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FROM THE PUBLISHER... by Barry Plaxen Synchronicities of the Month: The Four Seasons in Shohola (art) and Port Jervis (chorale). One Allen plays the blues in Ellenville and two other Allens play the blues in Hurleyville. Spanish Guitar Duos in Montgomery and Central Valley. Vocabulary Lesson: Guttation: the secretion of droplets of water from the pores of a plant. Canebreak: a piece of ground covered with a dense growth of canes. Boomwhacker: a lightweight, hollow, color-coded, plastic tube, tuned to a musical pitch by length. In this issue: A Celtic Duo in Greenwood Lake, Celtic Trios in Warwick, Salisbury Mills, Port Jervis, Barryville, Cornwall & Middletown, and Celtic music, dance & comedy in Middletown. The Asociación de Críticos Musicales de la Argentina’s ‘best foreign chamber ensemble of 2017’ in Newburgh. Les Voyageurs (French Baroque) in Newburgh and Madárka (Euro-folk) in Ellenville. Boomwhackers in Ellenville and a djembe in Rock Tavern. Actors reading poetry in Greenwood Lake. Students exhibiting art in Milford, making music in Liberty and dancing in Walden. Two elected representatives participating in an arts event in Hurleyville. 9 High C’s and a Mongaup Valley operatic superstar in Loch Sheldrake. A trial of villains in Narrowsburg. A former poet laureate exhibiting art in Wurtsboro.
The debut of a new clarinet quartet in Cornwall-on-Hudson. The return of a world renown string quartet which becomes a quintet in Newburgh. An art & photography exhibit that includes not just visual art, but Jazz, French Baroque music, storytelling, an artist materials exchange and a workshop utilizing recycled materials for the entire family in Newburgh. A free music & art presentation in Narrowsburg. For Women’s History Month, living poets honor female Surrealist poets in Sugar Loaf, and a Museum honors a Newburgh resident for her contribution to keeping our local history alive. Water in Florida and Snow in Rock Tavern. Macro Photography in Highland Mills. A Pulitzer Prize play in Goshen. We say goodbye to three of our area’s visionary, creative and beloved citizens who loved living in the Hudson Valley two of whom were icons within the arts communities of Newburgh and Sugar Loaf, and one who devoted his time to making children happy. And, as always, our heartfelt thanks go out to our readers, our advertisers who help keep this newspaper free, and to the many supporters who provide us with press releases and calendar listings for your reading pleasure. Happy Spring!
TO THE EDITOR... The coverage in the February issue was really well done, and both I and Vicky appreciate those efforts on our behalf. Altogether CANVAS provides an important and valuable source for the community it serves. Thank you. - Janice Nimetz Music in Central Valley
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Civil Rights in Hurleyville on March 1 Come see State Senator Jen Metzger and Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther participate in an arts event. The Sullivan County Human Rights Commission invites the entire community to join them for a special civil rights presentation and screening of on the Civil Rights documentary, 13th. Hosted by the Hurleyville Arts Centre, the event will feature Gunther, Metzger and Jen Metzger others speaking about civil rights, followed by the screening of 13th, named after the U.S. Constitution’s slaveryabolishing Thirteenth Amendment. The film explores race, justice, and mass incarceration in America. There will also be a civil rights video montage and clips from the recent breakdown of heat and power at the Metropolitan
Detention Center in Brooklyn. The evening, which begins at 5:00pm on March 1 with a meetand-greet and refreshments, promises to be informative, sobering and inspiring. The Sullivan County Commission on Human Rights is dedicated to fostering mutual respect and understanding for the rights of all persons in Sullivan County. Meetings, open to the public, are held on the second Thursday Aileen Gunther of each month in the Legislative Meeting Room of the Sullivan County Government Center, 100 North Street, Monticello. For information, call 845-807-0189 or visit www.facebook.com/SCNYHRC. The Hurleyvlle Arts Center is located at 12 Railroad Avenue. For further information, see ad on page 28.
Slam’s Fam Jams in Hurleyville Cecil and Buddy Allen over the country and grew up in Alabama in once even opened for the 1950s listening to James Brown at a show every kind of music, in Canada. from Wilson Pickett and These days, Cecil Duke Ellington to Earl works with kids in Scruggs and Doc Watson. the Monticello School The whole family was District in a program musical, and the church called My Brother’s was a big part of their Keeper, a public-private musical upbringing. Cecil Allen (front), Perry Gips & members partnership with the They also remember of the band “Junction” in the early 70’s federal government that listening to Rosa Parks and “promotes intervention by Martin Luther King take on civic leaders in the lives of racial segregation, as the civil young men of color, to address rights movement gripped the their unique challenges and to nation. promote racial justice.” Then, in the late 1950s the The Allen Brothers will family moved to Monticello share some of their history as in search of better jobs and well as their music, which is better lives. And they brought a mix of country, rhythm and their musical instruments: blues, and jazz on March 3 Little Sparrow: Cecil’s “two-stringed” guitar, Carol Smith & Aldo Troiani at 2:00pm (snow date March Buddy’s saxophone, and their other brother 10). The event is sponsored by the Sullivan Harrison’s bass. Harrison, who passed in County Historical Society and will be held December of 2000, is the father of renowned at the Sullivan County Museum, 265 Main Sullivan County blues guitarist Slam Allen. Street, Hurleyville. They will be joined by Cecil served in Vietnam, but when he Little Sparrow, who hosts the program. returned it wasn’t long before the family The program is free and is made possible had a band that was performing all over the with funds from the Decentralization Catskills with everyone from Peg Leg Bates Program, a regrant program of the New York to Mickey Barnett. They appeared at the State Council on the Arts with the support Concord and the Raleigh hotels, as well as at of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New many of the local summer camps. York State Legislature and administered by One of the bands Cecil played with was Delaware Valley Arts Alliance. Donations called Junction, and it included Perry Gips, are welcome. now well-known as the owner of Hurleyville For more information, call 845-434-8044, business Party Master. Junction toured all or visit www.scnyhistory.org.
“Water” for World Storytelling Day Water is a precious resource, necessary for life, said to be the gold of our century; but what happens when there’s just too much of it? Celebrate World Storytelling Day with Eileen Stelljes, Ken Karnas and Madelyn Folino as they share myths, folktales and humorous tales all on the subject of water. Join them for stories from around the world that consider the life-giving and destructive power of water in the right and wrong places. Adults and teens who can listen like adults are invited to attend the Spring Storytelling
Cafe, March 20 at 7:00pm at the Florida Public Library, 4 Cohen Circle. Coffee, tea and homemade desserts will be served. To register: www.floridapubliclibrary.org or call 845-651-7659.
100+ Kids Make Music on March 2 Monticello Central School District supports a comprehensive performing arts program that includes dance, concert band, chorus, string orchestra, general music, jazz, chamber, percussion, guitar and piano programs, and has been selected by the NAMM Foundation (National Association of Music Merchants) as a “Best Community for Music Education” nine times. 131 students from the Monticello Central School District were chosen by audition to perform among the County’s most accomplished musicians in the annual Sullivan County Music Educators AllCounty Music Festival. The festival will take place on March 2 at
the Liberty High School David Panebaker Auditorium. Students from the Middle School String Orchestra, Elementary Schools’ Choruses, and Middle School Band perform starting at 2:30pm. Students from the High School Treble Chorus, Junior High School Band, High School Mixed Chorus and High School Jazz Ensemble will perform starting at 5:00pm. Contact Dan McConnell via email to firstname.lastname@example.org for ticket info. For other information contact Courtney Bonfante, District Public Information Officer: 845-794-7700, ext. 70531 or email@example.com
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Gnarly: An Unfinished Collaboration living in the Catskill Mermer Blakeslee and Mountains, her poems Margot McLean have have been published in been collaborating with Paterson Literary Review, word and image ever Heliotrope, and Narrative. since they met thirty years McLean lives and ago. For them art is not a works in Manhattan medium for self-expression and rural Connecticut. but rather an intense and She has exhibited in the compressed engagement with the imagination and “Your Rooster Crows Again” by McLean U.S., Ireland, and Italy. the world. Negotiating the Gnarly began A book of her work was published in the when a line from one of Blakeslee’s poems series Ritratti d’Artista by Vitali & Moretti, jumped off the page and landed as a title on Bergamo, Italy, 2002. Teaching and lecturing one of McLean’s drawings. A third thing in the U.S., the UK and Japan, she received happened: the words and the image were a NYFA Grant, was artist-in-residence at both transformed by the force field of the Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA, and received other. An imaginative space opened and a Nathan Cummings Foundation Grant for many conversations took hold between organizing the conference Visual Art and the Environment. poem, lifted line, and drawing. Catskill Art Society will present Blakeslee leads many lives, as a writer, skier, teacher, and gardener. She is the author Negotiating the Gnarly: An Unfinished of three novels and one non-fiction book. In Collaboration, a performance with words Dark Water (Ballantine) was selected by and images at the Laundry King, 65 Main Barnes and Noble for its Discover Great Street, Livingston Manor on March 3 at New Writers series, and an excerpt from 2:00pm. A concurrent exhibition is on view When You Live by a River won the Narrative at CAS Arts Center through March 9. Before Prize. Blakeslee was awarded three fiction the performance, at 1:00pm, the artists will fellowships from the New York Foundation be at the CAS Arts Center exhibition. For more info: 845-436-4227. for the Arts (NYFA). Born, raised and still
Her Name is Ms. Snow Julie Snow (photo left) started performing as a member of the Bennington Ladies Jug Band in the 1960s, entertaining at local New England colleges and culminating in a performance at the legendary Gerdes Folk City in New York. As a Cambridge, Massachusetts resident in the 1970s and 1980s, she continued writing and playing and was introduced to an up-and-coming Connecticut singer-songwriter named Lui Collins, who was a kindred spirit. The meeting was the beginning of a long friendship, and Lui recorded five of Julie’s songs on her early albums. The title cut of Lui’s second album was Baptism of Fire, perhaps Julie’s most famous song. It has been recorded multiple times and has generated many accolades and expressions of gratitude over the years. In Beverly Biderman’s book, Wired for Sound: a Journey into Hearing, the lyrics of Baptism of Fire were used throughout the text - including the front page - to express the author’s journey into hearing after receiving a cochlear implant. In 1992, Julie moved to New Hampshire and discovered a vibrant community of
original songs. She is an active member of a song circle in New Hampshire and a regular at her favorite songwriting camps: SummerSongs in Stony Point, and the Moab Folk Camp in Utah. Although she has taught at both camps, her favorite activity, when she is not writing or playing music, is coaching other songwriters. The Rock Tavern Chapter of the Hudson Valley Folk Guild at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation (UUC) at Rock Tavern will feature Julie Snow on March 9 at 7:30pm. Open mic available to all. Julie will be accompanied by Cadence Carroll on percussion and backing vocals. Cady has a passion and natural affinity for accompanying fellow musicians on the djembe, a large African hand drum. The UUC is located at 9 Vance Road in Rock Tavern. For info: 845-978-5620.
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acoustic musicians. She became part of a women’s songwriting collective, affectionately named The Rolling Crones, and began writing and performing again. Since then, Julie has made two albums of her
Jay & Lee Spanish Guitar Duo: March 3 Jason and Elysa Hochman are the founders of New York Guitar Academy and Jay & Lee Rumba Flamenca. Jason is an Argentine-American and Elysa has a Mediterranean background. The couple released their latest album, Guitar Duets in March 2018. Jason and Elysa released their first book, Classical and Flamenco Guitar Solos and Etudes published under MelBay Publications, one of the top guitar publishing companies worldwide, in May 2018. The book includes 22 of their original etudes and songs composed for classical and flamenco guitar students that they created through their experiences teaching thousands of students in New York City. While Elysa was earning her master’s degree in Music and Music Education from Columbia University, she and Jason lived in Andalucia, Spain. They studied with renowned Jose Luis Balao and Santiago Moreno in Jerez de la Frontera. They also studied at Carmen de las Cuevas School of Flamenco in Granada. In 2012, the couple studied with legendary Flamenco guitarist Juan Serrano. The couple refined their classical and Flamenco guitar techniques by studying routinely with virtuoso guitarist Grisha Goryachev. The Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series, Aleksander Vezuli Artistic
Director/Manager, will present Jay & Lee Spanish Guitar Duo, an engaging couple playing a unique brand of guitar fusing classical, Spanish and Flamenco styles. They will perform Spanish works that they and others arranged for duo guitars, with music by the ever-popular Anonymous, and Luiz Bonfá, Elpidio Ramírez, Consuelo Velázquez (Besame Mucho), Antonio Lauro, Ernesto Lecuona (Malagueña), Paco Cepero & René Bartoli, Paco Peña, Sabicas, Jorge Cardoso, Isaac Albéniz and Carlos Gardel on March 3 at 3:00pm at the Montgomery Senior Center, 36 Bridge Street. Admission is free. www. montgomerychambermusic.com For pre and post concert dining, see ads on page 4.
