We were all set to share the October exhibition details for Gallery 66 NY in Cold Spring, when gallery founder and curator Barbara Galazzo sent another update about a special event set for this weekend.
So we’re happy to add details of the “Chair-ity” Pop-Up Event to our report.
Galazzo shares that the gallery invited local artists to get creative with a chair – decorating it any way they wanted.
And they surely did, with the results showing quite a collection of varied approaches, materials and concepts. The seating – functional pieces – will be showcased from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct 1 at the gallery. All chairs will be auctioned off during a silent auction, though there will also be a special “buy-me-now” option. The proceeds from each sale will be split between the gallery, which will use the monies to fund projects such as its high-school exhibition, while many of the artists have their own charities to which they will donate.
Those attending will also have a chance to catch the last weekend of “wAteR waTer,” the current show that features work by Galazzo and Carla Goldberg, both artists previously profiled in WAG, along with works by Bob Madden and Karen Madden.
Then, it’s on to the next group of shows.
WAG’s October issue has a story all about the Hudson Valley’s haunted attractions.
And while the gallery’s October lineup isn’t a straightforward take on Halloween – that would be a bit clichéd – there is certainly a bit of a spooky spirit running through its quartet of exhibitions.
Themed “Ephemeral,” the shows will open with a 6 to 9 p.m. reception Oct. 7 and continue through Oct. 31.
Here’s how Galazzo has described the “Fine Art in the Spirit of October” lineup:
“Gallery A will feature a trio of artists, Heidi Ettinger, Lisa Sheffer and Peter Cheney, who everyday create fine art works that embrace the ‘eerie’ with a story to tell. In Gallery B we have the extraordinary hybrid works by Jay Friedenberg. In Gallery C we have the treasures unearthed and recombined by Galelyn Williams and in our Sculpture Garden we have more unearthly works by Cheney.”
The Gallery is at 66 Main Street, Cold Spring.
For more, visit gallery66ny.com.
– Mary Shustack