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From The Publisher... by Barry Plaxen Sincerest apologies to Orange County artists Susan Barasel, Tom Hedderich Laura Kohlmann, Diane KominickOuzoonian, Lana Privatera and Joseph Sundwall. In the December 2021 issue’s North East Watercolor Society story we listed the “local artists” who exhibited in a stunning Kent, CT group show, but we erred by only including Sullivan County artists. Vocabulary Lesson: PPE: Personal protective equipment. charango: a small Andean stringed instrument of the lute family. certiorari: a writ or order by which a higher court reviews a decision of a lower court. Welcome Back from the Pandemic: Hurleyville open mic nights. Synchronicity of the Month: A Bard College faculty member’s music performed in Newburgh, and Bard
College faculty members performing in Montgomery. Kudos to: Oliver King and the Ethelbert B. Crawford Library for their annual honoring of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Highlight of the Month: Art and music (and puppetry) classes galore for kids, teens and adults in Ellenville, Montgomery, Monticello, Newburgh, Hurleyville and Washingtonville. In this issue: Lectures in Chester, Cornwall, Dingmans Ferry, Eldred, Goshen, Middletown, Monticello, Newburgh, Walden, Warwick and Wurtsboro. Poetry in Campbell Hall, Montgomery and Newburgh. Classical Music in Montgomery and Newburgh. Jazz in Callicoon, Greenwood Lake Marlboro and Warwick. Acting Auditions in Goshen.
Thank you for your moving tribute to Tony Falco. Such a sad loss. - Susan Dadian, Highland Falls
Happy Day of Gratitude to you both. We are grateful for YOU! - Gloria Bonelli, Goshen
Thank YOU, Barry and Sophie, for all the support and exposure you give our Goshen Art League and Wallkill River School artists. This has been one heckuva year! Congratulations on your comeback with Canvas. We know what a labor of the heart it is. Here’s to success and a coming year of terrific, inspiring, and informative issues.
I just got my hands on a December Canvas. It seems to be a hot commodity! Thank you for the article and pictures; they look great. As always, we appreciate your support. We are particularly happy with this show and our experience at 2Alices. Wishing you and your families a safe and joyous holiday season. - Cathy Prager, 4 Pastelists
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Alfred Hitchcock Month in Milford. Meditation in Monroe (virtual). Classic Cinema in Cornwall, Milford, Walden and Warwick. Art Exhibits in Bethel, Callicoon, Campbell Hall, Chester, Cornwall, Goshen, Greenwood Lake, Highland Falls (virtual), Huguenot, Livingston Manor, Lords Valley, Marlboro, Milford, Montgomery, Narrowsburg, Newburgh, Port Jervis, Rock Tavern, Roscoe and Walden. “Peace, Love and Lights” in Bethel. Happy New Year to everyone. May we continue our upward movement out of harm’s way, stay healthy, create, enjoy more and more of the arts, and thrive!
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FOR KIDS & TEENS! Kids ART Classes in Washingtonville Washingtonville After School Art, Grades 1-4, will begin in January. Do you have a creative child who loves art? This course will develop their artistic skills and flex their creative muscles as they explore a variety of art practices from core drawing and composition to painting and sculpture techniques. The projects and materials will vary and incorporate media beyond what is typically available in an elementary school setting. Fun, creativity and exploration! Nicole Asendorf is a K-12 accredited art teacher and local artist who has taught at Wallkill River School (WRS) for over 10 years. Classes will be held every Thursday, January 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm in the Nailed It! hardware store’s Workshop Room, 4 South Street,
Washingtonville, just south of the corner of Routes 208 and 94. The Winter Semester Series will continue with Thursday classes in February and March. The “Month of Art” (4 sessions) and “Semester of Art” (12 sessions) includes all materials. For information, details and how to register, email: Info@wallkill.art, call 845-457-2787, or visit the WRS at 232 Ward Street, Montgomery, FridaySunday 12:00pm-5:00pm.
Kids ARTS Classes in Monticello Nesin Cultural Arts (NCA) provides comprehensive educational lifelong learning opportunities to students and community through integrated arts based partnerships and programming that enhance artistic creativity and provide educational experiences and opportunities for personal and professional growth. NCA promotes the importance of the arts in enhancing the quality of community life by contributing to economic development, inspiring creativity, celebrating diversity, and fostering an awareness of world cultures. NCA offers classes in Chorus, Dance, Theatre and Visual Arts, composition and handbells, in addition to its Aspiring Young Musicians program of private lessons, ensembles and orchestra sessions with Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra members as instructors.
Learning groups are set up for various grade/age levels from Pre-K to 18 years (see ad page 15). The Spring 2022 Programs run from January 31 to May 14. Use this opportunity to enhance your kids’ or grandkids’ lives. Register now! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 845-798-9006 for information. Visit www.nesinculturalarts.org
Sullivan 180 Offers Summit for Teens at Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre The mission of Sullivan 180 is to build a healthy, vibrant Sullivan County where everyone has a sense of purpose, connection to family and community and access to fresh foods and an active lifestyle. Sullivan 180 and partners have announced: What’s Your Blueprint? an event where teens can be inspired by the importance of their voice, their ability to act for change, and creating their personal blueprint for life. Students will experience interactive workshops and collaborative art projects designed to open their minds and hearts to greater
service to themselves and a former international their schools. basketball player, world The day will be centered on renowned body builder, the famous Dr. Martin Luther founder of Ayo Fitness, King, Jr. speech, A Blueprint creator of the Ayo Jam for Your Life, with workshops fitness program, inventor of around the principles the Hydra Glove and former from the speech: Belief in co-lead of the award winning Oneself, Determination and Warrior Kids program which Commitment. Also, each Damola Akinyemi taught thousands of children student in attendance will receive four across the Hudson Valley about healthier hours of community service time to be choices. used toward graduation requirements. The Summit is being hosted in The event will also feature keynote partnership with Cornell Cooperative speaker, Damola Akinyemi who is Extension of Sullivan County, the
MISU: Music for Kids (and Adults, Too) Under the direction of violist Anastasia Solberg, the Music Institute of Sullivan and Ulster Counties (MISU) offers instruction in violin, viola, piano, voice, guitar, music theory, and more for students of all levels and ages. Chamber music and ensemble experience for violinists, violists, cellists, and double bassists of any playing level can be had in one or more of MISU’s four orchestras. Registration for spring classes opens January 1. The community orchestra has openings for all ages. The youth/ teen ensemble also has openings. (A plan for a young beginner group will start in March, ages 7-9. Basics of note reading and playing in the first position is required.) Lastly, MISU offers private lessons on piano, guitar, and all strings, also for kids and adults.
Children and adults rehearsing at MISU Photo courtesy of Shawangunk Journal
The school, as a 501c3 non-profit organization, hopes to offer tuition free lessons for all in the near future. Anastasia has also been collaborating with two local community colleges with performances and instruction. Visit www.misucatskills.org for information and registration.
Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre, Sullivan 180, Sullivan Renaissance, Sullivan Allies Leading Together, the Sullivan County Human Rights Commission, and The Center for Workforce Development. This is a FREE event open to Sullivan County youth (grades 9-12) on January 17 from 10:00am to 2:00pm, at the Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre, 221 Main Street. Registration is required. Refreshments and a healthy, locally sourced lunch by A Single Bite will be provided. To register, see www.Sullivan180.org
Kids ART Classes in Montgomery saran wrap and more! Starting in 2022, the Both realistic, abstract, Wallkill River School and collage work will be (WRS) is hosting monthly explored, allowing students children’s art classes. These to succeed at their own classes meet once a week for artistic abilities and ages. four weeks. 1st through 5th All materials are included graders are invited to meet in the semester fee. with the January class, After Margaret Grasso is a well School Art Exploration with known art teacher from Margaret Grasso every Margaret Grasso the Pine Bush and Valley Thursday (January 6, 13, 20, & 27) from 4:00pm-5:30pm. This Central School Districts. She earned a class is perfect for those students who Master’s Degree in Art Education (K-12) love art and want more opportunity to and has 28 years of experience teaching art, plus over 12 years in art substituting create art! Students will use a wide variety K-12. An exhibiting artist of the WRS, of water-based paints and supplies she has been a member of the School for including watercolors tempera and several years. The WRS is located at 232 Ward glitter paints in solid, liquid, and tubes, markers, crayons, paint sticks, brushes, Street, Montgomery. For info: 845-457paint scrapers, pipettes, kosher salt, ARTS or visit wallkillriverschool.com January 2022
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Four Lectures at Town of Newburgh’s Desmond Center Cornelius Vanderbilt: The First Tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt began operating his own ferry in New York Harbor at the age of 16. He would work from dawn until dark ferrying passengers between Staten Island and the tip of Manhattan. The tiny business would grow into a massive steamship company. Vanderbilt would undercut his competitors by pricing his services so low that he would drive them out of business. Eventually he built a railroad empire from New to Chicago “Cornelius Vanderbilt” York by Nathaniel Jocelyn and the First Grand Central Station at 42nd Street. Bonus: Special Anderson Cooper tribute to mother, Gloria Vanderbilt. Rick Feingold presents the lecture on January 11 at 10:00am. The Three Wyeths in Maine N.C. Wyeth, one of America’s finest illustrators; his son Andrew, an important realist painter (who doesn’t know that!?!); and Andrew’s son Jamie, a popular portraitiste, are an integral part of Maine’s artistic legacy.
