Additional Arts & Culture Calendar

  • Events noted (DEC) have been supported through a Decentralization grant from the NYS Council on the Arts through the Community Arts Program in Greene, Columbia or Schoharie County.
  • Events noted (CIP) have been supported through a grant from the 2019 County Initiative Program (CIP) of the Greene County Council on the Arts with public funding from the Greene County Legislature.

Through September 17
Exhibit: REMNANTS: Work By Ruth Lauer Manenti. Gallery hours Friday-Sunday 12-4:30 pm, and by appointment. More at 518-768-7787, info@atelierprogressif.com or atelierprogressif.com. Atelier Progressif Creative Art Space, 75 Bridge Street, Catskill, NY

Through September 27
Exhibit: CLOSE TO HOME. Landscapes in oil by Claverack artist Audrey Wyman. . Free and open to the Public. Blue Hill Gallery at Columbia-Greene Community College, 4400 Route 23, Hudson, NY.  Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 8 pm, Fridays from 8 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm. 518-828-4181.

Through September 28
Exhibit: PORTRAITS OF NATURE. Paintings by Catskill artist Meryl Learnihan. This show includes old as well as new work. The exhibit emphasizes her great interest in painting animals. Meryl finds pleasure in seeing and painting the individual beauty and personality in each animal. Meryl works in watercolor, colored pencil and oils and will present some etchings. Kaaterskill Gallery, Columbia-Greene Community College, 4400 Route 23, Hudson, NY.  Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 8 pm, Fridays from 8 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm. 518-828-4181.

(CIP) Exhibit: JOE MAMA-NITZBERGJoe Mama-Nitzberg’s installation at the PAC gallery revisits the intensity and innocence of the 80’s, a moment encompassing both the celebration of sexual freedom and the grief of loss through the AIDS crisis. In the digital video Devin 17, the artist sets the memory of a formative friendship, against the delirious backdrop of disco and an acidic reappraisal of judgement and complacency. Study for Pride and Prejudice , and The Sensibility of…Time (Clock of the Heart) both pigment prints on fabric, continue this dialogue, using the sublime beauty of abstraction, color, and fabric, as a counterpoint for haunting realizations woven throughout the work through pop culture imagery, texts, and titles. Prattsville Art Center, 14562 Main Street, Prattsville, NY www.prattsvilleart.org

Through September 28
(CIP) Exhibit: STEVEN CERIOIconic underground comic artist Steven Cerio is perhaps best known for his collaborations with the musicians in The Residents, and a new retrospective of his work premiered at PAC along with the 4th annual Headed for the Hills Festival. Cerio’s obsessively detailed imagery brings to life fantastic imaginary worlds through a graphic menagerie of characters and themes executed in virtuoso style. The exhibition includes dozens of posters, drawings, and prints marrying macabre humor with playful abandon. Prattsville Art Center, 14562 Main Street, Prattsville, NY www.prattsvilleart.org

Through September 29
Exhibit: Tschabalala Self. Artist Tschabalala Self builds a singular style from the syncretic use of both painting and printmaking to explore ideas about the black female body. The exaggerated biological characteristics of her figures reflect Self’s own experiences and cultural attitudes toward race and gender. 9am-5pm. Newmark Gallery in Visitor’s Center, Art Omi, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, NY. Visit artomi.org.

Exhibit: EYE OF THE BEHOLDER: Art of the Found Object. Opening reception Saturday, August 3, from 4-7pm. Exhibiting work of noted found object artists the Late Norman Hasselriis and Hudson Valéry artists Cristobal Morales, Jack Metzger and Rick Patterson and others. aMuse Gallery, 7 Railroad Avenue, Chatham, NY.  Hours: Thursday-Saturday 11am-5pm, Sunday 12-4pm. Visit amusechatham.com or call 518-392-1060.

Through October 6
Exhibit: NANCY AZARA the meeting of the birds. Gallery Hours: Friday, Saturday & Monday, 11 am-5:30 pm; Sunday 11 am-4:00 PM. Kaaterskill Fine Arts Gallery. Hunter Village Square, 7950 Main Street, Hunter, NY. More at 518 263 2060 and catskillmtn.org. Image: CONFERENCE OF THE BIRDS/BLUE, aquatint, 28.5 x 20.75 inches, 2019. Photo courtesy VenDeb Editions

Through October 2019
Exhibit: LANDMARKS OF THE HUDSON VALLEY. Paintings, drawings, photographs, collages, framed art and small sculptures. Frisbee Agency Gallery 384B Main Street, Catskill, NY

Through November 3
(CIP) Exhibit: THOMAS COLE’S REFRAIN: THE PAINTINGS OF CATSKILL CREEK. Tickets, hours and information at thomascole.org. Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill, NY

Through November 3
Exhibit: In Frederic Church’s Ombra: Architecture in Conversation with Nature, Sharp Family Gallery, Olana State Historic Site. 5720 NY-9G, Hudson, NY. Tours, classed and hours at olana.org.

