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


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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 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   – 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 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 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 –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  – 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  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 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 – 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  – 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 – 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  – 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 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  or 518-828-0033


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

>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

> 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.

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* 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 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  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   The exhibit was originally curated by Greg Keffer and Darin Johnson. –  On view through April 30 – Information at 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  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  – 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 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  – 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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