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June 10 – Wassaic
Wassaic Project Summer Party

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Past And Present Converge At Wassaic Project’s Summer Exhibit

Rachel Louchen reports from Wassaic. The Wassaic Project is known for being so much more than a nonprofit—it’s truly a mix of art and community—and this year they honored their ties to Wassaic’s past. On Saturday, June 10, they unveiled their (always awesome) summer exhibition, Vagabond Time Killers. The name was inspired by a found photograph of a group of Wassaic residents, circa 1901, holding a banner boasting those words. The work of 53 artists creating in a variety of media is displayed throughout the seven floors of the old Maxon Mills grain elevator. Many of the exhibitors are artists-in-residence, who have lived and worked in the hamlet. It’s always an incredible sight, but this year’s exhibition is more mature, said co-founder Bowie Zunino, thanks to its theme depicting the artist’s relationship to their current location in time and space, and how it relates to the past and present. In addition to previewing the exhibition, on view until Sept. 24, the party served as a fundraiser to help keep the project’s upcoming July and Aug. one-day festivals free to the public. That’s just another testament to the project’s community spirit. Above, founders and co-executive directors Eve Biddle, Bowie Zunino and Jeff Barnett-Winsby.


Volunteer Kendra LaCroix and programs and exhibitions manager Jenny Morse; Chris Offensend  and Jill Duncan.


Benefit committee members James Snyder and Krista Fragos; Mike Welt, board member Jillian Dunham and Deb Murnin.


John Hoffman and Mike McCalman who have a house in Millerton; Liza Stark and Alex Goldmark are friends of an artist featured in the exhibit.


Guests previewed the first of seven floors in the summer exhibition, Vagabond Time Killers.


Artist Ghost of a Dream, whose work is featured in the exhibit, with Wassaic resident Jean Gutierrez; annual summer benefit attendee John Willey and Rich Aronstein of Millerton.


Past resident Ryan Vahey, who donated work to the event’s auction, with Nicole Issembert;  programs and exhibitions coordinator Julie Le and board member Genevieve Christy.


Board members Karen Zukowski and Lucy Commoner in front of work by artist Kirstin Lamb; Barry Zucker-Pinchoff and Barbara Zucker-Pinchoff.

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Posted by Rachel Louchen on 06/11/17 at 03:13 PM • Permalink