Art Events in Hudson NY, January 23 to January 31, 2017

ELLEN’S PICKS

All phone numbers are in area code 518 unless otherwise indicated.

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated. 

PLEASE NOTE

Ellen’s e-mail address has changed to “ellenthurston1@gmail.com“.  Please use this address for all correspondence/

Monday, January 23

Jenny’s Farewell Karaoke Night – Meatloaf Monday at the Dot and your opportunity to bid farewell to Jenny Baldwin as she departs for New Orleans – Information at 828-3657 – 7 pm – Red Dot, 321 Warren Street

Monday-Thursday, January 23-26

Fairview Cinema3, our locally owned, independently operated movie theatre offers one of the Oscar nominated films, Lion,  “…an engaging and inspirational true life drama…” The Washington Post says: “Lion is based on one of those improbable stories that’s almost too incredible to be true. It is a complex movie, with its profound themes of home and identity, and its tonally disparate halves….” – Schedule/ trailer at FairviewCinema3.com/previews/Lion.htm – Monday through Thursday at 7 pm – Fairview Cinema3, Fairview Plaza, 160 Fairview Avenue (Route 9), Greenport

Tuesday, January 24

The Spotty Dog Trivia Night – The bi-weekly all-nerd throwdown! – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com/events — Free — 6:30 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Columbia County Chapter of the Citizens Climate Lobby Monthly Meeting– (Postponed from last week.) Agenda includes an update on the organization’s upcoming community forum focusing on agriculture  (See January 29 below); a progress report on relationships with our members of Congress—Rep. John Faso (Chris Gibson’s replacement), and Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer; planned work with local media, upcoming outreach activities, education and skill building, and more – Information by calling Karen Frishkoff at 672-7901 or by email to kfrishkoff@gmail.com  – 6 pm – 11 Kinderhook Street, Chatham (Enter from the porch on the right-hand side of the house.)

Wednesday, January 25

Stair Galleries Online Auction – Modernism and the Provincetown Art Colony: American Prints and Drawings: 1925-1975 – Featuring works on paper from the “Golden Age” of American printmaking and drawing, including works by Cecil Bell, Louis Lozowick, John Sloan, Marguerite & William Zorach, Maurice Sterne, George Luks, and others from the American Modernist school – Online and absentee bids only – All lots sold with no reserve – Online catalogue and preview information at www.stairgalleries.com – Information at 751-1000 – 2 pm – Stair Galleries

Cate Le Bon / Tim Presley – Cate & Tim have announced a co-heading tour “to bring their many great solo songs to life in a social eye.” – “The Cate and Tim Show” will appear in 19 cities spread across our brave new country, following their respective 2016 solo records –  Information at thehalfmoonhudson.com or 828-1562 – 8 to 11 pm –  The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Thursday, January 26

The Hudson Area Library History Room Committee presents The Proprietors and their Lasting Influence on the City of Hudsona presentation by Carl G. Whitbeck, Jr., a local resident whose family has deep roots in the area – The Proprietors were a group of Quaker merchants from Nantucket Island and Providence, Rhode Island, who sought to find a fertile land in which to establish a commercial settlement.  In 1783, Thomas Jenkins purchased a bit of land on the Hudson River called “Claverack Landing” from the Dutch settlers.  In 1784, Jenkins and his committee mapped out an early survey of streets and plots.  The other proprietors soon followed with their families and established the City of Hudson in April of 1785 as an incorporated city.  Mr.Whitbeck is a partner in the Rapport Meyers law firm in Hudson, is attorney to a number of municipalities in Columbia County and serves on a number of community boards.  The presentation is part of the library’s Local History Speaker Series.  The presentation will be followed by Q&A and light refreshments – Admission is free and open to the public – Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis – 6 pm – Community Room, First Floor, Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

The Hudson-Chatham Outfit plays jazz at Or every Thursday –  Information at 917-873-4503 – 7 pm to 9:30 pm – Or Gallery and Tavern, 35 South Third Street

Thursday-Sunday, January 26-29

TSL Films: 

Fatima – Fatima is a single mother with two daughters to support—a 15-year old and an 18-year old – She speaks French poorly and is constantly frustrated by her inability  to communicate.  One day she falls and while on leave from her job, she begins to write to her daughters in Arabic, saying things she has never been able to express in French – In French and Arabic with English subtitles.

Je Tu Il Ell(1975) – Chantal Akerman stars as an aimless young woman who leaves self-imposed isolation to embark on a road trip that leads to lonely love affairs with a male truck driver and a former girlfriend – This is Akerman’s most sexually audacious film. In French with English subtitles.

Land and Shade Alfonso is an old farmer who has returned home to tend to his gravely ill son.  He rediscovers his old house where the woman who was once his wife still lives with his daughter-in-law and grandson.  Seventeen years after abandoning his family, Alfonso tries to fit back in.  Spanish with English subtitles .

>Late Spring (1949) – One of the most powerful of Yasujiro Ozu’s family portraits, which tells the story of a widowed father who feels compelled to marry off his beloved  only daughter – “…a poignant tale of love and loss in postwar Japan….” – In Japanese with English subtitles.

> Harry Benson: Shoot First – …charts the illustrious career of the renowned photographer who initially rose to fame alongside The Beatles…

Agnes Martin: With My Back to the World  – A documentary on the internationally renowned painter – Shot over a period of four years, from 1998 through 2002, her ninetieth year – Interspersed with interviews and photographs from archival footage

> The Handmaiden – From Park Chan-wook, the celebrated director of Oldboy, Lady Vengeance, and Stoker, comes a ravishing new crime drama – In Korean with English subtitles.

Information at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Friday, January 27

Daniel Bachman/Alexander Turnquist – An evening of solo acoustic fingerstyle guitar by two original players expanding on deep traditions – Visit https://alexanderturnquist.bandcamp.com/ – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com/events – 7 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Overcoats – A New York-based female duo consisting of Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell.  “Their sound captivates, combining electronic backdrops with soaring, harmonic intimacy…. The duo’s voices glide over shivering chords and minimal electronics.  Their songs alternately surge with dance-floor energy and unfold in gentle, soulful waves.  More than just a band, Overcoats is a friendship, an artistic duo whose songwriting is musical empathy that verges on telepathy.  They approach music-making with both freedom and focus, but the strength of their connection, in both voice and as artists, is what makes Overcoats so distinct.  They share a sonic intuition—and the result is mesmerizing.” – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Friday-Sunday, January 27-29

Ghent Playhouse presents Once Upon a Mattress, with music by Mary Rodgers and lyrics by Marshall Barer – Directed by Teri Conte – Runs on weekends through February 5 – Information and tickets available at www.ghentplayhouse.org or 1-800-838-3006 – Fri & Sat at 8 pm; Sun at 2 pm – Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Road, Ghent

Saturday, January 28

Opera Live in HD –– The Metropolitan Opera production of Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette – Information and reservations at 822-8448 – 12:55 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Chinese New Year – Celebrate Chinese New Year learning to cook Beijing style dishes with Chef Amelia Telc – Chef Amelia grew up cooking and experiencing Chinese culture through her mother and their trips across China .  She honed her modern take on traditional Chinese cuisine while cooking at Mission Chinese Food in New York – Chef Amelia will acquaint participants with the preparation of this popular cuisine which is rarely prepared at home.  While composing the dumplings for the first course, she will share the basics about the ingredients and cooking techniques for preparing these Chinese dishes.  A four-course dinner, accented by the strongly flavored roots and vegetables indicative of Beijing style dishes, will be accompanied by a specially selected wine. – View the menu at www.valleyvariety.com – Information at 828-0033 – 6:30-8:30 pm – Valley Variety, 705 Warren Street

The Broad Street Chamber Players present a concert to benefit the Claverack Free Library – The Players, consisting of flutist Elizabeth Chinery, pianist David Smith, and cellist Jay Shulman will perform music by Loeillet, Arensky, Haydn and Ravel – A reception with the performers follows the concert. – Reservations are necessary since space is limited – Reservations by email to newbuilding@claveracklibrary.org, by phone at 851-7120, or by check to Claverack Library, PO Box 417, Claverack NY 12513 , or pay online at https://npo.justgive.org/claveracklibrary.   In case of snow, the concert will take place on February 4– 5 pm – Home of Lisa Vahradian & John Tillotson, 6163 Route 9H, Claverack  (Parking is available across the street in the Claverack Post Office lot.)

Spencertown Revels – An annual benefit for the Spencertown Academy Arts Center – Starts with drinks, hors d’oeuvres and conversation at the Academy and then on to an intimate dinner hosted in a private home in the area – Tickets and information at www.spencertownacademy.org or 392-3693 – 5:30 pm – Spencertown Academy Arts Center, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

Sunday, January 29

Stage Russia HD presents the Vakhtangov Theatre production of Anna Karenina, a modern dance interpretation of Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel – Information and reservations at 822-8448 – 1:00 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Solutions for a Livable Planet – Come learn what forward-thinking farmers are up to! The Columbia County Chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Education/ Citizens’ Climate Lobby has organized a community forum to bring together experts and practitioners to talk about old and new ways of keeping planet Earth healthy and productive, and to learn how farms and farmers can be part of the climate solution –- The Climate Lobby is especially concerned with how local farmers can prosper despite the changing climate and how they can work their land in ways that help solve the climate problem.  Participants will also learn about the potential of carbon sequestration.  Dr. Gary Kleppel, professor, farmer, and author, will speak on “Carbon Farming for a Cooler Planet.”  His remarks will be followed by a panel and community discussion.  The panelists are Paul & Phyllis Van Amburgh, the owners of a grass-fed dairy farm (http://savory.global/news/Holistic-Management-Realized-at-Dharma-Lea-Savory-Hub); Connor Stedman, a representative from AppleSeed Permaculture (http://www.appleseedpermaculture.com/) and Andrianna Natsoulas of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (www.nofany.org.). The program is free and open to all and will end with a reception. – Information at 929-7082 or columbiacounty@citizensclimatelobby.org – 3 pm to 5:30 pm  (Doors open at 2:45 pm) – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Community Music Space Winter Performance – Young Performers’ Showcase – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 7 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Swing at the Half Moon –  Join the fabulous Versatones–Hudsonians Peter Jung, Peter Tenerowicz and the rest of the band--for dancing and listening – Swingin’ standards and beboppin’ blues, and a great dance floor and drink selection – Information at 828-1562 or http://thehalfmoonhudson.com/events/ – 7 to 9 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Next Monday, January 30

Conservation Advisory Council Roundtable – Columbia Land Conservancy holds a series of Roundtables throughout the year where members of CACs and others share news about Conservation Advisory Council activities and related topics – These meetings are open to all CAC members and interested residents – Information at 392-5252, ext.208 or by email to christine.vanderlan@clctrust.org – 5:30 pm to 7 pm – Trinity United Methodist Church, 555 Joslen Boulevard, Greenport

Next Tuesday, January 31

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 

For more information on Columbia County events, visit www.columbiacountytourism.org

All content herein copyright 2017

Ellen Thurston

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Art Events in Hudson NY, January 16 to January 25, 2017

ELLEN’S PICKS

All phone numbers are in area code 518 unless otherwise indicated.

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated. 

PLEASE NOTE

Ellen’s e-mail address has changed to “ellenthurston1@gmail.com“.  Please use this address for all correspondence/

Monday-Thursday, January 16-19

Fairview Cinema3, our locally owned, independently operated movie theatre offers one of the Oscar nominated films, Lion,…an engaging and inspirational true life drama…” The Washington Post says: “Lionis based on one of those improbable stories that is almost too incredible to be true. It is a complex movie, with its profound themes of home and identity, and its tonally disparate halves. ….” – Information and trailer at www.FairviewCinema3.com/previews/Lion.htm – Monday through Thursday at 7 pmSaturday and Sunday specially discounted matinees at 1 pm – Fairview Cinema3, Fairview Plaza, 160 Fairview Avenue (Route 9), Greenport

Thursday, January 19 

HUNT Real Estate ERA’s Hudson Branch Grand Opening – 4 to 7 pm – 438 Warren Street

The Hudson-Chatham Outfit plays jazz every Thursday at Or Gallery and Tavern – Information at 917-873-4503 – 7 pm to 9:30 pm – Or Gallery and Tavern, 35 South Third Street

ProJam #18 – A night of the region’s best blues musicians – Featuring Randy Ciarlante, Bruce Katz, Chris Vitarello, Jay Collins, Rick Knapp, and Sonny Rock, with Hudson Valley pro touring musicians sitting in – A Sonny Rock/Gary McKeever Production – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Thursday-Sunday, January 19-22

TSL Films: 

Fatima – Fatima is a single mother with two daughters to support—a 15-year old and an 18-year old – She speaks French poorly and is constantly frustrated by her inability to communicate.  One day she falls and while on leave from her job, she begins to write to her daughters in Arabic, saying things she has never been able to express in French – In French and Arabic with English subtitles.

Je Tu Il Elle (1975) – Chantal Akerman stars as an aimless young woman who leaves self-imposed isolation to embark on a road trip that leads to lonely love affairs with a male truck driver and a former girlfriend – This is Akerman’s most sexually audacious film. In French with English subtitles.

Land and Shade –Alfonso is an old farmer who has returned home to tend to his gravely ill son.  He rediscovers his old house where the woman who was once his wife still lives with his daughter-in-law and grandson.  Seventeen years after abandoning his family, Alfonso tries to fit back in.  In Spanish with English subtitles.

>Late Spring (1949) – One of the most powerful of Yasujiro Ozu’s family portraits, which tells the story of a widowed father who feels compelled to marry off his beloved  only daughter – “…a poignant tale of love and loss in postwar Japan….” – In Japanese with English subtitles.

> Hogtown – Set in 1919 Chicago against the backdrop of the race riots of that year.  The story follows an investigation into the disappearance of a millionaire theatre owner during a snowstorm.

> Neon Bull – Iremar, whose work is to transport bulls from one rodeo to another, dreams of a career in the fashion industry. – In Portuguese with English subtitles.

Agnes Martin: With My Back to the World  – A documentary on the internationally renowned painter – Shot over a period of four years, from 1998 through 2002, her ninetieth year – Interspersed with interviews and photographs from archival footage

> The Handmaiden – From Park Chan-wook, the celebrated director of Oldboy, Lady Vengeance, and Stoker, comes a ravishing new crime drama – In Korean with English subtitles.

Information at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Friday, January 20

Lady Moon & The Eclipse / Robbing Johnny – Information at 828-1562 or http://thehalfmoonhudson.com/events/ – 9 pm to 1 am – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

The Governor’s State of the State Address – Basil Seggos, Commissioner of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, will present and discuss Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s 2017 State of the State & Budget Address – 9:30 am – Columbia-Greene Community College, Saland Forum, Professional Academic Center 4400, Route 23, Greenport

The Wickers Creek Band is at it again.  Come on out and warm your toes on some real hot bluegrass music – Information at www.facebook.com/OKBTapHouse — 7 to 9 pm – Old Klaverack Brewery’s Tap House (formerly The Main Street Public House—Philmont Pub), 12 Main Street, Philmont

Ghent Playhouse presents Once Upon a Mattress, with music by Mary Rodgers and lyrics by Marshall Barer – Directed by Teri Conte – Runs on weekends through February 5 – Information and tickets available at www.ghentplayhouse.org or 1-800-838-3006 – Fri & Sat at 8 pm; Sun at 2 pm – Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Road, Ghent

Saturday, January 21

Opera Live in HD –– The Metropolitan Opera production of Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette – Information and reservations at 822-8448 – 12:55 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Women’s March in Hudson – This march is planned in conjunction with the Washington DC event and along with many other cities throughout the country.  The organizers describe this as “a peaceful march spreading love and solidarity for equality and human rights.”  Marchers are encouraged to bring signs or any décor to bring attention to this movement and the powerful message it carries.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend.  – The gathering will begin with a rally at 1 pm.  The march steps off at 2 pm and moves down Warren Street to the waterfront – At the end of the march, participants may wish to join the meeting of the Columbia County Sanctuary movement being held at Kite’s Nest, 108 South Front Street – Information at “Women’s March – Hudson” on facebook – Rally at 1 pm; March at 2 pm – Seventh Street Park (The Public Square), Seventh Street between Warren and Columbia Streets

Elvis Birthday Bash – Featuring Mark Gamsjager and the Lustre Kings with Ian Carlton, Taylor Floreth, and Mike “Chops” LaConte, and special guests – Gamsjager and the Kings have been keeping the sound of early rockabilly alive in the region, and across the US, and around the world.  – This would have been Elvis’ 82nd birthday – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Inauguration Daze at The Half Moon – Featuring DJs  Seven Tits, SVB, Alger Moy, and T-Bone – 21+ – Information at 828-1562 or http://thehalfmoonhudson.com/events/ – 9 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Saturday-Sunday, January 21-22

Block Printing Weekend at Drop Forge & Tool with Jen Hewett & Rebecca Layton:

Saturday – Jen Hewett teaches her ever-popular block printing on fabric workshop – Pre-registration required – Contact katharine@dropforgeandtool.com – 10 am to 3:30 pm

> Saturday – History, Craft & Culture of Indian Hand Wood Block Printing. – Artist and textile designer Rebecca Layton discusses the history, craft, and culture of hand wood block printing in India, as well as the process and collaboration behind her own contemporary block prints. Having spent many years traveling, working, and researching textiles in India, Rebecca shares her experiences developing unique prints and working with artisans who use these ancient printing and dyeing techniques. She’ll share the hands-on process from sketch to finished product in her textile collections, showing the studio design process and the rewards and challenges of working on site in another country. – Free and open to the public – Information by e-mail to katharine@dropforgeandtool.com – 5 to 6 pm.

