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Nyack Window Project: Starry Night/Disco Look

by Ashley Tedino
The Nyack Window Project, a streetscape exhibition that pairs visual artists with local landlords to create original installations in downtown storefronts,  features 16 locations featuring the work of 15 artists in  Nyack.
Conceived by award-winning set designer and village resident Joanne Howard, the Nyack Window project is in its second year. This week Nyack News And Views will feature the work of several of this year’s artists.

“Starry Night/Disco Look” by Joanne Howard

Howard’s title for her window brings viewers into two realms that interlock. She says it was hard to capture the actual feel of the window because “the lights tend to confuse the light meter in the camera, not giving the installation the look that it actually has.” While viewing this window, you will see a rotating turntable and rotating mirror ball surrounded by a broken wall made of sugar cubes.

Photo Credit: Ken Sharp

Howard currently has many roles; she’s a sculptor, mixed media artist, a set designer and an adjunct professor in Fine Arts at Rockland Community College. At the Hopper House in April, Howard will be organizing a show that will highlight three artists, including Polly King and Susanna Frosch who were also featured in the holiday window displays.
“Starry Night/Disco Look” is on display through the end of January in the windows of the Athene building at the corner of Main Street and Broadway in Nyack. Howard’s entry in the 2016 Nyack Window project was sponsored by Rand Commercial Realty.
Nyack Window Project 2016 Athene Panorama. Photo Credit: Dave Zornow
The project was coordinated by the Village of Nyack Recreation department. Nyack News And Views is a participating sponsor, along with The Time Nyack hotel, Christopher Street Financial, Rand Commercial Realty, Weld Realty, Nyack HospitalSenator David Carlucci, Nancy Blaker Weber, Kim-Adele Rosner, Nyack Mayor Jennifer Laird White, Don Hammond and Thom Kleiner, Amos Friedland and Phoebe Ryder, Denise and Adam Lipson, Jennifer Smith, Edward Hopper House and Maura’s Kitchen.
Nyack Window Project 2016 downtown map

2016 Nyack Window Project locations. Illustration by Shawna Handke.

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Nyack People & Places, a weekly series that features photos and profiles of citizens and scenes near Nyack, NY, is sponsored by Sun River Health.

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