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Covering Orange, Pike & Sullivan Counties, Beacon, Marlboro, Ellenville

August 2013

art • cinema • dance • festivals • holistic living • music • opera • poetry • theatre


Publisher’s Column by Barry Plaxen

issue. Be sure to peruse the Festival calendar on page 19. There are many outdoor items OLD listed that your summer house guests might CANVAS is 9 years old. With this issue we like to attend, en famille. are entering our 10th year. We’re celebrating BLUE August 3 and 4 in Livingston Manor. See Nothing to report here. page 3. Everyone is welcome. ENJOY THE DOG DAYS OF AUGUST! NEW Late breaking news - A new art studio and Congrats to the Madisons! school, Art Cottage, located adjacent to Noble Coffee Roasters, 3020 Route 207 in Campbell Hall, will be opening on August 18 with an “information day”, from Noon to 3:00pm. BORROWED Thanks once again to our friends at Manor Ink and The Catskill Chronicle who have shared photos and stories with us. We are grateful to them and also to the many others who help us gather all the information for the incredible roster of “stuff” you will see in this

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INSIDE... CALENDARS ART & PHOTOGRAPHY CALENDAR ..............22 CATEGORY CALENDAR................................19 CHILDREN & TEEN’S CALENDAR ................39 LECTURE, DEMO, FORUMS ..........................23 AUGUST 2013 CALENDAR ....................20-21 MUSEUM CALENDAR ..................................23 MUSIC CALENDAR ......................................18

COLUMNS COMMUNITY BUILDING THROUGH THE ARTS..29 HOLISTIC HAPPENINGS ..........................24-25 MEET ME IN THE GREEN ROOM ............34-35 MEET ME IN THE LIBRARY ..........................7 THE CANVAS BEAT W/ TINA PIAQUADIO ....18

STORIES ARTERY, THE ..........................................31 BARN, THE................................................33 BAU ........................................................33 BEACON WAMPUM FESTIVAL ........................8 BETHLEHEM MUSIC FESTIVAL ......................28 BUSHKILL BLUES FESTIVAL ........................15 CANVAS 9TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION ........3 CATSKILL ART SOCIETY ..............................12 CLAIRMONTE MAPP, ARTIST ........................11 DANCING CAT SALOON ..............................32 DELAWARE ARTS CENTER ..........................32 DELAWARE VALLEY OPERA ........................16 DOWNING FILM CENTER & OCAC ..............14

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EVA DRIZHAL, 3-D ARTIST............................6 FORESTBURGH PLAYHOUSE ..................34-35 GALEN PITTMAN, ARTIST & MUSICIAN ........37 GRAHAMSVILLE LITTLE WORLD’S FAIR ........38 HOWLAND CULTURAL CENTER ....................36 HUDSON VALLEY JAZZ FEST 2013 ..............27 KARPELES MUSEUM: B. ENNOS-DAMMS ......11 KINDRED SPIRITS MUSIC ............................31 LITERARY INSTINCTS W/ LAURA MORAN ......15 MIND, BODY & SPIRIT EXPO ......................28 MINISTERS OF APOLLO MUSIC ....................31 MSM DESMOND CAMPUS ....................15, 32 MUSIC FOR HUMANITY ................................39 NACL THEATRE ........................................29 NEVERSINK VALLEY MUSEUM ................23, 39 NEWBURGH JAZZ / DOO WOP / POP SERIES ..4 NHS / DOWNING PARK CROQUET ..............11 OLD STONE HOUSE OF HASBROUCK............30 ON THE LAWN CONCERT SERIES ................26 PACEM IN TERRIS ......................................16 PARKSVILLE USA MUSIC FESTIVAL ..............13 PORT JERVIS HISTORIC HOMES TOUR ..........14 RAMONA JAN, PUPPETS ............................38 ROBERTA ROSENTHAL, KETUBAH ARTIST ....10 SELIGMANN CENTER FOR THE ARTS ............26 SHADOWLAND THEATRE ..............................9 SHANDELEE MUSIC FESTIVAL ........................5 STORM KING ART CENTER ........................36 SUGAR LOAF PERFORMING ARTS CENTER ..26 SULLIVAN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY......15 SUNY ORANGE, MIDDLETOWN ..................33 WALLKILL RIVER SCHOOL ....................17, 35 WINDOWS ON MAIN STREET........................30 WOODLANDERS GATHERING ........................14 WURTSBORO ART ALLIANCE ........................9


CANVAS Celebrates 9th Birthday at Fly Fishing Museum’s Jubilee Weekend You do not have to Fly Fish. Plan now for a fly fishing related weekend you won’t forget: The 30th annual Summerfest Anglers Market, Hardy Cup, CANVAS Plein Air Paint Out and Art & Craft Sale, Jubilee Day and more, August 3 & 4. This is the longest running event the Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum (CFFC&M) has ever had, and the show continues to get bigger and better every year. Over 1,000 visitors attended in 2012! New this year is the CANVAS art & craft sale and paint-out. For those of you who need a family day out, bring the whole family. Those not interested in fishing can roam the field at their leisure and visit with some local crafters, check out some paintings and watch the painters create a masterpiece right in front of your eyes! For the Fly Fisher The Anglers Market features over 100 tables of fly fishing and outdoors sports related equipment, collectibles, fly tying materials, old rods, reels, and everything else you cannot find anywhere else, in a flea market setting on the lower field. Vendors set up their tents and tables early in the morning and are ready to go by 8:30am. If you see it, buy it as it is mostly a one of a kind and if you turn your back, it will be gone. The Anglers Market runs Saturday from 8:30am until “whenever” and Sunday from 9:00am until 3:30pm.

“First Cast” by Al Champy

Once again, there is The Hardy Cup, a bamboo rod casting contest bringing in casters from our backyard to as far away as Japan. This exciting event consists of 3 competitive casts: two for distance and one for accuracy. You don't have to be the best to enter. You'll have a chance to win a Hardy flyreel. Don't be intimidated, even the finest casters have lost many points on the cast...wind, collapsed lines, lost momentum and anything you can imagine on the stream. All it takes is a try and you have a chance to win. For Artists Artists will be on site and have their art for sale. In addition, artists will also participate in a Plein Air Paint Out for which they will create a painting. All visitors will be given an opportunity to vote for their favorite painting either while in progress on Saturday or finished on Sunday by Noon. The newly created

paintings will be featured in an art show in the Center’s Wulff Gallery from August 15 through October 18. (Artists and crafters may contact CANVAS to reserve booth space for the weekend: 845-9264646.) For Everyone - EVERYONE! After casting for the Hardy Cup is completed on Saturday, Hardy will provide a Pig Roast barbeque. There is no charge and everyone on the premises is welcome. Sunday, August 4 at 1:00pm will be The Annual Jubilee Day to celebrate events and special occasions that end in three (3). If you have a birthday, anniversary, or special day ending in a three, the museum will provide a cake . If you would like to be included in “the party”, call 845-439-4810. “At 3:00pm, in the Wulff Gallery, we will assemble to celebrate the life of ‘Doc’ Allan Fried,” announced CFFC&M’s Erin Phelan.

“Fly Fishing” by Jack Yelle see page 30 for more on Jack

“Doc was very important to everyone’s life, our community, and our organization. Join us for a farewell and celebration. “If you have never attended a Summerfest, start now and see what you have been missing,” Erin concluded. The Center is located at 1031 Old Route 17, about 2 miles from Livingston Manor. From South & East: Route 17 - Exit 96 - turn right onto DeBruce Road, then turn right onto Old Route 17. Go North about 2 miles. For more information: 845-439-4810.

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by Derek Leet

The Arboretum: A Paradise for Outdoor Concerts

I moved to Orange County in 1980 but never went to The Arboretum in Thomas Bull Memorial Park until the summer of 2012 for the free Newburgh Jazz Series concerts. I had no idea how beautiful the park was, and how stress-reducing it could be to sit amongst the beautifully manicured greenery. And natural looking, too - not “too perfect”. My last visit was on the worst of the hot nights last month, July 17, to witness some figuratively and literally much-needed “cool” jazz. There was plenty of shade away from the “WellCare Canopy” from under which the music wafted through the park as the adults sat, listened, danced, and picnicked, and the kids sat, listened, danced, picnicked and ran around the greenery exuding joy and freedom. “I reached out to WellCare early this year,” explained Aquanetta Wright a/k/a the Ferry Godmother, intrepid, dauntless, resolute and spunky Series producer. “I told Ulysses Huling III, their Marketing Outreach Specialist, about our Series’ past seven years in Newburgh and how we moved to the Arboretum because we got to be too big for Newburgh,” when enough parking became an issue. “We were looking to develop a major corporation’s long term involvement and WellCare showed interest. They are all over NY State, and have offices in

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Lillie Bryant

Joe Tranchina

Chris Sullivan

Newburgh. They are THE source for Medicare and Medicaid plans and we hope to build our brand with their brand. “Ulysses was familiar with our concerts and his wife and some friends convinced him about our value and service to the community, bringing in grammy winners and nominees and known locals. WellCare supports the community and wanted to get involved with something like our concert series. For 2013, they really helped make it happen,” she concluded. For her closing Pop/DooWop/Rock and Jazz Series, Wright is presenting local legend Lillie Bryant. “Lillie has made a decision to do a renaissance. She is going to back into music on a full time basis.” Previously, Bryant, who is a million-seller singer (“Billie & Lillie”: La-DeeDah: 1958) devoted much time to family in

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Bobby Sanabria

Michael Torsone

addition to being a community and church activist. “Music is her first love,” said Wright. Bryant was a featured principle, along with jazz vocalist Sheila Jordan, in the off Broadway production of The Beatnik Café. Her new show Renaissance Journey is based on her 55 years as a performer, and she will be tailoring August 27 (Pop-Rock-DooWop) and August 28 (Jazz) in the Arboretum, with Michael Torsone and others backing up her pop and with local world class jazz musicians Chris Sullivan, Joe Tranchina and Bobby Sanabria for her jazz gig. The free “every” Tuesday Pop/DooWop/Rock and Wednesday Jazz concerts start at 6:30pm. Check calendar pages 18 and 19 for the early August shows which include: August 7: Earth Rhythms Day: This is a celebration of all earthly things being in good

Gabriele Tranchina (& her Quartet) August 7 Donna Singer (& Doug Richards Trio) August 21

vibration. August 14: Senior’s Day: This is in recognition of all people over the age of 60. August 21: Veteran’s Celebration A salute to all American Veterans and their families. The Arboretum, on Grove Street off Route 416, has convenient rest rooms, ample parking and you can purchase hot dogs, water and lemonade. Or bring a picnic. Pre-concert takeout can be purchased at Noble Coffee Roasters (see ad below), Ward’s Bridge Inn, Mike’s Deli, Garrisons and Eat This Bakery (see ads page 34). Concerts are held “shine or rain”. Bring chairs and blankets. For more information about WellCare and their services, they are located at 158 Broadway, Newburgh, call 845-561-2718 or visit wellcare.com.


Chamber Music Masterpieces at Shandelee Music Festival

by Derek Leet

The 2013 Shandelee Music Festival’s Sunset Concert Series is offering up some remarkable masterworks performed by world class musicians. The first concert on August 1 by the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players includes not only Mozart’s Quintet for Clarinet & Strings, K.581, a popular favorite among audiences, critics and musicians, but also includes what is, for me, (and I am not an avid “Brahms fan”) that which I consider to be one of the, if not THE, greatest works of Chamber music ever written, Brhams’ Piano Quintet in f minor, Opus 34. The work began life as a string quintet, for two violins, viola and two cellos. Brahms transcribed the quintet into a sonata for two pianos before giving it its final form. He destroyed the original version for string quintet, but published the Sonata as Opus 34. “The outer movements are more adventurous than usual in terms of harmony and are unsettling in effect,” says Wikipedia, which I consider to be a highly positive statement. “The introduction to the finale, with its rising figure in semitones, is especially remarkable.” It is all at once powerful, imaginative, innovative, compelling, dynamic, forceful vigorous, robust and energetic - all the while being, in the sense of diversion-from-self,

highly entertaining. Like Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet, Schumann’s Piano Quartet op. 47 is a popular favorite among audiences, critics and musicians, but I consider his Piano Quintet in E flat, Op 44 a masterpiece with music of the same qualities as Brahms’ Piano Quintet, though somewhat “lighter”. The work redefined the instrumentation and musical character of the piano quintet and established it as a quintessentially Romantic chamber music genre. By pairing the piano with string quartet, Schumann “virtually invented” a new musical genre. Prior to Schumann, piano quintets were ordinarily composed for keyboard, violin, viola, cello, and doublebass, with the latter providing basso continuo rather than being an independent voice. (This is the instrumentation for Schubert’s earlier Trout Quintet, for example.) Schumann’s choice to deviate from this model

and pair the piano with a standard string quartet lineup (two violins, viola, and cello) reflects the changing technical capabilities and cultural importance, respectively, of these instruments. By 1842, the string quartet had come to be regarded as the most significant and prestigious chamber music ensemble, while advances in the design of the piano had increased its power and dynamic range. Bringing the piano and string quartet together, Schumann’s Piano Quintet takes full advantage of the expressive possibilities of these forces. Along with pianist Irina Nuzova, the Attacca Quartet will attack (sorry, I couldn’t resist) Schumann’s Quintet on August 6. Like many other French Romantic composers such as Lalo and Bizet, Saint-Saëns held a deep interest in Spanish dance music. This style permeates his solo violin works. In 1859, the 15 year old violin prodigy Pablo de Sarasate approached the celebrated composer and

commissioned a violin concerto, which the flattered Saint-Saëns proceeded to compose. Four years later, in 1863, Saint-Saëns wrote yet another solo piece for Sarasate, Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in a minor. This Alman thrilling, virtuosic and unique Mussakhajayeva masterwork will be performed by Alman Mussakhajayeva and series regular Cullan Bryant on violin and piano, respectively, on August 8. The Festival begins on August 1 and performances, which include solo piano recitals run thru August 10 at Cullan Bryant 8:00pm, (see calendar page 19 for additional concerts), followed on August 15 and 17 (3:00pm) with, what are always exciting presentations, the International Artists of Shandelee, solo recitals by rising young concert pianists who come to Shandelee to hone their professional skills. For a complete list of festival performances with works by Beethoven, Prokofiev, Grieg, Ravel, Lizst, Vitali, Haydn, Mozart and Tchaikovsky, visit www.shandelee.org or call 845-439-3277 for tickets.

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Beacon Gallery Showcases Artist’s 3-D Works by Anna Lillian Moser Eva Drizhal is not the sort of artist to get pigeonholed into one medium. She likes to experiment, expressing herself by different means, whether it’s tapestries, pen and ink drawings, sculpture or painting. Most recently the Callicoon resident has taken to creating 3-D pictures. The collection of work will be displayed in a solo show at Catalyst Gallery in Beacon during the month of August. Drizhal was born in Prague in 1951 under the communist regime. While this fact might conjure up images of the heavy Soviet hand squashing out artistic expression, Drizhal attests that growing up she never felt threatened, restricted or barred from pursuing her passion as an artist. “It’s fascinating for you, but for me it was normal,” Drizhal said. “We were pretty educated kids. We had a lot of art, and there was no shortage of materials, so I actually liked it very much.” Growing up in Prague, Drizhal said, she felt supported, if not by her friends and family then the city itself, the artistic majesty of which no political party could snuff out. “I was always surrounded by art because Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. I was molded pretty well even under that communistic regime, which was a very restrictive regime in many ways, but I chose to be an artist, to sneak

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through these kinds of problems.” However, being an artisticallygifted child under the Soviet regime and trying to make an actual career out of it proved to be two very different things. In 1967 Drizhal’s parents and her younger siblings managed to immigrate to the United States, but Drizhal, then 17, refused to go, thinking she would stay and be educated in Czechoslovakia. Because of her parents’ immigration Drizhal was suddenly seen as a threat; a political misfit. “I was basically marked from there, and I didn’t see them for 13 years,” Drizhal said. Drizhal calls those 13 years “her suffering.” She wasn’t allowed to teach art or attend university. She was allowed to take some classes, but only so long as the works she produced were practical and utilitarian. This restricted her to weaving and fiber arts. “It was basically a crafts school which taught us how we could be practical workers so we could work in a factory, and we could work at home. I chose to be a freelance artist, which was not easy in communism because you had to have a permanent job and they gave me all sorts of problems because of my political background.”

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Finally, in 1979, Drizhal, pregnant with her first child, was allowed to immigrate to America. Like many area artists, Drizhal first settled in New York City before relocating to the Hudson Valley. “I don’t regret it for a second that I moved here,” Drizhal said. “A lot of people told me, ‘Oh my God, you’re from the city and now you live in the country?’ and now they’ve followed me here. It definitely adds to my work.” For the first 20 years of her career in the United States, Drizhal relied on her skills as a weaver, making a name for herself with her three dimensional tapestries. “It was something unusual and people loved it, I must say, but I am the kind of artist who likes to experiment. I don’t want to stay with one kind of medium,” Drizhal said. “You start to feel like, this is it. I’ve done as much as I could.” After working mainly with fabrics, Drizhal started to branch out into painting and drawing. She says she particularly enjoys drawing because it requires a near obsessive attention to detail, which appeals to her. Still, though, her ideas kept coming back to the three dimensional. Drizhal loves texture; she loves to

create works of art that convey meaning not just through sight, but touch and feel (she’s one of the few artists who welcomes visitors to put their hands on her creations), and no medium seemed to lend itself better to this than fabric arts. The work, however, is time-consuming, intricate and at points physically trying. Drizhal searched for a way to create her 3-D images that wouldn’t be as labor-intensive, and finally settled on working with paper and other organic materials. “I always had a tendency to do organic things in my tapestries; simple forms from nature, so I’ve continued to do that in this medium,” Drizhal said. “Nature is my major inspiration.” The upcoming show at Catalyst is the first time Drizhal will be displaying her 3-D forms for the general public. “This is something major that I’m doing right now and it will be all 3-D,” Drizhal said. “This is something that I want to show as a statement, and a result of all of my knowledge of all these different mediums.” Drizhal admits, though, that she could switch mediums again in the future. “I’m not sure if it’s [the] end of what I’m doing. Maybe in five years I’ll change and I’ll do something different. I don’t like stagnation.” Drizhal can be contacted through her website, www.evadrizhal.com Catalyst Gallery is located at 35 Main Street in Beacon. The gallery can be contacted by visiting www.catalystgallery.com or by calling 845-204-3844.


