Join us for an art-opening party every first Saturday of the month, from 6-8pm!
Saturday, May 4th 6-8pm
Evan Clayton Horback (Srinivasa dasa)
Saturday, April 6th 6-8pm
Ustya Tarnawsky is a local artist and herbalist living in High Falls, NY. Her works are drawings on paper, cotton thread and gold pigment, and Japanese style woodcut. Her spiritual connection to the plants leads her to work with them on many levels, and drawing is often the first step in the development of these relationships. She tends extensive herb & flower gardens at the Clove Valley CSA, creates herbal body care preparations under the name “Medicine Gardens” and helps people start their own gardens, so that they, too, may begin a loving relationship with the land they live on and the plants that bless it. Her herbal products will also be available.
Saturday, March 2nd 6-8pm
started drawing faces and figures at the age of 8. Later she majored in Visual Arts in High School, with teachers from the Rhode Island School of Design. She attended Massachusetts, College of Art, the Boston Museum School, and Art Institute of Boston. She studied dance at the Luigi Jazz Centre, the School of American Ballet Theater, and The Alvin Alley school.
In 1995 Sara founded The Artists Alliance Against Violence Inc., a 501©(3) non‐ profit corporation which produced many community arts programs in Massachusetts, as well as videos addressing the arts as a means of creating peace. She has formed and directed several interfaith contemplative dance groups in Ma. and N.Y. , performing at Catholic, Episcopalian and Methodist churches. In 2006 she started A Perfect Gift: All That Is Jazz, music and dance review. This group is still performing in venues around the Hudson Valley. The Silly Goose series of cartoons began as a class assignment at R.I.S.D. in 1980. They enjoyed some popularity in the 80’s. Reviving in 2010, they have been well received once again, at fairs and venues in the Hudson Valley. www.aaavinc.org
I love working with lines and black and white, in both dance and drawing. As a student, I felt that Gauguin and El Greco had achieved what I would have wanted to do with color, so I dedicated myself to black and white . The Silly Goose drawings are a visitation for me. These guys do what they want, revealing their latest activities to me only when the pen has already touched the page. As I draw, I often think that the piece is far from finished, but when it makes me laugh spontaneously I know it is done and ready to be seen, no matter what imperfections I see.
Saturday, February 2nd 6-8pm
Barbara (Grandmother) Threecrow Purcell
Barbara Threecrow Purcell
Heritage: Nanticoke, Delaware/Lanape and Celt, Barbara is a ceremonial leader in the Lakota tradition, a spiritual counselor, intuitive healer and creator of the “Medicine Woman Way of self realization - and earth ways teachings” She is the author of three books “Mending the Hoop” – ”The Return of the Sacred Feminine & Teachings of the Grandmothers” as well as ”The Core Methodology; Restoring our Fundamental Nature” She is currently working on her latest book ”The Star Children Today”
Saturday, December 1st 6-8pm
Artist Roger C. Green
Roger C. Green Photography – Artist Statement
Landscape photography has given me a window into what I would never have seen without a camera and a lens, that extraordinary beauty we often happen to notice and wish to capture. I love the outdoors and like landscapes, waterfalls, barns and the woods.
I take pictures to treasure the moment. It calms me down and excites me as well. It brings a smile to my face or an “oops” to delete. I edit some photos and leave others alone.
I can’t think of a single photographic journey in which I haven’t learned some further nuance of light and how it interacts with the world around me.
There is so much more one can always learn in photography. I want to send the viewers a feeling of what I felt at the time I took the picture.
More from Roger…
I am a self-taught photographer who is extremely passionate about photography. I am an amateur and a hobbyist, never having had the opportunity to take professional photography courses. My mother taught me how to use her Zeiss Ikon Nettar while I was still in school. The two of us would look through her photo albums and my father’s together. She loved sunsets. I also love sunsets, largely because they remind me of my mother.
I live in Saugerties with my wife and three cats and work at The Kingston Hospital in the Medical Records Department. I shoot in manual mode and have found that experience and shooting on a consistent basis does teach one a lot. I read a lot on photography and view many photos on line. I also check out local artist studios and visit their web pages to view landscape shots, trying to emulate pieces of their art I want to see in my pictures.
I have experienced the joys of photography for many years; therefore, lacking the skills to paint on canvas, this medium is my way to express myself.