Through November 30
Featured Exhibition: TREASURED TRADITIONS: A STATEMENT OF PLACE introduces five Iroquois communities and showcases five actively practiced visual art forms that define, express, and reinforce their distinct community and cultural identities.  Includes Iroquois pottery, beadwork, stone carving, quilting, and ash splint basketry. 518-296-8949 or info@iroquoismuseum.org.  Iroquois Indian Museum, 324 Caverns Rd., Howes Cave, NY www.iroquoismuseum.org. Image-Pottery by Rose Kerstetter.

Through November 30
(CIP) BRONCK MUSEUM OPENS FOR SEASON, Museum Hours: Wednesday-Friday 12pm-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, and Sunday 1pm-4pm. Last tour leaves at 3:30pm daily. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Admission: Adults $7, Ages 5–11 $2, Ages 12–15 $3, GCHS members free. More info: 518-731-6490. Bronck Museum is located just off US 9W 1.5 miles south of the intersection of routes 9W, 385 and 81 near Coxsackie, NY. GCCA Members receive a discount on adult admission. Some restrictions.

Through November 30
Exhibit:
Zadock Pratt: The Man, The Town & The Nation. 19th century oil paintings and maps, as well as 20th century artworks in oil and pastel, exhibit text and photographic panels, and a hand-out explaining Pratt’s contributions on local, national and artistic levels. Pratt’s story will be told primarily through paintings by Frederick Spencer, Amos Hamlin, and several unsigned artworks. Visit zadockprattmuseum.org. Zadock Pratt Museum, 14540 Main Street / Route 23, Prattsville, NY.

September 8, 9 & 10

(DEC) Auditions: Theater Project of Schoharie County AUDITIONS FOR IAN FLEMING’S CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. Show Read-Through Sunday September 8th, encouraged by not required. Auditions Monday September 9 &10. Cobleskill-Richmondville High School. Performance dates November 8-10, 2019. Directed Mark Pracher and Libby Hammecker. More with Mark Pracher at mmpracher@gmail.com

September 12
Greene County Chamber of Commerce Special Event: GREENE GETS CREATIVE. The Greene Chamber of Commerce and CREATE Council for Resources to Enrich the Arts, Technology & Education (formally Greene County Council on the Arts) will combine their services to feature a select group of exceptional artists and artisans whose work isdistinctive and who reside in Greene County. This gathering of professional artists will reflect the impact the arts has on the residents and the economy in Greene County. Come discover all the amazing creativity Greene County has to offer at this fun and entertaining evening while meeting interesting people and making great connection. Participants include Village Common-Hand -Built Candles & Essential Oils, Jill Skupin Burkholder-selections from her series “Hidden Worlds of the Catskills” & Dan Burkholder-Fine Art Photography, Maureen Garcia-Sculptural Clay WorksKim Gilmour-Fisheye Brooklyn Ceramic Tableware Christin Ripley-Marbleized Paper Journals & Works on Fabric,  Elaine Warfield-Hand-dyed Scarves & Fine Art Photography Book Series of Four, “Northern Catskills,and Selections from the Kaaterskill Fine Arts Gallery. Sandra Dutton will read poetry and a selection from her upcoming production of JAMOT (to be presented at Bridge Street Theater in November). Horton on the Stream Theater’s Debbie Lee Jones will read a selection from their 2019 and 25th anniversary season production “Coming Home” by Horton Foote. Jazz Ensemble courtesy of Planet Arts featuring Michael Benedict on vibes and Joe Finn on guitar. GREENE GETS CREATIVE is 5-8pm at the Orpheum Theater, located on Main Street in Tannersville, NY.  Admission to the event is $10 and is open to the public. RSVP at info@greenecountychamber.com (Images: Bear in the Woods courtesy of Jill Burkholder and tableware courtesy Fisheye Brooklyn.)

September 13
(DEC) Concert:  FULL MOON MUSIC SERIES PRESENTS THE RED HAIRED STRANGERS, 7pm. Find the magic of the moon at Landis during our live music series at the Meeting House. $10 per person, Kids 12 and under free. Landis Arboretum.

September 13-15
Event: BASILICA SOUNDSCAPE: WEEKEND OF MUSIC + ART. Live concert performances, conceptual sound performances, author readings, installations, collaborations, curated local vendors, on-site activities and more, creating an immersive weekend of art, music, and culture. Basilica SoundScape features a lineup of some to the most innovative and genre-pushing musicians, visual artists and writers working today, with unique collaborations across disciplines. FREE. Front Street, Hudson, NY. basilicahudson.org

September 14-November 24
(DEC) Exhibit: “HOMELY” Where and What Is Home? Curated by Tim Watkins. Group show will include a variety of media, including video, performance and poetry. Meet the Artists Reception September 14 at 6pm. Free and open to the public. Athens Cultural Center, 24 Second St. Athens, New York 12015. Visit www.athensculturalcenter.org.

