Back and Forth, Between Names:
An exhibition
about bodies
of water


Exhibition
July 6 - August 25, 2024
Free & Open to the public
Saturdays & Sundays 1:00 - 5:00 pm
& by appointment

Opening Reception
Saturday July 6, 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Extended hours for Upstate Art Weekend
Friday July 19 - Sunday July 21, 12:00 - 5:00 pm

Programming:

to cleanse the river
Participatory processions & performance by Koyoltzintli
August 18
5:00pm 
I started making pre-columbian instruments from a place of grief, making and hearing them taught me about grief, as the environmentalist of the soul. It healed something in me, and since then, making has turned into inquiry: When were these instruments played, what rituals enveloped them, how did their rites of passages, and funerary rites sound? In addition, I also explore pathways for indigenous and diasporic communities to reclaim these technologies, challenging colonial narratives through the essential act of listening.

Through crafting these instruments, I stitch together fragmented stories and revive one of the oldest and most obscure sonic heritage--Abya Yala's legacy. I seek guidance from celestial constellations as I shape flute beings, water whistle beings, rattle beings, serpent beings--each endowed with unique patterns and frequencies. These inter-dimensional mechanisms are imbued with sonic codes, they are ancient future technologies, carrying memory about land and self.

Glacier Elegy Newburgh
Participatory performance by Jaanika Peerna
August 24 2pm
followed by closing reception

Other programming to be announced

Exhibition information here.

Ann Street Gallery’s summer exhibition and programming are made possible with support from the Dominican Sisters of Hope Ministry Fund and The M&T Charitable Foundation.



Glacier Elegy Brooklyn by Jaanika Peernaphoto credit: Annette Solakoglu

Koyotzintli playing Untitled (For Toshiko, triple water whistle), to be used in the performance, to cleanse the river (above)
Untitled (For Toshiko, triple water whistle), installed at Ann Street Gallery (below)






Emerging Artist Fellowship Announcements

Our Emerging Artist Fellowship 2024 Open Call closed on June 3, 2024. Applicants will be notified of jury selections in June, so stay tuned!

Find details about the Fellowship, alumni, and their projects here.




The 2024 Emerging Artist Fellowship is supported, in part, by the TD Charitable Foundation. The 2024 Fellowship Exhibition is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.

      



Calling Them Home: A Tribute to the “99”


Saturday
February 24, 2024
2-4pm
Ann Street Gallery

Free & open to the public.

Join us for a From the Ground UP performance celebrating the lives and honoring the deaths of those buried in Newburgh “Colored” Burial Ground, including the 99 individuals who were exhumed during construction of the City of Newburgh’s courthouse in 2008, and continue to await reburial.

This last performance in the series of From the Ground UP events will include Newburgh’s all-star cast of Ralph, Jazzy, Manni & Dev M’Vore performing hymns, spirituals and movement. From the Ground UP project lead Jean-Marc Superville Sovak will introduce newly commissioned artworks on exhibition in the Gallery through March.

The Gallery exhibition will continue to be open Saturdays and Sundays 12-4 through March 31.

@ftgu2024 is a convergence of local community stakeholders and artists led by Ann Street Gallery Artist Researcher in Residence, Jean-Marc Superville Sovak @supersovak. The project brings Superville Sovak’s creative research and practice together with community members dedicated to imagining, rendering, and presenting collaboratively-designed visions for remembering and honoring African- Americans buried in, and disinterred from, Newburgh’s “Colored Burial Ground” through conversation and the arts.

Please visit our Opportunites page to read about our Open Calls for participation in the project. Visitors can bring your offerings, letters, sketches, ideas, and questions on Saturdays & Sundays 12-4. We will continue to host events every Saturday through February.

No reservation needed. All are welcome!







Myra B. Young Armstsead, Author of Freedom’s Gardener; James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America & Professor of Historical Studies at Bard College, & Ann Street Gallery Artist Researcher in Residence, Jean-Marc Superville Sovak


Saturday
February 17, 2024
4:30-5:30pm
Ann Street Gallery

Free & open to the public.

