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FRG Objects & Design Gallery/Art

PHONE: (646) 483-9109
ADDRESS: 217 Warren Street, 2nd Fl., Hudson NY 12534
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Interior Design / Gallery Showroom Website: www.frgdesignart.com 


FRG OBJECTS & DESIGN at 217 Warren Street, Hudson N.Y. is the result of FR Gillette’s love of Interior Design and a desire to reveal the potential beauty he finds in often under valued and cast off mid-century furniture, vintage lighting fixtures, glass and ceramic objects. The pieces are re-imagined, repaired, re-finished, re-covered whatever it takes to achieve the intended result. All re-envisioned pieces are now being offered in a gallery setting in Hudson, NY. Custom furniture and lighting designs are also available, as is art by both esteemed and up and coming artists.

Hours: Thurs-Mon 12-6pm

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04/08/2016

Spring Highlights at FRG Objects & Design

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NEWLY CURATED SHOWROOM WITH OUR FEATURED ARTISTS AND SPECIAL GUEST ARTISTS
MARK WASSERBACH & PAUL HARBUTT

NEW FURNISHINGS & GALLERY FAVORITES UP TO 20% OFF

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Hudson artist, Mark Wasserbach's 2013 painted wood wall sculpture of constructed found material measures 47 inches in diameter. Lyn Godley's "Crinkle Lamp" was designed in 1996 and is in the permanent collection of both NYC's Museum of Modern Art & The Museum of Art and Design as well as The Philadelphia Museum of Art. The limited edition table lamp is available in various colors. SH-4 Newly curated showroom features tables in steel and concrete by Joshua Howe Design, gold paintings by Sean-Paul Pluguez, collagraphic prints by Belkis Ayon, and an updated vintage design convertible sofa available by custom order. The beautiful mid-century Danish abstract design wool carpet measures 90 x 130 inches. Black bar with border This re-imagined black lacquered bar is the perfect center piece for any room. The white glass diamond door detail is contrasted dramatically against the ebony finish. Its bar section has a drop-down work surface and two storage sections, one with tambour doors. 48"W x 39.5"H x 17"D Final Attemp for Spring Mailing Joseph Conrad-Ferm's "I Believe", 2013, mixed media on canvas, 70 x 55.5 inches. Assorted throw pillows by Historically Inaccurate, "Crinkle" lamp by Lyn Godley and an orange onyx "Rhodes" lamp by Kerry MacBride. The "Y" series steel and concrete coffee table 60 x 17 x 13 inches by Joshua Howe Design 2015. Castro table with border This chic 1950's convertible coffee / dining table is by Castro Design. The table is 48 inches long by 44 inches wide and can easily heighten from 16 to 29 inches. The mid-century dining chair, shown in an ebony finish with mohair upholstery is truly unique in design and available without arms. The framed print is Belkis Ayon's "Siempre Vuelvo", 1994, collograph, 40 x 29.5 in. SH-8 Modern yet fantastical storyteller Paul Harbutt has shown extensively in the U.S. and Europe, his work is in both public and private collections. Pictured here: "Playing with Fire", c. 2009 - 2012, oil, resin, & neon on canvas, 71 x 55 inches.

Top Image: Drew Boughton's painting "Comet Eyebrow", 2004, acrylic on canvas, 65x53in
Handblown art glass vases by Michael Anchin

Visit our WEBSITE for the complete list of inventory

Please inquire for discount pricing and information

Rick Gillette
[email protected]
Tel: 646.483.9109

FRG OBJECTS & DESIGN / ART
217 Warren Street, 2nd Floor
Hudson, New York 12534

HOURS:
Thursday - Monday 12-6pm
and by appointment

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12/03/2015

Winter Walk-Into FRG Objects & Design

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Please join us during Hudson's "Winter Walk" for wine, design & our Gift Pop-up Shop of fabulous items for everyone on your gift list!

GIFT POP-UP SHOP
Design Destination Hudson

Saturday December 5th, 5-8pm

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11/21/2015

Gift Pop-Up Shop at FRG Objects & Design/Art

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11/05/2015

ZEN DOT ENERGY Exhibit Extended Through December

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FRG OBJECTS & DESIGN / ART is pleased to extend Zendot2 NOW ON VIEW THROUGH DECEMBER 2015


The ZEN DOT ENERGY series, completed in 2004 by painter MERRILL STEIGER, was born out of an extended art meditation leading to an intuitive transformation and reflection of India's tantric traditions of circles and chakras.

