group. These interests have been fundamental to his personal exploration of “Seeing” (the intuitive basis of artistic creation).