“All Hands” Exhibition

On view in the Basilica Gallery Building through August 27
Open to the public every Sunday, 12PM – 5PM
Or by appointment | email info@basilicahudson.org to schedule a visit

Basilica Hudson continues its exhibition All Hands, a presentation of Hudson Valley artists working in craft-adjacent disciplines, curated by Jessica Wallen originally for UPSTATE ART WEEKEND.

Artists Sean DesireeAlison McNultyBob BraineLeslie Reed and b-e-i-n-g-s-o-u-n-d embrace historical techniques and materials while addressing present-day questions of sustainability and preservation. Media includes sculpture, sewing work with human hair and fur, and woodworking. Public programs (schedule TBA) will focus on skill, education, and the cultural significance of craft as it relates to domestic, gendered, historical and indigenous object making.


Jessica Wallen is an arts administrator and curator based in Hudson. For ten years she managed projects in New York City for MTA Arts & Design, Times Square Arts, New Museum, FIGMENT NYC and other organizations providing open access to arts and culture in the public realm. 

She is currently the Arts and Culture Research Fellow for the American Planning Association, where she works to identify and refine policies that help embed arts and culture in the social fabric and built environment of communities. 

Jessica serves on Basilica Hudson’s Green Committee and is committed to fusing the arts, planning, and climate action fields to create healthier, equitable places.

Basilica Hudson’s ALL HANDS exhibition is sponsored by The Wick and Hudson Brewing Co. Thank you to Nadia Conners and Walton Goggins for generously underwriting the artist fees for this program.