September 14
(CIP) Outdoor Art Workshops: Children and their families and visitors of all ages are invited to a morning of painting and drawing in nature. Activities include: Drawing the Catskills, Plant Identification and Close Observation, Understanding Color, and Creating Thomas Cole’s Colorful Autumn. FREE! All materials will be provided. Advance reservations are appreciated, but drop-ins are also welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in between 10 am and 1 pm. Contact Marissa Hamm at MHamm@thomascole.org. Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill, NY. thomascole.org

September 14
Art Class: PAINTING AND DRAWING BIRD NESTS and EGGS with JEAN MACKAY. Capture the beauty of bird eggs and nests using pencils and paints to bring them to life. Some experience with drawing is helpful, but instruction will be tailored to various skill levels. 10 am to 2 pm. $60. artschoolcolco@gmail.com, ART SCHOOL OF COLUMBIA COUNTY, 1198 Rte 21C, Ghent NY. www.artschoolofcolumbiacounty.com

September 15
Fundraiser: THIRD ANNUAL FAEX FARM FEAST. The event will feature local food, craft beer, musicians and ceramic plates as party favors. Festivities begin at 4pm; dinner begins at 5pm. REGULAR TICKET: Dinner+Plate: Advance tickets $50 until August 31st. Full price tickets are $60. VIP TICKET: Dinner+Plate+7 raffle tickets+FAEx tote bag: Advance Tickets $100 until August 31st. Full price tickets are $125. Tickets can be purchased online at www.freeholdartexchange.org or in person at Village Common Mercantile (at 404-406 Main Street in Catskill, NY.)  Event takes place at Freehold Art Exchange, 421 Plattekill Road, Freehold, NY.

September 15
(CIP) Family: FAMILY FESTIVAL FOR A SUSTAINABLE EARTH at LUMBERYARD. Free Dance Class @ 12:30pm -Students in grades 4-8 of all abilities welcome. Film Screenings By Jon Bowermaster / Ocean 8 Films @ 2:00pm. A series of short films about the environmental risks to, and hopes for the Hudson River Valley, the birthplace of the American environmental movement. Tickets $10; ages 14 and under free. Followed by a presentation by Riverkeeper. Screening equipment generously donated by Radio Kingston. Interactive Art Exhibit: TARNISHED NATURE, ERASABLE ART @ 3:30pm. Visual artist Lydia Rubio will exhibit five large format paintings on panel related to environmental issues in the Hudson River. She will invite the public to participate in a sequence of erasures and redrawing of the works including references to the sites painted by Frederic Church and Thomas Cole, to evidence the urgency to stop the destruction of nature. This event is free. Reception with the artists @ 5:00pm. TICKETS & INFO at LUMBERYARD.ORG/FALL. LUMBERYARD, 62 Water St; Catskill, NY

September 18 & 25, and October 2
Art Class: EXPLORATION OF COLLAGE with TIM EBNETH. Through layering and combining papers, paint, prints and photos, collage encompasses storytelling and autobiography. Ideal for all levels. 3 to 5 pm. $120 for all classes; $45 each. artschoolcolco@gmail.com, ART SCHOOL OF COLUMBIA COUNTY, 1198 Rte 21C, Ghent NY. www.artschoolofcolumbiacounty.com

September 19-October 24 on Thursdays
Art Class: LANDSCAPE OIL PAINTING with HM SAFFER. An amazing 6-week immersive course taught by an upstate icon. Check out his bio at hmsaffer.com to understand what a gift this course will be for your work as a painter. 10 am to 1 pm. $150 for 3 weeks; $300 for 6 weeks. artschoolcolco@gmail.com, ART SCHOOL OF COLUMBIA COUNTY, 1198 Rte 21C, Ghent NY. www.artschoolofcolumbiacounty.com

September 20
(CIP) Concert: 20s TO 20s (100 Years of Jazz) presented by 23Arts. Led by Kyle Poole. Kyle Poole delivers a holistic approach to the musical universe known as “jazz” ranging from 1920 to 2020. One of Poole’s chief missions is to expand jazz’s audience by incorporating all dance styles of music, reaching back to ragtime & bebop, while forging ahead all the way to funk, hip-hop & beyond. Joined by saxophonist Ruben Fox and pianist Chris Pattishall. 7PM. Free Admission & All Ages. Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street, Tannersville, NY. Visit 23Arts.org

September 20
(DEC) Workshop: “Fix Your Effin’ Mend Pile” Monthly Sewing Workshop with Stephanie Dougherty. (Third Fridays of the month including 10/18, 11/15, 12/20 & 1/17.) 3–7pm. Freehold Art Exchange in Cairo, NY. FREE. Directions + info: www.freeholdartexchange.org

