Second Saturday

Saturday, January 11th, 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)

General details about the evening are here. If you would like to have advance notice of the event list sent to you, please sign up for the Second Saturday Newsletter.

The list below is arranged chronologically. A map can be found here.
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Saturday, January 11 through Saturday, February 29, 2020
12:00pm - 4:00pm

Beacon Historical Society
17 South Avenue, Beacon

Opening Reception

The Beacon Historical Society presents Whispers from the Castle Keep an exhibit of memorabilia from the Bannerman Castle Trust including small artifacts from the Civil and Spanish American War. Paintings, photographs, catalogs, and rare artifacts will tell the story of the Bannerman arsenal and castle. Read more...

An opening reception will be held at 17 South Avenue in Beacon, NY on January 11 from 12 – 4 pm. The exhibit will continue on Thursdays from 10-12pm and Saturdays from 1-4pm through February 29. Parking is available behind the Historical Society on Route 9D and Beacon Street.

The Beacon Historical Society was formed in 1976, with a mission to preserve, procure, and present Beacon’s heritage and history. The Society’s collections contain more than 5,000 items including books, prints, documents, photographs, postcards, paintings, maps, and artifacts — all relating to Beacon.

Saturday, January 11 through Sunday, February 2, 2020
6:00pm - 9:00pm

RiverWinds Gallery
172 Main Street, Beacon

Opening Reception

We are starting out the new year with two new artists in the gallery. KP Devlin’s paintings are inspired by Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights – specifically the Hell portion! Jennifer Dooley skillfully uses wide-angle lenses to magnify the tattered grandeur of public spaces that had been built to impress. The Artist Opening is January 11, from 6-9 pm. The show runs through February 2, 2020 Read more...

Devlin explains, “My childhood was full of wonderful things. Throughout my family’s house were many fine art prints. I recall Van Gogh, Bruegel, Dali and Renoir, but I remember most fondly the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch. Staring at The Garden of Earthly Delights was something I could do for hours. Beyond the wonderful, fantastical chimeras and other imaginative beasts and humans found roaming Bosch’s landscapes, were the landscapes themselves: wild, twisting, highly detailed and absolutely fascinating to me. I take plenty of time to listen to great music and look at great art. And then paint or write like I’m freefalling into the ‘Hell’ panel of Bosch’s Garden.”

From the early 1990s through about 2010, Devlin was very active as a singer, songwriter, performer and recording artist. He produced albums for other people. He gigged in New York City, toured nationally and around the globe, including shows in Australia. He received extensive radio play on college and indie radio, both in the US and around the world, licensed his songs to films, television shows, commercials, promos and even a video game. Devlin currently lives and works in New York City

Dooley explains: “I first discovered my interest in photography while working in the IT department at NYNEX in 1990. I met a coworker with an unsteady hand who always produced blurry pictures. So I asked if I could try out the camera and instantly fell in love.” Jennifer has since acquired numerous pieces of camera equipment. Her current go to cameras are Canon 5D Mark IV and Olympus OMD EM1 Mark II.

Jennifer’s view of the world is tied to analysis, spacial consideration and creativity; it is usually realistic, but she escapes into the surreal by distorting and using creative techniques. “It’s fun to exaggerate and draw the viewer’s attention to a piece of something. My eye always gravitates towards graphic shapes, patterns, perspective and leading lines.” Jennifer is a Quality Assurance Analyst and resides in Port Chester, NY.

Saturday, January 11 through Sunday, February 2, 2020
6:00pm - 9:00pm

bau: Beacon Artists Union
506 Main Street, Beacon

Opening Reception

IN THE MAIN GALLERY: Jack Troy and crew – Camaraderie
“Our firing crew of about ten meets three times a year, usually in November and March for 4-day firings in the smaller of the anagama kilns, the Pixiegama. In June – usually around the solstice – we are often joined by another 8 participants to fire Komuri (Japanese for “bat”) for 5 days. My students and I built the first anagama in 1978 at Juniata College, where I was teaching; then I built Komuri here at home the summer of 1987. Donovan Palmquist and I built the Pixiegama, near my studio, in 2005, the year I stopped teaching.” Read more...

IN THE BEACON ROOM: Nash Hyon – Beyond the Tide
I am fascinated by the relationships amongst the stars, earth, moon, elements and how they influence each other. Sea creatures time their reproductive cycles by the moon’s phases. Tides dictate other species egg laying. The stars with their elements helped to create water on earth. These are the intertwined stories that I am expressing in my paintings along with the changes that climate change is creating. My primary medium encaustic-also termed hot wax-is one of the oldest painting mediums and is made from beeswax and pigment.

Saturday, January 11 through Friday, January 31, 2020
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Big Mouth Coffee Roasters
387 Main St,, Beacon

Opening Reception

Big Mouth Coffee Roasters is excited to host the opening reception for a collection of works exhibition by artist Aaren Vittoria Connolly- a Dutchess/Westchester native. This is her first show in Beacon, and is something not to be missed on your Second Saturday tour! Come by Big Mouth Coffee for an open gallery from 7-9pm for paintings and drawings, wines and cheeses and more!! aarenvittoriaconnolly.com