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Art is for everyone: Holiday group show on view with opening reception

November 13, 2018 11:34 am

POUGHKEEPSIE — Womenswork.art celebrates their fifth month of operations as a new gallery in Poughkeepsie’s growing Fishkill Arts District. The inaugural holiday group show, Art is for Everyone, includes affordable artworks ranging in media, including painting, ceramics, sculpture, prints, collage, jewelry, books, works on paper, apparel, and stationery. Join the female artists of Womenswork.art at the opening reception, 2-7 p.m. Nov. 17 to shop artworks priced for gift-giving.

Exhibiting artists include Undine Brod, Penny Dell, Anita Fina Kiewra, Nikki Hung, Lucy Holtsnider, Vera Kaplan, Leanora Kovacs, Jessica Longobardo, Nansi Len, Josette Lee, Eliza Mulvaney, Kathy Rey A.K.A. K. Ray, Pam Wright, and Lisa Winika.

Art is for Everyone is on view through Jan. 4, 2019 at Womenswork.art in the Clinton Street Studios, 4 South Clinton St., Poughkeepsie. The opening reception will be held 2-7 p.m. Nov. 17, with music and refreshments served 4-6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Womenswork.art opened its doors in June 2018, as part of Poughkeepsie’s Open Studios event. It has since curated four successful exhibitions, with the inaugural exhibition being the solo retrospective Nansi Lent: Then and Now. The gallery spread its reach with a dual exhibition featuring Penny Dell and Suprina, followed by the six-woman group show staged by invitation from Gallery 330, Main St. PK. The gallery’s latest project Art from Inside explores the prison system under the curatorial direction of Pamela Wright. The exhibition showcases fine artwork and writings by current or formerly incarcerated creatives. While the exhibition was on view at Womenswork.art gallery a panel discussion and reading was held to open discourse between the artists and the community. The progressive event, so well-attended, left the gallery with standing room only. Upon its success, Art from Inside is traveling to other venues in 2019, such as the Starr Library in Rhinebeck.

Womenswork.art is setting its sights for the coming year—lining up projects that showcase women under the radar of all ages and engage our community.