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

February 2020

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From The Publisher... by Barry Plaxen Yes, it takes a community to prepare a monthly arts newspaper. Once again CANVAS wishes to thank all the artists, photographers, producers, publicists and writers for helping to create this issue. Vocabulary Lesson: Opera seria: an opera based on a serious, usually classical or mythological theme. February may be a short month, but there’s no shortage of happenings all around the area this month. Theatre and music for kids (and adults) in Middletown and Ellenville. Students create theatre in Newburgh, art in Highland Mills and Narrowsburg, and perform music in Warwick and Cornwall. Eight plays in one night in Goshen and two

pianos in one afternoon in Central Valley. Hudson Valley classical musical performers and composers in Montgomery. Sally Field in a play by Arthur Miller. Dancing in Hurleyville. Brazilian guitars in Wurtsboro. Nero, Claudius, Narcissus, Juno, Poppaea, Lesbus and the gang in Loch Sheldrake. Romeo, Juliet, Mercutio, Tybolt and the gangs in Warwick. The musical returns of Moxart and Rebel to Newburgh. Frederick Samuel Dellenbaugh (18531935) returns to Cragsmoor. Ronald Shannon Jackson (1940-2013) honored in Marlboro. Black History Month in Cornwall, Warwick, Monticello, Shohola and West

Point. Winter Poetry in Pine Bush and Florida. Durational Installations in Livingston Manor and an Immersive Paper-Cut Shadow Show with music in Narrowsburg. Americana/folk/rock/blues in Hurleyville and Rock Tavern. Opportunities to sing in Blooming Grove, Middletown, Milford, New Windsor, Port Jervis, Liberty and Warwick. Great comedic cinematic performances in Balmville (Jack Lemmon) and Milford (Charles Coburn). Plus more in our calendars. Kudos to jazz artisans Neil Alexander, Eric Person and Robert Kopec for both their ongoing and their special group sessions in Newburgh and Marlboro.

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Letters To The Editor Thank you for highlighting the dance classes and workshops. The classes have been such a gift to us all especially as a new person in the community; I can’t think of a better way to meet people than to move together. Movement is so honest, vulnerable and fun. At its best it helps us drop ego and levels the power dynamics. I just love it. - Erin Dudley Congratulations to you and your staff for another banner year! - Joseph Benzinger Thank you for all of your encouraging

support and your efforts on behalf of cultural endeavors in our three counties. - Janice Nimetz Thank you for all you do for our art community. It is much appreciated! - Gayle Clark Fedigan Thank you for your wonderful gift to the community! - Cynthia Harris-Pagano Words can not describe how beautiful the [January, 2020] cover is. My mom is smiling down on us. - Anne Camp

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Art & Photography ��������������������������������� 14 Books ����������������������������������������������������� 14 Category �������������������������������������������������11 Children & Teen’s ����������������������������������� 15 February 2020 Calendar ������������������� 12-13 Demos, Lectures, Masterclasses ���������� 10 Music - Pop, Folk, Rock, etc., �����������������11


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Alexander, Person & Kopec, Jazz 6, 17, 24 Artery Gallery, Milford ���������������������������� 18 Artists’ Market, Shohola ��������������������� 6, 24 Catskill Art Society, Livingston Manor ���� 15 Classic Choral Society ��������������������������� 10 Cornerstone Theatre Arts, Goshen �������� 16 Cragsmoor Free Library ������������������������ 15 Crawford Library, Monticello ���������������������6 Delaware Valley Arts Alliance ���������� 12, 22 Delaware Valley Choral Society ������������� 10 Downing Film Center, Newburgh ����������� 19 Ellenville Public Library ���������������� 5, 12, 13 Falcon, Marlboro ������������������������������������ 17 Florida Public Library ����������������������������� 18 Four Seasons Chorale, Port Jervis �������� 10 Frederick Samuel Dellenbaugh ������������� 15 Grand Montgomery Chamber Music ����� 19 Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra �8 Greenwood Lake Theater, Warwick ����������4 Highland Mills Library �������������������������������7

Community Arts: News, Views And Schedules Publisher, Barry Plaxen barry@dhcanvas.com Editor, Sophia Krcic editor@dhcanvas.com ads@dhcanvas.com Delaware & Hudson CANVAS 297 Stone Schoolhouse Road Bloomingburg, NY 12721 www.dhcanvas.com 845.926.4646 / 4647 Facebook: D&H CANVAS Please email calendar submissions by the 15th of the prior month to calendar@dhcanvas.com Please email submissions for classifieds to classified@dhcanvas.com Nothing in this publication may be reproduced without written permission of the publisher. Hudson Valley Chamber Players ����������� 19 Hudson Valley Ebony Strings �������������������9 Hurleyville Arts Centre ��������������������������� 20 Kevin Kuhne, artist �����������������������������������7 Little Sparrow Band ����������������������������������3 Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro ������������� 20 Middletown Concert Chorale ����������������� 10 Middletown Men of Note ������������������������ 10 MISU, Ellenville ����������������������������������������5 Mt. St. Mary Desmond Campus, Newburgh 23 Munger Cottage, Cornwall ������������������������9 Music in Central Valley �����������������������������9 Music on Market, Ellenville �����������������������5 Newburgh Chamber Music �����������������������8 Newburgh Chorale ��������������������������������� 10 Nesin Cultural Arts, Monticello ������������������1 North East Watercolor Society ������������������7 Oliver King as Frederick Douglass �����������6 Paper Bag Players ��������������������������������� 16 Pine Bush Library ���������������������������������� 18 Ritz Theater, Newburgh ������������������� 17, 24 Sports Bar, Middletown �������������������������� 12 Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra ����� 17 Sullivan County Community Chorus ������ 10 Sullivan County Museum, Hurleyville �������3 SUNY Orange, Middletown ���������������� 7, 16 SUNY Orange, Newburgh ��������������������� 21 SUNY Sullivan, Loch Sheldrake 13, 21, 22 Triversity, Milford ������������������������������������ 18 UUCRT Gallery, Rock Tavern ���������������� 23 Wallkill River School, Montgomery �����������4 Warwick Valley Chorale ������������������������� 10 Washington’s Headquarters, Newburgh 17 WaterWheel, Milford ������������������������������ 22 West Point Band ������������������������������������ 18 Wherehouse, Newburgh ���������������������������6 Wisner Library, Warwick ���������������������� 6, 9

Sullivan County Museum Concert: Feb. 2 For nearly ten years, the Americana band Little Sparrow, consisting of Aldo Troiani and Carol Smith, have been presenting live music at the Sullivan County Museum. Their first project, Woodsongs Coffeehouse, was an evening series of concerts that ran for eight years. Notable guests included Thurman Barker and Trinity, the Inner Urge Trio, mandolinist Joe Walsh, guitarist Grant Gordy, the Coal Town Rounders, Eastlande, MiZ (Mike Mizwinski), and Louie Setzer and the Appalachian Mountain Boys. Most recently Little Sparrow has been hosting a Sunday afternoon Music and History Series, showcasing the talented residents of Sullivan County in a format that includes first person history and anecdotes from the resort era and the 50’s and 60’s. Many of their guests performed in the Catskill hotels, including Mickey Barnett, the Allen Brothers, Larry Ravdin, and Freddie Jacobs. The Johnny Jules Band performed on Woodstock weekend and entertained folks with great 60’s music along with stories about the festival itself. On February 2 at 2:00pm, for the first time, Little Sparrow will be the featured

performer. Their music covers multiple genres, from bluegrass to 60’s rock and rhythm & blues. They are not a traditional band, but rather more of a “collective” project, having performed with more than twenty local and regional musicians from multiple genres during their ten year run. For the February show they will be joined by some special guests, including Jay Brooks on bass. Jay is an art teacher at Monticello High School. He has performed with the Old Time Fiddlers for many years, and is also a very well respected fine artist. The concert is free, but donations are needed to help fund the March First Sunday concert, which will be guitarist Van Manakas. Van will be bringing his own jazz trio to the Museum. The date is March 1 at 2:00pm, so mark your calendars! And if you enjoy live music, Aldo hosts a radio show on Sullivan County’s WJFF Radio. On February 1 at 1:00pm, bluegrass band Oxford Depot will perform at the station’s new Live Music Series. The Sullivan County Museum is located at 265 Main Street, Hurleyville. The event is free, donations are gratefully accepted. Call 845-434-8044.

May I Have A Word With You ... Quips, Quotes & Quiddities with Carol Pozefsky THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE Labrador retrievers, German shepherds and greyhounds are among the preferred breeds trained as service dogs. To spare their owners countless explanations, the dogs often wear identity tags and vests explaining their function; performing specific tasks matching the needs of their handlers. Here is a short list of the many services they provide: Alerts: Alerts warning of an intruder, an oncoming car, a person approaching from behind; alerts to take medicine, to signal highs and lows in blood sugar and blood pressure and alerts to family members that help is needed. Guiding: Directing handler to a specific location or person, to an exit, a safe place, and to avoid moving objects and road hazards. More: Opening cabinets, drawers, doors, pulling a wheelchair, sidestepping obstacles on the ground and help with changing position and turning over. Canes nostri esse optimus amicus. DUH-SASTER! British teacher Richard Benson has compiled what he calls the Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers:

“Sometimes in the war they take prizners and keep them as ostriches until the war is over.” “The sultanas had wifes and also porcupines.” “The three gods in my project are the king of gods - Zeus, the messenger of the gods Herpes and the god of war - Mars.” “There was an acident on our road last night and a man was badly enjoyed.” “The north pole is so cold that the people that live there have to live somewhere else.” REJOYCE IN THE WORD! Whatever your opinion of Irish novelist James Joyce, you might enjoy this cameo description of him by bookseller Sylvia Beach, who published Joyce’s controversial novel Ulysses in 1922. “Joyce treated people invariably as his equals, whether they were writers, children, waiters, princesses or charladies. What anybody had to say interested him; he told me he had never met a bore. Sometimes I would find him...listening attentively to a long tale my concierge was telling him. If he arrived in a taxi, he wouldn’t get out until the driver had finished what he was saying. Joyce himself fascinated everybody; no one could resist his charm.” (From The New Oxford Book of Literary Anecdotes).

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“Artists Who Teach” & “Textural Visions in Color” in Montgomery “I have seen the Wallkill River School take many budding artists from a beginner level of skill to an advanced level of skill where they are now exhibiting their work and teaching their own classes!” says Liam Vogel, Gallery Director. “I started here as a student, and through the mentorship and education that I’ve received here, I can now confidently make a living as an artist and teacher, something I never thought would be possible when I started. Whether you are looking for a new hobby to fill your time, a new technique for your artistic repertoire, or looking to truly develop a professional level of artistic skill, the Wallkill River School is the best place to make it happen!” Teaching artists from the Wallkill River School (WRS) are inviting the public to view live demonstrations as part of their group exhibit, Artists who Teach. The free demos take place on February 15 from 1:00pm-5:00pm and will cover a wide range of drawing/painting approaches. If you’re curious about the creative process, considering an art class, or just want to meet the artists in your community, this is the perfect opportunity! In addition, WRS artist/teacher Nicole Asendorf will have a solo exhibit of abstract works titled, Textural Visions in Color. A reception will be held for both shows on February 1 from 5:00pm-7:00pm.


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Dean Mahoney Artist Lana Privitera demonstrating her layering techniques for rich and vibrant watercolor painting.

The WRS annual Artists who Teach show offers a rare glimpse into the creative process used by WRS instructors, while showcasing the diversity of the classes that are offered through the School. These artists will be giving you a taste of what they teach by demonstrating their craft, utilizing art techniques that are unique to their style of professional work and instruction. The School provides instruction in a wide range of art techniques, such as traditional realism in oil, impressionism in pastel, romantic landscapes in acrylic, classical drawing, scratch board painting, anime/ comic illustration, and much more. Nicole Asendorf is an artist and visual arts teacher who received her degree in education and painting/drawing from SUNY New Paltz. Nicole’s main focus has always been

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“Panel 9” by Nicole Asendorf.

the use of color and texture in abstract works of art, but she has recently become inspired by the natural beauty of the landscape. Nicole views the landscape as the perfect transition of subject matter to continue the exploration of color and texture that has always been a driving force of inspiration in her work. This collection of works is a stunning exploration of color and texture in an almost Rothko-esque style of abstract painting, featuring large spaces of color broken up with textural elements. Admission is always free at The Wallkill River School, 232 Ward Street, Montgomery. Call 845-457-ARTS or visit Wallkill.art to learn more. Check out the ad on page 17.

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Dedicated to bringing the Shakespeare of olden times to modern audiences, Greenwood Lake Theater uses original Elizabethan performance techniques, with bold actors performing the First Folio Style, with cue scripts in hand. They will be interacting and entertaining the audience with LOTS of spontaneity bringing Shakespeare’s words to life in a thrilling and engaging way. This ain’t your grandma’s Shakespeare! Greenwood Lake Theater, in partnership with Warwick Historical Society, presents Romeo & Juliet on February 8 at 5:00pm at the Old School Baptist Meeting House, Church Street & Forester Avenue, Warwick. It will be performed by actors trained in Original Practice rehearsal techniques. Tickets can be purchased through the Warwick Historical Society: 845-986-3236, ext. 101. Tickets will be available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit www.greenwoodlaketheater.org.