Sunday – Block Printing Pop Up Shop – Works by textile artists Jen Hewett and Rebecca Layton will be on view and for sale in the front gallery – 10 am to 6 pm

> Information – All these events at Drop Forge & Tool, 442 Warren Street

Sunday, January 22

Dance in HD — Bolshoi Ballet’s production of The Sleeping Beauty, with music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Information and reservations at 822-8448 – 1:00 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Nellie McKay: A Girl Named Bill:  The Life and Times of Billy Tipton – Nellie has released six full-length albums, including “Normal as Blueberry Pie: A Tribute to Doris Day” and her latest, “My Weekly Reader,” featuring music from the 1960s.  She has also written three acclaimed musical biographies—“I Want to Live,” the story of Barbara Graham, the third woman executed in the gas chamber at San Quentin; “Silent Spring: It’s Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature,” an exploration of environmental pioneer Rachel Carson,; and “A Girl Named Bill—The Life and Times of Billy Tipton,” which she will feature in this performance at Helsinki – She has won a Theatre World Award for her portrayal of Polly Peachum in the Broadway production of “The Threepenny Opera.” – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Next Tuesday, January 24

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Columbia County Chapter of the Citizens Climate Lobby Monthly Meeting– (Postponed from last week.) Agenda includes an update on the organization’s upcoming community forum focusing on agriculture,  to be held on January 29; a progress report on relationships with our members of Congress—Rep. John Faso (Chris Gibson’s replacement), and Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer; planned work with local media, upcoming outreach activities, education and skill building, and more – Information by calling Karen Frishkoff at 672-7901 or by email to kfrishkoff@gmail.com  – 6 pm – 11 Kinderhook Street, Chatham (Enter from the porch on the right-hand side of the house.

Next Wednesday, January 25

Café Le Bon / Tim Presley  – Information at 828-1562 or http://thehalfmoonhudson.com/events/ – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

For more information on Columbia County events, visit www.columbiacountytourism.org

All content herein copyright 2017

Ellen Thurston

 

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Art Events in Hudson NY, January 10 to January 17, 2017

ELLEN’S PICKS

All phone numbers are in area code 518 unless otherwise indicated.

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated. 

PLEASE NOTE

Ellen’s e-mail address has changed to “ellenthurston1@gmail.com“.  Please use this address for all correspondence/

Winter Time

Spontaneous Snowshoeing and Sledding – Snowshoeing and sledding will take place all winter long at public conservation areas in Columbia County, when conditions allow – Join the Columbia Land Conservancy email list by sending a message to john.horton@clctrust.org.  John will send a message to you with a time and location when conditions are right for outdoor recreation.  For further information contact John Horton at the Columbia Land Conservancy at 392-5252.

Hudson’s Lost Neighborhood: Remembering South Front Street – The Hudson Area Library History Room presents a video exhibition featuring the home movies of Josepf (Jozef) Cipkowski (1900-1977).  Mr. Cipkowski emigrated from Poland, settled in Hudson in 1925, and married Anna Piast of Cross Street. Together they owned and operated Chipp’s Market at 39 South Front Street from 1925-1970. The footage contains an astonishing record of haunting images – familiar and vanished streetscapes – that tell the story of South Front Street.  Jozef’s grandson, Peter Cipkowski, who was a frequent visitor to his grandparents’ exotic world on South Front Street, has digitized this historic footage and made it available. – On view January through March during library open hours – Information at hudsonarealibrary.org or 828-1792, ext. 101 – Community Room, Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

Exhibition Extended – RedGreenBlackWhites: Works by Taylor Davis – By appointment through Thursday, January 12 – Contact Kristen@septembergallery.com – September Gallery, 449 Warren Street

Tuesday, January 10

The Spotty Dog Trivia Night – The bi-weekly all-nerd throwdown! – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com/events — Free — 6:30 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Wednesday, January 11

Letter Lounge – Amy Tingle and Maya Stein of The Creativity Caravan are in Hudson to coordinate and present an evening of old-fashioned letter writing.  If you didn’t have time to get your holiday cards in the mail, want to wish someone a Happy New Year, need to tell a politician your concerns, or to write a love letter, this gathering may be made for you.  Leave the laptop at home. An assortment of vintage typewriters (remember those?) will be available, along with a collection of pens, stationery, postage, and snacks.  Be sure to bring a list of addresses.  Information at www.dropforgeandtool.com or by email to sarah@dropforgeandtool.com – Suggested donation at the door – 5 to 8 pm – Drop Forge’s newly renovated space on the first floor of 442 Warren Street

Thursday-Sunday, January 12-15

TSL Films: 

> Hogtown – Set in 1919 Chicago against the backdrop of the race riots of that year.  The story follows an investigation into the disappearance of a millionaire theatre owner during a snowstorm.

Lost and Beautiful – A humble shepherd, Tommaso, takes it upon himself to look after the abandoned Bourbon palace of Carditello… One day he is seized by a heart attack and dies, but not before making a final wish – This film is “a ravishing work that heralds the arrival of an extraordinary new filmmaker” – In Italian with English subtitles.

> Neon Bull – Iremar, whose work is to transport bulls from one rodeo to another, dreams of a career in the fashion industry. – In Portuguese with English subtitles.

> Everybody Knows…Elizabeth Murray – A determined single mother, with nothing but guts and vision, breaks through notorious art world barriers to become one of the preeminent painters of our time.

> Harry Benson: Shoot First – …charts the illustrious career of the renowned photographer who initially rose to fame alongside The Beatles…

Agnes Martin: With My Back to the World  – A documentary on the internationally renowned painter – Shot over a period of four years, from 1998 through 2002, her ninetieth year – Interspersed with interviews and photographs from archival footage

> The Handmaiden – From Park Chan-wook, the celebrated director of Oldboy, Lady Vengeance, and Stoker, comes a ravishing new crime drama – In Korean with English subtitles.

Information at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Friday, January 13

HWM free SpiritsTasting – Spirit importer Haus Alpenz, will be on the premises  for an instore tasting of hand selected vermouths, amaros and more, accompanied by small bites – Information at 828-6411 or hudsonwinemerchants.com – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 Warren Street

New Year’s Exposition Auction – English, Continental and Asian furniture, decorations, lighting, paintings, works on paper, and textiles –Online catalogue at www.stairgalleries.com  – Information at 751-1000 – 6 pm – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabin Fever Cabaret – The Adult Show – Hosted by Ringmistress Philomena with Kinko the Clown and a plethora of phenomenal performers – Acts include trapeze, contortion, acrobatic balance, sword swallowing, juggling, physical comedy, and oddball novelty turns.  On the Bindlestiff stage, internationally renowned street performers, featured acts from Cirque du Soleil and Ringling Brothers, and artists from “America’s Got Talent,” perform alongside local legends.  Live music is a feature of the show, with witty, original tunes by a variety of brilliant accompanists.  Bindlestiff’s  unique style reflects deep roots in NYC’s underground club scene, nods to political street theatre, and a steady respect for the traditions of American popular entertainment and illegitimate theatre.  This performance is for grown-ups only; a family matinee will be offered on Sunday, March 12 at 3 pm  – This month’s cabaret features composer Peter Bufano, aerialist Susan Voyticky, juggler Kelsy Strauch, louche lounge singer Wilfredo, and local multi-disciplinary artist Brian Dewan – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Friday-Sunday, January 13-15

Winter Selections – A changing group exhibition featuring work by gallery artists including Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Barbara Friedman, Musho Rodney Alan Greenblat, Richard Butler, Karen Moss, Scott Reynolds, and others – On view through February 12 – Information at brucebergmann@hotmail.com or 828-4539 – 12 noon through 4 pm or by appointment – BCB ART, 116 Warren Street

Saturday, January 14

Hudson Farmers’ Market  Closed for the month of January.

 

Opera in HD –– James Levine conducts Nabucco, the Metropolitan Opera production of Verdi’s early drama of ancient Babylon – Information and reservations at 822-8448 – 12:55 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Equality, Solidarity, and the Future of Columbia County – Hosted by the Hudson Pride Foundation – A moderated community forum bringing together political leaders and representatives of local social justice organizations, to engage in a dynamic discussion centered around “community collaboration, our political future, and the intersections of our collective liberation .”  The forum will be moderated by Charlie Ferrusi, Executive Director of the Hudson Pride Foundation.  The panel includes Assemblymember Didi Barrett (NYS 106th District), Hudson City Democratic Committee Chair Michael Chameides, Hudson Common Council Majority Leader/and Staley B. Keith Social Justice Center Chair Tiffany Garriga, City of Hudson Mayor Tiffany Martin-Hamilton, Executive Director/CEO of the Pride Center Capital Region and City of Hudson Police Commissioner Martha Harvey, Columbia County Board of Supervisors Minority Leader Bill Hughes, Fordham University Associate Law Professor Zephyr Teachout, and representatives from Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood, Operation Unite, Time & Space Limited, and Kite’s Nest. The forum will provide a platform for local leaders to discuss the services and resources available, how to volunteer and organize, where to find common ground, and ways organizations can collaborate in the future.  The panel discussion will be followed by an open forum, with questions from the audience – An informal reception, with panelists and community members, will take place at The Shaker, 119 Warren Street from 5 to 7 pm – Information at Hudson Pride Foundation facebook page – Free and open to the public –  Forum from 3 to 5 pm – Hudson High School Auditorium, 208 Harry Howard Avenue

 

Exhibition Opening – No Parking:  The Alleys and Garages of Hudson – Photographs by Lisa Durfee, William Hellermann, and Peter Spear – For a number of years, three local photographers have found unconventional beauty beyond Hudson’s more well-trafficked main streets – Exploring the parallel realities that exist in the city, No Parking features photographs dating back nearly two decades.  While major streets such as Warren Street offer a panoply of architectural spectacle to enjoy, No Parking tells the story of those small streets that run parallel to the main thoroughfares, and exposes the hidden barns, garages, storehouses, and studios nestled along them.  “I happened to notice in the summer of 1998 that gentrification had unmistakably taken off in Hudson,” William Hellermann recounted to fellow photographer Valerie Shaff.  “However, by contrast, I found that the garages were often more visually interesting than the buildings on the main thoroughfares.  They have an accidental beauty.”  This exhibition offers viewers the rare opportunity to travel back to a time in Hudson’s not-so-distant past with works from three talented photographers who draw attention to the hidden beauty right in our own back yards – Lisa Durfee has a Fine Arts degree from Bard College, is primarily a collage artist, and has owned and operated the vintage clothing store Five & Diamond since 2002.  William Hellermann is a composer, photographer, and mixed-media artist, whose work has been performed internationally.  In addition, he is a classical guitarist, specializing in the performance of New Music, and has premiered numerous works for the guitar in many parts of the world.  Peter Spear was born in the suburbs of Rochester, NY and now lives in Hudson, his adopted hometown – On view through February 19 – Information at 822-1438 or hudsonoperahouse.org – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Volume Reading Series – A free reading and music series featuring prose, poetry, and a short DJ set – Held every second Saturday at 7 pm at Spotty Dog Books and Ale in Hudson. – This month’s program features writers Tobias Carroll, Sheela Clary, and Gabriel Squailia,

Tobias Carroll is the managing editor of Vol.1 Brooklyn. He is the author of the novel Reel (Rare Bird Books) and the short story collection Transitory (Civil Coping Mechanisms). His writing has appeared in Tin HouseRolling StoneHazlittMen’s Journal, and elsewhere.

Sheela Clary is a Moth StorySlam winner, and co-host of Fuel Stories, a storytelling series in Great Barrington. Her articles and essays have appeared in the Berkshire Edge and Numero Cinq, while letters to the editor have been published by TheNew Yorker.

> Gabriel Squailia studied storytelling and literature in India, Europe, and the Middle East before settling in the Berkshires with their partner and daughter. Squailia’s first novel, Dead Boys, was published by Talos Press in 2015, and his second, Viscera, came out in October.

>The reading is followed by a DJ set by local favorite Stephen Bluhm  – Books are available for purchase and signing –Volume is hosted and curated by Hallie Goodman and Dani Grammerstorf French. – Information at 671-6006 or www.facebook.com/volumehudson — 7 pm – The Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Burt Murder/ John Andrews & The Yawns – Information at 828-1562 or http://thehalfmoonhudson.com/events/ – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Club D’Elf with special guest John Medeski – Moroccan-dosed dub-jazz collective Club D’Elf, featuring superstar keyboardist John Medeski of Medeski Martin and Wood fame, returns to Club Helsinki to celebrate the long-awaited release of “Live at Club Helsinki” — an epic live concert double album that showcases the band’s genre-leaping improvisational acumen, in a performance at Club Helsinki Hudson in 2011 – “One of the most inventive and ever-changing bands in all of new jazz…”—Jazz America – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Exhibition Opening – Architecture Omi presents 5X5: Participatory Provocations – The exhibition presents an architectural response to a series of significant issues we face today, from a growing income gap, immigration, and globalization, to technology’s impact on our lives, surveillance, and power.  Curators Julia van den Hout, Kyle May and Kevin Erickson invited 25 young architecture and design firms to tackle one of five prompts each—“some fictional, some real, and all deeply engaged with the economic and cultural forces that wander into the voting booth with each citizen’s decision to pull the lever.” – Each team produced only a single model and short text based on one of the prompts.  The five “prompts” or “provocations” were:  Droneports (various locations in the U.S.), InveStment TowerS (Any Cosmopolitan City), Lunar Resort (Dark Side of the Moon), National Security Administration (NSA) Community Branch (Around the corner on Main Street, USA), and the Trump Wall (Mexico-United States border) – On view through March 12 – Information at  www.artomi.org/architecture — 2 to 4 pm – Benenson Visitors Center, Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

Two Exhibitions at Jack Shainman’s The School—

Andres Serrano: Selected Works 1984-2015 – For over three decades, Andres Serrano has pushed the boundaries of what has been accepted in the medium of photography…Serrano’s name, along with Robert Mapplethorpe’s was at the crossroads of the 1989 Culture Wars when Serrano’s photograph, Piss Christ (1987), became the subject of a national debate on freedom of artistic expression… Included in this exhibition are selected photographs from various series….

