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Orange, Pike, and Sullivan Counties, Cragsmoor, Ellenville, & Marlboro

September 2019

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

From The Publisher... by Barry Plaxen Synchronicities of the month: Flint (Brian the musical director) in Monroe and Flint (the play by Jeff Daniels) in Ellenville. Elgar in Newburgh (GNSO) and Elgar in Monticello and White Lake (SCCO). Every Brilliant Thing in Newburgh (w/ male actor) and in Wurtsboro (w/female actor). Vocabulary Lesson: Asterism: a prominent pattern or group of stars, typically having a popular name but smaller than a constellation. Cajón: A cajón is a box-shaped percussion instrument originally from Peru, played by slapping the front or rear faces (generally thin plywood) with the hands, fingers, or

sometimes implements such as brushes, mallets, or sticks. Himpathy: See Carol Pozefksy’s column. New this Month: Film Festivals in Newburgh and Narrowsburg. O&W Railroad in Monticello and Hurleyville. Cajón in Newburgh and Cornwall. 2019-2020 Classical Music Series begin in Bethel and Montgomery. Open dance rehearsals in Livingston Manor with a performance in Lew Beach. Scandinavian Crafts in Lackawaxen and Norse Tales in Florida. A Readers and Writers Festival in Milford. Jazz returns to Port Jervis and Phillipsport and Poetry returns to Liberty.

To The Editor... I just read the current issue of CANVAS. What a terrific job you all are doing - much needed in the area, and much appreciated! - Janice Meyerson, Bethel Thank you, Barry Plaxen! For 15 years of CANVAS. The July cover hints at just a fraction of the multitude of cultural events your publication has made us privy to over the years. You are a vital force behind the artistic richness of our community, enabling it to grow and expand. Thanks to CANVAS we are able to learn about our wonderful arts community and participate. If we didn’t participate the arts would diminish. Thank you for providing important information and enriching our lives. - Mary Mugele Sealfon, Monroe

Thank you for including the article [August 2019 CANVAS] about the Goshen Art League exhibit and Goshen Art Walk! I always enjoy your newspaper. - Mitchell Saler, Middletown OMG, the article is WONDERFUL!!!! Thank you so much for the outstanding makes such a huge difference!!! CANVAS is such a true friend to Delaware Valley Opera (and all the arts organizations in the tri-county area!). - Mary Burkart, Grahamsville A big belated thanks for the beautiful article in your July 2019 issue on “Art About Town: It’s Summertime” exhibit! - Susan Miiller, Sparrowbush

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Water history in Grahamsville and Poultry history in Shohola. A US Army Band in West Point and a NY Guard Band in Maybrook. A NY Guitarist (blues) in Forestburgh and a DC Guitarist (classical) in Warwick. Art in the Library: Greenwood Lake, Highland Mills, Pine Bush, Tuxedo Park. A Rock and Roll Dance Party in Glen Spey and Wildlife in Lords Valley... ...and the winner for most major local appearances so far in 2019 is Slam Allen. This month he is appearing in Forestburgh and Marlboro. The scope of our local arts community continues to be mind boggling. Thanks to all the creatives who make our area unique. And thanks to all who helped put this issue together, thanks to our loyal readers and to our advertisers who keep CANVAS free.

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Hudson Valley & Skye Jazz Trios���������� 24 Hurleyville Arts Centre��������������������� 16, 28 Kevin Owen, author����������������������������������7 Kindred Spirits Arts�������������������������������� 32 Liberty Museum & Arts Center��������������� 12 Liberty Poetry Festival��������������������������� 12 Lumberland Town Hall, Glen Spey�������� 26 Mamakating Town Hall, Wurtsboro�������� 19 Maybrook Symphonic Wind Ensemble�� 22 Milford Readers & Writers Festival�������� 21 Monroe Arts Society������������������������������ 25 Mount St. Mary Desmond Campus������� 27 Mulberry House, Middletown����������������� 25 Munger Cottage, Cornwall��������������������� 20 Music on Market, Ellenville������������������ 3, 5 Nesin Cultural Arts, Monticello������������������6 Newburgh Free Library�������������������������� 24 Newburgh Sculpture Project���������������������4 Pacem in Terris, Warwick����������������������� 10 Phillipsport Community Center�������������� 12 Pine Bush Library�����������������������������������11 Playhouse at Museum Village, Monroe����9 Ritz Theater, Newburgh������������������������� 31 River Valley Artists Guild�������������������� 8, 22 Shadowland Stages, Ellenville�������������� 10 Shandelee Music Festival���������������������� 23 Sons of Norway, Lackawaxen���������������� 21 Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra��������6 Sullivan County Historical Society��������� 12 SUNY Orange, Middletown�������� 16, 24, 27 SUNY Orange, Newburgh��������������� 19, 25 Time & The Valleys Museum, Grahamsville� 20 Tuxedo Park Library������������������������������ 25 Upfront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis��17, 19 Wallkill River School, Montgomery�������� 26 West Point Band������������������������������������ 16 Wherehouse, Newburgh������������������������ 13 Wurtsboro Art Alliance����������������������� 7, 20


Art & Photography��������������������������������� 18 Books����������������������������������������������������� 18 Category������������������������������������������������ 15 Children & Teen’s����������������������������������� 18 September 2019 Calendar��������������� 16-17 Lectures������������������������������������������������� 14 Music - Pop, Folk, Rock, etc.,���������������� 14


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Amity Gallery, Warwick�������������������������� 23 Artery Gallery, Milford�������������������������������4 Artists’ Market, Shohola������������������������� 30 Barryville Area Arts Association������������� 30 Bethel Woods���������������������������������������� 23 Big Eddy Film Festival, Narrowsburg���� 25 Black Dirt Storytelling Guild, Florida������ 23 Catskill Art Society, Livingston Manor�������3 Crawford Library, Monticello������������������ 31 Delaware Valley Arts Alliance���������������� 25 Downing Film Center, Newburgh������������11 Farm Arts Collective, Damascus����������� 28 Firefighters Museum, Montgomery���������11 Forestburgh Tavern�������������������������� 19, 29 Gallery at Chant Realtors, Lords Valley� 32 Grand Montgomery Chamber Music����� 22 Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra��29 Greenwood Lake Library��������������������������8 Grey Towers, Milford������������������������ 20, 21 Healing Arts Gallery, Ellenville��������������� 32 Heroes for a Cure Festival, Monroe���������8 Highland Mills Library�������������������������������9

Music on Market: Children’s Concert Born in Lexington, Kentucky in 1950, David Mullikin has been a member of the Colorado Symphony since 1973. He is very active in the Symphony’s Education Department, both as performer and composer. Perhaps Mulliken’s most distinctive creations are story-pieces for small ensembles with storyteller. These widely performed compositions include The Steadfast Tin Soldier, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, The Emperor And The Nightingale, The Tortoise and The Hare, and Tunji and The Giant. Music on Market™ (MoM) producer/ violist Anastasia Solberg told CANVAS the following about their next children’s concert: “We will be playing/accompanying a narration of Aesop’s Fables composed for percussion, violin and clarinet by David Mullikin,” said producer/violist Anastasia Solberg. “I don’t know which fables yet because (at CANVAS’ press time) I am still overseas for my son’s wedding and the music is at the post office!” Joining Solberg, who will be playing the violin, will be Chris Early on percussion, Jessica López Barkl as narrator, and a clarinetist TBA. Chris Earley, Department Chair of the Arts at SUNY Ulster, has performed in a number of capacities including the Washington Idaho

Symphony, as a featured marimba soloist at the Northwest Percussion Festival, and in a variety of percussion ensembles. He is currently the principal percussionist with the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra. Actor, director, dramaturg, and designer Jessica López Barkl is currently the Associate Professor of Theater and Speech / Theater Program Director at SUNY Sullivan. Barkl also works in other aspects in theater including: puppetry, choreography, fight choreography, dramaturgy, hair/makeup, casting, and producing. The performance, for children and adults ages 3 and up, takes place at the Music Institute of Sullivan and Ulster, 40 Market Street, Ellenville, on September 22 at 4:00pm. Tickets at the door. Parking is behind St. John’s Episcopal Church and along Market Street.

Free Dance Performance: September 1 The Dance Gallery Festival was created in 2007 by Astrid von Ussar and has since become a well-known festival with annual showcases in New York City, Texas and now Livingston Manor. Level UP serves as a performance showcase for talented dance companies/ choreographers that are ready to advance to the next level in the development and promotion of their work. Each company receives 25 minutes of performance time at the NYC’s Ailey Citigroup Theatre (September 27-29) and a commission fee. This year’s Level UP choreographers are Nicole Caruana and Khensani Mathebula. Nicole Caruana was born in Buffalo and works internationally as a choreographer and performer. She received her formal training from The Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College under the direction of Nelly Van-Bommel. She has most recently choreographed for Spain Ballet Rotterdam. South African artist Khensani Mathebula is the Artistic Director of MATHETA Dance and was a 2018 CUNY Dance Initiative resident. Her work has been commissioned by noteworthy festivals around the city including Battery Dance Festival. She is an alumnus of the competitive Ailey School/ Fordham University BFA program. For its third year, Catskill Art Society

Nicole Caruana

Khensani Mathebula

(CAS) is partnering with the Dance Gallery Festival to offer the Level UP dancers a three-day residency. The artists will open rehearsals to the public August 30September 1 at the Laundry King, 65 Main Street, Livingston Manor, and the residency will culminate with a free performance at the Beaverkill Valley Inn, 7 Barnhart Road, Lew Beach on September 1 at 6:00pm. Open rehearsals will be joined by a free open master class for dancers of all levels and ages at the Laundry King on August 31 at 10:00am. Later in the day, from 5:00pm-6:00pm, audiences will preview an immersive solo-performance at the CAS Arts Center, 48 Main Street, Livingston Manor, amidst the closing party for the annual invitational exhibition of work by Mary Carlson and Jim Torok. For info:

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Newburgh Sculpture Project: Inaugural Group Exhibition Newburgh Sculpture Project will present its inaugural group exhibition of outdoor public works with installations at SUNY Orange (Grand Street), as well as Safe Harbors Green (Broadway and Liberty Streets), and the Newburgh Armory Unity Center (South William Street). Artists include Vivien Abrams Collens, Amy Feldman, Daniel Giordano, James Holland, Mollie McKinley, and Stuart Sachs. All of the artists hail from or reside in Newburgh, and have installed works that respond to the unique views and architecture of their surroundings. Vivien Collens’ work pairs the language of formal, abstract sculpture, with a lightness and whimsical approach. Referencing notions of play and themes around memory and nostalgia, the works on view at both SUNY Orange and Safe Harbors Green conjur game pieces or toys through their playful use of form and color. Amy Feldman is recognized for her iconic painting language and its bold impact. The artist works large scale and with a reduced palette, mostly in black, white, and grey, deriving complexity out of modest means. Singular or composite forms ring her canvases pivoting light and dark, and testing the capacity of the frame’s edge. In her site-specific work at SUNY Orange, Feldman’s cement squares contain

fluid symbols, icons, talismans encased by a rigid steel frame. Daniel Giordano applies language to his work around a sensual relationship between maker and object, host and parasite. Both playful and intimate, his deep-fried jetski on the campus of SUNY Orange skirts a line between the “Squirt” by Vivien Collens Work by Amy Feldman grotesque and the beautiful, referencing a mistress through its of fate and chance, and provides a retitle, Goumada. Simultaneously repelling imagining of the urban landscape. In this and seducing its viewers, the work is a case the title of the work refers to the urban renewal site on which the SUNY Orange preposterous musing, a farce. James Holland’s work deals with themes campus is situated. Using native dune grasses, Mollie around the passage of time and notions of destiny. Working in photography, McKinley has created a triangular cutaway installation, and video, he expresses our of a coastal Atlantic sand dune overlooking connections to history and place through the Hudson River. Dune / Shift continues the poetic interpretations of his immediate artist’s ongoing work with erosion, time, and surroundings. Renewal Asterism is a site. By using earth as material, McKinley sculptural extension of his ongoing series of questions the cultural value of natural photographs, Sky Lines, that interprets city resources. The transference of the dune from lights as stars, forming constellations using its maritime environment to the Hudson Highlands also evokes a mystic convergence an analog drawing technique. Transformed into 3D using LED light of the two landscapes. The work is informed ropes, the asterisms series speaks to notions by the artist’s interest in ancient ritual sites

“Goumada” by Daniel Giordano

and her childhood landscape of Cape Cod. Stuart Sachs’ trio of sculptures, collectively titled Hudson River Mid Landscape point to SUNY Orange’s geographic location on the Hudson River, referencing surrounding views through their titles; Storm King and Breakneck Ridge to the South, Beacon to the East, and the Hamilton Fish Bridge to the North. At the Armory Center, Singing Spider is an interactive work to be played upon with drumsticks or the like, allowing the viewer to become a collaborator in the work. In both installations, Stuart’s abstract steel works question and enhance mutual interactions with both art and landscape. The Newburgh Sculpture Project works are on view through October 25.

“Art in Your Space” at ARTery, Milford The month of September at the ARTery Gallery in Milford features an exhibition of the works of two exciting and vastly different artists. Laura Dudes, with her multi-layered dimensional Original photo artists were asked to work from. images, creates works of high-intensity color with which she aims to create an experience of joy. Kate Horan’s work, semi-abstract and mostly figurative, aims through color, line and form to “A Place in Time” by Laura Dudes. create visual meaning that she hopes will make the viewer think. As a way to illustrate the divergent aesthetic of the two artists, each has agreed to create (in her own style) a work based on the same photograph of a dilapidated old barn in a gone-to-seed landscape (top photo). The paintings will hang on either side of the enlarged “Still Standing” by Kate Horan. photograph displayed in the central held September 14 from 6:00pm-9:00pm. window of the Gallery. The exhibition, entitled Art in Your Space Meet the artists and the rest of the co-op - to emphasize the importance of art in your artist members, while sipping wine and own environment - will open September 12, sampling the many goodies offered for free at the ARTery, 210 Broad Street, Milford. and run through October 7. For information call 570-409-1234. A reception, open to the public, will be 4

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Ellenville’s “Music on Market” Concert Series: Ten Genres in Two Concerts! No less than 10 music genres will be heard at the next two Music on Market concerts. Frets, Keys & Pipes: “All-Time Favorite Songs” A new musical act in the Hudson Valley, the duo Frets, Keys & Pipes, will perform for Ellenville’s music series Music On Market on September 14 at 7:30pm at MISU (Music Institute of Sullivan and Ulster counties). Frets, Keys & Pipes is comprised of Greg Dinger (voice, guitars) and Harvey Boyer (voice, keyboards). Boyer and Dinger are both classicallytrained musicians who perform classical music Greg Dinger professionally (Dinger gave a classical guitar recital during last year’s Music on Market series) as well as a considerable amount of pop, rock, blues and jazz. Their program will include Harvey Boyer music from a variety of these styles, ranging from Elizabethan lute songs and 19th century songs of Schubert published with guitar accompaniments, to standards from the Great American Songbook, jumpin’ blues and rock ‘n’ roll, Beatles and Stones songs

and Broadway hits. Both Dinger and Boyer sing and play in the area dance band Fishbowl and they’re members of the chorus Ars Choralis. Both musicians teach music in area schools, Boyer at Onteora Central School, and Dinger at SUNY Ulster, SUNY New Paltz and Bard. Boyer conducts the Phoenicia Festival of Voice Youth Chorale and Dinger arranges for/plays in SUNY Ulster’s Guitar and Mixed Instrument Ensembles. NEXUS: “Confessions of Percussionists” NEXUS has been called “the High Priests of the Percussion World” by the New York Times. The ensemble will perform on September 19, at 7:30pm in St. John’s Episcopal Church. The group is made up of four master percussionists internationally revered for virtuosity, innovation and extraordinary music out of the broadest array of percussion instruments imaginable. Their original compositions and arrangements, high-end commissions from Pulitzer prize-winners Steve Reich and Ellen Taafe Zwillich, Grammy-winner Libby Larsen, and Japanese master Toru Takemitsu, and famed collaborations with the likes of Canadian Brass, Kronos Quartet, and Richard Stoltzman, have created repertoire ranging

from novelty ragtime and haunting African rhythms through awardwinning improvised film music and ground-breaking compositions. NEXUS delivers a stunningly virtuosic spectacle of sound and rhythm. Each member of NEXUS is a Grammy® Award winner. NEXUS: Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Russell Hartenberger & Garry Kvistad Composer Steve Reich says, “probably the most acclaimed xylophone - found its way into the dance percussion group on earth,” NEXUS is orchestras, probably because of its ability to in the Percussion Hall of Fame and tours clearly accentuate the syncopated rhythms of extensively. The group has participated in the newer dance music. 60 international festivals, 4 times at the The featured voice in the traditional Kennedy Center, twice at the BBC Proms in Zimbabwe Tongues, is the African mbira (see Royal Albert Hall, 5 times in Carnegie Hall. photo) an instrument whose name literally Celebrating its 49th anniversary this translates as “tongues”, albeit tongues of concert season, NEXUS will perform some metal rather than flesh. Accompanying of its greatest hits including Reich’s seminal instruments include a marimbula (bass mbira composition Drumming - Part One, a NEXUS from the Caribbean Islands), gankogui (iron arrangement of traditional Zimbabwe music bell), Axatse (gourd rattle) and a drum. In and novelty Ragtime music which NEXUS the Shona culture of Zimbabwe, the mbira rediscovered in the 1970s. is strongly associated with memories of Reich composed Drumming when under departed ancestors and with the experience the influence of music he heard and studied of remembering in general. during a trip to Ghana. Ragtime: from the St. John’s Epsicopal Church and MISU are turn of the century through the Roaring both located at 40 Market Street, Ellenville. Twenties, one instrument in particular - the Tickets at the door.

