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January 2019

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

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FROM THE PUBLISHER... by Barry Plaxen Synchronicity of the Month: George III (live theatre in HD) in Downtown-Newburgh and Elizabeth I (lecture & film) in Balmville-Newburgh. Vocabulary Lesson: Ley Lines: alignments of landmarks, religious sites, and man-made structures. The pseudoscientific belief that these apparent lines are not accidental speculates that they are straight navigable paths and have spiritual significance. In this issue: First Sunday Folk concerts in Hurleyville and Fourth Saturday Jazz in Newburgh. An aria to bring the house down in Loch Sheldrake. Richly flavored and greatly favored music in Middletown, Monticello & Grahamsville. Neil Alexander in Marlboro and NOT in Newburgh. Amram: the David - not the cheese - in Marlboro. Theatre auditions in Goshen and Loch Sheldrake. Eagle Watching in Sullivan and Pike. Professional Children’s Theatre in Middletown.


Garbo & Grace in Milford. Bernstein in Monticello. Mozart in Cornwall-on-Hudson. A Veterans’ Arts Talk in Newburgh. World Class chamber music in Montgomery, Newburgh and Middletown. Library events in Warwick, Wurtsboro, Monticello, and Chester. Art abounding in Liberty, Middletown, Newburgh, Warwick, Shohola, Lords Valley, Greenwood Lake, Highland Mills, Montgomery, Port Jervis, Liberty and Huguenot, not to mention additional locations listed in our calendar. Happy New Year and Thanks to: EVERYONE! Thanks to the area churches who hosted wonderful chorale concerts in December. Thanks to our columnists J.A. Di Bello and Carol Pozefsky for their monthly miracles. Thanks to area press people for their descriptive releases. Thanks to the photographers who supply us with beautiful pictures. Thanks to the establishments who display free copies of CANVAS for their customers. And, as always, best wishes and heartfelt appreciation to our readers and advertisers.

TO THE EDITOR... CANVAS is a valued periodical for the fine arts world of the Hudson Valley, and I always look forward to it! - Ann Higgins Thank you for helping publicize Time and The Valleys Museum! We get people to our programs from all over, and I know a lot of that has to do with your publication. - Donna Steffens

Wow! just picked up a CANVAS and there IT is! As Ann Higgins put it...My “Goofy Bunny!” Well at least you know I didn’t get it from anywhere but my adled wit! Thank you guys for the opportunity. - Kate Hyden Colorful, festive, stunning holiday issue! Well done! - Carol Pozefsky

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American String Quartet������������������������ 19 Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh������������������3 AnnaKaren Clemmensen, artist������������� 15 Artists’ Market, Shohola����������������������������9 Barryville Area Arts Association������������������ 9 Black Dirt Storytelling Guild���������������������� 19 Bruce Young, artist�������������������������������������� 9 Caffe ala Mode�������������������������������������������� 9 Catherine De Maio, artist�������������������������� 13 Chester Public Library�������������������������������11 Christopher Dean Sullivan, bassist���������� 15 Cornerstone Theater Arts, Goshen����������11 Crawford Library, Monticello�������� 4, 10, 23 David Amram����������������������������������������� 21 Delaware Highlands Conservancy�������� 24 Do You Love What You Do series������������3 Downing Film Center, Newburgh����� 10, 12 Eagle Watching�������������������������������������� 24 Eisenhower Hall Theatre, West Point���� 19 Falcon, Marlboro�������������������������������� 5, 21 Florida Public Library����������������������������� 19 Forestburgh Playhouse��������������������������11

Community Arts: News, Views And Schedules Publisher, Barry Plaxen Editor, Sophia Krcic Delaware & Hudson CANVAS 297 Stone Schoolhouse Road Bloomingburg, NY 12721 845.926.4646 / 4647 Facebook: D&H CANVAS Please email calendar submissions by the 15th of the prior month to Please email submissions for classifieds to Nothing in this publication may be reproduced without written permission of the publisher. Gallery at Chant, Lords Valley��������������� 24 Grange, Warwick��������������������������������������9 Grand Montgomery Chamber Music��������4 Greenwood Lake Library����������������������� 15 Highland Mills Library�������������������������������8 Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Cornwall10 Left Bank Gallery, Liberty����������������������� 17 Live from National Theatre, London������ 12 Live from the Met in HD����������������������������6 Lori Leshner, choreographer��������������������4 Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro����������������3 Meredith Rosier, artist���������������������������� 20 Monica Ostrow, artist��������������������������������8 Monroe Arts Society������������������������������ 17 Mt. St. Mary College Desmond Campus� 21 Neil Alexander, keyboardist, composer�������5 Nesin Cultural Arts, Monticello��������������� 16 Newburgh Chamber Music�����������������������5 Oxford Depot, band���������������������������������� 24 Paperbag Players��������������������������������������� 7 Potluck Concerts, Cornwall-on-Hudson�� 20 Rick Weber, artist����������������������������������� 24 River Valley Artists Guild���������������������������7 Rosemarie Cooper, librarian���������������������3 Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra����� 16 Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop����� 18 Sullivan County Museum, Hurleyville���� 24 SUNY Orange, Middletown���������� 7, 19, 20 SUNY Orange, Newburgh������������������������8 SUNY Sullivan, Loch Sheldrake���������������6 Theatre Auditions������������������������������������11 Triversity, Milford������������������������������������ 23 Veteran Artists, Newburgh������������������������3 Veronique Jolie, artist�������������������������������8 Wallkill River School, Montgomery�����������5 West Point Band������������������������������������ 19 Wherehouse, Newburgh������������������������ 15 Wisner Library, Warwick�������������������� 3, 14 Writer Opportunity�����������������������������������11

Do You Love What You Do? Rosemary Cooper has been Director of the Albert Wisner Public Library in Warwick since 2001. Recognized for her leadership in transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning, Cooper will be the featured speaker for the Do You Love What You Do? monthly community lecture series at Pennings Farm Cidery, 4 Warwick Turnpike, on January 9 at 6:00pm. Cooper has been commended for turning an outdated library into a welcoming and vibrant community center that delivers services and programs to patrons. To help support the local creative community, she established a monthly program featuring the work of local artists

in the library’s gallery space. Cooper developed a special collection focused on mental and emotional health issues and created a safe and nurturing place within the library to help users find reliable resources. She also led efforts to train library staff to better serve patrons with disabilities. After Hurricane Sandy, she extended the library’s hours for residents who needed heat, electricity and internet access. In addition, she was the recipient of the “I Love My Librarian” award, one of only ten librarians in the country to receive the national honor in 2017. Tickets at the door or by visiting:

Mamakating Library: D&H Canal Photos When the Delaware and Hudson Canal was opened in 1828, it was the first million dollar private enterprise in the United States. The canal was constructed to carry coal 108 miles from Honesdale to the Hudson River in Rondout, near Kingston. It bisected Mamakating from north to south, the length of which was so flat as to be the perfect condition for a canal. The Mamakating Library now has a permanent photo exhibit entitled, Along the Towpath: The D&H Canal in Mamakating, 1828-1898. The exhibit, located in the Library’s community room, depicts construction and operation as well as a look at commerce and transportation as it existed along the canal in Mamakating from 1828 to 1898. The trustees and staff of the Mamakating Library are pleased to offer this glimpse “from the towpath.”

Workers on the D&H Canal

The Mamakating Library is located at 128 Sullivan Street in Wurtsboro. Call before traveling to see the exhibit to be sure the room is available: 845-888-8004. This project is made possible with funding from a Sullivan County Arts & Heritage Grant, funded by the Sullivan County Legislature and administered by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, and the Friends of the Mamakating Library.

Gallery Talk with Veteran-Artists As an artist, Robert Awardwinning artist G. Breur devotes his Vince Romaniello time to sculpting in has exhibited his clay and wood. In his work nationally and volunteer work, he internationally. His finds value in sharing work is included in his skills with fellow private, public and Veterans as a form of art corporate collections. therapy, especially those Poems by Daly returning to society and Wise have appeared in “Village Drones” by Vince Romaniello suffering from PTSD. numerous publications. An honorary member As both a papermaker and printmaker, Walt of the China Beach Surf Club, he is the author Nygard has been active with Frontline Paper, of Poems, Other Stuff and Basic Load. a unique art project that provides Veterans The above Veteran-Artists will give a artistic tools, professional instruction, and gallery talk at Ann Street Gallery, 104 Ann support to explore experiences through art. Street, Newburgh, on January 5 at 2:30pm, Photography by Vince Cianni explores discussing their experiences, creative community, memory and the human processes and the inspiration behind the condition through image, text and audio. His development of their artistic concepts. A Q&A session follows the talk. photographs are represented in numerous For information: 845-784-1146. public and private collections. January 2019

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Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series: Horszowski Trio

Leshner in Monticello

of critics and audiences alike. The New Yorker has called them “the most compelling American group to come on the scene.” Ms. Aizawa was the last pupil of the legendary pianist, Mieczysław Horszowski (1892-1993), at the Curtis Institute. The Trio takes inspiration from Mr. Horszowski’s musicianship, integrity, and humanity. Like Horszowski, the Trio presents repertoire spanning the traditional and the contemporary. In addition, they seek to perform works from the trove of composers with whom Horszowski had personal contact, such as Ravel, SaintSaëns, Fauré, Martinu, Villa-Lobos, and Granados. Their debut recording, an album of works by Fauré, Saint-Saëns, and D’Indy, in memory of Mieczysław Horszowski, was released by Bridge Records in 2014. The Horszowski Trio has particularly championed the music of Joan Tower, whose work, For Daniel they have performed on stages across the U.S. and overseas, and which they have recorded as part of a series of chamber music recordings to be released to celebrate the 75th birthday of Ms. Tower. The Trio is Artists-in-Residence at the Longy

All it takes, it seems, is passion, motivation, and confidence that leads to a willingness to be a self-starter! From West Side Story to Brigadoon, Carousel and Evita, dancer and choreographer Lori Leshner will share her journey from Monticello to choreography and teaching dance to professional dancers around the world, including Lady Gaga. Leshner has performed and choreographed in summer stock and regional theatre all over the country and was trained at the Hartford School of Ballet. On the faculties of Molloy College/CAP21 and Marymount Manhattan College, she is also a certified Active Isolated Stretch Therapist, as well as a registered Yoga instructor. Free and open to the public, attendees will learn about a successfully created career that did not require a college education during this program at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library, 479 Broadway, Monticello on January 10 at 6:00pm. For information, call 845-794-4660.

Hailed by the New York Times as “impressive, lithe, persuasive,” when the members of the Horszowski Trio (HorSHOV-ski) played together for the first time, they immediately felt the spark of a unique connection. Many years of close friendship had created a deep trust between the players, which in turn led to exhilarating expressive freedom. Two-time Grammy-nominated violinist Jesse Mills first performed with Raman Ramakrishnan, founding cellist of the prize-winning Daedalus Quartet, at the Kinhaven Music School over twenty years ago, when they were children. In NYC, they met pianist Rieko Aizawa, who, upon being discovered by the late violinist and conductor Alexander Schneider, had made her U.S. debuts at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. Their musical bonds were strengthened at various schools and festivals around the world, including the Juilliard School and the Marlboro Festival. In the four-year period following their debut performance in 2011, they were booked for almost 200 concerts in the U.S., and tours of Japan and India. They have continued their successful rise in the chamber music world, earning the praise

School of Music of Bard College. Their program for Aleksander Vezuli’s Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series in the Montgomery Senior Center, 36 Bridge Street, Montgomery, on January 13 at 3:00pm is not announced at press time, but one might guess from the aforementioned list of favored composers that it will be an exciting mix of standout compositions. Admission is free. Pre and post concert dining is available at Garrison’s Tavern and Wards Bridge Inn, restaurants listed below, just minutes from the center. Also within minutes, Mike’s Deli has a seating area.



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WRS: 7th Annual Member’s Exhibit The Wallkill River School (WRS) is welcoming 2019 with their 7th annual Members’ Exhibit. WRS members include your community: families, business owners, teachers, teens, children, seniors, and longtime professional artists! See original artworks from all of the WRS members who wished to show! Mediums showcased in this exhibit include drawing, painting, sculpture, landscape, portraiture, abstracts, collages, plein air landscape, and many, many more done by your very own talented friends and neighbors! The Members’ Exhibit fills the entire exhibition space of the WRS Gallery from January 1-31. The members’ meeting and awards ceremony will be held January 12 from 3:30pm-5:00pm (snow date: January 19) with an opening reception for the Members’ Exhibit being held from 5:00pm7:00pm. Refreshments will be served and, as always, the reception is free and open to the public. WRS artists will be giving live demonstrations during the reception, starting at 5:30pm. These artists will be creating artworks using art techniques varying from

traditional oil, pastel, acrylic, and watercolor painting, to palette knife painting and more. The goal of these demos is to offer the community insight into the unique creative process used by each WRS artist. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions in hopes of bridging the gap between artist and observer. The WRS is located in the historic Patchett House at 232 Ward Street in Montgomery. The house and gallery are available for parties and events. Visit or call the School at 845-457-2787.

