The art gallery at the Rockefeller State Park Preserve is staging an exhibition of an American Folk Art first introduced in the 1850s: rug hooking. The collection on exhibition from Jan. 28 through March 4 features pieces by 17 artists, inspired by the preserve and the Hudson Valley landscape.
The artists are members of The Hudson River Rug Hookers based in Croton. The artists produce textile art for walls, floors, and other decorative use.
The featured artists are Marilyn Bottjer, Mary Alenstein, Helen Buerger, Amy Stoner Cotter, Qing Dollinger, Sally Doran, Anita Eddy, Joyce Kapadia, Heidi Lawrence, Mary Parker, Charlotte Rodziewicz, Robin Schwamb, Phyllis Shapiro, Diane Skalak, Michele Vozick, Ruth Weyland, and Roya Zarrehparvar. The exhibition is curated by Audrey Leeds and Marilyn Bottjer.
A public reception will be held Jan. 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. The gallery is at 125 Phelps Way in Pleasantville. It is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.