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Art Show Bridges the Hudson Exhibits on Display this Month

September 4, 2014
Art Show Bridges the Hudson Exhibits on Display this Month

August 27, 2014Nyack and Tarrytown are well known for contributions to art and with over 85 submissions the 2014 Bridge Art Show is no exception. The bridge project’s visual quality panel selected a best of show and two runners up, to be announced at the opening receptions.

Dozens of art works interpreting the Tappan Zee Bridge and marking the construction of the New NY Bridge will be on display this fall at the new bridge project Community Outreach Centers in Rockland and Westchester. The art was created for the New York State Thruway Authority’s 2014 Bridge Art Show, a juried exhibition that invited local painters, sculptors and photographers to showcase their interpretations of the new bridge design or the existing Tappan Zee Bridge.

Opening receptions for the show will be held on Friday, September 5th in Nyack and Friday, September 12th in Tarrytown. The 85 works will remain on display until November 1st.

The New NY Bridge project’s Visual Quality Panel – which includes Hudson Valley residents involved in the arts, architecture, planning and historic preservation – will select a best of show and two runners up in each location.

The 2014 Bridge Art Show was announced in June. Working with local artists’ groups in Westchester and Rockland, the project’s outreach team promoted the show throughout the region.

“All of the artwork taken as a whole conveys the majesty, the marvel of the bridge in a variety of artistic forms,” said Robert Fellows, representing the Rockland Center for the Arts.

Just as the Tappan Zee and the New NY Bridge connect Rockland and Westchester, the 2014 Bridge Art Show is meant to foster connections between communities on either side of the river and throughout the Hudson Valley. So, Westchester submissions will be on display in Rockland and Rockland submissions will be featured in Westchester. Residents and local art lovers are encouraged to visit both locations.

“Being an artist who works in Westchester and lives in Rockland, this show gave me an opportunity to express my roots on both sides of the river,” said painter Jamey Jackson. “Bringing the two art communities together is a natural and very stimulating endeavor.”

Whether you love the history of the existing bridge or are fascinated by the new span and its soaring towers, we invite you to join us in a celebration of these artists’ visions.

Opening Receptions:

RocklandWestchester Friday, September 5, 6 pmFriday, September 12, 6 pm142 Main Street2 North BroadwayNyack, NY 10960Tarrytown, NY 10591

The 2014 Bridge Art Show is presented in collaboration with ArtsWestchester, Rockland Center for the Arts, Rivertown Artists Workshop and Nyack Art Collective.