September 21
(CIP) Talk: TERRI MATEER’S, A KIND SHOT,  6’1” blonde spitfire Terri Mateer tells her life story of becoming a pro basketball player being raised by a single, hippie mom, when her surrogate father steps in and teaches Terri how to play the game. Terri Mateer, a writer and performer, has starred in A Midsummer Night’s Dream as Helena, among many other roles and was a co-organizer for the Women’s March in Woodstock which was held in solidarity with the same-day Women’s March on Washington, D.C. 8pm Doctorow Center for the Arts in Hunter, NY. Visit www.catskillmtn.org

September 22
(CIP) Demonstration: SUNDAYS ALONG THE RIVER: The Whittler and the Weaver, Remarks and demonstration by local whittler Dick Brooks plus a rare opportunity to visit the 1685 loft with its collection of early spinning and weaving equipment, 2pm, Adults $8, GCHS Members & Children $4, Bronck Museum, 90 County Route 42, Coxsackie, NY

September 22
Art Festival: Hudson River SKYWALK ARTS FESTIVAL. 12-4pm. Artists, food, entertainment, art activities, view or walk the beautiful bridge over the Hudson and fresh air! FREE. Rip Van Winkle Toll Gate House Park Lawn. Catskill, NY. Performance of Light across the Hudson River @ 1 PM  Internationally acclaimed artist Shi Guorui will present a performance of light entitled 1.7 Mile Lights to connect Frederic Church’s Olana with the Thomas Cole National Historic Site. He will reflect beams of light across the sky above the Hudson River to illuminate the bonds between the two 19th-century artists, their homes, and our contemporary moment. The performance is part of a new solo exhibition of Shi Guorui’s work that will open at the Thomas Cole Site at 2pm on the same day. Visit the Thomas Cole Site between 2 and 4 pm to see the new exhibition SHI GUORUI: Ab/Sense-Pre/Sense, presented as part of its annual series OPEN HOUSE: Contemporary Art in Conversation with Cole. Visit thomascole.org.  Frederic Church’s OLANA offers free programs throughout the day from 9 AM to 4 PM. Visit olana.org for complete schedule of events.

September 22-December 1, 2019
(CIP) Exhibition: SHI GUORUI: AB/SENSE-PRE/SENSE Solo Exhibition. The exhibition will present spectacular landscape photographs up to 15-feet wide, created using a camera obscura, that pay homage to the landscapes and legacy of Thomas Cole. Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill, NY. Tuesday-Sunday through November 3, 2019. Visit www.thomascole.org. Image: Shi-Guorui in his studio. Photo Credit: Felix Chan.

September 24, October 1, and 8
(DEC) Three-Session class: RECYCLE PAPER MACHE ANIMALS with Artist/teacher Ruth Leonard.  Creating art with recycled materials is a wonderful opportunity for children to use their imaginations with items otherwise destined for a landfill or recycling center. Materials provided. Paper pulp and paper strips and paste will be added to give volume and shape to the under structure.  Finally they will glue on items such as, buttons and bottle caps, and then paint the surface. For homeschooled children ages 7 to 12. Free program. 12:30-2:30 PM. Registration required through our online calendar at www.heermancelibrary.org or 518-731-8084.

September 25, and October 2
Art Class: EXPLORATION OF COLLAGE with TIM EBNETH. Through layering and combining papers, paint, prints and photos, collage encompasses storytelling and autobiography. Ideal for all levels. 3 to 5 pm.  $45 each session. artschoolcolco@gmail.com, ART SCHOOL OF COLUMBIA COUNTY, 1198 Rte 21C, Ghent NY. www.artschoolofcolumbiacounty.com

September 26, October 3, and 10
(DEC) Three-Session class:  RECYCLE PAPER MACHE ANIMALS RECYCLE PAPER MACHE ANIMALS with Artist/teacher Ruth Leonard.  Creating art with recycled materials is a wonderful opportunity for children to use their imaginations with items otherwise destined for a landfill or recycling center. Materials provided. Paper pulp and paper strips and paste will be added to give volume and shape to the under structure.  Finally they will glue on items such as, buttons and bottle caps, and then paint the surface. For children ages 7 to 12. Free program. 5:30-7:30 PM. Registration required through our online calendar at www.heermancelibrary.org or 518-731-8084.

September 28
(DEC) Theater & Exhibit:  THE WORK PROJECT. Produced by Bridge Street Theatre. Recently unions and the issue of worker’s rights has been the subject of public discourse. This and the book “Working” by Studs Terkel were the inspiration for Luis Macia, the artist for the Work Project. The project highlights workers who share their stories and images with social realist artist Luis Macia culminating in an art exhibit of workers’ portraits accompanied by a live reading of their oral histories. The stories reflect the stark contrast of workers’ experience based on their union status.The exhibit and performance will be the combination of arts, including visual and performance aspects, will provide a voice for frequently marginalized people. Doors open at 6:00, performance at 6:30pm. Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets, 800-838-3006, and are FREE. The show will be up through the Bridge Street Theater’s entire season which ends on November 30. In addition to performance nights, the show may be viewed 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday by appointment. The Coxsackie-Athens Teachers’ Association is the community partner for this project. Bridge Street Theater, 44 West Bridge Street, Catskill, NY. BridgeSt.org.

