At the UU Congregation of the Hudson Valley, we believe in the importance of the visual arts for facilitating a thoughtful spiritual journey. We understand that our feelings, our thoughts, our deep selves are accessed in different ways for different people. Visual art can be a vital element on a religious search. Our Congregation also has a history of supporting artists in our area.
Each month, on the Sanctuary walls, we hang an art show designed to expose our members to local artists and also to contribute to the atmosphere of worship, spiritual deepening and stimulation. These shows remain up for the entire month.
Also each month, our Arts Committee provides original artwork by members or friends of the congregation to serve as the visual art component of our monthly theme. The piece is featured on the Sunday Order of Service.
Workshops - Saturday December 3: Personalized Wreaths Create a wreath for the holiday season that expresses YOU. Bring a wreath or materials to make a wreath PLUS bring items to personalize your wreath with - - photos, or themed items. (eg, birds if you are a bird lover; piano key design for music lovers)
- Saturday January X: Heartfelt Collages Create a collage for the St. Valentine Day month of love! Bring nothing but a frame! Marjie Kemper, Cortlandt-based mixed media artist, will lend her tools, inks and expertise for the day to allow you to explore a design that is all about love.
Art Galleries September: Summer Beaches (Open to anyone to contribute art with this theme) October: Artwork by local resident Nadine Gordon Taylor November: The Birth of a New Medium: Collages from (old) Watercolors by Lynda Karanikolas December: Wreaths from the workshop January: Photography of Lucien Aigner (Loaned by his son, John Aigner of Ossining) February: Heartfelt Collages from the workshop March: Senior Show (Open to any “senior” individual in the community) April/May: 51st Annual Artists of Northern Westchester (“ANW”) Art Show June: TBD July: Croton Artists Annual Photography Show
Art for Social Justice Create an art installation on our front lawn to bring public attention to a social justice issue.
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Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Hudson Valley 2021 Albany Post Road PO Box 117 Croton-on-Hudson NY 10520