Additional Arts & Culture Calendar

  • Events noted (DEC) have been supported through a Decentralization grant from the 2020 NYS Council on the Arts through the Community Arts Program in Greene, Columbia or Schoharie County.
  • Events noted (CIP) will be under panel review for a grant from the 2020 County Initiative Program (CIP) of the Greene County Council on the Arts with public funding from the Greene County Legislature.

 January 11-February 9
Exhibit Opening: ART OMI: ARCHITECTURE -InConstruction: SO – IL features a model of Site Verrier de Meisenthal (2015), a cultural center in an 18th century glass factory composed of three independent, interrelated institutions, which was conceived of by SO – IL. SO – IL is an internationally recognized architecture and design firm led by Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu, based in New York. 2 p.m. FREE. Art Omi, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, NY. artomi.org

January 11-March 1
Exhibit Opening: ART OMI: ARCHITECTURE: Single-Handedly: Contemporary Architects Draw by Hand Single-Handedly collects original drawings from a group of accomplished contemporary architects who, in an industry dominated by digital technologies, continue to work by hand. The exhibition is co-curated by Warren James, Director, Art Omi: Architecture; and Nalina Moses, author of Single-Handedly: Contemporary Architects Draw by Hand (Princeton Architectural Press, 2019). Copies of Single-Handedly will be available for purchase and signing. 2 p.m. FREE. Art Omi, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, NY. artomi.org

January 14
Rehearsals
: The Schoharie Valley Singers are looking for singers to join as they continue their 41st season. Rehearsals 7-9 pm. The Singers encourage anyone who enjoys singing to join the group. In particular, middle and high school students with a love for singing are more than welcome to join! The theme for this concert cycle is “Across the Universe – A Tribute to The Beatles” and scheduled for May 1 & 2. LDS Church, 141 Church Street, Central Bridge, NY. More at schoharievalleysingers@gmail.com

January 16 – March 21 
CREATE: offsite
: AERIAL ABSTRACTION. Photographs by Alon Koppel. Reception for the artist Thursday, January 16, 6-8 p.m. New York Restaurant, 353 Main Street, Catskill, NY. In partnership with CREATE (formerly Greene County Council on the Arts). All works available for sale at greenearts.org. Visit www.greenearts.org.

 

January 17
(DEC) Workshop: “FIX YOUR EFFIN’ MEND PILE” Monthly Sewing Workshop with Stephanie Dougherty. 3–7pm. Freehold Art Exchange in Cairo, NY. FREE. Directions + info: www.freeholdartexchange.org

January 18
Dance: ZVIDANCE exists to share with audiences the choreographic vision and movement vocabulary of Israeli-born Artistic Director, Zvi Gotheiner. Each piece defines a unique set of relationships and experiences, boldly addressing the depths of the human experience. ZviDance also exists to engage students in enriching their appreciation of the art form. LIKE is a multidisciplinary piece, utilizing dance, theater and video projection to reflect on the ever-increasing use of media in the way we socialize. 7:30 pm. Ticket purchased in advance are $7 for students, $20 for seniors and $25 for adults. At the door: $7 for students, $25 for seniors and $30 for adults. The Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center, 6050 Main Street, Tannersville, NY. For tickets, visit www.catskillmtn.org or call 518 263 2063.

January 18
Live Music: BELLE-SKINNER, Indie Folk / Jazz. 5:30 p.m. Art reception for ‘Embracing Winter Blues’ art reception. 6:30 p.m. performance. Windham Fine Arts Gallery, 5380 Main Street, Windham. www.blackdomemusic.com

January 18
Concert: SPENCERTOWN ACADEMY ROOTS & SHOOTS CONCERTS SERIES – THE NIELDS, the nationally acclaimed folk-pop duo. Sisters Nerissa and Katryna have released 17 albums, had major and independent record and publishing deals, and performed with The Band, James Taylor, Dan Zanes, 10,000 Maniacs, and the Indigo Girls. 8:00pm.Tickets $25 public, $20 Academy members & $10 students. Spencertown Academy, 790 State Route 203, Spencertown, NY. Visit www.spencertownacademy.org

January 20
Family Friendly: Martin Luther King Jr Day: GREAT PROGRAMMING AND A CHARITY DRIVE, ALL IN THE SPIRIT OF DR. KING. Youth Programs include making animal toys for local shelters, MLK themed arts & crafts, stories & snacks 12-8pm. FREE! D. R. Evarts Library, 80 Second Street, Athens, NY. More programs at drevartslibrary.org