Smith, Alexander & Kopec at The Falcon Three area entrepreneurs who Vol. 1 to critical acclaim, and has are familiar faces to jazz lovers worked with a variety of artists performing solo, heading their such as Gunther Hampel, Tal own trios, quartets, and in many Ross (P-Funk), Erik Lawrence, other ensembles, join forces and The Adaptors Movement to merge their talents into one Theater, held the keyboard chair powerful trio. in Gregg Bendian’s “Mahavishnu Marvin “Bugalu” Smith has Marvin “Bugalu” Smith Project”, and in the successful been swinging his own music Pink Floyd Tribute The Machine, as well as those of SunRa, Chet where he was a driving force in Baker, Archie Shepp, Charles the group’s sound and subsequent Mingus, among others. As a success. young musician, Smith studied Bassist, Robert Kopec has been with the great master drummers: instrumental in assembling the Max Roach, Elvin Jones, Philly finest regional jazz improvisers, Joe Jones, Roy Hayes, Art performing in venues across the Neil Alexander Taylor, and his own brother Earl Hudson Valley, and known as “Buster” Smith. The animated, Big Bang! He is also bassist-incolorfully eccentric Smith has residence at Dos Amigos in Fair been teaching young people - in Oaks, Wednesdays at 7:00pm, the U.S. and Italy - to understand and heads his own trio and quartet how the masters developed their comprised of various major power on the drums. area musicians, concertizing Well-known Hudson Valley throughout the Hudson Valley. Robert Kopec keyboardist/composer, Neil The above three artists are Alexander, remains passionately involved the Marvin Bugalu Smith Trio, and they in production, live sound, musical theater, perform their jazz styles on January 6 at modern dance and film. He released his first 8:00pm at The Falcon on the Main Stage, solo piano CD, Darn That Dream: Solo Piano 1348 US-9W, Marlboro.Call 845-236-7970.


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Newburgh Chamber Music: Ceres Quartet “We had a productive String Competition. year of outreach including Violinist Kyung Ah Oh raising money for musicians made her concerto debut affected by Hurricane in Cleveland’s Severance Maria and continuing to Hall. To increase support the instrumental awareness about domestic programs of the Greater and sexual violence Newburgh School against women, violist District,” said Newburgh Linda Numagami created Chamber Music president “Silence Speaks”, an arts Carole Cowan. “Our program in Massachusetts. 2019 year begins with the Cellist Robert Erhard Ceres Quartet performing appeared as soloist and Robert Erhard~cello, Linda Haydn’s String Quartet Numagami~viola, Kyung Ah Oh & principal cello for the Opus 76, #5, Bartók’s lyrical Brian Kwan Yeung Choi~violins. Boulder Bach Festival’s sixth quartet and Beethoven’s masterwork, 2015-17 seasons. Opus 130, (#13). All three quartets were The concert is at handicapped accessible written late in the composers’ lives and are St. George’s Church, 105 Grand Street, full of emotion, reflection, and inspiration.” Newburgh on January 6 at 3:00pm. Parking The up-and-coming Ceres quartet was across the street. The concert is followed formed is 2017 at the annual Kneisel Hall by a reception with the artists. Tickets are Chamber Music Festival in Blue Hill, ME, available at the door or online by visiting known as the cradle of chamber music in the U.S. In 2018, the ensemble participated Snow date: January 13. in the Juilliard String Quartet Seminar and Audience members are invited to bring the Aspen Advanced String Quartet Studies instruments that they wish to donate to program. Through their varied backgrounds, Valentina’s Instrument Fund to be repaired, the quartet brings energetic interpretations if necessary, and given to area schools and to a wide-ranging repertoire. music students. For information regarding Born in Hong Kong, violinist Brian Kwan this program contact Dr. Joël Evans at Yeung Choi has won numerous prizes, or check the website: including the Hudson Valley Philharmonic


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“Io Son l’umile Ancella” by Derek Leet “I am the humble servant of the creative spirit,” by Dalmatian-born Italian journalist, polemicist and librettist, Arturo Colautti (1851-1914). Self-effacing words with which many CANVAS readers can identify. Not necessarily earth-shattering when they were written, but - OH! - then they were immediately set to sumptuous, opulent, rich, magnificent music by Francesco Cilea (18661950) for the opera Adriana Lecouvreur, storming the world with its gorgeousness. Some operas have lasted over 100 years solely because of one selection, i.e. Dvorak’s Rusalka, or the tenor-baritone duet of Bizet’s The Pearlfishers, but Io son I’umile Ancella was more privileged. It is only one selection in a well-written drama that contains a myriad of emotionally tuneful arias and duets worthy of a Puccini. You can Google “Leontyne Price Io Son”, watch her Bell Telephone performance - which is slightly less brilliant than her earlier RCA recording of the aria - and you’ll witness what I mean. Trivia: Io son... was sung beautifully by soprano Mary Curtis-Verna ‘bringing the house down’ at the very last staged opera performance in the “old Met” in 1966. And to Io son... add some icing in the form of today’s superb actor-singer Anna Netrebko

“Adriana Lecouvreur” Live from the Met with Anna Netrebko and Piotr Beczala

and you have an operatic confectionery, devoutly NOT to be missed. Soprano Netrebko joins the ranks of Renata Tebaldi, Montserrat Caballé, and Renata Scotto, taking on - for the first time at the Met - the title role of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her on-and offstage passion. She is joined by tenor Piotr Beczała as her lover. The cast also features mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili and baritone Ambrogio Maestri. Gianandrea Noseda conducts. Sir David McVicar’s staging sets the action in a working replica of a Baroque theater. The Live from the Met showing at SUNY Sullivan, 112 College Road, is on January 12 at 1:00pm. Pre-concert talk begins at approximately 12:15pm. Tickets at the door. For info: 845-434-5750, ext. 4472.

River Valley Artists Guild: Winter Spirits Celebrate the beauty of taught artist with nearly 50 winter and cold wintry days years of experience, she took when snow fills the air and watercolor workshops with icicles glisten in the sun the late Matilda Grech. Patty during the Art About Town has most recently started to exhibit titled, Winter Spirits work in oils. A member of sponsored by the River Valley RVAG, she is also a member Artists Guild (RVAG). of the Pike County Arts Abstract works by Derek “Winter Crows” by Derek Vittum Council. Vittum will grace the walls of RVAG president Joan the cafeteria at Bon Secours Kehlenbeck will present her Hospital. Derek’s choice of winter themed oil paintings medium is acrylic, where he and pastel drawings at not only paints onto canvas, Deerpark Town Hall. In but also pours directly onto 2016, Joan was awarded canvas. His abstract works, the Orange County Art spiritual and dreamlike - yet “Coast of France” by J. Kehlenbeck Council’s Individual Artist representational, also Award. She has include landscapes. exhibited her work in Susan Miiller will many local shows. showcase her winter The exhibits can be themed expressionistic seen at: Bon Secours oils at the Mayors Hospital, 160 E Main Office, City Hall. Street, Port Jervis; Susan’s oil works Mayor’s Office in City are included in many Hall, 20 Hammond collections. A teacher “Winter Migrants” by P. Koch “Winter” by Susan Miiller Street, Port Jervis; at SUNY since 1999, she received several Port Jervis Free Library, 138 Pike Street, grants and awards over the years. Port Jervis, and Deerpark Town Hall, 420 Patty Koch will display her winter themed Route 209, Huguenot. works at the Port Jervis Library. A selfFor info:

Stand Up & Cheer! We’re 60 This Year! The Paper Bag Players: Stand Up And Cheer, We’re 60 This Year! is a birthday celebration marking the 60th season this award-winning troupe has created wonderful children’s theatre. With a happy blend of classic sketches as well as brand new works, this family-friendly hour is brimming with live music and dance, singalong songs, hilarious stories, and lots of audience participation, that are all wrapped in the Bags’ signature paper and cardboard costumes and sets. Things get off to a rollicking start with Nothing Like a Show, a skit that engages the audience by taking a tour through Paper Bag Players’ history with delightful characters from across the decades including Bob the Slob, a family of noses, dancing bears and dogs, and a 15-foot-tall dinosaur. A fan favorite, Lost in the Mall, features a deliriously confused cardboard family that needs help to find each other. Then comes a request in the form of a singalong to get Peter to take a bath in I Won’t Take a Bath. The fun continues with The Cactus and the Balloon, about a very unlikely friendship, and Dream Come True, about a pizza-tossing

family. Among brand new pieces, Mister Mixup features a daffy magician who can create a butterfly out of a stick of butter and a fly, and Shipwreck Island, a thrilling adventure complete with hot air balloon, a pirate queen and her talking parrot, charming songs, and the search for an ancient sword. Since 1958, this innovative company has set the standard for original productions that speak directly and vividly to children, while amusing adults with sly wit. Perfect for ages 3 to 8, the shows are lively and thoughtprovoking for any aged theatre-goers. The celebration takes place in the William and Helen Richards Theatre at Orange Hall in SUNY Orange on January 13 at 2:00pm. Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown (GPS: 24 Grandview Avenue) where free parking is available in the big adjacent lot. This show is usually a sell-out! Purchase tickets anytime online at: www.sunyorange. edu/arts_comm/ticketing.shtml For info, email or call Cultural Affairs at 845-341-4891.

Enjoy viewing paintings by Nita Klein at Leo’s Cornwall location through the month of January!

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“Thinking Inside The Box” in Newburgh

Scarborough’s Fair Lady

Life presents many junctures palette, her artworks evolved and times of decision. In the into an artistic fusion. course of Monica Ostrow’s Over the years Ostrow has life, she followed a not-soconceived of and made many out-of-the-ordinary route. shadowbox works on various She graduated cum laude thought-provoking topics. from Wilkes University with From January 4 - February a BA in English followed by 28, a display of her works graduate courses at Scranton will be on view in the Mindy University. Then she taught “Entering a New Dimension” Ross Gallery. Thinking by Monica Ostrow school in Port Jervis, Onteora, Inside the Box ~ collages and Washingtonville while starting an and assemblages offers an artistic look at advertising business with her husband. With ordinary, commonplace objects, abstracted him, she attended the School of Visual Art or seemingly out-of-context. in NYC where she studied graphic design, Each piece contains a figure or face that oil painting, and television production. interacts with the environment and is in Gradually, she became more involved in art fact, a metaphor for Ostrow’s own reactions and formed Artists Alternative with eleven to living, while interpreting her thoughts other artists. through color, line, structure, and texture. In the 1980s, she took the challenge of These artworks are a psychology of the soul an art contest to produce a work of art from that demonstrate her self-exploration and recycled materials that were stored at an self-expression. old airplane hangar at Stewart Airport. The A reception celebrating the artist will be result was a small shadowbox called Leap of held on January 26 from 7:00pm-9:00pm Faith. She became hooked. Coupled with her during which music will be provided by jazz knowledge of and experience in art, she saw guitarist Vern Lazaroff. this as broadening her path in creating visual The venue is the Mindy Ross Gallery and statements. She became obsessive filling Foyer, situated in the eastern section of the boxes with string, wood, yarn, buttons, wire, 1st floor of Kaplan Hall which is located at paper, and metal while using oil, watercolor, the corner of Grand & First Streets on the and pencil techniques. Keeping with a Newburgh campus of SUNY Orange. concept, a strong design, and a complimentary For information, call 845-341-4891/9386.

Local artist Veronique By incorporating more Jolie has always found elements of nature and joy and balance through various wise teachings, creative expression from she now mainly intends an early age. The visual for her work to serve as a arts in particular have reminder of the nurturing, provided her a unique cyclical, and temporary home for expressing her qualities of life which help feelings and fantasies to encourage mindfulness, due to its convenient and gratitude and compassion intimate nature. within her. Although mostly selfWatercolor and ink have taught with the exception been primary mediums of a few art classes in high in her works lately due school and college, she to their convenience and has gathered great skill contrasting qualities (soft over time in a multitude colors, bold lines). With of mediums ranging the exception of a few from clay to digital art projects, her creative “Devotion” by Veronique Jolie and has received recognition through work has been kept mostly to herself as a various publications and awards as well as meditative practice when inclined. a fundraiser auction in her hometown of She is happy to be sharing her work in the Scarborough, Ontario. hopes that it may inspire peace and creativity She is largely inspired by images and in others. ideas that she encounters on a daily basis Veronique is the featured artist for January that create lasting emotional effects. The 2019 at the Rushmore Memorial Branch overarching theme of her works have focused of Woodbury Public Library. on more personal and fantastical expressions A free and open-to-the-public reception of freedom but as she continues her path into with light refreshments takes place at the adulthood, she finds this theme evolving Library, 16 Route 105, Highland Mills, on more into what she considers existential January 5 from Noon-2:00pm. freedom. For information: 845-928-6162.


