"light & found" Sculpture in partnership with nature by Tina Chaden


Apr 14, 2018 to May 14, 2018
06:00 PM until 08:00 PM



Athens, New York:

In collaboration with nature, Hudson Valley artist Tina Chaden creates sculptures reflecting the beauty and ingenuity of the natural world. 

Her installation at The Athen’s Cultural Center entitled “light & found”  will surround you with whimsical, glowing organic forms born out of sumptuous woodland textures and intriguing construction techniques.  


“My frequent walks in the woods, along the banks of the Hudson River and hikes in the Catskill Mountains provide me with an abundance of raw material.  All my designs take cues from these miraculous found objects. I’m constantly amazed and inspired by nature’s processes, the layering of birchbark, the obsessive weavings of paper wasps or the water-worn driftwood intricately etched by insects. There is so much elegance and grace in these natural forms I merely follow their lead and present them in the best possible light.”


This exhibition is part of the ACC 15th Annual Members Exhibition

 and is the result of Tina Chaden receiving the Curator's Choice

 Award during the 2017 Members Exhibition. 


The Athens Cultural Center,  24 Second Street, Athens, NY 12015

Gallery hours are Fridays 4-7pm Saturdays and Sundays, 1- 4 PM

or by appointment by emailing

Opening reception Saturday, April 14th  6pm to 8pm


About Tina Chaden:


Tina Chaden is an award-winning multimedia artist. Her artwork has appeared in galleries and museums across the country, as well as a Smithsonian International Traveling Exhibition and a Whitney Museum of Art window installation. In addition to her work in the fine arts, Ms. Chaden is also a graphic designer, photo stylist, digital photographer and  illustrator whose clients have included major magazines such as Better Homes and Gardens, Time, and Discover. Her versatility and wide-ranging talents have also led her to cultivate a Conservancy garden, collect and sell vintage modern design and to produce and direct documentary videos on theater arts. Ms. Chaden is a native Chicagoan  who holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She resides in Upstate New York where she has restored an 1867 row house that serves as living quarters, Airbnb and art studio. 


For more information about Tina’s artwork, the installation, and to schedule an interview with Tina Chaden, email:




View map Athens Cultural Center
24 Second Street
Athens, NY

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