October 1-November 30
Exhibit: WOMEN OF INFLUENCE: EACH BLOCK A STORY.  Exhibit features an Honoring quilt from Seneca Nation territory produced through the contributions and collaboration of 47 Native women from 7 territories.  Includes touchscreen with audio stories about the women who are honored in each of the quilt blocks. 518-296-8949 or info@iroquoismuseum.org.  Iroquois Indian Museum, 324 Caverns Rd., Howes Cave, NY www.iroquoismuseum.org

October 2
Art Class: EXPLORATION OF COLLAGE with TIM EBNETH. Through layering and combining papers, paint, prints and photos, collage encompasses storytelling and autobiography. Ideal for all levels. 3 to 5 pm. $45. artschoolcolco@gmail.com, ART SCHOOL OF COLUMBIA COUNTY, 1198 Rte 21C, Ghent NY. www.artschoolofcolumbiacounty.com

October 3 & 17
Art Class: FIGURE DRAWING with Gary Finelli. For all levels of artists to work with a model. Sessions include one hour of instruction and another 90 minutes of working with the model 6 to 8:30 pm. Full session $30. Instruction only, $25/session; model only, $15/session. artschoolcolco@gmail.com, ART SCHOOL OF COLUMBIA COUNTY, 1198 Rte 21C, Ghent NY. www.artschoolofcolumbiacounty.com

October 4-December 2019
(CIP) Exhibit: PATRICK MCGUINN. Patrick McGuinn’s new paintings use latex house paint to bring humor and Drama to his depictions of bucolic life and fantasy scenarios that wouldn’t be out of place in outsider artist Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden. McGuinn is a filmmaker, musician, and longtime mountaintop resident, whose feature film, Leather, was shot on location in Prattsville following Hurricane Irene, and recently screened at PAC. Prattsville Art Center, 14562 Main Street, Prattsville, NY www.prattsvilleart.org

October 4-December 2019
(CIP) Exhibit: CHRISTOPHER YANG. Christopher Yang is a Canadian born sound and visual artist based in Brooklyn. Yang will present an audio-based archival project, employing his irreverent style of speech to create a fragmented, informal history of the Prattsville Art Center. Content has been procured from the summer’s music, art, and dance events, as well as the everyday poetry of espresso and conversation. Prattsville Art Center, 14562 Main Street, Prattsville, NY www.prattsvilleart.org

October 5-27
Exhibit:  IN THE MOMENT MEET-JURIED REGIONAL ART EXHIBIT. Featuring work by 69 artists and selected by Catherine T. Carter. Opening reception on October 5, from 4-6 pm. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday from 1-5 pm.  Spencertown Academy Arts Center, 790 State Route 203, Spencertown, NY. Visit  www.spencertownacademy.org or call 518-392-3693. They Are Strangely Settled and Ready. Are They?” by Ilene B. Spiewak. Image courtesy of artist.

October 5
Art Class: ABOUT FACES with MAJ KALFUS. There’s nothing more intimate than a face. Explore the effects of light and shadow to render features and expressions that really capture your subject. 9 am to 12 pm. $50. artschoolcolco@gmail.com, ART SCHOOL OF COLUMBIA COUNTY, 1198 Rte 21C, Ghent NY. www.artschoolofcolumbiacounty.com

October 5 & 12
Art Class: PHOTOSHOP BASICS with JERRY FREEDNER. The focus in these classes is to explore and create a truly personal vision with your photos through the use of photoshop. All levels. 2 to 5 pm. $100. artschoolcolco@gmail.com, ART SCHOOL OF COLUMBIA COUNTY, 1198 Rte 21C, Ghent NY. www.artschoolofcolumbiacounty.com

October 5, 12, 19 and 26
(DEC) Four-Series Landscape Painting Class: LEARN TO PAINT THE COLORS OF FALL led by Tom Nelson. An intermediate art class: participants will learn to work quickly on small panels in this series of 4 classes with set up at a few local sites that have good “picturesque” qualities, with defined foreground, middle, and background. Participants need to bring their own materials; a list is available on our online calendar. 12:00 to 3:00 PM. Free program. Adults and teens. Registration Required through our online calendar at www.heermancelibrary.org, or 518-731-8084. Registration opens September 20, 2019

October 6
(CIP) Heritage Craft Fair: Exhibit and sale of traditional American crafts, live music, food, silent auction, wagon rides, 12pm-4pm, Admission Free, Bronck Museum, 90 County Route 42, Coxsackie, NY. Visit www.gchistory.org

