huma bhabha in peekskill project v

29 September 2012
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA) is presenting the fifth installment of Peekskill Project: a citywide art festival devoted to bringing cutting edge contemporary art out of the museum and into the community. Using the city as a stage, Peekskill Project activates the urban environment and its inhabitants through site-specific art exhibitions, performances and screenings sited in multiple venues throughout Peekskill.

Peekskill Project V is a departure from previous installments of the project, which were limited to a single weekend of events and exhibitions. This year's festival begins with an exciting opening weekend of free exhibitions and programming on 29 & 30 September 2012, and continues in a series of monthly events through the end of July 2013. Peekskill Project V programming occurs on second & third Sundays, October 2012 - July 2013.

This year's festival features a wide variety of painting, sculpture, photography, installation, video, film, sound, and performance art by gallery artist Huma Bhabha and others working within the Hudson Valley and the Greater New York City region. Artists were chosen by a team of curators: Anna Adler, Cristina Arnold, Paul Clay, Kerry Cox, Evonne Davis & Emma Wilcox, Marcy B. Freedman, Matthew Leonard, Cheryl McGinnis, Wilfredo Morel, Lise Prown, Alix Sloan, Livia Straus, and Lilly Wei.

Visitors of Peekskill Project V can explore the work of over 100 emerging and established contemporary artists in venues throughout the city and within the galleries of HVCCA. Venues include parks, local businesses, former industrial spaces, vacant lots and storefronts. HVCCA is partnering with the City of Peekskill, Paramount Center for the Arts, Peekskill BID, Field Library, Westchester Community College and others for programming and exhibition space. Downtown Peekskill and the Peekskill Waterfront also serve as major sites of the project.

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