The obsessive detailing of the ZEN DOT ENERGY series emanates a universally understood electric current felt across cultural boundaries. Steiger deploys pointillism, scale shift, color harmony and spatial involution giving the viewer a sense of hallucinatory vibration. The work seems to be in a continuous state of generative unfolding sustaining the eye and mind. This vibrational effect of illusory movement frees us of pre-conditioned, regulated western strictures, delivering a sense of liberation.

Merrill Steiger is a mid-career artist, living and working in New York City and Woodstock, NY. She has exhibited extensively in both solo and group exhibitions at museums, university galleries, art fairs, and galleries nationwide. The most recent solo exhibitions include Spectrum Miami in Miami, FL and ArtExpo and the Walter Wickiser Gallery in New York City. Her work is also housed in a number of public, private, and permanent collections.

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Image 1: Chakra, 2002, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 60 in Image 2: Exhibition detail: Painting by Merrill Steiger, Energy #1, acrylic on canvas, 72 x 60 in


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FRG OBJECTS & DESIGN / ART
217 Warren Street, 2nd Floor
Hudson, New York 12534

HOURS:
Thursday - Monday 12-6pm
and by appointment

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09/01/2015

ZEN DOT ENERGY at FRG Objects & Design/Art

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FRG OBJECTS & DESIGN / ART is pleased to exhibit Zendot-2 OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 5th 6-9PM


MERRILL STEIGER
"The Zen Dot paintings have their sources in my own life experiences, including my connection to the art of ancient cultures and my personal path of spiritual self-discovery. It is my belief that while we mostly live in our conscious thoughts, we remain largely unaware of the depths of the unconscious and the spiritual dimension of our own being. These paintings are a way to access a sense of that deeper level of our inner selves."

The obsessive detailing of the ZEN DOT ENERGY series emanates a universally understood electric current felt across cultural boundaries. Steiger deploys pointillism, scale shift, color harmony and spatial involution giving the viewer a sense of hallucinatory vibration. The work seems to be in a continuous state of generative unfolding sustaining the eye and mind. This vibrational effect of illusory movement frees us of pre-conditioned, regulated western strictures, delivering a sense of liberation. Zendot-3 Early in her artistic career, Steiger developed an interest in “color fragmentation,” juxtaposing strong colors using hard-edged shapes. In the mid-1970s, a visit to Mexico revealed her connection to the art of ancient cultures, which informed her own work and became a recurring theme.

Visiting spiritual Power Spots, or geographic sites charged with positive energy, has brought her in contact with the art of Aboriginal Australians, and the indigenous traditions of Africa and Asia, including Cambodia, Vietnam, India, the Himalayas, and Japan. The artists' travels, study, and life experiences in such places continue to be a strong influence and inspiration to her work.

In 1999 an extended art meditation brought on an intuitive transformation and a reflection of India's tantric traditions of circles and chakras, which eventually led to the completion of the ZEN DOT ENERGY series in 2004.
Unnamed Merrill Steiger is a mid-career artist, living and working in New York City and Woodstock, NY. She has exhibited extensively in both solo and group exhibitions at museums, university galleries, art fairs, and galleries nationwide. The most recent solo exhibitions include Spectrum Miami in Miami, FL and ArtExpo and the Walter Wickiser Gallery in New York City. Her work is also housed in a number of public, private, and permanent collections.

ZEN DOT ENERGY will be on view through November 2015.

