Art Along the Hudson Kickoff Event May 15

Rhinebeck juried exhibit includes art from along the Hudson

The Rhinebeck and Red Hook arts communities are hosting the 10th annual Art Along the Hudson (AAH) Spring Kickoff Media Event, on Wednesday, May 15. The purpose of this event is to bring together business owners, elected officials, artists, arts patrons and the media with a focus on the many and varied cultural opportunities available and how they generate economic growth.

AAHLogofinalThe evening begins in the Rhinebeck High School auditorium at 5:30 p.m. with guest speakers celebrating the role the arts have in our lives. We are very fortunate to have state Sen. Terry Gipson and Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro share a few words about the arts and economic development in our region. Liza Donnelly, local cartoonist with The New Yorker, is the keynote speaker who will share her views concerning the arts and education. And special guest, lyric soprano Kimberly Kahan, will perform.

The celebration continues at the Juried Art Exhibit reception 6:30 at the Betsy Jacaruso Studio and Gallery, 43-2 E. Market St. (in the courtyard behind Bread Alone) in Rhinebeck, with refreshments donated by village restaurants and live music.

The art exhibit was juried by Dennis Anderson, who served as the director of Curatorial and Tour Services at the Empire State Plaza Art Collection in Albany for 22 years, and Mary-Kay Lombino, who is the Emily Hargroves Fisher ’57 and Richard B. Fisher Curator at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College. They selected artwork representing each of the AAH communities along the Hudson River corridor: Ossining, Peekskill, Garrison/Cold Spring, Beacon, Newburgh, Greater New Paltz Area, Poughkeepsie/Hyde Park, Rhinebeck/Red Hook, Kingston, Saugerties and Woodstock.

The Juried Art Exhibit will be on view from Thursday, May 9, through Saturday, June 1, at Betsy Jacaruso Studio and Gallery. For more information, call 845-516-4435. Gallery hours are Thursday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For more information on the exhibitions and offerings of the Art Along the Hudson Kickoff evening, contact [email protected] or visit

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