Published: Saturday, 14 March 2015 12:32
Images from Behind Prison Walls
RARE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE ARTWORK FROM INCARCERATED WOMEN AND MEN
Images from Behind Prison Walls is an exhibit of more than 60 pieces of artwork from men and women incarcerated in five maximum and medium security prisons, including Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, the only maximum-security prison for women in New York State, that will be on display at the Ossining Public Library Art Gallery throughout the month of July.
All the artwork has been created by prisoner members of RTA - Rehabilitation Through The Arts, a non-profit organization operating in the prison system over twenty-two years. Because of their long-standing and positive relationship with NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, RTA received approval to exhibit and sell the artwork.
A public Gallery Reception will be held in the Ossining Public Library Art Gallery on Saturday, July 14 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm and will feature refreshments and the opportunity to talk with formerly incarcerated RTA artists including Jeffrey Clemente and Amaury Bonilla.
RTA is partnering with the Ossining Public Library (OPL), the Ossining Arts Council (OAC) and the Sing Sing Prison Museum (SSPM) to make this important exhibit available to the public. These three Ossining-based nonprofits share RTA’s belief in the transformative power of the arts to change lives and build communities. By providing the space, expertise and historical context for the artwork, the OPL, OAC, and SSPM aim to enhance RTA’s work in telling the stories of incarcerated people and how they benefit through the healing power of art in all its forms.
Show Dates: All of July 2018
Ossining Public Library Main Gallery, 53 Croton Ave, Ossining, NY 10562
Published: Wednesday, 02 July 2014 16:25
“ARTISTS PALETTE: where Death Valley meets New York” will be shown at the Steamer Gallery of the Ossining Arts Council on September 20 and 21. This unique exhibition features original works by local artist, Lynne Bolwell. Included will be her highly regarded Death Valley watercolors, as well as paintings of other parks and the Hudson Valley.
“ARTISTS PALETTE” is an overlook in Death Valley where iron deposits leave a “palette” of reds, yellows and purples. Bolwell uses her “desert paints”, made of ground minerals such as bronzite, hematite, and turquoise to capture the beauty. She has painted with these paints extensively, “on location”, throughout the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts. When she returns to the Hudson Valley, she “switches it up” to paint equally expressive watercolors with a much more traditional palette. This is an opportunity to see “on location” paintings from both paintboxes.
Image: Artists Palette, watercolor 9 x 12