Spring Arrives in Port Jervis & Huguenot From March 4-May 26, Art About Town, sponsored by the River Valley Artists Guild (RVAG) will present Spring Fling! - Springthemed shows of paintings, pastels, and color pencil drawings celebrating the visual beauty of Spring. Award-winning artist Joe Petrosi’s color pencil drawings will brighten up the walls at the Mayor’s Office in City Hall. A certified art and textile airbrush specialist, Joe was chosen as the TimesHerald Record’s Best Ink & Pencil Artist in the Hudson Valley in “Tree Frog” - J. Petrosi 2012. He founded the Paterson Association of Progressive Artists in the 1970s. Abstract and spiritual works by Derek Vittum will grace the 1st floor cafeteria walls of Bon Secours Hospital. Derek uses acrylics and pours his abstract designs onto canvas. He also paints “Pure Color” - D. Vittum representational works that are dreamlike. Art About Town curator Susan Miiller’s spring-themed paintings and pastels will fill
the walls of the community room at the Port Jervis Free Library. Susan’s oils are included in many public and private “Tulips” - S. Miiller collections. Awarded numerous grants, she earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in 1992 and has been teaching faculty at SUNY since 1999. RVAG president and awardwinning artist Joan Kehlenbeck will display her spring florals at Deerpark Town Hall. Known for her works of historic local buildings and scenes, Joan has shown her oils “Daffodils” - J. Kehlenbeck and pastels regionally and is well-known in the area for her demos and workshops. The four exhibits can be seen at: Mayor’s Office in City Hall, 20 Hammond Street, Bon Secours Hospital, 160 E. Main Street, and Port Jervis Library, 138 Pike Street, all in Port Jervis, and Deerpark Town Hall, 420 Route 209, Huguenot. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
West Point Band: “Glass Bead Game” The West Point Concert her memorable experiences Band continues its include performing with the Masterworks concert series New York Philharmonic, with Glass Bead Game on New York Philharmonic March 16 at 2:00pm at Brass Quintet, and the Eisenhower Hall Theatre Mormon Tabernacle Choir. in West Point. She is also the horn player The Masterworks series in the West Point Woodwind continues with this dynamic Quintet. In her free time, she performance featuring enjoys running, swimming, powerhouse soloist Staff and spending time with her Sgt. Nicole Caluori in husband Nick (who serves James Beckel’s Pulitzer as third horn in the West Prize-nominated work, The Point Band) and their three Glass Bead Game: Concerto children. Staff Sgt. Nicole Caluori for Horn and Orchestra. Bring your friends and A true wind band-lover’s delight, this family to Eisenhower Hall Theatre for an program showcases works by contemporary afternoon of inspiring concert of patriotic American composers including Courage for music, performed by the Army’s oldest Winds by Adrienne Albert, Poetic Structures band. by Errol Weiss Schlabach, and With Each As always, this concert is free and open Sunset by Richard Saucedo. to all. Please note that all West Point Band Staff Sgt. Nicole Caluori joined the concerts at Eisenhower Hall will be ticketed West Point Band in 2009 after studying through Eventbrite. Reserve your free tickets horn performance with William Capps and in advance by visiting: Gregory Hustis. Prior to joining the band, westpointband.eventbrite.com. Caluori spent summers at Tanglewood In the event of inclement weather, the Music Center, National Repertory Orchestra, concert will move to March 17 at 2:00pm. and Sarasota Music Festival. She has also For concert information, cancellations and performed with the Dallas Symphony updates, call 845-938-2617 or visit www. Orchestra. Since joining the West Point Band, westpointband.com. March 2019
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In Memoriam: Elaine “Kiki” A. Hayden April 4, 1925 ~ January 27, 2019
Elaine “Kiki” Hayden passed away peacefully with her family and friends by her side at the Kaplan Hospice, on January 27. She was 93 years old. Born and raised in her beloved city of Newburgh, Kiki’s parents were Michael and Adelina (DeRose) DeVasto. She was the youngest girl in a family of eight. As a young child she was already an organizer, planning family meetings, gatherings and events. At the Newburgh Free Academy, Kiki was elected as the very first female to be a Senior class president. A real estate broker since the 1970s, she volunteered with numerous organizations to help others experience Newburgh as the wonderful city from her childhood. Her service in the community was evident early on as she served on the Newburgh Day Nursery Board and was on the YWCA board of directors, became board President, was a Trustee for many years and in 1966, was honored as YWCA Woman of the Year. Kiki has also earned recognition for her unending love and devotion to the city of Newburgh with Key to the City and Newburgh Woman of the Year Awards, honored by the Downing Park Planning Committee, Newburgh Republican Committee, Woman of the Year (2005) and Honoree Award from
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the Orange County Human Rights second wind of change; inviting Commission. the Arts back to the city. Hayden She has served on the board became a founding member of of the Greater Newburgh Newburgh Chamber Music. It’s Symphony Orchestra and was a partially through her efforts that founding member of Newburgh the Greater Newburgh Symphony Chamber Music, was President Orchestra conducted summer of the Downing Park Planning festivals in the park. “How many Committee, on the Advisory cities of our size have their own Board of St. Luke’s Hospital chamber music ensemble or Foundation, a volunteer at Fishes symphony? What other city has a and Loaves, and both president park with a pond where you can Elaine “Kiki” Hayden and vice-president of Trestle, walk your dog?” she asked. (1925-2019) Inc. Kiki was involved in Helping to welcome many other charities and newcomers to the city non-profit organizations she loved seemed like too numerable to a natural undertaking mention. for her. By June 2003, Kiki claimed that Father Bill Scafidi’s urban renewal efforts beautifying enterprise kept Downing Park, Trestle, Inc. was the 35-acres of greenery incorporated as a notdesigned by Frederick for-profit organization. Law Olmsted, boarded Selling bricks for Garin Baker & Kiki Hayden when the “Archways” mural was in-progress. up. To restore the park, the waterfront’s Hayden joined the Downing Park Planning Commemorative Walkway became one of the Commission. It’s been in operation since first fundraising efforts for the organization. the mid-1980s and plays a role in the overall Kiki had a motto, “You must give to the invigoration of the City. community in which you live. The main The park’s renovation paved the way for a part of my life is helping my community, no
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question of it,” she had always stated. “Kiki was loved by hundreds (thousands?) of people because of her kindnesses and her involvements with so many organizations, including CANVAS for which she was one of its most vocal supporters and proselytizers since 2004. What is often not mentioned about her is that she was a visionary. She often said to me that she “get’s it”, and so supported artists because of their spiritual and economical importance and impact. But in her fashion, she was also a true and innovative creator in her own manner. “Newburgh would have had a much less vital arts community without Kiki’s participation.” - Barry Plaxen. “She was truly a Newburgh Legend. She will be missed.” - Filomena Sousa.
American String Quartet becomes a Quintet in Newburgh Internationally recognized as one of the world’s finest quartets, the American String Quartet (ASQ) has spent decades honing the luxurious sound for which it is famous. The Quartet will celebrate its 45th anniversary in 2019, and, in its years of touring, has performed in all fifty states and has appeared in the most important concert halls worldwide. The group’s presentations of the complete quartets of Beethoven, Schubert, Schoenberg, Bartók, and Mozart have won widespread critical acclaim, and their MusicMasters Complete Mozart String Quartets, performed on a matched quartet set of instruments by Stradivarius, are widely considered to have set the standard for this repertoire. Newburgh Chamber Music will present the American String Quartet in an afternoon of classical works. Returning series favorites, the quartet will be joined by their friend and colleague, Cynthia Phelps, principal violist of the New York Philharmonic, in performances of string quintets by Mozart and Brahms. The quartet will also perform Bartók’s Third String Quartet. ASQ violist Daniel Avshalomov writes: “Cynthia Phelps is one of our All-Time Favorite Guest Artists, so ASQ was delighted
Laurie Carney, Peter Winograd, Cynthia Phelps, Wolfgang Koessel, and Daniel Avshalomov
when our Newburgh friends agreed to a program featuring two pillars of the viola quintet repertory. “Mozart wrote viola quintets throughout his career, often celebrating the completion of a set of string quartets (which he found more challenging to compose) with a quintet. Of his six, that in D Major, K. 593 is heard less often - but is no less wonderful for being less familiar. Its patrician opening turns out to be much more than a mere introduction, returning in the movement as a surprising structural element. And the slow movement is one of Mozart’s best, which is saying something. The controversy about the two versions of the last movement may one day be resolved convincingly; for now we can
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say that our audience will hear the version which appears in Mozart’s own hand. “Brahms imagined that his G Major Quintet, Op. 111 would be his last work, although there is nothing in it to suggest his fire was banked. Indeed its vigor, expression and mastery of craft show him at the peak of inspiration and it is always a joy to play. “By contrast, Bartok’s intense and compact Third Quartet seems worlds away until one remembers that at one time or another all three composers opined that the richest source for classical music was folk music. “This was the first of the Bartoks the ASQ performed, and one to which we return with pleasure each time.” Phelps joins Avshalomov and his colleagues Peter Winograd and Laurie Carney (violins) and Wolfgang Koessel (cello) on March 10 at 3:00pm at St. George’s Church, 105 Grand Street, Newburgh. St. George’s is handicapped accessible with parking across the street. The concert will be followed by a reception with the artists. Tickets are available at the door or online at www.newburghchambermusic.org
The Skye Jazz Trio, led by Steve Rubin, is a rotating band featuring Rubin on drums, keyboardists Joe Vincent Tranchina & Dave Smith, bassists Bill McCrossen, Steve Rubin Jeremy Goldberg, John Arbo, Eric Lemon, Robert Kopec, Mark Hagan, & J. Brunka, saxophonists Bob Rosen & Todd Williams with occasional vocals by Dave Smith Gabriele Tranchina. One March 8 at 7:00pm, Pennings Farm Market, Route 94, Warwick, welcomes the Skye Jazz Trio - this time as Rubin, Dave J. Brunka Smith and J. Brunka. The trio then transforms into Rubin, Smith and Jeremy Goldberg on March 10 at Noon for a concert at The Iron Forge Inn, Jeremy Goldberg 38 Iron Forge Road, Warwick. Visit “Skye Jazz Trio” on Facebook.
Enjoy viewing paintings by Nita Klein at Leo’s Cornwall location through the month of March!
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The Orange County Arts Council Members’ Exhibit 2019: Two Locations in Newburgh Breaking the cold spell with a hot-bed of activity, March will bring a month-long celebration of the Orange County Arts Council (OCAC) members. This year, the Orange County Arts Council Members Exhibit will be hosted in two locations in Newburgh. The members general exhibit will be on display at The Carriage House at Thornwillow Institute. The OCAC photography exhibit and winners of the #OCNYArtSeen Instagram exhibit will be on display at Grit Works. Both hosting venues are walking distance from each other allowing guests to travel between the many exhibits, events and programs scheduled throughout the month. This annual event brings over one hundred artists with diverse styles together to celebrate creativity. Artwork will include a wide array of painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking and photography. The opening receptions are on March 1, from 6:00pm9:00pm. While enjoying the exhibit at Grit Works, the evening also features sound and visuals by Mark Carranceja of Noisemaker Media. Carranceja curates a diverse mix while incorporating synchronized experimental mashups of cinema and mixed media. This convergence of audio and video demonstrates a unique approach to the art form of DJ’ing and aims to expand the visual language of
“The Beat of Wings” by Karen E. Gersch
new media. Carranceja is a Digital Content Creator and Producer/DJ with over 20 years of experience, and is an Assistant Professor of New Media at SUNY Orange. As an added perk, baskets comprised of arts goodies will be raffled off with winners announced at 8:30pm at Grit Works. At the Carriage House, Neil Alexander will be providing his own blend of electronicinfused jazz to the ambiance of the exhibit. A world renowned pianist, synthesist, keyboardist and composer, Neil works with music in all forms and styles including jazz, rock, funk, blues, electronica, ambient and contemporary classical. Joining Neil with vocals will be singer, composer and artist Judi Silvano. Silvano’s diverse career as a modern dancer and jazz singer has taken her to clubs, concert halls and universities around the world. Throughout the duration of the shows,
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OCAC anticipates members adding their own creative pop-up events to the program. Other scheduled public events include a Baroque concert, Etrangers en France (Strangers in France): The Influences of French Baroque. This rare listening opportunity is presented in partnership with Thornwillow Institute and Voyage Sonique. Les Voyageurs is a period instrument ensemble devoted to stylish performances of baroque music with a focus on French repertoire. The founding members met during their studies at The Juilliard School, forming the ensemble after discovering tightknit friendships, similar musical interests and compatible playing styles. For those with a story to tell, Tell-Us - The Art of Storytelling will be open to participants and audiences at Grit Works. Upon arrival, participants are invited to tell a five-minute story or just come to listen. This
event, hosted by artist Martin Dominguez Ball, will have a similar format to WNYC’s The Moth where true stories are told firstperson by the speaker without a script. Families with children are welcomed to participate with Agrisculpture artist, Amy Lewis Sweetman, who will lead an arts workshop utilizing recycled materials to create sculptures with families. The two exhibits are on view Thursdays & Fridays through March 22. It all culminates in a Members Appreciation event with an Artist Materials Exchange. The closing reception and Member Appreciation event is on March 22, from 6:00pm-9:00pm. Grit Works is located at 115 Broadway. The Carriage House of Thornwillow Institute is at 7 S. Lander Street. Visit www.ocartscouncil.org for a detailed listing of event dates and times. Email: email@example.com for info.
Introducing Blackwood Clarinet Quartet This month, Potluck Concerts is introducing us to the Blackwood Clarinet Quartet, a newly formed ensemble made up of Jennifer Tibbs (a familar face at Potluck), Jeff Geller, Joe Mariany, and Lisa Bellino. (The first three are former members of the West Point Band.) Tibbs is also a woodwind instructor at the New Windsor Music Academy and The Mountain Laurel School in New Paltz. Geller enjoyed a fulfilling career in the West Point Concert Band and retired after serving 24 years. Mariany began playing clarinet and composing music at the age of 9. He performed the Mozart Clarinet Concerto at age 14. Bellino has performed as Principal Clarinet with the Philharonie der Nationen in Germany, and was a member of the MidlandOdessa Symphony and The West Texas Winds. The new wind ensemble will be performing works by Mahler, Mendelssohn and British composer Paul Harvey. As usual, Margaret Small and Ruthanne 8
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Schempf will open the program with a 4-hand piano duet. And then Ruthanne will treat the audience to Rossini’s rousing Overture to Barber of Seville, “for 4-hands, but with Sylvia Buccelli and yours truly, fresh off the SUNY New Paltz stage. We do this quite well, if I don’t mind bragging!” New Paltz music professor Bucelli is a familiar face to Newburgh Chamber Music
audiences. Violinist Emily Faxon will be offering a bit of Tchaikovsky, “the slow movement to his concerto, and From the Canebreak Op. 5 #1 by Samuel Gardner, a short, exuberant little piece,” said Emily. Gardner (1891-1984) was an American composer who won a Pulitzer prize with a string quartet in 1918. He wrote a handful of things for orchestra, including Broadway, which was performed by the Boston Symphony in the 1929-30 season. The concert is on March 29 at 7:30pm in the Cornwall Presbyterian Church, 222 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson. An ice cream and cake reception follows. Tickets at the door.
Ellenville’s “Music On Market” Kicks Off 2019 Season! Last year the non-profit Music on Market™ (MoM) drew an audience of more than 1,100 at 18 concerts inside the landmark 100-year old, all-wood St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ellenville. Music on Market™ is a joint production of the Music Institute of Sullivan & Ulster (MISU), led by Anastasia Solberg and St. John’s Episcopal Church, led by Reverend Jeff Golliher. For the 2019 season, many of the concerts will be held Thursdays at St. John’s, including four Sunday children’s concerts, new for 2019. Saturday nights will feature two types of coffeehouse concerts at the red door, handicap-accessible MISU building next door: a series of intimate concerts at 7:30pm; and, new for 2019, four café-style concerts at 4:00pm with coffee or tea and cookies. Opening the 2019 season on March 7 at 7:30pm is “the soul working man,” the indomitable Slam Allen. Inducted into the NY Blues Hall of Fame as a master blues guitarist, Allen is an authentic blues, soul and R&B entertainer whose personal calling has been to preserve the musical legacy passed down to him through his 10-year association with Mr. Super Harp, James Cotton, who in his early days spent 10 years with the legendary Muddy Waters. Since he first led his own band in 1994,
Attendees enjoy a MISU concert at St. John’s
Allen has been multi-faceted. A soulful singer and versatile guitarist with lightning fast speed when he wants, he prefers a warm feeling and a tight groove over show-off guitar theatrics. Equally at home in a variety of styles, he reflects the entire range from Memphis to Chicago, from blues to soul, from the gritty inner city to the heart of the country blues on which it’s all based. Madárka, (“little bird” in Hungarian) an Eastern European group from the Hudson Valley, will perform on March 16 at 7:30pm. Madárka plays traditional music you would have heard in the villages of Eastern Europe years ago, slightly updated. Drawing from the rich history of Klezmer, Roma, Balkan, Romanian and Russian folk music, their repertoire is flexible and diverse, encompassing high-energy music, perfect
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Eastern European ensemble, Madárka
for circle dancing, Yiddish direction of Chris Earley, love ballads, Rom murder Department Chair of the ballads, Romanian worker Arts, will offer contemporary songs mixed with Appalachian music featuring works by fiddle, standards and bizarre Steve Reich, Manfred Menke, old tunes unlikely to be heard Nathan Daughtrey and anywhere else. others. The ensemble will The band features vocalist use traditional percussion and keyboardist Dushka Similar to a horizontally- instruments - drums, cymbals Ramic, raised in the former and musical accessories as well aligned xylophone, a boomwhacker is a Yugoslavia with a deep love as Boomwhackers - rhythmic lightweight, hollow, colorof traditional music, Fre coded, clapping and their bodies. plastic tube tuned to a Atlast, percussion; Harry Families are welcome to musical pitch by length. Sweet, fiddle, mandolin; Jim Luckner, sax, attend this special program providing young clarinet; Karl Raacke, cello; and Meghan listeners with an opportunity to interact with Quinn, accordion. live music, performers and instruments. The first Sunday children’s concert takes St. John’s Episcopal Church is at 40 place on March 24 at 4:00pm. The SUNY Market Street, Ellenville. Tickets at the door. Ulster Percussion Ensemble under the Call for group sales: 845-377-3727.
