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Photo Exhibition Captures Power of Scenic Hudson’s 50 Years of Work, Valley’s Beauty and Complexities

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Photo Exhibition Captures Power of Scenic Hudson’s 50 Years of Work, Valley’s Beauty and Complexities

Time: March 26, 2013 at 10am to March 29, 2013 at 5pm
Location: Scenic Hudson's River Center
Street: Long Dock Road
City/Town: Beacon
Website or Map: http://www.scenichudson.org
Phone: 845 473 4440 ext. 273
Event Type: fre, photo, exhibition
Organized By: Anthony Coneski
Latest Activity: Mar 15, 2013

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Event Description

Show will spend eight days in Beacon as part of 2013 tour that will travel to additional valley venues before concluding at Grand Central Terminal

HUDSON VALLEY— Scenic Hudson’s story began 50 years ago when six courageous people mobilized a mass campaign that protected legendary Storm King Mountain and led to national environmental legislation. The campaign achieved a landmark legal victory, the “Scenic Hudson decision,” which democratized the environmental movement, unleashing the power of an informed, engaged citizenry to protect cherished natural resources. For the first time, citizens had legal power to shape projects affecting the environment. Since 1963 Scenic Hudson has partnered with residents, elected officials and business leaders to preserve the valley’s beauty, make the Hudson River healthier, revitalize riverfront communities, ensure that all have access to the river, and strengthen local agriculture.

Photographs exhibition—a celebration of shared successes

To help celebrate these successes during its 50th anniversary year in 2013, Scenic Hudson is presenting a curated exhibition of photographs that pay tribute to the organization’s inspiring story and to the valley’s people and communities. The exhibition—“On Time and Place: Celebrating Scenic Hudson’s 50 Years”—will travel to approximately six public spaces throughout the Hudson Valley during 2013. Images in the curated component of the exhibition were culled from accomplished photographers and vividly communicate the impact of Scenic Hudson’s work. The photographs speak to the valley’s magic, history and complexities as well as the enduring love so many feel for the region. The diverse group of artworks includes traditional landscapes but also views of waterfronts in transformation and places bearing scars of pollution and other challenges still to be addressed.

Exhibition comes to culturally, historically rich City of Beacon—Special Dates and Hours

The River Center at Scenic Hudson’s Long Dock Park in Beacon will host the show. The River Center is located on Long Dock Road, just a short walk from the Metro-North train station. The exhibition will be open for viewing on Tuesday, March 26, through Friday, March 29, from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. An opening reception will be held Thursday, March 28, from 5:30–8 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each of these days, Scenic Hudson will provide an exciting line-up of activities that connect children and families to the Hudson Valley’s natural world. More details on these family-friendly programs are available at www.scenichudson.org/events.

 

Exhibition hours will continue on Tuesday, April 2, from 5:30–8 p.m. and on Saturday, April 6 and 20, from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday, April 13, the hours will be noon to 6 p.m.

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