November 15th - 30th: The "BLUE" Event
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The OUTSIDE IN Piermont joins together restaurants, shops and artists for The "BLUE" Event from 11/15-11/30. Supporting locations in Piermont, Sparkill, Tappan and Orangeburg exhibit local "BLUE" art, offer special menu items with per-plate donations called "BLUE" Plate Specials, and other unique services. There will be a special performance of the blues at the Turning Point and a raffle at the farm-to-table Artisan Food Bazaar on 11/24 at The OUTSIDE IN. Many venues have agreed to play the blues this day in honor of Juvenile Diabetes Month and research for a cure in support of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
Over 40 artists will have artwork on display in establishments throughout the area at over 30 different supporting locations. Gallery profits from art sales will be donated to JDRF.
Restaurants will be offering "BLUE" Plate Specials. These are not diet items but rather a focus on high quality, wholesome farm-to-table ingredients. Peter Kelly, for example, will be serving Pan Roasted Skate with roasted pumpkin, black rice, and kale with a blood orange vinaigrette at his flagship restaurant, Xavier's at Piermont. All establishments have generously offered to make a per-plate or percentage of sales donation.
Service oriented businesses have contributed gift certificates. Pamaya Red, a hair salon in Piermont is offering $5 blue hair extensions for children on November 21st with all proceeds going to JDRF.
New York Times acclaimed Carter Calvert and The Roger Cohen Trio will be performing a blues & jazz set at The Turning Point onNovember 21st and donating a portion of CD sales.
On Sunday the 24th,10AM-3PM, The OUTSIDE IN Piermont will play host to a selection of local farm-to-table quality food craft vendors and restaurants at their second Artisan Food Bazaar. During the event, gift certificates donated by local businesses will be raffled as they play the blues. On that same day, Il Portico restaurant in Tappan will be donating 10% of all sales to JDRF.
There is a touring map for the event and a website with specific offerings and exhibitor locations. Over 50 businesses contributed funding for the map as another way to raise money for the cause. Posters and fliers will be on display at participating establishments.
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, regulatory influence, and a working plan to better treat, prevent, and eventually cure T1D.
As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF is currently sponsoring $530 million in scientific research in 17 countries. In 2012 alone, JDRF provided more than $110 million to T1D research. More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education. In 2012, Forbes magazine named JDRF one of its five All-Star charities, citing the organization’s efficiency and effectiveness.
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Piermont, NY: The OUTSIDE IN gallery is pleased to announce new work from ceramic sculptor Marlene Krumm-Sanders. This exhibit expands upon the artist's Open Form and Dotted Vessel series through an internal dialogue with architectural structures and emergent design that pushes contemporary clay forms to Art. The Artist intuitively transforms clay into objects of rich visual and tactile complexity through innovative hand building techniques and painterly glazes. The exhibition will be on view through 2013 with an opening reception on Sunday, November 17 from 2-5pm. In this collection, the sculptural Open Form series contorts passages of space throughout their framework. Built up and cut away, a solid slab of clay becomes an arrangement of repetitive spaces that resemble lace, a complex exoskeleton, or scaffolding from the original form. This brings to mind images of deteriorated buildings, standing with only the essence of their structure remaining, permeable to both energy and light. The painterly Dotted Vessel series creates a similar illusion with space, as beads of glaze form a rhythmic dance enveloping the surface of the vessels. Accumulated dots appear to float above atmospheres of under-glaze, establishing an apparent depth beneath the surface. The under-glazing, or engobe, is brushed on as paint to canvas, capturing shadows and mood in thin fluid layers. The final, highly textured surfaces on these vessels invite and encourage you to touch; tactile meets tangible form, inviting an emotional bond. Rarely relying on typical glazes, MKS chooses layers of engobe mixed with stains and oxides on the surfaces of both the Open Form and Dotted Vessels. Engobes are applied to the clay surface at a variety of states; while leather-hard as greenware, or after bisque firing. These engobes are used without over-glazes, which opens a wider experimentation potential with the surface. The process requires multiple layers, with repetitive kiln firings at cone temperatures between 2 through 6. About the artist, Marlene Krumm-Sanders: MKS, who lives in the lower Hudson Valley, has studied at Parsons The New School for Design, American College in Paris, France. The artist has exhibited throughout the Hudson Valley, Westchester and New Jersey and has work in public and private collections. She has gallery and curating experience, and teaches ceramic hand building both privately in her Piermont studio and at the Rockland Center for the Arts.
Opening reception on Sunday, November 17 from 2-5pm.
View more of her work at: http://www.mks-art.com
"BLUE" Exhibit 11/15-31 at various locations throughout the community.
"BLUE" Artisan Food Bazaar 11/24/2013 10AM-3PM.
Artisan Food Bazaar Opens @ the OUTSIDE IN
Meet selected craft food entrepreneurs for a taste-and-buy bazaar style market.