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The Wallkill River School: “Capturing Humanity” As local artists are getting out their brushes and dusting off their paint bags from the creative dredges of winter, the Wallkill River School (WRS) is excited to be preparing for their March exhibits. March is all about human subject matter, with two solo shows from local figurative painters - Michael Tobin: Alchemy in Portraiture: Painting What You Love and Janet Howard-Fatta: Present in the Moment: Painterly Figure Studies. The Gallery will also be displaying a juried group exhibit entitled Capturing Humanity which is intended to showcase artworks that capture the human spirit. The three exhibits will be on display throughout the month of March and will have a reception on March 2 from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Juried by Michael Tobin, Capturing Humanity will feature a variety of styles, mediums, and interpretations to the human subject. The goal of this exhibit is to showcase the diversity of approaches and techniques that artists use to capture the human form and spirit. For centuries, artists have been drawn to use humans as a subject for artwork due to their complexity and the immediate engagement that a viewer experiences when viewing such artworks. Seen as the most
complicated subject an artist can choose, the human portrait/figure is a true test of artistic ability, and the WRS hopes that this exhibit will show off the incredible technical skill and talent of these local artists. Michael Tobin’s portrait work has always been a very personal practice. He paints the subjects that interest him, for the people he loves, rather than painting portraits for financial gain. He tends to focus on the more raw and genuine elements of his subjects, instead of attempting to idealize the people he paints. “This is art for the artist’s sake. No sales, no gallery dictating subject and style. When the magic happens, the artist might feel a presence on the canvas, even when the subject is a still life,” says Michael. Michael studied with Furman Finck and Janet Wentworth, taking master classes with Aaron Shikler and Everett Raymond Kinstler. Since 2009 he has studied with Andrew Lattimore in Cornwall. A member of the Salmagundi Club and the Orange County Arts Council, his work has appeared in many juried and non-juried shows in the region, and he has received numerous bestin-category awards for his oils. He maintains a graphic design practice serving corporate clients and has received design awards from
“Figure Study” by Janet Howard-Fatta
art directors’ clubs in New York and New Jersey. In addition, his work has appeared in Graphis and the Graphis illustration annual. Janet Howard-Fatta will be exhibiting her fresh and colorful figure studies, which she produces using quick gestural painting techniques. Janet creates a variety of works from landscapes in oil depicting place and time, to figurative works in wet and dry media. Light, color and a love of nature are the driving forces behind her work. “I try to feel the subject and the ways in which I am connected to it. Time of day, atmosphere, temperature, light, movement, season...all inform a painting. This allows sensory exploration into a combination of representation and painterly abstraction,”
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“Uncle Philip” by Michael Tobin
says Janet. Janet currently paints live events, such as weddings. A board member of the Orange County Arts Council and Wickham Works, Janet facilitates the Warwick Life Drawing Group at Milkweed and the Seligmann Center, both in Sugar Loaf. The WRS is located at 232 Ward Street, Montgomery. Call 845-457-ARTS for info.
GNSO & Moxart, Inc. Partner to Present “The One & the Many” Announcing a special concert representing a unique partnership between the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra (GNSO) and Moxart, Inc., a Philadelphia-area non-profit that provides musicians with opportunities that otherwise might not be available. Its Concerto Program enables musicians (any instrument) to play a concerto with a fine orchestra. “When Moxart reached out to the GNSO, we were delighted to respond positively,” said Maestro Russell Ger. On March 23 at 7:30pm in Aquinas Hall, the Orchestra will join three talented piano soloists in presenting The One & the Many, a program of three piano concerti by three musical legends - Mozart, Beethoven and Ravel. “A concerto is any piece for a solo instrumentalist and orchestra and usually consists of three movements,” said Ger. “One of the hallmarks of a concerto is the dialogue between the group (orchestra) and the individual (soloist). Sometimes it is cooperative, sometimes competitive and sometimes an outright confrontation,” he noted. Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20, K. 466 is the first of two piano concertos written in a minor key. The young Ludwig van Beethoven admired this concerto and kept it in his repertoire. Notable composers who wrote cadenzas for it include Beethoven (WoO 58),
Charles-Valentin Alkan, Johannes Brahms (WoO 14), Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Ferruccio Busoni, and Clara Schumann. Did You Know: The second movement (minus the more tumultuous C part of the rondo) plays in the final scene and during the end credits of the 1984 movie Amadeus. The first movement was also played in the ballet scene in Series 1 Episode 8 of the television series Mr. Robot. A review in May 1809 for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, Op. 58 stated, “It is the most admirable, singular, artistic and complex Beethoven concerto ever.” However, after its first performance, the piece was neglected until 1836, when it was revived by Felix Mendelssohn. Today, the work is widely performed and recorded, and is considered to be one of the central works of the piano concerto literature. Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G was
composed between 1929 and 1931. The concerto is heavily influenced by jazz, which Ravel had encountered on a concert tour of the U.S. in 1928. “The G-major concerto took two years of work, you know. The opening theme came to me on a train between Oxford and London. But the initial idea is nothing. The work of chiseling then began. We’ve gone past the days when the composer was thought of as being struck by inspiration, feverishly scribbling down his thoughts on a scrap of paper. Writing music is seventy-five percent an intellectual activity.” - Maurice Ravel. Because the March 23, 7:30pm The One & the Many concert in Aquinas Hall, 330 Powell Avenue, Newburgh, is a new addition to the concert schedule, it is not included in the annual subscription. See ad on page 20 for the special low ticket price. Students are admitted free.
DVAA’s Salon Series The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance 2019 Salon Series continues with free arts events on Saturday afternoons. A multi-media performance titled The Women Who Rode Away by Natalia Zukerman will be presented on March 16 at 2:00pm. The Women Who Rode Away features original music and projected paintings recounting Zukerman’s journey of finding her own voice through the stories of the women in her life that paved the way. On March 23 at 2:00pm: Roald Dahl’s Villains on Trial - moderated by One Grand Books founder Aaron Hicklin. Villains on Trial asks the question, “Who is the most villainous villain of all?” This family friendly interactive theater performance in the format of a panel debate will feature The Twits, the Grand High Witch, The Giants and Miss Trunchbull. The program is a family friendly show that welcomes audience participation. Both programs take place at the Delaware Arts Center, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg. For information, visit artsalliancesite.org or call 845-252-7576.
CMA Gallery: “Explorations in Form” Sienna Martz is a vibrant all at once. She Hudson Valley artist references nature, slow based in Kingston who fashion, ceramics, and concentrates on soft typography in thinking sculpture installations, fiber about how forms, patterns, art, and wearable design and textures coexist with with a focus in alternative each other. material manipulation Hauser’s paintings have and textile techniques. been shown nationally. The artist notes that she In 2013 she co-founded strictly uses cruelty-free, Catalyst Gallery in vegan textiles. She has Beacon, where she works “Ovarit” by Martz been commissioned by with artists to install art museums, galleries, dance regular exhibitions, curates companies, musicians, and biannual group shows, and non-profit organizations. hosts cultural events. Martz has exhibited her Mount St. Mary College’s work in solo and group CMA Gallery will kick off its exhibitions nationally. Among newest exhibition with works international shows, her work by Sienna Martz and Erica was featured in Threads of Hauser entitled, Explorations Splendor at The Chung Young in Form from March 1 to Yang Embroidery Museum in May 22. South Korea in 2016. Her solo Free and open to the public, exhibition La Crecita appeared an artists’ reception will at Temple University Gallery take place on March 1 from in Italy in 2013. 6:00pm-8:00pm. Erica Hauser is a painter MSMC’s CMA Gallery based in Newburgh. Influenced “Pink Party Stack” by Hauser is located on the first floor by mid-century design and colors, Erica of Aquinas Hall, 330 Powell Avenue, mixes hues that are earthy, subdued, and Newburgh. Visit www.msmc.edu for info. March 2019
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Music for Humanity folk������������� Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, 3rd Saturdays, 8pm FREE Triversity’s First Fridays������������������������������������������������������������� WaterWheeel, Milford, Mar 1, 8pm Pousette-Dart Band folk, rock������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 1, 8pm Chris O’Leary Band blues��������������������������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Mar 1, 8pm The Hums, Jug & the Bugs, our boyz, Shinner�������������������������� Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, Mar 2, 7pm Jim Campilongo Trio���������������������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon Marlboro, Mar 2, 8pm Bendy Effect�������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Mar 2, 8pm Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis swing, blues����������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 3 & Mar 17, 11am Cecil & Buddy Allen country, r&b, jazz�� Sullivan County Museum, Hurleyville, Mar 3, 2pm FREE Common Tongue rock, fusion, jazz����������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 6, 8pm Slam Allen blues, Music on Market series��� St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ellenville, Mar 7, 7:30pm Latin Jazz Express “The Music of Eddie Palmieri”�������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 7, 8pm Telepathic Moon Dance funk����������������������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Mar 7, 8pm Reelin’ In The Years Steely Dan��������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 8, 8pm Fred Zepplin rock�����������������������������������������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Mar 8, 8pm Julie Snow folk�����������������������������������������������������UUC Meeting House, Rock Tavern, Mar 9, 7:30pm Bobby Harden’s Soul Purpose Band soul, r&b��������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 9, 8pm The Reverend Jefferson Band rock������������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Mar 9, 8pm Vito Petroccitto & Little Rock Brunch roots, blues, Americana����� The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 10, 11am Willa & Co. blues������������������������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 13, 8pm Doctor Magkneetoe rock, Motown������������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Mar 14, 8pm James Armstrong Band blues����������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 15, 8pm Madárka Euro-folk, Music on Market series������� St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ellenville, Mar 16, 7:30pm Cuboricua salsa���������������������������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 16, 8pm Emish Celtic������������������������������������������������������������������������������Pennings, Warwick, Mar 17, 3pm-7pm The Warp/The Weft folk���������������������������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Mar 17, 8pm Brian Conway fiddle, John Walsh guitar, Celtic�������Greenwood Lake Library, Mar 21, 7pm FREE Key of Q Spring Concert a cappella chorus������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 21, 7pm Joe Louis Walker Band blues����������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 22, 8pm Bear Tread������������������������������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon Underground, Mar 22, 8pm Parting Glass Band Celtic������������������������������������������������������ Sloatsburg Public Library, Mar 23, 2pm Hollis Brown r&r�������������������������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 23, 8pm Royal KhaoZ reggae��������������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon Underground, Mar 23, 8pm Times Square doo wop��������������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 24, 11am Poet Gold’s POELODIES spoken word, hip hop� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Mar 27, 7pm Ceesar r&r������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 27, 8pm Tribal Harmony Native American������������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Mar 28, 7pm Doug Munro & La Pompe Attack ��������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 28, 8pm Dylan Doyle Band funk, rock��������������������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Mar 29, 8pm Scott Sharrard������������������������������������������������������������������������������ The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 30, 8pm The Trapps roots-rock�������������������������������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Mar 30, 8pm OPEN Mic & IN-HOUSE MUSIC
Listings below are not included in our centerspread calendar.
Open Mic w/Steve Schwartz & Antoine Magliano������ Dutch’s Tavern, Rock Hill, Mondays, 7:30pm Joanna Gass and the Search & Rescue Orchestra�������Brew, Rock Hill, Tuesdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm Robert Kopec & Solo Bajo jazz +������������������������������������ Dos Amigos, Fair Oaks, Wednesdays, 7pm Open Mic�������������������������������������������������������Heartbeat Music Hall, Grahamsville, Wednesdays, 7pm The Parting Glass Band Celtic��������������������Loughran’s Pub, Salisbury Mills, Thursdays, 7pm-10pm Marc Von Em soul, blues, funk�������������������������WaterWheel Cafe, Milford, Last Fridays, 8pm-11pm Jake Lentz piano & Marilyn Kennedy vocalsGiovanni’s Inn, Wurtsboro, Fridays & Saturdays, 6pm-9pm Gregg Van Gelder Band��������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Mar 1, 7:30pm Barely Acoustic��������������������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Mar 2, 2pm-5pm Fire at Will������������������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Mar 2, 7:30pm Jack Higgins and Friends����������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Mar 3, 2pm-5pm Acoustic Open Mic Session host, Jason Gisser�����������������������The Falcon Underground, Mar 6, 7pm Parting Glass Band Celtic�������Tapped, Middletown, Mar 6, 7pm & Mar 16, 7:30pm & Mar 20, 7pm Big Time Tomato�������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Mar 8, 7:30pm Gary Adamson���������������������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Mar 9, 2pm-5pm Parting Glass Band Celtic��������������������������������������������������������������Erie Hotel, Port Jervis, Mar 9, 7pm Yasgar������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Mar 9, 7:30 Evan Teatum & Alan Battiatto�����������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Mar 10, 2pm-5pm Parting Glass Band Celtic���������������������������������������������������BVH Sports Bar, Barryville, Mar 10, 5pm Parting Glass Band Celtic����������������������������������������������� Storm King Tavern, Cornwall, Mar 15, 6pm Kevin Finnan & Friends����������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Mar 16, 2pm-5pm California Dreamin’������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Mar 16, 7:30pm The Outcrop Duo���������������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Mar 17, 2pm-5pm Parting Glass Band Celtic�������������������������������������������Fox N Hare Brewery, Port Jervis, Mar 17, 4pm Open Mic Night��������������������������������������������������������������������Pennings Market, Warwick, Mar 20, 7pm Roots & Blues Sessions host: Petey Hop���������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Mar 20, 7pm Run for Cover 90s����������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Mar 22, 7;30pm Jim & Michelle Iannucci���������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Mar 23, 2pm-5pm The Tonebenders������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Mar 23, 7:30pm Chris Brown�����������������������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Mar 24, 2pm-5pm Swamp Fox���������������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Mar 29, 7:30pm Devin Daversa��������������������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Mar 30, 2pm-5pm Hurley Mountain Highway�������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Mar 30, 7:30pm Foley Road��������������������������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Mar 31, 2pm-5pm
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sponsored by Hudson Valley Planning & Preservation, Monroe; Matthews Pharmacy, Ellenville and Jeffersonville Hardware CANVAS cannot be responsible for errors & omissions. Please verify dates and times.
