Lecture: Saturday Sept. 25th in Woodstock

This weekend David Maisel will be giving the last lecture of the summer season at CPW on Saturday, September 25 at 8PM. His bio is as follows:

David Maisel is a photographer and multimedia artist based in the San Francisco area. Maisel’s first book, /The Lake Project/, was published by Nazraeli Press and selected as one of the Top 25 Photography Books of 2004 by the critic Vince Aletti. Nazraeli Press published Maisel’s second book, /Oblivion/, in 2006, and Cascade Effect in 2008. Chronicle Books published his monograph /Library of Dust/ in 2008, which the New York Times called "...this year's most haunting book of images." /Library of Dust/ was the subject of a symposium in 2009 at the New York Institute for the Humanities. Maisel is the recipient of a 2008 Artist Residency from the Headlands Center for the Arts and a 2007 Scholar/Artist Residency from the Getty Research Institute. He was nominated for the 2009 Alpert Award in the Visual Arts, and short-listed for the 2008 Prix Pictet Award. Maisel has also received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Opsis Foundation. His work is widely exhibited, and is represented in major public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among others. To learn more about David, visit www.davidmaisel.com .

This is a unique opportunity to hear such an internationally renowned photographer so close to home.

The cost of the lecture is $5 for students, seniors, and CPW members, and $7 for the general public.


Photo exhibit at Dorsky Museum (SUNY New Paltz)

Beth Yarnelle Edward, Erin, Age 11, 1998, 1994.062, Courtesy the artist

Thought of Home: Photographs from the Center for Photography at Woodstock Permanent Collection is curated by Wayne Lempka and is on view at SUNY New Paltz until March 18, 2011.

This is a local exhibition of photographs that is not to be missed. The Center for Photography at Woodstock and the Dorsky are two of the most valuable photographic resources in the Hudson Valley. CPW's collection is held in the Dorsky Museum's archive and is accessable for educational use. The collection consists of roughly 1500 pieces.

about the exhibition, from the website:
What is inside our homes is in some ways more important than what is on the outside. The objects we live with – furniture, rugs, art works, and knick knacks – support not just a sense of one’s identity but the identity of others who reside with us. These objects, and those included outside our front and back doors, are documented by each photographer with the intent to connect us to one another, to eliminate the sense of loneliness and act as a visual investigation of beauty, personal narrative, and memory.

Wednesday – Sunday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

(Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and Holidays)

State University of New York at New Paltz
1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY 12561


Lecture this Saturday Sept. 11th

Image by Gerald Slota

Gerald Slota will be speaking at the Center for Photography at Woodstock about his photography and video work. He is an incredible artist and fun speaker---this would be a great event to use as your extra credit or to simply start the semester off right!

59 Tinker Street, Woodstock
$5 students

See more info about CPW's lecture series here.