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Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra’s “Reimagined” in Monticello & White Lake The Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra (SCCO) will perform in Monticello and White Lake in September. The program, entitled Reimagined, includes Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata, Op. 47 No. 9 arranged by SCCO Artistic Director Andrew Trombley with violin soloist Akiko Hosoi, Elgar’s Chanson de Matin and Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir De Florence Op. 70. “SCCO has felt inspired for the past year to program the Souvenir De Florence,” explained Trombley. “It’s a fantastic piece that is screaming to be played by an orchestra. Deciding what would pair well with the program was a challenge. When we sat down and thought about it some more I had a few thoughts: Akiko has yet to be featured as a primary soloist; orchestras are celebrating Beethoven’s 250th this year; as a student Tchaikovsky arranged the Kreutzer opening adagio. This made the program clear and I can’t wait for Akiko to present her mastery of violin and music with our community!” Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 9 is notable for its technical difficulty, unusual length (around 40 minutes), and emotional scope. “The ‘Kreutzer’ Sonata arranged for strings and solo violin is not an original idea,” said Trombley. “I was inspired by a


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summer festival I attended a while back where I performed (on the double bass) in an arrangement with Kolja Blacher. However I am unable to find or unfortunately afford the arrangements in existence so I am arranging the piano part for the orchestra.” Chanson de Matin, Op. 15, No. 2, is a musical work composed by Edward Elgar for violin and piano, and later orchestrated by the composer. Its fresh melodic appeal has made it extremely popular. The work is most well known in both its original setting and the composer’s orchestral version. But the melodic aspect has inspired other arrangements to fulfill the desires of various instrumentalists to play it. The most important are Elgar’s own arrangements for cello and piano, and viola and piano. There are others’ arrangements for oboe and piano, for organ, for recorder ensemble, brass quintet, for brass band and wind band. There is also an adaptation for voice and piano published in 1960. “The Chanson de Matin will be arranged for string orchestra by myself,” explained Trombley. “There are some quartet arrangements already in existence but more often than not those quartet parts need a bit of tweaking to accommodate the string orchestra.” Tchaikovsky dedicated his String Sextet in D minor “Souvenir de Florence”, Op. 70 to

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the St. Petersburg Chamber Music Society in response to his becoming an Honorary Member. The work was titled “Souvenir de Florence” because he sketched one of the work’s principal themes while visiting Florence, Italy, where he was composing his opera The Queen of Spades. He wrote to his brother in June 1890, “I started working three days ago and am writing with difficulty, handicapped by lack of ideas and the new form. One needs six independent but, at the same time, homogenous voices. This is frightfully difficult. Haydn never managed to conquer this problem and never wrote anything but quartets for chamber music.” “There is no formal arranger for the Tchaikovsky,” said Trombley. “We will be

reading off of the sextet parts although some artistic decisions are made as to when there will be solo players versus full ensemble.” The performances are September 7 at 7:00pm at Eugene D. Nesin Theater, 22 St. John Street, Monticello, and September 8 at 3:00pm at Reformed Presbyterian Church 6 Mattison Road, White Lake. Tchaikovsky found influence in his travels and studies of previous masters including Beethoven. Akiko Hosoi’s brilliant artistry along with SCCO will build a bridge connecting these two monumental composers. For tickets: online via Facebook at “sccoplayers”, by phone: 845-798-9006, or at the door. For information, email Marina Lombardi at

Killer Book Launch in Wurtsboro Lizzie Halliday, infamous Burlingham, NY murderess, lives again within the pages of a comprehensive new true crime narrative. Killing Time in the Catskills is a true account of one of America’s most dangerous women, Lizzie Halliday. Within this compelling narrative author Kevin Owen provides a complete biographical timeline of her life, outlining the most accurate account of Halliday’s disturbing criminal career available to date, while correcting misinformation of the past. Author Owen provides the reader with not only a detailed expose on Halliday’s crimes but also provides a comprehensive biography, the result of three years of investigative Book cover: “Killing Time research which in the Catskills” by Kevin Owen revealed that Lizzie, in her late twenties, left behind a trail of failed marriages, bigamy, horse theft, arson, insurance fraud and multiple murders up and down the east coast. After her sensational trial in Monticello, Lizzie became the first woman in the world

sentenced to die in the electric chair, and although locked behind bars, she managed to continue her reign of terror. The author will present his book at the Wurtsboro Art Alliance’s John Neilson Gallery located at 73 Sullivan Street, on September 28 at 6:00pm Halliday in handcuffs on the cover of the Police for an inaugural Gazette, 9/23/1893: book launch “Ghastly Murder in Burlingham, NY” and presentation which will include selected readings, a visual slideshow, Q&A, and complimentary refreshments all followed by a book signing at 7:00pm. Kevin Owen is currently an artist-member of the Wurtsboro Art Alliance and resident of Mamakating. If you would like further information about the book Killing Time in the Catskills call Kevin Owens at 707-785-6299, or email him at:

WAA’s ABC’s: Art, Book, and Classes! attendees will learn to draw The Open Road is the using their iPad with user theme for the Wurtsboro friendly apps and techniques Art Alliance’s September (there is a fee for this class). exhibit. Lee Geuryung and September 14 from two of her family members 10:00am-Noon: A FREE will be the Alliance’s acrylic painting class will featured artists. Raised in be hosted by Dr. Joyce South Korea and taught Gerber. Attendees can learn calligraphy at an early age, how to bypass drawing, Lee says, “Making drawings silence their inner censor, like this is a longing for my and experience the joy of language, an unconscious painting. Partially funded gesture.” Each member will by a grant from Delaware display their art for two Valley Arts Alliance, space weekends during the month. is limited to 8 attendees, 18 On view until September years+. 29, the free opening reception September 21 from will be held on September 9:00am-Noon: Jewelry 7 from 2:00pm-4:00pm. artist Sue Petry will lead Bring a friend to see the visitors through the art of Alliance’s latest works and metalsmithing and wire meet the artists! wrapping to create earrings, Three classes will be a pendant, or pin (there is a offered this September. Be fee for this class, limited to sure to visit the website: 8 students, 12 years+). for And last but not least, the information and to register Alliance will host a kick off - registration is required for Works are from Lee Geuryung’s / book launch of Alliance all classes. “The Voyage” series member Kevin Owen’s On September 12 from 5:00pm-8:00pm, Jeffrey Wiener will true crime novel. See article (left) about this present a digital arts workshop where chilling tale of depravity and murder!

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6th Annual “Heroes for a Cure” Festival the three days. The 6th annual Heroes 100% of the proceeds For A Cure Fall Festival/ from this three-day event Carnival is moving this that attracts thousands year to Museum Village, go to the Make A Wish 1010 Route 17M, Monroe Foundation of the on September 6, 7, 8. Hudson Valley. This organization was Admission is free founded by Sal and and features top notch Christine Scancarello whose 6 year old son Professor Louie & The Crowmatix live entertainers, great rides and Anthony developed a rare perform on September 8 at 1:30pm. carnival form of Leukemia. Anthony is now 12 years attractions, arts and crafts, food, a petting old and has proven to be a true survivor with zoo, demonstrations, and many more activities. an incredible disposition and zest for life! For information about Anthony’s story Culinary rocker Johnny Ciao, who helped organize this event along with the and a schedule including musical acts, visit Scancarello family, is the host on stage over

River Valley Artists Guild Members’ Show An active, professional Members’ Exhibit. The group of more than show includes oil and 50 artists who show acrylic paintings, pastels extensively throughout and mixed media works. Port Jervis and beyond, At the time of press, the River Valley Artists artists include: Daniela Guild (RVAG) exhibits Cooney, whose love works in representational of animals and natural as well as abstract styles landscapes is prevalent using drawing, graphics, in her vibrant paintings; mixed media, weaving Judith Cramer, who and painting in oil, creates works in acrylic, acrylic, pastel, watercolor pastel and pencil; “Wooded Guide” by Daniela Cooney and airbrush. RVAG president Joan Most members come from communities Kehlenbeck, who works in oil and pastel, bordering the Delaware River, Middletown, and Susan Miiller, who creates vibrant oil Poughkeepsie and Monroe as well as paintings. Branchville, NJ and Milford. The exhibit, free and open to the public, Stop by the Tasting Room at the is at Brotherhood Winery, 100 Brotherhood Brotherhood Winery for RVAG’s annual Plaza Drive, Washingtonville.

Bruce Young: Color Pen and Ink Drawings A longtime resident of New Jersey, artist Bruce Young attended the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art in the late sixties, concentrating on painting the human form in oils. For the past fifteen years, Bruce has been concentrating on pen and ink drawings of architecture. “I began drawing in ink after seeing a large pen and ink drawing of New York City’s Central Park and was intrigued by the mood that was created using just black and white,” says Bruce. He feels scenes of New York City are “an endless source of vibrant and interesting material.” Bruce also creates works in pastel, graphite, oils and watercolor as well as airbrush art. His work can be found at the Skylands Gallery in Wantage, NJ. The Greenwood Lake Public Library will present work by Bruce Young for the 8

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Work by Bruce Young

month of September. His black and white work was displayed at the Library’s art gallery in June of 2018. This year’s exhibit will feature his work in color. The Greenwood Lake Public Library is located at 79 Waterstone Road, Greenwood Lake. For more information, call the Library at 845-477-8377 (ext. 104).

Dolly Parton Musical in Monroe friendship and revenge 9 to 5: The Musical in the Rolodex era is is a 2008 musical based outrageous, thoughton the 1980 film of the provoking and even a same name, with music little romantic. Three and lyrics by Dolly unlikely friends take Parton. It features control of their office a book by Patricia and learn there is Resnick, based on the nothing they can’t do, screenplay by Resnick even in a man’s world. and Colin Higgins. Pushed to the boiling The musical point, the three female premiered in Los coworkers concoct a Angeles in September plan to get even with 2008, and opened Left to right: Carmen Nardone, Eric on Broadway in April Dohman, Terri Weiss & Martina Drayer. the sexist, egotistical, 2009. It received 15 Drama Desk Award lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. nominations, the most received by a In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy production in a single year, as well as four and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy Tony Award nominations. A national tour giving their boss the boot! While he remains of the U.S. launched in 2010, followed by a “otherwise engaged,” the women give their UK premiere in 2012. It opened in London’s workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them West End in February 2019. And now, thanks to Creative Theatre- down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can’t she? The musical runs September 7-22 in the Muddy Water Players, it will come to Museum Village in Monroe directed by Playhouse at Museum Village, 1010 Route Kate Loftus and choreographed by Diane 17M, Monroe. Performances are often sold-out. While Holbert. Brian Flint is the Musical Director. Terri Weiss, Martina Drayer, Carmen some walk-up can be accommodated, it is Nardone, Eric Dohman, Nicole Bader and imperative that you reserve seats in advance for the performance dates that you want. Jim Meaney play the principal roles. For tickets, call 845-294-9465. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of

Portraiture in Highland Mills “The human face, a naked face, is an ever-changing thing. From that first day of life, we are programmed to search out the human form from all of the other shapes and forms in our infantile fields of vision. As parents, we are programmed to gaze and marvel at the face of our newly-born offspring. Yes, for the miracle of him or her but also, I am certain, to aid in that imprinting so necessary for the successful survival of the new human. But it never ceases to be a source of intrigue and mystery, or a subject for artists and writers. “In painterly terms, the process of reaching for the form is both intuitive and formal; it is an intense, in the moment, experience that requires deep and deliberate observation. As one enters and becomes subsumed by the painting, subtle angles, shapes and colors reveal themselves the most exciting of which are often found in the shadows. My aim when painting a portrait is to solve the visual puzzle and

“Lenny Kislin”

“Little Boy Blue (Reide)”


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illuminate, but not necessarily solve, its mystery. And, with each work, to locate something of the universal in the individual through that intense study the process entails.” - Claire Lambe. Born in southern Ireland, Claire Lambe is an artist who specializes in the portrait. In addition to making art in her studio, Claire writes for the art section of Roll, an online arts magazine serving the Hudson Valley, and she is an instructor at the Woodstock School of Art where she teaches portraiture and Portfolio Development. Claire and her husband, author and playwright Carey Harrison, reside in Woodstock. Claire is the featured artist at the Rushmore Memorial Branch of Woodbury Public Library, 16 Route 105, Highland Mills, for the month of September. A reception with light refreshments takes place at the Library on September 7 from Noon-2:00pm. For further information, call 845-928-6162, ext. 102.

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Shadowland Stages: Comedy & Drama Joe DiPietro is a two-time Tony Award winner, and also won a Drama Desk Award and three Outer Critics Circle Awards. His musicals and plays have received thousands of productions in the U.S. and internationally. Directed by Shadowland Stages’ Artistic Director Brendan Burke, there’s still time to catch Over The River and Through the Woods running through September 8. Published in 1998, the play is a heartwarming comedy about family, faith and food. Written by Joe DiPietro, it played Off-Broadway at the John Houseman Theatre for 800 performances over two years. Next up at Shadowland Stages is Flint, the newest play by actor/playwright Jeff Daniels. Jeff Daniels’ career includes roles in films, stage productions, and on television, for which he has won two Emmy Awards and received several Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Tony Award nominations. (Fun fact: Jeff played “Denton Webb” in one of CANVAS editor Sophia’s favorite coming-of-age movies, 1990’s Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael). Daniels’ latest play Flint is a tough and honest portrayal of two couples - neighbors who have seen their lives greatly diminished two and a half years after losing their jobs at the auto plant. Their lives and relationships


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Cast of “Over the River and Through the Woods” Top, left to right: Peggy Cosgrave, Marina Re, John Caliendo. Bottom, left to right: Ray Faiola, Jon Freda, Kate McMorran.

unravel as they lose their grip on the chance at the American Dream. And it all comes to a head on a Friday evening in September of 2014, six weeks before the State of Michigan announced a problem with the city’s water. (Another fun fact: Shadowland produced Daniels’ play Guest Artist in 2010, starring John Astin, best known as the man who brought depth to Gomez Addams in the original TV series, The Addams Family.) Flint will be performed from September 14-29 at Shadowland Stages, 157 Canal Street, Ellenville. For tickets: 845-647-5511.

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Wawayanda Celebration & Classical Guitar Pacem in Terris is a trans-religious space created along the Wawayanda River (aka Creek) in Warwick by Frederick and Claske Franck. It is “One man’s work of art that aspires to be an oasis of quiet, of sanity, where spirit and nature may reconnect. It is dedicated to what is Human in every human being” Don’t miss the celebration of the Wawayanda at Pacem in Terris on August 31 (The Serenade Quartet and Celebrate the Wawayanda Creek! vocalists) and on September 1 (The Serenade Orchestra). For detailed information, see August CANVAS. Charles Mokotoff, a lecturer in classical guitar and lute, made his New York City debut at Carnegie Hall in 1987. Earlier in his career, Mokotoff was described by the New York Times as “exceptional among debutantes...a thoughtful, gentlemanly artist, technically fastidious and Charles Mokotoff able to coax a range of sounds

from his instrument.” Mokotoff was raised in Middletown where his mother, Gertrude, later served as mayor (19901993). He currently resides in the Washington, DC area, and is returning to Pacem in Terris where his 2018 performance left the audience “awestruck”, according to Lukas Franck, Pacem’s President. Mokotoff also serves on the Board of Directors for Music for Humanity’s annual scholarship awards. For his 2019 appearance, Mokotoff will perform music by Albeniz, Rodrigo, Dilermando Reis (19161977), Rex Willis (b.1956), Celil Refik Kaya and others on September 15 at 5:00pm. Pacem in Terris is located at 96 Covered Bridge Road and is not handicapped accessible. Bring pillows. Arrive early and visit the sculpture garden.

Downing Film Center: “Kinky Boots” Filmed Live in HD on the London Stage, the “freshest, most fabulous, feel-good musical of the decade” (Hollywood News) Kinky Boots comes to US cinema screens! With songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), this “dazzling, fabulously sassy and uplifting” (Time Out)

awardwinning musical celebrates a joyous story of Brit grit to highheeled hit as it takes you from the factory floor of Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan! See it at the Downing Film Center, 19 Front Street, Newburgh, on September 9 at 1:30pm and 7:00pm. Tickets are available at the Box Office or online by visiting:

“Still Smoldering: Reflections of 9/11” Artist Karen E. Gersch The exhibit has proven will return to the Orange popular and draws other County Firefighters survivors, witnesses, and Museum, 141 Clinton Street, families who similarly Montgomery, on September relocated north after the event; 11 from 9:00am-3:00pm for even children and youth, her fourth year of exhibiting curious about this historical the paintings and drawings tragedy and its impact on the she created following the world. Twin Tower attack in New Karen will be present all York City. day, along with sponsor Jim Then a resident of lower Ferguson, former Fire Chief Manhattan, she witnessed the of Montgomery, to talk to and attack firsthand and knew, both answer questions about the personally and professionally, “9/11: The Flag” by K. Gersch work and the incident. more than three dozen people who perished For more information, contact Karen E. that day. Gersch directly at

John P. Murphy Retrospective, Sugar Loaf John P. Murphy (1934-2013) was born on Brooklyn Street in Port Jervis, the only child of John Patrick and Marion (Heise) Murphy. After graduating from Port Jervis High School in 1952, John proudly served in the US Air Force in the intelligence division, where he put his visual art skills to use by creating maps. While stationed in San Antonio, he received a prize for painting from the Witte Museum in 1953. John honed his artistic talents at “Mary” by John P. Murphy (1970’s). Parsons School of Design, NYU and White Oak Drive, Sugar Penn State. He first taught art Loaf, through September at Green Mountain College 28. The works on display in Vermont and went on represent a retrospective of to become an art professor over 50 years’ worth of John’s and Chairman of the Art expression and creation. Department at Rockland The show will be staged Community College, a by John’s daughters, Tana position he held for over 30 Mulligan and Gabriella years. Newrock, and his His work spanned decades granddaughter, Lia Fierro, and reflected his unique with help from other close perspective on nature and family members and friends, society, with particular Geometric abstract by in advance of what would interest in abstract landscapes, John P. Murphy (early 1990’s). have been his 85th birthday. geometric patterns and the Children are welcome with adult human form. An exhibit, John P. Murphy, A Life Celebrated in Paintings will be on accompaniment, however, some works may display at the Seligmann Center, 23-26 include nudity. For info: 845-469-9459.

