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FROM THE PUBLISHER... by Barry Plaxen Synchronicity of the Month: The “Essence of Women” art exhibit in Middletown and “Middletown Women” photography exhibit in Newburgh; Vocabulary Lesson: Gouache: a method of painting using opaque pigments ground in water and thickened with a gluelike substance. In this issue: Anton Chekhov in Middletown and Tennessee Williams in Greenwood Lake. Van Gogh (on a cow) in Pine Bush and Picasso (on the screen) in Newburgh. Earth Day Festivals in Cornwall and Dingmans Ferry. Santana Tribute in Dingmans Ferry, and Queen Tribute in Middletown. Bizet’s Carmen with original dialogue in Monroe. Fabulous palindromes “curated” by Carol Pozefsky. Fundraisers in Montgomery, Newburgh, Liberty, Callicoon. Family events in Wurtsboro, Dingmans Ferry, Warwick, Narrowsburg and Newburgh. Town of Thompson lecture in Town of Neversink, and Middletown photography exhibit in Newburgh.
Kerhonkson composer’s (classical) music in Monticello & Livingston Manor, and Warwick composer’s (jazz) music in Middletown. Murder in Liberty, a skate park in Greenwood Lake, creative processes in Milford & Warwick, and ancient jewelry in Shohola. Bluegrass in Ellenville and Tango in Bethel. Rock Hill and Spring Glen musicians in Phillipsport. Prose (humor) in Monticello and prose (surreal magic) in Sugar Loaf. High School art in Livingston Manor and college theatre in Loch Sheldrake and Middletown. Juilliard cellist in Central Valley and Downbeat-winner jazzist in So. Fallsburg. Spring poetry in Florida, Chester, Pine Bush and Phillipsport. ENJOY!
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TO THE EDITOR... I’ll confess - I’m a hoarder. I steal two copies of each month’s CANVAS. One, I keep intact. One, I cut articles out of - postings of events and exhibitions I want to attend or see or archive. The March 2019 issue is exceptionally rich. I loved the write-up on Wallkill River School - that excellent duo show of Janet [Howard Fatta] and Michael [Tobin], the Orange County Arts Council in Newburgh
and the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra, whom I love to pieces. But I was intrigued by your article on Stephen Erny - especially the “Trick Rider” image. I will try to go catch that show to see it in the flesh (I know...if it resembles circus, I’m gaga). I also liked the look of Martz and Hauser at Mt. St. Mary College. I may need to go on a CANVAS diet. - Karen E. Gersch, Montgomery
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Community Arts: News, Views And Schedules Co-Publishers Barry Plaxen firstname.lastname@example.org Marc Gerson email@example.com Editor, Sophia Krcic firstname.lastname@example.org Delaware & Hudson CANVAS 297 Stone Schoolhouse Road Bloomingburg, NY 12721 www.dhcanvas.com 845.926.4646 / 4647 Facebook: D&H CANVAS Please email calendar listings to email@example.com Please email classifieds to firstname.lastname@example.org Nothing in this publication may be reproduced without written permission of the publisher. Highland Mills Library�������������������������������5 Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Cornwall��7 Hudson Highlands Photography Club������5 Hudson Opera Theatre, Monroe���������������9 Hurleyville Arts Centre������������������������������4 Janet Howard-Fatta, artist������������������������6 Kindred Spirits Arts�������������������������������� 27 Left Bank Gallery, Liberty����������������������� 28 Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro������������� 16 Megaphone Language Arts������������������� 17 Mount St. Mary Desmond Campus����� 6, 8 Music in Central Valley�������������������������� 18 Music on Market, Ellenville�����������������������7 Nesin Cultural Arts��������������������������������� 23 Newburgh Urban Farming Fair 2019��������3 Orange County Arts Council������������������ 13 Orange Regional Medical Ctr. Gallery������5 PEEC, Dingmans Ferry����������������������������7 Phillipsport Community Center�������� 17, 22 Pine Bush Library���������������������������� 17, 25 Potluck Concerts, Cornwall-on-Hudson����3 Safe Harbors, Newburgh��������������������������7 SCCO Chamber Music�������������������������� 23 Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf�������������� 17 Shandalee Music Festival���������������������� 21 Spring Poetry Readings������������������������� 17 String Trio of New York�����������������������������3 Sullivan County Historical Society��������� 27 SUNY Orange, Middletown���������������� 3, 10 SUNY Orange, Newburgh��������������������� 20 SUNY Sullivan, Loch Sheldrake������������ 25 Time & The Valleys Museum, Grahamsville�27 Unitarian Universalist Cong., Rock Tavern��27 UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis������5 Wallkill River School, Montgomery�����������8 Washington’s Headquarters, Newburgh� 21 Wisner Library, Warwick������������������������ 21 Wurtsboro Art Alliance��������������������������� 19 Wurtsboro Board of Trade: Spring Fling!�� 19
String Trio of New York: 40th! - March 29 For this 40th anniversary celebration of the String Trio of New York, guitarist/ leader/composer James Emery has created some new pieces. Raves JazzTimes, “No individual or ensemble has done more to demystify chamber jazz, and to realize its potential for warmth, sensuousness, and beauty...than the String Trio of New York.” At the Morrison Hall Mansion, chamber jazz is ‘up close and personal.’ Come and enjoy the performance of musicians: James Emery, guitar; Rob Thomas, violin; and Michael Formanek, bass. March 29 at 7:30pm are the date and time. Morrison Hall Mansion at 115 South Street, Middletown, is the location.
Tickets at the door or online at www. sunyorange.edu/arts_comm/ticketing.shtml ($2.50 service charge for each ticket). Free for all students. Doors and box office open at 6:45pm. Nearby parking available free in college lots. For information, contact Cultural Affairs at 845-341-4891.
Shorts & Sweets for April Fools Day Celebrate April Fools Day with laughter at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Library in Monticello when they host Big Sky Productions for a hilarious evening of Shorts & Sweets for April Fools. Big Sky Productions Artistic Director Carol Montana and longtime Big Sky contributor De Lois “Cookie” House will provide the readings, while special guest Patti Greco Sunshine will treat the audience to some silly (and perhaps a few risqué) songs. April 1 at 6:00pm will be an evening of wild and crazy jokes and short stories for an adult-only audience.
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Following the show, enjoy some sweet treats provided by the Friends of the Library. The performance will take place in the Robert D. Norris Community Room of the Crawford Library, 479 Broadway, Monticello. Admission is free. For info, call the Library: 845-794-4660.
Potluck Concerts: A Mixed Bag Snazzy Sonata for Piano Four Hands:An Entertainment for Two by Judith Lang Zaimont. This delightful work captures American rhythms and idioms. Joel Evans Hindemith Sonata for Oboe oboe and Piano: The work is tonal and neoclassical in orientation, meaning that Hindemith uses much Bach-like counterpoint in it. “I saw a mighty angel descend from heaven, clad in mist.” So begins Olivier Messiaen’s introduction to his Quartet for
the End of Time composed and premiered in a prisoner of war camp. Grieg’s Violin Sonata No 2 in G major, Op 13 was written in the three weeks of Grieg’s Tricia Calahan honeymoon - small wonder it violin is such a happy piece. These are just some of the works you will hear in full or in part at Potluck Concerts’ April 19, 7:30pm edition in the Cornwall Presbyterian Church, 222 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson. Tickets at the door.
“Young Picasso” at Downing Film Center and geometric forms in Young Picasso explains an innovative way, which how the artist acquired his challenge the expectation craft. Looking carefully at that paintings will offer the so-called Blue Period idealized representations and Rose Period, the film of female beauty. It also takes us all the way to shows the influence of 1907 and the creation African art on Picasso. of a critical painting in Young Picasso will be the history of art, Les screened at Downing Film Demoiselles d’Avignon. It Center, 19 Front Street, shocked the art world but Newburgh, on April 8 at changed it irrevocably. 2:00pm and 7:15pm. With this painting, “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon” Tickets are available at Picasso abandoned all known form and representation of traditional the box office or online by visiting: www.downingfilmcenter.com art. He used distortion of the female body
Newburgh Urban Farming Fair 2019 “Our goal is to incorporate fun and arts and crafts into learning what farms produce, announced co-organizer Arlene Nolan. “We have colorful entrances to the Kid’s Corner with wooden farm doors. “This year the Urban Farming Fair will have art work by Nancy Layne at its raffle table. Wood sculptor David Nolan is creating another scarecrow as he does every year, and
that too will be raffled. Kid’s Corner will have many arts and crafts projects. Michael’s (Art Supplies) will be participating and all the children will have an opportunity to paint small flower pots and plant seeds to take home.” The annual free event will be held on Broadway & Grand Streets, Newburgh, April 27, Noon-4:00pm.
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Goshen Art League: New Members’ Exhibit “Ever Wonder?” at Gallery 222, Hurleyville Spring brings a plethora Art League “...warmly of creative new members welcomed me to share my to the Goshen Art League talents with others. Many of (GAL) with an exhibit sure the artists are ones that I’ve to inspire and delight! known from other groups “Joining with the Goshen and admire, and they have Art League to share been active in this group creative and expressive as well. These artists have works of art and meeting done a good job sustaining a new talented community “Goosepond Reflections” by S. Roth relationships with the of people keeps opening private sector in order to doors and influencing personal be able to offer ways for the goals,” states co-curator Pat artists to display in public.” MacDonald. Goshen Music Hall, is one The New Members’ Exhibit such relationship that the GAL features work in oil, pastel, has partnered with to host its acrylic, watercolor, ink wash, ongoing art displays. and colored pencils as well as The annual New Members’ photography. Featuring diverse Exhibit will be on display at styles and mediums, GAL Goshen Music Hall, 223 Main welcomes new members Rose Street, from March 29-May 29. Arnold, Vincent Boucher, Meet and greet the artists at the “Tika” by Francesca Scafuto Judith Farella, Jo Ann opening reception on April Johnson, Shannon M. 4, from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Johnson, Les Klein, Bring family and friends to Antonio Mastria, Melissa the opening reception and Mendelson, Susan Roth, exhibit, as all are welcome! Amy Salino, Francesca Visit the website: www. Scafuto and more. goshenartleague.com or New GAL member email: goshenartleague@ Susan Roth, featured in the gmail.com for additional show, says that the Goshen “Yellow Peaks” by Vincent Boucher information.
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Kyle Dudgeon is a coast photographing the 21 year-old wildlife various beach-nesting photographer based birds in their breeding out of Orange County. habitats, as well as my Photography has led Kyle winters back home, where on a journey throughout I have access to the vast North America, populations of wintering capturing wild moments raptors in the region. in incredible places. Photography has taught With his photographs me that these creatures and written word, Kyle sure are delicate, and strives to share with his their conservation is an following the power and absolute necessity to our emotion that the natural world. possesses. “My goal in life is to Apart from not only take the photos, photography, he focuses but to raise awareness for his efforts towards the beautiful birds and conservation of the vast wildlife throughout species and environments North America. The Photograph by Kyle Dudgeon that need a voice. more people see, the Kyle was one of forty photographers more support they will provide, and that is nationwide with an image published in the what nature needs.” - Kyle Dudgeon. Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s America’s In celebration of Spring, Earth Day and Favorite Birds book as well as online Mother Nature, a free and open-to-the-public recognition from Canon USA, the National exhibit, Kyle Dudgeon: Ever Wonder? will Audubon Society, and Wild Planet photo run at the Hurleyville Art Centre’s Gallery magazine among others. He is constantly 222, at 222 Main Street, from April 2-30. striving to make a name for himself in An opening reception takes place on April the field, and plans to continue his efforts 6 from 4:00pm-6:00pm. towards the future. For information: 845-707-8047. “I enjoy spending my summers on the See ad on page 28.
Mixed-Media Artist Featured in Port Jervis A versatile artist were done on canvas expressing herself in and others on paper multiple mediums and framed under glass. She techniques, Debbie executed these works Gioello is showcasing with paper build-up a new collection of and acrylic paint, and paintings entitled Land finished them off with & Sea. glazing. An award-winning View Debbie’s new artist, Debbie’s work series of paintings from currently is represented April 3-May 26 at in galleries and private “Mountain View” mixed media by D. Gioello UpFront Exhibition collections. A fashion designer, professor, Space, 31 Jersey Ave., Port Jervis., and meet and published author, she is also an inventor, the artist at a reception in her honor on April who has been recognized for the patents she 20 from 6:00pm-9:00pm. For more about received for her creations. Debbie and her work, visit her website: For this show, some of her paintings www.debbiegioello.com
Photography Group Show, Middletown achieved in my music career. “Retired from a rewarding It has always been my artistic and award winning career vision, first through music as both a music educator now photography, to bring and an accomplished jazz and share light to the world musician, I have now turned that I live in.” my creative muse towards Angelo will display his the realm of photography,” landscapes in the HHCPW’s says Hudson Highlands group show entitled, Mindful Photography Club & Journeys on view April 1-29. Workshop (HHPCW) Meet the photographers at a member Angelo Marcialis. reception on April 1 from “It allows me the 4:00pm-6:00pm. opportunity to visually Both the exhibit and document my passion for reception take place at the hiking, biking and living in Gallery at Orange Regional the Hudson Valley. Medical Center, 707 East “As my second artistic “Rainbow at Lower Falls” Main Street, Middetown endeavor takes hold, my by Angelo Marcialis photographic proficiency (ground floor, main campus). is approaching the creative level that I For information: 914-806-5450.
Falling Rain Creates Art, Highland Mills “When we enter and texture. our souls deeply, “My intent is we excavate a true to transcend any understanding of our situation with serenity connections with the while applying love, universe and each grace and gratitude. other. An awareness I do hope for anyone is born and clarity is observing my work present. Our perception to feel just that, a shifts right then, even loving, graceful and our body changes, and grateful transcendence our minds expand past into serenity. You exterior and into the can always find it in “Blue June” by Jane Vezdeneva source of vibrational reality. nature,” says artist Jane Vezdeneva. “My work is about the universal theme that Jane is the featured artist for the month of had encountered me at every aspect and that April at the Rushmore Memorial Branch theme is Eternal Spring - meaning ‘eternal of Woodbury Public Library, 16 Route change’ which leads to transformation. Our 105 in Highland Mills. A reception with light novelty is our wisdom to do something refreshments takes place at the Library for differently and perhaps better than last time. the public on April 6 from Noon-2:00pm. “My art pieces are created whilst in direct If you can’t attend the reception, be sure to contact with falling rain using inks, acrylics visit the Library any time during the month of and gouache. Sometimes I add plants or rocks April to view Jane’s exhibit, Eternal Spring. to give the stream of rain some dimension Call 845-928-6162, ext. 102 for info. April 2019
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Still Life Paintings in Warwick Hudson Valley fine artist Janet Howard-Fatta creates a variety of works from landscapes in oil depicting place and time, to figurative works in wet and dry media. Light, color, and a love of nature are the driving forces behind her works which reflect a relationship between the world around her and the painted image. She strives to create a visual representation of what she experiences through her senses. Janet paints events on-site such as weddings and parties to create a keepsake. These paintings have become a main focus in her work. “It is as if all the years of studying, practicing, and observing with my paints were directed toward this moment in time to create works of art for celebrations. Creating works of art about love has become my passion. When I painted a friend’s backyard maple sap boiling party, it combined all I know about painting: the landscape, the figure, and the light made the connection to
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joy and love. “I believe our gatherings are benchmarks of life’s special days, when love and pride are shared and I am so honored when I have the opportunity to celebrate it by creating a work of art.” Janet lives in Warwick, surrounded by the beauty of a rural landscape that includes farms, mountains, and state parks - a great deal of her works depict these scenes which she paints both in her studio as well as en plein air. A member of the Orange County Arts Council and Wickham Works Makerspace, she also facilitates the Warwick Life Drawing Group in Sugar Loaf. Janet will be showing her still life paintings at The Grange, 1 Ryerson Road, Warwick, for an exhibition running April 4-July 1. See ad on page 21 for info. Visit Janet’s website at: https:// jhowardstudios.com/ for more information about Janet and her work.
