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Valley Variety

PHONE: (518) 828-0033
ADDRESS: 705 Warren Street, Hudson NY 12534
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Website: valleyvariety.com 


Valley Variety is a modern and stylish interpretation of the traditional variety store. We offer a casual, welcoming environment in which to explore our selection of goods, fine art and home furnishings. We also invite you to enjoy a wide range of classes, talks and special events throughout the year in our chef’s kitchen and indoor patio.

Our wish is for you to find the things you need and discover the things you can’t live without. Whether that’s for planting and harvesting your garden; prepping and cooking a meal; attending to your personal grooming, updating or styling your home; or preparing for a day trip or longer journey. At Valley Variety, we have the tools you need to complete the task at hand with precision and style.

Open everyday 11-6.

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11/05/2015

Echoes of the Borscht Belt Exhibit at Valley Variety

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Photographs by Marisa Scheinfeld
November 16-December 31


Artist Talk & Reception
Saturday, December 12, 2015
5:30 - 8:30 PM


Valley Variety is pleased to present Echoes of the Borscht Belt, a series of photographs by Marisa Scheinfeld. From the 1920s through the 1960s, the Catskill Mountains were a popular vacation destination for millions of Americans, many of them Jews. The resorts of Sullivan and Ulster County, often referred to as the Borscht Belt, combined family-oriented activities with nighttime entertainment, especially stand-up comedy, in the region’s theaters and showrooms. At its peak during the post-WW II era, the region sustained more than 1,000 resorts and hotels and over 800 bungalow colonies.

Growing up in Sullivan County, Scheinfeld visited the area’s resorts many times throughout her childhood. In 2010, she returned to the area to start her documentary photo project. “I feel a strong connection to the region and, as a photographer, I felt inclined to document its history, decline and what has come of it. I was drawn to the hotels because of their rich history but found unexpected beauty in their current, changing landscape.”

Echoes of the Borscht Belt presents a survey of this former era while reflecting upon the transformations of time on the built environment. The photographs show the structures, abandoned and forgotten within the mountainous landscape of their former pasts, lying in a state of exquisite and captivating entropy. In September of 2016, Cornell University Press will publish a monograph of Scheinfeld’s photographs on the Borscht Belt.

Please join us on Saturday, December 12, 5:30-8:30pm for an Artist Talk and Reception. In addition to speaking about her process, Scheinfeld will share her personal collection of memorabilia from the region’s glory days—postcards, menus, hotel ashtrays and matchbooks—as well as images from her “re-photographic” series, in which she used vintage promotional shots of the resorts as inspiration for new photos showing the same settings as they look now.

Guests will be treated to a tasty selection of Eastern European inspired dishes along with wines thoughtfully selected by Hudson Wine Merchants. Tickets are $25 per person. Space is limted. It is recommended to reserve in advance at Valley Variety or online at www.valleyvariety.com/art.

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ABOUT THE ARTIST
Scheinfeld was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1980 and raised in the Catskills. She took her first black and white photography class at age 15 and hasn’t put the camera down since. In 2002, she graduated from SUNY Albany with a BA in Studio Art & Photography, and in 2011, she received her MFA from San Diego State University. Scheinfeld’s photographic projects and books are among the collections of Yeshiva University Museum, Lynn Kroll, The Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, CA, The La Jolla Athenaeum in La Jolla, CA, The Edmund and Nancy K. Dubois Library at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, CA and The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation in New York, NY. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Washington, DC, California, Kansas and London, UK.

ABOUT VALLEY VARIETY
Valley Variety displays rotating exhibitions of contemporary artists in its expansive and airy space. The Warren Street storefront offers a thoughtful selection of lifestyle products and furniture for everyday living. In addition, the space is outfitted with a chef’s kitchen and hosts product demos, cooking classes and special events. Hours: 11am-6pm; 7 days a week. Valley Variety is located at 705 Warren Street in Hudson NY.

03/11/2015

A Fermented Feast at Valley Variety

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A fermented feast to take place in Hudson, NY at Valley Variety
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 6:30-9PM

Valley Variety is collaborating with Faith Gilbert of Letterbox Farm Collective and David Chicane of Hudson Food Studio for a Fermented Feast on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 6:30-9PM. The first part of the evening will be a hands-on workshop on the fundamentals of the fermentation process and then we’ll enjoy a 3-course dinner that highlights ways to integrate fermented foods into gourmet dishes.

