What lies behind the eyes? Such a surprise is the spirit. That star that shines from deep inside, yearning for a chance. A plug to stick into the electric current, the power within… To connect to all that’s ever been. We can all be stars.
What is our potential and how do we discover the light we are born with and allow it to shine? This is a question that I have been living with while preparing for this exhibit. As I get older I become more aware of the impermanence of life and the thought that when I look back at the end of life what would I regret? I would regret not giving it all I have, not being fully who I can be. This is what this is all about to me. This is my greatest inspiration. Who are we? Can we make the commitment to fully embody ourselves? It takes courage to be who we are, but taking the leap brings us to life. Taking the leap into the darkness requires faith. Stars show us the way and that light glows from within.
Curated by Phyllis Dodge
Opening Reception aSaturday, September 7th 7 - 10 pm
Also there will be a special storytelling segment to be performed by three storytellers who desire to connect with our guests through shared experiences. Our STAR storytellers will be revealed that evening.
Exhibits September 7th through October 6th, 2019.
Artist Lecture and Demo Friday, September 27th 7:30 - 9pm (details to follow)
Refreshments and light fare.
The gallery is located at Bell-ans Center of Creative Arts
103 S. Greenbush Road
Orangeburg, New York
This exhibit is complementary.
Sona Viola, Gallery Director
Phyllis J Dodge, Owner & Founder
Come mix and mingle in this vibrant open house celebration. The many artists & businesses at Bell-ans will open their doors for one day only, to you, our community. Guests are encouraged to chat, learn, and engage with our space and individuals. Founded in 1897 as a pill factory, Bell-ans has had many lives but has built its unique reputation as a home for creativity since the 1960s.
OPEN HOUSE IS ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH
Additionally, make sure to check out V°LITION gallery during your visit; currently presenting the solo exhibition “STAR” by Lauren Rudolph, curated by Phyllis Dodge. Lauren is a local portrait artist and instructor. Her paintings are captivating in their extraordinary ability to capture human emotion.
Within the historic hallways of the Bell-ans space we are also pleased to be displaying the work of the young emerging artists from Tappan Zee High School. Lastly, don't forget to grab a bite of the best raw food you've ever tasted at Roots at the Farm. They are the newest addition to the Bell-ans campus and also the most delicious. They are always eager to talk about their belief in the power of plants and their low waste initiatives.
ARTISTS: Tom Artin, Anne Bell, Ken Carbone, Matt Casanovas, Chris Dei, Christina DellOsso, James Dodge, Celine Doran Ennis, Tom Faulkner, Aviva Feigenheim, Diane Fremont, Suzanna Frosch, James Garvey, Betty Heller, Alison B. Hoffman, Joan Hooker, Michael Iskowitz, Dina Levy, Wendy Lichtenthal. Carol Porter Maurer, Nancy Parker, Helen Potter, Nicki Robibero, Joe Crow Ryan, Roy Schwartz, Source Wellness Art Collective, Lynn Stein
BUSINESSES: Adavelyn Rivera LCSWR Psychotherapist, All Photographic Services, Artin Arts, Chris X Carroll Photography, Feng Shui for Living, Playful Yogi Space, V°LITION gallery, Roots at the Farm
Come join Playful Yogi Space and Bell-ans for our 2nd Annual Solstice Celebration, as we kick off the start of summer with yoga and meditation on the great lawn, fun activities for the whole family, face painting, a labyrinth meditation walk, healthy and delicious food and drink... and then we kick it into high gear with live music by Drive!!
Just $10 for adults, children (under 15) and seniors come celebrate for free! Bring the whole family and have a great time marking the longest days of the year and ringing in the summer season!
Bring along your yoga mat and lawn chair... and maybe some sunscreen and bug spray. #beprepared Thank you ; )
For more information and to register go to: http://www.playfulyogi.space/events/2019/6/22/2nd-annual-solstice-celebration
A collection of work that is not meant for visual comfort. Each image holding closely the sense of heartache, tragedy, and unease. Woven together in an intimately close space, sharing the same air and breath. Begging us, the viewer, to quietly reflect and examine the many facets of our own darkness.
Opening Reception Saturday, April 13. 7 - 10pm
Artist Lecture and Demo Friday, April 26. 7 - 9 pm
Exhibits April 13 - May 19, 2019
Volition is located at Bell-ans Center of Creative Arts
103 S Greenbush Rd., Orangeburg, NY
Human Canvas with Andy Golub
March 9, 2019, photo credit: Daniel Vialet.
