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June 20, 2014

Red Hook Community Arts Network Gallery & Artists Collective


7516 N Broadway in Red Hook. (845) 758-6757  Find us on Facebook and visit

Red Hook CAN/ Artists Collective Gallery Hours – Friday & Saturday 12-7pm,Sunday 12-4pm (or by chance or appt.)

Red Hook CAN is a proud sponsor  of the 7th annual ART STUDIO VIEWS open studio tour over Labor Day weekend,

August 30-31. The Gallery is also an ASV2014 Headquarter for information and brochures.

Red Hook’s Sculpture Expo 2014 opens June 28

The streets of Red Hook will become a gallery from June 15 through November 21, when the second annual Red Hook Sculpture Expo is installed at prominent sites throughout the village. An opening celebration will take place at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at the Red Hook Community Arts Network Gallery and Artists Collective.

Visitors to Red Hook will be able to see fourteen sculptures by eight artists, working with granite, steel, iron, wood and marble dust. The work – by local and regional artists – includes representational and abstract sculptures.

“We were excited to have won Arts Mid-Hudson Executive’s Arts Award for Art in Public Places for Sculpture Expo 2013,” said Rita Gentile, who curated Sculpture Expo 2014 with Conrad Levenson. “We’re pleased to have found another strong group of work to exhibit this year.”

This year’s Sculpture Expo includes work by Leon Smith, Conrad Levenson, David Channon, Allan Cyprys, Frederik Rostock, Gilbert Boro, Tyler Borchert and Binney Meigs. “The Expo is designed as a self-guided walking tour,” explained Gentile. “Sculptures will be placed in front of businesses, the Village Hall, Red Hook Public Library, the Elmendorph Inn and Veteran’s Memorial Park.”  All work featured in the Sculpture Expo is for sale.

Red Hook Library notes:

Leon Smith’s Rimmoway Grand adorns the library’s front yard as part of Sculpture Expo 2014. Other installations are scattered throughout the village. For more information go to Red Hook Community Arts Network website: or stop in the library for a brochure.

Our thanks go out to Rita Gentile, Conrad Levenson and Red Hook Community Arts Network for making this happen, and for making our village so beautiful!

Buckingham Blue by Gilbert Boro. Welded steel and custom paint. Sited at the Elmendorph Inn.


The Red Hook Community Arts Network Gallery and Artists Collective is located at 7516 N. Broadway in Red Hook, NY. For more information about the exhibit, contact Rita Gentile at or (845) 704-2557.


The Red Hook Community Arts Network engages the arts community, supports culture and fosters a local identity through creativity.

The storefront space serves as headquarters for RHCAN, a grass-roots community arts networking organization, and houses an active gallery and artists’ studios.  The RHCAN gallery in the front mounts monthly exhibits (some juried) and they are open to all artists for submission.  See the Calls for Art on our website:

Walk toward the back to discover the other artists’ gallery/studios:  Kari Feuer (painter), Kathy Cassens (photographer), Juliet Harrison’s Equine Gallery, and Jessica Wyant-Pendleton (painter & mixed media artist).  In the summer months, check the village streets for RHCAN’s award-winning outdoor Sculpture Expo 2014.



If you want the Red Hook Community Arts Network to Survive?  It’s time to step up!

For the last 3+ years a very small group of people have helped make Red Hook an arts destination through events, workshops, artist’s collective & gallery and so much more. RHCAN has gained broad and far-reaching recognition for its achievements, continuous momentum and ingenuity, but to continue this creative vibrancy WE NEED YOU!

More information: Please read on – this is vital to RHCAN’s survival…




RHCAN receives special recognition for Sculpture Expo 2013 (SE13)!

execThe Red Hook Community Arts Network (RHCAN) and their Sculpture Expo 2013 (SE13), have been chosen to receive the Dutchess County Executive Arts Award for Art in Public Spaces.  The Dutchess County Arts Council will recognize RHCAN at a special awards reception dinner on October 10.Sculpture Expo 13 (SE13) features eight large, mixed-media sculptures by noted regional and international artists that have transformed the quiet streets of Red Hook!


About the Author

Rhinebeck Red Hook
Third Weekend Art Walks celebrate the arts throughout the year. Galleries have receptions and openings Friday nights through Sunday afternoons every month. Rhinebeck & Red Hook offer a variety of art events, many within walking distance of each other: art galleries, historic sites, local theater & dance, live music, book- signings, and wine-tastings. Seasonal arts and cultural events include: Bard’s CCS-Hessel Museum (year-round); Crafts at Rhinebeck (June & Oct); Art Studio Views (Labor Day Weekend); and Sinterklaas (Dec). Brochures and maps are available at each town’s Chamber of Commerce Information Booths.


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