Meet The Artists
Laura Cannamela lives and works in Valatie NY, near a gorge sculpted by waterfalls and a meandering creek that eventually flows into the Hudson River. Her wood-fired ceramic sculptures reflect small details she observes in nature that parallel the massive forces which formed this landscape many years ago.
Christopher Griffith is a self taught artist initially trained in research biochemistry, segueing into commercial photography for 25 years ultimately relocating in 2017 to a converted Dutch barn home in the Hudson Vally to pursue purely artist endeavors. His most recent work in painting are abstractions of words which facilitate a desire to be subtly inappropriate.
Patrick Harbron's photography of rock and roll musicians such as, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Blondie, The Police, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Grateful Dead, The Who, David Bowie, The Police, The Rolling Stones, Rush, Kiss, Van Halen, and Bob Marley, has been featured as album, DVD covers, publicity, tour booklets, books and magazines. Patrick's work grew beyond music to become a unique form of reportage and portraiture. His work has been used in prominent advertising campaigns as well as for network television programs. He has produced three books of photography published internationally by The Bantam Dell Publishing Group. image © Patrick Harbron
Grace Lang is a multimedia artist and educator based in Valaltie, New York, where she creates both two and three-dimensional work to tell stories of triumph. Continually preoccupied with the concept of personal “demons,” her work reflects the internal struggles that plague us all, creating visual expressions of those dark little thoughts that are at once frightening and sort of funny. Much of her work stems from the belief that these personal demons are not necessarily enemies but, rather, aspects of our selves that can be befriended and utilized for good.
Realism in painting today is seen by some as an anachronism, in light of recent surges in technology, automation, and new art forms such as film and computer-generated imagery. But I believe that the desire to express the world in painted form is an ancient impulse in human beings; it may even be a feature that accelerated our evolution. By carefully observing the world, whether the subject be a bowl of fruit, or a view of a forest, or a human face, painters can tap into a deeply satisfying mode of perception and understanding. Paintings made in such a state will thus continue to be meaningful, as they display our ability to see, understand, and present these observations as true and beautiful.
Tracey Campbell Pearson
Tracey Campbell Pearson is the author and illustrator of many critically acclaimed picture books, including Bob, a NCTE Notable Book, and the illustrator of many more children’s books, including The Moon by Robert Louis Stevenson, a Booklist Editor’s Choice. She recently moved from Vermont to the Hudson Valley.
Andrew Pellettieri is a painter who brings the representational images of his surroundings into semi-abstract reflections that reference spacious, holistic inputs of environment. His subjects often float in displaced horizons, asking viewers to reckon with impermanence and placement—with our own liminal object-hood within the ever-moving parameters of space and time. Much of his recent work centers issues of change and decay in the modern pastoral environment of the Upper Hudson Valley.