Music on Market & Music Institute of Sullivan and Ulster: The 2020 Season is Here! Ellenville’s arts collaborative Music on Market (MoM) is entering its third year of “Bringing Musical Diversity to the Ellenville Community.” A joint venture by Music Institute of Sullivan and Ulster (MISU) and St. John’s Episcopal Church, this year there are 16 concerts in 10 months. “The work of MISU and Music on Market is like the weaving of a tapestry. Anastasia Solberg is the principal weaver, bringing together musicians and students, young and old. What we see and hear during concerts and events is a beautiful tapestry, always changing. The whole is the weaving together of community. It’s a beautiful and sacred thing,” said Rev. Jeff Golliher, Vicar. MoM will also be collaborating with the Ellenville Public Library for a series of Not Just for Kids concerts on selected 4th Sundays, and MISU will host a Coffeehouse Concert and an Open Mic every month. Coffeehouse Concert: 1st Saturdays The Bernstein Bard Trio plays acoustic music of all styles, recognizing that music is rooted in cultures all over the world. The Trio features brothers Mark Bernstein on guitar and vocals, Steve Bernstein on mandolin and vocals, and Robert Bard on upright bass and vocals. The Trio revels in the spirit of jazzy improvisation, the power of a folk melody, a little Latin flair, and the

The Berstein Bard Trio

Sara Milonovich

joys and sorrows of singin’ the blues. Singer, songwriter and fiddler Sara Milonovich cut her teeth as a sought-after side person in the bluegrass, folk, rock, Americana, and Celtic music worlds, and has performed and recorded throughout North and South America, Europe and beyond. Songs to Warm our Hearts, with the Bernstein Bard Trio and Sara Milonovich, will be held at MISU on February 1 at 7:30pm. Suggested donation: $10. Open Mic: 3rd Saturdays After its inaugural open mic in January, MISU has announced a permanent, monthly open mic for spoken word as well as for music of all genres. “Classical is also welcome,” said MISU director Anastasia Solberg. “Two songs or ten minutes per person or group. A piano is available on site.” EXCEPTION: Next open mic is 2nd

Ferdinand the Bull (1938)

Saturday, February 15 at 7:30pm. Not Just for Kids! The well-known story of Ferdinand the Bull was set to incidental music by classical composer Mark Fish. Though it is clearly “not just for kids”, Ferdinand the Bull is appropriate for ages 3 and up. It is narrated with violin accompaniment. Like Peter and the Wolf, it has motifs that represent the different characters, and yes! - there will be audience participation. David Fiedler performs the motifs on violin and Jessica López Barkl narrates for the Not Just for Kids concert at the Ellenville Public Library and Museum, 40 Center Street, on (EXCEPTION: this concert will be held on a Saturday. Remaining concerts will be held Sundays) February 22 at 12:30pm. Admission is free. David Fiedler performs frequently in the

David Fiedler

J. López Barkl & daughter

region as a violinist with the Hudson Valley String Quartet, Hudson Valley Philharmonic, and the Ellenville Chamber Players. Actor, director, dramaturg, and designer Jessica López Barkl is currently the Associate Professor of Theater and Speech/Theater Program Director at SUNY Sullivan. Sponsorship 2020 Individuals and businesses can help Music on Market bring musical diversity to the Ellenville and lower Ulster community. Be a Music on Market concert series sponsor for 2020! Sponsorships range from $50-$500. Call 845-377-3727. Leave a message and your call will be returned! Music on Market concerts on various Thursdays in St. John’s Episcopal Church begin April 3. St. John’s Episcopal Church and MISU are both located at 40 Market Street, Ellenville.

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“3 Will Get You 4” at The Wherehouse For some, 29 days in a month is considered a “short month”. Not so for 4th Saturday Jazz (4SJ) producer/musician Neil Alexander. CANVAS readers know that Neil hosts his 4SJ every month at The Wherehouse in Newburgh, where bassist Robert Kopec hosts 2nd Eric Person Robert Kopec Saturdays and saxophonist Eric Neil Alexander - gigs started at the age of 14 lead him from Person hosts 3rd Saturdays. For February, The Wherehouse presents 3 rock to show pits, from members of the Will Get You 4: 4 Saturdays in a row of great group Skid Row to backing the legendary live Jazz with the local triumvirate crew: Hennie Youngman. His love is improvising Eric, Robert & Neil. They will combine in all forms and he has had the great their respective talents sharing their monthly experience of sharing the stage with master gigs. In addition to 2nd, 3rd and 4SJ, they improvising musicians Hal Galper, Eddie will also play the 5th Saturday in February, Bert, Mark Murphy, Hugh Brodie, Michael making it 4 Saturdays in one month of some Formaneck, Randy Brecker, Lew Soloff, and Joel Rosenblatt, just to name a few. of the best live Jazz in the Hudson Valley! For over thirty years, Eric Person (see also Neil Alexander is a world renowned pianist, synthesist, keyboardist and composer pg. 17) has been committed to composing, who works with music in all forms and styles recording and performing dynamic and (jazz, rock, funk, blues, electronica, ambient innovative music. His personal sound on alto, and contemporary classical). He is also soprano, tenor saxophones and flute have active in production, live sound engineering, been featured on more than 50 recordings. theater, dance and film. In 2015, Neil was He studied at the St. Louis Conservatory awarded Individual Artist Of The Year by of Music and has taught and performed internationally. the Orange County Arts Council. Performances are at 9:00pm at The Robert Kopec leads many of his own groups and is an in-demand sideman. Wherehouse, 119 Liberty Street, Newburgh. Kopec’s resume is diverse to say the least No cover charge!

Creative Differences: The “Mona Lisa” What is the appeal of the Mona Lisa? Is it that something about her is so familiar? Or is it that something about her is so very different? Is the Mona Lisa smile a universal smile, or an enigma? Can your answer for the Mona Lisa be applied to art in general? This is the scheduled topic of discussion at the next Creative Differences discussion group. The public is invited for free coffee, pastries, and the free

“Abstract Tapestries” in Warwick “I learned traditional textile arts and crafts including weaving in Sweden before coming to New York City in the 70’s,” says Solveig Umbach. In the city, I worked on installations and making samples for magazines and designers while pursuing weaving and exhibiting in small shops and galleries in NYC, New Haven and Princeton. “After moving to Warwick, raising a family with my husband and working many years as a critical care nurse and adjunct professor,

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Oliver King as Frederick Douglass

Oliver King has composed a powerful presentation that covers Frederick Douglass’ Life in Bondage from age 8 through Escape to Freedom at age 20. This compilation, entitled Irresolute Redemption directly from Douglass’ autobiographies, is very compelling. Oliver has given this presentation Delaware & Hudson CANVAS

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I am returning to painting and weaving. I have always been a visual learner in my studies and interpretations of my environment. My tapestries are woven on a floor loom and transform my ideas to color, texture and form.” An exhibit of Abstract Tapestries by Solveig Umbach runs February 1-28 at the Albert Wisner Public Library, One McFarland Drive, Warwick. A reception will be held on February 9, from 1:00pm3:30pm. For info: 845-986-1047.

Black History Month in Monticello February 6, 6:00pm Harriet is a biographical film about Harriet Tubman. Tubman, a slave turned abolitionist, escaped slavery only to return to the South as a conductor on the Underground Railroad. Cynthia Erivo This awardwinning film as Harriet Tubman shows her courage, ingenuity and tenacity.


expression of opinion. All are welcome to join the discussion or just sit back and enjoy it at the Artists’ Market Community Center, 114 Richardson Avenue, Shohola, on February 2 at 2:00pm. Creative Differences takes place at the same time on the first Sunday of every month. The schedule and list of topics is available at http://artistsmarketcc.com/ CreativeDifferences.html.

at SUNY Sullivan and other venues with a reaction of overwhelming compassion. “Frederick Douglass was a catalyst. He had a prophetic nature about him, always questioning his state of being, ‘Why am I a slave in this country? Why are we chained and treated like animals?’” says King. “Highly recommended!,” - Barry Plaxen. February 27, 6:00pm From Minstrel Shows to the Economics of Blackface and Stereotypes in American Entertainment. Presenter, Erroyl D. Rolle, Professor at SUNY Sullivan, examines the treachery of African American stereotypes throughout the development of American entertainment. Rolle explains how contorted and distorted characterizations had a Erroyl D. Rolle profound effect on the perceiver’s knowledge, beliefs and expectations about human groups. Learn how economic strategies have played a significant role in contributing to these misconceptions. Admission is free to all of the above events at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library, 479 Broadway, Monticello. For information, call 845 794-4660.

North East Watercolor Society: Feb. 2 Reception + Demo & Master Class The expansive space of Orange Hall Gallery and Loft is the venue for the display of 106 paintings by 57 artists in the North East Watercolor Society (NEWS) 2020 Members’ Exhibit. The quality of the works is superb and offers a wonderful educational opportunity as well as an enjoyable experience to visitors from the college and general public alike. The exhibit is on view through March 13. The show timeframe is the same for artist-judge and NEWS signature member Kevin Kuhne. In order to view some of his portfolio, a solo show entitled, Albany Urban Scenes: Watercolors by Kevin Kuhne is the feature of Orange Hall Gallery Fringe. In his loose technique with the transparent medium of watercolor, Kuhne expresses excitement and liveliness through color, drawing, and composition. To see him create

a painting, come to the 1:00pm-4:15pm duo reception for his solo show and the NEWS exhibit on February 2 in Orange Hall Gallery. Starting at 2:30pm, his art demonstration, Adding Excitement to Urban Scenes, will offer a close-up on his process and technique. Pianist Geoff Hamburg will play jazz standards, classical pieces, and contemporary music favorites from 1:00pm-2:30pm. Kevin Kuhne has an enthusiasm about life that he expresses through his art. His interest in local history, architecture, people, and conservation inspires and motivates him in his paintings as well as occasional mixed media constructions. He lives in Albany, where an abundance of buildings of many architectural eras and filled with history keep him busy painting as he conveys their stories through his brushes and paints. He regularly

works plein air to express his initial reactions and feelings to the life and action of the scene. He believes his teaching is his main impetus to paint because he requires of himself constant examination of the formal and technical problems of painting and design. On February 11 from 4:00pm6:45pm, Kuhne’s master class will give participants a deeper sense of how he works. During Vignette Design in Watercolor, attendees will have the opportunity to learn from “February Morning on Broadway, Albany” by K. Kuhne Kuhne and then paint. All necessary painting Wawayanda & Grandview Avenues, (GPS: implements will be supplied. Attendees may 24 Grandview Ave.) on the Middletown campus of SUNY Orange. Free parking is bring their own brushes and paints as well. All of these events are free and open to the available in the adjacent lot. For info, call public. Orange Hall is located at the corner of Cultural Affairs at 845-341-4891.

Woodbury Public Library Feature Artists: Smith Clove Elementary School The featured artists for February at the Woodbury Public Library are the students of Smith Clove Elementary School. The Kindergarten artists are celebrating winter with paper collage snowflakes, inspired by the style of contemporary artist, Romare Britto. The young artists used handpainted bold, bright colored shapes created by folding, tracing and cutting.

The First Grade projects were inspired Native American bandolier bags in fabric, ribbons, and wood appliqué. The artists practiced pattern making in a radial format with geometric wood pieces. The work was created

under the guidance of art teacher, Rebecca Walker. Her students are introduced to a variety of mediums while being inspired by artists and cultures from around the world. Skill building as well as learning how

to “think like an artist” are paramount in the visual arts program at Smith Clove Elementary School. An evening reception takes place on February 6 from 7:00pm-8:00pm. (Snow date: February 12). The Woodbury Public Library is located at 16 Route 105, Highland Mills. For information: 845-928-6162, ext. 102

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GNSO: “Concert of Concertos” - Feb. 1 The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra (GNSO) will perform Concert of Concertos, featuring the works of composing giants Mozart, Beethoven and Prokofiev performed by three soloists accompanied by the GNSO orchestra under the direction of Maestro Russell Ger. “One of the hallmarks of a concerto is the dialogue between the group (orchestra) and the individual (soloist). Sometimes it is cooperative, sometimes competitive and sometimes an outright confrontation,” said Maestro Ger. This special concert represents the second year of a unique partnership between the GNSO and Moxart, Inc., a Philadelphiaarea non-profit organization whose mission is to provide musicians with opportunities that would otherwise not be available. Moxart’s Concerto Program enables accomplished, non-professional musicians to play a concerto with a fine orchestra. “After the great success of our inaugural collaboration with Moxart last season,” Ger


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continued, “we are thrilled to present this program. The three works on display this year couldn’t be more different. Mozart’s dulcet Clarinet Concerto, dating from the last year of his life, is sweet, winsome and, in the middle movement, utterly sublime. By contrast, Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 from 1923 is bold and energetic, forged in the heady afterglow of the Russian Revolution. Lastly, Beethoven’s youthful Piano Concerto No. 2 is gracious and genial, but still bears the characteristic drama that is a hallmark of his later work. All in all, the evening is sure to entrance our listeners.” The Concert of Concertos will be presented February 1 at 4:00pm at Mount Saint Mary College’s Aquinas Hall, 330 Powell Avenue, Newburgh. This is a special concert not included in the annual subscription. For tickets, call 845-913-7157 or visit www. newburghsymphony.org. Students are admitted free. (Snow date: Feb. 2, 4:00pm).

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Newburgh Chamber Music: “Rebel” Take a musical journey back to the Baroque when Newburgh Chamber Music (NCM) presents Rebel, one of North America’s top-tier ensembles. This is a return engagement for Rebel (pronounced Re-BEL), having performed for NCM in 2017. The program will include selections by Handel, Vivaldi, Corelli, and other composers of the 16th & 17th centuries, performed on period instruments. The group includes violinists Jörg-Michael Schwarz & Karen Marie Marmer, cellist John Moran, and harpsichordist Dongsok Shin. Named after the innovative French Baroque composer Jean-Féry Rebel (1666-1747), the ensemble was formed in The Netherlands in 1991. That same year it took first prize in the Van Wassenaer International Competition in Utrecht and gave its critically-acclaimed American début in NYC in 1992. Since then the ensemble has garnered an impressive international reputation, enchanting diverse audiences with their unique style and highly expressive and provocative approach to the baroque and classical repertoire. The core formation of two violins, recorder/traverso, cello/viola da gamba and harpsichord/organ/fortepiano expands with additional strings, winds, brass, theorbo and vocalists, as needed. Arguably the most aired American

baroque ensemble in the U.S. today, Rebel has been hailed by the New York Times as “sophisticated and beguiling”. The ensemble is regularly featured on the nationally syndicated shows Performance Today and Sunday Baroque, and has recorded more than 20 CDs on a variety of labels. The concert is on February 9 at 3:00pm at St. George’s Church, 105 Grand Street, Newburgh. Tickets are available at the door or at www.newburghchambermusic. org. St. George’s is handicapped accessible with parking across the street. Audience members are invited to meet the artists at a post-concert reception. Audience members are invited to bring instruments that they wish to donate to Valentina’s Instrument Donation Bank, to be repaired, if necessary, and given to Greater Newburgh Schools and music students. For information regarding this program, contact Dr. Joël Evans at evansj@newpaltz.edu.