Dr. Armstead and Superville Sovak will conjure the extraordinary ordinariness of the life of James F. Brown, an emancipated Black man turned Master Gardener who established in 1851 the "Colored Peoples Union Burying Ground" at Fishkill Landing (present day Beacon, NY).

The care and concern shown for burial spaces for African-Americans by an enfranchised, free Black man such as Brown as well as the concerns and activities of his days as chronicled in his journals, demonstrate dignity and respect claimed in both life and death, which contrast with descriptions and records of the "Colored” Burial Ground as operated by Newburgh’s Almshouse until 1867. The comparison invites us to look closer at evidence that the Ancestors buried in Newburgh’s “Colored” Burial Ground were cared for by their loved ones while also considering a vision for how they could have been shown proper care and respect under the city's charge.    

@ftgu2024 is a convergence of local community stakeholders and artists led by Ann Street Gallery Artist Researcher in Residence, Jean-Marc Superville Sovak @supersovak. The project brings Superville Sovak’s creative research and practice together with community members dedicated to imagining, rendering, and presenting collaboratively-designed visions for remembering and honoring African- Americans buried in, and disinterred from, Newburgh’s “Colored Burial Ground” through conversation and the arts.

Please visit our Opportunites page to read about our Open Calls for participation in the project. Visitors can bring your offerings, letters, sketches, ideas, and questions on Saturdays & Sundays 12-4. We will continue to host events every Saturday through February.

No reservation needed. All are welcome!







Unfolding Grief


Saturday
February 10, 2024
2-4pm
Ann Street Gallery

Free & open to the public.

We invite the public to a community conversation in the Gallery. In remembrance of Ancestors buried in Newburgh's "Colored" Burial Ground, Ann Street Gallery Artist Researcher in Residence Jean-Marc Superville Sovak & artist, storyteller, and conservationist Vivian Sansour will hold space for local faith leaders, invited guests, and community members to share personal stories of loss from experiences across time & cultures.

The conversation and stories that will be shared from direct experience aim to collectively consider:

  • Whose deaths get to be mourned?
  • Who deserves to be remembered? And how?
  • How should the dead, once desecrated, be honored?

Please join us on Saturday to  listen and converse within the evolving Gallery installation for the project From the Ground UP, which currently includes an installation by Jean-Marc Superville Sovak, photographs by Donna Francis, sumi ink drawing by Michelle Corporan, and a collection of books on loan from A Little Light Bookstore & Educational Center for Culture, History, & Freedom in Newburgh.

@ftgu2024 is a convergence of local community stakeholders and artists led by Ann Street Gallery Artist Researcher in Residence, Jean-Marc Superville Sovak @supersovak. The project brings Superville Sovak’s creative research and practice together with community members dedicated to imagining, rendering, and presenting collaboratively-designed visions for remembering and honoring African- Americans buried in, and disinterred from, Newburgh’s “Colored Burial Ground” through conversation and the arts.

Please visit our Opportunites page to read about our Open Calls for participation in the project. Visitors can bring your offerings, letters, sketches, ideas, and questions on Saturdays & Sundays 12-4. We will continue to host events every Saturday through February.

No reservation needed. All are welcome!





Poems for the Ancestors


Saturday
February 3, 2024
2pm
Ann Street Gallery

Free & open to the public.

We are thrilled to invite the public to a free poetry reading  in the Gallery on Saturday, February 3rd at 2pm to conjure, remember, and honor those laid to rest in Newburgh’s “Colored” Burial Ground.  Kate Hymes, Ulster County Poet Laureate, Poet Gold,  Dutchess County Poet Laureate, and Edwin Torres, Nuyorican Legend, will be performing and reading new and existing works in response to Artist Researcher in Residence, Jean-Marc Superville Sovak’s research on the Burial Ground, speculation on who may be buried there, and the context and circumstances of their burials.

Please join us on Saturday for this unique reading performance amidst the evolving Gallery installation for the project From the Ground UP, which currently includes an installation by Jean-Marc Superville Sovak and photographs by Donna Francis.