Spione Exhibits at Pine Bush Library Pine Bush artist Frederic Spione has an extensive background as a commercial graphic artist and illustrator in New York City. Relocating to Pine Bush, Spione now works in his converted garage studio painting landscapes, abstract imagery, and whimsical inspired by his idyllic rural setting. “I discover a texture, see colors and shapes, or hear a melody that then awakens in me a desire to create and capture mystifying understandings,” says Spione. For the last 20 years, Spione has also worked in the field of creative aging, facilitating and training staff and older persons to share memories and life experiences through visual art. He also facilitates creative workshops for adults, children, and persons with dementia, providing private art lessons with a special focus on helping people overcome artistic blocks. A member of the Pine Bush Area Arts Council

“Adeena Reading, Frederic Mowing” by F. Spione

and Middletown Art Group, he was a featured exhibitor at the former Crawford Gallery of Fine Art. His work has also been exhibited for SUNY Orange Cultural Affairs in Orange Hall, Middletown. An exhibit of work by Frederic Spione takes place at the Pine Bush Area Library, 227 Maple Avenue for the month of September. For more information: 845-744-3375. September 2019

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The 12th Annual Liberty Poetry Festival at the Museum, 46 South Main The Liberty Poetry Festival is Street. one of the Liberty Museum & OPPORTUNITY: Published and Arts Center’s most popular events, unpublished poets working in all highlighting the talents of the styles, are welcome to participate. region’s finest poets with readings Submit poems for consideration ranging from light and humorous to Marilyn Laufer, PO Box 87, to free verse to intense Gothic and White Sulphur Springs, NY 12787 expressionistic work. or email them to mbfrumess@ Organized and moderated by poet Marilyn Laufer, who was Marilyn Laufer Include your full just named the second Poet Laureate of the name, address, telephone and email contact Village of Liberty, the festival continues to information. The last date to submit poems is September 9 (no exceptions). attract more and more poets each year. For information, contact Marilyn Laufer The public is welcome to attend the 12th annual festival on September 21 at 2:00pm, at 845-292-6628.

Roots, Rock & Blues in Hurleyville

3 3 r d Seaso n Se pt em ber 2 0 19 to M a y 2 02 0 Concerts are held on the Garrett Concert Stage at the Montgomery Senior Center, 36 Bridge Street, Montgomery. All concerts are FREE! Please, retain this ad for future reference.

S UND AY, S EP T EMBER 2 2, 2019 - 3PM

“Enchantments for a Sunday Afternoon” Composer/pianists: Steve Margoshes & Ada Janik Margoshes, Julie Ziavras, soprano & Elex Lee Vann, baritone

S U ND AY, NO V EMB ER 1 0 , 2019 - 3PM

Hudson Valley Chamber Players: Joel Evans, oboe; Marcia Gates, flute; Jeff Marchand, bassoon; Larry Tietze, clarinet; Ruthanne Schempf, piano

S U ND AY, J A NU A RY 1 9, 2020 - 3PM Argus String Quartet

SU ND AY, MA R C H 1 5 , 2 020 - 3PM Yalin Chi, piano

S U ND AY, MAY 1 7 , 2 0 20 - 3PM Neave Piano Trio

These concerts are made possible by the generous support of the Village of Montgomery, Orange County Office of Tourism, Orange County Arts Council, Town of Montgomery, Historic Montgomery Association, Recycled Style, Glen Arden, Mike’s Deli, Montgomery Mart. Thanks also to Mimoza Vezuli, Barry Plaxen, Eric Hamblin and Mona Toscano.

- Aleksander Vezuli, Artistic Director and Manager 12

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Celebrations for Woodstock’s 50th Anniversary may be over, but the music, the message, and the songs are alive and well in Sullivan County. One of the bands keeping that spirit alive is the roots, rock and blues band Yasgur. Yasgur is a powerful four-piece guitar and harmonica driven band, playing danceable swing, jump, and Chicago style blues. Band members include Rich Johansen, vocals and guitar, Mike Moss, drums, Dan Berger, harmonica, and Steve Suresh, bass. Named after the legendary Max Yasgur of Woodstock fame, three of the members met at a jam session just up the road from the original Woodstock site. As the story goes, after hearing Rich sing and Dan play the harp, Mike went up to the two musicians and asked if they would like to start a blues band. There was no hesitation in their agreement! Yasgur was born! The band covers tunes by Muddy Waters,

Tom Waits, Bruce Springsteen, The Grateful Dead, Chuck Berry, and many others. As part of the Sullivan County Historical Society’s Sunday Afternoon Music and History Concert Series, the concert will be held on September 8 at 2:00pm at the Sullivan County Museum, 265 Main Street, Hurleyville. Local Americana band Little Sparrow hosts the event. Free admission. Donations gratefully accepted. Call 845-434-8044 for more info.

A Hybrid of Musical Genres, Phillipsport Soulfully energized guitarist and singer/ songwriter Marc Von Em has a sound that flows easily between folk, blues and funk. Marc began his solo career in 1999 when he self-produced and released his first solo CD, Von Em. He has since released three more recordings. Along with his independent music, Von Em also performs as a back up vocalist and guitarist for Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20, finishing his third world tour with Rob at the conclusion of 2016. Marc’s belief is that an artist not be limited to one genre, and his collection of original songs are a testament to that, running the gamut from solo acoustic finger-picking to full band funk. Constantly inspired, he continues to hone his brand of original music and his live shows always have something new to offer.

Gitesha’s Jazz Experience features vocalist Diana ‘Gitesha’ Hernandez with Steve Berger on guitar and John Menegon on bass. Gitesha’s “rich alto voice and well rounded resonance” (Jazz Inside) fuses jazz standards, songs from the 60s to 90s, and her own poetry and originals in a jazz infused hybrid of musical genres. Menegon is a “harmonically sophisticated bassist” (Downbeat) and Berger is a mainstay on the NYC jazz scene playing guitar for the great Bob Dorough for over 30 years. Hear the above artists perform live in concert for Phillipsport’s Monthly Music Night at the Phillipsport Community Center, 657 Red Hill Road, on September 21 from 7:00pm-9:30pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. Suggested donation is $3. Homemade food and desserts available for purchase. For more info: 845-313-1772.

Neil Alexander’s “Fourth Saturday Jazz” Thierry Arpino’s career has been punctuated by stints with such notables as Joe Beck, Larry Coryell, Jean-Luc Ponty, Lisa Fisher, to name but a few. His ability to contribute with astounding authenticity and ownership in a variety of musical idioms such as jazz, rock, Latin jazz, African rhythm, world beat, funk, R&B and pop are why he remains one of the most sought after drummers of his day. Although much can be said and understood of Arpino’s virtuosity, what remains unquantifiable is the musical liberation and sheer joy he displays in each and every performance. Bassist Ira Coleman’s resumé tells a story. Over the years, Coleman has worked with such well-known figures as Cab Calloway, Freddie Hubbard, Betty Carter, Branford Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Jessye Norman, Plácido Domingo and Sting. He was musical director for vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater and toured with her internationally

Thierry Arpino

Ira Coleman

Neil Alexander

from 2002 until 2009. One night he’s on the stage at Carnegie Hall playing in a tribute to African-American culture. The next morning he is on a plane to Europe to collaborate on a recording or heading to Japan for a jazz festival. As comfortable playing Jamaican rhythms as he is accompanying a gospel choir or performing in a jazz trio, this professional bass player has built an international reputation for versatility. World renowned pianist, synthesist, keyboardist and composer Neil Alexander works with music in all forms and styles. He is also active in production, live sound engineering, theater, dance and film. In 2015 Neil was awarded Individual Artist Of The Year by the Orange County Arts Council. The 4SJ (Fourth Saturday Jazz) series continues with a concert featuring Alexander, Arpino, and Coleman on September 28 at 8:00pm at The Wherehouse, 119 Liberty Street, Newburgh. No cover!

May I Have A Word With You ... Quips, Quotes & Quiddities with Carol Pozefsky PROBLEMS AND FAUX, WHERE DID THEY GO? Hold back the tears, no need for tissues, Problems are neutralized, now they’re just issues. Fake leather’s vegan, not faux anymore, Word switcheroo is becoming a chore... BUNKUM AND MALARKEY A former head of the Ad Council described advertising as nothing more than deception and puffery, but sham and hokum extend far beyond Madison Avenue and in fact permeate our language. Roget’s Thesaurus lists hundreds of words associated with the con artists and liars in our midst: Quackery, humbugging, cunning, spurious, bamboozle, hornswoggle and cog. Cog? Yes, cog, meaning to deceive. William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor: “Mistress Ford, I cannot cog...I wish thy husband were dead...I would make thee my lady.” PROPER-TEE Yet another online t-shirt catalog has found its way to us. Here are some of the messages

you can choose to wear (or not). • I meant to behave but there were too many other options. • You can’t scare me I have a daughter. • Being cremated is my last hope for a smoking hot body. • If I say I will do it I will do it! No need to remind me every 6 months. HIMPATHY The Economist introduces us to the newly coined word ‘himpathy’ to describe “the disproportionate concern for the future of a man accused of harassment, rape, or other violence towards women.” The term is said to be spreading online. CAROL LEIFER When the comedian/ comedy writer turned 50, she was amazed at the ‘volume of stuff’ that had happened so far in her life: purse stolen 8 times, been in an earthquake, killer yeast infection in Aruba, 3 colonoscopies, a rush hour flat tire on the L.A. freeway without a cellphone, and a coyote bit her dog.

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Albi Beluli�����������������������������������������������������������������������Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, Thursdays, 7pm Music for Humanity folk���������������������Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, 3rd Saturday, 7:30pm Mickey Barnett & Slam Allen rockabilly, blues�������������Rivoli Theatre, So. Fallsburg, Aug 25, 1pm Madárka Klezmer������������������������������������������������������������ Unico Park, Newburgh, Aug 25, 4pm FREE Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo, Melissa Etheridge���������������������������������� Bethel Woods, Aug 25, 7:30pm Slam Allen �������������������������������������������������� Farmer’s Market Park, Rock Hill, Aug 28, 6:30pm FREE Chuck James vocal & Leon Hillstein piano, Broadway����������Crawford Library, Monticello, Aug 29, 6pm FREE Steady Pulse�������������������������������������������Veterans Memorial Park, Wurtsboro, Aug 29, 6:30pm FREE The Usual Suspects����������������������������������������Gazebo Park, Kauneonga Lake, Aug 29, 6:30pm FREE Green River ������������������������������������������������������������Sugar Loaf RR Crossing, Aug 29, 6:30pm FREE Battle of the Bands������������������������������������ Mamakating Park, Bloomingburg, Aug 30, 6:30pm FREE Midnight Slim & Laurie Anne������������������������������ Festival Square, Middletown, Aug 30, 7pm FREE Bush & +Live+����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Bethel Woods, Aug 30, 7pm The Clusters All Star Revue Motown, r&b�������������� Unico Park, Newburgh, Aug 31, 6:30pm FREE Pentatonix w/Rachel Platten�������������������������������������������������������������� Bethel Woods, Aug 31, 7:30pm Bernard Purdie & Friends funk, soul����������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 31, 8pm Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis blues����������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 1 & Sep 15, 11am Koby Broadway Showtunes����������������������������������������������� Unico Park, Newburgh, Sep 1, 4pm FREE Cindy Cashdollar & The Syncopators Texas swing�����Falcon Underground , Marlboro, Sep 2, 8pm Leeroy Stagger & The Rebeltone Sound root, rock, pop�������� Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Sep 5, 8pm Mick Flannery, Lorkin O’Reilly Irish�������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 6, 8pm Ian Flanigan���������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Sep 6, 8pm Yasgur roots, blues, Little Sparrow Americana��Sullivan County Museum, Hurleyville, Sep 8, 2pm Mood Swing Quartet Reunion�����������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 7 & Sep 8, 8pm Deadgrass Garcia������������������������������������������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Sep 7, 8pm Breakneck Annie folk�������������������������������������������������� Munger Cottage, Cornwall, Sep 8, 2pm FREE Hudson Valley Swing Band����Wallkill Community Center, Middletown, Sep 10, 17, 24, 1pm FREE Luke Bryan w/Cole Swindell & Jon Langston��������������������������������������� Bethel Woods, Sep 12, 7pm Rich Hinman vs. Adam Levy jazz-blues��������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 12, 8pm Chris O’Leary Band, Antonio Mazzotta & The Groove Masters�����The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 13, 7pm Canned Heat�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Bethel Woods, Sep 13, 8pm Frets, Keys & Pipes classical, pop, blues, r&r.������������������������������� MISU Ellenville, Sep 14, 7:30pm “Seven Billion”: Kiran Ahluwalia Kindred Spirits Arts����������������� Milford Theatre, Sep 14, 7:30pm Slam Allen’s Big Blues Party�������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 14, 8pm Fred Zepplin rock����������������������������������������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Sep 14, 8pm The Armonia Band rock, country, Motown, funk��Lumberland Town Hall, Glen Spey, Sep 15, 3pm Paul Lounsbury folk��������������������������������������������� Crawford Library, Monticello, Sep 17, 6pm FREE Common Tongue���������������������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 18, 8pm Petey Hop’s Roots & Blues Sessions���������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Sep 18, 7pm Nexus percussion, classical, world, ragtime������������������������������������ MISU Ellenville, Sep 19, 7:30pm Colonel & The Mermaids rock����������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 19, 8pm Telepathic Moon Dance funk, jazz, world, soul�����The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Sep 19. 8pm Robbie Dupree & Friends pop-rock��������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 20, 8pm Vito Petroccitto & Little Rock blues, Americana�The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Sep 20, 8pm Marc Von Em folk, blues, funk Gitesha’s Jazz Experience� Phillipsport Community Center, Sep 21, 7pm Jane Lee Hooker Band blues, Fred Zepplin rock�����������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 21, 7pm An Evening with Chris Thile������������������������������������������������������������������� Bethel Woods, Sep 21, 8pm Vito Petroccitto & Little Rock blues, Americana, roots����������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 22, 11am Jackie Akello Afro-pop������������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 25, 8pm Poet Gold’s POELODIES spoken word, hip hop�������������������The Falcon Underground, Sep 25, 7pm Datura Road Latin, Mario Rincon & Anna Librada Georges Flamenco�The Falcon, Sep 26, 8pm Tribal Harmony Native American�������������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Sep 26, 7pm NRBQ!��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 27, 8pm Willa & Co. blues����������������������������������������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Sep 27, 8pm Scott Sharrard�������������������������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 28, 8pm The Reverend Jefferson Band rock�����������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Sep 28, 8pm Clay Parker & Jodi James folk, Americana���������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Sep 29, 8pm Jimmie Vaughan blues, rock�������������������������������������������������������������������� Bethel Woods, Sep 29, 8pm

Artist Talks Tajiri Bradley photography & David Sandlin paintings������������������������������������������CAS Sep 7, 4pm, “History of Art of the Minisink Region: The Pinchot Connection” Marie Liu��������������������������������� Grey Towers, Milford, Sep 7, 5:30pm Peter Melnick & Eddie Wilson “The Marvelists podcast”������������������������������������������������������������������� Wurtsboro Art Alliance John Neilson Gallery, Wurtsboro, Sep 21, 5pm PechaKucha Night #11 Pat Foxx, John Toth, Cecilia Lillard, Lois Karlin����������������������������������������� Amity Gallery, Warwick, Sep 21, 8pm FEE Matt Soltis “Faces of Rembrandt” �������������������������������������������������Cornwall Library, Sep 24, 3:30pm OPEN Mic & IN-HOUSE MUSIC

Listings below are not included in our centerspread calendar

Open Mic w/Steve Schwartz & Antoine Magliano������������Dutch’s Tavern, Rock Hill, Mondays, 7pm 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 “Taste of Jazz” w/Robert Kopec����������������������������������������������������� Nina’s, Middletown, Fridays, 7pm 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 Acoustic Open Mic Sessions������������������������������������������������������The Falcon Underground, Sep 4, 7pm Dante Mazzetti����������������������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Sep 1, 2pm-5pm Connor McCarty & co.���������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Sep 2, 2pm-5pm The Band Waltz ��������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Sep 6, 7:30 pm Jennie Jazz Duo���������������������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Sep 7, 2pm-5pm 14

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September 2019

Hurley Mountain Highway����������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Sep 7, 7pm Chris Brown������������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Sep 8, 2pm-5pm County One�����������������������������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Sep 13, 7:30pm Beth & Scott Berko������������������������������������������������ Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Sep 14, 2pm-5pm Geezus Butlers Band�������������������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Sep 14, 7pm Erol Ogut���������������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Sep 15, 2pm-5pm Kevin Finnan��������������������������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Sep 20. 7:30pm Feast of Friends���������������������������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Sep 21, 7pm Evan & Alan����������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Sep 22, 2pm-5pm Gregg Van Gelder Band��������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Sep 27, 7:30pm Jim & Michelle Iannucci��������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Sep 28, 2pm-5pm Say 80-Thing���������������������������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Sep 28, 7:30pm Barely Acoustic������������������������������������������������������ Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Sep 29, 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.


