August 5 – 27, 2017
ALAN POWELL: A Walk Down Main Street: Fleischmanns NY
This exhibition is a photographic and video investigation of Main Street in Fleischmanns, New York. Alan Powell, the artist, lives on Main Street and has spent the last four months documenting his walks up and down the street. Powell’s photographic work includes panoramic collaged photographs of the environments, objects and textures that have fascinated him on his walks. The videos are portraits of some of the various people who live or own a business on Main Street. They describe what brought them to Fleischmanns and their impressions and hopes for the future of the village.
Alan Powell is a professor of Communications at Arcadia University in Philadelphia. He was educated in Film and photography at Rhode Island School of Design. Since the early 1970’s, he has worked in electronic arts, which includes single channel video, installations, artist books, and electronically generated two-dimensional art. He has been involved in artist collectives including Electron Movers, 1973-1978; and Termite TV, 1993–the present. In the last couple of years he has been an artist-in-residence at Artpark, Lewiston, NY; Mountain Lake Biological Station in Blacksburg, VA; The Catskill Center, NY; and Signal Culture in Owego, NY.
The videos in this exhibition are a collaboration with Juliana Fernandes and Roman Kossak. Alan Powell has lived in Fleischmanns for the past four years.
July 17 – 30, 2017
GILDING BEE: A community gold leaf workshop with Laura Sue King
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 1–5 PM. Exhibition and reception: Sunday, July 30, 3–5 PM
Photos by Laura Sue King
May 15–June 3, 2017
BREAK OF SEASON: PHOTOGRAPHS BY ELAINE MAYES
Elaine Mayes taught a two Saturday 3 hours each free photography workshops. This workshop was for anyone who wanted feedback and information on his/her photographs, with an idea to improve or understand more about how others see the work.
ELAINE MAYES began her career as a photojournalist in the 1960s, first gaining attention for her portraits of San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district residents and her images of rock and roll performers. Mayes’ career includes several prestigious fellowships and projects that have taken her across the country. She has taught photography at the University of Minnesota, Hampshire College, The Cooper Union, International Center of Photography, Pratt Institute, and Bard College. From 1996 to 2001, Mayes served as Chair of the Photography and Imaging Department at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, where she currently serves as Professor Emerita. Mayes’ work is held in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
FLAGS OF NATIVE AMERICANS
CATSKILLS PINHOLE CAMERA PROJECT