I began showing some of my photos to co-workers and friends. Last year, my wife suggested I submit a picture to our Credit Union for their annual calendar photo contest. I was awarded honorable mention for my photo ‘Equestrian Rising’. The photo appears in their 2012 calendar. A friend, Maureen Sheehan, later encouraged me to display my photos at the Yoga House, which is my first show.
Saturday, November 3rd 6-8pm
Artist Sarah Hiller
Sarah Hiller was born and raised in the Hudson Valley she is a self-taught artist and a registered dental hygienist. Her background in biology combined with her training in dentistry has inspired a passion in creating highly detailed botanical motifs that permeate her body of work. Sarah was deeply influenced by a medical mission to Maharashtra, India which inspired a break from eurocentric realism to more ornate fanciful works.
Saturday, October 6th 6-8pm
With Sadee Brathwaite
Sadee Brathwaite, is an artist, curator and arts facilitator. Her drawings and paintings explore issues of beauty, universal womanhood and the metaphysical. Often combining realistic representation with abstract imagery her work dwells in many realms.
Brathwaite was born in Barbados and moved to New York in the late 1980s. She studied art history at Kingston University in London, 2003, and holds a BFA in Painting/ Drawing from the State University of New York at New Paltz, 2004. Brathwaite has worked in the Hudson Valley at art institutions such as Dia: Beacon and the Deep Listening Institute. As an independent curator, Brathwaite collaborates with a variety of galleries and art spaces to exhibit art that reflects our diverse cultures. Her curated shows include a four year traveling cultural series in the Hudson Valley, exhibits at Arts Society of Kingston, NY and an ongoing international dream exploration project called 100 Artists/ 100 Dreams.
In 2008, Brathwaite was a guest on Toni Quest’s Screaming Woman Talks radio program for PIVR. She has appeared frequently on episodes of Christina Varga’s Apocalyspe Varga TV Show. She organizes networking and community building events and has been the co-coordinator of the Kingston Open Studio Tour for the 2008 and 2010 seasons. Brathwaite and her arts organization have been featured in regional publications including Hudson Valley Life Magazine, Ulster County Press, Kingston Times, Hudson Valley News, Times Herald Record and Daily Freeman. She is a former member of the gallery committee of Arts Society of Kingston and is on the board of Arts Etc., Newark, NJ. Her art was featured on the May 2008 cover of Art Works. She was a selected Muralist in the 2nd Annual O+ Festival. Brathwaite has exhibited in galleries throughout the Hudson Valley, Metropolitan New York, New Jersey and abroad.
As a creative consultant, Brathwaite works with artists in different stages of their careers to help them get organized, motivated and functioning efficiently in their artistic endeavors. As an administrative professional with extensive experience in management and communications, she excels at project execution within small business and non-profit environments. She holds freelance and consulting positions, most recently as the Editorial Coordinator for BORO Magazine and the Communications Manager, AUMI for Deep Listening Institute. Brathwaite has over 10 years experience working with children, individually and in group settings, to explore creative expression. She designs workshops to engage and educate utilizing collage, decorations, painting, drawing and other artistic mediums, all employing non-toxic materials. Brathwaite was the founder, and director of La Leona Women Painters Guild, a multicultural art collective that offered support to women artists through community. She continually advocates and appreciates the importance of diversity in the visual arts.
11 Broadway, #27 Kingston, NY 12401 914.262.8508 Sadee@LaLeonaArts.com www.LaLeonaArts.com
My drawings and paintings utilize concepts of beauty, ancient symbols and the metaphysical. The ground
space is a metaphor for the celestial universe and the figures and subjects in most pieces transcend
ordinary portraiture, and landscapes. Energies, thoughts, memories, dreams and spirit are explored,
expressed and broken down through out my pieces. Different realities and dimensions are depicted
through color, layers and composition. Biomorphic forms, conveying different states of being and
emotions go unnoticed and at other times are highlighted. The use of symbols, carvings and animals
reflect my interest in ancient mythologies and beliefs. Often combining realistic representation with
abstract imagery my work dwells in many realms.
Saturday, September 1st 6-8pm
Our One-Year Anniversary Celebration!
With Artist Mavis Harris
Mavis Harris arrived in the Hudson Valley 13 years ago and immediately fell in love with gardening. Working with watercolor and Sennelier inks she paints her own whimsical version of garden life. Her focus is art for the nursery and child.
August 4th, 6:00-8:00pm
Note: We saw artwork by Kelli Bickman displayed at Euphoria Yoga in Woodstock and loved her work so much we asked her if she’d feature at The Yoga House, so we’re delighted to have her this month! Come check out her rich and vibrant color palette and striking spiritual imagery on the first Saturday in August. Snacks, wine, and good company provided.
