Second Saturday

Saturday, October 12th, 2019

Second Saturday is a city-wide celebration of the arts held on the second Saturday of every month. Special events, art gallery openings, artist receptions and culinary tastings. Many galleries and shops stay open until 9pm. It’s kid friendly and a great way to take the pulse of Beacon. (NYTimes, Conde Nast Traveler, Design Sponge, UrbanRetreatist, Philipstown News, NBC New York Weekend Getaway)

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The list below is arranged chronologically. A map can be found here.
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Saturday, September 14 through Sunday, October 27, 2019
5:00pm - 8:00pm

No. 3 Reading Room & Photo Book Works
469 Main Street, Beacon

On view in the Reading Room are 18 works on paper selected from the larger body of work by Mariam Aziza Stephan. Small, intimate 6 x 18” drawings; India ink on paper, but paper that has been cut open and reassembled with additions and deletions, like the sacrifice zones they represent. Each poem by Julia Johnson is numbered to accompany its corresponding image. Of her project, the artist Mariam Aziza Stephan states: “This work is about loss. The drawings serve as mediations and records of both places and states that either no longer exist or are in the process of disappearing. These constructed landscapes piece together fragmented scenes of conflict, abandonment and disarray and attempt to link ecological and psychological upheaval.” Also on display and available for reading are books that have informed or relate to the artist’s and poet’s work. Novels, photobooks, poetry and essays on the notion of place and displacement are featured. Ongoing through October 27th.

Saturday, October 5 through Sunday, October 27, 2019
4:00pm - 8:00pm

Catalyst Gallery
137 Main Street, Beacon

Subverting digital technology to the point of invisibility. Weaving environmental referents through often subtly surreal compositions, while avoiding the distraction of technique.. The gallery will be open Fridays 4-8 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 2-6 pm. Open Second Sat, October 8, 2-9 pm, and by appointment. Through October 27.

Saturday, October 12 through Friday, November 1, 2019
All Day

Howland Public Library
313 Main Street, Beacon

Pay it forward this October at your library with The Great Give Back. Libraries from across the Hudson Valley will be participating in The Great Give Back, a state-wide initiative to provide a day of opportunities for library patrons to participate in meaningful community service experiences. As part of the Great Give Back, the Howland Public Library in Beacon will be holding a book drive for incarcerated people in the Hudson Valley. Drop off new and gently used books to be donated and distributed to those in need through the Mid-Hudson Library System.

The library asks that the books be in good condition and will not be able to accept books with stains, tears, odors, notes, underlining or highlighting. For more details and a full list of acceptable and unacceptable items go to www.beaconlibrary.org/book-drive.

Saturday, October 12 through Tuesday, November 12, 2019
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Eustatia
12 Monell Pl, Beacon

Please join us for the opening reception of Eustatia, a group exhibition installed in an historic estate along the Hudson River in Beacon, NY. The inaugural event is a fundraiser for Global Art Museum, a new non-profit site created for dialogue between artists and designers around the globe. The works in the exhibition range from sculpture, mixed media, video, and performance. Each of the local artists have a unique way of combining traditional processes with new technology, and they source both materials and inspiration from the Hudson Valley. Global Art Museum is pleased to share these artists’ work for it’s inaugural event. For Inquiry or appointments please email info@globalartmuseum.com, or call 845-309-9247 Artists in the exhibition include: Yibai Liao, Joseph Ayers, Michael Zelehoski, Emil Alzamora, Matt Kinney.

Saturday, October 12 through Sunday, October 27, 2019
5:00pm - 8:00pm

No. 3 Reading Room & Photo Book Works
469 Main Street, Beacon

No.3 Reading Room & Photo Book Works has reopened for the fall season with the exhibit “Hatched in the Drift,” a collaboration between Mariam Aziza Stephan, drawings; and Julia Johnson, poetry. They will be in Beacon for October’s Second Saturday on the 12th to discuss their project. The Reading Room will be open from 12-8 pm for conversation, and a talk at 5:30. Come meet the artists anytime throughout the day. They will also be presenting their newly published catalogue for this exhibit, which will be available for sale. You can read more about their project at www.photobookworks.com

Saturday, October 12 through Saturday, November 16, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Howland Public Library
313 Main Street, Beacon

The Howland Public Library is pleased present Vintage, an exhibit from the Beacon Photography Group. An artists’ reception for the photographers will be held on Saturday, October 12th from 5-7 pm. The exhibit will be on view in The Community Room Exhibit Space from October 12th – November 16th, 2019. Read more...

The photo exhibit is a celebration of all things vintage, focusing on such subjects as signs, cars, clothing, toys, household items, architecture and many other sorts of objects. In these images, ten photographers from the Beacon Photography Group will offer their visions of the vintage, providing the viewer with a celebration of the continuation of the old into our current world.

The Beacon Photography Group was founded in 2013. The group began as an online community where photographers can share their work and get feedback and support from their fellow photographers. Since then, the group’s activities have expanded to include face-to-face meet ups, photo walks and exhibitions. The group, now with over 300 members, is open to photographers of all levels from beginner to professional. Local photographers interested in joining the Beacon Photography Group can visit their facebook page, www.facebook.com/groups/Beaconphotogroup/.

The Howland Public Library is located at 313 Main Street, Beacon NY 12508. The Community Room Exhibit Space is open during regular library hours. Please note the gallery may not be accessible during some library programs. Please consult the library calendar at beaconlibrary.org.