Cinema Classics & Documentaries
“13th” documentary����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������HAC Mar 1, 5pm “Colette” Keira Knightley, Dominic West��������������������� Wisner Library, Warwick, Mar 4, 1pm FREE “A Farewell To Arms” Gary Cooper, Helen Hayes, dinner & film���Fauchere, Milford, Mar 7, 6pm “The Matchmaker” Janeane Garofalo, David O’HaraWisner Library, Warwick, Mar 11, 1pm FREE “A Star is Born” Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga������������ Wisner Library, Warwick, Mar 18, 1pm FREE “Charade” Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, dinner & film����������������� Fauchere, Milford, Mar 21, 6pm “The Catcher Was a Spy” Paul Rudd, Jeff Daniels�� Wisner Library, Warwick, Mar 25, 1pm FREE “Rashomon” dir. Akira Kurosawa������� SUNY Orange, Kaplan Hall, Newburgh, Mar 28, 7pm, FREE
Circus Arts & Magic
The Illusionists���������������������������������������������������������������������Eisenhower Hall, West Point, Mar 3, 3pm Interactive Circus Arts for International Happiness Day w/Karen Gersch��������������������������������������� Ritz Theatre Lobby, Newburgh, Mar 20, 4pm-7pm. FREE
Comedy Night������������������������������������������������������������������The Arnold, Livingston Manor, Mar 16, 8pm
“The Wizard of Oz” Dee Tabitha Wright, choreography������New Rose Theatre, Walden, Mar 22-31
Cornerstone Theatre Arts lunch, words, prizes ��Delancey’s Restaurant, Goshen, Mar 9, Noon-4pm
Museums not Listed in Centerspread
Women’s History Month Program�����������������Washington’s Headquarters, Newburgh, Mar 24, 2pm
Music - Classical - Band
West Point Band “Short Ride Fast Machine”��������������������������� Eisenhower Hall, Feb 23, 2pm FREE Music in Central Valley Janice Nimetz & Victoria Von Arx, pianos��������������������������������������������������� Central Valley United Methodist Church, Feb 24, 3pm FREE Jay & Lee Hochman Spanish guitar duo, Grand Montgomery Chamber Music���������������������������������� Montgomery, Senior Center, Mar 3, 3pm FREE Voyage Sonique French Baroque��������������������� Thornwillow Institute, Newburgh, Mar 8, 7pm FREE American String Quartet & Cynthia Phelps viola, Newburgh Chamber Music������������������������������������� St. George’s Church, Newburgh, Mar 10, 3pm Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra “The One and the Many”.................................................. Aquinas Hall, Newburgh, Mar 23. Shacklett preview:6:30pm, concert:7:30pm West Point Band “Glass Bead Game” ��������������������������������������Eisenhower Hall, Mar 16, 2pm FREE Jonathan Trotta, Ansel Bobrow guitars, Music in Central Valley������������������������������������������������������ Central Valley United Methodist Church, Mar 24, 3pm FREE Potluck Concerts “Food of Love”��������Cornwall Presby. Ch., Cornwall-on-Hudson, Mar 29, 7:30pm String Trio of New York����������������������SUNY Orange, Morrison Hall, Middletown, Mar 29, 7:30pm Four Seasons Chorale, The Little Big Band Group & Children’s Chorus classical, pop, jazz�������� First Presbyterian Church, Port Jervis, Mar 31, 3pm
Music - jazz
Eric Person Band�����������������������������������������������������The Wherehouse, Newburgh, 3rd Saturdays, 9pm Jean-Michel Pilc Trio���������������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 3, 8pm The Skye Jazz Trio���������������������������������������������������������������� Pennings Market, Warwick, Mar 8, 7pm The Skye Jazz Trio������������������������������������������������������������������ Iron Forge Inn, Warwick, Mar 10, 3pm
Miguel Zenón Quartet����������������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 10, 8pm Jazz Sessions Host: Doug Weiss����������������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Mar 13, 7pm 4th Saturday Jazz Neil Alexander, Judi Silvano, Ratzo Harris, Jeff “Siege” Siegel������������������������� The Wherehouse, Newburgh, Mar 23, 9pm FREE María Grand’s “Persephone”����������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 24, 8pm Saints of Swing swing, klezmer, +���������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 31, 11am Sullivan Fortner piano����������������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 31, 8pm
“La Fille du Régiment” Donizetti, Live from the Met��� SUNY Sullivan, Loch Sheldrake, Mar 2, 1pm “Die Walküre” Wagner, Live from the Met��������������� SUNY Sullivan, Loch Sheldrake, Mar 30, Noon “Celebration of Life: A Concert for Claudia”��� Union Presbyterian Church, Balmville, Mar 31, 3pm
Milkweed Poetry�����������������������������������������������������������������Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, Wednesdays, 7pm Hudson River Poets �����������������������������������������������Karpeles Museum, Newburgh, Mar 2, 1pm FREE Milkweed Poets + Wendy Isinger, Rich Kersting Megaphone Series��������Seligmann Center, Mar 2, 3pm Winter Poetry Reading, Host Gloria Winter������������������������Pine Bush Library, Feb 28, 7pm FREE “Everyday Epiphanies” by Dick Piazza, Greenwood Lake Theater Actors���������������������������������������� Village Buzz Cafe, Greenwood Lake, Mar 3, 1pm& 2pm FREE Margot McLean & Mermer Blakeslee “Negotiating the Gnarly: An Unfinished Collaboration”��� poetry & image performance CAS Laundry King, Livingston Manor, Mar 3, 2pm Christopher P. Gazeent���������������������������������������Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Mar 7, 7pm Molly Peacock�����������������������������������������������SUNY Orange, Orange Hall, Middletown, Mar 12, 7pm Carrie Wellen�������������������������������������������������������� Montgomery Book Exchange, Mar 12, 7pm FREE Megaphone Series: Women’s History Month��������������Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf, Mar 16, 3pm Poetry Sunday, Host: Karen Morris������������� Forage Space Art Gallery, Narrowsburg, Mar 17, 3pm Ted Gill�������������������������������������������������������������������������� Meadow Blues Coffee, Chester, Mar 19, 7pm Poetry at the Church ������������������������������������������������ Goshen Methodist Church, Mar 25, 7pm FREE Hudson River Poets����������������������������������������������������������������Newburgh Library, Mar 28, 7pm FREE String Trio of New York�������������������������������������������SUNY Orange, Morrison Hall, Mar 29, 7:30pm
Salsa Dancing����������������������������������������������������������������������� Hurleyville Arts Centre, Fridays, 7:30pm
Tell Us - The Art of Storytelling” Martin Dominguez Ball������� Grit Works, Newburgh, Mar 9, 7pm Spring Storytelling Café�������������������������������������������������������������� Florida Library, Mar 20, 7pm FREE
Theatre - Musical & Variety
“Bertolozzi on Drumming: from the Mid-Hudson Bridge to the Eiffel Tower” Joseph Bertolozzi multi-media presentation SUNYO-OH Mar 8, 11am FREE “The Irish Cabaret” w/Andy Cooney, music, dance, comedy� Paramount, Middletown, Mar 8, 7:30pm “The Women Who Rode Away” w/Natalia Zukerman, music & art projections, Salon Series�������� Delaware Arts Center, Narrowsburg, Mar 16, 2pm FREE “Roald Dahl’s Villains on Trial” Salon Series������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Delaware Arts Center, Narrowsburg, Mar 23, 2pm FREE Celtic Woman 2019 music, dance, song���������������������������Eisenhower Hall, West Point, Mar 31, 5pm
Theatre - Play
“Squire’s Inn” Murder Mystery Dinner Show�������������������������������������Temple Sinai, Mar 24, 3:30pm “Proof” Cornerstone Theatre Arts������������������������������������������������Goshen Music Hall, Mar 30-Apr 14
Honoring Mildred Starin at Washington’s Headquarters Historic advocate and preservationist Mildred Starin is this year’s recipient of the Martha Washington Woman of History Award. This award is given by Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site each year to a woman who has made a contribution to the history of the Hudson Valley through education, promotion, or preservation. The honor was inspired by Martha Washington, an outstanding woman in history who resided in the Hudson Valley with her husband, General George Washington, during the last days of the Revolutionary War. Mrs. Starin, of Newburgh, is a member of the Newburgh Preservation Association and has dedicated a lifetime to preservation and promotion of historic landmarks in the
Hudson Valley. Site, on March 24 at Mrs. Starin repaired and 2:00pm, during the Women’s refurbished the Gomez Mill History Month program, The House, securing New York General’s Lady. State registered status for the The public is welcome to homestead; eventually the attend. property was placed on the Washington’s Headquarters National Register. She has State Historic Site is a also lobbied for preservation registered national historic of the Reuben Deyo Farm, landmark. It is located at the Chadwick Mansion, and the corner of Liberty and the Dutch Reformed Church. Washington Streets within the One of her local claims to Mildred Starin, recipient of the city of Newburgh’s East End “Martha Washington Historic District fame is that she saved the Woman of History Award” Chadwick Mansion’s copper For details, directions, and finial when it was being demolished. additional information, phone Washington’s The award presentation will take place at Headquarters State Historic Site at 845-562Washington’s Headquarters State Historic 1195.
Are you an artist or nonprofit organization with an idea for a cultural project in Sullivan County? The 2019 Sullivan County Arts & Heritage Program (SCAHG) provides grants up to $1,500 to nonprofit organizations based in Sullivan County to present or produce cultural programming in the county. Administered by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, the program is made possible with funding provided by the Sullivan County Legislature. Applications are reviewed by a panel of peers including artists, administrator, business owners, and residents of Sullivan County. DEADLINE: March 16 (midnight). Visit www.delawarevalleyartsalliance.org or email info@delawarevalleyartsalliance. org or call 845-252-7576 for info.
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BW�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Bethel Woods Center for the Arts CAS-LK������������������������������������������������������������������������������Catskill Art Society, Laundry King, Livingston Manor DOWN������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Downing Film Center, Newburgh DVAA�����������������������������������������������Delaware Valley Arts Alliance & Elaine Giguere Arts Center, Narrowsburg FAL & FAL-U��������������������������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon & The Falcon Underground, Marlboro FAU������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Hotel Fauchere, Milford FOR���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Forage Space Art Gallery, Narrowsburg
TUESDAY The Hums
4 Cinema “Collette” Wisner Library, Warwick, 1pm
Poetry Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, 7pm Spoken Word Hip Hop POELODIES FAL-U 7pm
The Hums will hum their indie / folk / punk tunes at Milkweed, located at Romer’s Alley, Sugar Loaf, on March 2 at 7:00pm. Other perfomers for that same evening include: “Jug and the Bugs” and “Shinner”. Tickets at the door. milkweedsugarloaf.com
Poetry Molly Peacock SUNYO-OH 7pm
Cinema “The Matchmaker” Wisner Library, Warwick, 1pm
FPRESBY���������������������������������������������������������������������� First Presbyterian Church, Port Jervis GMCM Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series��������������������Montgomery Senior Center GOSH Cornerstone Theatre Arts����������������������������������������������������������������Goshen Music Hall GRIT��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Grit Works, Newburgh GWL�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Greenwood Lake Library HAC��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Hurleyville Arts Centre IKE�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Eisenhower Hall, West Point
Please check the schedule for Art & Photography Exhibit Receptions, pg. 16
Poetry Carrie Wellen MONTBK, 7pm
19 Poetry Ted Gill Meadow Blues Coffee, Chester, 7pm
Cinema “A Star is Born” (2018) Wisner Library, Warwick, 1pm
MICV Music in Central Valley����������� MoM Music on Market Series����������� MONTBK��������������������������������������������� MSM-AQ���������������������������������������������� NOBL�������������������������������������������������� PARA��������������������������������������������������� PENN��������������������������������������������������
Cinema................... Poetry..................Winter Poetry Reading.......Pine Bush Library, 7pm Music................ Fir Poetry......................... Hudson River Poets.......................... NFL 7pm Music - Folk-Rock.. Music - Native American.......Tribal Harmony.....................FAL-U 7pm Music - Blues..........
6 Poetry Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, 7pm Music - Fusion Common Tongue FAL-U 8pm
Poetry Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, 7pm
Music - Jazz Jazz Sessions FAL-U 7pm
Cinema & Dinner.......“A Farewell To Arms”........................ FAU 6pm Music - Blues...................... Slam Allen............................MoM 7:30pm Poetry.......................Christopher P. Gazeent.................... NOBL 7pm Music........................... Latin Jazz Express ...........................FAL 8pm Music - Funk............ Telepathic Moon Dance ..................FAL-U 8pm
Music - Classical.... Music - Jazz............ Music-Dance-Come Music - Steely Dan. Music - Rock...........
Music..........Doctor Magkneetoe Classic Rock Show ....FAL-U 8pm Music - Blues..........
Music - Blues Willa & Co. FAL 8pm
Circus Arts Interactive Circus Arts RITZ 4pm-7pm
Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, 7pm Storytelling Spring Storytelling Cafe Florida Library, 7pm
Cinema & Dinner................ “Charade”.................................. FAU 6pm Dance..................... Music - Celtic.......Brian Conway & John Walsh.................GWL 7pm Music - Blues.......... Music...................... Key of Q Spring Concert .................FAL-U 8pm Music......................
Music - Fusion Common Tongue FAL-U 8pm
Cinema “The Catcher Was a Spy” Wisner Library, Warwick 1pm
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Poetry Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, 7pm Spoken Word Hip Hop POELODIES FAL-U 7pm
Poetry Poetry at the Church Goshen Methodist Church, 7pm
Music - R&R Ceesar FAL 8pm
Cinema ............................ “Rashomon”.................... SUNYO-KH 7pm Dance..................... Poetry......................... Hudson River Poets.......................... NFL 7pm Music - Classical.... Music - Native American.......Tribal Harmony.....................FAL-U 7pm Music - Jazz............ Music................Doug Munro & La Pompe Attack................FAL 8pm Music......................