@ftgu2024 is a convergence of local community stakeholders and artists led by Ann Street Gallery Artist Researcher in Residence, Jean-Marc Superville Sovak @supersovak. The project brings Superville Sovak’s creative research and practice together with community members dedicated to imagining, rendering, and presenting collaboratively-designed visions for remembering and honoring African- Americans buried in, and disinterred from, Newburgh’s “Colored Burial Ground” through conversation and the arts.

Please visit our Opportunites page to read about our Open Calls for participation in the project. You can bring your offerings, letters, sketches, ideas, and questions on Saturdays & Sundays 12-4. We will continue to host events every Saturday through February.

No reservation needed. All are welcome!







Songs for the Ancestors


Saturday
January 27, 2024
2pm
Ann Street Gallery

Free & open to the public.

We are thrilled to invite the public to a free ensemble performance in the Gallery on Saturday, January 27th at 2pm to Honor the Ancestors. Led by award-winning violinist, Gwen Laster, this ensemble includes bassist Damon Banks, guitarist/vocalist Patrick Jones, & percussionist Todd Isler. The ensemble will perform music from the Black American Diaspora, including folkloric music, African ceremonial music, Blues, and Jazz to honor those laid to rest in Newburgh’s “Colored” burial ground.

Please join us on Saturday for this unique performance amidst the evolving Gallery installation for the project From the Ground UP.

@ftgu2024 is a convergence of local community stakeholders and artists led by Ann Street Gallery Artist Researcher in Residence, Jean-Marc Superville Sovak @supersovak. The project brings Superville Sovak’s creative research and practice together with community members dedicated to imagining, rendering, and presenting collaboratively-designed visions for remembering and honoring African- Americans buried in, and disinterred from, Newburgh’s “Colored Burial Ground” through conversation and the arts.

Please visit our Opportunites page to read about our Open Calls for participation in the project. You can bring your offerings, letters, sketches, ideas, and questions on Saturdays & Sundays 12-4. We will continue to host events every Saturday through February.

No reservation needed. All are welcome!







Conjuring the Ancestors


Saturday
January 20, 2024
12-4pm
Ann Street Gallery

Free & open to the public.

ASG Artist Researcher in Residence, Jean-Marc Superville Sovak, invites the public for a drop-in workshop this Saturday. Superville Sovak will give short presentations at 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30 to introduce his residency project, From the Ground UP, and explain his strategies for Conjuring the Ancestors, creating Collective Monuments, and honoring those buried in Newburgh’s “Colored” Burial Ground.

Through the drafting of letters, shared conversation, and visioning ceremonies, Superville Sovak, will guide visitors in ways of using his research on the Newburgh “Colored” Burial Ground to honor and remember their ancestors. Visitors are encouraged to come with questions or messages to write or to be transcribed by the artist.

Come by to learn about Newburgh history, engage in conversation with Superville Sovak on his latest research on the Burial Ground, Alms House Records, and Census Reports, and learn about the different ways you can contribute to the project! Visitors need not have prior knowledge of the project or the history to participate.  All materials provided.

No Appointment needed: drop in, stay as long as you wish, all are welcome!







Letters to the Ancestors


Saturday
January 13, 2024
12-4pm
Ann Street Gallery

Free & open to the public.

We are excited to invite the public to our next FTGU event this Saturday January 13, 12pm-4pm! Please join ASG’s Artist Researcher in Residence, Jean-Marc Superville Sovak for the workshop, “Letters to the Ancestors,” an opportunity to put pen to paper and craft messages to those buried in, and those disinterred from, Newburgh’s “Colored” Burial Ground.

Open to all ages, this workshop will include all materials, writing prompts, technical demonstrations and introductions to the historical context of New York’s (painfully) Gradual Abolition of Slavery.

Superville Sovak will introduce his residency project and the historical context of the workshop at 12:30, 1:30, & 2:30. 
Come anytime, stay as long as you wish!

From the Ground UP events will continue on Saturday afternoons throughout January and February 2024, including artist talks and hands-on workshops as well as commissioned performances and poetry readings.

