First Monday Salon
Join local Peekskill artist Carla Rae Johnson on the first Monday of each month for our Monday Salon — an eclectic mix of art, discussion, performance and more. This month's salon…
Sun. – Wed. 8:00 am – 6:00 pm*
Thurs. 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fri./Sat. 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
* or when performances end
The BRC Gallery
The BRC Gallery exhibits fine art and photography by nationally and regionally recognized artists. Our exhibits rotate every 4-8 weeks. Opening receptions, where you can meet and talk with the artist, are free and open to the public.
This month's featured artist is highlighted below. Also make sure to join us for our Monday Salon (details to the right) as well as our other events.
Our Current Show
By Jose Alvarado
Exhibit: July 7–August 10
This exhibition shows the Photography of Jose Alvarado.
Artist Statement: Jose Alvarado loves the odd, the weird and the obscure. "It’s an addiction, an addiction that needs to be fulfilled because in the end after all is said and done, I’m full. I’m not left hungry and my need to capture the photographs I want has been, in a sense, satisfied. There’s no better feeling like that to an artist.
My method for story telling through images is founded with personal rules set when producing portraits. I take full advantage of becoming close to my subjects. I charm, I joke, and I become their friend. My intention when producing photos is to not come away with just an image. I want to take something away from the subjects. I want to believe what I’m photographing; I want to represent my work to the full extent. If I don’t believe my own imagery how else can I pass my visual storytelling to the viewers and have them believe in its integrity.
I work consistently by documenting small groups of interesting subjects, such as my series Wheel-Bite. This series focus' on the underground skateboarding scene, full of the punk kids I was once apart of in my earlier careless teenage life. This project struck a soft spot for me, which increased my desire to acquire the images appropriate to show this lifestyle.
My current series are Jibaro and New York Apple Core.
For the series Jibaro, I traveled to the American Common-Wealth of Puerto Rico, where I was in search for the indigenous people that are called Jibaros by the main landers of the island. The culture is very secluded from the rest of the island; from the way the houses are constructed with thin wooden panels and sheet metal roofs, to the amount of stray dogs that roam free in their mountainous villages. My series New York Apple Core documents the young up and coming hockey players from behind the boards. I aimed to capture their heartbreak and excitement as they won and lost games on their journey to the playoffs in January 2014. My images show the burning passion these players own for the game and respect they give it.
If you are an Artist who is
interested in showing your work at the BeanRunner Cafe,
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