Image 1: Energy #1, 2003, acrylic on canvas, 72 x 60 in
Image 2: Dancing Fields and Vibrating Rock, 2004, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 60 in
Image 3: Three Totems, 2000, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 108 in


PRESS CONTACT:
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Tel: 646.483.9109

FRG OBJECTS & DESIGN / ART
217 Warren Street, 2nd Floor
Hudson, New York 12534

HOURS:
Thursday - Monday 12-6pm
and by appointment

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07/29/2015

Summer Sale Event at FRG Objects & Design/Art

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MID-CENTURY Modern Breakfast Set
36" Mosaic table with brass base and four gilded chairs with faux gold leather seats

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Chrome & Amber Glass Table Lamps with custom black linen shades
Turquoise & Rust Ceramic Table Lamps by CLATE with pale linen shades

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Set of five DESIRON
dining chairs with black steel bases, faux-ostrich leather & zebra fabric upholstery

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JENS RISOM-STYLE bench with black
wood base and upholstery fabric by PAUL SMITH for MAHARAM

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UNIQUE three-legged curved
chrome chair with midnight blue FRENCH FAUX-FUR upholstery

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1960's steel grey metallic lacquer two-drawer
bedside chest from a four-piece bedroom set by ALBE Fine Furniture

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Re-visioned SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN dining table and six matching chairs with
ALEXANDER GIRARD fabric for MAHARAM upholstery
AILERON SUSPENSION Lamp by JOSHUA HOWE DESIGN




Rick Gillette
[email protected]
Tel: 646.483.9109

FRG OBJECTS & DESIGN / ART
217 Warren Street, 2nd Floor
Hudson, New York 12534

HOURS:
Thursday - Monday 12-6pm
and by appointment

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06/15/2015

Joshua Howe at FRG Objects & Design/Art

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SHOWCASING UNIQUE
LIGHTING & FURNITURE
BY JOSHUA HOWE DESIGN

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Design intent and the desires inherent to a given material combine fluidly in Joshua Howe's furniture and lighting. Be it machined steel, cast plastic or poured concrete, his industrial/product design background and years of experience promote a collaboration between concept and its components. Handmade in small, large and custom editions,his creations reveal a deceptive and disarming simplicity that is as functional as it is innovative.

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Y Series Coffee Table
Acid treated mild steel, lacquer / wax finish
Pigmented and waxed concrete
60"L x 17"W x 13"H
Featured in The New York Times
$4,700

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WF Magazine Side Table
Acid treated mild steel, lacquer / wax finish
Pigmented and waxed concrete
Removable concrete surface and rack
32"L x 12.5"W x 15"H
Full Story Article Featured in Dwell
$2,400

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O-Votto Table Lamp

Made of steel, plastic and concrete. A two-toned plastic light diffuser rotates 360 degrees, allowing the user to change the amount of light the lamp gives off. The small perforated stainless steel bulb cover rotates around the socket concealing unwanted "hot-spots" and is easily attached or detached with a simple clipping mechanism. $600 each

"I like the combination of the solid, concrete base and the thin, steel arm - it makes the light feel solid. The way he's designed the light, it seems to go from heavy and thick to thin and light as your eye moves up the airy shade." - Jaime Derringer quoted in Design Milk

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Alar Double Stem Floor Lamp
Acid treated mild steel with lacquer finish & copper tubing
Etched acrylic wings
Full-range dimmers allowing independent control of each system
Independent rotation of each stem
36-64"L x10"W x 71"H
Featured in The New York Times
$4,800

Joshua Howe sees beyond the limitations of concrete and steel. Originally attracted to the materials rugged looks, he became impressed with its versatility. "It can be rough and industrial or light, silky and elegant."

To view the complete inventory of lighting & furniture by Joshua Howe available at FRG Objects & Design/Art please visit FRGdesignart.com

Discounts available on qualified orders.
Please feel free to email or call with any inquiries or questions.

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CONTACT:
Rick Gillette
[email protected]
Tel: 646.483.9109

FRG OBJECTS & DESIGN / ART
217 Warren Street, 2nd Floor
Hudson, New York 12534

HOURS:
Thursday - Monday 12-6pm
and by appointment

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05/05/2015

Works by SEAN-PAUL PLUGUEZ

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OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, MAY 16TH, 6-8PM

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SEAN-PAUL PLUGUEZ allows us into a creative compartment where even seemingly mundane objects have an aura of value. What more appropriate way to propel any object or surface to prominence than bathing it in a golden light.

Vault "a room or compartment for safekeeping of valuables".
Vault "to do or achieve as if by a leap, vaulted to sudden prominence".


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With the three-year culmination of what Pluguez refers to as the "gold project" ordinary objects are awarded fine art status through the perceived value of precious metal. Canvases are embellished with texture and jewel-like bits to refract light and enhance reflection and shadow on what might have been a flat surface.

