From Artist Organized Art
THE WASSAIC PROJECT Wassaic, NY www.wassaicproject.com
The Wassaic Project creates an opportunity for artists of all mediums to engage in a community-based, site specific, and site informed experience. Artists are invited to come out of the confines of their studios and experiment in a safe, supportive, and collaborative art-making venture. The project is situated on a series of historic farm structures and their adjoining land in the hamlet town of Wassaic in Dutchess County, NY.
FUELED OVERTONES has been extended due to popular demand! There will be a post-election party Saturday, November 8th, 2008 from 4 - 7pm, upstairs in the Maxon Mills.
On October 25th, 2008, we launched our first show in the Maxon Mills, FUELED OVERTONES, including work by: Robbi Behr, Alexander Bevington, Bowie + Eve, Mark DeLura, Las Hermanas Iglesias y Una Mas, Jessica Higgins, Urban Inks, Casey Lynch, Karl Saliter, Joel Schapira, Diane Schapira, Joshua Selman, Ryan Speth, William Stone, and Sophie Tusler.
The Wassaic Project Festival was inaugurated the weekend of August 22-24, 2008. Works were presented / performed / displayed throughout the property.
It is our hope that The Wassaic Project Festival will be an annual, FREE festival.
About the Organizers:
Eve + Bowie are artists who have collaborated for shows in New York City and Providence, RI. Bowie Zunino is pursuing an MFA in sculpture at Rhode Island School of Design and Eve Biddle lives and works in New York City. Through conversation and private thought they engage viewers to question and expand their perceptions with the firm belief that challenging the way people think can bring about social awareness and change.
Elan Bogarin is a New York City based artist and film maker. Since graduating from Tische School of the Arts, she has made it her goal to learn as much as possible to learn about the media machine and work in everything from human rights media, to socially active documentaries, to network TV production. Most recently she produced a feature indie directed by Robert Seigel, the former editor of The Onion. In the fall of 2009, she will pursue an MFA in photography at the Art Institute of Chicago.
All three organizers were raised by artists in Lower Manhattan.