Two Pianos for Music in Central Valley Music in Central Valley is presenting a program of solo and duo works for piano. Pianists Victoria Von Arx and Janice Nimetz will present Beethoven’s Sonata #12 in A-flat Major, Op. 26, Janice Nimetz Leoš Janáček’s Sonata 1.X.1905, Debussy’s Petite Suite for Piano, four hands, and music by Chopin. “The Beethoven Sonata, a middle period work from his 32 sonatas for piano, pays tribute to the 250th Anniversary of the composer’s birth being celebrated this year. Although the sonatas are exemplary in the music and structure they embrace, Beethoven’s variations are also of an exceptional sort. Within Op. 26, Beethoven includes as the second movement a set of variations. By contrast, the Janáček Piano Sonata is a consequence of the composer’s profound reaction to a fatal injury of a Czech worker in a demonstration in support of a Czech university in Brno that took place on October 1, 1905. The Petite Suite by the French composer Debussy, is an early and highly accessible work...a little like a French cream puff...,” writes Nimetz. Victoria von Arx is Associate Professor of Music at the State University of New

York at Albany where she teaches music history, music theory, piano, and chamber music. She is a frequent piano soloist and chamber musician in the Capital District. Her Victoria Von Arx book, Piano Lessons with Claudio Arrau: A Guide to His Techniques and Philosophy, draws on her extensive studies with two protégés of Claudio Arrau and is available from Oxford University Press. Janice Nimetz has performed as soloist and chamber musician in the Hudson Valley and the Capital District, and as soloist at Weill Recital Hall and in venues throughout New England. Janice is now the piano mentor of young teachers for Songcatchers, Inc. in New Rochelle, whose mission is community building through its music and arts program for students of limited financial resources. She maintains a private piano studio in Harriman. There is no admission charge but a suggested donation at the door for the February 16, 3:00pm concert at (handicapped accessible) Central Valley United Methodist Church, 12 Smith Clove Road. For information, call the church office at 845-928-6570. (Snow date: March 1.).

Meet: Hudson Valley Ebony Strings Hudson Valley works by contemporary Ebony Strings is a composers, Soon Hee string chamber group Newbold, Lauren comprised of young Bernofsky and Brian and talented African Balmages... American musicians ...and spiritual/art who have a pure love songs such as Deep for music. River and Soon I Will Established in 2017 Be Done... by E’lissa Jones, ...some Bach (a cello Photo by Lourice Angie violinist and singersuite performed as a songwriter, and also an original member of solo by Mika Leonard)... the Colorado Ebony Strings Quartet, Jones ...and Banuwa (folks songs from Liberia), created the group to continue the legacy of Swahili folk hymns, Siyahamba (Zulu), her teacher Tom Humphrey who created the and Kalimba Lullaby (Kalimba is an Colorado Ebony Strings. Zimbabwean instrument). Just as Jones’ life was greatly changed There’s even music that combines rock & by her teacher, her goal is to continue classical styles, and Danse Bacchanale from Humphrey’s mission. That mission is to Saint-Saëns’ opera Samson and Delilah. promote classical music played by African See them perform in honor of Black American musicians as well as inspire History Month on February 2 at 2:00pm other young African Americans to embark at the Albert Wisner Public Library, One upon classical music with all four string McFarland Lane, Warwick. To register: 845instruments. 986-1047 and www.albertwisnerlibrary.org. With a strong classical background, The ensemble then heads to Cornwall to Hudson Valley Ebony Strings effortlessly perform at Munger Cottage, 395 Hudson demonstrate various styles of music including Street (behind the library) on February 9 at classical, spirituals, African pieces, and new 2:00pm. For information: 845-534-3178. compositions by Jones and others. If you are interested in learning more Their two amazing and unique February about HVES or becoming a member, email programs include original blues and rhythmic ejbmusic7@gmail.com.

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SINGER OPPORTUNITIES! Orange, Sullivan and Pike County chorales have begun rehearsals for their spring concerts. New singers (for all voice parts - soprano, alto, tenor and bass) are always encouraged to join. Singers of all levels, from amateur to “trained” are welcomed. Each chorale has different guidelines and requirements. Some require auditions, some do not. Some require chorus members to read music, some do not. There is usually a small fee for membership. Singing Barbershop Harmony Want to sing barbershop harmony? The Middletown Men of Note welcome all men interested in singing 4-part harmony “a capella” at their ‘sit in and sing along’! Rehearsals take place every Wednesday at 7:00pm at Promenade Senior Care Facility, 70 Fulton Street at Academy Avenue, Middletown. Contact Stan Spencer at 845-355-1678, Fred Cosh at 845-344-5530 or Jack Austin at 845-649-8720. Singing in Milford Music has long been recognized as a great therapeutic aid to increase well-being creating music doubly so! If you would like to increase your well-being, come and sing with the Delaware Valley Choral Society “where we will be performing a concert of spiritual renewal this spring - it will not only help you, but you will be giving your audience spiritual renewal as well.” The May concert will feature Bach’s Cantata No. 4 and Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living. In addition, a brand new choral work by local composer Jeri Sardella entitled, May the Lord Protect You will be premiered. Rehearsals take place on Sundays at 2:00pm at the Milford United Methodist Church, 206 East Ann Street, Milford. For more information or questions, contact Jeffrey Fornoff at Jeffrey.marc.fornoff@ gmail.com. Singing in Blooming Grove The Classic Choral Society, Janiece Kohler, Artistic Director, celebrates its 61st Anniversary this spring 2020. Rehearsals are on Mondays at 7:30pm at the United Church of Christ, 2 Old Dominion Road, Blooming Grove. The 2020 spring concert will include Robert Schumann’s Missa Sacra, and Morton Laurdisen’s Lux Aeterna. New singers are always welcome. No audition required. Each singer is responsible for dues, music, concert dress. Visit www.classicchoralsociety.org or call 845-713-4543. 10

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Lectures - Master Classes - Demos - Talks sponsored by SUNY Orange and Mount St. Mary College’s Desmond Campus

CAS-LK ����������������������������������������������������������� Catskill Art Society-Laundry King, Livingston Manor MSM-DC ������������������������������������������������������ Mount St. Mary College, Desmond Campus, Newburgh PEEC ����������������������������������������������������� Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry SUNYO-KH ����������������������������������������������������������������������������� SUNY Orange, Kaplan Hall, Newburgh SUNYO-OH ���������������������������������������������������������������������������SUNY Orange, Orange Hall, Middletown Lectures, Master Classes, Demos & Talks are FREE unless otherwise noted: (FEE) (Events Not lncluded in Centerspread Calendar)

Singing in New Windsor The Newburgh Chorale, under the direction of Michael Saunders, rehearses from 7:00pm-9:00pm every Tuesday at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 543 Union Avenue, New Windsor. The Chorale’s recent repertoire has included works by Malcolm Archer, Berlioz, Bernstein, Copland, Robert Frost, Holst, Ives, and John Rutter. Although auditions are not required, singers are expected to keep up with the pace of rehearsals, which requires some degree of musical literacy. For further information, contact Mr. Saunders directly at MichaelSSaunders@iCloud.com. Singing in Middletown The Middletown Concert Chorale rehearses from 7:00pm-9:00pm on Mondays at North Congregational UCC Church, 96 North Beacon Street, Middletown. This season the major work shall be Faure’s Requiem. “It will be conducted by Skyler Klein. We look forward to having anyone who enjoys singing join us,” said chorale member Rob Abramson. Call 845-457-2730 or 845-386-4398. Singing in Port Jervis The Four Seasons Chorale, directed by Kathy Brink, has started rehearsals, but would certainly consider new members early in February. They rehearse on Tuesdays, 6:30pm8:30pm in Marsh Hall, First Presbyterian Church, 60 Sussex Street, Port Jervis. No formal audition nor music reading ability needed; some choral singing experience preferred. In addition, there are two Saturday morning rehearsals plus a dress rehearsal the day before the concert. The concert will be on March 29. Contact Kathy Brink at kathybrinkmusic@ gmail.com or 570-430-1755. Singing in Liberty The Sullivan County Community Chorus is seeking new singers in preparation for their spring concert, The British Isles: Sojourn of Song! The repertoire will include

February 2020

lectures Eagle Watch Tour............................ Upper Delaware Visitor Center , Lackawaxen, Feb 1, 10am-2pm “Bladder Weakness & Incontinence” Dr. Richard Huntoon ����������������������������MSM-DC Feb 3, 1pm “Most Obedient Servant: Tracking the Life of John Hathorn and the Revolutionary Generation in Warwick” Sue Gardner MSM-DC Feb 3, 1pm FEE “People and Pets: Rights and Responsibilities” Sean Kelly �������������������� MSM-DC Feb 4, 6pm FEE “Mysterious Monuments of New York City” Nathan Rosenblum ���������� MSM-DC Feb 5, 2pm FEE “Beyond Susan B. Anthony” Susan Lewis ���������������Wisner Library, Warwick, Feb 6, 6:30pm FREE Eagle Watch Tour...............................................................................................PEEC Feb 8, 9am-3pm “Journey Through the Holy Land” Barry Kass ������������������������������������� MSM-DC Feb 10, 1pm FEE Informational Tour ������������������������������������������� Safe Harbors of the Hudson, Newburgh, Feb 11, 9am “Creating Your Own Custom Herbal Tea Garden” Nancy B. MacNamara ������������������������������������� MSM-DC Feb 11, 1:30pm FEE “The Spanish Language Through Music and Dance” Anna Mayta ������ MSM-DC Feb 12, 2pm FEE “Climate Change & Birds” Melissa Peterson ��������Wisner Library, Warwick, Feb 12, 6:30pm FREE “How to Gain Healthy Weight After Being Sick” Toni-Jean Kulpinski �������MSM-DC Feb. 13, 1pm FEE Volunteer Open House for New Volunteers �������������������������������������������� Bethel Woods, Feb 15, 9am Winter Wildlife Survival + Hike children 8 & up �������� Fort Montgomery Historic Site, Feb 17, 1pm “The History of the USO: Entertaining the Troops for 78 Years” Paul R. Martin III ��������������������� MSM-DC Feb 17, 1:30pm FEE “Positive Aging” Diane Lang �������������������������������������������������������������MSM-DC Feb. 19 10:30am FEE “Using Herbal Medicine in Our Modern World” Richard Mandelbaum ������������������������������������������ Crawford Library, Monticello, Feb 20, 6pm “How Three Daughters of Dementia Started a Global Community” Marianne Sciucoo ���������������� MSM-DC Feb. 24, 1:30pm “Travel Talks: Safety 101” Sean Kelly ���������������������������������������������������� MSM-DC Feb 25, 6pm FEE “From Minstrel Shows to the Economics of Blackface & Stereotypes in American Entertainment” ����� Erroyl Rolle Crawford Library, Feb 27, 6pm Winter Ecology Hike ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� PEEC Feb 29, 1pm Master Classes Kevin Kuhne Vignette Design in Watercolor �����������������������������������������������SUNYO-OH Feb 11, 4pm Heidi Lanino “The Shape of Things” ~ Drawing and Mark-Making ������ SUNYO-KH Feb 21, Noon Quaternaglia Guitar Quartet �������������������������������������Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, Feb 22, 10am Matt Koff “Writing Jokes for TV and Standup” �����������������������������������������SUNYO-OH Feb 28, 1pm DEMOS “Adding Excitement to Urban Scenes” Kevin Kuhne, watercolorist �������SUNYO-OH Feb 2, 2:30pm “Technique for Using Watercolor Pencils” Paul Gould ����������������������Cornwall Library, Feb 8, 1pm Drawing/painting ranges Artists Who Teach..Wallkill River School, Montgomery, Feb 15, 1pm-5pm Artist Talks “What is the appeal of the Mona Lisa?” Creative Differences Artists’ Market, Shohola, Feb 2, 2pm Bill Schuck “on-bestowal” ��������������������������������� CAS Laundry King, Livingston Manor, Feb 15, 3pm selections by Ralph Vaughn Williams, Karl Jenkins, John Rutter and Handel, as well as traditional Irish, Welsh, Scottish, and English songs, and a tribute to the Fab Four: The Beatles! All voice parts are needed. The only requirements are the ability to match pitch and availability to attend rehearsals regularly; it is not necessary for one to be able to read music. Rehearsals take place on Thursdays at 6:00pm in the Liberty Middle School, 145 Buckley Street. Interested parties may join on a trial basis for the first three rehearsals, but must meet with the director in advance to determine vocal part. Information about the choir may be found at www.scchorus.org. New members may contact Director, Kevin Giroux at 845-594-6786.

Singing in Warwick Directed by Stanley Curtis and accompanied by Gail Johnson, the Warwick Valley Chorale season’s theme is Songs of Faith and Freedom. Selections range from Pavel Chesnokov’s Salvation is Created and Randall Thompson’s The Road Not Taken to Scott and Russell’s He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother and Paul Simon’s Bridge Over Troubled Water. Registrations begin at 6:30pm on January 28 & February 4 at Warwick Reformed Church, 16 Maple Avenue. Rehearsals are from 7:30pm-9:30pm every Tuesday. Concerts are on May 15 & 17, and at Carnegie Hall on June 15. Some ability to read music is desirable, but no auditions are required. Dues are charged. For more information and contacts, visit www.WarwickValleyChorale.org

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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.