An embellished mannequin evokes an archeological find, a discarded paintbrush and can shimmer, a storage trunk turns treasure chest, while an alignment of vertical branches takes you to a gilded forest. With a flawless veneer of gold the vast number of items exhibited appear cast or dipped rather than painted.

Pluguez was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and spent most of his childhood in Arizona after a brief time in New York. Sean-Paul became fascinated with making art at an early age which ultimately led him back to New York City where he acquired a degree in Graphic Design from F.I.T.

Moving on from his Graphic Design background he began exploring new areas to express his inner vision. He worked with paint, observing how light affected color and texture on paper, fabric and various surfaces. From there he experimented with metallic colors, finding gold revealed a potential on canvas and in otherwise overlooked objects like no other medium. Even accidentally spilling gold paint over his much used work table proved to yield surprisingly beautiful results.

Pluguez became enthralled with the material not for the appeal of its monetary value but rather for the "value of honoring the surface". The artist describes his medium as "a light thief grabbing light from every direction" projecting it off varied planes and textures of the objects as if illuminated from within. Vault-2 Pluguez studied Fine Art, Communications Design, and Graphic Design at F.I.T in New York. He has exhibited at the Process Museum and the University of Arizona Museum of Art in Tucson, AZ and the 411 Gallery and the Elizabeth Dee Gallery in New York. In 2014, Pluguez was featured in a solo exhibition, entitled AU 79: The Gold Show, at the Steinfeld Warehouse in Tucson, AZ.

VAULT - on view through Summer 2015.

Image 1: Regina, 2013, gold paint, mixed media on canvas, 96 in x 144 in x 4 in
Image 2: Evita, 2013, gold paint, mixed media on resin, 30 in x 13 in
Image 3: Rhus Lancea, 2014, gold paint on wood & Baltic Birch, (4 elements) 60 in x 240 in x 84 in constructed

PRESS CONTACT:
Rick Gillette
[email protected]
Tel: 646.483.9109

FRG OBJECTS & DESIGN / ART
217 Warren Street, 2nd Floor
Hudson, New York 12534

HOURS:
Thursday - Monday 12-6pm
and by appointment

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03/31/2015

Hudson Gallery Stroll Saturday, April 11

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On Saturday, April 11th, from 5-7pm the Below3rd organization will host a gallery stroll - an ‘open house’ event focusing on the many diverse art/artisan galleries on Warren Street- between 3rd and Front street, Hudson, New York.

The event will surely help visitors recover from this past winters ‘cabin fever’. Please feel free to wander and enjoy the evening’s events, which include several opening night receptions for the exhibiting artists.

Participating venues:

100 Block- Warren Street

Davis/Orton Gallery - 114
BCBART - 116
Limner gallery - 127
Jeff Bailey Gallery - 127

200 Block- Warren Street

CCCA Gallery - 209
FRG Design/Art Gallery - 217
J Damiani - 237
Rose Fine Art - 238

Front Street and beyond

Gallery at the Chamber of Commerce - 1 North Front
Great South Bay Gallery – at Stageworks - 41A Cross Street

02/24/2015

New at FRG Objects & Design/Art

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Drew Boughton, Box 10, 2001, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48 inches



FRG OBJECTS & DESIGN / ART is pleased to exhibit
COMPOSITIONS the Hudson debut exhibition of abstract
painter DREW BOUGHTON.

ON VIEW THROUGH SPRING 2015

Among the seemingly endless number of talented artists relocating to the Hudson Valley there is DREW BOUGHTON.


Mr. Boughton, a recent Hudson, NY resident, arrived via Toronto from Los Angeles where he had worked in the theatre and film industry for many years. His experience with the stage and big screen as art director and production designer informs his painting with an uncommon power in scale and movement. An eye trained to create big statements is apparent in the calculated risk Boughton takes in his vibrant color and black and white paintings. This is not shy or pretty work.

The paintings in thick acrylic on canvas express moments of bold contrast in broad strokes and sheer layers of pigment. Vigorous application of the medium creates a "focused recklessness". One can sense the struggle of the background and foreground environment in a dynamic battle for primacy.

COMPOSITIONS demands attention as these canvases capture the eye with something familiar yet unseen, inviting speculation on when each swatch of paint was applied and why.

