House Rules Cafe at Hudson Area Library

2017-09-05 17:00 - 2017-09-05 20:00

Hudson Area Library is pleased to announce Game Night at the Library! This program is based around the exhibit “Your Turn: A Collaborative Art Show with Cindy Hoose & Jacinta Bunnell” currently on view in the Community Room.

Drop in anytime between 5-8 PM for a fun night of table top/board games with special door prizes, refreshments, & game demos from our friends at House Rules. Come relax and enjoy an evening of game play with your friends and neighbors. This event is free and open to the public and is wheelchair accessible.

The art exhibition in the Community Room features selections from a series of paintings made by Jacinta Bunnell & Cindy Hoose. These artists spent one year working with vintage game boards-turned-canvases. They worked with found materials and acrylics to create these richly textured paintings, in which layers, snippets and floating language draw the viewer into the world of the game and evoke the fractured memory of games past. Their work directs our attention to the reasons we play games: to explore the world imaginatively, free of the hope for success or the fear of failure, and to connect with each other in the spirit of joy and sentimentality. Also on display are the collaborative artworks made at a series of workshops with community members.

Jacinta Bunnell is a self-taught artist living in the Hudson Valley. Jacinta’s visual art, which she creates using a large selection of vintage ephemera, is influenced by the magic of childhood and nostalgia. She is the author of 4 coloring books about gender &

Cindy Hoose is an artist & crafter living in Kingston. Cindy’s art and sewing is inspired by vintage children’s books, children’s artwork, patterned fabrics, and the forlorn expressions of animals

House Rules is located at the corner of Columbia and 8th Streets. Founded by Kathleen Miller, a board game enthusiast with over a decade of experience in the food and wine industries, House Rules is Hudson’s brand new board game cafe, where you can play their curated selection of board games, while enjoying sandwiches, snacks, New England-style frappes and milkshakes, and delicious coffee.

This program is made possible with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the NYS Council on the Arts, administered by the Greene County Council on the Arts through the Community Arts Grants Fund.