POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — The folks at Hudson Valley Wine Magazine earlier this year introduced a “Year-Long Celebration of Art & Wine in the Hudson Valley.” Now, they have announced the official pairing of Hudson Valley wineries with local artists who are creating works inspired by the wine and the making of it.
The program is intended to promote the region as a destination for art, wine and cultural experiences through emphasis on its wineries, artists, galleries, and historic sites.
“The residents of the Hudson River Valley have a passion for its history and culture. Marry that with fine wines, and you created a paradise of existence,” said MaryKay Vrba, president of Hudson Valley Tourism. “The coming year will give visitors an opportunity to see exciting new art in creative venues throughout the region.”
A juried selection of professional artists was chosen in April to create, in their own chosen medium, a wine- or vineyard-inspired artwork. The artists are given a year in which to create their work. All the works will premiere at the Grand Celebration of Hudson Valley Art & Win, scheduled for May 20, 2011, at Lyndhurst, a National Trust Historic Site. The exhibit then will travel to several art galleries.
The officially “paired” Hudson Valley wineries and artists are: Applewood Winery & Jan Horton (acrylic)
- Applewood Winery & Crista Pisano (oils)
Benmarl Winery & Sasha Chermayeff (oils)
Brookview Station Winery & Judy Reynolds (oils)
Brotherhood Winery & Lee Anne Morgan (fine art photography)
Brotherhood Winery & Barbara Rubin (oils)
Glorie Farm Winery & Virginia Donovan (oils)
Glorie Farm Winery & Patrick Milbourn (oils)
Hudson-Chatham Winery & Joan Damiani (oil & photography)
Hudson-Chatham Winery & Anne Gabriele (photography)
Millbrook Winery & Vineyards & Susan Togut (mixed media)
Millbrook Winery & Vineyards & K. Velis Turan (mixed media fiber)
Palaia Vineyards & Paul Gould (oils)
Robibero Family Vineyards & David Borenstein (mixed media)
Robibero Family Vineyards & Sumiko Ports & Sam Winkel, (fine art jewelry)
Stoutridge Vineyards & Paola Bari (overglaze on porcelain)
Whitecliff Vineyard & Robert Breur (sculpture in clay and wood)
Whitecliff Vineyard & Vince Natale (oil and graphite)
Warwick Valley Winery & John Laurenzi (acrylic)
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