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Hudson Guild Galleries Reopen

August 3, 2021 | by hgadmin

Hudson Guild
441 W. 26th Street
New York, New York 10001
Contact: Joel Duarte / (212) 760-9800/


New York, NY, July 2, 2021 – Hudson Guild’s two gallery spaces are opening this summer. Guild Gallery II at the Fulton Center will reopen on July 29 after being closed since 2017 for a full renovation. The first exhibit in the newly designed space will be The Portrait Project, featuring paintings created by Rusty Zimmerman. The Portrait Project was funded through a special grant from Google, and includes paintings of 14 community members, including Hudson Guild program participants ranging in age from 11 to 102.

Rusty Zimmerman is the founder of the Free Portrait Project ( for which he created 200 portraits of Crown Heights residents which were exhibited at Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Children's Museum, and Brooklyn Borough Hall. His work has been featured in the New York Times, the Atlantic's CityLab, and the Saatchi Gallery Magazine in London. He has lectured at Wellesley College, Long Island University, and Harvard University, and lives and works in Brooklyn.

Hudson Guild Gallery will reopen on August 5 with a new exhibit called Vigilance: Shields and Totems featuring new work by Denise Corley ( The artworks being featured employ a primitive approach, casting references to ancient cultures amid the contemporary discarded artifacts. Inviting yet probing, the works are assemblages comprised of a variety of materials.

Denise Corley grew up in Detroit and received her BFA in Painting from Wayne State University. Currently living in Brooklyn, her work has been featured in many spaces including the Sideshow Gallery, PS 1, and BACA Downtown Gallery. Much of her recent work uses wire, molded paper and packing materials to create striking, elegant three-dimensional effects.



Founded in 1895, Hudson Guild currently provides services to more than 14,000 people each year in six main programmatic areas: Adult Services, Early Childhood Education, Arts, Children and Youth Services, Mental Health Services and Community Building. Program participants come from a variety of cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. For more information visit and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.


Arts at Hudson Guild have been successful in helping to build a stronger community in Chelsea since 1895, bringing together people of diverse backgrounds to share their mutual interests in both performing and visual arts. Hudson Guild Gallery (opened in 1948) and Guild Gallery II (opened in 2001) offer different ways for people in the Guild community to explore the visual arts, especially those who might not otherwise have such opportunities. Some exhibits provide opportunities to anyone in the community to show their own art work in group shows. Other exhibits of work by professionally trained artists are organized around themes which educate viewers about an eclectic range of styles and forms, or which explore cultural themes of special relevance to the local community. Guided tours throughout the year serve to educate viewers of all ages about contemporary art, fostering dialogue about the work on display and art in general. Tolerance and understanding increase as artists and viewers share ideas about art and life.


Location: Guild Gallery II, 119 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

Dates: July 29 – September 22, 2021

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 29 5:30 – 7:00 PM

Viewing Hours: Tuesdays through Fridays 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Admission: Free

Information: 212-760-9837

Subway: C, E to W. 14th Street in Manhattan.


Location: Hudson Guild Gallery, 441 W. 26th Street, New York, NY 10001

Dates: August 5 – October 5, 2021

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 5 5:30 – 7:00 PM

Viewing Hours: Tuesdays – Fridays 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM and Saturdays (Sept. 11 – Oct. 2) 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Admission: Free

Information: 212-760-9837

Subway: C, E to W. 23rd Street in Manhattan.