The Gallery is open Saturdays and Sundays 12-4 (and by appointment) through February to:

  • view Superville Sovak’s evolving installation in the Gallery, which will gradually transform to include commissioned artworks from other regional artists
  • collect, document, discuss, and display offerings, messages, and conjuring bundles from the public
  • discuss the project and your visions for memorialization with the artist
  • collect coats for distribution in Newburgh
  • reference our curated collection of reading materials

FTGU events are updated weekly on ASG website and IG accounts and @ftgu2024





Artist Talk & Research Presentation: Jean-Mark Superville Sovak, ASG Artist Researcher in Residence


Saturday
January 6, 2024
2-4pm
Ann Street Gallery

Free & open to the public.

Please join us Saturday January 6, 2024 2-4pm in the Gallery as Artist Researcher in Residence, Jean Marc Superville Sovak, presents his evolving residency research for the Project, From the Ground UP. Superville Sovak’s presentation will review his findings from the Newburgh Alms House Records (1853-58) and the Newburgh "Colored" Burial Ground Archeology, Osteology, and History Report. The event will feature guest artists reading Phillis Wheatley, Khalil Gibran, David Mills, and more!

From the Ground UP is a coalition of local community stakeholders & artists dedicated to imagining ways to remember & honor African-Americans buried in Newburgh’s “Colored” Burial Ground through conversation & the arts. The project is led by Ann Street Gallery Artist Researcher in Residence (ARiR) Jean-Marc Superville Sovak.

Events will continue on Saturday afternoons throughout January and February 2024. The Gallery is open Saturdays and Sundays 12-4 through February to:

  • view Superville Sovak’s evolving project
  • collect coats for distribution in Newburgh
  • document, discuss, and display offerings and conjuring bundles from the public
  • discuss the project and visions for memorialization with the artist

To learn more visit supervillesovak.com and follow @supersovak and @FTGU2024.






Artist Talk: Jean-Mark Superville Sovak, ASG Artist Researcher in Residence


Saturday
Dec. 16, 2023
2-4pm
Ann Street Gallery

Free & open to the public.

Please join us today at 2pm in the Gallery or on Zoom for an artist talk by ASG Artist Researcher in Residence, Jean-Marc Superville Sovak. Zoom link @ftgu2024
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 882 6827 6731
Passcode: FTGU2023

Superville Sovak will present his art practice and research leading to his residency project, From the Ground UP. He will discuss his approach to the project and answer questions about his research followed by a discussion and reflection.

Superville Sovak and From the Ground UP are in residence at ASG through February. Over the course of the residency, the project transforms the Gallery into a lab, workshop, and exhibition space dedicated to the memorialization of African-American lives and deaths in Newburgh shortly after the Gradual Abolition of slavery in NY state.

Coat Collection:

As a participatory and durational form of memorialization, the gallery requests donations of gently used winter coats to distribute in the vicinity.








Community Gathering


Saturday
Dec. 9, 2023
2-4pm
Ann Street Gallery

Free & open to the public.

Historian Dr. Christina Ziegler-McPherson will Zoom in to this in-person gathering to introduce visitors to the historical context of the project From the Ground UP
during the post Emancipation (1827) and antebellum years (1861-65) that coincide with the Newburgh “colored” cemetery’s usage. THe presentation will be followed by a Q&A hosted by Ann Street Gallery’s Artist Researcher in Residence, Jean-Marc Superville-Sovak & community organizer Gabrielle Burton-Hill.

Coat Collection:

As a participatory and durational form of memorialization, the gallery requests donations of gently used winter coats to distribute in the vicinity.





Community Gathering


Saturday
Oct 28, 2023
3-5pm
Broadway & Robinson Ave

Free & open to the public.





Community Gathering, Workshop & Artist Talk


Saturday
Oct 21, 2023
3-5pm
Ann Street Gallery

Free & open to the public.

Please join sculptor Vinnie Bagwell, Community Activist Gabrielle Burton Hill, and artist Jean-Marc Superville Sovak for a community gathering, artist talk, and workshop this Saturday October 21 from 3-5pm in Ann Street Gallery.

