The Inn and Spa at Beacon first opened up its doors with walls featuring art from a variety of artists, and they are at it again for October's Second Saturday. The new hotel, located at 151 Main St. in Beacon, NY, is officially designating its walls as the Anamario Gallery on Saturday, October 14, 2017 through December 3, 2017. An opening reception for the artist and public will be held on Saturday, October 14, from 5 to 7 pm.
Internationally acclaimed artist Anamario Hernandez has created unique representational works that are both classical and modern. Ms. Hernandez exhibits worldwide and was recently honored in the Biennale Internazionale Dell’Arte Contemporary Cita Di Firenze.
Author, critic, and NYU Art History Professor Edward J. Sullivan writes: “There is a sense of classical calm, dignity and monumentality to the work of Anamario Hernandez. She is the quintessential describer of things. In her still life [paintings], each individual component seems to possess a life of its own. Whether humble objects such as jars, glasses, bottles or plates are depicted, or the artist concentrates on more fancy objects like exotic shells or rich cloths - the subjects of Anamario’s paintings are not only the things depicted but the inner life of objects.”
Mark Jenkins, art critic for the Washington Post, wrote about Ms. Hernandez's recent exhibition at the Cultural Institute of Washington, D.C., noting that a "classical sensibility tempers even her more experimental works, highlighting not only the artist’s craft, but also the limits of our perception.” Additionally, art critic Mireya Folch affirms: “Like magic, she transforms the simplest of things and gives them meaning.”
The Anamario Hernandez exhibition will continue through Sunday, December 3, 2017. For more information on this gallery exhibition and other arts and wellness programs at the Inn and Spa at Beacon, please call Roger Greenwald at (845) 505-9331.