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

March 2020

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

From The Publisher... Welcome to our March issue. Spring is knocking at our doors, and our local creatives have come up with another month chock full of exciting arts events. Synchronicities of the month: Wagner’s seafaring Dutchman and Jones’ subwayriding Dutchman, both in the same theatre in Loch Sheldrake. Art exhibits titled 20/20 Vision in Middletown, Newburgh and Warwick. Vocabulary Lesson: oneiric: relating to dreams or dreaming. tessellation: an arrangement of shapes closely fitted together. Highlight of the Month: Canines display art in Montgomery. East side, West side, South side, North

side, all around the area: Life with Father and Strife with Father in Ellenville. Art and a locally filmed documentary in Livingston Manor. Folk music in Rock Tavern and Classical music in Cornwall-on-Hudson. Printmaking art and a fretless bass in Narrowsburg. Library events in Monticello, Florida, Wurtsboro, Warwick and Pine Bush. Art exhibits in Goshen, Port Jervis, Huguenot, Warwick, Newburgh, Lords Valley and Highland Mills. Women’s History Month event in Florida and Women’s Day event in Ellenville. Summer arts opportunities for kids in Monticello and a yearly poetry opportunity in Sullivan County.

Students dance in Monroe, make music in Middletown and display art in Hurleyville. St. Patrick’s Day music in Salisbury Mills, Milford, Warwick, Newburgh, Port Jervis, Greenwood Lake, Cornwall, Barryville, Shohola and Middletown. Once again CANVAS would like to thank all the artists, producers, publicists, and others for their much appreciated time and effort in gathering information and photographs, helping to create this issue. Please patronize our advertisers. They not only keep our publication free for all, but also enable us to promote over 200 (!) arts venues and organizations, keeping The Arts alive and well in the Delaware and Hudson Valleys. Last but not least, our subscribers and readers: we thank you so very much!

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Letters To The Editor We wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for the coverage in CANVAS for both Paula’s and my work. Thank you for the very generous coverage of “Killing Time in the Catskills” from its initial launch through the January issue. Thank you for covering Paula’s work as she continues to exhibit at Mamakating Library and elsewhere. All the best to you! - Kevin Owen & Paula Arwen Owen WONDERFUL job putting out the amazing CANVAS! - Joy Patton, Mamakating Library

Thank you so much for always finding room in CANVAS for our events, and for all you do to inform everyone about all the amazing cultural events going on in our area. - Karen Fox, Pine Bush Area Library You are a force for good in the world where the arts are concerned. I realize that’s not the most elegant way to say that, but the appreciation is real. Mona Toscano and I had a wonderful concert - great turnout, attentive audience. - Neil Alexander

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Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh��������������� 19 Artists’ Market, Shohola������������������������� 26 Black Dirt Storytelling Guild, Florida���������3 Catskill Art Society, Livingston Manor�� 5, 9 Crawford Library, Monticello���������������������4 Dance Center, Port Jervis���������������������� 10 Dance Emporium, Middletown��������������� 10 Delaware Valley Arts Alliance���� 12, 27, 28 Florida Public Library��������������������������������3 Four Seasons Chorale, Port Jervis�������� 21 Gallery at Chant, Lords Valley��������������� 19 Goshen Art League���������������������������� 7, 24 Grand Montgomery Chamber Music������11 Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra���4 Healing Arts Gallery, Ellenville��������������� 24 High Definition Dance, New Windsor���� 10 Highland Mills Library���������������������������� 28 Holland Tunnel Gallery, Newburgh�������� 20 Hurleyville Arts Centre / Gallery 222������ 28 Jay Ungar & Molly Mason���������������������� 23 John Conway, author��������������������������������4

Jonathan Charles Fox��������������������������� 28 Live from the Met in HD������������������������� 20 Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro������� 17, 22 Matt Koff, comic����������������������������������������3 Memoriam: Claire Coleman����������������������5 Memoriam: Jackie Horner����������������������11 MISU, Ellenville����������������������������������������9 Mt. St. Mary College Aquinas Hall������������4 Mt. St. Mary Desmond Campus, Newburgh26 Mt. St. Mary College, Newburgh������������ 17 Museum Village, Monroe����������������������� 13 Newburgh Chamber Music�������������������� 23 Nesin Cultural Arts, Monticello��������������� 25 Northern Academy, Middletown������������� 10 Orange County Arts Council���������������������7 Orange County School of Dance, Monroe10 Orange Regional Medical Center���������� 14 Parting Glass Band�������������������������������� 18 Pennings Farm Market, Warwick����������� 10 Pine Bush Library���������������������������������� 21 Potluck Concerts, Cornwall-on-Hudson� 27 River Valley Artists Guild������������������������ 25 Shadowland Stages, Ellenville�����������������8 St. Patrick’s Day Music�������������������������� 13 Step by Step, Cornwall�������������������������� 10 Sullivan County Museum, Hurleyville���� 17 Sullivan County Poet Laureate�������������� 26 SUNY Orange, Middletown������������������ 3, 7 SUNY Orange, Newburgh��������������� 23, 27 SUNY Sullivan, Loch Sheldrake�������� 8, 20 UUCRT Gallery, Rock Tavern������������ 6, 19 Wallkill River School, Montgomery������ 6, 7 Washingtonville Arts Collective�������������� 14 WaterWheel Cafe, Milford���������������������� 10 Wherehouse, Newburgh������������������������ 22 Wisner Library, Warwick������������������ 16, 18 Wurtsboro Art Alliance��������������������������� 22

Women’s History Month: “Her Story” Celebrate Women’s History Month, commemorating the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in history, with tales of famous & infamous women, saints, prima donnas & badass babes from history, folktales, legends and real life. The Black Dirt Storytelling Guild

Monthly Meeting & Story Swap theme for March is Her Story. Adults, age 16 and up, are invited to attend on March 12 at 6:30pm at the Florida Public Library, 4 Cohen Circle. Free admission. Visit floridapubliclibrary.org to register or call the Library at 845-651-7659.

Don’t Miss It! - Stand-Up Comedy: Feb. 28 As a stand-up, Matt Koff has appeared on Adam Devine’s House Party on Comedy Central and The History Channel series I Love the 1880s. He has toured with John Oliver, Michael Ian Black, and Bo Burnham. An Emmy-winning television writer, he currently writes for Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. He previously has written for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He just released his debut stand-up album, Who’s my Little Guy?, on 800 Pound Gorilla Records. Stand-Up Comedy featuring Matt Koff is coming to the stage of the William and Helen Richards Theatre at Orange Hall on February 28 at 7:00pm. Come and unwind with some great end-ofthe-week laughs! Admission: $5. All students are free.

The box office opens at 6:00pm the evening of the performance. Online purchase of tickets requires a $2.50 service charge per ticket at www.sunyorange.edu/arts_comm/ ticketing.html In addition, a master classtheatre workshop led by Koff is scheduled from 1:00pm to 3:45pm in the theatre that same afternoon. Writing Jokes For TV and Standup will give students and other participants an up-close and personal session by interactively learning writing concepts and process. The master class is free and open to the public. Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown (GPS: 24 Grandview Avenue) where free parking is available in the big adjacent lot. For questions, call Cultural Affairs at 845-341-4891.

May I Have A Word With You ... Quips, Quotes & Quiddities with Carol Pozefsky YOU’RE LIKE NOWHERE MAN TV commercials for new, oddly named drugs are ubiquitous, that is to say, everywhere. Its antonym, nullibicity, is the state of being nowhere. To be gruntled is to be in a good humor. Gruntle is the opposite of disgruntle. “Many gruntled postal workers laughed and frolicked at their annual Christmas party.” Onomastics is the hobby of collecting unusual (actual) names. New Yorker George Hubbard, said to be a leading onomasticist, includes these names in his collection: Three Persons Appleyard, Sistine Madonna McClung, and Aphrodite Chackess. Our own search yielded these whimsical, bona fide names: Pimp Freeman, Very Bland, Funny Smith and Hernia Dalton. THE DEVIL YOU SAY If you are an atheist, you’re a person who does not believe in the existence of God. An adiabolist, on the other hand, is one who does not believe in the devil. Believe or not, (sic) you’ll find copious synonyms for the devil in mythology and religious history:

Diablo, Satan, Beelzebub, Mephistopheles, Lucifer, Prince of Darkness, Dybbuk, Archfiend... Synonyms for angel are harder to come by and some, a stretch: Cherub, Guardian, divine messenger, heavenly being. Is there a conclusion to draw? Your call. JOHN UPDIKE Left unattended, that steaming, frothy hot chocolate becomes a cold cup of yucch. But to the late, insanely gifted Harvard man from Shillington, Pa., it inspired a verse.

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The scum has come, my cocoa’s cold The cup is numb and I grow old. It seems an age since from the pot It bubbled, beige and burning hotToo hot to be too quickly quaffed Accordingly, I found a draft And in it placed the boiling brew And took a taste of toast or two. Alas, time flies and minutes chill, My cocoa lies dull brown and still. How wearisome! In likelihood, The scum once come, is come for good.

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Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra: “Transfiguration” “This wonderful program centers around the idea of transformation. With Richard Strauss’ incredible tone-poem Death & Transfiguration that looks back over the hero’s life and then culminates in his ascent, Wagner’s alternately earthly and celestial Lohengrin Preludes, an exciting work by Missy Mazzoli about the Detroit skyline titled River Rouge Transfiguration, and Tchaikovsky’s irresistible Sleeping Beauty Suite, this concert is certain to be a winner,” stated Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Maestro Russell Ger. Mazzoli (b.1980) has received critical acclaim for her chamber, orchestral and operatic work. In 2018 she became one of the first two women to receive a commission from the Metropolitan Opera House. From 2012-2015 she was composer-in-residence at the Opera Company of Philadelphia, in 2018 was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Classical Composition, and in 2018, was named for a two-season term as the Mead Composer-in-Residence with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Gordon Shacklett’s Concert Preview at 6:30pm should be highly stimulating, as Strauss’ tone poem has had much meaning in his life. “My own association with D&T is indelible in my own memory. During my college days, I was playing cello with the Fresno Philharmonic. One afternoon, that


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orchestra was assembled for a read-through/ rehearsal of Strauss’ Tod und Verklärung. A special conductor (from the Pasadena Philharmonic) had been summoned to lead this unique event, Dr. Richard Lert, who was not only the mentor of our own conductor, but also a close friend of Richard Strauss himself. Dr. Lert took the tone poem apart, phrase by phrase, making sure that the appropriate phrasing, accents and dynamics were in place. Then...with every section of the orchestra primed with seeming “knowledge from the source,”...a complete run-through beginning-to-end, of this profound Strauss tone poem, composed when he was only 24. “As Wikipedia states: the music depicts the death of an artist. As the man lies dying, thoughts of his life pass through his head: his childhood innocence, the struggles of his manhood, the attainment of his worldly goals; and at the end, he receives the longedfor transfiguration ‘from the infinite reaches of heaven’. “Ever since that Sunday in 1958, I have been obsessed with Strauss’ handling of the musical raw material, particularly the progression of his six-note “Transfiguration Theme” and its extension/resolution

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throughout the tone poem. That theme, through the composition’s life-death battles, the heroism of youth, and life’s fulfillment, is never completely resolved until its final statement!! Six additional notes are added, bringing the transfiguration to completeness and ultimately satisfying close. “Here’s a rather revealing anecdote from the composer himself,” he added. “Just before his own death, he remarked that his music was absolutely correct; his feelings mirrored those of the artist depicted within; Strauss said to his daughter-in-law as he lay on his deathbed in 1949: “It’s a funny thing, Alice, dying is just the way I composed it in Tod und Verklärung.” Ger conducts the GNSO on March 14 at 7:30pm in handicapped accessible Aquinas Hall, Mount Saint Mary College, 330 Powell Avenue, Newburgh. Tickets: www. newburghsymphony.org and at the door. Children under age 18 and college students with proper ID are admitted free.

Conway’s New Book Be one of the first to witness John Conway reading from In Further Retrospect, just newly released. This is the largest collection of the Sullivan County Historian’s columns that have spanned 30 years, first printed in the Times Herald-Record and, subsequently, in the Sullivan County Democrat. In book form, In Further Retrospect includes something for everyone, presenting vignettes of Sullivan County history from colonial times to the 21st century and featuring stories from virtually very corner of the county. Collections of John’s columns were published in book form in 1996 and in 2008, but this is the largest collection ever. The reading and a book signing take place on March 12 at 6:00pm in the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library, 479 Broadway, Monticello. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 845 794-4660.

In Memoriam: Claire Coleman January 6, 1963 ~ January 24, 2020

Catskill Art Society is presenting an impromptu exhibition of Claire Coleman’s work at CAS Arts Center, 48 Main Street, Livingston Manor through March 7. The exhibition was organized to memorialize Claire after her sudden death from complications related to breast cancer. The items featured at CAS were designed and handmade at Claire’s store, The Plunk Shop. The shop, at 372 Old Route 17 in Livingston Manor, will be reopened by her son, Max Karpowicz, in the spring of 2020. CAS will also screen the film Chuck: Lost Object Found at CAS Arts Center on February 29 at 7:00pm. Memories of Claire “Claire Coleman was a woman of tremendous generosity of spirit. She was a prolific artist, seamstress and designer, but will be most fondly remembered for her kindness and compassion. “She lent her talents, enthusiasm and time to so many worthwhile causes, but the arts and creativity always remained at the forefront. Claire patched and painted the walls after every exhibition at CAS Arts Center and The Laundry King, preparing the spaces for installation for the next artist’s show. “I am remiss she didn’t see the warm response and accolades to her retrospective of work on view at CAS. We are so proud of this show, and I know she would be too.” - Sally Wright “Claire Coleman was a wonderful partner on any creative endeavor. She had energy, terrific ideas, and the know-how to get things done. We collaborated on many art shows over the years, most of which she hosted at The Plunk Shop. “There was the DADA DIY Show with the Outsiders Studio Collective, the Clothing for Goddesses Fashion Show featuring her tutus, James Karpowicz’ painted prison suit, my New Yorker Dress, Ramona Jan’s wild creations, and much more.