Meet Zane Grey (1872-1939) - Baseball Player, Fisherman & Father of the Adult Western Jane Withersteen gazed down the wide purple slope with dreamy and troubled eyes. A rider had just left her and it was his message that held her thoughtful and almost sad, awaiting the churchmen who were coming to resent and attack her right to befriend a Gentile. See Riders of the Purple Sage, pg. 9 The summer of 2013 marks another year in the life of one of America’s best known novels, Riders of the Purple Sage. In its time it was a trend-setting, best-selling novel and importantly marked the beginnings of a successful career for a local novelist. This August it will be a hundred and one years old. Although many will glibly cheer and shout “Happy Birthday,” it still remains germane a century and more after its publication. Western man remains now as then confronted by a compounding dilemma that pits morality against survival. Is he strong enough to know when he’s weak, and brave enough to stand fast when trembling with fear? Rhetorical? Perhaps. But Zane Grey’s work continues to

Zane Grey fishing in the Delaware River near Lackawaxen, PA, circa 1910. Photo courtesy of the Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River, National Park Service, Zane Grey Museum

ask. Zane Grey began as a child in Zanesville, Ohio, where his father was a dentist. His love of sport and the rugged outdoor life gained him recognition as an exceptional baseball player. He subsequently received an athletic scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania where he understandably studied dentistry,

poetry and, reportedly, coeds. His sport of preference beyond the diamond was fishing the Upper Delaware, especially the stretches of that great river that caresses the shores of Pike, Orange and Sullivan Counties. So much did he love this area he married a local school teacher in Lackawaxen, PA who became his financial advisor, publicist and proofreader. It was while living in their farmhouse, literally on the banks of the Upper Delaware, that Riders of the Purple Sage became a best seller. The house still stands; well cared for, it serves as the Zane Gray Museum and is maintained by The National Park Service. It is easily accessible by way of NYS 97, (aka the Hawk’s Nest) and the almost as famous Roebling Aqueduct. Yes. This is the same Roebling, as in Brooklyn Bridge fame. Exact location: 135 Scenic Drive Lackawaxen, PA 18435. Phone: 570-685-4871 Riders of the Purple Sage continues to stand as a significant contributor to the Adult Western genre. By establishing and creating

archetypal characteristics of the Old West, the dramatic functions of honor, righteousness and loyalty combine to create the foundations for the modern “Adult Western.” Applicable not solely the Gentile referenced by Grey are the moral dilemmas between honor, duty and religious doctrine and/or observance. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry is one example. More to the point, however, is Amy Fowler from Carl Foreman’s screen play, High Noon (1952). Amy, a devout Quaker, chooses the life of the man she loves over her religious beliefs and shoots his adversary in the back! Fortunately, and through the competence of Ginny Neidermier, the place of Zane Grey in American literature remains justifiably secure at the Josephine-Louise Public Library in Walden. There will always be a place on the shelf for writers who pass the test of time. In literature as life, relevancy matters. See Zane Grey Museum story on page 15. Library phone: 845-778-7621.

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Beacon’s Wampum Fest - August 3

It is August 3. A flotilla of canoes and kayaks arrives at Beacon’s Riverfront Park in two rows; one manned by Native American rowers, one by all other kinds of Americans. Most have rowed all the way from Onondaga on their way to the United Nations. They are tired. They step out of their boats to rest for the evening, and are greeted by throngs of people in a great regional celebration. There is live music, noted speakers, dancers, chiefs and sachems, elders, dignitaries.The Dakota Nation Unity Riders arrive on horseback from Manitoba to greet them. Cameras are rolling. Thousands of people become immersed in an environment providing Native American music, food, crafts, art installations, children’s activities, storytelling, ceremonies. Why such an elaborate celebration for a boating party? These are not just any boaters; they are the The Two Row Wampum Campaign canoers and they are on their way to the UN for Indigenous Peoples Day to take a stand for Mother Earth, and for the protection of our waterways. It is the 400th anniversary of an important treaty forged between the Hodensausaunee (Iroquois) and the Dutch, who promised to live side by side without interference “as long as the grass shall grow and the rivers flow.” Since then, a number of industrial projects on or near reservation land have impacted their hunting and fishing, and their health and well-

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sign reads: Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign

being. These hazards are affecting us all, and these Native American nations have been leading the way to bring attention to these serious issues. The “two rows” of canoers have become a symbol for all races and nationalities, reminding us of how human beings lived in harmony with the great rivers of New York for thousands of years, and with each other. All are welcome to come to Riverfront Park in Beacon, August 3, 11:00am-dusk. $5.00 suggested donation. Visit www.beacontworow.org


“Creative Vision” at WAA

Pottery Leaf by Susan Pendergast

Whale by David Pendergast

Susan and David Pendergast reside in Round Lake Park in Monroe. Susan is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant for a school district in Orange County and David is a cabinetmaker by trade and has been dabbling in the arts since he was 16, using both acrylic and oil paints. Both professions are very “hands on” and so when working with clay became of interest to both, it was very easy to become absorbed in their avocation. Together they operate a small business venture called Round Lake Pottery. Susan and David create wheel thrown, hand built sculptures for their pieces and especially enjoy incorporating nature into their art work. Susan uses the textures of leaves, bark, or sea shells to produce functional pottery that can be used in the home. David creates an under

water feel with his sculptures of whales. He chooses a variety of drift woods, exotic wood, or fossil rock for mounting the whales, adding to the organic nature of his subjects. Creative Vision, an exhibit of original art and crafts made by local area artists, featuring the work of the Pendergasts, will be on display at the Wurtsboro Art Alliance Gallery from August 3 - August 31. The reception is on August 3 from 2:00pm4:00pm. The public is invited to meet the artists, and refreshments will be served. The Wurtsboro Art Alliance Gallery is located at 73 Sullivan Street, and is open Saturdays and Sundays from Noon-4:00pm or by appointment. For further information e-mail info@waagallery.org.

New “Star” in Ellenville! HURRY!

Along with a cast of talented comedic actors in the “farce of the year”, Boeing Boeing, at Shadowland Theatre, for the first time in Ellenville, Artistic Director Brendan Burke found, cast and directed Chris Daftsios in one of two leading roles. Daftsios is a very charismatic actor, and the epitome of a farceur. He is a joy for audiences to watch - inspired, inventive and hilarious, and Boeing Boeing only runs through August 4. every thespian should observe his skill.. (Shown Jet yourself over to the theatre after reserving right with Kathy McCafferty, one of the four tickets to see this buffoon. Call 845-647-5511. funny ladies in the play.)

The Wonderettes Sing in Ellenville!

In 2010, Shadowland Theatre smashed Box Office records with the hit musical The Marvelous Wonderettes, showcasing great song hits of the 50’s and 60’s. It’s time for The Marvelous Wonderettes to graduate in this sequel which features over 30 great hits, including Rock Around the Clock, At the Hop, Dancing in the Street, What a Wonderful World, Good Lovin! and River Deep, Mountain High. Join Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy in 1958 as they prepare for their next step toward a bright future. The show, co-produced by Gillette Creamery, Barbara & David Vazquez, and TRMI, runs from August 9 thru September 8. “This summer’s season is dedicated to the memory of our Founding Artistic Director, Ron

Marquette (photo right), who passed away this winter. Without Ron’s remarkable vision, dedication, enthusiasm and talents we wouldn’t be here today,” said Producing Artistic Director Brendan Burke. The theatre is located at 157 Canal Street in Ellenville. Box office: 845-647-5511.

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Local Artist Roberta Rosenthal & Ketubah: “Brushstrokes of Love”

The calligraphy and images are painted A ketubah is a special type of prenuptial agreement. It is considered an integral part of with fine sable brushes. “I can combine a traditional Jewish marriage, and outlines the landscapes, botanical flowers, wildlife or any rights and responsibilities of the groom, in other images a couple might want included. I incorporate these images from couples’ lives relation to the bride. Bloomingburg artist Roberta Rosenthal is after an in-depth interview. I once currently creating Ketubahs. “My Ketubahs incorporated fruit flies for a Doctor whose job are one of a kind hand painted and was in insect research.” Roberta, an established illustrator, graphic calligraphed work, open to all faiths, samedesigner and award winning sex, inter-denominational, with “I would do them artist, has exhibited and calligraphy in English, for same sex, interpublished internationally. The Hebrew or Chinese script, in one or two languages. In species or animals couples. creation of these one of a kind addition to traditional Love is truly open to all - works of art is her unique gift to live life to the fullest; an all you need is love.” contracts you can use authentic way of creation marriage vows, a poem, Roberta Rosenthal through spirituality, service and scripture, or what you feel expresses your needs. It can be written by love. “I am not a simple artist. I thrive on you, a minister, imam, family, whomever you complex design, detailed illustrative subjects, wish. I started it from traditional practice and research, technical computer usage and fine brush calligraphy. Spiritual art is have updated it making it unique. “The artwork is painted on handmade silk transformative.” Roberta studied English, Chinese and scrolls with silk paper, rice paper or high quality watercolor paper, in both eastern and Japanese calligraphy with master artists and western art techniques. The ink is hand was tutored in many forms of spiritual ground and pigments are watercolor, gouache, meditation with world renown masters. She or pigment mixtures with special additives for studied Kriya Yoga, Tibetan Buddhism, and archival museum quality. Gold, silver or Jewish Renewal meditation, and Hebrew copper pigment embellishment is available. stam calligraphy with Conservative and The couple, witnesses and clergy sign the Orthodox scribes. Roberta is an instructor of botanical art at contract and then it can be framed.”

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Roberta standing with a silk paper mounted on silk Ketubah.

Hebrew / English Ketubah 22x30; on Fabriano 300lb paper.

The New York Botanical Garden. She is a member of Society of Illustrators, American Society of Botanical Artists, Graphic Artists Guild, Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Chinese Painting Guild, Catskill Art Society and the Wurtsboro Art Alliance. Roberta is part of the ArtsWave Artist in Residency Program where, after an August 3, 4:00pm-6:00pm Sumi-e brush painting

workshop, she will have an open studio on August 16 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at 12 Market Street in Ellenville where you can view some of her Ketubahs. Contact Roberta at rozenart@aol.com and 845-733-1848. An art exhibit with work by Robert Pollak and Pearl Lau will be at ArtsWaVE from August 17-August 31. Reception on August 18, 3:00pm-6:00pm.


Mapp at Beacon’s Back Room Clairmonte Mapp is a prolific and versatile self-taught artist, who utilizes environmental aspects in his main themes, such as culture and heritage. His work possesses a Caribbean charm and flavor as their cornerstone. Mapp taught art at St. George Secondary School and has art studios in Barbados, New York and Alabama. His work is wide and varied and encompasses a number of outstanding styles and media, including acrylic, watercolor, airbrush and printing. Mapp’s philosophy and world view are artcentered and he believes that art is an expression of his strengths and weaknesses and claims that virtue from within the depths of his inner soul. In fact, he says that if he cannot express his craft then let him die. Clairmonte Mapp will exhibit his mixed media works at Beacon’s Back Room Gallery,

475 Main Street, from August 1-31 with an opening reception on August 10 from 6:00pm8:00pm. Back Room Gallery is also featuring a "Forgotten Artworks Reduced Cash & Carry Sale" for the month of August. For more information: 845-838-1838.

On May 25, 2006, the then British Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott was photographed by The London Mail playing croquet at his official residence. Following shortly after a sex scandal that had forced Prescott to resign, it was also reported that the photo incident led to a 300% increase in sales of croquet equipment at ASDA, a British super market chain. Well, the Newburgh Historical Society of Newburgh Bay & the Highlands (NHS) and co-presenter The Downing Park Planning Committee won’t be using those British-sold sets, but will use American-sold sets for their Croquet Tournament in Downing Park. The NHS challenges neighboring communities to show their local pride and enjoy games in Downing Park, which follow many happily and heavily attended outdoor events in that glorious treasure in the heart of the city, such as Trestle Inc.’s Children’s program and the all day music shows for Newburgh Illuminated in June, Family Day and the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra’s

Summer Pops Concert in July, and the Farmers Market every Friday, 11:00am-3:00pm. “The croquet tournament is open to all,” announced NHS Director, Johanna Poor. “There will be themed teams named for regional historical societies with four or six players on each team. Participants can be on any team, either by choosing one or by being assigned to one. It’s a free event to show support for the historical organizations.” So come out to Downing Park on August 18, 2:00-6:00pm. Participate! Watch! Cheer! For information: NHS 845-561-2585. Downing Park 845-565-5559.

Work by Clairmonte Mapp

Croquet in Newburgh’s Park

“Far Away and Home Again” at Karpeles

Betty Ann Enos-Damms is a native, and a descendent of original settlers of the region, but her life has taken her to many areas in this country and abroad. Years spent in the U.S. South, in Okinawa, and in Stuttgart, Germany, as well as protracted visits to other countries in Europe, to Hawaii, and to South Korea, have provided her with a wide range of visual experience and a global perspective. But although she has experienced the splendor of mountains worldwide, she has never lost her primary love for what she calls, “our Cats, ‘Gunks, and ‘Dacks.” Regional landscapes predominate in her wide-ranging display of oils and watercolors, along with scenes from her travels and portraits, including one of her great-grandmother born Alida Traver, a member of the founding family of Traver Hollow, near the Shokan Reservoir.

“Skaters on D&H Canal Pond” by Betty Ann Enos-Damms

Enos-Damms has exhibited widely in numerous banks, libraries, and other venues in the region, and her work can be seen at The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 94 Broadway in Newburgh thru August 29. Admission is always free. Visit www.Karpeles.com for information or call 845-569-4997. August 2013

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“Out of Place” at the Catskill Art Society

The Haunting Ghosts of the Catskills

by Charles Wilkin Lisa Samalin in her studio

The Catskill Art Society’s Out of Place is a two-person exhibition featuring large paintings and small watercolor/collages by Lisa Samalin, and found objects and stained images by Charles Wilkin that emphasize the unexpected glimpses of story and mystery that emerge from unusual pairings and juxtapositions. By putting subjects into strangely dreamlike surroundings, or introducing looming figures to invade otherwise familiar scenes, both artists evoke a sense of heightened awareness through their works. Something occurs when disparate elements are combined, like a chemical reaction, confronting our expectations of reality and revealing previously unseen truths out of the contradictory worlds they depict. By turns gentle, funny, threatening, and meditative, Out of Place promises to challenge your perspective.

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Lisa Samalin got her BFA from the School of Visual Arts and went on to textile design and painting over one hundred murals in public, commercial and residential spaces. She has shown her paintings and collages in galleries and museums throughout the Northeast. Charles Wilkin was born in Buffalo and has been a working as a collage and mixed media artist for over 15 years. Several selections of his work can be found in permanent collection in the Library of Congress in Washington, DC and have been featured in numerous contemporary art and design magazines, including Metropolis, Rojo, Juxtapoz and Emigre. He currently splits his time between his studios in the Catskills and Brooklyn. The exhibit runs through August 25 at the wheelchair accessible CAS Arts Center, 48 Main Street, Livingston Manor. For more information call 845-436-4227.

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The indoor Pool at the Tamarack Lodge in Greenfield Park in its hey day and today.

“One need not be a Chamber - to be Haunted. One trespass, and vandalism. The temptation to view need not be a House - The Brain has Corridors - these rotted resorts, cottages, and drive-in surpassing Material Place” Emily Dickinson theaters is belied by a quality of eerie beauty

For generations the Catskills were home to a thriving vacation industry. In addition to luxurious resorts that attracted affluent guests and celebrities, hundreds of hotels, bungalow colonies, and “kuchaleyns” (the Yiddish name for self-catered boarding houses, literally, “cook-alones”) were frequented. With the slow collapse of the local economy over the past 50 years, more and more buildings have been abandoned. They are left to ruin,

that evokes the vestige of long-gone leisure. Ghosts in the Catskills, curated by Elizabeth Ennis and Andrea Brown of the Outsider’s Studio Collective, is a collection of works that take inspiration from these haunting landscapes. Ennis and Brown hope to include film, mixed media, video, performance art, painting, and sculpture. Photography is not included. The exhibit opens on August 31 and runs thru October 6 at the Catskill Art Society. For information, 845-436-4227.


Parksville: August 4 & September 1

“As if by alchemy, Klezmer, The Lyric Quartet (see photos Eastern-European and Gypsy right) returns to the Parksville USA melodies, Latin rhythms, JazzMusic Festival cleverly combining inspired improvisations, and deeply two planned themes, Shakespeare & rooted Classical forms are given new Friends (from the postponed June 2 meanings in original compositions concert) and Fire and Ice for the that fearlessly forge a new direction, August 4 concert as planned. Leslie Swanson with a nostalgic gaze towards the The Fire relates to Mediterranean past.” composers like Rossini and Verdi The above describes Ljova and the (music from his “Shakespeare” operas Kontraband (see photo top) who will Macbeth and Otello) and to Sicilian be bringing their special brand of songs. The Ice refers to Olde English Klezmer to the Festival on Elizabethan songs. September 1 at 3:00pm. Friends relates to a famous Spanish Founded by the maverick film philosopher, known for his attacking Mariano Vidal composer, arranger, and violist Lev windmills, who died the day before ‘LJOVA’ Zhurbin, hailed by Shakespeare, and is known for his Billboard magazine as “one of New profound observations about life, i.e., York’s fastest rising composers and “Those who play with cats must instrumentalists”, the ensemble also expect to be scratched”. features his close collaborators on And then there is a rare gem by vocals, accordion, bass and America’s first major composer, percussion. Stephen Foster. Foster wrote Wilt Tom Caltabellotta Both concerts happen in the Dead Thou Be Gone, Love, a setting for two End Café, 6 Main Street in Parksville. voices in dialogue based on the Spinach pie and stuffed grape leaves balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet. are served after the concerts. New to the Quartet is pianist Eric For tickets, call 845-747-4247. Kramer, music director of Collegium Tickets are also on sale at Floyd & Westchester, and assistant conductor Bobo’s Bakery, the official Parksville for The Bronx Opera. USA Festival box office, located at 98 The mostly Shakespeare concert is Eric Kramer North Main Street, Liberty. on August 4 at 3:00pm.

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Port Jervis: 2nd Annual Historic Homes & Garden Tour

The Port Jervis Council for the Arts will present its second annual tour of local historic homes August 3, from 1:00pm-4:00pm. Refreshments and live music will be at each site. Featured properties include: The Campbell Residence. The house was built in 1871. The gaslights are long gone, but remnants of them are evident by the gas caps found by some of the oversized windows in this late 19th Century mansard-roof style Victorian. Many original elements still exist. The Smith Residence The property was purchased by Lester H. McAllister in 1921. He built a house on the property in 1929. Mr. McAllister died in 1936, but his wife, Eunice M. Walker lived there until 1965.

The Quinn Residence Situated on the Delaware River, this Victorian home was built in 1908. It had been abandoned for a number of years. The chestnut woodwork, staircase, pocket doors, and the mirrored oak fireplace mantel with granite hearth have been restored. There is also an in-ground pool with a grand stone entrance and walls. The Onofry Residence This property was originally part of the Samuel Fowler Estate, called Glennette. J. Henry Case purchased the lot to build his home in 1920. The next owners were James E. Cole and wife, Marjorie Case Cole. James was the Mayor of Port Jervis from 1952-1955 and 19621965. Proceeds assist the Port Jervis Council for the Arts' year-round events and Port Jervis High

School Scholarship programs. Ticket locations include: UpFront Exhibition Space: 31 Jersey Ave., Tri-States Chamber of Commerce: 5 South Broome St., Gina’s Hope Chest: 77 Fowler St., ERA Meloi Realty: 243 East Main Street. For information: portjervisarts@aol.com.

The phrase Woodland Gathering is currently used for many types of holistic connections for people. You can find healers who channel, give guidance sessions, buy flowers and, believe it or not, purchase medications such as nexium. But those ideas are not really what a Woodland(ers) Gathering is about. Not at all. Daniel Mack’s (see photo) 2013 NY Woodlanders Gathering is community-building through fire, water, earth, talking (air), making things, eating together, and finding things in an atmosphere where people can relax and find the

time for hands-on exploration and knowing of the natural world, and develop artful thinking. “Oh yes, lots of making and some instruction happens,” Mack says, “but the event is not a school or even a set of craft workshops. The four-day August gathering at the Warwick Center Campgrounds will have two tents of materials / tools / work areas for Woodlanders, demos, everlasting play, an onsite community kitchen, big swap of materials,

books and tools you bring, healing and whatever develops. “Everyone can have time to show / share their work / play,” he concluded. The Campgrounds is on a 465 acre hilltop at 62 Warwick Center Road and the gathering is from August 22-25. “The general public is welcome and can stop by any time from 9:00am to 9:00pm, Thursday to Saturday,” Mack added. For information, contact Daniel Mack at rustic@warwick.net or 845-986-7293.

The Campbell Residence, 23 Sullivan Ave.

