When Emily Van Steenbergen’s husband Tyler opened a chiropractic office on Main Street in Millerton, NY, he only needed half the allotted space for his practice. Emily decided they should do something with the extra space that aligned with the needs of his clients. So she created a wellness store and brought in natural body […]
Growing up in Stockport, NY, as the second child of four girls, Melissa Fournier spent most of her time outdoors with her sisters riding bikes, swimming, and exploring the woods around their home. Her favorite memories are the summers she spent with her aunts, uncles, and cousins vacationing in an RV and traveling from […]
“Working between printmaking, ceramic, wood, and textile, Janis Stemmermann employs craft processes in the creation of environments that interrogate links between media – and the fundamental, primal forces that unite them.” –Julia Silverman
I first became familiar with artist, printmaker, and designer Janis Stemmermann’s work when I saw her exhibition, Cut to Length, at Furnace – […]
Where do you get your ideas?
If you look at the world with a satirical perspective, you realize ideas are all around us. When I first came to New York City in the mid 1970s, the latest fashion for women was large, puffy, purple down coats. It inspired me to draw a parade of women […]
“I don’t necessarily consider myself an artist, I like to represent things on paper or canvas.” –Tony Henneberg
A downy woodpecker, a red-tailed hawk, a winter warbler, chanterelles, king boletes, black trumpets, and even the occasional bovine, Pine Plains painter Tony Henneberg pays attention to nature, in particular birds and mushrooms, wherever he goes. Ethology (the […]
“I have to work from life. If I work from a photograph or make it up it’s not the same.” The life that artist Marilla Palmer is referring to is nature, and very often, the gardens she cultivates. Palmer comes from a long lineage of garden enthusiasts and nature lovers, in particular her father, who […]
Although not an artist myself, I have always admired and loved being around artists because of the way they continue to celebrate the imagination and maintain a sense of wonder that many of us leave behind in our childhoods. And they do it despite the fact that pursuing a career as an artist can be […]
If you live in the Hudson Valley and enjoy reading true crime novels, then you are undoubtedly familiar with attorney and author Jodé Millman’s Queen City Crimes series that takes place in our very own city of Poughkeepsie. What you may not know is that Millman was personally connected to two of the crimes.
“Throughout my life, the best things have happened because I took a risk, not a foolhardy risk, but one that was necessary or calculated. So although we might want a direct path, a clear destination, we must be careful not to be overly cautious.” – Steven Careau
The word that the artist Steven Careau most often […]
Have you ever experienced vertigo? A few months ago whenever I would exercise, stand up too quickly, or even roll over in bed it felt like the world was spinning. After losing my balance a few times and feeling nauseous, I went to my doctor who gave me a prescription medication for motion sickness.