“Valentine’s Cabaret” Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop �������������������������������������������������������������� Sullivan County Museum, Hurleyville, Feb 14-16


Monday Afternoon at the Movies ���������������������������Wisner Library, Warwick, Mondays, 1pm, FREE “The Spiral Staircase” Dorothy McGuire, Ethel Barrymore ��� TriVersity, Milford, Jan 29, 7pm FREE “A Living River” & “Seeds of Hope” documentaries & discussion ���������������������������������������������������� Wisner Library, Warwick, Jan 31, 7pm FREE “City Lights” Charles Chaplin ���������������������������������������������������� TriVersity, Milford, Feb 5, 7pm FREE “Harriet” ������������������������������������������������������������������� Crawford Library, Monticello, Feb 6, 6pm FREE “The Pirate” Judy Garland, Gene Kelly ����������������������������������� TriVersity, Milford, Feb 12, 7pm FREE “Love Affair” Charles Boyer, Irene Dunne, w/dinner ����������������� Hotel Fauchere, Milford, Feb 13, 6pm “Some Like It Hot” J. Lemmon, T. Curtis, M. Monroe ��Desmond Campus, Newburgh, Feb 19, 10am “In Name Only” Cary Grant, Carole Lombard, Kay Francis �� TriVersity, Milford, Feb 19, 7pm FREE “The More the Merrier” Jean Arthur, Charles Coburn, Joel McCrea TriVersity, Milford, Feb 26, 7pm FREE “Father’s Little Dividend” S. Tracy, E. Taylor, w/dinner ���������� Hotel Fauchere, Milford, Feb 27, 6pm

Jessie Ptak ���������������������������������������������������������������Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Feb 6, 7pm Roberta Gould ��������������������������������������������������������� Montgomery Book Exchange, Feb 11, 7pm FREE Mona Toscano poetry, Neil Alexander music “Newburgh: With Love” ����������������������������������������������� Ritz Theatre, Newburgh, Feb 13, 7pm Winter Poetry Cafe w/lunch, Harvey Greenwald, Margaret Fox, Robert Milby ��������������������������������������������� Florida Library, Feb 15, 12:30pm FREE Howard Horowitz ����������������������������������������������������������� Meadow Blues Coffee, Chester, Feb 18, 7pm Winter Poetry Reading Gloria Winter, host ���������������������������� Pine Bush Library, Feb 20, 7pm FREE Ted Gill ������������������������������������������������������������������������� Goshen Methodist Church, Feb 24, 7pm FREE Hudson River Poets ������������������������������������������������������������������Newburgh Library, Feb 27, 7pm FREE


Caribbean Dance Party ��������������������������� Safe Harbors Historic Green Room, Newburgh, Feb 8, 8pm


Black Dirt Storytelling Guild “All About Love” ���������������������Florida Library, Feb 13, 6:30pm FREE

Theatre - Musical & Variety

Comedy Night Rich Kiamco & guests ���������������������������� The Arnold, Livingston Manor, Feb 15, 8pm “2020 Valentines Day Comedy Show” Capone & guests ��� JZ Sports Bar, Middletown, Feb 15, 9pm Matt Koff ����������������������������������������������������������������������SUNY Orange Hall, Middletown, Feb 28, 7pm

Battleground Talent Showcase Semifinal Elimination ������Eisenhower Hall, West Point, Feb 8, 7pm Paper Bag Players “Here We Go” �������������������������������� SUNY Orange Hall, Middletown, Feb 9, 2pm Newburgh Students “The Washington Project” �����������������������Ritz Theatre, Newburgh, Feb 20, 7pm “Ferdinand and the Bull” �������������������������������������������������������������������������� Ellenville Library, Feb 22, 12:30pm “Long/Gone” paper-cut shadow show w/live music ������������DVAA Narrowsburg, Feb 29, 2pm FREE


Theatre - Play


Black History Month Celebration African, Hip-Hop ��������������Ritz Theatre, Newburgh, Feb 23, 3pm


Walker Valley Enhancement Committee craft supply sale ����������������������������������������������������������������� Walker Valley Schoolhouse, Jan 31 & Feb 1, 10am-4pm Safe Harbors of the Hudson Caribbean Dance Party ��������������������������������������������������������������������������� Safe Harbors Historic Ann Street Green Room, Newburgh, Feb 8, 8pm Cragsmoor Free Library “Valentine’s Party” ��������������������������������� Cragsmoor Library, Feb 16, 7pm

Museums Not listed in Centerspread

Washington’s Birthday Celebration ������New Windsor Cantonment, Feb 15 & 17, 10am-4pm FREE Washington’s 288th birthday (Newburgh Students “The Washington Project”.Feb 15 & 16 only: 3pm).... Washington’s Headquarter’s, Newburgh, Feb 15-17, Noon-4pm FREE Washington’s Birthday Celebration �����Knox’s Headquarters, Vails Gate, Feb 16, 10am-4pm FREE

Music - Classical

Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra Concerto Concert ��Aquinas Hall, Newburgh, Feb 1, 4pm Rebel, Baroque Ensemble Newburgh Chamber Music St. George’s Church, Newburgh, Feb 9, 3pm Skye Jazz Duo Joe Vincent Tranchina, Steve Rubin Hot December Cafe, New Windsor, Feb 14, 7pm Victoria von Arx & Janice Nimetz piano solos & duos, Music in Central Valley series �������������������� Central Valley United Methodist Church, Feb 16, 3pm FREE Hudson Valley Chamber Players Grand Montgomery Chamber Music series ����������������������������������� Senior Center, Montgomery, Feb 23, 3pm FREE

Music - jazz in restAURANTs/BarS “FREE” Means “No Cover ChaRGE”

Brian Kastan & Friends ������������������������������������ Kastan Art Space, Greenwood Lake, Saturdays, 8pm Robert Kopec Occupancy ��������������������������� The Wherehouse, Newburgh, 2nd Saturdays, 9pm FREE Eric Person Band ������������������������������������������The Wherehouse, Newburgh, 3rd Saturdays, 9pm FREE Hal Galper Trio ����������������������������������������������������Rafter’s Tavern, Callicoon, Sundays, 6:30pm FREE Joe McPhee saxophone, Michael Bisio bass, Chris Corsano drums ��������������������������������������������������� UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, Feb 8, 7pm Eric Person Quartet Ronald Shannon Jackson �����������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Feb 9, 8pm Jazz Sessions Doug Weiss, host ������������������������������ The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Feb 12, 7pm West Point Jazz Ensemble Black History Month Celebration ��������� USMA Library, Feb 12, 7:30pm The Skye Jazz Duo Steve Rubin, drums & Joe Vincent Tranchina, keyboard ������������������������������������ Hot December Cafe, New Windsor, Feb 14, 7pm The Analog Jazz Orchestra ��������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Feb 16, 8pm Main Stage Common Tongue w/Diana DeMuth jazz fusion ��������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Feb 19, 7:30pm Billy Lester piano, Winter Salon Series ������������������������������ DVAA Narrowsburg, Feb 22, 2pm FREE 4th Saturday Jazz Neil Alexander, Eric Person, Robert Kopec ������������������������������������������������������������ The Wherehouse, Newburgh, Feb 22 & 29, 9pm FREE The Don Byron Quartet jazz, classical, country, pop, etc. �����������The Falcon, Marlboro, Feb 23, 8pm Van Manakas Trio ������������������������������������� Sullivan County Museum, Hurleyville, Mar 1, 2pm FREE


“Porgy & Bess” Gershwin ��������������������������������������������� SUNY Sullivan, Loch Sheldrake, Feb 1, 1pm “Agrippina” Handel ����������������������������������������������������� SUNY Sullivan, Loch Sheldrake, Feb 29, 1pm

Poetry Readings

Milkweed Poetry ������������������������������������������������������������ Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, Wednesdays, 6:30pm David Messineo Poetry at the Church ������������������������ Goshen Methodist Church, Jan 27, 7pm FREE Mark Blackford Poet Laureate ������������������������������Crawford Library, Monticello, Jan 30, 6pm FREE Open reading Hayden Wayne, host �������������������������Karpeles Museum, Newburgh, Feb 1, 1pm FREE

“Murder at the Liberty Diner” w/dinner Big Sky Productions ��������������� Liberty Diner, Jan 26, 4pm “Romeo and Juliet” Shakespeare, Greenwood Lake Theater Company ����������������������������������������������� Old School Baptist Meeting House, Warwick, Feb 8, 5pm “Irresolute Redemption” Oliver Kings as Frederick Douglass ����Crawford Library, Feb 12, 6:30pm FREE “Spotlights: Turn and Face the Strange” Cornerstone Theatre Arts ��������������������������������������������������� Goshen Music Hall, Feb 15-Mar 1 FREE “All My Sons” by Arthur Miller, Live from London in HD ������������������������������������������������������������������� Downing Film Center, Newburgh, Feb 17, 1:30pm & 7pm

Music - pop, Folk, Country, Blues, rock, etc. sponsored by Steve’s Music Center, Rock Hill and Al’s Music Center, Port Jervis CANVAS cannot be responsible for errors & omissions. Please verify dates and times

Music for Humanity folk ���������� Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, 3rd Saturday, 7:30pm FREE Reelin’ In The Years Steely Dan ��������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Jan 31, 8pm Reverend Jefferson Band Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna �������The Falcon Underground, Jan 31, 8pm Bernstein Bard Trio & Sara Milonovich ������������������������������������������ MISU Ellenville, Feb 1, 7:30pm KJ Denhert & The New York Unit, Diana DeMuth folk, jazz The Falcon, Marlboro, Feb 1, 7:30pm Floyd Pink Pink Floyd ��������������������������������������������� The Falcon Underground , Marlboro, Feb 1, 8pm Little Sparrow & Guests Americana ���������Sullivan County Museum, Hurleyville, Feb 2, 2pm FREE Hudson Valley Ebony Strings cond. E’lissa Jones �������Wisner Library, Warwick, Feb 2, 2pm FREE classical, African, Spirituals, etc. & Munger Cottage, Cornwall, Feb 9, 2pm FREE Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis blues, soul ���������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Feb 2 & Feb 16, 11am Telepathic Moon Dance w/Valipala �����������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Feb 6, 8pm In Spite of Ourselves ������������������������������������������������������������������������ WaterWheel, Milford, Feb 7, 8pm Scott Petito’s Paper Sun ������������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Feb 7, 8pm ToasterBasket soul, rock, blues �������������������������������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Feb 7, 8pm Battleground Talent Showcase - Semifinal Elimination �� Eisenhower Hall, West Point, Feb 8, 7pm Jim Pospisil folk ����������������������������Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Rock Tavern, Feb 8, 7:30pm Deadgrass Jerry Garcia ��������������������������������������������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Feb 8, 8pm Judith Tulloch Band Brunch world-pop-fusion ���������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Feb 9, 11am Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams Americana, Diana DeMuth ����������The Falcon, Feb 13, 7:30pm Popa Chubby 30 Years! Show & Wedding! ���������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Feb 14, 8pm Vito Petroccitto & Little Rock Americana ������������ The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Feb 14, 8pm Ed Palermo Big Band’s Zappa, Rundgren ����������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Feb 15, 8pm Sarah Perrotta piano, vocals ����������������������������������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Feb15, 8pm Jim Beard & Jon Herington ���������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Feb 17, 8pm Petey Hop’s Roots & Blues Sessions ��������������������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Feb 19, 7pm Dylan Doyle presents...Diana DeMuth �����������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Feb 20, 8pm Quinn Sullivan Band blues ������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Feb 21, 8pm Skeleton Keys w/Alex Mazur & Jeremy Baum ���� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Feb 21, 8pm Quaternaglia Guitar Quartet Brazil �����������������Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, Feb 22, 3pm FREE Share Your Heart Talent Show ���������������������������������������Best Western Inn, Matamoras, Feb 22, 8pm “Our Best Self” Jim Kirk, Lou Balascio, Jodie Rocchio, B’way-pop ��������������������������������������������������� Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Rock Tavern, Feb 22, 8pm Professor Louie & The Crowmatix w/The Woodstock Horns roots, blues, Diana DeMuth ������������ The Falcon, Marlboro, Feb 22, 7:30pm Hurley Mountain Highway 60s, 70s, + ������������������ The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Feb 22, 8pm Saints of Swing swing, Motown, r&b, Klezmer ���������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Feb 23, 11am Poet Gold’s POELODIES rap, nu ������������������������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Feb 26, 7pm Denis Fab Band rock ����������������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Feb 26, 8pm Cold Heaven, Ghost Fields, Making Matters Worse punk, prog-rock ����������������������������������������������� The Falcon Underground, Feb 27. 8pm Bobby Harden’s Soul Purpose Band ��������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Feb 28, 8pm The Dark Horses George Harrison �����������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Feb 29, 8pm Fred Zepplin rock ���������������������������������������������������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Feb 29, 8pm February 2020

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Februar BEST ������������������������������������Best Western Inn at Hunts Landing, Matamoras DVAA ������������������������������������������ Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg DOWN ����������������������������������������������������������� Downing Film Center, Newburgh FAL & FAL-U ���������������������The Falcon & The Falcon Underground, Marlboro FAU ������������������������������������������������������������������������������ Hotel Fauchere, Milford


GMCM Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Montgomery Senior Center GOSH ����������������������������������������������������������������������������� Goshen Music Hall HDEC ��������������������������������������������������� Hot December Cafe, New Windsor IKE ����������������������������������������������������������������� Eisenhower Hall, West Point KAST ��������������������������������������������������Kastan Art Space, Greenwood Lake



Cinema Monday Afternoon Movie Wisner Library, Warwick, 1pm


Acclaimed free-jazz pianist and music educator Billy Lester performs at the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, located at 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg on February 23 at 2:00pm. (Seating is limited first come, first serve).


Cinema Monday Afternoon Movie Wisner Library, Warwick, 1pm


Cinema Monday Afternoon Movie Wisner Library, Warwick, 1pm

Roberta Gould


Poetry Howard Horowitz MEADOW 7pm


Poetry Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, 6:30pm

Theatre - Play “Irresolute Redemption” MONTLIB 6:30pm Music Jazz Sessions FAL-U 7pm


Cinema “Some Like It Hot” MSM-DC 10am

The two artworks shown on the left are by Salvatore “Porgy & Bess” Russo. Russo’s portraits, still will be shown lifes, and landscapes are on Live from the Met view at the Ellenville Library at SUNY Sullivan, Gallery Link, 40 Center Street, 112 College Road, Loch Sheldrake, February 7 throughout on February 1 the month of April. at 1:00pm. An opening reception will be held on February 7, from 3:00pm-5:30pm.

