‘The SOUK’ Harvest Season Begins 09/23/2018

“The SOUK” returns 9/23/2018 for its Harvest season at The OUTSIDE IN.  A foodie event focused on local prepared, take away foods, provisions and artisan goods.  Come visit favorite returning vendors and meet surprise guests every Sunday thru 11/18.  There will be occasional workshops, classes & live music (please email us with requests). Please join “The SOUK” email list for giveaways, specials and weekly updates.  Thanks to all our continued supporters and awesome vendors, lets make a great market.

Tim Miller – September 9

“RTE 9W Haverstraw, NY””


 Paintings: Tim Miller – September 9-24.  Observations of mankind’s influence on the physical world.  Some of the scenes can be from the point of view of looking through the windshield of a car, or a snap shot taken on a dirt path; quite ordinary, but upon closer inspection, and perhaps some introspection, the viewer may see something more; something beyond ordinary; maybe a sense of appreciation of the world right in front of us.  Reception 09.09.18; 2-5PM thru 

Miller received a BFA in Illustration at the School of Visual Arts, 2007.



The Steel Portrait Series: Sculpture by Daniel Lombardo – June 9-24

“The Jester”


 The Steel Portraits Series: Sculpture by Daniel Lombardo – June 9-24.  This series contains seven pieces inspired by the concept of portraits, masks and the potential limitations of the process of manipulating metal through forging, cutting and welding.  Reception 06.09.18; 2-5PM thru 06.24.18

On “The Portraits Series”:  After making several large scale sculptures I felt the need to work on a more intimate scale. However, the material I had was a 10’ length of 5” square steel pipe with 3/8” thick walls. I cut off a manageable piece approximately 24” long. I wanted to partially break the geometric integrity so I cut down the length of one corner to a few inches short of one end. This would give the piece a base or neck to stand on. I began to unfold the metal along that cut seam and then began to shape the features of the portrait. The thickness and weight of the material were quite challenging and after working it to a point that I felt it was finished I presented it for critique by my fellow sculptors. The critique left me feeling that the piece was not finished but I was not sure what additional manipulation was needed. Our mentor felt that I was onto an idea rich with possibilities and encouraged me to develop a series. So I set the first piece aside and began another sculpture based on drawings in which I deconstructed the pipe is various ways and maintaining the same scale as the first piece.

Artist Statement:  My sculpture is inspired by the human figure generally a vertical presentation, focusing on the gestalt of interconnected shapes that are both linear and volumetric. Additional inspiration comes from the totem poles of Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest and other tribal cultures from around the world, with their stacked and interconnected elements that may represent key figures or concepts in their myths and legends, combined to “tell a tale” or be a reminder of basic cultural tenets. Though my sculptures do not represent any specific events, I imagine my pieces as abstracted tales of personal events or general themes of human experience. The pieces develop from gestural sketches based on this visual language of interconnected forms merging and diverging usually, but not exclusively, along a vertical axis. For the past 5 years I have focused on working in forged steel, which has fostered new gestural elements inspired by the material and this process.





THEN NOW: Three Galleries, Three Exhibits- Sunday, April 15

This event explores the past and present operations of three venues, Bell-ans Center of Creative Arts, The OUTSIDE IN, and Union Arts Center, with a day of art openings, workshops & closings taking place at each venue thru the day.



Volition Gallery at Bell-ans Center of Creative Arts:  “Denim”. Once home to Udelco, a meca for recycled denim, Bell-ans’ Volition Gallery hosts “Denim”, an exhibit by The Bluefield Artists who explore denim through painting, photography, metal and pottery.  South Greenbush Road, Orangeburg, NY

Union Arts Center (UAC): “Channeled: Spiritual Energy Abstractions”. UAC pays homage to its past as home to the spiritual and artisinal group The Craftsmen with a reception with artist David Young (4 – 6) followed by an “Art Hang” with food and wine by Halo & Horns.

The OUTSIDE IN: “Origins”.  Uncovering the building’s roots as a flower and garden shop with botanicals & plants through art, workshops and tastings. Oil paintings by Dale Payson, reception 12n-4pm. (FREE demos, workshops & tastings thru the day.) 


“Origins”: Demos, Workshops & Tastings at The OUTSIDE IN, aka, “The Flower Pot”.

04.15.2018, 12n-4pm

 “Improving Your Soil – A Garden Is Only As Good As It’s Dirt”,  1pm. FREE 

A 20-30 minute workshop about preparing a garden, with focus on improving/building nutrient rich soils. Frankie’s opinion is that organic gardening, while fussy and complicated at first, is by and far the best way to yield the most lush, vigorous and productive plants possible. The goal of this workshop is to learn from each other’s experiences in the garden and to look at some tips from expert gardeners about how composting and good organic growing practices will dramatically increase your gardens health, beauty and harvest.

Instructor: Francesco Caruana.  Business: Frankie’s Peppers LLC – a small nursery for chile peppers

Francesco is a Sparkill native, born and raised, who began his obsession with gardening through cultivation of chile peppers. While purchasing a Mother’s Day gift several years ago, Frankie stumbled upon a simple habanero plant, which he bought and meticulously nurtured for the rest of that Summer, turning its fruits into sauces and fun pepper products. Frankie has been avidly growing peppers and other fruits/vegetables since then, each year expanding his arsenal and reading lots of material on soil and composting. Simple medicine:  Herbal Infusions, teas and nourishing foods.