“Claire knew how to get people involved. And how to have FUN. We had the Clown Show, and most famously the Chuck Show, a show which was so successful, people would visit multiple times, bringing their friends to see the show and sitting for hours talking to Claire about the artwork, about the photos of Chuck and his family, and about STUFF, and what to do with all of it. “Ultimately the Chuck Show became the feature film, Chuck: Lost Object Found created with Chuck’s stuff: photos, audio tapes and home movies, as well as reenactments featuring many of our friends. Claire became an accomplished cinematographer and editor while making the film. For the past two years we were working on another film, a mockumentary called Two Tents. We are going to try to finish it as an homage to Claire and her tremendous creativity, but it will be difficult without her.” - Joanna Hartell “I met Claire about nine years ago when I applied to be a vendor in the Trout Parade. Very soon after that we became good friends. It was like that with Claire. She was fun and creative and generous. She was good at everything. It was very easy to like her and want to be around her. “We collaborated on a few art exhibitions together. The first was The Worst Show Ever in 2013 at The Plunk Shop when the shop was in the barn. I made a pornographic art piece out of beans, glitter, and pasta. Claire’s husband, James Karpowicz, made a piece out of old pills that looked like a sexy lady silhouette that one sees on tractor trailer trucks. There was also cans of worms with dirt and real worms hanging on the wall by Claire’s sister, Catherine Skalda. We served cheap beer from a toilet. It was an exhibition that many didn’t quite understand, but we thought it was funny and asked the big question, what can be considered art? “Our last exhibition together was at the The Laundry King in 2019. She displayed

her portraits from The Beauty Series and I showed polaroids which I called Recent Memories. Claire’s love of fashion and design, as well as her appreciation for vintage style, inspired the floral adorned “wig heads” in this exhibition. A fun play on fantasy and reality, the mixed-media series is a relationship between the natural and the unnatural, the past and the present. This series is part Claire Coleman with one of her early oil portraits. Photo by Ted Waddell. of the current exhibition at CAS on display through March 7. heavily involved in her world of art, music, “When I look at Claire’s artwork, I can see and creativity. I moved to Livingston Manor how much she inspired me when I create my in 2009, in part to be close to Claire. Claire’s own work. I hope in some way I did the same interest and passion for the arts continued to for her. She was such an enormous part of affect me deeply and became even more a my life. I’m sure I will always miss her.” part of my life. Claire had me creating my - Robyn Almquist own art and participating in her myriad art shows. She encouraged me to purchase my “My sister, Claire, was a force of power. own guitar and I learned to play (although Claire was the type of person who made you badly). She bought me a, now well played, want to be a part of what she was doing. She penny whistle so I could play along with her could draw people in with her smile, her wit, guitar, which we did often, and most often and her wine (always with ice), and she made with many friends. them a friend forever. That’s what she did. It “Claire, Joanna Hartell and I created a was so natural for her. She loved doing what full length feature film together (Chuck: she did, and made you want to do the things Lost Object Found), again with many of our that she loved along with her. In doing so, friends participating in the process. There Claire made you love those things as well. wasn’t a week or weekend that we didn’t This was what Plunk was to her. Plunk was get together and create or collaborate on a gathering place that she created so that she something. could include people in everything she loved. “My weeks and weekends are going to Plunk was a place where she could show her be much less colorful for a while due to her love for art and for music, and she could absence. I miss my sister, Claire, more than share it with everyone who walked through words can say. But with the community of the door. friends that I am now a part of, thanks in “I am a scientist (really an ecologist), not large part to Claire, I will remember Claire an artist, but long before Claire came to and her amazing creativeness and energy, Livingston Manor and created The Plunk and I will be able to get back some of the Shop, she drew me into her world of art color and beauty that was taken from us so and made me a part of that world that went recently.” beyond being simply her sister. I became - Catherine Skalda

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The Wallkill River School Celebrates Fabulous, Fun & Furry Four-Legged Friends!

A furry friend and masterpiece!

“I Said Eyes Right” by Joseph Sundwall

The Wallkill River School (WRS) has prepared for a month filled with furry friends! A special benefit exhibit, Paws will feature paintings done by dogs of the Walden Humane Society. To compliment these pup’s paintings, WRS will be holding a group show, Unconditional: Portraits of Dogs, juried by Joseph Sundwall, who will be having his own exhibit, Unleashed, featuring his oils. These exhibits are on display until the end of April, with a reception on March 7 from 5:00pm-7:00pm. The exhibit will lead up to an adoption event on April 5 from Noon-2:00pm where visitors can view, and potentially adopt, the participating dogs! The Walden Humane Society is a nokill, non-profit safe haven that believes all animals have a natural right to humane treatment including proper care, respect, and safe shelter. Their mission is to provide care while finding permanent, loving homes for the many animals that come to their door. This winter, the Society embarked on a special project to have their beautiful canines produce paintings. The hope was that the fun abstract works that were produced by these dogs would be a great tool throughout the Society’s mission of finding homes for these special animals. The WRS hopes to make that happen with their Paws benefit-exhibit and the corresponding adoption event. “I’ve been with the Humane Society for 10 years, and it has been an amazing experience,” says Mary Zoutis, on her work with the Humane Society’s Paws project. “Getting to

interact with so many beautiful animals, work with such dedicated staff, and connecting these animals with their companions has been such an incredible opportunity. With this project, we were thrilled to be able to show a different side of these animals; not anxiously pacing in an unfamiliar cage, or barking at an unfamiliar person, instead really showcasing their compassion and character. It’s our hope that people will see that these dogs have the patience to paint these works of art, and we hope this helps potential owners see a different side of the animals, one not normally seen in shelters or humane societies.” Loyal, compassionate, and protective, dogs have been at humanity’s side for ages, and as such, have inspired many artists. Whether it be a passionately painted portrait of a beloved pet or an epic painting of a regal king with his trusty hunting hound, dogs can be seen in art throughout history. Their massive range of breeds, sizes, and personalities provide an endless amount of possibility for artists looking to paint them. Unconditional: Portraits of Dogs, will be juried by Joseph Sundwall, as this is a subject he has a particular knack for in his oil paintings. Sundwall was raised in a suburb of Chicago at a time when the arts were an integral part of a child’s education. Encouraged by family and art educators, he found his art path early on, and completed his first oil painting in third grade. When it came time for college he chose the Kansas City Art Institute with the


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Work by Akira (photo left)

intention of majoring in painting, but after getting a taste of other arts in the first year foundation program, he became fascinated by the graphic design department. This led to a move to NYC where he worked as a graphic designer for several years. Eventually, Joseph fell back in love with fine art and pursued traditional education at the Art Students League, National Academy of Design, and at St Oswald’s Studios in London. Today, Joseph divides his time between figure painting and landscape, which usually includes animals and, of late, birds. On his passion for painting animals, Joseph stated, “Having focused for years on people portraits, on a lark I went to see a polo match and found myself captivated by the ponies - their beauty, intelligence and athleticism astonished the city boy in me. Before long I was painting polo and other equestrian events, including dressage, foxhunting, bassetting and horse racing, then all kinds of hounds and birds and animals were integrated into my work. I feel that I was somehow destined to paint the figure - humans and animals in motion and at rest.” Joseph paints from life as much as possible, preferring the simple oil sketch as reference material as opposed to photography. His style relies in great part on wet-into-wet techniques, plus the juxtaposition of areas of flat paint with modeling and vigorous brushwork playing off areas of studied strokes. You can see this technique applied to the many works in his solo show, Unleashed.

“Sketching Cows” by Mary Mugele Sealfon

The WRS will also be hosting free art classes in March to promote their annual summer program. On March 21 from 1:00pm-3:00pm, attendees will be given an opportunity to try their hand at a wide range of painting/drawing projects. This art class sampler is the perfect way to experience the full gamut of educational art programs offered by the WRS children’s instructors. WRS teachers will be showcasing their unique projects in the areas of traditional drawing, illustration, and painting. Although the event is free, pre-registration is required through the WRS website: wallkill.art. Another unique event in March is the WRS repair cafe, a free event that encourages repair and reuse of products. Artisans from a wide range of disciplines will be using their skills to repair clothing, accessories, and much more. Services are free, but tips are appreciated at the March 8, 1:00pm-3:00pm event. In addition, WRS artist Mary Mugele Sealfon will be showcasing her wide range of landscape paintings, still lifes, figurative works, and much more at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rock Tavern through March 29. Entranced by the Hudson Valley, Mary enjoys plein air painting, portraiture and still life in pastel and oil. She recently retired from teaching at SUNY Orange and currently works with the WRS and several other arts organizations. The Wallkill River School is located at 232 Ward Street, Montgomery. For more information, call 845-457-ARTS.

3 Arts Organizations Offer Seminar Series

New York Style Latin Jazz in Middletown

For the past three years Panelists will include: Goshen Art League (GAL) Mark Carranceja, Wallkill River School founder & creative director (WRS) and Orange County of Noisemaker Media, Arts Council (OCAC) have Barry Lewis, former joined forces to offer area editor of Times Heraldartists a joint membership Record, at a discounted rate. Barry Plaxen, publisher The three organizations of CANVAS, and are now announcing a Barbara Martinez, new collaborative effort executive director of Goshen of seminars, panels, and Chamber of Commerce. workshops titled NEXT “Collaborations by STEP: Professional Skills Mark Carranceja & Barry Plaxen; multiple arts groups such For Artists, being developed Barry Lewis & Barbara Martinez as these three memberby: driven organizations are indicative of the Sarah Fortner Pierson, executive director vitality and strength of our arts community. I of WRS, was honored when asked to be a part of this Sarah MacKay, executive director of innovative presentation that will benefit our OCAC, and highly talented creatives,” said Plaxen. Gloria Bonelli, administrator/curator of The panelists will offer a keynote GAL. presentation stressing marketing and self “We three arts organizations offer promotion on social media, hosted by the our members different services which Wallkill River School, 232 Ward Street complement and reinforce each other but (17K), Montgomery, on March 29 at until now, had not actually fully collaborated 2:00pm. on a specific project. We’re excited to be Reservations are strongly suggested. Visit working so closely on this series,” said www.wallkillriverschool.com. Bonelli. For more information, call 845-457-ARTS The first of the series is a panel and Q&A or email goshenartleague@gmail.com. discussion titled Media, Marketing, and SelfAdmission is FREE for members of Promotion for the Artist. OCAC, WRS, & GAL. Non-members $30.

Willie Martinez has deepMarch 7 at 7:30pm is the date seeded roots in Latin Jazz. It was and time for the performance handed down to him through of Willie Martinez and La his family. When he speaks Familia Sextet. about it and shares his feelings The box office opens at and knowledge through his 6:30pm the evening of the music, he demonstrates not only performance. Tickets for the enthusiasm but genuine love concert are $10. All students are for what he learned from his admitted free at the door. grandfather and thereby Online purchase with his heritage. a $2.50 service charge Martinez has been a per ticket is available at familiar face in New York www.sunyorange.edu/ City’s eclectic music scene arts_comm/ticketing. for well over thirty years. html. As well as being a much In addition to the sought after drummer, concert, Willie Martinez percussionist, and will give a music master vocalist, he is also a gifted class entitled, Rhythm is arranger and composer. the center of Latin Jazz He and his ensemble have on March 6 at 11:00am been playing together for in Orange Hall room 23 so long that they know that is free and open to each other’s moves and the public. nuances and share each Orange Hall is located at other’s excitement for the the corner of Wawayanda Willie Martinez and La Familia Sextet music. and Grandview Avenues Come to the William and Helen Richards (GPS: 24 Grandview Avenue), Middletown. Theatre at Orange Hall at SUNY Orange Questions may be directed to Cultural for an evening of great New York Style Latin Affairs at 845-341-4891 or by emailing: Jazz that will be thoughtful, yet have the cultural@sunyorange.edu. audience dancing in the aisles! Visit www.sunyorange.edu/culturalaffairs

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Together Again After 56 Years! “Imagine my excitement when it was announced that The Zoo Story and Dutchman would be presented at SUNY Sullivan. As both theatre manager and company manager at New York City’s Cherry Lane Theatre during 1964-65, when the two plays were first presented together on a double-bill revival, the announcement flooded me with many memories. They were innovative plays back then, and have since become classics.” - Barry Plaxen, CANVAS publisher. Edward Albee’s plays have challenged, engaged and, at times, confounded audiences since he first burst upon the scene with The Zoo Story - an unsettling and, ultimately, shocking encounter between two men in Central Park. Ben Brantley, chief theater critic of the New York Times, thinks Albee was one of the great American dramatists. “Is there anyone else who dares to take on questions that big?” Brantley asks. “I’m not talking about questions of politics or immediate topical issues. Edward Albee asks questions - the most basic existential questions - he confronts death, he confronts sex with, I think, eyes that remain very wide open.”


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Dutchman, a play written by Amiri Baraka, won an Obie Award and was made into a film in 1967, starring Shirley Knight and Al Freeman, Jr. Dutchman was the last play produced by Baraka under his birth name, LeRoi Jones. At the time, he was in the process of divorcing his Jewish wife and embracing Black Nationalism. Dutchman may be described as a political allegory depicting black and white relations during the time Baraka wrote it. The play’s title evokes images of Dutch ships that carried slaves across the Atlantic. The subway car in the play, endlessly traveling the same course, is symbolic of “The Course of History.” Another layer of the title’s symbolism is the myth of the Flying Dutchman, a ghost ship which, much like the subway car the characters ride in, endlessly sails on with a crew that is unable to escape the confines of the vessel. Directed by Nick López, Adjunct Professor of Theater at SUNY Sullivan, The Zoo Story and Dutchman run from March 6-14 in the Seelig Theatre at SUNY Sullivan, 112 College Road, Loch Sheldrake. Tickets at the door.

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Shadowland is 100 Years Old! Originally opened as a sparked by timely satire vaudeville and movie theater (Champagne for Caesar), in 1920, Shadowland and a raucous family Stages - the premier comedy (Life with Father) professional Equity theater are reasons why seeing in the Hudson Valley - is movies with our friends and inviting Lower Hudson neighbors on a big screen Valley residents to leave is so much more rewarding their living rooms and enjoy an experience then seeing four vintage feature films “The Thief of Bagdad” - March 13 them on our couch or on our - as well as assorted short phones.” subjects! - in the communal Besides the classic motion setting of the theater as they pictures to be shown Fridays were originally meant to be in March at 7:00pm, there seen and as Shadowland will be Disney’s Goofy has shown them throughout in Motor Mania; an RKO its hundred years on Canal public service short You Street in Ellenville. Can Survive the A-Bomb!, Sponsored by local a Harman-Ising cartoon “Motor Mania” - March 6 Ellenville-Wawarsing The Little Mole, The Three businesses, “The films in this Shadowland Stooges in We Want Our Mummy, a Walter Cinema Series are all prime examples of Lantz cartoon Jungle Belles, a classic Laurel films that can best be appreciated by seeing and Hardy silent short We Faw Down, a them with an audience on the big screen,” Merrie Melodies Strife With Father, and says series coordinator Ray Faiola. “From So, You Want to Be in Pictures, one of the the visual splendor of a Technicolor fantasy most famous entries in the long-running Joe (The Thief of Bagdad shown in a rare dye- McDoakes series of comedy shorts. transfer Technicolor print) and a grand Tickets are available at the Shadowland guignol horror classic (The Phantom of the box office, 157 Canal Street, beginning one Opera with Lon Chaney and the famous hour prior to screening or online at www. Bal Masque sequence filmed in early shadowlandstages.org. See ad page 17 for Technicolor), to the contagious laughter titles and dates. For info: 845-647-5511.

Catskill Art Society: “Uncontained”

9 Singers for Women’s Day in Ellenville

Everyone has their loose and direct way of own version of dystopia painting. For the artist, these days. Liza the challenge is always in Phillips’ has to with the finding a place where the uncontainability of our two worlds interact. She object-filled lives, and is interested in the space the fragmentation of between narratives, our focus. Both can lead where stories might to imbalance, spilled begin in the rational “Cargo Boat” by Liza Phillips 2016, acrylic on canvas, 52 x 80” cargo, and lost points of mind and dissolve in pure reference. Maintaining lightness is key, so paint. She dwells between fixed points of the artist looks for humor where she can find reference, seeking the structure of objects it and plumb the image bank regularly. Each and spaces as an invitation for abstraction work is a conversation about being in the to interfere. At other times images simply world and about what painting is uniquely in emerge. a position to say. Liza Phillips has exhibited her paintings, In his Poetics of Space, Bachelard sculpture, drawings and photographic prints describes the emotional intensity of a desk extensively in the U.S. and the UK since drawer as potentially equal to that of a large the early 1980s. Her work has been shown house or a vast landscape, and it is with scale at major museums and galleries such as the shifts that Phillips also find new possibilities. Whitechapel in London, the San Bernadino A cargo ship can seem the size of a toy, or a Museum in CA, The Sculpture Center, NY, toaster the size of a building. Depth of field Pierogi and Momenta Art in Brooklyn and is unpredictable and visions may collide. most recently at the Hefei-Kurume Art Catskill Art Society (CAS) will present Museum, Hefei, China. Uncontained, a solo exhibition from Liza On March 21, CAS will host an Artists Phillips at the Laundry King, 65 Main Talk from 3:00pm-4:00pm followed Street, Livingston Manor, from March 21- immediately by a free opening reception May 2. from 4:00pm-5:00pm. These paintings span about four years Refreshments will be served and admission during which Phillips discovered new ways is free and open to the public. to bring together her love of drawing with a Visit www.catskillartsociety.org.

