Finally, consider the art on hand: a virtual cornucopia of talent in a wonderfully eclectic mix of media. There are Chris Hawkins’ supremely original paintings, Expressionist with folk-art accoutrements, all reflective of a wider aesthetic that includes video and musical work born from Western rural roots. There are Galen Green’s puppets and miniature sets, created for her main artform: stop-motion animation. Her Rosendale partner, Tom Legnon, is a theatrical scenic artist/props person who works with the Starn Twins of Beacon, but saves his best material for his own fantastic world.
Kalyani Harrington carves into acrylic on wood, creating naturalistic meditation bas-reliefs reflective of human interaction with the natural world. Finally, there are this critic’s wife, Fawn Potash, who uses encaustic wax media on photographic bases, and Dillon’s own small, witty worlds: a delight for old and new.
It all adds up to a fun, hugely creative and engaging show. A reception for “6” runs from 5 to 8 p.m. this Saturday, May 21 at the Drawing Room, located at 3743 Main Street in Stone Ridge. For further information call (845) 687-4466 or visit www.thedrawingroomonline.com. It all stays up into June.