New Testament Art at Mount St. Mary For her Art and Spirituality of the New Testament lecture, Mount St. Mary College’s art instructor Sr. Peggy Murphy will discuss Rembrandt’s Return of the Prodigal Son, a work completed shortly before his death. The parable had resonance from losses in his own life. The depiction of mercy is his spiritual testament to the world. Also, The Taking of Christ, a
Caravaggio masterpiece, will reflect on the artist’s turbulent life as well as his gift of ‘light’ as seen in the betrayal of Judas. The lecture is at Desmond Campus, 6 Albany Post Road, Newburgh, on April 5 at 10:00am. To register: 845-565-2976. Photo: detail of Rembrandt’s Return of the Prodigal Son.
“An Artful Union” in Warwick
Joseph and Elizabeth who is equally passionate about Sundwall met at the School of art and devoted to making it. Practical Philosophy in NYC. Although we work separately Both study and tutor at a branch for long stretches of time, we of the School in Wallkill, where can always rely on the other’s the core teaching is Advaita, support and encouragement. It’s non-duality. ever illuminating to see what Basic principals of the has emerged from our work each philosophy are self-awareness: day, and to share new insights let the work begin from stillness, that inform it and keep us going allow the attention to rest on the back to the easel,” said Joseph. work, surrender all unnecessary Work by Joseph Sundwall An Artful Union: The Art of thinking, and follow the flow of the work Joseph & Elizabeth Sundwall opens on April without seeking results. 6 from 5:00pm-7:00pm at Amity Gallery, The Sundwalls rediscover themselves in 110 Newport Bridge Road, Warwick the creative process. When other concerns fall The exhibit is on display weekends in April away, they delight in the feel of the tools being from 1:00pm-4:00pm. Both artists will be used while simply watching the work take on site every weekend in April demonstrating place. “It’s a gift to live a life with someone their process. For info: 845-258-6030.
Music on Market in April: Solo Organist & Bluegrass & Jazz Trio, Oh My! Moving the eclectic MUSIC ON MARKET nine-month, 26-concert series forward on April 4 at 7:30pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 40 Market Street, Ellenville, is Boyd Herforth. Herforth is an accomplished musician and organist who has served in various capacities of church music for congregations in New York and New Jersey for decades, and as a music therapist in hospitals, such as Ellenville Regional, and other area rehabilitation facilities. “It’s a mixed program,” explained Herforth, from a Bach Prelude & Fugue, to German, French, British, and American! composers, to The Ashokan Farewell, by Hudson Valley local Jay Ungar. The Hudson Valley Bluegrass Express take the spotlight next door to St. John’s at the red door of MISU (Music Institute of Sullivan and Ulster) for an intimate, laidback, coffeehouse performance on April 13 at 7:30pm. Dancing is allowed.
Boyd Herforth: April 4
Hudson Valley Bluegrass Express: April 13
John Simon & Ellenville Jazz Trio: April 28
They’re a trio of seasoned musicians who play traditional and contemporary bluegrass music, or “newgrass,” as it’s been called. The line-up features Doctor Romo on mandolin and fiddle; Mike Aiese on stand-up bass; and Matt Lamborn on guitar. MUSIC ON MARKET kicks off its first Early Bird Concert on April 28 at 4:00pm with The Greater Ellenville Jazz Trio at St. John’s. Hudson Valley’s John Simon is the trio’s pianist and arranger. A multiple-threat
artist: music producer, composer, writer and performing artist in pop, rock, television, movies, and on Broadway, he was a top record producer during the late ‘60s and ‘70s, responsible for Music from Big Pink and The Last Waltz by The Band; Cheap Thrills by Big Brother & the Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin; Bookends by Simon & Garfunkel; and The Child is Father to the Man by Blood, Sweat & Tears. Drummer Jeff Siegel and bassist Rich Syracuse have played with jazz luminaries
Mose Allison, Roland Hanna, Kurt Elling, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, Benny Golson, John Medeski, Dave Liebman and many others. The trio, together for close to eight years, performs Thursdays at Aroma Thyme Bistro in Ellenville. This is an opportunity to hear their unique, swinging brand of music! For reservations, call 845-377-3727. For information see MUSIC ON MARKET on Facebook. See also ad on page 22.
Earth Day in Cornwall & Dingman’s Ferry
Julie Tremblay: Retrospective, Newburgh
Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Pocono Environmental Education Ctr. Come to the Hudson Highlands Nature Join the Pocono Environmental Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, Education Center (538 Emery Road, (Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Dingmans Ferry, PA) in celebrating Earth Cornwall) and enjoy a full day of events! Day Festival on April 27 from 11:00amThe Earth Day Celebration 4:00pm with hands-on on April 27 from 11:00amlearning stations, interpretive 3:00pm includes family fun hikes, conservation exhibits, and learning in the Green Zone crafts, food, music, and much where Museum educators will more! lead earth-friendly interactive New this year: Electronics games and activities. Meet recycling! TVs, monitors, live farm animals and enjoy computers and accessories Nature Play in Grasshopper accepted free! Other Grove, crafts, hay rides (fee), electronics may be subject to Hudson Highlands Nature storytelling and puppetry by a fee.* Museum’s “Stump Jump” Lydia Adams Davis, live *Items containing freon Photo by Joanna Reisner. music, and the Museum’s Young Naturalist will be subject to a $15 fee per item. Any Preschool will perform an original play! items not mentioned will be charged based Bring a few bucks to enter into the raffle with on weight. PEEC reserves the right to refuse prizes donated by local businesses. to accept items. Other activities are free with the fee of $5 $5 per car. Pre-registration NOT required. per car. For info, visit hhnm.org. Visit www.peec.org.
at Safe Harbors Ann Street “The works in my exhibition Gallery, 104 Ann Street. tread the thin boundary Whether you are an old fan of between the universal and the Tremblay’s work or a neophyte personal as well as connecting admirer, you will find the ideas of the landscape that exhibition an inspiration. surrounds us to the landscape The show takes the viewer of our inner lives, our secrets on a journey through her and the fragility of truth. And, prolific career from 1999-2019. in the light of very recent Works include abstracted, narratives altering events in twinkling, life-sized figurative my life, this retrospective suddenly comes at a perfectly sculptures fabricated from industrial waste; to a opportune time, allowing me highlighted selection of largeto look at both older and newer scale charcoal drawings that works with new eyes, seeing new connections and new “Reflections” by J. Tremblay reference various universal meanings. Furthermore, this retrospective patterns found in nature; to her most recent exhibition taking place in the city I have iconic pieces; the visually impactful and adopted and now proudly call home, makes monumental sculptures of colored aluminum this show a particularly personal one,” says mesh. The exhibition was curated by Virginia Julie Tremblay. Julie Tremblay: Unpacked opens with a Walsh and will be on view through June 1. reception on April 6 from 6:30pm-8:30pm For information: 845-784-1146
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Wallkill River School: “Unclipped” & Ever-Popular 100/100 Party! Spring has finally arrived and the Wallkill River School (WRS) is gearing up for a season of floral paintings, fundraising, fresh abstract art, and more by welcoming the 100/100 benefit / party and a group exhibition into its galleries! This April, the school will be holding its annual 100/100 benefit auction. This popular yearly party has allowed the organization to provide countless programs and opportunities to artists and art admirers of all ages. In addition to the party, the gallery will also be displaying its first ever Unclipped exhibit, a group show of floral artworks. The 100/100 is the School’s annual fundraiser for children’s summer art scholarships, senior programs, and other artistic opportunities for the community. The exhibit features 100 works of art and gifts, each valued at $100 or more. 100 numbered tickets will be sold, which gives the bearer entrance to the exclusive live calling party, and their choice of art/gift once their number is called on April 27. This extravagant party has become one of the most beloved events held by the School, and this year they plan to make it better than ever by including new prizes! Participants can expect to enjoy great food and drinks all
while browsing a diverse and high-quality selection of new paintings, drawings, fine crafts, artist commissions, and even private painting parties, which will all be available as prizes. This event is crucial in the school’s mission to bring the joy of art to the community, so if you would like to support them in their mission, call the School or visit the website to purchase a ticket before the calling on April 27 at 6:00pm. Juried by artist Janet Howard-Fatta, (see page 6) “The Artist’s Garden” by Dennis Fanton Unclipped is an attempt to bring a fresh approach to floral painting. We’ve all a traditional fine art gallery, abstract art has seen paintings of flowers in a dusty old vase, not been exhibited frequently in the past. In but as a challenge to their artists, the WRS an attempt to broaden the School’s diversity decided to only accept paintings that featured of work and bring a new form of art to the flowers in their natural environment for this community, the gallery will be accepting submissions of abstract works of any kind, group exhibition. The 40 accepted paintings will be on as long as they are submitted by April 7. If display throughout the month of April with interested in submitting your work, visit the a reception taking place on April 6 from WRS website at: Wallkill.art The Wallkill River School is located at 232 5:00pm-7:00pm. Ward Street, Montgomery. For additional In the month of May, the School will be information, visit call 845-257-2787. hosting its first ever abstract art exhibition. As
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As a child, John Krause played with a Lionel toy train, and in his teens, he was the class photographer at Baldwin, Long Island High School. These two interests combined in the late 1940s when he began photographing the local Long Island Railroad steam locomotives. In 1965, he published the first of 10 railroad photography books. Krause generally teamed with another railroad photographer for his books. Explore America’s rich railroading history through the eyes of the photo collections of noted photographer and authors John Krause & Edward J. Crist. The Photo Collection of Edward J. Crist & John Krause: 1940’s through the 1960’s is a presentation with noted author of railroad books, Bob McCue at Desmond Campus, 6 Albany Post Road, Newburgh, on April 25 at 1:00pm. To register: 845-565-2076.
Bizet’s “Carmen” - “Yes, Virginia, There is ANOTHER Version!” On presenting what is arguably the world’s most popular opera, conductor and stage director Maestro Ron De Fesi writes: “So, everybody has been asking me why I’m not doing the traditional version of Carmen that everyone does. Wait, what? There’s more than one version of Carmen?! “Well, yes, actually. Bizet’s one-act opera, Djamileh was presented at the OpéraComique in Paris and was not too successful, but evidently, it was good enough to get him a commission for a full-length opera the following season. The Opéra-Comique presented mostly operetta which generally dealt with light subjects and had musical numbers interspersed with spoken dialogue, unlike it’s high-brow cousin, “The” Opéra, at the fantastically beautiful Palais Garnier in the heart of Paris, (then also at the heart of Parisian society), where plots were thick with intrigue, sex and violence (mostly from mythology) and nary a spoken word was to be heard - everything was sung including the dialogue, which was presented as recitativo. “The subjects proposed for the new work by the director of the company were all dismissed by Bizet and, after many discarded suggestions by the proposed librettists, Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy (who were quite well-known having provided libretti for numerous Offenbach operettas), Bizet decided on the subject of a novella by Prosper Mérimée about a gypsy girl and a soldier in Seville, Spain. So this “original” version of the opera included lots of spoken dialogue. “It was, pretty much, a disaster at its premiere. The audiences at the “Comique” thought the work vulgar and immoral but they were used to the witty ditties of Offenbach and the like, comedies with little pathos. What they got was the total antithesis! An earthy work of passion and violence, and it left the majority scandalized! It was, in fact, a hefty step into reality for the folks from the Opéra as well. It was a step into real life that no one had yet taken, and would prove to be the foundation upon which the entire verismo (true-to-life) school
of opera of which Puccini, Mascagni, Cilea, and later Poulenc and many others would become avid adherents. “But later that year, the second version of the opera came into being. It was to be presented in Vienna, and for this reason, Bizet’s friend, Ernest Guiraud, was hired to turn the dialogue into recitativo. Bizet could not do this himself as he had died in June from two consecutive heart attacks at the age of 36! He was a heavy smoker - I’m just saying... “In Vienna, the opera was a huge success and the format in which it was presented became the standard for the rest of Europe, and then the world for nearly 100 years. Guiraud, by the way, was also responsible for the format of Offenbach’s posthumous opera Les Contes d’Hoffmann which also became the standard for that work for over 100 years, so he probably knew what he was doing. He was born in New Orleans, by the way. “The third incarnation, and I only include this because someone will ask, came about in the 1980s in the form of Peter Brook’s La Tragédie de Carmen. Sold as a kind of distilling of the work to its provocative heart, reduced to four characters, it was a pretty spectacular stage piece, but, in my opinion,
from a dramatic and musical point of view, missed the ‘heart’ for which it purported to strive. “So which of these three versions have I chosen? The first, of course, the original concept, the spoken dialogue version. Why? Well, having directed them all at one point or another, I think it is the one that gives the most immediacy to the characters. We are also able to get a bit deeper into their psyches because we’ve got a little more time to explore. The characters seem, also, to be a bit more real - more possessed by the spirits that drive them. Don’t fear, all the ‘music’ that everyone knows and loves is intact, but we find a more profound intimacy with these personages. To us, nearly 150 years after its creation, they are hardly “fictional” characters anymore, they are real people. They lived, they loved, they died, and we get a chance to glimpse them in those moments once again - or see them really for the first time! “Undeveloped thought: You know, in the Mérimée novel, this story is told from the viewpoint of José as he is sitting in prison awaiting execution for having killed Carmen. I’m thinking I might like to work that into the action somehow. I’ve always felt that José was the only character in the drama who actually evolves, all the others, including Carmen, are pretty static as far as development goes - they are who they are, finished, having sprung from Mérimée’s head fully clothed and fully developed, no reasons for why they are who they are, they just are... “As I write this, my mind is in the process of redesigning the show to breathe life into this idea...Oh well, you’ll have to come to see if it develops into anything concrete... Performances are in-the-round at the First Presbyterian Church, 142 Lake Street, Monroe, on April 13 at 7:00pm, and April 14 at 4:00pm. Tickets are available in advance by visiting www.hotopera.com or by phoning 845-6610544. See ad on page 24.
Madison Marie McIntosh Jeduthun Chung Gu Kim “Carmen” “Don José”
Kimberly Lloyd “Micaëla”
Jeffrey Goble “Escamillo”
Andrew Martens “Zuniga”
Eugenia Forteza “Frasquita”
Ema Mitrović “Mercédès”
Joseph E. Gansert “Moralès” & “Le Dancaïro”
Justin Scott Randolph “Le Remendado”
Ron De Fesi Maestro
Enjoy viewing paintings by Nita Klein at Leo’s Cornwall location through the month of April!
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Harp & Flute at the Mansion, Middletown At Morrison Hall Mansion, chamber music is a ‘natural’ in the beautiful mansion venue with its site-specifically designed Tiffany window, a William Dodge mural on canvas ceiling painting, and its artisan carved and molded interior. Harp & Flute at the Mansion with Frances Duffy and Marcia Gates offers the cozy setting of the Morrison Hall Mansion and elegant chamber music played by two superb musicians, both principals of their respective instruments in the Hudson Valley Philharmonic (HVP). Their performance has been fine-tuned specifically for the mansion setting. Selections by Bach, Bernstein, Debussy, Mozart, and Marcel Tournier comprise the duo program, and solo compositions will feature harp in one and flute in the other. Tournier (1879-1951) was a French harpist, composer, and teacher who composed important solo repertory for the harp that expanded the technical and harmonic possibilities of the instrument. Frances Duffy is also Principal Harpist of the Wheeling and Allentown Symphony Orchestras and serves as second harp for the American Ballet Theatre orchestra. She has served as harpist for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and is currently harpist for the Broadway production of Wicked. Career highlights include appearances and solo
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recitals at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, and at Trinity Church. Marcia Gates has been HVPPrincipal Flutist since 1986. She has appeared frequently as soloist with the HVP and with the Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra throughout its existence from 1982-1998. Gates is also a longtime member of the Pone Ensemble for New Music. She has performed with the Hudson Valley BachFest since 2000, its inaugural year. A highlight of her career was being selected by the renowned flutist Julius Baker as a soloist. Morrison Hall Mansion is the centerpiece of the Middletown campus of SUNY Orange, 115 South Street. Free parking is available. The concert is on April 7 at 3:00pm. Tickets are available at the door and online at www.sunyorange.edu/arts_comm/ticketing. shtml with a $2.50 service charge per ticket. Admission is free for all students. Doors and box office open at 2:20pm. For information, call 845-341-4891.