2013 NY Woodlanders Gathering

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Downing & OCAC The Orange County Arts Council (OCAC) is hosting an event called SPARK at the Downing Film Center in Newburgh. SPARK is an event using communitydriven financial support to democratically fund local art-makers. This SPARK event, focusing on funding a local film or animation project, follows a recent OCAC networking session for filmakers hosted by its newly created Orange County NY Film Office. Here’s how it works: Anyone with a film/animation project concept can submit a brief proposal (500 words or less) to the Arts Council and request SPARK funding to help get it off the ground. At the SPARK event, all attendees pay $10 at the door towards the SPARK fund for the evening. Food and refreshments are served and everyone has a chance to network and socialize. Project proposals are distributed to all attendees and the individuals who are looking for funding are given 2-3 minutes to talk about their project. Everyone has a chance to vote for their favorite presentation and the winner gets all the SPARK money collected that evening to assist with their project. The more people that come, the more money is given. Everyone is welcome. The August 26, 6:30pm event is at Downing Film Center, 19 Front Street. Call 845-561-3686. Arts Council: 845-469-9168.


Treading the Boards in Lackawaxen D. H. Lawrence once said, “Be a performance poet and presented good animal, true to your writing workshops all over the instincts.” Is there room for country in addition to the more intuitive, innate, inborn animaldramatic works she has produced ness in writing? at NACL Theatre. “I also teach Laura E. J. Moran conjures English at Lackawanna College.” Whitman, Thoreau, Dickinson, The August 25 event is free, at Berry, Solnit, Toomer and other the Zane Grey Museum, 135 American authors for insight when Scenic Dr., Lackawaxen, at she presents Literary Instincts: 2:00pm. Where Nature and Poetry Meet, Laura E. J. Moran Contact Laura at the “as we explore the banks of the photo by Ted Waddell Narrowsburg Branch of the Delaware River for answers,” she explained. Western Sullivan Library, 845-252-3360 for “It is part of several lectures and further information. discussions that artist Tom Bosket and I put together for summer 2013 with the National “They perform on the back Park Service at the Zane Grey Museum near the Roebling Bridge in Lackawaxen. For porch and everyone sits on the Literary Instincts participants go out into the lawn and enjoys,” says Sandra Secretary environment around the Museum, look to Brandman, animal and natural forms, structures, images, Community Ed at Mount St. and sound. They experiment with how those Mary College’s Desmond might mesh or collide with “civilized forms” Campus. She is speaking of a variety of such as the sonnet or sestina or the very American form of elegy. We will invoke performers such as Hudson River American writers whose work in some way is Valley folk singer Rich Bala (last inspired by the wild, we will discuss, explore, month), The Bush Brothers write, create as we walk. Of course, all (August 23 at 7:00pm) and A writings go home for further work if the Night at the Opera, a Concert of Popular Arias and Duets with Hudson Opera writer feels so inspired.” For over 20 years, Moran has toured as a Theatre’s Ron De Fesi and Friends. “Enjoy

Reading the Boards in Hurleyville

In addition to the Museum exhibits and the Sunday Sullivan History Movie Matinee series, the Sullivan County Historical Society is presenting HolyHolyHoly written by Bill Duncan. HolyHolyHoly tells of three men and the women who loved them. The values are universal; their struggles are for our time. And then there’s the unique: Avery, Will and Zeke are priests. Or were. Featured in the play reading, directed by the playwright, are Bill Moloney, Paul Puerschner, Mike Gastwirth, DeLois House, Ellen Pavloff, Carol Montana and

Desmond’s Back Porch

an evening of popular operatic arias and duets under the stars,” she continued, on August 2 at 7:00pm. “Bring a lawn chair and a picnic and enjoy the strains of Puccini, Verdi, Tchaikovsky and others, featuring the voices of some very talented local singers on their way to major careers. Campus will open one hour before the concert begins.” Rain date is August 3. The Desmond Campus is in Balmville at 6 Albany Post Road, Newburgh. For more information call 845-565-2078..

Carol Montana, DeLois House & Bill Duncan

Adam Dohrenwend. It premieres on August 17 at 2:00pm at the Sullivan County Museum on Main Street in Hurleyville. Admission is free. For more information, call 845-985-7783.

9th Annual Bushkill Blues Free Festival The 9th Annual Bushkill Blues Festival at Lehman Park takes place on August 11 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm this year. The festival attracts hundreds of people for fun, music and food. Bands are still being lined up, but the headliners are Teddy Young & the Aces. Feel free to bring a cooler with food and drink but there will also be a concession stand operated by Bushkill Outreach, a non-profit that serves Bushkill providing food, clothing and other services to people in need. Gates open at Noon and there are picnic tables in the park but they’ll fill up quickly so bring folding chairs! Call 570-588-9365 for information.

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Dalby at Pacem

Violinist Owen Dalby has performed throughout North America and Europe as a solo artist and as an orchestral and chamber musician, and has made numerous appearances at Pacem in Terris where he has performed to standing ovations. Dalby is the co-founder and artistic director of The Hindemith Ensemble, a chamber group dedicated to promoting new music, music by Yale composers, and neglected chamber works from earlier times. He made his solo debut at Lincoln Center in 2010. To witness his (and her) exquisite phrasing, go to youtube and enter Dalby Feeney Bach and you can watch Dalby and Krista BennionFeeney performing Bach’s Double Violin Concerto in the unique Pacem in Terris location. Be sure to watch “the second movement” Dalby performs on August 11, 5:00pm. Pacem in Terris is at 96 Covered Bridge Road in Warwick. Visit the on-premise Sculpture Garden and Museum. For information: www.frederickfranck.org

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MOZART: Jack and MASTER of All Trades We know Mozart was a master of composing symphonies, concerti, chamber music, instrumental music, and EVERYTHING else, including Opera. But did you know that Mozart (1756-1791), and only Mozart, was THE master in ALL forms of opera: Opera Buffa, Opera Seria and Singspiel. No other composer in the history of Western Civilization can make that statement. After the “death” of Baroque opera and its limited and dramatically-confining musical structures thanks to Gluck’s (1714-1787) “reformation”, the above three opera styles proliferated. Opera Seria was perhaps the form mostly linked to Baroque opera. It is an Italian musical term which refers to the noble and "serious" style of Italian opera that predominated in Europe from the 1710s to 1770s. The term itself was rarely used at the time and only became common usage once opera seria was becoming unfashionable, and beginning to be viewed as a historical genre. Mozart’s last opera, La Clemenza Da Tito, is the exemplary example of this genre. Opera Seria features classical characters from antiquity bestowed with princely values and morality, struggling with conflicts between love, honor and duty, with the Italianate musical pattern of alternating sharply-contrasted recitative and aria (that grew out of the Baroque opera style) that started to wane in popularity

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“Brush up your Mozart!” at DVO

towards the end of the 18th century as more dynamic and dramatic libretti and more dynamic and dramatic musical orchestration began to take precedence, relegating Opera Seria to near-oblivion, as audiences began to identify more with (then) present-day upper, middle and serving class Opera Buffa characters, rather than historic royalty. Opera Buffa took its cue from the improvisatory commedia dell'arte. Opera Buffa involves the predominant use of comic scenes, characters, and plot lines in a contemporary setting, even if it is a serious drama such as Don Giovanni. The music is Italian. A Singspiel is a form of German-language music drama. It is characterized by spoken dialogue, which is alternated with ensembles, songs, ballads, and arias which were often strophic, or folk-like. Singspiel plots are generally comic or romantic in nature, and frequently include elements of magic, fantastical creatures, and comically exaggerated

characterizations of good and evil. Mozart wrote several Singspiele, The Magic Flute being his most celebrated. Der Schauspieldirektor (The Impresario) is a comic Singspiel written to a German libretto by Gottlieb Stephanie, an Austrian Schauspieldirektor. There are only four vocal numbers in the score, and the musical content (about 30 minutes, including the overture) is surrounded by much spoken dialogue, topical in its day. In modern times, the text is usually completely rewritten. Abduction From the Seraglio is another in the genre of "Singspiel", meaning that much of the action is carried forward by spoken dialogue, thus the music lacks recitatives and consists entirely of set numbers. The work is lighthearted and frequently comic, with little of the deep character exploration or darker feelings found in Mozart's later buffa and seria operas. The Delaware Valley Opera’s 2013 season Mischievous, Magnificent Mozart! includes staged performances of the above two “singspiele”, Impresario: August 2-4 and Abduction August 16-25 in Narrowsburg, Loch Sheldrake and Wallenpaupack, PA. Visit www.delawarevalleyopera.org for a complete schedule, or phone 845-252-3136. Look for the DVO’s Abduction coming in September to Montgomery at the Montgomery Senior Center.


August at the Wallkill River School

Lisa O’Gorman grew up in Yonkers and moved to the Hudson Valley in 1990. She has an intense connection to nature that stems from long hikes in the Hudson Valley countryside. O’Gorman is particularly drawn to painting landscapes and wildlife. She has a successful pet portrait business as well, donating portraits to foundations such as the Rock Hill ASPCA, Rescue for Life-Labrador Retriever Rescue, and Art for Shelter Animals Project. O’Gorman has been inspired to create many plein air works. On Sunday afternoons, plein air painting with the Wallkill River School (WRS), she often catches glimpses of wildlife that she quickly works into her paintings. “I paint what I believe in, what moves me spiritually. I don’t always know why I stop at a particular scene, it’s a feeling I respond to, not intellect.” Originally from Long Island, Nancy ReedJones studied at the Huntington Art League and became a well established oil and acrylic painter. She owned a mural business for many years before devoting all her time to teaching her skills at the WRS. She has used art therapy to help people in recovery from addiction. Nancy holds an ongoing acrylic workshop and teaches the absolute beginner to the advanced painter. Relaxation techniques and soothing music are used in her workshops to

by Lisa O’Gorman

help with stress reduction. Their exhibit brightens up the WRS walls from August 1-30 with an opening reception on August 3 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm, and emerging artist Jesus Pech’s work graces the Workshop Room. Reprinted with permission from Montgomery Quarterly

When Pech was a young boy in Belize, “I loved to build lions out of clay. Clay that I could get from the wells my father used to dig. Around the same age, I observed a mason who was building my father’s house. With him, I learned how to use a trowel to build and design figures on the walls. I really learned a lot from him. “At age 16, I found myself being able to draw and paint, with oil paint and a brush that was used to paint houses. I got married when I was 20, and with the help of my wife Isabel, I made

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ten paintings, three of these were of the Lord’s Supper. After these paintings, which I sold in my country, I stopped painting and started working as a mason and on farms. I was also a pastor to a small congregation in my village. “In 2003, I came to America with my family at the age of 45 as a Missionary. The Brick Reformed Church in Montgomery welcomed us, and today we’re still here, working for the Lord. For 33 years I worked as a mason, not interested in art, but I started suffering from arthritis, gout, etc, and after a very long day of work, my body was tired and I wanted to lie down and rest. “Then, a miracle happened. A friend of mine, Dominic Bonasio, introduced my family to a water filter called “Kangen Water.” After drinking it for six months, my arthritis started to disappear. I started having a stronger desire for art. In 2011, God gave me a vision and in three

Jesus Pech next to “Lion & the Lamb” photo Dominick Fiorille

months, I built the “Lion and the Lamb” in front of the Brick Reformed Church. This I did for my love of God and the Church. After the vision, I’ve since gained a passion to do something, build, paint, any kind of art, and I can’t stop. With all this motivation, I completed 50 paintings which I exhibited at the church’s fellowship hall. I give all the honor and glory to God, and thank Him for all the wonderful people He puts in my life to encourage me. “Today, I am WRS member, where I plan to learn and share my love of art. I am very excited because I have never been in a school of art, but I know I can be a blessing to others there. My desire is to continue learning more about my painting talent, while using my art to give honor and glory to God.” The WRS is at 232 Ward Street,,Montgomery, 845 457-2787.

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sponsored by Steve’s Music Center, Rock Hill

THE CANVAS BEAT

Concerts

with Tina Piaquadio

Music - blues / country/ folk / pop / rock/ Latin

Bonnie Law guitar ....................Something Sweet Outdoors, Middletown, Aug 1, 6pm FREE Mighty Spectrum Band ....................On the Lawn by RR, Sugar Loaf, Aug 1, 6:30pm FREE Moses Patrou R&B ............................................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 1, 7pm Dayna Kurtz & Trio ..........................................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 2, 7pm Ed Palermo’s Big Band Plays Zappa................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 3, 7pm Rick Lattimore as Rod Stewart Palaia Vineyards Outdoor Tent, Highland Mills, Aug 3, 7pm Larry Chance & The Earls Doo-Wop ......Sullivan County Community College, Aug 3, 8pm JB’s Soul Jazz Jeremy Baum ................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 4, 10am-2pm Commander Cody ..............................................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 4, 7pm Doug Richards Trio ........................................Wooster Grove, Walden, Aug 5, 6:30pm FREE The Pony Tails Doo-Wop ..............................Arboretum, Montgomery, Aug 6, 6:30pm FREE e’lissa jones ................................Something Sweet Outdoors, Middletown, Aug 8, 6pm FREE Reddan Brothers Band ....................On the Lawn by RR, Sugar Loaf, Aug 8, 6:30pm FREE Country R&R Series................Veterans Memorial Park, Montgomery, Aug 8, 6:30pm FREE George Thorogood & The Destroyers ......................................Bethel Woods, Aug 8, 7:30pm Jim Weider's Blue Chicken, RoseAnn Fino ....................The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 9, 7pm Back to the Garden 1969 & Rob Schiff....Palaia Vineyds Tent, H. Mills, Aug 10, 3pm-10pm Hurley Mountain Highway Palaia Vineyards Tent, Highland Mills, Aug 10, 6:30pm-9:30pm The Ablaze Band ..........................................Wooster Grove, Walden, Aug 10, 6:30pm FREE The Wiyos, Billy Rogan Hudson Valley Jazz Festival ....The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 10, 7pm NACL’s “The Weather Project” concert ........NACL Theatre, Highland Lake, Aug 10, 8pm The Compact ..........................................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 11, 10am-2pm 9th Annual Bushkill Blues Festival ..................Lehman Community Park, Aug 11, 1pm-6pm Blake Shelton, Easton Corbin & Jana Kramer ....................Bethel Woods, Aug 11, 7:30pm Soul City ......................................................Arboretum, Montgomery, Aug 13, 6:30pm FREE David Bromberg ..............................................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 13, 7pm Strings Attached ......................Something Sweet Outdoors, Middletown, Aug 15, 6pm FREE E’Lissa Jones Band & Alice Leon..On the Lawn by RR, Sugar Loaf, Aug 15, 6:30pm FREE Country R&R Series..............Veterans Memorial Park, Montgomery, Aug 15, 6:30pm FREE Debbie Davies Blues & Bruce Katz ................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 15, 7pm Cheech & Chong ....................................................................Bethel Woods, Aug 15, 7:30pm Gabriel Butterfield blues harmonica, Michael Davis ....The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 16, 7pm “The Goat Rodeo Sessions”, Americana, Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile, & Aoife O'Donovan Bethel Woods, Aug 16, 8pm Clarence Penn, Seamus Blake, James Genus, Adam Rogers ........The Falcon, Aug 17, 7pm Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes ..................................Sugar Loaf PAC, Aug 17, 8pm Dan Brother Band ........................................Wooster Grove, Walden, Aug 19, 6:30pm FREE Shallow Oldies Band Doo-Wop ..................Arboretum, Montgomery, Aug 20, 6:30pm FREE John Mayer & Phillip Phillips ................................................Bethel Woods, Aug 20, 7:30pm Lucky Peterson blues ......................................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 21, 7pm Kevin McCabe ........................Something Sweet Outdoors, Middletown, Aug 22, 6pm FREE Country R&R Series ..............Veterans Memorial Park, Montgomery, Aug22, 6:30pm FREE Bush Brothers ............Mount St. Mary College, Desmond Campus, Newburgh, Aug 23, 7pm Luke Bryan, Thompson Square & Florida Georgia Line ........Bethel Woods, Aug 23, 7pm Jay Collins & the Kings County Band funk, jazz, r&b..The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 23, 7pm Food Will Win the War ......Palaia Vineyards Tent, Highland Mills, Aug 24, 6:30pm-9:30pm Mike Baglione, Anne Loeb & FriendsNeversink Museum, Cuddebackville, Aug 24, 7:30pm Rosanne Cash ................................................................................Bethel Woods, Aug 24, 8pm Ron Richardson Rock & Roll Show Lehman Community Park, Bushkill, Aug 25, 2pm-6pm Lillie Bryant ................................................Arboretum, Montgomery, Aug 27, 6:30pm FREE Mo & Tom ................................Something Sweet Outdoors, Middletown, Aug 29, 6pm FREE Country R&R Series..............Veterans Memorial Park, Montgomery, Aug 29, 6:30pm FREE Jim Campilongo Ensemble jazz, rock, blues,country ....The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 29, 7pm Tommy Caprino................................Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Aug 30, 6:30pm Tom Freund & Friends ....................................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 30, 7pm Groovy Tuesday ..................Palaia Vineyards Tent, Highland Mills, Aug 31, 6:30pm-9:30pm Sonanado Latin Band ......................................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 31, 7pm

Open Mic & In-house music

Listings below are not included in our centerspread calendar due to space limitations.

Open Mic w/Bryan & Erin Keegan ....Brian’s Backyard Barbecue, Middletown, Tues & Weds Open Mic w/Bob Keegan..................................Brothers Barbecue, New Windsor, Wednesdays Open Mic w/Eric Callari ........................................Eddie’s Roadhouse, Warwick, Wednesdays Open Mic w/Mike & Ed ................................Castle Fun Center, Chester, Wednesdays, 7-10pm Open Mic ..........................................................................Mountaindale Inn, Wednesdays, 8pm Open Mic w/Jack Higgins ......Palaia Vineyards, Highland Mills, Aug 1 & Aug 15, 7pm-11pm Open Mic ........................................Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Aug 15, 6pm-9pm Musician’s Gathering ....................................Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, Thursdays, 6:30pm Songwriter’s Circle ........................Catskill Distilling Company, Bethel, Saturdays, 3pm-5pm continued in next column

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Songs + Stories in Sullivan This summer, a series of performances called Songs + Stories is taking place at the beautifully restored Old North Branch Inn of Sullivan County. Every first and third Sunday of the month, ending August 18, songwriter Karen Hudson hosts and performs her original music, accompanied by storytelling by guest writers. Hudson opens the show singing songs from her recent CD release, Sonic Bloom, then incorporates readings from the highlighted writer(s) of the day. Sonic Bloom is Karen Hudson’s long awaited third release, and her first full length CD in 12 years. This Americana/Alternative Country style collection of tracks is produced by Eric “Roscoe” Ambel, called on by Hudson for his ability to draw out the gritty Roots Rock edge that she so desired for this CD. Her music can be found on cdBaby, iTunes, and Amazon. Hudson was raised on Long Island by a single mom, and as a child graced the stage in backyard plays. She grew up listening to the sounds of Motown, Philly soul, and Top 40, which strongly influenced her early songwriting. After moving to New York City, she released two well-received discs, Bittersweet and Hudson River View and opened for acts such as Walter Salas Humara (Silos), Madeleine Peyroux, and Pete Seeger. Hudson refers back to her days in Manhattan and discusses how the roots of her Songs + Stories project were seemingly planted, “The Inwood Coffeehouse, which

took place in an art gallery, and then in a café, in northern Manhattan...was a gratifying experience to be able to help enrich the neighborhood with this kind of entertainment, while providing a platform for songwriters and poets. I, too, wanted to play my new music for people, and the neighborhood lacked venues.” The series came into fruition when Hudson visited the Inn, and talked to the owner, Victoria Lesser, who has always been open to artists hosting their own events in her bar and parlour. “Victoria asked if I wanted to do something there. I already had this series in mind, and the Inn is the perfect, intimate venue for solo acoustic music. It was also the original home of The Riverfolk Concert Series.” To experience Songs + Stories, contact www.theoldnorthbranchinn.com or just drop by The Old North Branch Inn on the first or third Sunday of August, 4:00pm to 7:00p,m. The Inn is located at 869 North BranchHortonville Road, North Branch. Phone: 845-482-5925. Beer, wine, and light fare (cash bar). For more on Karen Hudson, visit www.karenhudson.com.