The OUTSIDE IN will host an opportunity to meet, taste and buy artisan foods in a bazaar-style market in their art gallery and greenhouse spaces from 10am-3pm Sunday, March 17th, 2013. Modeled after the successful Smorgasburg at the Brooklyn Flea, the intent is to grow the businesses of aspiring food craft entrepreneurs by providing a compelling and unique venue to test new dishes, receive customer feedback and build a following. The OUTSIDE IN’s Artisan Food Bazaar will feature a diverse locally sourced selection of savory and sweet items for consumers including artisan and gluten free baked goods, craft beer, brewing supplies, organic spices, charcuterie, Peruvian tapas, crafted cheeses, unfiltered olive oil, soups, chicken pot pies, kimchee biscuits, small batch granola, handmade donuts, honey, fruit leathers, jams, micro-roast coffee and a mixologist created drink unique for the event called The “Bottom’s Up” Punch. Admission is free. Street parking is permissible for the event.
A brief list of craft food entrepreneurs & products available @ the OUTSIDE IN during event follows. Click logo to visit their sites for more details.
Jams, Jellies, Marmalade, Chutney & Pickled Fruit
Anarchy in a Jar, Brooklyn, NY, makes over fourteen varieties of shelf-stable jam, jelly, marmalade, chutney and pickled fruit. The jams are cooked by hand and are all natural, mostly made with produce from local farmers with just enough sugar to preserve the fruit and enhance its flavors. Each batch is unique and made with love. Anarchy in a Jar has been featured in The New York Times, The New York Times T Style Magazine, The Martha Stewart Show, Bust magazine, New York magazine, Tasting Table, Serious Eats, Time Out New York, and Edible Brooklyn & Manhattan.
Balthazar Bakery, NYC & Engelwood, NJ, bakes artisan breads and pastries that express commitment to patience, attentiveness and hand-craftsmanship. They bake from scratch every day of the year using fine ingredients and traditional methods, creating products of uncommon character.
Biscotti & Cookies
Center For Safety & Change, formerly Rockland Family Shelter, New City, NY, is a non-profit, grassroots organization, serving survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and other crimes. Through direct services, education, advocacy and coordinated community action, we work to create a community where individuals can live with dignity and equality, free from abuse. All programs are multilingual and culturally sensitive for individuals and families both heterosexual, lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ). They will be preparing biscotti and cookies adapted from their Better Things to Come cookbook. This unique 200-page cookbook will warm your heart as well as satisfy your appetite. It is a unique collection of recipes and stories woven together from over 80 top female chefs around the country. All proceeds from this book benefit the Rockland Family Shelter and other family shelters.
Small Batch Granola
Granola Lab, Brooklyn, NY, creates exciting, flavorful granola that strikes the ideal sweet-savory balance. It’s a better breakfast through (quasi-) science! Granola Lab’s inventions are baked in small batches in their Brooklyn laboratory, where ingenuity, experimentation, and all-natural ingredients produce delicious results. The Lab has invented five varieties of granola: Activation Energy - coffee, chocolate and hazelnut granola; Cranberry-Cashew Compound; Elemental Formula - pecan, maple and orange granola; Get Gingersnapping - ginger and molasses granola; Tamarind Fusion - tamarind, banana and walnut granola; Brewers Bar: A chewy-crisp fruit and seed granola bar made with spent grain, the barley malt left over from brewing beer. It's vegan, nut-free, and does not contain alcohol (sad, they know).
Craft Beer & Brewing Supplies
Growler & Gill, Nanuet, NY, is the perfect destination for devoted beer enthusiasts as well as newcomers to the pleasures of craft beer. In addition to sixteen taps and over 500 bottles of craft beer from around the world they are home to a very satisfying pub menu. Their establishment is aptly named; you’re invited to sample their selections on-premise in a “gill”—the British equivalent of a 4-ounce glass and fill up a “growler,” a 64-ounce glass refillable jug. Not surprisingly, the bar menu was created with beer in mind— a delicious twist on traditional pub fare that pairs perfectly with every craft beer served. Stop in and visit to see what the buzz is about and why Growler & Gill's is becoming the destination of choice for craft beer lovers in the Tri-state area. Growler & Gill carries home brewing equipment kits, which contain everything a beginner brewer needs to make beer except bottles and caps. Growler and Gills is a unique hybrid: Part craft beer bar and part retail establishment.
Donuts Handmade from Scratch
Gypsy Donut, Nyack & Piermont, NY, is the result of several years of planning by a group of friends with one goal—to create incredibly delicious, well-made and high-quality artisan donuts. Donuts, both cake and yeast-raised, are in the handcrafted, locavore-style: salted caramel; fig with merlot glaze; orange cream with plum glaze; chocolate ganache with peanut-butter-and-cream-cheese frosting; raspberry with pistachios; and cardamom-and-rose-water soaked. Everything they do is from scratch. When they make a donut with marshmallow fluff, they make the fluff themselves. Likewise with caramel, fruits, pastry creams and so on. There are no mixes used at Gypsy, no pre-made batters and no preservatives.
