LongReach Arts, formerly Summergroup, is the oldest continually running Mid Hudson Valley Mobile Cooperative
A Moment in Time
David H. Curtis
Ellen Metzger O’Shea
ABOUT LONGREACH ARTS
In the spring of 1982, a group of professional visual artists working in a variety of mediums and styles met to explore the idea of forming a cooperative gallery. Mutual respect for each other’s works and recognition of the benefits in sharing ideas and experience brought them together. In 2007, to celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary, the Group decided to change its name. Proud of its location near the Hudson River, and knowing that it has, from West Point northward, what sailors call a “long reach,” a great length of river that can be sailed without having to tack, and to also celebrate the Group’s outreach welcoming a number of the finest artists in the Valley as members of the Cooperative, it adopted the name LongReach Arts. The Group looks back with pride on its many years of achievement, and looks forward with hope to many more years of its art reaching out into the community. Today, this well known Arts Cooperative remains an important part of the visual arts in the Hudson Valley Region. In addition to achieving recognition as a group, individual members’ works are well known in the valley and beyond. They are represented in both public and private collections in the United States, Europe and Israel.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 10AM–2PM or by appointment.