Hudson artists Dana Giel-Ray and Karen Koch formerly of 220 N. Main Street, are joining creative forces with artist Shannon Casey in a new venture called “Uncommon Art”. Uncommon Art, a combination of art studios, micro gallery, and classroom, is now open at 178 ½ N. Main Street, upstairs from Hudson Oriental Rugs.
Giel-Ray (of Bellabor Art Jewelry) and Koch (of Life Needs Art) have operated art studios at 220 N. Main Street since 2013. They, along with Casey, are several of the organizers of the 2nd Friday Art Hops in Hudson. They are all big believers in the strength of the arts community in Hudson.
The second floor space that is now Uncommon Art was unoccupied for several years, but has had a rich history. The building was built in 1833 by Owen Brown, father of John Brown. The first floor has been a general store, several restaurants, a hardware store, and many others before becoming the rug store. The second floor has been occupied by other artists in the past, as well as used for hair salons, dentist offices, and even headquarters for the Hudson Hub Times many years ago!
Uncommon Art offers classes in drawing and painting, plus mixed media and collage. Group classes and private lessons are available for adults and children. Painting parties are great fun for groups of friends and can be scheduled as well.
The artists would like to invite the community to a grand opening celebration on:
Saturday, April 2
Noon – 5pm