“Christina’s World” by Andrew Wyeth
In 1930, NC Wyeth moved into an old sea captain’s house in the coastal fishing village Port Clyde, introducing his children - including a young Andrew - to the raw natural beauty and inhabitants along mid-coast Maine. Andrew firmly established his artistic reputation with Christina’s World, picturing his nearby neighbor looking up towards her home. Jamie’s reputation was solidified as a youth with his painting of John F. Kennedy. Each of these three generations of the Wyeth family all showcase a commitment to realism, technical brilliance, and narrative sensibility. Laura Nicholls is the presenter January 19 at 12:30pm. Travel in a Post-COVID World The pandemic has shattered the travel
and hospitality industry and forced it to adapt and re-invent itself; challenges of health and safety have become opportunities for tour operators, hotels and attractions, destination focus shifted and operations stepped up; frequent changes in travel requirements and confusing information in the media created a demand for professionals who can navigate the sea of uncertainty and help the public not only plan, but fully enjoy travel. Come meet two companies who have survived and adapted to the pandemic: Collette, America’s longest-running international/domestic tour operator, and World Wide Travel of Cornwall, your local and personal travel agency; hear about the lessons learnt, new opportunities and inspiration galore, ask questions and gain confidence about travel planning. Manuela Mocan and Kevin Ferguson are the presenters, January 20 at 10:00am. Every Man His Own Doctor: Health Care in 19th C. America This program examines healthcare in Victorian America. What was it like to need and experience medical care in 19th century America? How did people handle and treat inevitable illnesses that come
Poetry in Campbell Hall & Newburgh
Annie Christain is a poet, professor, and proud parent of five-year-old twins. Now enjoying small moments and appreciating them for what they are, her newer poems have a slower pace and more subdued tone. “During the pandemic I’ve been working on my third manuscript of poetry. So far I’ve written poems with forms inspired by tweets, taxonomy grids, movie trailers, and transcripts from TV signal intrusion incidents,” she told Berkeley Poetry Review in December 2020. A professor of English composition and English for Speakers of Other Languages at SUNY Cobleskill, and a former artist resident of the Shanghai Swatch Art Peace Hotel and the Arctic Circle Art and Science Expedition, her poems have appeared in Seneca Review, Oxford Poetry, Prelude, and The Lifted Brow, among others. She was a first-place winner of the Driftwood Press In-House Poem Contest and received the grand prize of the Hart Crane Memorial Poetry Contest, the Greg Grummer Poetry Award, the Oakland School of the Arts Enizagam Poetry Award, and the Neil Shepard 4
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with the human condition? On the frontier, far from any medical help or knowledgeable practitioner, individuals and families had to rely on themselves and their own abilities to treat illness. A garden for most Americans was an utmost necessity and many home medical manuals evolved to contain herbals and recipes or “receipts” that allowed Americans to create commonly used medicines in their own homes. Americans were their own doctors and caregivers. American medicine would change forever because of the Civil War and the catastrophe of the mass casualty rates and health care crisis the war created. This program examines not only the health care experience of 19th century Americans, but many of the Civil War medical practices that the war ultimately embedded into the fabric of American life during the latter half of the 19th Century. Carolyn Ivanoff is the presenter on January 24 at 10:30am. To register for the events at the Town of Newburgh Recreation Department’s Desmond Center, 6 Albany Post Road, visit: www.townofnewburgh.org and click on Recreation Dept/Desmond Activities. For information: 845-565-1326. Prize in Poetry. Annie has read her poetry and prose poems throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond. Orange County poetry lovers can see and hear her read when she will be the featured poet on January 6 at 7:00pm at Noble Coffee Roasters, 3020 Route 207, Campbell Hall (845294-8090), and on January 13 at 7:00pm at The Giving Tree Cafe, 136 Lake Street, Newburgh (845-522-8944).
Puppetry Class Aspiring puppet builders and performers, teachers and therapists, can build their next entertainment, teaching or therapy tool in an Intro to Professional Puppet Building: 6 Hour Crash Course for teens and adults at Safe Harbors Lobby at the Ritz on January 8 at 10:00am, 107 Broadway, Newburgh. Students will create their own 14” mouth/rod puppet with permanent arm rods employing basic hand and machine sewing skills, and using an x-acto, scissors, glue and contact cement to complete their puppet. This is a skills workshop, not a craft class. With the use of needles, scissors and razors, this workshop is geared for teen through adult. To reserve, email: email@example.com While covid guidelines are enforced, the location is large enough to spread out 10 participants comfortably. Snow date: January 15. Metered parking on Broadway. Free parking on Liberty Street and in municipal lots on Ann Street and behind DMV on Lander Street.
Meet our Advertisers: The law firm of Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP (J&G) was named 2021 Business of the Year by the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce. The firm received this award on November 10, 2021 at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting and Sullivan Pride of the Community Awards Reception at the Villa Roma Resort and Conference Center. J&G is one of the largest full-service law firms in the Hudson Valley, providing sophisticated legal representation to individuals, businesses, non-profits and municipalities in the Hudson Valley. The firm has over 20 attorneys and more than 20 staff members, practicing in over 30 areas of law and delivering optimal legal solutions utilizing a team approach. J&G was recognized with this award for its dedication to the residents and businesses of the community, and for the firm’s efforts towards the improvement of Sullivan County. Attorneys at the firm are graduates of Leadership Sullivan, Leadership Orange, and the Pattern Fellows Programs, and are all committed to having a positive impact on the community. With participation in over 20 pro-bono volunteer organizations and representation on over a dozen non-
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profit boards, J&G has a long-standing reputation for being community minded. “For over 50 years, Jacobowitz & Gubits has been committed to providing the best possible legal services in the Hudson Valley and giving back to the communities we serve,” said Michele L. Babcock, Esq., Managing Partner. “We are proud that the Sullivan Chamber has honored us for our efforts.” The law firm was founded in 1968 to provide legal representation to businesses, individuals and municipalities throughout the Hudson Valley and the state of New York. J&G handles a wide range of legal issues including matrimonial and family law, business litigation, commercial real estate, elder law and estate planning, marijuana/hemp law, municipal law,
land use and zoning, equine law, tax certiorari, business law, personal injury, bankruptcy, real estate law, landlord tenant, and litigation services. The law firm also has a long history of serving the arts and culture in the Hudson Valley. J&G assisted in the creation of the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, the Orange County Arts Council, the Orange County Film Office, and The Wallkill River School. Attorneys and staff have volunteered or worked for the Dutchess County Arts Council, Maverick Concerts, Cornerstone Theater Arts, Zylophone Studios, the O+ Festival, the Newburgh Arts and Culture Commission, the Samuel Dorsky Museum, Catskill Art Society, the Kingston Midtown Arts District, Kings Theatre Company, Arts Society of Kingston, and more. They have represented artists, nonprofits, and businesses in art, music, film, video, dance, theater, photography, fashion modeling, publishing, the internet, and museums. Jacobowitz & Gubits, LLP has offices in Walden and Monticello. For further information, visit www.jacobowitz.com or call 845-778-2121.
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May I Have A Word With You...
Gallery at Chant: Diverse Solo Show
Quips, Quotes & Quiddities with Carol Pozefsky ALPHA-BEDTIME Chronic insomniacs seem to fall into two categories; those who spiral into self-pitying despair night after night and those who find ways to replace the ‘why me?’ thoughts with calming diversions, often word games. How about common three word phrases in alphabetical order? Anyone for tennis? Beg for mercy, Create a stir, Dig for clams, Empty the trash, and so on. Or, you might try listing familiar animals: alligator, badger, camel, donkey, elephant... Emotions: anger, boredom, confidence, despair, excitement, fear... Keep the lists simple. The goal is for them to be sleep inducing not a Jeopardy audition. ADVICE “He who hesitates is lost” is a nice observation, but “Look before you leap” is advice. So wrote William Safire, the most widely read writer on language of
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his time. He and his brother Leonard, compiled a treasury of quotations called simply, GOOD ADVICE. Journalism - To a young reporter: “Be wary. If your mother says she loves you, check on it. Don’t be a lapdog or an attack dog. Be a watch dog.” (Dan Rather). “When we hear news, we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation.” (Voltaire). Service to Humanity - “Dedicate some of your life to others. Your dedication will not be a sacrifice.It will be an exhilarating experience because it is an intense effort applied toward a meaningful end.” (Dr. Thomas Dooley). Three Proverbs Jamaican: Do not call alligator long mouth till you pass him. Chinese: Do not employ handsome servants. Japanese: Don’t stay long when the husband is not at home. Public Speaking - “Always be shorter than anyone dared to hope.” (Lord Reading). “Be sincere. Be brief. Be seated.” (Franklin Delano Roosevelt).
“Painting on Leaves” mixed media
Artist Sally Hendee’s art comprises of oil painting, watercolors, alcohol inks, collage, mosaics, photos and print Alcohol Ink on Tile by Sally Hendee processing compositions. community art, writing Varied are the mediums and theater groups. she has worked with She will bring a throughout the creative collection of her artwork process that she loves to the Gallery at Chant so well. In addition, as a Realtors, 631 Route 739, published writer, her short Lords Valley, for the first time. The show and sale stories, novels, childrens’ runs from January 1 to books and poems add depth February 24. A Meet-theto her interests and talents. Artist reception is planned Sally was born in at the gallery for January Northern New Jersey and 8 from 5:00pm-7:00pm. retired to Pennsylvania A bright start to a new after working in the medical year! community. A resident of For info and directions, Hemlock Farms, she is “Painting on Leaves”  mixed media by Sally Hendee call 570-775-7337. an active participant in
SUNY Orange: Three Lectures Available Online Into 2022 During the month of November 2021 three informative and educational lectures were presented through zoom by Cultural Affairs at SUNY Orange. Historical architecture was the topic on November 9. Then came two presentations from different perspectives on the pandemic. All were videotaped and subsequently edited and captioned and now are available for further viewing. On November 9, Andrew Warren, RA, presented Montecelio: the Architectural History of an Italian hill town: Medieval construction ~ a Castle, a Fortress, a Church. This zoom event offered the opportunity of touring Montecelio through his many anecdotic photographs while learning about its structural qualities of survival and functionality. In this presentation, Warren combined his knowledge of architecture and materials with his love of history plus a measure of humor. This lecture is available through January 15. (A PDH-CEU can be obtained by architects, engineers, and municipal officials.) During the last twenty-one months, the covid-19 pandemic has been the controlling force in everyday life, internationally, nationally, regionally,
and locally. The talk Pandemic was centered on not in the plans, Garnet Health on the books, as Medical such. No clearCenter’s cut textbook response to the offered advice pandemic and on handling its perspective Scott Batulis David S. Jones such an Andrew Warren now. Batulis overwhelming situation. gave an overview with specifics of the In the center of the crisis and facing hospital facility including its history and daily alarming challenges were hospitals, how it has grown over the years. large and small. Staffs and facilities were Since no one had experienced a stressed and stretched to the limits. pandemic before, administrators and On November 22, Scott Batulis, staff learned day-to-day a wide range of President and Chief Executive Officer real, not hypothetical, situations, from for Garnet Health, gave his analysis how to deal with shortages in supplies within the scope of modern healthcare to the psychological impacts on staff on Surviving and Thriving through the as well as patients. At the end of his COVID-19 Pandemic. presentation, Batulis answered questions As the leader of a multi-facility system on what changes in healthcare are here to and one who also contracted covid-19 stay and effective methods used to rise to early-on, his perspective allowed him to the challenge of the pandemic. He also describe very sick patients being served commented on going forward, thriving by stretched-to-the-limits staff, longtime with a strong and vital approach. psychological effects, the worldwide This event was recorded and is ready search for PPE, and the almost daily for viewing through February 15. evaluation and re-evaluation of dealing On November 17, David S. Jones, with the virus-environment, as well as MD, PhD, gave a comprehensive lecture the fiscal wellness and structure of the on pandemics through the centuries medical center. putting the covid-19 coronavirus into
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perspective within medical history. In the lecture, COVID-19: Lessons from the Past and Prospects for the Future, Jones explained through referencing texts and scholarly articles, posters, graphs, and photographs. He analyzed epidemics and plagues, showed various waves through structured graphics, and also talked about the human ability to control the situation, herd immunity, vaccines, and marginalized societies. This lecture is available for viewing through March 15 and definitely worth watching several times as Dr. Jones is a true scholar, yet humble. Go to your browser and enter www. sunyorange.edu/culturalaffairs and scroll to the three lectures. Each lecture has a different link to the videotape. The link is distinguished by a different color in the website story. These are not just recordings. Each videotape has been edited and captions have been added to satisfy federal regulations of accessibility. The two pandemic lectures were collaborative efforts of Cultural Affairs, Global Initiative, the Biology Department, the Nursing Department, and the SUNY Orange Foundation. For info: firstname.lastname@example.org
She is inviting viewers Catskill Art Society to visit with her while will host Annie Raife she works on larger as the CAS Artist pieces from her tufted in Residence at the series at the Laundry Laundry King, 65 King, which will be Main Street, Livingston open on Saturdays Manor from January and at different times 15 to February 26. throughout the week. Annie Raife lives and Stay tuned to works in Mountaindale. Untitled, 2019, Annie Raife. CANVAS for details She works primarily with Wool yarn, monks cloth, wood. fibers using traditional techniques and about the February reception! familiar materials to create aestheticallyMasks are required, regardless of focused objects that are colorful, textural, vaccination status. Proof of vaccination and playful. status for all eligible is required.