Marilyn Kennedy & Jake Lentz pop ............Giovanni’s Inn, Wurtsboro, Fri & Sat, 6pm-9pm Steve Wells ........................................Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Aug 2, 6pm-9pm Acoustic Dirt ............................................Palaia Vineyards, Highland Mills, Aug 2, 7pm-10pm Sarah Morr........................................Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Aug 3, 6pm-9pm New Kings ..................................................................Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, Aug 3, 8pm Leo B. ..............................................Palaia Vineyards, Highland Mills, Aug 4, 2:30pm-5:30pm Karen Hudson “Songs & Stories” ....................Old North Branch Inn, Aug 4 & 18, 4pm-7pm Kevin Ege ..........................................Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Aug 3, 6pm-9pm Rob Schiff ................................................Palaia Vineyards, Highland Mills, Aug 9, 7pm-10pm Joe Frazita ......................................Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Aug 10, 6pm-9pm Josh Casano. ..................................Palaia Vineyards, Highland Mills, Aug 11, 2:30pm-5:30pm Piet Koster ......................................Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Aug 16, 6pm-9pm Al Westphal............................................Palaia Vineyards, Highland Mills, Aug 16, 7pm-10pm Music For Humanity ..........Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Aug 17, 6pm-9pm FREE Ray Longchamp. ..........................Palaia Vineyards, Highland Mills, Aug 18, 2:30pm-5:30pm Retro 69 ....................................................................Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, Aug 18, 4pm Black Dirt Band ..............................Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Aug 23, 6pm-9pm Jack Higgins ..........................................Palaia Vineyards, Highland Mills, Aug 23, 7pm-10pm Sojourn ............................................Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Aug 24, 6pm-9pm Joe Frazita ....................................Palaia Vineyards, Highland Mills, Aug 25, 2:30pm-5:30pm Tommy Caprino ..............................Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Aug 30, 6pm-9pm Kristyn Flynn ..................................Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Aug 31, 6pm-9pm


CANvas category calendar sponsored by Hudson Valley Planning and Preservation, Monroe

ART fairs /Auctions CANVAS 9th Anniversary Plein Air Paint-Out and Arts & Craft Fair .................................. Catskill Fly Fishing Museum, Livingston Manor, Aug 3, 9am-5pm & Aug 4, 9am-3pm WRS Plein Air Paint-Out & Golf Outing ....Winding Hills Golf Course, Montgomery, Aug 9 Liberty Museum Birthday Dinner & Art Auction..................:Liberty Museum, Aug 10, 6pm

cabaret “Naughty or Nice” Broadway Heroes & Villains ..Tavern at Forestburgh Plyhs, Jul 30-Aug 11 “It Takes Two” Dynamic Duets ............................................Forestburgh Playhouse, Aug 13-24 Surreal Cabaret ............................Seligmann Center for the Arts, Sugar Loaf, Aug 23, 7:30pm Cabaret TBA ........................................................................Forestburgh Playhouse, Aug 27-31 Maureen McGovern ........................................................................Bethel Woods, Aug 31, 8pm

Cinema “The World According to....MONSANTO” ........Newburgh Brewery, Aug 11, 6:30pm FREE “A Raisin in the Sun” film & lecture:“The Dream in Process” w G. Burke.............................. Mount St. Mary College, Desmond Campus, Newburgh, Aug 15, 10am-1pm “The Producers” film & lecture: “Never use your own Money!” w/G. Burke .......................... Mount St. Mary College, Desmond Campus, Newburgh, Aug 27, 10am-1pm “Rivers and Tides: Any Goldsworthy Working with Time” ..Storm King Art Center, Aug 17, 8pm

Outdoor Film Screening ........................................Grey Towers, Milford, Aug 31, Dusk FREE

festival The Two Row Wampum Festival ..........................Riverfront Park, Beacon, Aug 3, 11am-dusk CANVAS 9th Birthday Art & Craft Exhibit & Sale and Fly Fishing Flea Market................ Fly Fishing Museum, Livingston Manor, Aug 3 & 4 Festival of Wood music, crafts, kids, arts, etc. ......................Grey Towers, Milford, Aug 3 & 4 NACL’s “The Weather Project” films, music, kids................Eldred, Aug 10, 2pm-5pm FREE Woodstock Festival ..............................Palaia Vineyards, Highland Mills, Aug 17, Noon-10pm Little World’s Fair ..........................................................Grahamsville Fairgrounds, Aug 16-18 NY Woodlanders Gathering....................................Warwick Center Campgrounds, Aug 22-25 Blueberry Festival ..........................................Libetry Square, Ellenville, Aug 10, 7:30am-4pm

holistic UFO Support Group....................................Walker Valley Schoolhouse, 1st Wednesdays, 7pm Meditation for Reducing Stress w.A. Kunga Chodron .............................................................. Mount St. Mary College, Desmond Campus, Fridays Aug 9-30, 10am Moonlit Drumming w/Kofi Donkor ............................................................................................ Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry, Aug 10, & Aug 24, 6:30pm “Crystal Beings Speak - We Listen! Weekend” ....Crystal Connection, Wurtsboro, Aug 16-18

Music - broadway - operetta - Tin Pan Alley - BANDS Callicoon Center Band. ........................Gulf Road, Callicoon Center, Wednesdays 8pm FREE The Lyric Quartet “Fire and Ice” ................................Dead End Cafe, Parksville, Aug 4, 3pm Pine Bush Community Band ........Washington Heights Park, Middletown, Aug 3, 6pm FREE & Our Lady of Assumption Church, Bloomingburg, Aug 11, 2pm FREE & St. Paul’s Church, Bullville, Aug 12, 7pm FREE Broadway Concerts Direct “Songs of Love’” ....Wurtsboro Community Church, Aug 17, 8pm

Music - classical Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players............................Shandelee Music Festival, Aug 1, 8pm Alexander Koprin piano ................................................Shandelee Music Festival, Aug 3, 8pm The Attacca Quartet & Irina Nuzova piano ................Shandelee Music Festival, Aug 6, 8pm Aiman Mussakhajayeva violin, Cullan Bryant piano..Shandelee Music Festival, Aug 8, 8pm Julien Quentin piano ....................................................Shandelee Music Festival, Aug 10, 8pm Neil Alexander “100 Years of Spring” ............Howland Cultural Center, Beacon, Aug 10, 8pm Owen Dalby violin ........................................................Pacem in Terris, Warwick, Aug 11, 5pm International Young Artists of Shandelee.. Shandelee Music Fest, Aug 15, 8pm & Aug 17, 3pm Newman/Oltman Guitar Duo Kindred Spirits Arts......Grey Towers, Milford, Aug 17, 5:30pm Newburgh Chamber Music Ensemble ....Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, Aug 25, 2pm Ministers of Apollo 1770s & 1780s music ............Ft. Montgomery Historic Site, Aug 31, 7pm West Point Band Labor Day Celebration ........Trophy Point Amphitheatre, Sep 1, 6pm, FREE

Music - International - steelband & Klezmer West Point Steelband “Caribbean Sunset” Trophy Point Amphitheatre, Aug 4, 7:30pm FREE Ljova & the Kontraband “Klezmer & More” ..............Dead End Cafe, Parksville, Sep 1, 3pm

Music - Jazz The Jazz Cats ........................................................Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, Sundays, Noon Gabriele Tranchina Quartet ..........................Arboretum, Montgomery, Aug 7, 6:30pm FREE David Crone Trio HV Jazz Festival ......Courtyard, Railroad Avenue, Warwick, Aug 8, 5:30pm Jonaitis & Newcomb Hudson Valley Jazz Festival Wisner Library, Warwick, Aug 8, 6pm FREE Jeff Ciampa, Mark Egan, Terry Silverlight, David Mann Hudson Valley Jazz Festival ........

Warwick Village Green, Aug 8, 7pm FREE Bucky Pizzarelli & Ed Laub Hudson Valley Jazz Festival The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 8, 7pm John Ehlis ..................................Courtyard, Railroad Avenue, Warwick, Aug 8, 9:30pm FREE The Bill Pernice Group Hudson Valley Jazz Festival ..Wildfire Grill, Montgomery, Aug 9, 7pm Chris Persad Group Hudson Valley Jazz Festival....The Dautaj, Warwick, Aug 9, 8pm FREE The Dave Smith Group Hudson Valley Jazz Festival ....Greenwood Lake, Aug 9, TBA FREE INNERrOUTe Hudson Valley Jazz Festival ....Tuscan Cafe, Warwick, Aug 10, 2:30pm FREE Andy Ezrin & David Finck HV Jazz FestivalPeach Grove Inn, Warwick, Aug 10, 4pm FREE The Dave Liebman Group Hudson Valley Jazz Festival ..........Sugar Loaf PAC, Aug 10, 8pm Mike Jackson Group Hudson Valley Jazz Festival ..Iron Forge Inn, Warwick, Aug 11, Noon FREE

Gustavo Callo Quartet HV Jazz FestivalCourtyard, RR Avenue, Warwick, Aug 11, 1p, FREE Hudson Valley Jazz Ensemble HV Jazz Festival ............Warwick Grove, Aug 11, 3pm FREE Michael Purcell HV Jazz Festival Courtyard, Railroad Avenue, Warwick, Aug 11, 4pm FREE The Bendy Effect Hudson Valley Jazz Festival ....Pennings, Warwick, Aug 11, 6:30pm FREE John Abercrombie, Adam Nussbaum, Steve Swallow, Ohad Talmor & HV Jazz Students .. ...............................................................Hudson Valley Jazz Festival Sugar Loaf PAC, Aug 11, 7pm Lindsey Webster Band..................................Arboretum, Montgomery, Aug 14, 6:30pm FREE Vic Juris & Kate Baker Duo ..................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 18, 10am-2pm Donna Singer & Doug Richards Trio ..........Arboretum, Montgomery, Aug 21, 6:30pm FREE Peter Levin Trio ......................................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 25, 10am-2pm Vincenz, Hart & Brown ....................................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 27, 7pm Lillie Bryant ..................................................Arboretum, Montgomery, Aug 28, 6:30pm FREE Kevin Hays New Day Trio ................................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 28, 7pm

opera - Theatre & Concert “A Night at the Opera: Popular Arias & Duets” Ron De Fesi & Friends .............................. Mount St. Mary College, Desmond Campus, Newburgh, Aug 2, 7pm & Pine Bush Gazebo, Main Street, Pine Bush, Aug 16, 7pm “The Impresario” Mozart, Delaware Valley Opera ......Tusten Theatre, Narrowsburg, Aug 2-4 “Abduction from the Seraglio” Mozart, Delaware Valley Opera .............................................. Sullivan County Community College, Loch Sheldrake, Aug 17, 8pm & Tusten Theatre, Narrowsburg, Aug 16, Aug 23-25

poetry & PRose readings Hudson River Poets ............................................................Newburgh Library, Aug 1, 7pm Hayden Wayne Robert Milby, host ....Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Aug 1, 7pm Calling All Poets ..............................................Howland Cultural Center., Beacon, Aug 2, 8pm Calling All Poets Marathon......Howland Cultural Center., Beacon, Aug 3, Noon-11pm FREE Victoria Sullivan Poetry on the Loose....Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf, Aug 3, 3:30pm FREE Ted Gill Poetry in the Gallery ............................................Wurtsboro Art Alliance, Aug 4, 7pm “An Evening of Local Literati” ....................................Ritz Theatre, Newburgh, Aug 17, TBA Poetry, Beacon ..................................................................................Beacon Yoga, Aug 21, 7pm Poetry at the Church ..........................................Goshen Methodist Church, Aug 26, 7pm Sonia Lynch Poetry in the Gallery ......................................Wurtsboro Art Alliance,Sep 1, 7pm

puppets Ramona Jan ............................................Crawford Library, Monticello, Aug 7, 7:30pm FREE “The Pigeoning” Bunraku puppetry ..................NACL Theatre, Highland Lake, Aug 18, 4pm

Recreation & Dancing & Singing Country Western Line Dancing ....................Jester’s Restaurant, Chester, Thursdays, 7:30pm Purple Heart Appreciation Day..........Purple Heart Hall of Honor, New Windsor, Aug 4, 2pm A Revolutionary Camp at Night ......................New Windsor Cantonment, Aug 10, 7pm-9pm Croquet Tournament ..........................................Downing Park, Newburgh, Aug 18, 2pm-6pm Farm Day, Tractor Parade & Show ..................Downtown Montgomery, Aug 31, Noon-6pm Square Dance w/Miedema ......................................MFD Pavilion, Montgomery, Aug 31, 7pm

storytelling Black Dirt Storytelling Guild “East and West”............Florida Library, Aug 8, 7:30pm FREE

theatre - musical “Grease” ..........................................................................Forestburgh Playhouse, Jul 30-Aug 11 “The Marvelous Wonderettes:Caps & Gowns”Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville, Aug 9-Sep 8 “South Pacific” Rodgers & Hammerstein ..........................Forestburgh Playhouse, Aug 13-25 “Brigadoon” Bethlehem Summer Music Festival ...................................................................... Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, New Windsor, Aug 16-18 “Footloose” Just Off-Broadway..............Theatre at West Shore Station, Newburgh, Aug 20-31 “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To the Forum” .......................................................... Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop Rivoli Theatre, South Fallsburg, Aug 23-Sep 1

Theatre - Play “Boeing Boeing” ....................................................Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville, thru Aug 4 ”Holy, Holy, Holy” play reading..............Sullivan COunty Museum, Hurleyville Aug 17, 2pm “Black Wizard/Blue Wizard” ......................NACL Theatre, Highland Lake, Aug 24, 7:30pm August 2013

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Cabaret “Naughty or NIce” FP 6pm

Music In the Pocket Arboretum, Montgomery, 6:30pm

Theatre-Musical “Grease” FP 8pm

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Please check the schedule for Gallery Art & Photography Opening Receptions see page 22 Music Doug Richards Trio Wooster Grove, Walden, 6:30pm

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Please check the schedule for Gallery Art & Photography Opening Receptions see page 22

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Cabaret “Naughty or NIce” FP 6pm

Music Pony Tails Arboretum, Montgomery, 6:30pm

Theatre-Musical “Grease” FP 8pm Music - Classical Attacca Quartet SMF 8pm

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Cabaret “It Takes Two” FP 6pm

Music Soul City Arboretum, Montgomery, 6:30pm

Music David Bromberg FAL 7pm Theatre-Musical “South Pacific” FP 6pm

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Cabaret “It Takes Two” FP 6pm

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Theatre-Musical Footloose” TWSS 7:30pm

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Theatre-Musical “Grease” FP 2pm & 8pm

Cabaret “Naughty or NIce” FP 6pm

Music Gabriele Tranchina Quartet Arboretum, Montgomery, 6:30pm

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Prose Reading.First Friday Contemporary

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Music - Jazz..........Hudson Valley Jazz Festival..5:30pm-11pm Cabaret ......................“Naughty or Nice” ....................FP 6pm Music ......................................e'lissa jones ......................SSO 6pm Music - Jazz.Hudson Valley Jazz Fest

Music........Country R&R Series ....Veterans Park, Montgomery, 6:30pm Music ............Jim Weider’s Blue Chic Music.....Reddan Brothers Band ..On the Lawn by RR, Sugar Loaf, 6:30pm Open Mic Musicians Gathering ..Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, 6:30pm Theatre - Musical ......................“Greas Recreation ..............Country Western Line Dancing ........JCC 7pm Theatre-Musical..’The Marvelous Wonde

Music - Jazz............Bucky Pizzarelli & Ed Laub Duo ........FAL 7pm Puppets Ramona Jan Cabaret ..............................“Naughty o Crawford Library, Monticello 7:30pm Storytelling....Black Dirt Storytelling Guild ..Florida Library, 7:30pm Music - Band Callicoon Center Band Gulf Road, 8pm

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Theatre-Musical “South Pacific” FP 2pm & 8pm

Music...........George Thorogood & The Destroyers......BW 7:30pm

Music- Classical..Aiman Mussakhajayeva & Cullan Bryant ..SMF 8pm

Theatre - Musical ......................“Grease” ............................FP 8pm

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Cinema & Lecture“A Raisin in the Sun” ......MSM-DC 10am Holistic..”Crystal Being..Weekend” ..Crysta Cabaret..................................“It Takes Two” ........................FP 6pm Music ........Gabriel Butterfield blues ha Music ..................................Strings Attached ..................SSO 6pm

Music......e'lissa jones Band ........On the Lawn by RR, Sugar Loaf, 6:30pm Open Mic Musicians Gathering ..Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, 6:30pm Music........Country R&R Series ....Veterans Park, Montgomery, 6:30pm Recreation ..................Country Western Line Dancing ..........CFC 7pm Music Lindsey Webster Band Music ......................Debbie Davies Blues & Bruce Katz ........FAL 7pm Arboretum, Montgomery, 6:30pm Music ......................................Cheech & Chong ..................BW 7:30pm

Cabaret “It Takes Two” FP 6pm

Opera..A Night at the Opera w/Ron De Fe

Theatre - Musical..“Brigadoon” ....Bethle

Theatre - Musical..’The Marvelous Wond Opera ................”Abduction from the

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Music ........................Kevin McCabe ....................SSO 6pm

Music ........Jay Collins & the Kin

Cabaret..................................“It Takes Two” ........................FP 6pm Music.....Luke Bryan, Thompson Square Open Mic Musicians Gathering ..Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, 6:30pm Cabaret ................................Surreal Ca

Music Lucky Peterson FAL 7pm

Music........Country R&R Series ....Veterans Park, Montgomery, 6:30pm Theatre - Musical ........................“Footloo Recreation ..................Country Western Line Dancing ..........JCC 7pm Opera ................”Abduction from the

Poetry Beacon Yoga 7pm

Theatre - Musical ........................“Footloose” ..................TWSS 7:30pm Theatre - Musical..’The Marvelous Wond

Theatre-Musical “Footloose” TWSS 7:30pm

Theatre - Musical..’The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps & Gowns” ST 8pm Theatre - Musical..................“South Pa

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Cinema & Lecture “The Producers” MSM-DC 10am

Music Lillie Bryant Arboretum Montgomery 6:30pm Music-Jazz Vincenz, Hart & Brown FAL 7pm

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Theatre-Play “The 39 Steps” FP 2pm & 8pm

Cabaret “TBA” FP 6pm Music Lillie Bryant Arboretum, Montgomery, 6:30pm

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Music ......................Tommy Ca Music ..............................Mo & Tom............................SSO 6pm Cabaret..............................“TBA” ..................................FP 6pm Music ................Tom Freund & Open Mic Musicians Gathering ..Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, 6:30pm Music........Country R&R Series ....Veterans Park, Montgomery, 6:30pm Theatre - Musical ........................“Footloo Recreation ..................Country Western Line Dancing ..........JCC 7pm Theatre - Musical..’The Marvelous Wond Music..............................Jim Campilongo Ensemble ..............FAL 7pm Theatre - Musical ........“A Funny Thing Theatre - Musical ........................“Footloose” ..................TWSS 7:30pm

Music-Jazz Kevin Hays New Day Theatre - Musical..’The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps & Gowns” ST 8pm Theatre - Play ..............................“The 39 S Trio FAL 7pm Theatre = Play..........................“The 39 Steps” ..........................FP 8pm Cabaret ........................................“TBA Theatre-Musical Theatre-Play “The 39 Steps” “Footloose” TWSS 7:30pm

