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“ACHE” Life, Death & Letting Go by Maureen Winzig

Art Exhibit and Reception
ACHE” Life, Death & Letting Go by Maureen Winzig

At long last, Maureen Winzig’s solo show is finally here. On Saturday, October 21st, from 2 to 5 p.m,, the H-Art Gallery at Steel Imaginations will present an artist’s reception for “ACHE”, a 3D interactive art exhibit by Peekskill-based artist Maureen Winzig. Meet the artist and interact with your own “Ache” on paper and place it on the giant hand releasing all to the Universe.

Winzig explains, “This series was a labor of the heart working to free its pain. The elephant in the room became my teacher. If the pandemic of 2020 has shown me nothing else, it has taught me reflection and examination of my inner world. In the US over 7 million people died suddenly, along with my husband. How does one grieve in isolation? So many haunting feelings? How do I express myself of such pain and sorrow? And more importantly, how do we comfort one another about death and loss?  This is the beautiful, natural, unavoidable elephant in the room which only wishes to be recognized, honored and released.”


The 14 pieces Winzig says, “seemed to create themselves. Once I realized my small drawings depicting my terrifying feelings would NOT in fact kill me, I came to the studio every day to find a way to release them. Seeing them all together, it struck me they wanted only to be loved and understood. This process was helping me heal. In building the work, several ideas failed but I gladly, and almost on autopilot, found my way.”

It is Winzig’s “hope that people start talking and sharing their personal stories again.  Finding the courage to share who you really are opens a world of freedom. Death and loss are powerful realities in all of our lives. They deserve to be honored and set free.”

If you cannot make the opening reception, you can still view Maureen Winzig’s  exhibition. ACHE will run until Nov 11th, 2023 at H-Art Gallery at Steel Imaginations located at 1 S. Division St, Peekskill NY 10566 – 2nd Fl.




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Dave Mueller
As a Peekskill native, Dave is thrilled to be working with the Peekskill Herald showcasing featured calendar events. A 1999 graduate of PHS, he remembers reading and enjoying the original weekly print edition of the Peekskill Herald every Thursday. He especially liked the political stories, local features and sports coverage when it was written by Peekskill Runner columnist Jack Burns who always managed to weave history into the running times. An avid hiker, he enjoys exploring the local trails as well as the concrete ones in his job as a conductor for Metro North Railroad. He’s a former teacher and co-founder of the Friends of the Peekskill Dog Park, where he frequently can be found with his Koda. He’s happy to be part of the Herald’s growth as the source of local news for Peekskill and looks forward to highlighting a few of many of the events and happenings in Peekskill and the surrounding communities. Reach Dave at [email protected]