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Wandering the Bashakill: Photos
Hurleyville Open Mic: Adults & Youth
EnvironmentalEducation Need a taste of summer? Center (MEEC), then Join educator Elly you have seen some of Knieriemen as she shares her beautiful photographs her photographs taken at the gracing the walls. Bashakill Wetland. Wandering the Bashakill Elly has spent the last with Elly Knieriemen takes 32 years living near and place on January 15 at photographing the jewel 1:00pm at the MEEC, 762 that is the Bashakill and South Road, Wurtsboro. its inhabitants. She is also Elly Knieriemen Special rates for an amazing educator who families. For further information, call makes you laugh as you are learning! If you have ever visited the Mamakating 845-644-5014.
Sullivan County, here’s your chance to showcase your talents! The Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre has brought back Open Mic Nights at The Tango Cafe. Bring your family, friends, talents, and face masks for a fun night of sharing the floor and mic and supporting each other. The open mics are Guitarist Caswyn Moon Chef Tom Valenti hosted by the one and Café is a restaurant, bar, café and catering only Caswyn Moon. “Guitarist Caswyn Moon is a facility serving the community. It is songwriter who has captured the hearts located at 221 Main Street, Hurleyville, of his many fans throughout the region. just north of the Theatre. The Hurleyville Performing Arts He is a man who lives outside of time where the spirits of the muses and the Centre bridges diverse audiences and ancestors dwell. His soulful voice, supports efforts to build a more just and beautiful melodies and poetic lyrics inclusive world through the arts. It is a evoke the melancholy of bittersweet place stories are shared, horizons are memories.” - Kathy Geary, DJ, WJFF. expanded, and strong connections are Adults are welcome every Monday built with neighbors and visitors from all night, from 8:00pm until Midnight. walks of life. Masks are required at all times, indoors, Youth Open Mic is on the second Monday regardless of vaccination status. of each month starting at 7:00pm. For further information, visit www. Led by world-famous chef and restaurateur Tom Valenti, The Tango hurleyvilleartscentre.org
Desmond Classes Begin in January Desmond Center for Community Enrichment has announced several classes of varying interests starting in the month of January and running for several weeks in what is referred to as a “series.” Offerings include: The Generals, with Charlie Ford, which studies MacArthur, Eisenhower, Patton, and Marshall; The Fundamentals of Drawing, with Donna Prizzi; The Pleasure of Poetry, with
“Classes at Desmond Hall” by Len Di Virgilio
Rebecca O’Herron; Celestial Symbols and their Meanings, with Nancy Sorvino, and Where Were you in ’62?, an exploration of major films that shaped a generation, with George Burke. Email Desmondinfo@townofnewburgh. org for details and registration, or visit www.townofnewburgh. recdesk.com/Community/ Home
WRS and UUC Collaborate! “Cattails on the Basha Kill” by Thomas Adkins 1st Place winner 2021 Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival
The mission of the Wallkill River School and Gallery (WRS) is “to enrich our community through art classes, public art exhibits and to provide resources for local artists...” It serves the community by providing free Senior Drop-in classes, free classes to veterans, scholarships for local children to attend the Summer Art Program, charity fundraisers, badges for scout troops and meeting space for community and non-profit groups. In October 2021, fifty professional artists (nationwide) competed in the annual WRS one-week outdoor landscape painting competition in the Hudson Valley, the Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival. Fifteen artists were awarded prizes. The WRS will be showcasing the winners at the Unitarian Universalist 8
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Congregation at Rock Tavern in January. The public is welcome to view and purchase some of those works. Mike Landrum, an actor and artist who leads the congregation’s arts mission, noted that the gallery will be adhering to the latest Covid-19 guidelines and added that “now, more than ever, we need to celebrate, embrace and support our local artists. This is an opportunity to do just that.” The exhibition runs from January 8 to February 28. A gallery opening and reception is scheduled for January 8 from Noon to 3:00pm. Additional showings are available by contacting Mike Landrum at 845-851-6024. The congregation is located at 9 Vance Road, in the New Windsor hamlet of Rock Tavern, just off Route 207 between Goshen and Newburgh.
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Music - pop, Folk, Country, Blues, rock, etc. sponsored by Steve’s Music Center, Rock Hill and Al’s Music Center, Port Jervis
“My Salinger Year” Sigourney Weaver ��������� Wisner Library, Warwick, Dec 27 1pm FREE “The Father” Olivia Colman, Anthony Hopkins ������ Wisner Library, Warwick, Jan 3, 1pm FREE “Emma” Anya Taylor-Joy ��������������������������������������������Cornwall Library, Jan 4, Noon FREE “Rebecca” L. Olivier, J. Fontaine, intro by John DiLeo ������������Milford Theater, Jan 9, 4pm “Miracles From Heaven” J. Garner, K. Rogers ����� Wisner Library, Warwick, Jan 10, 1pm FREE “National Velvet” Elizabeth Taylor, intro by John DiLeo �����Milford Theater, Jan 16, Noon “Notorious” C. Grant, I. Bergman, intro by John DiLeo ���������Milford Theater, Jan 16, 4pm “Strangers on a Train” F. Granger, R. Walker, intro by J. DiLeo ��Milford Theater, Jan 23, 4pm “Cry Macho” Clint Eastwood ������������������������� Wisner Library, Warwick, Jan 24, 1pm FREE “Twelve Angry Men” Henry Fonda ��������� Josephine-Louise Library, Walden, Jan 28, 6pm FREE “North by Northwest” Cary Grant, intro by John DiLeo ��������Milford Theater, Jan 30, 4pm “The Emu Runner” Rhae-Kye Waites ����������� Wisner Library, Warwick, Jan 31, 1pm FREE
“Peace, Love & Lights” a drive-though holiday light show ���������� Bethel Woods, thru Jan 2
Meditation for Beginners w/Bear Mountain Acupunture ��Zoom-Monroe Library, Jan 6, & 13, 4pm
Music - Classical
Neave Piano Trio Grand Montgomery Chamber Music �Montgomery Senior Ctr., Jan 9, 3pm FREE American Brass Quintet Newburgh Chamber Music � St. George’s Church, Newburgh, Jan 30, 3pm
Music - jazz
Hal Galper Trio ����������������������������� (closed Jan.1) Rafters Tavern, Callicoon, Saturdays, 3pm Abe Ovadia guitar, American Songbook ��������� Wisner Library, Warwick, Jan 9, 2pm FREE Kenny Werner Trio ����������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Jan 9, 7pm Kevin Hays ������������������������������������������������������������������������ The Falcon, Marlboro, Jan 16, 7pm The Don Byron Quartet �������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Jan 20, 7pm Rave Tesar Trio, w/Sue Williams & Steve Rubin �������� The Cove, Greenwood Lake, Jan 21, 7pm Vinnie Cutro Quartet & guests ���������������������������� The Cove, Greenwood Lake, Jan 22, 7pm Jeff Ciampa Group w/Pete Levin & Jeff Siegel �� The Cove, Greenwood Lake, Jan 23, 1pm Tim Ries Project ��������������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Jan 23, 7pm Jean-Michel Pilc Trio ������������������������������������������������������ The Falcon, Marlboro, Jan 27, 7pm Ozmosys! ��������������������������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Jan 29, 7pm Ryan Berg Trio ������������������������������������������������������� The Cove, Greenwood Lake, Jan 30, 1pm Immanuel Wilkins Quartet ��������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Jan 30, 7pm
Poetry & PROSE Readings
Annie Christain ����������������������������������������Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Jan 6, 7pm Poetry at the Karpeles host:Hayden Wayne ������Karpeles Museum, Newburgh, Jan 8, 1pm FREE “I Have A Dream” w/Oliver King ����������Zoom-Crawford Library, Monticello, Jan 13, 6pm FREE Annie Christain ����������������������������������The Giving Tree Cafe, Newburgh, Jan 13, 7pm FREE Jill Grogan �������������������������������������������������������� Java Blue Coffee, Montgomery, Jan 18, 6pm
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Ed Palermo Big Band presents “THE EDDYS” ����������The Falcon, Marlboro, Dec 30, 7pm The Big Takeover reggae, ska ����������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Dec 31, 7pm Deadgrass & Friends Jerry Garcia �����������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Jan 1, 7pm Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis blues + ���������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Jan 2, 11am Sarah Perrotta, Sandrine ��������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Jan 6, 7pm Fred Thomas & The JBs, 7he 7eam ���������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Jan 7, 7pm Gabriel Butterfield & Friends blues, Paul Butterfield ����The Falcon, Marlboro, Jan 8, 7pm Murali Coryell & Band blues ������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Jan 13, 7pm Fantastic Cat folk, rock, country �������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Jan 14, 7pm Music for Humanity folk ��������������������������������Noble Coffee Roasters, Jan 15, 7:30pm FREE Chris O’Leary Band blues ����������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Jan 21, 7pm Bernard Purdie & Friends r&b, soul, funk ��������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Jan 22, 7pm Cindy Cashdollar & Friends swing, rockabilly, jazz �����The Falcon, Marlboro, Jan 31, 7pm Jefferson Starship rock ������������������������������������ Paramount Theater, Middletown, Feb 4, 8pm OPEN Mic & IN-HOUSE MUSIC Listings below are not included in our centerspread calendar
Open Mic ����������������������������������������������������������������� Tango Cafe, Hurleyville, Mondays, 8pm Open Mic ����������������������������������������� Heartbeat Music Hall, Grahamsville, Wednesdays, 7pm Open Mic ���������������������������������������������������������������� Rafter’s Tavern, Callicoon, Sundays 3pm The Parting Glass Band Celtic �����Loughran’s Pub, Salisbury Mills, Thursdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm
