Peekskill Arts Alliance Presents:

Off the Beaten Track

June 2 – June 29, 2022!
Reception: Thursday, June 2nd, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Center for the Digital Arts Gallery is pleased to host the exhibition, Off the Beaten Track. This group show will exhibit exciting works in all media by professional artists with studios located outside the Peekskill downtown artists district, or those who can’t have studios open during Open Studios weekend.This show will run in conjunction with the 22nd Annual Peekskill Open Studios Event, Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5, 2022, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm. 
GALLERY SUMMER HOURS
Monday – Thursday, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm;
Friday, 10:00 – 11:30 am
Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5, 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm

Visit www.peekskillartsalliance.org for more information.

CREATE by Philippe Safire

February 1 – April 27, 2022

Among the earliest records of art making are hand prints outlined in color on cavern walls created by people thirty thousand years ago. We might consider these early cave paintings the “new media art” of prehistoric times. Inspired by these pieces, Philippe Safire designed a digital version in the form of a custom application displayed on a multi-touch screen. If the viewer puts their hand on the screen, an animation of colored pixels encircles the fingers and palm. Once the hand is removed, the outline continues sparkling before disappearing. Safire invites the public to collaborate in generating unique artwork. As part of the series, the exhibition also includes a set of lenticular prints, projected animation, an internet installation and social media component. Conceived as a participatory event, CREATE features hand prints created by participants — to enjoy within and beyond the gallery space. The exhibition explores the creative process and the ephemeral quality of the digital medium.

CELEBRATIONS

Peekskill Arts Alliance

November 15 – December 15, 2021

Reception Thursday, November 18, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

The PAA welcomes the 2021 holiday season with its pop-up members’ show at Westchester Community College Center for the Digital Arts Gallery, Peekskill.

Grass + Roots: Peekskill to Poughkeepsie

October 2 – November 7, 2021

This exhibition, a partnership between the Putnam Arts Council and the Center for the Digital Arts Gallery, Peekskill Extension, Westchester Community College, will connect and showcase the grassroots talent of artists across the Hudson Valley, from Peekskill to Poughkeepsie, in the partner galleries. The opening will be at the Putnam Arts Council while the closing will be at the Center for the Digital Arts Gallery, Peekskill Extension, Westchester Community College. A Digital Flip Book of the show can be viewed HERE.

Under the theme of Grass + Roots, the exhibition will survey and celebrate the beauty, strength, and resilience of the art and artists of the Hudson Valley.  All genres, media, and technology will be considered. The show will be juried for exhibition and awards by Patricia Miranda.

Sketches of Spain

The Global Art and Activism of Paul Robeson

August 26 – September 27, 2021

The exhibition is inspired by the above news photo of Robeson visiting a school during the Spanish Civil War with International Brigade soldiers in 1938.

This exhibit celebrates artist Paul Robeson and challenges artists to search for their source of inspiration. Artists’ illustrative studies of Robeson photographs from the Burt Glassberg collection will be shown. The artists are challenged to select from among the collection one photograph to research and sketch. Their work will be displayed alongside the original photograph with their specific artist statement of their process, discovery, inspiration, and conclusion. The photographs reflect Robeson’s worldwide influence as artist, scholar, individual, and peace advocate. “I have never separated my work as an artist and my work as a human being.” — Paul Robeson

RE-EMERGENCE

June 12th – July 21st, 2021

Join us as the Peekskill Arts Alliance launches its first live exhibition this year at Westchester Community College Center for the Digital Arts Gallery with the theme “Re-emergence” to celebrate this momentous occasion. Safety measures will be undertaken including limited capacity (eight per viewing), social distancing, and mask required.

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 24th 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Please RSVP to peekskill@sunywcc.edu