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Cabaret ................................“Naughty or Nice” ..........................FP 6pm Theatre-Musical Music.......................Bonnie Law guitar ............................SSO 6pm-8pm “Grease” FP 2pm & 8pm Music......Mighty Spectrum Band ........On the Lawn by RR, Sugar Loaf, 6:30pm Cabaret “Naughty or NIce” Open Mic Musicians Gathering..........Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, 6:30pm FP 6pm Recreation ......................Country Western Line Dancing ..............JCC 7pm Music-Jazz Joey Ray Band Music ............................................Moses Patrou ............................FAL 7pm Arboretum, Montgomery, 6:30pm Poetry ..........................................Hayden Wayne ..........................NCR 7pm Opera-Livecast “Barber of Seville” Poetry......................Hudson River Poets ..................Newburgh Library, 7pm Theatre-Musical.”Joseph&Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” ........FP 8pm Rossini SCCC 7pm Theatre - Play ..............................“Boeing Boeing ............................ST 8pm Music - Band Callicoon Center Theatre - Musical ..............................“Grease” ..................................FP 8pm Band Gulf Road, 8pm Music - Classical..Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players ..............SMF 8pm

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aware Valley Opera ..........TT 8pm

l Poets ............................HCC 8pm

or Nice” ......................FP 10:30pm

tival ..multiple locations 7pm-10pm

cken, RoseAnn Fino........FAL 7pm

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or Nice” ......................FP 10:30pm

SKAC SLGMN SLPAC SMF ST

= Storm King Art Center, Mountainville = Seligmann Center for the Arts, Sugar Loaf = Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center (formerly Lycian Centre) = Shandelee Music Festival, Livingston Manor = Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville

SSO TPA TT TWSS WAA

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Recreation......... Flea Market & Art Sale......Fly Fishing Museum, L Manor, 8:30am-5:30pm Festival...............The Two Row Wampum Festival ......Riverfront Park, Beacon, 11am-dusk Poetry ................................Calling All Poets Marathon ..................................HCC Noon-11pm Festival ......................................Festival of Wood ............................Grey Towers, Milford, TBA Poetry ........................Victoria Sullivan Poetry on the Loose ..........................SLGMN 3:30pm Music ..............................Rick Lattimore as Rod Stewart ........................................PVOT 7pm Music - Classical ..................Alexander Kobrin, piano ................................................SMF 8pm Theatre - Musical ..............................“Grease” ................................................................FP 8pm Theatre - Play ..............................“Boeing Boeing ..........................................................ST 8pm Opera ....................“The Impresario” Delaware Valley Opera......................................TT 8pm Music - Doo-Wop ................Larry Chance & The Earls ............................................SCCC 8pm Cabaret......................................“Naughty or Nice” ....................................................FP 10:30p Festivel....................Blueberry Festival ............Liberty Square, Ellenville, 7:30pm-4pm Art Walk ........................Second Saturday............................Downtown Beacon, all day Festival.........The Weather Project” films, music, kids, demos ........Eldred 2pm-5pm Music - Jazz ......................Hudson Valley Jazz Festival ........ multiple locations, 2:30pm-10pm Art Auction & Dinner.........Liberty Museum Birthday Celebration............Liberty Museum, 6pm Music ..........................................The Ablaze Band ..................Wooster Grove, Walden, 6:30pm Music ..................................Hurley Mountain Highway ..........................PVOT 6:30pm-9:30pm Recreation...........A Revolutionary Camp at Night ..........New Windsor Cantonment, 7pm-9pm Music ..............................“The Weather Project” concert ........................................NACL 8pm Music - Classical ....................Julien Quentin piano....................................................SMF 8pm Theatre - Musical ..............................“Grease” ................................................................FP 8pm Theatre-Musical.........’The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps & Gowns” ..........................ST 8pm Music & Food..........”100 Years of Spring” w/Neil Alexander piano............................HCC8pm Cabaret......................................“Naughty or Nice”..................................................FP 10:30pm

Recreation..Flea Market-Art Sale ......Fly Fishing Museum, L Manor, 9am-3:30pm Music ........................JB’s Soul Jazz Jeremy Baum ..............FAL 10am-2pm Music.........The Jazz Cats....................Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, Noon Festival......................Festival of Wood ..................Grey Towers, Milford, TBA Theatre - Play ..........................“Boeing Boeing ..................................ST 2pm Theatre - Musical ..........................“Grease” ........................................FP 3pm Opera ................“The Impresario” Delaware Valley Opera ............TT 3pm Music-Opera-B’way.The Lyric Quartet ........Dead End Cafe, Parksville, .3pm Poetry ............................................Ted GIll ......................................WAA 7pm Music ....................................Commander Cody ..............................FAL 7pm Music............West Point Steelband “Caribbean Sunset” ..........TPA 7:30pm

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Festival ....................Woodstock Festival ..................................PVOT 3pm-10pm armonica, Michael Davis ....FAL 7pm Music - Classical ..........Newman/Oltman Guitar Duo ........Grey Towers, Milford, 5:30pm Music ......................................Zac Brown Band ....................................................BW 7pm esi & Friends ..Pine Bush Gazebo, 7pm Theatre - Musical.......“Brigadoon” ..Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, New Windsor, 7pm hem Presby. Ch., New Windsor, 7pm Music-Jazz....Clarence Penn, Seamus Blake, James Genus, Adam Rogers ....FAL 7pm Prose Reading..................”An Evening of Local Literati” ..................................RTL TBA derettes: Caps & Gowns”....ST 8pm Theatre - Musical ....................“South Pacific” ......................................................FP 8pm Seraglio” Mozart ............TT 8pm Theatre - Musical..’The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps & Gowns” ......................ST 8pm essions, Yo Yo Ma et al ....BW 8pm Opera....................”Abduction from the Seraglio” Mozart ............................SCCC 8pm Music - Classical.............International Young Artists of Shandelee ..................SMF 8pm acific” ................................FP 8pm Music - B’way-Opera-Pop...Broadway Concerts Direct ..Wurtsboro Community Ch., 8pm Two” ..........................FP 10:30pm Music ....................Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes ..........................SLPAC 8pm Cabaret ....................................“It Takes Two”................................................FP 10:30pm

al Connection, Wurtsboro, 2:30pm-9pm

others ..........................MSM-DC 7pm

ngs County Band................FAL 7pm

= Something Sweet Outdoors, Middletown = Trophy Point Amphitheatre, West Point = Tusten Theater, Narrowsburg = Theatre at West Shore Station, Newburgh = Wurtsboro Art Alliance

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Theatre - Musical ......“Footloose” ..............................TWSS 2pm & 7:30pm Music ................Food Will Win the War ....................PVOT 6:30pm-9:30pm

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Music - Jazz.Hudson Valley Jazz Festival multiple locations, Noon-9pm Music..9th Annual Blues Festival ..Lehman Comm. Park, Bushkill, 1pm-6pm

Theatre-Musical..’The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps & Gowns” ....ST 2pm Music....Pine Bush Comm. Band ..Our Lady of Assumption Ch., Bloomingburg, 2pm

Theatre - Musical ......................“Grease” ....................................FP 3pm Music - Classical....Owen Dalby violin ....Pacem in Terris, Warwick, 5pm Cinema..”The World According to....MONSANTO” ..Newburgh Brewery, 6:30pm

Music............Blake Shelton, Easton Corbin & Jana Kramer ......BW 7:30pm

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Music - Jazz................Vic Juris & Kate Baker Duo..........FAL 10am-2pm Recreation...Croquet Tournament ..Downing Park, Newburgh, 2pm-6pm Theatre - Musical..’The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps & Gowns” ..ST 2pm Theatre - Musical..................“South Pacific” ..............................FP 3pm Theatre - Puppetry ..................“The Pigeoning” ............................NACL 4pm Music.....Karen Hudson “Songs + Stories” Old North Branch Inn, 4pm-7pm Theatre - Musical..“Brigadoom” ..Bethlehem Presby.Ch., New Windsor, 7pm

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Music - Jazz ............Peter Levin Trio ..................FAL 10am-2pm

e & Florida Georgia Line ..BW 7pm Theatre - Play................“Black Wizard/Blue Wizard”..................................NACL 7:30pm Theatre - Musical..’The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps & Gowns” ..ST 2pm abaret ..................SLGMN 7:30pm Theatre - Musical..................“South Pacific”..................................................FP 8pm Theatre - Musical ........................“Footloose”................................TWSS 2pm

ose”............................TWSS 7:30pm Theatre - Musical........’The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps & Gowns” ........ST 8pm Theatre - Musical ........“A Funny Thing....Forum” ................SCDW 2pm

Seraglio” Mozart ............TT 8pm Theatre - Musical ........“A Funny Thing....Forum” ..................................SCDW 8pm Music ..........................Newburgh Chamber Music ..................SKAC 2p,

derettes: Caps & Gowns”....ST 8pm Opera ................”Abduction from the Seraglio” Mozart ..............................TT 8pm Music..Ron Richardson Rock&Roll Show Lehman Park, Bushkill, 2pm-6pm

acific” ................................FP 8pm Music ....................................Rosanne Cash ................................................BW 8pm Theatre - Musical..................“South Pacific” ..............................FP 3pm g....Forum” ................SCDW 8pm Cabaret..................................“It Takes Two”............................................FP 10:30pm Opera ................”Abduction from the Seraglio” Mozart ............TT 3pm Two” ..........................FP 10:30pm

aprino........................NCR 6:30pm

& Friends ........................FAL 7pm

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derettes: Caps & Gowns”....ST 8pm

g....Forum” ................SCDW 8pm

Steps” ........................................FP 8pm

A” ................................FP 10:30pm

Recreation...Farm Day, Tractor Parade, Square Dancing ..Montgomery, Noon-9pm Theatre - Musical ........“Footloose”..............................TWOS 2pm & 7:30pm Music ........................Groovy Tuesday ............................PVT 6:30pm-9:30pm Cinema..........................Outdoor Film Screening ............Grey Towers, Milford, dusk Music - 1770s & 1780s.....Ministers of Apollo ......Ft. Montgomery Historic Site, 7pm Music - Latin ..............................Sonando ....................................................FAL 7pm Theatre - Musical..’The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps & Gowns” ..............ST 8pm Theatre - Musical ........“A Funny Thing....Forum” ..................................SCDW 8pm Cabaret ............................Maureen McGovern ............................................BW 8pm Theatre- Play ......................“The 39 Steps” ..................................................FP 8pm Cabaret ........................................“TBA” ..................................................FP 10:30pm

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Theatre - Musical..’The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps & Gowns” ..ST 2pm Theatre - Musical ........“A Funny Thing....Forum” ................SCDW 2pm Theatre = Play..............................“The 39 Steps” ......................................FP 3pm

Music - Klezmer.“Ljova & the Kontraband” Dead End Cafe, Parksville, 3pm

Music - Band....West Point Band Labor Day Celebration ........TPA 6pm Poetry......................................Sonia Lynch ..............................WAA 7pm August 2013

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ART exhibits CAS ..........................................................................................Catskill Art Society Arts Center, Livingston Manor DAC ............................................................Alliance Gallery & Loft Gallery, Delaware Arts Center, Narrowsburg SUNYO-KH ....................................................................................................SUNY Orange Newburgh, Kaplan Hall SUNYO-OH........................................................................SUNY Orange Middletown, Orange Hall Gallery & Loft WRS ....................................................................................................................Wallkill River School, Montgomery

Carolyn Duke pottery................................................Duke Pottery, Tennanah Lake, Roscoe, ongoing Lisa Strazza paintings ............................................................Strazza Art Gallery, Warwick, ongoing T.A. Clearwater paintings, pastels, prints ......Clearwater Gallery at Jones Farm, Cornwall, ongoing David & Joann Wells Greenbaum pottery, paintings ..............BlueStone Studio, Milford, ongoing Jules Medwin outdoor sculpture ......................Seligmann Center for the Arts, Sugar Loaf, ongoing Richard Gubernick drawings ....................................................................................DAC thru Aug 3 Edward Evans, Joyce Pommer paintings ................................................................DAC thru Aug 3 “RiverWinds 10th Anniversary Show”..............................RiverWinds Gallery, Beacon, thru Aug 4 “Peter & Paul Fiore “Father/Son” ....................................................The Forge, Milford, thru Aug 5 Group Show ..................................................................Wulff Gallery, Livingston Manor, thru Aug 6 Debbie Gioello & Carol Margreither Mainardi “Enchanting Metamorphosis”....ARTery, Milford, thru Aug 8

Artists in the Park “A Day in the Parks” ........................................Bear Mountain Inn, thru Aug 10 Maryann Maffe ......................................................................................Elant at Goshen, thru Aug 12 “Orange County” WRS members............................................................................WRS thru Aug 14 “Change - A World in Motion” group show ....................Green Door Gallery, Liberty, thru Aug 17 “Light as Medium” Art & Photography group show..............Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, thru Aug 17

Lisa Samalin paintings, collages, Charles Wilkin found objects ..........................CAS thru Aug 25 “Change-A World in Motion” ..........................................Green Door Gallery, Liberty, thru Aug 25 Hemlock Farms Artists “Salon d’Arte” ........Gallery at Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, thru Aug 29 Betty Ann Enos-Damms “Far Away & Home Again” ..Karpeles Museum, Newburgh, thru Aug 29 Andy Brennan “People, Places & Things” & Galen Pittman ..Rolling River Cafe, Parksville, thru Sep 2

“Botanicals” River Valley Artists Guild ......................Town of Deerpark Hall, Huguenot, thru Sep 6 Elizabeth Castaldo, Carol Kronyak, Ella Guma ”Aesthetic Aspirations” SUNYO-KH thru Sep 6 Gordon Graff art, sculpture ......................................................River Market, Barryville, thru Sep 9 “Black Dirt” paintings, photographs, woodcuts ........Orange Regional Medical Center, thru Sep 13 “The New York Collection for Stockholm” Seligmann Center for the Arts, Sugar Loaf, thru Sep 30 Karune McLaughlin “Birds, Barns, and More” ................Caffe a la Mode, Warwick, thru summer

New art Exhibits Lisa O’Gorman & Nancy Reed, Jesus Pech ..............................................................WRS Aug 1-30 Gene Bové..........................................Leo’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria, Cornwall, Aug 1- mid Sep Clairmonte Mapp ..................................................................Back Room Gallery, Beacon, Aug 1-31 Group Show Washingtonville Art Society ........................Weathervane Clubhouse, Aug 2, 5pm-8pm Glenn Lieberman, Todd Anderson, Dale Emmart....................Stray Cat Gallery, Bethel, Aug 2-14 “Creative Vision” group show ......................................................Wurtsboro Art Alliance, Aug 3-31 Patricia and Jack Yelle..................................................Old Stone House, Hasbrouck, Aug 4-Aug 25 Commander Cody “The Art Factory” ..........................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 4-Sep Carol Radsprecher “Half Hidden” paintings & prints ..............................................DAC Aug 9-31 E. Moriset “Le dejeuner sur l’ herbe” cow paintings ................................................DAC Aug 9-31 William A. Davies & Rosalind Hodgkins ....................................The ARTery, Milford, Aug 9-Sep 9 “Current Hues of the Hudson” group show ..............................................Bethel Woods, Aug 10-23 Ivan Sandford, Erica Leigh Caginal, Naomi Teppich & Faith Adamas “Up Close” bau, Beacon Aug 10-TBA Norm Magnusson, David Goldin, Milly Rausch ..........................bau Beacon Room, Aug 10-TBA “Windows on Main Street” 36 artists on Main Street ..................................Beacon, Aug 10-Sep 14 Hal Gaylor ................................................................................................Elant at Goshen, Aug 12-26 “Illuminated Dreams: Hidden in Plain Sight” & “Numina: Masks of the Elements” .................. Healing Arts Studio, Newburgh, Aug 10-TBA “Summer” WRS members ..................................................................................WRS Aug 14-Sep 14 “On & Off the Wall - Sculpture: Art in 3 Dimensions” ......................SUNYO-OH Aug 15-Oct 26 Carl Scorza, Nancy Sadler........................................................Stray Cat Gallery, Bethel, Aug 16-28 Roberta Rosenthal Open Studio Exhibit ..........................ArtsWAVE, Ellenville, Aug 16, 6pm-8pm Provence in Pastels” Group Show ......Mount St. Mary College, Desmond Campus, Aug 17-Sep 16 Roberta Pollak & Pearl Lau..........................................................ArtsWAVE, Ellenville, Aug 17-31 Joan Nicole, Nicholas Clemente ........................................Stray Cat Gallery, Bethel, Aug 30-Sep 11 “Ghosts of the Catskills” group show ..................................................................CAS Aug 31-Oct 6

photography exhibits HPG ..............................................................................................................Highlands Photographic Guild, Milford

“Early to Rise: Working Farms in Orange County”..Cornell Cooperative Extension, Middletown John Strazza ............................................................................Strazza Art Gallery, Warwick, ongoing “The Gun Show” ....................................................................Fovea Exhibitions, Beacon, thru Oct 6 Nick Zungoli “Tuscana”....................................................Exposures Gallery, Sugar Loaf, thru Jan 1

Art & photography receptions Glenn Lieberman, Todd Anderson, Dale Emmart................Stray Cat Gallery, Bethel, Aug 2, 4pm-7pm “Creative Vision” group show..................................................Wurtsboro Art Alliance, Aug 3, Noon-4pm

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Lisa O’Gorman & Nancy Reed, Jesus Pech ..........................................................WRS Aug 3, 5pm-7pm Patricia and Jack Yelle......................................................Old Stone House, Hasbrouck, Aug 4, 1pm-4pm Commander Cody “The Art Factory”..................................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 4, 4pm Carol Radsprecher “Half Hidden” paintings , prints E. Moriset cow paintings ..DAC Aug 9, 7pm-9pm “Current Hues of the Hudson” group show ..........................................Bethel Woods, Aug 10, 4pm-7pm “The New York Collection for Stockholm”........Seligmann Center for the Arts, Sugar Loaf, Aug 10, 5pm-7pm

“Illuminated Dreams: Hidden in Plain Sight” & “Numina: Masks of the Elements” .......................... Healing Arts Studio, Newburgh, Aug 10, 6pm-8pm Clairmonte Mapp ............................................................Back Room Gallery, Beacon, Aug 10, 6pm-8pm Ivan Sandford, Erica Leigh Caginal, Naomi Teppich & Faith Adamas “Up Close”..bau, Beacon Aug 10, 6pm-9pm

