Art Events in Hudson NY and Beyond from June 25 to July 8, 2018 including Ongoing Exhibitions

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

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Every Wednesday through the summer months

Upstreet Farmers’ Market – This mid-week market is open in Seventh Street Park every Wednesday through the summer months, bringing food mid-week  to Hudson, “by the local, of the local, for the local” and including meats, cheeses, vegetables, bread, butters, eggs, gluten -free foods, and other prepared foods – Information at upstreetmarket@gmail.com4 to 7 pm – Warren Street side of Seventh Street Park

Every Saturday through November 17

The Hudson Farmers’ Market is in its usual summer location in the parking lot at the corner of Sixth Street and Columbia Street, where it will reappear every Saturday until November 17 –.  The Cidermakers will be joining the market on a bi-weekly basis. – You will find the familiar, friendly group of vendors selling  prepared foods, bread, cookies, spring greens, spring flowers, strawberries (!), asparagus, eggs, meats and cheeses, fresh fish, and plants for the vegetable garden, flower beds, hanging baskets and herb gardens – EBT and WIC are accepted by all qualified vendors –- Information at hudsonfarmersmarketny.com –– Open from 9 am to 1 pm – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

Thursdays through Mondays

(closed for maintenance through July 5) Films at TSL – Time & Space Limited shows a wide range of (mostly) independent and foreign films screened Thursdays through Mondays. Consult the website for film descriptions, schedule, and tickets.  A monthly calendar can also be found on the website. – Information at  www.timeandspace.org  or call 518-822-8100 – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Fridays through August

Athens Performing Arts Corporation has launched its riverside summer concert series – During the summer months, live music is presented in Athens Riverfront Park on Friday nights from 7 to 9 pm – The series started on June 22 with Kristen Capolino (blues, soul, rock) and continues on Fridays through August 24 –  Hudson Cruises’ Hudson-Athens ferry service runs on Fridays and Saturdays from 6 to 10 pm and takes passengers directly to the riverfront park in Athens  – (See details below)  – The season finale will be on Thursday, August 30 with Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds.  Information by calling Rick at 518-522-9470.

Fridays & Saturdays

Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening Hudson-Athens Ferry service on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer months beginning Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend and sometimes beyond – Roundtrip tickets available on the boat for cash only – No one-way tickets are sold. – Advance purchase of 10 tickets is available at a discounted price on the boat  – Bicycles are allowed on the ferry if room permits – Information at hudsoncruises.com or 518-822-1014 – The ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm – (Last return from Athens at 10:30 pm – Don’t miss the boat!) – In Hudson, go to the waterfront via the Broad Street grade crossing,  past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.  The city dock is behind the gazebo in Henry Hudson Riverfront Park on Water Street.  In Athens, the ferry docks in Athens Riverfront Park, 4 Water Street.

The Hudson River School  of Art Trail Hikes

Thomas Cole National Historic Site and Catskill Mountain Wild have launched a series of professionally guided hikes called The Hudson River School of Art Trail Hikes 2018 – Thomas Cole (1801-1848) founded America’s first major art movement—the Hudson River School of landscape painting—and many of the views that inspired Cole, his legendary student Frederic Church, and other Hudson River School artists are made accessible by the Hudson River School of Art Trail, which includes twenty locations in the Hudson River Valley.  The hikes will take place once a month, They started on June 23 and will continue through October on subsequent Fridays—July 27, August 24, September 28, and October 26. – Each hike will be guided by a licensed guide from Catskill Mountain Wild, a guide service creating custom outdoor adventures.  All hikes begin in Haines Falls or Catskill. Information on how to register for the hikes, and other details can be found at www.thomascole.org/events. The hikes are presented in partnership with Olana State Historic Site, The Olana Partnership, and a number of national, state and county agencies.

Sunday Matinees

Kid Flicks One – Basilica’s Free Family Matinee Screening Series – Recommended for children from 3 to 7 years of age – On select summer Sundays, Basilica Hudson will be screening the Kids Flicks Tour—The best short films from the 2018 New York International Children’s Film Festival!  All matinee screenings will be open to the public with free admission to all.  The series kicked off with Party Mouth (USA), I Want to Live in the Zoo (Russia), and If You Fall (Canada). –  Information and schedule at www.basilicahudson.org  – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

 Monday, June 25

Gut Fauna, Lily & Horn Horse – Information at www.facebook.com/Spotty Dog Books/ or call  518-671-6006 – 8 pmSpotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Hillsdale’s Historic Cemeteries: Pioneers, Patriots and Politics – Roeliff Jansen Community Library hosts an encore presentation of this illustrated talk by local historians Jeanne Kiefer and Lauren Letellier.  The talk was originally given on May 20th to an SRO audience at the Roeliff Jansen Historical Society. – The two historians have been active in identifying and documenting Hillsdale’s 15 known cemeteries, from tiny family plots to abandoned church graveyards and rural cemeteries.  The sites reveal the story of a vanished past when the region played a dynamic role in America’s transition from the colonial era to the early Republic.  Many of the cemeteries are in sad repair, but some still-legible headstones provide rich clues for examining Hillsdale’s early history, and are one of the last best links to that time for historians, genealogists, descendants and the community at large.  The presentation will run about one hour, with Q&A to follow, and will focus on the stories behind the Krum Church Cemetery in Northwest Hillsdale and the recently re-discovered McKinstry Family Plot on Upper Hunt Road.  Information on the website at www.roejanlibrary.org or call 518-325-4101 – 6 pm – Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, approximately one mile south of the intersection of Routes 22 and 23 in Hillsdale

 

Thursday, June 28 

Odds Against Tomorrow – A film screening and discussion with documentary filmmaker David McDonald – This classic movie was shot in Hudson in 1959.  Come see our city immortalized on the silver screen! – The film stars Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan and Shelley Winters, as well as  Ed Begley, Gloria Grahame, and probably some of your friends and neighbors who acted as “extras.”  – The screening will be preceded by a preview of McDonald’s trailer for his documentary in progress about the filming of Odds Against Tomorrow – This is a Special History Room Program – There is no admission charge, there is a suggested donation at the door – Wheelchair accessible – Information at 518-828-1792 x 101 – 6 pmCommunity Room, Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street  (corner of State Street)

Friday, June 29

The Operation Unite NY Cocktail Party celebrates Operation Unite’s 26th year of serving the community, and honors decades of service by its outstanding honorees, Jay Carlisle and Don Moore.  – Special performances by the Fabulous Versatones  – Information and tickets at www.operationuniteny.org or call 518-828-3612 – Champagne Reception at 5:30 pm, followed by a Cocktail Gala from 6 to 8 pmHudson Lodge, at the intersection of Union and South Sixth Streets

The Athens Performing Arts Corporation (APAC) presents the Chris O’Leary Band, playing  “award-winning groovin’ blues,” as part of the summer series.  – 7 to 9 pm – Athens Waterfront Park, Water Street, Athens

Calling All Bluegrass Lovers! – The Wickers Creek Band will be playing for your listening and foot-tapping pleasure at the Philmont Pub – Information at 518-965-1437 – from 8 to 10 pm – Philmont Pub, aka Main Street Public House, 12 Main Street, Philmont

Friday-Sunday, June 29-July 1

Scat! by Urban Bush Women –  Part of Lumberyard’s Under Construction Summer Festival –—  “Lumberyard isn’t waiting for its new home to be finished to present its inaugural summer season.  Instead, the dance organization kicks off its 2018 season with a world premiere performance of Scat! by Urban Bush Women—a dance-driven musical that takes place in a fictional nightclub – Scat!  tells a love story of two people making  their way during the Great Migration through song, dance, and storytelling.  It is the powerful tale of one family and what happens when dreams encounter the realities of American life in the 1940s and ‘50s. – Information and tickets at 518-828-4800 or go to helsinkihudson.comFriday and Saturday at 9 pm, Sunday at 7 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Saturday, June 30

Exhibition Opening / Artist’s Reception  – Richard Butler:  Happinessisthespace betweensorrows  – New paintings and works on paper  – Information at brucecbergmann@hotmail.com or 518-828-4539 – 5 to 7 pmBCBART, 116 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening Reception – Mark LaRiviere: A Certain Light – This solo show “combines paintings done years ago with current sculpture.  The work is a continuation in Mark’s investigation on making images with a variety of materials that embody a sense of form, a sense  of scale, and a sense of color to evoke a sense of being.  Mark LaRiviere’s work is figurative, he makes art that represents who we are, our current state as people in today’s culture.  Finding new solutions to create work that depicts our existential place on the planet.” – Live music by Josh Connors and Otto Gardner – On view through August 5 – Information at 518-392-3336 or go to www.thompsongirouxgallery.com  – 4 to 6 pm – Thompson Giroux Gallery, 57 Main Street, Chatham

Opening Night of PS 21’s Pavilion Theater – Performance Spaces for the 21st Century opens its new state-of-the-art  open air pavilion with a dazzling celebration of dance, music, and theater.  Headlining the opening are TAKE Dance, Parsons Dance, and Vanaver Dance, accordionist Guy Klucevsek, and physical comedian Hillary Chaplain.  The new 300-seat open-air pavilion theater replaces the tent that served as the main venue for twelve years.  It is an elegant, flexible design and includes state-of-the-art sound and lighting.  The black box theater portin of the venue, a 40’ by 60’ performance space enclosed in the winter and seating up to 99, opened in April.  The pavilion portion of the theater, open in warmer months, is created when the black box transforms into a stage and the east wall slides open – Information and tickets at 1-800-838-3006  or 518-392-6121 – 8 pm – PS21/Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village

Ancram Opera House opens its season with Songs for Charming Strangers, performed by David Cale with Matthew Dean Marsh – Renowned monologist David Cale, author of this season’s award-winning off-Broadway hit Harry Clarke, appears here in his sharply witty song cycle of love at large  – Information and tickets at www.ancramoperahouse.org or 518-329-0114 –  8:30 pm -Ancram Opera House, 1330 County Route 7, Ancram  –  PLEASE NOTE: Special bus service from Hudson’s Red Dot restaurant (321 Warren St.) to and from the Ancram Opera House for this performance.  The bus leaves from the Dot promptly at 7:45 pm and leaves from Ancram immediately following the performance – $5 roundtrip bus fare is payable at the door. – No reservation is needed for the bus, but advance purchase of show tickets is recommended.  (Riders enjoy 10% off their pre-show meal (not including beverages.) at the Dot!)

SaturdaySunday, June 30-July 1

Take Care Fair – Markets, workshops and community for Hudson Valley Makers & Collectors – This is the second Take Care Fair, a wellness and health interactive market event with shopping, talks, classes and experience, free all weekend.  On Saturday from 6 to 8 pm join the 5Rhythms “Interdependence Celebration”—part workout, part class, part dance party! – Information at info@hudsonriverexchange.comSaturdayfrom 11 am to 6 pm, Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm – –Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street (access via Broad Street crossing, past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Monday, July 2

Bobby Previte’s 2X Trio – Information and tickets at 518-828-4800 or go to helsinkihudson.com8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Wednesday, July 4

Independence Day

Bright Future Bar-B-Q – Bar-B-Q is followed by DJ Tedd Patterson, artist Jack Walls, and HifiBangalore’s Exploding Inevitable Dance Party – Information at basilicahudson.org  – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Thursday, July 5 through September 2

Broadway musicals in your neighborhood!  Applaud MacHaydn Theatre which is celebrating 50 seasons of professional musical theatre.  The 2018 season started on May 24 with Damn Yankees, then moved forward with Funny Girl and Cabaret, but there is plenty of music and dancing ahead.  Mamma Mia opens on July 5, The Hunchbasck of Notre Dame on July 26, The Wedding Singer on August 9, and the beloved Annie on August 23.  Three children’s theatre productions—The Real Story of Little Red Riding Hood, The Pied Piper, and Wendy’s Shadow– will play during June, July, and August – Information and tickets at 518-392-9292 or go to the website, www.machaydntheatre.org  – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Friday through Sunday, July 6-8

Hudson Hall presents  the Stephen Petronio Company  which announces its arrival in the Hudson Valley with a program of signature show-stopping works at Hudson Hall in the historic Hudson Opera House.  For their Hudson debut the Company performs three dances by choreographer Stephen Petronio including his newest work, Hardness 10, which marks his third collaboration with composer Nico Muhly and first with fashion designer Patricia Field ARTFASHION; an excerpt from Underland (2003), inspired by the dark, sensual music of Australian legend, Nick Cave; and Bud Suite (2006), which muses on the melodic pop-tunes of Rufus Wainwright.  Also on the program is a revival of choreographer Steve Paxton’s virtuosic Excerpt from Goldberg Variations (1986), a Bessie-nominated restaging from Petronio’s Bloodlines project, established to revive works by post-modern dance masters.    Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, Stephen Petronio is widely regarded as one of the leading dance-makers of his generation.  He has collaborated with a wide range of artists in many disciplines over his career, a practice that drives his creativity and vision.  Hudson Hall welcomes Petronio’s artistry as a choreographer in tandem with the Petronio Residency Center’s inaugural season of residencies.  To learn more about the program or to putchase tickets call 518-822-1438 or go to the website at hudsonhall.org

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

* A Conversation – A special art exhibition in the library’s Community Room featuring local artists Sonia Ruscoe and Sher StevensA Conversation explores an intergenerational female gaze on the femme form.  These two perspectives, shown as one exhibit, create a conversation that takes place between the artists’ work, exploring the relation and dissonance of their mediums, as well as the influence of their time in history on how they view female bodies.  Sher Stevens’s work reclaims the classical treatment of the female form throughout art history, while Sonia Ruscoe relishes in the maximalism of 21st-century femme lifestyles.  Both celebrate and critique the societal ideals of women.  Sonia Ruscoe lives and works in Hudson.  She paints both figuratively and abstractly using acrylic paint.  Sher Stevens is a professional sculptor, tile maker, artisan and instructor – The exhibition will be available for viewing during library hours through July 1 – Information at youth@hudsonarealibrary.org, or call 518-828-1792, x 101. – Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

*Three Rivers Art Project –  All are welcome to see the opening exhibit at the new Elbaz Studio & Gallery at 711 Warren Street.  The gallery is celebrating its official opening and its first collaboration with Three Rivers Art Project, as well as Israel’s 70th anniversary.  In response to a call for artists for this juried show, 70 artists from all over Israel were selected from over 400 applicants.  Their work, in various mediums, will be on display through the month of June.-  Information at 518-822-1097 –  Elbaz Studio & Gallery, 711 Warren Street

* JD Urban’s [R]EVOLUTION IS UNCOMFORTABLE – A photography and video exhibition with exhibition design by Tom Taylor – A new installment of the photographer and filmmaker’s award-winning, perennial conversation series, “The Everyday People Project,” a dynamic documentary series featuring intimate conversations about some of the most pressing social concerns facing our nation today.  The project is a living, breathing archive of the human experience featuring filmed conversations with hundreds of citizens across the country.  This latest installment focuses on the residents of Hudson, NY – Information at 518-822-1438 or visit hudsonhall.org – On view through June 24  – Hudson Hall,  Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

* Landscape: Abstract, Fractured, Suggested.  Recent work by Hudson artists:  photo/sculptures by Margaret Saliske;  mixed media and paintings by David Drake -. Photo Portfolios by Barrack Evans and William Nourse – On view through July 8 – Information at  davisortongallery.com or by email to Karen@davisortongallery.comDavis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street.

* Stars and Cells – Works by Nicole Cherubini, Victoria Fu, and Carrie Moyer – Curated by Jen Mergel – On view through July 15 – Information at septembergallery.com or by email to kristen@septembergallery.com, or call 518-822-1333 – September Gallery, #3, 449 Warren Street

* Figures We Fancy – Works by Mark Beard, David Dew Bruner, Robert Goldstrom, Greg Decker, David Austin, Louise Laplante, and Abel Ramirez – On view through July 29 – Information at carriehaddadgallery.com  or call 518-828-1915 – Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street

* Sextet III  – Works by Yuko Mizobuchi, Traci Mims, David Sheskin, Anthony Ruscitto, Christy Marie, and Scott Dow – On view through July 14 –   Limner Gallery, 123 Warren Street

* SCULPTURE – Works by Jake Fallat, Margaret Roleke, and Steve Rosenzweig, providing ethree distinct expressions of the medium – On view through July 22 – Information by email to concepto.gallery@gmail.com  – Concepto Gallery, 741 Warren Street

* Illumination: Light from Darkness  – A flash of understanding, insight, epiphany. This year’s Annual Photography Show highlights the work of twenty-one photographers who artfully display, in both black and white and color, how this year’s theme, “illumination,” inspires  their imagery.  The exhibition exemplifies the deeply personal process of creating art in all of its forms. – On view through July 15 – Information at info@spencertownacademy.org –   Gallery, Spencertown Academy Arts Center, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

* Six solo exhibitions of sculpture and painting in the Main Galleries, Sculpture Garden and Carriage House – Work by Yura Adams, Lightswitch; Howard Kalish, sculpture; Rodney Dickson, paintings; Holly Hughes, paintings; Clay Sorrough, paintings; and Yi Zhang, sculpture – On view through July 15 – Information at 518-828-5907 or go to art@johndavisgallery.com6 to 8 pm – John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

* Costume & Custom: Middle Eastern Threads at Olana – The Olana Partnership is focused this summer on a new exhibition called Costume & Custom: Middle Eastern Threads at Olana – Many programs are being built around the theme of this exhibition.  The Artists on Art Tours series, for example, is a collaboration with the Institute of Arab and Islamic Art in New York City.  The collaboration enables contemporary working artists to interpret the Main House at Olana from their own unique perspectives.  Participating artists this season are of Arab descent and will bring their personal and expansive perspective touching on themes such as Olana’s Persian influence, landscape, identity, clothing, gender, as well as the larger issues of Orientalism and Islamophobia.  These tours are offered twice a month and followed by an in-depth discussion with the artist.  Go to OLANA.org or call 518-828-1872 x 103 to find out the details on the exhibition and the ancillary programs – Olana State Historic Site, 5720 State Route 9G, Greenport

* Picturesque & Sublime: Thomas Cole’s Trans-Atlantic Inheritance – Thomas Cole National Historic Site opened  this new exhibition on May 1.  It will be on view through November 4   – The exhibition was created in collaboration with the Yale Center for British Art and members of the Yale History of Art Department – It complements the Thomas Cole exhibition now on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art – > Information and tickets at thomascole.org/events – Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill

 

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Art Events in Hudson NY and Beyond from May 28, 2018 including Ongoing Exhibitions

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  “ellenthurston1@gmail.com“.  Please use this address for all correspondence/

All addresses are in Hudson, unless otherwise indicated

HAPPY WEEKEND!!

Design Hudson – Hudson Business Coalition has organized a Memorial Day weekend of activities to draw our attention to the beautiful architecture that surrounds us, and to celebrate the talent of the design community in our midst.   Lots of interesting programs are organized around this theme.  For tickets and other details see the Design Hudson entry below under “Friday through Sunday.” and visit designhudson.com for further information.

At the same time, an app for free, history-based, self-guided walking tours of Hudson has been  launched by the Hudson Development Corporation.  Look in the new HDC Walking Guide for information about how to load the app for these tours into your phone.  If you can’t find the walking guide (available at most Warren Street shops) or information about the tours, contact Hudson Development Corporation at 518-751-1044.