October 7
(DEC) Concert: NOT SO QUIET CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS ANNIE & THE HEDONISTS. Suggested donation: $10.  4pm. Middleburgh Public Library, Main Street Middleburgh, NY. More with Sonny Ochs at sonnyo@midtel.net

October 8
(DEC) Photo Exhibit and Lecture: The Snowplow Project by Dan Burkholder, 2019 Individual Artist Tier, Greene County awardee. A photographic project honoring the men and women who keep Palenville’s winter roads safe. 6:30-7:30 PM Palenville Library, Route 23c, Palenville, NY

October 10
Art Class: DRAWING MASTERY with GARY FINELLI, Using the ultra-accessible medium of colored pencils, learn techniques to bring depth and daring to your drawings. All levels. 2 to 5 pm. $50. artschoolcolco@gmail.com, ART SCHOOL OF COLUMBIA COUNTY, 1198 Rte 21C, Ghent NY. www.artschoolofcolumbiacounty.com

October 12-November 23
Exhibit: HIS & HERS: 25 YEARS OF ART & MARRIAGE, featuring selected works by artists Allyson Levy and Scott Serrano. Opening reception October 12, 4-7pm. A life immersed in nature’s cycles and growing plants has dominated both of their art for the last 20 years. Catskill Mountain Foundation Kaaterskill Fine Arts Gallery, Hunter Village Square, 7950 Main Street, Hunter, NY.  Visit www.catskillmtn.org.

October 12
(DEC) Live Music: DUST BOWL FAERIES. One night only performance by the Dust Bowl Faeries, during the run of ACC’s fall exhibit HOMELY. 7:30pm-8:30pm. This event is free and open to the public. Athens Cultural Center, 24 Second Street, Athens, NY. Visit www.athensculturalcenter.org.

October 12
Exhibit Opening Reception: WOMEN OF INFLUENCE quilt exhibit.  Meet some of the artists who contributed to the Honoring quilt and learn about the inspiration and aspirations for this project. 518-296-8949 or info@iroquoismuseum.org.  Iroquois Indian Museum, 324 Caverns Rd., Howes Cave, NY www.iroquoismuseum.org Image: Mohawk artist Mari Annette Claus explains the significance and symbolism of her quilt block.

October 12
(CIP) Performance: CIRQUE MEI-From People’s Republic of China, Cirque Mei features a company of 40 elite traditional and contemporary circus artists and acrobats. This performance features many award winning Chinese circus routines and some of their most popular acts including Contortion Girls, Balancing High Chairs, and Plates Spinning and Ballet on Shoulders. 7:30 pm. Tickets Purchased Ahead: $25; $20 seniors; $7 students. At the Door: $30; $25 seniors; $7 students. Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center. 6050 Main Street, Tannersville, NY. catskillmtn.org

October 12
Dance: 7TH ANNUAL HUDSON VALLEY DANCE FESTIVAL. Live performance, charity fundraiser, dance, presented by Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. See acclaimed companies and choreographers in an expansive range of dance styles perform in a converted 19th century warehouse on the idyllic banks of the Hudson River. Tickets begin at $40, Reservations required. Two shows:  2:00pm – 6:30pm. Catskill Historic Point, 1 Main Street, Catskill, NY. Visit dradance.org

October 12 & 13
Event: ART FEST PRESENTED BY WINDHAM ARTS ALLIANCE offers a diverse group of local artists a chance to show their work and share their knowledge with the community! All the artwork is for sale. 10am-5pm. FREE admission.  Art Fest is held in conjunction with Windham’s Autumn Affair. Art Fest is in the Centre Church, intersection of Church and Main Street (Route 23), Windham, NY

October 12 & 13
Open Studios: OPEN STUDIO HUDSON 2019 provides the unique opportunity to meet artists who live and work in the Hudson community. Most studios are within walking distance from one another. Visitors will be invited into artists’ studios to view art, talk with artists, and witness their creative processes. Artists may have works available for purchase. 12-6pm. FREE. OpenStudioHudson.com

October 16
(CIP) Family Fun: NICK OF TIME, PERFORMED BY NO STRINGS MARIONETTE COMPANY. Join us on a fun-filled adventure that is truly out of this world! On a special mission to explore a mysterious dark object nearing planet Earth, a rocket ship carrying Astronaut Nick Eastman and his hoverbot Glitch is attacked by a deep space alien. Investigating, Nick is sucked into a time-warp and lands millions of years in Earth’s dinosaur-riddled past. Snatched as a pterodactyl snack, Nick escapes only to be warped into a bizarre future where creatures have mutated to survive on a barely recognizable Earth. 3:45pm. $10 adults, $7 children. Tickets at the door are $12 adults, $7 children. Information and tickets are available at www.catskillmtn.org or phone our reservation line at 518-263-2063. Doctorow Center for the Arts, Main Street, Hunter, NY.

