On behalf of the Board of Directors, we say thank you to everyone who has so wonderfully supported and fostered the Columbia County Council on the Arts during 2012. Your support has helped us to thrive and serve our beautiful region for over 47 years! At the CCCA, we believe that art is more than just ‘nice’. We believe that the arts are essential for a thriving community. The ripple effect from a lively arts environment make our region an amazing place to live and we pride ourselves on our outstanding and varied programs.
Because of your support last year, we were able to do the following:
• Coordinate and mount six group shows in our 209 Warren Street gallery. Along with our yearly Juried Art Show at the Hudson Opera House, we partnered with the Columbia-Greene Humane Society and the Olana Historic Site to raise awareness and support funding for our neighboring non-profit organizations.
• Support the Arts in Education with a special Student Art Show featuring the work of high school students throughout Columbia and Greene Counties.
• Provide two additional locations for our artist-members to show their work; offering solo show locations at the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce and American Glory Restaurant in Hudson with additional venues ‘in the works’!
The CCCA provides something for everyone! Throughout the year, we offer a diverse range of programming including:
Literary Events – This year the CCCA offered area bibliophiles two separate literary events featuring twelve renowned authors including a Pulitzer Prize winner and United States Poet Laureate.
Performing Arts – Area residents were treated to our annual Student Playwriting Contest featuring local students’ original one-act plays performed in a theater setting.
Arts for Kids – ArtsWalk Kids gives children the ability to create and explore through a variety of enriching arts activities! This year, ‘Paint the Rainbow’ let children create individual paintings which, when hung together, formed a beautiful rainbow sculpture! The children loved seeing how their individual work could join with others to form an amazing shared work of art!
We offer artists a variety of valuable opportunities to promote, show and sell their art through our six member shows, solo shows, Windows on Warren (featuring artists’ works displayed for two weeks in the shop windows of local businesses), Open Studio Tours and more. I think you’ll agree that the CCCA is a vital part of our community and in this new year, we look forward to keeping this arts council the thriving environment that makes an impact on the lives of so many. The ‘circle of support’ is what keeps us going and growing! We wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous 2013!
New York State Council on the Arts
Columbia County Board of Supervisors
The Bob and
Marilyn Laurie Foundation
Hudson Development Corporation
Rheinstrom Hill Foundation
An inspiring letter from CCCA Board President Jan Grice reminds us of the value of the arts—visual, performing, and cultural—for bringing people together, opening eyes to new perspectives, and celebrating diversity.→
Help Secure the Future of the Arts in Columbia County→
Special Thanks to all CCCA Donors for supporting Literary, Performance, and Visual Arts in Columbia County!
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COLORS OF COLUMBIA COUNTY:
June 1 – July 28, 2013
209 Warren Street
Saturday, June 1, 2013, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Juror: Joan Damiani, Columbia County’s well known artist/photographer for her exquisite landscapes and in capturing the daily complexities of life. Her work captures the tapestry of the landscape throughout the county and in her travels in Europe. She has exhibited at local restaurants and cafes in Hudson. Her first gallery, Knapp Hollow Gallery in Hillsdale opened in 2004 and in 2006 she relocated to Hudson and opened J. Damiani Gallery. J. Damiani Gallery is located at 237 Warren St., Hudson. To view other works of Joan Damiani visit www.jdamianigallery.com
Exhibiting Artist: Keith Batten, C. Michael Bufi, Marie Cole, B. Docktor, Chris DeMarco, Olive Farrell, Jim Flosdorf, J. Pierre Gontier, Linda Horn, Peter Keitel, Maria Kolodziej-Zincio, Kathryn Kosto, Meryl Learnihan, Sally Lyon, Dan Region, John Richards, Carol Swierzowski, Marlene Wiedenbaum, Kevin Winkleman, Audrey Wyman
Artwork above: Kevin Winkleman “Silos” photograph.
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