Films at TSL – Time & Space Limited shows a wide range of (mostly) independent and foreign films screened Thursdays through Mondays. Consult the website for film descriptions, schedule, and tickets.  A monthly calendar can also be found on the website. – Information at  www.timeandspace.org or call 518-822-8100 – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Friday through Sunday, May 25-27

Design Hudson – The Hudson Business Coalition is producer of the inaugural year of Design Hudson, an annual festival to celebrate the architectural and home furnishing resources in Hudson and the talents of our region’s design community.  This all happens this year on Memorial Day Weekend:

> Friday, May 25 – A cocktail party at the historic Dr. Oliver Bronson House from 5 to 8 pm;

> Saturday, May 26 – Home Tour: a Designer Showcase which provides a unique opportunity to tour seven of Hudson’s architecturally significant historic homes and meet the participating designers;

> Saturday, May 26Saturday Evening Soiree along Warren Street and beyond.  Shops will be open with special events including a red carpet fashion show, a rare chance to hear our local star, Lady Moon, etc., etc.

> Sunday, May 27 – Home Tour: a Designer Showcase continues

> For further information and tickets go to designhudson.com . 

Free, self-guided Walking Tours of Hudson – An app for free, history-based, self-guided walking tours of Hudson has been launched by the Hudson Development Corporation.  The tours are written and narrated by host, Sam Osterhout.  They are housed on the Geotourist app (https://geotourist.com/news/) which aligns Hudson with tours posted around the globe.  Each tour will be mapped out and stop points will be triggered by GSP location points.  The app and the tours are free to all users. The tours are:   Hudson’s Early Days (Talks about the Proprietors and the general history of Hudson’s beginning.), The Firehouses (A look at how fire shaped the development of Hudson, and the Hudson Fire Department’s role in volunteer firefighting.), Cedar Park Cemetery (A headstone says a lot about a person’s life.  Walk the park and learn stories behind names like Fred Jones, A. Corning Clark, and John Van Allen, and find out who’s below the sundial, and who was behind the disappearance of American flags in the War plots.) The Churches of Hudson (Ten churches tell the story of the varied community of people who have called Hudson their home. Learn how they worship and what their church’s structure says about them.); and Hudson, An Insider Tour (What did they make at the Basilica?  Who was General Worth?  Which block in Hudson was America’s first gated community?  Take this tour around Hudson’s side streets to find the answers to these questions and more.)  Look in the new HDC Walking Guide for information about how to load the app for these tours into your phone.  If you can’t find the walking guide or information about the tours, contact Hudson Development Corporation at 518-751-1044

Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28

Huge! Spring Yard Sale – Sponsored by the Trinity United Methodist Church Youth Group Lunch available – Information at 755-7851 or 518-965-3273 – Trinity United Methodist Church, 555 Joslen Boulevard

Every Saturday through November 17

The Hudson Farmers’ Market has moved outside to its usual summer location in the parking lot at the corner of Sixth Street and Columbia Street, where it will remain until November 17 – Several new vendors will be there including Billy’s Italian Market.  Billy will be selling his excellent line of tomato sauces.  You will find the familiar, friendly group of vendors selling  prepared foods, bread, cookies, spring greens, spring flowers, eggs, meats and cheeses, and plants for the vegetable garden, flower beds, hanging baskets and herb gardens – Information at hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – EBT and WIC are accepted by all qualified vendors – Open from  9 am to 1 pm – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

Friday, June 1

An Important Public Meeting with Panel Discussion on Gun Laws, School and Community Safety, and Mental Health will be held on Friday, June 1 from 6 to 8 pm at Hudson High School Auditorium, 215 Harry Howard Avenue in Hudson– The national gun debate has only increased in pitch since the February 14 Parkland, Florida school shooting.  Candidates’ positions on gun and school safety legislation has become a litmus test in the upcoming 2018 midterm elections and in particular in NY-19, where there is an active sports gun community, with no less than eight private sports gun clubs in Columbia County alone.  Join event organizers William Hughes and Maria Suttmeier for a wide-ranging panel discussion about gun safety, mental health, and school safety legislation.  Speakers representing the entire spectrum of positions from NRA-aligned to community health organizations, will participate.  Featured speakers include U.S. Congressman (NY-19) John Faso and NYS Assemblywoman (D-106) Didi Barrett.  Panel members include National Security Advisor Malcolm Nance, Columbia County Sheriff David Bartlett, Columbia County Mental Health Director Michael Cole, Hudson City School District Superintendent Maria Suttmeier, Certified Safety Professional Mike Needham, and Hudson City Police Chief Edward Moore.  This will be a moderated discussion and people are encouraged to submit questions prior to the event.  Questions should be emailed to William Hughes at wchjrn@yahoo.com.  Questions submitted in advance will have precedence.  All members of the community are welcome.  The conversation will be civil and productive.  This is a gun free event.  A full house is expected and although it is free, it is ticketed and it is strongly suggested that audience members reserve their ticketsas soon as possible.  Reserve tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/panel-discussion-of-gun-laws-school-safety-and-mental-health-with-congressman-john-faso-tickets-46160573518 – Further information by sending email to William Hughes at wchjrn@yahoo.com or by calling 528-858-4134.

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

* Picturesque & Sublime: Thomas Cole’s Trans-Atlantic Inheritance – Thomas Cole National Historic Site opened  a new exhibition on May 1 It will be on view through November 4   – The exhibition was created in collaboration with the Yale Center for British Art and members of the Yale History of Art Department – It complements the Thomas Cole exhibition now on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art – > Information and tickets at thomascole.org/events – Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill

* SIT-IN – The exhibition is described by the curator, Kristen Dodge, as “a collective look at the split behavior of a familiar form.”  She goes on to say, “In an interrogation room, two chairs face each other across a desk.  At the birthday party, the guest of honor sits at the head of the table.  In the museum, seating is placed at regular intervals for rest.  At the principal’s office, the student is instructed to ‘sit down.’  Beside a comedian stands a tall, empty stool.  At an auction, everyone sits, save the auctioneer. – A seat is a frame and a proposition.   A person sitting either subscribes to or rejects suggestion; their body gives in to the framework, or contradicts it: settles into an armrest or sits forward, lounges on a chaise or perches on edge….”  The exhibition includes work by 18 women artists – On view through May 27 – Information at septembergallery.com or call 518-822-1333 – September Gallery, 449 Warren Street #3

* Flat Broke: Selected works by Stacy Petty – The exhibition is co-curated by Tom McGill and Katherine Kim – It will remain on view through May 29 – Information at 518-303-6446 or visit gallery46greenstreetstudios.com – Gallery @ 46 Green Street , 46 Green Street

* Ebb & Flow – Works by Shawn Snow, Anne Francey, Allyson Levy, Ragellah Rourke, Vince Vella, Bruce Murphy, and Gary Budkendorf – Information at www.carriehaddadgallery or call 518-828-1915 – On view through June 10 – Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street

* It’s All About the Hat; new Paintings by Mary Davidson – On view through May 27 –  Information at 518-822-0510 or go to www.510warrenstreetgallery.com – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

Fundamental Structures – New Weaving by Andrew Boos – Information at info@keacarpetsandkilims.com or call 917-952-1654 – 5 to 8 pm – Kea Carpets and Kilims, 238 Warren Street

* Adam Brent: Heroic Faces – “Adam Brent creates sculptures and paintings that fuse together new techniques with familiar forms to create something entirely new.  Heroic Faces and the accompanying works employ colors and patterns inspired by mid-20th-century classic porcelain figurines and a palette derived from a range of every day linoleum tile.  Colors bleed together and penetrate through the plastic forms with sheen and a disco ball like refraction….” On view through June 24 – Information at www.thompsongirouxgallery.com or call 518-392-3336 –Thompson Giroux Gallery, 57 Main Street, Chatham

* In the Garden – Photographs from gardens of all kinds:  Traditional African American gardens in the South; birds and insect visitors to a Hudson, NY garden; a 40-year-old garden in Boise ID; and water tapestries from the remains of a lush garden in Montclair, NJ.  Local photographer Sarah Sterling is featured.

Two solo exhibitions:  >Vaughn Sills, Places for the Spirit:  Traditional African American Gardens of the South – black and white photography; and > Sarah Sterling, Cultivated Chaos – photography

Portfolio showcase:> Laurie Blakeslee – 40 Year Garden – photography; and > Lisa Redburn – Water Tapestries – photography

>All on view through June 10 – Information at 518-567-4056 or by email to Karen@DavisOrtonGallery.com – Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

* Art Biologic – Twenty-three international and regional artists present their latest works based on biology and nature – On view through June 2 – Information at http://www.slowart.com/limner/ –  Limner Gallery, 123 Warren Street

* A Conversation – A special art exhibition in the library’s Community Room featuring local artists Sonia Ruscoe and Sher Stevens – A Conversationexplores an intergenerational female gaze on the femme form.  These two perspectives, shown as one exhibit, create a conversation that takes place between the artists’ work, exploring the relation and dissonance of their mediums, as well as the influence of their time in history on how they view female bodies.  Sher Stevens’s work reclaims the classical treatment of the female form throughout art history, while Sonia Ruscoe relishes in the maximalism of 21st-century femme lifestyles.  Both celebrate and critique the societal ideals of women.  Sonia Ruscoe lives and works in Hudson.  She paints both figuratively and abstractly using acrylic paint.  Sher Stevens is a professional sculptor, tile maker, artisan and instructor – The exhibition will be available for viewing during library hours through July 1 – Information at youth@hudsonarealibrary.org, or call 518-828-1792, x 101. – Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

*Three Rivers Art Project –  All are welcome to see the opening exhibit at the new Elbaz Studio & Gallery at 711 Warren Street.  The gallery is celebrating its official opening and its first collaboration with Three Rivers Art Project, as well as Israel’s 70th anniversary.  In response to a call for artists for this juried show, 70 artists from all over Israel were selected from over 400 applicants.  Their work, in various mediums, will be on display Saturday night and through the month of June.-  Information at 518-822-1097 –  Elbaz Studio & Gallery, 711 Warren Street

* Narrative – Three distinguished views by Fern Apfel, Albert Schweitzer, and Tamara Thomson – On view through June 10 – Information at www.conceptohudson.com  or call 347-207-2503 – Concepto Hudson, 741 Warren Street

JD Urban’s [R]EVOLUTION IS UNCOMFORTABLE – A photography and video exhibition with exhibition design by Tom Taylor – A new installment of the photographer and filmmaker’s award-winning, perennial conversation series, “The Every-day People Project,” a dynamic documentary series featuring intimate conversations about some of the most pressing social concerns facing our nation today.  The project is a living, breathing archive of the human experience featuring filmed conversations with hundreds of citizens across the country.  This latest installment focuses on the residents of Hudson, NY – Information at 518-822-1438 or visit hudsonhall.org – On view through June 24 – 5 to 8 pm – Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Thomas Nozkowski (b. 1944, Teaneck, NJ) received a B.F.A. from The Cooper Union Art School in 1967.  Known for his richly colored and intimately scaled abstract paintings, Nozkowski began exhibiting in group shows in 1973 and made his solo debut in 1979.  In 1982, The Museum of Modern Art had acquired a painting from an early one-person exhibition for their permanent collection.  To date, Nozkowski’s paintings have been featured in more than 300 museum and gallery exhibitions worldwide, including over 70 solo shows.  Information at http://artomi.org/calendar/opening-thomas-nozkowski1 to 3 pm  – Benenson Visitors Center & Gallery, Art Omi, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

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Art Events in Hudson NY and Beyond, April 23 to May 2, 2018, Previews and Ongoing

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  “ellenthurston1@gmail.com“.  Please use this address for all correspondence/

Films at TSL

Held Over: Claire’s Camera; Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach; Hour of the Wolf; Hitler vs. Picasso and the Others; November; Leaning Into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy; The Death of Stalin

New This Week: American Socialist: Eugene Victor Debs

Schedule and tickets at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.orgTime & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Thursday, April 26

The History and Work of Preserving the Jan Van Hoesen House – A presentation by Ed Klingler, co-founder of the Van Hoesen House Historical Foundation and a builder specializing in accurate historic restorations for over forty years – The house is a distinctive Dutch colonial house on Route 66 that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior – Q&A and refreshments will follow the presentation.- Donations to the Foundation can be made at this event. Information at 518-828-1792 x101 or send email to programs@hudsonarealibrary.org6 pmHudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

Vico Restaurant & Bar is hosting a Tasting Dinner with Hudson-Chatham Winery—a four-course dinner paired with HCW’s wines – Further information and reservations at http://vicorestaurant.com/hudson-chatham-winery-dinner7 pmVico Restaurant & Bar, 136 Warren Street

Dining Out for Life – The 15th annual fundraiser for the Alliance for Positive Health (formerly the AIDS Council of Northeastern New York)Participating restaurants in Hudson–Baba Louie’s, Ca’Mea Ristorante, Mexican Radio, and Red Dot Restaurant & Bar––will donate a percentage of the price of your meal to the Alliance to help people in the region who are living with HIV/AIDS – The donation applies to both lunch and/or dinner, for those restaurants that are open for lunch – Local ambassadors will  greet you at the restaurant and give you a chance to enter a drawing for a pair of JetBlue round trip airline tickets – For contact information for participating restaurants visit www.allianceforpositivehealth.org   – Reservations are necessary!!

Friday, April 27

HWM Free Wine Tasting  – Kick off your weekend with the staff’s Spring Picks—a Provence rose, an Italian Barbera, a Loire Valley Muscadet, and a Portuguese orange wine – Information at 518-828-6411 – 5 to 7 pmHudson Wine Merchants, 341 Warren Street

Jarrod Lawson –Singer-keyboardist Jarrod Lawson blends blue-eyed soul and smooth jazz in a manner that should appeal to fans of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, Average White Band, Steely Dan, and other smooth and contemporary jazz artists.  In the tradition of Gaye and Wonder, Lawson writes and plays a socially conscious style of music with one foot planted firmly in R&B/soul and the other in jazz. – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com9 pmClub Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street 

Friday & Saturday, April 27 -28

Thomas Cole National Historic Site opens a new exhibition—Picturesque & Sublime: Thomas Cole’s Trans-Atlantic Inheritance 

> Members’ Preview Days are Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm in Thomas Cole’s New Studio

> Opening Reception is Saturday from 4 to 6 pm at the Thomas Cole Site

> The exhibition’s official opening is May 1 – The exhibition runs through November 4   – The exhibition was created in collaboration with the Yale Center for British Art and members of the Yale History of Art Department – It complements the Thomas Cole exhibition now on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

> Information at thomascole.org/events Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill

Jamal Jackson Dance Company presents “Rob Day” and other works  – Fri & Sat at 8 pm – Black Box Theater, PS21, 2980 Route 66, Chatham (one mile north of Chatham Village) – Information at PS21chatham.org or 518-392-6121

 Saturday, April 28

Columbia County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day – For information on what will be collected, go to the Columbia County website – Collection from 8 am to 12 noon at Columbia County Highway Garage, 178 Route 23B, Greenport

It must be spring!  The Hudson Farmers’ Market moves outside on Saturday April 28 to its usual summer location in the parking lot at the corner of Sixth Street and Columbia Street, where it will remain until November 17 – Several new vendors will be there including Billy’s Italian Market .  Billy will be selling his excellent line of tomato sauces.  He is moving outside from his deli/café’s indoor spot at Columbia Street at Park Place.  You will find the familiar group of vendors selling  prepared foods, bread, cookies, spring greens, spring flowers, eggs, meats and cheeses, and more – Information at hudsonfarmersmarketny.com –EBT and WIC are accepted by all qualified vendors – Open from  9 am to 1 pm – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD presents its production of Cendrillon, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story – Information and tickets at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org  – Please note start time! – 12:55 pmTime & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Oakdale Lake Community Cleanup – Information at 518-610-1160 – 1 pm to 4 pm – Oakdale Lake, 53-99 North Sixth Street, Hudson

Portrait of an Artist:  A Special Evening with Linda Lavin & Steve Bakunas – This event features Ms. Lavin and Mr. Bakunas in a 90-minute intimate evening during which she answers questions about her life and career, posed by her painter husband, while he paints her portrait on stage.  The portrait will be raffled off at the end of the evening. This is a benefit performance for The Campaign for the Spencertown Academy Arts Center – Performance is followed by a cocktail reception – Information and tickets at info@spencertownacademy.org  or 518-392-3693 – 5 pm – Spencertown Academy Arts Center, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

Exhibition opening – Remnant: Constructions by Erin Walrath – On view through May 20 – Information at art@johndavisgallery.com or 518-828-5907 – Reception from 6 to 8 pmJohn Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

Seraph Brass / A Devilishly Delightful Quintet in concert presented by Classics on Hudson and Hudson Hall – The quintet features two trumpets, one horn, one trombone, and one tuba , all played by some of America’s top female brass players – Information and tickets at 518-822-1438 or go to www.hudsonhall.org7 pmHudson Hall, at Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys will be playing music that is a cross between bluegrass, Americana, and roots music.  Listen at www.jimgaudet.com – Information at 518-758-1309 – Pay at the door – 7:30 pm – Valatie Community Theatre, 3031 Main Street, Valatie

Wreckless Eric – “Much loved and often underestimated…He won’t recreate 1978 for you, he’ll blow your mind instead.”  – Information at 518-671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com  – 8 pmSpotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

The Steel Wheels – The Wheels quartet, which hails from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, features an old-time blend of acoustic fiddle, guitar, bass, and mandolin and four-part vocal harmonies sung into a single microphone, updated with a modern soul and spirit – Fans of Mumford and Sons, the Avett Brothers, and Old Crow Medicine will appreciate the group’s delicate straddling of the fine line between traditional and modern.  – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com9 pmClub Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street   

 Saturday-Sunday, April 28-29

Auction at Stair Galleries – The April Fine Sale: Furniture, Fine Art & Objects   Information, on-line catalog, a list of shipping firms, etc. on the website at www.stairgalleries.com – Information at 518-751-1000 – Preview starts at 9 am each day, Auction starts at 11 am each day – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

24-HOUR DRONE: EXPERIMENTS IN SOUND AND MUSIC Presented by Basilica Hudson and Le Guess Who? (from Utrecht, Netherlands)  – See website for announcement of artists included in the performance – Information and tickets at basilicahudson.org  – Capacity is limited and advance purchase is advised  – 12 noon Saturday to 12 noon SundayBasilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Sunday, April 29

Women at the Wheel – Plays in Progress (PIP), a group of playwrights and theatre performers that holds its monthly meetings at the Opera House, presents a series of staged readings of the best short plays of the year written, directed and performed by Plays in Progress.  The performance is a benefit for Hudson Hall – Women at the Wheel features the theme of women struggling for control.  Come watch the escapades of a frustrated tax collector, cautious middle-aged romance-seekers, seniors protecting or refusing to leave their residence, a vengeful terrorist, and a cheap songstress directing a theatre riot. – All proceeds benefit Hudson Hall.- Tickets and information at hudsonhall.org or 518-822-1438 – 3 pmHudson Hall, Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Wednesday, May 2

Upcoming Healthy Cooking Classes – Valley Variety is partnering with health chef and nutritionist, Erika Laurion, and fermentation expert, Michelle Kaplan, on three cooking classes to inspire participants to cook delicious and healthy meals. – The first class—“Healthy Cooking Can Be Tasty Too” took place last Saturday – “Fermentation 101” takes place on Wednesday, May 2, and “Gluten-Free & Flavor-Ful!” takes place on May 11 – For details on these classes or to reserve a spot, go to shop@valleyvariety.com  or 518-828-0033

HAPPENING IN MAY

Take Me Out to the Ball Game! – Renowned musician and Hudson resident Tommy Stinson, best known for his work with The Replacements, Guns ‘N’ Roses, and Bash & Pop, has organized Safe At Home—A double-header benefit for the Hudson Little League. Two events are planned—on Saturday, May 5 at Hudson Brewing Company, and Saturday, May 12 at Club Helsinki.  Both events will include a plethora of national and regional musicians, with all proceeds benefitting the Hudson Little League Association, a 501C (3) organization.

