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Youth Arts Empowerment Zone & Trolley Barn Gallery Community Clean-Ups

The Youth Arts Empowerment Zone (YAEZ) and Trolley Barn Curatorial Team are collaborating to initiate a series of community clean-ups around the Trolley Barn Gallery on Main St., Poughkeepsie. The youth are calling on all community members to join in making a positive impact in the neighborhood. If your interested group has more than five volunteers please email info@thearteffect.org at least 3 days before the cleanup!

This effort is supported by the Environmental Protection Fund through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. These environmental clean-ups are scheduled for March 30, April 13, April 27, July 19, and August 3, and will provide opportunities for youth to actively engage in improving their local environment.

This last month it’s been an educational experience for me learning about the pollution prevention process. The clean up around the Trolley Barn Gallery along with the presentation/activities has made a sense of community and pride about our Earth. 
-Chanel Reed, member of the Trolley Barn Curatorial Team

In celebration of this community effort The Trolley Barn Gallery is hosting an international open call for artists to submit to be part of their upcoming exhibition, Earth’s Reflection. The gallery is interested in bringing together artists who specialize in work that brings attention to pollution prevention. The deadline to submit is April 22, 2024. This exhibition will be open from June 14 through August 9, 2024. 

2023 Senior Project Exhibition Closing

Last week, the CONVEY/ER/OR Gallery hosted a successful closing of the Senior Project Exhibition. The local gallery provided the space for these emerging artists to showcase their talents and share their perspectives. This event marked the conclusion of a 12-week program completed by local high school seniors and gap year teens, who dedicated their time and creativity to produce high-quality, portfolio-ready art pieces.

We extend our deepest gratitude to the CONVEY/ER/OR Gallery for hosting this exhibition. Their support and commitment to fostering local talent has provided our young artists with a platform to connect with the community, and their support has contributed to the success of the Senior Project Exhibition.

As the exhibition comes to a close, we’ll continue to encourage and celebrate these emerging artists. CONVEY/ER/OR Gallery remains a space for artistic expression, and we’re excited about future collaborations that spotlight the creativity of our youth!

Instructor:

Morgan Suter

Artists:

Sirena Fitzgerald
Julie Woods
Jessica Byars

Dutchess Arts Camp: Poughkeepsie Week 4

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The theme of the final week of camp is Uniquely YOU and students are exploring different methods of self-expression through a variety of mediums. Projects include watercolor silhouette paintings, dolls, peekaboo mugs, music and interviews, digital animation with Rotoscope and Pixilation, dance, and more! Check out the photos:

Join us on Friday, 8/4 for our end-of-week showcase, where you’ll view students’ projects. Doors will open at 2:30pm for our gallery walk and media screening. A dance performance will take place at 3:00pm, followed by dismissal and collection of your children’s art at 4:00pm.

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Dutchess Arts Camp: Poughkeepsie Week 3

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This week, the theme is Monsters and Fairytales, Fantasy and Fun, and through fun art projects, students have been transported to a magical realm of adventure. A variety of imaginative activities in different mediums have explored this theme. In 2-D art class, students have created mushroom houses and fantasy creatures made with collage techniques. In 3D art class, students are designing supernatural board games. In digital music class, students are composing original fantasy soundtracks. Lastly, students are also exploring dance, ceramics, and animation with software like Stop-Motion Studio and Flip-a-Clip. Check out the photo gallery below:

Join us on Friday, 7/28 for our end-of-week showcase, where you’ll experience the Forces of Nature yourself through students’ projects. Doors will open at 2:30pm for our gallery walk and media screening. A dance performance will take place at 3:00pm, followed by dismissal and collection of your children’s art at 4:00pm.

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Dutchess Arts Camp: Poughkeepsie Week 2

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This week, the theme is Kids Around the World, and young artists are taking inspiration from all seven continents as they complete fun projects in different mediums. So far, activities have included paper dolls with unique outfits from around the world, Vejigante masks, clay pots influenced by international styles of sculpture, animation, dance, music, and more! Check out our photo gallery below.

Join us on Friday, 7/21 for our end-of-week showcase, where you’ll experience creativity from around the world! Doors will open at 2:30pm for our gallery walk and media screening; the dance performance will take place at 3:00pm, followed by dismissal and collection of your children’s art at 4:00pm.

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Dutchess Arts Camp: Poughkeepsie Week 1

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We were so excited to see students show up on the first day wearing their space-themed outfits for this week’s theme, Asteroids and Astronauts. Activities have included galaxy paintings (created using techniques like spatter painting), “space pals” made of clay and alien sock puppets, animations created from drawings of space, original songs made on Garageband, and and astronomy-themed dance. Check out our photo gallery below.

We can’t wait for you to see students’ amazing work in-person at our end-of-week showcase. On Friday 7/14, doors will open for the showcase at 2:30 pm, with the dance performance taking place at 3:00pm. Join us for a gallery walk, media screening, and dance performance, followed by dismissal and collection of your children’s art at 4:00pm.

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