“Our goal is to have really delicious food that everyone in the family can eat. Most of the time what happens is that people try something and say, ‘Really? This is gluten-free?’ We’re trying to be subtle about it.”
Friday, 3/24: New photographs of abandoned churches, convents and cemeteries will be presented, along with other structures on the verge of being torn down.
Saturday, 3/18: The exhibit, focusing on Hudson Valley and SUNY-New Paltz artists, epitomizes Roost’s ongoing mission to uncover new talent and inspire new audiences.
Exploring Hudson in 1991, Linda Bruce and Claudia Mussmann walked into an affordable building – a one-time bakery built in 1929 – and recognized its potential as an ever-evolving space for artists and community members to come together.
“The Hudson Valley has historically been the breadbasket for New York City… For us, whether it’s cheese or cooking, it’s about the producers. We wanted to be close to the producers.”
With three floors of exhibition space, classrooms, a children’s gallery, a world-class archival library, a museum shop and the Crisan Café, the Albany Institute is an appealing destination for tourists and locals alike.
“I decided to do 108 pieces in 108 days: the number of beads in a mala. I wanted to make this a meditation on peace, love and joy.”
“Antony had a design space down the street, with motorcycles taken apart and beautifully laid out in the front window. I’d joked with him a few times, like, ‘Hey, so, when’re you gonna open up a motorcycle shop?’ He told me about this multi-use space concept, and it went from there.
“On the public street, you have an expectation about how things are going to play out, but there’s no control and you’re incredibly vulnerable.”
“We feel, if we’re asking for the community’s financial support, the artists will in turn do something for the community.”