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Colored Pen & Ink in Warwick Artist Bruce Young attended the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art in the late 1960’s, focusing on painting the human figure in oils. After seeing a pen and ink drawing of New York’s Central Park around 2004, he was intrigued by the mood that was created using just black and white, and decided to start drawing in ink. Although Bruce creates works in oils,

watercolor, pastels and graphite, his primary subject has been New York City citiscapes in ink, but he has recently been working in colored pen and ink on the same subject. His work is held in collections in the United States as well

as internationally. View Bruce’s work at Caffe Ala Mode, 1 Oakland Ave, Warwick, through March 8. For information, call 845-406-7452.

“New Beginnings” in Shohola for Marist College and Every minute of every also taught for Brown day is a new chance to University. “If you find escape our past and realize yourself making the same our dreams. Local artists are New Year’s Resolution as providing the inspiration for last year, this talk may be such a renewal, with their especially helpful.” New Beginnings exhibit Artists, poets, and and event sponsored by musicians have also been the Barryville Area Arts invited to share their insights Association. on the new beginnings theme. The group is convinced If you are an artist, poet, or that art can raise our musician who would like awareness, and move us toward reconsidering the “Swing Free” by Joan Standora to participate, visit: www. world in a new perspective. The show will This event is free and open to the public feature artwork, poetry, and music with the with complimentary light refreshments on theme of new beginnings. There will also be a brief presentation by January 5 from 4:00pm-6:00pm at the Nick Roes titled, How To Be Happier in Artists’ Market Community Center, 114 2019. “It’s the perfect way to start your year,” Richardson Avenue, Shohola. For information, call 845-557-8713. says Roes, who has taught Self-Management

“Three Women of Art” in Warwick Eclectic and cozy ambiance sets the stage at The Grange, 1 Ryerson Road, in Warwick. Locally sourced ingredients make Chef/owner James “The Bonds We Make” Haurey’s food the by Roth star of the show, but a unique supporting “Autumn Florals” by Howard-Fatta cast of art, music, film and historically Lowland Farm. preserved architecture combine seamlessly Howard-Fatta’s series to bring the house down. depicts the inspiration Next up in art: a collaborative exhibit she finds in the local featuring the works of three female Hudson Hudson Valley landscape. Valley artists - Stephanie Joyce Roth, Janet The tremendous color of “Nature Paintings” by Bacarella Howard-Fatta and Flavia Bacarella. The Autumn tones are boldy exhibit, titled Three Women of Art, will be captured and displayed in her large scale on display through February. floral oils. Roth’s recent work focuses on the Thematically, the natural world is interspecies connections and relationships Bacarella’s subject matter. The theme of we build. This work found inspiration in her current exhibit at The Grange includes shepherdess Dominique Herman and her natural subjects that represent a grouping of flock of sheep from Catskill Merino Farm still-life vegetables in woodcuts. and the newborn calves born this year at For more information: 845-986-1170. January 2019

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sponsored by SUNY Orange and Mount St. Mary College’s Desmond Campus MSM-DC������������������������������������������������������ Mount St. Mary College, Desmond Campus, Newburgh PEEC����������������������������������������������������� Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry SUNYO-OH���������������������������������������������������������������������������SUNY Orange, Orange Hall, Middletown Lectures, Master Classes, Demos & Talks are FREE unless otherwise noted: (FEE)

lectures “How To Be Happier in 2019” Nick Roes����������������������������������Artists’ Market, Shohola, Jan 5, 4pm “How to Take Care of Your Furry Friends (Dogs & Cats)” Toni-Jean Kulpinski��������������������������� MSM-DC Jan 7, 1pm FEE “Nikola Tesla in New York: The Famed Inventor” Nathan Rosenblum MSM-DC Jan 8, 2pm FEE “Lunar Lunacy” Giles Reimer�������������������������������������������������������������������� MSM-DC Jan 8, 6pm FEE “New Year, New You!” Diane Lang���������������������������������������������������� MSM-DC Jan 9, 10:30am FEE “Kidney Health vs. Kidney Failure” Dr. Richard Huntoon����������������������������� MSM-DC Jan. 9 1pm Rosemary Cooper DYLWYD series�����������������������Pennings Farm Cidery, Warwick, Jan 9, 6pm FEE “A Bible for the 21st Century: Introducing the Saint John’s Bible” Derek Sanderson������������������� MSM-DC Jan 10, 1pm FEE Lori Leshner “Traching Professional Dance”�����������������Crawford Library, Monticello, Jan 10, 6pm Eagle Watch BUS TOURS Delaware Highlands Conservancy����� Jan 12, 26, Feb 2, 10am-1pm FEE “Animal Tracking”�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������PEEC Jan 13, 1pm FEE “Playing for Pasta” Ryan Bucci���������������������������������������������������������������� MSM-DC Jan 14, 1pm FEE “Typhoid Mary: A New York City Tragedy” Leon DiMartino����������� MSM-DC Jan 15, 10am FEE “Conservative & Surgical Management of Arthritis” Lori SchneiderMSM-DC Jan 15, 11am FEE “My Career in Journalism: from Newsletters to Magazines to Books” Anthony Musso����������������� MSM-DC Jan 17, 10:30am FEE “Immigrant Ocean Crossing: The Great Age of the Ocean Liners” Jeffrey Dosik�������������������������� Josephine-Louise Library, Walden, Jan 17, 6pm “Leonard Bernstein” Kenneth Korn���������������������������������Crawford Library, Monticello, Jan 17, 6pm Eagle Watch BUS TOUR������������������������������������������������������������������������ PEEC Jan 19, 9am-3pm FEE “Elizabeth I: True Power in a Petticoat” George Burke & film������������� MSM-DC Jan 22, 1pm FEE “Travel Talks: Photography 101” Sean Kelly�����������������������������������MSM-DC Jan. 22, 6:30pm FEE “I Am Enough: Finding Your Worth & Happiness” Diane Lang�� MSM-DC Jan 23, 10:30am FEE “Steady as You Go: Safety Assessment & Guide for Mature Adults” Mary Mulrooney����������������� MSM-DC Jan 23, 1pm FEE “Ayurveda for Winter Health” Ami Jayaprada Hirschstein���������������� MSM-DC Jan 25, 10am FEE “Put Your Home on a Diet!” Claudia Jacobs������������������������������������������ MSM-DC Jan 25, 1pm FEE Winter Ecology HIKE��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������PEEC Jan 27, 1pm FEE “The Circular Letter: Washington’s Legacy” Lynette Scherer����������� MSM-DC Jan 31, 11am FEE Master Classes Contemporary Drawing in Abstraction Meredith Rosier.��������������������������SUNYO-OH Jan 31, 4pm DEMOS Cook’s Choice; Retro Recipe make it, sample it, discuss it������������������� Chester Library, Jan 12, 1pm Artist Talks Robert Breur, Vince Cianni, Walt Nygard, Vince Romaniello, Daly Wise�������������������������������������� “Forget-Me-Not” Exhibit Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, Jan 5, 2:30pm


Inflatable Night Sky

Come to the Hudson Highlands Nature Is the subject of air plants new to you? At Message in a Bottle, presented by Museum to take a celestial adventure through Friends of the Garden, you can learn about the magical night sky via the StarLab! Learn how to identify the important stars and the air plants (Tillandsia) from Susan Dollard. Susan will discuss different types of air major constellations while listening to their plants, how to care for them and how to Native American and Greek origin stories on display them. Participants will create a small January 26, 10:00am, 11:30am & 1:00pm. This inflatable planetarium experience is air plant display and there will be a smaller recommended for adults and children four bottle with a special message. This program is limited to 15 attendees years and up. Prepaid registration required. and registration with a $5 materials fee is Walk-ins not admitted. HHNM’s Outdoor required at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Discovery Center is located at Muser Drive, Public Library, 479 Broadway, Monticello, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall. Visit or call 845-534-5506 ext on January 24 at 6:30pm. For more information, call 845-794-4660. 204 for more information or to register. 10 Delaware & Hudson CANVAS January 2019

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Thunderhead Organ Trio jazz-fusion������� The Wherehouse, Newburgh, 3rd Thursdays, 8pm FREE Music for Humanity folk������������� Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, 3rd Saturdays, 8pm FREE Cuboricua! salsa��������������������������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Dec 28, 8pm Chris O’Leary Band blues���������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Dec 31, 8pm Latin Jazz Express Puente��������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Jan 3, 8pm Pete Levin Organ Trio r&b, jazz������������������������������ The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Jan 3, 8pm Olivia Zinn indie, alternative����������������������������������������������������������� WaterWheel, Milford, Jan 4, 8pm KJ Denhert & The New York Unit urban folk jazz�����������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Jan 4, 8pm Smokey Hormel’s Round-up western swing����������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Jan 4, 8pm Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones neo-rockabilly���������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Jan 5, 8pm Deadgrass Jerry Garcia��������������������������������������������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Jan 5, 8pm Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis swing, blues������������������������ The Falcon, Marlboro, Jan 6 & Jan 20, 11am Oxford Depot bluegrass�����������������������������Sullivan County Museum, Hurleyville, Jan 6, 2pm FREE Myles Mancuso Unplugged�������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Jan 9, 8pm RoseAnn Fino & The Move Over neo-folk-rock�������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Jan 10, 8pm Fred Zepplin rock���������������������������������������������������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Jan 11, 8pm Allstar Celebration Performance Traffic�������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Jan 11, 8pm Floyd Pink Pink Floyd�������������������������������������������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Jan 12, 8pm Times Square doo wop�����������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Jan 13, 11am Myles Mancuso Band blues, rock��������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Jan 16, 8pm Nellybombs & Band alt blues���������������������������������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Jan 17.8pm Dead on the Tracks The Dead�������������������������������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Jan 18, 8pm Chris Barron, Lorkin O’Reilly rock���������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Jan 19, 8pm Poet Gold’s POELODIES spoken word, hip hop�� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Jan 23, 7pm Tribal Harmony Native American������������������������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Jan 24, 7pm The Slambovian Circus of Dreams psychedelic Americana�������The Falcon, Marlboro, Jan 25, 8pm Out on a Limb String Band, folk fission, In the Kitchen bluegrass, rock���Falcon Underground, Jan 25, 8pm Leni Stern African Trio African jazz����������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Main Stage, Jan 31, 8pm OPEN Mic & IN-HOUSE MUSIC

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Open Mic w/Steve Schwartz & Antoine Magliano������ Dutch’s Tavern, Rock Hill, Mondays, 7:30pm Joanna Gass and the Search & Rescue Orchestra�������Brew, Rock Hill, Tuesdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm Robert Kopec & Solo Bajo jazz +������������������������������������ Dos Amigos, Fair Oaks, Wednesdays, 7pm Open Mic�������������������������������������������������������Heartbeat Music Hall, Grahamsville, Wednesdays, 7pm The Parting Glass Band Celtic��������������������Loughran’s Pub, Salisbury Mills, Thursdays, 7pm-10pm Marc Von Em soul, blues, funk�������������������������WaterWheel Cafe, Milford, Last Fridays, 8pm-11pm Jake Lentz piano & Marilyn Kennedy vocalsGiovanni’s Inn, Wurtsboro, Fridays & Saturdays, 6pm-9pm Acoustic Open Mic Session������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon Underground, Jan 2, 7pm Big Time Tomato����������������������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Jan 4, 7:30pm Erol Ogut������������������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Jan 5, 2pm-5pm Hurley Mountain Highway������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Jan 5, 7:30pm Evan Teatum & Alan Battiato��������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Jan 6, 2pm-5pm Gregg Van Gelder Band���������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Jan 11, 7:30pm Gary Adamson�������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Jan 12, 2pm-5pm Slam Allen��������������������������������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Jan 12, 7:30pm Chris Brown������������������������������������������������������������ Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Jan 13, 2pm-5pm Roots & Blues Sessions host: Petey Hop� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Jan 16 & Jan 30, 7pm John Vgioia Band��������������������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Jan 18, 7:30pm Connor McCarty����������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Jan 19, 2pm-5pm Run for Cover 90s�������������������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Jan 19, 7;30pm The Outcrop Duo���������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Jan 20, 2pm-5pm Swamp Fox������������������������������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Jan 25, 7:30pm Jim & Michelle Iannucci���������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Jan 26, 2pm-5pm Tonebenders Band������������������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Jan 26, 7:30pm Foley Road��������������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Jan 27, 2pm-5pm

“Resilience” - Reservations Required “The child may not remember, but the body remembers.” Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience, The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune.

Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress - and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose. A screening and discussion of the documentary is at Downing Film Center, 19 Front Street, Newburgh on January 14 at 7:00pm. Free admission. Reservations are required: (click on events).