������������������ Central Valley United Methodist Church ������������������� St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ellenville ������������������������������������ Montgomery Book Exchange ���Mount St. Mary College, Aquinas Hall, Newburgh ��������������������� Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall ������������������������������� Paramount Theatre, Middletown ���������������������������������������� Pennings Market, Warwick
RITZ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ Ritz Theatre Lobby, Newburgh ROSE��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� New Rose Theatre, Walden SCCC Sullivan County Community College�����������������������SUNY Sullivan, Loch Sheldrake SCM������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Sullivan County Museum, Hurleyville SLGMNN�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf SUNYO-KH�������������������������������������������������������������� SUNYO Orange, Kaplan Hall. Newburgh SUNYO-MH������������������������������������������������������������SUNY Orange, Morrison Hall, Middletown
.................“13th”.................................... HAC 5pm rst Fridays at the WaterWheel.......... WWMIL 8pm .......Pousette-Dart Band...........................FAL 8pm ......Chris O’Leary Band.......................FAL-U 8pm
........ Voyages Sonique...................... THORN 7pm ...... The Skye Jazz Trio........................ PENN 7pm edy.......“An Irish Cabaret”................PARA 7:30pm .......Reelin’ In The Years...........................FAL 8pm ............Fred Zepplin.............................FAL-U 8pm
.. James Armstrong Band.......................FAL 8pm
...... “The Wizard of Oz”..................ROSE 7:30pm ...Joe Louis Walker Band........................FAL 8pm ............. Bear Tread..............................FAL-U 8pm
...... “The Wizard of Oz”..................ROSE 7:30pm .Potluck Concerts..Cornwall Presby. Ch., 7:30pm ...String Trio of New York..... SUNYO-MH 7:30pm ....... Dylan Doyle Band........................FAL-U 8pm
SUNYO-OH����������������������������������������������������������������������� SUNY Orange, Orange Hall, Middletown THORN���������������������������������������������������������� Carriage House at Thornwillow Institute, Newburgh TRI���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Triversity Center, Milford UPRESBY���������������������������������������������������������������������������� Union Presbyterian Church, Balmville UUC������������������������������������������������������������������ Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Rock Tavern VBUZZ�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Village Buzz Café, Greenwood Lake WWMIL�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������WaterWheel Cafe, Milford
Opera...............“La Fille du Régiment” Donizetti............SCCC 1pm Poetry.......Hudson River Poets...Karpeles Museum, Newburgh, 1pm Poetry..................Megaphone: Milkweed Poets..........SLGMNN 3pm Music...............................Local Music..... Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, 7pm Music..........................Jim Campilongo Trio..........................FAL 8pm Music................................ Bendy Effect.............................FAL-U 8pm
9 Fundraiser - Lunch.Cornerstone Theatre Arts..Delancy’s, Goshen, Noon-4pm
Storytelling........ “Tell Us - the Art of Storytelling”............. GRIT 7pm Music - Folk........................ Julie Snow........................... UUC 7:30pm Music............ Bobby Harden’s Soul Purpose Band.............FAL 8pm Music - Rock.......The Reverend Jefferson Band..............FAL-U 8pm
Theatre - Music & Art...“The Women Who Rode Away”....DVAA 2pm Music............................. West Point Band............................. IKE 2pm Poetry...........Megaphone: Women’s History Month...SLGMNN 3pm Music - Euro-folk.................. Madárka.............................MoM 7:30pm Music - Folk..................Music for Humanity.................NOBL 7:30pm Comedy............Comedy Night.....The Arnold, Livingston Manor, 8pm Music - Salsa...................... Cuboricua...................................FAL 8pm Music - Jazz........Eric Person Band....Wherehouse, Newburgh, 9pm
23 Theatre...................“Roald Dahl’s Villains on Trial”.........DVAA 2pm Dance.......................... “The Wizard of Oz”...... ROSE 3pm & 7:30pm Music - Classical....Greater Newburgh Symph. Orch...MSM-AQ 7:30pm Music - Americana-R&R.......Hollis Brown..............................FAL 8pm Music - Reggae................ Royal KhaoZ.............................FAL-U 8pm Music - Jazz.............4SJ - 4th Saturday Jazz.....Wherehouse, Newburgh, 9pm
Dance.......................... “The Wizard of Oz”...... ROSE 3pm & 7:30pm Theatre - Play........................“Proof”................................ GOSH 7pm Opera....................... “Die Walküre” Wagner................... SCCC Noon Music...............................Scott Sharrard...............................FAL 8pm Music - Roots-Rock............The Trapps..............................FAL-U 8pm
Music - Swing-Blues.....Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis................FAL11am Poetry.. “Everyday Epiphanies” by Dick Piazza.VBUZZ 1pm & 2pm Word & Image...............“Negotitation the Gnarly”.........CAS-LK 2pm Music - Country-R&B-Jazz...........Cecil & Buddy Allen ....... SCM 2pm Music - Classical...........Jay & Lee Spanish Guitar Duo ..GMCM 3pm Magic.............................. The Illusionists .............................. IKE 3pm Music - Jazz................Jean-Michel Pilc Trio .........................FAL 8pm
10 Music - Roots-Blues...........Vito Petroccitto & Little Rock ....FAL 8pm
Music - Classical.American String Quartet..St George’s Ch., Newburgh, 3pm
Music - Jazz......The Skye Jazz Trio.....Iron Forge Inn, Warwick, 3pm Music - Jazz...............Miguel Zenón Quartet ........................FAL 8pm
17 Music - Swing-Blues.....Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis................FAL11am Poetry................................Poetry Sunday........................... FOR 3pm Music - Celtic.......................... Emish .........................PENN 3pm-7pm Music - Folk................. The Warp/The Weft ...........................FAL 8pm
24 Music - DooWop...............Times Square..............................FAL 11am Music - Kids...........SUNY Ulster Percussion Ensemble ... MoM 4pm Dance.......................... “The Wizard of Oz”.......................ROSE 2pm Music - Classical.Jonathan Trotta, Ansel Bobrow guitars .MICV 3pm Dinner-Theatre......“Squire’s Inn”...Temple Sinai, Middletown, 3:30pm Music - Jazz...........María Grand’s “Persephone”.................FAL 8pm
Music - Jazz +................ Saints of Swing............................FAL 11am Dance.......................... “The Wizard of Oz”.......................ROSE 2pm Theatre - Play........................“Proof”................................ GOSH 2pm Music - Classical-Pop.......4 Seasons Chorale............. FPRESBY 2pm Opera...“Celebration of Life: A Concert for Claudia”.....UPRESBY 3pm Music - Jazz....................Sullivan Fortner .............................FAL 8pm
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Art exhibits CAS������������������������������������������������������������Catskill Art Society, CAS Arts Center, Livingston Manor DVAA�������������������������������Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Elaine Giguere Arts Center, Narrowsburg MSM-DC�������������������������������������������������������� Mount St. Mary College, Desmond Campus, Balmville SUNYO-KH������������������������������������������������������������������������������ SUNY Orange Newburgh, Kaplan Hall SUNYO-OH����������������������������������������������������������������������������SUNY Orange Middletown, Orange Hall WRS���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Wallkill River School, Montgomery
Group Show������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Stray Cat Gallery, Bethel, ongoing Georgia Chambers etchings, paintings����������������Georgia Chambers Art Gallery, Callicoon, ongoing ,Catharine De Maio paintings,“Winter Scenes”������������������������Rustic Wheelhouse, Chester, ongoing T.A. Clearwater paintings, pastels, prints�������� Clearwater Gallery at Jones Farm, Cornwall, ongoing June Ponte paintings, stained & painted glass�����������������������Poe & Raven Gallery, Milford, ongoing Karen E. Gersch, Gabrielle Dearborn, Josiah Dearborn drawings, paintings, silverwork��������������� Gersch Home Gallery, Montgomery, by appt, ongoing Carolyn Duke pottery�������������������������������������������������Duke Pottery, Tennanah Lake, Roscoe, ongoing Inscribed Tibetan Prayer Stones�����������������Tibetan & Himalayan Cultural Center, Walden, ongoing Wurtsboro Art Alliance “Winter” group show������������ Mamakating Town Hall, Wurtsboro, ongoing Nita Klein paintings��������������������������������������������� Leo’s Restaurant & Pizzeria, Cornwall, thru Feb 28 Monica Ostrow “Thinking Inside the Box” collages & assemblages�����������SUNYO-KH thru Feb 28 Instructors’ Small Works Art Show���� Desmond Campus, Mount St. Mary College, Balmville, thru Feb 28 Flavia Bacarella, Janet Howard Fatta, Stephanie J. Roth����������The Grange, Warwick, thru Feb 28 Mark Darnobid paintings���������������������������������������������� Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, thru Feb 28 “New Perspectives” group show�������������������������������������������������������������� ARTery, Milford, thru Mar 1 Bruce Young colored pen & ink drawings������������������������������� Caffe Ala Mode, Warwick, thru Mar 8 Mermer Blakeslee, Dale Emmart, Theresa Hackett, Margot McLean��������������������CAS thru Mar 9 wm landau, Maureen Neville, Patricio Robayo, Kevin Graham����� Narrowsburg Union, thru Mar 10 “Portrait of a Tree” members show�������������������������������������������������������������������������� WRS thru Mar 14 2019 North East Watercolor Society Members Exhibition &��������������������������������������������������������������� Lynn D. Pratt “It’s All in the Details: Dynamic Watercolor SUNYO-OH thru Mar 18 Home Sweet Home” group show��������������������������������������Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, thru Mar 23 Catharine Chesters & Eva Drizhal paintings, collage, mixed media������������������ DVAA thru Mar 23 Vaune Sherin paintings���������������������������������������������������������������Berkshire Bank, Goshen, thru Mar 26 “Bridges: Spanning Space, Time and Ideas” Goshen Art League�����Goshen Music Hall, thru Mar 27 Nita Klein paintings������������������������������������������������Leo’s Restaurant & Pizzeria, Cornwall, thru Mar 31 Helena Clare Pittman “Cats, Birds and Still Life” recent paintings������� Ellenville Library, thru Mar Ken Butler ”Hybrid Visions” assemblages������������Holland Tunnel Gallery, Newburgh, thru April 20 Heidi Lanino “Ceramic Works on the Theme of Nature and Beauty”��������� SUNYO-KH thru May 8 “Bear Mountain & Harriman Parks” Book Exhibit����Exposures Gallery, Sugar Loaf, thru May 19 Perspective Group Art Show art & photography���������������������� Bertoni Gallery, Warwick, thru Jun 2
NEW ART EXHIBITS Stephen Erny papier mache��������������������������������������� Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, Mar 1-Apr 30 JSNART “This Must Be The Place”���������������������������������������������Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, Mar 1-TBA Orange County Arts Council Members Exhibit paintings�����Thornwillow Institute, Newburgh, Mar 1-22 Janet Howard Fatta figurative works, Michael Tobin portraits��������������������������������� WRS Mar 1-30 “Capturing Humanity” group show����������������������������������������������������������������������������� WRS Mar 1-30 Jessie Taylor paintings������������������������������������������������������������������ Greenwood Lake Library, Mar 1-31 AnnaKaren Clemmensen paintings��������������������������Noble Coffe Roasters, Campbell Hall, Mar 1-31 Rena Hottinger, Joan Polishook paintings����Gallery at Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, Mar 1-Apr 27 Sienna Martz, Erica Hauser�����������������Mount Saint Mary CMA Gallery, Newburgh, Mar 1-May 22 Celebrating the Four Seasons Barryville Area Arts Assn.����������� Artists’ Market, Shohola, Mar 2-31 “Spring Fling!” Art About Town, River Valley Artists Guild����������������������������������������Mar 4-May 26 Susan Miiller paintings and pastels Port Jervis Library & Joan Kehlenbeck florals Deerpark Town Hall, Huguenot & Joseph Petrosi color pencil drawings Port Jervis City Hall & Derek Vittum abstract & spiritual works Bon Secours Hospital Delaware Valley HS Students “From Destruction to Creation”�������� ARTery, Milford, Mar 8-Apr 8 Children’s Art������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� WRS Mar 15-Apr 14 Bobbie Oliver & Magaly Perez paintings������������������������������������������������������������CAS Mar 16-Apr 20 Eric Baylin sculpture�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������DVAA Mar 30-May 4 “We Are Golden - Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock Festival and Aspirations for an Aquarian Future” Museum at Bethel Woods, Mar 30-Dec 31
Catharine Bale����������������������������������������������������� Green Light Gallery, Cornwall-on-Hudson, ongoing “Along the Towpath: the D&H Canal in Mamakating, 1828-1898”�������������������������������������������������� Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, ongoing
New Photography exhibits
Orange County Arts Council Members Exhibit photography������Grit Works, Newburgh, Mar 1-22 Cathy Marczyk����������������������������������������������������������������������������������Highland Mills Library, Mar 1-31 Ellie Stover “Middletown Women”�������������������������������������������������������������SUNYO-KH Mar 8-May 7 Lisa DiLillo���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� DVAA Mar 30-May 4 16
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Sienna Martz, Erica Hauser������������ Mount Saint Mary CMA Gallery, Newburgh, Mar 1, 6pm-8pm Orange County Arts Council Members Exhibit paintings��Thornwillow Institute, Newburgh, Mar 1, 6pm-9pm Orange County Arts Council Members Exhibit photography���� Gritworks, Newburgh, Mar 1, 6pm-9pm JSNART “The Must Be The Place”�������������������������������������Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, Mar 1, 6pm-9pm Cathy Marczyk�������������������������������������������������������������������Highland Mills Library, Mar 2, Noon-2pm Celebrating the Four Seasons Barryville Area Arts Assn.�Artists’ Market, Shohola, Mar 2, 4pm-6pm Rena Hottinger, Joan Polishook paintings��������Gallery at Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, Mar 2, 5pm-7pm Michael Tobin, Janet Howard-Fatta, & “Capturing Humanity”���������������� WRS Mar 2, 5pm-7pm 2019 North East Watercolor Society Members & Lynn D. Pratt��������SUNYO-OH Mar 3, 1pm-4:15pm Delaware Valley HS Students “From Destruction to Creation”ARTery, Milford, Mar 9, 6pm-9pm Bobbie Oliver & Magaly Perez paintings����������������������CAS Mar 16, talk:3pm, reception:4pm-5pm Ellie Stover “Middletown Women”���������������������������������������������������� SUNYO-KH Mar 30, 3-5:30pm Lisa DiLillo photography & Eric Baylin sculpture��������������������������������������������DVAA Mar 30, TBA
Children & Teens Calendar
HHNM����������������������������������Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall HHNM-CoH����� Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Wildlife Education Center, Cornwall-on-Hudson PEEC������������������������������������������������������������ Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry
Listings not included in our centerspread calendar.
Book Hipsters Book Club teens���������������������������������������Wisner Library, Warwick, Fridays, 3:30pm Cinema
Teen Movie Night 11-17yrs�������������������������������������� Greenwood Lake Library, Tuesdays, 6pm FREE Teen Movie Matinee������������������������������������ Crawford Library, Monticello, 1st Saturday, 1pm FREE Saturday Family Movie������������������������������������Crawford Library, Monticello, Saturdays, 1pm FREE EntertainmenT & Lectures
Storytime 3-5yrs������������������������������������������������Crawford Library, Monticello, Mondays 10am FREE Maple Sugar Tours����������������������������������������������������� HHNM March 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 & 17, 11am-3pm Sullivan County Music Educators All-County Music Festival ��������������������������������������������������������� Monticello Elementary & Middle School Students Liberty High School, Mar 2, 2:30pm Monticello Junior & High School Students Liberty High School, Mar 2, 5pm Interactive Circus Arts for International Happiness Day w/Karen Gersch�������������������������������������� Ritz Theatre Lobby, Newburgh, Mar 20, 4pm-7pm. FREE SUNY Ulster Percussion Ensemble Music on Market series�������������������������������������������������������������� St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ellenville, Mar 24, 4pm Exhibits
Delaware Valley HS Students “From Destruction to Creation”������� ARTery, Milford, Mar 8-Apr 8
Meet the Animals “Birds on the Wing”������������� HHNM-CoH Saturdays & Sundays, 1pm & 2:30pm Hiking Trails����������������������������������������������������������������������� HHNM Saturdays & Sundays, 10am-4pm Eco-Zone Discovery Room��������������������������������������������������������������������� PEEC Mar 3 & 30, 1pm-4pm
Books: discussions / readings / Signings Book Lover’s Club����������������������������������������������������������Greenwood Lake Library, 4th Tuesday, 7pm Mystery Thriller & Crime Book Group������������������Jeffersonville Library, 2nd Wednesday, 6:30pm Books & Tea��������������������������������������������������� Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, 4th Wednesday, 4pm Urban Book Club������������������������ Mulberry House Senior Center, Middletown, 4th Wednesday, 7pm Fiction & Foodies����������������������������������������������Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, 2nd Thursday, 6pm Book Discussion Group������������������������������������1st Friday, Daniel Pierce Library, Grahamsville, 1pm Book Discussion Group����������������������������������������������������������� Narrowsburg Library, 3rd Friday, 4pm “The Midst of Winter” by Isabel Allende������������������������������������������Florida Library, Feb 28, 6:30pm “Not A Sound” by Heather Gundenkauf, Mystery Book Club��������������� Florida Library, Mar 1, 1pm “The Movement of Stars” by Amy Brill�������������������������������������������Florida Library, Mar 28, 6:30pm
Greenwood Lake Theater’s Poetry Dick Piazza lives in Greenwood Lake with his wife Terry and their three cats. He is a lifelong educator and teacher trainer. His specialty is brain research that focuses on the learning process. Currently, he is providing life coaching using a process he calls Conversations That Matter. Actors from Greenwood Lake Theater are presenting a poetry reading Everyday Epiphanies by Piazza. This first published piece is a revelatory, intimate and poetic
work, documenting numerous heart-based conversations and experiences throughout our everyday lives. There will be two free readings on March 3 at 1:00pm & 2:00pm at The Village Buzz, 91 Windermere Avenue, Greenwood Lake. For more details regarding this and Greenwood Lake Theater’s 2019 season, including upcoming plays and educational programs, visit their website at: www.greenwoodlaketheater.org
In Memoriam: Timothy A. Stocken JULY 10, 1949 ~ January 9, 2019
Timothy A. Stocken in Orange, Dutchess was born in Warwick, and Sullivan counties. the son of Joseph “Our greatest natural and Helen (Miller) resource is our children Stocken. and anything I can For those who knew do to make children and loved him, it was happy and show them well known that Tim a good time is what loved to talk. His it’s all about! Once favorite employment someone put a Santa was as “Santa Tim,” suit on me I felt the Photo: Warwick Valley Dispatch where he brought art [of being Santa]. I happiness and awe to many children. wanted to make children smile, get them to “Do you know what Santa’s heritage behave...be good kids.” is? Santa is North Polish!” said Tim, a Santa Tim visited senior centers, day care professional REAL bearded Santa who spent centers, St. Anthony’s Hospital in Warwick, time with children in the four largest malls and Sugar Loaf on special occasions.
