NEW PALTZ – The Metal Program at the State University of New York at New Paltz has collaborated with Historic Huguenot Street to present the exhibition, “Insight/Onsite: Contemporary Artists Reflect on Historic Huguenot Street.” The exhibition will be held on Saturday, November 3rd. Exhibit tours depart the DuBois Fort Visitor Center, 81 Huguenot Street, every hour on the hour from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $5.00 per person.
“Insight/On Site” will display sculpture and jewelry created by New Paltz graduate students and faculty that were inspired by the homes, collections and archives of Historic Huguenot Street. Artworks will be displayed in the place of the artists’ inspiration: in each of the historic homes. This contemporary art exhibit is geared toward furthering public awareness of regional history and showcasing artistic responses to history and society.
Artwork by graduate students and faculty of the SUNY New Paltz Metal Program will be installed in five sites on Historic Huguenot Street: Jean Hasbrouck House, Lefevre House, Deyo House, the Crispell Memorial French Church, and the DuBois Fort. Participating artists include Cameron Andersen, Eun Jae Baek, Lynn Batchelder, Melissa Graff, Steven Holman, John Huckins, Shoji Miyazawa, Michael O’Neill, Hyun Kyung Park, Amy Williams, Katherine Wilson, Kim Zitzow, Professor Kerianne Quick, and Professor Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, chair of the college’s Art Department.
The public may call 845.255.1889 or visit http://www.huguenotstreet.org/ for more information.
Historic Huguenot Street includes 49 properties (museum houses, outbuildings and staff housing) and 11 family associations, and has more than 2,000 members. It provides the public with opportunities to reconsider New Paltz’s history through its architecture, archives and collections.