Gallery 66 NY ‘Fired Up’ this month

Four Westchester artists are among those featured in “All Fired Up,” a national juried exhibition for glass and ceramic artists under way this month at Gallery 66 NY in Cold Spring.

The show is ideal for wintertime, says gallery owner Barbara Galazzo: “What better way to chase away the cold of February than with a celebration of art born of heat and fire?”

We like that kind of thinking, and we’re looking forward to catching the showcase of national artists selected by jurors Ronda Schaer and Wendy Gilvey. Schaer is the longtime owner of RAS Galleries in Napa Valley, Calif., and Gilvey is a founder of Hudson Beach Glass in Beacon.

The works include sculpture, objects d’art, wall pieces and art installations with Westchester represented by artists Martin Kremer of Pound Ridge, Moshe Bursuker of Purdys, Ada Cruz of Peekskill and Craig Usher of Peekskill. “All Fired Up” will continue through March 2.

And looking ahead, Galazzo shares that Rieko Fujinami, recently selected to show in the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian, will be featured at Gallery 66 NY next. The Japanese artist, living in Beacon since 2003, will present a selection of her works, all painted on mirrors, during “Non-Verbal Communication” March 7-30. This exhibition will also feature a screening of her “Arbor Vitae,” video work never before viewed in America. Also next month, the gallery will offer the works of Maureen Winzig, and Bob and Karen Madden, in a “multiple interpretation” of the concept “Wandering Curves.”

An opening reception for both “Non-Verbal Communication” and “Wandering Curves” will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. March 7.

Gallery 66 NY is at 66 Main St. in Cold Spring. The gallery’s winter hours are noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. For more, call (845) 809-5838 or visit gallery66ny.com.

– Mary Shustack

 

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