Dutchess County artist receives Genius Grant from MacArthur Fellowship

Red Hook composer and artist Raven Chacon is among 20 winners of this year's MacArthur Fellowships, also known as Genius Grants.
Chacon was honored for his boundary-crossing works in visual art and performance, which illuminate landscapes, their inhabitants and histories.
The award includes an $800,000 stipend paid out over five years. Recipients have the freedom to use the money as they see fit.