Music Petey Hop’s Roots & Blues Sessions FAL-U 7pm Music - Jazz Fusion Common Tongue w/Diana DeMuth FAL-U 7pm



Cinema’ “The More the Merrier” TriVersity Center, Milford, 7pm

Cinema Monday Afternoon Movie Wisner Library, Warwick, 1pm

Poetry Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, 6:30pm

Stand up comedian Derrick Poetry “Capone” Lee a/k/a “The Ted Gill Gangsta of Comedy” will perform Goshen Methodist Church, 7pm on February 15 at 9:00pm at The Sports Bar and Restaurant, 130 Dolson Avenue, Middletown.

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Cinema.................................“Harriet”.......................... MONTLIB 6pm Music..................In Poetry.................................Jessie Ptak.............................. NOBL 7pm Music ................... Music........................ HV Live Band Karaoke.....................FAL-U 7pm Music - Soul-Rock Music ........... Telepathic Moon Dance with Valipala............FAL 8pm

Dinner-Cinema................. “Love Affair”................................FAU 6pm Storytelling....Black Dirt Storytelling Guild.... Florida Library, 6:30pm Poetry & Music ......Mona Toscano & Neil Alexander.......... RITZ 7pm Music .....Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, Diana DeMuth..FAL 8pm


Music - Jazz...Skye Cabaret................. Music........Popa C Music - Americana


Poetry Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, 6:30pm Cinema’ “In Name Only” TriVersity Center, Milford, 7pm

Music Jim Beard & Jon Herington FAL 8pm

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Cinema’ “City Lights” TriVersity Center, Milford, 7pm

Music - Jazz West Point Jazz Ensemble USMA Library, West Point 7:30pm

Theatre - Live in HD “All My Sons” DOWN, 1:30pm & 7pm


Poetry Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, 6:30pm

Cinema’ “The Pirate” TriVersity Center, Milford, 7pm






Please see the schedule for Art & Photography Exhibit Receptions, pg. 14


MAMA ��������������������������������������������������������������������� Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro MEADOW ����������������������������������������������������������������� Meadow Blues Coffee, Chester MICV Music in Central Valley ����������������� Central Valley United Methodist Church MISU ������������������������������������������������� Music Institute of Sullivan & Ulster, Ellenville MONTBK ��������������������������������������������������������������������� Montgomery Book Exchange MONTLIB �����������������������������������������������������Ethelbert Crawford Library, Monticello

Music - Rap-Nu Poet Gold’s POELODIES FAL-U 7pm Music - Rock Dennis Fab Band FAL 8pm

Poetry................Winter Poetry Reading.........Pine Bush Library, 7pm Theatre - Play..“Sp Variety.................... “The Washington Project”................... RITZ 7pm Music - Blues ....... Music ...........Dylan Doyle presents...Diana DeMuth............FAL 8pm Music....................



Dinner-Cinema.......“Father’s Little Dividend”..................... FAU 6pm Comedy................ Poetry......................... Hudson River Poets.......................... NFL 7pm Theatre - Play..“Sp Music......Cold Heaven, Ghost Fields, Making Matters Worse..FAL-U 8pm Music ........... Bob

ry 2020

-AQ ��������������������������������������� Mount St. Mary College, Aquinas Hall, Newburgh -DC ����������������������������� Mount St. Mary College, Desmond Campus, Newburgh GER �����������������������������������������������������������������������������Munger Cottage, Cornwall Newburgh Chamber Music ���������������������������� St. George’s Church, Newburgh ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ Newburgh Free Library



NOBL ��������������������������������������������������������Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall OSBAP �������������������������������������������Old School Baptist Meeting House, Warwick RAFT �����������������������������������������������������������������������������Rafter’s Tavern, Callicoon RITZ ����������������������������������������������������������������������� Ritz Theatre Lobby, Newburgh SCCC Sullivan County Community College ��� SUNY Sullivan, Loch Sheldrake


Fundraiser...Walker Valley Enhancement Committee..WV Schoolhouse 10am-4pm

Cinema..................Saturday Family Movie................. MONTLIB 1pm Opera.................... “Porgy & Bess” Gershwin..................SCCC 1pm Poetry.....Hudson River Poets......Karpeles Museum, Newburgh, 1pm Music - Classical......Greater Newburgh Symphony Orch..... MSM-AQ 4pm Music - Americana...Bernstein Bard Trio, Sara Milonovich...MISU 7:30pm Music - Jazz............. Brian Kastan & Friends.....................KAST 8pm Music ...KJ Denhert & The New York Unit, Diana DeMuth..FAL 7:30pm Music - Pink Floyd.............. Floyd Pink...............................FAL-U 8pm


Cinema.....................Saturday Family Movie.............. MONTLIB 1pm Theatre - Play..............“Romeo and Juliet”.....................OSBAP 5pm Variety....Battleground Talent Showcase Semifinal Elimination..IKE 7pm Music - Folk.......................Jim Pospisil ......................... UUC 7:30pm n Spite of Ourselves...... WaterWheel, Milford 8pm Fundraiser.Caribbean Dance Party.Safe Harbors Green Room, 8pm ... Scott Petito’s Paper Sun.......................FAL 8pm Music - Jazz.....Jazz Trio....UpFront Exhibtion Space, Port Jervis, 8pm k-Blues......ToasterBasket........................FAL-U 8pm Music - Jazz............. Brian Kastan & Friends.....................KAST 8pm Music - Jerry Garcia........... Deadgrass...............................FAL-U 8pm Music - Jazz........... Robert Kopec Occupancy...............WHERE 9pm

e Jazz Duo S.Rubin & J.V.Tranchina...HDEC 7pm ........Valentine’s Cabaret......................... SCM 8pm Chubby- 30 Years! Show & Wedding........FAL 8pm a......Vito Petroccitto & Little Rock........FAL-U 8pm

15 Poetry - Lunch.....Winter Poetry Cafe........... Florida Library, 12:30pm Cinema.....................Saturday Family Movie.............. MONTLIB 1pm Theatre - Play..“Spotlights: Turn and Face the Strange”....GOSH 7pm Music - Folk.................Music for Humanity.................. NOBL 7:30pm Cabaret........................Valentine’s Cabaret......................... SCM 8pm Music - Jazz............. Brian Kastan & Friends.....................KAST 8pm Music ........................ Ed Palermo Big Band ........................FAL 8pm Music..........................Sarah Perrotta piano......................FAL-U 8pm

Music - Jazz..................... Eric Person Band......................... WHERE 9pm


Variety...................“Ferdinand the Bull”.... Ellenville Library, 12:30pm Cinema.....................Saturday Family Movie.............. MONTLIB 1pm Music - Jazz.................. Billy Lester piano..........................DVAA 2pm Music - Brazil........Quaternaglia Guitar Quartet .............. MAMA 3pm potlights: Turn and Face the Strange”....GOSH 7pm Theatre - Play..“Spotlights: Turn and Face the Strange”....GOSH 7pm ........Quinn Sullivan Band..........................FAL 8pm Variety.................Share Your Heart Talent Show...............BEST 8pm ............ Skeleton Keys...........................FAL-U 8pm Music - B’way-Pop..Jim Kirk, Lou Balascio, Jodie Rocchio..UUC 8pm

SCM ��������������������������������������������������������������� Sullivan County Museum, Hurleyville SUNYO-OH ���������������������������������������������� SUNY Orange, Orange Hall, Middletown UUC ����������������������������������������� Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Rock Tavern WHERE ����������������������������������������������������������������������� The Wherehouse, Newburgh WISNER ������������������������������������������������������������������ Albert Wisner Library, Warwick



Music - Blues..........Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis ................... FAL 11am Music - Americana......Little Sparrow & Guests................... SCM 2pm Music - Classical +....Hudson Valley Ebony Strings....WISNER 2pm Music - Jazz.....................Hal Galper Trio.......................RAFT 6:30pm

9 Music - World-Pop-Fusion...Judith Tulloch Band Brunch .. FAL 11am Theatre.....Paper Bag Players “Here We Go!”........SUNYO-OH 2pm Music - Classical +...Hudson Valley Ebony Strings........MUNGER 2pm Music - Classical......Rebel Baroque Music Ensemble........NCM 3pm Music - Jazz.....................Hal Galper Trio.......................RAFT 6:30pm Music - Jazz-Ronald.S.Jackson.....Eric Person 4tet..............FAL 8pm

16 Music - Blues..........Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis ................... FAL 11am Theatre - Play..“Spotlights: Turn and Face the Strange”....GOSH 2pm Cabaret........................Valentine’s Cabaret......................... SCM 2pm Music -Classical..Victoria von Arx & Janice Nimetz pianos..MICV 3pm Music - Jazz.....................Hal Galper Trio.......................RAFT 6:30pm Fundraiser.............“Valentine’s Party”......... Cragsmoor Library, 7pm Music - Jazz.......... The Analog Jazz Orchestra.....................FAL 8pm


Music - Swing-R&B-Motown-Klezmer...Saints of Swing ..... FAL 11am Theatre - Play..“Spotlights: Turn and Face the Strange”....GOSH 2pm Music - Classical......Hudson Valley Chamber Players....GMCM 3pm Dance...............Black History Month Celebration.............. RITZ 3pm Music - Jazz.....................Hal Galper Trio.......................RAFT 6:30pm Music ...Professor Louie & Crowmatix w/ Woodstock Horns, D. DeMuth..FAL 7:30pm Music - Jazz................. Don Byron Quartet............................FAL 8pm Music - 60s-70s +......Hurley Mountain Highway...............FAL-U 8pm Music - Jazz............. Brian Kastan & Friends.....................KAST 8pm Music - Jazz.................. 4th Saturday Jazz......................WHERE 9pm


Cinema.....................Saturday Family Movie.............. MONTLIB 1pm Opera..........................“Agrippina” Handel.......................SCCC 1pm .................Matt Koff.......................SUNYO-OH 7pm Variety....“Long/Gone” paper-cut shadow show w/music .. DVAA 2pm potlights: Turn and Face the Strange”....GOSH 7pm Theatre - Play..“Spotlights: Turn and Face the Strange”....GOSH 7pm bby Harden’s Soul Purpose Band.............FAL 8pm Music - Jazz............. Brian Kastan & Friends.....................KAST 8pm Music - George Harrison ......The Dark Horses.......................FAL 8pm Music - Rock......................Fred Zepplin.............................FAL-U 8pm Music - Jazz........ Alexander-Person-Kopec Trio...........WHERE 9pm

1 Music - Blues..........Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis ................... FAL 11am Music - Jazz.................. Van Manakas Trio........................... SCM 2pm Theatre - Play..“Spotlights: Turn and Face the Strange”....GOSH 2pm Music - Jazz.....................Hal Galper Trio.......................RAFT 6:30pm

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Canvas category calendar

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 SUNYO-KH ������������������������������������������������������������������������������ SUNY Orange Newburgh, Kaplan Hall SUNYO-OH ����������������������������������������������������������������������������SUNY Orange Middletown, Orange Hall UUCRT ���������������������������������������������������������������� Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Rock Tavern 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 �����������������������������������������������������Rustic Wheelhouse, Chester, ongoing T.A. Clearwater paintings, pastels, prints �������� Clearwater Gallery at Jones Farm, Cornwall, ongoing Maria Kasten paintings, drawings, sculptures ������������� Kastan Art Space, Greenwood Lake, ongoing June Ponte paintings, stained & painted glass �����������������������Poe & Raven Gallery, Milford, ongoing Karen E. Gersch, Gabrielle Dearborn, Josiah Dearborn drawings, paintings, silverwork ��������������� Gersch Home Gallery, Montgomery, by appt, ongoing Carolyn Duke pottery �������������������������������������������������Duke Pottery, Tennanah Lake, Roscoe, ongoing Inscribed Tibetan Prayer Stones �����������������Tibetan & Himalayan Cultural Center, Walden, ongoing Wurtsboro Art Alliance “Winter” group show ������������ Mamakating Town Hall, Wurtsboro, ongoing Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival paintings ����������������������������������������������������������UUCRT thru Jan 31 Norman Magnusson “kuh-myoo-nih-kay-shun” ����������������������� Aquinas Hall, Newburgh, thru Feb 1 “FREEDOM: Emancipation and Its Legacies” ����������������������� Wisner Library, Warwick, thru Feb 6 “Shades of Red” group show ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������WRS thru Feb 14 “Winter Spirits” Art About Town, River Valley Artists Guild ������������������������������������������� thru Feb 21 Susan Miiller oils Bon Secours Hospital, Port Jervis & Rena Hottinger paintings, photography Port Jervis Library & Joan Kehlenbeck oils & pastels Deerpark Town Hall, Huguenot & Daniela Cooney, Joan Kehlenbeck, Judith Cramer oils, pastel, acrylics, pencil, etc. ������������������������ Gios Gelato Café, Port Jervis Natasha Kogan colorful abstract paintings ���������������Griffith Olivero Realtors, Goshen, thru mid-Feb Joan Polishook “Winter Currents” paintings ����Gallery at Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, thru Feb 26 Desmond Campus Instructors’ Small Works Art Show ��������������������������������������������������������������������� Mount St. Mary College, Desmond Campus, Newburgh, thru Feb 28 Paula Arwen Owen �������������������������������������������������������� Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, thru Feb 28 Vaune Sherin pastels �����������������������������������������Healing Arts Gallery, Ellenville Hospital, thru Feb 29 Nita Klein paintings ��������������������������������������������� Leo’s Restaurant & Pizzeria, Cornwall, thru Feb 29 SUNY Sullivan students “About Drawing: Exploration and Contemplation” ����������������������������������� Narrowsburg Union, thru Feb 29 Heidi Lanino “Figurative Landscape” paintings, drawings, sculptures........SUNYO-KH thru Mar 6 North East Water Color Society group show ������������������������������������������������� SUNYO-OH thru Mar 13 Kevin Kuhne Albany urban scenes ������������������������������������������������������������������ SUNYO-OH thru Mar 13 Cornwall Arts Collective ��������������������������������������������������2 Alices, Cornwall-on-Hudson, thru Mar 17


