This August – October , local artist Reginald Madison worked in our Back Gallery space, exploring several multi media projects, including paintings, sculptures and music.


1) “Home Grown” Gallery Opening
On View August 27, 2021 → October 10, 2021
Opening Friday, August 27, 2021, 5–7pm

In partnership with The Hudson Eye, Basilica Hudson and SEPTEMBER Gallery, Madison will present a series of paintings on view at the gallery throughout the duration of the festival from August 27-September 6, with an extended viewing through October 3. 

The Hudson Eye is an artist-driven 10-day annual public program and urban showcase, with a focus on dance, music, performance, film, and visual art. This program aims to celebrate the arts community in Hudson and help stimulate creativity and connectivity. 

SEPTEMBER is an art gallery, an open space, and an on-going practice. They exhibit and support contemporary artists who are committed to their practice for life. They believe that being receptive to change is essential for the creative process. They provide a platform for exceptional individuals who have not been historically centered with care because of their inherited, chosen or perceived identities

Saturday, October 30, 2021
In Basilica Hudson‘s North Hall

MELODIUS THUNK is a partnership between Reggie Madison and Tshidi Matale to present avant-garde jazz and other forms of artistic expression whether it’s dance, theater or otherwise. With works of art on display.

The Tani Tabaal Trio
Tani Tabaal on drums
Joe McPhee on sax
Mike Dibizio on bass

With support from Baba Yaga

Event listing HERE.

ABOUT Reginald Madison

Reginald Madison (b. 1941, Chicago, IL) is a painter and sculptor. In his early years, Madison was greatly influenced by his parents’ love of jazz and the stories they told of seeing Sun-Ra at the legendary Club DeLisa on Chicago’s south side, and by the family’s frequent trips to the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. In 1970, Madison was invited to participate in an art show that established him in the emerging arts scene in Chicago, and he went on to travel and study art independently in Paris, Venice, and Copenhagen. He was represented by Phyllis Kind Gallery, NYC after moving to Western Massachusetts in the 1970s.

His work has been exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, Historic Hudson Hall, the Ace Hotel Chicago, SEPTEMBER Gallery, and CR10 Arts, among others. In 2020 Madison curated Art & Soul, an exhibition at Historic Hudson Hall that included the work of David Hammons and Tschabalala Self, among others. He also organized Melodius Thunk, a Jazz Music Festival on the waterfront in Hudson, NY, 2021. Madison is a 2021 recipient of the NEA Artist Residency at Basilica Hudson. His work has recently been acquired by the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection. Madison currently lives and works in Hudson, NY.

Header image: Reginald Madison- Harlem River Red- 2012- acrylic on board- 39.5 x 32.25 inches

The Hudson As Muse Basilica Back Gallery Artist In Residence Series is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit