Hudson River Fellowship Gallery Exhibition
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About the Event
Wethersfield Estate and Garden is pleased to announce the launch of the Hudson River Fellowship at Wethersfield in June 2021. Wethersfield was built on a vision of uniting art and the natural world. With its commitment to classicism, it now seeks to develop programs to nurture artists within its unique setting, which comprises fields, formal gardens, and extensive vistas across the rolling hills of Dutchess County. All of these will be available to the artists-in-residence. The landscape also includes ponds, wetlands, and 20 miles of trails with statuary, as well as an elegant house with Palladian windows and Annigoni frescoes, all for inspiration.
Following their art residency at Wethersfield, the artists of the Hudson River Fellowship will display their work to the public in the garden Wethersfield, and there will be live demonstrations of painting en plein air.
About the Hudson River Fellowship Program:
The Hudson River Fellowship, an extension of the teaching at New York City’s Grand Central Atelier, founded by artist Jacob Collins, ismodeled after the artistic, social, and spiritual values of the Hudson River School painters. According to its mission statement:
“By bringing back the skills and spirit of the pre-Impressionist landscape painters, the program will give much-needed direction to the new generation of painters. As they learn to study carefully and reflect on the trees and clouds and blades of grass and cliffs, their paintings will become beautiful. Ideally, these artists and their beautiful representations of nature will help to lead the culture back to a stronger connection with the landscape. The fellowship seeks to make a contribution to both the art world and the conservation movement.”