Beauty. Mystery. Nature Transformed.

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Catalpa Cloud, 2009 Wood Sculpture © Elisa Tucci Contemporary Art
A Hollow Place, 2009 Wood Sculpture © 2009
October Mountain, 2009 Wood Sculpture © Elisa Tucci Contemporary Art
Red Creek, 2009 Wood Sculpture © Elisa Tucci Contemporary Art
Untitled #1, 2007 Oil On Canvas 30" X 30" © Elisa Tucci Contemporary Art
View VIII, 2006 Oil On Paper 9" X 12" © Elisa Tucci Contemporary Art
Tree Fantasy, 2009 Mixed Media, Digital Fusion 26" X 38" © Elisa Tucci Contemporary Art
Boscobel Study, 2007 Oil, Watercolor, Pencil, Mixed Media On Canvas 36" X 48" © Elisa Tucci Contemporary Art
Hurry Sundown, 2007 Acrylic On Paper 24" X 30" © Elisa Tucci Contemporary Art
Caravan, 2007 Acrylic On Paper 24" X 30" © Elisa Tucci Contemporary Art
Garden 1, 2007 Mixed Media, Digital Fusion 26" X 38" © Elisa Tucci Contemporary Art
Etruscan Tomb Orvieto, 2007 Oil On Canvas 32" X 42" © Elisa Tucci Contemporary Art
Beauty. Mystery. Nature Transformed.
Curated by: Lisa Cooper, Joan Daidone

6422 Montgomery Street, Route 9
Rhinebeck, NY
October 12th, 2009 - November 10th, 2009
Opening: October 24th, 2009 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

other (outside main areas)
10:30am to 5:30pm Daily
mixed-media, digital, installation, landscape, sculpture
Open to Public, Free


Hudson Valley Artists bring the beauty, mystery and power of nature into the home at Hammertown Gallery in Rhinebeck, NY

Today “eco-friendly” and “sustainability” are household words whether you live in the country, the city or somewhere in between. Many of us are concerned about our environment and looking for new ways to preserve its natural beauty and healing energy.  Artists have focused on the environment since the beginning of time and continue to inspire us with their visions of life in balance and harmony with nature.

Each of the artists in “Beauty. Mystery. Nature Transformed” at the Hammertown Rhinebeck Gallery seek to preserve, translate and expand our worldview of our natural landscape and environment – while bringing the restorative energy of nature inside the walls of our home environment no matter where we live.

Collaborating with the curators at Elisa Tucci Contemporary Art, Hammertown Rhinebeck presents the beauty, mystery and transformational energy of nature in a new Art Exhibit at the store’s home design gallery.  Opening Columbus Day Weekend on Saturday, October 10th, the show runs through November 10th, 2009 at the gallery on Montgomery Row in the center of Rhinebeck.  There will also be a Hammertown After Hours Reception with Pine Plains sculptor Jon DePreter on Saturday, October 24th, between 4pm and 8pm.

The exhibit features the work of both emerging and established artists currently in major private, corporate and museum collections, including:
•    Amy’s Cheng’s magical and cross-cultural world view
•    Jon DePreter’s native and tribal-inspired contemporary sculptures created from reclaimed local wood
•    Elaine Galen’s surreal and mysterious landscapes of Boscobel, the Northeastern countryside, Italy and France.
•    Sharon Gordon’s dramatic and hypnotic studies of the horizon
•    Rosalind Schneider’s video paintings and digital fusion land and waterscapes of the Hudson Valley

According to Hammertown Manager, Rhonda Cayes, “Many of our clients are looking to bring the balance, serenity and comfort of nature into their home.  We continue to expand our offerings of eco-friendly furniture and home design products.  This exhibit is designed to inspire --- and support our commitment to help our customers ‘love where you live’ while supporting the local community of artists and creative people.”  

Hammertown will also support the local community by donating 5% of art sales commissions to the Berkshire Taconic Foundation in support of arts education and creative programs that heal underserved children through the arts.

Who:       Hudson Valley Artists, including Pine Plains Sculptor Jon DePreter, New Paltz Artist Amy Cheng, Landscape Painter Elaine Galen of Mt. Kisco, NY Mixed media and video artist Rosalind Schneider of Irvington, NY, and Sharon Gordon of Syracuse, NY

What:      Beauty. Mystery. Nature Transformed Art Exhibit

Where:     Hammertown Rhinebeck Gallery and Store

When:      Artist Reception, Saturday, October 24th, between 4pm and 8pm.  
Exhibit opens Columbus Day Weekend, Saturday, October 10th and runs through November 10th, 2009

How:        Gallery is Open Daily,  10:30am to 5:30pm     

Hammertown Rhinebeck

Hammertown Barn is an award-winning home and lifestyle store that began as a little room in an old horse barn in 1985.  Family-owned and operated, there are now three stores, two located in the Hudson  Valley, in Rhinebeck and Pine Plains, NY, and one in the Berkshires,  
in Great Barrington, MA..

Elisa Tucci Contemporary Art

Elisa Tucci Contemporary Art (ETCA) is a contemporary art gallery and consulting company based in New York City and Millerton, NY.  The Gallery is dedicated to presenting art that transforms us.   ETCA represents both emerging and established artists working in traditional, mixed and new media. The founders, Joan Daidone and Lisa Cooper chose to represent work that they love, art that is timeless and transformational on an emotional, spiritual or intellectual level.

Elisa Tucci Contemporary Art currently represents sixteen artists from around the world, as well as dozens of local Hudson Valley and American artists whose work is offered through ETCA’s art consulting services. Artists are selected for mastery of their technique and craft, singular and unique creative vision, and commitment to their art and the community.  The full portfolio can be viewed online at   In the spirit of giving back to the community, 5% of gallery commissions are donated to charitable organizations that help to heal disadvantaged children heal through art.

For further information contact:

Joan Daidone
Elisa Tucci Contemporary Art
Email: Joan @
Phone: 212.982.0427

Rhonda Cayes
Gallery and Store Manager
Hammertown Rhinebeck
6420 Montgomery Street/Route 9/ Montgomery Row Plaza
Rhinebeck, NY