SHADOWLAND STAGES to Partner with Local Artist

for a Work of Public Art

Amy Park
The Shadowland Murals, Main Stage of SHADOWLAND STAGES, 2023
Watercolor on paper rendering of façade

Amy Park’s designs are currently on display in the lobby of the Studio at SHADOWLAND STAGES.  

Ellenville, NY — Ellenville-based artist Amy Park is partnering with SHADOWLAND STAGES and an anonymous donor to create an expansive mural for the three-building SHADOWLAND STAGES campus located in downtown Ellenville, NY.

For the past two years, SHADOWLAND STAGES has been interested in unifying the facades of its buildings, which have vastly different architectural styles. “The Shadowland Murals, created by Amy Park, are art for the exterior of Shadowland that match the mission, creativity, professionalism, and excellence of the art that has graced Shadowland’s interior for years,” says Shadowland board president Jim McIntyre. SHADOWLAND STAGES is an artistic hub in the Hudson Valley and draws thousands of visitors annually. Park’s mural speaks to everything that Shadowland strives to be for the region. It serves as an inspired and inspiring gathering place
where people can experience imaginative, well-told stories. “I’m thrilled to help create an exciting and memorable identity for the Shadowland campus and, by extension, signify that the Village of Ellenville is home to a vibrant and growing community with the theatre at its core. I have explored architectural facades as the basis for my work as a painter, creating large-scale precisionist watercolor renderings and architecturally derived abstract paintings. In a gratifying ‘closing of the circle’; this project takes the abstract vocabulary I developed based on architectural facades and carries them back onto actual building walls,”says Park.

“My designs were created through many hundreds of sketches and are based on abstractions of the conical form of theater lights shining onto a stage. Working with my usual process of painting and drawing with watercolor and pencil, I developed a monochromatic, blue color scheme along with geometric designs for the buildings. Each wall has a unique design, tailored to its overall dimensions, style, and placement on the village block, but the overall effect is to tie the three buildings together and endow them with a vibrant, unmistakable identity.” Visitors to SHADOWLAND STAGES and the community can observe muralist Josh Deitchman as he brings Park’s vision to life. He will be painting the 15,388 sq ft of the SHADOWLAND STAGES’ facades this Fall.

About the Artist: Amy Park lives and works in Ellenville, NY, with her partner, sculptor Paul Villinski, and their son, Lark. In early 2021, they purchased a 1970s department store in the village to transform into an art studio. Park’s work was recently included in “McCormick House: From the Collection” at the Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL, in the museum’s Mies van der Rohe-designed home, and “Ed Ruscha Books Co” at Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA. She is represented by Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY, and Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Park received a BFA and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Park’s work can be seen on her website:

About SHADOWLAND STAGES: SHADOWLAND STAGES, now in its remarkable 38th year, continues to be a beacon of artistic excellence in the Hudson Valley. From May to December, the theatre presents a diverse season of seven shows, including two musicals and a heartwarming holiday production. Alongside its mainstage presentations, SHADOWLAND STAGES proudly hosts the Academy at SHADOWLAND STAGES, an esteemed education program that offers a wide range of classes in acting, dance, and music for individuals of all ages. For more information about SHADOWLAND STAGES and its upcoming events, please visit


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