Books: discussions / readings / Signings “The Widows of Malabar Hill” by Sujata Massey ��� Highland Falls Library, Jan 4, 5:15pm “The Darwin Affair” by Tim Mason ���������������������������������������� Cornwall Library, Jan 5, 4pm “A Woman of No Importance” by Sonia Purnell �����������������������Wisner Library, Jan 6, 2pm Novel Bunch Book Club ��������������������������������������������������������������Milford Library, Jan 6, 4pm “Interpreter of Maladies” by Jhumpa Lahiri ����������������������������Tuxedo Library, Jan 6, 7pm “Lightning Strike” by William Kent Krueger ������������������������������Florida Library, Jan 7, 1pm Short Story Discussion ����������������� virtual-Mamakaing Library, Wurtsboro, Jan 7, & 21, 3pm “Harlem Shuffle” by Colson Whitehead ������������������������������Chester Library, Jan 10, 6:30pm “Code Name Hélène” by Ariel Lawhon ������������ Livingston Manor Library, Jan 11, 12:30pm Tales from the Other Side: An Evening with Eleanor Wagner ���Milford Library, Jan 18, 6:30pm Dingman Branch Book Club �������������������������������Dingman Library, Milford, Jan 19, 3:30pm “The Guest List” by Lucy Foley ��������������������������������������������� Cornwall Library, Jan 20, 2pm Books & Tea Discussion Group ����������������Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, Jan 20, 2:30pm “Anna Eva Mimi Adam” by Marina Antropow Cramer. ���� Newburgh Library, Jan 25, 2pm “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald & “The Chosen and the Beautiful” by Nghi Vo � Zoom-Cornwall Library, Jan 26, 8:30pm Book Discussion �������������������������������������������������������������������������� Liberty Library, Jan 27, 1pm “The Heart’s Invisible Furies” by John Boyne ���������� Zoom-Cornwall Library, Jan 27, 7pm Novel Reads book discussion �����������������Josephine-Louise Library, Walden, Jan 27, 6:30pm
Josephine-Louise Public Library Presents Superb Drama: “Twelve Angry Men” What sets the 1957 film Twelve Angry Men apart from all other films? Well, though it was not voted Best Picture by the members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscars) even though it was nominated, it is the only film in the history of Cinema that won the Best Foreign Language Film award in every country on the globe that offered that award in 1957. Originally adapted from a 1954 teleplay by Reginald Rose, he re-wrote his fine script for the film, adding new dialogue and additional character development with a highly dramatic, cathartic ending that the teleplay did not contain, making it a masterpiece of cinema. The film was selected as the secondbest courtroom drama ever (after 1962’s To Kill a Mockingbird) by the American Film Institute for their AFI’s 10 Top 10
list. It is regarded by many as one of the greatest films ever made. In 2007, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” Directed by Sidney Lumet, the film tells the
story of a jury of twelve men as they deliberate the conviction or acquittal of an 18year old defendant on the basis of reasonable doubt, forcing the jurors to question their morals and values. The film is also notable for its almost exclusive use of one set, where all but three minutes of the film takes
place. At the beginning of the film, the cameras are positioned above eye level and mounted with wide-angle lenses, to give the appearance of greater depth between subjects, but as the film progresses the focal length of the lenses gradually changes. By the end of the film, nearly everyone is shown in closeup, using telephoto lenses from a lower angle, which decreases or “shortens” depth of field. Lumet stated that his intention in using these techniques with cinematographer Boris Kaufman was to create a nearly palpable claustrophobia. The film, which explores the power one person has to elicit change, will be shown on January 28 at 6:00pm at the Josephine-Louise Library, 5 Scofield Street, Walden for its monthly Classic Movie Night. Admission is free. To register: 845-778-7621.
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COVE ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Cove Castle Restaurant, Greenwood Lake HHS ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Holistic Healing Studio, FAL ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro JLPL �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Josephine-Louise Libr GMCM Grand Montgomery Chamber Music ����������������������������������������������������������������������� Montgomery Senior Center MONTLIB �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Ethelbert B. Crawford Library
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Please see the schedule for Art & Photography Exhibit Receptions, pg. 12 Cinema “The Father” WISNER 1pm
Cinema “Emma” Cornwall Library, Noon
Cinema “Miracles From Heaven” WISNER 1pm
Work by Joan L. Mester, on view in Goshen Art League’s exhibit, “Winter Escape” thru Feb. 25. See pg. 15.
Poetry Jill Grogan Java Blue Coffee, Montgomery, 6pm MLK by Susan Sines. See pg 19
Cinema “Cry Macho” WISNER 1pm
Prose......“I Have A Dream” w/Oliver King....Zoom-MONT-LIB 6pm Poetry.............Annie Christain.....Giving Tree Cafe, Newburgh, 7pm Music - Folk-Rock-Country...... Music - Blues...............Murali Coryell & Band.....................FAL 7pm
Poetry..............................Annie Christain.........................NOBL 7pm Music................Fred Thomas Music.......................Sarah Perrotta, Sandrine....................FAL 7pm
Music - Jazz..............The Don Byron Quartet.....................FAL 7pm
The 5 beautiful artworks pictured here are from the River Valley Artists Guild Exhibit. See page 16.
Music - Jazz...............Jean-Michel Pilc Trio........................FAL 7pm
Music - Blues..............Chris O Music - Jazz....................Rave
Cinema “The Emu Runner” WISNER 1pm Music R&B-Country-Jazz Cindy Cashdollar & Friends FAL 7pm
“Quiet on the Farm” by Daniela Cooney, on view at Gio’s Gelato Cafe, Port Jervis thru Feb. 4
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“Reflections of Fall” by Joan Kehlenbeck on view at Deerpark Town Hall, Huguenot, thru Feb. 4
“Great Blue Heron” by Rosalind Hodgkins on view at Gio’s Gelato Cafe thru Feb. 4
“Autumn on Blueberry Hill” by Joyce Lee on view at Gio’s Gelato Cafe thru Feb. 4
, Sugar Loaf NCM Newburgh Chamber Music ������������������������������������������������������������������������St. George’s Church, Newburgh rary, Walden NOBL ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall RAFT ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Rafter’s Tavern, Callicoon y, Monticello PT ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Paramount Theatre, Middletown WISNER ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Albert Wisner Library, Warwick
Music - Garcia.................Deadgrass & Friends...................FAL 7pm Music - Blues..........Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis.................FAL 11am
s & The JBs, 7he 7eam.........FAL 7pm
Poetry......Poetry at the Karpeles....Karpeles Museum, Newburgh, 1pm Cinema.............................“Rebecca”................Milford Theater, 4pm Music - Jazz........................Hal Galper Trio......................RAFT 3pm Music - Classical..........Neave Piano Trio.......................GMCM 3pm Music - Blues..........Gabriel Butterfield & Friends...............FAL 7pm Music - Jazz...............Kenny Werner Trio...........................FAL 7pm
...Fantastic Cat ....................FAL 7pm
Cinema..........................“National Velvet”......Milford Theater, Noon Music - Jazz........................Hal Galper Trio......................RAFT 3pm Cinema..............................“Notorious”.............Milford Theater, 4pm Music - Folk...................Music for Humanity...............NOBL 7:30pm Music - Jazz.......................Kevin Hays................................FAL 7pm
Music - Jazz......................Hal Galper Trio........................RAFT 3pm Music - Jazz...............Jeff Ciampa Group ......................COVE 1pm O’Leary Band........................FAL 7pm Music - Jazz............Vinnie Cutro Quartet & guests........COVE 7pm Cinema..................“Strangers On A Train”......Milford Theater, 4pm e Tesar Trio........................COVE 7pm Music - R&B-Soul-Funk.....Bernard Purdie & Friends.........FAL 7pm Music - Jazz...................Tim Ries Project.................................FAL 7pm
ve Angry Men”.....................JLPL 6pm
Music - Jazz......................Ryan Berg Trio.......................COVE 1pm Music - Jazz......................Hal Galper Trio........................RAFT 3pm Music -Classical.........American Brass Quintet................NCM 3pm Music - Jazz..........................Ozmosys!................................FAL 7pm Cinema....................“North By Northwest”......Milford Theater, 4pm Music - Jazz................Immanuel Wilkins Quartet....................FAL 7pm
“February Light” by Valerie Taggart is on view via a virtual exhibition for the North East Watercolor Society’s “2021 International Exhibition” at www. northeastws.com
Music - Jazz.....................Hal Galper Trio.........................RAFT 3pm Music - Rock.................Jefferson Starship...........................PT 8pm “Essential” by Jennifer Charton on view at Gio’s Gelato Cafe thru Feb. 4
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CAS-LK ���������������������������������������������Catskill Art Society-Laundry King, Livingston Manor DVAA ����������������������������������������������������������������Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg SUNYO ������������������������������������������������������ SUNY Orange, Orange Hall Gallery, Middletown UUC ������������������������������������������������������� Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Rock Tavern WRS ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������Wallkill River School, Montgomery