Apprentice Players: “Three Sisters” Generally acknowledged as being in the first rank of modern playwrights, Anton Chekhov presented a new sort of drama in Three Sisters that found significance in the everyday lives of common people. It had a seminal influence on 20th century playwrighting at a time when world drama was dominated by formulaic comedies and dramas. His close association with the Moscow Art Theatre and Konstantin Stanislavski was the foundation of his enduring reputation. Three Sisters is a naturalistic comedy about the decay of the privileged class in Russia in the decade before the revolution. It describes the aspirations and discontent of the bourgeois Prozorov family: Olga, Masha, Irina, and their brother Andrei - Muscovites who were uprooted to the provinces 11 years earlier. The sisters are refined and cultured young women who struggle to find consequence in a life lived in the social backwater in which they find themselves. They dream of the past - the Moscow of their childhood - and identify it with fulfilled lives, oblivious that the source of their malaise is their investment in a social class that is being usurped by an aggressive proletarian culture. Under the direction of SUNY Orange theatre professor David Cohen, the SUNY Orange Apprentice Players will present
Left-rt: Carter Cohen, Joe Fox, Jewel Sanchez, Natalie Bronson & Sarandon Shindon.
Three Sisters in a translation by Paul Schmidt on stage at the William and Helen Richards Theatre at Orange Hall on the Middletown campus of SUNY Orange during the weekends of April 12-14 and 19-20. The audience is invited to stay for a talkback with the director and cast following each Saturday evening performance. Box office opens one hour before curtain time. Active duty military admitted free. Student tickets available at box office only. All other tickets may be purchased online at www.sunyorange.edu (click the “Events” tab on the home page and follow the menu to “online ticketing”) for a $2.50 service charge per ticket. Orange Hall is universally accessible. Parking is available in the College parking lot at the intersection of Wawayanda and Grandview avenues, Middletown. For info: Max Schaefer at 845-341-4790.
“Streetcar” Comes to Greenwood Lake Greenwood Lake Theater (GWLT) will present Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer-prize winning play, A Streetcar Named Desire. “In deciding on our first fully produced play here at GWLT, we wanted to bring an American classic to the stage, and it is a wonderful way to open our 2019 season,” says Mary Virginia, co-artistic director. “I’m very lucky to be playing this role for a second time in my career. Blanche is complicated, layered, lost and misunderstood. She wants magic, not realism and will go to great lengths to create and maintain that façade. Co-artistic director Katherine Weatherford agrees. “One of the reasons Mary and I chose this play is its story resonates just as much now as when it was written in 1947. I am thrilled to play Stella Kowalski. It is a role I have wanted to tackle for several years. She is the foil to her sister: grounded in realism where Blanche is lost in fantasy. Stella has an incredibly strong survival instinct that informs every decision she makes, and ultimately leads to her being torn between her husband and her sister. ” “Being a part of Streetcar is exciting for a number of reasons - most importantly because of its careful and honest treatment of an uncomfortable truth of humanity,” says Brady Walsh, who plays Stanley Kowalski. “In a society where victims of sexual abuse
and mental illness are just now getting the attention they deserve, Williams reminds us of a time, not too long ago I might add, when individuals of different backgrounds and mentalities were left unchecked. The story is so disturbingly real, I’m honored to have the responsibility of sharing with audiences that these altercations are not just fantasy, not just headlines, but real, everyday people that deserve to be heard and helped. “Greenwood Lake is such an open and rich community. Audiences respond so positively to the messages we explore and as GWLT develops their relationship with the community, the storytelling only continues to become stronger and more significant.” The play will be performed April 26-27 at 7:00pm and April 28 at 2:00pm at the New Teen Center, 51 Waterstone Road, Greenwood Lake. Tickets are available online by visiting www.greenwoodlaketheater.org and at the box office. Due to mature themes, the play is recommended for ages 14 and up.
May I Have A Word With You ... Quips, Quotes & Quiddities with Carol Pozefsky TO THE COLORS West Point. What comes to mind? Uniformed cadets shouldering rifles, marching in perfect unison? A different image inspired a West Point English professor to capture this poetic portrait of the Hudson River from Trophy Point: Into this place, spring blares like reveille, young and warm, spreading its fresh, leafed filigree. It is an old place flanked by a river older than tradition. On a clear morning, the white water burns beyond colors, beyond seeing. Then it is what we hope the human soul looks like. Then the water becomes sunlight itself…Later you may view the nudity of noon blue, wait for evening green, when light lingers on the tips of the tiniest ripple. SEX AT NOON TAXES Nurse, I spy gypsies, run! That’s a palindromic sentence, reading the same frontwards and backwards. Niagara, O roar again! Top step - Sara’s pet spot. Draw, O Caesar, erase a coward. Kay, a red nude, peeped under a yak.
Some well known palindromic words are: racecar, kayak, refer, sagas, pullup, solos, level, civic and rotator. THE DICKENS YOU SAY The inventive English author Charles Dickens coined the phrase ‘the creeps’ meaning a feeling of fear and revulsion. From David Copperfield: “She was constantly complaining of the cold, and...a visitation in her back which she called ‘the creeps’.” ‘Devil may care’ was another Dickens’ invention. From The Pickwick Papers: “He was a mighty free and easy roving, devilmay-care sort of person.” Today’s creative minds are busy adding new words to the language: An abracadabbler is an amateur magician. An autochondriac is a person who always thinks something is wrong with his car. Authoritis is the condition of students who dread writing school essays. Milk of Amnesia is a medication for Alzheimer’s disease.
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sponsored by SUNY Orange and Mount St. Mary College’s Desmond Campus CAS������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Catskill Art Society, Livingston Manor DVAA��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Delaware Arts Center, Narrowsburg HHNM������������������������������Hudson Highland Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall MSM-DC������������������������������������������������������ Mount St. Mary College, Desmond Campus, Newburgh PEEC����������������������������������������������������� Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry SUNYO-GCL������������������������������������������������������� SUNY Orange, Gilman Center Library, Middletown SUNYO-KH����������������������������������������������������������������������������� SUNY Orange, Kaplan Hall, Newburgh SUNYO-OH���������������������������������������������������������������������������SUNY Orange, Orange Hall, Middletown SUNYO-RCSE�������������������� SUNY Orange, Rowley Center for Science & Engineering, Middletown Lectures, Master Classes, Demos & Talks are FREE unless otherwise noted: (FEE) (Events Not lncluded in Centerspread Calendar)
lectures “A Second Look at “The Road Not Taken”�������������������������������������������MSM-DC Mar 28, 1pm FEE “Estate Planning with a Heart, The Family Love Letter”������������������MSM-DC Mar 30, 10am FEE Guided Interpretive Hike����������������������������������������������������������������������������� PEEC Mar 31, 10am FEE “The Doctor Supervised Detoxification Program” Dr.Richard Huntoon������ MSM-DC Apr 3, 1pm “Islamic Cultural Influence in Colonial Mexico” Thomas & Sue Mounkhall�MSM-DC Apr 4, 10am FEE “Growing Microgreens for Fun” Jakuin Saunders�����Crawford Library, Monticello, Apr 4, 6:30pm “Underground Railroad” Erroyl Rolle������������������������������������������������� MSM-DC Apr 4, 6:30pm FEE “Art & Spirituality of the New Testament” Sr. Peggy Murphy������������ MSM-DC Apr 5, 10am FEE “The Unknown World of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate, and What They Determine about You!” George Toth & Diana Underwood MSM-DC Apr 5, 10am FEE “Town of Thompson One Room Schools” Paul Lounsbury & Gordon MacAdam���������������������������� Time and the Valleys Museum, Grahamsville, Apr 7, 1pm FEE Spring Peeper Search ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������PEEC Apr 7, 7:30pm “The Educational Value of Collecting Autographed First Day Covers” Anthony Musso���������������� MSM-DC Apr 8, 10am FEE “Declutter Your Life and Reduce Stress” Diane Lang��������������������� MSM-DC Apr 8, 10:30am FEE “Birding Beyond The Backyard” Orange County Audubon Society����� Chester Library, Apr 9, 6pm “Bear Talk” Doc Bayne������������������������������������������������������������������������� MSM-DC Apr 9, 6:30pm FEE “Discovering Your Dosha : Exploring Yourself Through an Ayurvedic Lens” Ashley Sapir Lathrop��� MSM-DC Apr 10, 10am FEE “The Life of General Albert Pike” Nathan Rosenblum������������������������� MSM-DC Apr 10, 2pm FEE “The River that Flows Both Ways” George Jackman�������������������������������SUNYO-KH Apr 10, 7pm “The Pharmacology of Medicinal and Recreational Cannabis” Donald F. Slish����������������������������� SUNYO-RCSE Apr 11, 7pm “Self-Hapnosis: Identify 6 Steps to Increase Your Happiness” George Toth & Diana Underwood MSM-DC Apr 12, 10am FEE “Decoding Your Dreams” Rebecca Golgoski������������������������������������������� MSM-DC Apr 12,1pm FEE “Busting Common Aromatherapy Myths” Shana Sandroff������������������������� MSM-DC Apr 12, 3pm “Salamanders, Frogs, and More!”����������������������������������������������������������������PEEC Apr 14, 10am FEE “The NOT So Sweet Sweeteners” Toni Jean Kulpinski������������������������� MSM-DC Apr 15, 6pm FEE “Theodore Roosevelt: Police Commissioner” Leon DiMartino���������� MSM-DC Apr 15, 10am FEE “Fast Food Genocide” Dr. Joel Fuhrman������������������������������������������������Bethel Woods, Apr 22, 6pm “All Are Psychic” Bill & Sue Wiand������������������������������������������������������ MSM-DC Apr 23, 10am FEE Monthly Mindfulness Program Pamela Zaitchick���������Crawford Library, Monticello, Apr 23, 6pm Science Cafe: “Teaching Evolution with Creationists in Mind” Jason R. Wiles������������������������������� Flaming Grill & Buffet, Newburgh, Apr 24, 7:15pm “The Photo Collection of Edward J. Crist & John Krause: 1940’s through the 1960’s” ��������������� Bob McCue MSM-DC Apr 25, 1pm FEE “The Iron Curtain Moves East: US-Russian Tensions Since 2014” Heather DeHaan��������������������� SUNYO-GCL Apr 25, 7pm “50/50 Day at the Desmond” Joan Monk������������������������������������������������ MSM-DC Apr 26, 1pm FEE “How to Get Started Kayaking” Don Urmston�������������������������������������� MSM-DC Apr 26, 6pm FEE “Edgar Allan Poe & The Case of the Beautiful Cigar Girl Murder”������������������������������������������������ Leon DiMartino MSM-DC Apr 29, 10am FEE CONFERENCE “I Am Jane Doe: A Conference on Sex Trafficking ~ exploitation, coercion, slavery”������������������� Orange County Human Rights Commission, Safe Homes of Orange County, & Cultural Affairs at SUNY Orange SUNYO-OH Apr 30, 8:30am-4:45pm Master Classes Painting and Markmaking Heidi Lanino����������������� SUNYO-OH & Devitt Greenhouse, Apr 2, 4pm Devised Theatre Tannis Kowalchuk & Jess Beveridge���������������������������������SUNYO-OH Apr 3, 1pm Artist Talks Lisa DiLillo & Eric Baylin art & photography����������������������������������������������������� DVAA Apr 20, 2pm Julie Tremblay “Unpacked”���������������������������������������������Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, May 25, 2pm
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Music for Humanity folk������������� Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, 3rd Saturdays, 8pm FREE Cindy Cashdollar & The Syncopators Texas swing������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Apr 1, 8pm Hudson Valley Swing Band������������ Wallkill Community Center, Middletown, Apr 2, 9, 16, 30, 1pm Tempest Celtic rock�������������������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Apr 3, 8pm Marc Mathelier guitar, classical, jazz, new age�����������������������������Florida Library, Apr 4, 6pm FREE Jason Gisser Band, The Playback soul, rock��������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Apr 4, 8pm Deadgrass Garcia����������������������������������������������������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Apr 4, 8pm Triversity’s First Fridays��������������������������������������������������������������� WaterWheel, Milford, Apr 5, 8pm Live Music at Milkweed����������������������������������������������������������������Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, Apr 5, 7pm Wayne Krantz w/Kevin Scott & Cliff Almond jazz, r&r�������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Apr 5, 8pm Baby Gramps guitar������������������������������������������������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Apr 5, 8pm Decora! rap, visual art���������������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Apr 6, 8pm Fred Zepplin rock����������������������������������������������������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Apr 6, 8pm Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis swing, blues�����������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Apr 7 & Apr 21, 11am Sullivan County Museum, Hurleyville, Apr 7, 2pm FREE Oxford Depot bluegrass��������������������������������������� Crawford Library, Monticello, Apr 11, 6pm FREE Latin Jazz Express “The Music of Eddie Palmieri”�������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Apr 11, 8pm Lyn Hardy & The Catskill Corral country���������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Apr 11, 8pm Willie Nile “Children of Paradise”�����������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Apr 12, 8pm Tas Cru & The Tortured Souls blues������������������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Apr 12, 8pm SE ACABO Tribute to Carlos Santana��������Dingman-Delaware Middle School, Apr 13, 7pm FREE Hudson Valley Bluegrass Express��������������St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ellenville, Apr 13, 7:30pm Stuart Kabak folk�����������������������������������Unitarian Universalist Cong., Rock Tavern, Apr 13. 7:30pm Ed Palermo Big Band Americana������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Apr 13, 8pm Underground Bands���������������������������������������������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Apr 13, 8pm Dave Keyes & Woody Mann Duo gospel, blues������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Apr 14, 11am Jason Kao Hwang violin & The Human Rites Trio�������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Apr 14, 8pm Common Tongue rock, fusion, jazz����������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Apr 17, 8pm Jonah Smith blues, soul, jazz��������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Apr 18. 8pm The Pedrito Martinez Group Afro-Cuban����������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Apr 19, 8pm Vito Petroccitto & Little Rock roots, blues, AmericanaThe Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Apr 19, 8pm Joanna Gass and The Search & Rescue Band, Ken Bowles guitar��������������������������������������������������� Phillipsport Community Center, Apr 20, 7pm Cuboricua salsa�����������������������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Apr 20, 8pm Alpha Male Gorillas����������������������������������������������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Apr 20, 8pm Judith Tulloch Band Brazilian world-pop-fusion�����������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Apr 24, 7pm Poet Gold’s POELODIES spoken word, hip hop� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Apr 24, 7pm Tribal Harmony Native American w/Dennis Yerry Jazz Quintet������The Falcon, Marlboro, Apr 25, 7pm Dylan Doyle Band funk, rock�������������������������������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Apr 26, 8pm The Brothers & Sisters Reunion Allman Brothers Members Tribute��������The Falcon, Apr 26, 8pm Almost Queen���������������������������������������������������������������Paramount Theatre, Middletown, Apr 26, 8pm Hurley Mountain Highway 60s, 70s, +����������������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Apr 27, 8pm Becca Stevens music & poetry�����������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Apr 28, 8pm Gamelan Orchestra Indonesian������������������������ St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ellenville, May 2, 7:30pm OPEN Mic & IN-HOUSE MUSIC
Listings below are not included in our centerspread calendar.