>Saturday, May 5 – 12 noon – Hudson Brewing Company, 99 South Third Street – The line-up includes: Cowboys in the Campfire (Stinson and Chip Roberts), Elvis Perkins, Brian Dewan, Chops & Sauerkraut, Magic Stones, Rebecca Borrer, and special guests.  Attendees must be 21 or older unless accompanied by an adult – Suggested donation at the door – For further information call 518-610-4091 or visit https://www.hudsonbrew.com/

>Saturday, May 12 — 5:00 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street – The line-up includes: Alejandro Escovedo, Elvis Perkins, Bash & Pop, Jesse Malin, and special guests.  There will be a silent auction with local wares, artworks, and music memorabilia.  Attendees must be 21 or older unless accompanied by an adult – Suggested donation at the door.- Higher donation for reserved seating – Tickets may be purchased in advance to secure entrance, via Ticketfly – For further information call 518-828-4800 or visit https://helsinkihudson.com/

> The Hudson Little League President Mike Pizza comments: “With the 2018 season upon us, we hope to raise $20,000, with approximately $10,000 of those funds being directed to the purchase of a new Zero Turn mower and push mower for field maintenance.  The remainder of the funds raised will be used to pay bills such as electricity…our field being the only one in Columbia County with field lights….umpires, baseballs and bats, plus the ability to stock our concession stand.  Our 11 volunteer board members are extremely active within the league and often use out-of-pocket money to help meet expenses.  The Hudson Little League is completely not-for-profit, so we rely solely on private support to maintain our program.’’  Hudson Little League aligns itself fully with the rules, regulations and policies of Little League Baseball.

> For further information visit  www.tommystinson.com

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

* Christie Scheele: Atlas/Hudson River Valley – A walk through the Hudson River Valley’s open spaces from Albany south to Manhattan – On view through May 6 – Information at www.thompsongirouxgallery.com or call 518-392-3336 – Thompson Giroux Gallery, 57 Main Street, Chatham

* Peculiar Rarities – “For over 27 years, Carrie Haddad Gallery has prided itself on exhibiting some of the finest artworks in the Hudson Valley, from breathtaking Hudson River School-style landsc apes to intense and unforgettable abstract-expressionist works.  Now, its time for something a little different…. Peculiar Rarities is exactly what it sounds like.  The exhibition includes media from porcelain to Play-Doh, and subject matter that includes icebergs, Victorian steampunk characters, conniving housewives, and Judy Garland.  From the moment you walk through the door, each space will house its own experience: here, spectral and Seuss-like; there, off-kilter and gritty, all of it richly blending beauty with provocation….”  Twelve artists are showing their work in this exhibition. – On view through June 10 – Information at info@carriehaddadgallery.com  or 518-828-1915 – Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street

* Bash Bish Falls – Produced by and first shown at Roeliff Jansen Historical Society..  The exhibit celebrates the rich history of the Falls—one of New England’s tallest and most dramatic waterfalls.  Bash Bish has been the Roe Jan region’s single biggest attraction for more than 150 years.  The exhibit presents the geology of the falls, early Native American mythology, the artists associated with the Hudson River School of Art who painted the falls, several commercial enterprises, and the efforts to preserve and protect this spectacular cascade.  In addition there is a related video installation at the History Room of the library and anyone who wishes to have their images of Bash Bish included in the installation can send them to  programs@hudsonarealibrary.org   The exhibit was originally curated by Greg Keffer and Darin Johnson. –  On view through April 30 – Information at http://hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x 101 – Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

* Stephanie Bernheim: Pixels and Particulates – Using glass windows, Pine Plains oilcloth, simple mechanical devices, printers and camera phones, and even discarded awnings from Sausbier’s in Hudson, Stephanie Bernheim has for many years explored the limits of common materials and simple mechanical devices through her work.  In Pixels and Particulates, Bernheim uses her PalmPilot as her sketchbook.  In it, she draws on complex photographs to try to capture today’s accelerated frenzy of seeing and responding to images.  In addition, her Tower of Tires Project will be on view – On view through May 13 – Information at 518-822-1438  – Hudson Hall, Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

* LINE AND CURVE: The Ellsworth Kelly and Jack Shear Shaker Collection from the Shaker Museum/Mount Lebanon with prints by Ellsworth Kelly – Generously donated to the Museum in 2016, the Shaker objects provide an overview of Shaker design and aesthetics.  Featured is Kelly’s work table, purchased in 1970 near Kelly’s home in Columbia County and used throughout his life – A rare oval box is reminiscent of shapes that can be found in Kelly’s  prints, as are the simple lines of a three-drawer chest and the curved slats of a chair.  The juxtaposition of the curved and the straight is a hallmark of Kelly’s work – On view through May 13 Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street

* SIT-IN – The exhibition is described by the curator, Kristen Dodge, as “a collective look at the split behavior of a familiar form.”  She goes on to say, “In an interrogation room, two chairs face each other across a desk.  At the birthday party, the guest of honor sits at the head of the table.  In the museum, seating is placed at regular intervals for rest.  At the principal’s office, the student is instructed to ‘sit down.’  Beside a comedian stands a tall, empty stool.  At an auction, everyone sits, save the auctioneer. – A seat is a frame and a proposition.   A person sitting either subscribes to or rejects suggestion; their body gives in to the framework, or contradicts it: settles into an armrest or sits forward, lounges on a chaise or perches on edge….”  The exhibition includes work by 18 women artists – On view through May 20 – Information at septembergallery.com  or call 518-822-1333 – September Gallery, 449 Warren Street #3

* Orchid Homunculus: Photography by H. David Stein – Also exhibiting recent work by gallery artists – On view through April 29 – Information at 518-822-0510 or go to www.510warrenstreetgallery.com  – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

* Memories of Childhood – Two solo exhibitions and a portfolio showcase—all on the theme of “memories of childhood.” — Solo Exhibitions:21 Magnolia Rd.: Kev Filmore, photography and mixed media and Orchard Trail: Michal Greenboim, photography – diptychs ; Portfolio Showcase: Memories of Childhood: Flynn Larsen, photography and Memories of Childhood by the Sea: Leslie Jean-Bart, photography – diptychs – On view through May 6 – Information at 518-567-4056 or by email to Karen@DavisOrtonGallery.com davisortongallery.com DavisOrton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

* Neoteric Abstract – Works by twenty-one abstract artists – Featuring “lyrical, expressive, precise, and emotionally raw works of art including  photography, sculpture, painting, and varied medias.”  On view through May 20 – Information at 518-828-2343 or www.slowart.com/limner  – Limner Gallery, 123 Warren Street

* Flat Broke: Selected works by Stacy Petty – The exhibition is co-curated by Tom McGill and Katherine Kim – It will remain on view through May 29 – Information at 518-303-6446 or visit gallery46greenstreetstudios.comGallery @ 46 Green Street , 46 Green Street

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All content herein copyright 2018 Ellen Thurston                      ellenthurston1@gmail.com

 

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Art Events in Hudson NY and beyond, April 16 to April 27, 2018, Previews and Ongoing

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  “ellenthurston1@gmail.com“.  Please use this address for all correspondence/

 Monday, April 16 through Sunday, April 22

Films at TSL

Held Over:  The Rape of Recy Taylor; The Silence; Persona; Claire’s Camera; The Young Karl Marx; Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach

New This Week:  Hour of the Wolf; Hitler vs. Picasso and the Others; November; Leaning Into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy; The Death of Stalin

Schedule and tickets at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.orgTime & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Friday, April 20

The Progression Ensemble – Live music and discussion The ensemble will be premiering six new works written for them by six different composers, two of whom will be present to discuss their new works—Dr.Michael Dilthey and Bjorn Bolstad Skjelbred, will be flying in from Oslo, Norway to host the concert – Information and tickets at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org   – 7 pmTime & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Friday-Sunday, April 20-22

The Actors’ Ensemble presents The Gun Show, a play by E.M. Lewis – Fri & Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm – Black Box Theater, PS21, 2980 Route 66, Chatham (one mile north of Chatham Village – Information at PS21chatham.org or 518-392-6121

The Wickers Creek Band is back and offers two chances to hear some superior bluegrass – Friday from 8 to 10 pm at the Philmont Pub, 12 Main Street (Route 217), Philmont ; and Saturday from 10 am ‘til 12 noon at the Hudson Farmers’ Market, Hudson Lodge, Union & Sixth Streets, Hudson – For the spring schedule, go to www.wickerscreekband.com

Saturday, April 21

The Hudson Farmers’ Market can be found at its winter home at Hudson Lodge, Union and Sixth Streets.  It will be moving outdoors to the parking lot at Sixth and Columbia Streets next Saturday, April 28. This week the hours are 10 am to 1 pm – See below for next week’s listing.

The Chancellor’s Sheep & Wool Showcase – A family festival that celebrates historic fiber arts, culture, and craft.  Over two dozen local vendors with brilliantly colored yarns, hand-woven scarves, etc. – Craft guilds will demonstrate spinning and weaving throughout the day.  Herding and sheep shearing demonstrations, using three different historic techniques, form the centerpiece of the festival – Crafts for kids – 18th century re-enactors, and live traditional music – Rain date is April 22 – Information at info@friendsofclermont.org or 518-537-6622 – Clermont State Historic Site, 1 Clermont Avenue (off Route 9G)

The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD presents its production of Verdi’s Luisa Miller – Has not been seen at the Met since 2006 – Information and tickets at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org  – Please note start time! – 12:30 pmTime & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Exhibition Opening – Flat Broke: Selected works by Stacy Petty – The show may be previewed on Friday, April 20 from 2 pm to 5 pm – The exhibition is co-curated by Tom McGill and Katherine Kim – It will remain on view through May 29 – Information at 518-303-6446 or visit gallery46greenstreetstudios.com – The reception offers art, refreshments and music from 5 pm to 8 pmGallery @ 46 Green Street , 46 Green Street

Upcoming Healthy Cooking Classes – Valley Variety is partnering with health chef and nutritionist, Erika Laurion, and fermentation expert, Michelle Kaplan, on three cooking classes to inspire participants to cook delicious and healthy meals. – The first class—“Healthy Cooking Can Be Tasty Too” takes place this Saturday from 6:30 pm to 9 pm – “Fermentation 101” takes place on Wednesday, May 2, and “Gluten-Free & Flavor-Ful!” takes place on May 11 – For details on these classes or to reserve a spot, go to shop@valleyvariety.com or 518-828-0033

Live Jazz at the Spotty – The Quartet: Otto Hauser, drums; Stuart Quimby, multi-instrumentalist; Mark Dziuba, guitar; and Terence Murren, bass and guitar – Information at 518-671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Power Dance with Rachel Noon + SVB – Get ready for Throw Down – Visuals by Logan Visscher – Information at thehalfmoonhudson.com or call 518-828-1562 – 10 pm – The Half Moon – 48 South Front Street

Almost Unplugged – an Evening of Acoustic Music presented by The Valatie Community Theatre – Two sets of acoustic music by some of the local area’s most talented singers, songwriters and instrumentalists.  Modeled after Nashville’s coffee house song circles, performers will take the stage furnished with living room furniture and lighting and take turns presenting their songs. – A cozy and intimate evening filled with a great variety of styles and genres.  Scheduled performers include the following:  Kurt Henry & Cheryl Lambert, The 45’s (Michael & Scott O’Leary) , Eric Margan, John Parsons, Rick & Marilyn (Rick Warren & Marilyn Miller) and The Harmony Grits (Richard Kopyscianski & Sue Sie) – Information at http://www.valatietheatre.org/ or call 518-281-1391 – 8 pm – Valatie Community Theater, 3031 Main Street, Valatie

Sunday, April 22

Earth Day Rally – A rally to protest the fences Amtrak is proposing to erect along the river to keep trespassers out of its right of way, and at the same time limiting access to the river.  The proposal, being made in the interest of public safety, would affect not only Germantown but Rhinebeck, Rhinecliff, Tivoli, Stockport, and Stuyvesant as well.  12 noon to 2 pm – Ernest R. Lasher Memorial  Park, at the end of Anchorage Road, Germantown

Launch of the TSL Book Space, managed by Karen Schoemer and assisted by Lucas Miller A reading from The Luck of Friendship: The Letters of Tennessee Williams and James Laughlin which chronicles the unlikely, yet enduring, literary and personal relationship between the celebrated playwright and the founder of New Directions, which serves to this day as Williams’s publisher – Join the book’s editors—Peggy L. Fox, former president and publisher of New Directions and Tennessee Williams’ last editor, and Thomas Keith, a consulting editor for New Directions, for a discussion, moderated by Kevin Sessums, former executive editor of Interview and contributing editor of Vanity Fair. – Free and open to the public – Information at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org  – 1 pmTime & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

16th Annual International Community Dinner – Traditional cuisine potluck, music and dancing – A wonderful family event and a great way to get to know your neighbors!  Bring a dish to share (or make cash donation at the door.) Information at http://tinyurl.com/kgzq5n3 or call 518-929-17265 to 8 pmHudson Lodge, 601 Union Street (at Union and Sixth Streets)

Concerts in the Village presents the final concert of its 2017-18 season – The season concludes with a performance of Franz Schubert’s remarkable song cycle, Winterreise , performed by tenor Jon Morrell and pianist David Smith.  Schubert’s haunting Winterreise (Winter Journey) of 1827, is regarded by many as the most important and challenging song cycle ever written.  In Schubert’s intense sequence of songs performers and listeners alike experience an unforgettable succession of wildly varying emotions, a truly memorable passage through maturity.  The concert will be without intermission and conclude about 4:15 pm – Reception to follow – Reservations and information at concertsinthevillage.org – Donation is welcome, but optional – Students admitted free – 3 pm – Van Buren Hall, (lift available to 2nd floor) 6 Chatham Street (US Route 9), Kinderhook

Next  Tuesday, April 24

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pmClub Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street (Call ahead to confirm!)

Spotty Dog Trivia Night – Spotty’s bi-weekly all-nerd throwdown – Information at 518-671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com  – 6:30 pmSpotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Next Thursday, April 26

The History and Work of Preserving the Jan Van Hoesen House – A presentation by Ed Klingler, co-founder of the Van Hoesen House Historical Foundation and a builder specializing in accurate historic restorations for over forty years – The house is a distinctive Dutch colonial house on Route 66 that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior – Q&A and refreshments will follow the presentation.- Donations to the Foundation can be made at this event. Information at 518-828-1792 x101 or send email to programs@hudsonarealibrary.org6 pm Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

Vico Restaurant & Bar is hosting a Tasting Dinner with Hudson-Chatham Winery—a four-course dinner paired with HCW’s wines – Further information and reservations at http://vicorestaurant.com/hudson-chatham-winery-dinner7 pmVico Restaurant & Bar, 136 Warren Street

Dining Out for Life – The 15th annual fundraiser for the Alliance for Positive Health (formerly the AIDS Council of Northeastern New York)Participating restaurants in Hudson–Baba Louie’s, Ca’Mea Ristorante, Mexican Radio, and Red Dot Restaurant & Bar––will donate a percentage of the price of your meal to the Alliance to help people in the region who are living with HIV/AIDS – The donation applies to both lunch and/or dinner, for those restaurants that are open for lunch – Local ambassadors will  greet you at the restaurant and give you a chance to enter a drawing for a pair of JetBlue round trip airline tickets – For contact information for participating restaurants visit www.allianceforpositivehealth.org   – Reservations are necessary!!

Next Friday, April 27

Jarrod Lawson –Singer-keyboardist Jarrod Lawson blends blue-eyed soul and smooth jazz in a manner that should appeal to fans of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, Average White Band, Steely Dan, and other smooth and contemporary jazz artists.  In the tradition of Gaye and Wonder, Lawson writes and plays a socially conscious style of music with one foot planted firmly in R&B/soul and the other in jazz. – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Next Friday & Saturday, April 27 -28

Thomas Cole National Historic Site opens a new exhibition—Picturesque & Sublime: Thomas Cole’s Trans-Atlantic Inheritance

> Members’ Preview Days are Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm in Thomas Cole’s New Studio

> Opening Reception is Saturday from 4 to 6 pm at the Thomas Cole Site > The exhibition’s official opening is May 1 – The exhibition runs through November 4   – The exhibition was created in collaboration with the Yale Center for British Art and Members of the Yale History of Art Department – It complements the Thomas Cole exhibition now on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art > Information at thomascole.org/eventsThomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill

Jamal Jackson Dance Company presents “Rob Day” and other works  – Fri & Sat at 8 pm – Black Box Theater, PS21, 2980 Route 66, Chatham (one mile north of Chatham Village) – Information at PS21chatham.org or 518-392-6121

 Next Saturday, April 28

Columbia County Household Hazardous Waste Collection DayFor information on what will be collected, go to the Columbia County website – Collection from 8 am to 12 noon at Columbia County Highway Garage, 178 Route 23B, Greenport

It must be spring!  The Hudson Farmers’ Market moves outside on Saturday April 28 to its usual summer location in the parking lot at the corner of Sixth Street and Columbia Street, where it will remain until November 17 – Several new vendors will be there including Billy’s Italian Market .  Billy will be selling his excellent line of tomato sauces.  He is moving outside from his deli/café’s indoor spot at Columbia Street at Park Place.  You will find the familiar group of vendors selling  prepared foods, bread, cookies, spring greens, spring flowers, eggs, meats and cheeses, and more – Information at hudsonfarmersmarketny.com –EBT and WIC are accepted by all qualified vendors – Open from  9 am to 1 pm – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

Oakdale Lake Community Cleanup – Information at 518-610-1160 – 1 pm to 4 pm – Oakdale Lake, 53-99 North Sixth Street, Hudson

Exhibition opening – Remnant: Constructions by Erin Walrath – On view through May 20 – Information at art@johndavisgallery.com or 518-828-5907 – Reception from 6 to 8 pmJohn Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

Seraph Brass / A Devilishly Delightful Quintet in concert presented by Classics on Hudson and Hudson Hall – The quintet features two trumpets, one horn, one trombone, and one tuba played by some of America’s top female brass players – Information and tickets at 518-822-1438 or go to www.hudsonhall.org7 pmHudson Hall, at Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Wreckless Eric – “Much loved and often underestimated…He won’t recreate 1978 for you, he’ll blow your mind instead.”  – Information at 518-671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com  – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

The Steel Wheels – The Wheels quartet, which hails from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, features an old-time blend of acoustic fiddle, guitar, bass, and mandolin and four-part vocal harmonies sung into a single microphone, updated with a modern soul and spirit – Fans of Mumford and Sons, the Avett Brothers, and Old Crow Medicine will appreciate the group’s delicate straddling of the fine line between traditional and modern.  – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com9 pmClub Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Portrait of an Artist:  A Special Evening with Linda Lavin & Steve Bakunas – This event features Ms. Lavin and Mr. Bakunas in a 90-minute intimate evening during which she answers questions about her life and career, posed by her painter husband, while he paints her portrait on stage.  The portrait will be raffled off at the end of the evening. This is a benefit performance for The Campaign for the Spencertown Academy Arts Center – Performance is followed by a cocktail reception – Information and tickets at info@spencertownacademy.org  or 518-392-3693 – 5 pm – Spencertown Academy Arts Center, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys will be playing music that is a cross between bluegrass, Americana, and roots music.  Listen at www.jimgaudet.com– Pay at the door – 7:30 pm – Valatie Community Theatre, 3031 Main Street, Valatie

Next Saturday-Sunday, April 28-29

Auction at Stair Galleries – The April Fine Sale: Furniture, Fine Art & Objects   Information, on-line catalog, a list of shipping firms, etc. on the website at www.stairgalleries.com – Information at 518-751-1000 – Preview starts at 9 am each day, Auction starts at 11 am each day – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

24-HOUR DRONE: EXPERIMENTS IN SOUND AND MUSIC Presented by Basilica Hudson and Le Guess Who? (from Utrecht, Netherlands)  – See website for announcement of artists included in the performance – Information and tickets at basilicahudson.org  – Capacity is limited and advance purchase is advised  – 12 noon Saturday to 12 noon Sunday – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Next Sunday, April 29

Women at the Wheel – Plays in Progress (PIP), a group of playwrights and theatre performers that holds its monthly meetings at the Opera House, presents a series of staged readings of the best short plays of the year written, directed and performed by Plays in Progress.  The performance is a benefit for Hudson Hall – Women at the Wheel features the theme of women struggling for control.  Come watch the escapades of a frustrated tax collector, cautious middle-aged romance-seekers, seniors protecting or refusing to leave their residence, a vengeful terrorist, and a cheap songstress directing a theatre riot. – All proceeds benefit Hudson Hall.- Tickets and information at hudsonhall.org or 518-822-1438 – 3 pm Hudson Hall, Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

HAPPENING IN MAY

Take Me Out to the Ball Game! – Renowned musician and Hudson resident Tommy Stinson, best known for his work with The Replacements, Guns ‘N’ Roses, and Bash & Pop, has organized Safe At Home—A double-header benefit for the Hudson Little League. Two events are planned—on Saturday, May 5 at Hudson Brewing Company, and Saturday, May 12 at Club Helsinki.  Both events will include a plethora of national and regional musicians, with all proceeds benefitting the Hudson Little League Association, a 501C (3) organization.

