RiverWinds Gallery Toasts 10th Anniversary With Summer Show

Beacon’s RiverWinds Gallery celebrates its 10th year of showcasing and supporting Hudson Valley artists, and providing a venue of outstanding fine art and unique gifts with a summer anniversary show. The anniversary show has new works by many of the RiverWinds artists. The show, which opened July 13 with live music by Open Book, runs through Aug. 4.

“Fish Platter” – wood fired raku by Jennie Chein 

“Fish Platter” – wood fired raku by Jennie Chein

RiverWinds Gallery opened it doors in July 2003, just three months after Dia:Beacon opened. It was the first gallery of its kind to open on the West End of Beacon’s Main Street offering traditional fine art paintings and photography plus contemporary crafts including ceramics, pottery, stationery, jewelry, scarves and hand-dyed yarn. The original dozen artists have grown to more than 45 artists.

“It is amazing to see the growth in artistic talent over the years,” said co-owner and painter Virginia Donovan. “Each artist is unique and has grown in their field, improving their techniques, knowledge and skill.”

Photographer Mary Ann Glass, an event photographer, workshop creator and co-owner, comments: “From the glass-blown flowers by Carolyn Baum, to the paintings by Kevin Cook, to the bowls by Jennie Chein and sculptures by Norman Ernsting, our gallery is bursting with creativity and affordable art for every buyer.”

The third co-owner, photographer and supporter of the arts, Linda T. Hubbard, says that “the Hudson Valley is blessed with incredible talent. And for ten years we have had the good fortune to work with many of these artists and art loving customers who have purchased their work and enjoy the beauty that these artists bring to their lives.”

“Owl”  - sculpture by Norman Ersting  

“Owl”  - sculpture by Norman Ersting

The Anniversary Show has new paintings by Jose Acosta, Paola Bari, Kevin Cook, Virginia Donovan, Rick Gedney, Jamie Grossman, Hiro Ichikawa, Will Kefauver, Janine Lambers, Frederic Lere, Ellen Lewis, Kate McCloughlin, Marilyn Price, Rick Price, Linda Puiatti, Ed Vermehren and Anthony Volpe. There are new photographs by Mary Ann Glass, Linda T. Hubbard, Jennifer Konig, Greg Martin and Robert Rodriguez Jr.  There are glass-blown flowers by Carolyn Baum, cutting boards by Jessica Wickham, and sculptures by Norman Ernsting and Jennie Chein, jewelry by Tom Cornish, Caiming Cheun and more.

RiverWinds Gallery is open from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Monday and noon to 9 p.m. Second Saturdays. For additional information, visit the website at riverwindsgallery.com. RiverWinds Gallery, LLC, is a member of the Beacon Arts Community Association (BeaconArts) at beaconarts.org and Art Along the Hudson at artalongthehudson.com. The gallery is located at 172 Main St., Beacon. For more information, call 845-838-2880.

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