A joint venture by Music Institute of Sullivan and Ulster (MISU) and St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ellenville’s arts collaborative Music on Market (MoM) is entering its third year of “Bringing Musical Diversity to the Ellenville Community.” MoM will also be collaborating with the Ellenville Public Library and Museum for a series of Not Just for Kids concerts on selected 4th Sundays, and MISU will host a The B2’s will serenade the audience at MISU for its Coffeehouse Concert on March 7 at 7:30pm. Coffeehouse Concert and an Open Mic every month. 2016 at the Rosendale Theatre, bringing full The B2’s are a nine-voice women’s voice house audiences to their feet. ensemble founded and directed by musician, With original arrangements by Debbie, composer and choral director Debbie Lan. The B2’s eclectic and uplifting repertoire Debbie Lan, originally from Cape includes songs by Sweet Honey in the Rock, Town, South Africa, is an award-winning Sting, The Boswell Sisters, Elton John, Pete composer, arranger and vocalist. She has Seeger, Susan Werner, Ma Muse and James been part of the local musical scene since Taylor amongst others. she moved to Woodstock in 1992, and has Members of the The B2’s include Betty written, performed and recorded with Robbie Boomer, Ruth Molloy, Suzanne Stokes, Dupree, Artie Traum, John Hall, Dog on Carol Bialy, Noelle Damon, Kathy Fleas and others. Flannery, Rita Prusinski, Vicki Koenig She recorded two award-winning CDs and Donna Greenfield Cullen. of original Cape Town-inspired music for In honor of Women’s Day, MISU will children and families with her band Grenadilla. present The B2’s for its Coffeehouse Concert Her Pop Opera, On a Midsummer’s Night, on March 7 at 7:30pm. Suggested donation adapted from Shakespeare’s Midsummer $10. Both MISU and St. John’s Episcopal Night’s Dream, for which she wrote the Church are located at 40 Market Street, libretto and 60 pieces of music, debuted July, Ellenville. See ad on page 22 for more.

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Three’s A Crowd at The WaterWheel Cafe Nancy, Mare, & Ron have been friends and musical partners going back to the early 70’s in Brooklyn. Known together as 3’s a Crowd, they are an acoustic trio playing 60’s and 70’s rock with an emphasis on strong 3-part harmonies. One of Northeast PA’s finest acoustic electric rock bands, they are known for playing the best of Crosby, Stills & Nash, The

Eagles, The Beatles, Ronstadt, Neil Young, and much more! Each member of the trio sings and also plays guitar and bass. Hear them jam on March 6 at 8:00pm when they head to The WaterWheel Café, 150 Water Street, Milford. Admisson: $5. Dinner service begins at 5:00pm. For reservations: 570-296-2383. See ad on this page for more details.

5th Annual Dance Invitational Orange County School of Dance of Monroe and Highland Mills will present its 5th Annual Dance Invitational. Studios participating include Orange County School of Dance / Little Feet Dance Company, High Definition Dance of New Windsor, The Dance Center of Port Jervis, The Dance Conservatory of Westchester, The Dance Emporium of


Middletown and Step by Step of Cornwall. Excerpts from Giselle and Coppelia will be performed as well as modern, contemporary, jazz and tap pieces. Two performances will be held on March 1 at 3:00pm and 5:30pm at the Little Feet Theater, 22 Lake Street, Monroe. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 845-

Northern Academy of the Arts Open House Northern Academy of the Arts’ (NAA) mission is to nurture students to become welleducated individuals of exemplary moral character. To this end, NAA provides a rigorous college preparatory and classical arts education steeped in the traditional values of the West and the East. Visitors will watch an orchestra performance (at 1:00pm) , get a taste of NAA’s dance, music, fine arts and STEM

summer programs, and have a tour on campus during the Open House on March 29 from 1:00pm-3:00pm. The Orchestra will perform Dvorak’s Slavonic Dance No. 1 and Snowflakes Welcoming Spring by award winning composer Jing Xian, who has been with the renown Shen Yun Performing Arts Dance Company since 2006. NAA is located at 1 Ashley Avenue, Middletown. www.northernacademy.org

Dance and Sing with Emish at Pennings You don’t have to have the luck of the leprechaun to have fun celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day. You are invited to grab your kin to dance and sing-along to a farm and family celebration of epic leprechaun proportion! Emish is an award-winning, high-powered Americana folk-roots inspired trio with Celtic influences. For over a decade, these New York natives have thrived as a nationally touring band taking with them their versatile musical background, foot stomping energy, 10

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engaging performances and mastery of their instruments. Toast Saint Patrick as you listen to Christy Halligan Brown on fiddle and back up vocals, songwriter Bobby Currerion on guitar and lead vocals, and Jennifer Curreri on flute, vocals, trumpet and whistles. They’ll be at Pennings Farm Market, 161 NY-94, Warwick, on March 15 from 3:00pm-6:00pm. For more about Pennings Farm Market, see ad this on page.

Chi, Chirpin’ & Chopin on the Garrett Stage in Montgomery Yalin Chi, originally from Beijing, moved to the U.S. to study at Interlochen Arts Academy. She later studied at the Juilliard School where she earned both undergraduate and Master of Music degrees, and has performed at venues including Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Kumho Art Hall in Seoul, Korea, and ZhongShan Music Hall in Beijing. Her solo recital last year was selected by the Poughkeepsie Journal as one of the weekend top picks, and Leslie Gerber of the Woodstock Times described her recent recital in the Saugerties Pro Musica concert series as “flowing and masterful,” with “gorgeous tonal coloring.” Chi has worked with musicians around the world, including principal trombonist of the New York Philharmonic Joseph Alessi, principal trumpet of the London Symphony Orchestra Philip Cobb, clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein, and concertmaster of the Seoul Symphony Orchestra Wayne Lin. As an orchestral musician, she regularly performs with Albany Symphony, New Jersey Festival Orchestra, and has held the principal keyboard position at the Hudson Valley Philharmonic since 2014. She joined the West Point Band in 2008. For the Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series she will perform music by Chopin (Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op.

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the sonata is infused with the 23), Beethoven, Brahms and instantly recognizable motif Vezuli. from Beethoven’s Symphony Chopin’s Ballades are No. 5 during the first, third, and single-movement pieces for fourth movements. Brahms solo piano considered to be was barely 20 years old at the some of the most challenging time of its composition. pieces in the standard piano Aleksander Vezuli on repertoire. The term ballade Chirpin’: “This is a new piece, was used by Chopin in the a world premiere, written in sense of a balletic interlude the end of 2017 and published or dance-piece, equivalent to as a piano score played by the old Italian ballata. There Finale Software on YouTube are dramatic and dance-like on Dec. 31, 2017. elements in his use of the “Since it is a very difficult genre, and he may be said to Yalin Chi piece, in some parts extremely be a pioneer of the ballade as difficult, no one has played it on stage until an abstract musical form. Beethoven’s Sonata No. 28, Op. 101 now. This piece was written to be included in marks the beginning of what is generally a piano anthology in Albania, among other regarded as Beethoven’s final period, where known piano pieces composed by Albanian the forms are more complex, ideas more composers and recorded by an Albanianwide-ranging, textures more polyphonic, and German pianist and conductor. For that the treatment of the themes and motifs even reason, I tried to write a piece putting in all more sophisticated than before. Beethoven my knowledge of the piano, since I would himself described this sonata as “a series of be among famous Albanian composers. I call this piece Chirpin’ without a “g” for fun, impressions and reveries.” Sonatas were seen by many of Brahms’ expressing birds chirping.” The concert is in the Montgomery Senior contemporaries as past their heyday. His Sonata No. 3, Op. 5 was composed with a Center, 36 Bridge Street, on the Garrett masterful combination of free Romantic spirit Concert Stage on March 15 at 3:00pm. and strict Classical architecture. As a further Admission is free. See page 27 for pre and testament to Brahms’ affinity for Beethoven, post concert dining options.

Elizabeth “Jackie” Horner Goldstein July 9, 1932 - February 8, 2020

Elizabeth “Jackie” Horner Goldstein of Liberty was born in Gallipolis, OH. She started dancing at age 3 and was teaching ballet and tap by the age of 13. At 17, she joined the June Taylor dancers and Rockettes in New York City. She came to the Catskills in 1954, after traveling the US, Canada, South America and Mexico, and taught dancing at Grossinger’s (becoming the inspiration for the character of Penny in the film Dirty Dancing), the Raleigh, Pines, Concord, Nevele, Granite, Fallsview, and Paramont hotels into the 90’s. She taught at the Villa Roma in the last few years. Her life was a happy one, putting smiles on people’s faces, doing charity affairs, lectures, and choreographing. Above and beyond her happiest memories were teaching dance to hotel guests and Hollywood and Broadway stars, who were her friends. Now she’s dancing with the angels.

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

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lectures “From Minstrel Shows to the Economics of Blackface & Stereotypes in American Entertainment”����� Erroyl Rolle Crawford Library, Feb 27, 6pm Maple Sugar Tours����������������������������������HHNM Feb 29, March 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 11am & 1pm & 2pm “Visual Intelligence ~ The Art of Perception” Amy E. Herman������������SUNYO-RCSE Mar 3, 7pm “Edouard Manet” Laura Nicholls����������������������������������������������������������� MSM-DC Mar 4, 1pm FEE” “Liver Health, Your Cholesterol, & Arthritis” Dr. Richard Huntoon�����������MSM-DC Mar 4, 1pm “Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia”������������������������������ Cornwall Library, Mar 5, 12:30pm “The Red Badge of Courage: An Historical Interpretation” Charles La Rocca������������������������������� Wisner Library, Warwick, Mar 5, 6:30pm Banned Books Symposium Nick Bruel����������������������������������������� MSM-KFL Mar 7, 8:30am-1:30pm “Planning & Managing for Increased Biodiversity in Your Woodland: Women and Their Woods”���� Symposium Dr. Linda Rohleder Milford Library, Mar 7, 10:30am-2:30pm Informational Tour�������������������������������������������Safe Harbors of the Hudson, Newburgh, Mar 10, 9am “Medicare 101” Jim Farnham�������������������������������������������������������������������������MSM-DC Mar 10, 6pm Great Decisions Discussions Group “India & Pakistan”������������������ Cornwall Library, Mar 11, 7pm “Cinderella Around the World” Joan Monk������������������������������������������MSM-DC Mar 12, 1pm FEE “Wacky Science Adventures”������������������������������������������������������������������������ PEEC Mar 14, 1pm FEE “Celtic Spirituality” Sr. Peggy Murphy�������������������������������������������������MSM-DC Mar 16, 10am FEE “Declutter Your Life & Reduce Stress” Diane Lang����������������������MSM-DC Mar 16, 10:30am FEE “The Dangers of the Ketogenic Diet” Toni-Jean Kulpinski�������������������MSM-DC Mar 16, 1pm FEE “Jersey City Mayor Frank Hague: “I AM THE LAW” Ken Tschan����MSM-DC Mar 17, 10:30am FEE “Birds & Wildlife of Tanzania & Kenya” Lee Hunter ����Thrall Library, Middletown, Mar 17, 6pm “Beware My Sting-THE WASPS” Cynthia Topps�������������������������������MSM-DC Mar 18, 10am FEE “Mexican Muralists & Their Influence on American Art” Laura Nicholls�MSM-DC Mar 18, 1pm FEE “The Life of John Dee” Nathan Rosenblum��������������������������������������������MSM-DC Mar 18, 2pm FEE “U.S. Congressman Moses Stivers & Colonel Benjamin Tuesten, Jr.” Andy Mills�������������������������� MSM-DC Mar 19, 1:30pm FEE” “Grow Local Greenwood Lake”�������������������������������������������� Greenwood Lake Library, Mar 19, 7pm “Herbal Tales, Folklore, and Use” Sarah Elisabeth�����������������������������MSM-DC Mar 20, 10am FEE “Staging Tips For Selling Your Home” Claudia Jacobs�����������������MSM-DC Mar 20, 10:30am FEE “Salamanders, Frogs, and More!”����������������������������������������������� PEEC Mar 21 & Mar 29, 1pm FEE Woodcock Walk����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� PEEC Mar 21, 6:30pm FEE “The Delaware in the American Revolution” Frank Salvati��������������������������������������������������������������� Time and the Valleys Museum, Grahamsville, Mar 22, 2pm “Mona Lisa: Northern vs. Southern” Matt Soltis����������������������������������MSM-DC Mar 23, 1pm FEE “The Glenn Miller Band: Music That Inspired the Troops” Rick FeingoldMSM-DC Mar 24, 1pm FEE “A Few Secrets From Manhattan’s Little Secrets” John Tauranac����MSM-DC Mar 26, 1pm FEE “Faith of Our Founders” Bill Banuchi����������������������������������������������MSM-DC Mar 26, 1:30pm FEE “Escape from Behind Enemy Lines: 75th Anniversary of WWII” Rick Feingold��������������������������� Wisner Library, Warwick, Mar 26, 6pm “Psychedelics - Not Your Father’s Hallucinogens” Donald F. Slish���SUNYO-RCSE Mar 26, 7pm “President Wilson and The Second Mrs. Wilson” Leon DiMartino���MSM-DC Mar 31, 10am FEE “Our Power lies in our ability to grow our own food!” Karen Washington�����SUNYO-KH Mar 31, 7pm Master Classes Matt Koff “Writing Jokes for TV and Standup”�����������������������������������������SUNYO-OH Feb 28, 1pm Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet “Rhythm is the center of Latin Jazz”� SUNYO-OH Mar 6, 11am Heidi Lanino “The Shape of Things” ~ Drawing and Mark-Making������� SUNYO-KH Mar 6, Noon “Lecoq Technique and Physical Theatre” Blake Habermann����������������� SUNYO-OH Mar 11, 1pm Frances Duffy “The Harp: its Music and History”���������������������������������� SUNYO-OH Mar 27, 11am Artist Talks Annie O’Neill “ART: of Mexicana Influence”, Artist Salon Series�Pine Bush Library, Mar 12, 7pm Liza Phillips “Uncontained”��������������������� CAS Laundry King, Livingston Manor, Mar 21, 3pm-4pm “WOW: Water on Water” Artists�������� Time and the Valleys Museum, Grahamsville, Mar 29, 1pm

Multi-Instrumentalist in Narrowsburg Kevin Graham’s improvised musical style is widely influenced by jazz, classical, folk, and world music. From playing in east village clubs to working as a studio musician in his 20s, he has collected many styles and techniques and put them all together for his ‘free admission’ debut solo show. 12

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Looping live with his six string ukulele, electric guitar, fretless bass, vocals, and various percussive instruments, Graham will perform a mix of eclectic musical motifs and melodies with improvised rhythms and solos for the DVAA Salon Series, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, on March 7 at 2:00pm.