Fruit Leathers, Jams & Relishes
Heat Sweets, Brewster, NY, is known for their fruit leathers. Fruit leather is commonly made from fruit puree that has been dried to create a very delicious, almost jelly like, snack. Heat Sweets is an all-natural, truly unique fruit leather made with the whole fruit. There are no preservatives or other additives or fillers. Mild or hot, people, including kids, cannot get enough. Started by two friends, both with the love of cooking and a fondness for hot peppers, armed with knowledge of all natural foods used their creative juices to develop a unique and outrageously delicious fruit leather snack called Heat Sweets.
From the Beehive to You!
Honeybrook Farms, PineBush, NY, have been bee-keepers in the Hudson Valley since 1968, offering 100% all natural honey and honey bee products. Their honey is 100% pure, raw, unprocessed, uncooked, strained only, local honey - direct from the beehive to you! Todd Widmark, the owner of Honeybrook Farms, has been working with bees since 1968. At that time he was 12 years old, he had an opportunity to work as an apprentice with a master beekeeper from Germany for over eight years. During this time of apprenticeship he started up his own apiaries on the family farm in Gardiner NY, "Widmark Farms,” where he also was kept busy tending to the many animals.
Gluten Free Baked Goods, Charcuterie & Marmalade
Humbled Pie gf Bake House, New City NY, is a farmer's market and wholesale purveyor of gluten free baked goods. Tamika Adjemian has developed gluten, corn, oat, xanthan free, celiac safe baked goods and is currently working on a gluten free cookbook that will contain some vegan and grain free recipes. Tamika also owns Belle Jar Preserves, a small line of Hudson Valley Fruit, organic jams and marmalades. She teaches canning and food preservation, from jam to pickle to fermentation and simple meat curing techniques. This spring she will begin a series of gluten free baking classes in the Rockland area.
Kimchee & Kimchee Biscuits
Kimcheelicious, Brooklyn, NY is an eCookbook (and a companion app) that you can use on your laptop, iPad, or tablet. It shows you several ways of making kimchi at home, and how best to use it as an ingredient in mouth-watering meals—fresh or dried and ground into a powder. Tony Limuaco developed Kimcheelicious to give this Korean pickle a proper place at the American table and grill by exploring innovative ways of combining traditional Asian fermented foods with the way we Americans cook and eat. This first ePUB cookbook focuses on making Korean tapas, small savory side dishes eaten for casual dining. Kimchee is a semi-raw fermented food—rich in vitamins and beneficial microbes (probiotics). It has an intense savory flavor that pairs well with meats, seafood, fine cheeses, wine and beer. In Korea it’s an essential part of every meal.
Greek Olive Oil, Kalamata Olives & Olive Paste
Kontoulis Family Olive Oils, Larchmont, NY are premium Greek extra-virgin olive oils that are deep green in color, fragrant with the light aroma of fresh raw olives, rich and fruity and have a smooth, savory taste that enhances the flavor of every meal. Pour it on your favorite salads, vegetables, meats, seafood, soups and pastas. The oil is is 100% natural olive juice, with no additives, no preservatives, or mixtures of lower grade olive oils. You may notice a little sediment at the bottom of the bottle, which is quite normal for unfiltered cold pressed un-heated raw olive oil. It is 100% natural, retaining its full nutritional value. Kontoulis family's olive oil comes from the village of Strefi in the fertile plain of Messinia. The area has a long tradition in the production of high quality olive oil with low acidity. The Kontoulis family also produces succulent, black tree-ripened Kalamata olives and an Olive Puree (Olive Spread) both are perfect for spicing up any appetizer or salad with their rich, smooth flavors. Their all-natural spread is made from our their very own Kalamata olives and has the same great flavor as our olive oil!!!
Peruvian& Latin American Tapas
Maura’s Kitchen, Nyack, NY, is a recently opened Peruvian and Latin American bistro with a homey cafe vibe with a tapas bar specializes in contemporary and traditional fare, including seafood, chicken, rice and more. There are a variety of daily specials ranging from stews and roast pork to various styles of rice and beans straight from Peruvian owner, Maura. This family-owned restaurant brings you the delicious flavors of Peru through its Pollo a la Brasa and coastal favorites, Ceviche and Jalea. If you prefer the convenience of take-out, choose from single or family-style size orders and plenty of homemade hot sauce to bring home and share with your family. At Maura’s Kitchen, Mi casa es su casa.
Soups & Chicken Pot Pies
Mimi’s Plate, Tappan, NY, is an intimate space, dedicated to the natural simplicity and goodness of fresh food. An appreciation of organic and locally grown produce and products are the very foundation of Mimi’s Plate. Owner Mimi Platas—appropriately, “plate” in Spanish—has dedicated over 25 years to learning about all aspects of cooking, focusing on a fresh simple approach to food. Her love of food and her industry knowledge have made her a highly in-demand chef, caterer, and manager with clients all over New York.
