Get Ready: Bridge Art Show Opens Next Week

Twelve weeks. Four creative collaborators. Deadline moved. Artists in Westchester and Rockland Counties responded.

Several entries to be labeled/© Janie Rosman 2014

Several entries to be labeled/© Janie Rosman 2014

I snuck a peek at the amazing art work as it was being readied for the Visual Quality Panel’s review. The art show idea brought ArtsWestchester, Rockland Center for the ArtsRivertown Artists Workshop and Nyack Art Collective together with New NY Bridge project officials on an idea near and dear to artists’ hearts: the river, the scenery, the bridge, the outdoors.

Seventy-eight entries. Just last week I wrote there were 56. I can’t wait until the grand openings at the Community Outreach Centers. You’ll be there, right? Dates are  September 5 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Nyack, and September 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Tarrytown.

The VQP will announce the Best of Show and two runners-up from each site.

Visual Quality Panel reviewing entries Thursday night at the Nyack Outreach Center/New NY Bridge Outreach

Visual Quality Panel reviewing entries Thursday night at the Nyack Outreach Center/New NY Bridge Outreach

All art’s for sale. I wanted to buy several pieces then and there. Both Outreach Centers adapt themselves to art, especially art about the bridge. Their walls are white. They need art. Perfect match.

“Collaborating with local arts groups helped link the New NY Bridge project directly to the extremely talented artist community here in the Hudson Valley, and create even more excitement and interest in this historic project,” special project advisor Brian Conybeare said.

A few of the 78 awesome art entries/© Janie Rosman 2014

A few of the 78 awesome art entries/© Janie Rosman 2014

Every wall of the Nyack location was lined with creativity. Can’t say enough about the idea and the entries. This has to become an annual event.

Tomorrow, Rockland artists’ work will be moved to the Tarrytown location: the original idea was to stimulate a connection between the counties, promote economic development and open horizons.

Congratulations to the artists who entered and whose work will be on display for two months starting September 2 at the Outreach Centers, 142 Main St., Nyack, and 2 N. Broadway, Tarrytown. Both are open Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2014

2 comments so far

  1. K.F. Burns on

    Thanks for your support, you have been wonderful.

    Liked by 1 person

    • nykeypad on

      Thank you, Ken. I enjoyed writing about the show, and speaking with you and other artists. Looking forward to meeting you next week.

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