Local Artists' 'Seed Packet' Works on Display at DCC Art Gallery

March 14, 2013 – The final form to be taken by the pieces currently on display in Dutchess Community College’s Mildred I. Washington Art Gallery might be as unique as the art itself.

Artwork created by more than 30 local artists in varying mediums such as oil painting, paper, collage, embroidery and more will be used as packaging art for a wide selection of seeds offered by the Hudson Valley Seed Library.

The original pieces will be on display in DCC’s art gallery through April 19, with an opening reception scheduled for March 20 at 5 p.m.

Artists are commissioned to create works based on their interpretation of a different heirloom seed variety offered by the Hudson Valley Seed Library. The original works are brought together for a traveling exhibit called “Art of the Heirloom,” while each seed pack can be unfolded and enjoyed as its own unique work of art. A postcard featuring some of the artwork can be viewed here.

The gallery is in the Allyn J. Washington Center for Science and Art. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information about the exhibit, call Gallery Director Margaret Craig at (845) 431-8617.