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 Bob Pliskin
Exhibit: February 24th...
This exhibition shows the photogrphy of Bob Pliskin.
Artist Statement: Because summers during his early years gave Bob Pliskin the freedom to roam the woods around his summer bungalow near Mahopac, bonding with the landscape came naturally. Those childhood experiences molded his interests, resulting in a major in geology in college, and, after putting his hand to photography, topography became his preferred photo subject, with its challenge to find design and composition in the chaos of the natural environment.
"Since I find regions that have undergone glaciation the most beautiful, I love to practice my art in them. Those regions are marked by myriad water bodies that are the results of the scouring of the bedrock and by interruption of the pre-glacial drainage. Valleys are changed in cross section from V to graceful U-shapes. For that reason I often put myself in environments in which the effect of ice has been the dominant control over the topography: Norway, Western Ireland, the English Lake District, the Western Highlands of Scotland, and the Hudson Valley.
Until the advent of digital photography, the darkroom was the environment in which I manipulated the photographic image. But the digital age with the Photoshop program, gives the photographer controls beyond those available in the traditional darkroom. Other pluses include the speed with which one can access the image, the ability to digitally store the image and recall it when needed, and the ease with which one can apply changes when fresh ideas emerge.
I’m glad that I’m a photographer during the age of digital photography."
If you are an Artist who is
interested in showing your work at the BeanRunner Cafe,
please use the form on our Contact Page to get in touch with us.