Pulitzer Prize Play: “Proof” in Goshen Robert was a famous mathematician who has just died of a heart attack. He is already dead when the play begins, but he appears in the first scene in Catherine’s imagination Ken Tschan and returns in two later “Robert” scenes, which flash back to earlier years. Proof is a play by David Auburn that premiered Off-Broadway in May 2000 and transferred to Broadway in October of the same year. The 2001 David Camacho Pulitzer Prize winner for “Hal” Drama, it also won the Tony Award for Best Play.
Before writing Proof, Auburn asked mathematicians to critique his script. By and large, they embraced the work. “The interest of mathematicians in the play has been one of the Heather Roland Blanco most gratifying things to “Catherine” happen,” said Auburn. Directed by Jacqueline Dion, with assistant director Drew Nardone, Cornerstone Theatre Arts will present Proof March 30-April 14 at Goshen Music Hall, 223 Jessica Markman Main Street. “Claire” Reservations are required. Phone: 845-294-4188.
Milkweed at Megaphone, March 2 The Milkweed Poetry series, co-hosted by Wendy Isinger and Rich Kersting (see photo), is in its third year in Romer’s Alley in Sugar Loaf. Primarily a workshop forum, Milkweed Poetry meets every Wednesday night at 6:30pm. Milkweed Poetry will be bringing its winning formula to the Megaphone series at the Seligmann Center on March 2, from 3:00pm-5:00pm. The winning formula referred to focuses on a writing prompt used as a point of departure to generate new poems from the diverse group assembled. Poets, both novice and accomplished, come to share their work, be inspired and enjoy the stimulation of camaraderie. Occasionally, Wendy and Rich host a featured reading by a prominent poet. For their presentation, the writing prompt is promised to be fittingly Surreal. Perhaps an Exquisite Corpse? There will also be readings by “Milkweed Poets” from the
three published Milkweed Journals. Megaphone is devoted to what’s new and ground-breaking in Language Arts. As the Megaphone series begins its third season at the homestead of Swiss-American Surrealist painter, Kurt Seligmann, events will occur on a new day of the week: Saturdays, and new time, 3:00pm-5:00pm. The Seligmann Center at the Orange County Citizens Foundation is located at 23 White Oak Drive, Sugar Loaf. Megaphone is open to all and requests a small donation of $5. For information, call 845-469-9459. March 2019
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Judi, Ratzo & Siege Join Neil for 4SJ What Judi Silvano has been able to accomplish thus far gives the appearance of multiple artists’ careers strung together - but it’s all Judi. To date, she has 14 recordings to her credit, and has recorded her own original songs in addition to classic standard songs in ensembles from duo to sextet. The winner of numerous awards and grants, Judi has been named one of the Top 10 vocalists in Down Beat magazine four times and Best Jazz Vocalist in the Hudson Valley, has written jazz columns for All About Jazz / NY Jazz Report and has been the subject of an original composition. Bass guitarist Ratzo Harris has worked with Mose Allison, the Bruce Arnold Trio with Tony Moreno, vocalists Judi Silvano and Terry Cade, saxophonists Joe Lovano and Stever Wertz, pianists Bob Albanese and David Lopato, percussionist Annette Aguilar and more too numerous to mention. A 1995 Thelonius Monk competition semifinalist, Ratzo is also a contrabassist, music journalist, music educator, and composer.
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Drummer and composer Jeff “Siege” Siegel is a veteran of the New York jazz scene and has worked with a virtual “who’s who” of artists. A member of the Sir Roland Hanna Trio from 199499, Siegel’s diverse career has also led him to perform and/or record with legends such as Ron Carter, Kenny Burrell, Jack DeJohnette, Benny Golson, Frank Foster, Sheila Jordan, Helen Merrill, Mose Allison and many more. The 4th Saturday Jazz (4SJ) series pairs keyboardist, composer and producer Neil Alexander with some of the area’s finest musicians. 4SJ continues on March 23 at 9:00pm with a concert by Alexander, along with vocalist Judi Silvano, bassist Ratzo Harris and drummer Jeff Siegel at The Wherehouse, 119 Liberty Street, Newburgh. Admission is free. And, be sure to catch Neil and Judi perform for the Orange County Arts Council Members Exhibit on March 1 at 6:00pm at the Carriage House of Thornwillow Institute, 7 South Lander Street, Newburgh.
March 2 - Count ‘Em: 9 High C’s - NINE! La fille du régiment (The Daughter of the Regiment) is an opéra comique in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti, set to a French libretto by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Jean-François Bayard. The opera was written by Donizetti while he was living in Paris between 1838 and 1840. It was his first opera set to a French text. It became a popular success, partly because of the famous aria “Ah! mes amis, quel jour de fête!”, which requires of the tenor no fewer than nine high Cs. La figlia del reggimento, a slightly different Italian-language version (in translation by Calisto Bassi), was adapted to the tastes of the Italian public. The opening night was “a barely averted disaster.” Apparently the lead tenor was frequently off pitch. It received a highly negative review from the Hector Berlioz who claimed it could not be taken seriously by either the public or its composer, although the jealous Berlioz did concede that some of the music lacked neither vivacity nor freshness. He wrote: “Two major scores for the Opéra Comique: Les martyrs and Le duc d’Albe, two others at the Théâtre de la Renaissance: Lucie de Lammermoor and L’ange de Nisida, two more at the Opéra-Comique, La fille du régiment and another whose title is still unknown, and yet another for the ThéâtreItalien, will have been written or transcribed
Stephanie Blythe & Kathleen Turner
in one year by the same composer! Monsieur Donizetti seems to treat us like a conquered country; it is a veritable invasion. One can no longer speak of the opera houses of Paris, but only of the opera houses of Monsieur Donizetti.” Conducted by Enrique Mazzola, soprano Pretty Yende has the title role and tenor Javier Camarena has the high C’s. Comic relief is provided by Mongaup’s formidable superstar, Stephanie Blythe, AND - for all the range and variety of her singular career, Kathleen Turner has never done opera; that changes when she takes on the comic speaking role of the Duchess of Krakenthorp. The Live from the Met performance is at SUNY Sullivan, College Road, Loch Sheldrake, on March 2 at 1:00pm. Tickets at the door.
“Hybrid Visions” in Newburgh Artist and musician Ken Butler will be featured in a solo exhibition entitled, Hybrid Visions through April 20 at Holland Tunnel Art Gallery & Studios, 46 Chambers Street, Newburgh. Brooklyn-based Butler will present an assemblage of works that encompass Hybrid Visions. Created primarily from urban detritus, these works express a poetic spirit of re-
invention and transformation. The artist is internationally recognized as an innovator of experimental musical instruments created from diverse materials including tools, sports equipment, and household objects. Note: He will also perform on April 13 at 8:00pm. For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/ events/534165713743942/
Toto, We’re Not in Walden Anymore home. Take the journey over “Through the the rainbow and down the choreography and music yellow brick road in the we try to convey those New Rose Theatre with feelings and emote to its contemporary ballet of the audience. Our goal The Wizard of Oz. is always to tell a great Based on the work of story; from that everything L. Frank Baum, director/ else comes together,” she choreographer Dee continued. Tabitha Wright weaves Running March 22this American classic into 24 and March 29-31, her own version of the the Huidson Valley land of Oz told with dance A rehearsal shot of student and pantomime. “This Karly Gomez as “The Wicked Witch” Conservatory’s Wizard version of The Wizard of Oz is pretty true to of Oz will make you believe in the power of the original story,” says Wright. “We always home and friends being all you need! An all-student production, the performance have a fun little twist or change, but the main focus is always telling the story which in takes place at the New Rose Theatre, 35 East this case is the friendships and people you Main Street, Route 52, Walden. Call 845meet along the way on your journey to find 778-2478 or see ad on pg. 21 for more info.
Megaphone: Women’s History Month March is Women’s History Month and what better way to celebrate it at the Megaphone series at the Seligmann Center in Sugar Loaf than to present four prominent Hudson Valley female poets to read from their own work as well as the work of prominent female Surrealists. On March 16, from 3:00pm-5:00pm, poets Roberta Gould, Mary Makofske, Donna Reis and Donna Spector will read from their own wellpublished work as well as the writings of celebrated early and mid-twentieth century Vanguard female poets and painters. The pairings are Gould/ Mina Loy, Makofske/ Hilda Doolittle, Reis/Frida Kahlo, & Spector/Dorothea Tanning. Following the readings,
there will be a Q&A, during which those in attendance will get to ask the poets about their own work as well as the work of the poets they have chosen to read. As the Megaphone Language Arts series begins its third season at the homestead of SwissAmerican Surrealist painter Kurt Seligmann, events will occur on a new day of the week: Saturdays, and new time: 3:00pm5:00pm. The Seligmann Center at the Orange County Citizens Foundation is located at 23 White Oak Drive, in Sugar Loaf. Megaphone is open to all and requests a small donation of $5. For further information, contact the Seligmann Center at 845-469-9459. March 2019
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Catskill Art Society: Bobbie Oliver & Megaly Perez Bobbie Oliver is a painter on their own terms. residing in both New York Magaly Perez is a painter City and Long Eddy. Her residing in Callicoon. Perez paintings are direct and is inspired by her work as gestural, establishing a both a painter and gardener, direct relationship between with much of her paintings the material and the hand. originated from feelings Oliver sites Chinese about and observations of landscape painting, Japanese the natural world. calligraphy, Morandi, The artist’s painterly Guston and Roman fresco investigation is triggered by painting as influences. natural phenomena such as Paying close attention to light at dusk in the garden how the paint sits on the or a swarm of bees around surface, whether it sits on a hive, abstract rather than top or sinks in, whether it literal. Untitled by Bobbie Oliver feels better to blot some off Perez sites Tantric art, and put that which is blotted off elsewhere gardens and domestic architecture as on the painting, whether thinning the paint inspiration. These disciplines often begin to a wash or make it richer and denser; all with schematic plans that define a space, rather ordinary activities that get addressed either spiritual or physical, sometimes until slowly a tactile kind of space and both. Tantric art interests her as a visual simplicity emerges. representation of a cosmic order. It’s the Oliver’s paintings go deeper into the nature resolution of opposing forces. Gardens offer of abstraction, focusing on the materials a means of ordering nature and integrating and how the paintings are physically made. an area to the larger landscape. The presence of gesture is important as it Perez’ interest in domestic architecture allows one to re-think things and look for is an expression of the artist’s longing for a relationships in accidents. She prefers the home in the world. Being born in Cuba and idea of something evolving as then there is coming to the U.S., her life was informed by a sense of emotion and vulnerability in its extremes. Making and looking at art offers making and encourages the viewers to see it a way of balancing and ordering the artist’s
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world: shifting scale and perspective, seeing both the forest and the tree. Balancing both the organic with the artifice of the manmade. Catskill Art Society (CAS) will present two solo-shows by Bobbie Oliver and Magaly Perez at the CAS Art Center, 48 Main Street, Livingston Manor, from March 16-April 20. An Artists Talk hosted by CAS takes place on March 16 at 3:00pm, followed immediately by a free opening reception for the solo shows from 4:00pm-5:00pm. For more: www.catskillartsociety.org Also, see ad on pg. 18. In addition, an exhibition of works by Mermer Blakeslee, Dale Emmart, Theresa Hackett and Margot McLean runs through March 9. Check out the story on page 4.
Yogi Exhibits Art Painter and yoga teacher Jessie Taylor has been deepening her practice in both paint and yoga along with meditation. She is “focused on art as a personal expression, a meditation, “Organic Weirdness” by Jessie Taylor and as a way to reach a higher state of consciousness.” The artist believes that through art she can show people how central creativity is to learning about oneself as a unique individual and how art is so very central to releasing old stories and patterns. Jessie teaches yoga in Sloatsburg. She also curates a monthly show at the Park Street Market in Montclair, NJ. Her podcast, Dream a Little Dream, allows her to showcase artists of all kinds and really hone in on the idea of creating a life - not a starved and lean life, but a rich and comfortable life through art. She thinks the term ‘starving artist’ should be banished! Taylor will exhibit her work during the month of March at the Greenwood Lake Public Library, 79 Waterstone Road. For info: 845-477-8377, ext. 107.
Lauded Poet Comes to SUNY Orange Acclaimed poet/performer/ writer Molly Peacock is coming to SUNY Orange on March 12. At 12:30pm, she will present a master class on poetry in the Sandra and Alan Gerry Forum, room 010 in the Rowley Center for Science and Engineering. Entitled Now or Never: Scare the Sonnet into Working for You! it is a workshop for all levels - for those who’ve never written a sonnet to those who’ve written many. At 7:00pm, she will give a reading of selected poems followed by a booksigning in Orange Hall Gallery. A poet, biographer, essayist, and short fiction writer whose multi-genre literary life takes her from poetry to prose, from words to words-and-pictures, and from lyric selfexamination to curiosity about the lives of others, she has been given numerous accolades for her down-to-earth manner and her style of writing. A dynamic speaker whose roots are rural New York StateCanada farming, she has read her poetry at the Library of Congress, the Unterberg Poetry Center of NYC’s 92nd Street Y, and Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, as well as at numerous colleges, universities, and libraries in Canada, the U.S., and the UK. The Washington Post describes her poetry as “ranging from high-spirited whimsy 20
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to bemused reflection.” And continues, “Whatever the subject, rich music follows the tap of Molly Peacock’s baton.” Peacock is the author of seven volumes of poetry and past president of the Poetry Society of America. She also wrote and performed in a one-woman show in poems, The Shimmering Verge, which presents her life as a poet. The show toured the U.S. and Canada, including off Broadway. Peacock has been honored as the recipient of numerous fellowships from these institutions: the National Endowment for the Arts, the Canada Council on the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Danforth, Ingram Merrill, and Woodrow Wilson Foundations, and the Leon Levy Center for Biography at the CUNY Graduate Center. This is the second academic year of SUNY colleges and universities celebrating New York Foundation for the Arts Fellows. In addition to Peacock, SUNY Orange presented an exhibit in 2017 displaying artworks by eight NYFA award recipients. This Cultural Affairs program is free and open to the public. No registration necessary. See ad on page 3 for address and more details. For information, call 845-341-4891.
Future Picassos Get Creative in Milford Once again, it’s time for the Delaware Valley High School Art Students 7th annual March exhibit at the ARTery Gallery in Milford. The title of this year’s exhibit, From Destruction to Creation, is inspired by circumstances around last year’s exhibit when the region, struck by a catastrophic storm, left residents without power for several weeks, being restored only days later leading to the students reception which was curiously titled, Unplugged. Being unplugged, although challenging, was small compared to the destruction of many of the ravines within which our cherished waterfalls lie, leaving these areas scarred for many many years to come. “Our hearts are broken. We have to adapt to these changes to the landscape and try to see some positives from it - like death which feeds new life,” says Marie Liu, curator and organizer of the event. Hence the title
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Work by Gia Cicileo
From Destruction to Creation for this year’s show. “This year we celebrate the beginning of recovery and the creativity that springs forth from the youth.” This particular gallery exhibit brings the community into the gallery for an exciting and fresh look at creations by Delaware Valley High School’s young artists and gives those young artists the gallery experience of professional artists. The public and gallery members are continually surprised by the quality and imagination of the pieces presented. The work is mostly for sale, with family, friends and collectors anxious to own a piece by a potential future Picasso! The public is encouraged to attend the reception on March 9 from 6:00pm-9:00pm, or visit the gallery from March 8-April 8 to view the exhibit at ARTery Gallery, 210 Broad Street, Milford. Call 570-409-1234 for more information.