Home Room, a multimedia group exhibition featuring works by Huma Bhabha, Nick Cave, Turiya Magadlela, Enrique Martinez Celaya, Claudette Schreuders, Laurie Simmons, Michael Snow, Becky Suss, and Carlos Vega – Information at theschool@jackshainman.com or 758-1628 – On view Saturdays from 11 am to 5 pm or by appointment – The School/Jack Shainman Gallery, 25 Broad Street, Kinderhook

The Chatham Film Club presents a free community screening of  Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People – The film is shown in association with the community photo exhibit, Reflecting on Race:  Photography Invitational ( opening at the Chatham Bookstore on Monday, January 16 from 1 to 3 pm, and on view through March 31) –The film, directed by Thomas Allen Harris, is the first documentary to explore the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations, and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present.  It probes the recesses of American history through images that have been suppressed, forgotten, and lost.  The film brings to light the hidden and unknown photos shot by both professional and vernacular African American photographers – The film is followed by a panel discussion with curators Wesley Brown and Karen Halverson and is moderated by Thomas Chulak of the Chatham Bookstore – Information at 392-3445 – 12 noon – Crandell Theatre, 48 Main Street, Chatham

Exhibition Opening – To Attract Bees: Peter Acheson: Recent Work –  Live music by Josh Connors and Otto Gardner – On view through March 26 – Please note:  The gallery will be closed from February 1 to March 8 – Information at 392-3336 or www.thompsongirouxgallery – 4 to 6 pm – Thompson Giroux Gallery, 57 Main Street, Chatham

Author’s Reading – Author Phyllis Carito reads from and discusses her novel, Worn Masks -– Information at 392-3005 or www.chathambookstore.com – 5 to 7 pm – Chatham Bookstore, 27 Main Street, Chatham

Sunday, January 15

National Theatre Live – No Man’s Land – Starring Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart in a revival of Harold Pinter’s comic classic – Information and reservations at 822-8448 – 1:00 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Rally to Save the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, and Medicare – The public is invited to be part of this nationwide rally to send a message to the Republican Congress–the body that wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act with no plans for replacing it.  Join in to tell Congress:  “Show us what your replacement plan is, then we’ll talk!  Until then, leave our health insurance plans alone!” – Information by calling Cyndy Hall at 518-888-5574 or Keith Kanaga at 518-336-0356 – 2 pm – Seventh Street Park, corner of Seventh & Warren Streets

Time to Talk:   Reflections on a Forty-year Career in Women’s Reproductive Health – Beginning in 2003, Dr. Mark Heller served as Medical Director of Planned Parenthood Mohawk-Hudson, which served 20,000 patients each year and conducted 40,000 patient visits providing cancer screening, well-woman care, contraception, and 3,000 abortions.  He was also one of the physicians that performed abortions.  Dr. Heller will discuss his personal story and  the stories of the patients who inspired his career – His goal is to use these stories to deepen the discussion regarding women’s reproductive health.  Q&A and comments are encouraged. – Admission fee at the door – Information at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – 5:30 pm – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Service – Presented by the Hudson Interfaith Council – 6 pm – Shiloh Baptist Church, 14 Warren Street

Lincoln & Sheri Mayorga & Friends perform 100 Years of Cole Porter – A benefit concert for Kids Need Music.  All proceeds will go to purchase musical instruments for the Hudson City School District music program – Sponsored by The Chatham Synagogue and Spencertown Academy – Information and tickets at spencertownacademy.org  or 392-3693 – Two performances: 2 pm (SOLD OUT!) and 5 pm (Tickets available) – Spencertown Academy Arts Center, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

Next Monday, January 16

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observed

Screening of the Netflix documentary, 13thfollowed by a community conversation on race, mass incarceration, and the 13th Amendment  – The 13th Amendment read:  “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, nor any place subject to their jurisdiction.” – When the 13th Amendment was ratified in 1865, its drafters left themselves a large, very exploitable loophole in the guise of an easily missed clause in its definition.  That clause, which converts slavery from a legal business model to an equally legal method of punishment for criminals, is the subject of this film.  Director Ava DuVernay takes an unflinching, well-informed and thoroughly researched look at the American system of incarceration, specifically how the prison industrial complex affects people of color – Information at www.staleybkeith.org or 291-9415 – Presented by the Staley B. Keith Social Justice Center – 6 pm – Community Room, Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

Next Tuesday, January 17

Columbia County Chapter of the Citizens Climate Lobby Monthly Meeting– Agenda includes an update on the upcoming community forum focusing on agriculture  (January 29), a progress report on relationships with our members of Congress—Rep. John Faso (Chris Gibson’s replacement), and Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer, planned work with local media, upcoming outreach activities, education and skill building, and more – Information by calling Karen Frishkoff at 672-7901 or by email to kfrishkoff@gmail.com  – 6 pm – 11 Kinderhook Street, Chatham (Enter from the porch on the right-hand side of the house.

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

DON’T MISS

Riverfront Antiques & Design Center (RADC) & more – You’ll be amazed the first time you walk into the big white building which formerly housed the L & B chair factory.  The building is now populated by entrepreneurs and small businesses, including a large number of antique dealers and art galleries, creating a whole new neighborhood within the building.  Put on your walking shoes and take an indoor hike.  To gain entrance to the building, drive out 9G (South Third Street) and find the RADC sign at 99 South Third Street or go to South Front Street and enter at Door 21 in the big white building behind the Basilica at 110 South Front Street – You will be amazed.

Inky Editions, a print workshop and gallery, has its own entrance to the left of Door 21.

For more information on Columbia County events, visit www.columbiacountytourism.org

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Art Events in Hudson NY, January 3 to January 10, 2017

ELLEN’S PICKS

All phone numbers are in area code 518 unless otherwise indicated.

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated. 

PLEASE NOTE

Ellen’s e-mail address has changed to “ellenthurston1@gmail.com“.  Please use this address for all correspondence/

Winter Time

Spontaneous Snowshoeing and Sledding – Snowshoeing and sledding will take place all winter long at public conservation areas in Columbia County, when conditions allow – Join the Columbia Land Conservancy email list by sending a message to john.horton@clctrust.org.  John will send a message to you with a time and location when conditions are right for outdoor recreation.  For further information contact John Horton at the Columbia Land Conservancy at 392-5252.

Tuesday, January 3

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Thursday, January 5

Wailing Hudson – An evening of poetry featuring local writers Andy Clausen, Thatcher Keats, Richard Loranger, Jason Tallon, and Pamela Twining reading from their recent work – A free event – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com/events — 7 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Thursday-Sunday, January 5-8

TSL Films: 

> Hogtown – Set in 1919 Chicago against the backdrop of the race riots of that year.  The story follows an investigation into the disappearance of a millionaire theatre owner during a snowstorm.

Lost and Beautiful – A humble shepherd, Tommaso, takes it upon himself to look after the abandoned Bourbon palace of Carditello… One day he is seized by a heart attack and dies, but not before making a final wish – This film is “a ravishing work that heralds the arrival of an extraordinary new filmmaker” – In Italian with English subtitles.

> Neon Bull – Iremar, whose work is to transport bulls from one rodeo to another, dreams of a career in the fashion industry. – In Portuguese with English subtitles.

> Everybody Knows…Elizabeth Murray – A determined single mother, with nothing but guts and vision, breaks through notorious art world barriers to become one of the preeminent painters of our time.

> Harry Benson: Shoot First – …charts the illustrious career of the renowned photographer who initially rose to fame alongside The Beatles…

Agnes Martin: With My Back to the World  – A documentary on the internationally renowned painter – Shot over a period of four years, from 1998 through 2002, her ninetieth year – Interspersed with interviews and photographs from archival footage

> The Handmaiden – From Park Chan-wook, the celebrated director of Oldboy, Lady Vengeance, and Stoker, comes a ravishing new crime drama – In Korean with English subtitles.

Information at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Friday, January 6

Alejandro Escovedo – This Texas-raised Mexican-American has been playing original alt-country music since before there was such a term – Today his music ranges from drone rock to classic punk – He was named Artist of the Decade in the 1990s – Escovedo is backed by the Burn Something Beautiful Band – The Minus 5 band opens at 8 pm, with Escovedo at 9 pm – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Saturday, January 7

Hudson Farmers’ Market  Sorry.  Closed for the month of January.

Winter Exhibit –A group exhibit featuring some of the region’s most innovative and intuitive artists working in a variety of media.  Featuring Kate Hamilton, Andrea Moreau, Louise Laplante, Allyson Levy, Elizabeth Coyne, Laura Von Rosk, and Eileen Murphy offering a stunning mix of both large scale fabric installation and finely detailed drawing, painting and collage.  – On view through January 22 – Information at 828-1915 or carriehaddadgallery.com – 11 am to 5 pm – Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street

Opera in HD –– James Levine conducts Nabuccothe Metropolitan Opera production of Verdi’s early drama of ancient Babylon – Information and reservations at 822-8448 – 12:55 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Exhibition Opening – Broken America: New Work by George Spencer and Paintings by Guest Artist Will Clark – On view through January 29 – Also exhibiting recent work by gallery artists – Information at www.510warrenstreetgallery.com or 822-0510 – 3 to 6 pm – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Future Now: Michael Richison: Sculptures  / Joseph Conrad-Ferm: New Paintings – On view through March 7 – Information at 646-483-9109 or frgdesignart.com – 5:30 to 8:30 pm – FRG Objects & Design/Art, Second Floor, 217 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Katherine Mojzsis: Shapes Effect – A solo exhibition of paintings – On view through January 29 – Information at www.johndavisgallery.com or 828-597 – 6 to 8 pm – John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Abandoned Luncheonette – A group exhibition featuring paintings, works on paper, photography and sculpture by Conor Backman, Lisa Beck, Francis Cape, Jennifer Coates, Adriana Farmiga, Frederick Hayes, Richard Klein, Tracy Miller, Walter Robinson, Nancy Shaver, Amy Talluto, and Tony Thompson – The title of the exhibition is taken from the 1973 Hall and Oates song of the same title.  The couple, “he was the dishwasher,” meet many years later inside the derelict luncheonette where they first were attracted to each other, now “drawing faces in the tabletop dust.” – On view through February 19– Information at 828-6680 or by email to info@baileygallery.com – 6 to 8 pm – Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street

Botanica with DJ Ephraim Asili – Information at http://thehalfmoonhudson.com/events/ or 828-1562 – 10 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Winter Wildlife Walk – Naturalist and tracking expert Josh Wood of Flying Deer Nature Center leads a walk to explore the world of winter wildlife.  While some species go into hibernation or dormancy, many cold-hardy souls are still out and about.  Participants will learn how to spot signs of wildlife and how different species adapt to the cold to survive throughout the winter.  Dress in weather-appropriate layers  – Registration, information, and directions at www.clctrust.org – 10 am to 12 noon – Hand Hollow Conservation Area, 4079 County Route 9, New Lebanon (just north of the intersection of County Route 34 – Parking lot next to a beige farmhouse with a large pond.)

Two Exhibition Openings at Jack Shainman’s The School—

Andres Serrano: Selected Works 1984-2015 – For over three decades, Andres Serrano has pushed the boundaries of what has been accepted in the medium of photography…Serrano’s name, along with Robert Mapplethorpe’s was at the crossroads of the 1989 Culture Wars when Serrano’s photograph, Piss Christ(1987), became the subject of a national debate on freedom of artistic expression… Included in this exhibition are selected photographs from various series….

Home Room, a multimedia group exhibition featuring works by Huma Bhabha, Nick Cave, Turiya Magadlela, Enrique Martinez Celaya, Claudette Schreuders, Laurie Simmons, Michael Snow, Becky Suss, and Carlos Vega – Information at theschool@jackshainman.com or 758-1628 – On view Saturdays from 11 am to 5 pm or by appointment – The School/Jack Shainman Gallery, 25 Broad Street, Kinderhook

Annual Chatham Animal Haven (CAH) Benefit – To support the nonprofit farm animal sanctuary whose mission is to provide a safe and loving home to farm animals in need.  The Haven is currently home to the well-known and beloved Yorkshire pig, Nancy Willa Jean, and many other farm animals that have traveled difficult roads to finally call the Haven home – The event features a buffet dinner, drinks, dancing, a silent auction and live music by Abby Lappen and Pete Tenerowicz, McJones, The Reverberators; and Sideshow Willie – Sponsored by The Blue Plate Restaurant and CAH – Information at 218-6885 or by email to chathamanimalhaven@gmail.com – Purchase tickets in advance at www.brownpapertickets.com to be entered in a special drawing – 5 pm – Blue Plate Restaurant, 1 Kinderhook Street, Chatham

Sunday, January 8

National Theatre Live – No Man’s Land – Starring Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart in a revival of Harold Pinter’s comic classic – Information and reservations at 822-8448 – 12:55 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Thomas Cole National Historic Site announces the first in its 2017 Sunday Salons series, now in its 14th year, and a new series of Winter Tours that will provide a sneak preview into the installation of the Parlors Project.  Both events take place on the second Sunday of each month from January through April:

Sunday Salon:  Reinventing Thomas Cole’s Home – The Parlors Project has been in the making for over a decade.  Join Elizabeth Jacks, Executive Director of the Cole site; Alan Wallach, Ralph H. Wark Professor of Art and Art History and Professor of American Studies Emeritus at the College of William and Mary; and Nancy Siegel, Professor, Art History, Museum Studies Area Coordinator, Towson University, for a sneak preview of this highly innovative installation. – 2 to 3 pm – Tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sunday-salons-reinventing-thomas-coles-home-tickets-

Behind-the-Scenes Winter Tour — A sneak preview into the restoration, preservation, discovery and digital integration of the Parlors Project.  The Parlors Project integrates a meticulous historic restoration with interactive audio visual technology to bring to life the two main parlors of Thomas Cole’s home – Tours at 1 pm and 3:30 pm – Tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/behind-the-scenes-winter-tours-tickets-30223910530

Information at 943-7465 – Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill

Next Tuesday, January 10

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 

DON’T MISS

Riverfront Antiques & Design Center (RADC) & more – You’ll be amazed the first time you walk into the big white building which formerly housed the L & B chair factory.  The building is now populated by entrepreneurs and small businesses, including a large number of antique dealers and art galleries, creating a whole new neighborhood within the building.  Put on your walking shoes and take an indoor hike.  To gain entrance to the building, drive out 9G (South Third Street) and find the RADC sign at 99 South Third Street or go to South Front Street and enter at Door 21 in the big white building behind the Basilica at 110 South Front Street – You will be amazed.

Inky Editions, a print workshop and gallery, has its own entrance to the left of Door 21.  

For more information on Columbia County events, visit www.columbiacountytourism.org

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Art Events in Hudson NY and beyond, December 12 to December 20, 2016

ELLEN’S PICKS

All phone numbers are in area code 518 unless otherwise indicated.

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated. 

PLEASE NOTE

Please note, for announcements, Ellen’s  email address has changed to “ellenthurston1@gmail.com“.  Please start using this address for all correspondence.

Spontaneous Snowshoeing and Sledding – Snowshoeing and sledding will take place all winter long at public conservation areas in Columbia County, when conditions allow – To find out about spur-of-the-moment outdoor opportunities call John Horton at the Columbia Land Conservancy at 392-5252.

 Monday, December 12

The Columbia County Chapter of the Citizens Climate Lobby holds its monthly meeting in Hudson this month – The agenda includes updates on the post-election makeup of the bilateral Climate Solutions Caucus, strategies for working with new players at the national, state, and local levels, and building a relationship with Congressman Chris Gibson’s successor, John Faso. – Information at 672-7901 – 6 pm – Medical Office Building at Columbia Memorial Hospital, 71 Prospect Avenue, Cardiology Department’s Conference Room, Suite 210 – (The Medical Office Building is on your left as you face the main entrance to the hospital.  It is easiest to go into the parking garage (free for the evening) and take the elevator from the garage to the second floor.

Tuesday, December 13

Spotty Dog Trivia Night – The Spotty’s bi-weekly, all-nerd throwdown – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com/events – 6:30 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 Wednesday, December 14

Upstreet Market, the mid-week market held on Wednesdays in Seventh Street Park during the summer months, has taken up residence in Fellowship Hall at Christ Church Episcopal – The Upstreet Market, has expanded into the Holiday Craft & Market Fair, offering unique food and craft items.  There will also be a table of “gently used” household items to benefit the church’s outreach program – Information at 917-561-5285 – 4 to 7 pm – Christ Church Episcopal, 431 Union Street

Bluegrass Wednesdays at Or Gallery & Tavern – Alternating between Taconic Ridge and Jim Wright & Friends – 7 pm – Or Gallery & Tavern, 35 South Third Street

Wednesday, December 14 through Saturday, December 24

Hudson River Exchange has opened its 12+ Days to Christmas Handmade Pop Up Shop, with items from some 20 regional makers and collectors – The exchange also features products from Small Batchery & Co. offering seasonal gift boxes of packaged food products including The Sweet Box, The Sauce Box, The Cured Box, and The Elixir Box – Information at 917-297-0197 – 12 noon to 5 pm daily – Hudson River Exchange, 514 Warren Street

Thursday-Sunday, December 15-18

TSL Films: 

Notes on Blindness – In 1983, after decades of steady deterioration, writer and theologian John Hull became totally blind.  To help him make sense of the upheaval in his life, he began documenting his experiences on audio cassette.  This film is a poetic account of loss, rebirth and renewal, and the discovery of “a world without sight.”

Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened  One of the legendary musicals in the history of Broadway,Merrily We Roll Along opened to enormous fanfare in 1981 and closed after sixteen performances.  This film draws back the curtain on the drama of the show’s creation and tells the stories of the hopeful young performers whose lives were transformed by it.

 > Harry & Snowman – Follows the Cinderella story of Dutch immigrant Harry deLeyer and his transformative relationship with a broken down Amish plow horse named Snowman that he rescued off a slaughter truck…As told firsthand by Harry himself.

> Mifune: The Last Samurai – A new film by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Okazaki, explores the accidental movie career of Toshiro Mifune, one of the true giants of world cinema – In English and Japanese with English subtitles

> The Handmaiden – From Park Chan-wook, the celebrated director of Oldboy, Lady Vengeance, and Stoker, comes a ravishing new crime drama – In Korean with English subtitles.

