Now that we have our Art Space open (with painting, pottery, woodworking and fiber arts studios), and our first Artist-in-Residence, Arielle Stein, (see below) on campus and infusing art into every conversation around here, we are ready for you -- many of you! We invite you to bring a group to Stony Point Center and let your imagination run wild. Arielle would be happy to facilitate a project with your group, or you can bring your own materials (or use ours) and go art crazy yourselves--like a scrapbooking group did this past weekend. Also, if you, or a professional artist you know, is looking for a space to hold a workshop, check us out! Just call Mary Romano, our Reservations Manager, to get started, 845-786-5674, ext 101.
Arielle Stein is a Brooklyn based artist. She earned her BFA in Studio Art from New York University in 2014. Focusing on drawing and sculpture, Arielle’s work explores human interaction. The subconscious and intuition play large roles in this work. Material is sourced from identity politics, mythological texts, as well as theory regarding domination and power. This work reckons with emotional spaces connected with violence, sorrow and rebirth. Arielle’s work can be seen at ariellesteinstudio.com and on Instagram at @RELSTEIN.
My interest in Stony Point began when I heard the term “ Multi Faith”. Having a modest background in some inter-faith activity, the distinction in terms drew me in. To me, multifaith implies a desire to live and work together, as defined aspects of a communal whole. The term conveys a consistency in trying to understand and learn from one another, side by side. As an artist who grew up in a complex and sometimes fractured Jewish world, the opportunity to participate in such a community fits directly into my desire to enrich my worldview through personal lenses. Stony Point offers me a chance to interact with and humanize otherness, allowing me to contribute aspects of my self, as well as continue to develop my own understanding of my roles in the world. Lastly, living and working as an Artist-in-Residence at Stony Point is giving me time to delve deeply into my art practice, making new work in a setting that emphasizes introspection and intentionality. I hope to continue to learn, grow and create at Stony Point and beyond.