January 21
Exhibit: THE 24TH ANNUAL JURIED ART SHOW AT COLUMBIA-GREENE COMMUNITY COLLEGE. This event invites art students from surrounding high schools to show their work and compete for prize money. Admission is free. 9AM-5PM. C-GCC Foundation Gallery, Columbia-Greene Community College, 4400 Route 23, Hudson, NY https://www.facebook.com/events/461327667718459/

January 25
CREATE-OPENING RECEPTION (3-5 p.m.) & ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING (5 p.m.): Meet Kristen DeFontes, whose solo exhibit  ‘After the Storm,’  the inaugural exhibition in the 2020 Gallery Program season from 3-5 pm. Plan to attend the Council’s Annual Membership Meeting immediately following the opening reception. The 2019 fiscal year will be reviewed and the 2020 Organizational Plan will be announced. Meet the Members on the Board of Directors, staff and volunteers-engage with other CREATE’s Members! These events are free and open to the public, however one must be a current CREATE Member to attend the Annual Meeting. CREATE Catskill Gallery, 398 Main Street, Catskill, NY. Call 518-943-3400, gcca@greenearts.org and watch for updated information at www.greenearts.org. Join or renew your membership at www.greenearts.org/membership/

January 26
Sunday Salon Lecture Series: ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS IN THE LANDSCAPES OF MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE. Maggie M. Cao, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 2 PM. $10 Members/$12 General Admission. Thomas Cole’s New Studio, 218 Spring Street, Catskill, NY. Visit thomascole.org/events

January 31
(CIP Review) Concert: PORTRAITS IN STRINGS A timeless portrait of the guitar for fans of all musical genres. Guitarist Gabe Schnider leads this study of the foundations of modern guitar music and beyond, taking a nonlinear approach to the instrument’s various styles, key composers, and influences throughout history. Featuring Charles Goold (drums) and Marty Jaffe (bass). 7pm. FREE admission & all ages. Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street, Tannersville, NY. Visit 23Arts.org.

January 31-February 16
Theater: THE CHALK GARDEN by the British author and playwright Enid Bagnold, best known for the 1935 story “National Velvet.” Directed by Cathy Lee-Visscher. A psychological chamber piece set in 1955 Sussex, England. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 31-February 2, February 7-9 and 14-16. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 pm, Sunday matinees at 2 pm. $22 general admission, $17 members, and $10 students. Tickets at GhentPlayhouse.org or 1-800-838-3006. Ghent Playhouse,  6 Town Hall Place, Ghent, NY. Visit GhentPlayhouse.org.

February 1 to March 15
Exhibit: William Stone: APPERCEPTION. An exhibition of mixed media work, ranging from paintings to kinetic sculpture. Opening reception with the artist February 1, 5-7pm. Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House. 327 Warren Street, Hudson, NY.  518-822-1438. Visit hudsonhall.org

February 2
Live Music: Rodney Greenblat LIVE MUSIC SHOW at the Avalon Lounge. A live laptop and synthesizer music show, featuring music from Rodney’s CD BEEP BEEP TYPE MUSIC and many new tracks from upcoming CD FRUIT PUNCH AND FOG. Special guests and a tribute to GROUND HOG DAY. Avalon Lounge, 29 Church Street Catskill NY. More info at rodney@whimsyload.com.

February 2
(DEC) Live Music: Not So Quiet Music Series presents JOHN FLYNN. Folk musician who follows the path of Woody Guthrie, Phil Ochs and Kris Kristofferon. 4pm. $10 Suggested Donation.  Middleburgh Library, 326 Main Street, Middleburgh, NY. Visit www. middleburghlibrary.info

February 3
Concert: WINDS IN THE WILDERNESS. Performing music by Quantz, Bolling, Bach, Holtz, Myers, Granatos, Satie. $15 suggested donation. Students & children FREE. 3:00 PM. Reception after the concert. Church of St. John in the Wilderness, 261 Route 344, Copake Falls, NY. More at 518-329-5177 or facebook: Winds in the Wilderness.

February 7
(CIP Review) Concert: 23Art in the Snow MOTOR CITY SOUL
. Lincoln Center’s Emerging Artist of 2019 and Detroit native bassist Endea Owens, mentored by the likes of Marcus Belgrave, Rodney Whitaker, and Ron Carter, makes her 23Arts debut in this night of the music of Motor City. Endea has toured and performed with artists including Jennifer Holliday, Jazzmeia Horn, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Steve Turre and Lea Delaria, and has been featured in music exchange programs and performances across the globe. Featuring Jonathan Thomas (piano) and Diego Ramirez (drums). 7pm. FREE admission & all ages. Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street, Tannersville, NY. Visit 23Arts.org.

