Art Events in Hudson NY, April 13 to April 18, 2017


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The Bedroom – An immersive installation experience by The Women Artist Team (TWAT) has transformed this Chatham gallery from an ordinary white cube into a totally black room – The collaborative exhibition is the work of nearly forty women artists from all over the United States and beyond.  On view through May 6.  In keeping with the collaborative nature of The Women Artist Team, events related to the subject matter of the exhibition will take place during the run of the show.  On Saturday, April 15, the gallery will host a video screening from 12 noon to 5 pm at House Rules Café, 757 Columbia Street, Hudson, followed by a panel discussion at 5:30 pm, and a gaming event. – Wisebodies of Chatham will host a tour of The Bedroom and a writing workshop at a date to be announced – There will be readings and performances at the closing on May 6 from 4 to 7 pm – Information at 764-8989 – Joyce Goldstein Gallery, 16 Main Street, Chatham

Thursday. April 13

The Hudson-Chatham Outfit plays jazz at Or Gallery & Tavern every Thursday – Information at 917-873-45037 pm to 9:30 pmOr Gallery and Tavern, 35 South Third Street

ProJam #19 – A night of the region’s best blues musicians including Pat O’Shea,Vito Petroccitto, Jay Collins, Pat Perkinson, Sonny Rock  and other Hudson Valley pro touring musicians sitting in – This is a Sonny Rock-Gary McKeever Production – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com8 pmClub Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Showtime Goma & Nancy Feast/Alexandra Schmidt, Jennifer Vanilla, & Annie Bielski – Showtime Goma and Nancy Feast is a special, live only, collaboration that features music from two solo projects:  Nancy Feast (Teeny Lieberson of the band TEEN) and Showtime Goma (Jen Goma of the band A Sunny Day in Glasgow).  Two performers in conversation and collaboration, melding music and performance, figuring it all out before your very eyes.  Funny at times, moving at times, but always highly entertaining – PLUS experimental comedy with Annie Bielski, Jennifer Vanilla, and Alexandra Schmidt – Information at 828-1562 or  – 8 pm to 12 midnight – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Faso’s Town Hall – A WMHT-TV Special Edition of New York Now—A Town Hall with Congressman John FasoNew York Now’s Managing Editor Matt Ryan and Casey Seiler of The Times Union will moderate this special Town Hall meeting with Congressman John Faso (R – Kinderhook) –  The program will be broadcast live from WMHT studios in Troy and aired on WMHT-TV in the Hudson area and WSKG in Binghamton (if you happen to be there) and will also be livestreamed at, and WMHT’s Facebook page – Questions can be directed to WMHT during the Town Hall by using #FasoTownHall on Facebook and Twitter.  The livestream will include an additional 15 minutes of web-exclusive Q&A.  – 8 to 9 pm – WMHT-TV, Channel 2 on Mid-Hudson Cable

Thursday-Sunday, April 13-16

TSL Films:

> Neruda – In 1948 the Cold War reached Chile – In congress, Senator, and poet, Pablo Neruda accuses the government of betrayal and is swiftly impeached.  He is to be arrested, but tries to flee the country and is forced into hiding.  In this story of persecution, Neruda recognizes his own heroic possibilities—a chance to become both a symbol for liberty and a literary legend.  In French and Spanish with English subtitles.

> After the Storm – A struggling novelist, now working as a private detective under the pretense of doing research, attempts to reconcile with his aging mother, ex-wife, and eleven-year-old-son.  As a typhoon passes, they end up spending the night together in his mother’s Tokyo apartment, but things don’t go well for this fractured family. In Japanese with English subtitles.

> The Lure – “In this bold, genre-defying horror-musical mashup, a pair of carnivorous mermaid sisters are drawn ashore in an alternate 1980s Poland to explore the wonders and temptations of life on land.  Their tantalizing siren songs and other worldly aura make them overnight sensations as nightclub singers in the half-glam, half-decrepit fantasy world of director Smoczynska’s imagining.  In a visceral twist on Hans Christian Andersen’s original Little Mermaid tale, one sister falls for a human, and as the bonds of sisterhood are tested, the lines between love and survival are blurred.”  In Polish with English subtitles.

> The Salesman – After their old flat becomes damaged, Emad and Rana, a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to move into a new apartment.  However, once relocated, a sudden eruption of violence linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the couple’s life, creating a simmering tension between husband and wife.  In Persian with English subtitles.

> ApprenticeWhen ambitious young correctional officer Aiman is transferred to the country’s highest-security prison, he catches the attention of the seasoned chief executioner Rahim.  Aiman’s desire to become the hangman’s apprentice is not only professional but born of an unspeakable urge to reconnect with a past that haunts him.  In English and Malay with English subtitles.