The process of fermentation is a simple and low-cost way to preserve the harvest, and a powerful way to restore health from the inside out. Faith Gilbert of Letterbox Farm Collective will lead the group through a hands-on preparation of several lacto-fermented foods, including Ginger Carrots, Beet Kvass, Preserved Lemons and a Soda. Each person will take-home jars of fermented goods, recipes, a troubleshooting guide, and starter culture for a fermented soda.

Throughout the evening, David Chicane, Chef/Owner of Hudson Food Studio, will be preparing a 3-course dinner inspired by fermented ingredients.

REGISTER HERE

FAITH GILBERT, Farmer, Letterbox Farm Collective
Faith is one of the founding members of Letterbox Farm, a growing collective of young farmers in Hudson, NY. As a collective, the various aspects of operating the farm are divided amongst the team. Faith manages the herbs, greens, flowers and greenhouses at Letterbox, and works one-on-one with their chef clients. She is a fourth-year farmer, researcher, and organizer. Last year, she researched and wrote Cooperative Farming, a how-to handbook on forming collaborative farm ventures.

DAVID CHICANE, Chef/Owner, Hudson Food Studio
Chef Chicane is best known for his clean, simple, fresh approach. At Hudson Food Studio, he embraces this philosophy with his creative extrapolation to dishes he experienced during his travels through Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Laos. He enjoys partnering with local farms to provide the ingredients for the menu’s “staple” dishes, plus the excitement of receiving a basket of new things with which to create.

Valley Variety is a modern and stylish lifestyle store. In its expansive and airy space, Valley Variety offers a thoughtful selection of beautifully designed products for everyday living. The store, at 705 Warren Street, is outfitted with a chef’s kitchen for product demos, cooking classes and special events. A list of upcoming events is available at valleyvariety.com/food

Store hours: 11am-6pm; 7 days a week
705 Warren Street Hudson NY 12534 | 518.828.0033 | valleyvariety.com

01/13/2015

HADA Members in New York Magazine

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Hudson, and some of HADA's members, are featured in a recent article in New York Magazine: The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan - Chow Down in Hudson. HADA members mentioned are: Hudson Food Studio, Valley Variety, Hudson City Books, & Neven & Neven Moderne

Check out the full article here: http://nymag.com/travel/weekends/hudsonnew/

11/19/2014

Darryl Hudak Exhibit at Valley Variety


Valley Variety is pleased to present a selection of works on paper by Darryl Hudak. The paintings are part of a series Hudak refers to as “Improvisational Sketch Paintings”.

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Hudak creates based on what he sees. His art helps him speak in a way he’s unable and be seen in a way he can’t explain. His inspiration can come from anywhere, at any time—a puddle, a landscape or a scrap of paper; a memory, color or smell can inspire. Hudak explains, “It really is about the coming together of circumstances that allow my brain to pick up what my eyes see. “ The work comes from feelings at the moment rather than a preconceived agenda.

Hudak is influenced by many things including the desire to further a philosophy of “edit, simplify and prioritize”. He likes the unadorned essence of things as well as artful serendipitous joining of unplanned materials doing what they need to do. The paintings in this show use urethane bases, and by adding pigment, Hudak creates custom colors. The colors are made in the moment and are unique to each piece. Hudak’s work is informed by his career experiences in industrial, graphic, and furniture design and fine woodworking; as well as home design and restoration. A graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology. Hudak has taught in Bachelor of Fine Arts programs, including at Tennessee Tech University’s Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville and Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. He lives in Brooklyn and Hillsdale, NY, and works in his studio at Brooklyn Art Space in Gowanus. Recent exhibitions include: Away We Go—Emerging Brooklyn Artists at The Curator Gallery, Chelsea, NY, 2014 and 3Walls, Brooklyn, NY, 2013.

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Aix, 2014


Valley Variety displays rotating exhibitions of contemporary artists in its expansive and airy space. The Warren Street storefront also offers a thoughtful selection of products for everyday living, along with its own line of furniture, V2 Home Collection. In addition, the space is outfitted with a chef’s kitchen and hosts product demos, cooking classes and special events.

Hours: 11am-6pm; 7 days a week

705 Warren Street Hudson NY 12534 | 518.828.0033 | valleyvariety.com

11/14/2014

Hudson in the News

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Neven & Neven Moderne is mentioned in an article on the actress Liv Tyler in the December issue of Town & Country magazine:

"[Liv] Tyler has just bought her first country home, a place in need of furniture. It's not far from Hudson, New York, a kind of holy land for antiques lovers, and our first stop is Neven & Neven Moderne, on Warren Street, the town's main drag."