Portrait of a Garden – In a historical vegetable garden on a Dutch estate, the 85-year old pruning master and the gardener tend to the espaliers.  As they prune, the men chat about food, the weather, the world, and they share their knowledge of horticulture.  – In Dutch with English subtitles.

Information at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Friday, December 16

Artists & Friends Community Potluck Dinner – To celebrate the artist community through monthly potluck dinners by sharing artwork and exploring creativity as a spiritual practice – Visual artists, writers, dancers, musicians, filmmakers and their friends are all welcome. Please bring a dish to share or give a donation – This month will focus on a book discussion using the Julia Cameron book, The Artist’s Way.  The discussion will be led by well-loved Hudson artist, Dan Rupe.  “Spiritual Electricity” and “Basic Principles” are the first two chapters which will be referred to during the discussion.  Artists can relate the material to any part of their creative process.  Many attendees probably read the Julia Cameron book many years ago and have found varying degrees of success while implementing some of the artist tools.  Now, as a group and a community we will have the opportunity to share with each other our thoughts and process in relationship to these concepts.  Artists are also welcome to bring work to share with the group.  Information or questions by email  to artistspotluck@gmail.com – The Potluck is held the third Friday of each month – 6 pm – This month we will meet at the Community Room, Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street, corner of Fifth & State Streets

The Spotty Dog Annual Christmas Spectacular – A musical performance celebrating the true magic of the season – With Brian Dewan, Stephen Bluhm, and Emily Ritz – A portion of proceeds will benefit the Hudson Children’s Book Festival – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com/events – 7 to 11 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Caveman / Eamon Hamilton – Information at 828-1562 or http://thehalfmoonhudson.com/events/ – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Saturday, December 17

Hudson Farmers’ Market  Visit the market in its new winter home.   The market has moved to the former Elks Lodge at the southern end of Sixth Street (where Sixth Street meets Union)  The municipal parking lot next door provides plenty of parking – Familiar vendors from the summer market will be there, offering the usual array of greens, cookies, meats, eggs,  winter vegetables, cheeses, baked goods, flowers, prepared foods, and more. – Information at www.hudsonfarmersmarket.ny.com   10 am to 1 pm – Hudson Lodge, 601 Union Street

Open Studio Holiday Sale – Christine Hales Paintings & Drawings – Information at 965-4833 – 10 am to 5 pm – 605 Warren Street

The Metropolitan Opera production of L’Amour de Loin (Love from Afar) in HD – One of the most highly praised operas of recent years, Kaija Saariaho’s  yearning medieval romance had its premiere at the Salzburg Festival in 2000 and its Met premiere this season – Information and reservations at www.timeandspace.org or 822-8448 – 12:55 pm – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

A book celebration  – Meet Elaine Khosrova, author of Butter: A Rich History – “Edifying from every point of view—historical, cultural, and culinary.”  Information at talbottandarding.com or 828-3558 –2 pm – Talbott & Arding Cheese & Provisions, 323 Warren Street

Operation Unite’s Kwanzaa Festival – Presented in partnership with the Hudson Opera House – Draws celebrants from far and wide to pay tribute to African ancestors, and celebrate African-American culture and unity between family and friends – The Umoja Community Celebration begins with arts and crafts for children followed by drumming, dancing, and community performances, a candle lighting ceremony and the sharing of the Nguzo Saba—the seven principles of Kwanzaa.  Participants are invited to stay for a light Karamu supper and thegiving of the Zawadi (gifts for children). – Free and open to the public – Information at 822-1438 or hudsonoperahouse.org – 3 to 7 pm – John L. Edwards Elementary School, behind 400 State Street

The annual Messiah Sing conducted by Gwen Gould – Presented by Classics on Hudson, in collaboration with the Hudson Opera House – Provides the audience with an opportunity to enjoy Handel’s Messiah and to sing one of four parts, accompanied by a five-instrument ensemble and four professional vocal soloists from the Bard College Graduate Vocal Arts Program – Scores will be provided – Suggested donation at the door –  Information at hudsonoperahouse.orgor 822-1438 – 4 pm – Christ Church Episcopal, 431 Union Street at the corner of East Court Street

 

Mike Gamble, Otto Hauser, & Tyler Wood – Expect a solo or three, and then some duos, and then…guess what???– Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com/events – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Ballroom Thieves – This roots-music trio plays a mélange of acoustic styles, blending folk conventions with modern hymnals, classical textures, and Delta blues grit with rich harmonies.  They describe themselves as “a rock band disguised as a folk band.” – Guitarist Martin Earley, percussionist Devin Mauch, and cellist Calin Peters share lead vocals – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Claverack Free Library hosts a program for photographers, photo enthusiasts, travelers, and book lovers.  Author Joan Liftin of Philmont will present  her work and talk about her life both as a photographer and as a book editor for Magnum Photos and the United Nations.  She will show images from her new book, Marseille (Damiani), as well as her 2004 book, Drive-ins: A look at the culture of American outdoor movies (Trolley Press).  Both books will be available for purchase – Information at http://www.claveracklibrary.org or 851-7120 – 4 pm – Claverack Free Library, 629 Route 23B (at the intersection with Route 9H.) Parking is behind the library.

Grant & Twain – “ A true story of friendship and courage” – Reading of a new play by Elizabeth Diggs – “I think the most interesting personality I ever encountered was General Grant.  How and where he was so much larger than other men I had ever met I cannot describe.”—Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) – To benefit the Spencertown Academy – Information at spencertownavademy.org or 392-3693 – 4 pm – Spencertown Academy, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

Real People Real Stories –the winter edition – Last summer, inspired by the Moth Radio Hour, the Ancram Opera House presented an evening of local citizens sharing personal stories.  The presentation turned out to be a sell-out, standing-room-only event – The winter edition will feature stories that take place in the chill of winter – The storytellers are Jan Hanvik of Ancram, Ian Jarvis from Copake, Lauren Letellier from Hillsdale, and Peter Cipkowski, also from Hillsdale.  They will be sharing intimate details—humorous, profound, and mundane, –about their lives.  The performance is followed by a reception.  Information and tickets at ancramoperahouse.org or 329-0114 – 3 pm – Ancram Opera House, 1330 County Route 7, Ancram

Sunday, December 18

Exhibition Opening & Concert – The concert features If, Bwana (Al Margolis), the Council of Poetic Experimentation (Dan Andreana, Detta Andreana, Steve Roe, Donell Gibson), and Boy + Rocket (Sam Rosen) – Exhibition features Paintings by Al Margolis– on view through January 1, 2017 – Also on exhibit are gallery artists – Information at www.510warrenstreetgallery.com   or 822-0510 – 3 to 5 pm – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

Lettuce Rejoice! – Hedda Lettuce is back with her holiday spectacular– Hedda calls herself the “world’s first and premiere eco-friendly drag queen.”  Her annual holiday cabaret includes such favorites as “Here Comes Tranny Clause,” the classic song “Sleigh Ride,” turned into a gay  man’s quest for sex on Grinder, and “Do You Hear What I Hear?” rendered as “Do You Think That He’s Queer?” – Hedda, aka Steven Polito, is a six-time Drag Queen of the Year award-winner from HX Magazine.  She has appeared with Tyra Banks, Madonna, and Sarah Jessica Parker on such TV shows as Project RunwaySex and the City, The Tyra Banks Show, and Ugly Betty – Sponsored by GayHudson – Tickets available at GayHudson.com – Information at 828-4800, helsinkihudson.com or GayHudson.com – 7 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Next Monday, December 19

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol  – An adaptation of the beloved holiday classic, presented by Walking the dog Theater, and performed solo by David Anderson, the theater’s executive artistic director – Anderson performs the story exactly as Dickens wrote it, giving the audience not only the dialogue in multiple London accents, but the descriptive passages as well – Information and reservations at 392-2760 or www.camphillghent.org – 7 pm – Culture Hall, Camphill Ghent, 2542 Route 66, Ghent

Next Tuesday, December 20

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

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Ellen’s e-mail address has changed to “ellenthurston1@gmail.com“.  Please start using this address for all correspondence.

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Art Events in Hudson NY, December 7 to December 13, 2016 and beyond

ELLEN’S PICKS

All phone numbers are in area code 518 unless otherwise indicated.

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated. 

PLEASE NOTE

Please note, for announcements, Ellen’s  email address has changed to “ellenthurston1@gmail.com“.  Please start using this address for all correspondence.

Wednesday, December 7

Upstreet Market, the mid-week market held on Wednesdays in Seventh Street Park during the summer months, has taken up residence in Fellowship Hall at Christ Church Episcopal, (Not to be confused with the Hudson Farmers’ Market’s winter market which has moved to 601 Union Street – See below) – The Upstreet Market, has expanded into the Holiday Craft & Market Fair, offering unique food and craft items.  There will also be a table of “gently used” household items to benefit the church’s outreach program – Information at 917-561-5285 – 4 to 7 pm – Christ Church Episcopal, 431 Union Street

Bluegrass Wednesdays at Or Gallery & Tavern – Alternating between Taconic Ridge and Jim Wright & Friends – Information at 917-873-4503 – 7 pm – Or Gallery & Tavern, 35 South Third Street

Wednesday, December 7 through Saturday, December 24

Hudson River Exchange has opened its 12+ Days to Christmas Handmade Pop Up Shop, with items from some 20 regional makers and collectors – The exchange also features products from Small Batchery & Co. offering seasonal gift boxes of packaged food products including The Sweet Box, The Sauce Box, The Cured Box, and The Elixir Box – Information at 917-297-0197 – 12 noon to 5 pm daily – Hudson River Exchange, 514 Warren Street

Thursday, December 8

Hudson Motown & Soul Session #1 –– The Sweet Life Music Project plays funky jazz with a blues-rock influence.  The Hudson-based group includes bandleader Randall “Stix” Martin, vocalist Faith Grumberg, guitarist Rick Warren, bassist/keyboardist Aaron Martin, and saxophonist Harold Kimble.  Albany-based Motown style ensemble Derrick Horton &The Jay Street Band also performs in this debut of the new Hudson Motown & Soul Session series– A portion of the proceeds will help support local youth music programs – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 Thursday-Sunday, December 8-11

TSL Films: 

> Mifune: The Last Samurai – A new film by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Okazaki, explores the accidental movie career of Toshiro Mifune, one of the true giants of world cinema – In English and Japanese with English subtitles

> Patience (after Sebald) – A richly textured essay film on landscape, art, history, life and loss, which offers a unique exploration of the work and influence of internationally acclaimed writer E.G. Sebald (1944-2001)

Don’t Call Me Son – Tall, dark, androgynously handsome Pierre wears eyeliner and a black lace g-string while having sex with both boys and girls.  The confusion only goes deeper when the teenager’s single, working-class mom is arrested for having stolen him at birth – In Portuguese with English subtitles

> The Handmaiden – From Park Chan-wook, the celebrated director of Oldboy, Lady Vengeance, and Stoker, comes a ravishing new crime drama – In Korean with English subtitles.

Portrait of a Garden – In a historical vegetable garden on a Dutch estate, the 85-year old pruning master and the gardener tend to the espaliers.  As they prune, the men chat about food, the weather, the world, and they share their knowledge of horticulture.  – In Dutch with English subtitles.

A Man Called Ove – Ove, the quintessential angry old man next door, spends his days visiting his wife’s grave and enforcing block association rules that only he cares about…One of Sweden’s biggest locally-produced box office hits ever. – In Swedish with English subtitles

Information at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Friday, December 9

Joan Osborne – This singer-songwriter has rightfully earned a reputation as one of the great voices of her generation.  Both a commanding, passionate performer and a frank, emotionally evocative songwriter, Osborne is widely known for her beloved hit song, “(What if God Was) One of Us,” as well as her live performances of “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” and “Heat Wave” in the Grammy Award-winning documentary “Standing in the Shadows of Motown.” – She is a multi-platinum selling recording artist and seven-time Grammy Award nominee – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Eleanor Friedberger / Darien Rectangle / Louis Munroe (of Nature Films) – Information at 828-1562 or http://thehalfmoonhudson.com/events/ – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Candlelight Night in the Village of Kinderhook – A wide range of music, entertainment, food and drink from chili and hot cider and doughnuts to eggnog and hot chestnuts, kettle corn and hot dogs; from Betsy and the Bygones singing Holiday Oldies to organist David Smith and the Adirondack Baroque Consort; and plenty of activities for kids – Sponsored by the Kinderhook Business & Professional Association and the Village of Kinderhook – Information at www.kinderhookbusiness.com/candlelight-night.html – 5:30 to 8:30 pm – Village of Kinderhook

Exhibition Opening and Reception – 100 Years of Collecting – The exhibition, organized by the Columbia County Historical Society, surveys the history of the CCHS, including its early history and collecting trends during the institution’s one-hundred year history.  The exhibition features early documents and significant artifacts that describe a transition from social club to an organization centered around a coherent, strong cultural focus.  Founded in 1916, the Historical Society collects, preserves, and interprets the history, heritage, and culture of Columbia County and serves residents in all eighteen towns and the City of Hudson.  A vital community resource, the collections include important genealogical materials, archives, paintings, textiles, furniture and decorative arts related to Columbia County’s heritage – The show is installed in the museum’s large upstairs galleries, which have been newly renovated and refreshed – Open during Kinderhook’s Candlelight Night – Information at http://www.cchsny.org/100-years-of-collecting.html – 5:30 to 8:30 pm – CCHS Museum & Library, 5 Albany Avenue, Kinderhook

The Wickers Creek Band will be performing at The Old Klaverack Brewery’s Tap House (formerly The Main Street Public House) – Enjoy delicious new menu offerings and great bluegrass music – Information at www.wickerscreekband or www.facebook.com/OKBTapHouse – 7 to 9 pm – The Old Klaverack Brewery’s Tap House, 12 Main Street, Philmont

FridaySunday, December 9-11  

This weekend is your last chance to see The Pantaloons in The Turn of the Scrooge, an original British-American pantomime, and the Loons unique zany spin on the classic holiday tale, “A Christmas Carol.”  Join the fun as the Loons introduce you to the cold-hearted miser, Ebenezer and the ghosts who haunt him.  This is the Loons 17th annual panto.  It is written by the Loons and directed by Cathy Lee Visscher.  Information and tickets at ghentplayhouse.org or 1-800-838-3006 – Friday and Saturday at 8 pmSunday at 2 pm – Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Road, Ghent

Saturday, December 10

Hudson Farmers’ Market  Visit the market in its new winter home.   The market has moved to the former Elks Lodge at the southern end of Sixth Street (where Sixth Street meets Union Street)  The municipal parking lot next door provides plenty of parking – The familiar vendors from the summer market will be there, offering the usual array of greens, meats, eggs, cheeses, baked goods, flowers, prepared foods, and more. – Information at www.hudsonfarmersmarket.ny.com   10 am to 1 pm – Hudson Lodge, 601 Union Street

Open Studio Holiday Sale – Christine Hales Paintings & Drawings – Information at 965-4833 – 10 am to 5 pm – (The studio will also be open on December 17) – 605 Warren Street

Deck the Halls – December Exposition Auction – Stair’s Exposition Auctions occur monthly and include items with values below $2,000 – Online catalog at stairgalleries.com – Absentee bidding and online bidding are available – Information at 751-1000 – Previews Wednesday-Friday from 10 am to 5 pmSaturday from 9 am ‘til  Auction at 11 am – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Olde Hudson Holiday Market – Dina Fleischman and Nancy Wu Houk will display holiday gift ideas and kitchen “must-haves” – Visitors will be welcomed with a tasting including a classic cookie (melomakarona) made with Oil Ladi and NYBuzz. – Information at oldehudson@aol.com or 828-6923 – 12 noon to 3 pm – Olde Hudson, 449 Warren Street

The Metropolitan Opera production of L’Amour de Loin (Love from Afar) in HD – One of the most highly praised operas of recent years, Kaija Saariaho’s  yearning medieval romance had its premiere at the Salzburg Festival in 2000 and its Met premiere this season – Information and reservations at www.timeandspace.org or 822-8448 – 12:55 pm – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Volume Reading Series – A free reading and music series featuring prose, poetry, and a short DJ set – Held every second Saturday at 7 pm at Spotty Dog Books and Ale in Hudson. – This month’s reading is a special night of emerging writers, including series founders, Dani Grammerstorf French and Hallie Goodman, along with Anna Victoria and Annie Bielski.

> Hallie Goodman’s writing has appeared in many publications, including GlamourCondé Nast TravelerSelfRedbookChronogram, and Paper magazine. She has penned popular blogs for MSN, Fitness magazine, and Yahoo Shine, among others. She is a former MARK NYFA Fellow, and a current MFA candidate at Vermont College of Fine Arts.
> Dani Grammerstorf French has an MFA in creative fiction from The New School and has been published in PlaygirlBroken Pencil, and others. She is the co-founder of the long-running Guerrilla Lit Reading Series in NYC. She lives in Hudson with her husband and daughter.

> Anna Victoria is a writer and photographer based in Hudson. She graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in English Literature, and currently uses her writing skills at Etsy, helping confused people use the internet.
> Annie Bielski is a writer, performer, and painter based in Hudson, where she regularly organizes and hosts experimental comedy shows. Her first solo show opens in January 2017 at Paris London Hong Kong (Chicago).

Readings will be followed by DJ Andy French –Volume is hosted and curated by Hallie Goodman and Dani Grammerstorf  French – Information at www.facebook.com/volumehudson  — 7 pm – The Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Chatham’s 14th Annual WinterFest – Hosted by the Chatham Area Business Alliance (CABA) – Highlights include a reading of How the Grinch Stole Christmas at the Chatham Bookstore, a four-piece recorder and string ensemble performing at the North River Gallery, and the Crandell Theatre’s free screening of the classic holiday film, Home Alone.  For the second year, the Fest includes a “WinterFest Word Hop.”  Participants collect words that are posted indoors throughout the village. All correctly completed forms are entered in a drawing for a holiday gift basket of items donated by local merchants – Snow date is December 17 – Information at events@chathamareabusinessalliance.org or 392-5225 – 10 am to 4 pm – Main Street & Hudson Avenue, Chatham

Reading & Book Signing – Musho Rodney Alan Greenblat, author of Dharma Delight: A Visionary Post Pop Comic Guide to Buddhism and Zen, will read from and sign copies of his book – “A whimsically illustrated guide to the basic concepts of Zen and Buddhism…The fanciful and very colorful artwork exists somewhere in the nexus among doodles, primitivism, and comics, and features figures like the smiling “Thunder Bunny Cloud Deity,” a panda Zen master, and a “Sentient Bean.”—School Library Journal – 3 pm – Magpie Bookshop, 392 Main Street, Catskill

Author’s Reading – Local author Matt Bua presents his book, Talking  Walls – Admirers of stone walls, walkers, artists, local history buffs, aspiring masons, and lovers of handmade books will be interested in this unusual volume – Talking Walls scrutinizes the oft-repeated story of the origins of the Northeast’s famed stone walls.  Were 252,000 miles of stone walls—enough to reach the far side of the moon—in fact built by European colonists in a period of roughly 100 years, or are they perhaps much, much older?  Employing a mountain of testimony from archaeological sources, popular history, and hands-on investigation, Bua’s book draws closer to a profound new reading of our shared landscape and its ancient past.  The book includes a case study of a stone wall complex in Kiskatom, on the western edge of this town in Catskill – Books will be available for purchase and signing – Refreshments will be served – Information by e-mail to news@claveracklibrary.org or call 851-7120 – 4 pm – Claverack Free Library, 629 Route 23B at the intersection of Route 9H – Parking is located behind the library

Exhibition Opening – Joyce Goldstein Gallery in collaboration with Katharine T. Carter & Associates present Nadene Grey: Paintings & Works on Paper – Information at www.ktcassoc.com or by e-mail to ktc@ktcassoc.com – On view through December 31 – 4 to 6 pm – The Joyce Goldstein Gallery, 16 Main Street, Chatham

Exhibition Opening – Spencertown Academy’s first Members’ Art Show – Features the artwork of some 25 Academy members including professional and beginning artists – All the work shown–including paintings, pastels, collages, photographs, and sculpture—is for sale, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Academy – On view through December 18 – Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 5 pm – Information at spencertownavademy.org or 392-3693 – 4 to 6 pm – Spencertown Academy, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

The Shaker presents The Writers Studio Hudson Valley Reading Series – Information by e-mail to Theresee@writerstudio.com or theshakerbarhudson@gmail.com – 4:30 pm to 6 pm – The Shaker, 119 Warren Street

Valatie WinterWalk & Winter Parade – Santa Claus arrives by sleigh in the Valatie Winter Parade at 5 pm – WinterWalk, featuring holiday food, live music and entertainment from 6 to 9 pm, takes place on Valatie’s Main Street, populated by carolers, gymnasts, and dancers – A variety of performers including singer-songwriters Abby Lappen and Liv Waters, classical harpist Dawn Danis, the Heldeberg Marionettes, Roger the Jester, and Carapace Farm Puppetry will entertain during the evening.  St. Luke’s Lutheran Church will present a living nativity on the lawn of the First Presbyterian Church of Valatie. – The event is presented by the Valatie Economic Redevelopment Association – 5 to 9 pm – Main Street, Valatie

Saturday-Sunday, December 10-11

Everett Bradley’s Holidelic Dys-funk-tion – Part dance party, park funk concert, part comedy show, this holiday-funk spectacular features original holiday songs as well as loose, funk-infused adaptations of holiday favorites – Everett Bradley puts a fresh spin on holiday cheer through lively holiday party tunes and outrageous costumes – There’ll be no “Silent Night”, just Sly Stone-style funk ‘n’ roll  – Ho. Ho. Ho. – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Note: Reserved seating is available only by phone – Saturday at 9 pmSunday at 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Sunday, December 11

Holiday Brunch/Open House/Pop Up Exhibit, A family-friendly event. 10 am to 2pm. Proceeds will go to fund the Prison Public Memory Project’s work in Hudson in 2017. Suggested donation: $35.00 per person.  We will be honoring Emily Chameides and the Hudson Area Library for their contributions to our work and to our community; exhibiting a POP UP Gallery, “Letters From Some Distant Place” featuring visual art and creative writing of Hudson High School students and presenting a new photography installation about the prison cemetery including ledger entries of the girls buried there. Come and go. Eat and drink. 114 Warren Street (Davis Orton Gallery for Prison Public Memory Project, Hudson)

HD screening of Bolshoi Ballet’s production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker – Information and reservations at www.timeandspace.org or 822-8448 – 1 pm – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Before the Proprietors: The Dutch Port of Claverack Landing – Dr. David William Voorhees presents an illustrated lecture on the Dutch port of Claverack Landing, which existed long before the arrival of  the Proprietors who founded the City of Hudson – For over 120 years, the Dutch inhabitants of the region developed a prosperous community serving as an anchorage for ships carrying raw materials from inland farms to markets down river and delivering European manufactured goods to inland communities in exchange. Dr. Voorhees has had a distinguished career as an historian of New Netherland and early New York City history.  Presently, he is the Director of the Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History and the editor of de Halve Maen, a scholarly journal devoted to New Netherland studies, published by The Holland Society of New York.  In 2010, HRH Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands made him a Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau – The lecture is presented by Historic Hudson and the Columbia County Historical Society and is followed by a wine reception – Tickets may be purchased online or at the door – Information at www.cchsny.org or by email to historichudson@verizon.net – 4 pm – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Meet the Versatones – A five-piece swing and blues band – The Half Moon has plenty of room for dancing, and, as a bonus, there’s a disco ball! – Information at thehalfmoonhudson.com or call 828-1562 – 7 to 9 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Candlelight Evening at Clermont State Historic Site – During the evening hours this Sunday, guests can enjoy guided tours of the mansion decorated for the holidays.  Each room on the tour will also feature a cast of meticulously costumed “actors” frozen into living pictures of historic holiday celebrations.  Each tour ends with wassail and traditional holiday treats served in the historic kitchen – Reservations and information at 537-4240 or www.FriendsofClermont.org – 3 to 6 pm – Clermont State Historic Site,  1 Clermont Avenue, Germantown

Next Monday, December 12

The Columbia County Chapter of the Citizens Climate Lobby holds its monthly meeting in Hudson this month – The agenda includes updates on the post-election makeup of the bilateral Climate Solutions Caucus, strategies for working with new players at the national, state, and local levels, and building a relationship with Congressman Chris Gibson’s successor, John Faso. – Information at 672-7901 – 6 pm – Columbia Memorial Hospital, Cardiology Department’s Conference Room, Suite 210 – (The parking garage is free for the evening.  Take the elevator from the garage to the second floor.)

Next Tuesday, December 13

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

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Art Events in Hudson NY, November 25 to November 30, 2016 AND MORE

ELLEN’S PICKS

All phone numbers are in area code 518 unless otherwise indicated.

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated. 

PLEASE NOTE

Please note, for announcements, Ellen’s  email address has changed to “ellenthurston1@gmail.com“.  Please start using this address for all correspondence.

Friday-Sunday, November 25-27  

The Pantaloons return with The Turn of the Scrooge, an original British-American pantomime, and their unique zany spin on the classic holiday tale, “A Christmas Carol.”  Join the fun as the Loons introduce you to the cold-hearted miser, Ebenezer and the ghosts who haunt him.  This is the Loons 17th annual panto.  It is written by the Loons and directed by Cathy Lee Visscher.  Reserve tickets early, especially for the popular Sunday matinees.  Information and tickets at ghentplayhouse.org or 1-800-838-3006 – Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm; Sundays at 2 pm November 25 through December 11 – Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Road, Ghent

TSL Films: 

Portrait of a Garden – In a historical vegetable garden on a Dutch estate, the 85-year old pruning master and the gardener tend to the espaliers.  As they prune, the men chat about food, the weather, the world, and they share their knowledge of horticulture.  – In Dutch with English subtitles.

Tower – On August 1, 1966, a sniper rode to the top floor of the iconic University of Texas Tower and opened fire, holding the campus hostage for 96 minutes in what was a previously unimaginable event.  The film combines archival footage with rotoscopic animation of the dramatic day, based entirely on first person testimonies from witnesses, heroes and survivors, in a seamless and suspenseful retelling of the unfolding tragedy.

> Ixcanul  – A young Mayan girl works with her parents on a coffee plantation in Guatemala.  An arranged marriage awaits her, but she doesn’t sit back and accept her destiny.  A young coffee cutter who plans to migrate to the USA becomes her possible way out, but at what price?

National Bird – “…gives rare insight into the U.S. drone program through the eyes of veterans and survivors, connecting their stories as never seen before.”

Tampopo (1985) – “The tale of an enigmatic band of ramen ronin who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe, Tampopo serves up a savory broth of culinary adventure seasoned with offbeat comedy sketches and the erotic exploits of a gastronome gangster… one of the most delectable examples of food on film.” – In Japanese with English subtitles

Herb & Dorothy – the extraordinary story of Herbert Vogel, a postal clerk, and Dorothy Vogel, a librarian, who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history with very modest means.

> Tokyo Story (1953) – The film reprises one of the director’s favorite themes—that of generational conflict—in a way that is quintessentially Japanese and yet so universal in its appeal that it continues to resonate.  In Japanese with English subtitles

Information at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

The Fourth Annual Basilica Farm + Flea Holiday Market – A farmers’ and makers’ holiday marketplace — Originally created as an alternative to Black Friday, Farm + Flea brings together a curated collection of products from a diverse group of some 80 plus regional makers, farmers, chefs, and vintage collectors – Friday: The Early Bird Kick-off when sales begin and run from   2  to 5 pm.  From 5 to 9 pm: A Black Friday Soiree with cocktails and sales, plus sample offerings from Friday-only food and drink vendors, and music by WGXC’s DJ Ephraim Asili — Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm is the Basilica Farm + Flea Holiday Market – Farm + Flea is produced and presented by Basilica Hudson – More information and a full list of participating vendors is available at basilicahudson.org – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Saturday, November 26 

Hudson Farmers’ Market  The market is closed this Saturday but will open again next Saturday, December 3, indoors at the former Elks Lodge at 601 Union Street at the southern end of Sixth Street (where Sixth Street meets Union Street)  The municipal parking lot next door will provide plenty of parking – See you next week!  Information at www.hudsonfarmersmarket.ny.com

Two Gun Man performs – Information at 917-873-4503 – Doors at 8 pm – Or Gallery & Tavern, 35 South Third Street

Simi Stone – Woodstock soul-rock artist Simi Stone plays violin, guitar, and percussion, boasts a huge, versatile voice, and commands the stage like a latter-day Tina Turner.  She writes catchy pop tunes, dance numbers, and compelling, introspective folk songs, all in her signature, upbeat “Mountain Motown” style.  Her band is a veritable funk-rock supergroup, including bandmates of David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, the B-52s, and Gang of Four – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9  pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Ancram Opera House Second Annual Thanksgiving Open House – Savories from local eateries and plenty of libations – Pianist Tony Kieraldo will be playing ragtime, jazz and other tunes.   Tony has shared the stage and worked with Jacques d’Amboise, Bill Irwin, Tommy Stinson, Lil’ Buck, Bobby Previte, Meshell Ndegeocello, Marco Benevento, Sarah Jessica Parker, and others.  There will be a “pitch” room for those interested in participating in the next storytelling program, Real People Real Stories. The storytelling program,  inspired by NPR’s “Moth Radio Hour,” features local residents and was a standing-room-only hit this past summer.  Parking is available behind the Opera House.  Please enter the parking area from the entry point closest to the Opera House. Information at 329-0114 or by e-mail to info@ancramoperahouse.org  – 3 to 5 pm – Ancram Opera House, 1330 County Route 7, Ancram

Lindenwald Star Party – Martin Van Buren National Historic Site invites the public to heighten their senses and connect with the dark side.  Listen to the night sounds changing from traffic sounds to rustling leaves, feel the warmth of day give way to cool night air, and see the light of the sun overtaken by dusk, moon and stars.  Hear the stories behind constellations and learn how to find them in the night sky.  Explore the grounds and practice using your senses to adapt to the night.  Wear comfortable shoes and warm clothing.  Solar lanterns will be provided.  Youth groups and other organized groups are encouraged to participate. – Information at 758-9689 x 2008 or http://www/facebook.com/nationalparkservice —7 pm to 8:30 pm – Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, 1013 Old Post Road, Kinderhook

 

Sunday, November 27

Wally’s Holiday Follies –- A holiday-themed variety show featuring an all-star lineup of regional talent, including pianist Tony Kieraldo, country duo Oxbow Road (Deborah McDowell and Kiki Dufault), Helsinki open-mic co-hosts Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley, and singer-comedian Heather Fisch, all hosted by Walter V. Hughes. – Walter Hughes, 87, began appearing at Club Helsinki’s open mic night a little over a year ago and has become a favorite for his singing, hilarious character comedy sketches, and his old-time impersonations.  His repertoire of American standards and classics includes an impressive amount of original material.  He penned some great rockabilly tunes back in the 1950s. He has also shared stages such entertainment luminaries as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis, Bobby Darin, and Dick Clark – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 6 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Founding Father Chancellor Robert R. Livingston’s 270th Birthday Party – Children are welcome and can make their own birthday card for the Chancellor or take colonial dancing lessons – There will be birthday cake and a sneak preview of Clermont’s new introductory movie, The Livingstons of Clermont.  A Chancellor Livingston-focused tour of the Clermont Mansion will follow – Reservations and information at 537-4240 or by e-mail to Kjirsten.Gustavson@parks.ny.gov  – 1 to 3 pm – .Clermont State Historic Site, 87 Clermont Avenue, Germantown

Next Tuesday, November 29  

The Spotty Dog Trivia Night – A bi-weekly, all-nerd throwdown! – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com/events — 6:30 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Bridge Street Theatre Ribbon Cutting – Bridge Street Theatre and the Greene County Chamber of Commerce present a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the opening of the Bridge Street Theatre’s Mainstage – The mainstage was completed with the help of private donors and a grant from NY State’s Department of Homes and Community Renewal – The event is open to the public and will include refreshments, performances by Tom Judson and Steven Patterson, and guest appearances by local and regional celebrities and dignitaries – Information at 943-3894 or by e-mail to contact@bridgest.org – 5 to 7 pm – Bridge Street Theatre, 44 West Bridge Street, Catskill

Next Wednesday, November 30

The History Room Committee of the Hudson Area Library, as part of its Local History Speaker Series, presents Walter G. Ritchie, Jr., in a talk about Charles C. Alger: “The Hudson Residence of Charles C. Alger and His Patronage of Architect Alexander Jackson Davis.”  Davis designed or remodeled a number of residences for Alger.  Alger was an important businessman in Hudson.  The house he built at the corner of Allen and Second Street—a picturesque Gothic Revival brick house, is still standing and is now painted yellow.  The house was built in 1851, the same year the Hudson Iron Works, Alger’s venture, began operation.  Walter Ritchie is a decorative arts consultant and independent scholar specializing in 19th-century American architecture, interiors and furniture.  Admission is free and open to the public.  Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. – Information at 828-1792 x 101 – 6 pm – Community Room, Hudson Area Library, corner of State and Fifth Streets