October 17
Art Class: FIGURE DRAWING With Maj Kalfus on October 3 & October 10 With Gary Finelli. For all levels of artists to work with a model. Sessions include one hour of instruction and another 90 minutes of working with the model 6 to 8:30 pm. Full session $30. Instruction only, $25/session; model only, $15/session. artschoolcolco@gmail.com, ART SCHOOL OF COLUMBIA COUNTY, 1198 Rte 21C, Ghent NY. www.artschoolofcolumbiacounty.com

October 18
(CIP) Concert: MAYI presented by 23Arts. Led by Jonathan Michel. The Mayi (mah-YEE) rhythm, named for the Haitian Kreyol word for corn, describes the work songs and music that gives thanks for agriculture. MAYI is a concert that highlights the work songs of Haïti and draws parallels to the development of music amid the Black American Slave experience. Bassist Jonathan Michel leads Mayi, an informative and engaging focus on the melodies within the Mayi rhythm, the work songs of Haiti, and the parallels to the development of the Blues amid the Black American Slave experience. Featuring vocalist Emeline Michel and pianist Willerm Delisfort. 7PM. Free Admission & All Ages Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street, Tannersville, NY. Visit 23Arts.org.

October 18
(DEC) Workshop: “Fix Your Effin’ Mend Pile” Monthly Sewing Workshop with Stephanie Dougherty. (Third Fridays of the month including 11/15, 12/20 & 1/17.) 3–7pm. Freehold Art Exchange in Cairo, NY. FREE. Directions + info: www.freeholdartexchange.org

October 18-20
(DEC) Poetry Festival: SHARON SPRINGS POETRY FESTIVAL. The Festival consists of free poetry readings, workshops, panel discussion and other poetry-related events conducted by visiting poets. All Festival events will take place in Sharon Springs at the Sharon Springs Central School Auditorium; the Sharon Free Library; and at the Roseboro Hotel. The 2019 Festival will again feature three nationally and internationally recognized poets: Tracy K. Smith, current US Poet Laureate; Billy Collins, former US Poet Laureate; and Anne Waldman, acclaimed poet and cultural activist. Sharon Springs resident Paul Muldoon, Pulitzer Prize winner and 2017 recipient of the Queen’s Medal for Poetry (UK), helped establish the Festival and will again participate in the events. For 2019, Mr. Muldoon has already secured commitments from best-selling novelist and poet Erica Jong and Princeton University faculty member and award-winning poet Michael Dickman. For more information: Klinkhart Hall Arts Center, Inc.  john@klinkhart.org  www.klinkhart.org/poet-bios

October 19
Workshop: MAKE & TAKE QUILT BLOCK WORKSHOP for multiple generations. Construct your own honoring quilt blocks. Connect them together to create a mini-wall hanging. 518-296-8949 or info@iroquoismuseum.org.  Iroquois Indian Museum, 324 Caverns Rd., Howes Cave, NY www.iroquoismuseum.org

October 19
(CIP) Outdoor Art Workshops: Children and their families and visitors of all ages are invited to a morning of painting and drawing in nature. Activities include: Drawing the Catskills, Plant Identification and Close Observation, Understanding Color, and Creating Thomas Cole’s Colorful Autumn. FREE! All materials will be provided. Advance reservations are appreciated, but drop-ins are also welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in between 10 am and 1 pm. Contact Marissa Hamm at MHamm@thomascole.org. Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill, NY. thomascole.org

October 19
(DEC) Musical: GOOD TO BE KING-A TRIBUTE TO TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS. Presented by Valatie Community Theatre. A Tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers $10 suggested donation, Reservations NOT required. 8pm.Valatie Community Theatre, 3031 Main St. Valatie, NY. Visit valatiecommunitytheatre.org

October 19
Staged Reading: LIFE STILL Is by Tony Pasqualini. After a tragic mistake, a pediatrician Elizabeth Baker leaves her practice to join a controversial government program charged with stemming a national catastrophe. 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.

October 20
(CIP) Demonstration: SUNDAYS ALONG THE RIVER: Spiders and Salamanders, Exploration of the curious procedures and utensils for food preparation in times past, 2pm, Adults $8, GCHS Members & Children $4, Bronck Museum, 90 County Route 42, Coxsackie, NY

October 26
(CIP) Concert: STAYIN’ ALIVE BEE GEES TRIBUTE BAND, Stayin’ Alive captures the excitement of live performance and the tender subtleties of the human voice. Offering the songs and sights of a full Bee Gees playlist, Stayin’ Alive sings blockbuster hits such as “How Deep Is Your Love,” “You Should Be Dancing,”, and “Stayin’ Alive.” 7:30pm. Tickets ahead $25, $20 seniors, $7 children/students. Tickets at door vary from $30 – $40. Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center, Main Street, Tannersville, NY. Visit www.catskillmtn.org

