Rodriguez’s photos aim to protect beauty of the Hudson Valley
RiverWinds Gallery at 172 Main St. in Beacon will present Intimate Landscapes —photographs by Robert Rodriguez Jr. The show opens on Beacon Second Saturday, Feb. 9, 12 – 9 p.m. The artist reception will be Sunday, Feb. 17, 3 – 6 p.m. The exhibit will be on display through March 4.
Focusing his camera on the Hudson Valley, Rodriguez has discovered not only beautiful landscapes often taken for granted, but the changing mood and character of the region. Seeking to capture the beauty, or convey the emotional qualities of a place or moment in nature, his images have elicited responses ranging from evocative to spiritual and breathtaking. He frequently travels in search of dramatic and unique locations, including New England, the Southwest and Canada.
Rodriguez is passionate about conservation and the importance of protecting our natural resources for both current and future generations. He uses photography as a tool to bring awareness and appreciation of the value and importance of nature and its frequent misuse. His photography is showcased and used for promotional purposes by Scenic Hudson, the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to land and nature preservation in the Hudson Valley.
He has donated images to be used for promotion and fundraising by many nonprofit organizations dedicated to this cause, including The Audubon Society and the Mohonk Preserve. Rodriguez has also donated his time and photos to educational causes, including the Mill Street Loft, Haldane School Foundation, Clearwater, Hudson Highlands Land Trust, and many others.
Rodriguez is also a Canson Infinity ambassador, a select group of handpicked international artists that uphold and exemplify the Canson heritage of papermaking since 1557.
RiverWinds Gallery is open Wednesday through Monday 12 – 6 p.m., with special hours of 12 – 9 p.m. on Second Saturdays. For more information, visit their website, riverwindsgallery.com or call 845-838-2880.