William A. Davies & Rosalind Hodgkins ..................................The ARTery, Milford, Aug 10, 6pm-9pm “Windows on Main Street” ..................................................Dream in Plastic, Beacon, Aug 10, 7pm-9pm Carl Scorza, Nancy Sadler ....................................................Stray Cat Gallery, Bethel, Aug 16, 4pm-7pm Roberta Rosenthal Open Studio Exhibit ..................................ArtsWAVE, Ellenville, Aug 16, 6pm-8pm Gene Bové ..............................................Leo’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria, Cornwall, Aug 17, 1pm-4pm Provence in Pastels” Group Show ..........Mount St. Mary College, Desmond Campus, Aug 17, 1pm-4pm “Open House Information Day” ....................................Art Cottage, Campbell Hall, Aug 18, Noon-3pm Roberta Pollak & Pearl Lau......................................................ArtsWAVE, Ellenville, Aug 18, 3pm-6pm “Ghosts of the Catskills” group show............................................................................CAS Aug 31, TBA Joan Nicole, Nicholas Clemente............................................Stray Cat Gallery, Bethel, Aug 31, 4pm-7pm

books Book Lover’s Club............................................Greenwood Lake Library, Fourth Tuesday, 7pm Page Turners Book Club ..................................................................Florida Library, Jun 27, 6:30pm Discussion “Boy who Harnessed the Wind”..........................................Liberty Library, Jul 18, 1pm Discussion “Fever” w/author Mary Beth Keane ............................Newburgh Library, Jul 18, 7pm Book Chat & Chocolate “Peaches for Father Francis” ....................Cornwall Library, Jul 25, 7pm Great Books Discussion ..............................................................Newburgh Library, Jul 26, 11:30am Discussion “What I Read This Summer” ..................Thrall Library, Middletown, Aug 15, 6:30pm Discussion “Pride & Prejudice & Zombies” by Seth Grahame-Smith Fallsburg Lib., Aug 15, 7pm Discussion “Jurassic Park” by Michael Crichton ............................Fallsburg Library, Aug 29, 7pm

clubs Chess Club..................................................................................Ellenville Library, Wednesdays, 4pm Friday Night Chess ......................................................................Narrowsburg Library, Fridays, 6pm Knit and Stitch ..........................................................................Narrowsburg Library, Mondays, 6pm Knitting “Chain Gang Knitting Club” ..............Mamakating Town Hall, Wurtsboro, Tuesdays, 9am Knitters & Crocheters “Crochety Knitters” ..............................Liberty Library, Tuesdays, 10:15am Knitting Club........................................Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Wednesdays 2:30pm Knitting Stitch & Bitch ....................................Palaia Vineyards, Highland Mills, Wednesdays, 7pm Knitting Group................................................Josephine-Louise Library, Walden, Tuesdays, 6:30pm Knit/Crochet Club ......................................................................Wallkill Library, Thursdays, 6:30pm Knimble Knitters ........................................................................Ellenville Library, Saturdays, 10am Knitting Circle ........................................................................................Florida Library, Jul 15, 6pm Laurel & Hardy Sons of the Desert Int’l Org ......Last Sundays, Ellenville, ray@themtharhills.org The Music Lovers Guild ..........................................3rd Thurs, 7:30pm, Montgomery 845-457-9867 Hudson Highlands Photo Workshop....St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chester, 2nd Monday, 7:30pm Calico Geese Quilters Guild ..................Cornell Cooperative Extension, Liberty, 2nd Monday, 7pm Country Quilters Guild Stitch & Bitch ................................Walker Valley School House, Mondays Scrabble Mania ..............................................................................Ellenville Library, Tuesdays, 6pm Trivia Night ..............................................................2 Alices, Cornwall-on-Hudson, Thursdays, 8pm Woodcarving Guild ......................................................Museum Village, Monroe, Wednesdays, 7pm

School & COnservatory Disney’s Winnie the Pooh Kids Acting Out Playhouse ................Sugar Loaf PAC, thru Aug 2 “Babes in Toyland”Delaware Valley Opera Youth Experience......Bethel Woods, Aug 3, 10am “Honk, Jr. Acting Out Playhouse ........................................................Sugar Loaf PAC Aug 10 & 11 Photography Exhibit “My Greenwood Lake” Cub Scout Pack 121 .................................................. Greenwood Lake Library, Aug 16-30 Sugar Loaf Young Actors Performance ................................................................TBA Aug 17 & 18 Resident Art Show ............................................................................Elant at Goshen, Aug 26-Sep 23 Cornerstone Arts Alliance Teen Drama Workshop....................Goshen Music Hall, Aug 30, TBA


A Lecture on the D & H Canal

Join the members and friends of The Society of New York State’s Winter Neversink Valley Museum of History Symposium and at the World Canals and Innovation (NVAM) on August 7 Conference. Excerpts have also at 7:30pm when Museum Historian appeared in print. Stephen Skye will be speaking about The event will be held at the D & H the settlers known as the Connecticut Canal Park Visitor’s Center, 58 Hoag Yankees who were instrumental in Road in Cuddebackville. Refreshments building the Delaware and Hudson Canal. will be provided. Skye has presented papers at the Canal For information call 845-754-8870.

Museum Calendar Sculpture Exhibits ....................................................................................Dia:Beacon, ongoing Terwilliger House Museum ....................................................................Ellenville, ongoing Brick House & Hill Hold Museums ....................Montgomery & Campbell Hall, ongoing Sullivan County History ..........................Sullivan County Museum, Hurleyville, ongoing 19th Century Rural Living ..........................................Museum Village, Monroe, ongoing Delaware Valley Settlers ..........................................Fort Delaware, Narrowsburg, ongoing “Tunnels, Toil and Trouble: New York City’s Quest for Water & the Rondout-Neversink Story” Time and the Valleys Museum, Grahamsville, thru summer Fly Fishing Exhibit ................................Fly Fishing Museum, Livingston Manor, thru summer Creating Community:The Life of Allan Berube Exhibit ..........Liberty Museum, thru Aug 18 Baron Wolman “On Assignment: Woodstock Photos” and “On the Cover of the Rolling Stone Museum at Bethel Woods, thru Aug 18 “Mark Twain” ........................................Karpeles Manuscript Museum, Newburgh, thru Sep 1 “The Great Catskill Resorts” Ross Padluck collection ..............Liberty Museum, thru Sep 29 “Unpacked and Rediscovered” ................Washington’s Headquarters, Newburgh, thru Oct 27 Florescent Mineral Exhibit ..........................................Museum Village, Monroe, thru Oct “Thomas Houseago :As I Went Out One Morning” ................Storm King Art Center, thru Nov 11 David Brooks “A Proverbial Machine in the Garden” ..............Storm King Art Center, thru Nov 11 “Wanderings & Wonderings” w/Jory Rabinowitz............Storm King Art Center, Aug 3 & 17, 3pm Sunday Movie Matinee (runs continuously) , ....................“Railroads of Sullivan County” Aug 4, Sullivan County Hotels Aug 11, & Memories of Woodstock Aug 25, Sullivan County Museum, Hurleyville, 1pm-4pm Happy Birthday Gifford Pinchot! w/Ice Cream Social 2pm-4pm ............................................ Grey Towers, Milford, Aug 11, 10am-4pm FREE

Lectures / demos / Forums HHNM ........................................Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall PEEC ...................................................................... Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry

“The Hudson Valley in the Ice Age” Robert & Johanna Titus ........................................................ Mount St. Mary College, Desmond Campus, Aug 2, 10am & Aug 19, 6:30pm “Sky Hunters in Flight” Brian Bradley ......................Montgomery Senior Center, Aug 3, 10:30am “Get Low! Dig Your Reptile” ............................................James Olley Park, Walden, Aug 6, 10am “From Beginning to End: The D&H Canal’s Connecticut Yankee Legacy” Stephen Skye .......... Neversink Valley Museum, Cuddebackville, Aug 7, 7:30pm “Newburgh Trolley: Then & Now” Ray Kelly........Josephine-Louise Library, Walden, Aug 8, 7pm “The Majestic Fire Towers of the Catskills” Marty Podskoch ........................................................ Mount St. Mary College, Desmond Campus, Aug 9, 1pm “A Son Down, After Sun Down” film & panel discussion ......Fovea Exhibitions, Beacon, Aug 10, 6pm “The Great Catskill Resorts” Ross Padluck ....................................Liberty Museum, Aug 11, 2pm “Thomas Jefferson’s Creme Brulee” Thomas J. Craughwell .......................................................... Mount St. Mary College, Desmond Campus, Aug 12, 1pm “Stomach Health, GERD, & the Hiatal Hernia” Richard Huntoon................................................ Mount St. Mary College, Desmond Campus, Aug 14, 1pm DEMO “Come Paint With Me”......................................Grey Towers, Milford, Aug 15, 10am-4pm “Frog Frenzy” ......................................................................................................PEEC Aug 17, 1pm “Sky Hunters in Flight” live raptors w/Brian Bradley..................................HHNM Aug 24, 10am Butterfly Walk......................................................................................................PEEC Aug 24, 1pm “Literacy Instincts: Where Nature & Poetry Meet” Laura E. J. Moran........................................ Zane Grey Museum, Lackawaxen, Aug 25, 2pm “The Untold Truth About the Milk & Gluten Connection” T. Kulpinksi ...................................... Mount St. Mary College, Desmond Campus, Aug 26, 1pm “Awesome Interiors!” L. Perrone ....Mount St. Mary College, Desmond Campus, Aug 28-30, 9am SCIENCE CAFE “CSI in Westchester”Robert Adamo .................................................................. Diana’s Restaurant, New Windsor, Aug 28, 7pm

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Holistic Happenings

Weekend of Healings in Wurtsboro & Newburgh

Crystal Connection in Wurtsboro and Healing Arts Studio in Newburgh are collaborating on Crystal Beings Speak - We Listen! - A Weekend of High Crystals Vibrations including: • Private Crystal Readings for which you can bring your cameras and means of recording your own personal message from your crystalline self for future reference and breakthrough. Not foresight or hindsight, these readings are a connective channeling from the higher self of the individual for insight. Monte and Liz construct spontaneous crystal patterns of geometry and form for the subject’s personal download. One hour sessions are limited and must be reserved in advance. • A breathtakingly beautiful, Crystal Rainbow Slide Show. Come face to face with the Crystal Connection’s crystalline ancestors for an energetic activation to help you remember who you are, and to connect us as a whole, to our ancestral wisdom. Recently unearthed from within the Tibetan Mountains, a master Dow crystal revealed a beautiful rainbow face. The astonishing revelation is that she did not come alone. An entire community of faces from the eons can

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The Crystal Connection is located at 116 Sullivan Street

be seen. These holographic images defy modern technology. How did these faces from our ancient lineages come to be revealed inside the crystal? Why now? By whom? and for what purpose? One of the rarest artifacts ever discovered not carved, printed or painted, these 3D images are suspended inside an uncut, unpolished natural pre-historic quartz crystal. • Earth Mother’s Oldest Children: All the great crystal world channels agree that a single Cathedral quartz can be a portal to untold myriads of historical data. Monte is the caretaker of several powerful and unique scepters and celestial light library quartz

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specimens. These powerful crystals hold the frequency of humanity’s most evolved soul potential. You will feel the frequency’s unique ability to carry and transmit a very high vibration of pure light. They have been programmed to access the necessary knowledge to raise vibrational frequencies and support our expansion, our evolution into the next level of existence. • Listening to Stonebeings: Marilyn & Tohmas are Twintreess of Ahhmuse. “As quiet types, our hearts especially resonate with all the Spirits of Nature. We receive their gentle, unbelievably kind, and unconditionally supportive words. “Say it out loud: AhhMuse. When you say it, you have to breathe. You have to stop and breathe. That’s its gift, even when you don’t think about it.” The weekend, August 16-18, will have visitors working with energies, participating in Earth Mother Meditation, and enjoying a Stones Listening workshop. More information is available by visiting www.CrystalConnectionCenter.com or www.thestudioat75broadway.com - or call The Crystal Connection at 845-888-2547or Lisa at Healing Arts Studios: 520-609-1866.

Museum is 16! Liberty Museum and Arts Center begins the next stage of their development, with a Birthday Celebration on August 10 at 6:00pm at the Center, 46 South Main Street, Liberty. It will be an evening of food, fun and entertainment and will include an Art and Collectibles Auction. All are welcome to attend. Over the last 16 years, they have hosted over 300 exhibits and programs, examining local and regional history and current issues, through photography, lectures, conferences, bus and walking tours. In addition, there have been musical concerts, poetry readings, plays, book signings, children’s programs and so much more! In addition to their ongoing development, they are currently partnering with the Liberty Free Theater to make the Liberty Museum home of a fully operational Theater in 2014, complementing the ambitious project they began 20 years ago to be the hub of the cultural and creative community of Liberty and the surrounding area. For more information e-mail LibertyNYMuseum@yahoo.com or call the Museum at 845-292-2394. You can also find them at www.libertymuseum.com and facebook.


Holistic Happenings

by Naomi Kennedy Lisa Berkana Gervais, founder of Healing Arts Studios, 75 Broadway in Newburgh, helps people find the tools they need to live healthy and happy lifestyles. She is the creator of “Crystalline Essential Oil Lisa Berkana Gervais Waters”, a licensed skin therapist, a certified Kundalini yoga instructor, a certified polarity therapist (polarity therapy asserts that the flow and balance of energy in the human body is the foundation of good health), and a New York and New Mexico licensed aesthetician. “These interests have given me the desire and ability to serve my fellow humans and work with the mineral, plant and animal kingdoms to elevate higher consciousness,” said Gervais.

Newburgh’s Healing Arts Studio

Her love and practice of yoga and energetic healing techniques helped shape her lifestyle and the treatments she creates. Lisa has developed a signature facial and body treatment and continues to study facial acupressure and treatments based on the “Chinese Five Element” system. Since Lisa was a young girl, she has had an interest in energy and alternative healing. “It was just a natural occurrence. I enjoyed being outside, collecting stones and growing plants.” She remained close to nature as she grew older and it has become a lifelong interest for her. For over 4 years, Lisa has photographed clouds at Kowawese Unique Area at Plum Point in Newburgh. She has been a “cloud watcher” for a long time. “I am very connected to the elemental energy that creates all life...the earth, air, water, and fire.” To Lisa, clouds appear to be “actual beings” and a “basic building block to all life. When I look at them, I feel a great expansion in my heart and feel close to the earth and heavens.” Some of the healing techniques used at the Healing Arts Studios are: reiki, reflexology, aromatherapy, acupressure, plant spirit healing, integrated nutritional counseling,

sound healing, crystal resonance therapy, chakra clearing, deep memory process, raindrop therapy, reiki/aromatherapy for pets, facials, crystals, boji stones, and healing cards/decks. The collective studios combine artwork with the healing arts. People come to the studio to experience getting in touch with themselves or their higher consciousness through monthly workshops, yoga, meditation, and observing art. “I believe creating art is a healing process in itself,” said Gervais. Different artists are featured every two months in a new exhibit. On August 10, from 6:00pm-8:00pm, Lauren Raine, a visionary painter, mixed media sculptor, choreographer, and theatrical mask artist, will have an art reception with Holly Boughton-McPhee, an art therapist and artist who has never “Dawn Mask” shown her work by Lauren Raine before. The dual reception is entitled:

Illuminated Dreams: Hidden in Plain Sight, by McPhee and Numina: Masks of the Elements by Raine. After the reception, at 8:00pm, there will be an informal mask performance. On August 11 at 6:30pm, the Healing Arts Marilyn & Tohmas Twintreess Studio and Newburgh Brewing (88 Colden Street) will collaborate to present a screening of the documentary The World According to Monsanto which reports many controversies surrounding the use and promotion of genetically modified seeds. On August 16-August 20, authors, stone listeners, spirit storytellers, and visionaries Marilyn & Tohmas Twintreess will present four days of workshops with “listenings” and readings, 10:00am-4:00pm at the studio. For open studio hours and more events, visit: www.thestudiosat75broadway.com, or contact the therapist you wish to work with directly. Contact Lisa Gervais for all other inquiries at: 520-609-1866.

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Make-Believe Absinthe at Seligmann For the next Surreal Cabaret, acts may cross genres, mixing poetry, drama, dance, and music while featuring conceptual play, experimentation, and improvisation. As food and drink are barred from the space during the remarkable New York Collection for Stockholm show currently hanging, audience members can only mime sipping absinthe. The program will open with a benediction from Surrealist chaplain Lama Swine Toil. Producers of the performances to follow are Dan Adreana, Michael Sean Collins, Anne

Hanson, Jennifer Kraus, Chloe Roe, Steve Roe, and William Seaton. Musical interludes and a longer selection will be provided by John Korchuk’s Artcrime ensemble. This month’s Surreal Cabaret will surely be even more jubilant than the last! Be sure to reserve your tickets for the August 23, 8:00pm show at the Seligmann Center for the Arts in Sugar Loaf. Admission is free. For further information contact www.kurtseligmann.org for details or phone William Seaton at 845-294-8085.

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes first achieved prominence in the mid-1970s, emerging from the same New Jersey Shore music scene as his now legendary contemporary and friend Bruce Springsteen. Southside’s first three albums were produced by band co-founder Steven Van Zandt (E Street Band, The Sopranos), and largely featured songs written by Van Zandt and/or Springsteen. The Van Zandt-written I Don’t Want To Go Home became Southside’s signature song, an evocative mixture of horn-based melodic riffs and sentimental lyrics. In 1982 Rolling Stone Magazine voted Hearts of Stone among the top 100 albums of the 1970s and 1980s. With their classic blend of hard-core R&B and street-level rock, molten grooves, soulful

guitar licks and blistering horn section, Johnny and his Jukes continue to put their unique stamp on the Jersey Shore sound, while recalling the glory years of Otis Redding. They come to the Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, 1351 Kings Highway, Sugar Loaf, on August 17 at 8:00pm. For tickets call 845-610-5335.

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Too Loud? Sit in the Special Section

On the Lawn ‘s free summer concert series boasts “a place for everyone”, says co-producer Richard Logothetis of Lycian Stage Lighting in Sugar Loaf. The series, now being held at the Railroad Crossing and King’s Highway every Thursday at 6:30pm, offers different “sections” with different amplification. “We have the main seating area in front of the bands set for clear audio reproduction of the music, and locations for easy listening, an “overflow section” with lower level volume and with smaller speakers equalizing for a more mellow sound,” Logothetis explained. “Some people want to sit and chat, take in a little food and listen to the music as background for their picnic. The easy listening section addresses that, while the real band-lovers sit up front. A third area under the tent has somewhat similar sound as in the front with lower volume. Choose your area to sit when you get there, to hear Warwick’s The Reddan Brothers (see photo) who are are back on August 8 after a short hiatus! Chris Reddan has recently returned from a year long stint with Popa Chubby. They played for thousands across the world in places like Brazil, Hawaii, Canada, Germany, France and Italy. “To me, music is magic...I've been so lucky to make it my life's work,” states Alice Leon, (see photo) who will be joining area favorite

e’lissa jones and her band on August 15 for the season’s closing show. Leon has a very melodic, tuneful, and hooky approach to pop/rock and adult alternative. Her direct or indirect influences have ranged from Carly Simon, Carole King, and the Beatles, to Sheryl Crow, Edie Brickell & the New Bohemians, and Aimee Mann. Besides being noted for her ‘lower case name’, jones is a classicaly trained violinist, songwriter, pianist, and guitarist. She performs solo and with her band, Mickey Kopchak on bass, Julio Rosaly and Mark McNutt on electric guitar, and Michael Hickey on drums. They perform for the On the Lawn Free Summer Concert Series from 6:30pm-8:30pm. For information, call 845-469-2713.


