The Hudson Arts Walk continues this weekend. We stopped in last Sunday; here’s a short roundup of some of what we liked.
We started with the Tony Thompson retrospective at the Hudson Opera House, a group of studies and small works spanning 40 years that tend to investigate the properties of materials (paint, paper, fabric, rubber) themselves. The exhibit is up through October 31, with a gallery talk with the artist this Saturday, October 17 at 2pm.
It’s easy to miss the Marianne Courville Gallery, but we’re glad we saw the sign and climbed the two flights of stairs to see “Into the Light,” Nitin Vadukul’s dreamlike exhibit of digitally processed photographs. The exhibit continues this weekend and has a closing reception on October 30 from 6-8pm.
Moseying on down the street, there’s a number of art, antique, craft and food vendors out on the sidewalk. Our favorite was Pamela Badilla’s handmade flowers that simply glowed in the sun:
Most of the windows on Warren Street are filled with art. Here’s a closeup of “A Tragic Dress” by Hally McGehearn in the window of Kosa:
Taking a slightly darker turn, Lee Musselman’s sculptures, at David Dew Bruner Design, might at first seem horrifying. He calls them “guardian angels,” and if you think of them as benevolent champions that are on your side, perhaps they’ll be slightly less terrifying in your dreams.
At Carrie Haddad, we fell in love with Paul Chojnowski’s Seurat-like drawings that he creates with a blowtorch.
If you didn’t see them, you’re too late for this show; the gallery has a new show opening this weekend featuring Kathy Burge, Stephen King, Louise Laplante and Valerie Hammond, with an reception for the artists on Saturday, October 17th from 6-8 pm.
John Davis Gallery also has a new exhibition opening this weekend. Christine Heller: Into the Crosscurrents is in the main galleries, with sculptures by John Ruppert in the garden and an installation by Linda Mussmann, mixed media work by Sara Garden Armstrong, paintings by Evan Venegas and Chris McEvoy and sculpture by John Van Alstine in the Carriage House. There’s an artist reception on Saturday, October 17 from 6-8pm.
That said, we enjoyed Erin Walrath’s installation, “Force of Habit,” that just closed at John Davis, displayed in the gorgeous Carriage House:
As we noted last week, this weekend also offers the rare opportunity to see a large collection of Dennis Herbert’s modern folk art assemblages on Saturday and Sunday from 1-5pm each day at 75 North Second Street in Hudson (in the garage of the rectory next to the old church), just a few blocks from Warren Street.
This is only a small fraction of what is going on – we missed the Cannonball Factory show, the Limner Gallery, Riverfront Park, the Earl Swanigan Show @ Basilica Industria, Musica, and most of lower Warren Street’s BeLo 3rd neighborhood, to name just a few.