Open Mic w/Steve Schwartz & Antoine Magliano������ Dutch’s Tavern, Rock Hill, Mondays, 7:30pm Joanna Gass and the Search & Rescue Orchestra�������Brew, Rock Hill, Tuesdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm Robert Kopec & Solo Bajo jazz +������������������������������������ Dos Amigos, Fair Oaks, Wednesdays, 7pm Open Mic�������������������������������������������������������Heartbeat Music Hall, Grahamsville, Wednesdays, 7pm The Parting Glass Band Celtic��������������������Loughran’s Pub, Salisbury Mills, Thursdays, 7pm-10pm Marc Von Em soul, blues, funk�������������������������WaterWheel Cafe, Milford, Last Fridays, 8pm-11pm Jake Lentz piano & Marilyn Kennedy vocalsGiovanni’s Inn, Wurtsboro, Fridays & Saturdays, 6pm-9pm Open Mic Night��������������������������������������������������������������������Pennings Market, Warwick, Mar 20, 7pm Acoustic Open Mic Session host, Jason Gisser����������������������� The Falcon Underground, Apr 3, 7pm Gregg Van Gelder Band����������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Apr 5, 7:30pm Rob Schiff��������������������������������������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Apr 6, 2pm Mighty Spectrum Band�����������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Apr 6. 7:30pm Jack Higgins and Friends�������������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Apr 7, 2pm The Palaia All Stars���������������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Apr 12, 7:30pm Kevin Finnan & Friends�������������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Apr 13, 2pm Johnny Scarecrow Jethro Tull����������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Apr 13, 7:30pm Evan Teatum & Alan Battiatto��������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Apr 14, 2pm Roots & Blues Sessions host: Petey Hop��������������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Apr 17, 7pm Big time Tomato���������������������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Apr 19. 7:30pm Connor McCarty�������������������������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Apr 20, 2pm Stone Flower Santana������������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Apr 20, 7:30pm John Goia��������������������������������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Apr 26, 7:30pm Jim & Michelle Iannucci������������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Apr 27, 2pm Floyd Pink�������������������������������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Apr 27, 7:30pm Foley Road�����������������������������������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Apr 28, 2pm
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Cinema Classics & Documentaries
“Rashomon” dir. Akira Kurosawa������� SUNY Orange, Kaplan Hall, Newburgh, Mar 28, 7pm, FREE “Young Picasso” documentary������������������� Downing Film Center, Newburgh, Apr 8, 2pm & 7:15pm
Shorts & Sweets prose, humor & dessert����������������Crawford Library, Monticello, Apr 1, 6pm FREE Comedy Night������������������������������������������������������������������ The Arnold, Livingston Manor, Apr 13, 8pm
“The Wizard of Oz” Dee Tabitha Wright, choreog.��������������New Rose Theatre, Walden, Mar 22-31
FAIRS & FestivalS
Lumberland Heritage Day������������������������������������������������ Town Hall, Glen Spey, Apr 27, 11am-1pm Earth Day Festival����Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry, Apr 27, 11am-4pm 2019 Earth Day Celebration crafts, storytelling, puppets, music, etc.HHNM Apr 27, 11:30am-3pm Spring Fling������������������������������������������������������������������Sullivan Street, Wurtsboro, Apr 27, Noon-3pm Urban Farming Fair�����������������������Broadway & Grand Street, Newburgh, Apr 27, Noon-4pm FREE Treecycle�����������������������������������������������������Stanley Deming Park, Warwick, May 4, 10am-5pm FREE
Children’s Summer Art Scholarships 100/100 art exhibit��Wallkill River School, Montgomery, Apr 2-27 Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra brunch...............Powelton Club, Newburgh, Apr 7, Noon State Historic Sites of the Hudson Highlands������������������������� Newburgh Brewery, Apr 7, 1pm-4pm Greater Liberty Chamber of Commerce dinner-theatre, “Eat Drink & Be Murdered”������������������� Liberty Diner, Apr 7, 3:30pm WJFF “Don’t Look Back”, Bob Dylan documentary�������������������������Callicoon Theater, Apr 24, 7pm
Museums not Listed in Centerspread
Tower of Victory: Grand Re-opening���Washington’s Headquarters, Newburgh, Apr 27, Noon-4pm “A Revolutionary Camp at Night at the New Windsor Historic Huts”��������������������������������������������� New Windsor Cantonment, Apr 27, 7pm FREE
Music - Classical - Band - Chorale
Potluck Concerts “Food of Love”��������Cornwall Presby. Ch., Cornwall-on-Hudson, Mar 29, 7:30pm Four Seasons Chorale, The Little Big Band Group & Children’s Chorus classical, pop, jazz�������� First Presbyterian Church, Port Jervis, Mar 31, 3pm Boyd Herforth Pipe Organ, Music on Market series����St. John’s Epsicopal Ch., Ellenville, Apr 4, 7:30pm Frances Duffy harp, Marcia Gates flute� SUNY Orange Morrison Mansion, Middletown, Apr 7, 3pm Neave Piano Trio & Carla Jablonksi soprano, Shandelee Music Festival������Bethel Woods, Apr 14, 3pm Potluck Concerts��������������������Cornwall Presbyterian. Church, Cornwall-on-Hudson, Apr 19, 7:30pm Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Music Series���������������������������������������������������������� St. John’s Episcopal Church, Monticello, Apr 27, 7:30pm & CAS Laundry King, Livingston Manor, Apr 28, 3pm Eliana Razzino Yang cello & Janice Nimetz piano, Music in Central Valley������������������������������������ United Methodist Church, Central Valley, Apr 28, 3pm FREE Middletown Concert Chorale��������������������Saint Paul’s Methodist Church, Middletown, May 4, 7pm North Congregational United Church, Middletown, May 5, 3pm Adaskin String Trio Grand Montgomery Chamber Music������������������������������������������������������������������� Montgomery Senior Center, May 5, 3pm FREE
Music - jazz
Eric Person Band�����������������������������������������������������The Wherehouse, Newburgh, 3rd Saturdays, 9pm String Trio of New York����������������������SUNY Orange, Morrison Hall, Middletown, Mar 29, 7:30pm Sullivan Fortner piano������������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 31, 8pm David Amram Quintet�������������������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Apr 7, 8pm
Opportunity: Monologue Workshop + Since December 2018, Cornerstone Theatre Arts actor-director B.J. Boothe has been hosting a series of monthly monologue performances in Chester. “On April 20 at 7:00pm we’ll be hosting our first monologue workshop, with guest director, Drew Nardone,” announced Boothe. “I am inviting actors from all over the Hudson Valley to perform and be adjudicated by Mr. Nardone. Each performer will have five minutes allotted, after which Mr. Nardone will give a short period of notes on the performance. “This event will also announce the formal introduction of my own venture, One Step Up Productions, including information
about my providing an affordable and relaxed environment for veteran and upcoming performers in the Hudson Valley to hone their skills as they audition for upcoming events for One Step Up Productions. “As of now, our workshops are free to performers. We are also reaching out to local playwrights to workshop their writing, as well as coordinating acts for an ongoing variety show.” The workshop will be held at GW’s American Burgers, 78 Brookside Ave #151a, in the Shoprite Mall. For more information and details, those interested can contact B.J. at email@example.com
Marc Mathelier guitar, classical, jazz, new age�����������������������������Florida Library, Apr 4, 6pm FREE Jazz Sessions Host: Doug Weiss���������������������������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Apr 10, 7pm Larry Newcomb & Mike Jackson������������������������������ Greenwood Lake Library, Apr 14, 1pm FREE bigBANG Celebrates Mingus’ Birthday!�������������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Apr 18, 8pm Frank Lacy Sextet������������������� St. Andrews Episcopal Church, So. Fallsburg, Apr 27, 7:30pm FREE 4th Saturday Jazz Neil Alexander & NAIL�����������The Wherehouse, Newburgh, Apr 27, 9pm FREE Saints of Swing swing, klezmer, +�����������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Apr 28, 11am Greater Ellenville Jazz Trio Music on Market seriesSt. John’s Epsicopal Ch., Ellenville Apr 28, 4pm
“Die Walküre” Wagner, Live from the Met��������������� SUNY Sullivan, Loch Sheldrake, Mar 30, Noon “Celebration of Life: A Concert for Claudia”��� Union Presbyterian Church, Balmville, Mar 31, 3pm “Carmen” Bizet, Hudson Opera Theatre, cond. Ron De Fesi���������������������������������������������������������������� First Presbyterian Church, Monroe, Apr 13, 7pm & Apr 14, 4pm “La Traviata” Verdi, Live from London, w/Placido DomingoDowning Film Center, Apr 22, 6:45pm
Poetry & Prose Readings
Milkweed Poetry�����������������������������������������������������������������Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, Wednesdays, 7pm James Nicola���������������������������������������������������������Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Apr 4, 7pm Elena Botts��������������������������������������������������������������� Elsie’s Luncheonette, Goshen, Apr 5, 7pm FREE Hudson River Poets �����������������������������������������������Karpeles Museum, Newburgh, Apr 6, 1pm FREE Ariana Den Bleyker�������������������������������������������������Montgomery Book Exchange, Apr 9, 7pm FREE Roberta Gould����������������������������������������������������������������Meadow Blues Coffee, Chester, Apr 16, 7pm Spring Poetry Reading������������������������������������������������� Phillipsport Community Center, Apr 20, 1pm “The Mirror of Magic” by Kurt Seligmann, Megaphone Series��������������������������������������������������������� Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf, Apr 20, 3pm FREE Hudson River Poets���������������������������������������������������������������� Newburgh Library, Apr 25, 7pm FREE Spring Poetry Reading����������������������������Pine Bush Library Community Center, Apr 25, 7pm FREE Spring Poetry Cafe, Carl Welden, Roberta Gould, Robert Milby����Florida Library, Apr 26, 7pm FREE Spring Poetry Reading open mic�������������������������������������������������Chester Library Apr 27, 2pm FREE David Messineo Poetry at the Church �����������������������Goshen Methodist Church, Apr 29, 7pm FREE
Recreation & Dancing
Salsa dancing������������������������������������������������������������������������ Hurleyville Arts Centre, Fridays, 7:30pm “The Prom 4-13-19” “Celebrating the Grammys” dancing� Best Western, Matamoras, Apr 13, 7pm Polka Dance������������������������������� Polish Legion of American Veterans Hall, Pine Island, Apr 28, 1pm
Black Dirt Storytelling Guild������������������������������������������������� Florida Library, Apr 11, 6:30pm FREE
Theatre - Musical & Variety
Celtic Woman 2019 music, dance, song���������������������������Eisenhower Hall, West Point, Mar 31, 5pm “Chicago” Kander & Ebb�������������������������������������������������� Eisenhower Hall, West Point, May 5, 5pm
Theatre - Play
“Proof” Cornerstone Theatre Arts������������������������������������������������Goshen Music Hall, Mar 30-Apr 14 “The Wolves” MSMC Theatre��������� Mount St. Mary College, Aquinas Hall, Newburgh, Apr 11-13 “The Rover”�������������������������������������������������������������������� SUNY Sullivan, Loch Sheldrake, Apr 11-21 “Polaroid Stories”����������������������������������������������������������� SUNY Sullivan, Loch Sheldrake, Apr 12-20 “Three Sisters” Chekhov, SUNY Orange Apprentice Players� Orange Hall, Middletown, Apr 12-20 “Sizzlin’ 60’s” Catskill Readers’ Theatre������������� Crawford Library, Monticello, Apr 25, 6pm FREE “Springtime for Murder!! The Killing Kompany, dinner-theatre������ West Point Club, Apr 26, 7pm “A Streetcar Named Desire” Tennessee Williams, Greenwood Lake Theater����������������������������������� New Teen Center, Greenwood Lake, Apr 26-28 “The Rejuvenary River Circus” Arm of the Sea Theatre�������� Tusten Theatre, Narrowsburg, Apr 27, 2pm “Getting Away With Murder” Creative Theatre-Muddy Water Players�������������������������������������������������������� Playhouse at Museum Village, Monroe, May 3-19 “Murder at the Speakeasy” dinner-theatre�������������������������������Desmond Campus, Newburgh, May 4, 6pm “Out of Mind” Tannis Kowlachek & Allison C. Waters��Tusten Theatre, Narrowsburg, May 4, 8pm
Opportunity: Plays In just three years the audience for the Orange County Arts Council’s annual Ten-Minute Play Festival showcasing new original theatrical plays by Orange County playwrights has grown from a small group of supporters to hundreds of people enjoying an evening of exciting theatre. This year, plans are to increase the readings to two evenings to accommodate the growing audience. Committee-chair Paul Ellis has announced that ten plays will be selected and performed on August 1 and/or 2. Submission deadline is May 17. For
details, guidelines and instructions contact www. ocartscouncil.org
Opportunity: Poster The Livingston Manor Trout Parade has announced a poster contest for the June 2019 event. Winner receives a $250 gift certificate from Frame Game & Art Shoppe in Monticello. Five runner-ups receive a $50 gift certificate to Blick Art Materials. Deadline is April 15. For specifications and information: TroutParadeInfo@gmail.com
Delaware & Hudson CANVAS
CTMW Ceative Theatre-Muddy Water Players�������������������������������������� Playhouse at Museum Village, Monrow CAS-LK������������������������������������������������������������������������������Catskill Art Society, Laundry King, Livingston Manor DOWN������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Downing Film Center, Newburgh ELSIE�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Elsie’s Luncheonette, Goshen FAL & FAL-U��������������������������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon & The Falcon Underground, Marlboro GMCM Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series������������������������������������������������� Montgomery Senior Center GOSH Cornerstone Theatre Arts���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Goshen Music Hall
Prose-Humor & Dessert Shorts & Sweets MONTLIB 6pm Music - Texas Swing Cindy Cashdollar & The Syncopators FAL-U 8pm
Please check the schedule for Art & Photography Exhibit Receptions, pg. 16
Music Hudson Valley Swing Band WCC 1pm
Cinema - Documentary “Young Picasso” DOWN 2pm & 7:15pm
Poetry Ariana Den Bleyker MONTBK, 7pm
Cinema “Gone with the Wind, Part II” Wisner Library, Warwick, 1pm
Music Hudson Valley Swing Band WCC 1pm
Poetry David Messineo Goshen Methodist Church, 7pm
Poetry Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, 7pm Music - Fusion Common Tongue FAL 8pm
Spoken Word Hip Hop POELODIES FAL-U 7pm Music - Brazilian-World-Pop Judith Tulloch Band FAL 8pm
View “Spring” works by Catherine DeMaio at The Rustic Wheelhouse in Chester
Music Hudson Valley Swing Band WCC 1pm
Delaware & Hudson CANVAS
Music...............................Marc Mathelier.............Florida Library, 6pm Poetry...............................James Nicola............................ NOBL 7pm Music..................... Boyd Herforth Pipe Organ............... MoM 7:30pm Music - Soul-Rock.......Jason Gisser Band, The Playback....FAL 8pm Music - Jerry Garcia........... Deadgrass...............................FAL-U 8pm
Music - Bluegrass............Oxford Depot...................... MONTLIB 6pm Storytelling....Black Dirt Storytelling Guild..... Florida Library 6:30pm Theatre - Play...................“The Wolves”.................. MSM-AQ 7:30pm Theatre - Play....................“The Rover”.............................SCCC 8pm Music - Eddie Palmieri.......Latin Jazz Express .....................FAL 8pm Music - Country.......Lyn Hardy & The Catskill Corral........FAL-U 8pm
Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, 7pm
Opera - Live from London “La Traviata” Verdi DOWN 6:45pm
Cinema “The Wife” Wisner Library, Warwick 1pm
Music - Jazz Jazz Sessions FAL-U 7pm
Cinema “The Bookshop” Wisner Library, Warwick, 1pm
MONTBK�������������������������������������������������������������������������������� MONTLIB���������������������������������������������������������������� MSM-AQ������������������������������������������������ MSM-DC��������������������������������������Moun NOBL���������������������������������������������������������������������� PARA��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� PHILL����������������������������������������������������������������������������������
Poetry Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, 7pm
Poetry Roberta Gould Meadow Blues Coffee, Chester, 7pm
Music - Celtic Rock Tempest FAL 8pm
Cinema “Gone with the Wind, Part I” Wisner Library, Warwick, 1pm
Poetry Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, 7pm
Music Hudson Valley Swing Band WCC 1pm
GWL�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Greenwood Lake Library HAC��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Hurleyville Arts Centre HHNM����������������� Outdoor Discovery Center, Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Cornwall HOT Hudson Opera Theatre���������������������������������������������First Presbyterian Church, Monroe IKE�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Eisenhower Hall, West Point MICV Music in Central Valley�����������������������������������Central Valley United Methodist Church MoM Music on Market Series������������������������������������St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ellenville
25 Theatre - Reading............ “Sizzlin’ 60s”...................... MONTLIB 6pm Poetry.......Spring Poetry Reading..................Pine Bush Library, 7pm Poetry......................... Hudson River Poets.......................... NFL 7pm Music.......Tribal Harmony w/Dennis Yerry Jazz Quintet......FAL 7pm
2 Poetry Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, 7pm
Music......Live Mus Poetry..................... Theatre - Play......... Music................ Fir