The "Bottoms Up" Punch
Nata’s Cocktails, Piermont, NY, is creating The “Bottoms Up” Punch for the Outside In’s Artisan Food Bazaar. Branching out several years ago from her catering career, she began creating unique Cocktails for clients who wanted to offer something different at their events. She went on to add a custom made Cocktail Service to her company. The love of fresh ingredients, experimenting with new trends, and giving the opportunity to everyone to be able to make handcrafted Cocktails, gave rise to her blog, Nata’s Cocktails. It is replete with recipes, information, and quips about all things Cocktail. She participated in the Mionetto Mixology Masters last year with the cocktail, the Veneto Sparkler and placed in the top 10 nationwide. She has published a book, Nata’s Cocktails.
Small Batch Locally Roasted Coffee
Plowshares Coffee, Hillburn, NY, blossomed from a lifelong fascination with coffee. At Plowshares, they take a true artisan approach to roasting coffees by sample roasting countless numbers of coffees with a preference for organic and fair-trade beans. They explore different roast profiles to bring out special flavor characteristics. They roast your coffee when they receive your order. Once your coffee is roasted, they immediately package it and send it on it's way the very next day. All of the coffees are roasted in small batches never exceeding 30 lbs, which offers better control over the process. Plowshare's mission is deeply rooted in the spirit of social responsibility and strives to create a sustainable and transparent business model. The Plowshares Roaster is powered by 100% Wind Power. Located just beyond the sprawl of New York City, Plowshares Coffee Roasters makes it home nestled in the foothills of the Ramapo Valley.
Craft Cow & Goat Cheeses
Sprout Creek Farms, Poughkeepsie, NY, encompassing 200 acres in Dutchess County, NY, Sprout Creek Farm is really three different entities, distinct yet dynamically intertwined. It is a working farm, raising free-ranging cows, sheep, goats, wild turkeys, guinea fowl, chickens, and pigs. It is a market, selling internationally award-winning cheeses and farm-produced meats, as well as local Hudson Valley milk, eggs, vegetables, crafts, and gifts. And it is an educational center, offering day, weekend, and summer programs that help connect young people to the land, the seasons, and the plants and animals that co-exist here in harmonious rhythm. Sprout Creek Farms internationally award-winning cheeses are made from the nutritious and creamy (antibiotic and hormone free) milk of their small herds of cows and goats that roam the pastures eating what they're supposed to eat – grass. Cheeses aged over 60 days are made with raw milk – bigger flavor and very nutritious. Those tender and fresh cheeses aged less than 60 days are made with pasteurized milk. The operative word here is GRASS, however. Milk from animals that eat what they were designed to eat is nutrient rich, low in cholesterol, high in Omega 3s, and still retains proteins, minerals and vitamins necessary for good health. From the much loved pastured animals to the cheeses lovingly crafted and aged, you are sure to "Taste the Difference a Little Grass Makes".
Hudson Valley Steel Cut Oats
Wild Hive Farm, Clinton Corners, NY, was founded to promote sustainable agriculture in the Hudson Valley by promoting grain based local agriculture. This mission is born out of the local food movement and Wild Hive is committed to the production of locally grown and milled high quality flour. Wild Hive operations include a stone milled flour and bakery operation. In the past three years, it has expanded to include a farm to table café and local food store and an increase in milling and baking production. The driving philosophy is to make and sell quality food from local ingredients. Wild Hive has received considerable recognition for its flour, which is milled in small batches from organic grain purchased from local and regional farmers. Wild Hive is significantly different from other flours in that it is fresher, with a taste and quality difference is appreciable and is highly regarded by top chefs and “locavores” who prefer to cook and eat high quality locally sourced ingredients.
Your Spice of Life, Hillsdale, NY, is founded on three principals, "Yummy. Easy. Organic." ™ "Organic" is there because they believe in the importance of healthful, organic products as part of an overall lifestyle that supports vital, good health. Herbs and spices, on their own, have astonishing properties when it comes to health and nutrition. Food would be naked without spices. Can you imagine a cinnamon bun without the cinnamon? Indian curry without the curry? Of course not! Spices bring flavor, color and brightness to your food, and healthfulness to your body. They are easy to use, affordable and can save you time in the kitchen.
November 17th and 18th: Studio Cleanout Sale to aid Hurricane victims
The OUTSIDE IN Piermont will be hosting its annual Studio Clean-out Event on Saturday 11/17 and Sunday 11/18 from 12 - 5pm. All proceeds from sales at this event will be donated to help support Hurricane victims in our region. Customers will be able to direct donations made from their purchases to a one of several local charitable and non-profit organizations that have been helping to provide shelter and food for victims.
Piermont suffered significant flooding damage to many homes and businesses due to the surge associated with Hurricane Sandy. In other parts of Rockland County, especially Stony Point, many people lost their homes. Please come out and support those in need and at the same time take home something special and handmade by local artists and artisans.
The Studio Clean-out event has become a popular annual event at The OUTSIDE IN. As artists and artisans clear out their studios to make room for new work, the sale offers a great opportunity to buy local pottery, furniture, paintings, art books, mats and frames, succulent collections, jewelry, lighting, sculpture, plush monsters, stained glass, mugs and much, much more. All items are priced to move with many under $5.00. It is a great way to start your holiday shopping while helping those in need.