Expanding The Hudson Valley Jazz Festival by Philip Ehrensaft Nationally renowned jazz headliners, joined by a wider representation from this region’s large pool of jazz talent, bring the fourth edition of the Hudson Valley Jazz Festival a quantum step forward. What began as a local festival celebrating the cluster of jazz musicians who settled in the Warwick area has grown into 20 concerts over August 8-11, presented at the Hudson Valley’s landmark jazz club in Marlboro, The Falcon; the Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center; and venues in Peekskill, Montgomery, Greenwood Lake, and Hastings-on-Hudson, as well as the original core of Warwick venues. From day one, the festival founder, jazz drummer Steve Rubin, has seen a synergy between getting big names on the bandstands and encouraging Hudson Valley venues to open up their venues for gigs by the Valley’s large, growing pool of local jazz talent. The big names bring out crowds who will also discover the first-class jazz talent in their own backyards, and want to hear them year-round. Then there’s the fact that the terms national and regional often coincide in the case of the Hudson Valley, which, in jazz

circles, has been nicknamed “New York City’s Sixth Jazz Borough.” A sizeable chunk of Big Apple jazz talent has emigrated to the Valley. It’s a natural draw: an exceptionally Mike Jackson fine landscape within commuting distance of NYC venues, and airports for national and international gigs. A Hudson Valley map of regular winners of Downbeat Polls would range Dave Liebman from Joe Lovano just south of Newburgh to Don Byron in Woodstock, Dave Holland in Saugerties, and Sonny Rollins in Columbia County. “Locals” who are also bigtime Adam Nussbaum “nationals” on the 2013 Hudson Valley Jazz Festival roster include saxophonist Dave Liebman, drummer Adam Nussbaum, and guitarist John Abercrombie. Nationals from John Abercrombie outside the Valley include guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli and bassist Steve Swallow. But it should not be assumed that regional musicians are one step down on the talent ladder Bob Rosen

from musicians who have gained national reputations. Sometimes blind luck plays a big role in terms of who earns a national reputation and who does not. In other cases, personal and family considerations come into play: the life of a jazz musician on national and international roads is a hard one, and many fine musicians decide that it's not worth the price. More fundamentally, jazz needs excellent regional musicians who may not be in the very top talent echelons, but who are necessary for jazz as a viable art form: they inspire and teach young musicians, some of whom will go on to become jazz greats. Many jazz sector difficulties in recent years are rooted in the withering of regional jazz venues that flourished through the 1960's. People like Steve Rubin are rebuilding that base. So my main attention during the Hudson Valley Jazz Festival will be directed towards the

Richard Kimball will receive a “Lifetime Achievement Award” from The Hudson Valley Jazz Festival on August 10 at Sugar Loaf PAC. Warwick Mayor Michael Newhard will present the award.

wider net of regional musicians whom Rubin has invited onstage: people like guitarist Mike Jackson, pianist Andy Ezrin, trumpeter Chris Persad, the awardwinning jazz composer and pianist Joe Vincent Tranchina, keyboardist Dave Smith, drummer Richie Morales, saxophonist Bob Rosen, music educator and keyboardist Bill Pernice, and vocalist Gabriele Tranchina. And that’s a sampling of the riches. Go to www.hudsonvalleyjazzfest.org for the full Festival roster by venue and date. All concert performances are free except at Sugar Loaf PAC. “No cover or minimum. That’s the beauty! All shows are free except where noted,” said Steve Rubin.

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EXPO Vendors Include “Faie” Art

The September Mind, Body & Spirit Connection Expo is now in the process of conjuring up 15 psychic readers for the event, a variety of tarot readers, angel and pet communicators, mediums and vendors for aura photography, healing gemstone jewelry, and much more. Most of us are aware of the many changes taking place in our world today, socially, culturally, economically, spiritually, even climatologically. With compassion and insight, the Village Shaman hopes to help people adjust to these changes as smoothly as possible with intuitive/tarot card readings, life coaching,

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private guided meditation, energy balancing and herbal medicine. In addition, they carry a raw and polished crystals and geodes, plus jewelry, art and unique gifts, much of which is custom crafted by local artisans. Legend of the Faie will present Fairy Photography. This artwork combines fantasy artist Frank Passaretti’s watercolor fairies with the nature photography of photographer Becky Lyn Tegze. The two art forms blend seamlessly together to create fantastic worlds that spring to life before your eyes. Each fairy has a story to tell; some are whimsical and innocent, while others are dark and seductive. The Village Shaman and Legend of the Faie will be present at The EXPO held in Newburgh on September 29. See ad page 11.

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Cornwall Actors Sing in New Windsor

The Bethlehem Summer Music Festival began in the spring of 1977 and launched its first production: Benjamin Britten’s Noye’s Fludde. From this relatively modest production, the ensemble has experienced enormous growth over the years. The third weekend in August has become the traditional time for the group to perform its fullscale production of musical theater with cast, orchestra, and crews frequently numbering in excess of sixty talented performers and artisans. The members of the ensemble have ranged from several months to eighty years old and group members are typically involved with everything from acting Alex Hauserman as to stagecraft. The Festival is “Tommy Albright” celebrating its 37th anniversary show with a production of Brigadoon, featuring Cornwall residents Alex Hauserman and Sarah Alestalo in leading roles. Lyricist and librettist Sarah Alestalo as Alan Jay Lerner had a “Fiona McClaren”

Gene Kelly & Cyd Charisse in the film

fascination with crossing and/or overlapping dimensions in time. In On A Clear Day You Can See Forever he dealt with reincarnation, and in Brigadoon his protagonists stumble upon a mysterious village in Scotland that comes to life for only one day every hundred years. Written in 1947 with composer Frederick Loewe, Lerner’s words take a back seat to the lyrical, beautiful and hummable tunes of Loewe’s, prior to their masterpeices My Fair Lady for which Lerner’s lyrics were the main driving force, and Camelot, when their music and lyrics finally blended into equal importance. Three shows will be performed: August 1618 in the Community Hall at Bethlehem Presbyterian Church on the corner of Route 94 and South Jackson Avenue in New Windsor. For tickets, call 845-541-2434.


COMMUNITY BUILDING THROUGH THE ARTS with Susan Handler NACL Theatre’s “The Weather Project” The field of CommunityEngaged Arts (CEA) is a powerful communication tool. During August, community-engagement will be the foundation of the North American Cultural Laboratory’s (NACL) program, The Weather Project. The Weather Project is an interdisciplinary public participatory arts and science project. NACL will lead a team of artists, scientists, local leaders, and laypeople in a communitywide year-long multi-disciplinary collaboration culminating in an outdoor performance and exhibition in 2014. The program includes installing a weathervane as part of The Weathervane Yard Art Project, becoming a citizen scientist with the Weather Data Collection Project, attending workshops and seminars on Energy Conservation and Innovation, and collecting stories from elders about weather and local history. At the core of the project, children and adult residents will be helping to create and perform in an original theatre performance that will include stilt walking, sound-painting, and creating and operating large puppets.

The Grandfather of utilizing puppetry, stilt walking, and performance in an educational and activist format is Peter Schumann (photo right), the founder of The Bread and Puppet Theater. Their first productions in 1963 were in response to rising rents, rats, police, and other problems of the New York City’s Lower East Side neighborhood. Eventually the theater took on the problems of the Vietnam War. Today the theater company continues to address the political problems that plague this country. A core group of dedicated, experienced puppeteers, joined by friends and neighbors and apprentices build the puppets and the masks, applying layers of paper-mache over Schumann’s sculpted clay models. The Bread and Puppet Theater and Museum is now located in Glover, Vermont and still presents outdoor political puppetry festivals and shows.

Working closely with NACL is the Spiral Q Puppet Theater. Inspired by The Bread and Puppet Theater, the Spiral Q Puppet Theater seeks to bring the storytelling techniques of giant puppetry, pageantry, and toy theater to the urban backdrop of Philadelphia. Their curriculum is designed to inspire and develop expressive tools, to encourage innovative thinking and experimentation, and to engage students as active citizens in shaping their communities. Creating in the tradition of The Bread and Puppet Theater and the Spiral Q Puppet Theater, NACL’s approach is to create puppetry theater based on global and local weather patterns and events. The 2013 Weather Project kick-off event is on August 10 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm in the main square of Eldred. It will be an entertaining and informative event, free for the whole family, featuring interactive displays of the community partners’ projects and performances, and information on how residents of all ages can become involved in workshops, performance creation, making things, writing, and research. Activities include: The Umbrella Forest:

bring an old umbrella and decorate it at the umbrella painting station. NACL will build a massive forest of umbrellas on site, live music, stilt walking “What’s in Your Garbage?”, oralhistory and weather storycatching by Western Sullivan Public Library. Help collect weather stories. Join the documentary film. Citizens are encouraged to capture weather footage. Join the chorus: Highland + Choraleers. A puppet workshop, Join the play. And Creativity Workshops every Monday at NACL A concert in the NACL Theatre 110 Highland Lake Road, Highland Lake, will end the day at 8:00pm. For more about The Weather Project call 845557-0694 or email NACL at nacl@nacl.org. This innovative arts engagement project is sponsored by NACL Theatre and The Town of Highland, with the participation of Sullivan Alliance for Sustainable Development, Western Sullivan Public Libraries, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Delaware Highlands Conservancy/Eagle Institute, local schools, Catskill Arts Society, North School Studio, Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble, Spiral Q Puppet Theatre, and a number of professional theatre and visual artists. Filmmakers Tina Spangler and Isaac Dieboll-Green are making a documentary film about the year-long project.

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Windows on Beacon’s Main Street

Each August, Windows on Main Street engages Beacon residents and visitors through a month-long display of art along Main Street. This year, local artists are challenged to create something site-specific, inspired by the business where it is displayed as well as contextualized by the city’s rich cultural and commercial past, present and future. 36 artists will be participating in this year’s event. Maps will be available in the shops as well as at Beacon’s Visitor Center throughout the month. Visitors can also obtain a map by visiting www.beaconwindows.org There will be an Opening Party on August 10, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Dream in Plastic, 177 Main Street. All are welcome as space allows. Additionally, Tiny Windows, a mini exhibition of the artists of Windows on Main Street, will be on display at Dream in Plastic throughout the month. Tiny Windows is

also free and open to the public. Windows on Main Street is part of Beacon’s August Second Saturday celebration, for which galleries and shops are open from Noon to 9:00pm for openings and other events. Beacon’s Second Saturday is a project of BeaconArts, the fiscal sponsor for Windows on Main Street. Windows opens August 10 and runs through September 14. It’s free to the public, AND open 24/7 along the length of Main Street. For information call 917-407-9244.

Guy Wears “Grumpy” Shirt.....

......to Old Stone House Reception

photo & story by B. G. Habrouck

opening wearing apparently official “Grumpy” attire, despite his otherwise pleasing and altogether enjoyable presence. He eventually departed, and his current whereabouts are unknown except, presumably, to himself.

In a serious breach of reception protocol, an unidentified individual of unknown origin appeared at a July 7 Old Stone House of Hasbrouck art show

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Creative Catskill Couple at the Old Stone House She gathers flowers to press their petals into designs of exquisite color and balance. He treks to streams teeming with trout, not to fish, but to generate his sensitive watercolors of sweeping vistas. They are Pressed Flowers by Patricia Patricia and Jack Yelle, proprietors of Morning Star Creations in Roscoe. Their work will also be on display at the Old Stone House of Hasbrouck, starting with an opening reception on August 4, from 1:00pm-4:00pm. Despite broad differences, their creations represent an artistic love affair between husband and wife. Jack, a retired technical illustrator and advertising executive, used to paint the tug boats and sailing craft near his home overlooking Flushing Bay. His love of fly fishing brought him to Roscoe, where he found the ultimate mix of farmland, woods and water. It was all enough to satisfy his need for subject matter, possibly forever. Patricia has delved into many media, from pastels through acrylics, and captures the motion of clouds or water with uncanny ability. But her real enthusiasm is craft, and

she has succeeded marvelously in creating unique designs, her favorites using pressed flowers. “It’s a most rewarding art form,” she says. Patricia begins with growing the flowers herself. “I never knew that digging in soil could be such fun.” After Artwork by Jack harvesting her blossoms, she composes the final layouts to frame under glass. In their Roscoe gallery, Jack and Patricia offer a selection of original watercolors, limited edition lithographs, and open edition prints. Subjects range from fly fishing to marine and rural subjects. Visitors select from major pieces of high craft work, to small, very affordable hospitality gifts, with custom commissions also welcome. The Yelles can be contacted at 607-4985918, or by email at yellejp@citlink.net. Their exhibition runs through August 25. The Old Stone House is located at 282 Hasbrouck Road, Woodbourne. Visit the Old Stone House website: www.TheOldStoneHouseOfHabrouck.org for hours and more information.


Guitar Duo Perform for Kindred Spirits

Hailed as a “revelation to hear” by the Washington Post, the Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo’s musicianship places them at the top of their field. Their technique and ensemble precision, combined with their commitment to expanding the repertoire make them a stand-out chamber ensemble. Their concert tours have taken them to capitals and premiere venues across five continents. Recent highlights include performances at Carnegie Hall, aboard the Queen Elizabeth II, at Caramoor and at the Grand Canyon. The Duo has demonstrated extraordinary breadth in their collaborations with such diverse artists as author Frank McCourt (Angela’s Ashes), composer/conductor Marvin Hamlisch and the Pittsburgh Symphony Pops, mezzosoprano Frederica von Stade, violinist Arnold

Steinhardt, fiddler Eileen Ivers, and numerous string quartets. They will perform Classics New and Old, the music of Giuliani, (the 19th-century composer, not the mayor) Albeniz and Piazzolla in a performance for Milford’s Kindred Spirits Series on August 17 at 5:30pm at Grey Towers, 151 Grey Towers in Milford. Visit www.kindredspiritsprograms.org or phone 570-409 1269 for tickets.

Ministers of Apollo in Fort Montgomery

The Ministers of Apollo, founded in 2007, recreate authentically dressed 18th century chamber concerts with original music and sights popular in American or British home circa 1776. They deliver refined entertainment by classically trained musicians, and incorporate researched detail in culture and dress in a concert titled Down With This Earthly King. Although much of America’s musical culture was directly influenced by British tastes during this period, some uniquely American styles of composition began to develop in the latter part of the 18th century. This concert includes music imported from Great Britain, as well as selections from American manuscripts and U.S. 9W, Fort Montgomery, just north of the publications. They perform on August 31 at 7:00pm at the Bear Mountain Bridge. For information: 845-446-2134. Fort Montgomery State Historic Site, 690

August Art at the ARTery

my paintings. Since I began painting over 40 years ago, I have always been fascinated by the metaphorical language of signs, symbols and myths.” Davies and Hodgkins exhibit at The ARTery, 210 Broad Street, Milford, August 9September 9, with a reception August 10 from 6:00pm-9:00pm. For more info: 570-409-1234.

Point of View by R. Hodgkins

William A. Davies states, “I believe the role of the visual artist is that of a journalist; someone who documents and comments on life experience, the natural world, and the human condition.” Rosalind Hodgkins states, “My paintings often begin as a thought and go to a visual image or they begin with some image that provokes an idea. The study of art history and mythology has given me ideas about symbolism which I use in August 2013

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Dancing Cat Saloon - The New Kings

The New Kings are the New Product that emerged out of the Riff Kings, now a 3 piece combo with Peter Florance on guitar, Don Knothe on upright bass and Josh Florance on drums. This new lineup has created a raw and upbeat band sound that can expand on Peter’s guitar solos and explore new songs. On special occasions the band will use some very talented sidemen to expand on the sound. They jam out at the Dancing Cat Saloon, 2037 Rte 17B, Bethel on August 3 at 8:00pm. For information call 845-583-3141.

“Half Hidden” at Alliance Gallery

The New Kings with Peter Florance photo courtesy of Catskill Chronicle

“Provence in Pastels” In Newburgh

Provence is an enchanting part of France that inspired the Post-impressionists with its cypresses and red tiled roofs and the smell of lavender and wild thyme. In May of this year Gayle Clarke Fedigan, Pastels Instructor at Mount St. Mary College’s Desmond Campus, took a class of 12 students over to savor, enjoy, and paint this region. An exhibit entitled “Provence in Pastels” will show the work produced during that week in France. Pastel Painting by Veronica Plucinski The following artists’ work will be The exhibits runs from August 17displayed: Sandy Brandman, Monica September 16, with a reception on August Flood, Jean Lindenberger, Carol Muise, 17 from 4:00pm-6:00pm. Elizabeth Parsons, Veronica Plucinski, Desmond Campus is at 6 Albany Post Road Cathy Prager, Elizabeth Rickard, Sandra in Newburgh. Spitzer, Denise Stone, Barbara Valentino For further information call 845 565 2076. and Joanne Zambito.

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“Developing Woman”

After painting for many years, Carol Radsprecher recently began experimenting with drawing and “painting” in Photoshop. “I became enthralled with the seemingly infinite possibilities inherent in this digital medium,” she explains. “The speed in which images can evolve, while earlier versions can be retained; the ability to incorporate into the drawings images photographed from the 3-dimensional world; the ethereal nature of computer-based work - all of these qualities have made digital printmaking an extremely stimulating way for me to make work.” Radsprecher’s images, both paintings and digital prints, reference the human body,

specifically the female body. “My painting influences my prints; my prints influence my paintings,” she says. “I leave it up to the viewer to peer into these small works and create meaning.” Half Hidden, paintings and prints by Carol Radsprecher, opens with a reception on August 9, 7:00pm-9:00pm in the Alliance Gallery in Narrowsburg. The exhibit will be on view through August 31. This is her first show at the Alliance Gallery in Narrowsburg. Alliance Gallery at the Delaware Arts Center is located at 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg. For information about the exhibit call 845252-7576 or see www.ArtsAllianceSite.org


A New Space to View Art: The BARN Bruno Loehrer was born in 1939 in Lausanne, Switzerland and grew up in Zurich. He did a commercial apprenticeship and attended business school. After mandatory military service he went to work for Swissair where he became the Import / Transport manager at age 24. In 1966, Bruno came to the United States. Married with two children and working two jobs, Bruno decided to start his own little company. In 1970 he created Dolls N Dreams, a toy company, and in 1976 added the distribution of Caran d’Ache, Swiss manufacturer of artist supplies and writing instruments. He retired in 2008. While visiting his daughter Daniela, he saw an old barn with beautiful beams inside and he started to play with the idea of restoring the barn...so he did, purchasing the remains of that old dairy barn on Elm Lake in the town of Greenville.. “Surrounded by wetlands and wildlife, “he explains,” I engaged local talent to renovate and create a new home. Keeping the same footprint as the original barn, we maintained

the historical structure. With the use of modern equipment we were able to raise the oak beam structure and all the original beams now support the barn as they did after the first raising over 200 years ago. “I have turned it into an art gallery atmosphere where artists, art lovers, collectors, local patrons or for that matter anyone from anywhere can meet, relax, show their work or view what is exhibiting.” Stay tuned and read the September issue of CANVAS for a story on The Barn’s debut of Art at Elm Lake showing three local artists’ works: Daniela Cooney, (Bruno’s daughter) George Centamore and Joan Kehlenbeck. “We extend an open invitation to all and hope you will join us,” said Loeher. The Barn is located at 2 Decker Drive, Middletown. For more information, visit www.TheBarnArt.com or call 845-697-4291.

On & Off The Wall: Over 50 Sculptures at SUNYO

On & Off the Wall - Sculpture: Art in 3 Dimensions, an exhibit of 50+ sculptures in Orange Hall Gallery, Orange County Community College will run from August 15 - October 26 with an opening reception on September 8 from 1:00pm-3:30pm at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown. For information 845-341-4891. Stay tuned for the September issue of CANVAS for more on this exciting exhibit.