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Music - Classical.... Theatre - Play...............“Polaroid Stories”........................SCCC 8pm Theatre - Play......... Music - Blues-Soul-Jazz.......Jonah Smith..............................FAL 8pm Theatre - Play......... Music -Jazz...bigBANG: Celebrates Mingus’ Birthday....FAL-U 8pm Music - Afro-Cuban Music -Roots-Blues
WJFF Fundraiser-Documentary “Don’t Look Back” Callicoon Theater, 7pm
Theatre - Play.......“ Dinner-Theater......“ Poetry..................... Music...................... Music -Allman.......T Music - Roots-Rock
Music - Indonesian.......Gamelan Orchestra.................... MoM 7:30pm Theatre - Play......“
�������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Montgomery Book Exchange ����������������������������������������������������������������Ethelbert Crawford Library, Monticello ������������������������������������������������Mount St. Mary College, Aquinas Hall, Newburgh nt St. Mary College, Desmond Campus, Newburgh ���������������������������������������������������������������������� Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Paramount Theatre, Middletown ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������Phillipsport Community Center
POL���������������������������������������������������� Polish Legion of American Veterans Hall, Pine Island SCCC Sullivan County Community College�����������������������SUNY Sullivan, Loch Sheldrake SCM������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Sullivan County Museum, Hurleyville SDEM���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Stanley Deming Park, Warwick SLGMNN�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf STA����������������������������������������������������������������� St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, So. Fallsburg STJ���������������������������������������������������������������������������St. John’s Episcopal Church, Monticello
sic at Milkweed........... Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, 7pm ............ Elena Botts..............................ELSIE 7pm ................“Proof”................................ GOSH 7pm rst Fridays at the WaterWheel.......... WWMIL 8pm
ayne Krantz w/Kevin Scott & Cliff Almond....FAL 8pm
..... Baby Gramps guitar.......................FAL-U 8pm
................“Proof”................................ GOSH 7pm . “Three Sisters” Chekhov....SUNYO-OH 7:30pm ...........“The Wolves”.................. MSM-AQ 7:30pm .......“Polaroid Stories”........................SCCC 8pm lie Nile “Children of Paradise”...............FAL 8pm as Cru & The Tortured Souls..............FAL-U 8pm
.Potluck Concerts..Cornwall Presby. Ch., 7:30pm . “Three Sisters” Chekhov....SUNYO-OH 7:30pm ............“The Rover”.............................SCCC 8pm n.......The Pedrito Martinez Group............FAL 8pm s.......Vito Petroccitto & Little Rock......FAL-U 8pm
“A Streetcar Named Desire”................ TEEN 7pm “Springtime for Murder!.....West Point Club, 7pm ...... Spring Poetry Cafe.......... Florida Library, 7pm .......... Almost Queen.............................PARA 8pm The Brothers & Sisters Reunion..............FAL 8pm k-Funk.......Dylan Doyle Band...............FAL-U 8pm
“Getting Away With Murder”...............CTMW 8pm
SUNYO-MH���������������������������������������������������������������������SUNY Orange, Morrison Hall, Middletown SUNYO-OH����������������������������������������������������������������������� SUNY Orange, Orange Hall, Middletown TEEN����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� New Teen Center, Greenwood Lake TUST���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Tusten Theatre, Narrowsburg UUC������������������������������������������������������������������ Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Rock Tavern WCC�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������Wallkill Community Center, Middletown WWMIL�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������WaterWheel Cafe, Milford
Music - Swing-Blues.....Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis................FAL11am
Fundraiser - Brunch.Greater Newburgh Sym. Orch..Powelton Club, Newburgh, Noon
Poetry.......Hudson River Poets...Karpeles Museum, Newburgh, 1pm Fundraiser. State Historic Sites of the Hudson Highlands.Newburgh Brewery, 1pm-4pm Theatre - Play........................“Proof”................................ GOSH 7pm Music - Classical..Frances Duffy harp, Marcia Gates flute..SUNYO-MH 3pm Music - Rap-Visual Art........... Decora......................................FAL 8pm Fundraiser - Dinner-Theatre..“Eat Drink & Be Murdered”...Liberty Diner, 3:30pm Music - Rock......................Fred Zepplin.............................FAL-U 8pm Theatre - Play........................“Proof”................................ GOSH 2pm Music - Jazz............... David Amram Quintet ........................FAL 8pm
Opera............................. “Carmen” Bizet............................ HOT 7pm Theatre - Play........................“Proof”................................ GOSH 7pm Music - Santana....Se Acabo......Dingman-Delaware Middle School, 7pm Music.............. Hudson Valley Bluegrass Express........ MoM 7:30pm Music - Folk...................... Stuart Kabak.......................... UUC 7:30pm Theatre - Play...................“The Wolves”.................. MSM-AQ 7:30pm Theatre - Play......... “Three Sisters” Chekhov....SUNYO-OH 7:30pm Theatre - Play....................“The Rover”.............................SCCC 8pm Comedy............Comedy Night.....The Arnold, Livingston Manor, 8pm Music - Americana.......Ed Palermo Big Band........................FAL 8pm
Poetry....................... Spring Poetry Reading.................... PHILL 1pm Prose...“The Mirror or Magic” by Kurt Seligmann.....SLGMNN 3pm Music.Joanna Gass/Search & Rescue Band, Ken Bowles.PHILL 7pm Music - Folk..................Music for Humanity.................NOBL 7:30pm Theatre - Play......... “Three Sisters” Chekhov....SUNYO-OH 7:30pm Theatre - Play...............“Polaroid Stories”........................SCCC 8pm Music - Salsa...................... Cuboricua...................................FAL 8pm Music...........................Alpha Male Gorillas.......................FAL-U 8pm Music - Jazz........Eric Person Band....Wherehouse, Newburgh, 9pm
Festival... Lumberland Heritage Day..Town Hall, Glen Spey, 11am-1pm Festival......................Earth Day Celebration.......... HHNM 11am-3pm Festival...Earth Day Celebration..PEEC Dingmans Ferry, 11am-4pm Festival...............Spring Fling.......Sullivan St., Wurtsboro, Noon-3pm Fair.Urban Farming Fair.Broadway & Grand St., Newburgh, Noon-4pm Poetry........................Spring Poetry Reading.....Chester Library, 2pm Theatre - Play.......“The Rejuvenary River Circus”.............TUST 2pm Theatre - Play.......“A Streetcar Named Desire”................ TEEN 7pm Music - Classical.....Sullivan County Orch. Chamber Music....STJ 7:30pm Music - Jazz........................Frank Lacy Sextet ............................STA 7:30pm Theatre - Play...................“Out of Mind”.............................TUST 8pm Music - 60s-70s.......Hurley Mountain Highway.................FAL-U 8pm Music - Jazz.....4SJ - Neil Alexander & NAIL.....Wherehouse, Newburgh, 9pm
Festival................................ Treecycle..................... SDEM 10am-5pm Dinner-Theatre.......“Murder at the Speakeasy”........... MSM-DC 6pm
Music..Middletown Concert Chorale...St.Paul’s Meth.Ch., Middletown, 7pm
Music.......................... Pipe Organ Concert.................... MoM 7:30pm Theatre - Play......“Getting Away With Murder”...............CTMW 8pm
Music - Gospel-Blues...Dave Keyes & Woody Mann Duo .. FAL 11am Music - Jazz...........Larry Newcomb & Mike Jackson ........GWL 1pm Theatre - Play........................“Proof”................................ GOSH 2pm Theatre - Play...............“Polaroid Stories”........................SCCC 2pm Theatre - Play......... “Three Sisters” Chekhov.........SUNYO-OH 3pm Music - Classical............ Neave Piano Trio............Bethel Woods, 3pm Opera............................. “Carmen” Bizet............................ HOT 4pm Music.Jason Kao Hwang violin & The Human Rites Trio..FAL 8pm
Music - Swing-Blues.....Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis................FAL11am Theatre - Play....................“The Rover”.............................SCCC 2pm
28 Music - Jazz +................ Saints of Swing............................FAL 11am Recreation.........................Polka Dance................................POL 1pm Theatre - Play.......“A Streetcar Named Desire”................ TEEN 2pm Music - Classical...Sullivan County Orch. Chamber Music..CAS-LK 3pm Music - Classical.....Eliana Razzo Yang, Janice Nimetz... .MICV 3pm Music - Jazz...........Greater Ellenville Jazz Trio .................. MoM 4pm Music - Poetry..................Becca Stevens ..............................FAL 8pm
Music - Classical...........Adaskin String Trio......................GMCM 3pm Theatre - Play......“Getting Away With Murder”...............CTMW 3pm
Music.Middletown Concert Chorale.North Cong. United Ch., Middletown, 7pm
Theatre - Musical................ “Chicago”.................................. .IKE 5pm
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Art exhibits CAS������������������������������������������������������������Catskill Art Society, CAS Arts Center, Livingston Manor DVAA�������������������������������Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Elaine Giguere Arts Center, Narrowsburg MSM-DC�������������������������������������������������������� Mount St. Mary College, Desmond Campus, Balmville SUNYO-KH������������������������������������������������������������������������������ SUNY Orange Newburgh, Kaplan Hall SUNYO-OH����������������������������������������������������������������������������SUNY Orange Middletown, Orange Hall WRS���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Wallkill River School, Montgomery
Group Show������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Stray Cat Gallery, Bethel, ongoing Georgia Chambers etchings, paintings����������������Georgia Chambers Art Gallery, Callicoon, ongoing Catharine De Maio paintings,“Spring Scenes”�������������������������Rustic Wheelhouse, Chester, ongoing T.A. Clearwater paintings, pastels, prints�������� Clearwater Gallery at Jones Farm, Cornwall, ongoing June Ponte paintings, stained & painted glass�����������������������Poe & Raven Gallery, Milford, ongoing Karen E. Gersch, Gabrielle Dearborn, Josiah Dearborn drawings, paintings, silverwork��������������� Gersch Home Gallery, Montgomery, by appt, ongoing Carolyn Duke pottery�������������������������������������������������Duke Pottery, Tennanah Lake, Roscoe, ongoing Inscribed Tibetan Prayer Stones�����������������Tibetan & Himalayan Cultural Center, Walden, ongoing Wurtsboro Art Alliance “Winter” group show������������ Mamakating Town Hall, Wurtsboro, ongoing Helena Clare Pittman “Cats, Birds and Still Life” recent paintings�� Ellenville Library, thru Mar 31 JSNART “This Must Be The Place”�������������������������������������������������������Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, Apr 7 Rodney White “Quiet Life”, paintings����������������������������������� Forage Space, Narrowsburg, thru Apr 7 Delaware Valley HS Students “From Destruction to Creation”������������ARTery, Milford, thru Apr 8 BOCES children’s art exhibition���������������������������Sullivan County Museum, Hurleyville, thru Apr 9 “The Essence of Women” group show������������������������������� Element Square, Middletown, thru Apr 13 Children’s Art�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������WRS thru Apr 14 Sullivan-Orange ARC “Expressions 2019”��������������������������� Left Bank Gallery, Liberty, thru Apr 15 Ken Butler ”Hybrid Visions” assemblages�������������� Holland Tunnel Gallery, Newburgh, thru Apr 20 Bobbie Oliver & Magaly Perez paintings����������������������������������������������������������������� CAS thru Apr 20 Rena Hottinger, Joan Polishook paintings������� Gallery at Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, thru Apr 27 Stephen Erny papier mache�������������������������������������������Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, thru Apr 30 Nita Klein paintings������������������������������������������������ Leo’s Restaurant & Pizzeria, Cornwall, thru Apr 30 “Heidi Lanino “Ceramic Works on the Theme of Nature and Beauty”������� SUNYO-KH thru May 8 “Bear Mountain & Harriman Parks” Book Exhibit����Exposures Gallery, Sugar Loaf, thru May 19 Robb Gomulka illustrations��������������������������������������� Griffith Olivero Realtors, Goshen, thru May 22 Sienna Martz, Erica Hauser���������������������Mount Saint Mary CMA Gallery, Newburgh, thru May 22 “Spring Fling!” Art About Town, River Valley Artists Guild������������������������������������������� thru May 26 Susan Miiller paintings and pastels Port Jervis Library & Joan Kehlenbeck florals Deerpark Town Hall, Huguenot & Joseph Petrosi color pencil drawings Port Jervis City Hall & Derek Vittum abstract & spiritual works Bon Secours Hospital Perspective Group Art Show art & photography���������������������� Bertoni Gallery, Warwick, thru Jun 2 We Are Golden - Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock Festival and Aspirations for an Aquarian Future” Museum at Bethel Woods, thru Dec 31
NEW ART EXHIBITS
Goshen Art League New Members Exhibit������������������������������� Goshen Music Hall, Mar 29-May 29 Eric Baylin “Branches, Rocks, and String” sculpture��������������������������������������DVAA Mar 30-May 4 Jane Vezdeneva “Eternal Spring” paintings.����������������������������������Highland Mills Library, Apr 1-30 Elliot Belokostolsky������������������������������������������������������������������������Greenwood Lake Library, Apr 1-30 Cathe Linton “Evolving”, pastels, watercolors, drawings����������� Wisner Library, Warwick, Apr 1-30 “Art and Soul ~ the 15th Annual Student and Faculty Art Exhibit”����� SUNYO-OH Apr 1-May 1 “Unclipped: Exhibit of Flowers in Natural Settings” group show������������������������������WRS Apr 2-27 100/100 Annual Benefit Auction group show����������������������������������������������������������������WRS Apr 2-27 Debbie Gioello “Land & Sea” + group show���UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, Apr 3-May 26 Janet Howard-Fatta still life paintings������������������������������������������The Grange, Warwick, Apr 4-Jul 1 A Celebration of the World’s Oldest Art Form jewelry, Barryville Area Arts Assn.������������������������ Artists’ Market, Shohola, Apr 6, 4pm-6pm “New Life” Wurtsboro Art Alliance��������������������������������� John Neilson Gallery, Wurtsboro, Apr 6-28 “An Artful Union: The Art of Joseph and Elizabeth Sundwall”�Amity Gallery, Warwick, Apr 6-28 Julie Tremblay “Unpacked”�����������������������������������������������Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, Apr 6-Jun 1 “Behind the Scenes” group show������������������������������������������������������ ARTery, Milford, Apr 11-May 6 Sullivan County High School Exhibition������������������������������������������������������������ CAS Apr 27-May 11
Catharine Bale����������������������������������������������������� Green Light Gallery, Cornwall-on-Hudson, ongoing “Along the Towpath: the D&H Canal in Mamakating, 1828-1898”�������������������������������������������������� Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, ongoing Ellie Stover “Middletown Women”���������������������������������������������������������������� SUNYO-KH thru May 7
New Photography exhibits
Lisa DiLillo “Before the Echo”��������������������������������������������������������������������������DVAA Mar 30-May 4 Hudson Highlands Photography Club “Mindful Journeys”��������������������������������������������������������������� Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown, Apr 1-29 Kyle Dudgeon “Ever Wonder?”����������������������������������������������������� Gallery 222, Hurleyville, Apr 2-30 Group Show���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� WRS Apr 15-May 14
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Ellie Stover “Middletown Women”���������������������������������������������������� SUNYO-KH Mar 30, 3-5:30pm Lisa DiLillo photography & Eric Baylin sculpture������������������������������������ DVAA Mar 30, 3pm-5pm Hudson Highlands Photography Club “Mindful Journeys”�������������������������������������������������������������� Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown, Apr 1, 4pm-6pm “Art and Soul ~ the 15th Annual Student and Faculty Art Exhibit”�������� SUNYO-OH Apr 2, 2pm-4pm Goshen Art League New Members Exhibit����������������������������� Goshen Music Hall, Apr 4, 6pm-8pm Cathe Linton pastels, watercolors, drawings������������� Wisner Library, Warwick, Apr 5, 5pm-6:45pm Jane Vezdeneva “Eternal Spring” paintings.������������������� Highland Mills Library, Apr 6, Noon-2pm “New Life” Wurtsboro Art Alliance�������������������� John Neilson Gallery, Wurtsboro, Apr 6, 2pm-4pm Kyle Dudegon “Ever Wonder?” photography������������������ Gallery 222, Hurleyville, Apr 6, 4pm-6pm A Celebration of the World’s Oldest Art Form jewlery, Barryville Area Arts Assn.����������������������� Artists’ Market, Shohola, Apr 6, 4pm-6pm “An Artful Union: The Art of Joseph & Elizabeth Sundwall”..Amity Gallery, Warwick, Apr 6, 5pm-7pm “Unclipped: Exhibit of Flowers in Natural Settings” & 100/100 Exhibit�����WRS Apr 6, 5pm-7pm Julie Tremblay “Unpacked”���������������������������� Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, Apr 6, 6:30pm-8:30pm “The Essence of Women” closing reception����������� Element Square, Middletown, Apr 13, 3pm-7pm “Behind the Scenes” group show������������������������������������������������ARTery, Milford, Apr 13, 6pm-9pm Debbie Gioello “Land & Sea” + group show�UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, Apr 20, 6pm-9pm Sullivan County High School Exhibition��������������������������������������������������������CAS Apr 27, 4pm-6pm 100/100 Annual Benefit Auction ticket calling������������������������������������������������������� WRS Apr 27, 6pm
Children & Teens Calendar
HHNM����������������������������������Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall HHNM-CoH����� Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Wildlife Education Center, Cornwall-on-Hudson PEEC������������������������������������������������������������ Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry
Listings not included in our centerspread calendar.