Rockland Family Shelter will also be on hand selling The Better Things to Come cookbook. This unique 200 page cookbook will warm your heart as well as satisfy your appetite. It is a unique collection of recipes and stories that represent an enduring legacy of love and caring woven together from over 80 top female chefs around the country. All proceeds from the sale of this cookbook will help fund the vital programs and services provided by the Center for Safety & Change formerly, Rockland Family Shelter.
September 29th 3 - 6pm: Opening Reception - Cristina Biaggi
The OUTSIDE IN will exhibit abstract and spherical collage work from Cristina Biaggi alongside her more formal bronze portraits through November 2012. Opening reception is Saturday, September 29th from 3-6PM.
In describing her recent work Dr. Cristina Biaggi PhD. contrasts the structured demands inherent to bronze portraiture with the liberating nature of collage explaining that, "As an artist, I enjoy transitioning from realistic work to abstract work. Creating my bronzes requires my total immersion in contemplating and rendering the physical, psychological and spiritual aspects of my subjects-a process where I must concentrate on capturing the minute details of a face and the soul beyond it.", and that "I find it important to have a freeing environment when I make collages, where I am instinctually tearing up pieces of paper and composing them in an intuitive creation that expresses I know-not-what about my state of mind at the time. Moving between careful, meticulous observation and spontaneous, slightly frenzied left-brain creation is an experience I find liberating and entirely fulfilling."
To her work as an artist, sculptor, writer and lecturer, Dr. Biaggi brings a strong background in the classics, art and art history, archaeology, literature, and languages acquired at Vassar College, Harvard University, the University of Mexico City, the University of Utah, and New York University. She has taught Art History, Sculpture, Mythology and Drawing and is world-renowned for her contribution to the field of Goddess-centered art and scholarly studies.
July 21st 4 - 6pm: Opening Reception - Tom Finsterwald
The OUTSIDE IN will exhibit a never before seen collection of stained glass works by Thomas Finsterwald in our greenhouse gallery. Finsterwald creates stunning, one-of-a-kind pieces using commercial glass, as well as glass he paints by hand and shapes in his kiln often combining found materials, such as scrap metal that has been gathered from the streets of New York City, with clear glass from locations such as Hudson Glass in Peekskill, N.Y. His designs vary from pictorial in nature, to more abstract themes, using a variety of shapes.
Finsterwald has created leaded and stained glass transom widows, front door entryways, wall sconces, floor/table lamps and other various pieces. During his artistic pursuit, Finsterwald installed a 30 x 50 foot stained glass façade on the front of the Colgate-Palmolive building. He also designed and fabricated windows and lighting fixtures for the permanent Manhattan address of the Ambassador of Finland. His work has been featured in magazines and journals such as Architectural Digest and Interior Design.
July 22nd 1 - 6pm: Greenwich Grand Opening, Frances Wells
Come celebrate the grand opening of our new location at Carriage House Gardens in Greenwich, CT. The gallery will feature an opening exhibition of paintings by Piermont artist Frances Wells. We also have sculpture by Grace Knowlton, Eric Laxman, Elaine Lorenz, Ted Ludwiczak, and Ned Walsh outside, along with a selection of furniture and fine craft inside.
The Frances Wells exhibition marks our very first show at Carriage House Gardens. It will include a selection of new acrylic on board landscape paintings. Wells deftly captures the fleeting colors reflected on earth and in water of rapidly changing skies caught in transition with exquisitely romantic landscapes from coastal Maine to the Hudson Valley.
Wells was born in St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from Bennington College. There she studied painting, drawing and print making with an art faculty, which included Pat Adams, Vincent Longo, Peter Stroud and Jules Olitsky among others. For the last twenty years she has lived on and painted the Hudson River and its surroundings. Her work has been shown in Manhattan, Rockland and Westchester counties and is in over 500 collections throughout the United States and Canada.
Carriage House Gardens, the creation of renowned landscape architect Dan Sherman, is a special place featuring the work of local artists for indoors and out, interesting garden antiques, ornaments and, of course, trees, shrubs and plants. Here, the garden center is presented from a designer's point of view. Sherman says "we hope that visitors will be inspired by what they see to help realize their personal garden paradise". We are proud to be part of this new and exciting venture. Visit their website for more information including all of the participating associates of CSG.
Carriage House Gardens is located at 1194 King Street, Greenwich, CT.
June 9th 10 - 6: Rivertown Film's Kitchen Tour
Want an opportunity to check out Rockland County’s most interestingly designed, state-of-the-art, funkiest, unusual and plain old gorgeous kitchens? Then save the date for Rivertown Film's second annual self-guided Kitchen Tour. Tickets/guide books will be available starting at 9:30 at South Nyack Village Hall and The OUTSIDE IN. The kitchens open at 10am and close at 4pm, followed by a reception at the OUTSIDE IN. We are pleased that Nyack artisan Joe Capasso will be demonstrating pasta making at the reception with his handmade rolling pins and boards. And you get to taste his amazing ravioli. For more information, visit Rivertown Film's website.
