Spring Open House at Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
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Cory Allen, firstname.lastname@example.org, 917-574-8828
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center, email@example.com, 845 528-7280
Spring Open House at Tompkins Corners - 3/31
On March 31st, the Tompkins Corners Cultural Center will host its inaugural Spring Open House, an event that will showcase the talents of a wide variety of artists in the Hudson Valley Region. Featuring paintings, photography, and music from local artists and musicians, the event will be open to the public from 2pm to 6pm. Donations and proceeds from refreshments to benefit the Center.
Paul Hammer grew up in Stormville, NY, and is a producer, musician and founding member of the Brooklyn synth pop project Savoir Adore. Over the last ten years, they've released three albums and an EP, and have been lucky enough to tour the world, playing sold-out shows in London, Paris, Bogota and Sao Paulo. Paul is currently working on the bands fourth album, while also balancing production and commercial work at his studio in Newburgh, NY. Paul will also give a sneak peak of their upcoming instrumental ambient work Image Tapes at the event.
Fernanda Mello, who resides in Newburgh, NY, is a self-taught artist from Brazil. Growing up in the Amazon, she was introduced to folkloric culture, not only in stories, but also through ritual dances in which she took part throughout grade school. Images of river mermaids swimming through aquatic plants and giant native women, larger than life, sprung to her mind. Her studies in theater, beginning in 2007, revived her interest in the folk stories and characters of her childhood. She began drawing and painting, creating a dialogue with these characters. She hoped to not only rescue them from the past, but to invent a new aesthetic and spiritual existence, one with its own mythology. Working with varied materials and media, she seeks to fill spaces with a storyline, one in which simplified human physiognomy, animal forms, and bold abstract lines mesh and morph into one another, resulting in a loose interpretation of otherworldly imagery.
Nick Brandreth is a photographer and the Historic Process Specialist at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York. His primary work at the Museum is teaching public workshops in a variety of 19th century photographic techniques. His extensive research in the evolution of silver bromide and silver chloride gelatin emulsions is internationally recognized and has placed him in a unique position to teach the techniques of making, photographic papers, dry plate glass negatives and early 20th century era motion picture film. Brandreth applies his knowledge and expertise to his personal vision using only handmade photographic materials.
Photographer Ralph Salomon, with his wife Iris, has been an inhabitant of northern Westchester for over 40 years, and has spent the past ten years developing his skill set and artistic vision at the The International Center of Photography. His principal work involves the New York Citys ever-changing boxing world, underground music clubs, and street life.
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center is located at 729 Peekskill Hollow Road in Putnam Valley, NY. Suggested donation is $10; Tickets that may be purchased in advance at or reserved on our website at http://www.tompkinscorners.org/reservations.html or by leaving a message at 845 528-7280. For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center (View)
729 Peekskill Hollow Road
Putnam Valley, NY 10579
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