Assistant artists: Jennifer Gaita Siciliano, John Rovito, Sidney Oolongo.
Please join us for the Opening Reception of our Members Exhibit at the following two venues. Support for the exhibition was generously provided by Bell-ans Center of Creative Arts and Union Arts Center.
Bell-ans Center for Creative Arts
4 Bell Lane, Orangeburg
January 27 - March 3, 2019
Union Arts Center
2 Union St, Sparkill, NY
January 24 - March 1, 2019
ARTS SPEAKS EXHIBITION FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Piece by piece
Art helps us see connections, create platforms to express utmost creativity and brings meaning to our world!
V°LITION gallery presents ART SPEAKS; an exhibit organized to promote the art and creativity of individuals who are affected by autism and other developmental delays.
Join us for this life-changing event of creativity through all modals of art, music, & poetry. ART SPEAKS has put forward a platform where artists will be delighted in expressing their vision.
Phyllis Dodge, Director, Producer & Curator
James Dodge, Artist
Andrew Dodge, Artist
Sue Barrasi, Artist and Educator
Christina Dellosso, Graphic Designer
Keri Horan, Special Education Educator
Sydney Navarro, Artist
Lauren Rudolph, Artist, Curator & Instructor
Sona Viola, Artist, Designer, and Curator
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 17TH.
EXHIBITION DATES: NOVEMBER 18TH – JANUARY 6TH
OPENING RECEPTION: NOVEMBER 18TH
CLOSING RECEPTION: JANUARY 6TH
You are invited to Bell-ans open house celebration. Founded in 1897 as a pill factory, this establishment has fostered the work of many artists and artisans since the 1960's. Additionally, once home to Udelco Recycled jeans, which is now a creative space and gallery called V°LITION. Uprising, the Art of Subculture curated by Sona Viola closing reception will be from 2pm until 6pm.
FREE shuttle van service back and forth to the events. Bell-ans Open Studio and The Great Nyack Get-Together 2 treats in one day! Bell-ans Open House from 2-6pm, Closing Reception for Uprising Art of Subculture from 2-6pm and The Great Nyack Get-Together from 12-6pm!
#TGNGT #TheGreatNyackGetTogether #Bellans #OpenStudio
Open house is from 2 pm until 6pm, Saturday, September 15th, during which works of artists will be on view in the halls of Bell-ans and various open studios.
Also, Playful Yogi Space will be celebrating their one year anniversary, many complimentary offerings will be available during the day.
Free chair massages by Certified Message Therapist, Dana Printz.
Tom Artin, Anne Bell, Michael Calabro, Chris Dei, Christina DellOsso, James Dodge, Celine Doran Ennis,
Johanna Esmay, Thomas Faulkner, Suzanna Frosch, Kristina Fuhrmann, James Garvey, Marshall Gilbert,
Joan Hooker, Michael Iskowitz, Paula Lennard, Wendy Lichtenthal, Nancy Parker, Helen Potter, Roy
Schwartz, Susan Shaw, Lynn Stein, Carol Maurer Truhon, Aviva Feigenheimer Weldon
Adavelyn Rivera, LCSWR Psychotherapist, All Photographic Services, Artin Arts, Children’s Shakespeare
Theater, Chris X Carroll Photography, Dana Prinz - Board Certified Massage Therapist, Feng Shui for
Living, J&J Dodge, Playful Yogi Space, V°LITION Gallery, West Carbery Stables
ARTIST FRIENDS OF BELL-ANS
Bill Batson, Marisol Diaz, Dina Levy, Dan Springer, Üriel Shlüsh-Reyna, Joe Crow Ryan, Chris Yacopino, Eugene Lagana
V°LITION gallery presents
DJ Dance Party + Art Opening
UpRising ; The Art of Subculture
Curated By SONA VIOLA
Together, lets celebrate the bold, edgy, and provocative art of subculture at V°LITION gallery, as we dance the night away on the great lawn of Bell-ans Creative Arts Center.
Disco, NewWave, 90's and more.......
Leave mainstream behind and delve into the world of the underground!
Aug 4 - Reception & DJ Dance Party - 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Gallery Hours Saturdays & Sundays, 2PM UNTIL 4PM
On View Aug 5th – September 15th
dancing • food • libations
Participating artists from all over the world and local community.
