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Monday, October 24, 2022

Sharon Louden + Susan Carr: Saturday October 29th at 2pm

Susan CarrIn his clothes self portrait, 2021, oil on canvas, 12 x 12 inches. Full Exhibition Checklist by request.

Saturday October 29th at 2pm 

Sharon Louden and Susan Carr in Conversation at LABspace

Hello friends!

Please join us SATURDAY OCTOBER 29TH at 2PM for a conversation with Sharon Louden and Susan Carr about Susan’s new work on view in Magic Mirror

We expect a sunny, brisk autumn day so please dress warmly, bring a chair or blanket, and join us outside in the courtyard

Hot coffee and freshly baked cookies from Cook & Larder will be served 

Enormous Thank You to Susan Carr and Sharon Louden

We look forward to seeing you!

XO Ellen Letcher + Julie Torres, LABspace co-directors

Sharon Louden and Susan Carr in Conversation: Saturday October 29th, 2pm

Talk will be held outdoors, PLEASE DRESS WARMLY

Hot coffee and freshly baked cookies from Cook & Larder

Sound provided by LI



Saturdays + Sundays 1-5 through November 27


2642 NY Route 23, Hillsdale NY 12529


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Susan Carr attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts for her entire education. As a young mother of three driving from Cape Cod to Boston for classes each day, it was the simplest solution. Carr garnered a BFA in painting, won the fifth year certificate for painting in 1995, and received an MFA in video and photography in 2003. At that time, the Museum School was all about self discovery and discipline. One could study anything from welding to glass work to installation to painting, and Carr did. This time formed core ideas about the work that she makes today. Carr has no fear about trying something new. Being curious about most everything, Carr is a life-long learner. She explores metaphor, naïveté, history, politics, astrology and psychological ideas in her work. Carr stays grounded and finds joy in her relationships with her family, children and grandchildren. Being a mother and grandmother is a vital part of her life and daily practice. She has learned that life truly is art, and that art is the totality of life. For Carr, art has always been a saving grace, a wonderful tool, and best friend.

Sharon Louden is a working artist, educator, advocate for artists, editor of the Living and Sustaining a Creative Life series of books, and the Artistic Director of the Chautauqua Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution. She is a leader with decades of experience as an educator in academia, community builder & catalyst connecting underrepresented artists with established institutions, and collaborator by convening initiatives with siloed stakeholders across the non-profit and business sectors. Her forthcoming book, Last Artist Standing: Artists over 50 will be published in 2023. You can find more information on Sharon and her work at

Thank you Munchies Art Club for sharing images from the exhibition, click to view

LABspace is located below Hillsdale General Storeand Cook & Larder

Down the road from Sylvan Motor Lodge and The Alander

17 miles east of Hudson NY 

17 miles north of Millerton NY 

11 miles west of Great Barrington MA

LABspace was founded and directed by artist Susan Jennings 2014-2018, and has been the curatorial project of artists Ellen Letcher and Julie Torres since April 2018.