>Saturday, May 512 noon – Hudson Brewing Company, 99 South Third Street – The line-up includes: Cowboys in the Campfire (Stinson and Chip Roberts), Elvis Perkins, Brian Dewan, Chops & Sauerkraut, Magic Stones, Rebecca Borrer, and special guests.  Attendees must be 21 or older unless accompanied by an adult – Suggested donation at the door – For further information call 518-610-4091 or visit https://www.hudsonbrew.com/

>Saturday, May 125:00 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street – The line-up includes: Alejandro Escovedo, Elvis Perkins, Bash & Pop, Jesse Malin, and special guests.  There will be a silent auction with local wares, artworks, and music memorabilia.  Attendees must be 21 or older unless accompanied by an adult – Suggested donation at the door.- Higher donation for reserved seating – Tickets may be purchased in advance to secure entrance, via Ticketfly – For further information call 518-828-4800 or visit https://helsinkihudson.com/

> The Hudson Little League President Mike Pizza comments: “With the 2018 season upon us, we hope to raise $20,000, with approximately $10,000 of those funds being directed to the purchase of a new Zero Turn mower and push mower for field maintenance.  The remainder of the funds raised will be used to pay bills such as electricity…our field being the only one in Columbia County with field lights….umpires, baseballs and bats, plus the ability to stock our concession stand.  Our 11 volunteer board members are extremely active within the league and often use out-of-pocket money to help meet expenses.  The Hudson Little League is completely not-for-profit, so we rely solely on private support to maintain our program.’’  Hudson Little League aligns itself fully with the rules, regulations and policies of Little League Baseball.

> For further information visit  www.tommystinson.com

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

* Christie Scheele: Atlas/Hudson River Valley – A walk through the Hudson River Valley’s open spaces from Albany south to Manhattan – On view through May 6 – Information at www.thompsongirouxgallery.com or call 518-392-3336 – Thompson Giroux Gallery, 57 Main Street, Chatham

* Peculiar Rarities – “For over 27 years, Carrie Haddad Gallery has prided itself on exhibiting some of the finest artworks in the Hudson Valley, from breathtaking Hudson River School-style landsc apes to intense and unforgettable abstract-expressionist works.  Now, its time for something a little different…. Peculiar Rarities is exactly what it sounds like.  The exhibition includes media from porcelain to Play-Doh, and subject matter that includes icebergs, Victorian steampunk characters, conniving housewives, and Judy Garland.  From the moment you walk through the door, each space will house its own experience: here, spectral and Seuss-like; there, off-kilter and gritty, all of it richly blending beauty with provocation….”  Twelve artists are showing their work in this exhibition. – On view through June 10 – Information at info@carriehaddadgallery.com  or 518-828-1915 – Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street

* Bash Bish Falls – Produced by and first shown at Roeliff Jansen Historical Society..  The exhibit celebrates the rich history of the Falls—one of New England’s tallest and most dramatic waterfalls.  Bash Bish has been the Roe Jan region’s single biggest attraction for more than 150 years.  The exhibit presents the geology of the falls, early Native American mythology, the artists associated with the Hudson River School of Art who painted the falls, several commercial enterprises, and the efforts to preserve and protect this spectacular cascade.  In addition there is a related video installation at the History Room of the library and anyone who wishes to have their images of Bash Bish included in the installation can send them to  programs@hudsonarealibrary.org   The exhibit was originally curated by Greg Keffer and Darin Johnson. –  On view through April 30 – Information at http://hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x 101 – Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

* Stephanie Bernheim: Pixels and Particulates – Using glass windows, Pine Plains oilcloth, simple mechanical devices, printers and camera phones, and even discarded awnings from Sausbier’s in Hudson, Stephanie Bernheim has for many years explored the limits of common materials and simple mechanical devices through her work.  In Pixels and Particulates, Bernheim uses her PalmPilot as her sketchbook.  In it, she draws on complex photographs to try to capture today’s accelerated frenzy of seeing and responding to images.  In addition, her Tower of Tires Project will be on view – On view through May 13 – Information at 518-822-1438  – Hudson Hall, Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

* LINE AND CURVE: The Ellsworth Kelly and Jack Shear Shaker Collection from the Shaker Museum/Mount Lebanon with prints by Ellsworth Kelly– Generously donated to the Museum in 2016, the Shaker objects provide an overview of Shaker design and aesthetics.  Featured is Kelly’s worktable, purchased in 1970 near Kelly’s home in Columbia County and used throughout his life – A rare oval box is reminiscent of shapes that can be found in Kelly’s  prints, as are the simple lines of a three-drawer chest and the curved slats of a chair.  The juxtaposition of the curved and the straight is a hallmark of Kelly’s work – On view through May 13 Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street

* John Lees:  Drawings – On view through April 22 – Information at 518-828-5907 or www.johndavisgallery.com   – John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

* SIT-IN – The exhibition is described by the curator, Kristen Dodge, as “a collective look at the split behavior of a familiar form.”  She goes on to say, “In an interrogation room, two chairs face each other across a desk.  At the birthday party, the guest of honor sits at the head of the table.  In the museum, seating is placed at regular intervals for rest.  At the principal’s office, the student is instructed to ‘sit down.’  Beside a comedian stands a tall, empty stool.  At an auction, everyone sits, save the auctioneer. – A seat is a frame and a proposition.   A person sitting either subscribes to or rejects suggestion; their body gives in to the framework, or contradicts it: settles into an armrest or sits forward, lounges on a chaise or perches on edge….”  The exhibition includes work by 18 women artists – On view through May 20 – Information at septembergallery.com  or call 518-822-1333 – September Gallery, 449 Warren Street #3

* Orchid Homunculus: Photography by H. David Stein – Also exhibiting recent work by gallery artists – On view through April 29 – Information at 518-822-0510 or go to www.510warrenstreetgallery.com  – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

* Memories of Childhood – Two solo exhibitions and a portfolio showcase—all on the theme of “memories of childhood.” — Solo Exhibitions:21 Magnolia Rd.: Kev Filmore, photography and mixed media and Orchard Trail: Michal Greenboim, photography – diptychs ; Portfolio Showcase:Memories of Childhood: Flynn Larsen, photography and Memories of Childhood by the Sea: Leslie Jean-Bart, photography – diptychs – On view through May 6 – Information at 518-567-4056 or by email to Karen@DavisOrtonGallery.com – davisortongallery.com DavisOrton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

* Neoteric Abstract – Works by twenty-one abstract artists – Featuring “lyrical, expressive, precise, and emotionally raw works of art including  photography, sculpture, painting, and varied medias.”  On view through May 20 – Information at 518-828-2343 or www.slowart.com/limner  – Limner Gallery, 123 Warren Street

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Art Events in Hudson NY and beyond, April 9 to April 19, 2018 and Ongoing

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Monday, April 9 through Sunday, April 15

Films at TSL

Held Over:  The Rape of Recy Taylor; I, Tonya; The Silence; Persona; Claire’s Camera; The Young Karl Marx; Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach

New This Week:  Hour of the Wolf

Schedule and tickets at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Friday, April 13

Paul De Jong – You Fucken Sucker Live Music Information and tickets at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org   – 7 pmTime & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Portraits of Us – Camphill Hudson’s theatre troupe will perform an original play at the historic Hudson Opera House.  The piece, called Portraits of Us, features members of The Camphill Hudson Players in a series of nine vignettes examining the daily challenges and unique strengths of those with special needs.  The play uses experimental mixed media to compliment the stories being told.  Camphill Hudson is a group of individuals dedicated to creating a community with people of all abilities in the City of Hudson.  The Camphill community centers around Solaris, a center for the social arts on Warren Street.  The play was developed in collaboration between Director Jody Brookes, Co-Director Michael Hoy, and members of the Camphill Hudson community. Each vignette focuses on the personal history of a community member or a larger issue people face in society that can cause discrimination or confusion.  The play was first performed at Camphill Hudson, Camphill Ghent, Camphill Triform, and Temple Israel in Catskill.  Hudson Hall’s Executive Director Tambra Dillon saw the play at its premiere at Camphill Hudson and offered to bring it to Hudson Hall. – The performance is free and open to the public.  Information and reservations at hudsonhall.org or by calling 518-822-1438 – 7 pmHudson Hall, Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Lorkin O’Reilly, Scottish acoustic songwriter – with Brad Armstrong & Niall Connolly – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com8 pmSpotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

The Suitcase Junket, aka Matt Lorenz  – “A one-man salvage specialist singing into the hollow of a dumpster guitar, railing on a box of twisted forks and bones, and belting out mountain ballads till the house sings back, Matt Lorenz aka The Suitcase Junket, should appeal to fans of Tom Waits and White Stripes alike.  The Northhampton, Mass.-based-indie-blues singer-songwriter brings his box of creative tricks and a load of new songs from his recent album, ‘Pile Driver’” – As one critic aptly summed up:  “The Suitcase Junket is a lo-fi, low-tuned, low-down blast of end-times folk blues.  It’s crude; it’s magnificent…one man band leader Matt Lorenz incants and intones like a cross between Hound Dog Taylor and a Tuvan throat singer who has swallowed a bird. Take the singer-songwriter idiom, give it a low-grade fever and a guitar, and this is what you get.  Captivating, mesmerizing, and gone…real gone.” –Rochester Times – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com9 pmClub Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Saturday, April 14

The Hudson Farmers’ Market’s indoor market is open for business every Saturday through the month of April.  You will find prepared foods, bread, cookies, spring greens, spring flowers, eggs, meats and cheeses, and more – Information at hudsonfarmersmarketny.com10 am to 1 pmFormer Elks Lodge at 601 Union Street (at Union and Sixth Street)

The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD presents its production of Verdi’s Luisa Miller – Has not been seen at the Met since 2006 – Information and tickets at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org  – Please note start time! – 12:30 pm Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Duo 1717 performs Krik Krak!: Animal Tales from the Philippines, Haiti and ‘Round HereSongs and storytelling for children of all ages – Duo 1717 is comprised of Haitian baritone Jean Bernard Cerin and Indian-Filipino-American pianist Veena Kulkarni-Rankin, – The program features art and folk music about animals from the United States, the Philippines, and Haiti alongside two original musical adaptations of the Haitian and Filipino folktales Tezen and Allah’s Favorite Butterfly. This free performance is sponsored by Sparks & Wiry Cries through The Casement Fund Song Series –All are welcome – Information at 518-828-1792 – 2:30 pmHudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

Classics on Hudson and Hudson Hall present Family Concert 2018:  Iva Bittova: Force of Nature, an enchanting afternoon of Czech folk-inspired music for the whole family.  Iva will be joined by the children of Harmony Project Hudson, who will perform works developed with Bittova over the course of a month-long workshop series at Hudson’s John L. Edwards Primary and Montgomery C. Smith Intermediate Schools. – “Classics on Hudson and Hudson Hall have collaborated for four years in presenting free or low-cost family concerts that acquaint youth with the breadth of classical and contemporary music composition and performance,”  says Classics on Hudson Artistic Director Eugenia Zukerman.  “Iva is a consummate artist and has generously shared her skill and talent with the next generation of Hudson Valley musicians.  We can’t wait to hear what she and the talented youngsters of Harmony Project Hudson have in store for us,”  Tickets for adults and children can be purchased online at www.hudsonhall.org or by calling 518-822-1438.  The concert is free for children 18 and under. – 3 pm Hudson Hall, Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

VOLUME Reading & Music Series – Volume is a free reading and music series featuring prose, poetry, and a short DJ set that takes place every second Saturday at 7 pm at Spotty Dog Books & Ale in Hudson, NY – Featured writers this month are:  Monika Woods, Rachel Lyon, and Bud Smith.

> Monika Woods is a writer, a literary agent at Curtis Brown, and an editor at Triangle House.  Her writing has appeared in Brooklyn Magazine, Joyland, and elsewhere.  She lives in Brooklyn with her family, and teaches at Catapult.  Find her at booksijustread.com and @booksijustread

> Rachel Lyon is the author of Self-Portrait with Boy (Scribner 2018).  Her shorter work has appeared in Joyland, Iowa Review, McSweeney’s, and other publications.  She teaches for Sackett Street, Catapult, and elsewhere, and co-founded the reading series Ditmas Lit.  Visit her at rachellyon.work

> Bud Smith is the author of nine books, including the novel Teenager (Tyrant Books, 2018), and the short story collection Double Bird (Maudlin House, 2018).  He lives in Jersey City and works heavy construction.  He blogs at tinyletter.com/Bud_Smith, and tweets at @bud_smith.

> The reading is followed by book signing and a set by DJ Taylor Larsen.

> Volume is hosted and curated by Hallie Goodman and Dani Grammerstorf  French.  To learn more, please visit the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/volumehudson

> 7 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

HRC Showcase Theatre, dedicated to staged readings by professional actors of prize-winning plays, presents the staged reading of Trust Me by Paula Fell– “John has everyone, including his wife, in the dark about his nefarious business activities until a mysterious stranger arrives at his door.” – Directed by Artistic Director Barbara Waldinger – The performance is followed by a reception and a talkback with the playwright, actors, and director – Information and reservations at 851-2061 – Suggested donation at the door – 7:30 pmAuditorium, First Reformed Church of Hudson, 52 Green Street

Shemekia Copeland – If you ever wondered what happened to old-fashioned R&B, soul, and blues belting, seek no further. Shemekia Copeland carries on the tradition while carving out her own niche.  The Grammy Award-nominated vocalist—who already has a closet full of W.C.Handy Awards and Blues Music Awards--can show you how it’s done!  “While she is the daughter of the late Texas blues guitar legend Johnny Clyde Copeland, it’s her passion for singing, matched with her huge, blast-furnace voice that gives her music a timeless power and a heart-pounding urgency.  Her music comes from deep within her soul and from the streets of Harlem where she grew up, surrounded by the everyday sounds of the city—street performers, gospel singers, blasting radios, bands in local parks, and so much more.” – She has opened for the Rolling Stones and headlined at the Chicago Blues Festival and numerous festivals around the world, and has even performed at the White House for President and Mrs. Obama – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 21 and over– 9 pmClub Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Madonnathon – Madonna all night…and a little bit of Cher – With DJ Prephab – Pay cover at the door –– Information at halfmoonhudson.com or call 518-828-1562 – Doors open at 10 pm  – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Concerts in the Village presents its fourth concert of this spring season—A 19th century German Songbook for Voices and Piano Four-hands – With this concert CITV celebrates and supports the impressive talents of four singers from the Bard Graduate Vocal Arts Program and two Bard collaborative Piano Fellows – Featured will be duets and quartets by Johannes Brahms, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann, and Franz Schubert.  Included will be Brahms’ beloved Liebeslieder, op 52 (1868) and his Three Quartets, op. 31 (1859-63), as well as Schubert’s four polonaises, D. 599 (1818) for piano four-hands. – David Smith, Artistic Director of CITV, says:” For the past five years, we have enjoyed the outstanding contributions of graduate students from the Bard Vocal Arts Program, which is directed by the distinguished American soprano Dawn Upshaw.  It has seemed to me a perfect relationship: one that meets our essential need for top-drawer solo singing while at the same time providing promising musicians substantial ‘real life’ performing experience.  …” The singers include soprano Paulina Swierczek, mezzo-soprano Chloe Schaaf, tenor Eric Carey, bass Luke Macmillan, and pianists Florence Mak and Bethany Pietroniro –Reservations and information at concertsinthevillage.org – Students admitted free – 4 pm – Van Buren Hall, (lift available to 2nd floor) 6 Chatham Street (US Route 9), Kinderhook

Saturday-Sunday, April 14-15

Opening Night of PS21’s new state-of-the-art Black Box Theater! – Caleb Teicher & Company  sends its two top dancers—Caleb Teicher and Nic Gareiss–to help celebrate the long-awaited opening of the  99-seat Black Box Theater – Teicher and Gareiss are “two of  America’s  most elegant interpreters of traditional American dance forms, including tap, clogging, flatfooting, Irish step, and contemporary hybrids.” – The Saturday night performance at 8 pm is followed by a champagne reception; Sunday’s performance is at 2 pm – Tickets and information at 800-838-3006 or 518-392-6121 — PS21, 2980 Route 66, Chatham (one mile north of Chatham Village)

Sunday, April 15

Stage Russia HD presents Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya– This production won the Golden Mask Winner for best Drama – Information and tickets at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org   – Please note start time! – At 11:30 am, TSL is serving a Proletarian Platter of pork sausage, cabbage salad, beef barley soup and peasant bread – At intermission, audience members will be given a shot of vodka, compliments of the house. – Performance starts at 1 pm – In Russian with subtitles – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Substance Abuse Treatment program  – Claverack Free Library hosts a program detailing local resources available for prevention and treatment of substance use and addiction.  Chatham Police Chief Peter Volkmann will discuss the successful program he launched in 2016, “Chatham cares 4U,” which encourages residents who want to overcome their addiction to walk into the police station, turn over their drugs, and ask for help. Instead of arresting them, police find a treatment program appropriate to the situation and insurance coverage, and often will drive the resident to that program and stay in touch during and after treatment.  Since its inception in July 2016, it has placed 175 participants into treatment.  In addition, Columbia County Public Health Educator Victoria McGahan will talk about the many additional resources available throughout the county.  Ms. McGahan notes that the effects of substance abuse use in the community are more pervasive than people realize.  Concurrently, the library will host the Columbia Pathways to Recoverytraveling collection of 22 books on addictions and substance abuse.  The books, appropriate for teens and adults, may be borrowed.  The Claverack Library urges residents to “Bring your questions. Stay for refreshments.” – Information at 518-851-5667 or go to news@claveracklibrary.org2 pm – Claverack Free Library, 629 Route 23B (at intersection with Route 9H)

Seth ‘Sauerkraut’ Travins has been hosting his own old-fashioned old-style roots-music revues at Club Helsinki.  Travins is a one-man marvel of old-time country, Western swing, honky-tonk, and early rock ‘n’ roll styles, and he’s got a direct line into likeminded artists and bands all over the US and the globe who mine these styles with authenticity, virtuosity, and creativity, just like he does…He is often seen performing with Michael ‘Chops’ Laconte, one of the best rockabilly bass players around.  – As the Chops ‘n’Sauerkraut Trio, the boys are joined by Jim ‘Krewtons’ Krewson, who sings and plays drums… – The trio will kick off Club Helsinki Hudson’s new Ballroom Sessions for the spring/summer 2018 season…Known regionally for their mix of hard-edged rockabilly, honky-tonk, and garage-rock, the Chops ‘n’ Sauerkraut Trio will be singing and stomping through originals and favorite rock tunes while showcasing brand new songs upstairs in Helsinki’s gorgeous party ballroom on the venue’s second floor above the Restaurant  –  Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Dinner service begins at 5 pm in the Restaurant, doors to the ballroom open at 6 pm, performance begins at 7 pm Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Next Monday, April 16

