Poughkeepsie-born artist Thomas Weeks Barrett. Jr. founded the DCAA in 1935; his energies and artwork centered on the Hudson Valley. Barrett worked as a designer, painter, printmaker, and as a muralist for the Treasury Relief Art Project of the Works Progress Administration in the 1930's. Barrett's third floor studio, with a 7' x 9' north facing skylight, will be open to the public as part of Poughkeepsie Open Studios weekend.
Poughkeepsie Open Studios is an opportunity to interact personally with artists who live, work, or teach in our area, and to find out more about their inspirations, their creative processes, and the types of media they employ. While in the area, take time to experience the rich history and the broad cultural diversity of our community.