“Dusty Springfield in Memphis - Live” w/Erin Crosby������������������� Forestburgh Tavern, Sep 6, 8pm Slam Allen blues guitar��������������������������������������������������������������������� Forestburgh Tavern, Sep 21, 8pm “Paige Turner - Confessions of an Un-Natural Blonde”��������������� Forestburgh Tavern, Sep 28, 8pm


Monday Afternoon at the Movies���������������������������Wisner Library, Warwick, Mondays, 1pm, FREE “Hope on the Hudson” three short films��������������Downing Film Center, Newburgh, Sep 16, 7:15pm Big Eddy Film Festival��������������������������������������������������������� Tusten Theatre, Narrowsburg, Sep 20-22 Manhattan Short Film Festival�����������������������SUNY Orange, Kaplan Hall, Newburgh, Sep 28, 7pm “They Shall Not Grow Old” w/panel discussion�����Downing Film Center, Newburgh, Sep 30, 7pm FREE


Opera - Operetta

“H.M.S. Pinafore” Delaware Valley Opera��������������������Tusten Theatre, Narrowsburg, Aug 24 & 25 Opera in the Park��������������������������������������������������� Ann Street Park, Milford, Aug 25, 3:30pm FREE

Poetry & Prose Readings

Annie Christain, Walter Worden����������������������� Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Sep 5, 7pm Poetry at the Karpeles Host: Hayden Wayne�������� Karpeles Museum, Newburgh, Sep 7, 1pm FREE Bill Fellenberg��������������������������������������������������������Montgomery Book Exchange, Sep 10, 7pm FREE Phil Talbot����������������������������������������������������������������������Meadow Blues Coffee, Chester, Sep 17, 7pm 12th Annual Liberty Poetry Festival����������������������������Liberty Museum & Arts Center, Sep 21, 2pm Hudson River Poets���������������������������������������������������������������� Newburgh Library, Sep 26, 7pm FREE Fall Poetry Reading Host: Gloria Winter�������������������������������Pine Bush Library, Sep 26, 7pm FREE Poetry for an Autumn Afternoon Robert Milby������������Highland Mills Library, Sep 28, 2pm FREE Roberta Gould Poetry at the Church ������������������������ Goshen Methodist Church, Sep 30, 7pm FREE

Dance Gallery Festival rehearsals���������������� Laundry King, Livingston Manor, Aug 30-Sep 1 FREE Dance Gallery Festival�������������������������������������� Beaverkill Valley Inn, Lew Beach, Sep 1, 7pm FREE

Recreation -Dancing

FAIRS & FestivalS


NY Renaissance Faire����������������������������������������������������������Tuxedo, Sat & Sun thru Oct 6, 10am-7pm Mind:Body:Earth Festival����������������������������������������������������������������������Bethel Woods, Aug 31-Sep 1 Harvest Festivals��������������������������������������������������������������������������� Bethel Woods, Sundays, 11am-4pm Annual Scandinavian Craft Fair��������������������������������������Lackawaxen Fire House, Sep 7, 10am-4pm Hike Fest���������������������������������������������������������������Pennings Farm Cidery, Warwick, Sep 7, Noon-9pm 25th annual Taste of Warwick����������������������������������������� Warwick Valley Winery, Sep 10, 6pm-9pm Mulberry House Health Fair������������������������������Mulberry House, Middletown, Sep 17, 9:30am-2pm Milford Readers & Writers Festival�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Sep 20-22 Fall Festival��������������������������������������������Palaia Winery Outdoors, Highland Mills, Sep 21, Noon-6pm


Cragsmoor Free Library Kenny Brawner & Brawner Brothers BandPrivate Home, Aug 31, 6:30pm Make A Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley Heroes For A Cure Fall Festival/Carnival������������� Museum Village, Monroe, Sep 6-8 NAMI Sullivan “Every Brilliant Thing” w/Lori Schneider����Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, Sep 8, 2pm NAMI Sullivan “Inside My Head” by/w/Zak Sandler���������Forestburgh Tavern, Sep 16, dinner:5:30pm, show:7pm

Music - Classical - Band

Callicoon Canter Band�������������� Callicoon Center Bandstand, Wednesdays, thru Aug 28, 6pm FREE Nesin Cultural Arts Faculty & Student Recital�������������Nesin Theatre, Monticello, Aug 23, 6:30pm Nesin Cultural Arts Student Recital�������������St. John’s Episcopal Church, Monticello, Aug 24, 7pm Pine Bush Community Band������������������������������������ Montgomery Senior Center, Aug 25, 3pm FREE Vitalis Im tenor & Valentina Shatalova piano������������������������������������ MISU Ellenville, Aug 25, 4pm The Serenade Quartet�����������������������������������������������������������Pacem in Terris, Warwick, Aug 31, 5pm The Serenade Orchestra�����������������������������������������������������������Pacem in Terris, Warwick, Sep 1, 5pm West Point Band w/fireworks�������������Trophy Point Amphitheater, West Point, Sep 1, 7:30pm FREE Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra�������������������Eugene D. Nesin Theater, Monticello, Sep 7, 7pm & Reformed Presbyterian Church of White Lake, Sep 8, 3pm Pine Bush Community Band���������������������������Crawford Park Pavilion, Pine Bush, Sep 8, 3pm FREE Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Aquinas Hall, Newburgh, Sep 14, Shacklett preview:6:30pm, concert:7:30pm Charles Mokotoff guitar���������������������������������������������������������Pacem in Terris, Warwick, Sep 15, 5pm Nexus percussion, classical, world, ragtime������������������������������������� MISU Ellenville, Sep 19, 7:30pm Axiom Brass Quintet Shandelee Music Festival�������������������������������������� Bethel Woods, Sep 22, 3pm Steve & Ada Janik Margoshes. Julie Ziavras, Elex Vann Grand Montgomery Chamber Music����� Montgomery Senior Center, Sep 22, 3pm FREE “Aesop’s Fables” Ellenville Chamber Ensemble�������������������������������������MISU Ellenville, Sep 22, 4pm

Music - jazz in restAURANTS “FREE” Means “No Cover ChaRGE”

Eric Person Band�����������������������������������������������������The Wherehouse, Newburgh, 3rd Saturdays, 9pm Unidos Latin Jazz Newburgh Jazz Festival���������������Unico Park, Newburgh, Aug 30, 6:30pm FREE 14th Liberty Jazz Festival�������������������������������������������� Liberty Museum & Arts Center, Aug 31, 5pm Ferenc Nemeth Freedom Trio��������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 1, 8pm Hudson Valley Jazz Trio���������������������������Courtyard, Railroad Avenue, Warwick, Sep 5, 7pm FREE Jazz Sessions Joe Carozza, host������������������������������ The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Sep 11, 7pm Hudson Valley Jazz Trio���������������������������������������� Trattoria Marbella, Ellenville, Sep 13, 7pm FREE Marc Von Em folk, blues, funk Gitesha’s Jazz Experience��Phillipsport Community Center, Sep 21, 7pm Spike Wilner Trio.������������������������������������������������������������� Orange Hall, Middletown, Sep 21, 7:30pm Skye Jazz Trio�������������������������������������������������������������� Iron Forge Inn, Warwick, Sep 22, 11am FREE Judi Silvano vocal, & Dueto Andaluz Flamenco Dance������� Newburgh Library, Sep 22, 3pm FREE Jared Gold Organ Trio, JazzPort series������������UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, Sep 28, 7pm. Neil Alexander Keyboard, Thierry Arpino drums, Ira Coleman bass, 4th Saturday Jazz����������������� The Wherehouse, Newburgh, Sep 28, 9pm FREE Saints of Swing swing +���������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 29, 11am Tony Malaby Trio��������������������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 29. 8pm

Rock-n-Roll Dance Party The Armonia Band�������Lumberland Town Hall, Glen Spey, Sep 15, 3pm Black Dirt Storytelling Guild “Tales of the Vikings”������������Florida Library, Sep 12, 6:30pm FREE

Theatre - Musical & Variety

“Waterboy and the Mighty World” w/dinner������������ NACL Theatre, Highland Lake, Aug 22, 6pm “Kinky Boots” Live from London��������������Downing Film Center, Newburgh, Sep 9, 1:30pm & 7pm “9 to 5” Creative Theatre-Muddy Water Players��� Playhouse at Museum Village, Monroe, Sep 7-22 “Inside My Head” by/w/Zak Sandler���������������������������������������������� Forestburgh Tavern, Sep 16, 7pm

Theatre - Play

“Over the River and Through the Woods”���������������� Shadowland Stages, Ellenville, Aug 23-Sep 8 “Venus in Fur”�������������������������������������������������������������������������� Forestburgh Playhouse, Aug 27-Sep 1 “Shakespeare on the Rails” Farm Arts Collective���������������� Rails to Trails, Hurleyville, Sep 7, 3pm “Every Brilliant Thing” w/Lori Schneider�������������������Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, Sep 8, 2pm “Every Brilliant Thing” w/James Phillips����������������������������������� Ritz Theatre, Newburgh, Sep 13-15 “Savannah Sipping Society” Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop��������������������������������������������������� Rivoli Theatre, So. Fallsburg, Sep 13-22 “Flint” by Jeff Daniels������������������������������������������������������� Shadowland Stages, Ellenville, Sep 13-29

OPPORTUNITY: Artists Cottage in the Pines, in conjunction with the River Valley Artists Guild (RVAG) will present Art in the Pines 2019, a day of fine art on the grounds of Cottage in the Pines’ historic bed and breakfast, 1200 Route 42, Sparrowbush, on October 5, 10am-4pm. (Rain date: October 6). The exhibition will feature artists displaying, demonstrating and selling their original two- and three-dimensional creations and personally designed and crafted functional fine art.

Art in the Pines 2019 is seeking artists to participate in the forthcoming day of fine art. Participating artists must fill out and submit their application along with a $25 check payable to River Valley Artists Guild by September 30, 2019 to: William Schill, P.O. Box 75, Sparrowbush, NY 12780 (Attention: Art in the Pines 2019). Applications can be found at www. or call William Schill at 845-856-6741.

Newburgh Open Studio Tour “The Newburgh Open Studio Tour (NOS) is a direct manifestation of our mission to foster artistic expression, civic participation and the economic growth of Newburgh’s diverse community by supporting, promoting, and advocating for arts and culture by celebrating the livelihoods of working artists in our region.” Gerardo Castro & Michael Gabor, organizers. The 9th annual Newburgh OPEN Studio Tour takes place September 28 & 29, from Noon-6:00pm, where visitors will experience something old, (a steady stream of artists that

have been on the tour from the beginning), something new (first time participants and their studios / new locations), something borrowed (Alternative Spaces - never before open to the public), something blue (well, more than just blue!) As far as studio tours, NOS is one of the most walkable tours in the Hudson Valley bringing the artist and the public together. For maps and more info contact Gerardo Castro & Michael Gabor at Newburgh Art Supply, 5 Grand Street. Phone: 845-561-5552.

September 2019

Delaware & Hudson CANVAS


Septemb AMITY��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Amity Gallery, Warwick BW�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Bethel Woods Center for the Arts CTMW Creative Theatre-Muddy Water Players������Playhouse at Museum Village, Monroe CAS�����������������������������������������������������������������������������Catskill Art Society, Livingston Manor DOWN����������������������������������������������������������������������������������Downing Film Center, Newburgh DVAA Delaware Valley Arts Alliance.�������������������������� Delaware Arts Center, Narrowsburg FAL & FAL-U������������������������������������������� The Falcon & The Falcon Underground, Marlboro



FARM���������������������������������������������������������������������������� Farm Arts Collective, Damascus FT������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Forestburgh Tavern GMCM Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series���������� Montgomery Senior Center HAC����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Hurleyville Arts Centre HIGHLIB�������������������������������������Woodbury Library, Rushmore Branch, Highland Mills LMAC������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Liberty Museum & Arts Center LUMB������������������������������������������������������������������������� Lumberland Town Hall, Glen Spey


THURSDAY The West Point Band will conclude the “Music Under the Stars” concert series with its annual Labor Day Celebration on September 1 at 7:30pm at Trophy Point Amphitheater. Rain Date: Sept. 2.

Please see the schedule for Art & Photography Exhibit Receptions, pg. 16


Cinema Monday Afternoon Movie Wisner Library, Warwick, 1pm


Music Cindy Cashdollar & The Syncopators FAL-U 8pm

Cinema Monday Afternoon Movie Wisner Library, Warwick, 1pm Theatre - Musical “Kinky Boots” DOWN 1:30pm & 7pm


Cinema Monday Afternoon Movie Wisner Library, Warwick, 1pm Fundraiser -Theatre-Musical “Inside My Head” FT Dinner:5:30pm, Show:7pm


Music - Jazz. Hudson Valley Jazz Trio .RR Avenue Courtyard, Warwick, 7pm

Cinema Monday Afternoon Movie Wisner Library, Warwick, 1pm Cinema Monday Afternoon Movie Wisner Library, Warwick, 1pm

Poetry Roberta Gould Goshen Methodist Church, 7pm

through October 8. See story pg. 27


Music Hudson Valley Swing Band WCC 1pm

Centre story on pg. 28


Music Jazz Sessions FAL-U 7pm

Festival “Taste of Warwick” WVW 6pm-9pm Poetry Bill Fellenberg MONTBK 7pm


Fair Health Fair Mulberry House, Middletown 9:30am-2pm

Music Hudson Valley Swing Band WCC 1pm


Poetry Phil Talbot MEADOW 7pm

Music Hudson Valley Swing Band WCC 1pm

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Festival......Heroes F

Music Petey Hop’s Roots & Blues Sessions FAL-U 7pm Music Common Tongue FAL 8pm


Spoken Word - Hip-Hop Poet Gold’s POELODIES FAL-U 7pm Music - AfroPop Jackie Akello FAL 8pm


Music - Jazz.. Huds

Music...Chris O’Leary

Storytelling........... Black Dirt Storytelling Guild...................... 6:30pm Theatre - Play...... Music.......Luke Bryan w/Cole Swindell & Jon Langston..... BW 7pm Music................... Music - Jazz-Blues...Rich Hinman vs. Adam Levy ................FAL 8pm Theatre - Play...... Theatre - Play...... Theatre - Musical.



Music - Folk Paul Lounsbury MONTLIB 6pm

Cinema & Panel Discussion “They Shall Not Grow Old” DOWN 7pm



Poetry............... Annie Christain, Walter Worden............. NOBL 7pm Cabaret........ “Dus “Cello” by T. Murray on view for John Roth as King Lear for the Farm Theatre - Play.......“Over the River and Through The Woods”...SHAD 8pm Theatre - Play.......“O the “Music ~ A Visual Perspective” Arts Collective’s “Shakespeare on Music - Rock...Leeroy Stagger & The Rebeltone Sound..FAL-U 8pm Music -Irish .......M exhibit at Orange Hall Gallery the Rail Trail.” See Hurleyville Arts Music - Americana

Cinema “Hope on the Hudson” DOWN 7:15pm

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MAMA������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Mamak MEADOW����������������������������������������������������������������������������Meado MISU Music Institute of Sullivan & Ulster��������� St. John’s Epis MONTBK��������������������������������������������������������������������������������Mont MONTLIB��������������������������������������������������������������� Ethelbert Craw MSM-AQ������������������������������������������� Mount Saint Mary College, NACL North American Culture Lab������������������������������������NACL

Music - Classical-World-Ragtime..Nexus percussion... MISU 7:30pm Theatre - Play.........................“Flint”..................................SHAD 8pm Theatre - Musical...................“9 to 5”................................CTMW 8pm Music - Rock........... Colonel & The Mermaids ......................FAL 8pm Music -Funk-Jazz-Soul-World...Telepathic Moon Dance...FAL-U 8pm



Festival........... Mil Cinema................ Theatre - Play...... Theatre - Play...... Theatre - Musical. Music - Pop-Rock Music - Roots-Blu


Poetry......................... Hudson River Poets.......................... NFL 7pm Music.........Marc V Poetry..........................Fall Poetry Reading...Pine Bush Library, 7pm Theatre - Play...... Theatre - Play.........................“Flint”..................................SHAD 8pm Music................... Music - Latin-Flamenco..Datura Road, Mario Rincon & Anna Librada Georges.FAL 8pm Music - Blues....... Music - Native American.......Tribal Harmony.....................FAL-U 7pm

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kating Library, Wurtsboro ow Blues Coffee, Chester scopal Church, Ellenville tgomery Book Exchange wford Library, Monticello Aquinas Hall, Newburgh L Theatre, Highland Lake

NESIN���������������������������������������������������Eugene D. Nesin Theater, Monticello NFL������������������������������������������������������������������������������ Newburgh Free Library NOBL������������������������������������������������� Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall PACEM������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Pacem in Terris PENN������������������������������������������������������������ Pennings Farm Cidery, Warwck PHILL�������������������������������������������������������������Phillipsport Community Center PWO�������������������������������������������������Palaia Winery Outdoors, Highland Mills


RITZ����������������������������������������������������������� Ritz Theatre Lobby, Newburgh RIV Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop Rivoli Theatre, So. Fallsburg SCM������������������������������������������������Sullivan County Museum, Hurleyville SHAD�������������������������������������������������������� Shadowland Stages, Ellenville SUNYO-KH���������������������������������� SUNY Orange, Kaplan Hall, Newburgh SUNYO-OH������������������������������� SUNY Orange, Orange Hall, Middletown TROPHY������������������������������������� Trophy Point Amphitheater, West Point

SATURDAY Work by Don Hutchinson on view at Upfront Exhibition Space, 31 Jersey Avenue, Port Jervis, through September 26.

Work by Catherine De Maio on view at the Rustic Wheelhouse, 39 Main Street, Chester.

