Two New Shows Opening at the Barrett Art Center

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY: On Saturday, April 6, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. the Barrett Art Center hosts an opening reception for their two new shows – Saturated: An Eye for Color and David Siever: Tiny Tragedies. The event is free and open to the public.

Saturated: An Eye for Color is a National Juried Exhibition featuring artworks by 29 artists from all over the U.S., including Poughkeepsie artist Stephen Kenney. Michael Rooks, Weiland Family Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at The High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA selected 44 works for the exhibition from roughly 1,200 works submitted for consideration. The exhibition features artwork all mediums of art, sculptures, paintings, and photographs, all saturatedwith color as a theme or subject.

Tiny Tragedies is a National Juried Solo Show featuring sculptures by international artist David Siever, who has previously worked in Canada, France, and Mexico. Seivers sculptural dioramas depict tragic, sometimes heartbreaking, moments of life in post-Civil War America. Sievers show is one of three national juried solo shows selected from 116 submissions from across the U.S. The Show is juried by Michael Gitlitz, Executive Director of the Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, NY.

Both shows will run from April 6 through May 18. Accompanying them will be two artists talks on Saturdays, April 20 and May 11, both at 3:00 pm at the Barrett Art Center.

Barrett Art Center is located at 55 Noxon Street. It is open, free of charge, to the public Wednesdays through Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. during exhibitions.

About Barrett Art Center

Since its founding as the Dutchess County Art Association in 1935, the organizations mission has been to foster and perpetuate an appreciation of the visual arts in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Today, the organization operates under the name Barrett Art Center and interprets its mission broadly. It sustains its diverse contemporary art community through world-class art exhibitions that are free of charge and open to the public, and it maintains a strong presence in the community, bringing together thousands of participants each year through collaborative art and history programs to reach diverse audiences in its inner-city neighborhood. For more information, visit, find them on Instagram @barrettartcenter, Facebook @DCAAbarrett, Twitter @BarrettArtCentr, or call (845) 471-2550.