Monday, December 15, 2008

"Hues of The Hudson" - A Documentary about Hudson River Artists

Painting by Frederic Edwin Church (1826 – 1900) an Artist of the Hudson River School

The Hudson River Valley is a place of beautiful seasonal contrasts. There are gorgeous views of the Catskill and Adirondack mountains as well as the tremendous expanse of the ever flowing Hudson River. This was the place where many early 19th century American artists gravitated to paint landscapes. So many shared this common aesthetic vision that they became known as the Hudson River School .

My son John is a senior at Marist College in Poughkeepsie which is in the Hudson River Valley of New York State. He is a communications major with a specialization in Radio, TV and Film. He aspires to work in the Film industry upon graduation in the Spring of 2009. He is also a talented writer. John has just finished a documentary on the present Hudson Valley Art Community, "Hues of the Hudson" which explores the reasons artists live in the area, what characteristics the community has and what problems it faces as it continues on into the future. I invite you to check it out and feel free to leave comments for him!

This link takes you to his Youtube page

This link goes directly to his documentary, "Hues of the Hudson" he posted on youtube is here in two parts:
part 1:

part 2:

I also invite you to Support the Arts of the Hudson River Valley:


CAT Productions said...

It sounds like an interesting documentary. I'll check it out!

tanyBUG said...

that painting at the beginning looks like a crazy HDR photograph!

judysnowmosaics said...

You have every right to be proud !!
This is Great and your son is very talented. I love the pictures of the little houses !!
Your Son has a promising future. Someday I will be able to say I knew his Mother. Enjoyed judysnow

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Very nice blog!
I will have to check out that documentary.

Jen said...

What an exciting thing for your son and you! You must be very proud!

LeaKarts said...

So cool! I am off to watch the documenary!

TheresaJ said...

You must be very proud! :)

UniqueNurseGranny said...

Great work.

Angie said...

I loved living in the hudson river valley. Beautiful scenery and paintings.

starrynightimpressions said...

Talented son you have , takes after his mother!