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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 CANVAS cannot be responsible for errors & omissions. Please verify dates and times

Music for Humanity folk���������� Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, 3rd Saturday, 7:30pm FREE Bobby Harden’s Soul Purpose Band��������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Feb 28, 8pm The Dark Horses George Harrison�����������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Feb 29, 8pm Fred Zepplin rock���������������������������������������������������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Feb 29, 8pm Time Peace 60’s-70’s rock���������������������������������� Pennings Farm, Warwick, Feb 29, 8:30pm-11:30pm Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis blues, soul������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 1 & Mar 15, 11am Bruce T Carroll Band���������������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 5, 8pm Chris O’Leary Band blues, Jaxx Café������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 6, 7pm Johnny Dowd “Trashabilly”, George Spafford������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Mar 6, 8pm Three’s A Crowd rock������������������������������������������������������������WaterWheel Cafe, Milford, Mar 6, 8pm Kevin Graham Multi-instrumentalist�����������������������������������DVAA Narrowsburg, Mar 7, 2pm FREE The Harvest Duo������������������������������������������������������ Greenwood Lake Library, Mar 7, 1:30pm FREE! The B2s celebrating Women’s Day���������������������������������������������������� MISU Ellenville, Mar 7, 7:30pm Mighty Spectrum Band r&r����������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Mar 7, 7:30pm Scott Sharrard, Telepathic Moon Dance��������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 7, 8pm Richard Barone & Glenn Mercer post-Velvet Underground��The Falcon Underground, Mar 7, 8pm Dave Keyes������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 8, 11am Jamie Saft Trio w/Mike Clark & Tony Garnier������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 11, 8pm Chris Beard Blues Band���������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 12, 8pm Moonshine Creek Bluegrass����������������������������������������Pennings Farm, Warwick, Mar 13, 7pm-10pm The Restless Age rock, Mikaela Davis�����������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 13, 8pm The Last Band: Music of the Last Waltz����������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Mar 13, 8pm Walt Edwards folk, rock, Irish��������������������������������������������WaterWheel Cafe, Milford, Mar 14, 7pm Janie March folk������������������������Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Rock Tavern, Mar 14, 7:30pm Ryan Montbleau Americana��������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 14, 8pm Deadgrass Jerry Garcia�������������������������������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Mar 14, 8pm “Irving Berlin Lecture”����������������������������������������������������������Wisner Library, Warwick, Mar 15. 2pm Cindy Cashdollar & The Syncopators Texas swing, rockabilly���� The Falcon Underground, Mar 16, 8pm Petey Hop’s Roots & Blues Sessions���������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Mar 18, 7pm Fred Zepplin rock����������������������������������������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Mar 21, 8pm Uncle Shoehorn funk������������������������������������������Pennings Farm, Warwick, Mar 21, 8:30pm-11:30pm Shiri Zorn Quartet pop, middle-eastern������������������������������������ The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 22, 11am James Patrick rock, pop��������������������������������������������������Pennings Farm, Warwick, Mar 22, 2pm-5pm Svetlana’s NYC Swing Collective “Night at the Movies”�����������The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 22, 8pm Poet Gold’s POELODIES rap, nu�������������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Mar 25, 7pm Jeff Wilkinson & The Shutterdogs, The Wynotte Sisters���������The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 26, 7pm Early Elton Trio Elton John��������������������������������������������������������The Falcon. Marlboro, Mar 27, 8pm Professor Louie & The Crowmatix roots-blues, Michael Sosler c&w��Museum Village, Mar 28, 8pm The Association rock����������������������������������������������������Paramount Theatre, Middletown, Mar 28, 8pm Jane Lee Hooker Band blues��������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 28, 8pm Saints of Swing swing, Motown, r&b, Dixieland����������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 29, 11am Alyssa Goldstein vocals���������������������������������������������������Pennings Farm, Warwick, Mar 29, 2pm-5pm Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Newburgh Chamber Music������St. George’s Church, Newburgh, Mar 29, 3pm OPEN Mic & IN-HOUSE MUSIC Listings below are not included in our centerspread calendar

Open Mic w/Elizabeth Rose������������������������������������������������ Rafter’s Tavern, Callicoon, Sundays, 3pm Open Mic w/Steve Schwartz & Antoine Magliano������������Dutch’s Tavern, Rock Hill, Mondays, 7pm Joanna Gass and the Search & Rescue Orchestra������� Brew, Rock Hill, Tuesdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm Open Mic������������������������������������������������������� Heartbeat Music Hall, Grahamsville, Wednesdays, 7pm The Parting Glass Band Celtic�������������������� Loughran’s Pub, Salisbury Mills, Thursdays, 7pm-10pm Blues Jam��������������������������������������������������������������������������WaterWheel Cafe, Milford, Thursdays, 8pm Little Comb����������������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Feb 28, 7:30pm T.J.Santiago�������������������������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Feb 29, 2pm-5pm Back to the Garden 1969�������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Feb 29 7:30pm Midnight Slim & LaurieAnne��������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Mar 1, 2pm-5pm Acoustic Open Mic Sessions w/Jason Gisser��������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Mar 4, 7pm HV Live Band Karaoke������������������������������������������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Mar 5, 7pm Swamp Fox�������������������������������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Mar 6, 7:30pm Gary Adamson��������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Mar 7, 2pm-5pm Roni and Kyle pop, rock���������������������������������������������������Pennings Farm, Warwick, Mar 8, 2pm-5pm Evan Teatum & Alan Battiatto������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Mar 8, 2pm-5pm Jack Higgins & Friends���������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Mar 13, 7:30pm Mark Vandetta������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Mar 14, 2pm-5pm Ray DeLear soul������������������������������������������������������������Pennings Farm, Warwick, Mar 14, 7pm-10pm Floyd Pink Band���������������������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Mar 14, 7:30pm Chris Raabe������������������������������������������������������������ Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Mar 15, 2pm-5pm Heated Exchange��������������������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Mar 20, 7:30pm Jennie Jazz Duo������������������������������������������������������ Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Mar 21, 2pm-5pm Stone Flower Santana tribute������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Mar 21, 7:30pm Open Mic music, spoken word��������������������������������������������������������� MISU Ellenville, Mar 21, 7:30pm Erol Ogut���������������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Mar 22, 2pm-5pm Crush���������������������������������������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Mar 27, 7:30pm Kyle Hornbeck������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Mar 28, 2pm-5pm Hurley Mountain Highway���������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Mar 28, 7:30pm Chris Brown����������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Mar 29, 2pm-5pm

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“The More the Merrier” Jean Arthur, Charles Coburn������TriVersity, Milford, Feb 26, 7pm FREE “Father’s Little Dividend” S. Tracy, E. Taylor, w/dinner�������Hotel Fauchere, Milford, Feb 27, 6pm “Chuck: Lost Object Found” documentary����� CAS Laundry King, Livingston Manor, Feb 29, 7pm “The Art of Racing in the Rain” M. Ventimiglia, K. Costner����������Wisner Library, Warwick, Mar 2, 1pm, FREE “Champagne for Caesar” R. Colman, C. Holm, V. Price + shorts��Shadowland Stages, Mar 6, 7pm “Paris the Luminous Years: Toward the Making of the Modern” documentary����������������������������� Cragsmoor Library, Mar 7, 10:30am FREE “Knives Out” Daniel Craig, Chris Evans�������������������������������� Newburgh Library, Mar 7, 1pm FREE “The Boys and Girl from County Clare” Colm Meaney���� Wisner Library, Warwick, Mar 9, 1pm, FREE “Psycho” dir. Alfred Hitchcock, Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh����MSM Desmond Campus, Mar 10, 10am “The Gold Rush” Charles Chaplin, w/dinner�������������������������� Hotel Fauchere, Milford, Mar 12, 6pm “The Thief of Bagdad” Sabu + shorts���������������������������������������������Shadowland Stages, Mar 13, 7pm “The Phantom of the Opera” Lon Chaney + shorts�����������������������Shadowland Stages, Mar 20, 7pm “Keep the Change” Jessica Walter, Sandra James��� Wisner Library, Warwick, Mar 23, 1pm, FREE “Scarlet Street” Joan Bennett, Edward G. Robinson, w/dinner�Hotel Fauchere, Milford, Mar 26, 6pm “Fantastic Fungi - The Magic Beneath Us” documentary� Hurleyville Arts Centre, Mar 26, 7:30pm “Life With Father” William Powell, Irene Dunne + shorts�����������Shadowland Stages, Mar 27, 7pm “Downton Abbey” Maggie Smith, Matthew Goode�� Wisner Library, Warwick, Mar 30, 1pm, FREE

Civil Disobedience: McCaslin, Ambrosio & Co.������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 15, 8pm Jake Sherman w/Common Tongue���������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 18, 8pm 4th Saturday Jazz����������������������������������������������������The Wherehouse, Newburgh, Mar 28, 9pm FREE Jay Leonhart Trio�������������������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 29, 8pm


“Agrippina” Handel�����������������������������������������������������SUNY Sullivan, Loch Sheldrake, Feb 29, 1pm “The Flying Dutchman” Wagner������������������������������� SUNY Sullivan, Loch Sheldrake, Mar 14, 1pm

Poetry Readings

Milkweed Poetry������������������������������������������������������������Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, Wednesdays, 6:30pm Clayton Buchanan������������������������������������������������Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Mar 5, 7pm Open reading Hayden Wayne, host������������������������Karpeles Museum, Newburgh, Mar 7, 1pm FREE David Messineo������������������������������������������������������Montgomery Book Exchange, Mar 10, 7pm FREE Robert Milby������������������������������������������������������������������Meadow Blues Coffee, Chester, Mar 17, 7pm Hudson River Poets���������������������������������������������������������������� Newburgh Library, Mar 26, 7pm FREE Harvey Greenwald������������������������������������������������������Goshen Methodist Church, Mar 20, 7pm FREE


Black Dirt Storytelling Guild “Her Story ”�������������������������� Florida Library, Mar 12, 6:30pm FREE Jonathan Charles Fox “Life in the Past Lane”����������������� DVAA Narrowsburg, Mar 28, 2pm FREE


Theatre - Musical & Variety

Matt Koff����������������������������������������������������������������������SUNY Orange Hall, Middletown, Feb 28, 7pm Comedy Night Rich Kiamco & guests����������������������������The Arnold, Livingston Manor, Mar 14, 8pm

“Long/Gone” paper-cut shadow show w/live music�����������DVAA Narrowsburg, Feb 29, 2pm FREE “Celebrate Women” Catskill Reader’s Theatre� Sullivan County Museum, Hurleyville, Mar 7, 2pm


Theatre - Play

5th Annual Dance Invitational������������������������������ OC School of Dance, Monroe, Mar 1, 3pm & 5pm


International Day of Happiness������������������������������ Ritz Theatre, Newburgh, Mar 20, 4pm-7pm FREE


Zylofone Studio Valley Central High LAB BAND w/lunch�������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 7, Noon Cornerstone Theatre Arts entertainment, raffles, gifts..Delancey’s Restaurant, Goshen, Mar 14, Noon-4pm Goshen Art League silent auction����������������������������������������������Goshen Music Hall, Mar 26, 7pm-9pm Museum Village Professor Louie & The Crowmatix, Michael Sosler�Museum Village, Mar 28, 8pm

Museums Not listed in Centerspread

“The President’s Lady”������������������������������������Washington’s Headquarters, Newburgh, Mar 22, 2pm

Music - Celtic - Irish

The Parting Glass Band������������������������������ Loughran’s Pub, Salisbury Mills, Thursdays, 7pm-10pm The Hooley Shooters����������������������������������������������������������������� Newburgh Library, Mar 1, 3pm FREE The Parting Glass Band������������������������������������������� Pike County Library, Milford Mar 7, 3pm FREE The Parting Glass Band�����������������������������������������������������������������Erie Hotel, Port Jervis, Mar 7, 7pm The Parting Glass Band����������������������������������������������������������� Erie Hotel, Port Jervis, Mar 8, 3:30pm Brian Conway fiddle�����������������������������������������������������Greenwood Lake Library, Mar 12, 7pm FREE The Parting Glass Band��������������������������������������������� Storm King Tavern, Cornwall, Mar 13, 6:30pm The Parting Glass Band�����������������������������������������Sloatsburg Public Library, Mar 14, 1:30pm FREE Emish��������������������������������������������������������������������������������Pennings Farm, Warwick, Mar 15, 3pm-6pm The Parting Glass Band������������������������������������������������������������BVH Bar, Barryville, Mar 15, 5:00pm The Parting Glass Band���������������������������������������������� Wisner Library, Warwick, Mar 16, 1pm FREE The Parting Glass Band�����������������������������������������������������Tapped Bar, Middletown, Mar 17, 5:00pm The Celtic Blend Band������������������������������������������ Crawford Library, Monticello, Mar 19, 6pm FREE Brian Conway fiddle, Brendan Dolan piano������������ Munger Cottage, Cornwall, Mar 29, 2pm FREE

Music - Classical

Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Aquinas Hall, Newburgh, Mar 14, 7:30pm (Shacklett Preview 6:30pm) Yalin Chi piano, Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series�������������������������������������������������������������� Senior Center, Montgomery, Mar 15, 3pm FREE Potluck Concerts�������������������� Cornwall Presbyterian Church, Cornwall-on-Hudson, Mar 20, 7:30pm Frances Duffy harp & Carla Fabiani viola “Dynamic Strings”���������������������������������������������������������� SUNY Morrison Hall Mansion, Middletown, Mar 29, 3pm Four Seasons Chorale “Freedom of Religion”���First Presbyterian Church, Port Jervis, Mar 29, 3pm

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

Brian Kastan & Friends������������������������������������ Kastan Art Space, Greenwood Lake, Saturdays, 8pm Robert Kopec Occupancy��������������������������� The Wherehouse, Newburgh, 2nd Saturdays, 9pm FREE Eric Person Band������������������������������������������The Wherehouse, Newburgh, 3rd Saturdays, 9pm FREE Hal Galper Trio����������������������������������������������������Rafter’s Tavern, Callicoon, Sundays, 6:30pm FREE Neil Alexander, Eric Person, Robert Kopec����������The Wherehouse, Newburgh, Feb 29, 9pm FREE Van Manakas Trio������������������������������������� Sullivan County Museum, Hurleyville, Mar 1, 2pm FREE Tisziji Muñoz Quartet��������������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 1, 8pm Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet Latin jazz����SUNY Orange Hall, Middletown, Mar 7, 7:30pm Lena Bloch & Feathery������������������������������������������������������������������ The Falcon, Marlboro, Mat 8, 8pm Jazz Sessions Doug Weiss, host������������������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Mar 11, 7pm

“Spotlights: Turn and Face the Strange” Cornerstone Theatre Arts, 10 minute plays���������������������� Goshen Music Hall, Feb 15-Mar 1 FREE “Tea for Three” Elaine Bromka����������������������������������������������Wisner Library, Warwick, Mar 6, 7pm “The Zoo Story (E. Albee) & “Dutchman” (L. Jones)��� SUNY Sullivan, Loch Sheldrake, Mar 6-14