AND RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER

Next Friday and Saturday, December 2 and 3

Diamond Opera Theater in partnership with the Hudson Opera House presents a condensed, semi-staged version of Englebert Humperdinck’s enchanting fairy tale opera, Hansel and Gretel – Adapted and staged by Mary Deyerle Hack(who also performs as The Witch) with musical direction by Noah Palmer – Friday at 6 pm, free performance on Saturday at 2:30 pm – Information at 822-1438 – Christ Church Episcopal, 432 Union Street

Next Saturday, December 3

Book Signings at Spotty Dog:

> Author J. Stephen Casscles, winemaker at the Hudson-Chatham Winery in Ghent, will sign copies of his book, Grapes of the Hudson Valley.  The book details the 200-year history of grape growing, breeding, and winemaking in the Hudson Valley – 1 pm

> Hudson native, author and life style expert Jene Luciani, returns home and brings the fabulous with her to Spotty Dog for a signing of her new book Get It!: A Beauty, Style, and Wellness Guide to Getting Your “It” Together – 3 pm

> Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com/events  – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Hendrick Hudson Chapter of the D.A.R.  – A pre-Winter Walk musical presentation with the Adirondack Baroque Consort, guitarist Steve Engel, and Revolutionary era-inspired music by flutist Larra Agate – 3 to 8 pm – Hendrick Hudson Chapter of the D.A.R. museum and library, 113 Warren Street

WINTER WALK 2016

Winter Walk 2016 – Produced and presented by the Hudson Opera House with the cooperation of shops, galleries, nonprofit organizations and restaurants  on Warren, Front and Columbia Streets.  As Hudson grows, so grows Winter Walk.  The first Winter Walk, in 1997, occupied two blocks of Warren Street—the 500 and the 600.  Winter Walk has now spread out to encompass adjoining newly-refurbished and developed areas of the city.  This is a walkable city, and so is the expanded Winter Walk.  Put on your sturdiest walking shoes, your warmest gear,  and your biggest smile.  There will be a lot of ground to cover and you won’t want to miss a beat.  Bring the whole family, the neighbors and the weekend visitors –There is room enough for all!  A program and map will be available in shops, and at the Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street, and from distributors on the street the night of Winter Walk – The official hours of Winter Walk are 5 to 8 pm, ending with fireworks on Promenade Hill at a little before 8 pm – Information at 822-1438 or www.hudsonoperahouse.org

The Unsilent Night parade – The biggest addition to this year’s Winter Walk is a moving musical parade which anyone can join.  Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night is a four-track composition written specifically for boom box.  It has evolved over the 25 years of its life to include any kind of device that can be amplified . Just download one of the tracks from www.unsilentnight.com , connect the device to your amplifier which you carry or pull in your little red wagon.  All four tracks played together as the parade moves from Front Street to Seventh Street Park will create a musical wraparound, consisting largely of bell tones, engulfing the crowd as the participants move up the street.  WGXC will be broadcasting, Unsilent Night, so tune in at 90.7 FM – Participants in Unsilent Night will gather at Basilica Hudson, 110 S. Front Street, at 4 pm.  Shortly before 5 pm they move to Front Street and at 5 pm composer Phil Kline gives the signal and the procession begins.  It ends at Seventh Street Park with a final crescendo at approximately 5:30 pm – Information at 822-1438 or www.hudsonoperahouse.org, or www.unsilentnight.com

One highlight of this year’s Winter Walk is a free performance of the Diamond Opera Theater’s production of Humperdinck’s fairy tale opera, Hansel and Gretel, at Christ Church  on Saturday at 2:30 pm (See above.).  Horse and wagon rides are available at the park too.  Santa and his Missus will be in City Hall to hear children’s wishes and pass out free gifts.  A petting zoo will tske up residence for the evening at the corner of Fifth and Warren.  There may be a flash mob or other forms of spontaneous merriment.  Please feel free to join in.

 

 

 

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

To find gallery hours, please use the phone number provided or look for a website.

>Warren Street

> Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street, 697-0266 – 7th Annual Photobook Show – On view through December 18

> BCB Art, 116 Warren Street, 828-4539 – Group show – On view through December 31

> Limner Gallery, 123 Warren Street, 828-2343 – Holiday Small Works Exhibition/Sale – On view through December 31

> Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street, 828-6680 – Brenda Goodman: New Paintings & Works on PaperAmy Pleasant: New Drawings and Sculpture – On view through December 18

> FRG Objects & Design, Second Floor, 217 Warren Street, 646-483-9109 – Perception: Paintings & Prints by Aric Frons – On view through December 31

> Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street, 822-1438 – The Boombox Project: Photographs by Lyle Owerko – On view through December 23

> Galerie Gris, 621 Warren St. 828-1677 – Sound & Vision: Works by Ryan Russo

> Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren, 828-1915 – Inside Outside: Landscapes, Cityscapes & Interiors – On view through December 4

 

>112 South Front Street (aka Riverfront Antiques & Design Center at 99 S. Front Sreet (The big white building behind Basilica, best accessed from Front Street

> Inky Editions, 112 South Front Street, 610-5549 – Printing Lab: The Members Show – On view through December 24

> Earle Mitchell Gallery – Door 21, 112 South Front Street, 852-0622  – Sarah Sterling photographs; Gail Peachin photo collage; Jane Ehrlich paintings – On view thru January  3

> Sarah Berney Art, Door 21, 112 South Front Street, 491-3692– Works by Sarah Berney 

> Tery Fugate-Wilcox Gallery, Door 21, 112 South Front Street, – 646-544-7139 – Group Show  

> Wasserbach Fine Art, Door 21, 112 South Front Street, 368-5340 – Sculpture by Mark Wasserbach

 

 

PLEASE NOTE

Please note that my email address has changed to “ellenthurston1@gmail.com“.  Please start using this address for all correspondence as my old address (thurston@mhonline.net) will be deactivated soon.

 

For more information on Columbia County events, visit www.columbiacountytourism.org

 

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Art Events in Hudson NY, November 14 to November 22, 2016

ELLEN’S PICKS

All phone numbers are in area code 518 unless otherwise indicated.

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated. 

PLEASE NOTE

Please note, for announcements, Ellen’s  email address has changed to “ellenthurston1@gmail.com“.  Please start using this address for all correspondence.

Thursday-Sunday, November 17 – 20

TSL Films: 

Tower – On August 1, 1966, a sniper rode to the top floor of the iconic University of Texas Tower and opened fire, holding the campus hostage for 96 minutes in what was a previously unimaginable event.  The film combines archival footage with rotoscopic animation of the dramatic day, based entirely on first person testimonies from witnesses, heroes and survivors, in a seamless and suspenseful retelling of the unfolding tragedy.

> Ixcanul – A  young Mayan girl works with her parents on a coffee plantation in Guatemala.  An arranged marriage awaits her, but she doesn’t sit back and accept her destiny.  A young coffee cutter who plans to migrate to the USA becomes her possible way out, but at what price?

National Bird  “…gives rare insight into the U.S. drone program through the eyes of veterans and survivors, connecting their stories as never seen before.”

Tampopo (1985) – “The tale of an enigmatic band of ramen ronin who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe, Tampopo serves up a savory broth of culinary adventure seasoned with offbeat comedy sketches and the erotic exploits of a gastronome gangster… one of the most delectable examples of food on film.” – In Japanese with English subtitles

Herb & Dorothy – the extraordinary story of Herbert Vogel, a postal clerk, and Dorothy Vogel, a librarian, who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history with very modest means.

Harry & Snowman – Follows the Cinderella story of Dutch immigrant Harry deLeyer and his transformative relationship with a broken down Amish plow horse named Snowman that he rescued off a slaughter truck…As told firsthand by Harry himself.

> The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – Based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966), Ron Howard’s film explores how Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon—The Beatles.

Information at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Friday, November 18

HWM Friday Tasting – Try the wines of importer Savio Soares – Delicious natural wines perfect for Thanksgiving day or any day.  Will include Loire Valley Pinot Noir, reds from Portugal, small bites, cheese, a little learning with your neighbors – Information at 828-6411 or hudsonwinemerchants.com – 5 pm to 7:30 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 Warren Street

Artist & Friends Community Potluck  Dinner – To celebrate the artist community through monthly potluck dinners by sharing artwork and exploring creativity as a spiritual practice – Visual artists, writers, dancers, musicians, filmmakers and their friends are all welcome.  Please bring a dish to share or give a donation.  Since the First Presbyterian Church is not available for public meetings at this time, the Potluck Dinner moves to a temporary location through the generosity of The Salvation Army (Address below) – Christine Hales is suggesting that since the group was inspired by the Julia Cameron book, The Artist’s Way, the book might be used to discuss the process and practice of making art in future meetings – The structure of future meetings will be discussed at this meeting. – If you would like to show your work at a future meeting, send examples to christinehales@me.com along with contact information. – Information by e-mail to artistpotluck@gmail.com – The Potluck is held the third Friday of each month – 6 to 9 pm – Temporary Location:  The Salvation Army, 40 South Third Street (corner of Allen Street)

The Lustre Kings – with Special Guest Cindy Cashdollar – For several decades, the capital District –based Mark Gamsjager and the Lustre Kings have been keeping the sound of early rockabilly alive, both in the region and across the U.S., and around the world.  They bring an immediacy to the joyful music with a dark underbelly that has compelled performers like Wanda Jackson, the Queen of Rockabilly, as well as Bill Kitchen,  Eddie Angel and Robert Gordon, to draft them into the service of rock ‘n’ roll revivalism – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Wickers Creek Band is back! – Great food and great bluegrass music at the Philmont Pub – Information at 672-7346 or  www.wickerscreekband.com or www.facebook.com/philmontpub – 7 to 9 pm – the Philmont Public House, 12 Main Street, Philmont

Friday-Saturday, November 18-19 

Two Fine Auctions:

Friday – Fine Jewelry – Including pieces from the Collection of Kate Webb Harris – Auction at 6 pm

Saturday – 19 . 20 . 21 – Victorian, Modern, & Contemporary Fine & Decorative Arts – Includes Modern & Contemporary Art from the Houghton Collection and a selection of 20th-Century Photographs from the 1930s through the 1980s by Leopold Hugo, Eugene Atget, Berenice Abbott, William Eggleston, Erwin Blumenthal, and Barbara Morgan – Auction at 11 am

Information at 751-1000; View catalogues, register to bid, or bid live online at stairgalleries.com – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Saturday, November 19 

Hudson Farmers’ Market – This is the last outdoor market for the season.  Still available are vegetables, meats, cheeses, bread, and baked goods, as well as beautiful fall wreaths, warming distilled spirits and craft beer, pesto, apples, and cider donuts.  The Hudson Standard will be in the Guest Tent with shrubs and bitters  On Saturday, December 3 the winter market opens at the former Elks Lodge at 601 Union Street at the southern end of Sixth Street – Information at www.hudsonfarmersmarket.ny.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

BeLo3rd Gallery Stroll – An open house event at eleven galleries, highlighting the diversity of art offerings on Warren Street below Third Street, and on Front Street – Several galleries will be holding receptions for the exhibiting artists (See individual listings.)

 Participating Galleries include:

200 Block, Warren StreetJ. Damiani Gallery, 237 Warren Street ; FRG Objects & Design, Second Floor, 217 Warren Street;

>100 Block, Warren StreetJeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street; Limner Gallery, 123 Warren Street; BCB Art, 116 Warren Street; Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

> S. Front Street/S. Third Street (white building behind Basilica) Inky Editions,  112 S. Front Street; Riverfront Antiques & Design Center, 99 S. Third Street, Door 21—Four galleries: Earle Mitchell Gallery, Wasserbach Fine Art, Sarah Berney Art, and Tery Fugate-Wilcox Gallery

Information at belo3rd.com  – 5 to 7 pm – Warren Street and Front Street below Third Street

Exhibition Opening – Seventh Annual Photobook Show – Juried by Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator, Griffin Musuem of Photography, and Karen Davis, Curator, Co-owner, Davis Orton Gallery – Featuring twenty self-published photobooks – Best of Show photographers are Graeme Williams, Jeanny Tsai, Lawrence Swartzwald, and Yoichi Nagata –  Prints available through Davis Orton Editions will be on view – On view through December 18 – Information at davisortongallery.com or 697-0266 – 5 to 7 pm – Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – PRINTING LAB: The Members Show – For thirteen months since its opening, Inky Editions has been engaging the community through studio use, education, public programs, and exhibitions, with its main focus on printmaking. In this exhibition the main gallery will showcase fine art prints from artists who have joined Inky’s family of print artists, as members.  Both novice and veteran artists are showing hand-produced prints.  Their varied backgrounds and practices, ranging from painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography and design, have informed their print projects, have brought fresh approaches to printmaking, and in some ways they influence the direction this young studio is taking.  On view through December 24 – Information at inkyeditions.com or 610-5549 – 5 to 7 pm – Inky Editions, 112 South Front Street (behind Basilica)

Exhibition Opening & Book Signing – Lyle Owerko: The Boombox Project – Known for his perception and knowledge of urban movements, photographer and filmmaker Lyle Owerko’s instinctively crafted visual images have found an indelible place in the lexicon of pop culture and journalism.  The exhibition features fine art photographs of vintage boomboxes.  The Boombox Project is a celebration of the iconic portable music box that helped give rise to American hip hop culture, and figured prominently in the rock ‘n’ roll and punk movements of the 1970s and 80s.  At 5 pm, Owerko will sign books and talk about his Abrams Image book of the same name, The Boombox Project: The Machines, the Music and the Urban Underground.  The book features a foreword from filmmaker Spike Lee, who immortalized the boombox in his film Do the Right Thing The exhibition is being shown in conjunction with a performance of an original composition for boombox by composer Phil Kline, written specifically to be heard outdoors as an interactive holiday street parade, making its Hudson debut for the twentieth anniversary of the Hudson Opera House Winter Walk on December 3. – The exhibition is on view through December 23 – Information at 822-1438 or hudsonoperahouse.org – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Group Show:  Sarah Sterling – Photographs; Gail Peachin – Photo Collage; Jane Ehrlich – Painting – On view through January 3 – Information at 852-0622 – 6 to 9 pm – Earle Mitchell Gallery, Riverfront Antiques & Design Center, 99 South Third Street

HD Screening of the Kenneth Branagh Theater Company production of John Osborne’s modern classic, The Entertainer – The play, starring Kenneth Branagh. conjures the seedy glamour of the old music halls for an explosive examination of public masks and private torment.  Rob Ashford directs Branagh as the unforgettable Archie Rice – (Also being shown Sunday.  See below.) Information and reservations at www.timeandspace.org  or 822-8448 – 6:30 pm – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

HRC Showcase Theatre presents a staged reading of The Kitchen Table Plays by Erin Breznitsky – A broken kitchen table becomes the center of multiple stories as four people try to repair their shattered lives – One by one, they take turns telling stories: A man tentatively starts over after his divorce.  A woman tries to show her sick granddaughter that life is still worth living.  A repair man visits the home of a grieving young woman.  Two parents attempt to heal their volatile son.  The stories intertwine as the group tires to put their kitchen table—the heartbeat of their homes—back together again.  Barbara Waldinger, who begins her seventeenth year as the  Artistic Director of HRC Showcase, directs a cast of professional actors including Benjamin Katagiri, Hana Kenny, John Romeo, and Eileen Schuyler.  Mary Egan narrates the play. – The performance is followed by a reception and a talkback with the playwright, actors, and artistic director – Information and reservations at 851-2061 – Walk-ins are welcome – 7:30 pm – Auditorium, First Reformed Church of Hudson, 52 Green Street

Murali Coryell  returns to Club Helsinki Hudson to celebrate the release of his new album,“Mr. Senator.” – He is a triple-threat contemporary blues artist who can sing, write, and play guitar with the best in the business.  As the son of guitar legend Larry Coryell, he grew up around the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, and Carlos Santana.  In 1994 Murali got his first touring experience backing up folk music icon Richie Havens – Murali’s 2009 album “Sugar Lips” was critically acclaimed by Cortney Harding of Billboard as “one sweet triptych across the musical map.”  Murali has since been inducted into the New York State Blues Hall of Fame and has been a Blues Music Award nominee. – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

New York Night Train Soul Clap & Dance Off – 10 pm – Information at 828-1562 or The Half Moon facebook page – 10 pm –  The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Book Release – Risk Game: Self Portrait of an Entrepreneur by Francis J. Greenburger, founder and chairman of Art Omi – Literary Agent Carol Mann will interview Francis Greenburger about his recently published memoir – Information at www.artomi.org – 4 to 6 pm – Benenson Visitors

Center & Gallery, Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

Exhibition Opening – En Masse III – Now in its third year, En Masse presents a wide selection of contemporary work from over 40 artists—many who have been shown previously—along with some new faces.  All the pieces shown are new.  Artists were encouraged to experiment, challenge themselves, and branch out, and the resulting work provides a fascinating look at where they might be heading next – Information at www.thompsongirouxgallery.com or 392-3336 – 4 to 6 pm – Thompson Giroux Gallery, 57 Main Street, Chatham

Reformed Dutch Church of Claverack 56th Annual Holiday Bazaar – Silent Auction, Triffles & Treasures, Greens & Decorations, Hand Sewn & Knitted Things, Mantel and Tree Trims,  Children’s Activities, Baked Goods, Luncheon, Ample Parking, Tradition – 10 am to 2 pm – Reformed Dutch Church of Claverack, 88 State Route 9-H, Claverack (1/4 mile north of the traffic light)

Friends of Beattie-Powers  present John Thorn, the Official Historian of Major League Baseball, in a talk about “this year’s unprecedented match-up of chronic losers, one of which must win and cede a long-held narrative.” – Free admission – Information and reservations by e-mail to rhoveninc@gmail.com or beattiepowersplace.blogspot.com – 2 pm – Beattie-Powers Place, Prospect Avenue & Bridge Street, Catskill

Sunday, November 20

HD Screening of the Kenneth Branagh Theater Company production of John Osborne’s modern classic, The Entertainer – The play, starring Kenneth Branagh. conjures the seedy glamour of the old music halls for an explosive examination of public masks and private torment.  Rob Ashford directs Branagh as the unforgettable Archie Rice. –  (Also being shown Saturday.  See above.) Information and reservations at www.timeandspace.org or 822-8448 – 1 pm – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Next Monday, November 21

Columbia County Chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby monthly meeting – 6 pm – 11 Kinderhook Street, Chatham (Enter at the rear of the porch on the right side of the house.)

