The city of Hudson shines a spotlight on its creative community this month with The Hudson Eye, now in its third year. Presented by the Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation, the festival is arranged, as in years past, by curator Aaron Levi Garvey.
The 26 artists participating this year include poets, puppeteers, musicians, painters, choreographers, theater artists, and sculptors. One featured artist is Jeffrey Gibson, a Native American visual artist whose work consists of texts that highlight the spiritual history of the Hudson River Valley.
Multiple art installations across the city explicate the intrinsic role land plays in bearing witness to historic hardship. Running August 27 through September 6, The Hudson Eye’s performances, exhibitions, installations, and Hot Topics humanities symposium take place at over two dozen venues.A self-guided tour designed by Anna Savino allows festivalgoers to explore Hudson on foot, via walkable public art installations and festival venues. Participating artists include Emily Ritz, Padma Rajendran, Claudia Bruce, Kris Perry, Concrete Temple Theater, and Pauline DeCarmo.