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Building Hudson Together

Following 10 years of careful activity in Hudson fostering existing and new citizens alike, in all our local, state, national, international, and economic diversity: Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation is launching The Hudson Eye between August 23 - September 2, 2019 in partnership with Artists, Venues, Collectors, Communities, Volunteers, Small Businesses - and underground Hudson Nightlife.

In dialogue with our local Artists and Partners, we have catalyzed an artist-driven program which will be mounted in Hudson, to build and strengthen our communities through contemporary performance & art celebrating artists that, like Jonah, have a longstanding commitment to the City of Hudson while also recognizing the next generation of artists who have chosen to call Hudson their home. We have worked deeply at all levels of the city to consider what it means to be part of the Hudson community fabric, and looked inward at our own relationship to the region over the past 10 years. The Hudson Eye was born in 2019 - to be shared. The Hudson Eye will be an annual 10-day public program and urban showcase, artist- driven, with a focus on Dance, Music, Performance, Film, Visual Art, Dining Out, and Nightlife during the final week of August, running through Labor Day weekend, as a celebratory close to Hudson’s peak tourism weekend of the summer.

For nearly 200 years during and since the founding of the Hudson River School, our city and region have been a source of inspiration for artists to live, work, commune, meditate, create, find shelter, renew themselves - and seek a sustainable creative sanctuary. As we go further in depth during our planning phase of The Hudson Eye we remain mindful of this history, and steadfast in our support of the Hudson community: we have plans to expand our commitment to with many artists. Our program features a number of artists both within the Hudson region and abroad, to be curatorially framed in a multi-venue exhibition program, while also featuring a daily 1pm Panel Salon and “Dine Around” in town each evening.


The Hudson Eye
Host Committee 2019

David Noble & Douglas Choo
Ann Artschwager
Carlo Adinolfi & Renee Philippi
David & Alix Becker
Jonah Bokaer & Steven Ladd
Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS
Noreen Buckfire
Ailsa Carpenter & Christian Frei
David Chase & Gerard Cortinez
Stephen Chiu & Frank Mammone
City Of Hudson - Arts, Entertainment, Tourism Awards 2019
City Of Hudson - Finance Committee
City Of Hudson - Mayor Rick Rector
Dancers Responding to AIDS
Judith & Walter Flamenbaum
Flood-Gamble Foundation, Inc.
Kirstin Gamble
Francine Hunter McGivern & Daniel Rothbart
IBM Employee Matching Grant
Jasper Johns
Steven Johnson & Walter Sudol
Sean & Mary Kelly
Jill & Peter Kraus
Josh Lipsman & Jonathan Sorge
Low Road Foundation
Erica L. Marks & Dan George
Victor Mendolia
Northlands Foundation
Purcell S. Palmer
Hal J. Phillipps Fund
Peggy & Myron Polenberg
Denise Roberts Hurlin
Second Ward Foundation
Jerl Surratt
Dan Taulapapa McMullin & Stephen Dunn
Patrick Terenchin & David Ludwig
Ellen Thurston
Ilyse Wolfe Tretter & Lyndon Tretter
Wheelock Whitney III & Sandro Cagnin
Doug Wingo & Tim Legg