Peekskill Project 6, Part 2, Nov. 1

New unveilings and performances

The second installment of Peekskill Project 6 opens on Sunday, Nov. 1 with three openings. The first installment, on Sept. 27, drew more than 500 visitors.

The day’s events, to be held rain or shine, begin at noon with performances at 100-150 N. Water St. by Molly Haslund of 1,000 Wooden Balls and by Katya Grokhovsky. Ribbon cuttings and receptions will follow at:

  • 1 p.m. at Riverfront Green for Your Repetitive View by Olafur Eliasson, a professor at the Berlin University of the Arts. The installation was made possible by a donation by the Lanza Family Foundation.
  • 2 p.m. at 150 N. Water St. for LIFE by Peter Bynum, who is best known for his light-infused sculptural paintings. The installation was made possible by contributions from the Lanza Family Foundation, the state Council on the Arts, ArtsWestchester, the city of Peekskill and many local businesses and private donors.
  • 3 p.m., at Gateway Park on Main Street, a live performance by the Dutch artists Saskia Janssen and George Korsmit of Welcome Stranger. The installation functions as both a billboard for the social history of Peekskill, including the Underground Railroad and the 1949 Peekskill Riot, and a stage to be used by all for music, performances, dance, readings and meditations.

In addition to the stage, Janssen and Korsmit donated installations to five Peekskill residents who were willing to invite them into their homes and let Korsmit paint small abstract works on their walls while Janssen documented the process. The installations were made possible by contributions from Dutch Culture USA, the Consulate General of the Netherlands, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Mondriaan Foundation.

Peekskill Project 6, organized by the Hudson Valley Center of Contemporary Art and curated by a committee of local artists, continues through Dec. 31. Visit peekskillproject6.org for information.


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