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“Woman Walks Ahead” Jessica Chastain, Sam Rockwell������ Wisner Library, Warwick, Jan 7, 1pm “Moonstruck” Cher, Olympia Dukakis�������������������������� Desmond Campus, Balmville, Jan 8, 9:30am “The Edge of Never”������������������������������������������������������������������� Cornwall Library, Jan 9, Noon FREE “Ninotchka” Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas������������������Triversity Center, Milford, Jan 9, 7pm FREE “Brought to Light” documentary................................................Newburgh Library, Jan 9, 7pm FREE “Lean on Pete” Steve Buscemi, Charlie Plummer������ Wisner Library, Warwick, Jan 14, 1pm FREE “Mission Impossible Fallout” Tom Cruise�������������������������Newburgh Library, Jan 14, 6:10pm FREE “Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope” documentary & discussion���������������� Downing Film Center, Newburgh, Jan 14, 7pm FREE “Rebecca” Joan Fontaine, Laurence Olivier���������������Triversity Center, Milford, Jan 16, 7pm FREE “Puzzle” Kelly MacAgnes��������������������������������������������� Wisner Library, Warwick, Jan 21, 1pm FREE “The Swan” Grace Kelly, Louis Jordan�����������������������Triversity Center, Milford, Jan 23, 7pm FREE “Little Pink House” Catherine Keener, Jeanne TripplehornWisner Library, Warwick, Jan 28, 1pm FREE “Born Yesterday” Judy Holliday, Broderick CrawfordTriversity Center, Milford, Jan 30, 7pm FREE

David Amram’s New Year Salute�����������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Jan 20, 8pm Hudson Valley Youth Jazz Orchestra����������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Jan 26, Noon 4th Saturday Jazz Christopher Dean Sullivan, Mala Waldron, Tani Tabbal������������������������������������� The Wherehouse, Newburgh, Jan 26, 9pm FREE Saints of Swing swing, klezmer, +������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Jan 27, 11am


“Adrianna Lecouvreur” Cilea, Live from the Met����� SUNY Sullivan, Loch Sheldrake, Jan 12, 1pm “Carmen” Bizet, Live from the Met�������������������������������SUNY Sullivan, Loch Sheldrake, Feb 2, 1pm

Poetry Readings

Common Tongue: Tongue Talk: Volume 3����������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Jan 2, 8pm Comedy Night�������������������������������������������������������������������The Arnold, Livingston Manor, Jan 19, 8pm

Milkweed Poetry�����������������������������������������������������������������Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, Wednesdays, 7pm Christopher Wheeling �����������������������������������������������Goshen Methodist Church, Dec 31, 7pm FREE Robert Milby���������������������������������������������������������Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Jan 3, 7pm Hudson River Poets�����������������������������������Karpeles Museum, Newburgh, Jan 5 & Feb 2, 1pm FREE Robert Milby�������������������������������������������������������������Montgomery Book Exchange, Jan 8, 7pm FREE Jared Levine��������������������������������������������������������������������Meadow Blues Coffee, Chester, Jan 15, 7pm Hudson River Poets����������������������������������������������������������������� Newburgh Library, Jan 24, 7pm FREE Mary Newell�����������������������������������������������������������Jones Farm Country Store, Cornwall, Jan 25, 7pm Robert Milby ���������������������������������������������������������������Goshen Methodist Church, Jan 28, 7pm FREE

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Open House Tours������������������������ Knox’s Headquarters, Vails Gate, Dec 27 & 28, 10am-3pm FREE Newburgh Chorale “Christmas Music from the British Isles”������������������������������������������������������������� St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Beacon, Dec 30, 4pm Ceres Quartet Newburgh Chamber Music���������������������St. George’s Church, Newburgh, Jan 6, 3pm Horszowski Trio Grand Montgomery Chamber MusicMontgomery, Senior Center, Jan 13, 3pm FREE West Point Band “American Journey”���������������������������������������Eisenhower Hall, Jan 19, 2pm FREE Potluck Concerts Mozart BirthdayCornwall Presbyterian Ch., Cornwall-on-Hudson, Jan 25, 7:30pm Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra����������������������������������� Nesin Theatre, Monticello, Jan 26, 7pm & Grahamsville Reformed Church, Jan 27, 3pm American String Quartet w/Vadim Serebryany piano����SUNY Orange Hall, Middletown, Jan 27, 3pm

Music - jazz

Salsa Dancing����������������������������������������������������������������������� Hurleyville Arts Centre, Fridays, 7:30pm Black Dirt Storytelling Guild “Rags to Riches”�������������������� Florida Library, Jan 10, 6:30pm FREE Annual Winter Classics “Fairy Tales”���������������������������������������� Florida Library, Jan 26, 2pm FREE

Theatre - Musical & Variety

Paper Bag Players “Stand Up & Cheer, We’re 60 this year!”��������������������SUNYO-OH Jan 13, 2pm

Theatre - Play

“The Neverland Plays” by Sydney Helen Egan�����������������������Wisner Library, Warwick, Jan 4, 6pm “The Madness of King George III” Live from London’s National Theatre��������������������������������������� Downing Film Center, Newburgh Jan 21, 1:15pm & 7pm

Eric Person Band�����������������������������������������������������The Wherehouse, Newburgh, 3rd Saturdays, 9pm Skye Jazz Trio��������������������������������������������������������������������� Rustic Wheelhouse, Chester, Dec 29, 7pm Marvin “Bugalu” Smith Trio w/Neil Alexander & Robert Kopec The Falcon, Marlboro, Jan 6, 8pm Jazz Sessions Host: Doug Weiss��������������������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Jan 9, 7pm

“Let You Entertain Us” Chester Public Library Short Story Authors Wanted The Chester Public Library’s Writers Project is now accepting submissions of original short stories for its second publication. A meeting to give updates on the publication will be held on January 12 at 11:00am at the Library, 1784 King’s Highway, Chester. For information: 845-469-4252. Forestburgh Playhouse 2019 Season Local Auditions The Forestburgh Playhouse is committed to nondiscrimination and a flexible, imaginative casting policy. Performers of all ethnicities are strongly encouraged to audition. Producer Franklin Trapp and his talented directorial staff are seeking: Kids! Seeking boys and girls, ages 5-12 to audition for ensemble roles in The Wizard of Oz. Boys! Seeking boys, ages 8-12 that can

sing and act for the role of Benji in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Teens/High School Students ages 15-18 for ensemble opportunities during the summer 2019 season. Adult Male & Female Charactor Actors for roles in: (a) Me and My Girl; (b) The Buddy Holly Story; (c) Priscilla Queen of the Desert; (d) The Producers. Adult & High School or College Students over the age of 16 who sing and move well for possible ensemble roles in all shows! This summer’s season is going to be very exciting for our younger actors. There are many parts available for children in The Wizard of Oz, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Me and My Girl and more! Trapp and staff look forward to seeing our talented local children, aspiring thespians

and community and professional performers at the auditions on January 13, from 10:00am-3:00pm at the Seelig Theater at Suny Sullivan, 112 College Road, Loch Sheldrake. See for info. Cornerstone Theatre Arts 2019 Open Company Auditions Cornerstone Theatre Arts is committed to producing high quality plays of historical, cultural, social, and educational significance. They are also dedicated to producing and celebrating the works of William Shakespeare for audiences of all ages and offering theatre workshops for theatre artists. The 2019 main stage season will feature six separate productions from February through November. Shows include Baseball: America’s Game, Proof, Summer Shakespeare, Flirting with the Deep End, Twelve Angry Men, and much more. Cornerstone is seeking Adult Aged Men

“12 Angry Men” by Klaus Joynson

and Women. (21 & up.) All roles are stipend paying. Please have a prepared, memorized, and rehearsed monologue. Any style/genre. 1 to 3 minutes in length. (This is mandatory.) Please DO NOT arrive unprepared. Please bring resume and photo. Cornerstone is casting six to eight shows during the audition weekend. All adult roles are open. Individual directors may ask for cold readings after the prepared monologue. Open auditions will be held on January 12 & 13 from 11:00am-3:00pm at the Goshen Music Hall, 223 Main Street, Goshen (2nd floor walkup). No appointment necessary! Email Artistic Director Ken Tschan with questions:

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januar BW�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Bethel Woods Center for the Arts CAS-LK������������������������������������������������������������������������������Catskill Art Society, Laundry King, Livingston Manor DOWN������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Downing Film Center, Newburgh DVAA Delaware Valley Arts Alliance�������������������������������������������������� Elaine Giguere Arts Center, Narrowsburg FAL & FAL-U��������������������������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon & The Falcon Underground, Marlboro



9 Cinema “Moonstruck” MSM-DC 9:30am

Cinema “Woman Walks Ahead” Wisner Library, Warwick, 1pm

Cinema “Lean On Pete” Wisner Library, Warwick, 1pm

Poetry Robert Milby MONTBK, 7pm

15 Poetry Jared Levine Meadow Blues Coffee, Chester, 7pm

Cinema “Mission Impossible Fallout” Newburgh Library, 6:10pm

Live in HD from London’s National Theatre

Cinema & Discussion “Resilience” DOWN 7pm


Cinema “The Edge of Never” Cornwall Library, Noon


Cinema “Brought To Life” NFL 7pm


Storytelling.....Black Dirt Storytelling Guild.... Florida Library, 6:30pm Music -Traffic.......Al Poetry............................... Margaret Fox............................ NOBL 7pm Music - Rock........... Music - NeoFolk-Rock..RoseAnn Fino & The Move Over....FAL 8pm

Music Myles Mancuso Unplugged FAL 8pm



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Poetry Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, 7pm Cinema “Rebecca” TRI 7pm

Music -Alt Blues.......... Nellybombs & Band.......................FAL-U 8pm Music - The Dead...

Music - Blues-Rock Myles Mancuso Band FAL 8pm



30 Poetry Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, 7pm Cinema “Born Yesterday” TRI 7pm


Poetry.......Mary New Music - Classical.... Music.............. The Poetry......................... Hudson River Poets.......................... NFL 7pm Music........Out on a Music - Native American.......Tribal Harmony.....................FAL-U 7pm

Spoken Word Hip Hop POELODIES FAL-U 7pm

“It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behavior is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs Cinema to fits of lunacy. With the King’s “Little Pink House” mind unravelling at a dramatic Wisner Library, Warwick 1pm pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten Poetry to undermine the power of the Robert Milby Crown, and expose the fine line Goshen Methodist Church, 7pm between a King and a man.”


Music - Jazz Jazz Sessions FAL-U 7pm

Cinema “The Swan” TRI 7pm



Theatre - Play..“Th Poetry............................... Robert Milby............................. NOBL 7pm Music - Folk-Jazz... Music - Puente............ Latin Jazz Express............................FAL 8pm Music - Western Sw Music - R&B - Jazz.......Pete Levin Organ Trio...................FAL-U 8pm Music - Indie-Altern

Cinema “Ninotchka” TRI 7pm

Poetry Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, 7pm

Theatre - Play “The Madness of George III” DOWN 1:15pm & 7pm


MICV Music in Central Valley����������� MONTBK��������������������������������������������� MSM-AQ���������������������������������������������� MSM-DC����������������������������������������Mou NFL������������������������������������������������������

Poetry Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, 7pm


Cinema “Puzzle” Wisner Library, Warwick, 1pm



Comedy Common Tongue: Tongue Talk FAL 8pm



WEDNESDAY Poetry Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, 7pm

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


GMCM Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series��������������������Montgomery Senior Center GWL�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Greenwood Lake Library HAC��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Hurleyville Arts Centre IKE�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Eisenhower Hall, West Point M-LIB����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Crawford Library, Monticello

Music........................ Leni Stern African Trio........................FAL 8pm

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������������������ Central Valley United Methodist Church ������������������������������������ Montgomery Book Exchange ���Mount St. Mary College, Aquinas Hall, Newburgh unt St. Mary College, Desmond Campus, Balmville ���������������������������������������������� Newburgh Free Library

NOBL���������������������������������������������������������������������������Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall PARA������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Paramount Theatre, Middletown SCCC Sullivan County Community College�����������������������SUNY Sullivan, Loch Sheldrake SCCO Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra��������St. John’s Episcopal Church, Monticello SCM������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Sullivan County Museum, Hurleyville


he Neverland Plays”.Wisner Library, Warwick, 6pm .....KJ Denhert & The New York Unit.......FAL 8pm wing.......Smokey Hormel’s Round-up..FAL-U 8pm native.......Olivia Zinn..... WaterWheel, Milford, 8pm


SHAD������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ Shadowland Stages, Ellenville SUNYO������������������������������������������������������������������������������ SUNY Orange, Orange Hall, Middletown TRI���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Triversity Center, Milford UUC������������������������������������������������������������������ Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Rock Tavern WCPA���������������������������������������������������������������������������������Warwick Center for the Performing Arts


