Windows on Main Street
Windows on Main Street 2015
WOMS2015 Press Release
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WOMS2015 ~ Windows on Main Street 2015 opens on Beacon’s Main Street on August 8.
34 local artists work within the theme of “Metal/Industrial” to create site specific art installations for Windows on Main Street 2015.
JULY 24, 2015, BEACON NY — 2015 marks the eleventh summer of Windows on Main Street, Beacon’s annual public art exhibition. In celebration, this year’s exhibition — “WOMS2015” — will be themed around all aspects of metal and industrial ideas to help create of more cohesive vision of the project. Thirty-four local artists have paired up with 31 businesses to create site specific art installations that can be viewed anytime between August 8th and September 12th.
This year also marked a change in leadership for Windows on Main Street with the project now being led by co-project managers, Teresa Marra and Diana Currie
The Short Story:
- WOMS2015 runs August 8 through September 12, 2015.
- Free to the public and viewable 24/7 along the length of Main Street, Beacon NY. Maps available.
- Opening Party will be held on Saturday, August 8, 7-9pm at Quinn’s, 330 Main St
- Small Works Show, an exhibition by the artists of WOMS2015, will be on display at BAU: Beacon Artist Union, 506 Main St. from August 8 – September 12 with a formal reception help on Saturday August 15 from 6pm-8pm
- Closing Party will be held on Saturday, September 12, 7pm-9pm at Dogwood, 47 East Main St.
In 2005, Windows on Main Street began as a way to connect Beacon’s residents, businesses and artists. The original idea was to use art as a catalyst for economic growth and to create an open dialogue between all aspects of the community by asking artists to create a dynamic, site-specific installation in a commercial window. Each piece is a combination of the artist’s style and unique qualities of the business.
This year, the exhibition features 34 artists installing in 31 windows along Main Street:
Beacon Free Media - Dream in Plastic
Ed Benavente - The Carriage Works Building
Erica Blair - Fabhaus
Jennifer Sarah Blakeslee - Beacon Bread Company
Riana Casas - Max’s On Main
Diana Currie - Dogwood
Diana Currie - The Dummy Light
Jared Deal - Blackbird Attic
Lena DeLeo - Mountain Tops
Daisy Farrell - Gilded Twig
Marcy B. Freedman - Lauren and Riley
Joseph Gasparino - Drink More Good
Theresa Gooby - Barbs Butchery
Ethan Harrison and Chris Janks - Peoples Bicycle
Erica Hauser - Utesil
Laurie Hogan - Bank Square Coffeehouse
Micheal Kriegh - Quinn’s
Diane Landro - Tito Santana Taqueria
Stephen Lewis and Yali Lewis - Beacon Institute For Rivers and Estuaries
Kristen Macauley - After Eden Gallery
Teresa Marra - American Gypsy Vintage
Vickie Raabin - Miss Vickie’s Music
Brianna Rascoe Nella Bellas Boutique
Marlene Ratliff - Sacred Journey
Ryan Samuelson - Terra Luminarium Gallery
Chris Sanders - The Beacon Bagel
Teresa Schmittroth - Artisan Wine Shop
Amanda Spinosa and Cory Spraker - Audioccult
Kat Stoutenborough - RiverWinds Gallery
Team WOMS - The Hop
Coulter D. Young III - LocoMotive CrossFit
Coulter D. Young - IV Raddish
Maps will be available in the shops on Main, as well as at Beacon’s Visitor Center throughout the month. Visitors can also visit www.beaconwindows.org for more information and to be linked to our social media sites.
The event is organized by Teresa Marra and Diana Currie. WOMS2015 is presented by Rhinebeck Bank and sponsored by The Roundhouse, Beacon Free Media, Beacon Independent Film Festival, A Little Beacon Blog, Kimberly Coccagnia Photography, LocoMotive CrossFit, Utensil, Oak Vino Wine Bar, Spire Studios, River Therapeutic Massage, Gilded Twig, Rogue Social, Quinn’s, BAU: Beacon Artist Union, Dogwood, Art In Context, Kelly Ellenwood, Ryan Pinnetti, Barbara Caprara, and Barbara Fisher.
Teresa Marra firstname.lastname@example.org 845-505-6622
Windows on Main Street is part of Beacon’s August Second Saturday celebration, a monthly celebration of the arts in which galleries and shops are open from 12-9PM for openings, performances and other events. Beacon’s Second Saturday is a project of the non-profit BeaconArts. BeaconArts is also the fiscal sponsor for Windows on Main Street. For more information about Second Saturday events in August, please visit: www.beaconarts.org.
BeaconArts (www.beaconarts.org), formed in 2002, is a nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to foster and encourage the advancement of the City of Beacon as an arts and cultural center. Members include artists, galleries, specialty shops, restaurants, services, and supporters of the arts. Projects and events include Beacon Second Saturday, Art Along the Hudson, Beacon Open Studios, Windows on Main Street, Beacon Riverfest, Beacon Independent Film Festival, and Beacon 3D. The BeaconArts website and free, weekly email newsletter promote these events and those from members. BeaconArts distributes a quarterly Beacon Guide that shows all member galleries, shops, restaurants and more. The Guide is free and available at Dia:Beacon, the Beacon Visitor’s Center, locations along Beacon’s Main Street, and throughout the Hudson Valley.
Visit our website to find out more about Windows on Main Street and other events happening in Beacon
Windows on Main Street 2015
August 8 - September 12, 2015
Proudly presented by Rhinebeck Bank