Video: 2013 Bronze Telly Award Winning Video "Dia: Beacon" Produced for Neighborhood Journal  By Jim Freni (2012)

Established in 1974, the Dia Art Foundation is internationally recognized as one of the world's most influential contemporary art institutions. The name "Dia," taken from the Greek word meaning "through," was chosen to suggest the institution's role in enabling visionary artistic projects that might not otherwise be realized because of their scale or ambition.

Dia's founders, Heiner Friedrich and Philippa de Menil, wished to extend the boundaries of the traditional museum to respond to the needs of the generation of artists whose work matured and became prominent during the 1960s and 1970s. Ever since, Dia's mission has been to commission, support, and present site-specific long-term installations and single-artists exhibitions to the public.

Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries

3 Beekman Street, Beacon, NY 12508 Tel 845 440 0100 www.diaart.org

Dia: Beacon (2012)
This 2013 Bronze Telly Award Winning Segment takes you inside the world class Dia Art Foundation. Dia "arrives" and transforms the city of Beacon N.Y. by providing a catalyst for change and the impetus for the creative class to once again gravitate to this Hudson Valley riverfront community to flourish. Produced & Directed by Jim Freni, Videography by Dave Stuart, Editing by Andy Pidanick & Jim Freni

  Dia: Beacon Outtake

"Body Weights"(2012)

Dia: Beacon

Outtake"Like a Flower"(2012)

Dia: Beacon Outtake

    "Vest " (2012)

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Dia:Beacon ( 2012) Produced by Jim Freni for Neighborhood Journal

This one just took home the Bronze Telly Award for 2013. Congratulations to Dave Stuart and Andy Pidanick. It was a terrific journey to be able to tell the Story of  Dia: Beacon, and to work with the great staff, especially Susan Sayre Batton and Kathleen Anderson. It is also a great honor to have my original musical  compositions  featured in this award winning segment.