Productive Steps, Curated by Lucas Blalock and Sam Falls, Featuring works by Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili, Nicholas Buffon, Dynasty Handbag, Jason Fulford, John Houck, James Hyde, Zak Kitnick, Dani Levinthal, Andrea Longacre-White, Adam Marnie, Grayson Revoir, Jory Rabinovitz, David Scanavino, Asha Schechter, David Benjamin Sherry, Melissa Shimkovitz, Jill Sylvia, Daniel Turner, Nick Van Woert, and Joe Zorrilla.


Productive Steps brings together artworks that highlight their own production, and, in so doing, engage the viewer in the performance of making itself. Through a diverse set of strategies, the works enable us to see both the finished pieces and their evidenced history. Retracing the steps of their construction, we are drawn to examine our own relationship to these works, as well as those of the artists to their materials and making processes.

Productive Steps is free and open to the public on Sundays from noon–6:00 pm, after all festival events, and by appointment. To schedule an appointment email info@mttremperarts.org or call 845-688-9893.

A small catalog will accompany the exhibition.


Reception and Pig Roast 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Join us for an evening in the garden to celebrate the opening of our 4th annual Mount Tremper Arts Festival. Dinner includes a pig roast (courtesy of Fleisher’s grass-fed meats) and delicious vegetarian dishes made with our own organically grown produce and herbs.

Performance and Music 7:00 – 11:00 pm

Productive Steps opens with performance artists Nicholas Buffon and Dynasty Handbag followed by music from Oldd News and Big French.

James Hyde

Top image by Jason Fulford, bottom image by James Hyde.


Productive Steps is curated by Lucas Blalock and Sam Falls.

Featuring works by Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili, Nicholas Buffon, Dynasty Handbag, Jason Fulford, John Houck, James Hyde, Zak Kitnick, Dani Levinthal, Andrea Longacre-White, Adam Marnie, Grayson Revoir, Jory Rabinovitz, David Scanavino, Asha Schechter, David Benjamin Sherry, Mel Shimkovitz, Jill Sylvia, Daniel Turner, Nick Van Woert, and Joe Zorrilla.