Sidi Toure – Information at halfmoonhudson.com or call 518-828-1562 – 8 pm The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Next Tuesday, April 17

On the Fly Story Slam: – “The Aftermath” –On the Fly is joining forces with the Helsinki Open Mic series which takes place every Tuesday night.  On the Fly will be a monthly event, and will take place on the third Tuesday of every month, occupying the space one hour before the Helsinki  Open Mic.  Story Slam’s sign-up starts at 5:30 pm and the slam begins at 6 pm – The Slam is a Moth-style event where storytellers are given five minutes to tell a story based on personal experience relating to a specific theme. This week’s theme is “The Aftermath.” – According to the dictionary, the word “aftermath” can either mean “the consequences or aftereffects of a significant unpleasant event” or “new grass growing after mowing or harvest.”  Whether stories of regeneration or fundamental change, you are invited to come tell your personal stories about “that which followed.”  Neither notes nor props are allowed on stage. The slam is produced by Christina Thyssen and Debra Gitterman, On the Fly welcomes local storytellers and those who love stories to participate by telling a story, volunteering to judge, or simply by enjoying the events.  Storytellers are selected at random from those who sign up on the night of the story slam. – For more information, or to see further explanation of what is meant by “Aftermath,” please follow On The Fly Storyslam on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ontheflystoryslam/ and Instagram #ontheflystoryslam. – Sign-up at 5:30 pm; performance at 6 pmClub Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm –  Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street (Call ahead to confirm!) + Story Slam (See above)

Next Thursday, April 19

The Jacob Leisler Institute, in cooperation with the Hudson Area Library and the Gotham Center for New York History, presents Natives on the Land: American Indians in the Mid-Hudson Valley, a lecture by Dr. William A. Starna, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at SUNY Oneonta.  Dr. Starna is a long-time student of the Iroquoian and Algonquian peoples of eastern North America, in addition to federal and state Indian relations.  For many years he was a consultant with the Native American Rights Fund and has worked with over twenty American Indian tribes on land claims, treaty rights, and the federal acknowledgement process. – The lecture will be followed by Q&A and refreshments – Information by email to programs@hudsonarealibrary.orgor call 518-828-1792 x 101 – 6 pm – Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

* Peculiar Rarities – “For over 27 years, Carrie Haddad Gallery has prided itself on exhibiting some of the finest artworks in the Hudson Valley, from breathtaking Hudson River School-style landscapes to intense and unforgettable abstract-expressionist works.  Now, its time for something a little different…. Peculiar Rarities is exactly what it sounds like.  The exhibition includes media from porcelain to Play-Doh, and subject matter that includes icebergs, Victorian steampunk characters, conniving housewives, and Judy Garland.  From the moment you walk through the door, each space will house its own experience: here, spectral and Seuss-like; there, off-kilter and gritty, all of it richly blending beauty with provocation….”  Twelve artists are showing their work in this exhibition. – On view through June 10 – Information at info@carriehaddadgallery.com  or 518-828-1915 – Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street

* Edition –A group show highlighting the multiple/edition artwork, in various media from stone lithography to digital prints, including works by Justin Baker, Jef Bourgeau, Garth Evans, Eric Fischl, Emily Gui, Willlem de Kooning, Julian Opie, Lucio Pozzi, David Salle, Ed Smith, and others – On view during gallery hours on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm, and by appointment  – On view through April 15 – Information at brucebergmann@hotmail.com   – BCB ART, 116 Warren Street

* Bash Bish Falls Produced by and first shown at Roeliff Jansen Historical Society..  The exhibit celebrates the rich history of the Falls—one of New England’s tallest and most dramatic waterfalls.  Bash Bish has been the Roe Jan region’s single biggest attraction for more than 150 years.  The exhibit presents the geology of the falls, early Native American mythology, the artists associated with the Hudson River School of Art who painted the falls, several commercial enterprises, and the efforts to preserve and protect this spectacular cascade.  In addition there is a related video installation at the History Room of the library and anyone who wishes to have their images of Bash Bish included in the installation can send them to  programs@hudsonarealibrary.org   The exhibit was originally curated by Greg Keffer and Darin Johnson. –  On view through April 30 – Information at http://hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x 101 – Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

* Stephanie Bernheim: Pixels and Particulates – Using glass windows, Pine Plains oilcloth, simple mechanical devices, printers and camera phones, and even discarded awnings from Sausbier’s in Hudson, Stephanie Bernheim has for many years explored the limits of common materials and simple mechanical devices through her work.  In Pixels and Particulates, Bernheim uses her PalmPilot as her sketchbook.  In it, she draws on complex photographs to try to capture today’s accelerated frenzy of seeing and responding to images.  In addition, her Tower of Tires Project will be on view – On view through May 13 – Information at 518-822-1438  – Hudson Hall, Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

* LINE AND CURVE: The Ellsworth Kelly and Jack Shear Shaker Collection from the Shaker Museum/Mount Lebanon with prints by Ellsworth Kelly – Generously donated to the Museum in 2016, the Shaker objects provide an overview of Shaker design and aesthetics.  Featured is Kelly’s worktable, purchased in 1970 near Kelly’s home in Columbia County and used throughout his life – A rare oval box is reminiscent of shapes that can be found in Kelly’s  prints, as are the simple lines of a three-drawer chest and the curved slats of a chair.  The juxtaposition of the curved and the straight is a hallmark of Kelly’s work – On view through May 13Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street

* John Lees:  Drawings – On view through April 22 – Information at 518-828-5907 or www.johndavisgallery.com   – John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

* SIT-IN – The exhibition is described by the curator, Kristen Dodge, as “a collective look at the split behavior of a familiar form.”  She goes on to say, “In an interrogation room, two chairs face each other across a desk.  At the birthday party, the guest of honor sits at the head of the table.  In the museum, seating is placed at regular intervals for rest.  At the principal’s office, the student is instructed to ‘sit down.’  Beside a comedian stands a tall, empty stool.  At an auction, everyone sits, save the auctioneer. – A seat is a frame and a proposition.   A person sitting either subscribes to or rejects suggestion; their body gives in to the framework, or contradicts it: settles into an armrest or sits forward, lounges on a chaise or perches on edge….”  The exhibition includes work by 18 women artists – On view through May 20 – Information at septembergallery.com  or call 518-822-1333 – September Gallery, 449 Warren Street #3

* Orchid Homunculus: Photography by H. David Stein – Also exhibiting recent work by gallery artists – On view through April 29 – Information at 518-822-0510 or go to www.510warrenstreetgallery.com  – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

* Memories of Childhood – Two solo exhibitions and a portfolio showcase—all on the theme of “memories of childhood.” Solo Exhibitions:21 Magnolia Rd.: Kev Filmore, photography and mixed media and Orchard Trail: Michal Greenboim, photography – diptychs ; Portfolio Showcase: Memories of Childhood: Flynn Larsen, photography and Memories of Childhood by the Sea: Leslie Jean-Bart, photography – diptychs – On view through May 6 – Information at 518-567-4056 or by email to Karen@DavisOrtonGallery.com – davisortongallery.com  DavisOrton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

* Neoteric Abstract – Works by twenty-one abstract artists – Featuring “lyrical, expressive, precise, and emotionally raw works of art including  photography, sculpture, painting, and varied medias.”  – Information at 518-828-2343 or www.slowart.com/limner  – Limner Gallery, 123 Warren Street

* Christie Scheele: Atlas/Hudson River Valley – A walk through the Hudson River Valley’s open spaces from Albany south to Manhattan – On view through May 6 – Information at www.thompsongirouxgallery.com or call 518-392-3336 – Thompson Giroux Gallery, 57 Main Street, Chatham

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All content herein copyright 2018 Ellen Thurston                      ellenthurston1@gmail.com

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Art Events in Hudson NY and beyond, April 2 to April 10, 2018 and Ongoing

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  “ellenthurston1@gmail.com“.  Please use this address for all correspondence/

 Monday, April 2 through Sunday, April 8

Films at TSL

Held Over:  The Rape of Recy Taylor; I, Tonya; The Silence; Persona

New This Week:  Claire’s Camera; The Young Karl Marx; Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach

Schedule and tickets at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.orgTime & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Tuesday, April 3

On April 3, 2018, The Town of Ghent, NY began the celebration of its Bicentennial at the Ghent post office with recognition that the United States Postal Service has issued a special bicentennial pictorial postmark – Historical walking tours will take place over the summer and a festive town-wide celebration will take place the weekend of October 13 with a Community Day parade and fireworks.  Celebratory banners have already been displayed along Route 66 in the hamlet of Ghent in honor of its founding.  For further information contact the Ghent Town Historian, Gregg Berninger at 518-758-2692 or go to historian@townofghent.org

Thursday, April 5

Hudson Area Library’s Nonfiction Book Group will be discussing Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond. – The book is available to borrow in print or e-book, and on CD, through the library.  To reserve a copy, visit the online catalog, call 518-828-1792 x101 or stop by the main desk at the library. – The nonfiction book group is focused on history and social and political life in North America.  The group utilizes the best in nonfiction books chosen by participants to explore issues that are topical today.  All are welcome to join, with the hope that participants will impact each other through discussion and community.  Mark Orton, a library board member, is the moderator for discussions.  Information at 518-828-1792 x 101 – 6 pm to 7:30 pm – Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

ThursdayFriday, April 5-6

Supertone presents Jackson and the Janks with Sam Doores and Nick Panken – “…a rare and amazing show once again filling the Half Moon with the sounds (and smells) of New Orleans – Jackson and the Janks are a New Orleans based rock and roll and rhythm and blues garage gospel band.  Playing for about two years now, they’re known to light up the floor with old fashioned good dancin’ music, and songs about good news, bad situations, and poor fools stumblin’ in the dark.  Bass sax holding it down and sacred steel lifting you up.”  Sam Doores of The Deslondes, and Nick Panken of Spirit Family Reunion will each play solo sets.  – Information at halfmoonhudson.com or call 518-828-1562 – From Thursday at 8 am to Friday at 12 am  – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Friday, April 6

HWM’s Big Rose Tasting – Jess will be opening the new vintages of Pomponette, Gobelsburg, and the new standout Loire Valley producer Sylvain Bailly, as well as pre-selling favorites like Cammanderie de Peyrassol, Lucien Crochet Sancerre Rose, Chateau Pradeaux Rose, and Magnums of Isle Saint Pierre – Information at hudsonwinemerchants.com or call 518-828-6411 – 5 to 7 pmHudson Wine Merchants, 341 Warren Street

New Research on Thomas Cole! – As part of the Annual Fellowship Program, the 2017-18 Cole Fellows will reveal new discoveries about Cole and the historic site where he lived and worked .  Subjects range from revelations about “the women artists of Cedar Grove,” including Cole’s sister Sarah and his daughter Emily; to a discussion of how Cole “ consciously changed certain aspects of the American landscape in order to convey ideas and inspire emotions.” Admission is free – Information at www.thomascole.org – A toast and reception at 5 pm will be followed by presentations starting at 5:15 pm  – The New Studio, Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill

FridaySaturday, April 6-7

Cooking Classes – On Friday, Valley Variety begins a series of classes beginning with Knife Skills, demonstrated by Chef Tim Forringer – The class will cover how to cut, slice, chop, and mince, plus some advanced techniques – Participants are encouraged to bring their kitchen knives to use during the class – Chef Tim will use the cut vegetables to prepare a popular Korean noodle dish called japchae for the class to enjoy – Saturday’s class – Cheese Making will be taught by Brent Zimmerman , who will explain the process and the variables that affect the qualities and tastes of cheese –-Advance registration is recommended for all classes – Information at valleyvariety.com or call 518-828-0033 – Friday: 6:30 to 8:30 pm; Saturday: 9:30 to 11:30 am – Valley Variety, 705 Warren Street

Saturday, April 7

The Hudson Farmers’ Market’s indoor market is open for business every Saturday through the  month of April.  You will find prepared foods, bread, cookies, spring greens, spring flowers, eggs, meats and cheeses, and more – Information at hudsonfarmersmarketny.com10 am to 1 pmFormer Elks Lodge at 601 Union Street (at Union and Sixth Street)

ONE FAIR: Our New Energy – A new event at Basilica Hudson sets out to equip Hudson Valley residents with affordable tools for environmentally sustainable living – The event is presented by Basilica Hudson and Virago Futures – Admission is free – ONE Fair features a marketplace of local sustainability organizations to serve as an information resource for those concerned about climate and energy challenges.  Local organizations will share stories of their efforts to preserve and enliven the Hudson River region.  A creative studio workshop series will also be in place, so that attendees can connect with their neighbors and the region’s broader sustainability ecosystem to exchange ideas, tips, and practical advice.  “The Hudson Valley is the birthplace of the American environmental movement…The investment and engagement of local organizations gives us hope for the future, and we are proud to be joining the dialogue and bringing the Hudson Valley community together to imagine how to make a sustainable and amazing place to work.” Said Melissa Auf der Maur, Basilica’s co-founder and director.  – Basilica will once again partner with the Good Work Institute and writer, filmmaker and six-time National Geographic Expeditions Council grantee Jon Bowermaster.  The ONE Fair event will include a screening of Seeds of Hope, the latest film from Oceans 8 Films’ Hudson River Stories series and part of the Hope On The Hudson screening tour from Saratoga to Battery Park.  Seeds of Hope follows the Akwesasne Tribe of Northern New York, Hudson Valley Farm Hub and Seedshed, from planting to harvest as they honor Native American seeds that are at risk of disappearing.  Can they preserve their rich agricultural heritage and stories that each seed holds?  ONE Fair will conclude with a 4 pm screening of Seeds of Hope followed by group discussion.  Filmmaker Jon Bowermaster will be present for Q&A.  – Information at basilicahudson.org10 am to 5 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Super Saturday – Abracadabra!  It’s Mr. Twisty! Spend a magical morning at the Firefighting  Museum with Mr. Twisty as he performs an interactive magic show that is sure to amaze you – Kids will learn all about fire safety as Mr. Twisty astounds them with his magic. – After the show, kids can make their own magical wands to take home with them, so they too can be magnificent magicians!  There are sure to be lots of surprises from Mr. Twisty’s bag of tricks, so don’t miss the fun!.  – Free admission – Information at 518-822-1874 – 10:30 am FASNY Museum of Firefighting, 117 Harry Howard Avenue

 

The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD presents its production of Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte – Information and tickets at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org  – 12:55 pmTime & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Exhibition Opening – Orchid Homunculus: Photography by H. David Stein – Also exhibiting recent work by gallery artists – Information at 518-822-0510 or visit  www.510warrenstreetgallery.com  – 3 to 6 pm – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

Exhibition Openings –- Two solo exhibitions and a portfolio showcase—all on the theme of Memories of Childhood  Solo Exhibitions: 21 Magnolia Rd.: Kev Filmore, photography and mixed media Orchard Trail: Michal Greenboim, photography – diptychs.  Portfolio Showcase: Memories of Childhood: Flynn Larsen, photography Memories of Childhood by the Sea: Leslie Jean-Bart, photography – diptychs  Information at 518-567-4056 or by email to Karen@DavisOrtonGallery.com davisortongallery.comReception from 5 to 7 pm – Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – SIT-IN – The exhibition is described by the curator, Kristen Dodge, as “a collective look at the split behavior of a familiar form.”  She goes on to say, “In an interrogation room, two chairs face each other across a desk.  At the birthday party, the guest of honor sits at the head of the table.  In the museum, seating is placed at regular intervals for rest.  At the principal’s office, the student is instructed to ‘sit down.’  Beside a comedian stands a tall, empty stool.  At an auction, everyone sits, save the auctioneer. – A seat is a frame and a proposition.   A person sitting either subscribes to or rejects suggestion; their body gives in to the framework, or contradicts it: settles into an armrest or sits forward, lounges on a chaise or perches on edge….”  The exhibition includes work by 18 women artists – Information at septembergallery.com  or call 518-822-1333 – 6 to 8 pm September, 449 Warren Street #3

Bettye LaVette  – One of the most amazing comeback stories of the last decade in popular music has been that of Bettye LaVette.  LaVette had been a rising star on the R&B scene in the mid-1960s, but as so often happened even with the most talented of performers, she just couldn’t catch a break.  For LaVette, it was always one step forward, two steps back, through no fault of her own.  Yet she has never lost her perspective or sense of humor.  “I’m not a has-been.  I’m an old never-was,” she says.  In fact, The New York Times calls her “one of the greatest of all soul singers.” – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com9 pm Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Botanica with DJ Ephraim Asili – Information at halfmoonhudson.com or call 518-828-1562 – 9 pmThe Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Tousey Winery’s Spring Release Party – The long wait is over.  The Rebellion Rose and the Chardonnay are back on the shelves.  Be the first to taste the new vintages.  But wait—there is more.  Tousey will be releasing its very first Sauvignon Blanc at the Spring Release Party.  Come and help celebrate – Information at 518-567-5462 or info@touseywinery.com11 am to 8 pm – Tousey Winery, 1774 Route 9, Germantown

Passive Solar House Tour:  Net Zero Retrofit – The owners of 81 Summit Street in Philmont are offering a rare opportunity to examine the building science behind the remarkable transformation of a 1960s ranch house (dependent on fossil fuels) into a no-energy cost, carbon-free, two-story vacation retreat.  Combining existing and new construction with passive house measures such as air barrier placement, thick insulation, high-performance windows, and energy recovery demonstrates how this extraordinary result can be accomplished within the realm of conventional building.  Furthermore, all house services are powered through on-site energy generation consisting of an appropriately sized, net metered, solar-panel system which enables Passive House Plus certification.  Meet the architect, the building science engineer and the solar panel designer to discover how passive house HERS rating below 40 and net-zero can be accomplished on commonplace projects through smart, coordinated and strategically sequenced planning.  This mid-construction phase will only happen once, so don’t miss it! – Since this is a construction site, be sure to wear appropriate shoes. You will be asked to sign a required waiver at the site.  Free admission. – No toilet facilities are available.   Required RSVP by email to tapandfly@gmail.com – 12 noon to 2 pm – 81 Summit Street,  Philmont  – (Park on the adjoining Union Court Street)

Sunday, April 8

Sunday Salon Series – Thomas Cole National Historic Site is celebrating the bicentennial anniversary of Thomas Cole’s arrival in America from England in 1818.  The Sunday Salon Series is part of the celebration – This Sunday it presents Sophie Lynford, Ph.D. candidate,  History of Art, Yale University, speaking on Idyllic and Industrial Visions: Thomas Cole, William Guy Wall, and the Hudson  River Her presentation  will tell the story of the relationship between Thomas Cole and another British-born artist who painted the Hudson Valley in the 1820s, William Guy Wall.  Immigrating to the United States in 1818, the same year Cole arrived, Wall provided the watercolors for the popular volume, The Hudson River Portfolio.  The book’s release coincided with the transformation of the Hudson Valley into a destination for landscape tourism, likely encouraging Cole to visit the region.  But the Portfolio showcased the industrialization springing up in the Hudson Valley, while Cole purposely omitted signs of such commercial activity in his early canvases.  Toward the end of the 1820s, however, the two artists enjoyed a relationship characterized by reciprocal influence.  While the Portfolio may have drawn Cole to the Hudson Valley, Cole’s first canvases of the area encouraged Wall to revisit the region, to try his hand at painting in oil, and to experiment with more idiosyncratic compositions similar to those he saw in Cole’s work.  The Salon takes place in the New Studio on the Thomas Cole site.  A map of the site can be found on the website – Information and tickets at http://thomascole.org/visit/ or call 518-943-7465 – 2 to 3 pmThe New Studio, Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill

Concerts in the Village presents its third concert of this spring season – Beethoven and Mendelssohn:  Second Symphonies from the Romantic Age – Performed by The Broad Street Chorale, the Broad Street Orchestra, sopranosCaroline Dunigan and Chloe Schaaf, and tenor Jon Morrell.  David Smith conducts – Three important works of early 19th century Romanticism: Mendelssohn’s seldom heard concert aria Infelice (1843), Beethoven’s spiritedSymphony No. 2 in D major (1801-02), and Mendelssohn’s monumental Symphony-Cantata,  Lobgesang (1840), for large orchestra, chorus and soloists.  Lyricism and grandeur brilliantly combined in one listening experience – Information at www.concertsinthevillage.org  or 518-758-6869 – 3 pm – Kinderhook Reformed Church, 21 Broad Street, Kinderhook

The world-renowned Merlin and Polina Shepherd Klezmer Duo brings its innovative blend of world music, jazz, classical, Islamic, Russian, Yiddish, and klezmer sounds to Club Helsinki as part of the Rogovoy Salon, the music and literary series curated and hosted by cultural journalist and music critic Seth Rogovoy – “Merlin Shepherd is widely considered one of the greatest and most influential klezmer clarinetists of our time.  As a teacher, the Welsh-born and-raised Shepherd has mentored several generations of young, emerging, and rising klezmer artists—especially clarinetists. It is no exaggeration to say that the sound of klezmer clarinet as it is widely played across the globe today has in large part been shaped and molded by Merlin Shepherd” – Polina Shepherd’s diverse musical background and her extraordinary native talent as a vocalist and pianist have quickly propelled her to the top rung of Yiddish and Russian performers.  Polina was born in Siberia and grew up in a Russian Jewish home where songs were regularly sung at table. – Growing up in the Republic of Tatarstan placed her close to Islamic ornamentation and timbre, which can be heard in her unique vocal style and her stunning four-octave range….” – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.comDoors at 5 pm, performance at 7 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Next Tuesday, April 10

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm  –  Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street (Call ahead to confirm!)