February 19th - 5pm: Film Screening SOLD OUT
Please join us for a film screening and discussion with writer/director Caveh Zahedi. This is an untitled work-in-progress documenting Zahedi's trip to the Middle East to participate (or not) in an International Biennial. A discussion with the artist, moderated by Michael Brent and Stephen Wuensch will follow the film. Stephen will introduce the event by presenting a short video inspired by Zahedi. The screening is free but space is extremely limited. Please RSVP to: email@example.com
Zahedi's low-budget, autobiographical work has been called ridiculous, embarrassing, and unquestionably courageous. His five feature films and numerous shorts have earned many commendations including the Gotham Award for Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You. Don't miss this rare opportunity to view this unique work in an intimate setting. Hope to see you there.
June 9th 11 - 2: Dedication of Piermont Historic District
The Piermont Historical Society will formally dedicate the recently created Rockland Road Bridge Historic District with a special ceremony at 11 a.m. on the bridge (across the street from The OUTSIDE IN). Included in the ceremony will be the unveiling of new informational signs marking the historic importance of the new district, which comprises nine historic buildings and seven sites, including the endangered Rockland Road Bridge itself as the district’s centerpiece. A special reception follows at the OUTSIDE IN (noon) and will include food donated by several great area restaurants and music by Piermont's own Old No.7 Band.
February 11th: 2 - 4pm "Fire & Spice"
As part of Piermont's Valentine in the Village, we've got a special event coming up and we want you to be part of it. Please join us for a 'hot' afternoon around the wood stove with a spicy, sweet & intoxicating mix of sensual and nutritional native Mexican aphrodisiacs coupled with the warm sound of impassioned traditional Spanish Andalusian music on vinyl. Certain to ignite your libidinous nature.
December 11th: Holiday Celebration
Join us for a holiday celebration with warm drinks (spiked and unspiked) and homemade snacks and keep warm near our wood stove or fireplace.
November 26th: Small Business Saturday
Support a local independent business like ours on "Small Business Saturday" (November 26th). Spend $25 with your AMEX card at any independent retailer and get $25 back. The 2nd annual Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses. Shop Small and help fuel the economy. When we all shop small, it will be huge.
October 8th & 9th: Sale continued!
Our recent sale on September 25th was a huge success. As a result of that success in combination with many requests from customers who were not able to make it that day, we are extending the sale through the weekend of October 8th. We still have a tremendous number of items on sale including furniture, fine art, pottery, and much more. Many items are more than 50% reduced from their original prices. If you didn’t make it on the 25th, it is definitely worth stopping by. We also have some new items that were not in the original sale.
September 25th: End of Summer Sale
On Sunday September 25th, we will be having a one-day major sale. Save up to 50% off selected items including succulent collections, planters, birdbaths, ceramics, barnwood furniture and more . More information will be made available in the coming weeks.
August 13th: Sommerkampf Closing Reception (2- 5pm)
Join us for the final installation of Sommerkampf with a closing reception and celebration on Saturday, 8/13 from 2 - 5pm. This latest installation features Legacy Russell (LEGACY), an East Village born-and-bred artist, writer, and creative producer. LEGACY is currently working on a project titled OPEN CEREMONY. Beginning in 2011 and moving into early 2012, OPEN CEREMONY will be showcased by the public arts presenter Trust Art. This will be a durational project wherein LEGACY will spend the year intermittently building site-specific installations (“social shrines”) and points of interactive engagement in and around Lower Manhattan. Tangible constructions inspired by the often intangible landscapes of memory and identity, the objects that rise to the surface have escaped their original owners and serve the function of participating in wayward ceremonies of remembrance, iconography, and idolatry. LEGACY is the co-founder of online journal and project portal ContactProject.net. For more information on this exhibition, visithttp://sommerkampf.blogspot.com/.
July 10th - August 31st : Charlotte Mouquin - Organic Romance UnveiledCharlotte's recent paintings balance between figurative and abstract subjects. The emotional weight of shifting animal and humanistic forms are caught in motion. The intoxicating colors and swirling forms in these paintings take on spirits of their own through shifting identities Inspired by the free forms of Helen Frankenthaler's veils of color and Paul Klee's line that went for a walk, these paintings travel though a contemporary vision of being an artist in Brooklyn with a global viewpoint. The paintings are combinations of subconscious perceptions and cavernous compositions. Each piece is reminiscent of an under water sea, a coral reef, a cavernous mountain, or a single cell seen through a microscope. A handful of elusive protagonists are shape shifting within the painted landscape. "Organic Romance", 2009 is the painting that was the jumping-off point for this collection of work. Similar ideas from this painting have been melded and harmonized into spiritual compositions to create "The Unveiled" series. These paintings, in particular, naturally progress into one another, creating a harmonious existence.
