The New York Regional Census Center is running a Kids Census Art Contest! The contest is open to children and teens with entries to be judged by Age Group – Pre-K/Elementary (Group 1), Middle School (Group 2), and High School (Group 3). Each age group will have a county-wide winner and one overall contest winner! The Columbia County Libraries Association will serve as the Columbia County county-wide contest judge. We can’t wait to see your submissions!
How to participate:
Conduct a census from your home! Choose a subject to count (e.g. animals, trees, flowers, books, toys, etc.)
Create artwork to show us the census project – draw a conclusion.
Project Example 1 Subject: Flower species in my yard Count: 3 species in bloom Observation: They can all tolerate cold weather Art: Drawing of snow-covered flowers
Project Example 2 Subject: Books in my house Count: 326 books Observation: 120 are fiction and 206 are non-fiction books, 141 about nature, 45 about history, 20 about geology, 120 about superheroes Art: Collage with subject/theme size based on quantity
Maria Manhattan with poster of her 1980s art installation “The Box Lunch”
Program Description: Feminism in Art: The Box Lunch & Beyond, an illustrated talk by Maria Manhattan in collaboration with Perfect Ten Hudson. Manhattan discusses her 1980s art exhibition, The Box Lunch, her response to Judy Chicago’s groundbreaking feminist work, The Dinner Party. Perfect Ten girls bring The Box Lunch into the 21st century with their own box lunches, created in workshops with Manhattan.
There will be a few pieces from the original exhibit on display in the library as well as collages or assemblages created by the young women of Perfect Ten Hudson that honor women of their choosing. The Box Lunch and Beyond will be on display through April 30.
Original art piece created in “your turn” workshop.
We are excited to announce Game Night with your turn and House Rules Cafe on Tuesday, September 5 from 5-8 pm in the library’s community room. This program is based around the exhibition Your Turn: A Collaborative Art Show with artist’s Cindy Hoose and Jacinta Burnell currently on view in the community room.
Drop in anytime with your turn artist-educator team, Jacinta Bunnell and Cindy Hoose, and House Rules Cafe’s Kathleen Miller for a fun night of games with special door prizes and refreshments from House Rules Cafe. Come relax and have fun with your friends and neighbors. This event is free and open to the public and is wheelchair accessible. All ages welcome.Continue reading →
We are pleased to present The Artistry of Lucy Swope, a career retrospective on the work of local poet, artist, and bookmaker Lucy Swope. Lucy Swope has been an artist all her life and this retrospective will feature her work from 1960 to the present. On exhibit will be relief sculptures, pen and ink drawings, etchings, as well as woodcuts and the reduction prints and storyboards of linoleum cuts done for her many books.
The Opening Reception will be Saturday May 13 from 3-5 pm and will feature readings from Lucy’s books. The Artistry of Lucy Swope will be on display in the library’s Community Room through July. Lucy’s woodcut prints and her books will be for sale during the exhibition with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to the library. Continue reading →
The library is graced by sculpture from the Hudson High School Sculpture Class. The works are predominantly paper maché with others in wood an tape. The works are in turn colorful and translucent, cartoons, abstractions, figurative, all fun to look at it.
Stop by and see the works in person during library operating hours. Thanks to the Hudson High School educators and students for allowing us to exhibit this collection of student artwork!
Youth ages 12+ are invited to participate in a free videomaking workshop presented by Spark Media Project on Saturday, August 13 from 12-4pm in the library’s Community Room.
In the Video Poems workshop, youth will discuss poetry and the imagery it invokes, write an original poem and learn to interpret one of their own favorites. They’ll use film imagery, voice-overs, and Kinetic Typography to bring poetry to life. By the end of the class, participants will have their own animated poems!
Join us this summer for a series of videomaking workshops with our friends at Spark Media Project. Learn video production skills while working as a team to create original, short videos.
These workshops are designed for youth ages 12 and up. Each workshop is held on a Saturday afternoon from 12pm-4pm. Sign up for one or more today!
Space is limited and registration is required. To register for one or more of these workshops, please contact Spark Media Project at 845-485-4480 or register online at sparkmediaproject.org/registration.
HACK THE LIBRARY! is a FREE weekend of labs for kids centered around learning how to create digital work taught by digital artists. Digital art is a medium that uses digital technology to create works of art. Participants will learn how to use various programs to construct, share and maximize ideas culminating in a collaborative session in which participants will create a new website to showcase work that will be hosted on newhive.com
These labs encompass sound, video and images made for but not limited to digital distribution. Labs are run by artists whose work are specialized in the field. This art-base is geared toward kids ages 9-13. Orientation will take place on Saturday, July 9 from 11am to 1pm. Sunday (July 10) & Monday (July 11) there will be a full day from 10am to 4pm. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. This program is co-organized by New York-based digital art educators, Powrplnt, local zine publication ZeroCool and the Hudson Area Library.