This event launches From the Ground UP, a coalition of local community stakeholders & artists led by Ann Street Gallery Artist Researcher in Residence, Jean-Marc Superville Sovak, who are dedicated to imagining ways to remember & honor African-Americans buried in the “Newburgh Colored Burial Ground” through conversation & the arts.

From the Ground UP will consist of a series of gatherings at Ann Street Gallery and other local sites that are free and open to the public with the aim to solicit, discuss, and materialize answers from a wide variety of community stakeholders committed to collectively asking such questions as: How should memorials function? How should the dead, once desecrated, now be honored? What is the reparative capacity of a memorial and how can gestures, space, or objects serve that capacity to its fullest potential?

Saturday’s program will include:

  • An introduction to the initiative From the Ground UP from artist and educator, Jean-Marc Superville Sovak
  • An artist talk and presentation from sculptor Vinnie Bagwell about her visionary work in reframing public art and memorials to include historic black images
  • A workshop with community activist Gabrielle Burton Hill, which will provide an overview of the history of the “Newburgh Colored Burial Ground” and the Newburgh Colored Burial Ground Association’s 15 year-long effort to raise awareness about this overlooked aspect of Newburgh’s history.  The workshop also aims to identify the priorities of local community stakeholders in the project From the Ground UP







Community Gathering


Saturday
Oct 8, 2023
3-5pm
Broadway & Robinson Ave

Free & open to the public.






Ann Street Gallery is honored to announce Artist Researcher in Residence, Jean-Marc Superville Sovak & his residency project, From The Ground UP


Jean-Marc Superville Sovak is a multidisciplinary artist and teaching professional whose work represents silent histories of multi-racial identities that make up the DNA of this country as well his own. His “a-Historical Landscapes” involve altering original 19th-century landscape engravings to include images from Anti-Slavery publications. His public artwork includes organizing a “Burial for White Supremacy”, retracing steps on the Underground Railroad at Hudson Valley historic sites, monuments to Afro-Dutch pioneers in Rockland County, and a memorial to the earliest Africans to arrive in Rhode Island. A graduate of Bard College (M.F.A. Film/Video), Jean-Marc is the 2023 recipient of Art Mid-Hudson’s Empowering Artist Award and an Individual Artist Commission. Jean-Marc’s art has been exhibited at RecessArt, Brooklyn, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Arts Westchester, Socrates Sculpture Park, and the Katonah Museum of Art. Jean-Marc has been a guest curator at the Dorsky Museum and has been Visiting Artist at Bard College, SUNY New Paltz, Columbia University and Vassar College.

From the Ground UP

is a convergence of local community stakeholders and artists led by Ann Street Gallery Artist Researcher in Residence (ARiR) Jean-Marc Superville Sovak. The project brings Superville Sovak’s creative research and practice together with community members dedicated to imagining, rendering, and presenting collaboratively-designed visions for remembering and honoring African- Americans buried in, and disinterred from, Newburgh’s “Colored Burial Ground” through conversation and the arts.

From the Ground UP

is conceived as an open-source feedback loop to display a diversity of ideas and creative forms of what publicly-inspired and collaboratively-designed memorials could look like, including stories, offerings, speculative proposals, performances, readings, discussions, and more.

To learn more about Jean-Marc Superville Sovak’s practice and research, visit http://www.supervillesovak.com and follow @supersovak and @FTGU2024.






Collective Re:Manifesting
A Community Engagement on Indigenous People’s Day


Monday October 9, 2023 4-6pm
in the Safe Harbors Green, Newburgh NY 
(Corner of Broadway & Liberty)

The 2023 Ann Street Gallery Emerging Artist Fellows Rachel Olivia Berg, Michelle Corporan, & Shani Richards invite the public to engage in conversation and questioning surrounding freedom, discovery, and identity toward collective creative actions and commitment to change.

The Ann Street Gallery will be open 3-8:30pm
for the exhibition Re:Manifest and will host a Screening of the documentary “Columbus in America”
in Ann Street Gallery 6:30-8pm
104 Ann St Newburgh, NY 12550

All programming free & open to the public.