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Drew Boughton, Gear Jamer, 2004, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48 inches


Drew Boughton, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was raised in a family of theatre artist and spent much of his time as a boy in the scenic painting studio. The artistic environment suited him and one of the many things he learned at a young age was to mix pigment and binder to produce his own paint. As his commitment to the medium developed he went on to study fine art, receiving a BFA from The University of Massachusetts in both painting and sculpture. He later merged his fine art training with design, acquiring a MFA in Stage Design from the Yale School of Drama.

Boughton is today a widely respected theatre and film designer. His award winning theatrical set designs have been seen at many of the nation's best regional theaters including the Seattle Rep, Arena Stage, Yale Rep, and the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. 

Some of his film production design credits include, "The Man with the Iron Fists", and "Last Best Sunday", directed by Don Most which won Best Feature Film at the Telluride Indie Fest. His Production Designs the Netflix release of "Hemlock Grove", CBS "Intelligence", and the upcoming Amazon project "Man in the High Castle" for Ridley Scott's production company, Scottfree. His Supervising Art Direction credits include "Pirates of the Caribbean on Stranger Tides", "National Treasure: Book of Secrets", "The Expendables" directed by Sylvester Stallone," Deja Vu" directed by Tony Scott, "House of Sand and Fog" directed by Vadim Perelman, "Skeleton Key" directed by Iain Softley, and "Austin Powers in Goldmember" directed by Jay Roach.

Boughton has exhibited at Herter Art Gallery of the University of Massachusetts, Koussevitzky Art Gallery of Berkshire Community College, BGH Gallery at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, CA and 1078 Gallery in Chico, CA.


JOSHUA HOWE DESIGN available at
FRG OBJECTS & DESIGN / ART

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Exceptionally modern furniture designed and manufactured with the clarity and style of a true artist. Joshua Howe steel and concrete benches, consoles, side and coffee tables standout not just for their lines. Each hand poured top is the perfect thickness with a patina that varies from the look and feel of precious stone to that of structural concrete. The main gallery at 217 Warren St. 2nd floor is curated beautifully with such an aery of Mr Howe's work its like walking through a sculpture garden, come see for yourself.

Y-SERIES COFFEE TABLE as seen in the February 4th issue of the NEW YORK TIMES: Y-series-1-frg “It isn’t easy to make a piece of furniture look lightweight enough to float when you’re using material like steel and concrete. Yet that is exactly what Joshua Howe has done with his Y-series coffee table. The five-foot-long tabletop is just three-eighths of an inch thick.” – Rima Suqi

Table measures: 60” long, 17” wide, 13” high

ON VIEW through Spring 2015 at FRG
New Work by JOSEPH CONRAD-FERM

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Joseph Conrad-Ferm, I Believe, 2014, mixed media on canvas, 72 x 56 inches


This immensely talented artist produces large-scale abstract paintings bursting with visual energy. Referencing both mid-century American abstract expressionism as well as contemporary urban art; Conrad-Ferm's work has been exhibited extensively in the United States, including such prestigious venues as Highline Loft Gallery in Chelsea and Art Miami.


Upcoming Exhibit with Paul Fisher Gallery in
Palm Beach, Florida

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Joseph Conrad-Ferm, River Man, 2015, mixed media on canvas, 60 x 48 inches


Reception with artist,
March 13, 6-9pm,
Exhibition continues
Through April 15th

Paul Fisher Gallery – [email protected]
218 Clematis Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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The JOSHUA HOWE ALAR chandelier and ALAR double stem floor lamp with concrete base are sculpture that function, creating beautiful light for any room. Also featured is a 1990’s bench by HARTER covered in white faux ostrich leather by PINDLER & PINDLER Inc, the IW slit - top coffee table is by HOWE and a modern two piece dark walnut & white glass breakfront / bar provides more than ample storage with great style. The top piece measures 66” wide, 15.5” deep x 36.5” high, the base measures 72” wide, 18” deep x 28.5” high.


PRESS CONTACT:
Rick Gillette
[email protected]
Tel: 646.483.9109

FRG OBJECTS & DESIGN / ART
217 Warren Street, 2nd Floor
Hudson, New York 12534

HOURS:
Thursday - Monday 12-6pm
and by appointment

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