In conjunction with the exhibition “Tiny Worlds: Sculpture by Alice Hudson,” The Art Garage in Cooperstown will offer a free program called “Alice’s World,” an illustrated talk featuring Hudson’s small creations, on Wednesday.
The gallery will open at 2 p.m. for pre-talk viewing and refreshments. Anthropologist Liz Bronson, daughter of the late Alice Hudson, will present the informal commentary working with projectionist David Wilson.
“Tiny Worlds” features two main bodies of Hudson’s diminutive work. The 4th of July series presents small figures made of spent firecrackers; a makeshift car parade; “Lady Liberty” atop streamer-decorated wheels; and a streamer-decorated wheel chair. The second body of work, according to a media release, “comprises small architectural environments featuring quirky delightful tableaux. The interiors radiate original details.”
Hudson’s work is in numerous private collections, and in public collections including the Museum of the City of New York and the Mingei International Museum in San Diego. Mostly created in Norwich where Hudson lived for the last 20 years of her life, an installation called “Procession” will be traveling to California to be on view for one year beginning this December. It will be featured concurrently with her five-foot tall work, “A Palace for Wednesday,” which is permanently on display. The nationally touring New York Folk Art Museum’s collection will also be on display during her loan.
“Tiny Worlds” can be seen from 10 a.m. to noon Fridays and Saturdays, or by appointment or chance, through Aug. 10. A closing party will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 8. The Art Garage is at 689 Beaver Meadow Road in Cooperstown. To confirm hours or to make an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call (315) 941-9607 or 547-5327, or visit www.facebook.com/TheArtGarageCooperstown.