A Curated Guide to October Galleries and Exhibits in the Hudson Valley

Without Fear and Full of Love” at Beacon Artists Union

Photographer and poet Meghan Spiro is among the one in four women who has been a victim of physical violence inflicted by an intimate partner. The 23 mixed-media self-portraits in Spiro’s exhibition constitute an autobiography of her efforts to overcome “PTSD, addictions, and self-loathing.” In one of these, Spiro appears with her head bowed, eyes closed, entangled in black yarn, encircled by images of anger and abuse. In the end, however, Spiro’s is a tale of redemption, of triumph over demons both external and internal.

October 12-November 3