Group Show �����������������������������������������������������������������������Stray Cat Gallery, Bethel, ongoing Georgia Chambers paintings ������������������������� Georgia Chambers Studio, Callicoon, ongoing T.A. Clearwater paintings, pastels, prints ���Clearwater Gallery at Jones Farm, Cornwall, ongoing Karen E. Gersch, Gabrielle Dearborn, Josiah Dearborn drawings, paintings, silverwork Gersch Home Gallery, Montgomery, by appt, ongoing Carolyn Duke pottery �����������������������������������Duke Pottery, Lake Tennanah, Roscoe, ongoing Inscribed Tibetan Prayer Stones �� Tibetan & Himalayan Cultural Center, Walden, ongoing Joan Polishook “Collections” ��������������Gallery at Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, thru Dec 27 Pat MacDonald “Visible Lines” ������������Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, thru Dec 30 “Lights, Color, Fashion: Psychedelic Posters and Patterns of 1960s San Francisco” ������� Museum at Bethel Woods, thru Dec 31 Catharine De Maio “Fall” paintings �������������������� Rustic Wheelhouse, Chester, thru Dec 31 “Winter Holiday Show” �������������������������UpFront Exhibition Center, Port Jervis, thru Dec 31 Eric Stein sculptor ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� UUC thru Dec 31 Holly Rostkowski “Intuitive Abstracts” �������������Griffith Olivero Realtors, Goshen, thru Dec Small Works & Group Show ������������������������������������������ARTery Gallery, Milford, thru Dec “Small Works” group show ���������������������������������������������������������������������������� WRS thru Jan 2 Paola Bari “Painting Porcelain” ������������������������������������������������������������������� WRS thru Jan 2 Keith Gunderson “On The Town” ����������������������������������������������������������������� WRS thru Jan 2 “The Tiny House Project” ������������������������������������������������������������������������ CAS-LK thru Jan 2 “a nouveau en plein air” group show ����������������������������� Grit Gallery, Newburgh, thru Jan 8 Holiday Art Market/Show ������������������������������������������������������Narrowsburg Union, thru Jan 8 Kellyann Monaghan “Moving Monotypes” animations + Small Works Group Show ��������� Continuum Fine Art & Photography, Greenwood Lake, thru Jan 9 Small Works Art Show group show �����������������������Desmond Center, Newburgh, thru Jan 14 “Winter” group show ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� WRS thru Jan 16 Pat MacDonald “Local Treasures” ������������������������������ Berkshire Bank, Goshen, thru Jan 26 Daniel Giordano “Stink Stank Stunk” ����������������Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, thru Jan 28 Kali Seastrand paintings, mixed media ����������������������Rafter’s Tavern, Callicoon thru Jan 30 Rebecca Fry “Terrain of Thought” ���������������Lake Effect Co., Greenwood Lake, thru Jan 30 River Valley Artists Guild Art About Town: “Winter Spirits” ���������������������������������������������� “Winter” group show Gio’s Gelato Café, Port Jervis, & Joe Petrosi color pencil art Mayor’s Office, Port Jervis City Hall, & Joan Kehlenbeck “Winter”, oils & pastels Deerpark Town Hall, Huguenot, & Susan Miiller “Winter”, oils & Gene Iovine still life paintings Bon Secours Hospital Cafeteria, Port Jervis, thru Feb 4 4 Pastelists: Judy Byrne, Cathy Cahill, Lily Norton, Cathy Prager ����������������������������������� 2Alices Coffee Lounge, Newburgh, thru Feb 6 “Winter Escape” Goshen Art League, group show ��������������� Goshen Music Hall, thru Feb 25 Naomi Kennedy “Black & White vs Color” ��������Leo’s Restaurant & Pizzeria, Cornwall, thru Feb
NEW ART EXHIBITS
Barbara Masterson’s “The Hands that Feed Us” paintings ��� The Falcon, Marlboro, Jan 1-31 Sally Hendee paintings, photos, prints ���Gallery at Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, Jan 1-Feb 24 “Self Portrait” group show ����������������������������������������������������������������������������WRS Jan 7-Feb 27 Richard Taddei “Looking at Men” ��������������������������������������������������������������WRS Jan 7-Feb 27 Legacy Exhibit: Robert V. Albarino �����������������������������������������������������������WRS Jan 7-Feb 27 2021 Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival Winners ������������������������������������� UUC Jan 8-Feb 28 North East Watercolor Society group show ��������������������������������������������������������������������������� limited access: email@example.com SUNYO Jan 13-Mar 10 “Pets” group show ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ WRS Jan 21-Feb 13 “Winter Arts Showcase” Highlands Arts Alliance, group show ������������������������������������������� virtual: www.highlandsartsalliance.org/events Feb 1-Mar 1
Woodstock Memorabilia & Photos ������������������������Stray Cat White House, Bethel, ongoing “Along the Towpath: The D&H Canal in Mamakating, 1828-1898” ��� Wurtsboro Library
ART & Photography receptions
2021 Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival Winners ������������������������������ UUC Jan 8, Noon-3pm “Sally Hendee paintings, photos, prints Gallery at Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, Jan 8, 5pm-7pm Barbara Masterson “The Hands that Feed Us” ���������The Falcon, Marlboro, Jan 15, 2pm-4pm “Self Portrait” group show, Richard Taddei, Robert V. Albarino �� WRS Feb 12, 5pm-7pm
Children & Teens Calendar
JLPL ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������Josephine-Louise Library, Walden PEEC ��������������������������������������������� Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry Listings not included in our centerspread calendar.
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Winter Story Time 3-5yrs ����������������������������������������������������������������JLPL Tuesdays, 10:30am Toddler Time 18-36months ��Wisner Library, Warwick, Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10:15am Toddler Time 1-3yrs �����������������������������������������������������Chester Library, Wednesdays 9:30am Storytime in the Park ��������������������Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, Wednesdays, 10:30am Winter Story Time ��������������������������������������������������������� Liberty Library, Wednesdays, 11am Sprouts & Shoots Storytime! 2-5yrs ������Newburgh Town Branch Library, Wednesdays 12:30pm Mother Goose 10-18months ������������������������� Wisner Library, Warwick, Thursdays, 11;15am “Tail Waggin’ Tutor”, w/Sadie kids read aloud ������������������������������������ JLPL Jan 2, 5:30pm “Under the Snow” by Melissa Stewart, grades k-2 �����������Cornwall Library, Jan 11, 4:30pm “The Downstairs Girl” by Stacey Lee, teens ��������������������Cornwall Library, Jan 11, 6:30pm Kids Read and Create: Cock-a-doodle Moo! ������������������������Goshen Library, Jan 22, 11am “To Night Owl from Dogfish” by Holly Goldberg Sloan & Meg Wolitzer, grades 5-8 �������� Cornwall Library, Jan 25, 4:30pm EntertainmenT & Recreation
Pajama Party Movie Night: “Pan” teens ������������������ Monroe Library, Jan 5, 5:30pm FREE Youth Open Mic �����������������������������������������������������������Tango Cafe, Hurleyville, Jan 11, 7pm Art For Kids �������������������������������������������������������������������������������� JLPL Jan 12, 4:30pm FREE Ecozone Discovery Room all ages �����������������������������������������������������PEEC Jan 15, 1pm-4pm “Magic! The Gathering Club” teens ����������������������������������������������� JLPL Jan 15, 2pm FREE Winter Ecology Hike all ages �������������������������������������������������������������������� PEEC Jan 16, 1pm “What’s Your Blueprint?” Martin Luther King Jr. Day Youth Summit teens ����������������� Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre, Jan 17, 10am-2pm FREE Wacky Science Adventures: Chemistry Edition all ages ����������������������� PEEC Jan 22, 1pm Bridge the Gap: Bird Bonanza all ages ���������������������������������������������������� PEEC Jan 30, 1pm
sponsored by SUNY Orange and Town of Newburgh Desmond Center JLPL ��������������������������������������������������������������������� Josephine-Louise Public Library, Walden MEEC ��������������������������������������� Mamakating Environmental Education Center, Wurtsboro PEEC ���������������������������������������Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry Lectures, Discussions, Talks & Walks are FREE unless otherwise noted: (FEE) (Events Not lncluded in Centerspread Calendar)
lectures - Discussions “Montecelio: the Architectural History of an Italian hill town: Medieval construction ~ a Castle, a Fortress, a Church.” Andrew Warren virtual-www.sunyorange.edu/culturalaffairs, thru Jan 15 “Surviving and Thriving through the COVID-19 Pandemic” Scott Batulis ������������������������ virtual-www.sunyorange.edu/culturalaffairs, thru Feb 15 “COVID-19: Lessons from the Past and Prospects for the Future” David S. Jones ���������� virtual-www.sunyorange.edu/culturalaffairs, thru Mar 15 “Critter Connection: visit with animals who sport the color blue ���MEEC Jan 2, from 1pm-3pm “Spark Joy: Tidying Up Using The Marie Kondo KonMari Method” w/Shannon Huneycutt � Zoom-Sunshine Library, Eldred, & Zoom-Chester Library, Jan 5, 7pm & Zoom-Wisner Library, Warwick, & Zoom-JLPL Jan 6, 7pm & Zoom-Cornwall Library, & Zoom-Goshen Library, Jan 6, 7pm “Know the Signs: Alzheimer’s Early Detection” ������ Munger Cottage, Cornwall, Jan 6, 12:15pm “Germinating Native Seeds” Pam Golben ����������������������������������������MEEC Jan 8, 1pm FEE “Cornelius Vanderbilt-The First Tycoon” Rick Feingold ����������������������������������������������������� Desmond Center, Newburgh, Jan 11, 10am FEE Essential Oils 101 w/Tatyana Kochergina ��� Wisner Library, Warwick, Jan 15, 10:30am FREE “Wandering the Bashakill” Elly Knieriemen, photographs �����������MEEC Jan 15, 1pm FEE Winter Ecology Hike ������������������������������������������������������������������������� PEEC Jan 16, 1pm FEE “Internet Safety for Older Adults” ����Zoom-Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, Jan 18, 2pm “The Three Wyeths in Maine” Laura Nicholls ���������������������������������������������������������������������� Desmond Center, Newburgh, Jan 19, 12:30pm FEE “Travel in a Post-COVID World” Manuela Mocan & Kevin Ferguson ������������������������������� Desmond Center, Newburgh, Jan 20, 10am FEE “Entertaining Stories and a Delectable Dish” Johnny Ciao �������������������������������������������������� Zoom-Crawford Library, Monticello, Jan 20, 6pm “The Benefits of Beeswax” ��������������������������������������������������������������� MEEC Jan 22, 1pm FEE “Every Man His Own Doctor: Health Care in 19 C. America” Carolyn Ivanoff ���������������� Desmond Center, Newburgh, Jan 24, 10:30am FEE Bridge the Gap: Bird Bonanza ����������������������������������������������������������������� PEEC Jan 30, 1pm
Opportunity: All Visual Artists
Highlands Arts Alliance (HAA) is currently planning its first Winter Arts Showcase, an online virtual exhibition to be hosted on its website beginning February 1. In the spirit of fostering creativity and community, HAA members and non-
members alike are invited to submit their work for inclusion in this free online showcase. Hudson Valley artists of all ages are welcome to participate. Please visit www. highlandsartsalliance.org/events for information.