Music - Swing-Blues.....Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis................FAL11am Poetry.......Hudson River Poets...Karpeles Museum, Newburgh, 1pm Music - Bluegrass.............Oxford Depot.............................. SCM 2pm Music - Neo-Rockabilly.......Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones.......FAL 8pm Music - Classical..Ceres Quartet..St. George’s Church, Newburgh, 3pm Music -Jerry Garcia............ Deadgrass...............................FAL-U 8pm Music - Jazz............Marvin Bugalu Smith Trio......................FAL 8pm


ll Star Celebration Performance.............FAL 8pm ............Fred Zepplin.............................FAL-U 8pm

Opera...................“Adriana Lecouvreur” Cilea................SCCC 1pm Music - Pink Floyd.............. Floyd Pink...............................FAL-U 8pm


......Dead on the Tracks.......................FAL-U 8pm

well......Jones Farm Country Store, Cornwall, 7pm .Potluck Concerts..Cornwall Presby. Ch., 7:30pm Slambovian Circus of Dreams...............FAL 8pm a Limb String Band, In the Kitchen....FAL-U 8pm



Music............................. West Point Band............................. IKE 2pm Music - Folk..................Music for Humanity.................NOBL 7:30pm Comedy............Comedy Night.....The Arnold, Livingston Manor, 8pm Music - Rock........Chris Barron, Lorkin O’Reilly...................FAL 8pm Music - Jazz........Eric Person Band....Wherehouse, Newburgh, 9pm

26 Music - Jazz.......Hudson Valley Youth Jazz Orchestra...... FAL Noon Storytelling...............Annual Winter Classics......Florida Library, 2pm Music - Classical.......Sullivan County Chamber Orch..... NESIN 7pm Music - Jazz.Christopher Dean Sullivan host.Wherehouse, Newburgh, 9pm


13 Music - DooWop.................Times Square.............................FAL11am Theatre - Musical............Paper Bag Players.............SUNYO-OH 2pm Music - Classical...............Horszowksi Trio.......................GMCM 3pm

20 Music - Swing-Blues.....Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis................FAL11am Cinema................ “Spider-Man: Homecoming”... Florida Library 1pm Music - Jazz...........David Amram’s New Year Salute............FAL 8pm

27 Music - Swing +........... ....Saints of Swing .........................FAL 11am

Music - Classical.Sullivan County Chamber Orch..Grahamsville Reformed Ch. 3pm Music..American String Quartet, Vadim Serebryany piano..SUNYO-OH 3pm


Poetry.......Hudson River Poets...Karpeles Museum, Newburgh, 1pm Opera............................. “Carmen” Bizet..........................SCCC 1pm Music - Swing-Blues.....Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis................FAL11am Works by Catherine De Maio on display at The Rustic Wheelhouse Restaurant & Lounge, located at 39 Main Street, Chester.

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Art exhibits CAS������������������������������������������������������������Catskill Art Society, CAS Arts Center, Livingston Manor DVAA�������������������������������Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Elaine Giguere Arts Center, Narrowsburg MSM-DC�������������������������������������������������������� Mount St. Mary College, Desmond Campus, Balmville SUNYO-KH������������������������������������������������������������������������������ SUNY Orange Newburgh, Kaplan Hall SUNYO-OH����������������������������������������������������������������������������SUNY Orange Middletown, Orange Hall WRS���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Wallkill River School, Montgomery

Group Show������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Stray Cat Gallery, Bethel, ongoing Georgia Chambers etchings, paintings����������������Georgia Chambers Art Gallery, Callicoon, ongoing Catharine De Maio paintings “Winter Scenes”�������������������������Rustic Wheelhouse, Chester, ongoing T.A. Clearwater paintings, pastels, prints�������� Clearwater Gallery at Jones Farm, Cornwall, ongoing June Ponte paintings, stained & painted glass�����������������������Poe & Raven Gallery, Milford, ongoing Karen E. Gersch, Gabrielle Dearborn, Josiah Dearborn drawings, paintings, silverwork��������������� Gersch Home Gallery, Montgomery, by appt, ongoing Carolyn Duke pottery�������������������������������������������������Duke Pottery, Tennanah Lake, Roscoe, ongoing Inscribed Tibetan Prayer Stones�����������������Tibetan & Himalayan Cultural Center, Walden, ongoing Wurtsboro Art Alliance group show���������������������������� Mamakating Town Hall, Wurtsboro, ongoing “Forget Me Not” Veteran Artists Group Show��������������������������������������Ann Street Gallery, thru Jan 5 “Winter” Crawford Art Association����������������������������� Crawford Gov’t Center, Pine Bush, thru Jan 8 Linda Fay Berger������������������������������������������������������������ Griffith Olivero Realtors, Goshen, thru Jan 9 Scott Klee Clark, Eva Drizhal, Nancy Wells paintings�������� Left Bank Gallery, Liberty, thru Jan 12 “Winter” group show�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� WRS thru Jan 14 “Visions of Sugarplums” Goshen Art League������������������������������������Goshen Music Hall, thru Jan 30 Janet Howard-Fatta paintings���������������������������������������������������� Jolly Onion, Pine Island, thru Jan 31 Bill Winters���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Ellenville Library, thru Jan “Winter Spirits ” Art About Town, River Valley Artists Guild������������������������������������������ thru Feb 21 Patty Koch winter-themed work Port Jervis Library & Susan Miiller expressionistic oils Port Jervis City Hall & Derek Vittum abstract & spiritual works Bon Secours Hospital & Joan Kehlenbeck winter-themed work Deerpark Town Hall, Huguenot Instructors’ Small Works Art Show���� Desmond Campus, Mount St. Mary College, Balmville, thru Feb 28 Flavia Bacarella, Janet Howard Fatta, Stephanie J. Roth����������The Grange, Warwick, thru Feb 28 Bruce Young colored pen & ink drawings������������������������������� Caffe Ala Mode, Warwick, thru Mar 8 Helena Clare Pittman “Cats, Birds and Still Life” recent paintings������� Ellenville Library, thru Mar “Bear Mountain & Harriman Parks” Book Exhibit�����Exposures Gallery, Sugar Loaf, thru May19


AnnaKaren Clemmensen���������������������������������������������������������������Greenwood Lake Library, Jan 1-31 Veronique Jolie����������������������������������������������������������������������������������Highland Mills Library, Jan 1-31 7th Annual Members Exhibit�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������WRS Jan 1-31 Rick Weber paintings��������������������������������������� Gallery at Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, Jan 1-Feb 26 Nita Klein paintings������������������������������������������� Leo’s Restaurant & Pizzeria, Cornwall, Jan 1-Feb 28 Meredith Rosier “Perseverance of Mystery” abstract drawings����������������������� SUNYO-OH Jan 2-31 Maureen Hart paintings����������������������������������������������������������������������������� Cornwall Library, Jan 3-31 Monica Ostrow “Thinking Inside the Box” collages & assemblages�������� SUNYO-KH Jan 4-Feb 28 “New Beginnings” Barryville Area Arts Association����������������������Artists’ Market, Shohola, Jan 5-27 “Color!” members show������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������WRS Jan 15-Feb 14

Photography exhibits

Catharine Bale����������������������������������������������������� Green Light Gallery, Cornwall-on-Hudson, ongoing “Along the Towpath: the D&H Canal in Mamakating, 1828-1898”�������������������������������������������������� Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, ongoing Mary Cathryn Roth “On Time: Surface Series”��� Leo’s Restaurant & Pizza, Cornwall, thru Dec 31

ART & Photography receptions

Maureen Hart paintings����������������������������������������������������������������� Cornwall Library, Jan 3, 5pm-7pm Veronique Jolie��������������������������������������������������������������������Highland Mills Library, Jan 5, Noon-2pm “New Beginnings” Art, Music, Poetry�������������������������������� Artists’ Market, Shohola, Jan 5, 4pm-6pm Rick Weber paintings���������������������������������� Gallery at Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, Jan 5, 5pm-7pm 7th Annual Members Exhibit�������������������������������������������������������������������������� WRS Jan 12, 5pm-7pm Monica Ostrow “Thinking Inside the Box” collages & assemblages� SUNYO-KH Jan 26, 7pm-9pm Meredith Rosier “Perseverance of Mystery” abstract drawings������������ SUNYO-OH Jan 31, 6:30pm

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 14

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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 “Spider-Man: Homecoming” teens & adults����������������������������������������� Florida Library, Jan 20, 1pm EntertainmenT & Lectures

Storytime 3-5yrs������������������������������������������������Crawford Library, Monticello, Mondays 10am FREE “The Neverland Plays” by Sydney Helen Egan, teens & adultsWisner Library, Warwick, Jan 4, 6pm “Animal Tracking”�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� PEEC Jan 13, 1pm Paper Bag Players “Stand Up & Cheer, We’re 60 this year!”�������������������� SUNYO-OH Jan 13, 2pm “Feast for Feathered Friends”������������������������������������������������������������������� HHNM-CoH Jan 19, 10am “StarLab: Indoor Planetarium”���������������������������������������������HHNM Jan 26, 10am, 11:30am & 1pm Hudson Valley Youth Jazz Orchestra����������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Jan 26, Noon Annual Winter Classics Fairy Tales���������������������������������������������Florida Library, Jan 26, 2pm FREE “Telltale Tracks!”������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ HHNM Jan 27, 10am Museums

Meet the Animals “Birds on the Wing”������������� HHNM-CoH Saturdays & Sundays, 1pm & 2:30pm Hiking Trails����������������������������������������������������������������������� HHNM Saturdays & Sundays, 10am-4pm Eco-Zone Discovery Room������������������������������������������������������������������������������PEEC Jan 12, 1pm-4pm

Books: discussions / readings / Signings Book Lover’s Club����������������������������������������������������������Greenwood Lake Library, 4th Tuesday, 7pm Mystery Thriller & Crime Book Group������������������Jeffersonville Library, 2nd Wednesday, 6:30pm Books & Tea��������������������������������������������������� Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, 4th Wednesday, 4pm Urban Book Club������������������������ Mulberry House Senior Center, Middletown, 4th Wednesday, 7pm Fiction & Foodies����������������������������������������������Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, 2nd Thursday, 6pm Book Discussion Group������������������������������������1st Friday, Daniel Pierce Library, Grahamsville, 1pm Book Discussion Group����������������������������������������������������������� Narrowsburg Library, 3rd Friday, 4pm “In Fairleigh Fields” by Rhys Bowen, Mystery Book Club���������������������� Florida Library, Jan 4, 1pm “The Guns of August” by Barbara Tuchman���������������������������������������� Cornwall Library, Jan 9, 7pm Women’s Book Discussion�����������������������������������������������������������������Port Jervis Library, Jan 16, 7pm “The Murder of Mary Russell” by Laurie R. King����������������������������� Cornwall Library, Jan 16, 7pm “The Cemetery Keeper’s Wife” by/w/Maryann McFadden.�����������������Chester Library, Jan 17, 7pm “The Gilded Hour” by Sara Donati���������������������������������������������������� Cornwall, Library, Jan 24, 7pm “Swann’s Way” by Marcel Proust, w/Patty Sussman���������������� Newburgh Library, Jan 25, 11:30am “A Gentleman in Moscow” by AmorTowles, w/Patty Sussman����������������������������������������������������������� Newburgh Library Town Branch, Jan 29, 2pm “The Music Shop” by Rachel Joyce��������������������������������������������������� Florida Library, Jan 31, 6:30pm

He Did Grow Up! Yes, he did grow up, but it wasn’t easy. The Neverland Plays is a trilogy following Peter Pan as he journeys through different stages of growing up that are more difficult to endure. With the help of his new friend Jane, he is able to overcome many obstacles. While this play is based on J.M. Barrie’s story, it has some mature themes - mental health, grief, love, change - that deserve to be explored. This trilogy was written by Warwick native Sydney Helen Egan, who is currently studying Playwriting at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. Sydney is very excited to bring this play to Warwick! It will be heard at the Albert Wisner Library, 1 McFarland Drive, Warwick on January 4, from 6:00pm-9:00pm. Age Group: Adult and Teen. For further information, contact the Help Desk at 845-986-1047, ext. 3 or via email:

Portraits in Greenwood Lake

Sullivan Subs for Alexander at “4SJ”

A native of Oakland, In 1987, Ashkenazy was California and graduate of scheduled to appear in San Holy Names High School, Francisco for a benefit AnnaKaren Clemmensen concert, and his agent (1960-2008) was a former arranged a meeting with the East Bay figurative painter Ashkenazys. On seeing the with a scholarship to original artwork, they were California College of Arts even more taken with it. and Crafts and a degree in art They felt it was perfect for a history from U.C. Berkeley. forthcoming Rachmaninoff Furthering her craft, she album and arranged for embarked on an intense AnnaKaren to meet them in Ashkenazy album cover by AnnaKaren Clemmensen course of self-instruction London, then accompany by working with professional models, then them to Lucerne to develop a series of family studying master paintings in Paris, Vienna, portraits. About the Ashkenazy portrait, London and Copenhagen. She then returned AnnaKaren said, “It was a dream I’d never to Holy Names High School to teach even dared to dream, to be able to paint beginning through advanced art. another artist whose work has been a primary Known for museum-quality portrait influence in my life.” paintings that combine both realism and During AnnaKaren’s short life, she was expressionistic personal statements, she spent a gifted artist and poet of great vision, many years painting commissioned portraits. sensitivity, and talent. Her significant life Her style, strongly connected with 19th work included art exhibits, commissioned century music, led her to admire world portraits, numerous drawings and sketches renowned pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy. This ranging from landscapes to unique and tender admiration inspired AnnaKaren to write to representations of her beloved pet rabbits. Ashkenazy’s publisher expressing interest in The Greenwood Lake Public Library, creating a charcoal drawing of the artist and 79 Waterstone Road, is honored to present gifting it to Ashkenazy as a token of artistic the work of the late artist AnnaKaren esteem. When Ashkenazy saw the drawing, Clemmensen, courtesy of AnnaKaren’s sister he mailed AnnaKaren a postcard saying he Margaret Fox, through the month of January. liked it. For information: 845-477-8377 ext. 107.