Books: discussions / readings / Signings Book Discussion���������������������������������������������Crawford Library, Monticello, 2nd & 4th Monday, 6pm Book Lover’s Club����������������������������������������������������������Greenwood Lake Library, 4th Tuesday, 7pm Mystery Thriller & Crime Book Group������������������Jeffersonville Library, 2nd Wednesday, 6:30pm K.I.S.S. (Keep It Short...Story)���������������������Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, 3rd Wednesday, 3pm Books & Tea��������������������������������������������������� Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, 4th Wednesday, 4pm Urban Book Club������������������������ Mulberry House Senior Center, Middletown, 4th Wednesday, 7pm Book Discussion Group������������������������������������1st Friday, Daniel Pierce Library, Grahamsville, 1pm Book Discussion Group����������������������������������������������������������� Narrowsburg Library, 3rd Friday, 4pm “The Kiss Quotient” by Helen Hoang��������������������������������Thrall Library, Middletown, Feb 26, 3pm “The Kitchen House” by Kathleen Grissom��������������������������������������Florida Library, Feb 27, 6:30pm Great Books Discussion������������������������������������������������������������� Newburgh Library, Feb 28 , 11:30am “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger������������������������������������������Cornwall Library, Mar 4, 7pm “The Murder of Roger Ackroyd” by Agatha Christie��������������������������� Florida, Library, Mar 6, 1pm “In Further Retrospect” by/w/John Conway�����������������Crawford Library, Monticello, Mar 12, 6pm “The Old Man” by Thomas Perry�������������������������������������������������������Cornwall Library, Mar 18, 7pm “The Fat of the Land” by/w/Thomas Gordon������������������ Wisner Library, Warwick, Mar 24, 6:30pm “Woman of Troublesome Creek” by Kim Richardson���������������Liberty Senior Center, Mar 26, 1pm “Secrets of the Paranormal” by/w/Sasha Graham��������Crawford Library, Monticello, Mar 26, 6pm “Girl In Disguise” by Greer Macallister������������������������������������������Florida, Library, Mar 26, 6:30pm “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” by Kim Michele Richardson�������Cornwall Library, Mar 26, 7pm Mystery Book Club���������������������������������������������������������������Wisner Library, Warwick, Mar 27, 11am Great Books Discussion��������������������������������������������������������������Newburgh Library, Mar 27, 11:30am Tuesday at Two Book Discussion������������������������������Newburgh Town Branch Library, Mar 31, 2pm

Fundraiser for Museum Village

Professor Louie & The Crowmatix (PL&C) will be performing a fundraiser for Museum Village. The Crowmatix are steeped in rock’n’roll, blues, and American roots music. PL&C have been inducted into the Blues Hall Of Fame and hold a permanent place in the Canada South Blues Museum. Special Guest Emcee will be Celebrity Chef, Johnny Ciao, “The Culinary Rocker”! “The museum is always excited and greatly appreciative when two great talents such

as Professor Louie and Johnny Ciao want to help us out,” said Executive Director Michael Sosler. “I am looking forward to a great show and an enthusiastic crowd!” Sosler, himself, will open the concert performing an acoustic set of classic country and western songs at the Playhouse at Museum Village, 1010 Route 17M, Monroe, on March 28 at 8:00pm. For tickets, visit www.museumvillage.org or call 845-782-8248.

March 2020

Delaware & Hudson CANVAS


March 1PRESBY�������������������������������������������������������������� First Presbyterian Church, Port Jervis ARNOLD����������������������������������������������������������������������������� The Arnold, Livingston Manor CAS-LK���������������������������������������Catskill Art Society’s Laundry King, Livingston Manor DVAA Delaware Valley Arts Alliance������������� Elaine Giguere Arts Center, Narrowsburg FAL & FAL-U�������������������������������������� The Falcon & The Falcon Underground, Marlboro FAU������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ Hotel Fauchere, Milford



GMCM Grand Montgomery Chamber Music�������������������� Montgomery Senior Center GWL����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Greenwood Lake Library GOSH������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Goshen Music Hall KAST����������������������������������������������������������������������Kastan Art Space, Greenwood Lake MEADOW�����������������������������������������������������������������������Meadow Blues Coffee, Chester MISU�������������������������������������������������������Music Institute of Sullivan & Ulster, Ellenville



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

Poetry Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, 6:30pm

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

Music - Rap-Nu Poet Gold’s POELODIES FAL-U 7pm


MONTBK����������������������������������������������������������������Montgomery Book MONTLIB����������������������������������������������� Ethelbert Crawford Library, MSM-AQ������������������������������� Mount St. Mary College, Aquinas Hall, MSM-DC��������������������� Mount St. Mary College, Desmond Campus, MUNGER���������������������������������������������������������������������Munger Cottage MV����������������������������������������������������������Playhouse at Museum Villag



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

Music - Rock Dennis Fab Band FAL 8pm




Cinema “The Art of Racing in the Rain” Wisner Library, Warwick, 1pm


Above: “Three Ferns Cascade” by Angelo Marcialis is on view at the The Gallery at Orange Regional Medical Center, 707 E. Main Street, Middletown, for Angelo’s photography exhibit, “Dulcet Vistas”, running March 31-April 28. An opening reception will be held on March 31, 11:30am-2:00pm.

Poetry Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, 6:30pm



Poetry Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, 6:30pm Music Jazz Sessions FAL-U 7pm



Cinema “The Boys and Girl from County Clare” Wisner Library, Warwick, 1pm

MSM-DC 10am Poetry

David Messineo



Music - Irish The Parting Glass Band Wisner Library, Warwick, 1pm


Music - Irish The Parting Glass Band Tapped Bar, Middletown, 5pm

Music - Rockabilly + Cindy Cashdollar & The Syncopators FAL-U 8pm

Poetry Robert Milby MEADOW 7pm

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Cinema “Downton Abbey” Wisner Library, Warwick, 1pm


“Tropical Blossoms” by Judi Silvano. See Washingtonville Arts Collective ad, pg. 20.

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March 2020

Cinema........... “Cha Music ................ Ch Poetry...........................Clayton Buchanan........................ NOBL 7pm Music - Rock........... Music........................ HV Live Band Karaoke.....................FAL-U 7pm Theatre - Play.....“Th Music ........................ Bruce T Carroll Band..........................FAL 8pm Theatre - Play......... Music - Trashabilly.

12 Cinema-Dinner.......“The Gold Rush” Chaplin..................... FAU 6pm Storytelling....Black Dirt Storytelling Guild.... Florida Library, 6:30pm Music - Irish................ Brian Conway fiddle........................GWL 7pm Theatre - Play.....“The Zoo Story” & “Dutchman”.............SCCC 8pm Music ......................Chris Beard Blues Band.......................FAL 8pm

Music Jamie Saft Trio w/ Mike Clark & Tony Garnier FAL 8pm


Poetry Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, 6:30pm

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

Music Jake Sherman w/Common Tongue FAL 8pm


Cinema “Keep the Change” Wisner Library, Warwick, 1pm

Poetry Harvey Greenwald Goshen Methodist Church, 7pm

Theatre -Play “The Zoo Story” & “Dutchman” SCCC 8pm

Poetry Milkweed Sugar Loaf 6:30pm

Music - Rap-Nu Poet Gold’s POELODIES FAL-U 7pm


19 Music - Irish.............. The Celtic Blend Band............... MONTLIB 6pm


Cinema-Dinner............... “Scarlet Street”............................. FAU 6pm Poetry......................... Hudson River Poets.......................... NFL 7pm

Music ..Jeff Wilkinson & The Shutterdogs, The Wynotte Sisters... FAL 7pm

Fundraiser -Silent Auction.....Goshen Art League..... GOSH 7pm-9pm Cinema...........“Fantastic Fungi”....... Hurleyville Arts Centre, 7:30pm


Music - Irish.The Part

Cinema..............“Th Music.............. Moo Theatre - Play.....“Th Music - Rock ......Th Music - The Last W


Festival.............. Int Cinema........ “The P


Cinema..................“ Music - Elton John.

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NCM Newburgh Chamber Music����������St. George’s Church, Newburgh NFL�������������������������������������������������������������������������Newburgh Free Library NOBL��������������������������������������������Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall OCDANCE������������������������������Orange County School of Dance, Monroe PARA�������������������������������������������������������Paramount Theatre, Middletown PENN������������������������������������������������������������������Pennings Farm, Warwick


...............Matt Koff.......................SUNYO-OH 7pm otlights: Turn and Face the Strange”....GOSH 7pm by Harden’s Soul Purpose Band.............FAL 8pm

ampagne for Caesar” + shorts........... SHAD 7pm hris O’Leary Band, Jaxx Café..................FAL 7pm ........ Three’s A Crowd............................. WW 8pm he Zoo Story” & “Dutchman”.............SCCC 8pm ...“Tea for Three”....Wisner Library, Warwick, 8pm ......Johnny Dowd, George Spafford....FAL-U 8pm

rting Glass Band.Storm King Tavern, Cornwall, 6:30pm

he Thief of Bagdad” + shorts............. SHAD 7pm onshine Creek Bluegrass Band .......... PENN 7pm he Zoo Story” & “Dutchman”.............SCCC 8pm he Restless Age, Mikaela Davis..............FAL 8pm Waltz......The Last Band..........................FAL-U 8pm

ternational Day of Happiness.......RITZ 4pm-7pm Phantom of the Opera” + shorts........ SHAD 7pm

“Life with Father” + shorts................. SHAD 7pm .......... Early Elton Trio...............................FAL 8pm


PW���������������������������������������������������������������������������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills RAFT���������������������������������������������������������������������������� Rafter’s Tavern, Callicoon RITZ���������������������������������������������������������������������� Ritz Theatre Lobby, Newburgh SCCC Sullivan County Community College���SUNY Sullivan, Loch Sheldrake SCM����������������������������������������������������������� Sullivan County Museum, Hurleyville SHAD��������������������������������������������������������������������Shadowland Stages, Ellenville


Cinema.....................Saturday Family Movie.............. MONTLIB 1pm Opera..........................“Agrippina” Handel.......................SCCC 1pm Variety....“Long/Gone” paper-cut shadow show w/music .. DVAA 2pm Theatre - Play..“Spotlights: Turn and Face the Strange”....GOSH 7pm Cinema................ “Chuck: Lost Object Found”............ CAS-LK 7pm Music - Jazz............. Brian Kastan & Friends.....................KAST 8pm Music - George Harrison ......The Dark Horses.......................FAL 8pm Music - Rock......................Fred Zepplin.............................FAL-U 8pm 60s-70s Rick...................... Time Peace.........................PENN 8:30pm Music - Jazz........ Alexander-Person-Kopec Trio...........WHERE 9pm


Music - Lunch.....Valley Central High LAB BAND............ FAL Noon Poetry...Hudson River Poets....Karpeles Museum, Newburgh, 1pm Cinema....“Paris the Luminous Years”..Cragsmoor Library 10:30am Cinema.....................Saturday Family Movie.............. MONTLIB 1pm Cinema............................. “Knives Out”............................... NFL 1pm Music............................. The Harvest Duo.......................GWL1:30pm Theatre - Readings..... “Celebrate Women”......................... SCM 2pm Music.............Kevin Graham multi-instrumentalist..........DVAA 2pm Music - Irish............. The Parting Glass Band..... Milford Library, 3pm Music - Irish...The Parting Glass Band.... Erie Hotel, Port Jervis, 7pm Music.................................... The B2s.............................MISU 7:30pm Music - Latin Jazz....Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet..SUNYO-OH 7:30pm Music - R&R.............Mighty Spectrum Band................... PW 7:30pm Theatre - Play.....“The Zoo Story” & “Dutchman”.............SCCC 8pm Music .........Scott Sharrard, Telepathic Moon Dance..........FAL 8pm Music................ Richard Barone & Glenn Mercer ............FAL-U 8pm Music - Jazz............. Brian Kastan & Friends.....................KAST 8pm Fundraiser....Cornerstone Theatre Arts..Delancey’s, Goshen, Noon-4pm


Cinema........Saturday Family Movie.............. MONTLIB 1pm Opera.....“The Flying Dutchman” Wagner...........SCCC 1pm Music - Irish.....The Parting Glass Band....Sloatsburg Library, 1:30pm Music -Folk-Rock-Irish......Walt Edwards............................... WW 7pm Music -Soul........................ Ray DeLear .............................PENN 7pm Music - Classical..Greater Newburgh Sym. Orch... MSM-AQ 7:30pm Music - Folk....................... Janie March ......................... UUC 7:30pm Comedy.................... Rich Kiamco & Guests............... ARNOLD 8pm Theatre - Play.....“The Zoo Story” & “Dutchman”.............SCCC 8pm Music - Americana ........ Ryan Montbleau .............................FAL 8pm Music - Jerry Garcia........... Deadgrass...............................FAL-U 8pm Music - Jazz............. Brian Kastan & Friends.....................KAST 8pm Music - Jazz........... Robert Kopec Occupancy...............WHERE 9pm


8 Music................................. Dave Keyes ..............................FAL 11am Theatre - Play.....“The Zoo Story” & “Dutchman”.............SCCC 2pm Music -Rock-Pop............. Roni and Kyle....................PENN 2pm-5pm Music - Irish....The Parting Glass Band... Erie Hotel, Port Jervis, 7pm Music - Jazz.....................Hal Galper Trio.......................RAFT 6:30pm Music - Jazz .............Lena Bloch & Feathery........................FAL 8pm

15 Music - Blues..........Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis ................... FAL 11am Music - Classical............. Yalin Chi piano..........................GMCM 3pm Music - Irish............................ Emish..........................PENN 3pm-6pm Music - Irish.........The Parting Glass Band...BVH Bar, Barryville, 5pm Music - Jazz.....................Hal Galper Trio.......................RAFT 6:30pm Music - Jazz ..Civil Disobedience: McCaslin, Ambrosio & Co..FAL 8pm




Cinema.....................Saturday Family Movie.............. MONTLIB 1pm

Storytelling...Jonathan Charles Fox “Life in the Past Lane”..DVAA 2pm Fundraiser-Music.Professor Louie & Crowmatix, Michael Sosler..MV 8pm

Music - Rock.................. The Association...........................PARA 8pm Music - Blues ........... Jane Lee Hooker Band........................FAL 8pm Music - Jazz............. Brian Kastan & Friends.....................KAST 8pm Music - Jazz.................. 4th Saturday Jazz......................WHERE 9pm


Music - Blues..........Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis ................... FAL 11am Music - Jazz.................. Van Manakas Trio........................... SCM 2pm Theatre - Play..“Spotlights: Turn and Face the Strange”....GOSH 2pm Music - Irish............... The Hooley Shooters......................... NFL 3pm Dance....5th Annual Dance Invitational....OCDANCE 3pm & 5:30pm Music - Jazz.....................Hal Galper Trio.......................RAFT 6:30pm Music - Jazz............... Tisziji Muñoz Quartet..........................FAL 8pm


Cinema.....................Saturday Family Movie.............. MONTLIB 1pm Music - Folk.................Music for Humanity.................. NOBL 7:30pm Music - Jazz............. Brian Kastan & Friends.....................KAST 8pm Music - Rock......................Fred Zepplin.............................FAL-U 8pm Music - Jazz.................. Eric Person Band......................WHERE 9pm Music - Funk...................Uncle Shoehorn..................... PENN 8:30pm

SUNYO-MM������������������� SUNY Orange, Morrison Hall Mansion, Middletown SUNYO-OH������������������������������������� SUNY Orange, Orange Hall, Middletown UUC�������������������������������� Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Rock Tavern WHERE�������������������������������������������������������������� The Wherehouse, Newburgh WISNER��������������������������������������������������������� Albert Wisner Library, Warwick WW���������������������������������������������������������������������������WaterWheel Cafe, Milford

Music............................ Shiri Zorn Quartet .........................FAL 11am Music -Rock-Pop............. James Patrick....................PENN 2pm-5pm Music - Jazz.....................Hal Galper Trio.......................RAFT 6:30pm Music .............. Svetlana’s NYC Swing Collective ...............FAL 8pm

Music - Swing-R&B-Motown.........Saints of Swing ............. FAL 11am Music - Irish...... Brian Conway & Brendan Dolan....... MUNGER 2pm Music.............................Alyssa Goldstein.................PENN 2pm-5pm Music - Americana.....Jay Ungar & Molly Mason.................NCM 3pm Music - Classical.....Frances Duffy harp, Carla Fabiani viola.SUNYO-MM 3pm Music - Classical....... Four Seasons Chorale.............. 1PRESBY 3pm Music - Jazz.....................Hal Galper Trio.......................RAFT 6:30pm Music - Jazz ................. Jay Leonhart Trio.............................FAL 8pm

March 2020

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Canvas category calendar

sponsored by Catskill Art Society, Wallkill River School & Wurtsboro Art Alliance

Photography exhibits

CANVAS cannot be responsible for errors & omissions. Please verify dates and times.