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

* Peculiar Rarities – “For over 27 years, Carrie Haddad Gallery has prided itself on exhibiting some of the finest artworks in the Hudson Valley, from breathtaking Hudson River School-style landscapes to intense and unforgettable abstract-expressionist works.  Now, its time for something a little different…. Peculiar Rarities is exactly what it sounds like.  The exhibition includes media from porcelain to Play-Doh, and subject matter that includes icebergs, Victorian steampunk characters, conniving housewives, and Judy Garland.  From the moment you walk through the door, each space will house its own experience: here, spectral and Seuss-like; there, off-kilter and gritty, all of it richly blending beauty with provocation….”  Twelve artists are showing their work in this exhibition. – On view through June 10 – Information at info@carriehaddadgallery.com  or 518-828-1915 – Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street

* Marianne Stikas: New Work On view through April 8 – Information at 518-828-5489 –  Vince Mulford Antiques, 419 Warren Street

* Edition –A group show highlighting the multiple/edition artwork, in various media from stone lithography to digital prints, including works by Justin Baker, Jef Bourgeau, Garth Evans, Eric Fischl, Emily Gui, Willlem de Kooning, Julian Opie, Lucio Pozzi, David Salle, Ed Smith, and others – On view during gallery hours on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm, and by appointment  – On view through April 15 – Information at brucebergmann@hotmail.com   – BCB ART, 116 Warren Street

* Bash Bish Falls – Produced by and first shown at Roeliff Jansen Historical Society..  The exhibit celebrates the rich history of the Falls—one of New England’s tallest and most dramatic waterfalls.  Bash Bish has been the Roe Jan region’s single biggest attraction for more than 150 years.  The exhibit presents the geology of the falls, early Native American mythology, the artists associated with the Hudson River School of Art who painted the falls, several commercial enterprises, and the efforts to preserve and protect this spectacular cascade.  In addition there is a related video installation at the History Room of the library and anyone who wishes to have their images of Bash Bish included in the installation can send them to  programs@hudsonarealibrary.org   The exhibit was originally curated by Greg Keffer and Darin Johnson. –  On view through April 30 – Information at http://hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x 101 – Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

* Stephanie Bernheim: Pixels and Particulates Using glass windows, Pine Plains oilcloth, simple mechanical devices, printers and camera phones, and even discarded awnings from Sausbier’s in Hudson, Stephanie Bernheim has for many years explored the limits of common materials and simple mechanical devices through her work.  In Pixels and Particulates, Bernheim uses her PalmPilot as her sketchbook.  In it, she draws on complex photographs to try to capture today’s accelerated frenzy of seeing and responding to images.  In addition, her Tower of Tires Project will be on view – On view through May 13 – Information at 518-822-1438  – Hudson Hall, Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

 * LINE AND CURVE: The Ellsworth Kelly and Jack Shear Shaker Collection from the Shaker Museum/Mount Lebanon with prints by Ellsworth Kelly – Generously donated to the Museum in 2016, the Shaker objects provide an overview of Shaker design and aesthetics.  Featured is Kelly’s worktable, purchased in 1970 near Kelly’s home in Columbia County and used throughout his life – A rare oval box is reminiscent of shapes that can be found in Kelly’s  prints, as are the simple lines of a three-drawer chest and the curved slats of a chair.  The juxtaposition of the curved and the straight is a hallmark of Kelly’s work – On view through May 13Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street

* John Lees:  Drawings – On view through April 22 – Information at 518-828-5907 or www.johndavisgallery.com   – John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

* Christie Scheele: Atlas/Hudson River Valley – A walk through the Hudson River Valley’s open spaces from Albany south to Manhattan – On view through May 6 – Information at www.thompsongirouxgallery.com or call 518-392-3336 – Thompson Giroux Gallery, 57 Main Street, Chatham

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All content herein copyright 2018 Ellen Thurston                      ellenthurston1@gmail.com

 

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Art Events in Hudson NY and beyond, March 26 to April 5, 2018 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
Ellen’s e-mail address  “ellenthurston1@gmail.com“.  Please use this address for all correspondence/

Monday, March 26 through Sunday, April 1

Films at TSL:

> The Rape of Recy Taylor – (2017) – Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother, was raped by six white men in 1944 Alabama.  Recy Taylor bravely identified her rapists.  The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator Rosa Parks, who triggered an unprecedented cry for justice.  The 1955 bus boycott was an end result, not a beginning.

> I, Tonya – (2017) Nominated for three 2018 Academy Awards – A darkly comic tale of one of the most sensational scandals in sports history.  Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, she was defined by her infamous and poorly executed attack on fellow competitor Nancy Kerrigan – Alison Janney plays her acid-tongued mother.

> Persona (1966) Part of the Ingmar Bergman Centennial, celebrating Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman’s 100th birthday – In Swedish with subtitles

> The Silence (1963) –  Part of the Ingmar Bergman Centennial – In Swedish with subtitles

> Hour of the Wolf (1968) – Part of the Ingmar Bergman Centennial: – In Swedish with subtitles

> Double Lover – Crafting a deliriously cinematic web of suspense, shock, eroticism, and power dynamics, writer/director Francois Ozon (Swimming Pool) returns to master the thriller genre. – In French with subtitles

> The Disaster Artist – (2017) – James Franco transforms the tragicomic true story of aspiring filmmaker and infamous Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau, an artist whose passion was as sincere as his methods were questionable, into a celebration of friendship, artistic expression, and dreams pursued against insurmountable odds.  Based on Greg Sestero’s best-selling tell-all about the making of Tommy’s cult-classic disaster piece The Room (“The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made”)

> Have a Nice Day – A hard rain is about to fall on a small town in Southern China. In a desperate move to find money to save his fiancee’s failed plastic surgery, Xiao Zhang , a mere driver, steals a bag containing one million  from his boss.  News of the robbery spreads fast within the town and, over the course of one night, everyone starts looking for Xiao Zhang and his money. Filmmaker Liu Jian delivers a whirlwind neo-noir, cementing his place as a pioneering force in independent Chinese animation. – In Mandarin with subtitles.

> A Ciambra – Pio wants the respect of his older brother whom he emulates in every way, including his career as a petty criminal.  When both his father and brother are arrested, Pio is determined to prove that he can step up and be the head of this sprawling Romani family.  But a fateful night and a wrenching decision soon test just how ready he is.  The action is steeped in the complex social fabric of Southern Italy where Italians, Romani, and African migrants coexist in uneasy tension.  In Italian with subtitles

> 24 Frames –“In his final film the late Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami gave himself a challenge: to create a dialogue between his work as a filmmaker and his work as a photographer.  He selected twenty-four still images, most of them stark landscapes inhabited only by foraging birds and other wildlife, and digitally animated them into subtly evolving vignettes, creating a series of poignant studies in movement, perception, and time. A graceful and elegiac farewell from one of the giants of world cinema.”

> RaphaelRaphael Sanzio died at the age of 37 and yet managed to leave an indelible  mark in art. In a well-balanced dialogue between historical reconstructions and artistic commentary, the film retraces the most significant moments of his life… — In Italian with subtitles

> Schedule and tickets at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.orgTime & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Thursday, March 29

Bread & Puppet Theater presents Cantastorias from the Possibilitarian Arsenal Information and tickets at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org7:30 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Friday, March 30

Good Friday

Bread & Puppet Theater presents The Basic Bye-Bye Show – Information and tickets at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org  –Benefit Supper at 6:30 pm, Performance at 7:30 pm Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

DJ Uncle Rudy –  Information at halfmoonhudson.com or call 518-828-15629 pmThe Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1

Ghent Playhouse presents its production of the Broadway musical, Cabaret, with  music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb – Directed by Matthew Teichner – This is the final weekend of  this production – Reservations and information at www.ghentplayhouse.org  or 1-800-838-3006 or 518-392-6264Friday & Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm – Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Place, off Route 66, Ghent

Saturday, March 31

Passover begins

The Hudson Farmers’ Market’s indoor market is open for business every Saturday through the  month of April.  You will find prepared foods, bread, cookies, spring greens, spring flowers, eggs, meats and cheeses, and more – Information at hudsonfarmersmarketny.com10 am to 1 pmFormer Elks Lodge at 601 Union Street (at Union and Sixth Street)

The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD presents its production of Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte Information and tickets at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org  – 1 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Exhibition Opening – John Lees:  Drawings – On view through April 22 – Information at 518-828-5907 or www.johndavisgallery.com   – John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

The Revelers – Today’s avatars of swamp-pop, the Grammy Award-nominated supergroup The Revelers, brings its Louisiana jukebox music to Hudson – The group’s latest album, “Get Ready,” was nominated in the Best Regional Roots category at the Grammy Awards.  This Helsinki appearance is co-produced with Oldtone Roots Music. – The musicians comprising the Revelers, are founding members of the Red Stick Ramblers and the Pine Leaf Boys, unquestionably the two groups at the vanguard of the Louisiana cultural renaissance.  With the Revelers, the musicians have formed a Louisiana supergroup blending swamp-pop, Cajun, country, blues and zydeco into a powerful blend of roots music that could only come from southwest Louisiana  – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com9 pmClub Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Sunday, April 1

Easter Sunday

Plant Medicine Tour of 2018 with Johanna Warren (Portland, OR) at the Spotty Dog – Featuring the Goof Fight Herb Company, Vesper Thyme Designs and The People’s Cauldron – “On the record release tour for her new album,“Gemini II,” out February 16 on Spirit House Records, Portland singer-songwriter Johanna Warren is aligning with local herbalists, farmers and activists in every city to share herbal medicine and weave community around connection to the Land.” – “A minutely examined and revelatory emotional upheaval, a view of a failed romance sung with meditative grace.”—The New York Times.  Pitchfork  calls it “Heartbreaking and stirring”   – Rolling Stone calls Warren “one of ‘4 singer-Songwriters you Need to Know”.  – Information at www.thespottydog.com/events/all-events or call 518-671-6006  – 7 to 10 pm –  Doors at 7 pm, Music at 8 pmSpotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Next Tuesday, April 3

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pmPerformance from 7 to 10 pm  (following the Story Slam) –  Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street (Call ahead to confirm!)

Next Wednesday, April 4

Public Meeting – Hudson Development Corporation will hold a Special Board Meeting to hear a sub-committee’s assessment of three proposals for development of the Kaz warehouse property on the Hudson waterfront – The meeting is open to members of the public – Information at 518-751-104512 noon – Conference Room, 1 North Front Street

Next Thursday, April 5

Hudson Area Library’s Nonfiction Book Group will be discussing Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond .– The book is available to borrow in print or e-book, and on CD through the library.  To reserve a copy, visit the online catalog, call 518-828-1792 x101 or stop by the main desk at the library. – The nonfiction book group is focused on history and social and political life in North America.  The group will utilize the best in nonfiction books chosen by participants to explore issues that are topical today.  All are welcome to join with the hope that participants will impact each other through community and discussion.  Mark Orton, a library board member, is the moderator for discussions.  Information at 518-828-1792 x 1016 pm to 7:30 pmHudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

* The Deployment Project and Other Works: Paintings by Marilyn Orner – On view through April 1 – Information at www.510warrenstreetgallery.com  or call 518-822-0510510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

* The Eighties – Works by Sandro Chia, Arch Connelly, Rick Dillingham, Vincent Dion, Joan Fitzsimmons, Federico Guzman, Kiyoshi Ike, Antonio Lopez, Gerald Saladyga, and Herman Spoerel – On view through April 1 – Information at www.conceptohudson.com  – Concepto Hudson, 741 Warren Street

* Peculiar Rarities – “For over 27 years, Carrie Haddad Gallery has prided itself on exhibiting some of the finest artworks in the Hudson Valley, from breathtaking Hudson River School-style landscapes to intense and unforgettable abstract-expressionist works.  Now, its time for something a little different…. Peculiar Rarities is exactly what it sounds like.  The exhibition includes media from porcelain to Play-Doh, and subject matter that includes icebergs, Victorian steampunk characters, conniving housewives, and Judy Garland.  From the moment you walk through the door, each space will house its own experience: here, spectral and Seuss-like; there, off-kilter and gritty, all of it richly blending beauty with provocation….”  Twelve artists are showing their work in this exhibition. – On view through June 10 – Information at info@carriehaddadgallery.com  or 518-828-1915Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street

* Marianne Stikas: New Work – On view through April 8 – Information at 518-828-5489 –  Vince Mulford Antiques, 419 Warren Street

* Edition –A group show highlighting the multiple/edition artwork, in various media from stone lithography to digital prints, including works by Justin Baker, Jef Bourgeau, Garth Evans, Eric Fischl, Emily Gui, Willlem de Kooning, Julian Opie, Lucio Pozzi, David Salle, Ed Smith, and others – On view during gallery hours on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm, and by appointment  – On view through April 15 – Information at brucebergmann@hotmail.com   – BCB ART, 116 Warren Street

* Bash Bish Falls – Produced by and first shown at Roeliff Jansen Historical Society..  The exhibit celebrates the rich history of the Falls—one of New England’s tallest and most dramatic waterfalls.  Bash Bish has been the Roe Jan region’s single biggest attraction for more than 150 years.  The exhibit presents the geology of the falls, early Native American mythology, the artists associated with the Hudson River School of Art who painted the falls, several commercial enterprises, and the efforts to preserve and protect this spectacular cascade.  In addition there is a related video installation at the History Room of the library and anyone who wishes to have their images of Bash Bish included in the installation can send them to  programs@hudsonarealibrary.org   The exhibit was originally curated by Greg Keffer and Darin Johnson. –  On view through April 30 – Information at http://hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x 101 – Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

* Stephanie Bernheim: Pixels and Particulates – Using glass windows, Pine Plains oilcloth, simple mechanical devices, printers and camera phones, and even discarded awnings from Sausbier’s in Hudson, Stephanie Bernheim has for many years explored the limits of common materials and simple mechanical devices through her work.  In Pixels and Particulates, Bernheim uses her PalmPilot as her sketchbook.  In it, she draws on complex photographs to try to capture today’s accelerated frenzy of seeing and responding to images.  In addition, her Tower of Tires Project will be on view – On view through May 13 – Information at 518-822-1438  – Hudson Hall, Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

 * LINE AND CURVE: The Ellsworth Kelly and Jack Shear Shaker Collection from the Shaker Museum/Mount Lebanon with prints by Ellsworth Kelly – Generously donated to the Museum in 2016, the Shaker objects provide an overview of Shaker design and aesthetics.  Featured is Kelly’s worktable, purchased in 1970 near Kelly’s home in Columbia County and used throughout his life – A rare oval box is reminiscent of shapes that can be found in Kelly’s  prints, as are the simple lines of a three-drawer chest and the curved slats of a chair.  The juxtaposition of the curved and the straight is a hallmark of Kelly’s work – On view through May 13Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street

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All content herein copyright 2018 Ellen Thurston                      ellenthurston1@gmail.com

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Art Events in Hudson NY and beyond, March 12 to March 20, 2018 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
Ellen’s e-mail address  “ellenthurston1@gmail.com“.  Please use this address for all correspondence/

On view through April 30 

Bash Bish Falls comes to the Library – An exhibit about Bash Bish Falls, produced by and first shown at Roeliff Jansen Historical Society, is on display in the library’s Community Room until the end of April.  The exhibit celebrates the rich history of the Falls—one of New England’s tallest and most dramatic waterfalls.  Bash Bish has been the Roe Jan region’s single biggest attraction for more than 150 years.  The exhibit presents the geology of the falls, early Native American mythology, the artists associated with the Hudson River School of Art who painted the falls, several commercial enterprises, and the efforts to preserve and protect this spectacular cascade.    In addition there will be a related video installation at the History Room of the library and anyone who wishes to have their images of Bash Bish included in the installation can send to programs @hudsonarealibrary.org   The exhibit was originally curated by Greg Keffer and Darin Johnson. –  On view through April 30 – Information at http://hudsonarealibrary.org  or call 518-828-1792 x 101 Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

 

Monday-Sunday, March 12-18, 2018

Films at TSL:

> Have a Nice Day – A hard rain is about to fall on a small town in Southern China. In a desperate move to find money to save his fiancee’s failed plastic surgery, Xiao Zhang , a mere driver, steals a bag containing one million  from his boss.  News of the robbery spreads fast within the town and, over the course of one night, everyone starts looking for Xiao Zhang and his money. Filmmaker Liu Jian delivers a whirlwind neo-noir, cementing his place as a pioneering force in independent Chinese animation. – In Mandarin with subtitles.

> A Ciambra – Pio wants the respect of his older brother whom he emulates in every way, including his career as a petty criminal.  When both his father and brother are arrested, Pio is determined to prove that he can step up and be the head of this sprawling Romani family.  But a fateful night and a wrenching decision soon test just how ready he is.  The action is steeped in the complex social fabric of Southern Italy where Italians, Romani, and African migrants coexist in uneasy tension.  In Italian with subtitles

> Double Lover – Crafting a deliriously cinematic web of suspense, shock, eroticism, and power dynamics, writer/director Francois Ozon (Swimming Pool) returns to master the thriller genre. – In French with subtitles

> In the Intense Now – An exploration of the revolutions of 1968 across four countries – The film reflects on footage of the French students’ uprising; the images captured by amateurs  during the invasion of Czechoslovakia when forces led by the Soviet Union put an end to the Prague Spring; the scenes that a tourist filmed in China in 1966, the year of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution; and footage from the filmmaker’s own childhood in Brazil during the establishment and rule of a repressive military dictatorship – In Portuguese with subtitles

> 24 Frames –“In his final film the late Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami gave himself a challenge: to create a dialogue between his work as a filmmaker and his work as a photographer.  He selected twenty-four still images, most of them stark landscapes inhabited only by foraging birds and other wildlife, and digitally animated them into subtly evolving vignettes, creating a series of poignant studies in movement, perception, and time. A graceful and elegiac farewell from one of the giants of world cinema.”

