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Hudson River of Bricks Installation Unveiling at the Poughkeepsie Trolley Barn

Installation by Julia Whitney Barnes

  • Unveiling:  September 7th 5pm - 7pm
  • Artist Talk:  September 8th 1pm - 2pm

On view by luck or appointment through October 2018

The work entails a scale version of the Hudson River, created from bricks made by more than 200 historic Hudson River brickyards each of which marked its bricks with a unique “stamp.”

Though the work encompasses thousands of bricks in total, the artist glazed one example from each brickyard a range of greenish blue hues to represent the river's colors as it reflects a variety of skies. Each brickyard name and location is labeled in underglaze, then fired in a modern kiln, before being glazed and given a final firing.

Each glazed brick is put in the geographic location along the river where its brickyard existed. The unglazed bricks show the patina of time and various clay body colors. 


Date:Friday, Sep 7th, 2018
Time:5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Contact Phone:(845) 485-8506
Contact Email:info.heritagecenter@gmail.com
Contact URL:https://www.midhudsonheritage.org/
Location: Trolley Barn
489 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

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