12 foot Alligator - approx. 150lb! by Natalie Surving (see ad page 6)

Ceramics and “Controversial Art” at BAU

Faith Adams is a ceramics artist who lives in the Hudson Valley. Her work revolves around the tension that occurs between opposing or interdependent forces; organic and inorganic; nature versus man; feminine and masculine; soft versus hard. Erica Leigh Caginalip is a professional artist and the owner and operator of Nutmeg Empire Ceramic Studio and Fine Art Gallery in Haddam, CT. Erica experiments with different clays, glazes and techniques. Through the fifties and early sixties Ivan Sanford pursued art making. Heavily influenced by the energy of that era’s NY art scene, Sanford invokes the bravado and ghosts of the period in his works. Naomi Teppich creates carved ceramic wall

sculptures and three-dimensional pieces that are inspired by primordial sea creatures and their fossilized forms and textures. Plants, fungi and cacti also interest her. (see photo). BAU is excited to include an exhibit as part of the Beacon Room, a 10'x10' project space within BAU gallery that exists to strengthen the link between visual artists in the Hudson Valley and the community of Beacon. Molly Rausch, Norm Magnusson and David Goldin transform The Beacon Room into The World’s Smallest Museum of Controversial Art. All of the above will exhibit their works in the BAU Galleries, 506 Main Street, Beacon, from August 10-September 8 with a reception on August 10, 6:00pm-9:00pm. Visit www.baugallery.com or 845 222-0177. August 2013

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“Come Hear the Music Play” The title line indiscreetly borrowed from the famed 1966 Broadway musical Cabaret, is an alluring, seductive summons to gather and engage in one of man’s most treasured sensual pleasures: listening to music. Simple, yet complex; passive yet active; music is informative, persuasive and entertaining. That’s music. And it’s entertainment that the Forestburgh Cabaret so confidently offers each Tuesday through Saturday evening. There’s a pre-show Cabaret and dinner Tuesdays through Saturdays at 6:00pm and a post-show Cabaret on Friday and Saturdays only, at 10:30pm. Cabaret as a form of entertainment is a French import, boasting a colorful pedigree in this country and currently enjoying a surge in popularity. The wide acceptance and enthusiasm for the cabaret at Forestburgh Playhouse is no exception to a growing national trend. As is tradition with cabarets, thematic presentations are most popular. It could be the songs of Rodgers and Hart, the Gershwins or Disney. Each cabaret production at the Playhouse Tavern is loosely tied to the main

stage production. A total of seven shows were thematically planned for the 2013 season, including It Takes Two an evening of dynamic duets designed to accompany the melodic, immortal Broadway Musical South Pacific, opening on the evening of August 13. The fortune of the Forestburgh Cabaret is such that it achieves its purpose of entertaining with an overflow of additional goodies. And that process begins with, as the title commands, the music. Nothing happens without music; it’s essential! Happily, Forestburgh is charmed with two multi-talented Music Directors: Kevin Lawson a New York City based accompanist, vocal coach and arranger, and Ryan Touhey also NYC based, and musical director of the Off- Broadway production of Dream Girls and an accompanist for the highly successful The Book of Mormon. The four easy words best used to describe the function, purpose and value of this pair:They make it happen! Song and dance are the nuts and bolts of the Forestburgh Cabaret. As the performers enter, will they sashay, prance, or maybe even strut onto the stage? For this matter, the theatre gods created the choreographer. Emma Carpenter

L to R: Lauren Chapman, Tony Clements and Chiara Trentalange.

Martin is a captivating actress as well as a distinguished choreographer. Her depiction of Corrie in Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park last season was memorable and her creative interpretation of Roz Keith in 9 to 5 outrageously hilarious. She was also the choreographer of Spamalot, an over-the-top evening of fun! And currently appearing live down stage center at the Forestburgh Playhouse Tavern is a plethora of energetically talented, professionally dedicated actors, dancers and vocalists. It is with these individuals that an enviable artistic

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attitude and intelligence is especially evident. Lauren Chapman, the charming Doralee, “Dolly Parton” of 9 to 5, commented on the nature of professional theatre at Forestburgh. “The Cabaret adds an additional dimension; it really gives you a chance to know your audience. It makes you feel like a community and it’s an opportunity for them to know you, too. In the cabaret show you can be more of yourself as opposed to a defined character.” But know also that it is hard work. While some of the talented individuals are rehearsing for the cabaret others are rehearsing for the children’s theatre and then immediately after lunch there’s rehearsal for the main stage. It’s intense and “I have to be on my game and give 110%,” added Chiara Trentalange. This is Chiara’s first professional summer at Forestburgh; she appears to thrive on the challenges theatre has to offer, adding emphatically, “There can’t be a weak link.” Other notable cabaret performers double in significant roles on the main stage. Of note is Gabriella Perez, an alluring actress as well as a prominent choreographer. Forestburgh theatre continued pg 35


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goers recall her brilliant portrayal of Anita in last year’s production of West Side Story, and she was the choreographer for the recent, riproarin' 9 to 5, The Musical. Particular attention is directed to Chris Nolan and Tony Clements. Each is an energetic and competent actor with the necessary vocal abilities. Tony is admirably combining cabaret, children’s theatre and main stage, while Chris receives praise for combining an amusing cabaret act with an even funnier main stage performance. There are, of course twenty or thirty additional, talented individual team members that cause an evening in Forestburgh Playhouse to be an exciting and memorable undertaking. Included are the various designers, prop master and of course the master chef of the kitchen, Jill Padua, caterer and former owner of the awardwinning Jill’s Kitchen. The union of cabaret and theatre is by design quite flexible. Enjoy the cabaret before or after the main stage production or even on different days. It’s all quite convenient. Reservations are requested for the cabaret and dinner and can be made by calling the box office at 845-794-1194. “Come hear the music play. Life is a Cabaret, old chum, come to the Cabaret.”

Golf, Art & Farms...Combined!

Break out your golf clubs for the most unusual golf outing of the summer! The Wallkill River School (WRS) is teaming up with Winding Hills Golf Club and New Hampton’s Johnston’s Toyota to host a golf outing and plein air Bill Devitt paint out on August 9 at by Shawn Dell Joyce Winding Hills Golf Course in Montgomery. What’s so unusual about this golf outing? This event features artists painting at each hole, alongside a local farm featuring produce in season. Golfers are treated to empty “goodie bags” that they fill with fresh produce as they play. A delicious local foods lunch will be served by the culinary team at Winding Hills Restaurant, and after golfing, a live auction of the paintings created during the event will be held under the tent. This annual event is dedicated in memory of Bill Devitt president of Inspire, for this year. All proceeds benefit the free public programs of the WRS. Golfers will get the chance to “Win a New Car” by getting a hole-in-one on the 9th hole. Other prizes include gift certificates for dinner for two at local restaurants, gift certificates for art classes, local foods cookbooks, and golf

Golfer Drew Lounsbury of Johnston’s Toyota gives artist Gene Bové advice on painting the 9th hole

accessories. This event is sponsored by Walden Savings Bank, Johnston’s Toyota, IBEW Local 363, Devitt Management and Associates, Gillan Custom Interiors, Hill-N-Dale Abstracters, E&A Contracting, Ward’s Bridge Inn, Back Yard Bistro/Holbert’s Catering, Pine Bush Animal Hospital, Borland House Bed and Breakfast, Dempsey Steel Pipe, Scotts Corners Paint and Hardware, and many other local businesses. The golf event is a four person team, eighteen hole scramble and is rain or shine. The golf package is $95 per player and includes golfing and the cart, local foods lunch, goody bags, and the live auction. The event begins at Noon with a local foods lunch, painting and golf at 1:00pm-4:00pm, and the live auction capping the day at 4:30pm. The WRS is located at 232 Ward Street, Montgomery. Call 845-457-2787.

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NCM At Storm King Art Center

Prior to Newburgh Chamber Music’s (NCM) 2013-2014 series which begins in September, the NCM Ensemble will be traveling south to Mountainville’s Storm King Arts Center for Music for Oboe and Strings, the second in the Center’s H. Peter Stern Concert Series, inaugurated this year. Stern has had a lifelong passion for music and is an avid violinist. This concert series celebrates his extraordinary legacy at Storm King. Co-founder and honorary chairman of Storm King, he initiated major site-specific commissions at the Art Center including iconic works by Isamu Noguchi, Richard Serra, Andy Goldsworthy and Maya Lin. He also oversaw major landscape enhancements such as the construction of the Calder hillside, the development of the south fields featuring sculptures by Mark di Suvero, and the initiation of the native grasses program. The Ensemble will perform a Haydn Trio, and Oboe Quartets by Mozart and Malcolm Arnold. “Both Quartets were written for friends, famous oboe soloists of the period,” Joel Evans revealed. “Mozart wrote the wonderful Quartet K. 370 for oboist Friedrich Ramm, whom he had met while in Munich and Mannheim. It features the use of sparkling high F’s above the staff that Ramm was famous for. “Sir Malcolm Arnold's Quartet for Oboe

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and Strings, Op. 61 was written for the extraordinary British oboe soloist Leon Goosens on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday. It is a warm, evocative work in the English pastoral style.” The performance will take place on Museum Hill, sited near Isamu Noguchi’s Momo Taro (1977-78). Chairs will be available under the tent. Visitors are also invited to sit on the grass (a popular option). The concert is on August 25 at 2:00pm. All ages are welcome and all programs are free with Storm King paid admission unless otherwise noted. Children under 5 are free. For GPS: 1 Museum Road, New Windsor, NY 12553. For more information: 845-534-3115.

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Music, Food, Community at Howland

May 29, 2013 marked the 100th anniversary of the premiere of Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring). In 1966, a boy sat in a movie theater and watched the evolution of life and the rise and fall of the dinosaurs, accompanied by incredible music. The film was Walt Disney’s Fantasia, the music, Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring and the young boy was Neil Alexander. The pounding rhythms and striking dissonances etched themselves into his subconscious, influencing and informing his musical life for decades to come. A 1985 NYU performance of the four-hand piano version with pianist Bradley Kaus inspired Neil’s 15 year process of condensing four hands to his own two-hand (plus one foot) arrangement. Neil premiered his solo transcription in 2001 at the Howland Cultural Center (HCC). (Editor’s note: I have heard Alexander perform his transcriptions of Gershwin and Stravinsky in Newburgh and Marlboro, and they are brilliant, imaginative and deeply emotional!) Now the HCC is hosting an evening of acoustic music and a perspective on the current flourish of food farming initiatives in the area, 100 Years of Spring: A Celebration of Community, Food & Stravinsky. Alexander will perform his solo transcription of Rite Of Spring, other period works by

Gershwin and Bartok, and a collection of jazz standards, original compositions and improvisations. Interspersed within the program, there will be a look at fresh harvested local food, a prize drawing, special guests including violinist Rachel Evans, and more as Alexander invites the community farm Common Ground Farm to join his Hudson Valley presentation on August 10 at 8:00pm. 100 Years of Spring is also appearing in farm/food markets and other places notable for enhancing environmental sustainability. 100 Years of Spring seeks to honor the centennial of the premiere while connecting the concept of spring with sustainability, local food and farms. A long time supporter of Common Ground and former member of their CSA program, Alexander considered this HCC performance an obvious choice to raise awareness and supplemental funding for their programs. Howland Cultural Center is at 477 Main Street, Beacon. 845-831-4988.


by Helena Clare Pittman Galen Pittman was passionate about sound before he went to Boston University’s School of Fine Arts to study painting. That passion presented itself at the time music often does in children, at two or three months old. Art came a little later. By four, he worked next to his painter-illustrator mother, absorbed in his own drawings. During his art school years - The School of Fine Arts shared a building with Boston’s music and drama departments - he spent most evenings wandering through the floors of piano cubicles, practicing on its six hundred pianos. After he’d finished his years at Boston, Pittman stayed on to study piano tuning and repair. He and his group of learning tuners worked on the pianos at The Berkeley School of Music. The payoff was his access to the school’s pianos. After hours, he played them all. As far as tuning went Pittman realized he was barely scratching the surface. “There were a lot of piano tuners in Boston who had their territories. It seemed a closed world. He reluctantly put the work aside and went back to Long Island. He was twenty-three. A matter for disclosure: I am his mother, so I witnessed the way he pressed to solve the problems of shape, line, the representation of the three dimensional world. And I witnessed his discovery of sound, and later, the sound of his

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playing - drums and piano - coming through the floor from the basement. It filled the house, often long after I went to bed. I loved listening, day or night. We are colleague artists, colleague teachers. We have a rare dialogue. And since he’s a Jazz musician and I’m a lover of Jazz, I feel as if I can write this article without an interview. But we conduct ourselves formally. We sit down in the living room. I have a pad and pencil. Yet I hardly know what to ask. I don’t much need to ask questions. He’s here upstate this week, to deliver a painting commission. I’ve asked him to tell me about his work, represented in an exhibit at Rolling River Café. Galen sets out to tell his story for this article. He doesn’t look at me as he speaks. He looks down, or off into the distance. He recounts the timeline of his years of painting commissions, his sole source of income for the last six. In 2011 Pittman moved to Brooklyn to be in the midst of the contemporary jazz scene. But a

poor economy made painting commissions scarce. “I also became fascinated again with piano tuning, and I knew I needed another skill. I wished I’d completed my training when I was younger. The more I thought about it the more excited I got about relearning, completing my understanding of tuning. And excited about the idea of being able to support myself with something in line with what I do. I’ve been in love with the piano for twenty years.” He found a teacher here, upstate, near his family home in Liberty. And he tuned any piano he could find - fifty tunings in two months. He tuned with his teacher and consulted on the telephone with his Godfather, who, serendipitously, is a composer and piano tuner. “There is something about bringing a piano that’s out of tune into harmonic balance,” he says, “to make something - its sound verging on ugliness - sound beautiful to the ear...it’s as much an art as music, as painting.” I finally think of a question. I ask Galen if he

sees a parallel between painting and piano tuning, and he does. So, what is it?, I ask. “In painting, you begin with a broad and general overview, refining as you paint. It’s the same with tuning. You keep checking, rechecking the notes, within the broad context of the keyboard. Every note, like every color in a painting, has its context - depends on the notes around it. The way every color depends on every color around it.” And, like painting, though the process takes every bit of his energy, he looks forward to it every time. Rob and Kim Rayevsky are proprietors of Rolling River Café, Gallery and Inn. Rob is the cook, par excellence, and his piano is the first piano Galen tuned up here. The exhibit of Galen’s paintings features his early work. There is one recent commission, Hess Gas Station, lent for this exhibit, and painted from the view outside Galen’s window in Brooklyn. It is the same Hess station that appeared on the front page of The New York Times, with a line of cars that snaked around the block in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, with the accompanying gas shortage in Brooklyn and Long Island. Pittman’s work hangs in private collections everywhere. Their images can be viewed at www.bit.ly/galenpittmanpaintings. The exhibit runs through September 2 at 25 Cooley Road in Parksville. 845-747-4123. Galen can be reached at www.powellparker@gmail.com.

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The Longest Running Independent Fair in NY State: Grahamsville’s Little World’s Fair by Carol Montana As you walk along the rows of rides and food stands, vendors selling their wares, and community organizations offering information, one thing is perfectly clear about the Little World’s Fair: it’s consistent and down-home, good country fun. The Little World’s Fair, alternately known as the Grahamsville Fair, has been around for 133 years, missing just a couple of years because of a flood and a war. This year it takes place from August 16-August 18. And like every good country fair, this year there are all sorts of ways to have fun. Whether you like the carnival area with the rides and games, or you chose to mosey through the livestock and small animals area, the 4-H exhibits of clothing, vegetables, flowers, photos and other projects, there’s something for every taste and every age. Speaking of taste, there is “fair food” in abundance - gyros and souvlaki, fried dough and funnel cakes, hamburgers and hot dogs, snow cones, ice cream, iced tea, soda, maple syrup products, and of course, cotton candy. Under the big tent and near the stage, vendors offer their wares, like jams and jellies, dolls and doll clothing, knick-knacks and toys, leather goods and jewelry. And there is always a slew of information on water quality, home heating

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products, insurance, local churches and consumer information from Cornell Cooperative Extension. There is, of course, entertainment galore with music of all kinds. This year you can enjoy the Music Institute of Sullivan and Ulster Counties, The Catskill Puppeteers, Matt Stevens Magic and Balloon Art, The Kenny Young Band, Albi Beluli, The Hot Rod Band, Close Encounters with Birds of Prey, Thunder Ridge, Jason Casterlin, Somerville and more. Up in the livestock and small animal building, children and adults alike will delight in petting the goats and calves, the rabbits and cows. As small chicks huddle under the heat lamp for warmth, and the chickens and roosters preen themselves, you’ll hear the cameras clicking

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Be sure to greet Happy Herbs Soaps at the fair!

And don’t forget to place your bets on Bessie away, recording another successful and fun Little World’s Fair at the beautiful Grahamsville Bingo! Visit www.grahamsvillefair.com Fairgrounds.

Ramona Jan & Puppet Friends

Ramona Jan wears many hats and pull many strings. She is a founding member of Manhattan’s Reality Galaxy Puppet Theater and former member of the Puppetry Guild of Greater New York. Jan’s cast of marionette characters entertain both kids and adults alike. A Master Puppeteer, Ramona builds her puppets (mostly marionettes) from found objects. She has performed on the streets of Manhattan, London and Paris

and also on the French and Italian Rivieras. She will bring her puppet friends to the Delaware Youth Center, 8 Creamery Road in Callicoon on August 7 at 11:00am, and then to the Crawford Public Library, 393 Broadway in Monticello where she will talk about her creations and give a demonstration on August 7 at 7:30pm. For further information, visit www.ramonajan.wix.com


Pine Bush Student Wins Perry Scholarship

The Music For Humanity (MFH) annual scholarships, bestowed this year on music students from Orange, Ulster and Suffolk Counties and North Carolina, were awarded in July at the Bill Perry Day concert in the Bertoni Congrats Sculpture Garden in Annie Ducham! Sugar Loaf. “At this event we presented six Music for Humanity scholarships,” said MFH’s Barry

Adelman. “Thanks to all the people who have donated time, energy, talent and money to make this possible,” he said. In addition, the MFH Bill Perry Scholarship, co-created by Adelman and Rachel Bertoni, was awarded to Pine Bush High School Senior Annie Ducham. Other scholarship winners are Tyler Odell of Orange County, Maxfield Panish of Suffolk County, Emma Stoneberg of North Carolina, Joshua Gehres of Wallkill, and Daniel Wininger of Ulster County. They all received a $1,000 MFH scholarship to continue their Music Education. Congratulations to all!

Kids Make Movies on iPads at Museum Kids ages 10 thru 14 can learn how to create a movie at the Neversink Valley Museum of History and Innovation, August 13-17 where they’ll be taken through the entire process of what goes into making a simple short movie, using a smartphone/iPad as the camera. They’ll learn how to develop characters, write a script, draw up a storyboard, set up shots and shoot the movie. Participants can also discover Orange County’s early film days, when D.W. Griffith came to Cuddebackville to shoot some preHollywood classics.

Participants can bring their own smartphone/iPad or share. A full week commitment is needed due to the nature of the project. Smartphone Summer Camp is open to all who like to write, are creative and not shy in front of a camera. The camp is limited to 10 participants on a first-come, first-served basis, at the Museum, 26 Hoag Road, Cuddebackville. For information, call 845-754-8870.

Children & Teens Calendar HHNM ..........................................Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall HHNM-CoH................................Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Education Center, Cornwall-on-Hudson

cinema “City of Ember” ......................................................................Newburgh Library, Aug 2, 2pm FREE “Flushed Away” ......................................................................Newburgh Library, Aug, 9, 2pm FREE

museums “Experience the Mastodons” ..................................HHNM-CoH Saturdays & Sundays, Noon-4pm Meet the Animal of the Week ......................................HHNM-CoH, Saturdays & Sundays, 2:30pm Eco-Zone! ........Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry, Aug 10 & 25, 1pm-4pm

operetta “Babes in Toyland”Delaware Valley Opera Youth Experience ....Bethel Woods, Aug 3, 10am

Puppets Ramona Jan ....................................................Delaware Youth Center, Callicoon, Aug 7, 11am

recreation & Lectures Discovery Quests..........................................................HHNM Saturdays & Sundays, 9am-1pm “Material Matters” ....................................Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, Jul 28, 1pm “Snakes Alive! adults & kids over 5 ........................................HHNM Aug 3, 10am & 11:30am “Grasshopper & Friends” pre-schoolers & families ........HHNM Aug 4, 12:30pm & 2:30pm “Mastodons” adults & kids over 5 ................................................HHNM-CoH Aug 4, 4L30pm “Snapping Turtles” adults & kids over 5 ................................................HHNM Aug 10, 10am Art & Nature Hike adults & kids ............Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, Aug 11, 1pm “Fascinating Fossils” ................................................................................HHNM Aug 17, 10am Tour with Wally McGuire adults & kids Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, Aug 18, 1pm “Monarchs, Milkweed & Migration” adults & kids ......Storm King Art Center, Aug 25, 1pm

theatre - Musical “Alice in Wonderland” ..........................Forestburgh Playhouse, Aug 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 11am “Pinocchio” ................................................................Forestburgh Playhouse, Aug 22, 24, 11am

SHOP & DINE PINE BUSH !

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