Patti Rothberg will display her artwork at the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center at 12 Vassar St in Poughkeepsie, NY April 10 through May 31 with a reception and performance on 4/15.
The art reception begins at 6:00 pm and the concert starts at 8:00 pm in the acoustically brilliant VBI auditorium. Patti's first book is here, 'Extra Awesome', the ultimate multimedia rock n roll journal!
Two landmark Victorian buildings were underwritten by John Guy Vassar and Matthew Vassar, Jr. The Vassar Brothers were the nephews of the founder of Vassar College. This philanthropic family dedicated their lives and fortunes to the enrichment of the community. In 1883, they sought to establish sites that fulfilled the needs of the era and their vision of a better society.
The large Italianate structure at #9 Vassar Street was designed and was used as a home for aged men. It now house the Dutchess County Arts Council and other offices.The red Victorian parlors are used for events and gallery exhibits.
The theater building, orginally called Vassar Brothers Institute, is at #12 Vassar Street was created to bring the arts, culture and the discussion of science and nature to the City of Poughkeepsie. This houses a newly renovated 200 seat theater, a 1200 square foot dance studio, a reception gallery, 2 artist's lofts and a music teaching studio.
The galleries, including severa lVictorian parlors, host local and regional artists and photographers year round. Most exhibits change every 6 weeks.