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Rick Price Mural @ Howland Public Library

Rick Price’s gorgeous mural has been hung at the Howland Public Library. You can read coverage on the hanging at my personal site. But for those unwilling to leave the confines of the Dispatch site, have a look at the mural here. Or better yet, take a run over to the library and have a […]

DIA:Beacon Hits the San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle columnist Jon Carroll took a trip up to Beacon last week and visited our little museum on the Hudson. Wish he would have stopped by for a cup of coffee… I would loved to have talked with him about Herb Caen. You can read Jon’s Column here. Sometimes I miss being a […]

Beacon Muralist Rick Price Gives the Library a New Face

First Person by Rick Price This project began when I first moved to Beacon from San Francisco, in the early fall of 2004. I’d heard about all the artists and creative types who’d moved to Beacon and I’d read the articles about Beacon being part of an art renaissance in the Hudson Valley. Despite this, […]

Bannerman by Train

Press Release As part of Beacon’s upcoming Windows on Main St. exhibition in August, The Bannerman Commuter Project is seeking Photographs of Bannerman Island taken from Metro North and Amtrak trains. The rail line running along New York’s Hudson River Valley boasts numerous natural and manmade wonders, none of which are more intriguing than the […]

The “Actor-vist” Gets An Obie

Edwin Lee Gibson Recieves Award for his Role in The Seven Take a look at the cover of the latest Village Voice and what you’ll see is the visage of Beacon’s own Edwin Lee Gibson. Gibson, who we featured as a Beacon Voice a few months ago, received a great review in the NY Times […]

Notes from the Spire

“The Usual Suspects” opening at Spire Studios. A Visual Diary Words and pictures by Will Walker Saturday night’s opening at Spire Studios brought the usual mix of artists, curators and the like to the informal studio/gallery in droves. New faces made their debut (artist Alexis Elton ran a bar from her lovely corner studio while […]

Local photographers to shoot ‘Beacon One Day’

About 20 photographers came to the chThonic Clash coffee house this afternoon in response to John Fasulo’s idea for the ‘Beacon One Day’ photo project. The shoot will take place in May, and will give area photographers the task of capturing a ‘day in the life’ of the city. Both professional and amatuer photographers were […]

Area photographers to discuss work

Press Release On Thursday, February 24 at 7pm, the chThonic Clash Coffee House is hosting a presentation by four area photographers: Cali Gourevic, a sculptor and fine art photographer who works in black and white Dmitri Kasterine, a commercial photographer and portraitist who began his career at age eleven by photographing birds and cows in […]

Beacon author to celebrate book release tonight

Tonight World’s End Books is hosting a release party for Beacon author Kazim Ali’s new novel, "Quinn’s Passage." You can find the shop in its new location next to the Little Pie Shop, at 474 Main St. Beverages will be served. Kazim Ali lives in Beacon and teaches at The Culinary Institute of America. His […]

beacon artist’s union Opens Shop On Main Street

Six artists who currently have studio space in Beacon will be opening the beacon artist’s union (bau) in a storefront at 161 Main Street on the City’s west end. According to the group bau expects to, "…create an extension of their studios, providing a platform for further exploration in creating and exhibiting work." The group […]

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