samuel-dorsky-museum-of-art.jpgNew Paltz, NY – The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at the State University of New York at New Paltz will hold a community roundtable at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24, in Lecture Center 108 to discuss the “Habitat for Artists Project” with curators, artists and representatives of New Paltz businesses and organizations that have hosted this six-month installation of temporary artist studios at four sites around New Paltz. The roundtable, which marks the conclusion of the “Ecotones and Transition Zones” exhibition, will be moderated by Wall Street Journal columnist Gwendolyn (Wendy) Bounds, who writes and creates video content about home improvement and housing, with a focus on the environment and sustainability. Bounds is a regular on-air contributor to ABC's "Good Morning America" and other ABC news shows and appears frequently on CNBC's "The Call.” Recently, she led discussion at the Lincoln Center about collaboration in art and work. Other members of the roundtable include: Mercedes Cecilia, artist Simon Draper, lead artist, Habitat for Artists Sarah Haviland, artist Richard Heyl de Ortiz, director of public programs, Historic Huguenot Street Amy Lipton, curator, ecoartspacenyc Shari Osborn, trustee, Village of New Paltz Todd Sargood, artist Brian Wallace, curator, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz This event is presented with the support of Rock and Snow; New Paltz GreenWorks; and the Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach. Major support for Dorsky Museum exhibitions and programs is provided by M&T Bank, with additional support from Jacobowitz & Gubits; Timely Signs of Kingston, Inc.; Friends of the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art; and the State University of New York at New Paltz. Suggested admission to The Dorsky Museum is $5. For event details, reservations, accessibility or directions, visit or call (845) 257-3844. The Dorsky Museum will be open Wednesday through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and closed on Monday, Tuesday, and national and university holidays. If you are a person with a disability who will require special accommodations, please contact Amy Pickering at (845) 257-3844 no later than one week before the event. -30- The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, located at SUNY New Paltz, is fast gaining recognition as “the premier public showplace for exhibition, education, and cultural scholarship about the Hudson Valley region’s art and artists from yesterday, today, and the future." The museum’s educational mission is also dedicated to collecting, researching, interpreting, and exhibiting works of art from diverse cultures; and it has built an extensive permanent collection including works by Hudson Valley artists and works in the areas of metals, painting, world study and photography. Visit the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art website,, or call 845-257-3844 for information about free gallery tours and other programming. Contact: Eric Gullickson, Director of Media Relations, SUNY New Paltz (845) 257-3245 Note to editors: Simon Draper and Museum Curator Brain Wallace are available for interviews. Call 845-257-3245. A high resolution photo is available at