“The joy of the performance lies within the inner sight of that which initiates the feeling of the surrounding vibration, derived from the silence of those that listen.” - Christopher Dean Sullivan, Bass Artisan. “After a few years, the 3rd Thursday residency of the Mala Waldron Tani Tabbal Thunderhead Organ Trio at C. Dean Sullivan The Wherehouse in Newburgh the great variety of prevailing directions of is now no more. It has been replaced by the tune.” - Karl Ackermann, All About Jazz. 4SJ - 4th Saturday Jazz, an ongoing event “The gifted Mala Waldron traverses the where I bring in some of the best musicians jazz terrain, from straight ahead to more in the area to The Wherehouse which is fast experimental fare, with ease, inspiration and becoming one of the best Jazz venues around inventiveness...” - the region,” said the Trio’s Neil Alexander. “When you hear Mala Waldron’s soulful “I started this series in October but for voice, you realize that you are experiencing the January date I will be out of town. Bass something very special, for Waldron is artisan Chris Sullivan has agreed to cover not only an accomplished vocalist and the date,” explained Neil. songwriter, but also a fine pianist who hits Sullivan, pianist/vocalist Mala Waldron the keys with great precision, bringing and drummer Tani Tabbal perform at The various musical influences into the jazz Wherehouse, 119 Liberty Street, Newburgh, realm.” - George W. Carroll, eJazzNews. on January 26 at 9:00pm. “Tabbal is one of the modern masters of his “Sullivan’s a bassist whose authoritative instrument.” - Peter Aaron, Chronnogram. and bluesy bendings of the notes honor his “Tabbal plays rhythmically jumpy affection for legends such as Slam Stewart percussion. “Premonition” emerges more as well as Ray Brown.” - Steve Monroe, Jazz like a mix of rock and avant-garde than Journalist Association. typical jazz.” - Doug Simpson, Audiophile “Bassist Christopher Dean Sullivan plays No cover. For more information, call The with a natural looseness, easily adapting to Wherehouse at 845-561-7240.

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“Im Alten Stil” = Modernists In The Old Style by Philip Ehrensaft The prize for the most captivating classical music concert of 2019 in the Orange-Sullivan region may go to one of the earliest: the Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra’s (SCCO) “…Im Alten Stil” (In Olden Style). Three of the four chamber orchestra jewels on the program are by renowned 20th century composers: Henryk Gorecki, Samuel Barber, and Bela Bartok. All three jewels share two things: 1) they take off from folk and church music, or master classical composers of past centuries; 2) they are knock-down gorgeous. Ditto for a late 19th century standout by Edvard Grieg. Gorecki’s Three Pieces in Olden Style (1963) was a breakthrough composition that presaged his Symphony of Sorrowful Songs (1976). The premier received fine reviews, and enthusiastic reception by niche New Music audiences. But there it stayed. Gorecki’s symphony then mellowed like a fine wine, until 1992, when it unexpectedly burst forth internationally via a distinct rarity: a classical recording that flew out of record store bins like a pop best seller. The Electra-Nonesuch recording of Gorecki’s third symphony features the London Sinfonietta, conducted by David Zinman, with the Met diva Dawn Upshaw singing solo soprano in each of the


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symphony’s three movements. The second movement features a setting of a young girl’s poem scratched onto the wall of a Gestapo prison cell. The Oxford Dictionary should replace its current definition of the word “wrenching” with this phrase: the second movement of Gorecki’s third symphony. To date, more than a million copies of the album have been sold. As of December 2018, one of America’s principal online classical music vendors advised clients that the album was in short supply, and to order soon. Following World War II, Poland emerged as a center for avant-garde, edgy composers, despite Soviet domination. But edgy in a particular way: a commitment that New Music must be emotionally expressive. Gorecki (1933-2010) was a leading light among the young Polish radicals. During the 1960’s Gorecki parted from the dominant European serialism. He fused underlying structures of Polish folk music, plus earlier church modes, with his finelyhoned orchestration skills. Strands of Gorecki’s music ran parallel to American minimalism, but with a difference. American minimalists looked east to Asia. Gorecki looked at Poland’s countryside. At first glance, there’s nothing terribly new in that: Beethoven mined German folk music, and the precedent stretches further

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back than that. What was new was that Gorecki could build on pioneering advances in ethnomusicology, especially advances by the Hungarian composer Bela Bartok (1881-1945). Bartok’s “golden years” as a landmark composer, 1934-40, coincided with his switch from teaching composition to a research professorship in ethnomusicology. That’s when Bartok wasn’t busy being a virtuoso pianist. The SCCO will perform a golden-years composition that conjoins old and new musical forms, the lyrical and tonal Divertimento For String Orchestra (1939). Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings (1936), the SCCO’s third selection, is enduringly adored. From Barber’s perspective, perhaps too adored: he naturally wanted people to listen to more of his other music. One wonders if, parallel to Arthur Conan Doyle’s desire to kill off Sherlock Holmes, Barber wanted to toss the Adagio down a musical Reichenbach Falls. Grieg’s From Holberg’s Time: Suite in Olden Style premiered in 1884, celebrating the 200th birthday anniversary of Scandinavia’s seminal Moliere, Ludwig Holberg. The olden style arrived in the form of 18th century dance forms melded into late

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Romantic composition. The public loved it in 1884; 21st century publics still love it. SCCO presents its first concert of the new year on January 26, at 7:00pm at the Eugene D. Nesin Theatre, 22 St. John Street, Monticello, and January 27 at 3:00pm at Grahamsville Reformed Church, Route 55, Grahamsville. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door. Visit: or call 845-798-9006. Students are free. For questions contact Marina Lombardi at: The Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra (SCCO) is a Nesin Cultural Arts (NCA) sponsored project. SCCO is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Plein Air Painting and More: Meet The Monroe Arts Society! Under the leadership of Susan Roth, the Monroe Arts Society (MAS), was founded last year by five plein air artists. Roth became interested in starting a group after developing friendships with Monroe artists Sal Russo, Mary Mugele Sealfon, Minjin Kung and Marylyn Vanderpool, whom she met through the Wallkill River School. “The idea to formally create a group came after several discussions between the five of us, and our first event was to participate in the Orange County Arts Council’s 2017 Open Studio Tour. Minjin Kung created our logo, and with the artists’ support, I’m the leader of the group,” said Roth. “A few of them joke that I’m their mother, but in actuality, I feel honored to be included in this group of very talented professional plein air painters and strive to be just like them.” Prior to starting the MAS, Roth, who earned her BA in Arts and has experience managing non-profits, had juried an annual art show at McGarrah’s Inn in Monroe. The show started with the Wallkill River School artists and the plein air workshops that she helped arranged with Shawn Dell Joyce in 2013. In 2014, Roth applied for and received grants for West Point Plein Air Paint Out in Highland Falls/ West Point. Twenty three artists shared their techniques with the audience. Hundreds of people visited the artists throughout the day. The main benefit of the MAS is that it

Shawn Dell Joyce painting during the Founder’s Day Plein Air Paint-out. Photo by Peter Kopher.

allows the artists and the public to interact, which helps the artists establish themselves in the community. Interaction between the artists helps to develop and refresh skills, create new friendships and support each other, whether they want to become professional or are looking for ways that plein air art can enrich their lives. Many MAS members are also members of other local arts organizations. The Society has been lucky enough to have the support of both the Village and Town of Monroe and interest from the broader artistic community. In late summer of 2018, artist John Battiglia of the Parks Commission began working with the Society and acting as a liaison for three 2018 MAS events. In the fall, the MAS held several paint outs in Monroe, but the two most notable ones were held at the Founder’s Day event at Crane Park in the Village of Monroe and

at the Community Day event in the Town of Monroe. Much of the art created at these events along with other works were displayed at Monroe Village Hall in December. The event also included a special display of art by Dorothy Bronson Wicker, a resident artist in Monroe who was active until shortly before her death in 2002. “I hope that this organization never loses sight of the joy of sharing the beauty of its community,” said Roth. “Our painters believe that the beauty of the community is often overlooked, and the plein air painter puts a spotlight on those places. Once you look through their eyes, your perspective changes and you develop more appreciation for what is around you,” she added. Stay tuned for plein air workshops and other classes offered by the MAS in 2019. Those who are interested in joining the Society, whether amateur, student or professional, can find out more by visiting Roth is also organizing a plein air group to paint on winter days, especially after a snow, depending on wind conditions. The event is free, and anyone is welcome to participate however, there will be no supplies provided and no formal instruction. For information, visit the Society’s website or Facebook page. For more information, call 845-893-0134 or email: or

Left Bank, Liberty Rooted in European culture, Eva Drizhal’s earlier works were weaving, illustrations, paintings and black and white drawings. An obsession with details led to her creating 3-D objects inspired by close-up images of Work by Eva Drizhal nature. “I am working with paperclay and other organic material, using all kinds of acrylic colors to evoke in viewers not only visual aspects but also a touch.” Nancy Wells has shown her work in hundreds of exhibitions in the U.S. as well as abroad. A painter, photographer, printmaker, sculptor, dollmaker and poet, Nancy has created work as a figurative, abstract expressionist and digital painter, nontraditional watercolorist, and fiber artist. Mixed media artist Scott Klee Clark states, “I make art, in part, to explore personal and universal beliefs and questions regarding societal, spiritual and metaphorical relationships (and because I can’t stop, please help me). “Art is communication, a dialogue, one hopes free of preconceived expectations.” View work by the above artists at Left Bank Gallery, 59 North Main Street, Liberty, through January 12.

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How about: Meet Me at the The Rivoli? Of course. An exciting destination, and no doubt one not to be confused with the fashionable Rue de Rivoli de Paris or the destination-rich Town of Rivoli, cautiously nestled in Italy’s Piedmont Region. The Rivoli of the Catskills is a working, living theatre in the noted Sullivan County hamlet of South Fallsburg. Not to outshine and defuse the fashions of Paris or the romanticism associated with Castello di Rivoli, the Rivoli Theatre of South Fallsburg is glowing and growing! It’s a beacon in Sullivan County’s theatre scene. Spill from the follow spot brazenly reveals the importance of this grand and historic edifice. The owner is none other than the award-winning Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop! It is the events of the 2018 theatre season, that cause local cognoscenti to sit up and take notice of this organization’s numerous theatrical triumphs. Consider initially last year’s largest production: David LindsayAbaire’s Rabbit Hole. It opened on Friday the 13th at The Rivoli. Reviewed by Robert H. Score of the “Greenroom,” his report is subtitled, “May God Help Us.” Commenting further, Score remarked, “This production of the Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop at the Rivoli Theatre in South Fallsburg,


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is under the sensitive and caring direction of Lori Schneider. As a thoughtful and inspiring drama it succeeds, providing insight into the grief and limitless sorrow caused by an unthinkable death.” There’s an accident, an avoidable accident, but none the less an accident. The life of a young boy, Danny, just four-years old, is erased as instantly and unceremoniously as yesterday’s spelling words. Grief arrives as an all-imposing character and the ability to cope dominates all. The ability to create the situation just described and the subsequent emotional atmosphere created is no task for light-atheart thespians, especially those cloistered in the lush greenery of the surrounding Catskills. However, that formidable challenge became the passion of Rabbit Hole director Lori Schneider. Also, in an equally prestigious, though a more modest production presented under the aegis of the Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop, was the heart wrenching oneman presentation of Duncan Macmillan’s Every Brilliant Thing, acted and directed by Lori Schneider. Stunning performances were staged at SUNY Sullivan, Bethel Woods, and other noted venues. Each produced overwhelming acclaim for Ms. Schneider’s

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directorial prowess and her ability as an actor. On stage was “...the joy of a million brilliant things that make life beautiful.” The efforts and labors associated with SCDW’s presentations of Rabbit Hole and Every Brilliant Thing earned acclaim and notoriety. Both were selected to participate in Statewide competition at the Theatre Association of New York State’s (TANYS) Festival in Auburn, New York. Bring on those crowns laurel for Sullivan County, the Rivoli, the SCDW, and the director, cast and crew! BRAVO! Those familiar with the Festival, know there’s more to staging a production for Auburn than one might initially imagine. The play becomes, for all practical purposes a roadshow, necessitating a hasty striking (deconstruction) of the set, the removal from the stage of props, costumes, lights, and sound equipment, and, as is frequently the case, its reconstruction. This requires practice! As is said on the street, “The Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop brought home the gold, securing a total 10 awards at the TANYS 2018 prestigious Festival. The “Best Long Play” went to Rabbit Hole. Recipients of The Adjudicators’ Performance Awards:

Carol MacAdam as Nat and John Neails as Howie both of Rabbit Hole; Technical Director’s Award: Rabbit Hole; Best Actors: Lori Schneider - Every Brilliant Thing; Carol MacAdam as Nat and John Neails as Howie both of Rabbit Hole. Excellence Awards to Emily Khucinec and Jim Schmidt - Rabbit Hole. Best Production Award for the 2018 theatre season was awarded to the Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop’s Rabbit Hole. Far from Mount Olympus, Sullivan County and the Catskills have no eleventh-century castle. And there are no high-end fashion boutiques straddling Monticello’s Broadway. But known by many and suspected by even more, the mountains Catskill remain willing host to Dionysos, as live theatre flourishes under the benevolent hand of a treasured Olympian.