For A Cure Fall Festival ...Museum Village, Monroe, 6:30pm

sty Springfield in Memphis - Live”.............FT 8pm Over the River and Through The Woods”...SHAD 8pm Mick Flannery, Lorkin O’Reilly .................FAL 8pm a.............Ian Flanigan.............................FAL-U 8pm

son Valley Jazz Trio .Trattoria Marbella, Ellenville, 7pm

y Band, Antonio Mazzotta & The Groove Masters....FAL 7pm

...... “Every Brilliant Thing”................. RITZ 7:30pm .............. Canned Heat................................. BW 8pm ....................“Flint”..................................SHAD 8pm ..“Savannah Sipping Society”................... RIV 8pm ...................“9 to 5”................................CTMW 8pm

lford Readers & Writers Festival................. Milford ...... Big Eddy Film Festival..............................TUST ....................“Flint”..................................SHAD 8pm ..“Savannah Sipping Society”................... RIV 8pm ...................“9 to 5”................................CTMW 8pm k...Robbie Dupree & Friends .....................FAL 8pm ues.......Vito Petroccitto & Little Rock.....FAL-U 8pm



TUST������������������������������������������Tusten Theatre, Narrowsburg WCC������������������������� Wallkill Community Center, Middletown WCPA����������������������� Warwick Center for the Performing Arts WHERE���������������������������������������The Wherehouse, Newburgh WVCC��������������� Warwick Valley Community Center, Warwick WVW�����������������������������������������������������Warwick Valley Winery


Festival .................... Mind:Body:Earth .................................... BW Fair .......................... NY Renaissance Faire ......Tuxedo, 10am-7pm Music - Blues..........Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis ................... FAL 11am Festival ......................... Harvest Festival................... BW 11am-4pm Theatre - Play.......“Over the River and Through The Woods”...SHAD 2pm Theatre - Play..................“Venus in Fur”................................ FP 3pm Music - Broadway....................Koby................................. UNICO 4pm Music - Classical...........The Serenade Orchestra........... PACEM 5pm Dance...Dance Gallery Festival..Beaverkill Valley Inn, L.Manor, 7pm Music - Fireworks.......... West Point Band............... TROPHY 7:30pm Music - Jazz........ Ferenc Nemeth Freedom Trio...................FAL 8pm


Fair.. Scandinavian Craft Fair.Lackawaxen Fire House, 10am-4pm Fair .................... NY Renaissance Faire ......Tuxedo, 10am-7pm Fair ....................... NY Renaissance Faire ......Tuxedo, 10am-7pm Festival................................ Hike Fest...................... PENN Noon-9pm Festival ......................... Harvest Festival................... BW 11am-4pm

Festival.........Heroes For A Cure Fall Festival ....Museum Village , Monroe, Noon-7:30pm

Cinema.....................Saturday Family Movie.............. MONTLIB 1pm Poetry....Poetry at the Karpeles...Karpeles Museum, Newburgh, 1pm Theatre - Play.“Shakespeare on the Rails” .HAC Rails toTrails, 3pm Music - Classical...Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra....NESIN 7pm Theatre - Play.......“Over the River and Through The Woods”...SHAD 8pm Theatre - Musical...................“9 to 5”................................CTMW 8pm Music................“Mood Swing Quartet Reunion”: ..............FAL 8pm Music - Jerry Garcia........... Deadgrass...............................FAL-U 8pm

Festival........Heroes For A Cure Fall Festival ....Museum Village , Monroe, Noon-5:30pm

Theatre - Play.......“Over the River and Through The Woods”...SHAD 2pm Fundraiser - Theatre-Play.......“Every Brilliant Thing”...... MAMA 2pm Music - Roots-Rock-Blues.......Yasgur, Little Sparrow......... SCM 2pm Music - Folk........Breakneck Annie...Munger Cottage, Cornwall, 2pm

Music...Sullivan Cty. Chamber Orch..Reformed Presby Ch, White Lake, 3pm Music..Pine Bush Community Band..Crawford Park Pavilion, Pine Bush 3pm

Theatre - Musical...................“9 to 5”................................CTMW 3pm Music................“Mood Swing Quartet Reunion”: ...............FAL 8pm







Fair .............. NY Renaissance Faire ......Tuxedo, 10am-7pm Cinema.........Saturday Family Movie.............. MONTLIB 1pm Theatre - Play.........................“Flint”.......................SHAD 2pm & 8pm Theatre - Play........... “Every Brilliant Thing”................. RITZ 7:30pm Music - Classical..Greater Newburgh Sym.Orch.... MSM-AQ 7:30pm Music - Classical-Pop-R&R-Blues...Frets, Keys & Pipes...MISU 7:30pm Music - India-Africa........Kiran Ahluwalia.......Milford Theatre, 7:30pm Theatre - Play.......“Savannah Sipping Society”................... RIV 8pm Theatre - Musical...................“9 to 5”................................CTMW 8pm Music................... Slam Allen’s Big Blues Party ..................FAL 8pm Music - Rock......................Fred Zepplin.............................FAL-U 8pm Fair .............. NY Renaissance Faire ......Tuxedo, 10am-7pm Festival.......Milford Readers & Writers Festival........... Milford Cinema..................... Big Eddy Film Festival..............................TUST Festival.............................. Fall Festival.....................PWO Noon-6pm Cinema.....................Saturday Family Movie.............. MONTLIB 1pm Poetry............ 12th Annual Liberty Poetry Festival ........ LMAC 1pm Music............ Jane Lee Hooker Band, Fred Zepplin ............FAL 7pm Music - Jazz...................Spike Wilner Trio...........SUNYO-OH 7:30pm Music - Folk.................Music for Humanity.................. NOBL 7:30pm Cabaret.................... Slam Allen blues guitar..........................FT 8pm Theatre - Play.........................“Flint”..................................SHAD 8pm Theatre - Play.......“Savannah Sipping Society”................... RIV 8pm Theatre - Musical...................“9 to 5”................................CTMW 8pm Music....................An Evening with Chris Thile.................... BW 8pm

Fair .......................... NY Renaissance Faire ......Tuxedo, 10am-7pm Cinema.....................Saturday Family Movie.............. MONTLIB 1pm Von Em, Gitesha’s Jazz Experience..... PHILL 7pm Poetry............................... Robert Milby.........................HIGHLIB 2pm ....................“Flint”..................................SHAD 8pm Cinema...............Manhattan Short Film Festival..... SUNYO-KH 7pm ................... NRBQ! .....................................FAL 8pm Cabaret..“Paige Turner - Confessions of an Un-Natural Blonde”...FT 8pm ................ Willa & Co...............................FAL-U 8pm Theatre - Play.........................“Flint”..................................SHAD 8pm Music...............................Scott Sharrard ..............................FAL 8pm Music - Rock.......The Reverend Jefferson Band..............FAL-U 8pm Music - Jazz.................. 4th Saturday Jazz......................WHERE 9pm

Fair .......................... NY Renaissance Faire ......Tuxedo, 10am-7pm Music - Blues..........Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis ................... FAL 11am Festival ......................... Harvest Festival................... BW 11am-4pm Theatre - Play.........................“Flint”..................................SHAD 2pm Theatre - Play.......“Savannah Sipping Society”................... RIV 2pm Theatre - Musical...................“9 to 5”................................CTMW 3pm Theatre - Play........... “Every Brilliant Thing”...................... RITZ 3pm Recreation.............. Rock-n-Roll Dance Party................... LUMB 3pm Music - Classical...........Charles Mokotoff guitar............ PACEM 5pm

Fair .............. NY Renaissance Faire ......Tuxedo, 10am-7pm Festival........... Milford Readers & Writers Festival................. Milford Music - Jazz.........Skye Jazz Trio........Iron Forge Inn, Warwick, 11am Festival ......................... Harvest Festival................... BW 11am-4pm Cinema..................... Big Eddy Film Festival..............................TUST Music -Roots-Blues......Vito Petroccitto & Little Rock ........ FAL 11am Theatre - Play.........................“Flint”..................................SHAD 2pm Theatre - Play.......“Savannah Sipping Society”................... RIV 2pm Theatre - Musical...................“9 to 5”................................CTMW 3pm Music - Classical.........Axiom Brass Quintet.......................... BW 3pm Music - Classical..S. & A. Margoshes, J. Ziavras, E.L. Vann..GMCM 3pm Music - Jazz-Flamenco...Judi Silvano & Dueto Andaluz..... NFL 3pm Music & Narration......... “Aesop’s Fables”.......................... MISU 4pm

Fair .......................... NY Renaissance Faire ......Tuxedo, 10am-7pm Music - Swing +.............. Saints of Swing ...........................FAL 11am Festival ......................... Harvest Festival................... BW 11am-4pm Theatre - Play.........................“Flint”..................................SHAD 2pm Music - Blues-Rock....... Jimmie Vaughan.............................. BW 8pm Music - Jazz...................Tony Malaby Trio.............................FAL 8pm

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sponsored by Catskill Art Society, Wallkill River School & Wurtsboro Art Alliance CANVAS cannot be responsible for errors & omissions. Please verify dates and times.

Art exhibits CAS-LK�����������������������������������������������������������Catskill Art Society, Laundry King, 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, “Summer 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 “Summer” group show��������� Mamakating Town Hall, Wurtsboro, ongoing “It’s Summertime!” Art About Town, River Valley Artists Guild������������������������������������thru Aug 30 Susan Miiller oil paintings Gios Gelato Café, Port Jervis & Joan Kehlenbeck florals & pastels Deerpark Town Hall, Huguenot & Rena Hottinger floral photography Bon Secours Hospital, Port Jervis & Joseph Petrosi color pencil drawings, Samantha Petrosi watercolors Port Jervis City Hall Mary Carlson ceramics, Jim Torok portraiture, drawings, paintings���������������������CAS thru Aug 31 “Woodstock 50 Art Show” painting, photog., etc.������ Nutshell Arts Center, Huntington Lake, thru Aug 31 Katie Coughlin, Dana Duke, Elise Freda, Peter Maslow “New Take”��������Gallery 1906, Callicoon, thru Sep 1 Martha & Morgan Haude “Water and Clay”�������������������������������Amity Gallery, Warwick, thru Sep 1 Kurt Moyer Italian landscapes���������������������������������������������������Galerie Fauchere, Milford, thru Sep 2 Lori Horowitz “Personas”, encaustic wax portraits������������������Left Bank Galley, Liberty, thru Sep 7 “Nature Prayers”, by Bigfoot�������������������������������������������������Forage Space, Narrowsburg, thru Sep 8 Earth Crystals & Claude Larson “Fire and Water”�����������������ARTery Gallery, Milford, thru Sep 9 Frosty Myers mixed media, G.H. Hovagimyan reality installation����������������������DVAA thru Sep 14 “Pets” group show�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������WRS thru Sep 14 Summer Group Show������������������������������������������� UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, thru Sep 26 “WOW! Water on Water”������������������������Time and the Valleys Museum, Grahamsville, thru Sep 28 John P. Murphy II “A Life Celebrated in Paintings”������Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf, thru Sep 28 Four Pastelists: Judy Byrne, Cathy Cahill, Lily Norton, Cathy Prager�������������������������������������������� Crawford House, Newburgh, thru Sep 29 Cornwall Arts Collective��������������������������������������������������������������Two Alices, Newburgh, thru Sep 29 “Nature:Art Inspired by the eARTh” Goshen Art League ������������ Goshen Music Hall, thru Sep 30 Nita Klein paintings��������������������������������������������� Leo’s Restaurant & Pizzeria, Cornwall, thru Sep 30 “Music - A Visual Perspective”�����������������������������������������������������������������������SUNYO-OH thru Oct 8 Michael Covello, Jacqui Doyle Schneider, Elizabeth Schneider “Into the Shining World”������������� SUNYO-KH thru Oct 11 “Text” group show�������������������������������������������������������������Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, thru Oct 19 Newburgh Sculpture Project����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� SUNYO-KH, Armory Unity Center, Safe Harbors Green, Newburgh, thru Oct 25 RR Pollak cartoon illustrations������������������������������������������������������������� Ellenville Library, thru Oct 30 We Are Golden - Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock Festival and Aspirations for an Aquarian Future Museum at Bethel Woods, thru Dec 31


Art Educators Show��������������������������������������������������� Liberty Museum & Arts Center, Aug 31-Oct 12 Frederick Spione��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Pine Bush Library, Sep 1-30 Claire Lambe portraits��� Woodbury Library, Rushmore Memorial Branch, Highland Mills, Sep 1-30 Bruce Young graphic & ink art, color�������������������������������������������Greenwood Lake Library, Sep 1-30 “Autumn Spectacular!” Art About Town, River Valley Artists Guild����������������������������Sep 1-Nov 30 Susan Miiller fall-themed paintings Bon Secours Hospital, Port Jervis & Joan Kehlenbeck fall-themed oils & pastels Deerpark Town Hall, Huguenot & Daniela Cooney, Joan Kehlenbeck, Judith Cramer, Patty Koch, Joan Standora, Elva Zingaro�������� oils, pastel, acrylics, pencil, etc. Gios Gelato Café, Port Jervis Lisa O’Gorman “Wondrous Wildlife: Conveying the Beauty of the Natural World”������������������������� & Mary Hosking Emerging Artist Exhibit & “Brilliant Birds” group show WRS Sep 4-29 Andrea Reynolds “Chthonic: The Future is Rural”��������������������� Gallery 222, Hurleyville, Sep 6-29 Nancy Reed Jones������������������������������������������ Healing Arts Gallery, Ellenville Hospital, Sep 6-Oct 14 History of local poultry farming exhibit, “Fly the Coop!” AuctionArtists’ Market, Shohola, Sep 7 Lee Geuryung & Family “The Open Road”, & Members group show Wurtsboro Art Alliance������ John Neilson Gallery, Wurtsboro, Sep 7-29 John Toth “Patterns and Rhythms”�����������������������������������������������Amity Gallery, Warwick, Sep 7-29 Tajiri Bradley & David Sandlin paintings��������������������������������������������������������������CAS Sep 7-Oct 19 Naomi Genen, Marylyn Vanderpool, Mary Mugele Sealfon, Mitchell Saler, Susan Roth�������������� “Harvest of Hudson Valley” Monroe Arts Society Tuxedo Park Library, Sep 8-19 Karen E. Gersch “STILL SMOLDERING: Reflections of 9/11”��������������������������������������������������������� Orange County Firefighter’s Museum, Montgomery, Sep 11, 9am-3pm Laura Dudes, Kate Horan “Art in Your Space”������������������� ARTery Gallery, Milford, Sep 12-Oct 7 “Earth & Spirit” ceramics������������������������������������Holland Tunnel Gallery, Newburgh, Sep 14-Oct 20 18

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“Dawn and Dusk” group show����������������������������������������������������������������������������� WRS Sep 15-Oct 14 Carole Loeffler mixed media installation, Gregory Curry paintings������������� DVAA Sep 21-Oct 26 River Valley Artists Guild Members ExhibitBrotherhood Winery, Washingtonville, Sep 23-Oct 23 9th annual Newburgh Open Studio Tour�����������������������������������������������������Sep 28 & 29, Noon-6pm

Photography exhibits

“Along the Towpath: The D&H Canal in Mamakating, 1828-1898”��Wurtsboro Library, ongoing Nick Zungoli “Sixteen Days in Hanoi VIETNAM”��������� Exposures Gallery, Sugar Loaf, thru Oct 6

New Photography exhibits

Nancy Hopping wildlife photography������������� Gallery at Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, Sep 7-Oct 27

ART & Photography receptions

Art Educators Show��������������������������������������������� Liberty Museum & Arts Center, Aug 31, 2pm-4pm “Music - A Visual Perspective”�������������������������������������������������������SUNYO-OH Sep 6, 6pm-8:30pm Claire Lambe portraits����� Woodbury Library, Rushmore Branch, Highland Mills, Sep 7, Noon-2pm Lee Geuryung & Family “The Open Road”, Wurtsboro Art Alliance������������������������������������������������ John Neilson Gallery, Wurtsboro, Sep 7, 2pm-4pm Tajiri Bradley & David Sandlin paintings������������������������CAS Sep 7, talk:4pm, reception:5pm-6pm John Toth “Patterns and Rhythms”����������������������������������Amity Gallery, Warwick, Sep 7, 4pm-7pm “Brilliant Birds” group show, Lisa O’Gorman, Mary Hosking��������������������WRS Sep 7, 5pm-7pm Nancy Hopping wildlife photography��������Gallery at Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, Sep 7, 5pm-7pm “Harvest of Hudson Valley” Monroe Arts Society���������������� Tuxedo Park Library, Sep 8, 2pm-3pm Karen E. Gersch “STILL SMOLDERING: Reflections of 9/11”�������������������������������������������������������� Orange County Firefighter’s Museum, Montgomery, Sep 11, 9am-3pm “Earth & Spirit” ceramics����������������������������� Holland Tunnel Gallery, Newburgh, Sep 14, 4pm-7pm Michael Covello, Jacqui Doyle Schneider, Elizabeth Schneider “Into the Shining World”������������ SUNYO-KH Sep 14, 5pm-7pm Laura Dudes, Kate Horan “Art in Your Space”����������� ARTery Gallery, Milford, Sep 14, 6pm-9pm Nancy Reed Jones����������������������������������Healing Arts Gallery, Ellenville Hospital, Sep 19, 5pm-7pm Carole Loeffler mixed media installation, Gregory Curry paintings�������� DVAA Sep 21, 3pm-5pm

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 See also Fairs & Festivals page 15

Storytime 3-5yrs������������������������������������������������Crawford Library, Monticello, Mondays 10am FREE NY Renaissance Faire���������������������������������������������������������Tuxedo, Sat & Sun thru Oct 6, 10am-7pm Heroes For A Cure Fall Festival/Carnival��������������������������������������Museum Village, Monroe, Sep 6-8 “Aesop’s Fables” Ellenville Chamber Ensemble������������������������������������ MISU Ellenville, Sep 22, 4pm Museums

Meet the Animals “Habitats of the Hudson Valley” HHNM-CoH Saturdays & Sundays, 1pm & 2:30pm Hiking Trails����������������������������������������������������������������������� HHNM Saturdays & Sundays, 10am-4pm Eco-Zone Discovery Room�������������������������������������������������������������PEEC Sep 15 & Sep 28, 1pm-4pm

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JazzPort Concert Series, Port Jervis Organist Jared Gold’s emergence as one of the New York area’s most in-demand musicians comes from years of dedication to and respect for his instrument. Jared Gold Extending harmony and solidifying the groove, the JazzPort Concert Series will be presenting the Jared Gold Organ Trio, with Dave Stryker on guitar and Mark Ferber on drums on September 28 at 7:00pm at UpFront Exhibition Space,

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31 Jersey Avenue, Port Jervis. Advance ticket purchase is recommended as seating is limited. Call 845-754-5000. Tickets are also available at UpFront, Thursday through Sunday, 12-5pm. BYOB!

Woodblock Printmaking Workshop Elizabeth Schneider, assistant professor of Applied Digital Arts at Kutztown University, is offering a hands-on learning opportunity entitled Woodblock Printmaking Workshop-Master Class. This class is done in conjunction with the art show Into the Shining World ~ works by Michael Covello, Jacqui Doyle Schneider, Elizabeth Schneider now on display through October 11 in the Mindy Ross Gallery and Foyer, Kaplan Hall at SUNY Orange, Newburgh. This art workshop-master class will take place in the art room in Tower Building room 220 on September 13 from Noon to 2:45pm.

