HVCCA Offers Spotlight on Women Dec. 7

Panel discussion, short play, dance and music

The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art presents Spotlight on Women: Panel, Play and Performers, an afternoon of events highlighting the diverse accomplishments of women artists on Sunday, Dec. 7.

From 2 to 3 p.m., there will be a panel discussion about the exhibition on view entitled The Women’s Room: Female Perspectives on Men, Women, Family and Nation. The exhibition’s curators, Marcy B. Freedman and Livia Straus, along with video artist Sara Shaoul and art history professor Melissa Hall, will discuss the works on view and invite the audience to join in.

From 3 to 4 p.m., theater director Mara Mills presents What Goes Around by playwright Donna Barkman, who acts in the play along with Louise Kaminer. This short play is about two older women who meet for the first time since high school. It explores betrayal, redemption and discovery.

From 4 to 5 p.m. is an original dance performance with dancers Marsi Burns and Alice Teirstein moving throughout various spaces of the museum as the audience follows along. They will be accompanied by composer and musician Andy Teirstein. There will be two intermissions and a reception at 5 p.m.

Admission is $5 for HVCCA members and $7 for non-members. For more information, visit hvcca.org. The program is part of a new initiative called Peekskill: The Power of Women Artists. For information about PPOWA, contact [email protected]

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