Listening to Land
Closing Reception & Gallery Talks


Exhibition
July 13 - August 27

Closing Reception
Sunday August 27 4:00 - 5:30 PM

Please join artists included in “Listening to Land” for an informal closing reception and gallery talks on Sunday, August 27th following Kite and Robbie Wing’s Workshop for Listening to Nonhumans.

The Gallery will be open both Sat Aug 26th and Sun Aug 27th 1:00 - 5:00PM

Listening to Nonhumans Workshop Sunday Aug 27th 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Reception & Gallery Talks Sunday Aug 27th 4:00 - 5:30 PM

These events will close out our summer exhibition! Don’t miss the last weekend to see this show and hear from the

The workshop and reception are free and open to the public and do not require a reservation. We hope you will come and take a closer look and listen with us this weekend!






Listening to Land - Listening to Nonhumans (Heard and Unheard)
A Workshop with Kite & Robbie Wing


SUNDAY AUG 27
2-4pm
Followed by a closing reception with gallery talks 4-5:30

Free and open to the public; No reservation required

Location:
Ann Street Gallery, 104 Ann Street, Newburgh NY 12550

Note: this workshop includes 30+ mins of walking with a small group outside the gallery.

In this workshop, Kite and Robbie Wing will guide participants in listening to the knowable and the unknowable: listening with and through nonhumans in the physical world and nonhumans in the unseen world. This training proposes that the frameworks for ethical decision-making must be learned in relationship with nonhuman beings. Half of this training will involve outdoor soundwalks, the other half will involve dreaming and futuring. Listening to nonhumans, on earth and in the spirit world leads to knowing how nonhumans create new knowledge.

This workshop was developed thinking alongside the work of the Initiative for Indigenous Futures, Leroy Little bear, Leanne Simpson, Dylan Robinson, Raven Chacon, Zoe Todd, AM Kanngeiser, Florian Malzacher, Jonas Staal; and Fondazione Sandretto.

Kite’s photograph and Curated Reading List 003, along with Kite and Robbie Wing’s 8-channel sound installation are featured in Ann Street Gallery’s summer exhibition, Listening to Land.

Kite (Dr. Suzanne Kite) is an Oglála Lakȟóta performance artist, visual artist, and composer raised in Southern California, with a BFA from CalArts in music composition,and an MFA from Bard College’s Milton Avery Graduate School, and a Ph.D. in Fine Arts from Concordia University, Montreal. Kite’s scholarship and practice investigate contemporary Lakȟóta ontologies through research-creation, computational media, and performance, often working in collaboration with family and community members. Recently, Kite has been developing body interfaces for machine learning driven performance and sculptures generated by dreams, and experimental sound and video work. Kite has published in The Journal of Design and Science (MIT Press), with the award winning article, “Making Kin with Machines,” co-authored with Jason Lewis, Noelani Arista, and Archer Pechawis. Kite is currently a 2023 Creative Capital Award Winner, 2023 USA Fellow, and a 2022-2023 Creative Time Open Call artist with Alisha B. Wormsley. Kite is currently Artist-in-Residence and Visiting Scholar at Bard College and a Research Associate and Residency Coordinator for the Abundant Intelligences (Indigenous AI) project.

http://kitekitekitekite.com/
@kitekitekitekitekite

Robbie Wing (Cherokee) is an artist, musician, and composer. His artistic practice focuses on immersive and spatialized sound installations, ecological sound art, and composition for acoustic instruments, electronics, and field recordings. Robbie holds an undergraduate degree in Environmental Sustainability and a master's degree in Urban Design from the University of Oklahoma where he developed sound art installations based on his research on environmental psychology and acoustic landscapes. Robbie has presented his work and performed at various venues, including the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Tulsa Artist Fellowship Flagship Gallery, Philbrook Museum, University of Kent in Chatham, UK, Institute for Advanced Studies in Kószeg, Hungary, Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater and the Center for Arts, Research & Alliances.