Book Hipsters Book Club teens���������������������������������������Wisner Library, Warwick, Fridays, 3:30pm Cinema
Teen Movie Night 11-17yrs�������������������������������������� Greenwood Lake Library, Tuesdays, 6pm FREE Teen Movie Matinee������������������������������������ Crawford Library, Monticello, 1st Saturday, 1pm FREE Saturday Family Movie������������������������������������Crawford Library, Monticello, Saturdays, 1pm FREE EntertainmenT & Lectures
Storytime 3-5yrs������������������������������������������������Crawford Library, Monticello, Mondays 10am FREE “The Rejuvenary River Circus” Arm of the Sea Theatre���Tusten Theatre, Narrowsburg, Apr 27, 2pm Treecycle�������������������������������������������������������������������� Stanley Deming Park, May 4, 10am-5pm FREE Exhibits
Delaware Valley HS Students “From Destruction to Creation”�����������ARTery, Milford, thru Apr 8
Meet the Animals “Habitats of the Hudson Valley” HHNM-CoH Saturdays & Sundays, 1pm & 2:30pm Hiking Trails����������������������������������������������������������������������� HHNM Saturdays & Sundays, 10am-4pm Eco-Zone Discovery Room�������������������������������������������������������������������������������PEEC Apr 7, 1pm-4pm Hike-A-Thon����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������HHNM Apr 27, 9am 2019 Earth Day Celebration crafts, storytelling, puppets, music, etc.��������HHNM Apr 27, 11:30am Tower of Victory: Grand Re-opening�� Washington’s Headquarters, Newburgh, Apr 27, Noon-4pm
Books: discussions / readings / Signings Book Lover’s Club����������������������������������������������������������Greenwood Lake Library, 4th Tuesday, 7pm Mystery Thriller & Crime Book Group������������������Jeffersonville Library, 2nd Wednesday, 6:30pm Books & Tea��������������������������������������������������� Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, 4th Wednesday, 4pm Urban Book Club������������������������ Mulberry House Senior Center, Middletown, 4th Wednesday, 7pm Fiction & Foodies����������������������������������������������Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, 2nd Thursday, 6pm Book Discussion Group������������������������������������1st Friday, Daniel Pierce Library, Grahamsville, 1pm Book Discussion Group����������������������������������������������������������� Narrowsburg Library, 3rd Friday, 4pm “The Movement of Stars” by Amy Brill�������������������������������������������Florida Library, Mar 28, 6:30pm “The Distant Echo” by Val McDermid���������������������������������������������������� Florida Library, Apr 5, 1pm “Fast Food Genocide” by/w Dr. Joel Fuhrman��������������������������������������� Bethel Woods, Apr 22, 6pm “The Cottingly Secret” by Isabel Allende ���������������������������������������� Florida Library, Apr 25, 6:30pm “The Quarry Fox” by/w Leslie Sharp���� Time and the Valleys Museum, Grahamsville, Apr 28, 2pm
Opportunity: Poets The Sullivan Public Library Alliance is seeking a Poet Laureate to promote the “Spirit of Sullivan County” - someone who would help to increase public appreciation of the reading and writing of poetry for children & adults. This is a one-year appointment with a modest honorarium. To be eligible, applicants must reside in
Sullivan County (full or part-time), have a body of literary work and be available for yearround engagements. Deadline for applications is midnight, April 30. The winner will be announced on June 1 at a public ceremony. To receive application guidelines, interested parties should visit mamakatinglibrary.org or call any Sullivan County public library.
Spring Poetry is Here! Spring is here and poets are all a-buzz, flying from venue to venue to listen and read words expressive of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive word choices and Carl Welden styles. Reopening after a winter hiatus is the Spring Poetry Reading at the Phillipsport Community Center, 657 Red Hill Road, on April 20, at 1:00pm. Hosted by Winter (Gloria Winter, that is), her Spring Poetry Reading at the Pine Bush
Library Community Center, 227 Maple Avenue, is on April 25 at 7:00pm. The Spring Poetry Cafe faturing poets Carl Welden, Roberta Gould and Robert Milby is at Roberta Gould the Florida Library, 4 Cohen Circle, on April 26 at 7:00pm. The open mic Spring Poetry Reading at the Chester Library, 1784 Kings Highway, is on April 27 at 2:00pm. Admissions are either free or a $2 donation.
Jazz Guitar Duo in Greenwood Lake Greenwood Lake resident Dr. Larry Newcomb is a jazz guitar performer and educator who plays classic and original jazz and blues. His performing and teaching styles are informed by Masters and PhD degrees in Music from the University of Florida and a seasoned master’s understanding of the jazz idiom. Warwick resident Mike Jackson has performed in and around Orange County and throughout the tri-state for more than 30 years. Originally from Washington, D.C. where he began playing guitar at age 12, he is well known as a performer and music educator. Performing at venues throughout the U.S., Europe, Scandinavia and the South Pacific, he has appeared locally at the Hudson
Jazz Guitar Duo: Newcomb & Jackson
Valley, Goshen, & Newburgh Jazz Festivals. The Greenwood Lake Public Library, 79 Waterstone Road, presents a concert: Jazz Guitar Duo with Newcomb and Jackson on April 14, from 1:00pm-2:00pm. To register, see the front desk, call 845477-8377 x 101 or visit www.gwllibrary.org
Celebrating Seligmann’s “Mirror of Magic” Kurt Seligmann was more than Mary Altobelli, Jesse Bransford, a wizard with paint. He was an Michael Sean Collins, Janet expert on Magic. Hamill and William Seaton. Drawing from his exhaustive There will also be a visual slide library on the subject, in 1948 he show culled from the book by wrote The Mirror of Magic - the Dr. Tinker and podcasts by Dan first comprehensive book on the Mack. history of magic and the occult, This celebration is a must for as practiced in the west. A unique anyone interested in all things volume, the book has remained in magical and occult - from the Kurt Seligmann print, primarily as a paperback, birth of astrology in the ancient (1900-1962) since its publication. world to the origins or popular In the fall of 2018, to forms of divination, such as celebrate the book’s 70th the tarot. anniversary, Inner Traditions This event is free and open Press (Rochester, VT) published to the public. Copies of The a hard cover, collector’s edition Mirror of Magic will be of the original book, complete available for purchase. with a facsimile reproduction Megaphone is devoted of the original dust jacket. to what’s new and groundOn April 20, from 3:00pmbreaking in language arts. The 5:00pm, the Seligmann series takes place on the third Center in Sugar Loaf will be Saturday of each month at celebrating this remarkable Kurt and Arlette Seligmann’s achievement, as part of the former 50-acre homestead “The Mirror of Magic” collector’s edition. MEGAPHONE series. The located at 23 White Oak Drive event, Mirror of Magic, will be feted with in Sugar Loaf. For information, contact the readings from the book by Susan Aberth, Seligmann Center: 845-469-9459. April 2019
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Juilliard Cellist Performs in Central Valley Music in Central Valley (MICV) presents cellist Eliana Razzino Yang in a program featuring Bach’s Suite for Solo Cello, Chopin’s Cello Sonata, Op. 65, Schumann’s Fantasy Pieces, Op. 73 and two movements of his Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op. 129. Chopin’s Cello Sonata is one of only nine works by Chopin that were written for instruments other than piano. The cello sonata was the last of Chopin’s works to be published in his lifetime. Schumann’s Fantasy Pieces were originally intended for clarinet and piano. Schumann indicated that the clarinet part could also be performed on viola or cello. His Cello Concerto was premiered four years after his death. It is considered one of his more enigmatic works for various reasons. A native of Philadelphia, Eliana Razzino Yang has performed solo recitals in London, Paris, Rome, Brussels, Frankfurt, New York, Helsinki, Boston, and Philadelphia, and concertos with numerous orchestras including the Newburyport Festival Baroque Orchestra (with Sullivan County’s Weekend of Chamber Music violinist Nurit Pacht). She has also received top prizes in various major competitions and has collaborated with members of the Vermeer, Tokyo, Audubon,
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Aizuri, and Momenta string quartets, among others. She performed in Carnegie Hall for the 2015 New York String Orchestra Seminar under the baton of Jaime Laredo. Eliana, currently a freshman at The Juilliard School, plays on a Joseph Panormo cello from 1810 on generous loan from Harold and Holly Glass of Philadelphia. She will be joined by area concert pianist and music educator/MICV producer Janice Nimetz for the concert which takes place at Central Valley United Methodist Church, 12 Smith Clove Road, on April 28 at 3:00pm. Admission is free with a suggested donation at the door. The church is handicapped accessible. For information call 845-928-6570.
GNSO Honors Dick Polich The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra (GNSO) has announced that Dick Polich (see photo) will be the honoree at the GNSO’s annual fundraising Champagne Benefit Brunch. Dick and his Polich-Tallix Foundry are towering figures in the international art world (and also produce them*), as well as long-time supporters of the GNSO. (*Polich-produced towering figures
Solo Guitar Concert, Florida Library A versatile musician, Marc Mathelier’s repertoire ranges from Baroque to fusionalternative, new age to easy listening, classical to jazz on his nylon string guitar. He has presented 450+ concerts while providing support to a number of non-profit organizations and fundraisers. He has concertized at Teatro Oficina (Brazil), and Conservatoire de Montreal (Canada). In the U.S. he graced the distinguished stages of Carnegie Hall, Berklee Performance Center, and Daughters of American Revolution Constitution Hall.
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include enormous sculptures AND the actual Oscar statuettes for the annual ceremony in Hollywood). Sue & John Bliss and Bill Burback & Peter Hofmann serve as Co-chairs for the fundraiser/ brunch on April 7, from Noon2:15pm at The Powelton Club, 29 Old Balmville Road, Newburgh. For reservations: newburghsymphony.org or phone 845-561-1618. He has also been featured with the Rockland County Chorale Society. His latest album, Nostalgia was released in 2016 to rave reviews and a nomination for “Best Guitar Solo Album” by the American Guitar Association. An Evening with Marc Mathelier takes place at the Florida Public Library, 4 Cohen Circle, on April 4 at 6:00pm. Marc will perform a variety of songs ranging from classical jazz to new age. Free admission. Enjoy dessert and the music! For information: 845-651-7659.
“New Life” for The Wurtsboro Art Alliance Spring Fling: Family-Friendly Fun, Wurtsboro The snow is finally issue of CANVAS: gone, the crocus are The Alliance is blooming, and the currently developing annual battalion of a community project robins are in search of to celebrate the food. The Wurtsboro 50th Anniversary of Art Alliance (WAA) Woodstock. Read the is readying their John July issue to find out Neilson Gallery for just how the WAA their first exhibit of plans on celebrating! the 2019 season. What The WAA will once better theme could be again be offering “Just One More Drop” by Gene Weinstein chosen then New Life? free crafts for all ages at Wurtsboro village The image featured in this article is events, such as Spring Fling! coming up on WAA member Gene Weinstein’s photo April 27 (see the article next door). of a hummingbird feeding her young. The “Winter does not stop our artists from photograph captures a magical moment of creating. The Wurtsboro Art Alliance would nurturing new life. Look closely and you can like to thank the Mamakating Library for see a drop of nectar being dropped into the allowing artists to showcase their art while chick’s beak. the gallery was closed over the winter, and The free opening reception for New Life throughout the summer,” said Kitty. will be held on April 6, from 2:00pmIf you have not seen WAA member 4:00pm. The public is welcome to attend. Stephen Erny’s whimsical papier mache And speaking of “new”, 2019 will bring sculptures, they are on display at the Library, new life and exciting new events for the 128 Sullivan Street, until the end of April. Alliance. “We have once again received grant A copy of the book Stephen authored and funding that will help the Alliance offer new illustrated for his wife, Sue, about their cats, classes and lectures on new topics. We have is also on display. new Alliance members that bring new ideas New Life runs from April 6-28 at the and new ways to appreciate creating art!”, John Neilson Gallery, 73 Sullivan Street, says WAA president, Kitty Mitchell. Wurtsboro. For information including how Be sure to stay tuned to the July 2019 to become a member: www.waagallery.org.
Sponsored and organized The Wurtsboro Fire by the Wurtsboro Board Auxiliary will once again of Trade, the second annual offer their Tricky Tray at the Spring Fling! takes place Wurtsboro Fire House. Doors on April 27 from 11:00amopen at 11:00am; calling at 3:00pm. This family-friendly 3:30pm. fun-filled afternoon features The Repair Cafe happens everything from a duck race to over at the Mamakating a live bird show! Library, 128 Sullivan Street, The Wurtsboro Art Alliance where the Mamakating will open its John Neilson Lioness Club will be offering Gallery doors for their “Open a yummy food and bake sale. House” offering arts and crafts Still hungry? The Mamakating for all ages from Noon-3:00pm Duck race, Spring Fling! 2018 Lions Club will also have photo by Patricio Robayo at 73 Sullivan Street. food in Veteran’s Park! Sponsored by the Bashakill And for the gardeners Area Association, a live attending: get your daffodils, bird show put on by rescue hyacinths, pansies, and violas group Ravensbeard Wildlife during the plant sale! Center takes place at the The Wurtsboro Board of Wurtsboro Community Trade is supplying all of the Church, 1:00pm. materials for a terra cotta The ever popular Duck flower pot craft, too. Race starts at 2:30pm. This Ellen Kalish of Ravensbeard Get the kids ready for the with a feathered friend! adorable raffle-race features popular treasure hunt (pick participants racing their rubber ducks down up your treasure map at Veteran’s Park!), a the roadside after a hydrant has been turned chance to get a cool and colorful airbrushed on. “It’s good clean fun and we earmark the tattoo, see and touch the animals from proceeds for our scholarship fund. We also Kasey’s Cast-A-Ways at the petting zoo, let pay prize money for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and last the kids waste some energy hoppin’ on the place winners,” said Wurtsboro Board of bouncy house by A&T’s Bounce House, and Trade member Carol Gillen. enjoy some live tunes by Magic Music!
