The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art announces its Spring Adult Education Programs. Through a one-hour presentation, Jeffrey Schrier traces the evolution of his massive assemblage installation at HVCCA, Unfinished Flight/Wings of Witnesses, previously spread across meadows, museum gardens and galleries, and a mountain slope. Schrier describes how early years of creating for the film, fashion and music industries primed him for culturally and environmentally-based contemporary work.

Presenting slides interwoven with stories, Schrier elucidates an artist’s perspective triggered by extraordinary serendipity, often heritage related. Schrier will give this artist talk from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on April 17. Learn more about his work at

From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, HVCCA presents  “Addressing History & Spirituality through the Arts.” The program includes readings and open discussion with Schrier, Peter Waldor, and additional panelists. Waldor was recently awarded the National Jewish Book Council 2013 Poetry Award. He is author of Door to a Noisy Room (Alice James Books, 2008), winner of a Kinereth Gensler Award.

Admission for events: $5 for members, $7.50 for non-members. HVCCA is located at 1701 Main St., Peekskill. Call 914-788-4531 or visit

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