Beacon Bus Shelter Project

Exhibition dates:
November 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020

BeaconArts is pleased to present the third annual Beacon Bus Shelter Project starting November 1, 2019. The project brings art from local artists to six bus shelters throughout the city of Beacon. Participating artists include Beth Haber, Elizabeth Lindy, Philippe Safire, Melanie Perez, Joe Radoccia, and Anna West. Five of the artists were selected from an open call for BeaconArts members, and Melanie Perez is a student at Peekskill High School who participated in the Dia Teens program at Dia:Beacon. The project was organized by BeaconArts board members Michelle Alumkal and Karlyn Benson. This project is made possible, in part, through funding from Dutchess Tourism, Inc. and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.

About the artists:

Beth Haber is an artist and writer living in the Hudson Valley. Her visual practice involves aspects of the loss/gain continuum of experience and archive as it plays out in a flat screen universe, and in creating environmental landscape installations. Her work is found in museum, university, and private collections both in the US and internationally. Haber has been a member of the education staff at Dia Art Foundation since 2009. Website: bethhaber.com

Beacon-based artist Elizabeth Mihaltse Lindy enjoys experimenting with traditional materials. The “Commuter Series” is a project made from brief observations of the Hudson River Valley from the train. Lindy’s intuitive painting exercises explore her relationship with the Hudson River during her daily commute to-and-from New York City, where she designs book covers for a publisher. She earned her BFA in Graphic Design at the Rhode Island School of Design, and is currently pursuing an MFA from Lesley College of Art + Design. Instagram: @elizabethmlindy

Melanie Perez is currently a sophomore at Peekskill High School. Her artwork employs cartoon aesthetics in order to create narratives centering on female protagonists. In 2019 she participated in the Dia Teens program, where she created a project focused on gentrification, violence, and the politics of women depicted in popular media. Perez enjoys making art in different mediums, especially drawing and painting. Recently she has been interested in gouache, which was used to create the bus shelter artwork. Instagram: @space.cadet26

Joseph Radoccia’s work is about the intimate relationship between the painted subject and the viewer. His larger than life portraits of LGBTQ elders further explore this engagement. Radoccia’s work has been exhibited extensively throughout New York, including recent exhibitions at the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, Woodstock, NY; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo NY; ArtRage Gallery in Syracuse NY; Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, Kingston, NY. Radoccia received an MFA in painting at SUNY Buffalo and has lived in Beacon since 2011. Instagram: @joeradoccia

Philippe Safire is a French-Armenian artist living and working in the Hudson Valley. His recent art installations have been exhibited at ArtsWestchester Gallery, REVERSE Gallery, BeaconArts, New York University, and the Center for the Digital Arts. Recent commissions include ArtsWestchester. Safire’s work has been featured in VICE Magazine + Intel’s The Creators Project, Faena Sphere, ArtSlant, BX200 The Bronx Visual Artist Database, Make: Magazine, Manifeste des Arts Immersifs, and Brooklyn Art Project. Instagram: @philippesafirestudio

An oil painter for many years, Anna West’s subjects include chickens, chairs, and fireflies. Recent solo exhibitions include Chairs at Denise Gianna Designs, Beacon, NY; and Paintings at Space Create, Newburgh, NY. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Sideshow Gallery, Figureworks, and Holland Tunnel, Brooklyn, NY; Milkweed Gallery, Sugar Loaf, NY; Catalyst Gallery, Beacon NY; Newspaper Club, Glasgow, Scotland; and State Gallery of Art, Madhapur, Hyderabad, India. West has also produced public art projects across the United States as well as in Sweden and Russia. Instagram: @annawest.painter