Nyack Seed Exchange “Seed Swap” Kiosk at The OUTSIDE IN.  All Day.  FREE

Nyack Seed Exchange is brought to us by Jennifer Hausler of Cottage Creek Gardens, a new small home-based nursery in Valley Cottage, NY, that is currently establishing and propagating plants for a sales launch this spring.  The Nyack Seed Exchange is a place for gardeners to share seeds and experience. You can check out vegetable, flower &  herb seeds or donate them to the seed library.  The Exchange supports organic gardening, but accepts donations from all gardeners. Most of their commercial donors have signed the Safe Seed Pledge, and many of their seeds are organic.  If you would like to donate your saved seeds to the exchange, please make sure seeds are dry and you can print and fill out ahead the Seed Label Template.

“Simple Medicine: Herbal Infusions, Teas & Nourishing Foods”, 2pm.  FREE4 

Learn to nourish yourself with easy, cost effective methods of preparing health sustaining foods, simple teas  & nourishing foods. Plants are here to support us and when we use them as medicine and food we open up to the world in a new and life affirming away.  Please bring a favorite mug or cup as there will be several delicious teas to taste. Drinks served in combo with tea & espresso bar.

Instructor: Scott Massarsky combines his three loves of art, music and the healing plants as a teaching artist to give fun, unique and informative workshops, lectures and performances.  Scott graduated with a BFA from the School of Visual Arts and has received grants from the Puffin Foundation for both art and songwriting. He is currently a teaching artist with the Peace Garden Song and Mural project – where he brings murals, music and mindfulness into schools.  He has been practicing herbalism for the past 15 years and has apprenticed with Herbalist Robin Rose Bennett.

NOVA: The Hidden Power of Plants 1987 

“The Flower Pot”, a full day of ongoing plant workshops

Join our staff for a day of plants and planting prep in OUTSIDE IN care-free style.  Come have fun mounting epiphytes, propagating & mixing succulents’ while lashing & trellising bamboo for the seeds you will sew in your gardens this spring.


Happy New Year,

“The SOUK” is back for its 5th season!  Sundays (11 – 3) from January 7th through March 25th.  For details, check out the website.

For more about what’s happening at The OUTSIDE IN, stay tuned.. Lots of new things on the horizon.


New Holiday Hours

Starting the first week in December, we will be open Tuesdays – Sundays for your Holiday Shopping with extended morning hours and some evening hours.  Check out our FB page for updates!

Our espresso bar will be open as well with local fare – both sweet and savory.

Check out this video of some of the gift items we have available for your holiday shopping. 

Into the Ink: The Drawings, Paintings & Writings of Scott H. Massarsky.

Reception 09.23.17; 5-7:30p with album release performance @ 7:30 from Scott & His Tiny Instruments.

An installation of automatic works inspired by the gallery, patrons & pets.  Using outsider techniques, Massarsky pushes & pulls black ink over paper until images manifest which he then pairs with stories evoking the whimsical spirit of the child contrasted against the chaos and uncertainty of existence. The work is reminiscient of artists Shel Silverman, Tim Burton & Brian Andreas.

Scott H. Massarsky is an artist, songwriter and herbalist who graduated from The School of Fine Arts in Manhattan with a BFA in Painting, Book and Printmaking. Massarsky is an artist in residence with Peace Song and Mural Projects and has received grants fom the Puffin Foundation for both art and music.

Night Garden: Roisin Reilly


Blue/Black & White Minimal Paintings Inspired by the Dogwood Tree and its Blossoms

Night Garden: Roisin Reilly.   “This series of paintings was completed in the last year using a limited palette of mostly blue/black & white.  They were inspired by both the dogwood tree in my back yard and a desire to celebrate the beauty in its blossoms.  The visual components are simplified to a minimum of shapes in a nighttime theme, which adds to a dramatic sense of mystery and fantasy.” Reception: Saturday, 04/08/2017; 5-8PM at The OUTSIDE IN, Piermont NY.

Roisin Reilly received a BFA from Parsons School of Design and studied a year at Parsons in Paris, France.  Reilly participated in the   2016 Metropolitan of Art Individual Copyist Program, NYC. Reilly  is a decorative painter with 20+ years working in both California and New York on residential and commercial projects.  A longtime resident of lower Hudson Valley of New York the artist’s work can be found in private and public collections. (Artist Website)

The Act of Drawing: Grace Knowlton and Pat Hickman


The Act of Drawing: Grace Knowlton and Pat Hickman.  Recent pen and ink drawings from quiet afternoons the artists spent together at Knowlton’s residence in Sneden’s Landing, NY. Hickman is an admirer of Knowlton’s, “How to Draw Wrong”.  Their results emphasize the physical act of drawing itself as an essential aspect of a finished work. Reception 10/30/2016; 2-5PM at The OUTSIDE IN, Piermont NY.

Pat Hickman is Professor Emerita of the Art Department, University of Hawaii, where she taught for sixteen years. Her studio is now at the Garnerville Arts and Industrial Center, NY and she lives nearby on the Lower Hudson River. Hickman’s work is in major collections, including the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, the Oakland Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Honolulu Academy of Arts, and the Hawaii State Art Museum, among others. In Hawaii, Hickman’s commission, Nets of Makali’i-Nets of the Pleiades, stands as monumental entrance gates for the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Hickman twice received NEA Individual Artist’s Grants. In 2005, she was elected a Fellow of the American Craft Council, and she served as President of the Textile Society of America (2008-2010). Hickman curated two traveling exhibits: Innerskins/Outerskins: Gut and Fishskin (1987) and Baskets: Redefining Volume and Meaning (1993). Artist website

Knowlton received her Master of Arts in Art Education at Columbia University Teacher’s College in New York after earning a Bachelor of Arts at Smith College in Massachusetts and has taught at the Art Students League among other teaching posts.   Internationally known, Ms. Knowlton has been widely exhibited, and is represented in many public and private collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C.; Yale University Museum of Art, New Haven; the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York City.  Knowlton has been featured in Art in America, The New Yorker, Architectural Digest, Arts Magazine, The New York Times, Sculpture Magazine and Vogue. Artist website



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