Michael Shapiro paintings ����������������������������������������������������������� Gallery@The Falcon, Jan 25-Feb 23 Frederick Dellenbaugh “Drawings From His Travels” ����������Cragsmoor Library, Jan 24-mid March “Artists Who Teach” group show, Nicole Asendorf “Textural Visions in Color” ��������WRS Jan 29-Feb 29 Celebration of Black History ������������������������� Artists’ Market Community Center, Shohola, Feb 1-16 Warwick Drawing Group ��������������������������������������������Kastan Art Space, Greenwood Lake, Feb 1-23 2019 Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival ������������Orange Regional Medical Center Cafeteria, Feb 1-24 Solveig Umbach Abstract Tapestries �������������������������������������������� Wisner Library, Warwick, Feb 1-28 Smith Clove Elementary School Students ������������������� Woodbury Library, Highland Mills, Feb 1-29 The Contemporary Art of Quilting �������������������������������������������������Ann Street Gallery, Feb 1-Mar 28 Mary Mugele Sealfon selected paintings ���������������������������������������������������������� UUCRT Feb 1-Mar 29 “Celebrating the Arts” group show ���������������������������������������� ARTery Gallery, Milford, Feb 7-Mar 7 Salvatore Russo portraits, still lifes, landscapes ��������������� Ellenville Library Gallery Link, Feb 7-Apr Daria Dorosh & John Tomlinson “Dark Beauty” installation �������������������������� DVAA Feb 8-Mar 14 Bill Schuck “on-bestowal” ������������������������������CAS Laundry King, Livingston Manor, Feb 15-Mar 14 “Cats” group show ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ WRS Feb 15-Mar 14

Photography exhibits

Woodstock Memorabilia & Photos �������������������������������������� Stray Cat White House, Bethel, ongoing Brian Kastan landscape photography ��������������������������� Kastan Art Space, Greenwood Lake, ongoing “Along the Towpath: The D&H Canal in Mamakating, 1828-1898” ���Wurtsboro Library, ongoing

New Photography exhibits

Catherine Noren “Angels in the Architecture” �������������������������������������Cornwall Library, thru Feb 29

ART & Photography receptions

Heidi Lanino “Figurative Landscape”.................................................. SUNYO-KH Jan 25, 4pm-6pm Frederick Dellenbaugh “Drawings From His Travels” ��������������������Cragsmoor Library, Jan 24, 5pm Warwick Drawing Group ��������������������������������Kastan Art Space, Greenwood Lake, Feb 1, 3pm-6pm Celebration of Black History �������������Artists’ Market Community Center, Shohola, Feb 1, 4pm-6pm “Artists Who Teach” group show, Nicole Asendorf “Textural Visions in Color” �� WRS Feb 1, 5pm-7pm The Contemporary Art of Quilting ���������������Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, Feb 1, 6:30pm-8:30pm North East Water Color Society, Kevin Kuhne ����������������������������� SUNYO-OH Feb 2, 1pm-4:15pm 14

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2019 Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival Orange Regional Medical Center Cafeteria, Feb 3, 4pm-6pm Smith Clove Elementary School Students �������Woodbury Library, Highland Mills, Feb 6, 7pm-8pm Salvatore Russo portraits, still lifes, landscapes Ellenville Library Gallery Link, Feb 7, 3pm-5:30pm Daria Dorosh & John Tomlinson “Dark Beauty” installation ����������������������DVAA Feb 8, 3pm-5pm “Celebrating the Arts” group show ����������������������������������ARTery Gallery, Milford, Feb 8, 6pm-9pm Solveig Umbach Abstract Tapestries ���������������������������Wisner Library, Warwick, Feb 9, 1pm-3:30pm Bill Schuck “on-bestowal” �������������������������CAS Laundry King, Livingston Manor, Feb 15, 4pm-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

Storytime 3-5yrs ������������������������������������������������ Crawford Library, Monticello, Mondays 10am FREE “Wacky Science Adventures” �����������������������������������������������������������������������������������PEEC Feb 2, 1pm Paper Bag Players “Here We Go” ������������������������������� SUNY Orange Hall, Middletown, Feb 9, 2pm Winter Wildlife Survival + Hike children 8 & up ��������Fort Montgomery Historic Site, Feb 17, 1pm FREE “Ferdinand the Bull” ��������������������������������������������������������������������Ellenville Library, Feb 22, 12:30pm Black History Month Celebration African, Hip-Hop ��������������Ritz Theatre, Newburgh, Feb 23, 3pm 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 Feb 1 & Feb 18 & Feb 23, 1pm-4pm

Books: discussions / readings / Signings Book Lover’s Club ����������������������������������������������������������Greenwood Lake Library, 4th Tuesday, 7pm Mystery Thriller & Crime Book Group ������������������Jeffersonville Library, 2nd Wednesday, 6:30pm K.I.S.S. (Keep It Short...Story) ���������������������Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, 3rd Wednesday, 3pm Books & Tea ��������������������������������������������������� Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, 4th Wednesday, 4pm Urban Book Club ������������������������ Mulberry House Senior Center, Middletown, 4th Wednesday, 7pm Book Discussion Group ������������������������������������1st Friday, Daniel Pierce Library, Grahamsville, 1pm Book Discussion Group ����������������������������������������������������������� Narrowsburg Library, 3rd Friday, 4pm Great Books Discussion �������������������������������������������������������������� Newburgh Library, Feb 28, 11:30am “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amore Towles ����������������������������������� Florida Library, Jan 30, 6:30pm “My Sister’s Grave” by Robert Dugoni ���������������������������������������������������Florida Library, Feb 7, 1pm “The Kitchen House” by Kathleen Grissom ��������������������������������������Florida Library, Feb 27, 6:30pm OPEN Mic & IN-HOUSE MUSIC Listings below are not included in our centerspread calendar

Open Mic w/Elizabeth Rose ������������������������������������������������ Rafter’s Tavern, Callicoon, Sundays, 3pm 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 Open Mic ������������������������������������������������������� Heartbeat Music Hall, Grahamsville, Wednesdays, 7pm The Parting Glass Band Celtic �������������������� Loughran’s Pub, Salisbury Mills, Thursdays, 7pm-10pm Marc Von Em soul, blues, funk �������������������������WaterWheel Cafe, Milford, Last Fridays, 8pm-11pm Jake Lentz piano & Marilyn Kennedy vocals �����Giovanni’s Inn, Wurtsboro, Fridays & Saturdays, 6pm-9pm Say 80-thing ������������������������������������������������������������������ Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Feb 1, 7:30pm Kyle & Dan ����������������������������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Feb 2, 2pm-5pm Acoustic Open Mic Sessions w/Jason Gisser ����������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Feb 5, 7pm HV Live Band Karaoke ��������������������������������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Feb 6, 7pm Jack Higgins & Friends ����������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Feb 7, 7:30pm Mark VanDetta ���������������������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Feb 8, 2pm-5pm Stone Flower Santana Tribute ������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Feb 8. 7:30pm Chris Raabe ���������������������������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Feb 9, 2pm-5pm Kevin Finnan & Friends ������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Feb 14, 7:30pm Connor McCarty �����������������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Feb 15, 2pm-5pm Open Mic music, spoken word ����������������������������������������������������������MISU Ellenville, Feb 15, 7:30pm Hurley Mountain Highway ��������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Feb 15, 7:30pm Erol Ogut �����������������������������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Feb 16, 2pm-5pm Permanent Phase 80’s, 90’s ��������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Feb 21, 7:30pm Jennie Jazz Duo �����������������������������������������������������Palaia Windery, Highland Mills, Feb 22, 2pm-5pm Somerville ������������������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Feb 22, 7:30pm Chris Brown ������������������������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Feb 23, 2pm-5pm Little Comb ����������������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Feb 28, 7:30pm T.J.Santiago �������������������������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Feb 29, 2pm-5pm Back to the Garden 1969 �������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Feb 29 7:30pm

The Art of Frederick Samuel Dellenbaugh Catskill Art Society: Durational Installations second expedition down the Frederick Samuel Dellenbaugh Colorado River, at which time (1853-1935) was an explorer, he helped to prepare the first writer and artist. “A onemap of the Grand Canyon. He time resident of Cragmsoor, joined the 1899 Harriman Alaska Dellenbaugh designed and built Expedition financed by railroad several homes on the ridge,” said magnate E. H. Harriman, served local noted artist/curator Tom as librarian of the American Bolger. Geographical Society (1909“It was Dellenbaugh who, in 1911), and became a fellow 1892, petitioned the government of the American Ethnological for a post office to serve the community and proposed the “FDR” charcoal on paper, Society. He helped to found the by F. S. Dellenbaugh. Explorers Club in 1904. name Cragsmoor,” which he Dellenbaugh, who later deduced from the moor-like studied art in New York, character of the plateau, and the Munich, and Paris (in 1882 at crags at Bear Cliff and Sam’s Point,” writes Maureen Radl, the Académie Julian, under Jules Cragsmoor Historical Society. Joseph Lefebvre and CarolusAs an explorer of the Duran), established his artistic American West at an early age, reputation in Nevada with Las Dellenbaugh was a member of Vegas Ranch, executed in 1876, an expedition that discovered painted as the artist was resting the last unknown river in the on his way to a mining camp in Dellenbaugh,1929. U.S., the Escalante River, Southern California. and the previously undiscovered Henry An exhibit of twenty-six of Dellenbaugh’s Mountains. Dellenbaugh is the namesake of drawings, curated by Beat Keerl, begins on January 24 (reception at 5:00pm) and Dellenbaugh Butte, in Utah. From 1871 to 1873, he was an artist and runs through mid-March at the Cragsmoor assistant topographer with Major Powell’s Library, 355 Cragsmoor Road.

Artist Bill Schuck will present his durational site-specific installations at the Catskill Art Society’s Laundry King. Schuck creates assemblies from industrial pumps, which are controlled by electronic timers and switches. Turning on once an hour, or at times by motion activation, the mechanisms are calibrated to release a single drop of ink or water at a time. Some pumps are paired with a folded paper structure situated below the falling ink. Over the course of days and weeks the scattered droplets of liquid slowly build up in subtle radial patterns revealing the facets and undulations of the folded paper form. The works on paper rather than standing apart as art objects, serve as records of the time and place of their making, paired with the process and conditions in which they were formed. The paper serves as topographic maps that describe a particular landscape, revealing the terrain of the artist’s imagination. These works on paper remain as a tangible record of what occurred long after the installation is broken down and its various components are stored away. At a young age Bill Schuck was drawn to ceramics, later receiving his BFA in ceramic design from SUNY Buffalo. After working

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exclusively in clay for over a decade, Schuck started fabricating work for other artists, creating both discreet objects and large-scale public commissions. In 2005 he received a Fulbright Fellowship to study the geologic processes that underlie the creation of limestone caves in Slovenia. Schuck has shown in and around New York for many years, most recently at the Hammond Museum, North Salem, NY and at Long Island University. His solo exhibition is on view February 15 to March 14 at the Laundry King, 65 Main Street, Livingston Manor. On February 15, CAS will host an Artists Talk from 3:00pm-4:00pm, followed immediately by an opening reception from 4:00pm-5:00pm. For info: 845-436-4227.


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“The Paper Bag Players: Here We Go!” America’s longest-running theater troupe devoted exclusively to children, the Paper Bag Players is making its annual trek to Middletown from NYC on February 9 for a 2:00pm performance of its latest show: THE PAPER BAG PLAYERS: HERE WE GO! The 2020 show is a rollicking hour of new sketches plus many of the best classic skits perfect for children and their families and friends. Featuring hilarious stories, lovable characters, original music, on-stage painting, and signature paper and cardboard sets and costumes, the Paper Bag Players celebrate their 61st season of innovative and thought-provoking theatre that speaks directly and vividly to children, while amusing adults with sly wit. In The First Day of School, three children of very different temperaments sing their feelings about the start of a new school year. A chair with a mind of its own refuses to be sat upon. A group of trees, with a little help from the audience and its very own angel, discovers how to outsmart a woodchopper. A king raises a baby dragon named TwoTeeth to become a fine, noble friend. With vivid paint and lively song, Zymillaquixar transports the audience out of the galaxy to an undiscovered planet where the astronauts


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meet a sweet little alien with a sense of humor. HERE WE GO! was created by artistic director Ted Brackett, musical director John Stone, and Equity actor Kevin Richard Woodall, all long-time Paper Bag Players. They are joined on stage this year by Cassy Pogensky and Rebecca Rand. This funny, fast-paced show invites the audience to join in cheering, laughing, singing, and dancing! It is no wonder why the ‘Bags’ have been termed “a cultural institution” by the New York Times. The event takes place at the William and Helen Richards Theatre in Orange Hall, SUNY Orange. Tickets: www.sunyorange. edu/arts_comm/ticketing.shtml. There is a $2.50 online service charge for each ticket. SUNY Orange students with ID are admitted free at the box office which opens at 1:00pm the afternoon of the performance. This show may be a sell-out! Any available tickets will also be sold at the box office. Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda & Grandview Avenues, Middletown (GPS: 24 Grandview Avenue). Free parking is available in the big adjacent lot. For questions, call Call Cultural Affairs at 845-341-4891. See ad on page 3.

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Cornerstone Theatre Arts: 2020 Season

Evelyn Albino

Paul Ellis

Marianne Ciuffetelli

Ben Hudson

Cornerstone Theater Arts (CTA) is committed to producing high quality plays of historical, cultural, social, and educational significance. Its premium efforts are designed to engage audiences and explore the power of the living theater. They are also dedicated to producing and celebrating the works of Shakespeare for audiences of all ages, and enriching the cultural and artistic fabric of our region. CTA opens their 2020 season with Spotlights: Turn and Face the Strange; The Best of the 2019 International 10 Minute Play Festival. Originally performed as staged readings at the Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center in August 2019, CTA’s new Artistic Director Evelyn Albino, along with Festival Co-Producer Paul Ellis of Sugar Loaf, will direct eight of the best plays from the

Jacqueline Dion

Carol MacAdam

Susan Mormile

B.J. Booth

festival, two of which are local playwright’s submissions. Showcasing many of the talented CTA performers that audiences have come to know, Spotlights is made up of complete short plays that will delight everyone. Meet Cuddles the Dog who is transitioning to a human as he coaches his former Owner on how to be a dog. Frank & Louise are two characters right out of Film Noir, and then there’s The Rats foraging in garbage cans for Cheetos and ruminating on Life’s Big Questions. And many more! Cornerstone, located at 223 Main Street in the Goshen Music Hall, has an ambitious season with 7 productions in 2020. Spotlights runs February 15 through March 1. Admission is free. Reservations required. Phone 845-294-4188.