All who come may participate as Schneider will demonstrate step-by-step the process of woodblock printmaking. Equipment will be provided; however, if attendees have tools, they may bring and use them. Tower Building is located at the corner of Broadway and Colden Street, (GPS: 1 Washington Center). It is best to use the parking garage at 73 First Street at Kaplan Hall and walk to Tower Building across the Newburgh campus. For information, call Cultural Affairs at 845-341-4891 and via email: cultural@

Shows to Raise Funds for Mental Health After being told that her Mum can’t think of a reason to live for, a little girl begins a list of everything worth living for. At seven years old, her list includes ice Lori Schneider cream, being allowed to stay up past your bedtime and things with stripes. As the little girl grows up, the entries mature along with her, and as the list grows, she learns the deep significance it has on her own life. The show shines hilarious and compassionate light in some of the darker corners of the human condition. Friends of the Mamakating Library is sponsoring a performance of Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan MacMillan with Jonny Donahoe - a powerful piece of theatre about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love. The one-character show is directed and performed by Lori Schneider, Executive Director of the Sullivan County branch of NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness). Audience members are given snippets of the list to help tell the story. The show is a fundraiser for NAMI, to be held at Mamakating Town Hall, 2948 Route 209, Wurtsboro on September 8 at 2:00pm. Suggested donation $20. Not recommended for children under the age of

16. Seating is limited. For reservations: 845794-1029. Inspired by his own journey with mania and depression, composer and performer Zak Zak Sandler Sandler has written an original musical, Inside My Head in which he re-imagines his bipolar as a charismatic, manipulative, sexy character in his brain. Flanked by the bickering duo of his Voice of Impulsiveness and Voice of Caution, his bipolar and the inner workings of his mind come to life in a fresh, exciting way. The show, filled with compassion, humor and brutal honesty, catchy tunes and inspired lyrics, takes a look at mental conditions, creativity and how we learn to accept the most vulnerable parts of ourselves. Presented on September 16 at the Forestburgh Tavern, 39 Forestburgh Road, a buffet dinner will be served at 5:30pm with the performance at 7:00pm. Sandler and three other actor/singers will perform the show as a fundraiser for NAMI Sullivan County. Tickets: $20 for the show, $35 for dinner & show. While a limited number of seats are available at the door, advance reservations are suggested. For reservations, call NAMI Sullivan County at 845-794-1029. September 2019

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Walking with Water Catskill Talks Series

Walking With the Water at the Time and the Valleys Museum is the Rondout Neversink Stream Program’s presentation of a short history of community interactions with local rivers and their lasting impacts, as well as a review of how we harness the value of our creeks and streams today. The talk will be followed by a tour of the water-powered shop and riparian area exhibit at the 1930s Lost Catskill Farm behind the Museum, built in a partnership among the Stream Team, Time and the Valley Museum and Tri-Valley Central School conservation students. Located behind the Museum, the new 1930s Lost Catskill Farm tells the story of farmers who were forced to give up their land to build NYC’s water system. The event is on September 22 at 2:00pm, 332 Main Street (Route 55), Grahamsville. For info: 845-985-7700.

Created by Peter Melnick and Eddie Wilson, The Marvelists is a podcast that talks about the massive Marvel universe. The podcast has amassed a social media following of over 20,000 followers, and has featured a variety of Marvel related guests including actor Mark Ruffalo (Hulk!) and comic artists and writers like Jim Starlin, Rob Liefeld, Neal Adams, Chip Zdarsky, and Matthew Rosenberg. Podcaster Peter Melnick is a graphic designer who resides in Sullivan County. He first got his start in podcasting back in 2013 where he was the producer of The Berman Show where he arranged interviews with personalities. Co-podcaster Eddie Wilson began his radio journey in 1986. He is currently the morning announcer on Sullivan County’s 95.9 VOS-FM. On September 21 at 5:00pm, the Catskill Talks series in Wurtsboro returns with The Marvelists. Both Melnick and Wilson will talk about their journey as podcasters, the art of podcasting and how the comic book industry is dominating pop culture, at the Wurtsboro Art Alliance’s John Neilson Gallery, located at 73 Sullivan Street, Wurtsboro. Free and open to the public.

Folk in Cornwall

Grey Towers Talk

With roots as a kitchen and back porch band, Breakneck Annie is an eclectic fivemember group playing guitar, bass, banjo, cajón, mandolin, accordion and whatever else may be laying around! The members of the group - Anne Loeb, Gene Mueller, Terry Seeley, Bill Buskey and Graham Vest - started out as friends, and then became band mates after playing at their own parties. Described as not quite bluegrass, not quite old-time, and not quite folk, they play traditional-style music, with a few surprises thrown in to keep things interesting! Bring your kids, grandparents (all ages will enjoy this concert!) and come hear guitar, mandolin, accordion, washboard and more, when Breakneck Annie perform a free concert at Munger Cottage, 183 Main Street, Cornwall (behind Cornwall Library) on September 8 at 2:00pm.

Marie Liu, the 2015-16 resident artist at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, will give a presentation about the history of art in the Minisink region with an emphasis on the Pinchot family. James Pinchot, who built Grey Towers as his family’s summer home in 1886, was one of the first Americans to recognize a connection between art and natural resource conservation. He was an early supporter of the Hudson River School, which embodies the conservation movement. His legacy continues today at Grey Towers, currently managed as a conservation education and leadership center by the US Forest Service. Liu will give a free lecture on September 7 at 5:30pm at Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford, about how religion, geography, and natural resources influenced the artistic potential of the region in the 19th century, She will also describe how the region inspired and supported artists who made their homes here and how that continues today. Participants will have an opportunity to speak with Liu following the presentation. Free. Pre-registration is appreciated. Call 570-296-9630 or email greytowers@ to sign up or for more information.



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Movie Legends and More at Milford Readers & Writers Festival the end credits rolled. Their The Milford Readers & stories will be enhanced with Writers Festival is a project film clips, outtakes and candid of Pike Artworks, Inc., photographs. organized by a group of In addition to their community volunteers from presentation on Saturday, the the Upper Delaware River Main Stage will feature three Valley region. This year’s events: A conversation with festival runs from September bestselling author of historical 20-22. fiction mysteries Anne Perry Authors and multiple Emmy conducted by writer Victoria Award winning television Zackheim; author and activist producers David Heeley and Helen Zia, whose book Last Joan Kramer will present In Boat Out of Shanghai covers the Company of Legends: An a harrowing period in Chinese Insider’s Look at Hollywood’s Greatest Stars. Both will share David Heeley & Joan Kramer history and her mother’s life their intimate stories of famous with Katharine Hepburn. in the midst of it, will discuss personalities including Elizabeth Taylor, the refugee experience with Princeton Fred Astaire, Henry Fonda and Katharine University professor Anne Anlin Cheng; Hepburn, whose lives they documented for and Jack Devine, former deputy director of the CIA, and Pulitzer Prize-winner Tim television. Their behind-the-scenes stories of the Wiener, author of Legacy of Ashes - The productions and personalities involved History of the CIA, will compare notes on are amusing, sometimes moving, often “The Company” in a conversation moderated revealing, and many have never been told by Lucian Truscott IV. On Sunday, the Main Stage will feature before. Through their long collaboration, they have established a reputation for finding the discussion Our Constitution Under Siege the un-findable, persuading the reluctant and between Judge Andrew Napolitano and maintaining unique relationships long after constitutional scholar and author Jeffrey

Rosen, moderated by Milford Mayor Sean Strub. Following up on the huge interest in last year’s discussion of the paranormal, the Main Stage panel Life in the Afterlife will feature internationally acclaimed psychic/medium George Anderson in conversation with Dr. Eben Alexander, author of Proof of Heaven, talking about his near-death experience. All Main Stage programs will include an opportunity for conversation between the authors and the audience. In addition to the ticketed events, the festival also offers a variety of free programs, including the fantasy-themed science fiction panel The Wide Worlds of Fantasy and Moral Lessons through Children’s Books at the Pike County Public Library. Other panels around town will include: Seeing the Forest Through the Trees: Finding Deeper Meaning in the Woods at Grey Towers; Triumph Over Trauma III; poetry, romance, and an open-mic event: RAW After Dark; Science Fiction readings at the Dimmick Inn; The “Fauchere Series” authors; and a pop-up bookstore, booksignings with local writers, and much more. For a full schedule and to purchase passes, visit

Scandinavian Fair

Non-profit organization Bernt Balchen Lodge, Sons of Norway raises funds by hosting various events. Proceeds benefit their Scholarship Fund which awards three scholarships at $500 each annually to qualifying high school students. The organization also donates to local food pantries and other various charities. The Bernt Balchen Lodge, Sons of Norway annual Scandinavian Craft Fair will be held on September 7, from 10:00am-4:00pm at the Lackawaxen Fire House, 774 Route 590, Lackawaxen. The Fair features vendors selling Scandinavian goods such as imported Norwegian cheeses and kringle, Fiskeballer, Lefse, Lingonberry jam and syrups. Lunch available for purchase includes open-faced sandwiches, lapskaus, lefse, kjotballer, waffles, snacks, desserts, coffee and tea. There is no entrance fee and free parking. For information, call Karen at 908-637-6943 or Millie at 570-226-4007.


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River Valley Artists Guild: Autumn Art

Maybrook Days Celebration

The River Valley Artists About Town Susan Miiller’s Guild (RVAG) is celebrating fall themed oil paintings. autumn for their Art About “I want to give the viewer Town series with Autumn the appeal of color and Spectacular!, local exhibits luminosity in my fall themed that feature photographs, works,” she says. A multiple paintings, and pastels. time grant recipient, Susan’s Gio’s Gelato Cafe work is included in many will display fall themed important collections. works by RVAG members. “Autumn Fire” by Susan Miiller Deerpark Town Hall will Daniela Cooney paints showcase Joan Kehlenbeck’s in water soluble oils and fall themed works. An oil acrylics. RVAG President painter and pastelist, Joan Joan Kehlenbeck shows is well-known locally for her pastels and paintings her demos and workshops. regionally. Judith Cramer In 2016, she was awarded works in acrylics, pastel the Individual Artist Award and pencil. Patty Koch is a by the Orange County Arts self-taught artist with nearly Council. 50 years of art experience. “Coast of France” by J. Kehlenbeck The shows are on view Oil painter Joan Standora from September 1 to enjoys the expression of November 30 at: Gio’s non-verbal but meaningful Gelato Café, 30-32 Front messages to the eye and Street, Port Jervis; Bon heart. Elva Zingaro is Secours 1st floor cafeteria, a retired teacher turned 160 E Main Street, Port full time artist who paints Jervis; Deerpark Town Hall, “Because I must! Art brings 420 Route 209, Huguenot. joy to my life and fills my For information, email “Red Barn” by Elva Zingaro heart and soul with peace.” or Bon Secours will feature curator of Art visit

The Maybrook Symphonic Wind Ensemble will be performing as part of the Maybrook Days Celebration this September. Under the direction of Roy Coates, the Ensemble will feature an energetic program of works including the Coronation March composed by Tchaikovsky, and Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pineapple Poll arranged by Charles Mackerras. Compositions by Gustav Holst and John Phillip Sousa will also be The NYS Guard’s 89th Division Band at Camp Smith featured for this festive occasion as well. Not only is Roy Coates the Music Sullivan’s music. The ballet is based on Director of the Maybrook Symphonic Wind The Bumboat Woman’s Story, one of W. Ensemble, he is also a Captain in the NYS S. Gilbert’s Bab Ballads, written in 1870. Guard; there he leads the NYS Guard’s 89th H.M.S. Pinafore was also based, in part, on Division Band. Members of the 89th Band this story. The Second Suite in F for Military Band will be joining the Maybrook Symphonic (Op. 28, No. 2) is Gustav Holst’s second and Wind Ensemble for this concert. The Festival Coronation March in last suite for concert band. Holst was taken D major, TH 50, ČW 47, is a work by with folk tunes and incorporated several Tchaikovsky ordered by the city of Moscow into this suite. Seven traditional tunes are for the coronation of Tsar Alexander III. It compressed into the four movements. The free performance will be held at the was performed for the first time in 1883, conducted by composer Sergei Taneyev. The Maybrook Senior Center, Schipps Lane, music includes excerpts of the anthem God on September 13 at 7:30pm. For information about the concerts or Save the Tsar. Pineapple Poll is a Gilbert and Sullivan- about joining the Maybrook Symphonic inspired comic ballet. All the music is Wind Ensemble, call 845-475-8046 or email arranged by Sir Charles Mackerras from

“Enchantments for a Sunday Afternoon” in Montgomery


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The Grand Montgomery ballads. She has toured extensively Chamber Music Series (GMCM) is in the U.S. and abroad appearing in presenting Enchantments for a Sunday concert at international festivals and Afternoon with Composer/Pianists concert halls. Visit www.JulieZiavras. Steve Margoshes and Ada Janik com Margoshes, and area favorites soprano Elex Lee Vann’s performances with Julie Ziavras and baritone Elex various opera and musical theater Lee Vann, both fondly remembered companies (Houston Grand Opera, for their performances with Claudia Virginia Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Cummings’ Opera Company of the Los Angeles Opera, La Scala Opera, Highlands’ production of Showboat. La Bastille Opera, Sight & Sound Steve Margoshes’ career has Christian Theater, Jubilee Singers and spanned 50 years. He composed the Harlem Gospel Singers) has not only score for Fame-The Musical, which entertained but has soothed the hearts has played worldwide for 30 years, of many. Elex is co-owner of Sing and, making theater history, will open from the Heart Music Studio with in London’s West End this year for the his wife, Debbie Lewis-Vann. www. eighth time! Steve has orchestrated Pictured left to right: Steve Margoshes, Ada Janik Margoshes, Julie Ziavras and Elex Lee Van. many Broadway musicals, and Enchantments for a Sunday composed for symphony, ballet, and songs and in several venues in the Hudson Valley. Afternoon offers a varied musical menu in various styles. An extensive body of his She also wrote incidental music for several tending toward the exotic, ranging from pieces for orchestra was recorded by the plays by Harvey Fierstein, including his musical theater (Cirque du Soleil, Barnum, Budapest Symphony on Hungaraton & Tony Award-winning Torch Song Trilogy. Phantom of the Opera and Sondheim songs) Albany Records, among them American Locally, Ada has frequently performed (on to 4-hand piano duets by Debussy and Parade, which was performed by the West piano and harp) with the Greater Newburgh Poulenc to original piano compositions by Point Army Band. See Steve’s website at: Symphony Orchestra, and the GMCM. See Steve as well as selections from Ada’s The Little Prince on September 22 at 3:00pm in her website: Ada Janik Margoshes wrote the music and Julie Ziavras has won praise for her vocal the Montgomery Senior Center, 36 Bridge lyrics for her theatre-opera setting of The beauty, musicianship, and dramatic stage Street. Admission is free. Little Prince. Her Cummings & Goings, a persona with a diverse repertory that spans staged musical-theatre piece of e.e.cummings opera, art song, musical theatre, contemporary For pre and post concert dining, see ads poems set as songs, was performed in NYC music, Greek songs, international and folk pg. 20. See GMCM full season ad pg. 12. September 2019

P.L.A.Y. The Classics: An Afternoon with The “Limitless” Axiom Brass Quintet! P.L.A.Y. The Classics world-class classical concert series features performances for all ages. Concerts are preceded by an enjoyable introduction to the music being performed and followed by a specialty dessert reception where guests have the opportunity to relax, see friends and meet new people with similar interests. Praised for their “high level of musicality and technical ability” and for their “clean, clear and precise sound,” the awardwinning Axiom Brass Quintet has quickly established itself as “one of the major art music groups in brass chamber music.” Limitless connects science with art in a multimedia concert exploration taking the audience on a spectacular journey through space, exploring our human connection to the vastness of the universe and our significance in today’s world. Limitless uses visualizations compiled from NASA imagery and state-of-the-art computer simulations to explore the universe across all scales, from the chaotic and capricious microscopic world to the beautiful structures of distant galaxies and nebulae. Limitless is in two parts: the first is a standard concert consisting of early music and original works for brass. The second includes the Limitless presentation which uses visualizations, narration, and music commissioned and carefully chosen for

this program to sense of expressive music has been described as appealing and tell the story of urgency.” accessible, tonal works of great character our universe. In David Sampson and vitality. an entertaining (b. 1951) earned Mathew Fuerst (b. 1977), recipient of and informative a B.A. in music two consecutive Palmer-Dixon Prizes for performance, from the Curtis best composition presented by The Juilliard Axiom Brass and Institute of Music. School. astronomer Kyle He studied with Bethel Woods Center for the Arts’ Kremer come Karel Husa and P.L.A.Y. The Classics series, presented together to create Henri Dutilleux in in collaboration with Shandelee Music an unforgettable composition and Festival, will feature the Axiom Brass experience for all Gerard Schwarz on Quintet on September 22 at 3:00pm. Axiom Brass Quintet audiences. trumpet. For tickets: Call 845-583-2050 for more information. Axiom is dedicated to enhancing the James M. Stephenson (b. 1969), whose musical life of communities across the globe and educating the next generation of musicians. In that vein, the ensemble will John Toth is an the ways in which our introduce six composers to the audience. In intermedia artist who multiple senses affect addition to a fugue by J.S. Bach, you’ll hear uses a computer as an the way we experience music by: instrument to explore life around us. Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677), an Italian the layering of sculpture, Patterns and singer and composer whose adoptive father painting, music, sound, Rhythms: the Art of created an academy in which Barbara’s dance, video, film, and John Toth takes place performances could be validated and written text. This allows at Amity Gallery, 110 displayed publicly. for relationships to be Newport Bridge Road, According to the New Grove Dictionary made between media. Warwick, weekends of Music, “a predominant aspect of Jan His multi-perceptual in September from Bach’s (b. 1937) work is his charming and “Wind, Wave, Window” by John Toth collages explore 1:00pm-4:00pm. An inexhaustible sense of humour.” the effects of presenting simultaneous opening reception will be held on September Christopher Rouse (b. 1949) is a neoromantic composer. All of his music has impressions. The intent is to broaden the 7 from 4:00pm-7:00pm. For more info: 917-903-0059. been composed, in his words, “to convey a language of artistic expression and consider

