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Hudson Hall Exhibition, Rodney Greenblat: ‘Something to Look Forward to’

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Hudson Hall presents Rodney Greenblat: ‘Something to Look Forward to’ Exhibition now to August 23. Rodney Alan Greenblat’s aptly-titled, Something to Look Forward to, is an enjoyable, whimsical and engaging collection of new and archival works bursting with color and underpinned with wit and charm.

In Something to Look Forward to, the artist presents us with a vision of his own wonderland future; a land of brightly colored modernist forms populated with ladybugs, friendly robots and giant emblematic cats watched over by “Lemon Eye”- a mystical and beneficial Zen deity who’s image is in almost every work. Greenblat offers us an antidote to the pessimism, division, and dangers of today: the possibility of optimism, wholeness and safety. Familiar and wildly imaginative at the same time, the paintings and constructions celebrate the ability we all have to re-imagine our world. 

DATE/TIME: Until August 23, 2020
Friday, 1 – 5pm, Saturday & Sunday, 1 – 4pm
(Timed entry on the hour. 10 reservations max/hour).
Socially-Distanced Guided Tours (maximum of 6 per tour): Saturdays & Sundays, 4pm

COST: Free and Open to public
Socially-Distanced Guided Tours – $10 (free for members)
Reservations required. Visit hudsonhall.org for tickets


LOCATION: Hudson Hall

Center Hall Gallery & Common Council Room
327 Warren Street
Hudson, NY 12534

MORE: In keeping with New York State guidelines to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, visitors to Hudson Hall must comply with safety protocols, such as social distancing and wearing a mask. Hudson Hall reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone who does not comply with these guidelines or make reservations in advance.
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Gonzales-Torres’ “Untitled” Fortune Cookie Corner – Exhibition at Hudson Hall

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Hudson Hall is one of several hundred places around the world featuring a live, global installation of Untitled (Fortune Cookie Corner) by the famed artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1957-1996). The work has been lent by an anonymous private collector and coincides with Hudson Hall’s reopening to the public.

Exhibition curator Andrea Rosen, the New York gallerist, invited 1,000 individuals around the world to manifest the Gonzalez-Torres work in a place of their choosing as part of one total site. Lawyer and part-time Germantown resident John Sare was one of the 1,000 individuals selected to manifest the work, and he selected Hudson Hall for the installation. Created in 1990, the installation is described as “Fortune cookies, endless supply,” with the dimensions of each installation dependant on each site. The core tenets of the work include the principle that individuals must be permitted to choose to take fortune cookies from the work. Although the original supply of approximately 800 fortune cookies will not be replenished, the work will remain in place through July 5 even if the supply of fortune cookies is exhausted.

Felix Gonzalez-Torres was born in Guáimaro, Cuba on November 26, 1957. He referred to himself as American. He lived and worked in New York City between 1979 and 1995. Gonzalez-Torres died in Miami on January 6, 1996 from AIDS-related causes.

 

DATE/TIME: Friday, June 26 through July 5, 2020

Fridays, 1 – 5pm; Saturday & Sundays, 1 – 4pm (Timed entry on the hour. Reservation only, 10 reservations max/hour).

*This work can be viewed by making a reservation to Rodney Greenblat: Something to Look Forward to.

LOCATION: Hudson Hall
327 Warren Street
Hudson, NY 12534

MORE: Please note: In keeping with New York State guidelines to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, visitors to Hudson Hall must comply with safety protocols, such as social distancing and wearing a mask. Hudson Hall reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone who does not comply with these guidelines or make reservations in advance.
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Hudson Hall Close Readings in a Virtual Space w/ Simone White, May 28

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Hudson Hall continues the New Virtual Event, ‘Close Readings in a Virtual Space’, with guest, Simone White.  Read through Leslie Scalapino’s “A Sequence” with Simone White and others taking part.

“Simone White, one of our favorite poets, will lead this intimate, virtual group read-through Leslie Scalapino’s “A Sequence.” Neither teaching nor explaining, Simone will serve as your expert tour-guide to explore this poem as a group. Whether you are already well-versed in the close reading of poems, or have never been quite sure you’ve been “getting it,” this “close reading in a virtual space” will provide a digital gathering for everyone to take a refreshing deep dive into this single poem.

The event will last about an hour, and will conclude with a brief reading of poetry by our special guest poet.

This is a challenging time for all of us, but poetry offers us a fortifying focus. Talking through a poem together with a group of fellow readers just might provide a bit of the balm we all need.”

DATE/TIME: Thursday, May 28, 2020 / 4pm – 5pm

COST: Free 
Register at https://www.eventbrite.com for an event link.

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Hudson Hall Presents Close Readings in a Virtual Space, May 14

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Hudson Hall is hosting a New Virtual Event, ‘Close Readings in a Virtual Space’. Read through Jay Wright’s poem “The Homecoming Singer” together with poet Rigoberto Gonzáles and others taking part.

Rigoberto Gonzáles, one of our favorite poets, will lead this intimate, virtual group read-through of Jay Wright’s poem “The Homecoming Singer.” Neither teaching nor explaining, Rigoberto will serve as your expert tour-guide to explore this poem as a group. Whether you are already well-versed in the close reading of poems, or have never been quite sure you’ve been “getting it,” this “close reading in a virtual space” will provide a digital gathering for everyone to take a refreshing deep dive into this single poem.

The event will last about an hour, and will conclude with a brief reading of poetry by our special guest poet.

This is a challenging time for all of us, but poetry offers us a fortifying focus. Talking through a poem together with a group of fellow readers just might provide a bit of the balm we all need.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, May 14, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

COST: Free 
Register at https://www.eventbrite.com for an event link.

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Opening Reception for Earth People Exhibit at Hudson Hall, Mar 12

 

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Hudson Hall is hosting an Opening Reception for the new art exhibit, ‘Earth People’, on Thursday, March 12th. Earth People, is an exhibit of paintings by artists with disabilities in partnership with Community Access to the Arts (CATA) and Coarc.

EARTH PEOPLE highlights an extraordinary selection of work created by artists using an adaptive painting technique called Artistic Realization Technologies (A.R.T.). Through the use of laser pointers and intensive collaboration with a trained assistant who acts as the artist’s hands, this technique gives full artistic control to individuals with significant physical disabilities and expands the range of expressive possibilities for artists of all abilities.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, March 12, 2020 / 12pm – 1pm
Exhibit on display March 12 through April 5

COST: Free & Open to the public

LOCATION: Hudson Hall
327 Warren Street
Hudson, NY 12534

 

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