> Simone de Beauvoir – Two interviews illuminate the historic role and personality of Simone de Beauvoir, the novelist and philosopher who paved the way for Second-Wave Feminism.  In a 1959 interview, de Beauvoir explains her existentialism and theories on atheism and free love.  In the second 1975 interview about her book, The Second Sex, de Beauvoir speaks with conviction about feminism and its future.  In French with English subtitles

> Information and schedule at 822-8448 or – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Friday, April 14

Free HWM Tasting – Hudson Wine Merchants’ Ellen Boyce will be opening several excellent wine selections for Easter celebrations – Come have a taste – Information at 828-6411 or hudsonwinemerchants.com5 to 7 pm – 341 Warren Street

Special Event – Bread & Puppet Theater presents its production of FAUST 3 Information and reservations at 822-8448 –  Benefit Supper at 6:30 pm; Performance at 7:30 pmTime & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

The Roughouts with Miss Maybell and Slimpickens – A mini-festival of regional Americana and honky-tonk performers hosted by Seth “Sauerkraut” Travin – Featuring country-roots and old=time sounds from the Roughouts and old-jazz, ragtime and blues from Miss Maybell & Slimpickins – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com9 pm Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Saturday, April 15  

The Hudson Winter Farmers’ Market –The market moves outside on April 22!  Meanwhile, the indoor market is still going strong, with favorite vendors offering such provisions as wonderful greens, eggs. cheeses, meats, sausages and bacon, breads, quiches, soups, pot pies and other prepared foods, tarts and cookies, Passover and Easter cakes, cut flowers, flowers in pots, and blooming  branches and more – 10 am to 1 pm601 Union Street, at the southern end of Sixth Street

Exhibition Opening – Tragic Instant – Presented by Instar Lodge at Basilica Back Gallery for the month of April –Seven artists (and friends) converse multi-disciplinary works that explore the strange urgency of instants.  There will be many opportunities for dialogue with performances, dinner conversations, and open house discussions.  The exhibition is curated by Sonia Corina –Opening on April 15 from 6 to 8 pm – A Seat at the Table—an Inter-faith/ Intersectional/ Secular Passover Seder/ Persian New Year Feast/ and Easter celebration on April 19 at 7 pm (RSVP required); and a Closing Conversation with the artists on April 23rd at 4 pm – Exhibition Opening from 6 to 8 – Back Gallery,  Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

National Theatre of London Live presents its production of George Bernard Shaw’s classic play, Saint Joan – Information and reservations at 822-8448 – 6:30 pmTime & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Michael Hurley/Willy Mason/Tom Carter – Presented by John Doe Records Hudson – Tickets available through — Information at 828-1562 or pm –    The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

This exhibition was listed last week as being in Catskill.  Mea culpa! – It is in Chatham!!!

Time and Tide: Frank Curran – Painter and printmaker Frank Curran has been with the Gallery since it opened in 2010.  His work has been included in several group shows; Time and Tide is his first solo show at the Gallery. – Since 2002, Curran has been making painting trips to a pair of unique locations—Perce, Quebec, Canada and Monhegan Island, Maine.  All of the work in this exhibition is based on his visits over the years.  One oil on canvas  and twelve etchings from Perce are on view.  The Monhegan work consists of oil paintings and sketches on paper, as well as woodcuts and block prints using artwork done on the island as source material – The Gallery maintains a flat-file collection of Curran’s earlier work in all sizes and media, available for viewing any time. – Exhibition on view through May 21 – Information at 392-3336 or by email to  – Gallery hours: Thursday through Monday from 11 am to 5 pm; Friday from 11 am to 7 pm  – Thompson Giroux Gallery, 57 Main Street, Chatham

Bluegrass at Beattie with C.B. Smith & The Lucky Devils – Information at – Reservations by email to rhoveninc@gmail.com5 pm – Beattie-Powers Place, Prospect & Bridge Street, Catskill

Next Monday, April 17

Columbia County Chapter of the Citizens Climate Lobby Monthly Meeting – This meeting is preceded by a demonstration by Bug Nichols of Google Drive and its benefits for all the organization’s written communication – Members should bring their tablets or laptops – Also bring your own snacks and your smart phone to use during the organization’s texting action. – Agenda includes reports on (1) the March CCL Northeastern Regional Conference; (2)  Congressman John Faso who, in the House of Representatives, has recently joined the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus and co-sponsored the Republican Climate Resolution; (3) the upcoming Hudson Valley People’s Climate Sister March in Hudson on April 29; and (4) our National CCL Conference and Lobbying Day in Washington, DC in June.   Interested parties are welcome – If this is your first meeting, please call Karen Frishkoff at 518-672-7901, or send an email to – Information at citizensclimatelobby.org6 pm – 11 Kinderhook Street (gray house on the right side just before the church; doorway at the far end of the side porch), Chatham

Next Tuesday, April 18

Urbanism and Housing Reading Group organized by Nolan Boomer – 6 to 8 pm – Community Room, Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

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

Palatines I Have Known – A lecture by Columbia County Historical Society Senior Research Librarian Jim Benton – Presented by the CCHS Volunteers group – The first of the Palatines arrived in New York in 1708.  This lecture tells the story of why 3,000 Germans settled in the Hudson Valley between 1708 and 1710. Using personal reminiscences and family references, Benton will illustrate the political intrigues and rumors and the behind-the-scenes international deals and bargains that brought an influx of Germans to upstate New York.  Benton was born and raised in Southern Columbia County and is the latest in a long line of historical storytellers. – Free and open to the public – Information at or 758-9265 – 7 pm – James Vanderpoel House, “Below Stairs”, 16 Broad Street, Kinderhook

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Ellen Thurston

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