February 8 & 9
Artisan Market: WINTER MAKER’S MARKET. A weekend showcase of locally handmade goods. 10AM-4PM. More at 518-966-5219 or stay@greenvillefarms.com. The Greenville Arms 1889 Inn, 11135 State Route 32, Greenville, NY.

February 15
Benefit Concert: EDMUND BAGNELL: HE PLAYS THE VIOLIN. Get ready to swoon! Direct from Feinstein’s/54 Below in Manhattan, Edmund Bagnell, 1st violin and vocalist with the internationally acclaimed singing string quartet Well-Strung, goes it alone in “He Plays the Violin.” 7:30 PM. For tickets, visit violin.brownpapertickets.com or call 800-838-3006. Benefit concert for Bridge Street Theatre. Bridge Street Theatre, 44 W. Bridge Street, Catskill, NY. Visit BridgeSt.org.

February 14-16
HUDSON JAZZ FESTIVAL 2020: 3rd Annual Hudson Jazz Festival. Curated by Armen Donelian. Tickets start at $25; 3-day Weekend Passes $95. February 14-AIMÉE ALLEN at 7pm. Tickets: $30. Hudson Jazz Festival opens its doors on Valentine’s eve to a very special evening of jazz standards and original compositions with NYC-based vocalist Aimée Allen, with Festival Curator Armen Donelian on piano, Jay Anderson on bass and Jeff Siegel on drums. February 15, FREE WORKSHOP WITH ARMEN DONELIAN AND MARC MOMMAAS, 11am-1pm. For intermediate-level middle-school age or higher. Bring your instrument! Intermediate playing and reading ability recommended. Registration required at hudsonhall.org/hudson-jazz-festival-workshop-2020/. Email hello@hudsonhall.org for more information. PIANO SUMMIT: Kevin Hays, Francesca Tanksley, Cidinho Teixeira also on February 15 at 2pm. Tickets $25. February 16-BILLY HARPER QUINTET at 7pm. Tickets $35. Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street, Hudson NY. Visit hudsonhall.org (518) 822-1438

FEBRUARY 21 – 23
(CIP Review) Theater: THE FIRST LADIES COALITION, A Bridge Street Theatre Presentation. Created and performed by Ginger Grace, and directed by theatrical legend Austin Pendleton. February 21 & 22 at 7:30pm and February 23 at 2:00pm. Tickets are $20, $10 for Students ages 21 and under, and can be purchased in advance at firstladies.brownpapertickets.com or 800-838-3006 and at the door one half hour prior to each performance on a space available basis. Bridge Street Theatre, located at 44 West Bridge Street, Catskill, NY. Visit bridgest.org.

February 22
(DEC-2019 Individual Artist Awardee) Concert: S3a Me AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO LEARNING AND UNDERSTANDING COMMUNITY PRESENTED by 2019 Columbia County Individual Artist Ngonda Badila aka Lady Moon. Let’s go a bit deeper into discovering Hudson’s finest hidden treasures with S3a Me, a project created by to learn and share the story of our community members who bring great value to Hudson. Experience a collection of interviews, personal compositions written and produced by Lady Moon as a recorded track and a live performance. FREE! 7-9 pm. Performance at 2 Park Place Hudson NY.

February 22
Concert: SPENCERTOWN ACADEMY ROOTS & SHOOTS CONCERTS SERIES PRESENTS CONTEMPORARY FOLK ARTIST TRACY GRAMMER. Renowned for her pure voice, deft guitar and violin work, and incantatory storytelling. 8:00pm. Tickets $25 public, $20 Academy members & $10 students.  Spencertown Academy, 790 State Route 203, Spencertown, NY. Visit www.spencertownacademy.org.

February 22
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus: CABIN FEVER CABARET.  Bindlestiff presents variety entertainment for adults in Helsinki’s intimate showroom. World-class circus artists perform electrifying feats of balance, flexibility, and daring incredibly close and thrillingly REAL, accompanied by great musical innovators. Showtime 9:00 pm. Tickets/Information: 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street, Hudson, NY

February 23
Sunday Salon Lecture Series: THE COMPLEX MEANING OF NATIVE AMERICANS IN COLE’S ART. Elizabeth W. Hutchinson, Associate Professor of American Art History Barnard College & Columbia University. 2 PM. $10 Members/$12 General Admission. Thomas Cole’s new Studio, 218 Spring Street, Catskill, NY. Visit thomascole.org/events

February 28
(CIP Review) Concert: 23Art in the Snow THE ENIGMATICS
. Emmy, Grammy and Golden Globe nominated jazz artist Russell Hall presents this exploratory study of the ‘enigmas’ of Jazz like Eric Dolphy, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Johnny Dunn, Charlie Mingus and others. Featuring Russell Hall, Ruben Fox (saxophone), Sean Mason (piano) and Evan Sherman (drums). 7pm. FREE admission & all ages. Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street, Tannersville, NY. Visit 23Arts.org.