Art exhibits

CAS������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Catskill Art Society, Livingston Manor CAS-LK����������������������������������������������������������� Catskill Art Society Laundry King, Livingston Manor DVAA�������������������������������Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Elaine Giguere Arts Center, Narrowsburg SUNYO-KH������������������������������������������������������������������������������ SUNY Orange Newburgh, Kaplan Hall SUNYO-OH����������������������������������������������������������������������������SUNY Orange Middletown, Orange Hall UUCRT���������������������������������������������������������������� Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Rock Tavern WRS���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Wallkill River School, Montgomery

Group Show������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Stray Cat Gallery, Bethel, ongoing Georgia Chambers etchings, paintings����������������Georgia Chambers Art Gallery, Callicoon, ongoing Catharine De Maio paintings�����������������������������������������������������Rustic Wheelhouse, Chester, ongoing T.A. Clearwater paintings, pastels, prints�������� Clearwater Gallery at Jones Farm, Cornwall, ongoing Maria Kastan paintings, drawings, sculptures������������� Kastan Art Space, Greenwood Lake, ongoing June Ponte paintings, stained & painted glass�����������������������Poe & Raven Gallery, Milford, ongoing Karen E. Gersch, Gabrielle Dearborn, Josiah Dearborn drawings, paintings, silverwork��������������� Gersch Home Gallery, Montgomery, by appt, ongoing Carolyn Duke pottery�������������������������������������������������Duke Pottery, Tennanah Lake, Roscoe, ongoing Inscribed Tibetan Prayer Stones�����������������Tibetan & Himalayan Cultural Center, Walden, ongoing Wurtsboro Art Alliance “Winter” group show������������ Mamakating Town Hall, Wurtsboro, ongoing Desmond Campus Instructors’ Small Works Art Show��������������������������������������������������������������������� Mount St. Mary College, Desmond Campus, Newburgh, thru Feb 28 Paula Arwen Owen�������������������������������������������������������� Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, thru Feb 28 Vaune Sherin pastels�����������������������������������������Healing Arts Gallery, Ellenville Hospital, thru Feb 29 SUNY Sullivan students “About Drawing: Exploration and Contemplation” ����������������������������������� Narrowsburg Union, thru Feb 29 Heidi Lanino “Figurative Landscape” paintings, drawings, sculptures........SUNYO-KH thru Mar 6 Claire Coleman Memorial Exhibition “The Plunk Shop”������������������������������������������CAS thru Mar 7 “Celebrating the Arts” group show������������������������������������������� ARTery Gallery, Milford, thru Mar 7 North East Water Color Society group show������������������������������������������������� SUNYO-OH thru Mar 13 Kevin Kuhne Albany urban scenes������������������������������������������������������������������ SUNYO-OH thru Mar 13 “Cats” group show����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� WRS thru Mar 14 Daria Dorosh & John Tomlinson “Dark Beauty” installation����������������������������� DVAA thru Mar 14 “Pulling Prints,” printmaking�������������������������������������������������������������������������������� DVAA thru Mar 14 Bill Schuck “on-bestowal”���������������������������������� CAS Laundry King, Livingston Manor, thru Mar 14 Frederick Dellenbaugh “Drawings From His Travels”������������������Cragsmoor Library, thru mid Mar Cornwall Arts Collective��������������������������������������������������2 Alices, Cornwall-on-Hudson, thru Mar 17 “RECLAIMED: New Works on Vintage Surfaces” Goshen Art LeagueGoshen Music Hall, thru Mar 26 Mary Mugele Sealfon selected paintings������������������������������������������������������������� UUCRT thru Mar 29 20/20 Vision group show�������������������������������������������Holland Tunnel Gallery, Newburgh, thru Mar 29 Nita Klein paintings���������������������������������������������Leo’s Restaurant & Pizzeria, Cornwall, thru Mar 31 Salvatore Russo portraiture, still life, landscapes���������������� Ellenville Library Gallery Link, thru Apr


Rita Leduc & Lynn McCarty “Interconnected”������MSM Aquinas Hall, Newburgh, Feb 28-May 20 Jeffrey Benoit from Pura Vida����������������������������������������������������� Greenwood Lake Library, Mar 1-31 Warwick Art League Annual Exhibit “20/20 Vision”���������������Wisner Library, Warwick, Mar 1-31 The Art of Cathe Linton, Jan Gray “Inspired Inks on Tile”�����Wisner Library, Warwick, Mar 1-31 Maria Lago paintings, primitive mythological symbols������Gallery@TheFalcon, Marlboro, Mar 1-31 “Ilonka Karasz: Modernist Pioneer”���������������������������������� Wisner Library, Warwick, Mar 1-Apr 15 Lisa Hannick oil paintings������������������������������Gallery at Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, Mar 1-Apr 30 Midge Monat batik scarves���������������������������������������� Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, Mar 1-Apr 30 Warwick Art League “Spring Muse”���������������������������������������Tuscan Cafe, Warwick, Mar 1-Apr 30 Washingtonville Artist Collective�����������������������������������������������������������Newburgh Library, Mar 2-31 “Unconditional: Portraits of Dogs” group show, Joseph Sundwald “Unleashed”, solo show���������� & “Paws” Walden Humane Society Paintings by Dogs WRS Mar 2-Apr 29 “Spring Fling” Art About Town, River Valley Artists Guild������������������������������������������Mar 2-May 25 Joan Kehlenbeck spring florals Deerpark Town Hall, Huguenot & Susan Miiller paintings& pastels Bon Secours Hospital, Port Jervis & Joseph Petrosi color pencil drawings Mayor’s Office, City Hall, Port Jervis & Daniela Cooney. Judith Cramer, Cynthia Harris-Pagano, Roz Hodgkins Joan Kehlenbeck oils, pastels, acrylics, etc. Gios Gelato Café, Port Jervis Barryville Area Arts Assn. Salon Show�����������������������Union Digital Gallery, Narrowsburg, Mar 6-8 “Celebration of Irish History” Barryville Area Arts Assn.��������� Artists’ Market, Shohola, Mar 7-22 “The Art of Quilting” group exhibit�����������������������������Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, Mar 7-Apr 18 Sarah Fortner Pierson “Bold Botanicals”���Healing Arts Gallery, Ellenville Hospital, Mar 9-Apr 25 Sullivan County Middle School Art Show����������������������������������Gallery 222, Hurleyville, Mar 13-30 Frank Shuback “Paper Work with Recent Sculpture”�����������������������������SUNYO-KH Mar 13-May 4 “Architecture” group show����������������������������������������������������������������������������������WRS Mar 15-Apr 14 “Expressions 2020” Sullivan/Orange ARC�����������������������Left Bank Gallery, Liberty, Mar 20-Apr 19 Liza Phillips “Uncontained”��������������������������� CAS Laundry King, Livingston Manor, Mar 21-May 2 Camille Loang, Kevin Gref & Elizabeth Harms��������������������������������������������� DVAA Mar 21-Apr 25 Cragsmoor Artists���������������������������������������������������������� Olive Library, West Shokan, Mar 28-May 16 “Creative Vision:20/20” 16th Annual Student & Faculty Art show ������SUNYO-OH Mar 31-May 1


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March 2020

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

New Photography exhibits

Catherine Noren “Angels in the Architecture”������������������������������������ Cornwall Library, thru Feb 29 Cathy Marczyk “The Shape of Water”������������������������ Woodbury Library, Highland Mills, Mar 1-31 David Nicholls�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Cornwall Library, Mar 1-Apr 30 Mary Cathryn Roth “On Light: Reflections from the Darkroom ~ Photographs & Prints”������������� SUNYO-KH Mar 13-May 4 Angelo Marcialis “Dulcet Vistas”�������������������������� Orange Regional Medical Center, Mar 31-Apr 28

ART & Photography receptions

Rita Leduc & Lynn McCarty “Interconnected”��MSM Aquinas Hall, Newburgh, Feb 28, 6pm-8pm David Nicholls��������������������������������������������������������������������������������Cornwall Library, Mar 5, 4pm-6pm Cathy Marczyk “The Shape of Water”���������� Woodbury Library, Highland Mills, Mar 7, Noon-2pm “Celebration of Irish History”����������Artists’ Market Community Center, Shohola, Mar 7, 4pm-6pm Maria Lago paintings, ��������������������������������������� Gallery@TheFalcon, Marlboro, Mar 7, 4:30pm-6pm Lisa Hannick oil paintings�������������������������Gallery at Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, Mar 7, 5pm-7pm “Unconditional: Portraits of Dogs” group show, Joseph Sundwald “Unleashed”, solo show�������������� & “Paws” Walden Humane Society Paintings by Dogs WRS Mar 7, 5pm-7pm “The Art of Quilting” group exhibit������������� Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, Mar 7, 6:30pm-8:30pm Ilonka Karasz: “Modernist Pioneer”������������������������������ Wisner Library, Warwick, Mar 8, 1pm-3pm Washingtonville Artist Collective�����������������������������������������������Newburgh Library, Mar 8, 2pm-4pm Warwick Art League Annual Exhibit “20/20 Vision”Wisner Library, Warwick, Mar 13, 4pm-6pm Sullivan County Middle School Art Show��������������������� Gallery 222, Hurleyville, Mar 13, 4pm-7pm “Expressions 2020” Sullivan/Orange ARC������������������Left Bank Gallery, Liberty, Mar 20, 4pm-7pm Camille Loang, Kevin Gref & Elizabeth Harms����������������������������������������DVAA Mar 21, 3pm-5pm Liza Phillips “Uncontained”��������������������� CAS Laundry King, Livingston Manor, Mar 21, 4pm-5pm “Reclaimed” New Works on Vintage Surfaces” Goshen Art League����Goshen Music Hall, Mar 26, 7pm-9pm Cragsmoor Artists�������������������������������������������������������Olive Library, West Shokan, Mar 28-3pm-5pm Frank Shuback & Mary Cathryn Roth���������������������������������������������SUNYO-KH Mar 28, 6pm-8pm Angelo Marcialis “Dulcet Vistas”���������������Orange Regional Medical Center, Mar 31, 11:30am-2pm “Creative Vision:20/20” 16th Annual Student & Faculty Art show ��SUNYO-OH Mar 31, 2pm-4pm

Children & Teens Calendar

HHNM���������������������������������� Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall PEEC�������������������������������������������������������������Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry


Listings not included in our centerspread calendar.

Book Hipsters Book Club teens��������������������������������������� Wisner Library, Warwick, Fridays, 3:30pm Cinema

Teen Movie Night 11-17yrs���������������������������������������Greenwood Lake Library, Tuesdays, 6pm FREE Teen Movie Matinee�������������������������������������Crawford Library, Monticello, 1st Saturday, 1pm FREE Saturday Family Movie������������������������������������ Crawford Library, Monticello, Saturdays, 1pm FREE EntertainmenT & Lectures

Storytime 3-5yrs������������������������������������������������ Crawford Library, Monticello, Mondays 10am FREE Maple Lane Tours������������������������������������������������HHNM Feb 29, March 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, Noon & 3pm Animal Tracks for Kids Hike�������������������������������������Sam’s Point Preserve, Cragsmoor, Mar 7, 1pm Andy “The Music Man” Morse ages 4-9������������������Greenwood Lake Library, Mar 14, 11am FREE “Animals in Winter”������������������������������������������������������������������������ Cragsmoor Library, Mar 14, TBA “Wacky Science Adventures”�������������������������������������������������������������������������������� PEEC Mar 14, 1pm Woodcock Walk������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� PEEC Mar 21, 6:30pm Project: Identity Art Studio teens�������������������������������������� Bethel Woods, Mar 15 & Mar 29, 4:30om Museums

Meet the Animals “Habitats of the Hudson Valley”�HHNM-CoH Saturdays & Sundays, 1pm & 2:30pm Hiking Trails������������������������������������������������������������������������HHNM Saturdays & Sundays, 10am-4pm Eco-Zone Discovery Room��������������������������������������������������������������PEEC Mar 8 & Mar 22, 1pm-4pm

Elaine Bromka’s First Ladies Emmy Award-winning actress Elaine Bromka starred as eight First Ladies opposite Rich Little in the PBS show The Presidents. Intrigued by their stories, she went on to create a one-woman show with playwright Eric H. Weinberger. Tea for Three humanizes the political scene with a story both whimsical and deeply moving: a

behind-the-scenes look at Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon and Betty Ford. Share the journey of each as she deals with the fishbowl of First Ladydom at the Albert Wisner Library, 1 McFarland Drive, Warwick, on March 7 at 700pm. Call 845-986-1047, ext. 3 to register or email warref@rcls.org.

MSMC: Banned Books Symposium Mount Saint Mary College reading, a panel comprised of will host a Banned Books children’s literature professors, Symposium on campus on school librarians, and public March 7 from 8:30amlibrarians will discuss the 1:30pm. current status of access to This half-day symposium LGBTQ literature in children’s will feature presentations libraries. on banned, challenged, or Breakout sessions will Author Nick Bruel controversial books and a feature presentations on keynote presentation by Nick Bruel, author all aspects of banned, challenged, and of the Bad Kitty series. controversial books. The conference will kick off with a reading Mount Saint Mary College is located at from a children’s book that was challenged 330 Powell Avenue, Newburgh. due to its LGBTQ content. Following the For further details visit www.msmc.edu

Mamakating Library’s Club Triumvirate The Culinary Club The Fiction & Foodies group that met at the Mamakating Library has morphed into the new Culinary Club. Every second Thursday from 5:00pm-7:00pm, fellow foodie club members prepare items at home and bring them to the Community Room at the Library to make a delicious themed potluck! “We have a bunch of cookbooks on hold for patrons to check out which pertain to the month’s theme,” stated Joy Patton, Library Assistant. March’s theme is Spuds, Anyone? (bring your own baked potato toppings!).

K.I.S.S Club The K.I.S.S. Club (Keep It Short...Story) is a brand new club. Members pick up a copy of the month’s two short story selections at the beginning of each month and come to the meeting prepared to discuss the stories, every third Wednesday from 3:00pm-4:30pm. Tea and refreshments served. Books & Tea Club Alternating between fiction and non-fiction selections while enjoying tea/coffee and light snacks, the Books & Tea Club meets every fourth Wednesday from 4:00pm-5:30pm. For information: 845-888-8004.