Amity Gallery: Multi-Perceptual Collages

2nd Black Dirt Storytelling Guild Festival Attentive listeners of all ages patriot and a Hessian. are invited to listen and thrill to Folino has been the Director the magical, heroic and humorous of the Library since 1998 and a adventures of the Norse gods, storyteller for over thirty years. goddesses, frost giants, dwarfs, She grew up in Cornwall, sat dragons and humans who populate down next to a guy from Warwick these traditional Scandinavian in graduate school, but that’s and Icelandic tales. Learn about another story. The Norse tales Eileen Stelljes & the nine ancient worlds of the are among her favorites, having Madelyn Folino Norse people connected by heard them since childhood as Yggdrasil, the World Tree, and part of her German and British how their gods and beliefs appear heritage. in our modern world, including Ken Karnas is retired from the names we use for days of the a 42-year teaching career in week, popular literature, films Sussex County in which he found and video games. storytelling to be his most potent Members of the Black Dirt teaching tool. He will be telling Storytelling Guild (BDSG) the tale of the mighty Thor and Ken Karnas will entertain listeners with his magical hammer. Ken loves The Theft of Thor’s Hammer & Other history tales, stories that affirm values we Norse Tales. for the 2nd annual Black Dirt want our children to live and any story in Storytelling Festival. Storytellers include which he can burst into song. He can be seen BDSG founding mothers Eileen Stelljes and bicycling on both sides of the NY-NJ border Madelyn Folino and Ken Karnas. in his annual 2,000+ mile odyssey. Stelljes, a lifelong resident of Orange An anniversary program on September Lake, tells tales of all kinds, but her favorites 28 at 1:00pm at Florida Public Library, are historical tales of the Hudson Valley, 4 Cohen Circle, will celebrate FPL’s 61st including those of her ancestors who kept birthday. There will be a brief intermission the Newburgh-Beacon ferry running back for birthday cake at 2:30pm. and forth across the river. As an Anerican To register, visit Revolution re-enactor, she has been both a or call the Library at 845-258-4693. September 2019

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Spike Wilner: Jazz Concert & Master Class

Jazz Meets Flamenco in Newburgh

When Michael Wilner of the concert. Tickets entered the New School are available online at: For Social Research’s Jazz and Contemporary Music ticketing.shtml. All students, School, it was the first year veterans, and active military of this new department. It are admitted free but must was purely “an experimental pick up tickets at the box forum where young jazz office. musicians were introduced Pairing with the Spike to masters and left on their Wilner Trio concert on own to interact and play September 21, a master class together.” In this fertile Spike Wilner Trio: Spike Wilner, is being offered by Spike musical environment, Wilner piano, Anthony Pinciotti, drums Wilner on September 23 at and Tyler Mitchell, bass. began to work professionally 11:00am in Orange Hall. on the New York City jazz scene in various Wilner was in the initial class of the New clubs. School For Social Research’s Jazz and Over the years, Michael has evolved Contemporary Music program. He has taught into Spike and is a highly regarded pianist at the Brooklyn Conservatory and lectured who former New York Times’ music critic at the Juilliard School of Jazz Studies. Peter Watrous described as having “an Entitled The Business of Music, Wilner improvisational flexibility that’s available will discuss his expertise in running his only to soloists who have really spent time two jazz clubs in Manhattan while keeping learning their subject.” His high standard of his own musicianship well-honed. He will music and passion for jazz has led him to share his thoughts on the practicality of a owning and managing two internationally life of managing balanced with a life of known jazz venues in Greenwich Village, performing. The master class is free and Smalls Live and Mezzrow. open to the public. Come to the William and Helen Richards Orange Hall is located at the corner of Theatre at Orange Hall on September 21 Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues (GPS: at 7:30pm and become enveloped in the 24 Grandview Avenue), Middletown. sounds of the Spike Wilner Trio. For information, call Cultural Affairs at Box office opens at 6:15pm the evening 845-341-4891 or

Celebrated Jazz vocalist Judi Silvano’s joyous discovery of the Dueto Andaluz Flamenco group several years ago in Mexico has inspired an upcoming evening of a music and dance collaboration in Newburgh on September 22. Silvano will join Flamenco guitarist Daniel Pimentel and Flamenco dancer Natalia Loza Judi Silvano Bruce Arnold John Menegon of Dueto Andaluz in presenting original compositions and improvisations with a special ensemble. Jazz artists performing include Judi Silvano, vocals; Bruce Arnold, guitar; and John Menegon on bass. Flamenco artists include Trio Andaluz. Trio Andaluz consists of the guitarist, composer and arranger Natalia & Daniel of “Dueto Andaluz” Guillermo Barrón Daniel Pimentel and the bailaora with a Mediterranean and Andalusian feel. Natalia Loza who, apart from the zapateado, All the artists together will create a unique masterfully manages the castanets, shawl expression of their combined musical styles and fan. Guillermo Barrón will perform for a grand finale. with Cajón and percussion. The program includes music by Albeniz, This trio demonstrates the multi- Bizet, Alegrias and many others. disciplinary art of the Andalusian Gypsy Jazz Meets Flamenco: A Special Evening culture through music, singing, and flamenco of Music and Dance takes place at the dance which originated in the southern part Newburgh Free Library, 124 Grand Street, of Spain. Dueto Andaluz not only fits into on September 22 at 3:00pm. the style and repertoire of Flamenco but also Free admission! Bring the young people! plays Jazz, Classical and Mexican music For reservations, call 845-563-3600..

The Festival is Over but the Jazz Goes On! Last month The Hudson Valley Jazz Festival celebrated 22 shows in 14 towns in 4 days! Quite an achievement! Folks were able to enjoy shows in wineries, clubs, performing arts centers, restaurants and parks. Four ensembles were led by women, including an emerging Skye Jazz Trio: Dave Smith, Jeremy Goldberg, & Steve Rubin Besides performing in municipal venues, young new artist, and the series presented concert halls and arts centers, Rubin also traditional jazz along with fusion, modern books his musicians in area restaurants. abstract, original material, Latin jazz and In addition, he rotates the Trio personnel bop. enabling the public to witness more of a Festival director Steve Rubin thanks the variety of jazz riffing thanks to the different, attending public, the support of local media, personal and expressive talents of our show producers, venues, various arts grant impressive local artists. funding groups, sponsors, and the great Hosted by chef/restauranteur/entrepreneur fortune of so many remarkable Hudson Luis Diaz, the Hudson Valley Jazz Trio Valley jazz artists in making this possible. Rubin continues to gather together will be Rubin, Joe Vincent Tranchina on top-drawer Hudson Valley musicians for keyboards and Lew Scott, bass, at Chef Luis’ Trattoria Marbella, 151 Canal Street, entertaining the public in various venues. The Courtyard on Railroad Avenue Ellenville, on September 13 at 7:00pm. Switching the bass from double bass to in Warwick will be home to the Hudson bass guitar, on September 22 at 11:00am Valley Jazz Trio, with keyboardist Rave the Skye Jazz Trio: Rubin, Dave Smith on Tesar, bassist J. Brunka and Rubin, drums, keyboards, and Jeremy Goldberg on bass, on September 5 at 7:00pm. This is a free will entertain diners at the Iron Forge Inn, outdoor concert. Rain location: Grappa 38 Iron Forge Road, Warwick. Restaurant, 22 Railroad Avenue. 24

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Manhattan Short Film Festival Manhattan Short to the enduring vibrancy announced the Final and creativity of short Ten selections for its films worldwide. 22nd annual Short Film At the conclusion Festival, a global event of the screening, the taking place in over audience participates in 400 venues across six voting for Best Film and continents between Image from “Driving Lessons”, (Finalist Best Actor. September 26 and - Iran) directed by Marziyeh Riahi. SUNY Orange is October 6. one of the venues screening the shorts on The Final Ten finalists hail from France, September 28 at 7:00pm in Kaplan Hall, Iran, Canada, Finland, and Germany the U.S. Newburgh. All tickets through the box office and the UK. These Final Ten films represent which opens at 6:00pm. Free for students, the best short films from among 1,250 veterans, and active military. submissions from 70 countries, testimony For address and more info see ad pg. 19.

The 8th Annual Big Eddy Film Festival Like the pool of water in the Delaware River that inspired its name, the Big Eddy Film Festival (BEFF) flows against the main current, providing a thoughtful and entertaining viewing experience for the Catskills, Delaware & Hudson River Valleys, and beyond. Produced by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, the BEFF aims to advance the

Sept. 20 at 7:30pm: “Narrowsburg” This documentary delves into the story of a French film producer and mafioso-turned-actor who attempted to turn the tiny town in Sullivan County into the “Sundance of the East.”

traditional art of storytelling by showing the newest and best independent films from around the world and our own backyard. The 8th annual Big Eddy Film Festival runs September 20-22 this year. Screenings take place at the Tusten Theater, 210 Bridge Street, Narrowsburg. For more information and the full film schedule, visit:

Seniors’ Health Fair at Mulberry House To empower senior citizens with information about health services and provide them with an opportunity to ask questions, the Mulberry House Senior Center will present a Health Fair on September 17 from 9:30am-2:00pm. Meet nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists,

podiatrists, dentists, optometrists, insurance and legal professionals, nursing home employees, senior day care providers and senior citizen service representatives. Mulberry House is located at 62-70 West Main Street, Middletown. Parking on site and in the James Street municipal lot.

“Harvest of the Hudson Valley” in Tuxedo The Monroe Arts Society will present a show, Harvest of the Hudson Valley featuring artists Naomi Genen, Marylyn Vanderpool, Mary Mugele Sealfon, Mitchell Saler and Susan Roth at the Tuxedo Park Library, on view until September 19 The exhibit features works that relate to things that are harvested in the Hudson Valley, whether they are on the farm or in our own gardens. One of the interesting features about this show are Naomi Genen’s acrylic paintings on canvas of area farms, showing her process of creating a painting from the plein air sketch to the larger studio painting based off the plein air work. “Often the artist approaches creating a larger landscape using this technique, especially when it’s important to capture outdoor lighting,” says Susan Roth, curator. “Once painted outside, the artist takes the information gained regarding color and

“Black Dirt” by Naomi Genen

lighting back to the studio, and the end result is a more lively and intensely beautiful painting because of the ability to capture and remember those ideas in the field. This is not to diminish the value of the plein air painting, it is beautiful as well.” A reception will be held on September 8 from 1:00pm-2:30pm, 227 Route 17. Email

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Wallkill River School: Brilliant Birds & Naturalist Paintings This September, the Wallkill River School (WRS) is all about texture, color, and nature! A group exhibit, Brilliant Birds, will highlight the diverse range of color and texture found in aviary species. There will also be two naturalist exhibits by Mary Hosking: Nature’s Healing Touch and Lisa O’Gorman: Wondrous Wildlife - Conveying the Beauty of the Natural World who have used their works to highlight the serenity that can be found in our natural environment. The Hudson Valley’s diverse range of habitats bring with it a glorious range of birds that reside within them. Be it birds of prey that hunt with a distinguished strength, the chipper tweet of the morning bird that calls in the sun, or the birds of land who waddle with perplexing character. Birds have always found themselves taken up in the human narrative to tell stories of a life lived with grace, with courage, and painted into characters as another attempt for humans to relate to life. The group exhibit features works that exemplify the colorful and textural elements that make birds such an inspirational aspect of our natural world. Emerging artist Mary Hosking took her first art lesson at the age of 5. Mary is mostly self-taught, except for some classes and private art lessons throughout grade school, high school and college. As an adult she put aside her paint brushes for work, motherhood


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and illness. A couple of years ago she found the WRS and now takes classes to finally get back to painting. Her classes with instructor Nancy Reed Jones (see page 32) not only have helped “The Hudson” by Mary Hosking her to grow as an Hiking extensively along artist, but have helped her to the Shawangunk Ridge, find peace in painting nature’s Catskills, and even into beauty which is beneficial for Maine, she has been inspired her illness. “There is just so to create many plein air works. much beauty around us and She often catches glimpses I find it very healing to take of wildlife that she quickly it all in and try to capture the works into her paintings. “I feeling it gives me in my art,” paint what I believe in, what says Mary. moves me spiritually. I don’t Long time represented artist always know why I stop at a of the WRS, Lisa O’Gorman particular scene, it’s a feeling has an intense connection I respond to, not intellect,” to nature that stems from says Lisa. “Short Eared Owl” long hikes in the Hudson by Lisa O’Gorman An opening reception for Valley countryside. She is particularly drawn to painting landscapes all three shows takes place on September 7 and wildlife. Inspired by her interest in from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Admission is always free at the WRS, 232 birds, Lisa has participated in many local bird watching events, which has played a Ward Street, Montgomery. Visit the website: part in the many beautiful bird works she has to learn more. produced throughout her career.

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The Armonia Band plays throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond. Dedicated musicians with stage and studio experience, they perform with guitars, bass, keys, drums, and male and female vocalists. Founder Tom Lovelace is a retired NYPD officer who fell in love with music in the early 1980’s. He had a strong desire to combine his love of family and music and decided to create The Armonia Band with his two daughters. The band grew over the years and now includes Elizabeth and Danielle Lovelace, Erin Cross, Peter Fitzsimmons, Rich Amato and Rich Jackson. The Town of Lumberland Cultural Series presents The Armonia Band in concert for a program entitled, Rock-n-Roll Dance Party. Listen to the band perform rock, country, Motown, pop, funk and reggae music on September 15 at 3:00pm at Lumberland Town Hall, 1054 Proctor Road, Glen Spey. Tickets at the door. For information, call 845-856-6372.

“Music ~ A Visual Perspective” The new exhibit in Orange Hall Gallery, Music ~ a Visual Perspective, is, indeed, fun and interesting to peruse. With 75 visual and new media artists, poets, musiciancomposers, and collectors participating through their works, the show displays more than double that number of pieces of original music scores and instruments as well as interpretations of music through sculptures, paintings, drawings, photographs, printmaking, collages, mixed media, assemblages, and various items all with a connection to music. “Pete Seeger” oil by Beatrice Vann Twenty poets have (see page 11) visual artist original poems interspersed and artistic director of The throughout the exhibit, Art of Balance. along with an audio exhibit The exhibit and and video works constantly reception are free and on a loop. open to the public. During the reception on The show is on view September 6 from 6:00pm through October 8 in to 8:30pm, the SUNY Orange Hall, located at the Orange Jazz Quintet will corner of Wawayanda and play as an ensemble as Grandview Avenues (GPS: well as demonstrate their Steve Boyer with one of his 24 Grandview Avenue), individual instruments. In handmade cigarbox guitars! Middletown. addition, Steve Boyer, one For further information, call Cultural of the participating artists, will play tunes on his handmade cigarbox guitars, each with Affairs at 845-341-4891 or email cultural@ different timbre. Visit Curating this exhibit is Karen E. Gersch

“La Serenissima, Queen of the Adriatic” Mount Saint Mary College’s Desmond Campus presents an exhibit of photography by David Nicholls entitled, La Serenissima, Queen of the Adriatic. Nicholls was born and raised in London, England, and has been taking photographs since his teenage years. His principal interest was in recording historic buildings, with little attempt at making artistic statements. In 1989 he moved to the U.S. where he and his (American) wife settled in Cornwall. His photographic activity continued, but new possibilities opened up when he bought his first digital camera in 2004. The digital format enabled a multitude of processing possibilities without the need for inconvenient darkroom facilities, and so his work has, he likes to think, become more varied and creative. “La Serenissima, Queen of the Adriatic, Venice has been a magnet for tourists since the 18th century, and many artists have left us memorable images of the city. Such images from earlier times have been the inspiration for my work shown here,” says Nicholls. Modern photography can be too literal in its representation, and so many of these photographs have been processed to resemble the watercolor paintings that would have been produced by many competent 19th century

amateurs in their travels. Others have been processed to resemble engravings that might be found in early tourist guidebooks. A further group of images draw on the restricted color palette of late 19th century color postcards that used the Photochrom process to colorize black & white photos. Regular trips to Europe help to ensure that historic buildings remain a focus of Nicholls’ work, but with a more imaginative treatment than before. He has recently joined the Hudson Highlands Photography Club & Workshop, where he participates in their group exhibits in Orange County. Meet the photographer and see his beautiful images on October 6 from 1:00pm-3:00pm for the artist’s reception. The show is on view through November 8 at Desmond Campus, 6 Albany Post Road, Newburgh. Call for viewing hours: 845-565-2076.


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When You Hear The Whistle Blow...It’s Time For Shakespeare! Manville Wakefield’s To the Mountains by Rail is without exaggeration one of the most significant books ever written and published about the communities of Sullivan County. The shining steel rails of the Ontario and Western Railroad (O&W) were the blood and pulse of Hurleyville and similar communities of Sullivan County’s notorious Borsch Belt. The rails were affectionately known as the O&W and at other times, not so affectionately, as “Old and Weary.” Once serving as a means for frequent and remote escapes from congested and frequently sweltering metropolitan areas, the trusted rails are rusty now and most sorrowfully gone; sold for scrap and replaced by “rail trails.” Which are, if fact be known, tended paths, carefully layered on a defunct railbed. Although serving multi purposes, an important aspect of their functionality is flexibility. On September 21 the Hurleyville Arts Centre will present the Farm Arts Collective of Damascus. These well-known inter-state thespians will convert the coveted Hurleyville trails to theatre with an innovative site specific performance, Shakespeare on the Rails, bringing the audience on a theatrical pilgrimage to witness unique scenes and musical performances based on many of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. Not an easy task to accomplish, but under


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the astute and competent hands of directors Tannis Kowalchuk and Mimi McGurl, theatre they will be! Drawing from the best plays and characters from the Shakespearean canon, spectators will stroll along the Hurleyville Rails to Trails and encounter scenes that draw parallels between human nature and the complexities and Tannis Kowalchuk (Titania), The Madrigalians, Bobby Skotch (Romeo) and Jess Beveridge (Ophelia). Michael Chojnicki (Bottom), and Raina Bowers (Juliet). Photo: River Reporter. balance in the soil, water Adrianne Picciano (Puck). Photo: River Reporter. and sky. Theatre, not unlike rail cars, comes in a an extended weekend and an opportunity to forget to sock away some cash for “grilled variety of forms with variable purposes and celebrate a September equinox. To extend and chilled and other goodies.” Parking is in the Hurleyville Municipal techniques. The purpose suggested by Farm the parallel intricacies with human nature, Arts Collective is interactive, especially as additional text will be provided by Melissa lots on Main Street, and on the North side this audience is expected to be ambulatory, Bell and Mark Dunau, with music by of Mongaup Road off Main Street - just past and selected material is intended to exhibit Doug Rogers and Rima Fand, costumes by the old Railroad Depot on the right. Feel free to bring a blanket and a picnic. the fragile complexities between the Karen Flood. Festivities will begin at 3:00pm on You’re sure to find a spot somewhere along characteristics of man and the psychobalance he maintains with his physical September 21, at the head of the Hurleyville the trail to relax. The Hurleyville Arts environment, creating its own “caldron Rails to Trail (at the Hurleyville Dove) near Centre will be open for concession sales and the Hurleyville playground and basketball washroom facilities. bubble and bake.” Walking is involved. Dress appropriately. In addition to Shakespearian wisdom and courts on the South of Main Street across Gallery 222 will be open with an antidotes, entertainment will be provided by from the Hurleyville Arts Centre. FREE admission. Donations will be exhibition by Andrea Reynosa, The Cinema the Farm Arts Collective “Madrigalians,” who have been known to stroll about with collected. Bring cash for donations to at the Hurleyville Arts Centre will be open charming ditties. An all-inclusive delight for continue to support live public theatre. Don’t and showing films.