October 26
(DEC) Youth Theater: Harry Potter/ Twilight Parody Youth Theatre. Presented by Valatie Community Theatre. $10 suggested donation, Reservations NOT required. 8pm. Valatie Community Theatre, 3031 Main St. Valatie, NY. Visit valatiecommunitytheatre.org

November 2 & 3
Theater: PHOENICIA PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS, BOEING BOEING, The story of a swinging bachelor, Bernard who falls in love and becomes in engaged to three stewardesses but soon realizes his life starts to get bumpy when all three women are in town simultaneously. As catastrophe looms, “Boeing, Boeing” takes you on a journey as to how this story unfolds and when the lies start to unravel. 8:00pm on Saturday; Sunday at 2:00 pm. Doctorow Center for the Arts, Main Street, Hunter, NY. Visit Catskill.mtn.org

November 8-10
(DEC) Theater: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG by Ian Fleming. Presented by Theater Project of Schoharie County. Directed Mark Pracher and Libby Hammecker. More with Mark Pracher at mmpracher@gmail.com.

November 9
(CIP) Concert: ARITMIA With MIROSLAV and MERIMA. Bosnian-born concert accordionist Merima Ključo and Miroslav Tadić, an acclaimed guitarist of Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian origins team up to perform traditional Balkan and classical music, alongside original works and arrangements of Erik Satie, Spanish music of Manuel de Falla, the mournful music of sevdah—or “Bosnian blues”, and music from Slovenian composer, Davorkin Jenko. 8pm. Tickets Purchased Ahead: $25; $20 seniors; $7 students. At the Door: $30; $25 seniors; $7 students. Doctorow Center for the Arts, 7971 Main Street, Hunter, NY. Visit catskillmtn.org

November 14-17
(DEC) Theater:  JAMOT:  Just a Matter of Time, the Musical.  A fantasy in which Time has disappeared and 11-year-old Meg is tasked with the job of finding him.  She meets the Rhymester, the Pig Who Stole Time, the Sheep Who Lost Her Mind, and many other fascinating creatures. Written and directed by Sandra Dutton.  Music by Scott Petito, choreography by Rachel Kappel.  Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2pm at Bridge Street Theatre.   Thursday is pay what you wish; Fri-Sat-Sun are $20, and a child accompanied by a paying adult is $10.  Recommended for ages 7-Adult. Visit BridgeSt.org for tickets.

November 15
(DEC) Workshop: “Fix Your Effin’ Mend Pile” Monthly Sewing Workshop with Stephanie Dougherty. Third Fridays of the month (8/16, 9/20, 10/18, 11/15, 12/20, 1/17) 3–7pm. Freehold Art Exchange in Cairo, NY. FREE. Directions + info: www.freeholdartexchange.org

November 23
Staged Reading: THE LIBERATION by Cate Wiley. How do you know when you’re sleeping with the enemy? 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.

November 29 & 30
Artisan Market: BASILICA FARM & FLEA HOLIDAY MARKET: Part farmer’s market and part 21st century craft and design fair, showcasing the wealth and splendor of the Hudson Valley’s artisanal talents. Each market features a diverse group of regional vendors selling their wares alongside locally-sourced, farm-fresh foods. The markets capture a love of vintage and recycled goods, locally-sourced agriculture and the beautifully handmade. Front Street, Hudson, NY. basilicahudson.org

November 30
(CIP) Concert: THE KNIGHTS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA. The Knights are a collective of adventurous musicians dedicated to transforming the orchestral experience with vibrant programs rooted in the classical tradition. In this Homage to Bach, The Knights look at a large range of music that was either directly or indirectly influenced by the master, from modernist giants such as Stravinsky, Legeti and Kurtag to American folk/pop icon Paul Simon. 8pm. Tickets Purchased Ahead: $25; $20 seniors; $7 students. At the Door: $30; $25 seniors; $7 students. Doctorow Center for the Arts, 7971 Main Street, Hunter. NY Visit catskillmtn.org

December 13-15
(CIP) Family Theater: The Nutcracker. The Catskill Mountain Foundation, featuring esteemed dancers and instructors Victoria Rinaldi and Margo Sappington. It’s the local participation of both children and adults in Act I that makes this production of The Nutcracker stand out from the rest.Performances on Friday, December 13 at 7:30 pm; Saturday, December 14 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm; and Sunday, December 15 at 2:00 pm at the Catskill Mountain Foundation’s Orpheum Film and Performing Arts Center, 6050 Main Street, Tannersville, NY. Visit catskillmtn.org for tickets and more information.

December 20
(DEC) Workshop: “Fix Your Effin’ Mend Pile” Monthly Sewing Workshop with Stephanie Dougherty. (Third Fridays of the month including 1/17.)3–7pm. Freehold Art Exchange in Cairo, NY. FREE. Directions + info: www.freeholdartexchange.org

January 17, 2020
(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

March 21, 2020
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.

April 25, 2020
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 30, 2020
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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