First Sunday Concerts: Van Manakas Trio The Sullivan County Museum and Historical Society will present the Van Manakas Trio. The group features Van Manakas on guitar, Mike Bisio on bass and Bob Meyer on drums. This performance will be a very special reunion of the band that toured on the west coast in the 1990s. Jazz guitarist Van Manakas has performed on five continents and in all 50 states. He has produced numerous CD’s, with his first solo album Physical, released in 1980. He produced three other albums, including Letters from the Equator (1992), Mountain (1995), and American Guitar (2000). As a sideman Van has worked with jazz greats Paul Bley, Miroslav Vitous and countless others. He is known in Sullivan County as an honoree member of local band, Little Sparrow, who is hosting this event. Jazz double bassist and composer Mike Bisio has eightyfive recordings in his discography, and ten of them document his

Van Manakis

Mike Bisio

photo: Peter Gannushkin, downtownmusic.net

Bob Meyer

extraordinary association with modern piano icon Matthew Shipp. Mike has been called a poet, a wonder, and one of the most virtuosic and imaginative performers on the double bass. Nate Chinen wrote in the New York Times: “The physicality of Mr. Bisio’s bass playing puts him in touch with numerous predecessors in the avant-garde, but his expressive touch is distinctive...” Jazz drummer Bob Meyer has performed with jazz luminaries Joe Lovano, John Abercrombie, Ed Schiller and dozens of others. Bob is also currently leading his own band, The Bob Meyer Project. The concert will be held on March 1 at 2:00pm, and is part of the Sullivan County Historical Society’s Music and History Concert Series. The Sullivan County Museum is located at 265 Main Street, Hurleyville. The event is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. Call 845-434-8044 or visit www. scnyhistory.org for more info. March 2020

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The Best Small Library in America’s Four Art Shows In recognition of the high level of services and programs offered, in January of 2016 Library Journal magazine in collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation named the Albert Wisner Public Library the ‘Best Small Library in America 2016’. Forthwith are four reasons for the Library’s formidable fortunes! The Board Room on the Main Floor The Art of Cathe Linton runs from March 1-31. “I started painting when I was ten. As an adult, I became more interested in accessories, particularly jewelry. Jewelry could change an outfit “Garden Gifts” by C. Linton from fabulous to fantastic. I won both the USA and International De Beers Best Jewelry Design which took me to Ascot Gardens where the Queen Mother presented my bracelet to the winner of the King George VI race. After seven years of jewelry storesitting in Warwick, I gave it up to devote full time to my first love: drawing and painting. This was encouraged by workshops that I took and still take with the brilliant Susan Hope Fogel which has led to my growth,

exhibits and sales. “I am excited about doing my third onewoman-show at the Wisner Library.” Display Cases on the Lower Level Inspired Inks on Tile by Jan Gray can be seen March 1-31. “After attending a Pinterest class using alcohol ink to create small tile coasters at the Wisner Library, I was inspired to apply the techniques to larger works on ceramic tile and clear glass. The process includes selection of various painting implements, “Tree Silhouette” including brushes, felt by J. Gray pads, straws, alcohol pads, and cotton swabs. After the blending and layering of various ink colors, each piece receives multiple coats of kamar varnish to protect the image.” Main Floor of the Library Ilonka Krasz is best known for her 138 New Yorker covers over five decades, 19251973. Less known, however, is the fact that she was one of a handful of pioneering artists and designers who worked to bring a

Presents: “Freedom of Religion” under the direction of Kathy Brink, accompanied by Seth Riehl and featuring Organist Mark Laubach

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 3:00 PM First Presbyterian Church, 60 Sussex Street, Port Jervis

Admission: Adults: $10 - Seniors: $8 - Students: free. Reserve admission may be ordered at 845-856-1231. For more information, call 570-430-1755. 18

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modern aesthetic to the decorative and applied arts in this country in the early 20th century. Ilonka Karasz: Modernist Pioneer gives a brief overview of her career, and is on view from March 1-April New Yorker, 6/23/43 15. A reception will by I. Krasz be held on March 8 from 1:00pm-3:00pm in the Library’s Board Room. The Community Room & Hallway Gallery

“Autumn’s Last Hurrah” Photograph by Renelle Lorray

20/20 Vision is the theme for the Warwick Art League’s Members Annual Exhibit, running March 1-31. A reception will be held on March 13 from 4:00pm-6:00pm.

Happy St. Paddy’s!

Since 2008, The Parting Glass band has played the songs we all know - love songs, hate songs, whiskey songs, death songs, life songs, boat songs, songs about adultery, songs about garbage men, songs about Dutch men, songs about suffering and green places across the ocean! This family-band / Irish folk trio consists of Al Gessner, vocals, flute, peg-leg and button accordion (and proud owner of Al’s Music Shop in Port Jervis, see ad pg. 8), his wife, Patti Gessner serving up vocals, whistle, harmonica (and some miscellaneous objects here and there!) and their son, Tom Gessner, who plays guitar and sings, too. CANVAS might as well have created a calendar just for the band’s St. Patty’s Day gigs / celebrations, as there are quite a few. See calendar pg. 13 for their impressive list. You can also catch the band every Thursday night at Loughrans Irish Pub, 10 Schoolhouse Road, Salisbury Mills.

Solo Exhibit in Lords Valley Composition for the A solo exhibit titled, artist is an extremely Hello Spring - A important element as is Painterly Approach by the careful placement Hemlock Farms artist of objects. She does not Lisa Hannick presents adhere to the literal but landscape and still life in fact gives in to her compositions that are feelings and emotions definitive of the classical in the creation of her approach to painting. expressive works. “I begin quite loosely "Campenula with Pink Stock" As an experienced show and abstract with shapes appearing intrinsically,” explains Lisa. “I artist, Hannick desires her audience to linger work quickly, covering the entire canvas... and to enjoy what is seen. The show, on view through March and the painting develops and evolves...layers of paint build up into thick, juicy, lusciousness April, opens with a reception on March 7 from 5:00pm-7:00pm at the Office/Gallery - thus the painterly approach. “My landscapes are a study of my at Chant Realtors, 631 Route 739, Lords surroundings along with what attracted me Valley. For more information: 570-775-7337. to that particular location.”

March for March’s UUC Concert Janie March has played guitar since she was in the 8th grade and wrote her first song at the age of fourteen. She has attended SummerSongs and Cedar Run songwriting camps, as well as several singer/ songwriter workshops. Her latest CD, I Love to See You Smile, is a collection of familyoriented educational stories and songs that span the seasons. An advocate for special education, Janie recorded an Autism awareness EP entitled In His Eyes / Living with Autism. All the proceeds from both recordings will be donated to the Anderson Center for Autism,

the organization that has helped her son for more than thirteen years. The Rock Tavern Chapter of the Hudson Valley Folk Guild at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Rock Tavern, 9 Vance Road in the Town of New Windsor, will feature Janie March on March 14. Open mic performances are available to all. Sign-up begins at 7:00pm with open mic at 7:30pm. For additional information, call Maureen Black, President of the Rock Tavern Chapter of the Hudson Valley Folk Guild, at 845464-2526.

“The Contemporary Art of Quilting” with contemporary The Contemporary Art artists interested in of Quilting is comprised alternative art-making of over forty quilted works traditions. In the fine by twenty artists, who are art world, the process experimenting with this of quilting and quilts in fiber-based artform while general, are no longer pushing boundaries and defined as exclusively challenging expectations. functional items made The quilting process solely for domestic use is a needlecraft of but viewed more as art sandwiching multi-layers “Mr. Chaney” quilt by Rosy Petri objects valued for their of fabric and padding together, utilizing an over-stitching design aesthetic worth. The works in this exhibit range from 3-D as a decorative element in the finished work. For many cultures, it is a traditional pedestal pieces to wall sized installations, practice passed on generation to generation showcasing a variety of styles that highlight for millennia. While quilting’s origins are thought-provoking responses to issues on unknown, one of the earliest depictions is a community, consumerism and politics. On view through April 18, the show 3,400-yr. old carved figurine of an Egyptian opens with a reception on March 7 from Pharaoh wearing a quilted mantle. As an artform, quilting has evolved 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Ann Street Gallery, far beyond those early days, enjoying a 104 Ann Street, Newburgh. For info: 845-784-1146. resurgence and playing an important role March 2020

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Wagner for Fans of Verdi & Puccini

“20/20 VISION” Exhibition, Newburgh

“Every seven years, the Flying Dutchman, who is condemned to roam the sea for having defied God, is cast ashore and can seek redemption. Only the love of a faithful woman, willing to sacrifice her life for him, can release him from his curse. “It is clear that The Flying Dutchman, Wagner’s first Anja Kampe Evgeny Nikitin as as “Senta”, 2011 “The Dutchman”, 2012 masterpiece, is haunting. The music is rocked by the sound of waves as by François Girard, with sweeping sets by soon as the curtain rises, a sound that grows John Macfarlane. Girard’s new production irresistibly, penetrating the listener’s mind, turns the Met stage into a rich, layered wrapping itself around each word and tableau reminiscent of a vast oil painting. character. Valery Gergiev conducts a cast led “Using a number of leitmotivs (musical by bass-baritone Evgeny Nikitin as the themes) that he presents, hides, transforms, Dutchman (replacing Sir Bryn Terfel who and draws out, with an acute sense of effects, broke his ankle and cannot perform), with Wagner takes his audience on an irrational German soprano Anja Kampe making her journey. It is a breathtaking story of sacrifice, anticipated Met debut as the devoted Senta, punctuated with raging monologues, dizzying whose selfless love is what the Dutchman duets, rousing choruses and accompanied seeks. Bass Franz-Josef Selig is her father, by an orchestra that is much more than a Daland, and tenor Sergey Skorokhodov is background for the voices, acting as a full- her deserted former lover, Erik. fledged player in the drama. See it with the all-star cast in the Seelig “The magic of this fantastic opera lies Theatre at SUNY Sullivan, 112 College in its ability to satisfy both Wagner fans Road, Loch Sheldrake, on March 14 at and those who prefer the work of Verdi or 1:00pm. A pre-showing talk will begin at Puccini.” Opera Online. approximately 12:15pm-12:30pm. Valery Gergiev conducts a new production Tickets at the door.

On a quiet weekend This was the gallery’s in January in historic first invitational group downtown Newburgh, a exhibition, with over 100 steady stream of artists artists’ work on display. carefully maneuvered their The exhibition brings canvases and sculptures together works of differing through the metal doors of styles and genres with a a stark red brick industrial shared level of quality building on Chambers Street and commitment by with a unified purpose: to each individual artist. participate in a jam-packed Internationally renowned, art exhibition that pays mid-career, established and homage to the late Richard emerging artist works hang Timperio and his grand “Voodoo Doll” by Carri Skoczek side by side in a democratic, salon-style ‘floor to ceiling’ salon-style fashion. annual winter extravaganzas Holland Tunnel Gallery in at Sideshow Gallery in Newburgh seeks to inspire Williamsburg, Brooklyn. community involvement and “Newburgh is the perfect become a place where creativity setting for a show of this finds a home. breadth,” says Holland Tunnel The 20/20 VISION exhibition Gallery founder/director, is on view weekends from Paulien Lethen. “Just like this 1:00pm-5:00pm (and by melting-pot city, this show blends appointment) through March the unique perspectives of many 29 at Holland Tunnel Gallery, individual artists into a beautiful 46 Chambers Street, Newburgh, visual celebration - just what between Broadway and First we need in these bleak winter Street. months.” For additional information, 20/20 VISION is co-curated by email hollandtunnelnewburgh@ artist Judy Thomas and Paulien gmail.com or visit the website: “Goddess of Love” Lethen. www.hollandtunnelgallery.com. by Catherine Welshman


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2020 Pine Bush Library Salons Begin! The Pine Bush Area and focuses on folk and Library Artist Salons ethnic arts. are a series of open O’Neill worked salon-style discussions with Nelson A. (after the famous 1930’s Rockefeller building Coffee House Salons of his own collection and Paris). working on a book This year, nine artists about his collection, will present their work Folk Treasures of and talk about their lives Mexico: The Nelson A. and careers as artists and Rockefeller Collection. innovators. The purpose She coordinated the is to expose local artists book project and wrote living and working in the A hand painted earthenware plate with all commentaries on the greater Pine Bush area under glaze, fired with a clear coat on top pieces. by Annie O’Neill. for the public to enjoy. . After a life-long The Salons are the 2nd Thursday of the interest in the arts she has been working in month from March-June and September- low-fire earthenware with extensive underDecember. Doors open at 6:30pm for an glaze decoration. She worked on large cut opportunity to network with community steel pieces before changing to ceramics, members and meet the artists presenting. and is interested in fanciful animals in Light refreshments will be served. Evening vibrant colors. presentations start promptly at 7:30pm. The Pine Bush Area Library is located at On March 12 from 7:00pm-9:30pm, 223 Maple Avenue. The salons take place enjoy ART: of Mexicana Influence with in the Pine Bush Library Community Annie O’Neill. Building. For more information, call Karen O’Neill’s major inspiration is the folk art Fox at 845-744-4265, ext. 2. This project is made possible with funds from of Mexico. From 1966 to 1980 she had a the Decentralization Program, a regrant program Mexican folk art gallery in Manhattan. The of the New York State Council on the Arts with the artist spent many years traveling extensively support Of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the and absorbing the abundant creativity of New York State Legislature and administered by Mexican artists. She continually searches for Arts Mid-Hudson.

“Freedom of Religion” in Port Jervis This year’s Four Seasons Chorale concert, Freedom of Religion, derives its title from the famous Norman Rockwell paintings, The Four Freedoms and will reflect some of the diversity of religious traditions within the United States. The Chorale will perform a variety of choral works under the direction of Kathy Brink, accompanied by Seth Riehl. The Chorale shares the concert with Mark Laubach, who has served as organist and choirmaster of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in WilkesBarre, and the Pro-Cathedral of the Diocese of Bethlehem, PA, where he administers an active liturgical and choral music program, concert series, and Music from St. Stephen’s, a radio broadcast heard weekly on WVIA 89.9 FM Public Radio. Mark will perform on First Presbyterian Church’s A.M. Romme & Son organ for the second half of the concert and will accompany the chorale on Ralph Vaughn Williams’ Let All the World in Every Corner Sing (from Five Mystical Songs). “We are excited to have Mark joining us this season!” exclaimed Kathy Brink. The Five Mystical Songs are a set of four poems by seventeenth-century Welsh-born English poet and Anglican priest George Herbert (1593–1633), from his 1633 collection The Temple: Sacred Poems. While Herbert was a priest, Vaughan Williams

The Four Seasons Chorale

himself was an atheist at the time (he later settled into a “cheerful agnosticism”), though this did not prevent his setting of verse of an overtly religious inspiration. Let all the world... is a triumphant hymn of praise often performed on its own, for choir and organ: Freedom of Religion takes place on March 29 at 3:00pm in First Presbyterian Church, 60 Sussex Street, Port Jervis. The concert will take place in the church sanctuary, which is handicapped accessible. Students are free. Reserve admission may be ordered by calling 845-856-1231. See ad on page 18 for further admission details. For more information, call Kathy Brink at 570-430-1755. This program is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.

