‘Climbing the Walls’ (in a fun way)

Who says exhibits aren’t opening? Hudson Valley MOCA in Peekskill and Studio Theater in Exile have joined forces for “Climbing the Walls,” a multimedia show featuring art, music and literature on life now and how we envision it in the future.

“We conceived of the project as a way to connect and explore a shift in the moment, ultimately looking both at COVID-19 and the protests,” the arts organizations said in a joint statement. “As more and more people decided to participate, across all genres, we realized how lucky we were to be in an artistic community that came together to communicate.”

Today, the collaboration honors Juneteenth, or June 19 — the day the Emancipation Proclamation was read to African-Americans in Texas, the last of the former Confederate states to hear it read, in 1865 – with works by  Isis Kenney and Lorraine Currelley, curated by Currelley.

On June 27, it’s Charisse Brown, Marjorie Conn and Donna Faranda.

To experience the works, visit studiotheaterinexile.com or HudsonValleyMOCA.com. Once you get to the climbing the walls page, you will be able to click onto specific artists and see/hear/read the work. Ultimately, all the pieces will be up and available at any time.

Georgette Gouveia

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