Kelli Bickman grew up on a farm in Minnesota, studied art in Wisconsin and London and moved to NYC in 1995. After 14 years in the Big Apple, she moved to the Catskills where she now lives with her daughter Isabella Grace. Bickman’s work has been seen in many magazines, many galleries in the US and Europe and in numerous private collections worldwide. She has received several grants for public art projects including the ‘Art in Public Places’ grant in Jacksonville, FL as well as two ArtsWestchester grants. Bickman is also the founder and director of the Youth Mural Arts program in the Hudson Valley. As multi-media artist and world traveler, Bickman has had the privilege of studying with many spiritual masters in this lifetime. The teachings of these masters are the foundation for much of her art. Anything else you want to know about her can be found in her paintings. http://kellibickman.net/
Buddhist teachings say life is suffering. They also say there is a way
to eliminate suffering and meditation is the key. Painting is a form
of meditation. Peace is often found in the pure moments of unfolding
creation. Through discipline and hard work, magic happens and beauty
A wise artist friend once told me that in order to create great art
one must do three things. First, one must throw out their friends.
Second, one must throw out their lover. And third, one must throw out
themselves. Then, he said, there will be room to make great art.
This is the challenge of any artist and the study of the great
teachers helps us achieve this.
As I have dedicated my life to the creation of art and expression of
spiritual truth, many of these images were born through my search for
light. Demons & Deities are a part of all of our lives, yin & yang,
light & dark, and because of the nature of duality, we can’t have one
without the other.
It is my hope that through the creation of these images in a ‘Pop Art’
style that they will be easily accessible to a wide audience. I
invite people from all walks of life, and all traditions, to explore
sacred imagery and awaken to their own divine self.
Artist Sunday Dawne-Marie of Skinflower Cosmic Arts
Opening reception Saturday July 7th, 6-8pm
Snacks and beverages provided, free and open to all.
Sunday Dawne-Marie is a self-taught artist who works with a wide variety of materials both traditional & non-traditional. She has made a living for the past 15 years as a tattoo artist & currently works out of her studio in Phoenicia. Sunday is inspired by the natural world as well as by the array of cultural expression conveyed by different peoples around the world. Her quest is to use the hand to grab the eye & communicate something perhaps beautiful & profound. You can usually find her at Skinflower cosmic arts 845-688-3166.
everything inspires me to make art, if only i had more time…
what takes up most of my days is the art of the tattoo, an organic living art collaboration with ever shifting circles of a wide variety of people…
this is a huge part of what makes tattooing wonderful & satisfying & challenging…
it is interesting to delve into one’s own existence, to wonder & ponder
what am i doing here & how & of course why?
this body (with its 5 plus senses) is the tool we have through which we can experience & explore life & what we think of as “the world”
it seems important to express the findings of these creative adventures
as i often find beauty at the seed of things…
the patterns inherent in life forms & music & language & cosmos are experienced as beautiful
& this can tend to fill one with a very deep kind of gratitude…
The June Show:
Opening reception Saturday June 2nd, 6-8pm
Copper Artist Paul V. Delamarter
Paul V. Delamarter has been working in copper since 2000. His wire and welded sculptures preceded his style change to Repousse in 2006. In 2009 he opened and curated Off The Wall art gallery in Ellenville which supported many local artists for the next few years. Paul currently works out of his home in Ellenville as an artist and props designer for the Shadowland Theatre. He is available for lessons in copper and commissions and can be reached at 845-706-2396 or you can find him on Facebook.
The May Show:
Saturday May 5th, 6-8pm
Painter Maggie Sheehan
Artist Maggie Sheehan, 23 year old Hudson Valley native has been studying art since she was 12 yrs old. Maggie’s works are oil on canvas abstracts, mostly self renditions born of escapism from the teasing of childhood peers. “At some point,” she says, “art saved my life.”
The February Show:
Weather the Bakwoods: Clothing As Canvas
Don’t let the mannequins freak you out. This show has been put on by the artists of Bakwoods Productions, featuring screen printing on mixed media. Oh, and let us not forget to mention: Among the Bakwoods artists is the one who created The Yoga House’s logo. We couldn’t be happier!
