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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.

Sylvia Plachy in Oct 11 New Yorker and online in New Yorker’s “Photobooth”

Sylvia Plachy photograph from "Orlando" at Classic Stage CompanyOne of seven b/w and color photographs by Sylvia Plachy are online at “Photobooth” the view from the New Yorker photo department. The images are from Sara Ruhl’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s “Orlando” at Classic Stage Company, on view through October 17. The image above is also in the October 11 edition of the magazine.  Also on view through October 17 is “Apparitions,” photographs by Sylvia at the Davis Orton Gallery.

Sylvia Plachy and big night in Hudson, NY

Last night in Hudson NY, belo3rd and all of Warren Street was buzzing.  Six galleries and the Opera House had receptions including the reception at Davis Orton Gallery for Sylvia Plachy.  Sylvia’s friends, family and fans are legion and a substantial portion filled the Gallery and continued onto the sidewalk – all there to meet her and see her show, “Apparitions.”

Sylvia Plachy at Davis Orton Gallery reception

Sylvia Plachy at the Davis Orton Gallery reception for her exhibition, “Apparitions.”


Adrien Brody and friends at reception for his mother, Sylvia Plachy at Davis Orton Gallery

Adrien Brody at reception for his mother, Sylvia Plachy, at Davis Orton Gallery


Sylvia Plachy at reception for her series, "Apparitions" at Davis Orton Gallery

Sylvia Plachy at reception for her series, "Apparitions" at Davis Orton Gallery




Rose Marasco at Houston Center For Photography


Rose Marasco, Interior Number 1 at Houston Center for Photography


Rose Marasco, who recently exhibited at the Davis Orton Gallery, will give a public lecture related to her exhibition, “Rose Marasco: Projections” at the Houston Center for Photography on November 20, 2010 from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.  Her exhibit opens November 19 at the center.

Marasco, whose work is included in the public collections of The Fogg Museum; The Davis Museum at Wellesley College; New York Public Library; and National Museum of American History has lectured at many institutions including Harvard University, Bates College, Colby College, Massachusetts College of Art, and Parsons School of Design, was awarded the 2005 Excellence in Photographic Teaching Award from the Santa Fe Center for Photography. She is a Distinguished Professor of Art at the University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine.

left: Interior Number 1, 2008, 45×35″ ©Rose Marasco

Ernie Button’s “Back and Forth” in F-Stop Magazine

diptych from series back and forth by ernie buttonErnie Button’s portfolio, “Back and Forth” has been published in the online magazine, F-Stop Magazine.

According to Button, “Changes in society aren’t always obvious.  Sometimes they can be very subtle.  The grocery store rides that many of us enjoyed as children are slowly disappearing from the urban landscape.  That mechanical horse or the spaceship ride made a trip to the grocery store bearable as a child but now seems hard to find.” Five years ago, Button began his project of photographing these rides in black and white.  He has returned to the same locations and shot roughly the same frame in color – perhaps at a different time of day or slightly different perspective – all to suggest change and the passing of time.

F-STOP MAGAZINE is an online photography magazine featuring contemporary photography from established and emerging photographers from around the world. Each issue has a theme or an idea that the unites the photographs to create a dynamic dialogue among the artists. 
Published online, bi-monthly since 2002.

Button’s series, “Cerealism” is currently on view at the Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson NY


Sylvia Plachy’s Photographs of Tilda Swinton and Sally Potter in Village Voice

tilda swinton photograhed by sylvia plachySylvia Plachy who will exhibit at the Davis Orton Gallery from September 23 to October 17 has a series of  photographs of performer Tilda Swinton and writer-director, Sally Potter in the July 20 edition of the Village Voice. Online you will find a terrific slide show of seven images.  Also, Plachy’s photographs can be viewed in an  illustrated interview with Swinton and Potter by Melissa Anderson, on the occasion of the re-release, eighteen years later of  the film they did together, “Orlando.”

John Chervinsky in Houston, Philadelphia & Concord

photograph, where fruit comes from by john chervinskyJohn Chervinsky, who will exhibit at the Davis Orton Gallery from August 26 to September 19, is in three major group exhibitions this summer:  “In Review” at Gallery 339 in Philadelphia; “Seeing is Believing,” at the Concord Art Association, curated by Dana Salvo of the Clark Gallery and  in “Found: Discoveries at FotoFest and PhotoNOLA” at John Cleary Gallery in Houston.

PHOTOBOOK!! Competition

20 Winners including 4 Best of Show

 

The Photographer and the Self-Published PhotoBook

The self-published photobook is an exciting new avenue for photographers to present their work directly to the public. In addition, the photobook itself can be a work of art.

As part of the Davis Orton Gallery’s commitment to showcasing the work of contemporary photographers, the Gallery is sponsoring a juried photobook competition culminating in a gallery exhibition and sale.

PHOTOBOOK!! GALLERY EXHIBITION AND SALE

20 books exhibited

‘best of show’ exhibition of prints

12 month online catalog

 

JUROR: PAULA TOGNARELLI

Paula Tognarelli is the Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA. The Griffin Museum of Photography is a small photography museum whose mission is to promote an appreciation of photographic art and a broader understanding of its visual, emotional and social impact. The Griffin Museum houses three galleries on-site, two virtual galleries and four satellite galleries.

Ms. Tognarelli is an avid collector of photography books.

EXHIBITION DATES

November 18 to December 19, 2010

opening reception Saturday, November 20, 2010, 6 to 8 p.m.


Hudson NY Flag Day Parade 2010, a 3 minute review

From the front stoop of the Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street, Hudson, New York, here is a 3 minute review of Hudson’s 2010 Flag Day Parade – photographs by Karen Davis, music, “The Chimes of Freedom” by the Byrds, without permission