As part of Garrison Art Center’s year-long 50th anniversary program, “50/50” includes an exhibition of the work of Lisa Knaus showcasing her distinctive wheel-thrown cups and in the adjacent gallery a collaborative installation. The shows open with a reception on May 23, 5 to 8 p.m., and run through June 22.

Lisa Knaus at the 2013 Holiday Pottery Show (Photo by Carinda Swann)
Lisa Knaus at the 2013 Holiday Pottery Show (Photo by Carinda Swann)

Each one-of-a-kind cup is handmade by master potter Knaus and hand-sized, with a volume of 50 cubic inches. Honoring the past 50 years and heralding the future 50, the show will present 100 vessels featuring a stunning array of glazes. In recognition of the importance of giving back, 25 percent of proceeds from the sale of each cup will be donated to the Philipstown Food Pantry. Purchasers at the opening reception will enjoy vichyssoise in their new cups in gratitude for their generosity. Theshow also honors Knaus’ long association with the art center as a teacher and as the ceramics studio manager.

The collaborative installation features works donated by hundreds of area artists and is made up of 250+ individual 50-square-inch works in painting, drawing, photography and sculpture. A donation of $50 per individual work will help support Garrison Art Center’s programs. The artists will be installing the small pieces in a large mosaic that becomes one monumental work filling the gallery.The Riverside Galleries are located at Garrison Art Center, 23 Garrison’s Landing, Garrison.Visit garrisonartcenter.org or call 845-424-3960.

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