Other Life Forms Art Exhibition Opens on January 13th


Pictured: Pioneer Plaque

GARNER Arts Center is thrilled to present Other Life Forms, an exhibition curated by Jackie Shatz and Robert Egert, opening on Saturday, January 13th. Through the lens of fourteen artists, this exhibition explores the emotional, physical and metaphysical dependence that exists between people, plants and animals. 

“From the microscopic organisms within our bodies to the cherished pets in our homes, and the crops we nurture, Other Life Forms delves into the intimate space where humans and nature intersect. The exhibition is a celebration of the attachments formed between people and their animals and plants, acknowledging the enduring interdependence of life, even in the face of formidable challenges.” - Exhibition Curators, Jackie Shatz and Robert Egert.

Featured Artists:

  • Leigh Burton
  • Brett DePalma
  • Cathy Diamond
  • Carol Diamond
  • Robert Egert
  • Frankie Gardiner
  • Ruth Irving
  • Kathy Kearny
  • Pam Marchin
  • Jeffrey Morabito
  • Celeste Morton
  • Jacqueline Shatz
  • Liz Weiss
  • Michael Zansky

This exhibition draws inspiration from the rich history of animals and plants as the foundation of human survival and artistic expression. Spirit animals, centaurs, dryads, and tree nymphs have long symbolized the intricate relationship between people and other life forms. Other Life Forms explores the symbiosis, codependency, and blurred boundaries that emerge between humans and animals, unveiling the connections that extend below the surface.

Each artist brings a unique perspective and distinctive use of materials – including different approaches to painting, ceramics, weaving, and sculpture – that each in its own way highlight an intrinsic link between humanity and the natural world.

GARNER Arts Center invites the community to join us for the opening reception on Saturday, January 13, from 5PM to 7 PM. Other Life Forms promises to be a thought-provoking exploration of the shared existence between humans, animals, and plants.

Other Life Forms will be on view in GARNER Art Center’s Main Gallery in Building 35, running concurrently with the multidisciplinary exhibition, Tone Color, on view in GARNER’s Ned Harris Gallery in Building 35.

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 13th, 5-7PM

Exhibition Run: January 13 - February 25, 2024

Gallery Hours: Fridays, 2-5PM & Saturdays and Sundays, 1-5PM

WHERE: The Main Gallery in Building 35 at GARNER Arts Center

LOCATION: GARNER Historic District, 55 West Railroad Avenue, Garnerville, NY 10923

CONTACT: Jesse Heffler, Programs & Operations Director, (845) 947-7108;

About GARNER Arts Center:


GARNER Arts Center is an interdisciplinary arts center that advances the creation and presentation of contemporary, experiential art within a repurposed 19th-century textile mill complex. By providing access to a wide range of art forms, the organization strives to enrich, educate, and connect diverse audiences. GARNER Arts Center is committed to igniting and realizing artistic ideas that emerge as a response to societal, economic, historic and environmental stimuli.


GARNER Arts Center’s vision is an enduring and inclusive artisan settlement that fosters a thriving arts, business, and cultural district, and encourages collaboration between makers and the creative sector. GARNER seeks to be a catalyst for just and sustainable economic growth in its Hudson Valley host community.

GARNER Arts Center is a tax-deductible 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

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Support for GARNER Arts Center is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, Rockland County Tourism, The Village of West Haverstraw, Town of Haverstraw, and Taylor, Inc. Special thanks to the GARNER Historic District.


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