> RaphaelRaphael Sanzio died at the age of 37 and yet managed to leave an indelible  mark in art. In a well-balanced dialogue between historical reconstructions and artistic commentary, the film retraces the most significant moments of his life… — In Italian with subtitles

> Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? – “In 1946, my great-grandfather murdered a black man named Bill Spann and got away with it.”  So begins Travis Wilkerson’s critically acclaimed documentary…which takes us on a journey through the American South to uncover the truth behind a horrific incident.

> Western  — “A group of German construction workers installs a hydroelectric plant in rural Bulgaria.  The land awakens their sense of adventure, but tensions mount when Meiinhard, the silent newcomer, mixes with the villagers.” – In German, Bulgarian, and English, with subtitles.

> Beuys – Thirty years after his death, Joseph Beuys is still one of the most influential artists of his generation. Known for his contributions to the Fluxus movement and his work across diverse media, from happening and performance to sculpture, installation, and graphic art, Beuys’s expanded concept of the artist places him in the middle of relevant discourses on media, community, and capitalism   – In English and German with subtitles.

> Schedule and tickets at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Friday, March 16

HWM Free Wine Tasting – Mariel Goddu from Coeur Wine Company will be in the store showcasing organic red wines.  She will be pouring a light, fruity, chillable Italian red and a fuller-bodied, California Petit Sirah, and more.  Join us! – Information at 518-828-6411 or www.HudsonWines.com5 to 7 pmHudson Wine Merchants,  341 ½ Warren Street

Screening of Maneater, followed by a dance party – Maneater is a 15-minute film about how an assertive young woman reverses the traditional gender roles to seduce her prey, only to discover that the real challenge she faces is to find her true self by overcoming the hunter within.  The film is currently making the rounds of the film festivals and has received great response.  Information at halfmoonhudson.com or call 518-828-15628 pmThe Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Opening Night of the Ghent Playhouse production of the Broadway musical, Cabaret, with music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb – Directed by Matthew Teichner – Plays weekends through April 1 – Reservations and information at www.ghentplayhouse.org  or 1-800-838-3006 or 518-392-6264 – Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm – Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Place, off Route 66, Ghent

 

Saturday, March 17

St.  Patrick’s Day

The Hudson Farmers’ Market’s indoor market is open for business every Saturday through the  month of April.  You will find prepared foods, bread, cookies, spring greens, spring flowers, eggs, meats and cheeses, and more – Information at hudsonfarmersmarketny.com10 am to 1 pm – Former Elks Lodge at 601 Union Street (at Union and Sixth Street)

The Metropolitan Opera Company Live in HD presents Rossini’s Semiramide (not seen at the Met in 25 years) – Information and tickets at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org  – 12:55 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Reading & Book Signing – Author and painter Duncan Hannah will read from Twentieth-Century Boy: Notebooks of the Seventies – Information at info@baileygallery.com or 518-828-6680 – 3 pm – Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street

The Christ Church Episcopal Annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner – Admission payable at the door – Take-out meals can be ordered in advance and picked up as early as 4 to 5 pm – There will be a 50-50 raffle  – Must be present to win.  For further information or to place take-out orders call 518-828-1329  weekdays from 9 am to 1 pm – Dinner served from 5 to 7 pm – Christ Church Episcopal, 431 Union Street

HU (short for “human”) free Chocolate Tasting – Paired with wine from Hudson-Chatham Winery – HU chocolate is Paleo/Vegan/Delicious – It is organic, stone ground, unadulterated chocolate.  No dairy, no GMOs, no emulsifiers, no soy lecithin, no gluten, no refined sugar, no cane sugar. Samples of  HU will be paired with wines selected to enhance this wonderful Manhattan-made chocolate. – Information at 518-828-31395 to 7 pmVerdigris Tea, 135 Warren Street (at Second Street) (Also at Verdigris’ Catskill location at 291 Main Street at Bronson Street from 2 to 4 pm)

HRC Showcase Theatre, dedicated to staged readings by professional actors of prize-winning plays, presents the staged reading of The Plastic City, by Matthew Kelly – “When Cordelia sets out to prove that her daughter’s Asperger’s Syndrome is linked to the history of plastic manufacturing in Leominster, MA in the 1990s, she tests the bonds of community and family.”  Directed by Artistic Director Barbara Waldinger – The performance is followed by a reception and a talkback with the playwright, actors, and director – Information and reservations at 851-2061 – Suggested donation at the door – 7:30 pmAuditorium, First Reformed Church of Hudson, 52 Green Street

Saturday-Sunday, March 17-18

Cabin Fever Cabaret – The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus is neither properly a family attraction nor a circus.  Rather, it is more like an old-time medicine show, featuring an eclectic array of ad hoc performers, making every show different, albeit unified by the husband-and-wife duo of Stephanie Monseu and Keith Nelson – Every Bindlestiff show is different.  At any particular performance,  the audience may see a contortionist, a slack wire juggler, a team of basketball playing unicyclists, a stilt-walker, a sword-swallower, a magic act, X-rated balloon sculptures, a disco-style yo-yo routine, and plenty of opportunities for audience participation.  Also, live music is a defining feature of Bindlestiff’s shows, with witty, original tunes by some of New York City’s best composers and accompanists.  The somewhat risqué  “adults-only” performance  being offered this Saturday evening, will be toned down for the Sunday matinee performance,  which is family-friendly and meant for an audience of all ages.  – Tickets and information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.comSaturday evening at 9 pm, Sunday matinee at 3 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Sunday, March 18

This Evil Thing, a one-man play by Michael Mears, will be performed by the playwright himself at the Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse –– This Evil Thing is the compelling and rarely told story about conscientious objectors in the First World War, men who said no to war and consequently endured ostracism, beatings, torture,  imprisonment and even death.  Mears portrays a gallery of characters from conscientious objectors to army generals, from Prime Ministers to world-famous mathematicians.  This highly original play uses verbatim testimonies, a multi-layered sound landscape and vivid visual imagery. – Refreshments will be served and a moderated discussion will follow – Pay an admission fee at the door – Information at 518-766-2992 – Directions at www.oldchathamquakers.org – Potluck at 12:45 pm, play at 1:45 pm – Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse, 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham (across from Pitt Hall Road and Powell House

Classics on Hudson and Hudson Hall present a free concert –The Orchestra Now, conducted by Hudson-based James Bagwell – The Orchestra Now is a visionary pre-professional orchestra and master’s degree program founded in 2015 by Bard College president and conductor Leon Botstein – The concert features George Bizet’s romantic, traditional, and enchanting Symphony in C, written in 1855, the same year the Hudson Opera House opened.  Also on the program is Arvo Part’s mesmerizing Fratres and Virgil Thomson’s The Plow That Broke the Plains suite – The concert is part of Classics on Hudson’s 2018 Not Your Father’s Chamber Music series – Though the program is free, reservations are encouraged. – Call 518-822-1438 to reserve a seat – 3 pm – Hudson Hall, Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Next Monday, March 19

Silence Will Not Protect You!:  The Writing of Audre Lorde Reading & Discussion Series – The Hudson Area Library presents a six-part series focusing on the work of poet, civil rights activist and librarian, Audre Lorde.  The group will meet Mondays, March 19 and 26, and April 9, 16, 23, & 30 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the library.  The program will be facilitated by Donna Ford-Grover, a professor at Bard College who teaches in the Literature and American Studies Department.  To register and to receive copies of the books on loan, email programs @hudsonarealibrary.org , call 518-828-1792 x101, or visit the Main Desk in the library.  Books are made available by Humanities NY and the library through the Mid-Hudson Library System.  For more information on this series go to the library website.  – Mondays from March 19 through April 30, 6 pm to 7:30 pm, Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street – (corner of State Street)

Next Tuesday, March 20

On the Fly Story Slam: – Close Calls –On the Fly is joining forces with the Helsinki Open Mic series which takes place every Tuesday night.  On the Fly will be a monthly event, and will take place on the third Tuesday of every month, occupying the space one hour before the Helsinki  Open Mic.  Story Slam’s sign-up starts at 5:30 pm and the slam begins at 6 pm – The Slam is a Moth style event where storytellers are given five minutes to tell a story based on personal experience relating to a specific theme. This week’s theme is “Close Calls.” – Neither notes nor props are allowed on stage. The slam is produced by Christina Thyssen and Debra Gitterman, On the Fly welcomes local storytellers and those who love stories to participate by telling a story, volunteering to judge, or simply by enjoying the events.  Storytellers are selected at random from those who sign up on the night of the story slam. – For more information, or to see further explanation of what is meant by “Close Calls,” please follow On The Fly Storyslam on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ontheflystoryslam/ and Instagram #ontheflystoryslam. – Sign-up at 5:30 pm; performance at 6 pmClub Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm  (following the Story Slam) –  Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street (Call ahead to confirm!)

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

* Katrina Hude: Harmonic Cognizance – The artist says: “Pattern studies and visual arrangements are my sanctuary.  The investigation of harmony in pattern is the study of nature and of our sentient needs.” – On view through March 25 – Information at 518-392-3336 or call thompsongirouxgallery.com  – Thompson Giroux Gallery, 57 Main Street, Chatham

* Colin Brant: People of the Forest; Ruby Palmer: Artworks – Information at www.baileygallery.com or 518-828-6680 – On view through March 18Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street

* The BlkQueer Romantics The Tenth and Hudson Hall present an exhibition that announces the arrival of the magazine that pays homage to Hudson Valley landscape, art, history and culture as explored through a contemporary queer lens of color – On view through March 18 – Information at 518-822-1438Hudson Hall, Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

* The Deployment Project and Other Works: Paintings by Marilyn Orner – On view through April 1 – Information at www.510warrenstreetgallery.com  or call 518-822-0510510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

* The Eighties – Works by Sandro Chia, Arch Connelly, Rick Dillingham, Vincent Dion, Joan Fitzsimmons, Federico Guzman, Kiyoshi Ike, Antonio Lopez, Gerald Saladyga, and Herman Spoerel – On view through April 1 – Information at www.conceptohudson.com  – Concepto Hudson, 741 Warren Street

* Platinum & Palladium: Photographs by Betsy Crowell – “As a kid I was a Private Eye.  Nancy Drew and Dick Tracy were my heroes.  We used tiny spy cameras.  One of mine was worn on my pointing finger.  Not much has changed in 75 years.  The hidden, waiting to be found, and the deeply seen still command my attention.  The pictures in this exhibition were taken with film in small plastic cameras and large, vintage view cameras.  Each is handcrafted in a darkroom using the noble metals, platinum and palladium, which yield the most beautifully nuanced and exquisite image.” – On view through March 25 – Information at 518-828-5907 or www.johndavisgallery.com  – John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

* Emerging Artists2018  – Twenty-three artists from around the world exhibit work in all media:  abstract, realist;  subtle, extreme; and political – On view through March 24 – Information at http://www.slowart.com/limner/ or call 518-828-2343  – Limner Gallery, 123 Warren Street

* Peculiar Rarities – “For over 27 years, Carrie Haddad Gallery has prided itself on exhibiting some of the finest artworks in the Hudson Valley, from breathtaking Hudson River School-style landscapes to intense and unforgettable abstract-expressionist works.  Now, its time for something a little different…. Peculiar Rarities is exactly what it sounds like.  The exhibition includes media from porcelain to Play-Doh, and subject matter that includes icebergs, Victorian steampunk characters, conniving housewives, and Judy Garland.  From the moment you walk through the door, each space will house its own experience: here, spectral and Seuss-like; there, off-kilter and gritty, all of it richly blending beauty with provocation….”  Twelve artists are showing their work in this exhibition. – On view through June 10 – Information at info@carriehaddadgallery.com  or 518-828-1915Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street

* Marianne Stikas: New Work – On view through April 8 – Information at 518-828-5489 –  Vince Mulford Antiques, 419 Warren Street

* Hudson New York – Edition –A group show highlighting the multiple/edition artwork, in various media from stone lithography to digital prints – Includes work by 23 artists – On view during gallery hours on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and by appointment  – On view through April 15 – Information at brucebergmann@hotmail.com   – BCB ART, 116 Warren Street

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

All content herein copyright 2018 Ellen Thurston                      ellenthurston1@gmail.com

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Art Events in Hudson NY and beyond, February 26 to March 7, 2018 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
Ellen’s e-mail address  “ellenthurston1@gmail.com“.  Please use this address for all correspondence/

HUDSON PUBLIC MEETINGS

Thursday, March 1

Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) Local Planning Committee Final Public Meeting – 6 pm – John L. Edwards cafeteria (Further details below)

Monday, February 26  through Sunday, March 4, 2018

Films at TSL:

> Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? – “In 1946, my great-grandfather murdered a black man named Bill Spann and got away with it.”  So begins Travis Wilkerson’s critically acclaimed documentary…which takes us on a journey through the American South to uncover the truth behind a horrific incident.

> Western  – “A group of German construction workers installs a hydroelectric plant in rural Bulgaria.  The land awakens their sense of adventure, but tensions mount when Meiinhard, the silent newcomer, mixes with the villagers.” – In German, Bulgarian, and English, with subtitles.

> Beuys – Thirty years after his death, Joseph Beuys is still one of the most influential artists of his generation. Known for his contributions to the Fluxus movement and his work across diverse media, from happening and performance to sculpture, installation, and graphic art, Beuys’s expanded concept of the artist places him in the middle of relevant discourses on media, community, and capitalism   – In English and German with subtitles.

> Tall: The American Skyscraper & Louis Sullivan — (2004)Tall traces the experiments of the early skyscraper architects, especially Louis Sullivan, the Chicago architect (and mentor of Frank Lloyd Wright) who pioneered  a new skyscraper form.  His credo was that “form ever follows function.”  His elegant buildings, some still standing and featured in the film, bear out his reputation as the father of the skyscraper. …

> Memories of Underdevelopment— (1968) – The film is newly restored.  Tomas Gutierrez Alea’s intimate and densely layered film is the most widely renowned work in the history of Cuban cinema.  Left behind by his wife and family in the aftermath of the Bay of Pigs invasion, the bourgeois intellectual Sergio passes his days wandering Havana and idly reflecting, his amorous entanglements and political ambivalence gradually giving way to a mounting sense of alienation.  An adaptation of an innovative novel by Edmundo Desnoes – In Spanish with subtitles

>The Insult – (2017) – Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film of 2018 Academy Awards – “In today’s Beirut, a civilian dispute blown out of proportion finds Tony, a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser , a Palestinian refugee, facing off in court.  As the media circus surrounding the case threatens a social explosion in divided Lebanon, Tony and Yasser reconsider their values and beliefs….”  

> Time Regained – (1999) – Newly restored and remastered.  Raul Ruiz’s most ambitious literary adaptation with international film stars, Catherine Deneuve, John Malkovich, Emmanuelle Beart, and Vincent Perez.  The film details Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time into a single epic feature.  The film opens in 1922, as Proust is on his deathbed pouring through photographs that summon the events of his life – In French with subtitles

> Schedule and tickets at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.orgTime & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Tuesday, February 27

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street (Call ahead to confirm!)

Thursday, March 1

Final DRI (Downtown Revitalization Initiative) Local Planning Committee  Meeting – At its final meeting, the Committee will review the draft Hudson DRI Investment Plan before its submission to the NYS Department of State – The DOS will review the draft and return its comments to Stantec—the consulting firm that has been guiding the process– and, finally, Stantec will send the final Investment Plan to the Governor’s Office where the decisions on which projects will receive DRI funding will be made.  Whew! – If this is indeed the final meeting of the committee, it may also be the final chance for members of the community  to have a say about the plans.  – If you can’t come to the meeting, you can let your views be known by going to hudsondri.org/contact-us/? – The meeting begins at 6 pm – John L. Edwards Elementary School cafeteria

Colloquium 2018: Making Art, Making Artists – Presented by SUNY Columbia-Greene Community College, The Olana Partnership, and the Thomas Cole National Historic Site – This lively discussion will explore the role of the Hudson Valley’s cultural environment in supporting and mentoring artists.  Special guests will be artist Stephen Hannock and curator Carrie Feder. The discussion will be moderated by artist and educator Yura Adams – Free and open to the community – Information by e-mail to communityservices@sunycgcc.edu or call 518-828-4181, ext. 3342 – 7 pm – Arts Center Theater, Columbia-Greene Community College, 4400 Route 23

Friday, March 2

HWM Free Tasting – Tim Gagnon from natural wine importer Selection Massale, will be pouring red wine from Bordeaux, white wine from the Loire Valley, and a French cider  – Come and taste – Information at 518-828-6411 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 Warren Street

Shannon McNally – Born in New York City but simultaneously roughed up and refined by New Orleans and Mississippi, Shannon McNally has cut a singular path through the musical landscape—one that includes a Grammy nomination and a place on the stage with a who’s who of rock, country and soul.  McNally’s soulful melodies and gritty, time-stopping vocals made her the embodiment of the Americana genre.  Most recently, she has teamed with the Americana legend Rodney Crowell, who took the producer’s chair for her most recent album, “Black Irish,” a collection of transcendent folk-blues and country-rock songs that solidify her place as a peerless Americana songwriter and performer – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 21 and over – Doors at 6 pm, show at 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Saturday, March 3

The Hudson Farmers’ Market’s indoor market is open for business every Saturday through the month of April.  You will find prepared foods, bread, cookies, meats and cheeses, and more – Information at hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – 10 am to 1 pm – Former Elks Lodge at 601 Union Street (at Union and Sixth Street)

The Metropolitan Opera Company Live in HD presents Puccini’s La Boheme – Please note: Start time is 12:30 pm – Information and tickets at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org   – 12:30 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Exhibition Opening – The Deployment Project and Other Works: Paintings by Marilyn Orner – On view through April 1 – Information at www.510warrenstreetgallery.com or call 518-822-0510 – 3 to 6 pm, 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – The Eighties – Works by Sandro Chia, Arch Connelly, Rick Dillingham, Vincent Dion, Joan Fitzsimmons, Federico Guzman, Kiyoshi Ike, Antonio Lopez, Gerald Saladyga, and Herman Spoerel – On view through April 1 – Information at www.conceptohudson.com – 6 to 8 pm – Concepto Hudson, 741 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Platinum & Palladium: Photographs by Betsy Crowell – “As a kid I was a Private Eye.  Nancy Drew and Dick Tracy were my heroes.  We used tiny spy cameras.  One of mine was worn on my pointing finger.  Not much has changed in 75 years.  The hidden, waiting to be found, and the deeply seen still command my attention.  The pictures in this exhibition were taken with film in small plastic cameras and large, vintage view cameras.  Each is handcrafted in a darkroom using the noble metals, platinum and palladium which yield the most beautifully nuanced and exquisite image.” – On view through March 25 – Information at 518-828-5907 or www.johndavisgallery.com – 6 to 8 pm – John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

New York Festival of Song opens the 2018 Classics on Hudson season at Hudson Hall with Protest The program’s songs—defiant, passionate, ironic—touch on the recurrent hot-button issues in today’s news:  the rights of minorities, the plights of exiles and refugees, the state of humanity, and the survival of the earth itself.  In this performance, the singers, composers, and audience take an eloquent stand for equality, peace, and rationality – The chosen songs are by a panorama of composers from Marc Blitzstein and Joni Mitchell to Randy Newman and Mohammed Fairouz –The cast of young, diverse, and brilliant singers includes Shereen Pimentel, Christine Taylor Price, Nicole Flores Thomas, Joshua Blue, Dimitri Katotakis, Jacob Scharfman, and Andre Munn. The singers are accompanied by guitarist Jack Gulielmetti and  pianists Steven Blier and Chris Reynolds – Originally staged by Mary Birnbaum, this performance is directed by Mo Zhou. – NY Festival of Song was founded by pianists Michael Barrett and Steven Blier in 1988.  NYFOS continues to produce a series of thematic song programs, drawing together rarely-heard songs of all kinds, overriding traditional distinctions between musical genres, exploring the character and language of other cultures, and the personal voices of song composers and lyricists.  – Information and tickets at www.hudsonhall.org or call 518-822-1438 – 7 pm – Hudson Hall, Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Radio Station WGXC, Columbia and Greene Counties’ hands-on, community radio station, has extended its fund drive –Donations are accepted by phone at 518-697-7400, or by going to thewebsite at www.wgxc.org/donate and pledging online –Sustaining memberships, whereby  a specified amount can be deducted from your credit  card each month, are also possible and provide a stream of revenue that helps the station more easily meet its monthly expenses – Help keep the station alive! – To make a pledge or for further information call 518-697-7400 or visit www.wgxc.org/donate – WGXC’s Hudson studio is located on the second floor at 704 Columbia Street

Botanica – Vinyl Healing and Good Vibes – With DJ Ephraim Asili  – Soul Funk Disco Afro Reggae Latin Boogie House all Vinyl Dance Party – Information at 518-828-1562 or thehalfmoonhudson.com/events/  – 9 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Sunday, March 4

Bolshoi Ballet HD presents The Flames of Paris – Please note: Start time is 1 pm – Information and tickets at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – 1 pm, Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Sunday Salon Series – Thomas Cole National Historic Site is celebrating the bicentennial anniversary of Thomas Cole’s arrival in America from England in 1818. The Sunday Salon Series is part of the celebration.  – The Salon Series, now in its 15th year, presents today’s most engaging speakers on topics relating to American landscape painting,  This Sunday it presents Jennifer Raab, Ph.D., Associate Professor, History of Art at Yale University, who will speak on “Frederic Church in Thomas Cole’s Catskills.”     For information, or to reserve a seat, visit thomascole.org/events – 2 pm – The New Studio, Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill

Tuesday, March 6

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street (Call ahead to confirm!)

