PEEKSKILL, N.Y. – The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA) has launched a year of exhibitions and education programs exploring the artistic representation of “Love: The First of the 7 Virtues.”
The exhibit is on view now Fridays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. through Dec. 6. (Tuesday through Thursday are by appointment only).
Its antithesis, “Seven Deadly Sins: Lust,” is scheduled to open April 19.
Developed as a collaboration with the Fairfield Westchester Museum Alliance, each museum will explore a different sin and, in some instances, its parallel virtue. In the HVCCA exhibition, love is depicted in all its wonderful variety, whether heterosexual, homosexual, transsexual or non-sexual.
Love is also expressed in artworks in which the adoration of nature and animals is as strong and deep as any human bond, in addition to being observed as memory, offering, shrine and celebration.
From Robert Indiana’s iconic sculpture that plays on the power of the word “LOVE,” to Keith Edmier’s sculpture of the red rose bouquet Jacqueline Kennedy held the day her husband was assassinated, HVCCA invites the viewer to come to the exhibition and see love in some surprising and inspiring ways.
Click here for more information. The HVCCA is at 1701 Main St., Peekskill.
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