RobbieWing.com
@wingrobbie






Listening to Land - Feral Hues of the Hudson River Estuary
A Workshop on Foraging & Making Paint with Wild Plants in Newburgh
with Ellie Irons


Saturday August 19
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Free and open to the public; Limited to 12 participants

Reservation required
Email amcnulty@safe-harbors.org

Location:
Ann Street Gallery, 104 Ann Street, Newburgh NY 12550 & Newburgh Riverfront

Confirmed participants will receive an email with schedule and meeting point

Interdisciplinary artist and educator Ellie Irons will lead a hands-on foraging and paint-making workshop focused on the wild, weedy, and feral plants who green the city streets and shoreline of

Ellie’s Watershed Topography drawings are featured in Ann Street Gallery’s summer exhibition, Listening to Land.

Ellie Irons is an artist and educator living and working on Mohican land in current-day Troy, New York, USA. From foraged watercolor paintings to un-lawning experiments, her work combines socially engaged art, ecology fieldwork, and embodied learning. She is a co-founder of the Next Epoch Seed Library and the Environmental Performance Agency, collaborations investigating relationships between humans and spontaneous urban plants (aka weeds). Her solo and collaborative work has been part of recent exhibitions on contemporary environmental art, including The Department of Human and Natural Services at NURTUREArt, Ecological Consciousness: Artist as Instigator at Wave Hill, and Unsettled Nature at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Her work has been covered by publications ranging from Art in America to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Irons received a BA from Scripps College in Los Angeles and an MFA from Hunter College in New York. In December 2021, she completed a PhD in arts practice at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, focused on socially engaged environmental art. She is currently a community science educator and lab manager at the Sanctuary for Independent Media’s NATURE Lab.

https://ellieirons.com/
@elslaurel

Ellie's recent book Feral Hues: A Guide to Painting with Weeds will  be available for purchase. (Sliding scale $15-25)








Ann Street Gallery will participate in Upstate Art Weekend
July 22-23, 2023

ASG Gallery is featured on Route 4 of the UPAW Journeys Route Plan:
“Ann Street 104 Ann Street Curated by Hudson Valley name-to-know Alison McNulty, an artist and educator, is “Listening to Land,” an exhibition of practices that use listening in relation to place and place-making from Margaux Crump, Donna Francis, Katerie Gladdys, Katie Grove, Ellie Irons, Sergey Jivetin, Kite and Robbie Wing, Fernanda Mello, Steve Rossi, Jean-Marc Superville Sovak, Susan Walsh, and Millicent Young.

Download the Route Plan Here.
Find the customizable MAP Here.



Listening to Land - Basswood Cordage
with Katie Grove


Upstate Art Weekend
Sunday July 23rd
12:00 - 3:00 pm

Participants are invited to join for just a few minutes or the entire workshop period.

Free and open to the public.
No Reservation needed.

Cordage, made by twisting two strands of plant fiber together by hand, is one of the oldest technologies in human culture. In this drop-in workshop with artist and basketry teacher Kati Grove participants will learn to make cordage with locally harvested basswood tree bark fiber in an immersive, thought provoking, and welcoming setting. During the workshop the instructor will share stories of how she harvested and processed the fiber as well as the history of this material in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Several works by Katie Grove are featured in Ann Street Gallery’s summer exhibition, Listening to Land.

Katie Grove is an artist and educator whose passion is to inspire both viewers of her art and students in her basketry classes to build a relationship with the plants growing around them. She teaches from her studio in the beautiful Rondout Valley of New York State and enjoys a robust studio practice that merges traditional basketry techniques with sculpture. Katie holds a BF in Printmaking from SUNY New Paltz and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from the NOMAD program at University of
Hartford.

To learn more about Katie’s process as an artist and basket maker visit

www.katiegrovestudios.com
@katiegrovebasketry








Listening to Land - Seed Stories
Seed Engraving with Sergey Jivetin


Upstate Art Weekend
Saturday July 22nd
12:00-3:00 pm

There will be a limited number of customized seed engravings created for people who would like to bring sentimental seeds and share a relevant story.

For this free first-come, first-serve program, you must sign up in advance for your 45-minute time slot.