Wednesday, March 7

The Future of Local Journalism – A panel discussion with career journalists and educators – Sponsored by The Germantown Library and The Berkshire Edge – “An important community conversation….” – Panelists include  Seth Rogovoy, The Rogovoy Report; Enid Futterman, Imby.com; Debby Mayer, The Columbia Paper; Karen Katz, Germantown Central School; Karrie Allen, Bard College @ Simon’s Rock; Jimmy Buff, Radio Kingston; David Scribner, The Berkshire Edge; and Chris Hewitt, Country Wisdom News – Moderated by Roger Connor, Hudson Valley News Network Information at 518-537-5800 – 7 to 9 pm – Columbia-Greene Community College, 4400 Route 23,  Professional Academic Center, Saland Forum, Room 614.

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

* Bridges Past and Present: Crossing the Hudson River – By artist Otto Miranda  – Sixty-three watercolors of bridges from the 1800’s to the present that pass over the Hudson River from New York City to the river’s beginning in the Adirondack Mountains at Lake Henderson’s Tear of the Clouds – The bridges represented include vehicle, railroad, pedestrian bridges, and even a troop bridge.   The exhibit is open for viewing during library open hours and is on view through February 28.  School groups are also invited to view this important local interest exhibition for discussions on history, engineering and art – Information at hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792, x 101Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

* Colin Brant: People of the Forest; Ruby Palmer: Artworks – Information at www.baileygallery.com or 518-828-6680 – On view through March 18 – Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street

* The BlkQueer Romantics The Tenth and Hudson Hall present an exhibition that announces the arrival of the magazine that pays homage to Hudson Valley landscape, art, history and culture as explored through a contemporary queer lens of color – On view through March 18 – Information at 518-822-1438Hudson Hall, Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

* Katrina Hude: Harmonic Cognizance – The artist says: “Pattern studies and visual arrangements are my sanctuary.  The investigation of harmony in pattern is the study of nature and of our sentient needs.” – The exhibition is on view through March 25, except for the month of February when the gallery is closed – Information at thompsongirouxgallery.com  or call 518-392-3336 – Thompson Giroux Gallery, 57 Main Street, Chatham

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All content herein copyright 2018 Ellen Thurston                      ellenthurston1@gmail.com

 

 

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Art Events in Hudson NY and beyond, February 19 to 27, 2018 and more

ELLEN’S PICKS

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Monday, February 19  through Sunday, February 25, 2018

Films at TSL:

> Tall: The American Skyscraper & Louis Sullivan — (2004)– Tall traces the experiments of the early skyscraper architects, especially Louis Sullivan, the Chicago architect (and mentor of Frank Lloyd Wright) who pioneered  a new skyscraper form.  His credo was that “form ever follows function.”  His elegant buildings, some still standing and featured in the film, bear out his reputation as the father of the skyscraper. …

> Memories of Underdevelopment— (1968)The film is newly restored.  Tomas Gutierrez Alea’s intimate and densely layered film is the most widely renowned work in the history of Cuban cinema.  Lert behind by his wife and family in the aftermath of the Bay of Pigs invasion, the bourgeois intellectual Sergio passes his days wandering Havana and idly reflecting, his amorous entanglements and political ambivalence gradually giving way to a mounting sense of alienation.  An adaptation of an innovative novel by Edmundo Desnoes – In Spanish with subtitles

> Faces Places –  (2017)Eighty-nine-year-old Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed French photographer and muralist JR, teamed up to direct this enchanting documentary…Together they travel the villages of France in JR’s truck meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-size portraits of them.  The photos are prominently displayed on houses, barns, storefronts, and trains, revealing the humanity in their subjects and themselves.  – In French with English subtitles

>The Insult – (2017) – Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film of 2018 Academy Awards – “In today’s Beirut, a civilian dispute blown out of proportion finds Tony, a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser , a Palestinian refugee, facing off in court.  As the media circus surrounding the case threatens a social explosion in divided Lebanon, Tony and Yasser reconsider their values and beliefs….”

> Oscar Shorts: Animation & Live Action – The Academy Awards ceremony takes place on Sunday, March 4th – Don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. – This is your annual chance to have the edge in your Oscar pool – Estimated run time is one hour 30 minutes for Animation and two hours for Live Action – They are shown separately – Information at www.timeandspace.org

> Lady Bird – (2017) – “Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter.  Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson…fights against,  but is exactly like, her wildly loving, deeply opinionated, and strong-willed mom, a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird’s father loses his job.  Set in Sacramento, CA in 2002, amid a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, “Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.”

> Time Regained – (1999) – Newly restored and remastered.  Raul Ruiz’s most ambitious literary adaptation with international film stars, Catherine Deneuve, John Malkovich, Emmanuelle Beart, and Vincent Perez.  The film details Marcel Proust’sIn Search of Lost Time into a single epic feature.  The film opens in 1922, as Proust is on his deathbed pouring through photographs that summon the events of his life – In French with subtitles

> Jane – Drawing from never-before-seen-footage that was tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, director Brett Morgen tells the story of Jane Goodall, a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world.  Set to a rich orchestral score from legendary composer Philip Glass, the film offers an unprecedented portrait of Goodall, a trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world’s most admired conservationists.

> Schedule and tickets at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org  – Time & Space Limited., 434 Columbia Street

Tuesday, February 20

On the Fly Story Slam –On the Fly is joining forces with the Helsinki Open Mic series which takes place every Tuesday night.  On the Fly will be a monthly event, and will take place on the third Tuesday of every month, occupying the space one hour before the Helsinki Hudson Open Mic.  Story Slam’s sign-up starts at 5:30 pm and the slam begins at 6 pm – On slam nights, Open Mic begins once the story slam concludes. The Slam is a Moth style event where storytellers are given five minutes to tell a story based on personal experience relating to a specific theme.    This week’s theme is “Neighbors.” – Neither notes nor props are allowed on stage. The slam is produced by Christina Thyssen and Debra Gitterman, On the Fly welcomes local storytellers and those who love stories to participate by telling a story, volunteering to judge, or simply by enjoying the events.  Storytellers are selected at random from those who sign up on the night of the story slam. – For more information, please follow On The Fly Storyslam on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ontheflystoryslam/ and Instagram #ontheflystoryslam. – Sign-up at 5:30 pm; Performance at 6 pm Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street (Call ahead to confirm!)  (Please Note:  On this third Tuesday of the month, Open Mic will begin immediately following the Story Slam, as described above.)

Wednesday, February 21

Etheric Currents – A new avant-jazz outfit bringing together five musicians from a diversity of musical backgrounds who are united by a love of improvisation.  Guitarist Ryan Blotnick, saxophonist Jarrett Gilgore, drummer Otto Hauser, keyboard player Tyler Wood, and bassist Scott Colberg have individually worked with a dazzling array of musicians, including Steven Bernstein, Triage, The Black Crowes, Jeff Tweedy, Tony Visconti, Bobby Previte, Meschell Ndegeocello, Devendra Banhart, Elvis Perkins, Sharon Van Etten, Vetiver, and Joan As Police Woman, and the War on Drugs  – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Must be 21 or over – 8 pm Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Thursday, February 22

The Jacob Leisler Institute, in cooperation with the Hudson Area Library’s Local History Speaker Series, presents Dr. David Voorhees, Director of The Jacob Leisler Institute, who will present “Libelers, Monsters, and Rebels: The Jacob Leisler Institute and Research into New York’s Neglected English Colonial Period” – During this local history talk Dr. Voorhees will discuss the Zenger Trial, the Claverack Giant and local Native tribes, the so-called Negro Conspiracy of 1741, and of course, Jacob Leisler and the 1689-1691 Leisler’s Rebellion.  The focus of this event will be on the integration of various European ethnic groups into a broader English colonial melting pot (Huguenots, Germans, Dutch, English, etc.), and on the English manorial and political systems which continue to impact this region today.  Q&A and refreshments will follow the talk.  Information at 518-828-1792 x 101, or by email to programs@hudsonarealibrary.org6 pmHudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

Friday, February 23

HWM Free Tasting – Josh Holly from Haus Alpenz will be in the store pouring amaro, vermouth and alpine spirits – Information at 518-828-64115 to 7 pm Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 Warren Street

Amy Rigby – Acclaimed singer-songwriter’s Album Release Show – Information at 671-6006 or visit http://www.thespottydog.com7 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

SuperTone presents Erika Lewis’ Lonesome Dives with Juke the Drifters – Information at thehalfmoonhudson.com or call 518-828-15628 pmThe Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Shemekia Copeland – If you ever wondered what happened to old-fashioned R&B, soul, and blues belting, seek no further.  Shemekia Copeland carries on the tradition while carving out her own niche.  The Grammy Award-nominated vocalist—who already has a closet full of W.C. Handy Awards and Blues Music Awards, can show you how its done! “While she is the daughter of the late Texas blues guitar legend Johnny Clyde Copeland, it’s her passion for singing, matched with her huge, blast-furnace voice that gives her music a timeless power and a heart-pounding urgency.  Her music comes from deep within her soul and from the streets of Harlem where she grew up, surrounded by the everyday sounds of the city—street performers, gospel singers, blasting radios, bands in local parks, and so much more.”-  She has opened for the Rolling Stones and headlined at the Chicago Blues Festival and numerous festivals around the world, and has even performed at the White House for President & Mrs. Obama – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com –21 and over – Doors at 6 pm, show at 9 pm Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Saturday, February 24

The Hudson Farmers’ Market’s indoor market is open for business every Saturday through the month of April.  You will find prepared foods, bread, cookies, meats and cheeses, and more – Information at hudsonfarmersmarketny.com10 am to 1 pmFormer Elks Lodge at 601 Union Street (at Union and Sixth Street)

The Hudson Polar Plunge – At last!  Your chance to jump into icy cold water for a good cause. – Forget the temperature of the water and focus on how brave and charitable you are.  Funds from this crazy event will help support the Youth Center/Oakdale, and the Hudson Fire Department’s Water Rescue Team – You can help raise money by getting your family and/or friends to sponsor you, or form a team of your buddies.  The Plunge is followed by a party at the Elks Lodge on Harry Howard Avenue – For further information, to donate, or to register, go to www.HudsonPolarPlunge.com11 am for sign-in, Plunge at 12 noon – Oakdale Lake, North Sixth Street

The Metropolitan Opera Company Live in HD presents Puccini’s La Boheme – Please note: Start time is 12:30 pm–  Information and tickets at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org   – 12:30 pmTime & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

 

Joseph Keckler – Alt-cabaret vocalist Joseph Keckler, whom The New York Times called “an operatic singer whose range shatters the conventional boundaries of classical singing,”  brings his rich, versatile, three-plus octave voice and his sharp wit back to Club Helsinki – He is a widely- acclaimed  singer, writer, songwriter, and artist.  His compelling performances combine humor, autobiography, and classical themes from a unique perspective.  The Village Voice named Keckler “Best Downtown Performance Artist,” and The New York Times declared him
“a major vocal talent.”  Keckler recently made his off-Broadway debut in Preludes at Lincoln Center – To quote Keckler: “People come up to me and say ‘Oh, you’re really a conceptual artist.’ I’m not saying I’m a conceptual artist; I’m saying I’m a bewildered person who does things.”  — Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com –21 and over – Doors at 6 pm, show at 9 pmClub Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Pyramid Power presents Power Dance with Alger Moy, Auntie Ruby, Bonjwa, Tatertraps + SVB – Information at thehalfmoonhudson.com or call 518-828-156210 pm The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Concerts in the Village, continuing its 2017-2018 season, presents the first of four concerts to be performed this spring beginning with Music & the Progression of Life: Schumann’s Kinderszenen and Schubert’s Winterreise  performed by tenor John Morrell, and pianists Noah Palmer and David Smith  – “Two expressive commentaries on youth and maturity:  Schumann’s cycle for piano (1838), presents 13 brief ‘imaginings,’ powerfully compressing emotions from the early years of life.  Schubert’s haunting Winterreise (1827) is a ‘winter journey’ through maturity, regarded by many as the greatest song cycle ever written, unforgettable music, inescapably powerful.” Information at www.concertsinthevillage.org  or 518-758-68694 pm – Van Buren Hall, 6 Chatham Street, Kinderhook

Bridge Street Theatre presents Charles Busch, in a special benefit performance of My Kinda 60s –Appearing with Mr. Busch in this hilarious and poignant evening of song and story-telling is his long-time musical director/arranger Tom Judson.  This is Mr. Busch’s “most personal cabaret show ever” – In the show, Mr. Busch interweaves personal anecdotes of a childhood and adolescence spent coming of age under the guidance of his indomitable Aunt Lillian, with songs from the decade by such artists as Burt Bacharach, The Beatles, Henry Mancini, Bob Dylan,  and Kander and Ebb – Doors open at 3 pm for a pre-performance “High Tea” in the theatre’s Speakeasy, provided by Verdigris Tea & Chocolate Bar; and the show will be followed by a champagne reception with the artists — One performance only – Limited seats available – Tickets at http://busch60.brownpapertickets.com or call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006  – Further information at 518-943-38184 pm – Bridge Street Theatre, 44 West Bridge Street, Catskill

Radio Station WGXC Seventh Anniversary Celebration – Come help your innovative, hands-on, community radio station celebrate with an evening of live radio theatre. The party culminates with a live performance of Hans Flesch’s radio play, Magic on the Radio: An Experimental Airwaves Fantasy (“Zauberei auf dem Sender“), featuring a cast of WGXC programmers and friends. Also performances by WGXC’s Diamond Street Radio Players and 31 Down, a special appearance by Gregory Whitehead, and DJ Magic Stranger. Attendees will have the opportunity to enter a raffle for one of two Public Radio Single Station Tuners tuned to WGXC 90.7-FM by enrolling as a Sustaining Supporter, or by increasing an existing contribution. The evening is free and open to all ages. –  The radio play performances will be broadcast live on WGXC 90.7-FM – Information and RSVP by calling 518-697-74007 pm to 11 pmHiLo, 365 Main Street, Catskill.

Saturday-Sunday, February 24-25

Upstage Productions proudly presents Disney Aladdin, Jr.Information and tickets at upstageproductions.orgSaturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday at 2 pm Montgomery C. Smith Intermediate School, 102 Harry Howard Avenue

Sunday, February 25

Threads: Textile Collaborations – An exhibition which is the culmination of a week-long collaborative, experimental residency with seven regional textile artists.  Featuring work by Toni Brogan, Katharine Daugherty, Brece Honeycutt, Jamie Hart Israelow, Caitlin Parker, Cal Patch, and Katrina Rodabaugh – Information at www.dropforgeandtool.com – Open hours from 12 noon to 5 pm with a closing reception from 3 to 5 pmDrop Forge & Tool, 442 Warren Street

National Theatre of London Live in HD presents its production of Tennessee Williams’ twentieth-century masterpiece, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof  – High Tea available at 11:30 am – Screening time is 1 pm – Information and tickets at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org   –  1 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Monday, February 26

Tal National  – Tantabara  – Album tour – Information at thehalfmoonhudson.com or call 518-828-15628 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Tuesday, February 27

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pmClub Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street (Call ahead to confirm!)

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

* Bridges Past and Present: Crossing the Hudson River – By artist Otto Miranda  – Sixty-three watercolors of bridges from the 1800’s to the present that pass over the Hudson River from New York City to the river’s beginning in the Adirondack Mountains at Lake Henderson’s Tear of the Clouds – The bridges represented include vehicle, railroad, pedestrian bridges, and even a troop bridge.   The exhibit is open for viewing during library open hours and is on view through February 28.  School groups are also invited to view this important local interest exhibition for discussions on history, engineering and art – Information at hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792, x 101Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

* The Coffins of Paa Joe and the Pursuit of Happiness at Jack Shainman Gallery / The School – , Two inter-related shows at the gallery’s Chelsea location and The School, located in Kinderhook. –“ Serving as the centerpiece of the large-scale exhibition, The Gold Coast Slave Castles of Paa Joe honor the Ghanaian legacy of  abebuu adekai, or fantasy coffins. The ornate sarcophagi celebrate death and the afterlife, sculpted in the form of objects representative of the deceased and their interests….” –– On view through February 24 – Information at theschool@jackshainman.com – Open Saturdays from 11 am to 6 pm – The School, 25 Broad Street, Kinderhook

* Katrina Hude: Harmonic Cognizance – The artist says: “Pattern studies and visual arrangements are my sanctuary.  The investigation of harmony in pattern is the study of nature and of our sentient needs.” – The exhibition is on view through March 25, except for the month of February when the gallery is closed – Information at thompsongirouxgallery.com  or call 518-392-3336 – Thompson Giroux Gallery, 57 Main Street, Chatham

* B. Docktor: Photography – Also showing gallery artists – On view through February 25 – Information at www.510warrenstreetgallery.com , or www.bdocktor.com , or call 518-822-05103 to 6 pm510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

* Polina Barskaya: Paintings – On view through February 25 – Information at 518-828-5907 or by email to art@johndavisgallery.comJohn Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

* Colin Brant: People of the Forest; Ruby Palmer: Artworks – Information at www.baileygallery.com or 518-828-6680 – On view through March 18 – Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street

*The BlkQueer RomanticsThe Tenth and Hudson Hall present an exhibition that announces the arrival of the magazine that pays homage to Hudson Valley landscape, art, history and culture as explored through a contemporary queer lens of color – On view through March 18 – Information at 518-822-1438 Hudson Hall, Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

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

All content herein copyright 2018 Ellen Thurston           ellenthuston1@gmail.com

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