American String Quartet & Guest Pianist Perform at SUNY Orange, Middletown The 2019 concert programming at SUNY Orange features music by Maurice Ravel, Antonin Dvorak, and George Tsontakis. Works by this interesting mix of composers includes a quartet, a quintet, and solo piano pieces that demonstrate the versatility and virtuosity of the musicians. 2019 also marks the 45th anniversary of the American String Quartet. Violinist Laurie Carney, who is the only original member, presently plays with violinist Peter Winograd, violist Daniel Avshalomov, and cellist Wolfram Koessel. Darmstädter Echo has hailed the group, stating, “From a combination of individual brilliance and ensemble perfection emerges one of the best quartets of our time.” The ASQ has come to this Middletown stage several times, and now they are bringing guest artist Vadim Serebryany, a recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician who has performed in Europe, North America, South America, Australia, and Japan. Erudite violist Avshalomov writes: “Of Ravel’s String Quartet in F, no comment could be more apropos than Beethoven’s: “Tastes differ.” Naturally he was not speaking of this piece, but Ravel himself said of it: “[it] reflects a preoccupation with musical structure, imperfectly realized, no doubt, but which appears much clearer than in my previous compositions.”

“The work was “In the name of the dedicated to Gabriel gods of music, and in Fauré, who took over mine, do not touch a as director of the Paris single note of what you Conservatoire in the have written in your wake of a scandal quartet.” which attended Ravel’s “Dvorak was elimination from the someone you would competition for the have liked to meet: American String Quartet coveted Prix de Rome. affable, humble, pious, photo by Peter Schaaf Fauré, however, never a short, round fellow acknowledged Ravel’s with wide eyes, a thorough dedication. Ravel was, in beard, and a good heart. fact, thrown out of Fauré’s After his family and his class, but continued to music, his loves were attend as an auditor during trains, homing pigeons the time he was writing and beer. (And like many this quartet. enlightened composers, “This masterpiece he played the viola!) entered the repertory in “During his life he Vadim Serebryany, piano 1903, and has been heard enjoyed international photo by Wolfram Koessel hundreds of times each season since then. acclaim and particularly influenced American Why? Because it is perfectly crafted; its composers in a lasting way. Yet it was the structure is lean - there is not one superfluous Bohemian-flavored pieces which first brought measure in the work; its part-writing is him fame. So, little wonder that his Piano grateful - each instrument is given lovely Quintet in A Major, Op. 81 is richly flavored, things to say in registers that flatter it; and its and none at all that it is greatly favored. It is suave sensuality charms listeners from start among his most popular chamber works. to finish. “He guaranteed it, really, in every “Ravel’s idea of what a quartet should do in movement: the opening cello solo shows a F major awaits you. Our advice: sit back and typically Czech spirit, just as in the second enjoy, thinking of Debussy’s note to Ravel: movement Dumka, where brooding lament

alternates with lighthearted vigor - and the right number of viola solos! (In truth, Dvorak was very democratic in awarding solos to all five players.)” Serebryany will perform Oiseaux Triste from Ravel’s Miroirs and Bagatelle by Tsontakis, whose music has been performed and broadcast by major orchestras, chamber ensembles, and festivals throughout North and South America, Europe and Japan. He composed his 7-minute Bagatelle in the aftermath of an emotionally involving work of large proportions. To refresh himself, he looked to the lightness and buoyancy of Debussy for coloristic relief and an added French accent and flow. Come and experience beautiful chamber and piano music, and celebrate the ASQ’s 45th Anniversary on January 27 at 3:00pm, in the comfortable setting of the William and Helen Richards Theatre at Orange Hall, located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues (GPS: 24 Grandview Avenue), Middletown. Tickets at comm/ticketing.shtml carries a $2.50 service charge for each ticket. Tickets purchased online can be printed at home or picked up at the box office. All students are free, but must pick up tickets at the box office. Questions may be directed to 845-3414891 or email:

Masterworks Concert Series, West Point Join the West Point Graham’s sentimental Band as they kick off their euphonium solo Brillante, Masterworks Concert featuring Staff Sgt. Phil Series with American Broome. Journey, a melodic mix A sprinkling of Sousa of American music from marches along with some masters of our time, vocal jazz tunes sung by including selections Master Sgt. MaryKay from John Williams’ Messenger round out this American Journey, Set entertaining program by West Point Band No. 3 of Timothy Broege’s Three Pieces the Army’s oldest band on January 19 at for American Band, and Alex Shapiro’s 2:00pm (snow date: January 20, 2:00pm), celebratory Homecoming. in Eisenhower Hall Theatre, 655 Pitcher The band will also travel across the pond Road, West Point. with a performance of British composer Peter For information, call 845-938-2617.

Storytelling: Adults, Teens & Kids January 10, 6:30pm: This month’s theme at the Florida Public Library’s story swap is Rags to Riches. Bring a story to swap - tales of sudden good fortune from Cinderella and the miller’s daughter to Lazy Jack to today’s lottery winners. Fairy tales with wishes granted, wise fools rewarded, random acts of wealth, beggar to king tales and Horatio Alger stories will all be welcome! For adults and teens age 16 and up. Coffee,

tea and homemade desserts will be served. January 26, 2:00pm: Members of the Black Dirt Storytelling Guild return with their annual Winter Classics, an afternoon of favorite fairy tales for all ages. Families and children, grade K and up are invited to attend and fall under the spell of some of our best loved tales. To register: or call 845-651-7659. The library is located at 4 Cohen Circle in Florida. January 2019

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“Happy Birthday, Herr Mozart!” At press time, Potluck Concerts plans to celebrate Mozart’s birthday with a varied program featuring piano, violin, oboe and voice. Pianist and accompanistextraordinaire Ruthanne Schempf tells us that, “Joel R. Schempf Evans will play a movement or two of Mozart’s “Oboe Sonata”, which is really his Oboe Quartet, written for Friedrich Ramm of the Mannheim Orchestra. Emily Faxon and I will play two violin sonatas: K.304 & K.305 (they’re short), and Margaret Small and I will play one of his wonderful works for 4-hands.” New to the extensive Potluck family of Hudson Valley artists is Jonathan Mildner, baritone, who regaled the audience with a baroque aria by Henry Purcell and a late romantic song by Ernest Chausson last month for his Potluck debut. In January, “I’ll be singing the Catalog aria from Don Giovanni... and another aria yet to be determined.” Mildner is a vocalist and producer from the Hamlet of Wallkill. He is an alumnus of Bard College, where he studied the vocal arts and electronic music. His performances include four staged exhibitions with the Bard College Opera Workshop, where he appeared as Escamillo, Don Giovanni, “der Vater” in Hänsel und Gretel, Rodrigo (Don Carlos),


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and others; also, two performances with Leon Botstein and the American Symphony Orchestra, appearing as Leporello and again as Escamillo; and numerous art song recitals. His electronic music is available online and has been featured in two performance installations, and he is an honorary member of the United Kingdom-based psychedelic rock band Ormus Ra. Celebrate Wolfie’s 262nd birthday on January 25 at 7:30pm in the Cornwall Presbyterian Church, 222 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson. An ice cream and cake reception follows. Tickets at the door.

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“Perserverance of Mystery”, Middletown Award-winning artist Pennsylvania Academy of Meredith Rosier has Fine Arts in Philadelphia. been honored with fifteen Recent works by Rosier awards since 2004, the will be on display in a most prestigious of which small, solo exhibit in she received in 2015, the Orange Hall Gallery at National Association of SUNY Orange during the Women Artists Medal of month of January. Titled Honor Genius Award, New Perseverance of Mystery by York City. Meredith Rosier, the show Known for her abstract will be on view weekdays drawings in which she layers January 2-31. with a variety of media Master Class including ink, pencils, conte In addition to the “Inclination” by M. Rosier crayon, pastel, graphite, dirt, Conté, ink, dirt, & pastel on paper. exhibit, Rosier will give ash, sawdust, and rust scraped from metals, a master class on January 31 at 4:00pm: her works have a purposeful dense quality. Contemporary Drawing in Abstraction. The “I seam tiers of pigment to one another until artist will explain her concept on drawing, the density approaches a feeling of motion.” then demonstrate, followed with a hands-on It is, indeed, movement on which Rosier’s by participating attendees. works focus. “I investigate the effects of A closing reception for the exhibit will movement upon form. I draw the changes take place immediately following the master enacted on form when it is transformed by class, at approximately 6:30pm. The exhibit, motion. The visual effect of motion on form master class, and reception are all free and can be delicate or brash, still or active,” she open to the public. states. Orange Hall is located at the corner of Rosier took Drawing Studies and Color Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, (GPS: Theory at Yale University School of Art 24 Grandview Ave.), Middletown. and studied drawing with mentors Jacob For further information, call Cultural Landau and Irving Petlin. In addition, she Affairs at 845-341-4891 or email: received her BFA from the University of South Carolina, and her MFA from the See ad page 3.

MSM-DC: From Elizabeth I to Ayurveda Elizabeth I: True Power in a Petticoat! At first, for the love of her mother Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII changed the destiny of a nation. However, such love was short lived, and Elizabeth was a painful reminder of a horrific mistake to her tyrannical father for the rest of his life. She was, in fact, raised for the most part as a “royal outcast,” never knowing if any given day might be her last! Such formation can shape anyone’s attitude and future; clearly that was the case with Elizabeth, whose very name now defines an entire age! Come discuss this complex individual and the intrigue which filled her life to its very end during a lecture given by George Burke on January 22 from 1:00pm-4:00pm. A viewing of the multi-nominated film, Elizabeth (1998), starring Cate Blanchett, will serve to enhance the talk. Snow date: January 24.

Ayurveda for Winter Health Winter is an important time to support the immune system. Ayurveda is the ancient healing science of India and sister science to yoga. Based on a five elemental theory, Ayurveda works on creating balance through diet and lifestyle. Ami Jayaprada Hirschstein has founded and directed two yoga studios in New Paltz. When Ami first started yoga in 1991, her life fundamentally shifted. A certified Ayurvedic health counselor, her classes inspire and empower students to embrace life more fully. Learn how to create balance for your unique system through easy self-care and home remedies with Ami on January 25 from 10:00am-11:30am. Snow date: February 1. Both events take place at Mount St. Mary College’s Desmond Campus, 6 Albany Post, Road, Newburgh. To register: 845-565-2076

88 Year-Old Cheese Inspirer Jams Now in his 88th year, awardwinning composer-conductor-multiinstrumentalist, author and cheese inspirer David Amram is receiving awards and honors worldwide, composing two new commissioned symphonic works, performing at major folk, jazz, classical, spoken word and film festivals, working on his fourth book, David Amram: the Next 80 Years and is the subject of a new feature film documentary by filmmaker Michael Patrick Kelly. (Amram cheese is a full-flavored round of grassy sweetness. It was developed in 2003, after David Amram, neighbor to a cheesemaking couple began supplying them with unpasteurized milk from his farm. His father had been a farmer before becoming a lawyer, and to this day David Amram continues to farm in addition to his professional pursuits.) “I can be high all the time on life...Anyone who expects me to be an introspective cosmic sourpuss to prove I’m a serious composer had better forget it!” warns Amram. “I

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couldn’t care less if I’m gifted or not. I never tried to prove anything by writing music.” One week before Amram conducts his Elegy for Violin and Orchestra at Carnegie Hall on January 28, (Amram was The New York Philharmonic’s first composer-inresidence in 1966), you can hear him jam for David Amram’s New Year Salute for true music built to last! It features the classics of jazz and world music with compositions by Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Mary Lou Williams, Woody Guthrie, Phil Ochs and Amram, and the writings of Jack Kerouac, Langston Hughes and Edna St. Vincent Millay. Joining Amram (leader, vocals, piano, flutes, percussion, French horn) will be Kevin Twigg (drums, glockenspiel), Rene Hart (upright bass) and Adam Amram (congos) on January 20 at 8:00pm at The Falcon, 1348 US-9W, Marlboro. For more information, call 845236-7970.


