Up Close and Personal International Juried Exhibition Opens

POUGHKEEPSIE — The Art Effect announces the opening of the next milestone in its first annual series of international juried exhibitions, curated by area youth working alongside professional curators. Up Close & Personal will open May 28, 2021 at The Art Effect’s Trolley Barn Gallery in the heart of the City of Poughkeepsie. This diverse exhibition of paintings, photographs, film, and sculpture will be on display in-person at the Trolley Barn Gallery and online from May 28 – July 1, 2021.

Curator Anna Conlan, Neil C. Trager Director of the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz, worked with young people in The Art Effect’s new youth curatorial program to select 63 artworks from over 1,100 submissions from around the world. Describing the collaborative curatorial process, Conlan notes “We had lively discussions about curatorial choices, whether or not a piece connected to the theme, and the different ways we interpret art…the exhibition truly reflects the youth’s collective vision.”

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