Charlotte Mouquin is an artist and curator living in Brooklyn, NY. Charlotte has curated exhibitions in Brooklyn at Corridor Gallery, Clover's Fine Art Gallery, and St. Cecilia's Art Space. Charlotte has also curated exhibitions at Culture Fix Gallery and Rush Arts Gallery in Manhattan. She currently manages two galleries for Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, a non-profit art organization dedicated to art and education for urban youth. In Rockland County, Charlotte has been a part of exhibitions at The Nyack Center, Rockland Center For the Arts, Olive's in Nyack, and the Piermont Flywheel Gallery. Charlotte Mouquin has a Masters of Contemporary Art from Sotheby's Institute of Art, New York. She also has a Masters of Art and Teaching from Tufts University / The School of the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, MA. Charlotte achieved her BFA in Fine Art from Parsons School of Design in New York, where she also had the opportunity to study at the Pont-Aven School of Art in Pont-Aven, France. She is continually looking for new inspirations to fuel her artistic career.
July 9th - August 14th: Sommerkampf
Sommerkampf is a temporary art exhibition space located in the back yard of The OUTSIDE IN. Sommerkampf will operate from June 9 to August 14, 2011 and will showcase the work of 5 contemporary artists from Manhattan and Brooklyn across 5, 2-week installationsThe project was conceived by Stephen Wuensch as a summer escape for city artists. It is a space of experimentation. Join us this Sunday for the opening of David Bernstein's exhibit. For more information, check out Stephen's blog site at http://sommerkampf.blogspot.com/.
May 21st - July 3rd - Norman Galinsky: "Portals"
The OUTSIDE IN is currently exhibiting new abstract paintings and drawings by artist, Norman Galinsky. The works reveal geometric patterns, intuitively generated by the free-hand application of small, repetitive marks. Portals captures energy in its stillness and its movement; in its chaos and in its order. This collection is inspired by the artist's background in science and engineering, as well as his life-long interests in quantum mechanics, metaphysics and explorations in consciousness. The exhibition opened on Saturday, May 21 and runs through July 3rd.
Portals is a collection of works in which the individual elements converge into "fields" of organic shapes and schemes, often circular and symmetrical in design with a concentrated central focus. The images are suggestive of the emission of energy waves and particles, vibrating fields and distributed networks. The artist has referred to these works as gateways or "portals" between our material world and the hidden quantum realms of higher dimensional order or hyper-fields. The current dichotomy in quantum physics between particles (a dense field of small marks) and waveforms (flowing, circular and spiral motifs) is also referenced in many of the works. Overall, the intent of this collection is to create a sense of introspection and balance that is grounded in a potential and direct experience of the present moment. The artist describes the work as "process oriented" because of the intimate connection with the act of free-hand generation for each of the pieces. He explains, "Thus, I remain an engaged and active participant in the creation, rather than primarily an observer."
The artist's study of Chinese martial arts, particularly Tai Ji Quan, and qigong, as well as various energetic healing practices and meditation disciplines have also had seminal influences on his art. These practices, which involve an awareness and appreciation of energy fields beyond ordinary levels of consciousness, are visually referenced in his images. Ancient sacred geometric forms and ancient archetypical symbols are also utilized as guides for an image. For over 20 years, the artist has taught these disciplines in his studio and in area hospitals, including: New York Presbyterian (under the direction of Dr. Mehmet Oz), Englewood Hospital, Nyack Cancer Center, and St. John's Riverside Hospital in Yonkers, NY.
Mr. Galinsky, a long time resident of Rockland County, NY, was born in Charleston, WV. He received a BSChE from the University of Cincinnati and an MFA from Columbia University where he studied with Stamos, Jack Tworkov and Philip Guston, and later with George Tooker at the Art Students League in addition to studies at the New School, Pratt Graphic Center and the School of Visual Arts. He is a board member of the Rockland Center for the Arts where he has served as a contributing curator. Among his solo shows are the NY Hall of Science, Queens, NY; the Durst Corporate Gallery, NY, NY; Blue Hill Cultural Center, Pearl River, NY; Katonah Gallery, Katonah, NY; Allen Sheppard Gallery, NY, NY. He has also participated in numerous group shows at venues including the Katonah Museum; L'Atelier Gallery, Piermont, NY; Rockland Center for the Arts; Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY. His images are in the selected collections of IBM; Astra Merck; Bank of America; Exxon-Mobil; Hyatt Regency Hotels; Smith Barney; Novartis; Pepsico; Charleston Art Gallery and Museum, as well as many individual private collections.
"Seeing Trees" at Blue Hill Plaza
Check out "Seeing Trees", a new exhibit at the Arts & Cultural Center of Blue Hill Plaza in Pearl River, NY. This exhibition of 160 works by 34 artists includes several works by artits we are representing including Dan Lehmeier, Catherine Latson, Rick Johnson, and Andre Voumard. Click here to view invitation. (The opening reception was held on April 30th, but the invitation provides additional information regarding hours, directions, etc...).
