Parties & Openings
April 14 – Pittsfield
Susan Merrill Exhibit Opening
April 7 – Ghent
Ghent Playhouse Gala
March 31 – Hudson
Lil' Deb's Commitment Ceremony
Art Omi: The Shangri la on the Hill
On Saturday, July 18, at the culmination of their annual International Artists Residency, Art Omi gave a farewell party for this year’s residents on the eve of Open Studios day. Each year, approximately 30 artists, some established, others emerging, are selected from a pool of applicants that generally ranges from between 600 and one thousand. The artists spend three weeks in July working at Art Omi, in a magical setting in the rolling hills of Ghent, New York.
Vietnamese artist Dinh Cong Dat and Art Omi board member KJ Baysa; Robert Drach, artist Dan Price, and Art Omi board member Terri Gumula
Architect Jeffrey Bellows and Pat McPhee; four Art Omi residents: from NYC, Moo Kwon Han; from Turkey, Orhan Tekin; from the Phillipines, Kawayan Deguia’ and from India-via-Paris, Debesh Goswami
From Lima, resident Alberto Borea, from Sydney, resident Lionel Bawden and the performance artist Mondo; Bruce Burnett, Marian & Ron Levy
Art Omi facilities director RuthAdams, David Hughes and May Tveit; Chelsea Lindman and Meredith Haggerty, both of the Nicholas Ellison LIterary Agency
The (mostly) Italian contingent: Maria Cristina Pagliani, Paola Pagliani, bagpiper Yoann LeGoff (of Brittany, FR), artist Angelica Bergamini, Giovanni Grimaldi, Carlotta Aiello, Chiara Giamberardini,
Editor Peter Stevenson with his wife, a former resident at Art Omi, the novelist Sarah Dunn; Harrison & Nelson Wirstrom, the grandchildren of the artist Margaret Evangeline, whose work is in the sculpture fields of Omi.
Yolanda Costanzo, Fatou Diallo, and Sidiki Diallo; resident artist Greg Lindquist, critic-in-residence Frances Richard, and Art Omi board member KJ Baysa