Thursday, February 3, 2011


Winter is always a good time for deliberation and this year with a few good snow days already under our belts , thoughts and ideas have been prevalent . So in between the dig outs and the de icings we've been digging up some thoughts and scrapping off a few old plans of an HFA kind .

We've been wanting to start to move in a new direction for some time now especially with our various electronic feeds . FB has been steady , the HFA .org blog got some good play time with Michael Montella posting regularly and some cool stuff of a video kind , but the old original here has been wanting ....

So over the next few weeks we're going to start to turn the site over to some new writers ,and bloggers and let them post current articles ,and items of interest to artists and that elusive other audience from the region .... then start going further afar . Even to the WEST coast !!

Menawhile bear with us as we still post our ramblings from up the river and in and around Philipse Brooke , and await the February thaw .... (you think?) .


Alot has been happening in the world of HFA . We finished the indoor project at ROOS ARTS in Rosendale NY , packed most of the studios away at various locations including Stowe VT and now we have a NEW indoor project at a NEW location in Peekskill NY .We started with a mix of material and built a recycled studio at THE TEMPORARY PROJECT SPACE mid January and invited almost 30 artists to come by and make stuff .... along the lines of the Studio Recycled.

In between the snow storms and ice rain we've managed to get some works going with artists form Peekskill , Cold Spring , Garrison , Beacon and Rosendale . Part of the appeal is having a space we can show up almost any time and work together , outside of our normal or usual practice . Many of the artists got alot out of the working experience in Rosendale and we felt compelled to do it again .

THE TEMPORARY PROJECT SPACE is what ? Its a small , former store front used by a local T shirt business which moved out at the end of last year , in the small industrial area of Peekskill

off Rte 6 heading north . Throw a stone you might hit the HVCCA building ...more likely the RV place or that other fence company ....

Seriously its the Project Spaces intent to show a variety of groups work which dont always get air time at usual art venues .. such as Matthew Slaats PAUSE /Poughkeepsie project , Amy Lipton and ecoartspaceNY and a few others ...including HFA .

Its current location is 1215 Park St Peekskill NY stop by we're OPEN Saturdays Noon to 5pm

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