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The Gossips of Rivertown discovered a a five-page feature about Hudson in the October issue of in-flight magazine, Sawubona. HADA members FINCH, the Inn at Hudson and Regan & Smith are among those highlighted.

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Hudson's shops are also highlighted in this post on Strolby, including HADA members Valley Variety and Lili & Loo.

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Last but not least, Hudson appears this month in Conde Nast traveler's article, Why Hudson, NY, Is Our New Favorite Weekend Getaway. HADA members Hudson Food Studio and 3fortyseven are mentioned.

08/01/2014

Hudson Featured on Fatham Travel

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Fatham, a travel website, has a nice article on Hudson which mentions HADA members Finch, Valley Variety, The Inn at Hudson and the Union Street Guest House.

Check out the full article here:
www.fathomaway.com/guides/usa/new-york/itineraries/weekend-trip-hudson-new-york/

06/04/2014

Frank Yamrus at Valley Variety

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In celebration of Gay Pride Month, Valley Variety is pleased to present I Feel Lucky, a collection of self-portrait photographs by Frank Yamrus. Please join us on Saturday, June 21, from 6-9 p.m., for an artist reception.

Inspired by the onset of a mid-life crisis, Yamrus turned the lens on himself and produced a powerful collection of self-portraits that reflect pivotal moments in his life. As Yamrus explains it, “With my camera, my constant companion during this time, I contemplated a lifetime of choices and created present-day images to evaluate my past with the hope of glimpsing my future.”

Created over a period of six years, from his 47th to 53rd birthdays, the photographs explore states of happiness, personal examination, loss, sadness and self-indulgence. For Yamrus, the process was empowering; one image leading to the next, each one contemplating aspects of identity and life. While these images represent personal moments for Yamrus, they have a universal appeal. Yamus is buoyed by the transcendence of the work. He states, “Ultimately, I felt confidence and inspiration from these pictures and the response to this work has reinforced those emotions.“ FY-VV-2 In addition to the 20”x28” prints, Yamrus published a book of the work featuring 56 photographs from the series. The book provides the viewer an intimate experience with these photos.

Yamrus was born and raised in northeastern Pennsylvania. He lived 20 years in San Francisco before moving to New York in 2007. He currently lives and works in New York, though describes Provincetown. MA as home. Cape Cod has played an important role in his life and is the backdrop for several pieces in this series, as well as his previous work, Primitive Behavior. Yamrus is represented by ClampArt Gallery, New York. His work has been shown in many solo and group exhibitions, and is part of public and private collections.

Valley Variety displays rotating exhibitions of contemporary artists in its expansive and airy space. The Warren Street storefront also offers a thoughtful selection of products for everyday living, along with its own line of furniture, V2 Home Collection. In addition, the space is outfitted with a chef’s kitchen and hosts product demos, cooking classes and special events.

Valley Variety
Hours: 11am-6pm; 7 days a week
705 Warren Street Hudson NY 12534 | 518.828.0033 | valleyvariety.com

03/28/2014

Jen Harris at Valley Variety

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Valley Variety hosts rotating exhibitions of contemporary artists and their current show features the work of Hudson artist, Jen Harris. The show runs through June 1st.

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Within every phenomenon lies the potential for its inverse, and transformation is continuous: a closed fist contains an open hand; the future arrives to illuminate the past; a foreign land reveals the traveler’s unknown internal terrain. My painting practice is in essence a meditation on this interplay and its metaphorical potential. Layered imagery interlocks and overlaps, producing dynamic figure-ground relationships and a meshing of opposites: legibility and unreadability; stasis and movement; spaciousness and compression. The intertwining of the penetrable and the solid that characterizes the work underpins an ongoing spatial conversation about truth in paradox.

In my recent work, pours, symbols, primary organic forms, mundane objects and figurative elements are combined to reflect on ideas about the interpenetration of individual and world. A number of paintings avail the allegorical potential of Tarot iconography to explore conceptions of time, love, sex and mortality.

Read more about the exhibit here: www.valleyvariety.com/art.

About Valley Variety

Valley Variety is a modern and stylish interpretation of the traditional variety store. We offer a casual, welcoming environment in which to explore our selection of goods, fine art and home furnishings. We also invite you to enjoy a wide range of classes, talks and special events throughout the year in our chef’s kitchen and indoor patio.

Valley Variety is located at 705 Warren Street in Hudson NY.

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