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Rebuttal: No Wasteland Here! As I read through your “Letters” in your November CANVAS, I took exception to the “wasteland” designation by Shawn Dell Joyce who moved from Texas and had no real knowledge of the history of culture in this area. Having lived in Orange County my entire life, I know this county and its neighbors to have had a long and vital cultural and arts life, maybe not as vociferous as it is now, but nevertheless real and of quality. When I was a girl, my father took me to the Community Concert series which brought in the likes of the Cleveland and Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestras at Twin Towers School, a splendid FDR-WPA constructed building in Middletown. In the early forties, my uncle Jack Diffily was a vaudeville entertainer who performed at the Paramount Theater in Middletown. As a younger adult, I attended Hudson Valley Philharmonic concerts under the auspices of the Arts Council of Orange County. Orange County Community College has been an institution that has offered great music opportunities throughout its history especially through the efforts of Dr. Marvin Feman who started the vibrant jazz program that has been carried on by Chris Parker. The art department has had a very varied offering of courses throughout its history given by top-notch professor-artists. That continues today on its two campuses.


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Art groups such as the Middletown Art Group, which celebrates its 72nd birthday this year, continues its mission. The Goshen Art League was formally organized in 1961. Since 1955, the Warwick Art League has provided “support for local emerging and established artists.” The City of Newburgh has been a hub of arts and culture that goes back to the 1800s with stars performing at the Ritz Theater. The Alsdorf School of Music and Dancing shaped the dance trends well beyond Newburgh during the 19th and 20th centuries. The Country Quilters Guild of Pine Bush is one of several similar groups that continues its tradition of offering instructions and support to people in this practical arts fiber craft. Kurt Seligmann is one of many internationally recognized visual artists who have lived in Orange County. Shawn Dell Joyce was lucky enough to have come to Orange County and the Village of Montgomery which itself has gone through a Renaissance with the Grand Montgomery Chamber Music series started by and until last year under the loving guidance of Howard Garrett. Orange County and its contiguous counties seem to be flourishing in various cultural opportunities that build upon the long heritage of multi-culture upon which I have only touched. Sincerely, Dorothy Dwyer Szefc

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May I Have A Word With You ... Quips, Quotes & Quiddities with Carol Pozefsky STANDUP STRAIGHT What do Stephen Wright, Jerry Seinfeld and Jim Gaffigan have in common? Epic, G-rated success in the competitive field of stand-up comedy, largely an R-rated arena. Wright: “I went to a restaurant that had a sign reading: Breakfast Any Time. So I ordered pecan waffles during the Renaissance.” “I was driving over the Canadian border back into the United States and they asked me if I had any firearms so I asked, what do you need?” Seinfeld: “I don’t want to hear the specials. If they’re so special, put ‘em on the menu.” “Never hit your kid in anger. When should you do it, when you’re feeling festive?” Gaffigan: (Gaffigan is overweight and has five kids) “When a heavy person talks about a great place to get a burger, I lean in. They know.” “You wanna know what it’s like having a fifth kid? Imagine you’re drowning then someone hands you a baby.” “It’s strange how interesting your dreams are, but when someone tries to tell you THEIR dream you’re like WHATEVER!” “For me, it’s a purity thing about the joke

itself. Do it clean, and you’re really earning that laugh.” ISRAEL BALINE Five year old Israel Baline, along with tens of thousands of other desperate immigrants seeking refuge, started his new life in bitter poverty on New York City’s lower east side. Crusading journalist Jacob Riis wrote of the “inhuman packing of human swarms, poor to the point of desperation”. The boy, whom we know as Irving Berlin, left home at 13 and lived for years in ‘decrepit flophouses’. From such origin, Berlin rose to become one of the greatest songwriters in American history. He also became the husband of Ellin Mackay, who grew up on the Long Island estate, Harbor Hill, which cost $6 million to construct at the turn of the century, the largest private summer home in the United States. It had 50 rooms, a staff of 134 servants, tennis courts, stables and a gatekeeper’s ‘cottage’ with twenty additional rooms. You did okay for yourself, Irving. So did you, Ellin.

Garbo Laughs! Manderley! Princess Grace! Gin Game Guffaws! Film historian, author Can you guess the following historian’s other titles and Milford icon John films? (answers on page 11) include: Screen Savers: DiLeo’s first book, And 40 Remarkable Movies You Thought You Knew Awaiting Rediscovery, Classic Movies, was hailed Screen Savers II: My Grab by Pauline Kael as “the Bag of Classic Movies, smartest movie quiz book and Ten Movies at a I’ve ever seen.” Time: A 350-Film Journey His second book, 100 Through Hollywood and Greta Garbo & Melvin Douglas, Jan. 9 Great Film Performances America 1930-1970. You Should Probably DiLeo hosts an annual Remember But Probably winter classic film series Don’t, was called, “a in Milford. valuable and touching “Bundle up, it’s that work” by Adolph Green. time again for the winter In the Hollywood of free classic movies at Reporter, Turner Classic Joan Fontaine & Laurence Olivier, Jan. 16 Triversity (Milford’s old Movies host Robert schoolhouse). This year Osborne said that the it’s Wednesday nights in book “delightfully throws January and February. the spotlight on some Our mission is to make remarkable film work,” winter fly by, while in the and the Washington Post’s company of Hollywood’s reaction was, “Not only most charismatic stars! is this helpful criticism, Grace Kelly & Louis Jourdan, Jan. 23 “Soon to be announced: but 100 Great Film a second winter classic Performances can serve film series, also hosted as balm for anyone who by me but on Thursday has ever been disgruntled nights. This series won’t by the Academy’s choices be free; it’ll be a dinneron Oscar night.” and-a-movie event at one This remarkable film Judy Holliday & William Holden, Jan. 30 of Milford’s restaurants.

Stay tuned! Do the following images help? “See you at the movies!” As in the past, DiLeo’s January choices also showcase the talents of some of filmdom’s great Ina Claire, Jan. 9 eclectic directors, Ernst Lubitsch, Alfred Hitchcock, Charles Vidor and George Cukor, along with great screenwriters and playwrights Billy Judith Anderson, Jan. 16 Wilder & Charles Brackett, Robert E. Sherwood, Ferenc Molnar & Garson Kanin. Triversity is located at 201 W. Harford Street, Alec Guinness, Jan. 23 Milford. For information, call 570-8324955. For dining options, see ads on page 22. Broderick Crawford, Jan. 30

Bernstein Lecture Kenneth Korn has spent 36 years as a music teacher in the New Jersey Public school system. Recently retired, Ken is now the music director at Care One Nursing facility K. Korn in Paramus. During his teaching years he observed that fewer and fewer students had any familiarity with essential composers such as George Gershwin, Duke Ellington or Leonard L. Bernstein Bernstein. It was becoming increasingly evident that even a significant number of teachers had little idea who some of these legendary composers were. To help keep Bernstein’s legacy alive and well, Kenneth will give a lecture discussing how Bernstein’s wealth of talent in so many disciplines including conductor, educator, author, and composer of music for Broadway, film and the concert stage, make him one of the most significant musicians of the twentieth century. The lecture is scheduled for January 17 at 6:00pm at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Library, 479 Broadway, Monticello. Free and open to the public. For information call 845 794-4660.

Wellness Modalities: THE RECONNECTION by Derek Leet “Long ago we were connected to the grid lines that encircle the planet via the acupuncture meridians on our bodies. These meridians served as an interface to the larger grid of universal frequencies of energy, light, and information. We have since lost this connection with only remnants remaining of what they once were. The Reconnection is about reuniting us with this grid by bringing in “new” axiatonal lines (meridians) that enable us to draw the basic energy for the renewal functions of the human body. “The Reconnection is an accelerated exchange of the Reconnective Healing Frequencies. It is a focused formation to connect 3 systems: the ley lines of our planet, the meridian lines of the human body and the universal energy grid. The Reconnection ties us back into a timeless system of intelligence. Reconnective Healing is a return to an optimal state of balance. It is the result of interacting with the fully comprehensive Reconnective Healing spectrum of frequencies. “Its first basic element is energy. Energy is everything we are made up of organically, our very essence and our actual physical body. “Light is the resonance and communication

within these frequencies between the universe and us. “Information comes through the very interaction and entrainment with the energy and the light. It’s tangible, can actually feel it. “While science continues to explore how it works, Reconnective Healing has been confirmed and documented in more than a dozen international studies. When Reconnective Healing Frequencies entrain with our energy body we emit and vibrate at a higher level of light. This has been shown to restructure our DNA, resulting in the emission of measurably higher levels of bio-photonic light. Stanford Professor Emeritus Dr. William Tiller says that when information carried through the Reconnective Healing Frequencies is introduced, it creates coherence and order. In other words, greater harmony and balance within us.” - “I use reconnective healing in every session,” explains Debra Sheafe of Innervision Wellness in Rock Tavern. “It goes into the person’s field and facilitates a healing to whatever degree they are open to and need, allowing a healing to unfold on all physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels.” For info, see Debra’s ad on pg. 6. January 2019

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Lords Valley: Wet-on-Wet Oils by Weber Self taught artist Rick Weber has learned to master his craft by studying and learning from others, practicing, and scouring the internet. In the three years that Weber has been painting, he developed his own style of using oils weton-wet. Passionate about passing along his knowledge, it is this technique that he demonstrates and teaches in classes and workshops held in various area venues. He

enjoys painting both in the studio and en plein air. Start the new year off with an exhibit of oil paintings depicting colorful landscapes by Weber running January 1-February 26. Meet the artist at the opening reception, January 5, from 5:00pm-7:00pm (weather permitting) at the Gallery at Chant Realtors, 749 Lords Valley. For information, call 570-775-7337.

Oxford Depot Comes to Hurleyville Oxford Depot is a bluegrass band named for the small, quiet rural Town of Chester hamlet - (YES! Exit 128 on Route 17), singing and playing traditional instruments. Pickin’ and singin’ together for a decade, the band includes bassist Leon Swyka, Ed Ackerly on banjo, fiddler Carl Kubie and newest members mandolinist Kevin Monahan and guitarist Roy Streever. The Sullivan County Historical Society will present a concert and talk with Oxford Depot as part of the Historical Society’s concert series entitled, First Sunday Music and History. Local band Little Sparrow will host the event.

The free January 6, 2:00pm concert (donations welcomed) will be held at the Sullivan County Museum, 265 Main Street, Hurleyville. Doors open at 1:30pm. Snow date January 13. For more information visit scnyhistory. org or call 845-434-8044.

Eagle Watching in The Winter The Upper Delaware River region is one of the largest wintering habitats for eagles in the northeast. Protected lands in Sullivan, Pike and Wayne Counties provide a safe haven for these migratory birds, as well as breeding eagles that live here year-round. Eagle-Watching on Your Own The Upper Delaware Visitor Center is provided by the National Park Service (NPS) and staffed by Delaware Highlands Conservancy volunteers. It is a center of Photo by Gene Weinstein, “photographed at information for visitors looking to learn more Swinging Bridge Reservoir, one winter.” about viewing and protecting eagles. viewing bus tour, weekends throughout The Conservancy and the NPS have January and February. Learn from an expert partnered with the NYS Department of guide and take a scenic drive on a heated bus Conservation to maintain well-marked, public throughout the Upper Delaware River region observation areas, staffed by Conservancy to look for and learn about bald eagles and volunteers on weekends through the winter. their habitat. Visitors can look through binoculars and The trips commence at the Upper spotting scopes to see bald eagles in the wild. Delaware Visitor Center, 135 Scenic Drive Pick up information about the bald eagle in in Lackawaxen, and run from 10:00amthe Upper Delaware River region, get maps and 1:00pm. Dress warmly in layers and wear directions to eagle viewing locations, watch a waterproof boots. Bring binoculars, your short film, and view interpretive exhibits. The camera, and snacks! Visitor Center is staffed weekends in January The 2019 trips are scheduled for January and February, from 10:00am-4:00pm. 12 & 26, and February 2 & 9. Snow dates Visit for the trips are the Sundays immediately for directions and information about eagle following. viewing on your own. Seats are limited; reservations required. Eagle-Watching Bus Tours For tickets: Join the Conservancy on a guided eagle- or call 570-226-3164 / 845-583-1010. 24 Delaware & Hudson CANVAS January 2019

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A Free Monthly Arts, Entertainment, & Buy Local Guide

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A Free Monthly Arts, Entertainment, & Buy Local Guide