Email Sergey to reserve your spot starting Monday, July 17: sergey@jivetin.com

Hudson Valley-based artist-miniaturist Sergey Jivetin will bring his on-going seed story project to Ann Street Galley. Sergey will hand-engrave seeds with illustrations based on narratives about plants and their deep connection with farmers, seed savers, naturalists, and enthusiast gardeners who nurture and preserve them. If you would like to share your personal story of such a relationship between plants and people, bring a relevant seed and Sergey will illustrate your individual story then engrave his image on your seed!

Several works by Sergey Jivetin are featured in Ann Street Gallery’s summer exhibition, Listening to Land.

Sergey Jivetin makes artwork that blurs the boundaries of fine art, craft, and design. With extensive experience in the various formats of design and manufacturing, including fine and art jewelry, product design, and industrial and medical engineering, Jivetin embodies skillful and thoughtful approaches in both concept and execution of the work in a variety of formats from micro to macro scale. Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in 1977. Living and working in the USA since 1992. Received MFA from SUNY New Paltz, NY, and BFA from Parsons School of Design, NY. Taught at SUNY New Paltz and NJCU, RISD, and Kean University.

Honors include: Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation biennial award (2011), New York Foundation for the Arts Individual Artist’s Fellowships (2009 and 2005); Reed Foundation Individual Artist’s Grant (2007), Herbert Hoffman Preis, Germany (2005); Second Prize and Grand Prize at Itami International Jewelry Biennial, (2009 and 2005)

Work is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Art and Design, Mint Museum, Dallas Museum of Art, and Itami Craft Museum, Japan.

To learn more about Sergey’s work visit

https://www.sergeyjivetin.com/
https://www.seedengraving.com/








Safe Harbors of the Hudson and Ann Street Gallery are thrilled to introduce our 2023 Ann Street Gallery Emerging Artist Fellows: Shani Richards, Michelle Corporan, and Rachel Olivia Berg.

Find details about the Fellowship, the selected Fellows, and their projects HERE.



Listening to Land:
Imaginal Technologies,
Material Conduits, &
Landscape Translations
Toward Perceiving Place


July 13, 2023 - August 27, 2023
Opening Reception July 15, 4:00-7:00pm
Closing Reception & Gallery Talks August 27, 4:00-5:30pm

Listening to Land is a group exhibition exploring practices of listening in relation to place and the place-making potential of creative acts of listening, wherein to land is a verb, and listening provides a point of ingress.

Artists in the exhibition use storytelling, jam-making, woodworking, basketry, mapping, lenses, microphones, speakers, and other technologies to heighten our ability to relate to our surroundings and other beings, and to extend our capacity to perceive beyond what is visible or knowable in the landscape. Prehistoric, mythical, and contemporary techniques used by the artists help us to imagine futures in which humans are in more reciprocal relationships with each other and the broader cosmology of entities with whom we share the land.

The exhibition offers sounds, portals, and moments of suspension, aiming to inspire silence, slowness, and humility. Materials such as wood, water, stone, soil, plants, glass, metal, horsehair, and minerals act as conduits for the voices of the land from whence they came. The artists invoke the non-human presences of specific places through ultrasensitive explorations of their materials’ inherent qualities and capabilities, inviting us to pause, and reshaping our perceptions.

The works in the exhibition suggest that when one listens to land, the land reveals entanglements with intangible forces and phenomena, with buried histories and lost kinships, and with water systems. Rather than rendering landscapes that delineate land from water, human activity, or the cosmos, the works in the exhibition translate images of landscape into abstractions, experiences, revisions, and mappings that allow us to know the land through intricate and interconnected relationships.

Free public programming supporting the exhibition will include engagements with several regional artists, informal gallery talks at a closing reception walk-through, and Curated Reading List 003 in our Open Reading Room...Learn more here

The exhibition is curated by Gallery Director Alison McNulty and includes works by:

Margaux Crump
Donna Francis
Katerie Gladdys
Katie Grove
Ellie Irons
Sergey Jivetin
Kite and Robbie Wing
Fernanda Mello
Steve Rossi
Jean-Marc Superville Sovak
Susan Walsh
Millicent Young

The exhibition, programming, and receptions are free and open to the public, but some workshops accommodate a limited number of participants and require a reservation.