Hudson Valley History & Art is run by Blauweiss Media, a Kingston, NY-based multimedia company specializing in documenting and presenting the arts, architecture, and New York history through engaging presentations, short films, books, and museum-quality exhibitions. To view our short films about regional artists, please click here.
Director & Producer
A native of Manhattan and Hudson Valley resident since 1999, Stephen Blauweiss is an independent filmmaker and graphic designer. His over 25 years of experience in both mediums encompasses all aspects, from concept through final production, including photography and photo retouching.
Blauweiss produces work on a wide variety of subjects, from art and education to social and environmental issues. He has produced over 75 short films, including 3 features. Twenty of his short films about artists have aired on PBS and have been screened in museums and festivals across the U.S., Europe and Canada, including the New York State Museum, Mass Moca, the Albany Institute of History & Art, and the Dorsky Museum of Art.
Deeply immersed in the history of the Hudson Valley, Blauweiss has published a book on Kingston and is working on a second one, and he co-produced and co-directed the documentary Lost Rondout: A Story of Urban Removal.
Producer & Studio Manager
Originally from South Africa, Karen Berelowitz is an artist and entrepreneur with a nonprofit management background. She has her own art business, Karmabee, featuring her black-and-white drawings printed on notecards, clothing, and gifts, and ran her store in the Rondout neighborhood of Kingston from 2011 to 2016.
She has a master’s degree in International Development and is skilled in research, writing, editing, project management, teaching, and small business. Berelowitz teaches Business 101 for Artists & Makers classes, and serves on the Board of the Business Alliance of Kingston and the Made in Kingston committee.
Berelowitz appeared in the Lost Rondout documentary, was a featured artist in one of Blauweiss’ artist profiles that aired on PBS, and joined Blauweiss Media as Producer and Studio Manager in 2016. She co-wrote and co-produced with Stephen Blauweiss the book The Life & Death of the Kingston Post Office.