As the the world responded to COVID-19 this spring, the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz asked Hudson Valley artists and makers how they were being creative during a time of uncertainty, isolation and social distancing.
They had a remarkable response.
Since early April, more than 250 Hudson Valley artists have submitted images of recent artwork for inclusion in a virtual exhibition that looks at how quarantine and the wider COVID-19 pandemic have impacted our lives and creative practices.
“Stay Home, Make Art: Hudson Valley, NY, Edition” invites artists and makers to share big or small, completed or work-in-progress, pieces that have been made while staying at home during COVID-19.
“This anxiety-filled pandemic and quarantine have induced much introspection and speculation as to where we are and what happens next,” shared Harriet Livanthinos of Kingston, New York. “I find a bit of relief in expressing these feelings.”
The goal of “Stay Home, Make Art” is to help artists remain visible during the pandemic and share their new work with the wider community, while also modeling safe social distancing practices. The exhibition, curated by Anna Conlan, is ongoing.