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“Middletown Women” in Newburgh
“Eat, Drink, and Be Murdered”
Sometimes when people tool...to give individuals leave their home turf, after a a moment’s capture that while, they reflect upon what showed their empowerment they miss and they come to and elegance [and] as a appreciate even more the thank you for motivating area and community from others to support whatever whence they came. community they may find Ellie Stover grew themselves in.” From up in the Middletown this, she amassed a visual area and graduated from collection of works on forty Middletown High School. women entitled, Middletown From there, she spent her Women. Each piece in college years at Rochester this show demonstrates Institute of Technology “the fragile beauty of the studying photomicrography ever changing ecosystems as the focus of her surrounding us and finding... Biomedical Photographic people’s true inner beauty.” “Chloe” by Ellie Stover Communications major and then receiving This exhibit of photography is on view a BS degree. This course of study allowed in the Mindy Ross Gallery in Kaplan Hall her to pursue her passion of combining art through May 7. In addition, a reception is and science. scheduled for 3:00pm-5:30pm on March A very strong-willed, independent 30 in conjunction with Last Saturdays, an woman, she traveled throughout the west on arts initiative in Newburgh. The reception motorcycle and with camera. She worked for and exhibit are free and open to the public. a while in Seattle, Washington for Microsoft Free, secure parking is available in Kaplan as an Image Quality Engineer and also Hall’s parking garage entered at 73 First lived in Wyoming, Colorado, and Oregon. Street. Kaplan Hall is located at the corner However, the Hudson Valley, rich in natural of Grand & First Streets on the Newburgh beauty and diversity in cultures, was ever- campus of SUNY Orange. present in her memory. For questions and more information call So, she returned with a project concept Cultural Affairs at 845-341-4891/9386 or of using her “camera as a communication email firstname.lastname@example.org
Come celebrate Grandma Rose O’Riley McFadden’s 80th birthday with the Greater Liberty Chamber of Commerce and Big Sky Productions at the Liberty Diner. But be wary because before the night is over, someone will be murdered! And while you’re watching the events unfold, enjoy a delicious three-course sit-down dinner with salad, entrée and dessert! Eat, Drink & Be Murdered by Tony Schwartz and Marylou Ambrose is a birthday celebration and a murder Laure Valentine, Paul Ciliberto, Lori Schneider, mystery dinner theatre, all rolled Left-right: Carol Bliefernich, Ellen Pavloff, Bob Bliefernich and into one! It’s the Irish version of Mike Valentine star in the murder mystery dinner theatre performance of “Eat, Drink & Be Murdered.” the Hatfields and McCoys, and the outcome will determine ownership of the brisket. A cash bar will be available. Wild Irish Rose Distillery. By the way, that The murder mystery dinner theatre night, you’re a member of the family. Will performance takes place on April 7 at you be an O’Riley or a McFadden? Only 4:00pm. Doors open at 3:30pm at the Liberty time will tell. Diner, 30 Sullivan Avenue, Liberty. Directed by Carol Montana of Get your tickets now, pick out your best Grahamsville, the show features Lori party outfit, and be part of an evening of fun, Schneider of Hurleyville, Ellen Pavloff of food and murder! Kerhonkson, Paul Ciliberto of Monticello, Tickets at the door. Discounted price on Laure and Michael Valentine of Livingston tickets and dinner if purchased in advance Manor, and Carol and Bob Bliefernich of at the Liberty Diner or Antique Palace Highland Lake. Emporium, 300 Chestnut Street, Liberty. Entrée choices for the evening are: glazed For information / reservations, phone 845salmon with asparagus, sautéed sesame 292-2270, email info@LibertyNYChamber. chicken, Florentine ravioli, and Tex-Mex com or visit LibertyNYChamber.com
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Shandelee Music Festival Inaugurates 26th Season. Olé! After a wonderfully successful 25th anniversary season, the Shandelee Music Festival (SMF) will begin its 26th year of bringing world-class music to the Sullivan Catskills with Celebrating Piazzolla with the Neave Piano Trio, featuring Metropolitan Opera singer, mezzo-soprano Carla Jablonski. The concert is the first in the P.L.A.Y. the Classics series for 2019 and is presented in collaboration with Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. The Neave Piano Trio has performed in concert series and festivals worldwide including Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and the Samoylov and Rimsky Korsakow Museums’ Chamber Music Series in St. Petersburg, Russia. The trio has also held residency positions at Brown University, San Diego State University as the first ever Fisch/Axelrod Trio‑in‑Residence, and the Banff Centre (Canada), among many other institutions. In the fall of 2017, the Trio joined the faculty of the Longy School of Music of Bard College as an Alumni Artists, Faculty Ensemble‑in‑Residence. Since their founding in 2010, the Neave Piano Trio has earned enormous praise for their engaging and cutting-edge performances. The trio is named for a Gaelic word meaning “bright” and “radiant,” and WQXR radio said both words “certainly
Left-right: violinist Anna Williams, pianist Eri Nakamura, mezzo-soprano Carla Jablonski, and cellist Mikhail Veselov.
apply to this trio’s music making.” The Boston Musical Intelligencer said the Neave Piano Trio is “...a delectable joyful surprise...It is inconceivable to me that they will not soon be among the busiest chamber ensembles going.” And the Athenaeum said, “This trio plays with an excitement I’ve not seen in many moons. They are fabulous...The audience went nuts over them. Many said it was the best concert they’d seen in years.” Carla Jablonski’s versatility has captivated audiences on opera, concert and jazz stages across the globe. She has sung with The Metropolitan Opera, Wolf Trap, Opera Santa Barbara and Chautauqua. Equally at home on the concert stage, Ms. Jablonski made her Carnegie Hall debut as the alto
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soloist in Handel’s Messiah. She has been a featured soloist with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, New York Festival of Song and Caramoor International Music Festival. She holds a Bachelor of Music from Manhattan School of Music, and a Master of Music from Juilliard. Astor Pantaleón Piazzolla (19211992) (photo right) revolutionized the traditional tango into a new style (nuevo tango). incorporating elements from jazz and classical music. His numerous compositions include works for orchestra, solo classical guitar and songs. Biographers estimate that Piazzolla wrote around 3,000 pieces and recorded around 500. Astor Piazzolla International Airport in Mar del Plata is named after him. Celebrating Piazzolla with the Neave Piano Trio will be performed on April 14 at 3:00pm at the Bethel Woods Event Gallery, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel. The venue is fully accessible. For tickets and further information about the SMF, along with an opportunity to become a member or sponsor a concert, visit www.shandelee.org or call 845-439-3277.
“Yummions” by Cathe Linton
Equally adept at various disciplines, Cathe Linton’s work includes pastels, watercolors and drawings. “Oils take too long to dry!” Though a promising artist at the age of twelve, living life for Cathe became a full time distraction. The pay grade was not “survivable”. Thus she turned to modeling (ask her about her various shoots with Andy Warhol!) and ultimately ART! “I’m glad it’s the right side of Spring...will try my hand at plein air painting in the next few weeks!,” states Cathe. A small collection of artwork by Cathe Linton will be on display for the month of April in the Community Room of the Albert Wisner Public Library, 1 McFarland Drive, Warwick. Meet the artist at the reception on April 5 from 5:00pm-6:45pm. For more information: 845-986-1047.
Domingo’s Greatest Baritone Role? “Plácido Domingo’s dramatic impact as Giorgio Germont in Verdi’s opera reaches boiling point alongside Ermonela Jaho’s distraught Violetta.” - London Times La Traviata features a star cast including Royal Opera favorite Plácido Domingo (he even gets top billing!), Ermonela Jaho, Aigul Akhmetshina and Charles Castronovo. Traviata contains some of Verdi’s most inspired arias including
Violetta’s Sempre libera and Addio del passato. Antonello Manacorda makes his Royal Opera debut as conductor. Filmed live at the Royal Opera House in London, it will be shown at Downing Film Center, 19 Front Street, Newburgh, on April 22 at
6:45pm. Tickets are available at the box office or online at www.downingfilmcenter.com
Climb The Steps & Get a Good View! In 1883, Newburgh was the site of a weeklong gala celebration to commemorate the centennial of the end of the Revolutionary War. Over a hundred thousand people descended on the city from around the world to take part in festivities that included parades, military demonstrations, and patriotic speeches. Abraham Lincoln’s son, Secretary of War Robert Todd Lincoln, announced plans to erect a monument at Newburgh to commemorate “the events which took place
there a century ago.” Four years later, this monument would be unveiled as the Tower of Victory. Open for 63 years, BUT closed for 68, Washington’s Headquarters is holding a Grand ReOpening on April 27, from Noon-4:00pm at 84 Liberty Street. An afternoon of celebration includes historic reenactors and musket drills, music, ribbon cutting and family fun activities. For information, phone 845-562-1195. April 2019
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Phillipsport: Monthly Music Night is Back! Behind the Scenes at The ARTery, Milford Kicking off the 2019 season for the Monthly Music Night series in Phillipsport is guitarist Ken Bowles, and after a brief intermission, the ever-popular Joanna M. Gass & The Search and Rescue Orchestra. A former IT professional, and now a guitar and amp builder/repairman, blues singer and guitarist Ken Bowles also maintains a vast guitar collection. “The guitar has been with me since age 25, and I began performing seriously in 1999,” says Ken. “I studied with Bobby Radcliff, Steve James, Corey Harris, Mary Flower, and other notables and shared the stage with John Hammond, the Debbie Davies Blues Band, Watermelon Slim & The Workers, Floyd Dixon, Odetta, and many others at gigs and open mics all over the place. I’ve even played on the streets of Paris and Amsterdam. “As a child stutterer, singing gave me freedom of expression which I enjoy now more than ever,” says Ken. From The Search and Rescue Orchestra’s Facebook page: “Come give your musical pants a thrill with the man who puts the “ROCK” in Rock Hill: Steve “Shredder” Schwartz, our fretless fashionista: Kenny
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“No Frets” Windheim, the man with the beat to move your feet and all your other jiggly parts: Billy “Beats” Paschall, “Bubble Boi” Eric Nies, and, of course, the Divannosaurus Rex: Joanna M. Gass! So bring your family, your friends, your kazoos, your appetite, your wallet, your Lipitor, and all song requests, and come dance and sing with us!” Writer Derek Leet says, “My first experience with Joanna M. Gass & The Search and Rescue Orchestra was at a local concert in the spring of 2017. Even knowing the first rate musicianship of the instrumentalists from previous experiences did not prepare me for the emotional impact of Joanna’s performance. Her charismatic vocalism, with her eclectic mix of jazz, pop and disco, is worthy of any great world renowned performer, past and present. Truly, when she sings, you MUST hold on to the seat of your pants!” The concert takes place at the Phillipsport Community Center, 657 Red Hill Road, on April 20 from 7:00pm-9:30pm. Doors open at 6:30pm, with homemade food and desserts available for purchase. For further information: 845-313-1772.
Ever wonder where artists get their ideas or what goes into creating a piece of art? Behind the Scenes is a unique, new exhibit at the ARTery Gallery that reveals the creative process behind a work of art. Wondering if the art-loving public would like to venture behind the scenes, the artist members will reveal what happens before the painting is framed and hung in a gallery. Alongside their finished work, the artists will display sketches, scribbles, doodles, photos, books, poetry, tools and materials, and any other element that brought them from inception to completion. Inspiration, although important, is often thought of as a magical moment of enlightenment and the work that follows is easy. While that may occasionally be the case, what is more true and not so apparent is the work, research, failures, changes and searching that follows the initial inspiration and forms the final piece. Where did the idea come from? How did the initial sketches differ from the final
“Olympius on a Red Divan” by Kate Horan
piece? Why were certain decisions made? What tools are employed by each artist? Seeing what the process is about will lead the viewer to appreciate the stages and changes that the artists may undergo while on their creative journey and help demystify the creative process. In his book Imagine, Jonah Lehrer writes, “The reality of the creative process is that it often requires persistence, the ability to stare at a problem until it makes sense. It’s forcing oneself to pay attention...It’s sticking with a poem until it’s perfect; refusing to quit on a math question; working until the cut of a dress is just right. The answer won’t arrive suddenly, in a flash of insight. Instead, it will be revealed slowly, gradually emerging after great effort.” Enjoy a wine and cheese reception at the ARTery, 210 Broad Street, Milford, on April 13, from 6:00pm-9:00pm. The work is on display from April 11 - May 6. For information, call 570-409-1234.
“Classical Catskill” - a Mozart Masterpiece & a Wegryzn Memoriam Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet, K. 581, was written for the clarinetist Anton Stadler. Although originally written for basset clarinet (which has an extended lower range), in contemporary performances it is usually played on a clarinet in A or B-flat for convenience’s sake. It was Mozart’s only completed clarinet quintet, and is one of the earliest and best-known works written especially for the instrument. It remains to this day one of the most admired of the composer’s works. “The Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A-major, K.581 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is unquestionably a timeless musical masterpiece. Written in 1789, the quintet was groundbreaking for a number of reasons. “To my knowledge, this was the first composition written for clarinet and string quartet. Mozart set the bar very high, but the beautiful blend and unique timbre of this instrumental combination has inspired many composers since the 1789 premiere. One must simply listen to this piece only once to be enraptured by this magnificent music written by arguably the greatest musical mind who ever lived.” - Mitchell Estrin, Vandoren Resoures The Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra (SCCO) presents the second Chamber Music Series of their 2018-19 season entitled, Classical Catskills.
Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra Chamber Music Series, Oct. 2018.
The program’s night of musicrepertoire includes: making, not long after Mozart’s Clarinet that final performance Quintet and the SCCO together. My elegy premiere of Nancy was inspired by the Wegrzyn’s Elegy for beautiful melodies and Al. pulsing chords of the “Elegy for Al is a Sibelius symphony.” Composers Mozart & Wegryzn short piece, composed The musicians are: in memory of Al Visscher, the first band Akiko Hosoi & Sarah Weber (violins), director of the Tri-Valley schools, and my Nancy Wegrzyn (viola), Andrew Trombley first stand partner in the Greater Newburgh (bass) and Andrew Verdino (clarinet). Symphony Orchestra,” explains Wegryzn. Re the Mozart quintet explains Andrew “The last piece we performed together in Trombley, “I often perform cello parts on the Orchestra was Sibelius’ Symphony No. bass from the classical and early romantic 2. Al passed away in his sleep, after another composers because I feel it is appropriate
to follow in the footsteps of the masters that came before me. The great double bass master Dragonetti was documented to have performed Beethoven’s cello sonatas on the double bass with the composer himself at the piano. Bowing technique evolved greatly when composer/double bass virtuoso Giovanni Bottesini (1821-1889) led to the development of the French bow style by utilizing cello bows in performance. This along with the master teachers and performers that followed have inspired a generation of bassists such as myself to challenge their instrument as well as musicality by performing the great repertoire that was not intended for bass.” The performances are scheduled for April 27 at 7:00pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 15 St. John Street, Monticello, and on April 28 at 3:00pm at The Laundry King, a project of the Catskill Art Society, 65 Main Street, Livingston Manor. The SCCO is a Nesin Cultural Arts (NCA) sponsored project, and is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Students are free. Tickets may be purchased on Eventbrite via the NCA or SCCO Facebook pages or at the door. The NCA website is currently under construction. For questions: marina@nesinculturalarts. org or call 845-798-9006. See ad on page 6.