A Classy Village on The Wallkill by J. A. Di Bello A new performance venue, a gourmet restaurant and a vineyard with an accommodating winery is expected to further enhance the appeal of Historic Montgomery. And to that end, as the sequence of days increases in pace, Spring’s long anticipated arrival is hastened by longer days and a sun whose rays become increasingly direct. Ice on the Wallkill and the snow blanketing its banks fall victim to this annual reprieve from Winter’s fury. The beauty and spectacle of the river’s thaw is an attraction at the historic Montgomery Worsted Mills. Gushes from melting ice and snow pour forcefully over an aged dam with thunderous rumbles. A dam, built by mill founders Arthur Patchett and William Crabtree, once powered the machinery used to mill textiles. The spectacle and unique character of a worsted mill that sits prominently on the bank of a meandering river that cautiously flows north through Orange County caught the creative eye and ambitions of Michael Dorf, founder and CEO of City Winery. Perhaps, as once envisioned by Patchett and Crabtree, he sees wide-spread benefits. World-class wine, food and entertainment will add to the attractiveness of the historic Village of Montgomery.
“Thaw on The Wallkill” photo by J. A. Di Bello
City Winery is expected to infuse 5 million dollars into a project that will emphasize a venue for the performing arts, an enviable gourmet restaurant, a winery, a tasting room and eventually boasting accommodations for guests. Michael Dorf reported receiving a $805,500 grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development agency to install solar panels on the building and to invest in a hydroelectric turbine to be powered by the energy generated by Wallkill River and the Mill’s dam - the very same dam that once energized the machinery used by Montgomery Worsted Mills to mill textiles. The additions are expected to provide 100% of the City Winery’s energy needs. “This is a home run for Village and Town of Montgomery residents,” said Village of Montgomery Mayor Steve Brescia. “You’re not going to see anything like this in Orange County.”
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Grace and Generosity: Claudia Cummings, A Life for Opera Claudia Cummings appeared all over the world singing leading operatic roles. In her twenty-five year opera career, she performed as a principal singer in the New York City Opera for ten years, and sang with the Chicago Lyric and San Francisco Opera among many others. From the 1990s to 2010, Cummings was the Co-Producing Director of Festival Theatre of New York, the Conductor of Newburgh Symphonic Chorale, and the Founder and Artistic Director of Opera Company of the Highlands (OCH). In appreciation of her talents, Mount Saint Mary College had conferred upon her the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters. by Philip Ehrensaft Claudia Cummings was the lead soprano on one of the key recordings in modern opera: in the 1985 three-disk album of Philip Glass’s seminal work, Satyagraha. The words that came quickly to mind as I interviewed her for the first time, in 2008, for an article in CANVAS: grace and generosity. What began as an interview launched a wideranging interchange about the challenges to opera surviving and hopefully thriving in the twenty-first century. Cummings must have been deeply
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Claudia Cummings and the OCH cast of “Amahl and The Night Visitors”
influenced by joining the New York City Opera when Beverly Sills switched roles from being the City Opera’s top diva to becoming the company’s director and reversing its declining fortunes. Cummings’ musical programming at OCH and her choral group was also redolent of what happened during the Sills era at the City Opera. Sills viewed Broadway musicals as an original, and high, American art form. The Claudia Cummings that we were privileged to have as our neighbor and regional music scene mover and shaker in recent decades was, I think, naturally inclined to see her place in the arts and the world parallel to Sills’ stance. Cummings commitment to advancing the Hudson Valley arts scene was also consistent with the founding commitment and intent of the New York City Opera. And an important resource for the Hudson Valley as America’s
Claudia Cummings as “Hanna” in Lehar’s “The Merry Widow”
Claudia and Jack, Festival Theatre’s “Cavalcade!” album.
prime exurban region. When Cummings and her eminent Shakespearean actor husband Jack Aranson moved to New Windsor in 1979, the Hudson Valley was being transformed from a rural and small town region into a new, rapidly growing geographic and demographic segment of America: exurbia, an intermediate zone between the far suburbs and the rural hinterland. If there are people like Claudia creating a vibrant local arts scene, it’s more likely that a town will take off economically and socially. What I remember most about the good things that Claudia made happen was her evident, hard-earned joy in making them happen.
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Celebration of Life Concert March 31 Two of Cummings’ colleagues from OCH, Terri Vargas and Rose Wolvek have come together to bring us Celebration of Life: A Concert for Claudia. On March 31 at 3:00pm in the Union Presbyterian Church, 44 Old Balmville Road, Newburgh, six of Claudia’s singers will perform accompanied by pianist Ryan Kennedy. There will be a showing of selections from Claudia’s superb PBS performance of Lucia Di Lammermoor. Donations made in Claudia’s name will be given to Alzheimers Foundation and to Mount Saint Mary College for a scholarship in her name. A reception follows. For more information: 845-565-6366.
Wagnerian Music-Drama At Its Best by Derek Leet Though Richard Wagner coined the phrase “Music-Drama” and claimed he brought opera out of its musical superiority into the world with music and drama as equals, I question his dramatic abilites, when comparing his operas to Verdi’s cohesive “music-dramas” such as Aida, La Traviata, Un Ballo In Maschera and many others. In the case of Wagner’s four-opera Ring Cycle, his first and fourth (Das Rheingold and Die Gotteersdammerungi) can be considered “music-melodramas” as it is plot or “the Gods” that rule/create the events in both of them, and are not character driven with other Aristotelian dramatic elements that one finds in the best of Verdi’s and Puccini’s dramas. His third Ring opera, Siegfried, offers no dramatic power as it depicts the wants, needs and musings of a simple mind, and has no ability to make us ponder or muse or question life and people - or even get emotionally involved as is possible with his melodramas. And then there is Die Walküre,, the second of the Ring cycle. It is here that Wagner succeeds in creating a true music-drama. The “opera” contains much well-written drama and dialogue amongst in-depth exploration of human behavior. A man forsakes his only son - A man is 22
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Christine Goerke and three of her sisters.
constantly questioning the concept of God and why God needs to control his creations instead of letting them create their realities - A man wants a son who is totally “free”, meaning he does not need God to control his life. (He has a son who is exactly that, and his daughter knows it.) Walküre contains serious dialogue between a man and wife that deeply involves us. She represents the moral aspects of religion and he gives in to her out of guilt. For the Live from the Met series, Christine Goerke plays Brünnhilde, who loses her immortality in opera’s most famous act of filial defiance. Tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek play the incestuous twins Siegmund and Sieglinde. Greer Grimsley sings Wotan, and Philippe Jordan conducts - at SUNY Sullivan, 112 College Road, Loch Sheldrake, March 30 at Noon. Tickets at the door.
Papier mâché at Mamakating Library
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As a resident of Wurtsboro Stephen will show his for 34 years, Stephen Erny, papier mache figures at who feels fortunate to live the Mamakating Library near the Basha Kill where he throughout the months of is “inspired by its splendor March and April. “These every day,” is a member of papier mache sculptures are the Wurtsboro Art Alliance. an attempt to capture the He is also a songwriter, movement in the moment,” who has been writing music explains Stephen. since high school. In addition, The Mamakating Library is located at 128 Sullivan Stephen is a poet, and he and Street, Wurtsboro. his wife Susan were the first to For additional information, be appointed Poets Laureate “Trick Rider” by Stephen Erny call the Library at 845-888-8004. in Mamakating for a one year term.
Hailed in reviews ensemble amid New worldwide, the York’s next fertile String Trio of New phase, the Downtown York (S3NY) brings Scene. Forging together three of the the path for the most creative and genre-defying Jazz, unique individuals in Western Classical jazz and contemporary and World Musicmusic. informed Chamber The New York Times discipline that is so observed that the Trio L to R: Rob Thomas, Tony Marino & James Emery. prevalent in today’s “...played jazz that adventurous musical Photo by Federico Moretto. was rhythmically alive, stylistically varied environment, the S3NY has remained active and consistently inventive as anything this and thriving over its entire 40-year history. listener has heard recently.” Now the ensemble is comprised of guitarist JazzTimes raved, “No individual or James Emery, bassist Tony Marino, and ensemble has done more to demystify violinist Rob Thomas. chamber jazz, and to realize its potential for At the Morrison Hall Mansion, chamber warmth, sensuousness, and beauty...than the jazz is ‘up close and personal.’ It is warm and String Trio of New York.” cozy. Come and enjoy a beautiful evening The Philadelphia Inquirer said the of music with three musicians of virtuosic S3NY “...is solidly prepared, but offers talent and also partake of the excitement of the excitement of improvisation projected new compositions for the 40th anniversary through unshakable musicianship. created by James Emery. Formed by three men who honed their March 29 at 7:30pm are the date and musical skills during the legendary era of time. Morrison Hall Mansion at 115 South loft jazz in New York in the early 1970s, Street, Middletown, is the location. Tickets the String Trio of New York is one of at the door, free for all students. Doors and contemporary music’s most enduring box office open at 6:45pm. Also, online chamber ensembles. Guitarist James Emery, purchase with a $2.50 service charge for bassist John Lindberg and the late violinist each ticket is available at www.sunyorange. Billy Bang co-founded the groundbreaking edu/arts_comm/ticketing.shtml.
“Andy Cooney Irish Cabaret”, Middletown The sights and sounds of Dublin’s fair city come alive in Andy Cooney Irish Cabaret! Hailed as “Irish America’s Favorite Son,” (New York Times) Andy Cooney is one of the greatest singing sensations on the Irish music scene today. From the National Concert Hall in Dublin to his eight Carnegie Hall sell-outs along with numerous performances at theaters throughout North America, Andy is also one of the famed New York Tenors and has recorded nineteen albums to date.
Andy Cooney Irish Cabaret also features “Ireland’s Most Beautiful Voice” Eimear Reynolds, “bold and bald” Irish comedian Jimmy Q, the Guinness Irish Band, and world class Irish dancers who are highly trained and decorated with some of the most prestigious awards in the Irish dancing world. Come and enjoy this event that showcases Ireland’s music, song, comedy and dance at the historic Paramount Theatre, 17 South Street, Middletown, on March 8 at 7:30pm. For information: 845-346-4195.
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Adult Chorus, Kids Chorus & Band: Oh My! The Four Seasons Chorale, under the direction of Kathy Brink, will present a spring concert, Put A Spring in Your Step with two guest ensembles: a youth chorus and The Little Big Band Group. For the past 21 years, Kathy has been minister of music at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Port Jervis, where she serves as organist and director of a children’s choir, adult choir, and musical groups, which have included Joyful Noise, a multicultural drumming and xylophone ensemble. The first half of the concert will be performed by the Chorale and will feature music in a variety of styles, from 16th century composer Thomas Morley to 21st century compositions. Living in London at the same time as Shakespeare, Morley was the most famous composer of secular music in Elizabethan England, one of only two composers of the only surviving contemporary settings of verse by Shakespeare. The concert will also feature John Rutter’s I Believe in Springtime, which will feature a children’s chorus, made up of local children and youth. Rutter’s music is eclectic, showing the influences of the French and English choral traditions of the early 20th century as well as of light music and American classic songwriting. He is the most often performed
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The Four Seasons Chorale
The Little Big Band Group
contemporary composer for the chorale repertoire. The second half of the concert features eight piece ensemble, The Little Big Band Group, led by Bruce Dedrick. Performing jazz standards, pop songs and music from the swing era, they are often seen and heard at Mulberry Senior Center in Middletown and the WaterWheel Cafe in Milford. The concert will end with the Chorale and the Little Big Band Group combining forces, performing two songs together. Join the Chorale, the children’s chorus and the band on March 31 at 3:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 60 Sussex Street, Port Jervis. Phone: 845-856-1231. Tickets at the door. Students are free.
Leo’s Restaurant, Cornwall: Nita Klein A resident of Cornwall-onHudson since 1970, artist Nita Klein says she used to “work with acrylic, but I now prefer watercolors. Watercolors allow you to get your paws right in there and move the painting around.” Nita’s work has been exhibited in both local and national venues including Palisades Interstate Park, the Hudson River Valley Association, Museum of the Hudson Highlands, and Marymount College, among others. “One of my greatest achievements in the art world was being chosen to exhibit at the Sibley Gallery in Nantucket. They would have art collectors from New York City come in by shuttlebus. I sold every single one of my paintings! An added bonus, the daughter of one of my favorite artists, Milton Avery, was there as well, exhibiting her father’s work.” Nita loves painting nature - directly from her kitchen window. “It starts with me making a sketch, and then eventually painting in watercolors. I like to grow plants, and even sunflowers in season and then bring them inside my home and paint them.” An awardwinning artist, Nita’s painting of a pear appeared on the cover of Valley
Watercolor works by Nita Klein
Table magazine. In 2013 she was awarded “Best Watercolor Artist of 2012” by the Times Herald-Record. Her work is included in institutional and private collections in the United States, South America and Australia. Nita’s works are on view at Leo’s Restaurant & Pizzeria, 23 Quaker Avenue, Cornwall, where they will be displayed throughout the month of March. “I am showing my nature works...a lot of florals, a barn, a little bit of everything,” said Nita. Any advice for budding artists? “Keep going! Believe in yourself. Go after those colors and shapes, sketch them and continue on. Head where your hands take you!” For more about Nita, and to see more of her beautiful work, visit www.nitaklein.com
Memorial Exhibit in Campbell Hall A native of Oakland, In 1987, Ashkenazy was California and graduate of scheduled to appear in San Holy Names High School, Francisco for a benefit AnnaKaren Clemmensen concert, and his agent (1960-2008) was a former arranged a meeting with the East Bay figurative painter Ashkenazys. On seeing the with a scholarship to original artwork, they were California College of Arts even more taken with it. and Crafts and a degree in art They felt it was perfect for a history from U.C. Berkeley. forthcoming Rachmaninoff Furthering her craft, she album and arranged for embarked on an intense AnnaKaren to meet them in Ashkenazy album cover by AnnaKaren Clemmensen course of self-instruction London, then accompany by working with professional models, then them to Lucerne to develop a series of family studying master paintings in Paris, Vienna, portraits. About the Ashkenazy portrait, London and Copenhagen. She then returned AnnaKaren said, “It was a dream I’d never to Holy Names High School to teach even dared to dream, to be able to paint beginning through advanced art. another artist whose work has been a primary Known for museum-quality portrait influence in my life.” paintings that combine both realism and During AnnaKaren’s short life, she was expressionistic personal statements, she spent a gifted artist and poet of great vision, many years painting commissioned portraits. sensitivity, and talent. Her significant life Her style, strongly connected with 19th work included art exhibits, commissioned century music, led her to admire world portraits, numerous drawings and sketches renowned pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy. This ranging from landscapes to unique and tender admiration inspired AnnaKaren to write to representations of her beloved pet rabbits. Ashkenazy’s publisher expressing interest in Noble Coffee Roasters, 3020 State creating a charcoal drawing of the artist and Route 207, Campbell Hall, is honored to gifting it to Ashkenazy as a token of artistic present the work of the late artist AnnaKaren esteem. When Ashkenazy saw the drawing, Clemmensen, courtesy of AnnaKaren’s sister he mailed AnnaKaren a postcard saying he Margaret Fox, through the month of March. liked it. For information: 845-294-8090.
