Posted July 27th, 2022 — Filed under Bloggin
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Oaxaca y sus Cultural Hermanas del Mundo invites the community to an opening reception on July 29, 4-6pm for an evening of art, culture and food. Welcoming and opening remarks from Nicole Fenichel-Hewitt, Executive Director of the Art Effect, Ellie Charwat, Coordinator of Oaxaca Week, Mayor Robert Rolison, Felipe Santos, Coordinator of La Guelaguetza and translations by Gabriela Vega Mathews.
Tlazotl, Weaver’s Wings Trolley Barn Gallery 489 Main St, Poughkeepsie
This collection of textiles and traditional costumes represent the daily lives of the many indigenous groups of (in?) Oaxaca. The huipil, created by the Oaxaca women is a hand-woven cotton tunic using natural dyes and adorned with embroidery. The traditional garments offer a visual language in which the natural wealth of the territory, the history of its people, and the indigenous cosmogony are reflected. The exhibit has been shown in Florence, Italy, Panama, Ecuador, and now Poughkeepsie.
Art in a Suitcase: Women Creators of the World MASS Design Group
Although born in different parts of the world and working with varying artistic media, the six women artists reflect the rich cultural ambiance that Oaxaca offers them through a collection of work that is easily portable throughout the world. Art in a Suitcase: Women Creators of the World has been shown at the Municipal Palace of Santa Cruz Colchagua, Chile as well as throughout Mexico, Europe, and Latin America.
Trolley Barn Youth Curatorial Team
Trolley Barn youth curatorial program trains youth as leaders who catalyze the community through the arts and re-energize downtown Poughkeepsie. Together alongside established art professionals, youth present impactful exhibitions that engage the wider community and acquaint youth with all aspects of the curatorial process including; Museum & Gallery Administration; Project Management; Art Exhibition Curation & Interpretation; Art Handling; Exhibition Design & Installation; Public Speaking; Virtual Exhibition Design; Workshops with curators, artists, and museum professionals. In preparation of the Oaxaca Exhibition opening, youth taking part in this summer’s curatorial workforce program at The Art Effect had the opportunity to work directly with the fabrics and artwork as part of the Tlazotl, Weaver’s Wings exhibition arranging and installing each piece.
Are you ready to share your gifts with the Poughkeepsie community and beyond? We are looking for creatives of all kinds to perform at the PKX Festival happening September 15-17! Visit @PKXFestival on IG for more info or click here to apply
The festival will feature the unveiling of an original public art commission, food, performances, and creative activities in and around the Trolley Barn Gallery on Main St, Poughkeepsie. In support of local youth, community, and the arts, PKX is expecting over 200 participants. The event is free of charge, open to the public, and will be advertised throughout the Hudson Valley.
We are excited to incorporate a variety of live performances during the duration of the festival, and we need you! Please keep in mind that this is a youth-friendly event and the music played should be appropriate for younger audiences.
Participating performers will receive:
Prominent display in the event program and throughout the event;
Business publicity to 200+ attendees;
Listing in festival emails to 5,700 contacts;
Listing with a link on The Art Effect’s festival website with 38,000 monthly views;
Social media spotlight to more than 10,000 followers across platforms;
Media coverage throughout the Hudson Valley.
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Take a peek behind the scenes into our first annual PKX Festival, Wonderland! Hudson Valley teens “danced through the decades” with a silent disco at the Trolley Barn Gallery hosted by Poughkeepsie Open Studios and the PKX Youth Committee. Catch even more behind the scenes videos leading up to the PKX Festival on September 15-17, 2022 each “Wonderland Wednesday” every other week and learn more about the festival here!
Can you believe the PKX Festival is only 100 days away! The PKX Youth Committee is excited and you should be too. Prepare to enter an otherworlldly empire of art, illusion, and surprise! There will be art, music, food, and performances from throughout the community.
Mark your calendar! September 15-17, 2022 at the Trolley Barn Gallery!
Posted May 13th, 2022 — Filed under Bloggin
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The PKX Festival Committee and the Trolley Barn Curatorial Team spent spring break creating public art mockups and work alongside featured artists BoogieRez to begin the piece for this year’s PKX Festival.
They started the week with a trip to NYC to visit BoogieRez’s studio at the World Trade Center.
The rest of the week, the youth created plushies with sewing machines in the Poughkeepsie Underwear factory studio.
Students had insightful conversations with Boogie and Rez about pursuing their independent careers in the arts. All of the plushies that were created during the intensive, will be unveiled officially at the PKX Festival in September!
The mission of The Art Effect at the Trolley Barn is to train youth as leaders who catalyze the community through the arts and re-energize downtown Poughkeepsie. The iconic Poughkeepsie Trolley Barn will be re-activated with youth in the drivers seat of this incredible space, empowering them to engage community members and visitors in transformative arts experiences that they curate.