Gallery showcases artist

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:54

BEACON-The work of Elisa Pritzker will showcase the RiverWinds Gallery from Oct. 6 to Nov. 7, with three-dimensional mini-boxes depicting Hudson Valley landscapes, buildings, and produce such as apples and pumpkins. Pritzker will be on hand for an opening reception from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, followed by Scott Helland on acoustic guitar, until 9 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The mini-dioramas tell a story by capturing familiar images that people can relate with. The use of different mediums combined with a resin and glazing process give the art a distinctive, lasting finish. Boxes may be commissioned to represent a personalized moment, situation, place, or landscape, by using new or old photos, and may include people, pets, toys or other images. Each creation is a unique, miniature world. Pritzker has exhibited in the United States, South America, Spain, Italy, Germany, Israel, Taiwan, London, and Greece. She has also curated exhibits in New York City, Washington DC, the Hudson Valley, Albany, Spain and Italy. A permanent file of her work is kept at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, in Washington, D.C., at the Museum of Latin American Art's Artist Registry in Long Beach, Calif., and at the Museo del Barrio in New York City. She is the owner and director of the Casa del Arte, which includes consulting and coaching, curatorial services, and a contemporary art gallery. A co-founder of Highland Cultural Center, a nonprofit multi-arts center in the Hudson Valley, and the former president of the New York Society of Women Artists, she has received many national and international awards and recognition throughout her career. RiverWinds Gallery, featuring traditional fine art and contemporary crafts by Hudson Valley artists, is open noon to 6 p.m. from Thursday to Monday, and noon to 9 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month. The gallery is located at 172 Main St. in Beacon. For more information, call 838-2880 or visit