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Fourth Saturday Jazz: Happy 20th Anniversary Neil Alexander & NAIL! 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of Neil Alexander & NAIL, the funky world jazz/ fusion project of keyboardist and composer Neil Alexander. Originally imagined as a punk-ish progrock outfit in 1999, NAIL has continued to grow and evolve, exploring and incorporating new elements through many iterations and personnel changes. The band currently features long-time drummer Nadav SnirZelniker, relative newcomer Brian Mooney on bass, and saxophonists Steven Frieder and Peter Furlan. Focusing on original music, Neil remains the primary composer for the group with tunes like Everyman, At The Water’s Edge and Starlight Casts No Shadow. There are also a smattering of “cover” tunes - funk arrangements of jazz standards, songs from the classic fusion catalog, and a choice rock and roll tune (or two) rendered in classic jazz tradition. In addition to the ever-changing keyboard palate (which includes generous synthesizers, organ and piano), an important part of the NAIL sound is Neil’s musical relationship with drummer Snir-Zelniker, who joined the band in 2006 after a long stretch of rotating drummers, which included Dean Sharp, Todd Isler and Joel Rosenblatt, among many others. Bassists have included luminaries like Steve Rust, Charlie Kniceley and Dave Anderson, as well as NYC players like
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Gary Kelly and Rene Hart. The original lineup included bassist Keith Macksoud, drummer Scott Morehouse and guitarist Dan Johanson. NAIL currently has 4 CDs out, with the latest one recorded live at the Blue Note’s Late Night Groove Series in NYC. Neil & NAIL will record a new disc at the end of this year’s 20th anniversary tour dates. Another significant component of the band’s revitalization is Neil’s return to a “traditional” keyboard setup, after using a remote MIDI controller (also known as a “keytar”) for 15 years. Having grown up in the 70’s (a time of excess where keyboard players frequently used five, eight, or even 15 instruments on stage), Neil spent a lot of time and energy getting away from that. After a 2 year hiatus to pursue a solo piano tour, a return to his roots feels very natural for Neil who sites keyboardist Joe Zawinul (who used as many as seven instruments right up until the time of his passing in 2011) as a major influence. “I love the orchestration aspect of it”, says Neil. “A lot of our earlier material
was composed for a specific set of gear. Now I’ve had to re-work all the tunes for the new setup which has breathed refreshing new life into the music.” For the April edition of 4th
Saturday Jazz, Neil (winner of the Orange County Arts Council Individual Artist Award 2015) will bring NAIL into The Wherehouse, 119 Liberty Street, Newburgh, on April 27 at 9:00pm (no cover charge) to kick-off their 20th Anniversary Tour. The lineup once again features drummer Nadav Snir-Zelniker and Brian Mooney on bass; Monroe Quinn joins them on guitar. More shows are being added all the time. Visit nailmusic.com/the-band for complete date listings and additional info.
Abstract Art to Help Fund Skate Park
Elliot Belokostolsky took an interest in art by doodling and experimenting through his middle and high school years. Through all the art classes his bachelor’s degree in computer art required, he developed a style that was the foundation for his work today. The work began as dripped ink onto white paper, and the action and freedom it gave him was addictive. Creating abstracts that reflect high and low energy flows from a high state of consciousness, his ever-evolving style has been applied to everything from cars and
shoes to coffee mugs and walls and displayed from the Hudson Valley to Manhattan. He is currently Warwick’s Co-Artist in Residence where his painted sculpture, Cosmo The Bear, sits on Warwick’s Railroad Green. Elliot is the featured artist for the month of April at the Greenwood Lake Public Library, 79 Waterstone Road. He will be donating 20% of art sales from this exhibit to the Greenwood Lake Skate Park initiative. For information, visit https://ejbart.com/
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In 2018, the Crawford Arts Association had artists submit ideas for painting four “cows” which would be on display at the town’s Government Center in Pine Bush and then auctioned off when the exhibit closed. Pine Bush artist Frederic Spione explains that the decision to paint Van Gogh’s The Starry Night (YES! there is a ‘The” in the painting’s title) on his cow was spontaneous. He shared how at age 9 he received a scholarship to MoMA, NYC’s Museum of Modern Art, and traveled weekly from 180th “Van Cow” by Frederic Spione and continued under its street in The Bronx, belly. on the 3rd Avenue El, Spione wondered to West 53rd Street what to paint on the in Manhattan. Spione other side of the cow recalls the joyful, “canvas”. He noted that magical, first sighting Van Gogh’s The Starry of The Starry Night Night seemed to him at MoMA. It was a as “out-of-this world” pivotal and inspirational inspired. Pine Bush is museum art experience. the East coast’s UFO The Starry Night The UFO / alien side of “Van Cow” design choice was spontaneous but it proved hotspot. The Annual UFO Festival is an highly complex to execute. Spione had to important Pine Bush event. It made perfect recreate the style and color of Van Gogh’s sense to glimpse UFO’s and aliens on one two dimensional painting and design it for side of The Pine Bush Van Cow. Tom Bolger, local artist and former Van Cow, a three dimensional object. The project became a challenge, “exciting yet owner of the Crawford Fine Art Gallery, bid sometimes frustrating”. Spione used fast and won Van Cow. It will be on display at drying acrylic paints. The Starry Night soon the Pine Bush Area Library, 227 Maple covered one side of the Van Cow model Avenue, through Spring, 2019.
A visceral blend of classical mythology and real life stories told by street kids, Polaroid Stories by Naomi Iizuka journeys into a dangerous world where myth-making fulfills a fierce need for transcendence, where storytelling has the power to transform a reality in which characters’ lives are continually threatened, devalued and effaced. Not all the stories these characters tell are Actors rehearse for “The Rover” true; some are lies, wild yams, clever deceits, king refused to pay her expenses. baroque fabrications. She turned to writing for an Inspired in part by Ovid’s income. (Behn was a Royalist, Metamorphoses, the play takes and her works frequently portray place on an abandoned pier on Puritans negatively.) the outermost edge of a city, a Behn’s The Rover takes place way stop for dreamers, dealers amid the fast and furious world and desperadoes, a no-man’s of the South American carnival land where runaways seek where three wandering cavaliers camaraderie, refuge and escape. roam in exile whilst three women Informed, as well, by interviews looking for love and fighting with young prostitutes and street kids, the play conveys a whirlwind “Polariod Stories” poster for a little freedom explore this of psychic disturbance, confusion art by Tom Ambrosino. vibrant, frenzied, dizzying world: and longing. Like their mythic counterparts, a fusion of sights and sounds, cultural tension, these modem-day mortals are engulfed by dubious romance, dilapidated beauty. The 3rd and 4th productions of the SUNY needs that burn and consume. Their language mixes poetry and profanity, imbuing the play Sullivan 2018-2019 Women Playwright’s Season continues with both plays performing with lyricism and great theatrical force. Having famously worked as a spy for in repertory, April 11-21 in the Seelig Theatre, Charles II against the Dutch, Aphra Behn 112 College Road, Loch Sheldrake. For questions and more information, email (1640-1689) - the first female professional playwright - lost her meagre income when the email@example.com
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CAS: Sullivan County High School Art Show Photography & Sculpture in Narrowsburg The Catskill Art county’s districts. Society (CAS) is Sullivan County gearing up for the students in grades 9-12 annual Sullivan County will display their work High School Art Show, in a variety of different an exhibition of work by mediums from April 27 Sullivan County public to May 11. high school students. The free opening This show celebrates the reception takes place on creativity of the region’s April 27 from 4:00pmyouth and showcases the 6:00pm at CAS Arts diversity of expression Art by James Burger, Liberty H.S. senior Center, 48 Main Street, across Sullivan County, presenting the work Livingston Manor. of high school students from several of the For more information, see ad on page 7.
The Frank Lacy Sextet, So. Fallsburg Ku-umba Frank Lacy is the leader of 20 ensembles spanning jazz, classical, blues, rock, and R&B. He’s won Downbeat Magazine’s Talent Deserving Wider Recognition four times consecutively, and in 2016, won Downbeat Magazine’s Rising Star Male Jazz Vocalist. In 2014 JazzTimes wrote: “He wields the trombone with a facility that belies the horn’s bulky build, letting loose with long, loud notes whose endings he twists into gymnastic
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tremolos.” The Frank Lacy Sextet will perform an eclectic mix of free form jazz and up-dated arrangements of modern expression in jazz today for Chamber Music at St. Andrew’s on April 27 at 7:30pm in St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 5277 State Route 42, So. Fallsburg. Admission is free. Reservations are required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or call: 845-292-8967.
“I have always been materials that I find mostly inspired by the beauty in the woods surrounding and mystery of nature,” my home in North Branch,” says Lisa DiLillo. “Since says Eric Baylin. moving up to the Upper “I was first inspired Delaware Valley region it by fallen branches that has been the sole subject were snagged by others of my work.” Lisa’s on descent, then left to work is comprised of “Game Changer” by Lisa DiLillo dangle out of place, newly photographs that are reconfigured: instant sculpture imagined landscapes created in the woods. I spend my by introducing various sources time combing the woods in of illumination such as smoke, search of the interesting turn sparks, and fireworks into rural or twist in a branch. Then I settings. These ephemeral spend hours combining and elements are shot in the woods re-combining the branches, at night. Lisa is interested in angling the string, shifting the discovering underlying visual rocks,” explains Baylin. “The potential using light, the very more I insert myself into the essence of the photographic process, the less pleased I “Stretch Lean” by E. Baylin process. am with the results. If the The photographs capture liminal states branches start to depict or overly suggest a and reference invisible processes where person or thing, I start again.” entities come into being, change form, or Before the Echo, photography by Lisa disintegrate. These lightscapes emerge from DiLillo, and Branches, Rocks, and String, the shroud of the canopy in unpredictable sculpture by Eric Baylin, open at the ways. This unpredictability mirrors the Delaware Valley Arts Center, 37 Main Street, volatility of nature itself, and foreshadows Narrowsburg, on March 30, with a reception unexpected environmental transformations from 3:00pm-5:00pm. On April 20 at on our horizon. 2:00pm, the artists will lead a discussion “For nearly two decades I have been about their work, on view through May 4. interested in making sculpture using natural For info, call 845-252-7576.
One Room School Houses, Grahamsville Interesting in learning away. As elementary about the history of one and junior high students room schools in the in the ‘50s we walked Town of Thompson? to our school bus stop, Gordon MacAdam which was only a quarter and Paul Lounsbury of a mile from that same will give a PowerPoint school which was still presentation about the standing then. 20 one room schools that “Working on this existed in Thompson project has been a between 1818 and 1960 wonderful way to at the Time and the preserve a portion of “Old Liberty Road School” District 10, circa 1938. Valleys Museum on our own history, while April 7 at 1:00pm. preserving one room school house history MacAdam and Lounsbury wrote about in the Town of Thompson. We are especially the mission on the project website (http:// pleased that the names of two of our teachers oneroomschoolsthompsonny.com): “This from Monticello Central Schools appear on project is an extension of our collaboration two different historic plaques since each had over the previous five years. We had begun earlier taught at one at a one room school work researching our ancestors who were in house in Thompson.” Sullivan County starting in the 1850s. Three The project, which began in 2016, led to years and four volumes later we were done, seven historic plaques being erected in 2019 or so we thought! and eight additional ones were just approved “We gained a lot of knowledge about with six more pending. A book is expected to the local area during our research, and that be published near the end of 2019. experience encouraged us to tackle this The Sullivan County Historical Society project. We knew that our early relatives on is pleased to be part of this project. Rose Valley Road had gone to the one room The Museum is located at 332 Main Street, school on South Woods Drive, two miles Grahamsville. For info: 845-985-7700.
“Songwriter’s Songwriter” in Rock Tavern A member of the Hudson Valley Folk Guild since 1985, Stuart Kabak is a five-time Fast Folk magazine veteran and has won numerous songwriting awards from such organizations as The Great American Song Contest, The Los Angeles International Festival of New Music, and The South Florida Folk Festival. Several of Stuart’s songs have been covered by other artists. His songs contain a combination of unique music and powerful,
precise stories with quality images in the lyrics. He has been called a “songwriter’s songwriter”, and is also known as the “Captain” of Pirate Camp at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. See Stuart perform live when he appears at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Rock Tavern, 9 Vance Road, Rock Tavern, on April 13 at 7:30pm. Open mic performances available to all. For information, call 845-978-5620.
Se Acabo: Carlos Santana Tribute Band Legendary musician Carlos Santana has energized many generations with his unique sound. Based in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Se Acabo is a ten-piece Santana tribute band that endeavors to perform the best of Santana’s music. For thirteen years, the band has produced the authentic sounds of Santana and his band, bringing the best songs from Santana’s full
historic repertoire! Led by Patrick J. Marcinko III, Se Acabo performs for Kindred Spirits Arts’ 2019 pre-season event on April 13 at 7:00pm in the DingmanDelaware Middle School Auditorium, Route 739, Dingmans Ferry. Admission is free, donations are greatly appreciated. See www.kindredspiritsarts.org or call 570-409-1269 for more information.
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“The Essence of Women” in Middletown Element Square in hours continuation Middletown continues through 9:00pm). to celebrate Women’s Enjoy live music History Month into along with light the month of April refreshments. with the exhibit, The Element Square is Essence of Women. located at 21 North The show celebrates Street, Middletown. female artists and Call Matt at 718-734inspirational women 7167 for additional and features works by information. more than 20 talented “Seated Woman with Jug” “Girl with the Black Earring” This program is by Judith Adel funded in part by the artists. Works include by Kenneth Agnello paintings, drawings, sculpture, poetry, music, County of Orange and Orange County Tourism. ARTISTS TAKE NOTE: Be sure to check illusory art and more. A closing reception for the show takes place out the ad on page 20 for artist opportunities on April 13 from 3:00pm-7:00pm (after being offered by Element Square.
Learn About Ancient Jewelry in Shohola revolutionaries, design Through just about all of themes of sex and death, history, jewelry has been a and when and why jewelry way to show off - or escape became more popular among our social or economic class. women than men. It’s actually the world’s The historical display oldest art form, predating includes images of the cave paintings by tens of golden toe stalls worn by thousands of years. Just King Thutmose III’s wife, as in ancient times, people Broad collar of Senebtisi ca. 1850–1775 B.C. and the falcon-crested Broad today often attribute magical Collar of Senebtisi, which is even older. powers to crystals or other stones. This free and open-to-the-public event, Come and check out representations of ancient and contemporary jewelry during an sponsored by the Barryville Area Arts event entitled, The World’s Oldest Art Form Association and made possible through at the Artists’ Market Community Center, a grant from the Richard L. Snyder fund administered by the Greater Pike Community 114 Richardson Avenue, Shohola. The event also includes a brief Foundation, will take place on April 6 from presentation on the art of jewelry from 4:00pm-6:00pm, and will include music Ancient Mesopotamia to today. Attendees and complimentary refreshments. will learn about jewelry makers as counterFor information, call 845-557-8713.
“Expressions 2019” - Left Bank, Liberty community and was With Spring comes eventually placed at many new opportunities Intrepid Strength and to support people Conditioning Fitness with developmental Center in Warwick as disabilities in Sullivan a cleaner. It turned out and Orange counties. to be a great fit and Expressions is the the job is working out title of The Arc of well for Arthur. Sullivan-Orange Before he began Counties annual art working at the exhibit with paintings Artwork by Arthur Blouin fitness center, Arthur created by people with developmental disabilities. The show participated in The Arc’s day programs features approximately 40 artworks by artists which involve art activities and painting from both The Arc’s Orange and Sullivan - and it was then discovered that Arthur excelled as a painter as well. County arts programs. View Arthur’s work along with the work The colorful and vivid artwork featured in of other artists during Expressions 2019 at this article was created by Arthur Blouin. Arthur worked at The Arc’s sheltered The Left Bank Gallery, 59 North Main workshop in Orange County until it was Street (corner of School Street) in Liberty, closed in 2017. He then decided it was time through April 15. Plenty of parking in the rear of the building for him to find a job in the community. After developing a few employment and which is also wheelchair accessible. personal skills, he tried out a few jobs in the For info: email@example.com 28
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A Free Monthly Arts, Entertainment & Buy Local Guide - serving Orange & Sullivan Counties in New York, and Pike County in Pennsylvania.
Published on Apr 1, 2019
A Free Monthly Arts, Entertainment & Buy Local Guide - serving Orange & Sullivan Counties in New York, and Pike County in Pennsylvania.