In Memoriam: Poet, writer and educator Lynn W. Hoins transitioned on Dec. 11, 2021. Lynn Hoins was blessed with two things - a family, whose love of the arts was always present in her life, and a poet mother, who read aloud to her from an early age. Lynn presented workshops in journaling as well as women’s circles at her business, Workshops Unlimited, and was a member of Survivors, a writing group. She was published in many journals, and had a few chapbooks published. She taught poetry and creativity workshops and did featured poetry readings at venues in the Hudson Valley before she relocated to Utah. She had just finished writing a manuscript/memoir Letters to my Father: a daughter’s memories 19391944 shortly before she passed. “All artists need audiences. I have a Ph.D. in audience. I’m an appreciator. I love theater, film, dance, art, music in many different forms.” - Lynn Hoins “I was fortunate to have read with Lynn in public over many years, and own two of her books of poetry. This is a major loss for all who loved Lynn and valued her wisdom, joy for writing, and her comforting and lovely poetry. May she rest in peace. Lynn will be missed! - Robert Milby In her recent communications, Lynn seemed to me to display an admirable serenity she had doubtless cultivated all her life. I recall that when she agreed to teach a workshop for the College of Poetry the class filled almost immediately. Lynn had clearly been making an impression on those around her. She took an interest in poetic techniques and was committed to craftsmanship; the vision and passion of her work were clear and consistent, but her art followed her heart. I recall her reading at a vigil in support of people struggling with mental illness. Lynn was a good and compassionate person. - William Seaton Lynn was a gracious and giving person, as well as a fine poet who was supportive of the Hudson Valley poets. Shortly after her move to Utah, I was pleasantly surprised to see her in the audience at one of my featured readings during her brief return to the area to clear up
some unfinished business. She climbed the stairs of the second floor venue with great effort, and it was clear she was not well. But she gave her full attention to the proceedings, mentioning later that she was glad she had come. I was too. - Walter Worden
Lynn W. Hoins
Eventually I became the “box office” for the concerts sitting on my little folding chair at a metal folding TV tray table. Often, I held an umbrella with one hand while I made change with the other. “Pacem in Terris healed me at a time when my life was a total mess. The place A genuine soul itself healed me “Lynn Hoins” portrait by Hal Gaylor who’s deeper and the Francks, understanding of the spiritual, who with love and listening the natural, and the creative and allowing me into their laws inspired her life and her world, also healed me. I work. Lynn was a longtime began to write more poetry supporter and friend to Calling and fiction. Pacem birthed All Poets who used her time a book of poetry, Called by with us to assure and mentor, Stones.” as well as share her singular - Lynn Hoins poetic and artistic vision. Humorous and sonorous, All of us at Pacem in Lynn made poetry an Terris were saddened to everyday encounter, a learn of the death of our common language, a dear friend and colleague collective homage to the Lynn Hoins this week. little victories that forever Lynn discovered Pacem define us. We all owe her in Terris in 1982 and a resounding thank you. became very close to both Mike Jurkovic, Jim Eve, Claske and Frederick & Greg Correll Franck. She worked Calling All Poets Series for many years as their Lynn at Pacem in Terris assistant. Many visitors “I sensed it but to Pacem may also didn’t KNOW remember her as it when we first the “Box turtle”(as met, that she was we called our tiny for many and box office) at our would become concerts over for me a dear many years. friend, a mentor, Lynn was a an editor on call, gifted poet, and she an art buddy, a much appreciated shining example that Pacem in of someone finding and following and Terris was a kind of poetry in stone and practicing her passion - her write work. wood. In fact her book of poetry Called Nite nite my friend. by Stones (Finishing Line Press, 2009) - Michael Piotrowski featured Pacem in Terris on the cover, and is filled with poems about Pacem in A friend said Pacem in Terris was Terris and Claske and Frederick. a good place to hear classical music. She watched as Frederick aged and I went. It was so much more. Pacem documented what she saw, what we all became one of my spiritual homes. I saw. I am so glad of that sensitive record accidentally tamed their cat Yata and of those last precious days. So grateful turned her into a lap sitter. that Lynn was there to give us, to give
me, this remembrance of those moments. Her gift as a poet was to witness the sacred. The Dutchman’s Wife For Claske She reads to him from Le Monde The Catholic Reporter The New York Times, sitting close, speaking softly, then takes dictation for letters to the editors in French, Dutch and English, their voices gliding effortlessly, language to language, punctuated with occasional chuckles. Every Friday she used to drive him to Chinatown to draw streets teeming with activity. Now, when he is strong enough, she takes him for shorter rides on back country roads he has painted so often. At 97, still strong in mind and spirit, his sight and hearing are failing, disastrous for an artist, a musician. She has become his eyes, his ears. Sometimes they sit in silence holding hands. I see her lift his hand, press it against her cheek. If she leaves his side he is soon restless. “Vrouwke,” he calls out, “dear wife” in Dutch. It sounds like “frog” In English. Driving home, I hear peepers, tiny tree frogs, whose mating are a symphony in the night. Over them I hear his voice: “Vrouwke,” “Vrouwke,” “Vrouwke,” And her soft footsteps returning.
Thank you, Lynn for all you gave to Pacem in Terris and the gifts you brought, and continue to bring, to this world. We love you and miss you. - Lukas Franck For or all of us who remain at Pacem in Terris
“Music has always spoken to me deeply, with or without words. Melody and harmony make my heart sing.” - Lynn Hoins
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A Bright and Radiant Piano Trio Comes to Montgomery “Neave” is a Gaelic name meaning bright and radiant. Since forming in 2010, Neave Trio has earned enormous praise for its engaging, cutting-edge performances. The trio has performed and held residencies at many esteemed concert series and at festivals worldwide. In the fall of 2017, the Trio joined the faculty of the Longy School of Music of Bard College as Alumni Artists, Faculty Ensemble-in-Residence. Local audiences will remember their recent two performances for Shandelee Music Festival at Bethel Woods (2019) and in Livingston Manor (2021). For the Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series Neave Trio will perform music by Piazzolla, Ravel and Gabrielle Lena Frank. Piazzolla’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, are a set of four tango compositions which were originally conceived and treated as different compositions rather than one suite, although Piazzolla performed them together from time to time. Currently serving as Composer-inResidence with the storied Philadelphia Orchestra and included in the Washington Post’s list of the 35 most significant women composers in history (August,
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2017), identity has colonial Spain that always been at the much more real; center of composer/ and this provides pianist Gabriela the inspiration for Lena Frank’s music. the first movement Born in Berkeley, of Four Folk Songs. California to a The universality of mother of mixed children playing in Peruvian/Chinese the streets, albeit ancestry and a with Peruvian toys father of Lithuanian/ such as wooden Jewish descent, Neave Trio: violinist Anna Williams, pianist llamas and shakers, Gabriela explores Eri Nakamura & cellist Mikhail Veselov. is portrayed in her multicultural the second heritage through movement. The her compositions, third movement inspired by the is inspired by works of Bela the ubiquitous Bartók and guitar/charangoAlberto Ginastera. Astor Piazzolla Maurice Ravel Gabriela Lena vocalist duo (1921-1992) (1875-1937) Frank (b. 1972) “Four Folk one sees in Songs for violin, cello and piano, loosely most pubs and eating houses; and the draws inspiration from the melodic last movement harkens to Perú’s premotifs and rhythms of my mother’s Inca past in imagining the sounds of an homeland, Perú. Trips to Perú leave me isolated, warlike yet artistically creative with a sense of belonging to something culture.” larger than myself as I connect private Ravel’s first biographer Rolandmusings with the actual existing reality. Manuel wrote, “Our great musicians “Seeing the María Angola church in have never been ashamed of admiring a its highland setting after reading myths pretty tune from a café concert. It is said about it, makes Perú’s connection to that it was in watching ice-cream vendors
dancing a fandango at Saint-Jean-de-Luz that Ravel picked up the first theme of his Trio in A minor, a theme which he believed to be Basque, but wasn’t.” In composing the Trio, Ravel was aware of the compositional difficulties posed by the genre: how to reconcile the contrasting sonorities of the piano and the string instruments, and how to achieve balance between the three instrumental voices - in particular, how to make that of the cello stand out from the others, which are more easily heard. In tackling the former problem, Ravel adopted an orchestral approach to his writing: by making extensive use of the extreme ranges of each instrument, he created a texture of sound unusually rich for a chamber work. He employed coloristic effects demanding a high level of technical proficiency from all three musicians. Meanwhile, to achieve clarity in texture and to secure instrumental balance, Ravel frequently spaced the violin and cello lines two octaves apart, with the right hand of the piano playing between them, creating a masterpiece. The concert is on January 9 at 3:00pm in the Montgomery Senior Center, 36 Bridge Street. Admission is free. www.montgomerychambermusic.com
Goshen Art League in January Group Show: Goshen Music Hall Goshen Art League (GAL) presents Winter Escape, its final art show of the season. The exhibit features seasonal works by twenty GAL members. Winter Escape can be seen weekdays and by appointment at the GAL Work by Jennifer Charton (Winter Escape exhibit) home gallery, Goshen Music Hall, 223 Main Street, through February Work by Michele Meek (Winter Escape exhibit) 25. “I see my challenge Due to Covid as that of capturing restrictions, the Music the landscape during Hall can welcome two that fleeting, magical guests at a time. Masks moment that can only must be worn inside the Music Hall at all times. “Winter Walks” by Pat MacDonald be found once and then results in an echo of To view past GAL reality,” says Macdonald. exhibitions virtually, visit: The show is on view at the Berkshire www.GoshenArtLeague.com Bank, 2 South Church Street, Goshen, through January 26. “I thought it was a Solo Show: Berkshire Bank GAL artist-member Pat MacDonald nice theme for that location,” Pat said and is ringing in the 2022 exhibiting year then remarked (tongue-in-cheek), “glad with works in oil, pastel, and colored to hear people still go into the bank.” For information about the Goshen Art pencil in a solo show, Local Treasures. This particular body of work depicts the League, email goshenartleague@gmail. com or visit www.goshenartleague.com. beauty of local places and landscapes.
