Wassaic ProjectWassaic, N.Y. - The Wassaic Project, an incubator for emerging artists located in the historic Dutchess County, N.Y. hamlet of Wassaic, offers programs that both create a community that supports great art and use art as a force for strengthening the surrounding community.

Programming includes an annual Exhibition in the Maxon Mills, a repurposed seven story grain elevator, showcasing emerging artists;

The Wassaic Artist Residency Program bringing artists to the Wassiac community to live and work; an annual Summer Festival with curated art, music, dance and film; and Education programs bringing professional artists into local public schools and inviting these children to the exhibition space to explore, discuss and create contemporary art.

Check out the Wassaic Project's exciting spring/summer
offerings:

MAY EVENTS

The Wassaic Project Last Saturdays: Community Day

The Wassaic Project Last Saturdays series kicks-off the 2014 season with a small town community block party. Wassaic's very own volunteer fire department will lead a parade of cheerleaders, boy scouts, floats constructed by Webutuck
middle schoolers and a procession of Webutuck high schoolers wearing "Architectural Beast" masks created with Wassaic Project artists Cosmo Design FactoryWhat Cheer? Brigade, an exuberant 19-piece brass band will provide the music for the cakewalk and winners of field day games such as the Three-Legged Race will be awarded blue ribbons. The party will extend into the evening with live music and food at the local bar, the Lantern. Every Last Saturday will also feature a guided tour of the Exhibition Seeing the Sky, and Artists in Residence Open Studios where viewers can speak with the artists about their projects and processes.

JUNE EVENTS:

The Wassaic Project Last Saturdays: Interactive Artist Projects

Jun 28, 3pm

Participatory projects from some of our favorite artists. Get a
manicure from Breanne Trammell as part of "Nails Across America," pose for the camera in masks created for Cosmo Design Factory's "Architectural Beasts: The Photo Booth," discuss the notion of progress in Emily Puthoff's teardrop trailer for her "Wayfinding Series,"  and play a birdwatching game for Raúl Hott's "Birders." Every Last Saturday will also feature a guided tour of the Exhibition Seeing the Sky, and Artists in Residence Open Studios where
viewers can speak with the artists about their projects and processes.

The Wassaic Project Summer Exhibition

Jun 15 - Sept 1 Weekends
Saturdays and Sundays, 12 - 5pm

Seeing the Sky, the Wassaic Project's seventh annual summer exhibition, speaks about how artists explore, examine, and work within their environments. Considering the wonders that are most familiar to all of us, this year's show asks viewers to pause and evaluate the overlooked and fascinating in their own lives. The Wassaic Project invites viewers to climb the seven stories of the Maxon Mills grain elevator, and experience the work of over 70 emerging
artists, half of whom are Wassaic Artist Residency alumni.

Seeing the Sky features the natural world and themes of habitation through the eyes of the artist. Featured Exhibition artists include Friendly FalconsKari ReardonTara Cooper and Terry O'NeillMandy Lamb,Anna BeekeGuillaume Légaré and Cosmo Design Factory.

Tour of the exhibition: the Last Saturday of the month at 4pm (Jun - Aug)

Art NEST

June 15-Sept 2
Sats & Suns 12-5pm; Weds 3-6pm

FREE

Get creative in our new drop-in studio space in Maxon Mills. For kids of all ages.

JULY EVENTS:

Last Saturdays: Outdoor Screening Series - Indie Feature Film Premiere

Jul 26, Sundown

A pre-release screening viewed underneath the stars. Every Last Saturday will also feature a guided tour of the Exhibition Seeing the Sky, and Artists in Residence Open Studios where viewers can speak with the artists about their projects and processes.

The Wassaic Project Summer Exhibition

Jun 15 - Sept 1 Weekends
Saturdays and Sundays, 12 - 5pm

Seeing the Sky, the Wassaic Project's seventh annual summer exhibition, speaks about how artists explore, examine, and work within their environments. Considering the wonders that are most familiar to all of us, this year's show asks viewers to pause and evaluate the overlooked and fascinating in their own lives. The Wassaic Project invites viewers to climb the seven stories of the Maxon Mills grain elevator, and experience the work of over 70 emerging
artists, half of whom are Wassaic Artist Residency alumni.

Seeing the Sky features the natural world and themes of habitation through the eyes of the artist. Featured Exhibition artists include Friendly FalconsKari ReardonTara Cooper and Terry O'NeillMandy Lamb,Anna BeekeGuillaume Légaré and Cosmo Design Factory.