Next Tuesday, November 22  

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

For more information on Columbia County events, visit www.columbiacountytourism.org

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Art Events in Hudson NY, November 10 to November 15, 2016 and beyond

ELLEN’S PICKS

All phone numbers are in area code 518 unless otherwise indicated.

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated. 

Thursday, November 10

Omar Sosa – Omar Sosa is known and hailed for his singular blend of Latin jazz and African diaspora music—a modern, urban music with a Latin jazz heart.  Having grown up in Cuba, where he studied Cuban jazz, folk music, and classical music, Sosa—who has been compared favorably to Keith Jarrett and Herbie Hancock—has also lived in Ecuador, Spain and San Francisco, as well as immersing himself in the Gnawa culture of North Africa.  Thus what comes out of his fingers when he applies them to the piano keyboard is a unique fusion of all these influences—a kind of world music-influenced, up-to-the-moment world jazz. – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Thursday-Sunday, November 10-13

TSL Films: 

Tokyo Story (1953) – The film reprises one of the director’s favorite themes—that of generational conflict—in a way that is quintessentially Japanese and yet so universal in its appeal that it continues to resonate.  In Japanese with English subtitles

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – Based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966), Ron Howard’s film explores how Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon—The Beatles.

The Uncondemned – The gripping and world-changing story of a group of young international lawyers and activists who fought to make rape a crime of war, and the Rwandan women who came forward to testify and win justice where there had been none.

A Man Called Ove – Ove, the quintessential angry old man next door, spends his days visiting his wife’s grave and enforcing block association rules that only he cares about…One of Sweden’s biggest locally-produced box office hits ever. – In Swedish with English subtitles

Harry & Snowman – Follows the Cinderella story of Dutch immigrant Harry deLeyer and his transformative relationship with a broken down Amish plow horse named Snowman that he rescued off a slaughter truck…As told firsthand by Harry himself.

> Information at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Friday, November 11 

Veterans’ Day

Wes Swing, Lorkin O’Reilley, & Patrick Collins – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com/events  – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Baby Soda – Baby Soda is on the forefront of a new movement loosely known as street jazz.  With an eclectic set of influences ranging from 1930s-era swing, New Orleans jazz, and Southern gospel, the ensemble doesn’t desire to recreate the past—rather, they bring the concept and joy of the music of the present.  Baby Soda is an adaptable and ever changing group made up of New York’s finest working musicians, featuring trumpet, trombone, clarinet, banjo, and the unique one-string box bass. The band has performed at some of New York’s finest venues, including the Village Vanguard, the Knitting Factory, and the Jalopy Theater – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com  – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Gotta Get Up to Get Down with DJ Jackie Thomas spinning Deep Tribal House – Funkiest Beats and Dance Classics – Information at 828-1562 or The Half Moon facebook page – 10 pm to 1 am – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Friday-Sunday, November 11-13

Geppetto: Extraordinary Extremities – A Concrete Temple Theatre production performed and designed by Carlo Adinolfi with text and direction by Renee Philippi, and music by Lewis Flinn-    With cellist Jeanette Stenson – Suitable for all ages – Information and tickets at 943-3818 or by e-mail to contact@BridgeSt.org – Fri & Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2:00 pm – Bridge Street Theatre, 44 West Bridge Street, Catskill

Saturday, November 12

Hudson Farmers’ Market – The market is still going strong, as the bounty continues with two more weeks to go  – Last day of the summer market will be November 19 – On Saturday, December 3 the winter market opens at the former Elks Lodge at 601 Union Street at the Southern end of Sixth Street – For a list of vendors and information on their products, or to sign up for a weekly newsletter, visit www.hudsonfarmersmarket.ny.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

Exhibition Opening – Claude Carone: Paintings – A solo exhibition in the Main Galleries.  –  “My paintings use a vast vocabulary of space to articulate a border area linking consciousness and the unconscious dream state.  Through the use of color, each of which has its own specific weight, I organize space to establish relationships between the various elements in the paintings. While considering planes, I create a sense of depth and volume with multiple perspectives. Through juxtaposing depth and surface, the viewer is drawn into unfamiliar forms of perceptive consciousness.  Like music, my paintings show both major movements and the elaborations that enrich them. And just as silence serves to shape musical mass and duration, the implied regions beyond each painting serve to form the space within.” –  The Carriage House is closed for the winter season. – On view through December 4 – Information at johndavisgallery.com or 828-5907 – 6 to 8 pm – John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Point of View: New Paintings and Drawings by Kathy Korn –– Throughout her career, Kathy Korn has been a student of the arts; she was born into and guided by the creative influences of her talented family…However, it was her study of drawing and painting in Guadalajara, Mexico that she considered her epiphany.  Here her mind’s eye was forever captured by amazing patterns, recurring motifs and the freedom of imagination unique to Mexican artists.  In this freedom she found her own creative voice. – On view through January 31, 2017 – Information at 697-0909 or www.tkhomeandgarden.com – 6 to 8 pm – TK Home & Garden, 441 Warren Street

Volume Reading Series – A free reading and music series featuring prose, poetry, and a short DJ set held every second Saturday at 7 pm at Spotty Dog Books and Ale in Hudson. This month’s reading features Peter Aaron (book release of The Band FAQ published by Backbeat), Allison Amend, and Danniel Schoonebeek (book release of Trebuchet published by University of Georgia Press) – Peter Aaron is the author of If You Like the Ramones and The Band FAQ.  He is the music editor of Chronogram magazine, the front man of influential New York band the Chrome Cranks, and a participant in other musical projects. His writing has appeared in the Village Voice, the Boston Herald, and other publications, and online at “All Music” and “All About Jazz.”  He lives in the Hudson Valley – Allison Amend is the author of the novels Enchanted IslandsA Nearly Perfect Copy, and Stations West, which was a finalist for the 2011 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and the Oklahoma Book Award. She is also the author of the Independent Publisher’s Award-winning short story collection Things That Pass for Love. She lives in New York City, where she teaches creative writing — Danniel Schoonebeek is the author of American Barricade (YesYes Books, 2014) and the forthcoming collection of poems Trébuchet, which was a 2015 National Poetry Series selection and will be published by University of Georgia Press in 2016. He is a recipient of a 2015 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation.  His recent work appears in the New Yorker, Fence, Kenyon Review, and elsewhere – The reading is followed by a DJ set from Michael Mosby – Books are available for purchase and signing –Volume is hosted and curated by Hallie Goodman and Dani Grammerstorf French. – Information at  671-6006 or www.facebook.com/volumehudson — 7 pm – The Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Relations/ Glass Ghost/ Slow Collins – Information at 828-1562 or The Half Moon facebook page – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Triage – With Special Guests The Late Regulars – Triage is a jazz trio committed to creating deep, uncompromising, and relevant improvised music.  They play mostly original music, with smatterings of free jazz greats such as Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry and Anthony Braxton.  The lack of chordal instruments allows every performance to evolve organically, note by note, without confinement to chords and/or melodies and/or moods. – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com –– 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Historic Hudson and the Columbia County Historical Society present All Roads Lead to the River: The 1799 Columbia Turnpike and Historic Toll Houses, an illustrated lecture by Peter Cipkowski, President of the Roeliff Jansen Historical Society and Supervisor in the Town of Hillsdale.  The Columbia Turnpike, now known as Route 23, runs from Hillsdale to Greenport and was established by the NYS Assembly in 1799 as a commercial trade route to and from the City of Hudson, an emerging center of commerce in the early nineteenth century.  The presentation will explore the story of the Columbia Turnpike and its part in demonstrating the Hudson River’s importance as an artery of inland commerce, and its place in Columbia County’s history – A reception follows the lecture at the Vanderpoel House, Below Stairs, 16 Broad Street, Kinderhook – Lecture at 4 pm –   Kinderhook Village Hall, Second Floor, 6 Chatham Street, Kinderhook

The Concerts at Camphill Ghent chamber music series presents The Supernatural, the Sacred and the Self, a program featuring music by Beethoven, Bolcom, Brahms, and Mendelssohn – The concert features cellist Ronald Feldman, pianist Doris Stevenson, and violinist Joanna Kurkowicz – The series Artistic Director is Gili Melamed-Lev – Information and tickets at 392-2760 or www.camphillghent.org – 3 pm – Culture Hall, Camphill Ghent, 2542 NY Route 66, Chatham

Reflections on Rosset – An evening of conversation on the legacy of publisher Barney Rosset, with Barbara Epler, Sam Lipstye, Jon P. Fine, and Michael Coffey – As owner of Grove Press and editor-in-chief of Evergreen Review, Rosset introduced American readers to significant literary voices from Pablo Neruda to Samuel Beckett and the counterculture icons of the Beat generation.  He pushed the limits of censorship, and led the fight for free speech all the way to the Supreme Court, where his right to publish was supported in a landmark ruling.  Rosset’s autobiography, Rosset: My Life in Publishing and How I Fought Censorship, has recently been published posthumously by OR books to great acclaim – Information at http://www.artomi.org/  or 392-4747 – 5 pm – Benenson Visitors Center, Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

Friends of Beattie-Powers and Planet Arts present six-time Grammy winner Gary Smulyan, baritone sax and acclaimed pianist and composer Peter Malinverni for an evening of world-class jazz – Each has collaborated with virtually every jazz master there is. – Information and tickets by e-mail to rhoveninc@gmail.com or beattiepowersplace.blogspot.com – 5 pm – Beattie-Powers Place, Prospect Avenue & Bridge Street, Catskill

Bonfire in Honor of the Full Beaver Moon – Warm up at the bonfire with hot beverages and s’mores and hear tales from the acclaimed Storycrafters – Information at clctrust.org or 392-5252 – 5 to 7 pm – Siegel-Kline Kill Conservation Area, 1452 County Route 21, Ghent

 

PS21 Gala featuring Monica Bill Barnes & Company’s Happy Hour – To benefit Performance Spaces for the 21stCentury (PS21) and its performing arts programs – Reservations and information at www.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121– 6 to 9 pm – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

 

Sunday, November 13

Author’s Reading – Author Susan Bachelder reads from her book A 21st Century Handwriting Manual for Men & Boys – Now that teaching cursive handwriting in schools has become a target for political debate, and opinion pieces in The New York Times challenge our patriotism if we want to write legibly, Bachelder weighs in with Alphabet Crash, a practical guide of helpful tricks that explains how you can, with only an old yellow pencil, clean up your handwriting—and why the pencil is still yellow! – This is a free event – Information at www.timeandspace.org   or 822-8448 – 11 am – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Back By Demand – Stage Russia HD presents the Moscow Vakhtangov Theatre’s production of  the Alexander Pushkin poem, Eugene Onegin  – Information and reservations at www.timeandspace.org or 822-8448 – 1 pm – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Conversations with Neighbors: Think Global, Eat Local – An afternoon about global cuisine and creativity right in our own Hudson Valley backyard. – Taste the fare of famous chefs and pick up some insider tips to take home – The Chefs include John McCarthy from Crimson Sparrow (Asian influence) and Chef Rei Peraza, Pan-Zur Restaurant, Tivoli (Spanish influence); the Farm to Table Expert is Patricia Wind, owner of Farms2Tables,  Rhinebeck.  The Moderator is Mary Nelen, journalist/creator of ValleyLocavore, Old Chatham – Information and tickets by e-mail to info@spencertownacademy.org – 2 to 4 pm – Spencertown Academy Arts Center, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

Concerts in the Village presents Royal Handel: Resplendent Works for Grand Occasions  –  The program includes the coronation anthem “Zadok the Priest”; the cantata “Look down, harmonious saint”;  “Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne”; and “Dettingen Te Deum,” a concerto a due cori for oboes, bassoons and strings—- Performers include the Broad Street Chorale and the Broad Street Orchestra, plus soloists Katherine Rossiter, soprano; Daniel Moody, countertenor; Christopher Sokolowski, tenor; and Rolfe Dauz, baritone – The performance is led by Artistic Director/ Conductor David Smith – Information and tickets at www.concertsinthevillage.org – 3 pm – Kinderhook Reformed Church, 21 Broad Street, Kinderhook

Sunday Sitdown at the Barn at Miller’s Crossing – Five Courses from Local 111 & Beer Pairing from Hudson Brewing Company – A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Claverack Free Library – Vegetarian option available – Information and reservations by calling Local 111 at 672-7801 – Seatings at 5 :00 pm and 7:30 pm – The Farm at Miller’s Crossing, 170 Route 217, Claverack

Dust Bowl Faeries with Luis Mojica – Dust Bowl Faeries is an ethereal gothicfolk ensemble with a dark cabaret twist.  The unique compositions of the group have roots in Gypsy, klezmer, and vaudeville music.  Accordion, singing saw, ukulele, lapsteel, electric guitar and percussion combine to create the Dustbowl Faeries’ otherworldly sound.  The band was founded by artist-musician Ryder Cooley in 2013.  Ryder, who co-hosts the weekly Helsinki open-mic night, is accompanied by Karen Cole, Jen DuBois and JoAnn Stevelos.  Hazel, a taxidermy sheep, performs with the group as mascot spirit animal/gogo dancer.  The group released its Seth Rogovoy-produced eponymous debut album earlier this year.  Luis Mojica uses the piano to cast wild narrative spells.  He weaves words, chants, and sounds through a loop pedal combining Baroque-style compositions with beatbox and pop percussion.  Luis’s debut studio album features Melora Creager (Rasputina) on cello and Brian Viglione (Dresden Dolls/Violent Femmes) on drums – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com –– 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Next Monday, November 14

Stone Soup Supper – A hearty three course meal featuring gleaned vegetables, fruit and pork from local farms – Vegetarian options available – The Supper benefits Long Table Harvest, a local food recovery organization that works with 16 Hudson Valley farms to collect their surplus fruits and vegetables and distribute them to food pantries, community organizations and charities throughout the region. –Reservations at 537-2107 – Information at www.longtableharvest.org – Two seatings at 5:30-6:00 pm and 7:30-8:00 pm – Gaskins, 2 Church Avenue, Germantown

Next Tuesday, November 15

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

ON-GOING

Jeff Bailey Gallery exhibits two artists: Brenda Goodman: New Paintings and Works on Paper – “For over five decades, Goodman’s paintings have swung like a pendulum between figuration and abstraction to a unique blending of the two.  In her most recent work, neither vies for attention, but the two are blended together to evoke a range of psychic states: from isolation and fear to intimacy and contentment.” – Amy Pleasant: New Drawings and Sculpture – “Leaning. Lying. Sitting. Slouching. “The everyday body arranges itself automatically to be comfortable, to sleep, to interact, to arouse, to pose.” – On view Fridays through Sundays from 12 noon to 6 pm through December 18 – Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street 

Davis Orton Gallery: Final days – Identity – Race in America. “The Skin I’m In,” Nicole Buchanan;  “Now You Have Permission to Touch My Hair”, Amanda Chestnut; “Cowboys of Color,” Don Russell; “Black Lives Matter” Ben Arnon. Noon to 6pm, Friday through Sunday.