Saturday, October 12 through Tuesday, November 12, 2019
6:00pm - 10:00pm

Maria Lago Studio
502 Main Street, Beacon

Maria lago new paintings/ sculpture
Cartas a mi madre

Saturday, October 12 through Sunday, November 3, 2019
6:00pm - 9:00pm

bau: Beacon Artists Union
506 Main Street, Beacon

“Collapsed Time” is a joint exhibition featuring paintings and drawings by Joel Werring and photographs by Pamela Zaremba, and investigating themes of nostalgia and the subversion and reinterpretation of memory in American home and family life. This exhibition, to be curated by Claudine Maidique and presented at BAU Artist Union, is the second collaboration between Werring and Zaremba. Read more...

In his recent work, Joel Werring continues to explore complexities related to self, family, and legacy. The paintings often center on a solitary figure located within a structural environment that encompasses both the architectural, physical world and that bridges to an emotional, interior space—creating a hybrid reality of past and present. Working from sources such as film, song lyrics, poetry, album covers, and an archive of family photographs, Werring creates visual psychodramas blending personal memory, cultural history, and collective mythology.

Pamela Zaremba’s new photographs further examine the uncanny charge carried by household objects belonging to her parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents. Her “vanitas,” still-life compositions depict narrative scenes created by decades of compulsive hoarding and accumulated possessions, from wedding cake toppers to gas masks. Zaremba’s photographs explore how her family’s reluctance to let go of certain objects both extols these objects’ sentimentality and ensures the inevitability of their irrelevance over time. Zaremba transposes these past references onto a post-modern timeline, challenging the original use and intent of the objects and creating the foundation for new memories.

Joel Werring received his MFA from the Yale School of Art. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in Painting in 2003. He has exhibited his work in solo and group exhibitions nationally, and is currently an Associate Professor in the Fine Arts Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Pamela Zaremba received her BS from Babson College. She pursued her career photography at the International Center of Photography, New York City.  She worked in editorial and commercial photography before focusing solely on Fine Art. She currently works and lives in Westport, Connecticut.

Curator Claudine Maidique received her BS in Textiles and Design from Cornell University. She has curated solo and group shows throughout Miami Art Basel, New York City Frieze Week, Yonkers Arts Weekend, and in private galleries. She is an interior designer and art consultant in Westport, Connecticut.

The joint exhibition opens at the BAU Artist Union at 506 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508. Opening reception will be Saturday, October 12, from 6 to 9 pm, and the exhibition runs from October 12 to November 3. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays 12-6 pm. For more information contact Claudine Maidique at claudine@maidique.com.

Saturday, October 12 through Friday, November 1, 2019
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Clutter Gallery
163 Main Street, Beacon

Clutter Gallery is proud to present a Spooky Spectacular just in time for Halloween!

Monsters & Mayhem! Featuring: American Gross, Bearsbymagy, Big C, Bleeding Edges, BrainButterCreative, Brent Nolasco, Coven of Cuteness, Czee13, Deadhand Toys, Figure Fettish, George Gaspar, Ghostfox Toys, Grumble Toy, James Wrona, Jeff D’Ottavio, Jyelloween, kEda, Kelly Killagain, Kyle Kirwan, Magitarius, Mark Nagata, Michael Skattum, Mike Strick, Miznawada, Motley Miscreations, Mus Musculus, Naomi Knaff, Nick Nightmare, Nightly Made, Obscure, Peppa Potter, Slime Archetype, SSS Dolls, The Art of Moses Jaen, Tokyo Jesus, Uhhsure Monsters, Wetworks, Wonder Goblin, AND MORE!

My Heart’s Still Beating​: Katie Gamb is an illustrator living and painting in a small, cozy corner of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

We are made of Stardust: Erica Borghstijn Solo Show.

Saturday, October 12 through Sunday, November 3, 2019
6:00pm - 9:00pm

RiverWinds Gallery
172 Main Street, Beacon

RiverWinds Gallery at 172 Main Street, Beacon, NY is presenting “Stellar: Art by Canace.” Science and nature meet with cosmic imagination in this debut collection of works by Canace. Pristine planets with names such as Fantasy, Rhapsody and Symphony are only a few of these mystical orbs and what lies beyond them in your imagination. The Artist Opening is October 12, from 6-9 pm. The show runs through November 3, 2019. Read more...

Canace’s textural paintings and collage span a wide range of style and subject material, from abstract to fantasy. An eclectic collection of mixed media work created with a wide array of mediums, Canace’s art has been on display in the MAD Museum in the United Kingdom, published in both books and magazines, collected worldwide and has been featured in galleries both in group and solo exhibitions. She is currently living in the Mid-Hudson Valley of New York.

Saturday, October 12 through Sunday, November 3, 2019
6:00pm - 9:00pm

bau: Beacon Artists Union
506 Main Street, Beacon

“The story you withhold, becomes a centerfold. Waves of women, rippling revolution.” Art Show & Poetry about surviving domestic violence and the journey into healing by Meghan Spiro.

 

Saturday, October 12 through Sunday, November 3, 2019
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Oak Vino Wine Bar
389 Main Street, Beacon

“What I Saw” is an exhibit showcasing the street photography of Randy Calderone from the past decade. Photographs included in the show feature locations from the Hudson Valley, as well as from around the country and beyond. The show will run until the beginning of November. RandyCalderonePhotography.com