Sylvia Roth: Paintings and Monoprints
The OUTSIDE IN Piermont will be hosting an opening reception exhibiting new paintings by Sylvia Roth and featuring live jazz by her 15-year old grandson, Joey Beerman on Sunday April 17th from 2 - 5pm. A portion of sales are being donated to United Hospice of Rockland where Sylvia's daughter and Joey's mother, Susan Roth Beerman, LCSW, is a Bereavement Counseler. The exhibit runs through May 15th. Sylvia Roth is a long time Nyack resident whose home is the birthplace of Joseph Cornell. Roth, a living legend in the art world, is a painter and master printer for other artists including Karen Finley, Richard Pousette-Dart and John Chamberlain, and founder of Hudson River Editions. Her 15-year old grandson, Joey Beerman, studies at the Lagond Music School and will be performing at the opening reception with his jazz combo which includes other students of the school. The music school, founded by Charlie Lagond, focuses on performance programs and pre-conservatory training for young students. Roth's paintings, etchings, monotypes and woodcuts are born from a lifelong dedication to the environment. Her unique and bold renderings of flowers, and of other plants, and powerful portraits of animals, use a combination of centuries-old techniques including gold leaf application and painted, carved wood. These works represent an iconic call to pay attention to the beauty of her subjects in an increasingly threatened environment.
"Sylvia Roth shows an uncanny grasp of the erotic aura surrounding certain kinds of flowers, and is able to evoke these sensual associations with a sort of bold innocence. The hallmark of her art is her boldness, which reveals itself equally in the interplay of significant form and outrageous color she captures in these uniquely personal flower studies".
-- Norman Rush, writer.
"Ms. Roth's paintings are a cross between Georgia O'Keeffe and Odelon Redon"
-- D. Dominick Lombardi, New York Times
About Sylvia Roth
Sylvia Roth, artist and art consultant, is the founder of Hudson River Editions, a fine art etching Atelier. Sylvia discovered her love of art during grade school when she found herself spending her afternoons making drawings of her Boston Terrier, her mother's plants and scenes from the dioramas of the Museum of Natural History. The great American photographer Aaron Siskin discovered Sylvia's talents when he noticed her paintings for the Christmas Celebration at PS 87 - Siskind was then a struggling photographer working as the library teacher at PS 87. He convinced Sylvia's parents to have her apply to the high school of Music and Art where she was accepted. From that moment on she lived in a world of art and later studied painting at NYU with Philip Guston and printmaking with Roberto DeLamonica. Sylvia founded her printmaking studio Hudson River Editions in 1981 when she began collaborating with artists including John Chamberlain, April Gornick, Alphonso Ossorio and John Beerman. Among the many shows in which she has participated, particularly notable are "Pleasures from the Garden," a traveling show across the United States sponsored by the Museum of Modern Art, and "Children in Crisis," an international show shedding light on child victims of war. Her paintings and prints are included in numerous collections including General Foods, Mobil, Readers Digest, and the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum.
Holiday Special EventDecember 5th, 2010 (1 - 5)
The OUTSIDE IN invites you to kick off the Holiday shopping season on Sunday, December 5th with a special event in conjunction with Renaissance Gallery, Eric David Laxman, and other nearby artists. Join us and enjoy hot mulled cider by our wood stove as you kick off your holiday shopping tour at the many great independently owned shops, galleries, and artist studios in our area.
- Holiday Celebration & Introduction of our latest selection of gift items(1-5pm at OUTSIDE IN)
- Opening of 5th annual "5" exhibit (2-4pm at Renaissance Gallery, Orangeburg) renartgallery.com
- Exhibition & Sale at Eric Laxman's studio (12-5pm at GAGA, Garnverville, NY) ericdavidlaxman.com
- Open Artist Studio sales in nearby locations. (Maps to these artists' studios will be provided at the OUTSIDE IN).
Altared Spirits - Closing CelebrationNovember 7th (1:30 - 4:30)
Come mark the closing of our current exhibit with celebration. Accompany the artists on guided talks thru the exhibit, relax with live music by Marianne Osiel and enjoy our harvest bites with mulled cranberry cider with an optional port spike. A skeletal framework has been prepared for the day. You can arrive at your leisure. Engage in a talk, see the end of the show, listen to our musical guest, or run amok in and around the gallery taking advantage of our been here too long sale.
Prelude 1:30 PM
Intro 1:55 PM
Jennie Chien, artist & curator
Conversations on "Transformation"
Ned Harris, artist 2:00 PM
"Mother's Memory", acoustic guitar & voice
Pat Hickman, artist 2:30 PM
Interlude 2:45 PM
"Fingerprint" (for Dad), acoustic guitar & voice
Daniel Mack, artist 3:00 PM
Fin 3:15 - 4:30
A selection of songs by musical guest Marianne Osiel
Burning of communal offerings
Housemade Harvest Menu: Poached pears, gingerbread biscotti, pumpkin bars, cardamom butter cookies, crystallized ginger snaps, anise bread, zucchini bread with maple butter and mulled cranberry cider with port, tea or coffee.