Thrive – Making a Career in the Arts (virtual)

Are you an aspiring young artist? Hear firsthand how professionals in the arts carved a path to working in their chosen fields. Free but must RVSP to attend.

Hear and ask questions from panelists:

  • Molly Ahearn, Graphic Design & Founder of Full Deck Design
  • Jesse Brown, Co-Founder of HUDSY TV
  • Tommy Costello, Dutchess Community College Theater
  • Liz Dahmen, Hudson Valley Performing Arts Lab
  • Alexa Floresta, Artist & Business Owner
  • Poet Gold, Poet
  • Karen Madden, Rock, and a Soft Place studios
  • Al Nowak, On Location Studios
  • Amy Poux, Stockade Works
  • Chris Silva, Bardavon & Hudson Valley Philharmonic
  • Keiko Sono, Artist & Founder of Forge Collective
  • Karen Waltuch, Violinist & Horticulturist
  • Gretchen Weerheim, Orange County Arts Council
  • Ava Yurchison, iHeart Media
  • & more!

Leading with Artivism (virtual)

Join Arts Mid-Hudson (virtually) as they talk with Amy Trompetter, a puppeteer, trumpeter, World Theater historian, teacher, and community organizer. She founded Redwing Blackbird Theater in the late 90s as a workshop and performance space in the Hudson Valley of New York. She has taught, directed, and performed all over the globe.

Leading with Artivism (virtual)

Join Arts Mid-Hudson (virtually) as they talk with Amy Trompetter, a puppeteer, trumpeter, World Theater historian, teacher, and community organizer. She founded Redwing Blackbird Theater in the late 90s as a workshop and performance space in the Hudson Valley of New York. She has taught, directed, and performed all over the globe.

Leading with Artivism (virtual)

Join Arts Mid-Hudson (virtually) as Poet Gold talks with Carol Bash, the Founder and President of Paradox Films, a media production company based in Peekskill, NY. She is an award-winning documentary filmmaker with over 20 years of experience.⁠

Leading with Artivism “Youth Roundtable” (virtual)

Join Arts Mid-Hudson (virtually) as they talk with artivists Harrison Brisbon-McKinnon, Rosmerayah, Miguel “Lito Koqui” Sanchez, and Jayda Woodall as they share their voice about the importance of art and its impact on the community as a catalyst for change.

Q&A Session with Poet Gold will lead the evening’s conversation.

RSVP below and ask a question to be answered live the night of the event.

This event is free and open to the public

Leading with Artivism: Back to the Roots: a Latino Experience (virtual)

Join Arts Mid-Hudson (virtually) as we talk with artivist Daniel Villegas.
Villegas shows, with his unique sound & music, that the whole Earth’s group consciousness is changing and that it’s all about changing our individual “frequencies” as we all strive to move towards a group consciousness that is completely heart-centered. Register here!

Dutchess Handmade Pop Up Shop – in person

Arts Mid-Hudson’s Dutchess Handmade Pop-Up Shop “pops up” twice a year with incredible items created in the Hudson Valley. Locally made glass, jewelry, greeting cards, textiles, ceramics, wood, products, prints, paintings, home, decorating items and more! Find the perfect item for gift giving and collecting from local artists and artisans. List of participating artists coming soon.

December 4-5 from 10am – 5pm

Dutchess Handmade Pop Up Shop – in person

Arts Mid-Hudson’s Dutchess Handmade Pop-Up Shop “pops up” twice a year with incredible items created in the Hudson Valley. Locally made glass, jewelry, greeting cards, textiles, ceramics, wood, products, prints, paintings, home, decorating items and more! Find the perfect item for gift giving and collecting from local artists and artisans. List of participating artists coming soon.

December 4-5 from 10am – 5pm

Leading with Artivism – Dynamic Duo (remote)

Join Arts-Mid Hudson (virtually) as they talk with artivists BoogieREZ. Boogie is a Japanese Ameri- can artist who crafts detailed imaginary through textile, nature, portraits, flowing abstractions and uniquely creative characters. Her body of work taps into the flow of the streets, nature and the vibrations of dance and culture. REZONES is a self-taught visual artist. Starting out in the early 80’s with graffiti art. The platform eventually brought him to graphic design, which transitioned to graphic design which eventually led him to photography. His primary sources of inspiration are his life’s experiences as well as his environment. pulling heavily from his trials and tribulations as a youth growing up in Long Island, Brooklyn, New Jersey and Poughkeepsie.

Register here!

Leading with Artivism – Written & Spoken Word (virtual)

“Leading with Artivism” is a live monthly interview series, created and curated by Poet Gold in collaboration with Arts Mid-Hudson, featuring a diverse mix of Artivists (Artist Activists) who have taken up the charge through their art to highlight social issues. Participants are invited to ask questions and get an inside look at the hearts and minds of these courageous creatives.

Join Arts Mid-Hudson (virtually) as they talk with artivist Rashad Wright. Wright, a poet, author and playwright, has used his words to explore childhood, adolescents, athletics, sexuality, self-love, and identity. Q&A Session with Poet Gold will lead the evening’s conversation.

Register here!