PAA ANNUAL PICNIC
July is coming and we are planning our Annual PAA Picnic/summer quarterly members meeting! It’ll be a little different this year – no barbecue or pot luck – bring your own food, socialize with old friends and make some new ones!
Where: Depew Park
When: July 15, 2021
Join us as the PAA launches its first live exhibition this year at WCC with the theme “Re-emergence” to celebrate this momentous occasion. Safety measures will be undertaken including social distancing and mask requirements.
For more information, go to the Events page.
Our virtual studio visits have been a wonderful way to see each others work.
Lawrence Flood, September 23rd, 7 pm
Ilse Schreiber-Noll, October 28th, 7 pm
Carol Bash, November 18th, 7 pm
PAST STUDIO VISITS
Click on artist’s name to view recording of studio visit.
Hillary Hostetler: Studio Visit, May 26, 2021
Robin Arzt: Studio Visit, April 15, 2021
Joann Zwolski: Studio Visit, March 18, 2021
Robin Kline: Studio Visit, February 18, 2021
Inez Andrucyk: Studio Visit, December 3, 2020
Lesli Uribe: Studio Visit, November 12, 2020
Marcelino Pagan: Studio Visit, October 1, 2020
Natalya Khorover: Studio Visit, July 2, 2020
Deborah Beck: Studio Visit, June 16, 2020 – Video Unavailable
Barbara Herzfeld: Studio Visit, June 4, 2020
Kurt Steger: Studio Visit, May 21, 2020
Karen Allen: Studio Visit, May 7, 2020 – Video Unavailable
Looking Forward, a members’ show, is a selection of works—one from each artist—loosely based on the theme. Our diverse group of members includes artists of every level. From photography to sculpture and performance, from abstract to realistic, the common denominator is an optimism as we look ahead. A love of nature and an engagement with materials is demonstrated here.
PAA RESPONSE TO BLACK LIVES MATTER
In the wake of the tragic killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and so many other Black Americans, we at the Peekskill Arts Alliance stand in solidarity with the Black community and people of color in calling for justice and an end to the systemic racism that plagues our country. We acknowledge the outrage, frustration and fear that so many experience firsthand and commit to carefully examine ways that we contribute to social and racial injustice and to begin making meaningful changes.
During this time of deep mourning and reflection, made more complicated by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has disproportionately affected communities of color, the Peekskill Arts Alliance affirms our commitment to equal rights, treatment, respect and opportunities for all. We are committed to creating an environment that supports and promotes diversity among artists and our community and will work diligently to expand diversity and inclusion in our organization.
Being a member has its privileges! You get to work with and get to know your fellow artists, businesses, city officials, art venues and community organizations. Involvement in collaborative projects and the PAA itself is a rewarding experience and is also a good resume builder! Join the PAA and be part of an extraordinary organization!