Hosted by Bell-ans Center of Creative Arts, Orangeburg, NY
Dynamics are what we experience when we come face to face with an outer catalyst in the form of another being who is ultimately our teacher through relationship. Through the vehicle of creative expression we will explore the nature of partner dynamics and that which makes us choose to share this life and grow together - Lauren Rudolph
Opening reception: Saturday June 9th, 7pm until 10pm
Exhibits through: July 14
Beto & Rob Kovacs
Kristin Bowler & Spencer Tunick
Marisol Diaz & Bill Batson
Phyllis Dodge & James Dodge
Melissa Lovstrom & Jamey Jackson
Suzette Marie Martin & J Alexander Baker
Lauren Rudolph & Jay Schick
Susan Strange & Joe Le Blanc
Donna Davies Timm & Bob Timm
Sona Viola & Rob Viola
Ray Wright in the memory of his late wife Barbara.
Co-curators: Lauren Rudolph & Kristin Bowler
GUILTY PLEASURES 120
Celebrating 120 Years of Creative Inspiration
Curated by Lynn Stein
Decadent? Definitely. Pleasurable? Indeed. Guilty? But of course. That’s the whole point. It’s crazy out there, but in here it’s quite different. You’re invited to indulge your senses and embrace the joy of escaping into our world where guilty pleasures are just another way of saying “ahhh...” It’s just what the doctor ordered.
Hosted by Bell-ans Center of Creative Arts Orangeburg, NY & Phyllis Dodge, Gallery Director
Reception & Dance Party Aug 5th 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Gallery Hours Saturday & Sunday, 11am - 2pm
On View Aug 5th - Sep 10th
G A T H E R
With Andrea Frade
Thursday April 20th 7:00-8:30PM
At Bell ans Center for Creative Arts V°LITION Studio
An evening of Yoga, Meditation and Reiki Healing for Women.
Gathering together holds each of us in a supportive state of harmony, with spaciousness and grace, encouraging a deepening sense of compassion and peace for body, mind and spirit. I hope you will join us!
$15 Pre-Register // $20 at the Door
Please contact Andrea to Pre-Register
DIVINE SHAKTI ARTS
FESTIVAL @ V°LITION GALLERY
Featuring music and artwork from visionary and spiritual artists from the northeast, live painting, artist insights, clothing & jewelry, drum circles, love, and upliftment.
Live music by:
Adam Love (Uplifting singer-songwriter)
Tapasya (Eclectic style of Kirtan)
Austin Charnis (Classically trained acoustic guitarist)
RESTORATION - ON EXHIBIT UNTIL OCTOBER 30TH
PRESENTED BY THE BLUEFIELD ARTISTS
An art show to benefit the John Green Preservation Coalition
30% of all art sales will be donated.
South Orangetown Day
Family fun, music entertainment, pony rides, petting zoo, and much more!
Sponsored by Imagine Properties, Orange & Rockland, Stop & Shop, and Bell-ans Center of Creative Arts.
BELL-ANS & V°LITION GALLERY
Join us anytime your heart desires! Meet with over 30 artists and artisans; experts in their crafts and truly creative souls.
Bell-ans studios are open most days of the week, but our artists are not always here. So call, e-mail, or facebook message ahead of time to find out what kind of beautiful creations and spaces are available on any given day!
V°LITION GALLERY & STUDIO
Super freak, the art of disco
An exhibition of paintings, sculptures and photography showcasing disco culture. Super Freak was a party for the ages, featuring a live DJ, strobes and disco balls, authentic 70's garb, and many priceless photo opportunities.
V°LITION GALLERY & STUDIO
EXPRESSIONS OF WOMEN RISING
An exhibition of paintings, sculptures and photography along with live performances of poetry, music, dance, and body painting.
Join us at the opening reception for “Expressions of Women Rising”
7P - 10P
HOSTED BY PHYLLIS DODGE • BELL-ANS CENTER OF CREATIVE ARTS
You are invited to Bell-ans Open Studios celebration.
Founded in 1897 as a pill factory, this facility has since fostered the work of many artists and artisans since the 1960’s.
Open House is from 11am until 6pm, Saturday, September 12th,
during which works will be on view both in halls of Bell-ans
and in various open studios. In celebration of the pre-opening of
Volition Gallery, we offer a joint exhibition featuring photographs
by Tom Artin and paintings by Anne Bell.
Shirley Goebel Christie
Celine Doran Ennis
Richard Alan Fox
Carol Porter Maurer
All Photographic Services
Body Science, Massage Arts and Acupuncture
Circle on the Farm, Creative workshops for adults and children
Feng Shui for Living
GSW cabinetry, Architectural Millwork
Hudson House and Garden
True Florette, Fine Flowers and Event Styling
Georgianna Wells Design
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