Featured Image RHCAN(1)

“Visions” opens at Red Hook CAN GAllery

A collection of work from local high school students participating in the programs at the Art Institute of Mill Street Loft.

February 20 – March 5
Opening Reception:  Sunday March 22, 2-4pm

Students focus on developing skills in drawing, painting, photography & sculpture as they work on developing their voice and portfolios. These young artists have received Gold & Silver Keys in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards as well as scholarships to colleges across the nation.


Local Photographers to Showcase Work in an Informal Exhibit

An informal show of work by the members of the Photographer’s Forum will grace the walls of the Red Hook CAN gallery for the next two weeks. Gallery hours are Friday – Sunday 12-4pm.

Come on in and take a look. If you are a local photographer, join our monthly meetings on the 1st Tuesday of every month. Next meeting is this coming Tuesday, January 6th at the gallery at 5:30pm. Bring work to share and hang one of your own on the wall as well.


Great fun was had by all at HARVEST SHORTS – the second annual Red Hook Film Festival!

With two nights of short film screenings and a full day on Saturday of films for kids – the whole community was able to participate in this terrific event, celebrating our wonderful local film makers.

Special thanks to Festival Founder, Robert George, who generously donated all proceeds from the festival in support of the Red Hook Community Arts Network.

See you next year!


Last Chance to See The Photographs of Francesco Mastalia

ORGANIC: Farmers & Chefs of the Hudson Valley
The Photographs of Francesco Mastalia
Closes this Sunday – November 16

On Sunday, November 16 at 2pm, Mastalia will moderate a panel discussion, presented by Historic Red Hook in partnership with Red Hook CAN

What is “ORGANIC”?

The panelists will each talk from their own personal perspective from about what the word ‘ORGANIC’ means to them today in terms of producing, distributing and consuming food. How has the movement initially helped raise awareness, and how it has become a buzzword for big food and what that means? How does the term encompass more than just food, and what is the economic impact for the farmer, chef & ultimately the consumer.

Laura Pensiero – Chef/ Owner, Gigi Hudson Valley
Richard Beizynski – Farmer (Northwind Farms),
Ethel Barone – Farmer (Red Hook Farms)
Liana Hoodes – Executive VP, National Organic Coalition
Jennifer Brizzi – Healthy Eating Educator, Mother Earth’s Storehouse

Before and after the panel presentation guests are invited to view a special display of photos of farming and farmers c. 1900 from Historic Red Hook’s own glass plate negative collections.

Following the discussion at 3:30 p.m. everyone is invited to a reception at the Red Hook Community Arts Network Gallery just down the street for a reception and book signing, and to view the images of Francesco Mastalia currently on exhibit.

Read More…