Worlds Within Worlds, The Surrealist Works of Eugene Arcieri
Exhibition Date/Times: 8/5/19 – 8/31/19
Weekdays 10a to 3p (by appointment), Weekends 1p to 4p
Exhibition Reception: 8/10/19 – 5p to 8p
Eugene Arcieri was born in New York City and started drawing and painting at the age of 10. He attended the Art Students League, studied the masters in this country and in Italy; painted in the West – Wyoming and Idaho. He returned to New York City and settled in Greenwich Village among artist friends who formed groups and counter-groups in the late 1930’s to 1950’s. During the Depression he worked on the Federal Arts Project – Mural Division and assisted Philip Guston on a New York World’s Fair Mural in 1938. Arcieri exhibited widely in museums and galleries in New York, Washington, DC, the New England States and throughout the US. He was a founding member of the Spiral Group (New York City – 1950’s), an active member of the Woodstock Artist’s Association (WAAM), where he served on the Board of Directors and as Chairperson of Exhibits in the 1980’s. Arcieri and his wife, Marcella, lived in Woodstock from 1950 to his death in 2005.
Eugene described his work as “… the forms are expressions … intended to suggest rather than illustrate a scenario, to stimulate participation and involvement on many levels, a kind of ‘listening with your eyes.’” The Exhibition focuses on the vast oeuvre of his abstract surrealist canvases and phantasmagorical dioramas.
The Surrealist Works of Eugene Arcieri will be on display during August at the times noted above. For more information on this exhibit, please contact the Citizens Foundation at 845-469-9459.
John P. Murphy: A Life Celebrated in Paintings
Exhibition Date/Times: 8/24/19 – 9/28/19
Opening Reception: 8/24/19 – 5p to 8p
Free and Open to the Public
An Orange County native and US Air Force veteran, John honed his artistic talents at Parsons School of Design, NYU and Penn State. He first taught art at Green Mountain College in Vermont and went on to become an art professor and Chairman of the Art Department at Rockland Community College, a position he held for over 30 years.
His artwork spanned many decades and reflected his unique perspective on nature and society, with particular interest in abstract landscapes, geometric patterns and the human form. The works on display represent a retrospective of over 50 years’ worth of John’s expression and creation.
The show will be staged by John’s daughters, Tana Mulligan and Gabriella Newrock, and his granddaughter, Lia Fierro, with help from other close family members and friends, in advance of what would have been John’s 85th birthday.
Visit www.johnmurphygallery.com for more info about John and his work.
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP is not required but is appreciated so we can plan to provide enough refreshments. Children are welcome with adult accompaniment, but be advised that some works may include nudity.