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Route 66: Outside In


Sep 7, 2019 to Sep 29, 2019
02:00 PM until 05:00 PM

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Ellen Galinsky’s Route 66:  Outside In

September 7, 2-5pm  Opening Reception


This fall at the Rockland Center for the Arts Ellen Galinsky’s exhibit Route 66: Outside In presents photography of time erased and nature’s erosion and recreations.  Her photos seek answers to some of life’s most seemingly intractable questions.  The questions she pursues are: what happens to what we try to create, try to maintain, try to preserve?

We spend a great deal of time striving to leave indelible footprints that will outlast us but time will erase and nature will alter those footprints after we are gone.  She has spent the past five decades photographing this nexus between decay and rebirth.  These photos trace the process of change, as nature reclaims human creation – the tenacity and triumph of nature to invade walls, to crack even the strongest of structures, and ultimately, to make its own creations out of ours.

This exhibit focuses on Galinsky’s photography along Route 66 since 2008.  The outside-in reflections – look inside abandoned buildings to capture the highway’s iconic history, and simultaneously catch reflections of modern life.  She gives us the perspective of “what is” through the lens of “what was.”

Displayed on duratrans LED lightboxes they present a fractured picture of where our past and present co-exist.

Ellen Galinsky learned from her father, a very accomplished photographer, to see the world as a photographer would.  She has retained the vision he inspired.  Her first major exhibit was in Charleston, WV at the Charleston Art Gallery in 1970.  Since then she has exhibited at the SOHO Foundation-Alfred Stieglitz Gallery in NYC, Bank Street College, the UMA Gallery, NYC, the NY Hall of Science, Queens, NY, Blue Hills Plaza, Orangeburg, NY and RiverWinds Gallery in Beacon, NY.  She has been in many group shows, including at the Upstream Gallery in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY and the Blue Door Art Center in Yonkers, NY.

Galinsky is on the faculty of Bank Street College of Education for 25 years.  In 1996 she co-founded the Families and Work Institute and remains its President.  She has published over 300 articles in journals, books and magazines and more than 100 reports and books including the best-selling Mind in the Making:  The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs.  A number of Galinsky’s books and reports are illustrated with her photographs, including: The New Extended Family (1977), Ask the Children (1999), Youth and Violence: Students Speak Out for a More Civil Society (2002).  She has also authored several children’s books, including Catbird (1971).  She was included in the historic book of photographs, Women See Woman (1976).  Her photographs were displayed at The White House Conference on Early Childhood Development and Learning (1997).

We invite you to join us for an Artist’s Opening Reception on Saturday, September 7th, 2:00-5:00pm.  Route 66: Outside In, on view through September 29th.   Free to the general public.  For more information contact:  Rockland Center for the Arts (RoCA), 845-358-0877, or visit  Rockland Center for the Arts is located at 27 S Greenbush Rd., West Nyack, NY 10994.  Regular hours are:  Mon-Fri 10-4; Sat and Sun 1-4pm. 

RoCA’s programs are made possible, in part, with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.






View map Rockland Center for the Arts
27 S Greenbush Rd.
West Nyack, NY

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Rockland Center for the Arts



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Barbara W Galazzo

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