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PKX Team Highlights

Meet Harrison Brisbon-McKinnon 


“Being a member of PKX has provided me an opportunity to give the power of photography to the City of Poughkeepsie.” -Harrison 

Harrison is a senior at Poughkeepsie High School. Post-graduation, he aspires to be a professor of sociology. He loves photography because it allows him to capture the beauty in our world that most of us overlook. Photography calls him the power of shifting one’s perception. Over the past four months, He has dedicated his time to neighbors to figure out what they need. Harrison has learned advocating for one’s community is the first step in changing its image.

Meet Destiny Kearney 

“I love being able to participate in laying the stepping stones of the development of a youth arts empowerment zone in the City of Poughkeepsie. The PKX Festival will truly highlight the wonders that exist in the city, and I’m excited to see the community come together to make it happen” – Destiny 

Destiny Kearney is a New York-based artist who recently graduated from Bowdoin College, with a Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies, Art History, and Visual Arts.Embarking on her post-grad journey, Kearney joins the Art Effect team as the Trolley Barn Fellow. She will be with us for the next two years as a member of the first cohort of Lead for Poughkeepsie Fellows, a branch of the Lead for America program.

PKX Festival Community Partners

PKX Youth Committee works with community partners across the county including; 

  • MASSDesign
  • Barrett Art Center
  • Hudson River Housing
  • FallKill Creative Works
  • Dutchess Tourism 
  • The YOU (Youth Opportunity Union)
  • The City of Poughkeepsie
  • Arts Mid-Hudson
  • WomensWork.Art
  • Poughkeepsie Public Library District 

Our list is continuing to grow as we get closer to the first PKX Festival in September 2022

Are you interested in being involved in the upcoming PKX Festival to be held in September 2022 at the Trolley Barn?

Please fill out this form to be considered.

PKX Festival Featured Artist

Boogie Rez

The PKX Youth committee worked closely with a curatorial advisory committee, made up of Hudson Valley curators and art professionals to create a list of potential featured artists to consider based on the theme, and the scope of their practice in conjunction with the mission of the festival. After youth researched and sorted through applicants, they decided that BoogieRez would be the perfect choice for the first PKX Festival in September 2022. Stay tuned for more info coming soon on how you can work with BoogieRez and the PKX Committee this spring!

“Our mission is to share our love of creativity and ill visuals with the WORLD. To Inspire, to Impact and Empower one another while having hella FUN time together through our growth, challenges, and experiences.” –  BoogieRez 

PK in the Know: Community Outreach

“Where do you want to see more art in the City of Poughkeepsie”

“What would you do to beautify the Trolley Barn?”

Are you an artist or community organization that would like to get involved? Fill out this short survey HERE!