ART SCOUTS

Sats: Jul 5, 12, 19, 26
10:30am - 12:30pm

Children entering grades K-6 FREE for children in the Webutuck Consolidated School District $20 material fee for all others. This 4 session artist-led program includes interactive tours through the Wassaic Project Summer Exhibition and hands-on creative activities inspired by
works on view. Kids look, discuss, and explore in the Maxon Mill galleries through scavenger hunts, observational drawing, and gallery conversations.

Artistic projects are developed in relation to the works on display. Projects combine individual and collaborative elements, allowing kids to work on their own and together in groups to create large-scale works. The program culminates
in a mini-exhibition and reception for participating families.

Email education@wassaicproject.org to register by June 27th.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.



Art NEST

June 15-Sept 2
Sats & Suns 12-5pm; Weds 3-6pm
FREE

Get creative in our new drop-in studio space in Maxon Mills. For kids of all ages.

AUGUST EVENTS:

The Wassaic Project Last Saturdays: Outdoor Screening Series - Short Film Selection from 2014 Festival

Aug 30, Sundown

A second chance to view the curated films featured at the Festival. Every Last Saturday will also feature a guided tour of the Exhibition Seeing the Sky, and Artists in Residence Open Studios where viewers can speak with the artists about their projects and processes.

The Wassaic Project Summer
Festival


Aug 1-3

The Wassaic Project Summer Festival is a FREE, annual, multi-disciplinary celebration of art, music, dance, and community featuring over 70 artists, 15 bands, film screenings, dance performances, and much more! Housed in the unique buildings and property of the Wassaic Project, the festival escapes the white walls of traditional art spaces and focuses on site-sensitive installations and performances. The festival creates a weekend-long opportunity for artists and
performers of all mediums to come together, exchange ideas, learn new things, and engage in a thriving community. Participants are encouraged to come for the day or stay the weekend, camping onsite. Programming is cutting-edge yet family friendly. The beautiful Hamlet of Wassaic is remarkably accessible from NYC and a short walk from the Wassaic MetroNorth train station.

The Wassaic Project Summer Exhibition

Jun 15 - Sept 1 Weekends
Saturdays and Sundays, 12 - 5pm

Seeing the Sky, the Wassaic Project's seventh annual summer exhibition, speaks about how artists explore, examine, and work within their environments. Considering the wonders that are most familiar to all of us, this year's show asks viewers to pause and evaluate the overlooked and fascinating in their own lives. The Wassaic Project invites viewers to climb the seven stories of the Maxon Mills grain elevator, and experience the work of over 70 emerging
artists, half of whom are Wassaic Artist Residency alumni. Seeing the Sky features the natural world and themes of habitation through the eyes of the artist. Featured Exhibition artists include Friendly FalconsKari ReardonTara Cooper and Terry O'NeillMandy Lamb,Anna BeekeGuillaume Légaré and Cosmo Design Factory.

Teen Printmaking Camp
Mon-Fri, Aug 18-22
2-5 pm
Ages 13-16

$50 for teens in the Webutuck School District. $100 for teens outside of the Webutuck School District. Financial Aid Available upon request. Materials included in fee.

This 5-day hands-on camp teaches teens the practical and artistic applications of the silkscreen printing process while giving insight into the process's historic and contemporary context. Participants will take away an edition of ten original 8½ " x 11" prints and a t-shirt of their own design.

Email education@wassaicproject.org to register by July 31st.

Adult Printmaking Workshop

Sat & Sun, Aug 23-24
12-6 pm
$75 for Sat or $125 for Sat & Sun. Fee includes materials and refreshments. Free camping available for Sat night.

This hands-on workshop demonstrates the practical and artistic applications of the silkscreen printing process while illustrating how to create a functional print studio in your own home. Participants will take away an edition of ten
original 12½ " x 19" prints and a t-shirt of their own design.

Email education@wassaicproject.org to register by July 31st.

Art NEST

June 15-Sept 2
Sats & Suns 12-5pm; Weds 3-6pm
FREE

Get creative in our new drop-in studio space in Maxon Mills. For kids of all ages.

All events are located at The Wassaic Project, 37 Furnace Bank Road, Wassaic, NY, 12592. For more information visit wassaicproject.org.

For more information, photos, and to arrange interviews, please contact:



Samantha Best, Media and Communications Manager, (347) 468-6578press@wassaicproject.org

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