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Performance Art: Hudson Celebrates With First Halloween Parade

The First Halloween Parade in Hudson, sponsored by COARC, Hudson Department of Youth and the Greenport Rescue Squad kicked off at 5:30 at 5th and headed down Warren Street to Promenade Hill Center where an all-ages Costume Contest was held.  It was preceded by trick-or-treating by young and old in Warren Street shops that sported a Halloween-Whale logo (only in Hudson.)  There was also a Haunted House for most and a  “Pumpkin Patch” (less frightening) for the little ones!

Hudson Halloween Parade 1 by Karen DavisWaiting for the Parade

Halloween Parade arrives belo3rd, photograph by karen davisParade Arrives belo3rd (Warren Street, below 3rd Street)

Parade passes Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren StreetParade passes Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

“Animal” A New Book by Elliot Ross, Published by Schilt, Amsterdam

Animal, a new book of photographs by Elliot Ross, copyright 2010Elliot Ross‘s new book, with 50 photographs from his on-going series, “Animal” has been published by Schilt Publishing in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and is distributed in London by Thames and Hudson and in the US by Ingram Book Company.

‘The haunting animal portraits of the American Elliot Ross question our relation to other creatures and the ways we perceive the animal world’.  Manfred Zollner in fotoMAGAZIN

“Animal” can be ordered online from Schilt, Photo-Eye, and Amazon.  A Special Edition is available which includes a numbered and signed archival pigment print in a number and signed book in slipcase.

Elliot exhibited prints from “Animal” at the Davis Orton Gallery in June.  The gallery has a selection of matted prints available.

Davis Orton Gallery, Lisa Kessler, Elliot Ross, belo3rd and Hudson NY featured in June 7 edition of New York Magazine online

In ” The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan” travel article by Carrie Culpepper,  number 3: “Meet Hudson’s Emerging Artists and Photographers” features the Davis Orton Gallery, “in the emerging belo3rd district”  and June’s artists: Lisa Kessler and Elliot Ross.new york magazine online features hudson ny, davis orton gallery, lisa kessler and elliot ross


Mary Kocol’s Panorama of Davis Orton Gallery

panorama of davis orton gallery by Mary KocolThanks to Mary Kocol, featured artist at the Davis Orton Gallery for one of her panorama collages – this time – of the Davis Orton Gallery.  Through May 30, the gallery is exhibiting Mary’s stunning c-prints, “Gardens and Arboreta” as well as “Short Stories,” paintings by Rebecca Doughty, Mary and Rebecca were in town for the artists reception.

Nadine Boughton in Griffin Museum’s Annual Show

Evening News by Nadine Boughton

Evening News by Nadine Boughton

Two of Nadine Boughton’s photocollages, including “Evening News,” exhibited  recently at the Davis Orton Gallery,  have been selected for inclusion in the 16th Annual Juried Exhibition of the Griffin Museum of Photography.  Juried by Joerg Colberg, author of the photography blog, “Conscientious,” a website dedicated to contemporary fine-art photography,  the show will run from June 30 – August 29, 2010.

About

The Davis Orton Gallery, established in August, 2009, is located on historic Warren Street in Hudson, NY – an architecturally rich street famous for its antique shops, galleries and restaurants.

The Davis Orton Gallery exhibits photography, mixed media and trade and artist-published photobooks. The goal of the gallery is to present a wide range of contemporary artists – from emerging to mid-career to established.

Gallery view - toward warren st

gallery view towards prison alley

Transplants from Cambridge, Massachusetts, Karen Davis and Mark Orton’s lives have revolved around photography and art for almost two decades.

Karen is a teacher, gallerist and photographer. For over 15 years she taught Photography Atelier, a portfolio development course and Marketing for Fine Art Photographers in the Boston area at Radcliffe Institute, Lesley University and, most recently at the Griffin Museum of Photography.

Karen is co-owner and curator of the Davis Orton Gallery. She has been an invited reviewer of portfolios at the Griffin/CAA Portfolio Reviews, Photolucida in Portland OR, FotoFest in Houston TX and Critical Mass (online/Photolucida) and Magenta Foundation’s Fence project.

Her photographs are in the collections of the Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW) at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, the Lishui Museum of Photography (China) and the Houghton Rare Books Library, Harvard University and can be seen at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA).

Mark, a business coach and consultant, has developed multi-media presentations and websites for artists, helping to convert and expand their vision to an electronic platform.  He and Karen present workshops for artists who wish to design and maintain their own websites.

Married for 39 years, Karen and Mark have collaborated on limited edition, self-referential photo books including “Pretension, All About Us,” which takes a satirical look at the contemporary art world.