March 6
(CIP Review) Concert: 23Art in the Snow NEW YEAR. Caleb Curtis (saxophone) + Noah Garabedian (bass) + Vinnie Sperrazza (drums) bring you New Year, a collaborative work of improvisations, compositions, sketches, inside jokes, aspirations, dreams, challenges, and possibilities. New Year embodies the genuinely refreshed and synergistic energy of musical improvisation made truly in the moment. 7pm. FREE admission & all ages. Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street, Tannersville, NY. Visit 23Arts.org.

March 15
Sunday Salon Lecture Series:  NEW SOURCES FOR COLE’S DESIGN. Jean Dunbar, leading historic interiors expert overseeing the restoration of Thomas Cole’s main house. 2 PM. $10 Members/$12 General Admission. Thomas Cole’s New Studio, 218 Spring Street, Catskill, NY. Visit thomascole.org/events

March 21
Staged Reading: FOR THE PEOPLE by Carol Mullen. An idealistic politician must choose between her ambition and her values. Directed by HRC Showcase Theatres’ Artistic Director, Barbara Waldinger. 7:30 pm. A reception and talkback with the actors, playwright, and director follow. First Reformed Church, 52 Green Street, Hudson, NY. Funding is provided and gratefully appreciated by the Hudson River Bank and Trust Foundation.

March 21 & 22
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus: CABIN FEVER CABARET.  March 21Bindlestiff presents variety entertainment for adults in Helsinki’s intimate showroom. World-class circus artists perform electrifying feats of balance, flexibility, and daring incredibly close and thrillingly REAL, accompanied by great musical innovators.Showtime 9 pm. On March 22, Bindlestiff reframes the show for family audiences and presents a matinee performance at 3 pm, featuring a pre-show by young participants in Bindlestiff’s Cirkus After School from Hudson  and Chatham. Tickets/Information: 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street, Hudson, NY

March 27
(CIP Review) Concert:
23Art in the Snow WINDS OF CHANGE. Award-winning young jazz saxophonist Alexa Tarantino (Sherrie Maricle & the DIVA Jazz Orchestra, Cécile McLoring Salvant’s OGRESSE) makes her Tannersville debut for our finale event of this year’s 23Arts in the Snow series. Featuring Steven Feifke (piano). 7pm. FREE admission & all ages. Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street, Tannersville, NY. Visit 23Arts.org.

March 28 
(CIP Review) Dance: Russian National Ballet SLEEPIG BEAUTY. 7:30 pm. Advance $25; $20 seniors; $7 students and Door $30; $25 seniors; $7 students. Tickets at 518-263-2063. Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center, 6050 Main Street, Tannersville, NY. Visit catskillmtn.org

April 19
Sunday Salon Lecture Series:  THE ECOLOGY OF OUR CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPES IN CONNECTION WITH THE 2020 EXHIBITION, CROSS POLLINATION. Dorothy M. Peteer, Adjunct Senior research Scientist Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University. 2 PM. $10 Members/$12 General Admission. Thomas Cole’s New Studio, 218 Spring Street, Catskill, NY. Visit thomascole.org/events

April 25
Staged reading: HOW WE SURVIVED By Pauline David Sax. A daughter’s questions about her mother’s past leads to a reckoning about the stories we need to tell ourselves. Directed by HRC Showcase Theatres’ Artistic Director, Barbara Waldinger. 7:30 pm. A reception and talkback with the actors, playwright, and director follow. First Reformed Church, 52 Green Street, Hudson, NY. Funding is provided and gratefully appreciated by the Hudson River Bank and Trust Foundation.

May 23
Exhibit: “SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO” a major exhibition of artwork by Rodney Greenblat with large new paintings as well as some sculptural works from the past that have not been seen for 20 years. Hudson Hall, 327 Warren Street Hudson NY. More info at rodney@whimsyload.com.

May 30
Staged Reading: THE SPRINGVALE ARMADILLO by Donald Loftus. After nearly seventy years, a wrongly institutionalized woman’s shocking secrets are unlocked. Winner of the W Keith Hedrick Playwriting Award. 7:30 pm. Directed by HRC Showcase Theatres’ Artistic Director, Barbara Waldinger. A reception and talkback with the actors, playwright, and director follow. First Reformed Church, 52 Green Street, Hudson, NY. Funding is provided and gratefully appreciated by the Hudson River Bank and Trust Foundation.

 

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