December & January:
Lucent Winter & Literary Origami
Artwork by ERIN DINAN
Erin Victoria Dinan
Erin Victoria Dinan attended the New York Fiorello LaGuardia High School of music and the Arts in the late 1990′s. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Art History, and Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the State University of New York at New Paltz, in 2006, and in 2009, respectively. Dinan is an active member of the Arts Society of Kingston and has taught Introductory Printmaking at SUNY New Paltz. She currently resides and works in the Hudson Valley. She can be contacted at email@example.com, and her portfolio can be viewed on Inkteraction!, a website maintained by the International Printmakers Network.
Amanda, who teaches literature in the Hudson Valley, began an odd hobby several years ago. Inspired by a beautiful origami ornament she’d seen in a storefront, she began folding the pages of old books, page by page transforming dusty novels into playful visual treasures. Eventually, she began painting them in silvers and golds, adding flourishes and embellishments. Until now the pieces have hung around her home and in the homes of lucky friends who’d been gifted the delightful crafts. Beginning December 3rd, The Yoga House, will be the new temporary home for Amanda’s Literary Origami. Consider picking one up for the holidays.
A collaboration among the artists featured in the Hudson Valley’s magazine of words & art Awosting Alchemy (Aw/Al)! Aw/Al’s hand-selected pieces have been furnished by SUNY New Paltz’s printmaking club.
This month’s art show featured:
- Literary readings by past and present contributors to Aw/Al
- Artwork by SUNY New Paltz’s Printmaking Club
Check out Awosting Alchemy’s November issue — just released!
WORKS ON PAPER
By Katie Cassolino
WORKS ON PAPER is a collection of drawings and paintings emulating exaggerated flowers and growing figures in surreal landscapes. Much like the mysteries of our complicated chemical systems these drawings explore surreal organic forms. For Cassolino, her drawings serve as a moving meditation to create a world that transcends us to the place, which we are closely connected and mysteriously unaware, our bodies. This work is about our world, our bodies, and the possibilities for growth. Life can be found in the whimsical spirit of objects and nature and these works are a personal interpretation of that.
Please come join us to celebrate the yoga house, a place which allows our bodies to grow while placing are minds at peace.
Katie began her career as a graduate of SUNY New Paltz in 2005. Although she has spent her summers exploring different parts of the world, her roots as a high school art educator have remained nearby in Poughkeepsie NY. Katie recently received her MA in studio art from New York University where she studied and exhibited in Venice, Italy as well as New York City. Currently Katie resides in the Hudson Valley and continues to pursue her career as an art educator and practicing artist.
Akemi Hiatt received her BA in Photography from New York University in May of 2009. Since October of 2009, Akemi has been the Program Associate at the Center for Photography at Woodstock, where she assists with CPW’s year-round program offerings, including exhibitions, artists workspace residencies, workshops, lectures, publication, fellowships, and artist opportunities, and more. She has served as a portfolio reviewer for on behalf of CPW at their New York City Portfolio Reviews, the International Center for Photography’s Career Day, and the New England Portfolio Reviews. Recent curatorial projects include To Be Authentic: Photographs from the Center for Photography at Woodstock’s Permanent Print Collection and Becoming Muses (co-curated with Lindsay Stern).
Elizabeth Unterman’s photography and video work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions including Revisit at the Herter Gallery, Amherst, MA; The Boston Young Contemporaries at Boston University; The Screening at Samson Projects, Boston; The Woodstock Biennial at the Woodstock/Byrdcliffe Guild and the Photo Regional at the Albany Center Gallery, Albany, NY to name a few. In addition, Elizabeth has curated numerous exhibitions including a group exhibition at Rhode Island School of Design’s Sol Koffler Gallery and Site Seeing: Explorations of Landscape at The Center for Photography at Woodstock.
She earned her MFA in Photography from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2007. From 2007-2010, Elizabeth was the Education Coordinator at The Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW) and is currently Adjunct Faculty of Photography at SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge, NY and a freelance photographer.
Morse is a photographic artist born in Rochester, New York and currently residing in Kingston, New York. After graduating from The College at Brockport, she has worked for art publications and recently completed two intensive work exchange programs with the Center for Photography at Woodstock. She now assists several well-established photographers including John Dugdale and was named Director of Education at the recently established 19th Century School of Photography in Ulster County.
Jennifer’s work has earned a place in the collections of numerous universities and private collectors. She is currently exhibiting and making new work, as well as doing extensive historical research in the field of 19th c. photography and its processes.
If you’re interested in featured artists, gallery hours or exhibiting, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.