ARTalks 2017


Ellen Jouret-Epstein, Big Blue (2016) Felted wool, linen thread, plaster, wire 35” H x 39” W x 4” D. Image courtesy of the artist.

Ellen Jouret-Epstein, Big Blue (2016) Felted wool, linen thread, plaster, wire
35” H x 39” W x 4” D. Image courtesy of the artist.

Art as Intersection: Geography, Medium & Time

In 1842, ASCC’s historic schoolhouse was situated at a 3-way intersection to bring the community together for education.  We continue this commitment to education connecting our community, creating intersections of creators with observers, artists with students.

Accordingly, the theme for 2017’s ARTalks series is “art as intersection.”   Join us as noted artists discuss their process and their inspirations in panel discussions and special exhibits.  Learn how art intersects with our world and can bring us together.  Sundays 2-4 pm




March 26, 2017      2-4 pm

Art as Intersection: Geography                 sponsored by ProPrinters (Hudson NY)

What is the relationship between place and art?  East and west?  Coast to coast?  Or the smaller-scale (but also significant) issues of making art in small town and rural communities?

  • Laura Cannamela (Kinderhook NY)
  • Kari Feuer (Red Hook NY) – ASCC faculty member

April 9, 2017  2-4 pm

Art as Intersection: Medium  sponsored by Countryside Dental (Chatham NY)

What happens when unlike materials combine?  Does medium drive concept?  Or concept dictate choice of medium?   What particular findings and intersections are created when working in a rural environment? 

  • Ellen Jouret-Epstein (Germantown NY)
  • K. Velis Turan (Earlton NY)

April 23, 2017  2-4 pm

Art as Intersection: Time   sponsored by The Lofgren Agency (Chatham NY)

Is history is part of art?  How do artists engage with previous epochs and masters, issues, and questions?  How do artists engage with historic technique, re-learned or applied anew?  Working in a region known as the cradle of American Art, how do artists engage with or incorporate a sense of time into their contemporary work?

  • Art Murphy (Catskill NY)
  • Eileen Murphy (Hillsdale/Brooklyn NY) – ASCC faculty member

The Art School of Columbia County will hold its third annual ARTalks series of panel discussions and pop-up exhibits, continuing this popular series this coming spring.  Inspired by the three-way intersection where the Art School’s historic 1842 schoolhouse is situated, the theme for 2017 is Art as Intersection: Geography, Medium, and Time.  Held Sunday afternoons at the Art School (1198 Rt 21 C Ghent NY) from 2-4 pm, each ARTalk features two nationally-exhibiting artists from our region exploring a given theme in a guided panel discussion along with a special exhibit of their work.  The talks will be presented March 26, April 9, and April 23, and include noted Columbia County artists as well as artists from the surrounding region.  A reception with refreshments follows each ARTalk.

Suggested donation: $5     (under 24 free)

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