May I Have A Word With You ... Quips, Quotes & Quiddities with Carol Pozefsky HYPHEN THE TERRIBLE Unfortunately, there are too many “Mark Peters” in cyberspace for me to track down the one I’m after. I wanted to ask permission to borrow from Mr. Peters’ whimsical treatise on hyphenated words which appeared in the last ever issue of Verbatim. Peters finds a common pattern; noun + present participle: stomach-churning, ass-whomping, Confucius-quoting, sewerdwelling, dumpster-diving, milkshakeswilling, radiation-spewing and, my own (not clever but apt) paragraph-closing. FROM WHENCE THEY CAME Highly acclaimed actor Paul Giamatti soared to fame as Miles Raymond in the film Sideways and standout performances followed. His portrayal of Founding Father John Adams earned him an Emmy, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award. The actor’s father, A. Bartlett Giamatti, was a professor of English Renaissance Literature, the President of Yale University and the 7th Commissioner of Major League Baseball. In the 1970’s, American surgeon Dr.
William Close played an indispensable role in controlling the deadly Ebola epidemic in the Congo. At the time, Close was Glenn Close with her chief doctor of father, Dr. William Close. the Congolese Army and President Mobutu’s personal physician. Colleagues said that Close’s medical expertise and organizational skills kept Ebola and the attendant panic from spreading. The doctor’s daughter, actress Glenn Close, has won multiple Tonys, Emmys, and Golden Globe Awards. Best known for his role as the bartender on Cheers, Emmy winning actor Woody Harrelson is an avid chess player and was once married to the daughter of playwright Neil Simon. Harrelson’s father Charles Harrelson was a convicted hitman imprisoned for the murder of a father of four for which he was paid $2000. Harrelson was released for good behavior in 1978 but later that same year was hired to assassinate Texas Federal Judge, John H.Wood. The senior Harrelson received two life sentences and died at the age of 69 at Colorado’s Supermax Federal Prison.
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“One of The Greatest Films Ever Made” “Ariveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice, Rashomon is widely considered one of the greatest films ever made. Four people give different accounts of a man’s murder and the rape of his wife, which director Akira Kurosawa presents with striking imagery and an ingenious use of flashbacks. This eloquent masterwork and international sensation revolutionized film language and introduced Japanese cinema and a commanding new star Toshiro Mifune to the Western world.” (Criterion Film Collection). Rashomon has influenced generations of modern filmmakers and found a place on nearly every critic’s top film list. It received numerous awards, including a 1952 Honorary Academy Award for Most Outstanding Foreign Film, and is often credited as the reason for the Academy’s later creation of the “Best Foreign Film” category. The film stars Toshiro Mifune, Machiko Kyo, Masayuki Mori, and Takashi Shimura. Its screenplay, by Akira Kurosawa and Shinobu Hashimoto, is based on stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa. “…Rashomon is that rare film that has
transcended its own status as film, influencing not just the moving image but the culture at large. Its very name has entered the common parlance to symbolize general notions about the relativity of truth and the unreliability, the inevitable subjectivity of memory. In the legal realm, lawyers and judges commonly speak of ‘the Rashomon effect’ when firsthand witnesses confront them with contradictory testimony.” - Stephen Prince. Oxford English Dictionary: ‘rashomon …resembling or suggestive of the film Rashomon, especially in being characterized by multiple conflicting or differing… interpretations.’” (IMDb) On March 28 at 7:00pm, Kurosawa’s classic, Rashomon, will be screened in SUNY Orange’s Kaplan Hall, Newburgh. At the start of the Cultural Affairs event, an introduction will be given by Professor Emeritus James Givant. He will offer some historical and artistic perspective of this film. Following the screening, he will lead a Q&A discussion. Free and open to the public, Rashomon is shown in Japanese with English subtitles. For more information and location, see ad on page 17.
Fiddlin’ & Pickin’ in Greenwood Lake New York born Brian Conway is a leading exponent of the Sligo fiddling style made famous by the late Michael Coleman. The winner of two All-Ireland junior titles in 1973 and 1974 and the All-Ireland senior championship of 1986, Brian’s early studies were with his father Jim of Plumbridge County Tyrone and with Limerick-born fiddler/teacher Martin Mulvihill. However, it was the legendary fiddler and composer Martin Wynne who taught him the real secrets of the County Sligo style. Later, Brian met and befriended Andy McGann, a direct student of Coleman, who further shaped his precision and skill on the instrument. The distinctness of his tone, the lift of his playing, and the deft ornamentation he brings to the tunes have placed him among the finest Irish fiddlers of any style, Sligo or otherwise. He has performed all over North America, Ireland, and Europe, and hosts regular sessions in White Plains while actively encouraging countless musicians in the art of Irish music and fiddle playing. Born in The Bronx, John Walsh’s family moved to Ireland when he was 10. Influenced by Kilkenny’s rich musical heritage, John began playing guitar. Eventually, he moved back to New York and began performing solo and with such bands as Jameson’s Revenge, Noreside, and Luther’s Boots. He has also performed with the traditional Irish musician 26
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Paddy Keenan. In 2008, John was invited to perform in the National Concert Hall Dublin and the Millennium Theatre Limerick supporting the Garcia Flamenco National tour. John was one of the 10 musicians (and the only guitarist) chosen for the 2009 Musicians of the Future concert in the National Concert Hall performing two original compositions composed specially for the concert. In 2013 he composed music for the National Ballet of Ireland’s new version of Carmen choreographed by Morgann Runacre. John currently runs Noreside Music, a Yonkers-based music centre, specializing in teaching, music therapy, as well as housing a recording studio. The Greenwood Lake Public Library, 79 Waterstone Road, welcomes fiddler Brian Conway and guitarist John Walsh for a concert on March 21 at 7:00pm. Register in advance at the front desk or by calling 845-477-8377, ext. 101.
In Memoriam: Richard Manley
January 22, 1933 ~ November 12, 2018 Richard “Dick” Manley was born in Chicago, IL. While serving as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force from 1955-57, Dick married Joanne Heppes Manley in 1957. Dick was a college professor; sailing instructor; builder of wooden sailboats, folk dulcimers and wooden kazoos. An avid sailor and environmentalist, Dick loved his beloved Hudson River. He raced sailboats for years, got involved with the Hudson River Clearwater Organization, becoming one of the first certified captains for the Sloop Clearwater. Dick developed his natural talent as a folk singer, singing with area
folk singers, including Pete Seeger and the Hudson River Sloop Singers. He volunteered with many organizations to clean up and preserve the Hudson River. Dick and Joanne were a large part of the success of Sugar Loaf Craft Village in the 1970’s. Moving there from Croton-on-Hudson, they were founding members of the Sugar Loaf Community Foundation and Sugar Loaf Craft Guild. They operated retail shops in the village for decades, influencing many to create beautiful original crafts. They retired to Highland Mills where Dick lived until recently. Joanne predeceased Dick in 2008.
Parting Glass Band: All Over The Place! Since 2008, The Parting Glass band has played the songs we all know - love songs, hate songs, whiskey songs, death songs, life songs, boat songs, songs about adultery, songs about garbage men, songs about Dutch men, songs about suffering and green places across the ocean! This family-band / Irish folk trio (and sometimes quartet), consists of Al Gessner, vocals, flute, peg-leg and button accordion (and proud owner of Al’s Music Shop in Port Jervis, see ad page 22), his wife, Patti Gessner serving up vocals, whistle, harmonica (along with some miscellaneous objects here and there!) and their son, Tom Gessner, who plays guitar and sings, too. Friends of the band, who sometimes perform along with them, are vocalists/guitarists Dylan Little and Kevin McComb. CANVAS might as well have created a calendar just for the band’s St. Patty’s Day gigs / celebrations, as there are quite a few. So, mark the following dates in your calendar, round up your friends, and catch The Parting Glass at the following locations! March 6 at 7:00pm: Tapped, 22 Henry Street, Unit 2, Middletown; March 9 at 7:00pm: Erie Hotel, 9 Jersey
Avenue, Port Jervis; March 10 at 5:00pm: BVH Sports Bar, 45 Yulan Road, Barryville; March 15 at 6:00pm: Storm King Tavern, 18 Ridge Road, Cornwall; March 16 at 7:30pm: Tapped, 22 Henry Street, Unit 2, Middletown; March 17 at 4:00pm: Fox N Hare Brewery, 46 Front Street, Port Jervis; March 20 at 7:00pm: Tapped, 22 Henry Street, Unit 2, Middletown March 23 at 2:00pm: Sloatsburg Public Library, 1 Liberty Rock Road, Sloatsburg. And if that wasn’t enough for you and your friends, you can catch the band perform every Thursday night at “the Hudson Valley’s Happiest Pub,” Loughrans Irish Pub, 10 Schoolhouse Road, in Salisbury Mills.
Music in Central Valley: “An Afternoon of Guitar Solos & Duos” For three decades, concert guitarist Jonathan Trotta has performed throughout the U.S. and in the local tri-state area as a soloist and accompanist in the Spanish and Latin American music and dance ensemble Ida y Vuelta and in the chamber music ensemble, Musicora. His performance credits include a solo performance with the Rockland Symphony Orchestra. He has performed in master classes with world renowned classical guitarists, Christopher Parkening, Sharon Isbin, and Manuel Barrueco. Jonathan has taught classical and flamenco guitar for over 30 years. Besides his private studio teaching in Nyack, he is currently head of the guitar department at the Rockland Conservatory of Music in Pearl River and is on the faculty of the JCC Thurnauer School of Music in Tenafly, NJ. In addition, he has taught at the Guitar Study Center at the New School for Social Research and the American Institute of Guitar in Manhattan. Jonathan is also an awardwinning classical realist painter, painting both for pleasure and for commission. Among Jonathan’s many outstanding students, Ansel Bobrow is currently a student of Tali Roth in the Juilliard Pre-
College Division, having worked for 10 years with Jonathan Trotta at the Rockland Conservatory of Music. As a soloist, Ansel has performed with the Rockland Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, he has performed at Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, and the National Arts Club as a part of the New York Youth Symphony Chamber Music Program. Ansel will be appearing on From the Top in Florida, a radio show featuring outstanding young musicians throughout the county and broadcast nation-wide. Ansel is a competitive fencer and an actor with the Children’s Shakespeare Theater in Palisades, NY where he has starred as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet and Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing. Music in Central Valley presents Trotta and Bobrow in An Afternoon of Guitar
Solos and Duos. Their program includes a wide range of styles and musical periods from the early 18th century to a premiere: a contemporary composition by Andrew Thomas written for both performers, A Conversation: Jonathan and Ansel. Other featured composers include Bach, Granados, Albeniz, De Falla, Piazzola, Antonio Lauro, Maria Ponce, Francisco Tárrega and Andrew Thomas. Antonio Lauro was a Venezuelan musician, considered to be one of the foremost South American composers for the guitar in the 20th century. Manuel María Ponce Cuéllar was a Mexican composer active in the 20th century. Francisco de Asís Tárrega y Eixea was a Spanish composer and classical guitarist of the Romantic period. Andrew William Thomas is an American composer. He studied with Karel Husa and Nadia Boulanger, and at Juilliard he studied with Luciano Berio, Elliott Carter, and Otto Luening. The concert takes place at Central Valley United Methodist Church, 12 Smith Clove Road on March 24 at 3:00pm. It is free of charge with a suggested donation at the door. The church is handicapped accessible.
Emish at Pennings!
Emish is an awardwinning, high-powered Americana folk-roots inspired trio with Celtic influences. The core of Emish’s sound is in the musical chemistry between awardwinning singer-songwriter and guitarist Bobby Curreri, fiddle and strings virtuoso Christy Brown and multi-instrumentalist and singer Jennifer Curreri. This formidable trio uses original songs and masterful arrangements of traditional songs and tunes as a leaping point from which they incorporate rock and pop music qualities, but never confining themselves to a defined area or genre. Emish will perform at Pennings Farm Market, 161 Route 94S, Warwick, on March 17 at 3:00pm. See Pennings ad on pg. 24 for more info!
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Celebrate The Four Seasons in Shohola The four seasons have music, refreshments, poetry inspired the music of readings, and great artwork. Vivaldi, the artwork of Van Coordinated by artists Gogh, and the poetry of Alexis Siroc and Claudine Shakespeare. For some of Luchsinger, this event will us, the four seasons conjure also include a tribute to the up images of snow-capped late poet, Mary Oliver. mountains, spring blooms, So, whether you’re summer skies, and fall coming to celebrate the foliage. But for others, the “Winter Trees” by Alexis Siroc ever-changing, natural images are shoveling snow, flash floods, beauty of the River Valley, or to complain sweltering heat, and the seemingly endless about the weather, you are welcome to join raking of leaves. in the festivities on March 2, from 4:00pmEither way, those who attend the Barryville 6:00pm at the Artists’ Market Community Area Arts Association’s Celebrating the Center, 114 Richardson Avenue, Shohola. Four Seasons event will be treated to live For information: 845-557-8713.
Macro Photography in Highland Mills “I am a songwriter, “Each season has on musician, avid hiker, display a myriad of tiny mountain biker, canoeist, treasures, and every cross-country skier, foray into nature is a new and, most recently, adventure. My hikes take photographer,” says Cathy longer now, but I gladly Marczyk. trade the distances I used “When I retired in 2014 to cover for the connection after a 25-year career I have forged with the “Guttation” by Cathy Marczyk teaching French and Spanish, I received natural world.” two life-changing gifts: 1. abundant time to Marczyk is the featured artist for March spend in the wilderness, and 2. a waterproof, at the Woodbury Library’s Rushmore dustproof, shockproof camera. Memorial Branch, 16 Route 105, Highland “Over the past four and a half years, my Mills. A reception with light refreshments camera has brought me closer to nature, both takes place March 2 from Noon-2:00pm. figuratively and literally. Macro photography “Signing up to do this library exhibit, has helped me to see and capture the amazing titled It’s a Small World, has given me the patterns that are only revealed when you are impetus to finally start transferring some of inches away. It forces me to slow down and my favorite photos from computer to paper pay attention to what is around me. Colors, and frame, and I couldn’t be more excited textures, shapes, light and shadow work to see them come to life - and to share them together to create a delightful miniature with neighbors and friends!” world full of intimate, intricate beauty. For information: 845-928-6162.
Follow the Path of 2 Artists, Lords Valley Rena Hottinger has consistently balanced her career with a passion for the arts. Appreciating Buddhist philosophy, she says “creating art is a virtue of wholesomeness, an exploration of truth, and contributes to a meaningful life that benefits all.” If she is not creating floral bouquets with real flowers, “Nebula” “Still life with Clementines” by Rena Hottinger by Joan Polishook she is painting her strong flower compositions. Of late, Rena chooses fields, lakes and rivers, hay bales and to spend time studying the techniques of weathered barns.” the impressionist masters, creating her Joan also enjoys the challenge of still life, own colorful and textural interpretations in portraiture and abstract works. acrylics and mixed media. Along The Paths of Two Artists, an exhibit Joan Polishook has an ever present of work by both artists, runs March 1-April interest in style, subject and varied mediums, 27 at the Gallery at Chant Realtors, 631 broadening the scope of her art. Her plein Route 739, Lords Valley. Meet the artists at air works are impressionistic works of rural the March 2, 5:00pm-7:00pm reception. scenery as she is “inspired by mountains, For more information, call 570-775-6896. 28
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