Art Auction, Exhibition at Garrison Art Center

Live auction May 9, silent auction and show through May 17

Benefiting more than 80 Hudson Valley artists, Garrison Art Center is hosting its 34th Riverside Art Auction May 9. Everyone is invited to participate in an afternoon of art and fun that will include a live auction, a silent auction and an exhibition of work by artist Barbara Korman.

Viewing of the work for live auction begins at 3:30 p.m. in the Riverside Galleries at Garrison Art Center. At 5 p.m., Nicholas D. Lowry, president of Swann Galleries in New York City and an appraiser seen on Antiques Roadshow, will lead the live auction. Following the auction will be a sunset picnic at the riverside, with live music, beverage and picnic offerings.

"Sapphire" by Victor Mirabelli

“Sapphire” by Victor Mirabelli

The silent auction includes work from more than 80 Hudson Valley artists, including those 40 chosen for the live auction. The silent auction runs through 5 p.m. on May 17, but the galleries will remain open until 8 p.m. on May 9, the day of the event, to either place bids or purchase using the buy-it-now option. Throughout the remainder of the silent auction patrons may place bids in person or by phone.

"All Blues" by Sheilah Rechtschaffer

“All Blues” by Sheilah Rechtschaffer

The gallery adjacent to the silent auction will exhibit Korman’s more conceptual work. A self-avowed environmentalist, Korman works with collected materials such as fallen debris from trees and plants. Her work juxtaposes sculpture and photography to create panels and small installations that give new life to storm-felled trees, invasive vines and scorched plants. The exhibition runs through May 17.

The Riverside Galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit or call 845-424-3960.

Images courtesy Garrison Art Center

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