Barry Gerson:  Early Works – Photographic Constructions and Film Stills – 1975-2002 – This exhibition opened on October 15 and is on view through November 15 –  Gerson, “a Renaissance man,” is most noted for his films which have been shown at The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Guggenheim Museum and various worldwide group shows.  His work includes not only filmmaking, but also sculpture, photographic construction, digital film installments and mixed painting/photo works.  He has received numerous fellowships and grants and has taught at various colleges including The Rhode Island School of Design. – Information at 852-0622 – Daily from 11 am to 5 pm – Earle Mitchell Gallery, Riverfront Antiques & Design Center, 99 South Third Street

Follies, Function & Form: Imagining Olana’s Summer House – A design exhibition featuring original concept sketches by 21 architects and landscape architects to address one of Olana’s great mysteries – Frederic Church’s 1886 plan for Olana, detailed Church’s vision for his large-scale designed landscape  The plan’s details are largely accurate, yet it contains a structure labeled “Summer House,” which doesn’t exist today.  Twenty-one architects and landscape architects were invited to imagine what such a structure might look like.  The exhibition serves as a dialogue of innovative design ideas and as a response to Olana’s historic context and dramatic setting – Curated by Mark Prezorski, Landscape Curator, The Olana Partnership, with guest co-curator Jane Smith, AIA, of Spacesmith – On view through November 13 – Information at 828-1872, ext. 103 or olana.org/summerhouse – Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm – Coachman’s House Gallery, Olana State Historic Site, GPS address: 5720 Route 9G, Hudson

 

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Art Events in Hudson NY and beyond, November 1 to November 8, 2016

ELLEN’S PICKS

All phone numbers are in area code 518 unless otherwise indicated.

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated. 

Through Monday, November 7

Dead Air 2 Resurrection Pledge Drive – WGXC 90.7FM community radio station is in the midst of its fall fundraising campaign with a goal of $20,000 – The nonprofit public radio station offers a wide range of programs featuring music, public affairs, news and weather, youth programming, announcements of events and meetings, and more, all staffed by volunteer community programmers –  The station is aimed at Columbia and Greene Counties, but reaches beyond that by streaming live on www.wgxc.org – To contribute to the station call 697-7400, stop in at WGXC’s studio on the second floor at 704 Columbia Street during business hours, or go to www.wgxc.org/donate

Tuesday, November 1

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Spotty Dog Trivia Night – Spotty’s bi-weekly, all-nerd, throwdown!  Free – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com/events – 6:30 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Thursday, November 3

Questar III invites local veterans to a Veterans Day Lunch on Thursday, November 3. Veterans are welcome to bring a guest.   Reservations must be made in advance by calling 828-4157 – Seatings are at 11:00 am and 12:30 pm, with dessert/coffee after lunch in the Reception Areas.  – Information by e-mail to lseftner@questar.org – Columbia-Greene Educational Center, 131 Union Turnpike (Route 66)

The Hudson Area Library’s History Room Committee presents The History of Hudson’s Ukrainian Community with guest speakers Rev. Richard Washburn and Rosa Pfeil – Part of the Local History Speaker Series – The history of the Ukrainian community in Columbia County dates from the 19th century when immigrants from western Ukraine moved to this area. Learn why they settled here and how they developed a community in Hudson, as well as the 200-year history of Hudson’s Ukrainian churches, and Ukrainian heritage, traditions and holiday celebrations that are still observed. – Reverend Washburn is a Hudson native and an ordained deacon in permanent service to the Catholic Church.  He is currently Chairman of the Columbia County Board of Ethics, serves as Chaplain to the Hudson Police Department, Greenport Fire Department, and multiple organizations in the county. He is known for his frequent columns in the Hudson River Sampler. – Rosa Pfeil emigrated as a young child with her Ukrainian parents in 1950 and has lived in Hudson ever since. She attended local schools and belonged to the St. Nicholas Greek Catholic Church and then the later renamed St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church. – Information at 828-1792 – Free admission – Seating is first-come, first -served – 6 pm – Community Room, First Floor, Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

Wes Tirey / J.R. Bohannon (Ancient Ocean) – “Rich melodies and disorienting noise.” – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com/events – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

St. Winifred’s Feast Day – Looking for an excuse for a party, or maybe a parade?  Does no one care for this poor put-upon saint?  At least stop and say hello to her likeness on Promenade Hill. Up the steps at the foot of Warren Street at Front Street

Thursday-Sunday, November 3-6.

TSL Films: 

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – Based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966), Ron Howard’s film explores how Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon—The Beatles.

The Uncondemned – The gripping and world-changing story of a group of young international lawyers and activists who fought to make rape a crime of war, and the Rwandan women who came forward to testify and win justice where there had been none.

A Man Called Ove – Ove, the quintessential angry old man next door, spends his days visiting his wife’s grave and enforcing block association rules that only he cares about…One of Sweden’s biggest locally-produced box office hits ever. – In Swedish with English subtitles

Harry & Snowman – Follows the Cinderella story of Dutch immigrant Harry deLeyer and his transformative relationship with a broken down Amish plow horse named Snowman that he rescued off a slaughter truck…As told firsthand by Harry himself

The Epic of Everest (1924) – “The third attempt to climb Everest culminated in the deaths of two of the finest climbers of their generation…and sparked an on-going debate over whether or not they did, indeed, reach the summit.”

White Girl – A college girl falls hard for a guy she just met.  After a night of partying goes wrong, she goes to wild extremes to get him back.

> Information at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Friday, November 4 

Eat It, Wear It, Regenerate It: Igniting a Consumer Revolution – The Agrarian Learning Center presents a Harvest Celebration – Information at www.agrarianlearningcenter.com – 3 to 8 pm – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

HWM Wine Tasting – Maria Clark from Polaner Selections will be in the store offering samplings of great new bottlings – Small bites and great company – Information at hudsonwinemerchants.com  or 828-6411– 5:00 to 7:30 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 Warren Street

The Manimals with special guest Matthew O’Koren – “He stole our hearts, he rocked us, and now he’s back.” – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com/events – 9 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Bruce Katz Band featuring Chris Vitarello – Woodstock keyboardist Bruce Katz occupies a unique space where blues, soul-jazz, jam-band rock, New Orleans-inspired music and all aspects of Americana collide into a style of original music all his own – The Band will be celebrating the release of its latest CD, “Out from the Center,” featuring guitarist Chris Vitarello, who shares vocals and songwriting duties with Katz on the album – Information at helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800  – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Saturday, November 5

Hudson Farmers’ Market – The market is still going strong, as the bounty continues with tomatoes, eggs,  baked goods including breads, rolls, scones, croissants, cookies, and pies; fair-trade coffee, nuts and granola; herbs, garlic, greens, squashes and gourds, peppers, beets, honey, fresh mushrooms, pesto, sauerkrauts, yogurts, cheeses, cut flowers, and more.  Rocker Box Spice Co.will be in the Guest Tent with mixed spices – Last day of the summer market will be November 19 – On Saturday, December 3 the winter market opens at the former Elks Lodge at 601 Union Street at the Southern end of Sixth Street – For a list of vendors and information on their products, or to sign up for a weekly newsletter, visit www.hudsonfarmersmarket.ny.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

WGXC Record & Media Fair – A day-long sale with vendors of eclectic vinyl, CDs, cassette tapes, DVDs, plus books, musical instruments and radio-related ephemera – WGXC DJs are spinning from 10 am to 4 pm in person and on air at 90.7 FM and at wgxc.org – Admission and table rental fees benefit community radio station WGXC 90.7 FM (a program of Wave Farm.)  Modest admission fee; Early Bird admission for a higher fee is available beginning at 8 am – Information at wgxc.org or 697-7400 – 10 am to 4 pm – Second Ward Foundation, 71 North Third Street

Peripheral Natural Wine Festival – Sponsored by Fish & Game, BackBar, Hudson Wine Merchants, and Rivertown Lodge – Winemakers from around the world will be present for the Hudson Valley’s first natural wine fair, a salon-style tasting event held in the garden at BackBar – Featuring food by Fish & Game, Bakar at BackBar, Gaskins, and Peck’s Arcade – Retail partner Hudson Wine Merchants will take orders for attendees’ favorite wines from the tasting, for consumption at home. Tickets and information at www.peripheralwine.com or call 822-1500 – 12 noon to 5 pm – BackBar, 347 Warren Street

The American Summerhouse: Amusing, Instructive & Friendly – Dr. Therese O’Malley presents a lecture on the history of the 19th-century American architectural form known as “the summer house.”  Dr. O’Malley is Associate Dean at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.  The lecture is followed by a book signing of Dr. O’Malley’s book, Keywords in American Landscape Design and a reception – Attendees are encouraged to follow the lecture with a gallery walkthrough of Follies, Function & Form: Imagining Olana’s Summer House, an exhibition showcasing original concept sketches by 21 architects and landscape architects, currently being shown in the Coachman’s House Gallery. – Registration and information at www.olana.org or 828-1872 – 3 to 5 pm – Visitor Center, Olana State Historic Site, GPS address: 5720 Route 9G, Hudson

Exhibition Opening – Cyano-Monotypes: New Work by Peggy Reeves and Paintings by Guest Artist Kathleen Mackenzie Also exhibiting recent work by gallery artists – On view through November 27 – Information at 822-0510 or www.510warrenstreetgallery.com – 3 to 6 pm – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

Stage Russia HD presents the centennial production of Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard In Russian with English subtitles – Information and reservations at www.timeandspace.org  or 822-8448 – 6:30 pm – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

The Paul Carlon Trio – A night of sizzling hot jazz with critically acclaimed saxophonist Paul Carlon, Grammy-nominated conguero Wilson “Chembo” Corniel, and young lion bassist Alex Ayala – Information and tickets at hudsonoperahouse.org or 822-1438 – 7 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Chatham County Line – Johnny Irion opens – While the Raleigh, N.C.-based Chatham County Line resembles a bluegrass outfit in instrumentation, plays bluegrass festivals, and even has won awards for its bluegrass approach, Chatham County Line is as much a songwriter’s band as it is a picking outfit.  The group’s original songs betray the influence of classic roots-rock singer-songwriters like Neil Young, Gram Parsons and Bob Dylan.  The group can do the high-lonesome sound with the best of them, but then turn around and stretch out on an improvisation that takes the audience on a ride into jazz or jam-band territory.  The group’s next album, “Autumn,” is due out in September – Information at helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Botanica – Vinyl Healing and Good Vibes with DJ Ephraim Asili – Information at 828-1562 or www.thehalfmoonhudson.com  – 9 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Open House at “The Falls” – The new apartment complex, set on 22 acres of land fronting on Route 66 in Greenport, only minutes from Hudson, is once more showing its model apartments and all the amenities.  Each apartment features 9’ ceilings, crown molding, a fireplace, balcony, luxury appliances, washer/dryer, Wi-Fi, and cable. Onsite parking, and a 10’x10’storage unit are also included in the rent.  Other amenities offered at The Falls, also included with the rent, are a fully-equipped gym, wooded walking trails, a yoga/spin room, adult game room, two swimming pools, a playground, and more – Information at 719-1600 or http://www.jmscollective.com/the-falls/  – Stop by any time between 10 am and 4 pm – The Falls, 158 Union Turnpike (Route 66)

Spencertown Academy Arts Center Classical Music Series rounds out its 2016 concert season with a performance of important trios by Mozart and Schubert performed by Dan Shulman (piano), Kaori Washiyama (violin), and Nathaniel Parke (cello).  Works by Tartini, Prokofiev, and Schumann are also on the program – Information at spencertownacademy.org – 7:30 pm – Spencertown Academy Arts Center, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

Exhibition Opening – Progression: Works on paper by Susan Sommer – Curated by Peter Frank, LA critic and curator – Presented by The Joyce Goldstein Gallery in collaboration with Katharine T. Carter Associates – On view through December 2 – Information at 392-2250, www.joycegoldsteingallery.com or www.ktassoc.com – 4 to 6 pm – The Joyce Goldstein Gallery, 16 Main Street, Chatham

Exhibition Opening – Reminiscences of New York City in the Seventies: Photographs by Uli Rose and Plein Air Impressionist Paintings by George Van Hook – On view through November 30 – Information at 392-700 or www.northrivergallery.com – 4 to 7 pm – North River Gallery, 34A Main Street, Village of Chatham

The Wayside Drifters – Bona fide two step’in classic country, western swing, and vintage honky-tonk crowd favorites – Featuring Seth “Sauerkraut” Travins (bass and singin’), Lukas Schwartz (fiddle), Pete Adams (pedal steel), Sarah Gottlieb Cross (guitars and singin’),  Cowboy Jim Wright (guitars and singin’), Slink Moss (drams), and special guests.  – With The Bootleg Holdup opening – Information at 329-4401 – 6 pm – Taconic Wayside Inn, 108 State Route 344, Copake Falls

Saturday-Sunday, November 5-6

Tabitha – Featuring new works by Alison Fox, Meg Lipke, Lauren Luloff, and Ruby Palmer – A collaborative art exhibit investigating places of transformation and transition – Organized by Instar Lodge Director Dawn Breeze –– Information at 917-622-5141 or by email to director@instarlodge.com –  12 noon to 6 pm – Instar Lodge, 4 Church Avenue, Germantown

Sunday, November 6

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS (Set your clocks back one hour.)

Ballet in HD – Bolshoi Ballet’s production of The Bright Stream  – Information and reservations at www.timeandspace.org or 822-8448 – 1 pm – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

The Bootleg Holdup – Featuring Cowboy Jim, Brad Einhorn, & Bruce Bruzzese – Information at www.orgalleryandtavern.com  – 2 pm – OR Gallery & Tavern, 35 South Third Street

Next Tuesday, November 8

Election Day in Columbia County – If you don’t know your polling place and you live and vote in Columbia County, call the Board of Elections at 828-3115 or go to www.elections@columbiacountyny.com  – If you vote in Hudson, please note that there are two important propositions on the back side of the ballot – Polls are open from 6 am to 9 pm

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Information at 828-4800 – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

ON-GOING

Davis Orton Gallery, Race in America: The Skin I’m In, Now you have permission to touch my hair, Cowboys of Color, Black Lives Matter, Friday – Sunday through November 13. Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

Jeff Bailey Gallery exhibits two artists: Brenda Goodman: New Paintings and Works on Paper – “For over five decades, Goodman’s paintings have swung like a pendulum between figuration and abstraction to a unique blending of the two.  In her most recent work, neither vies for attention, but the two are blended together to evoke a range of psychic states: from isolation and fear to intimacy and contentment.” – Amy Pleasant: New Drawings and Sculpture – “Leaning. Lying. Sitting. Slouching. “The everyday body arranges itself automatically to be comfortable, to sleep, to interact, to arouse, to pose.” – On view Fridays through Sundays from 12 noon to 6 pm through December 18 – Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street

Barry Gerson:  Early Works – Photographic Constructions and Film Stills – 1975-2002 – This exhibition opened on October 15 and is on view through November 15 –  Gerson, “a Renaissance man,” is most noted for his films which have been shown at The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Guggenheim Museum and various worldwide group shows.  His work includes not only filmmaking, but also sculpture, photographic construction, digital film installments and mixed painting/photo works.  He has received numerous fellowships and grants and has taught at various colleges including The Rhode Island School of Design. – Information at 852-0622 – Daily from 11 am to 5 pm – Earle Mitchell Gallery, Riverfront Antiques & Design Center, 99 South Third Street

Follies, Function & Form: Imagining Olana’s Summer House – A design exhibition featuring original concept sketches by 21 architects and landscape architects to address one of Olana’s great mysteries – Frederic Church’s 1886 plan for Olana, detailed Church’s vision for his large-scale designed landscape  The plan’s details are largely accurate, yet it contains a structure labeled “Summer House,” which doesn’t exist today.  Twenty-one architects and landscape architects were invited to imagine what such a structure might look like.  The exhibition serves as a dialogue of innovative design ideas and as a response to Olana’s historic context and dramatic setting – Curated by Mark Prezorski, Landscape Curator, The Olana Partnership, with guest co-curator Jane Smith, AIA, of Spacesmith – On view through November 13 – Information at 828-1872, ext. 103 or olana.org/summerhouse – Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm – Coachman’s House Gallery, Olana State Historic Site, GPS address: 5720 Route 9G, Hudson

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