Sep 23

6 - 11 PM


Benefit, Performance


Art Omi

Co-Hosted by Isabelle Autones & Jane Trombley

Light into Night 2023, a glamorous evening in our newly renovated Studio Barns, took place on September 23. Thank you for your support!


Expect thrilling performances, audacious activations, an exciting live auction, and a sumptuous feast prepared by seven-time James Beard-nominated Lil’ Deb’s Oasis. Bring your dance shoes as we close out the night with a community dance party with curator and radio host DJ Guy.

All proceeds benefit our local arts education programs, international artist residencies, and the Art Omi Sculpture & Architecture Park, free to 40,000 visitors each year. Support of Light into Night at any level is critical to ensuring the success of this spectacular evening and contributes to the vibrant fabric of our community—we hope to see you there!

To support Light into Night with an auction/in-kind donation, please contact Liz Broadfoot, Development Director by email or at 518-392-4747.


For the full catalog of unique artwork and cultural experiences on offer as part of our Live Auction click here.


JackieLynn (@jackielynndrag) is a transmale drag queen performing and hosting shows in the Hudson Valley. As a member of the Haus of Extreme, JackieLynn builds community and opportunities for celebration with her queer family and the community at large. She gives thoughtful, outrageous, and emotionally provoking performances embodying and inspired by trans existence and expression. And she is totally sick in the head!

Meredith Bricks (she/they - @meredithbricks) is a drag performer living in Hudson. She has been doing drag for about two years. She is part of the Haus of Extreme, a drag performance collective and queer chosen family based in the Hudson Valley. She believes safe spaces for gender expression and drag are important. Drag is not a crime.

Janine Extreme (she/her - @Janine_Extreme) is a visual and performing artist from Westchester County with a background in illustration and fashion design. In 2021 she began performing drag and formed Haus of Extreme (@HausofExtreme) in 2022, a drag performance collective and queer chosen family based in the Hudson Valley. The Haus performs, produces and hosts drag shows from Lower Westchester up to the Capital Region focusing on drag as a means of Gender Euphoria, Transformation, and Performance Art with a mission of advocating for, supporting, and building up the queer and trans community.

Veela Peculiar (@veela.i.peculiar) is the rockstar of the Hudson valley and has produced a variety of shows and dance parties for a decade. She infuses her love for people and community with intense showcases of dramatic art, comedy, impersonation, and dance to create an exhilarating show. One patron, while leaving the show with her mouth ajar, stated “I’ve never seen anything like this” while staring at my best mug, sweaty chest, and no tuck. You will never find Veela on Yelp so come see her in person the second Saturday of every other month at the Avalon Lounge for LOOSEY GOOSEY! Veela Peculiar can also be found at her monthly shows in New Paltz the last Friday of every month at Bacchus and the first Saturday of every month at Snugs! Veela truly has it all and should go get that checked out at a free clinic!

Davon Rainey (@p_r_e_t_t_yw_o_m_a_n), born and raised in Memphis, is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and alumnus of The Juilliard School. She’s had the pleasure of working for such choreographers/ directors as Bill T. Jones, Jacqueline Buglisi, Jonah Bokaer, Aszure Barton, Austin McCormick, and Robert Wilson. She creates solo work that infuses dance, theatre, music, and storytelling to give the audience member a glimpse of looking into her life at the moment.

Reed Rushes(@reedrushes) is a British/American performance artist and filmmaker living and working in Queens. Described by Exeunt Magazine as “following in the lineage of queer performance,” their work is concerned with queer identity and world building. Exploring myth and fable through a queer lens, Rushes unpacks power structures as they relate to capitalism, gender, and climate chaos. In 2018 Rushes won Man Up! London, Europe’s largest Drag King competition. The Guardian described their drag persona as “brilliantly subverting extreme masculinity...so macho he ate raw steak on stage.” Since completing an MFA at Bard College, Rushes has begun to revisit their early drag performance, merging it with their visual art practice

Kate Williams (@temp.girl.1.2.3) is a multimedia artist. Her work centers around movement improvisation and choreography as well as designing clothing. She started her process of “dance” in college, where she began her focus into narrative dialogues based on personal experiences. She is a self-taught sewer, and has been making her own clothing since high school. Kate’s current work merges these two practices at the center of expression—using clothing and wardrobe she creates sculptural elements in her movement work. Kate attended Bard College (May 2020) where she was a joint major of Dance and Human Rights with a concentration in Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Rushes and Williams make work together as performance duo EXULT.  They’ve shown their collaborations at Performance Space New York, Rockaway Beach with The Locker Room Gallery, Dirty Magazine, Entrance, and Chaos Computer, among other venues.

Thank you to our gracious Host Committee!*

Isabelle Autones & Francis J. Greenburger
Gavin Berger & Craig Berggren
Heather & Rishi Bhandari
Ileana & Bill Brad
Michael Conti
Jeanne Hardy & Antonio Orrantia
Mirela & Steve Iambor
Corina Larkin & Nigel Dawn
Patti Matheney & Michael Schrom
Cherrie Nanninga
Jane Sadowsky
Jane Trombley

Support from the local business community of Light into Night at any level is critical to ensuring the success of this spectacular evening and contributes to the vibrant fabric of our community -- a heartfelt thanks to our sponsors and partners!

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In-kind donations generously provided by: