2017 Calendar of Events
GCCA Gallery Boutique – The Greene County Council on the Arts invites you to visit our gallery boutique, The Artful Hand, in Catskill. Open year-round, we offer fine arts and high quality crafts by local and regional artists, and books by area authors. Send boutique inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. The GCCA Catskill Gallery, located at 398 Main Street, Catskill, NY. Open Monday through Saturday, 10AM-5PM. For more information, contact email@example.com or 518-943-3400.
- Events noted (DEC) have been supported through a Decentralization grant from the NYS Council on the Arts through the Community Arts Program in Greene County, Columbia County or Schoharie County and are currently in review for 2017.
- Events noted (CIP) have been supported through a grant from the County Initiative Program of the Greene County Council on the Arts with public funding from the Greene County Legislature and are currently in review for 2017.
March 4-April 15
Exhibit: Outside the Lines 2017. Greene County Council on the Arts’ 37th annual youth arts exhibit featuring artwork by pre-K through Grade 12 students from Greene County public, private and home schools, will take place. An opening reception will be held March 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. Gallery hours Monday-Friday 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday noon to 5 pm. GCCA Catskill Gallery, 398 Main Street, Catskill NY. www.greenearts.org or 518-943-3400.
Thru March 26
Exhibit: CHLOE ZERWICK: INSIDE THE BOX. Exhibition of sculptural work by local Hudson artist, Chloe Zerwick. Hudson Opera House Center Hall Gallery, on display until March 26. Visit hudsonoperahouse.org or call 518-822-438 for more information. Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street, Hudson.
Thru March 30
Exhibit: “THE EARTH FROM ABOVE” paintings by Joy Wolf and “HOW IT HAPPENED” mixed media works by Molly Stinchfield. Opening Reception, March 9, 2017 from 5 to 7 pm. Columbia Greene Community College Blue Hill Gallery, 4400 Route 23, Hudson, NY. FREE, Visit www.sunycgcc.edu or 518-828-4181.
Event: GCCA 29TH ANNUAL BEAUX ARTS BALL! Masked Bal and Black Tie Bistro. Live Music, fine Dining and lots of Dancing! Silent Auction. Proceeds benefit Greene County Council on the Arts Programs. 6:30 to midnight. Benefactor tickets start at $175. Reservations required. Call Kay Stamer at 518-943-3400 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Gala at The Copper Tree restaurant, Hunter Mountain, Hunter, NY.
Thru April 2
Exhibit: A NEW YORK VIEW: COUNTRY LANDSCAPES by Robert Schneider is an exhibition directly from the Fenimore Art Museum of Cooperstown, NY. Michelle Murdock-Curator. Windham Fine Arts, Gallery on Main, 5380 Main Street, Windham NY. Gallery hours Friday & Saturday 12-7 pm, Sunday 12-4 pm. Visit www.windhamfinearts.com or 518-734-6850.
Thru April 30
Exhibit: ENDURING SPIRIT. Pastel Artist Susan M. Story. Artist Reception on March 18, 3-5:30 PM. FREE Agroforestry Resource Center, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia & Greene Counties. 6055 Route 23, Acra, NY. 518-622-9820.
March 4-May 14
Exhibit: KALEIDOSCOPE featuring work by Marko Shuhan , Maya Farber, Glenn Abel and Shelley Parriott, Artist Reception March 4 from 5 to 7:30pm. Windham Fine Arts, Gallery on Main, 5380 Main Street, Windham NY. Gallery hours Friday & Saturday 12-7pm, Sunday 12-4. Visit www.windhamfinearts.com or 518-734-6850.
Exhibit: DIGITAL ART SHOW. Opening reception March 4, at 6-8:30 p.m. FREE. Museum of Computer Art and the Atelier Progressif Creative Space. 75 Bridge Street, Catskill, NY.
March 11-September 9
Exhibit: CATSKILL MOUNTAINS. Paintings, drawings, photographs, collages, framed art and small sculpture depicting the Catskill Mountains. Opening Reception March 11, 2017, 5-7 pm. Frisbee Agency Gallery, 384B Main Street, Catskill, NY 12414
March 17- April 2
Theater: MOTHERS AND SONS. Written by award-winning playwright Terrence McNally. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets $20 each, $17 Members and $10 for Students with ID. Tickets at www.ghentplayhouse.org or 800-838-3006. Ghent Playhouse 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent, NY 12075
Cocnert: TIE GOES THE RUNNER AND ISN’T IT ALWAYS-Alt Rock, Emo. 8-10 pm. FREE. Prattsville Art Center, 14561 Main Street, Prattsville, NY. Visit prattsvilleart.org for information.
March 28 & 29
Workshop: POETRY BLAST WITH D. COLIN. Catskill Public Library hosts 2 day workshop. 5-8 p.m., Admission: Free Questions: Call 518-943-4230 or email@example.com. Catskill Public Library, 1 Franklin St., Catskill, NY.
Concert: RICK AND MARILYN, FLOYD ARMLIN, JVX AND SCHMAVE -Acoustic, Folk, Country. 8-10 pm. FREE. Prattsville Art Center, 14561 Main Street, Prattsville, NY. Visit prattsvilleart.org for information.
(DEC) Concert: Concerts in the Village (CITV) concludes its seventh season with HAYDN AND CHERUBINI – 18TH C. ELEGANCE MEETS 19TH C. DRAMA. Performed by the Broad Street Chorale, Broad Street Orchestra, and soloists. 3:00 p.m. Suggested contribution $ 20. Reception to follow. For further information and assured seating, visit www.concertsinthevillage.org. The Kinderhook Reformed Church, 21 Broad Street, Kinderhook, NY.
Concert: FROM BAROQUE TO RAGTIME, MeadowSuite in concert. Caitlin Ippolito, flute. Nancy Trembacz, clarinet. Erik Metsger, tuba. 4pm. A free will offering will be collected. St. Luke’s Church 50 Williams St. Catskill, NY.
April 7-May 31
Exhibit. FROM A HOUSE ON A HILL. Oil paintings by Juliet Teng. Reception April 7, 5-7 p.m. Chatham Bookstore, 27 Main Street, Chatham, NY. Call 518-392-3005.
(CIP) Music: MY FAVORITE SINGS. Tom Andersen’s Cabaret Series. Bridge Street Theatre, 44 Bridge Street, Catskill, NY. www.bridgestreet.org for time and ticket information.
(CIP) Performance: SWAN LAKE. Russian National Ballet Theatre-Full-length Ballet Swan Lake. 7:30 p.m., Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center, Tannersville, NY. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 seniors if purchased in advance. Tickets purchased at the door are $30 for adults and $25 for seniors. Tickets for students are $7. www.catskillmtn.org for more information.
(CIP) Sunday Salons: A Painter’s Paradise”: Thomas Cole And His Transformative Experience In Florence, 1831-32 with independent scholar John McGuigan. 2 pm. Thomas Cole National Historic Site, New Studio, 218 Spring Street, Catskill, NY. Tickets at thomascole.org/events or 518-943-7465.
Talk: ARTalks. Art as Intersection: Geographies, Time, and Medium. Guided Panel Discussion and Special Exhibits. FREE . Reception to follow each event. Art School of Columbia County, 1198 Route 21C, Ghent, NY. www.artschoolofcolumbiacounty.org.
Concert: BARD AT BEATTIE. 2 p.m. Admission: FREE. Beattie-Powers Place, Prospect Ave. & Bridge Street, Catskill, NY, beattiepowersplace.blogspot.com.
Concert: BLUEGRASS AT BEATTIE. C.B.Smith & The Lucky Devils. 5 p.m. Admission: $10Beattie-Powers Place, Prospect Ave. & Bridge Street, Catskill, NY, beattiepowersplace.blogspot.com.
Hike: Overlook Mountain Led by Bob Gildersleeve and Robert Grubsmith. The Overlook Mountain House. Trails around the Hotel featured outlooks and romantic locations such as Turtle Rock, Lover’s Cave, and the Duke’s Profile. Meet 9 am Return around 4 pm. Bring lunch, water, and appropriate hiking shoes. Register by calling MTHS at 518-589-6657 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(CIP) Theater: THE OFFICIAL ADVENTURES OF KIERON AND JADE. Written by Kieron Barry. Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Special “Pay-What-You-Can” performances April 20 & April 23. Bridge Street Theatre, 44 Bridge Street, Catskill, NY. www.bridgestreet.org.
April 22 – May 7, 2017
Exhibit: 2nd Annual Members’ Art Show. Opening Reception Saturday, April 22, 4-6 pm. Back by popular demand, this gallery show will feature works in all media by more than thirty accomplished artists who are Academy members. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays, 1-5 pm Spencertown Academy Art Center, 790 Route 203, Spencertown, NY. 518-392-3693
April 22-May 27
Exhibit: OFF THE WALL: From Junk to Art.. Group exhibit. Guest Curated by sculptor Willie Cole. Opening Reception, April 22, 5-7 p.m. FREE! Greene County Council on the Arts, 398 Main Street, Catskill, NY. www.grenearts.org, or 518-943-3400.
(DEC) Reading: UP FROM STARDOM, by Lawrence DuKore. Staged Reading presented by HRC Showcase Theatre. 7:30 PM. A reception and talkback with the actors, playwright, and director follows. First Reformed Church, 52 Green Street in Hudson, NY. For additional information call Sandra Gill at 518-851-2061.
Lecture: LOST CATSKILL. Presented by Ted Hilscher. 2 p.m. FREE Beattie-Powers Place, Prospect Ave. & Bridge Street, Catskill, NY, beattiepowersplace.blogspot.com.
Event: THE PROPRIETORS BALL. Hudson Opera House celebrates the Grand Reopening of its newly restored historic upstairs theater. Co-chaired by Jean Hamilton and Richard McCarthy. Visit www.hudsonoperahouse.org or 518-822 1438 for more details and ticketing. Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street, Hudson.
Event: GALA ART EXHIBITION AND LIVE AUCTION. Featuring Art in all media and price ranges. Preview 6 PM and Auction at 7 PM. $15 or $25 for two adults. Wine, cheese, hors D’ oeuvres, cake and coffee. 50/50 raffle. St. John’s the Baptist’s Church Hall, 4978 State Route 81, Greenville, NY. Tickets and info at 518-966-0320.
Talk: ARTalks. Art as Intersection: Geographies, Time, and Medium . Guided Panel Discussion and Special Exhibits. FREE . Reception to follow each event. Art School of Columbia County, 1198 Route 21C, Ghent, NY. www.artschoolofcolumbiacounty.org.
April 28, 29 & 30
(DEC) Theater: CHRISTMAS IN APRIL WITH THORNTON WILDER. Kaaterskill Actors Theater and Petite Productions Dance Academy. The man who wrote the American classic, “Our Town,” brings you two fantastic, funny and fascinating one-act plays. “The Long Christmas Dinner” carries one family through 90 years and four generations of Yuletide celebrations, all in the space of a single meal. “Pullman Car Hiawatha” transports its comical passengers to Chicago by way of Ohio, time, space and the Milky Way. Join this celebration of life and have a truly Wilder Christmas in April! Performances are at the Doctorow Center for the Arts in Hunter, NY on April 28 and 29 at 7PM and April 30 at 2PM. Tickets are $15 cash at the door. For more information and reservations, visit www.wilderapril.com.
Concert: ONE WORLD MUSIC SERIES. Musicians Elizabeth Woodbury, Kasius, & Heard. 7 p.m., Donation $10Athens Cultural Center 24 Second Street, Athens, NY. www.athensculturalcenter.org.
Concert: THE NEAVE TRIO. 5 p.m. Admission: $15Beattie-Powers Place, Prospect Ave. & Bridge Street, Catskill, NY, beattiepowersplace.blogspot.com.
April 29,Concert: MALCOLM CECIL’S 80TH BIRTHDAY BASH. Featuring Malcolm Cecil and friends. 7 p.m., in the Arts Center Theater at Columbia-Greene Community College. $20 for the general public, $18 for students and senior citizens. Tickets at Greenport campus, Greene County Council on the Arts in Catskill or at 518-828-4181, extension 0. Columbia-Greene Community College4400 Route 23 Hudson, NY
Hike: Saugerties Lighthouse and Walkway over the Hudson. View the river and give nice view of the Catskill Mountains. Lighthouse and drive south to The Walkway over the Hudson for another Hudson River view. Easy with little or no climb and the opportunity to walk at own pace. Meet at 9 am at the Thruway parking area across from the Southbound Thruway entrance on Route 32 (Exit 20 Saugerties-Woodstock).Register by calling MTHS at 518-589-6657 or email@example.com.
(DEC) Concert: FOUR MUSICIANS, SEVEN HANDS. BKO (Bend the Knotted Oak) Chamber Music. 2 p.m. Admission is $20 for adults, free for students 18 and under. Spencertown Academy is located on NYS Route 203, Spencertown, NY.
Event: WGXC RECORD + MEDIA FAIR SPRING 2017 features eclectic vinyl, CDs, cassette tapes, DVDs, plus books, musical instruments and radio-related ephemera. The fair overlaps Basilica Hudson’s annual 24-Hour Drone: Experiments in Sound and Music. Early Bird and regular admission. 10 am to 5 pm. Basilica Hudson Back Gallery, 110 S. Front Street, Hudson, NY.
April 30-October 29
(CIP) Exhibit: SANFORD R. GIFFORD IN THE CATSKILLS. American landscape painter and one of the leading members of the Hudson River School, Gifford credited Cole’s works with stimulating his interest in landscape painting. Thomas Cole National Historic Site. Tuesday-Sunday 10 am to 5pm. 218 Spring Street, Catskill, NY. Visit www.thomascole.org for info.
(CIP) Opening Lecture: TALK WITH DR. KEVIN J. AVERY, CURATOR OF SANFORD R. GIFFORD IN THE CATSKILLS. 2 pm at the Temple Israel of Catskill which is adjacent to the Thomas Cole National Historic Site located at 218 Spring Street, Catskill NY. Tuesday-Sunday 10 am to 5pm. 218 Spring Street, Catskill, NY. Visit www.thomascole.org for info.
Concert: DAN TEPFER, JAZZ PIANIST. 5 p.m. Admission $15. Beattie-Powers Place, Prospect Ave. & Bridge Street, Catskill, NY, beattiepowersplace.blogspot.com
(DEC)Reading: FRANZI IN LOVE, by James Rosenfield. (Winner of the W Keith Hedrick Playwriting Contest)Staged Reading presented by HRC Showcase Theatre. 7:30 PM. A reception and talkback with the actors, playwright, and director follows. First Reformed Church, 52 Green Street in Hudson, NY. For additional information call Sandra Gill at 518-851-2061.
Concert: ONE WORLD MUSIC SERIES. Maria Zemantauski, Flamenco/Classical Guitarist; and Brian Melick, Percussion. 7 p.m. Donation $10.Athens Cultural Center 24 Second Street, Athens, NY. www.athensculturalcenter.org.
Exhibit: STUDENT-FACULTY ART SHOW, SEED SALE & SILENT ACTION. FREE! Art School of Columbia County. Old Schoolhouse, 1198 Route 21C, Harlemville, NY. www.artschoolofcolumbiacounty.org or 518-672-7140
May 22-June 18, 2017
Exhibit: Art From Farm to Table. Opening Reception Saturday, May 22 from 4-6 pm. Invitational, multimedia gallery show. The theme will include interpretations of landscapes, buildings, farm life, flowers, vegetables, insects, and animals; all subjects found in an agricultural environment, which might (or might not!) end up on a table. Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 1-5 pm. Spencertown Academy Art Center, 790 Route 203, Spencertown, NY. 518-392-3693.