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GNSO’s 25th Season Opener: Three Masterworks and A World Premiere! The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra (GNSO) opens its 25th anniversary season with a world premiere composition. The Core of My Heart program features works by Apollonio Maiello, Wagner, Smetana and Elgar. “The title is a line from a famous Australian poem and encapsulates the thread of this program,” said Russell Ger, Music Director of the GNSO (and himself an “Aussie”). “We start with Shelter, a world premiere by Apollonio Maiello, an Italian-German composer who sojourned in Newburgh last year. The composer will attend the concert and this first work of our new season is dedicated to our very own GNSO. “Following this is the very tender Siegfried Idyll by Wagner, written for his wife’s birthday, Smetana’s Vltava, his magisterial ode to the Moldau River in his beloved Czech homeland, and finally Elgar’s portraits of his closest friends and family in the Enigma Variations.” Siegfried Idyll is a symphonic poem for chamber orchestra by Wagner that reflects a gentle, tender side of the composer. The Vltava (Moldau in German) is the longest river within the Czech Republic. It is commonly referred to as the “Czech national river. The name is believed to originate from the old Germanic words *wilt ahwa (“wild water”). Má Vlast (My Homeland

in the Czech language) is a set of six symphonic poems including Vltava composed by Smetana. The six pieces were conceived as individual works and had their own separate premieres. The premiere of the complete set took place several years Richard Wagner Bedřich Smetana Edward Elgar Apollonio Maiello later. In these works Smetana Were it not for Alice “C.A.E.” (Elgar’s wife, Caroline Alice) and combined the symphonic Elgar’s interruption, we closing with “E.D.U.” (Variation XIV), a Maestro Russell Ger poem form pioneered by Franz might never have had one self-portrait of the composer himself, the Liszt with the ideals of nationalistic music of the greatest of all orchestral works in the three letters short for Eduard, Alice’s pet which were current in the late nineteenth repertoire. Elgar called the tune, which he name for her husband. Elgar was 42, and the century. had not recognized as anything worthwhile, work sealed his fame. The melody for Vltava derives from a Enigma, not in the sense of a riddle to be Core of My Heart will be presented 16th-century Italian song, composed by solved, but, he said, a “dark saying [that] September 14 at 7:30pm at handicapped Giuseppe Cenci (Giuseppino del Biado) ca. must be left unguessed”, expressing the accessible Mount Saint Mary College’s 1600. It served as a basis for a number of “nothingness” from which it came. (The Aquinas Hall, 330 Powell Avenue, folk songs throughout Central Europe, and theme is loosely derived from two figures Newburgh. Tickets can be purchased online also for Hatikvah, Israel’s national anthem. in the slow movement of Mozart’s ‘Prague’ or at the door. Visit Notes below are from Symphony, which Elgar had recently heard.) or call 845-913-7157. Come early and attend One night, Edward Elgar returned home Simply for fun, Elgar began toying the Shacklett concert preview at 6:30pm. after a long day teaching. He finished dinner, with the tune, adapting it to make musical Youth and students with college ID are lit a cigar and sat down at the piano to doodle. caricatures of some of his friends. He’d try admitted free of charge to the Open Seating Elgar later recalled what happened next. the different treatments on Alice, asking her area only. Children under 5 are not permitted “In a little while I began to play, and to guess the subject, and within no time, the in the balcony seats. suddenly my wife interrupted by saying: serious idea of a set of orchestral variations There are six subscription concerts ‘Edward, that’s a good tune. What is that?’ had taken shape. scheduled for the GNSO season, with the I answered, ‘Nothing - but something might Each section was headed by the initials high likelihood of repeats of last season’s be made of it.’” of the friend portrayed, beginning with successful Moxart and Boscobel concerts.

Forestburgh Tavern: 2019 Fall Series PAIGE TURNER The Forestburgh Playhouse and Paige Turner, the drag darling of New Forestburgh Tavern have announced the York City, returns to the Forestburgh Tavern 2019 Fall Series beginning weekends from after her sold out cabaret debut last season at September 6 through October 26. All the Forestburgh Playhouse. performances take place at 8:00pm. Known as the Carol Burnett of ERIN CROSBY drag, “Showbiz Spitfire” Paige An evening of songs from Dusty Turner is one of the original Springfield’s most applauded creators/producers of NYC’s live album performed by Erin Crosby drag reality show So You Think You and her band takes place on Can Drag? She is a cast member September 6 at 8:00pm. Hear on the reality show Shade Queens hits like Son of a Preacher Man, of NYC and a featured regular on You’ve Got a Friend and Windmills Erin Crosby Watch What Happens Live with of Your Mind and songs by Carol Andy Cohen. King, Randy Newman and many This two-time Glam Award others. winner is known for her over the top parodies on YouTube. She SLAM ALLEN tours throughout the country in her Internationally renowned Slam all-live one woman shows and is Allen is a dynamic entertainer a headliner for Atlantis Cruises. who uses the genres of blues, soul, Paige Turner in Confessions of an r&b, and a touch of rock and roll Slam Allen Un-Natural Blonde takes place on to deliver powerful soul stirring September 28 at 8:00pm. performances. Slam captures Doors open one hour prior to you with a voice that echoes Otis the performance if interested in Redding, a guitar that immerses enjoying dinner and drinks prior you in B. B. King, and stage energy to the show. reminiscent of James Brown, all For tickets and additional while captivating you with his own information, visit original music. He performs on Paige Turner or September 21 at 8:00pm. September 2019

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“Fly the Coop!” and The History of Local Poultry Farming in Shohola When tourists let us down, chickens came to our rescue. Before WWII, the Delaware River Valley was for vacationers from NYC. The seasonal influx of tourists sustained the local population for many years. But after the War, tourism dropped, and the local populace struggled to survive. Then, several factors contributed to the creation of a strong poultry industry: feed companies, as well as the government, provided incentives to those who wanted to start a chicken farm; payment for baby chicks, feed, other supplies, and even the lumber to build coops could be delayed until the farmers sold their chickens. The Shohola Feed and Grain Company employed about a dozen men, and got their supplies via the railroad that had a stop in Shohola. The Narrowsburg Lumber Company provided materials for building the coops. Almost everyone in the area became connected to the poultry industry. The poultry industry created increased demand for fuel, feed, transportation, building supplies, insurance, and so on. At the same time, NYC markets and a new Long Island City hub needed an increasing supply of chicken - especially for Kosher markets. Gibson McKean of McKean Realty was only 18 years old when he began raising caponette chickens in a new, 45,000 birda-year capacity house on the family farm.

Along with brothers Henry and Martin, they raised about 200,000 chickens a year to supply meat and not eggs. The McKean Family, with 200,000 chickens, actually bought eggs “Chickita” by Karin from the local store! Heavener, at Simply School boys were Cheesecake in Port Jervis. hired to catch the chickens at night and put them into crates. Truckers then loaded them up to start a midnight ride, arriving at around 4am in NYC wholesale markets. The local school boys were also hired to force feed the chickens a pill that would help them grow faster and fatter. The family of Harry Graber of MidTown Convenience Store in Shohola raised conventional broiler chickens to supply the local market. Graber’s Weeping Willow Poultry Farm sold to places like Eddie Farms and individual households. Sadly, competing markets eventually killed the industry in the River Valley. A temperature of 99 degrees had to be maintained for young chicks to survive, and this gave southern states like Georgia a big edge. Graber’s family farm produced 10,000 chickens per year, until feed prices became too costly to remain profitable.

In 1955, hurricane Diane flooded Shohola Creek and many other lower elevation areas. Most of the coops were under water and drowned chickens were seen floating down local streams. The flood marked the death of the local poultry industry as well. Some of the remnants “Hippie Chick” by Ari MirPontier, at Spoonful Soup include structures that & Eats in Milford. have been converted to living space and a few of them remain intact to this day. Fly the Coop! is a community art project designed to connect businesses, consumers, art lovers, and artists. Dirlam Brothers Lumber donated plywood; local carpenters Kurt Boogertman & Michael Gruodis cut the plywood into hen and rooster shapes; and David Bauer cut wood for the bases. Artists then went to work decorating them, and local businesses agreed to display them. See more than 40 original creations in businesses including Barryville Bottle, Carriage House, Il Castello, McKean Real Estate, River Market, Stickett Inn (Barryville); Apple Valley Restaurant, Artisan Exchange, Carini Cucina, Holy Crepes, Milford Craft Show, Naked Bagel, Pike County Outfitters,

and Spoonful Soups & Eats (Milford); Amici Ristorante Italiano and Tusten Cup (Narrowsburg), Simply Cheesecake in Port Jervis; and Artists’ Market Community Center, Dirlam Brothers Lumber, Midtown Convenience Store, “Bling, Bling, Chicken Wing” by Mef Gannon, on display Shohola Village at Tre Amici Ristorante Barber Shop, and Italiano in Narrowsburg. Wayne Bank (Shohola). The decorative birds can tolerate the great outdoors, so many of last year’s creations can still be seen adorning gardens and porches. This year’s works are coming home to roost at a September 7 auction at 3:30pm at Artists’ Market Community Center, 114 Richardson Avenue, Shohola. Also on display through September 22 is an exhibit on the history of local poultry farming. Pictures of all the chickens are online, on Barryville Area Arts Association Facebook photo album page, where you can also place a bid on any bird that strikes your fancy. All auction proceeds go toward the BAAA’s mission of building community through art.

Two Concurrent Solo Shows at CAS Studying vintage photographs Stripped Bare, Nathan Bedford of slave women working in the Forrest, the Confederate fields, Tajiri Bradley was struck general, first grand wizard of the by the cultural significance KKK, and onetime richest man of African American hair and in the South, surveys his legacy symbolism for their relationship of greed, racism, and violence. to the earth and the land they Other paintings reflect more were so brutally taken from. recent ramifications of policy, The tradition of treating the such as “the Southern strategy” hair into cornrows reflects the of the Republican Party, which ploughing of the fields and in the 1960s and ’70s provoked planting of corn, a single braid racial fear and hatred to push could resemble a snake, and “Path and Trees” by T. Bradley white Southerners toward the the parting spaces in the hair right. Also on display is the appear as paths in a landscape. third volume of Sandlin’s latest These hairstyles have been book series, 76 Manifestations carried through time, remaining of American Destiny. The a reflection of the African series examines “the ghosts American community’s deepof history” that still haunt the rooted history. Bradley’s work national psyche. captures these hairstyles by Catskill Art Society will using pastels to create the present two solo exhibitions styles and omitting the head from Bradley and Sandlin at and the face, so the hair stands CAS Art Center, 48 Main alone as an abstracted piece of Street, Livingston Manor from work. September 7-October 19 David Sandlin’s images of An artists’ talk will be held spectral figures from the dark at 4:00pm followed by an days of the Civil War and “Pride Stripped Bare” by Sandler opening reception from its aftermath loom ominously within the 5:00pm-6:00pm on September 7. American landscape. In his painting Pride For info: 845-436-4227. 30

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Music and Lecture / Photos in Monticello Visit ancient Jericho, the site of the Masada, ancient Christian churches and Jewish synagogues, scenes from the ancient Roman cities of Caesarea, Bet She’an and the ancient city of Petra in Jordan. Professor emeritus of Anthropology Barry Kass is an explorer and photographer who travels the world studying cultures and communities. His amazing photographs illustrate sacred religious shrines such as the Dome of the Rock, the Western Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. He will take the audience on a journey when he presents Israel: Travels in the Holy Land on September 12 at 6:00pm.

Paul Lounsbury is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who performs original and traditional folk music on his guitar, fiddle and hammered dulcimer. He recorded and released his first CD, From My Perspective in 2010. He will perform on September 17 at 6:00pm. Paul received acclaim for his A Catskill Mountain Trilogy which tells the story, from his Hurleyville ancestors’ perspective, of the dependence of the resort industry on the O&W Railroad. Both programs are free at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library, 479 Broadway, Monticello. For info: 845-794-4660.

Mount Professor’s ‘Every Brilliant Thing’ Every Brilliant Thing tells the story of a man who starts to write a list of everything brilliant about the world as a gift for his mother, who first attempts suicide when he is seven years old. The list continues through his college years, his marriage, and his life as an adult, helping him battle his own bouts with depression. The play is told by a single actor with the help of the audience. “It’s a really well-written story, told in an interesting way,” James Phillips, associate professor of theatre at Mount Saint Mary College explained. “I’m very drawn to the audience interactivity part of it. There’s a part of every show that will always be unique because the audience response will be different from night to night.” But there’s another reason he selected the play, one that goes beyond providing an engaging performance: September, Phillips noted, is Suicide Prevention Month. “It’s impossible not to be struck by the largely hidden suicide crisis in America. There are far too many deaths of despair.” Phillips will be performing the play for

the Mount Saint Mary College community. Afterwards, he will join clinical counselors from the Mount’s Counseling Services for a roundtable talk on suicide prevention and awareness. Aiding Phillips in this production are Mount alumnus Alexander Florez ’15, who is directing the play, and current Mount student Sierra Caban as stage manager. “Bringing Alex and Sierra into this, whom I trust greatly to do good work, is a way to provide them with plenty of hands-on experience. It’s a small theater and a small cast, but it’s a professional show,” said Phillips. The performances take place at the Ritz Theater Lobby, 107 Broadway, Newburgh from September 13-15. For tickets: event/4315305 “We all go through bouts of depression,” said Phillips. “A startlingly high percentage of people have thought about suicide. The message in this play boils down to ‘It gets better. Don’t do it.’” For more information about the show, visit


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Ellenville Hospital’s Healing Arts Gallery Coming to the could see the scenes from realization that she had a their beds.” Later, the natural talent for painting murals were used for did not come easy for “guided imagery” to help Nancy Reed-Jones. It alleviate some of the was only after losing a patients’ pain. child and spending months She eventually studied in a deep depression did oil to improve and expand her first painting emerge. her skills, working for “I had never taken any years as a muralist both in Artwork by Nancy Reed Jones lessons nor did I know hospitals and in homes. the art of color mixing very well.” Her first In 2013, she was given the “Champion painting was of a serene seascape with the sun of the Arts in Healthcare” award from the coming through the clouds and illuminating Orange County Arts Council. the ocean as if to say, “The worst is over.” Nancy will exhibit her works at Ellenville In 1993, she took her talent to South Regional Hospital’s Healing Arts Gallery, Nassau Communities Hospital on Long 10 Healthy Way, Ellenville, from September Island, where she created her first mural 6 to October 14. A reception will be held on for cancer patients. “I was allowed to paint September 19 from 5:00pm-7:00pm. directly on the walls in their rooms so they For more info:

Wildlife Photography in Lords Valley “My goal is to give you a better understanding of the wildlife around us,” says awardwinning photographer Nancy Hopping (see photo). “Many people fear what they don’t understand. Through my work, you can see how wildlife teaches and interacts with us and communicates with each other. “We can and should make a place for them in our world. Start small in your yard or on your deck. Grow flowers that attract butterflies and bees in the summertime and if you have more land, expand [by planting] blueberry, blackberry, or elderberry bushes.

Pine and spruce trees are great for winter shelter and food, too! “My work includes humming birds on flowers that I have planted, migrating birds in the area that stop by to eat the native fruit I grow on my land just for them, black bears that visit for a swim in my casting pond - I never know who will stop by.” Nancy’s wildlife photography will be on display at the Gallery at Chant Realtors, 631 Route 739, Lords Valley, through October 27. A reception will be held on September 7 from 5:00pm-7:00pm. For information: 570-775-6896.

Indian, Pakistani, African Blend in Milford Born in India, raised in Canada and currently living in New York City, Kiran Ahluwalia is a two time JUNO (Canadian Grammy) winner. Rooted in Indian and Pakistani music, her songs are influenced by African desert blues and jazz. She sings of divine love in the form of Sufi mysticism and yearning sensual love in the style of her progressive Indian music. Her 5-piece emsemble includes electric guitar, electric bass, tabla, accordion and voice. Ahluwalia’s new album, 7 Billion is a melding of blues, R&B, rock, and jazz, with Indian vocals. “When you take different styles and merge them together and you don’t want a simple cut and paste then you’re really developing a new hybrid genre. For me it’s important to blur the musical boundaries 32

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between my Indian background, influences from Western sounds and the things I love from West Africa, namely Mali. “It’s incredibly invigorating when I feel a connection in expressions from different cultures and then figure out ways to connect them seamlessly in my music. Those moments of discovery are nothing short of sublime. It’s really the essence of everything for me,” says Ahluwalia. Enjoy this musical multi-cultural experience when Kiran Ahluwalia performs for Kindred Spirits Arts Program on September 14 at 7:30pm at the historic Milford Theatre, 114 E. Catherine Street. For more info: 570-409-1269 or visit For pre-concert dining, see ads page 3.

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September 2019 D&H CANVAS  

A free monthly arts, entertainment, and buy-local guide serving Orange & Sullivan Counties in NY and Pike County in PA.

September 2019 D&H CANVAS  

A free monthly arts, entertainment, and buy-local guide serving Orange & Sullivan Counties in NY and Pike County in PA.

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