Newburgh Students Create Theatre Help celebrate General George Washington’s 288th birthday February 15-17, Noon-4:00pm. Enjoy music, military demos, historical presentations, and a take-home craft every day. Sing “Happy Birthday” to the General and eat a piece of his birthday cake!, at Washington’s Headquarters, 84 Liberty Street, Newburgh. As a special treat, The Washington Project 2020! will take place on Saturday & Sunday at 3:00pm. Students from the Newburgh Enlarged City School District will present their own individually created

theatrical performance pieces featuring their interpretations of persons, events, and/or ideas from the War for Independence and beyond. Admission for all three days is free, though donations are appreciated. Call 845-5621195 for further details. The Newburgh Enlarged City School District students continue their Washington Project 2020! presenting interpretations of Washington’s historic events on February 20 at 7:00pm when they head to the Lobby at the Ritz, 107 Broadway, Newburgh. For information: 845-784-1199.

Nesin Cultural Arts Awarded Grant support local non-profit Nesin Cultural Arts organizations working in (NCA) announced that one of several specific it received a $2000 service areas to benefit Walmart Community the community at large. Grant recommended by SCCO Artistic Director Walmart facility #2547 Andrew Trombley in Monticello. The said, “The orchestra’s grant will help sponsor mission is to serve the the Sullivan County community and elevate Chamber Orchestra (SCCO) Concert Series, Walmart Manager Anthony Cilibrasi & the quality of life for a project supported by SCCO Artistic Director Andrew Trombley. all generations through NCA. Upcoming SCCO performances are artistic expression and to support physical and emotional wellbeing by enhancing the set for April and June. SCCO is a professional chamber orchestra cultural fabric of our community.” For information, visit the NCA website: founded in July of 2016 with the assistance of a generous grant awarded by the www.nesinculturalarts.org. For performance Sullivan County Legislature. The Walmart info, contact Marina Lombardi at: marina@ Community Grant program is intended to nesinculturalarts.org or 845-798-9006.

The Music of Ronald Shannon Jackson Ronald Shannon Jackson (1940-2013) was an American jazz drummer and composer from Fort Worth, Texas. A pioneer of avantgarde jazz, free funk, and jazz fusion, he appeared on over 50 albums as a bandleader, sideman, arranger, and producer. Jackson was one of the only two musicians to have performed and recorded with the three prime shapers of free jazz: pianist Cecil Taylor, and saxophonists Ornette Coleman and Albert Ayler. Musician, Player and Listener magazine writers David Breskin and Rafi Zabor called him “the most stately free-jazz drummer in the history of the idiom, a regal and thundering presence.” Gary Giddins wrote, “Jackson is an astounding drummer, as everyone agrees...he has emerged as a kind of all-purpose new-music connoisseur who brings a profound and unshakably individual approach to every playing situation.” In 1979, Jackson founded his own group, the Decoding Society, playing what has been dubbed free funk: a blend of funk rhythm and free jazz improvisation.

Left to right: Robert Kopec, Eric Person, Neil Alexander & Dean Sharp. Photo by April Smith.

“I was a member of his band in the mid80s,” said local jazz icon Eric Person, “a band that featured guitarist Vernon Reid. Shannon’s music combined funk grooves with eastern influenced-angular melodies, avant-garde excursions, and most of all Texas blues.” The Eric Person Quartet (Eric Person, saxophones; Neil Alexander, keyboards; Robert Kopec, electric bass; and Dean Sharp, drums) will perform the music of legendary Ronald Shannon Jackson on February 9 at 8:00pm at The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W in Marlboro. For information: 845-236-7970. February 2020

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Much like acclaimed In 1949, critic James film directors Frank Agee called City Capra, George Cukor, Lights’ final scene “the William Wyler greatest single piece of and Elia Kazan, acting ever committed Cromwell, in his to celluloid.” City 50 films, garnered Lights will be shown great performances on February 5. from scores of actors Other great pieces in films such as Of of acting that can “Mack the Black” by Cole Porter Human Bondage be seen during the closing month of the film series include with Bette Davis and Leslie Howard (1934), Charles Coburn’s Oscar winning comedic Anna and the King of Siam with Irene Dunn performance in The More the Merrier on and Rex Harrison (1946), Caged with February 26, the inimitable, legendary Eleanor Parker, Agnes Moorehead and Hope Frances Gumm (sic) singing Mack The Emerson (1950), and Kim Stanley in The Black in The Pirate on February 12, and Goddess (1958). The films will be shown at 7:00pm at Kay Francis in In Name Only, directed by prolific BUT blacklisted John Cromwell on TriVersity, 201 W. Harford Srteet, Milford. Admission is free. February 19.


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West Point Band Jazz & Special Guest The West Point Jazz Ensemble, comprised of members of the West Point Band, is presenting a performance in celebration of Black History Month featuring special guest Donald Harrison on February 12 at 7:30pm in the Haig Room at West Point. A celebrated New Orleansborn jazz saxophonist, Harrison is an adept performer and creator of a hard-

swinging improvisational style called “Nouveau Swing,” a style of jazz merged with modern dance music like R&B, Hip-Hop, Soul, and Rock. Free! For information and to RSVP, visit westpointband.com. The Haig Room is located on the 6th floor of the USMA Library, 758 Cullum Road. Snow date: Feb. 13 at 7:30pm.

Poets Milby & Winter Host “Winter” Go to Florida for Winter The Florida Public Library will hold its annual Winter Poetry Café on February 15 at 12:30pm. Featured poets are Harvey Greenwald of Warwick and Margaret Fox of Middletown. Emcee and poet Robert Milby Margaret Fox will also read from his recent works. Admission is free. Sign-up for open reading begins at 12:45pm and attendees are welcome to enjoy a light lunch at 12:30pm. Free coffee, tea and desserts will also be served at

the Florida Library, 4 Cohen Circle. Registration is required: 845-651-7659. Go to Pine Bush for Winter’s Winter Local poet Gloria Winter hosts seasonal open readings in Pine Bush. Her next event is the Winter Poetry Reading (named for the season, not the curator/host!) in the Pine Bush Library Community Center, 227 Maple Avenue, Gloria Winter Pine Bush, on February 20 at 7:00pm. Free! Call 845-744-3375.

“Celebrating the Arts” in Milford Celebrating the Arts, an open juried exhibit at the ARTery Gallery will be on view from February 7 - March 7. This annual event gives the gallery an opportunity to open its doors to regional artists who are not members of the cooperative. Started over 20 years ago, the ARTery has a unique and successful formula, with the artist members owning and operating the exhibit space. Last year’s juried show was a success, with over 85 chosen artworks by dozens of emerging and well known regional artists. The opening reception will be held on February 8 from 6:00pm-9:00pm. The exhibiting artists will be in attendance to talk

about their work and process. First, second and third place awards will be presented during the reception. Voting will begin for People’s Choice award and continue through the month. Award packages will be a combination of donated gift cards from local establishments such as the WaterWheel Cafe (see ad pg. 20), Dimmick Inn, Milford Diner, Frisky Goat Coffee, Hotel Fauchere, Artisan Exchange and art supplies from companies such as Liquitex, Strathmore and Golden. All winning pieces will remain on exhibit through March at the ARTery, 210 Broad Street, Milford. For info: 570-409-1234.

Hudson Valley Chamber Players Perform in Montgomery

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Aleksandër Vezuli

Marcia Gates

For the Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series (GMCM), the Hudson Valley Chamber Players will perform music by five composers from far and near - and we do mean “near”! From Russia. During the 1950s Nikolai Kapustin (b.1937) acquired a reputation as a jazz pianist, arranger and composer. Thus he is steeped in the traditions of both classical virtuoso pianism and improvisational jazz. His delightful music has been performed at the Shandelee Music Festival in Livingston Manor (2013) and at Bethel Woods (2019). From France. As a concert pianist and recording artist, Walter Gieseking (18951956) was one of the giants of the first half of the 20th century. Parallel to his work as a performer, he was also a composer, but even in his lifetime his compositions were hardly known, and he made no attempt to give them publicity. From France. The great composer Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) needs no introduction

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to audiences. Scores (pun intended) of his works are played often and admired much. From Albania (and the Town of Newburgh). GMCM Artistic Director Aleksandër Vezuli (b.1953) is the proud owner of an impressive list of compositions, awards and achievements. His String Quartet was performed at GMCM in 2016. From Brooklyn. David Stern (b.1955) began his composition studies at The Juilliard School. He, too, is the owner of an impressive list of performances of his compositions. From the Village of Montgomery. Howard Garrett (b.1931), GMCM co-creator with Judy Garrett, “hears” melodies and then has them arranged for piano by others. The familiar faces and fingers of Marcia Gates (principal flutist with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic), Joël Evans (oboist and English hornist with the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Hudson Valley Philharmonic), Larry Tietze (principal clarinetist of the Hudson

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Valley Philharmonic), Jeffrey Marchand (principal bassoonist of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic), and pianist Ruthanne Schempf (co-founder of the non-profit Hudson Valley Society for Music which produces Potluck Concerts and an annual Hudson Valley BachFest) will perform Gieseking’s Sonatine for Flute and Piano, the world premiere of Vezuli’s Woodwind Quartet in C, Kapustin’s Prelude & Reverie from his Concert Studies, Op. 40, Poulenc’s Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano, and three selections from Garrett’s Pastoral Suite, arranged by David Stern. The concert is on February 23 at 3:00pm on the Garrett Stage in the Montgomery Senior Center, 36 Bridge Street. This concert series is made possible by the generous support of the Village of Montgomery. Admission is free. For pre and post concert dining, see ads on page 15. www.montgomerychambermusic.com

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America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business. But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare. Jeremy Herrin directs the National Theatre cast in Arthur Miller’s classic drama, All My Sons, being shown Live in HD on February 17 at 1:30pm and 7:00pm at Downing Film Center, 19 Front Street, Newburgh. For tickets: www.downingfilmcenter.com and 845-561-3686.

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Ballroom & Salsa Dance Classes In addition to being a fun and social activity, dancing is like taking a mini vacation from the stress of everyday life. One can gain the confidence to impress any crowd, connect with new friends and get in shape, too! The Hurleyville Arts Centre’s Ballroom is the home of weekly Salsa and Ballroom dance classes. The classes (for all levels) are taught by talented professionals. Best of all: you don’t have to come with a partner! Salsa is a sexy energetic social dance that brings people together. It is a popular form of social dance originating from Cuban folk dances. Salsa movements are a combination of the Afro-Cuban dances: Son, Cha-ChaCha, Mambo, Rumba, and the Danzón. Ballroom dance is a set of partner dances which are enjoyed both socially and competitively around the world. Ballroom classes cover Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Swing and Mambo as well as Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Viennese Waltz and Quick Step. Classes are taught by Edgar Osorio and Ivan Rivas, who teach basic elements including steps, counting, hand hold, directions, actions and positions. Osorio is a professional and Pro/Am world


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class Ballroom, Latin, American smooth and rhythm dancer, teacher, coach, choreographer, and actor. Since 1988, his outstanding performances have earned him several national titles including U.S. Mambo Champion, Rising Star Champion and Open American Rhythm Champion finalist in national and international competitions. Co-founder of Sanivan, a holistic retreat and spa in the Catskills where he sometimes performs impromptu dance lessons and drumming circles, Ivan Rivas is also a massage and Shiatsu therapist and musician. With a background in engineering and art, Ivan brings flair from his native Puerto Rico. His mastery of dance and music will surprise participants. For seasoned dancers (or once participants have mastered dance foundations), intermediate classes are available to help tighten turns, dance elegantly, and help make partner connection smooth. Classes are held Monday & Friday nights. It is suggested that participants wear leather / suede sole shoes or socks. Please: no rubber or street shoes. The Arts Centre is located at 219 Main Street, Hurleyville. For info: 845-707-8047.

