Wednesday, September 18, 2013

"Where Have All the Flowers Gone" at the Paramount Hudson Valley

An exhibition of works by 32 artists (see images below of works for sale) is currently on view at The Paramount Hudson Valley in Peekskill, NY. Many of the works included are inspired by the Pete Seeger song Where Have All the Flowers Gone? on the occasion of his September 8, 2013 “Return to Peekskill” concert at the Paramount in partnership with WAMC radio.

Where Have All the Flowers Gone? was written by Pete Seeger in 1955, and published in Sing Out! Magazine. Additional verses were added by Joe Hickerson in 1960. The 1964 release of the song as a Columbia Records 45 single by Pete Seeger was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002 in the Folk category. The song continues to be performed and recorded by many outstanding musicians world-wide.
The Paramount Hudson Valley Theater has recently completed a series of major historic restoration and renovation projects.  Originally built as a 1500-seat movie palace by Publix Pictures, a subsidiary of Paramount Pictures, the Peekskill Paramount Theater first opened its doors with great fanfare on June 27, 1930. The Peekskill Paramount was constructed as a state-of-the-art facility unrivalled in the region and designed by the noted architectural firm of George and Charles Rapp. The Paramount building is a designated Westchester County Landmark, listed on both the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places. The building was acquired by the City of Peekskill in 1977 but in 2012 the Paramount shut its door until its new operator, Red House Entertainment stepped forward in May 2013 with a goal to making this landmark theatre a destination for live music and performing arts.
NYC and Hudson Valley based artists included are: Christopher Albert, Brian Beaton, Richard Bruce, Joan Bankemper, Kelli Bickman, Lisa Breznak, David Chow, Simon Draper, Susan English, Carol Flaitz, Carla Goldberg, Faheem Haider, Marnie Hillsley, Kirsten Mosher, Michael Natiello, Jessica Poser, Molly Rausch, Sheilah Rechtschaffer, Tom Sarrantonio, Ilse Schreiber, Jackie Skrzynski, Greg Slick, Roy Staab, Chrysanne Stathacos, April Warren, Marion Wilson and Aleta Wolfe. Hudson Valley Seed Library Artists: Jenny Lee Fowler, Elia Gurna, Donna Sharrett, Sarah Snow, Cynthia Winika.

The Where Have All the FlowersGone?exhibition is jointly organized by Amy Lipton of ecoartspace and Simon Draper of Habitat for Artists. Contact if you are interested in purchasing an artwork. The Paramount is located at 1008 Brown St. Peekskill, NY. Open Weds - Sat, 2 - 5pm. Contact with questions about the artists or images below.HERE see a video of the show by participating artist Roy Staab. A good video of the song on Youtube HERE. And also a link to a preview article about the show in the 

David Chow, Lilacs, 1997, Oil on canvas, 30 x 30” $2,500

Christopher Albert, If I had a mower…., 2013, 
Acrylic on Masonite, 12 x 12”  $200

Carla Goldberg, Under the Flood Waters, 2013, Reclaimed acrylic panel, recycled paper, white ink, gel, 24 x 24”   $1000

Ilse Schreiber- Noll, Elegy to Syria: “Covered with Flowers Everyone…”, 2013
Mixed media and unique artist book on canvas, 16 x 20”     $1,100

Richard Bruce, Untitled (Sunflowers), 2013, Acrylic on wood panel, 18 x 18”   $500

Donna Sharrett, Borage for Hudson Valley Seed Library, 2013

Jackie Skrzynski, Black Eyed Susan (I’m so Happy!), 2008, Pencil, colored pencil on paper
11 x 13” $800

Thomas Sarrantonio, Opinion, 2013, Oil on wood, 12 x 12”  $900

Thomas Sarrantonio, Memoir, 2011, Oil on wood, 12 x 12”  $900

     Kirsten Mosher, Beaming Eye Platform, 2003, Acrylic on aluminum, 8 3/4 x 11 3/4”  $2000

Marion Wilson, Queen Ann's Lace 1 and 2, 2013  6 x 6" and 8 x 8" 
Wild Carrots, 2013, 8 x 8", $800

Marion Wilson, Queen Ann's Lace 1, 2013, $600

Sheilah Rechtschaffer, Flowers of Camouflage, 2013, 
(After Picasso's "Flower of Peace", 1958) 
Goauche on paper, $400

Greg Slick, Dissident Poetry, 2011 Acrylic, 
charcoal on wood, 24 x 20", $1400

Jessica Poser, Habitude, 2013, Plastic bags, 19 x 16”  $300

Simon Draper, Four Flower Studies, 2013
Recycled house paint on recycled plywood, 14 ½ x 14 ½”  $150

Marnie Hillsley, In Search of –A, 2013/In Search of –B, 2013
Wood assemblage, acrylic on canvas 5 x 5” each   $75 each

Chrysanne Stathacos, Gold Leaf, 1990, Oil on canvas  $3000

Carol Flaitz, Touching Red III, 2013, Encaustic on wood panel
12 x 12”   $295

Joan Bankemper, Composition 10 from the Flower Power Series, 1997
Gouache, ink on paper, 9 x 11”  $1,200

Roy Staab, Where Have All the Flowers Gone, 2013
Graphite on paper, 14 x 17”  $400

Lisa Breznak, Where Have All the Flowers Gone, 2013
Cut and glued foam core, 20 ¾ x 20 5/8 x 1”  $225

Susan English,  V.L. #8, (and detail below) 2013
Polymer on MDF, 11” x 40”  $2,200

Faheem Haider, River, Damascus, Seamus, 2013 26 x 11”  NFS

Michael Natiello, Four Shakras (and detail below) 2013
Acrylic, ink on board, 10 x 18” each  NFS

Michael Natiello, Untitled, 2013, Mixed Media 24 x 24”  NFS

Molly Rausch, Royal Lark, 2011, Pen on paper, 12 x 12"  $1,000

Kelli Bickman, Autumn in the Catskills, Acrylic on canvas, 
18 x 24" framed, $800

Brian Beaton, Pimp Daddy, 2012
Acrylic on board, 15 1/2 x 26" $400