“Jazz at The Cove” - Greenwood Lake There’s a “New Jazz Scene in Greenwood Lake” at “The Cove.” Cove Castle January 21: Rave Tesar Trio w/ Restaurant is owned and Sue Williams & Steve Rubin operated by a close group of friends with over 42 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Enjoy January 23: Jeff Ciampa Group jazz at dinner w/ Pete Levin & Jeff Siegel or brunch, curated by Hudson Valley Jazz Festival producer, Steve Rubin. Growing up in a musical household, Rave Tesar began playing piano at an early age, and developed an affinity for all styles of music. In addition to his work in jazz and pop music, Rave has written and recorded numerous works for TV and film. He is also an educator, and is featured as such in the public television series, Exploring the World of Music. During the past 40 years, Vinnie Cutro has performed with many noted jazz greats and has traveled extensively
throughout the world appearing at jazz festivals and concerts in Europe, Japan, Africa, Canada, South America January 22: Vinnie Cutro and the U.S. As Quartet with special guests a member of the Lionel Hampton Quintet, he performed guest appearances with symphonic orchestras in the U.S. January 30: Ryan Berg Trio Jazz guitarist Jeff Ciampa has recorded and toured with some of the most demanding practitioners including Harry Belafonte, Jon Lucien, Dave Matthews, Mark Egan, Bill Evans, Al MacDowell, Ornette Coleman, Lew Solof, Pete Levin, Tony Levin, and Lenny White - to name a few. His fluid melodic style, steeped in the jazz tradition, continues to inspire fellow musicians and listeners worldwide. Enjoy the music Thursdays at 7:00pm & Sundays at 1:00pm at Cove Castle Restaurant, 13 Castle Court, Greenwood Lake. For information: 845-477-5599.
“Stink Stank Stunk” in Newburgh 1x1x1 is a series at the Ann Street Gallery in Newburgh that features one artist and one work, for one month in the Gallery window. 1x1x1 aims to be a nimble platform giving artists experimental space for solo exhibitions. Sculptor Daniel Giordano was born in 1988 in Poughkeepsie. He lives and works in Newburgh. Giordano’s “Anthony David and the Powers That Be” 2015–2021, D. Giordano work is informed by (acrylic paint, aluminum, Astropop, beaver fur, borax, faux fur, graphite, his Italian ancestry, hardware, insulating foam sealant, polyvinyl acetate, silicon, 89x79x27”) loved ones, and locale. His sculptures which] his sculptures become entities are inspired by his experience in the that were seemingly dredged from the Hudson Highlands of upstate New York, depths of the Hudson River.” A recipient of the AIM fellowship at specifically Newburgh. His studio, within his grandfather’s the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Giordano former garment factory, is a modern- earned his MFA from the University of day alchemist lab - where he collects Delaware. His upcoming solo exhibition found objects, natural materials, and at MASS MoCA opens in March, 2023. Daniel Giordano - Stink Stank Stunk integrates them with factory relics and hand-made ceramic, glass, and cast runs through January 28 at the metal components. He transforms these Ann Street Gallery, 104 Ann Street, elements with “a focus on creating Newburgh. For more information, call 845-784seamless transitions of disparate materials and surface treatments, [from 1146 or visit www.annstreetgallery.org January 2022
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River Valley Artists Guild: “Winter Spirits”
“Winter’s Passage” by Susan Miiller
Enjoy a beautiful celebration of art by members of the River Valley Artists Guild (RVAG) for their Art About Town exhibit series that depicts the visual beauty of winter and those cold wintry days when snow fills the air and icicles glisten! Gio’s Gelato Cafe, Port Jervis Winter-themed works on display by RVAG members Joan Kehlenbeck, Jennifer Charton, Daniela Cooney, Judith Cramer, Rosalind Hodgkins, Neil Joyce, Joyce Lee, and Joe & Samantha Petrosi. Bon Secours Hospital, Port Jervis Susan Miiller shares the mysterious luminosity and meditative winter spirit
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“Playing with Color” by Judith Cramer
of the landscape in her winter-themed works. Miiller is teaching faculty at SUNY since 1999 and her work is in many collections nationwide. Gene Iovine has been creating artwork in various mediums for the past forty years, working with pencil, pastels, acrylic and oils on canvas. He moved to Sullivan County in 2010 and exhibits his work regionally, specializing in still life and landscape using acrylic. The Mayor’s Office, Port Jervis Textile airbrush specialist and awardwinning artist Joe Petrosi’s colored pencil works are on display. Deerpark Town Hall, Huguenot Joan Kehlenbeck’s winter themed
“Good Mornin!” by Neil Joyce
works are on view. RVAG President, Kehlenbeck has shown her oil paintings and pastel drawings regionally and includes important local historic buildings and scenes in her work. In 2016, she was awarded the Individual Artist Award from the Orange County Arts Council. Thru Feb. 4 at Gio’s Gelato Café, 3032 Front St., Bon Secours cafeteria, 160 E Main St., Mayor’s Office, 138 Pike St., all in Port Jervis. Deerpark Town Hall is at 420 Route 209, Huguenot. For info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Acting Auditions in Goshen
Cornerstone Theatre Arts (CTA) will hold Open Auditions on January 22 and 23 from 10:00am-4:00pm at the Goshen Music Hall, 223 Main Street on the 2nd floor walkup. No appointment is necessary. Performers will be considered for Cornerstone’s entire 2022 season, which includes Sports Stories On Stage (a Evelyn Albino CTA original) Radio Golf by August Wilson, Shakespeare in the Park (title TBD), Rumors by Neil Simon and one or two others. Auditioners must arrive fully prepared Ken Tschan with two contrasting monologues, each two minutes in length. Directors Evelyn Albino and Ken Tschan will provide pages for additional cold readings. For more about Cornerstone Theatre Arts, visit www.cornerstonetheatrearts. org or find us on Facebook. Questions can be directed to 845-294-4188.
Montgomery’s Wallkill River School and Gallery: “Legacy Exhibits” John Albarino often drove by the historic brick building on the corner of Ward and Factory Streets in Montgomery, and noticed the outsized large white letters that read ART. It suddenly dawned on him that the Wallkill River School and Gallery (WRS) might be able to help with a problem that had been weighing on him. John’s cousin, Robert Vincent Albarino had died and left behind a lifetime’s work. Family members had taken what art of Robert’s they wanted but John couldn’t bring himself to throw away the remaining works. “I wanted Robert’s art to be seen and appreciated, and for his life’s passion to be acknowledged,” remarked Albarino. Coincidentally, the program titled Legacy Exhibits had been under discussion at WRS for some time, though on hold due to COVID. Sarah Pierson, executive director of WRS explains, “John’s unexpected call provided us the opportunity to launch this program we had been considering. We are so pleased to offer this service free of charge to the community, where the need has been expressed for estates to somehow exhibit and distribute works accumulated by the estates of deceased
artists. “When a loved one passes away, there is a lot to sort through. But what does the family do with the body of work of “Bearded Man” “Portrait of a Man in Sunglasses” “Woman at a Table” (1977) an artist, By R. Albarino: “Portrait of a Woman” in all forms for future especially if said artist is not widely is primarily from the late 1970s, and mostly figure generations,” said John. known?” wondered Pierson. Legacy Exhibit: Robert Legacy Exhibits honor the life and study sketchbooks and V. Albarino runs from work of deceased friends and family by oil paintings on linen January 7 to February exhibiting their work in a gallery setting. and canvas. They will be 27 concurrently with a Depending upon the individual family’s exhibited unstretched and 25-artist Self-Portrait wishes, works may be offered for exhibit unframed, and additional works will be available Exhibit, curated by only or for sale as well. Robert Vincent Albarino was born in on side tables. Most of the “The Impressionist Gardener” by Richard Taddei, and 1941 in Manhattan. In 1974, he actualized work is signed and dated Dennis Fanton (Self-Portrait Exhibit). Looking at Men, a solo a growing yearning and enrolled in The on the back of the canvas. The works show of jurist Taddei’s own art. will be available for sale, the proceeds More details on these two exhibits New York Academy of Art. By the time he died, in his small cottage of which the family will donate to the will be in the February CANVAS. The in Rockland County in 2016, Robert WRS. “My cousin had a generous heart reception for all three exhibits will be had produced 110 oil paintings and had and a concern for others. Art offered held on February 12, 5:00pm-7:00pm. The WRS is located at 232 Ward Street, filled two sketchbooks with charcoal and him an outlet for self-expression and a sense of belonging. As a result, he was an Montgomery. For information, call 845pencil drawings. The Albarino work on view at WRS adherent for the proliferation of the arts 457-2787. www.wallkillriverschool.com
Meet our Advertisers: Sohns Appliance Center What This Town Needs is... by J. A. Di Bello
(reprinted from September 2012)
It’s rumored and is perhaps fact; a mysterious echo has been ricocheting about and between the aged brick walls that accompany Walden’s Main Street. A cause? But there it is, again: Listen! “What this town needs is a band!” A grand proclamation Waldenites have heard before. And via pure speculation, the echo may be the remnants of the rallying call announced by J. A. A. (John Andrew Albert) Sohns as he organized and directed the Walden Fife, Drum and Bugle Corps Band, during the first quarter of the last century. Interestingly, Sohns’ Music Shop has grown over the years and is now widely known as Sohns Appliance Center, managed by the same family, in the same building with the same superior quality of service. Charles E. Sohns, son of J. A. A., entered the business immediately following his graduation from Walden High School. He was then followed by his son Jeffrey soon after his graduation from the State University of New York at Albany. Currently John is at the helm carrying the maestro’s
baton as he skillfully directs the progress of a business that first opened its doors on Walden’s Main Street in 1907. John incidentally became president of the organization in 2002 and is a graduate of Marist College ‘89. A gross understatement is to proclaim the first two decades of the 20th century as socially conservative. The Temperance movement was alive and well throughout the country and it is prudent to assume Walden’s inclusion. To lend credence to hearsay, the not so hidden purpose of marching band popularity was to lure the village men and boys from the pool halls and other distractions existing in Orange County. Other Walden bands of this period include W.J. Randles’ Ladies Marching Band and Arthur Daniels’ Walden Band. With serious concern for historical causes, it is noteworthy to observe the continued benefits of the musical tradition promoted by J. A. A. Sohns and other Walden musicians. The call has been answered and the bands play on, as their sounds ricochet about and between the aged brick walls of contemporary Walden. See ad page 5.