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Brazilian Guitar: Concert & Master Class Acclaimed as one of the world’s top guitar ensembles and based in São Paulo, Brazil, Quaternaglia Guitar Quartet is made up of Chrystian Dozza, Fabio Ramazzina, Thiago Abdalla, and Sidney Molina. The Quartet is recognized for its artistic excellence and for its significant contributions to the expansion of guitar quartet repertoire. Over the past 25 years, the group has established a wide canon of original pieces and ambitious arrangements through collaboration with composers like Leo Brouwer, Almeida Prado, Egberto Gismonti, Sergio Molina, and Paulo Bellinati. The quartet first attracted the attention of international recognition when it was awarded the “Ensemble Prize” at the Havana International Guitar Contest in 1998. Since then, the group has regularly performed in various notable guitar and chamber series in the U.S. and around the world. Following the group’s California debut, the Los Angeles Times wrote: “an aura of purity pervaded the concert of the Brazilian guitar quartet...[it] met all the requirements with equanimity and intelligence.” Their 2019 album release, Four, includes works dedicated to the Quartet by Leo Brouwer and Javier Farías, as well as bold arrangements of Four for Tango by Astor

Piazzolla and the “Symphonic Dances” of West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein. Outside of their home country, the Quartet has performed in 15 American states as well as Portugal, Spain, Australia, Cuba, Uruguay, and Argentina. The group has also conducted masterclasses and lectures at various institutions including Yale, the Jacobs School of Music (Indiana University at Bloomington), and the Coimbra Conservatory. The Mamakating Library, 128 Sullivan Street, Wurtsboro, will host Quaternaglia Guitar Quartet for a master class and recital on February 22. The free masterclass is from 10:00am-Noon. Registration required. The free performance is at 3:00pm. Registration required. To sign up, call the Library at 845-8888004. For more information about the Quartet and to hear their music, visit their website: http://quaternaglia.com.br/

Drawing & Mark-Making Master Class As an outreach to her audience viewing her paintings, drawings, and sculptures in Figurative Landscape, her solo exhibit in the Mindy Ross Gallery, Heidi Lanino is offering a master class on February 21 at Noon. Entitled The Shape of Things ~ Drawing and Mark-Making, the session will give attendees insight into “exploring drawing as a process of perception and projection.” The class starts in the gallery so that Lanino can reference her artworks to her concepts in creating art. Then, she will lead attendees across the Foyer area to the OBTC Great Room 101 where the hands-on will take place. A full range of mark-making, from traditional practices to unconventional solutions will be explained. Participants will immediately “get into” the concepts by drawing their shadows’ shapes on paper while using cell phones’ light to cast the shadow. Then, using multidisciplinary materials attendees will participate in the process as they cut it, bend it, sew with it, glue it, and change it. “Drawing reveals thoughts, ideas, and relationships drawn from observation, interpretation, and imagination,” Lanino believes. This session may prove to be thought-provoking as well as fun, while giving attendees a new approach to their art. Supplies will be furnished. However, you

Heidi Lanino among her artworks.

are welcome to bring your own. The master class is free and open to the public. Heidi Lanino holds a BFA with honors from Pratt Institute. For several years she worked as an art director for L’Oréal. She truly loves sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm of the arts. One of her main goals is to impart an understanding of the importance of art and the creative process to young people and the community-at large. Kaplan Hall is located at the corner of Grand and First Streets (GPS: 73 First Street) on the Newburgh campus of SUNY Orange. Questions may be directed to 845-341-4891 and cultural@sunyorange.edu. Visit www.sunyorange.edu/culturalaffairs

“Agrippina” leaps into the Present for Leap Year Agrippina is an opera seria in three acts by George Frideric Handel with a libretto by Cardinal Vincenzo Grimani. Grimani is best remembered for having supplied the libretto for Agrippina, although he also supplied libretti for other composers, all produced at the Teatro S Giovanni Grisostomo, which he owned, while the remainder of his family owned several other Venetian opera houses. Politically, he was allied to the Habsburg cause, which led to him being made a cardinal in 1697. His libretti are markedly different from the later moralizing tone of Metastasio and Apostolo Zeno. His libretto for Agrippina is marked out by its amorality and the domination of aria over recitative. His portrayal of the Emperor Claudius has been perceived as an oblique attack on the character of Pope Clement XI. Grimani frequently clashed with Clement in the course of protecting the interests of the Habsburgs at the Vatican. Grimani’s libretto is full of irony, which Handel reflects in the music. His settings sometimes illustrate both the surface meaning, as characters attempt to deceive each other, and the hidden truth. For instance, in act 3, Nero’s announcement

that his passion is ended and that he will no longer be bound by it is set to bittersweet music which suggests that he is deceiving himself. In Otho’s aria Coronato il crin, the agitated nature of the music is the opposite of what the euphoric tone of the libretto suggests. Modern critical opinion is that Agrippina is Handel’s first operatic masterpiece, full of freshness and musical invention. The tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome receives its first Met performances, with superstar mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina and Harry Bicket conducting. Sir David McVicar’s production reframes the action of this black comedy about the abuse of power to “the present”. See it with an all-star cast at SUNY Sullivan, 112 College Road, Loch Sheldrake, on February 29 at 1:00pm. A pre-showing talk will begin at approximately 12:15pm12:30pm. Tickets at the door.

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DVAA’s 2020 Winter Salon Series Long/Gone is an epic and immersive papercut shadow show with live music performed by Philadelphia-based printmaker, shadow puppeteer, and paper-cut artist Erik Ruin and harpist Jesse Sparhawk. Over 100 feet in length, Long/Gone is a single intricately-cut piece of paper that flows freely from image to image, while narratives and scenarios (drawn from classic works of literature from Homer to Dante) emerge,

collapse, and spill over and into each other. Multi-instrumentalist and composer Jesse Sparhawk will provide a live soundtrack on harp. Ruin’s paper-cut art combines the enthralling fantasy of a storybook with the prismatic, fragmented beauty of a stainedglass window. See and hear Long/Gone on February 29 at 2:00pm at the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg.

“Dark Beauty” Exhibition, Narrowsburg Daria Dorosh & John Tomlinson are celebrating 50 years of creating art in adjacent studios. Dark Beauty, an exhibit of work by both artists, opens at Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) on February 8 with an opening reception from 3:00pm-5:00pm. “Our art practice straddles two worlds, the analog and the digital,” says Dorosh. “Access to technology takes us to exciting places where humankind has never gone before. At the same time, privacy and originality are disappearing. Our struggle with an uncertain future asks for compassion for ourselves in this passage of dark beauty.” The work in the show includes graphite drawings on polyester and digital animation;


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large digital prints, mappings, and wearable textile sculpture. Dorosh is co-founder of A.I.R. Gallery, the first non-profit arts organization founded in 1972 by 20 women artists to provide an alternative to mainstream institutions that excluded women. Tomlinson began teaching art in 1980 at Parsons School of Design Fine Arts in New York, France and Italy. He taught drawing at the National Academy of Design for 8 years and directed the New York Studio Residency Program for 21 years. The show is on view through March 14 at DVAA, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg. Visit delawarevalleyartsalliance.org

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Acoustic Rock at The WaterWheel Cafe In Spite of Ourselves is an acoustic rock trio from northeastern Pennsylvania comprised of vocalists Michelle & Anna and Pete on guitar and vocals. In Spite of Ourselves has been playing with various musicians since 1995, performing a wide variety of music from Janis Joplin, Melissa Etheridge, Blues Traveler, The Bee Gees, Patsy Cline, 4 Non-Blondes, Ozzy, Billy Joel, Elton John and much more.

See them perform at The WaterWheel Cafe, 150 Water Street, Milford, on February 7 at 8:00pm. See ad on page 20.

SUNY Sullivan Students Exhibit Drawings About Drawing: Exploration and inner thoughts and struggles about rendering Contemplation, an exhibition co-curated by with the hand, what the eye or mind sees,” Karen Smyth and Rocky Pinciotti, features says SUNY art instructor Rocky Pinciotti. “Drawing at its most basic is about 79 works of art by 33 SUNY Sullivan student leaving a visible mark artists and is interspersed on a surface with a tool,” with quotes from local says Galleries at the Union artists and art history giants curator Karen Smyth. on their personal thoughts “Drawing is a form of on drawing. communication and can be The artists include used to visualize thought, students from SUNY’s work something out, give Drawing 1 and 2 classes instructions, describe as well as the Design and or record something. Color courses. Ink drawing by Nicholas Grant The drawing process can “Drawing lays each student’s foundation for visual thinking, empower, educate, or give pleasure.” The exhibition runs through February hand eye coordination, organizational skills and awareness of the physical and imaginary 29 at the Narrowsburg Union, 7 Erie world around them. Ultimately, this Street. More information can be found at exhibition is a look into students’ and artists’ narrowsburgunion.com.

Two Concerts at the UUC in Rock Tavern Hudson Valley Folk Guild Jim Pospisil is a singer-songwriter whose songs are marked by well-crafted, sometimes quirky lyrics and themes from the personal to the profound. A mix of folk, blues, rock and whatever else leaps to mind, his guitar and harmonica performances can be soft and subtle, or wild and energetic. He blends it all Jim Pospisil with a wry sense of humor, his goal is to make you laugh, cry or think. The Rock Tavern Chapter of the Hudson Valley Folk Guild at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Rock Tavern (UUC), will be featuring Jim Pospisil on February 8 at 7:30pm. Open mic performances will be available to all. For information: 845-464-2526. Benefit Concert for the UUC Singer Jim Kirk and his wife, Manja Yirka, have produced four benefit concerts for Orange County organizations including Safe Homes of Orange County, the Warwick Valley Church of the Nazarene, Friends of Recovery-Orange and The Animal Rights Alliance.

Jim Kirk

Lou Balascio

Jodie Rocchio

Keyboardist Lou Balascio has toured the U.S. and abroad with road acts and has worked in the pit for many musical theater performances. In the last eight years, he’s worked with talented bands and is also a music instructor at several schools. Singer Jodie Rocchio has appeared with Jim & Lou in all four Orange County benefit concerts. She has acted in local theater productions, as well as written and produced an original play. An accomplished chef, Jodie and her husband Steve operate The Fearless Cooking Company. Jim, Lou and Jodie will present a benefit concert for the UUC entitled, Our Best Self on February 22 at 8:00pm at the UUC, 9 Vance Road, Rock Tavern. Enjoy coffee, cookies and conversation before the show. Tickets are $20. Advance reservations are suggested by contacting Mike Landrum at 845-851-6024 or by visiting www.uucrt.org.

“Some Like it Hot” at Desmond Campus Tom Briody, retired high school teacher, has been a frequent consumer at Mount St. Mary College’s Desmond Campus. His love of history and the movies has brought out the former teacher in him, and he is looking forward to being on the other side of the audience. For his first presentation, he has chosen one of, if not THE, greatest comedies of all time, Some Like it Hot. The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre is the jumping off point for the film. Its overwhelming success is considered one of the final nails in the coffin for the Hays Code. Billy Wilder wrote the script for the film with writer I.A.L. Diamond. The plot is based on a screenplay by Robert Thoeren and Michael Logan from the 1935 French film Fanfare of Love. However, the original script for Fanfare of Love was untraceable, so producer Walter Mirisch found a copy of the 1951 German remake Fanfares of Love. He bought the rights to the script and Wilder worked with this to produce a new story

which is partly a remake of Fanfare of Love, as both films follow the story of two musicians in search of work, but Wilder created the gangster subplot which keeps the musicians on the run. Wilder’s first idea for the role of Jerry was Frank Sinatra, but he never came to the audition. Jerry Lewis and Danny Kaye were also considered for the role of Jerry. Finally, Wilder saw Jack Lemmon in the comedy Operation Mad Ball and selected him for the role of Jerry. The studio hired female impersonator Barbette to coach Lemmon and Tony Curtis on gender illusion for the film, which includes outstanding performances by Joe E. Brown, Nehemiah Persoff, Joan Shawlee and a host of other actors in their support of Marilyn Monroe, George Raft and Pat O’Brien. Enjoy the laughs and discuss whether the film deserves American Film Institute’s ranking as the #1 comedy in film history, on February 19 at 10:00am, at 6 Albany Post Road in Newburgh. Call 845-565-2076 to register. Snow date February 20.


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Celebrating Black History Month - Feb. 1 When the judges in the historical exhibit traces the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial history of black American art Exposition found out that through slavery into the civil Edward Mitchell Bannister was rights movement. black, they tried to take back Running concurrently with the prize they awarded him for this show is a display of the his painting, Under the Oaks. work of contemporary and Justice was only served because local black artists. There is a his fellow artists - the ones he free opening reception with beat in the competition - stood live music and refreshments up for him, and the prize was on February 1 from 4:00pmreinstated. 6:00pm at the Artists’ Market Prints of the work of Community Center, 114 Bannister and several other Richardson Avenue, Shohola. black American artists are on In addition, local artist “Nomusa” by Shanita Artson display during February for Shanita Artson will make Black History Month in an exhibit curated a brief presentation about her own creative by Ari Mir-Pontier and sponsored by the journey through the arts. Barryville Area Arts Association. The For more information: 845-557-8713.

Poetry & Music: “Newburgh: With Love” Mona Toscano began her poetry foray through the workshop offerings at the Rome New York Art Center. She is a founder of the Hudson River Poets and a theme study coordinator. Toscano’s distinctions Mona Toscano include: recognition as the Times Herald Record Artist of the Year (2002) and newly named City of Newburgh Poet Laureate (2020). Mona has also been a recipient of NYSCA’s Decentralization Poetry Grant. Neil Alexander is an awardwinning pianist, synthesist, keyboardist and composer who works with music in all forms. Neil is currently in several performing ensembles including NAIL, Mr. GONE and the Thunderhead Organ Trio. As an active

musician he has a recording and/or a performance history with a wide variety of groups and artists such as Pee Wee Ellis, The Machine, The Mahavishnu Project, Joe Lovano, Tony Neil Alexander “Thunder” Smith, Gunther Hampel, Charles Haynes, Erik Lawrence and The Adaptors Movement Theater. Toscano will read from her own collection of love poems while Alexander tickles the ivories with both original and timeless music selections of romance and love when the Lobby at the Ritz presents Newburgh: With Love on February 13 at 7:00pm. The Ritz Theatre is located at 107 Broadway, Newburgh. Tickets: visit safeharbors.org or at the door.

Where Are They Now: Chiara Trentalange by J. A. DiBello

(http://meetmeinthegreenroom.com/) “Chiara is a talented and tested veteran Following a dream, their individual of the Forestburgh Playhouse. Her acting, and collective enthusiasm carried them, vocal and dance attributes were especially as they entered Sullivan County’s revered evident in the recent production of 42nd grounds: The Miracle of the Street and throughout the season on Forest. Each a new member of the the Mainstage and in the Cabarets ResCo, the resident company of at the Forestburgh Tavern. In this the Forestburgh Playhouse. As production of The Fantasticks, it is summer gazed on a June horizon, Chiara’s versatility that rises to the the new group of ResCo members top, as she does not sing a note, but settled in with confident authority. eagerly and ironically represents And from notable collections, the highly functional character of Chiara Trentalange The Mute. Without Chiara there memorable talent emerges. During the late-spring reception at the would be no props, no wall, and no symbolic, Tavern, it was Chiara Trentalange, from gentle snowfall.” Emerson College, Boston, who displayed On February 7, Chiara will open on a certain theatrical authority, an ability “to Broadway in Conor McPherson’s Girl hold the stage” without being on stage. From the North Country, billed as “songs A review of Chiara’s ability to make a of the legendary Bob Dylan, the soaring difference is demonstrated in an excerpt masterwork about the dreams we keep close, from a review of The Fantasticks, found in the people we hold dear, and the place we The Greenroom (August, 2015). call home.” Brava Chiara! 24

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