Bison, a sculpture by Nancy and Sal Moccia, is just one of the animal-friendly artworks featured in the Saunders Farm Project.
Carrie Haddad Gallery, Sept 1-Oct 16
The popular Hudson gallery presents a group showing of talented artists in various mediums. The show includes abstract works on paper by Bruce Murphy; Jack Walls’ primitive portraits done on stitched canvases; Joe Wheaton’s minimalists sculptures; and hard-edge paintings by Robert Morgan. The opening reception will take place on September 4 from 2 to 4 pm.
Open daily, 11 am-5 pm, 622 Warren St, Hudson; 518.828.1915
Campsite: Hudson Valley Artists 2016, Through Nov 13
The Samuel Dorsky Museum’s exhibit, which features work by a number of artists, conjures feelings of adventure, trepidation, escape, or, often, complete freedom that kids experience when they head off to camp. Various mediums—including drawing, photography, and textiles, as well as installations, video, and even performance—are represented. A special treat: a lecture on September 24 by the exhibit curator and participating artists.
Wed-Sun, 11 am-5 pm, 1 Hawk Dr, New Paltz; 845.257.3844
A Moo-ving Exhibit
Collaborative Concepts SAUNDERS Farm Project 2016, Sept 3-Oct 29
Collaborative Concepts 11th annual sculpture show will take place on the 100-acre Saunders Farm. Come enjoy “cow-resistant” art as Black Angus cattle roam freely and graze. Since the cows live here, featured art must be hardy (as well as safe for the animals to be around) so that the animals cannot trip on, get tangled in—or eat!—the works. If you love nature, art, and animals, you're sure to have a blast. An opening reception (Sept 3, 2-6 pm) features live music and other performances.
Open daily, 10 am-dusk, 853 Old Albany Post Road, Garrison; 845.528.1797
Civil War Tribute
Red Grooms: The Blue and the Gray, Starting Oct 8
Nashville-born artist Red Grooms began making a name for himself in the pop-art heyday of 1960s. In this installation, Grooms brings to life Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, as well as the average soldiers and then-unrecognized female spies who helped preserve the Union. He also highlights Confederate figures like Robert E. Lee, John C. Calhoun, and glamorous Southern belles.Also featured are depictions of two famous battles that took place in Tennessee: the Battle of Lookout Mountain and the Battle of Shiloh. Also on view are photographs, maps, medals, and paintings from the Civil War, which reside permanently at the Hudson River Museum.
Wed-Sun, noon-5 pm, 511 Warburton Ave, Yonkers; 914.963.4550
ArtEast Open Studio Tour, Oct 15-16, 22-23
In this wildly popular self-guided tour (back for its 10th year), more than 40 local artists — who all work in eastern Dutchess County towns like Pawling, Dover Plains, Holmes, Poughquag, and Millbrook — open their workspaces to visitors on these two weekends, providing an insiders’ peek at their creative processes. Guests are encouraged to create their own driving itinerary (peak or just past-peak foliage is a bonus!) prior to beginning as there is no set route, and look for the bright yellow signs denoting participating venues.
Take Me to the River
Hopper’s Hudson, Sept 16-Nov 13
Edward Hopper grew up in Nyack and had a terrific view of the Hudson from his bedroom window. He spent countless hours at the docks and shipyards, observing and sketching the people building and rigging the boats. His boyhood environment influenced his art, as waterways, boats, and rivers were often subjects in his paintings. The latest exhibit from the Edward Hopper House examines how Hopper’s love of the water showed up in his work and the work of many of his contemporaries including Reynolds Beal, Joseph Biel, C. K. Chatterton, Bertram Hartman, and John Henry Hill.
Wed-Sun, noon-5 pm, 82 N Broadway, Nyack; 845.358.0774
John Davis Gallery, Sept 17-Dec 4
One of Hudson’s premier galleries presents three autumnal installations. From September 17 through October 9, artists Fran Shalom, Lois Dickson, William Stone, Gabriel Phipps, Bruce Gagner, and Miriam Bloom display works ranging from painting to mixed media to sculpture. From October 15 through November 6, sees sculptures and paintings from Leonid Lerman, Leticia Ortega, Pamela Cardwell, Paul Harbutt, and Jock Ireland. Painter Claude Carone displays his works from November 12 through December 4.
Thurs-Mon, 11 am-5 pm, 362 1/2 Warren St, Hudson; 518.828.5907
Something in the Water
Water Water, Sept 2-Oct 2
Artists Carla Goldberg, Bob Madden, Karen Madden, and Barbara Galazzo explore the different environmental, calming, and even political aspects of water. Each artist presents a different approach to H2O with their works in four different mediums. At the opening with the artists (Sept 2, 6-9 pm), viewers can discuss the creative process and ideas behind the works.
Fri-Sun, noon-6 pm, Gallery 66, 66 Main St, Cold Spring; 845.809.5838