Lily & Honglei’s photograph “Memory” will be included in “Inanimate Picturesunusual stilllifes of non-organic objects”


For immediate release

Contact: Jim Furlong, 212-760-9800


unsual still lifes of man –made objects

New York, NY, December 3, 2010 –

Hudson Guild is pleased to present a new group show called INANIMATE PICTURES.  The third in series at the Guild exploring many different facets of the art of still life, this exhibit contains varied, quirky examples of subjects which are man-made, expanding on previous exhibits which focused on food and botanicals.  The subjects of the work in the current exhibit include clothing, tools, furniture, containers, decorations, and recreational objects (such as toys, books, sports equipment, etc.) – a list which encompasses practically every conceivable man-made object other than vehicles or buildings.

The paintings, drawings, photographs and sculpture in the exhibit were created by Denise Adler, Fran Beallor, Jude Broughan, Susan Cohen, Erik Dalzen, Melissa Eder, Julian Hsiung, Kiyoshi Ike, Frances Kuehn, Lily and Honglei, Tommy Mintz, Brett Mohr, Douglas Newton, Deniz Ozuygur, Larry Schulte, Jolie Stahl, John Tebeau and Ben Valentine

The opening reception for the exhibit will take place at the Guild Gallery II in New York on December 16 from 6 to 7:30 PM.  The exhibit will be on display through February 25, 2011.

About Hudson Guild Galleries

Hudson Guild Gallery (opened in 1948) and Guild Gallery II (opened in 2001) offer several different ways for participants to explore the visual arts, especially those who might not otherwise have such opportunities.   This includes people living in the housing projects in which the Guild is situated, as well as persons who participate in the Guild’s mental health, youth and senior programs.

Some exhibits provide opportunities to anyone from the community to show their own art work in group shows, regardless of their level of experience or training.  Other exhibits are of work by professionally trained artists.  These are frequently organized around themes which educate the viewers about an eclectic range of styles and forms.  Some exhibits bring together work which explores cultural themes of special relevance to the people who participate regularly in other Guild programs.

Guided tours throughout the year serve to educate viewers of all ages about new forms and ideas, fostering an ongoing dialogue about the work on display and art in general.  Over 2000 people visit at least one of the Guild’s galleries every year, and over 50 guided tours are given each year to groups of youth and adults from the Chelsea community, where participants frequently get a chance to meet the artists themselves to discuss the work being exhibited.

About Hudson Guild

Founded in 1895, Hudson Guild is a multi-service, multi-generational community organization rooted in and primarily focused on Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. The Guild serves approximately 14,000 people annually with services such as daycare, hot meals for senior citizens, low-cost professional counseling, community arts programs, and recreational programming for teens. More information is available at


unusual still lifes of man-made objects

a group show

Dates: December 16, 2010 – February 25, 2011

Opening Reception: December 16, 6 -7:30 PM

Viewing Hours:  Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 3 PM-6 PM

and by appointment


Guild Gallery II

Hudson Guild Fulton Center

119 9th Avenue

New York, NY 10011

Information: 212-760-9837

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