Classic Movie Night January 28 6:00pm
Twelve Angry Men
(1957) Starring Henry Fonda (who also produced the film with Reginald Rose), Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley, E. G. Marshall, & Jack Warden
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Newburgh Chamber Music: World Class Brass Quintet
The “patriotic” Newburgh Chamber Music (NCM) series brought the world class American String Quartet to the Hudson Valley for NCM’s November 2021 concert, and now, two months later in 2022, NCM is welcoming the American Brass Quintet (ABQ), another world class ensemble. The ensemble, recognized as one of the most accomplished chamber music groups in the world, celebrated for peerless leadership in the brass world, will be making its first appearance with NCM. As 2013 recipient of Chamber Music America’s highest honor, the Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award for significant and lasting contributions to the field, ABQ’s rich history includes performances in Asia, Australia, Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East and all fifty of the United States; a discography of nearly sixty recordings; and the premieres of over one hundred fifty contemporary brass works. The program will range from selections of consort music from England’s Elizabethan and Jacobean eras composed by Thomas Morley, John Dowland, John Wilbye and William Brade, to Josquin des Prés, to pieces by contemporary artists, including the premiere of a work
American Brass Quintet: Michael Powell, trombone; Eric Reed, horn; John D. Rojak, bass trombone; Kevin Cobb & Louis Hanzlik, trumpets
by composer David Biedenbender. Biedenbender is a composer, conductor, performer, educator, and interdisciplinary collaborator. His music has been described as “simply beautiful” [twincities.com], “striking” and “brilliantly crafted” [Times Argus] and is noted for its “rhythmic intensity” [NewMusicBox] and “stirring harmonies” [Boston Classical Review]. He has written music for the concert stage as well as for dance and multimedia collaborations, and his work is often influenced by his diverse musical experiences in rock and jazz bands as an electric bassist, in wind, jazz, and New Orleans-style brass bands
while often tackling important social and political issues. Eric Ewazen’s works have been commissioned and performed by many soloists, chamber Joan Tower Eric Ewazen D. Biedenbender Evan Williams ensembles and (b.1938) (b. 1954) (b.1984) (b. 1988) orchestras in the U.S. as a euphonium, bass trombone, and and overseas. New World Records has tuba player, and by his study of Indian released his concerto for brass quintet Carnatic music, a system of music with the American Brass Quintet and commonly associated with South India. The Juilliard Wind Ensemble, conducted Familiar to Hudson Valley and NCM by Mark Gould of the Metropolitan audiences, composer Joan Tower Opera Orchestra. He has been a faculty (Professor of Music at Bard College) member at Juilliard since 1980. is a Grammy-winning contemporary Join the American Brass Quintet for an American composer, concert pianist afternoon of diverse chamber music on and conductor. Lauded by The New January 30 at 3:00pm at St. George’s Yorker as “one of the most successful Church, 105 Grand Street, Newburgh. woman composers of all time”, her bold Tickets are available at the door (cash and energetic compositions have been or check only) or online. Admission is performed in concert halls around the free for Newburgh students, ($5 for other world. students), with ID. Vaccinations (except Drawing from inspirations as diverse for medical exemptions) and masks as Medieval chant to contemporary pop, required. St. George’s is handicappedthe music of composer and conductor accessible. Parking across the street. Evan Williams explores the thin lines For additional information, or to between beauty and disquieting, joy purchase tickets in advance, visit and sorrow, and simple and complex, newburghchambermusic.org
See art in various media by Naomi Kennedy in her “Black & White vs. Color” art show at Leo’s Cornwall location through Feb. 2022
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Milford Theater: Alfred Hitchcock Month with John DiLeo Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was one of the most influential figures in the history of cinema. In a career spanning six decades, he directed over 50 feature films that are still widely watched and studied today. Known as the “Master of Suspense”, he became as well known as any of his actors thanks to his many interviews, his cameo roles in most of his films, and his hosting and producing the television anthology Alfred Hitchcock Presents. His films garnered 46 Academy Award nominations, including six wins, although he never won an award for Best Director despite five nominations. Prolific film historian/author John
Can you guess these film titles and the stars?
DiLeo frequently hosts classic film series, conducts film-history seminars, and has been an annual participant in the Black Bear Film Festival in Milford where he has interviewed Farley Granger, Arlene Dahl, Marge Champion, Keir Dullea,
Jane Powell, Rex Reed, Tab Hunter, Lorna Luft, and Jane Alexander. This month DiLeo will host Alfred Hitchcock Month on Sundays at 4:00pm (plus a special non-Hitchcock showing of National Velvet on January
16 at Noon, the film that made a young Elizabeth Taylor a superstar). The films will be shown at the Milford Theater, 114 E. Catharine Street. For further information, phone: 570296-2600.
with a different subject. “This beginning Returning students are watercolor class will be welcome. focused on producing “The approach will finished work,” stated be to paint fast and art instructor Alan loose, to cover the Lewis. “I have noticed basics of watercolor that I have learned best by doing them, and when following along hopefully to have some painting with an artist, fun,” he concluded. so that is the approach Students will bring this class will follow. their own supplies. “The first week Beginning will be devoted to Watercolor by Alan Lewis materials, helping negotiate between Watercolor with Alan Lewis will be all the different options, and what the held on January 2, 9, 16, and 23 at importance of each element is. First time 10:00am at the Wallkill River School, students are encouraged to attend, and to 232 Ward Street, Montgomery. Call bring whatever you have. We will then 845-457-2787. To register visit: www. produce a finished painting each week wallkillriverschool.com.
Local actor Oliver King (see photo) will present a virtual reading of Martin Luther King Jr.’s I have a Dream speech, repeating his performance of the powerful and iconic speech that Martin Luther King Jr. delivered during the march on Washington, D.C. in 1963 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. King, Jr. became the most visible spokesman and leader in the civil rights
movement. He advanced civil rights through his non-violent activism and in 1964 he won the Nobel Peace prize. This program, offered by the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library, will be presented on ZOOM as well as on YouTube Live on January 13 at 6:00pm. Registration is required and is limited. Visit ebcpl.org, hover over ‘Events’ then click Adult Calendar.
Beginning Watercolor with Alan Lewis
Two Noted Kings in Monticello
Online Classes with Shawn Dell Joyce Shawn Dell Joyce is the founder of the Wallkill River School, a nonprofit artists’ collective. She has been teaching drawing and painting classes for fourteen years. Create a series of figures in landscapes. Shawn demonstrates how to combine a reference photo of a figure with a reference photo of a landscape and integrate the two. Learn tips for adjusting lighting and shadows, creating lost and found edges and making the figure look natural. Shawn explained, “[This is] a great class for anyone wishing to paint figures into their landscape or plein air paintings. The class is designed for intermediate and advanced artists.” Online Figures in Landscape with Shawn Dell Joyce for Intermediate and Advanced artists will be held via Zoom January 12, 19 and 26 at 6:00pm. Coming February 2, 9 and 16: Online
Underwater Scenes in Pastel with Shawn Dell Joyce. To register, visit wallkillriverschool. com. For information: 845-457-ARTS.
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Shadowland Stages: Preparing for 2022, The Academy, & Hosting Shadowland Stages is centered as a vital force within a thriving Ellenville/ Wawarsing community and beyond. The Company envisions its constituents enjoying the rewards of Shadowland having deepened its engagement with the diverse community. To that end, Shadowland Stages teases it’s 2022 Season, promising it’ll be “WonderFULL” with six shows plus a special holiday show in December on Shadowland’s Mainstage. Three productions currently being contemplated for the season include: The Lifespan of a Fact follows Jim Fingal, a fresh-out-of-Harvard fact checker for a sinking literary magazine. When his editor charges him with the assignment of checking an article by a prominent literary powerhouse, John D’Agata, the magazine hopes this is the article that will change their fortunes. When not everything checks out, Fingal and D’Agata go head to head as hard facts battle against emotional truths in a highstakes and hilarious verbal showdown. Based on the true story of John D’Agata’s essay What Happens There, this timely and pointed comedy is about the importance (or not) of fact vs. fiction, and will be directed by Shadowland’s
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Artistic Director, Brendan Burke. Almost Heaven is a musical tribute and intimate celebration of John Denver’s life and career, told through numerous hit songs including Rocky Mountain High, Sunshine on My Shoulders, Annie’s Song, Leaving on a Jet Plane, Calypso, and more. This musical revue creates a uniquely theatrical narrative celebrating a true American troubadour, chronicling his impact as both storyteller and activist. Chelsea Marcantel is an American playwright and director. She has written over thirty plays, and has won the American Theatre Critics Association’s M. Elizabeth Osborn New Play Award in 2018 for her play Airness, and a Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theatre from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for her musical The Monster. Airness by Chelsea Marcantel tells the story of Nina, a newbie in the world of competitive air guitar. Joining a clique of
Chelsea Marcantel Brendan Burke
super-committed rock n’ roll nerds, she’s taken on a journey towards ultimate air guitar self-actualization: “Airness”, the indescribable state of being that can only happen when you’re not just faking it... but letting go and living it. Shadowland is producing the region’s premiere of this loud and fast laugh riot that won the American Theatre Critics Association’s prestigious 2018 Osborn New Play Award. Also to be directed by Burke. (Please note Shadowland reserves the right to make changes to their lineup, pending availability of rights and performers.) Kids classes, currently being contemplated for the spring season’s Saturdays include classes for ages 6-8, ages 9-11, ages 12-14, ages 15 and up. For adults, this spring you can enjoy weekly small group/socially distanced sessions. Designed as an introductorylevel acting course, it is a great opportunity for adult newcomers or
those with minimal onstage experience, whether you’ve got ambitions to tread the boards, or want to learn a little more. Looking for more advanced level work? Private coaching sessions might be right for you. You can work in a relaxed setting with a professional Artistic Director/Teacher on monologues or audition pieces for shows or colleges (or even learn more about how to choose the right piece for you)! Shadowland Stages is always happy to discuss hosting your special event, concert, meeting, seminar, reading, or wedding in its gorgeous 1920’s Vaudeville theatre. The fully equipped venue features a gracious lobby, available lighting package, sound package, and even projection capabilities. The service package options include selling your tickets through the box office and various staffing options. You can also host your class, meeting, seminar, reading, rehearsal, or conference in Shadowland’s Studio space. In the meantime, Shadowland welcomes inquiries from the community regarding renting the space for private events. Call the administrative office at 845210-4848 to discuss availability and set up a tour of one or both of the venues.