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Fourth Saturday Jazz: “New” Trio Burr Johnson is an innovative guitarist whose powerful technique and artistic diversity have won wide recognition nationally and internationally among both jazz and rock audiences. His dazzling repertoire is spiced liberally with flavors of jazz, rock, and blues. His band, the Burr Johnson Band, is a trio of guitar, bass, and drums playing a fusion of jazz, rock, funk, and blues. For more about Burr, visit: http://burrjohnson.com. Nadav Snir-Zelniker started playing drums at the age of 16. Soon he became involved with the local Israeli music scene, playing and recording with different rock and jazz artists. Throughout the years Nadav has absorbed elements and flavors of the local Mediterranean-music traditions. In 1999, after receiving several honorary scholarships, Nadav was able to move to the U.S., studying under drumming legends Adam Nussbaum and John


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Nadav Snir-Zelniker, drums

Neil Alexander, keyboards

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Riley. For more about Nadav, see: https://aicf.org/artist/ nadav-snir-zelniker/ Neil Alexander is a world renowned pianist, synthesist, keyboardist and composer who works with music in all forms and styles including jazz, rock, funk, blues, electronica, ambient and contemporary classical. He is also active in production, live sound engineering, theater, modern dance and film. For more information about Neil, visit https:// nailmusic.com/ Neil, Burr and Nadav will join forces and perform for Neil’s Fourth Saturday Jazz series (4SJ) at The Wherehouse, 119 Liberty Street in Newburgh, on March 28 at 9:00pm. So, bring a friend (or five!) there is no cover charge AND, this will be the very first time these three old friends will perform together in this format.

Midge Monat: Batik Scarves in Wurtsboro Artist Midge Monat throughout the months of grew up on Long March and April. Island and learned her CANVAS asked Midge appreciation of nature what led to her creating through her many these fabulous scarves. years of scouting. After “I saw a demonstration graduating from SUNY on how to make Batik New Paltz she began scarves and fell in love teaching Kindergarten. with the look of wax and Her passion has always dyes on silk. The Wallkill been working with River School had a children and integrating wonderful teacher from the environment with the Thailand and I took every mediums that children course she taught. I was are familiar with such as hooked! When she went finger paint, leaves, bark, back to Thailand I bought Batik Scarves by Midge Monat dried flowers, weeds, some of her equipment cutting, and pasting. and supplies. I’ve been making them ever One day Midge decided to stop in at since. the Wallkill River School (see page 6) in “Since you need a large table I have to Montgomery...and so began her passion for make them in my garage and only during painting. Since taking numerous classes at warm weather. My garage is a little cold in the School, she now “doesn’t just look but the winter. I get many of my design ideas sees things in a new way.” from nature and I try to incorporate the rich A member of the Wurtsboro Art Alliance, colors of the outdoors within my scarves. Wallkill River School, and North East Other times I go for a holiday theme or an Watercolor Society, Midge was recently interesting design that I see. It’s exciting to awarded the Society’s Excellence Award for see how the colors blend and mix together. one of her paintings. I never know how it will turn out until the An exhibit of Midge’s gorgeous Batik final cold water wash and iron.” scarves will be shown at the Mamakating For more about Midge and her work, visit Library, 128 Sullivan Street, Wurtsboro, www.midgemonat.com.

Jay & Molly: Music & Storytelling Jay Ungar and Molly Ken Burns’s documentary Mason, one of the most The Civil War, has become celebrated duos on the a musical icon, performed American acoustic music by a variety of artists and scene, are bringing their orchestras all over the unique brand of fiddling world. One of the duo’s and storytelling to best-known compositions Newburgh. is the title track of The It’s been quite an Lovers’ Waltz, an album odyssey for the couple. of romantic fiddle music Jay grew up in the Bronx, from Appalachian, played Greenwich Village Scandinavian, Celtic, coffeehouses, and went Klezmer and Swing in search of traditional traditions. Jay Ungar & Molly Mason. Photo by Stewart Dean. players in North Carolina Newburgh Chamber and Tennessee. Molly was raised on the Music is hosting Jay and Molly on March West Coast, played at college clubs and took 29 at 3:00pm in St. George’s Church, 105 a liking to traditional fiddle music and the Grand Street. St. George’s is handicapped jazzy sounds of the Swing era. accessible with parking across the street. They met by chance in the early 1970s Audience members are invited to a reception while each was performing at the Towne with the artists following the concert. Crier in Beacon. Molly later went off to Tickets at the door (cash & checks only) or join the house band for Garrison Keillor’s A online: www.newburghchambermusic.org Prairie Home Companion on PBS, and Jay Audience members are also invited to formed a band called Fiddle Fever. When the bring instruments that they wish to donate to band needed a bassist, Molly signed on. Valentina’s Instrument Donation Bank, to be Since joining forces, both artistically and repaired, if necessary, and given to Greater romantically (the two were married in 1991), Newburgh Schools and music students. the duo has built a canon of folk classics For information regarding this program, or while performing in a wide spectrum of to donate at another time, contact Dr. Joël venues, and with many famous artists. Evans at evansj@newpaltz.edu or visit Jay’s Ashokan Farewell, the main theme for www.newburghchambermusic.org.

“Paper Work with Recent Sculpture” Life presents many challenges and opportunities which lead to new interests and conceptualizations. With each new timeframe of life, visual artists may approach ideas and express themselves through painting, drawing, sculpting, and creating with mixed media and unconventional materials and methods. Frank Shuback is a local artist who was born in the Black Dirt area of Orange County in Pine Island and went on to study art at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson and Parsons School of Design, Greenwich Village, NYC with Orange County Community College in between. He has experimented with various materials and styles during his eighty years. Shuback has shown his works in many solo and groups shows in New York State, NYC, and Pennsylvania. His artworks have also been included in public collections in NYC and upstate New York. His new solo show in the Mindy Ross Gallery in Kaplan Hall intermingles two eras in his artistic life; his geometrical drawings of the early eighties and threedimensional works of recent years in this twenty-first century. Paper Work with Recent Sculpture will be on exhibit March 13 through May 4. His paper works have been preserved exquisitely on archival paper in archival boxes. His three-dimensional pieces are

Frank Shuback in his studio. Photo by Mary C. Roth.

most often made of found objects of mixed media. Come meet the artist and view the works during the reception on last Saturday, March 28 from 6:00pm-8:00pm. During the reception, pianist Darius Beckford will play jazz of several styles. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. For information, call Cultural Affairs at 845-341-4891 or email cultural@ sunyorange.edu. Information is available through the website at www.sunyorange.edu/culturalaffairs Mindy Ross Gallery and Foyer are situated on the eastern section of Kaplan Hall which is located at the corner of Grand & First Streets on the Newburgh campus of SUNY Orange and where the free and secure parking garage is entered at 73 First Street.

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GAL: New Art on Century Old Tiles to be Auctioned When Gerry Hluchan, owner and chief business occupant of the historic Goshen Music Hall renovated the building, he salvaged a few dozen of the original, now over 100-year-old, slate roof tiles. He stored them in the basement, having no specific plans for any further use. Then he came upon the idea of donating the tiles to the Goshen art League (GAL) who operate Goshen’s only art gallery in the lobby of his Main Street building. Hluchan generously suggested the tiles be used to create art pieces to be sold as a fundraiser for the League. A key ingredient in proceeding with this exhibit was how the tiles would be displayed. GAL President Robb Gomulka conceived the solution of custom-built wood frames of various sizes that would contain from one to several tiles. “I generally custom-build frames for my own art,” explained Gomulka. “So I put my home woodshop and equipment to use. It was a matter of being certain that our constructions would safely hold these heavier ‘canvases’ - the slate tiles.” In all, just over 3 dozen art pieces were created by the artists of the Goshen Art League who decided to take on the challenge of working on these fragile slates. Among the many offerings are acrylic paintings, various photographs, a few pastels, some sculptural 3-D pieces, as well as some


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“Forest Flight” by Karen E. Gersch

“Going Downtown” by Pat MacDonald

newer and more experimental mediums. “This was a challenge that resulted in a visually exciting show,” says Vaune Sherin, a GAL curator. “It’s intriguing to see how the various artists responded to the same exact blank slate!” RECLAIMED: New Works on Vintage Surfaces runs weekdays, or by appointment,

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“Beta” by Victor Pasaran

through March 26 at the Goshen Music Hall, 223 Main Street. A reception and silent auction to benefit the Goshen Art League will be held on March 26, from 7:00pm-9:00pm. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome. For more information about the League, visit www.goshenartleague.com

“Bold Botanicals” Sarah Fortner Pierson founded the Washingtonville Artist Collective in 2014 and she is currently the Executive Director of the Wallkill River School in Montgomery. “Nothing is more beautiful and alien than a close up view of a flower,” states Sarah. “They are full of spots and hairs, oddly shaped caverns and unexpected streaks of color. Even a humble daisy, with its white “Carnation” petals symmetrically arranged around a yellow center, holds mystery. Up close, its center is composed of miniature flowers which spiral outward from fresh buds in the center to fading flowers, transforming into seeds on the outer edges. “Exploring the natural world, and especially plants, is a recurring theme in my work. Most of the flowers and plants depicted in the art are from my own garden. I grow plants, photograph them and produce a painting. I find the process and time spent producing the work to be life affirming and fulfilling.” See Sarah’s stunning florals at Ellenville Regional Hospital’s Healing Arts Gallery, 1 Healthy Way, March 9-April 25.

River Valley Artists Guild: “Spring Fling!”

“Along Sarah Wells Trail” by D. Cooney

“Radiant Forsythia” by S. Miiller

Joan is also exhibiting her Art About Town, sponsored Spring florals at Deerpark by the River Valley Artists Town Hall for Art About Guild (RVAG), will present Town. Spring Fling!, four local Susan Miiller will display exhibits that celebrate Spring, her vivid and colorful Springfrom March 2 to May 25. themed paintings and pastels At Gio’s Gelato Café: at Bon Secours Hospital. Daniela Cooney paints Joseph Petrosi will in water soluble oils and showcase his magnificent acrylics; Judith Cramer color pencil drawings at works in acrylics, pastel and the Mayor’s Office in Port pencil; Cynthia HarrisJervis. Pagano specializes in oil and View the work at Gio’s pastel portraits; Rosalind Hodgkins works from images “Peach Pit” by C. Harris-Pagano Gelato Café, 30-32 Front that she sees in daily life that stimulate Street, Port Jervis; Bon Secours Hospital visual ideas; and last but not least, RVAG first floor cafeteria, 160 E Main Street, President Joan Kehlenbeck shows her Port Jervis; Mayor’s Office in City Hall, 20 pastels and paintings regionally, and is well- Hammond Street, Port Jervis, and Deerpark known in the area for her demonstrations Town Hall, 420 Route 209, Huguenot. Email susanmiiller@yahoo.com for info. and workshops.

Nesin Grant and Summer School Arts Nesin Cultural Arts (NCA) has just received a two-year General Support Grant totaling $16,000 from the New York State Council on the Arts. This vital funding will support NCAArts Education Programs which include: Aspiring Young Musicians (offering individual music lessons Educator Amy Phillips conducts the Nesin Cultural Arts and ensemble classes), Children’s Children’s Choirs at an outreach concert at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library in Monticello, May 2019. Choirs, Dance, Visual Arts, Theatre Arts, Stagecraft, Summer Music Academy to make a tax deductible donation, visit and Visual Arts Institute, the professional www.nesinculturalarts.org. Follow @ Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra nesinculturalarts and @sccoplayers on social committed to education, providing quality media to stay up to date on events. side-by-side performances and facilitating For more information contact Marina integrated arts productions, and the brand Lombardi at 845-798-9006 or email new Arts Haven which will provide a safe marina@nesinculturalarts.org. space for kids during after school hours, NCA programs are made possible by the New including a healthy snacks program. York State Council on the Arts with the support of NCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York in 2011 by Sullivan County educators who State Legislature. recognized the need to bring arts education NCA Summer Music Academy programs to the diverse, geographically & Visual Arts Institute: August 24-28 isolated and underserved Sullivan County Registration opens March 5. community. NCA believes arts provide 9:00am-4:30pm with extended days opportunity to bring all community facets together and supports projects that provide Thursdays & Fridays. Stanway Arts Haven, comprehensive educational lifelong learning 13 St. John Street, Monticello. To register, contact Akiko Hosoi at opportunities through integrated arts akikohosoi@gmail.com. programming. For more details, see ad on page 7. To learn more about NCA programs or

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Ken Tschan Lectures on Frank Hague life when Ken Tschan gives Trivia: In a speech to the Jersey a lecture entitled, Jersey City City Chamber of Commerce on Mayor Frank Hague: I am The January 12, 1938, who spoke Law on March 17 at 10:30am. the following words: Ken Tschan began his work in “We hear about constitutional theatre in 1984. He is a man of rights, free speech and the free theatre, trained at Cortland State press. Every time I hear these College, and was awarded a full words I say to myself, ‘That Hawkins Fellowship to attend man is a Red, that man is a The National Shakespeare Communist.’ You never hear a Conservatory in New York real American talk like that.” Ken Tschan City, where he completed the No - it wasn’t Senator Joseph McCarthy or his (so-called ‘evil incarnate’) two-year “Acting for the Stage” program. Chief Counsel Roy Cohn. It was actually He has performed and directed all along the eastern seaboard, including four years OffJersey City Mayor Frank Hague. Frank Hague (1876-1956) ruled New Broadway in Greenwich Village. Ken holds a Master of Arts degree in Jersey and the Democratic Party for more than 30 years. He was born on a kitchen Theatre from Regent University. His MFA in table in “The Horseshoe” section of Jersey Script and Playwriting from Regent will be City and rose to become the most powerful completed in 2020. He has written six plays man in the state’s history. During the height that have been produced on stage, and has of his power, his political machine was one directed over 75 plays. Ken is also the founder of Cornerstone of the most powerful in the United States, controlling politics on local, county, and Theatre Arts, Inc. in Goshen and happily state levels. His personal influence extended serves as the L.I.F.E. Coordinator at Mount to the national level, influencing federal Saint Mary College, Desmond Campus, where he will present his lecture, at 6 Albany patronage and presidential campaigns. Vintage footage and front stoop speeches Post Road, Newburgh. To register: 845-565-2076. bring this Irish-Catholic political boss to

Wanted: Sullivan County Poet Laureate The Sullivan Public Library Alliance is seeking a Poet Laureate to promote “the Spirit of Sullivan County”, someone who would help to increase public appreciation of the reading and writing of poetry for children and adults. Applicants must reside in Sullivan County (full or part-time), have a body of literary work and be available

Irish Art, Music and Poems in Shohola Believe it or not, St. Patrick never walked around with the Staff of Jesus, dressed all in green, surrounded by shamrocks and snakes. The earliest paintings known to be him show a cleanshaven man carrying a triple armed cross. In the beginning of the 12th century, writers started to claim that St. Patrick banished the snakes from Ireland. Artists picked up on that, and by the 1600’s images of him with a snake were commonplace. After the Reformation, artists started drawing St. Patrick in the common clerical garb of the day, and this is about the same time St. Patrick got his beard. Sponsored by the Barryville Area Arts Association, A Celebration of Irish History



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for year-round engagements for the one year appointment (May 1 to April 30) that includes a modest honorarium. Applications may be submitted up to March 31. To receive application guidelines, interested parties should visit mamakatinglibrary.org or call any Sullivan County public library.

will honor the accomplishments of Irish poets and writers like Oscar Wilde (see photo), George Bernard Shaw, and William Butler Yeats. (Dublin is the birthplace of more Nobel Prize winners in literature than any other city!) Included in the free event will be an exhibit of work by classical Irish artists, including James Barry, Hugh Douglas Hamilton, and Augustus Joseph Nicholas Burke. It’s all happening on March 7 from 4:00pm-6:00pm at the Artists’ Market Community Center, 114 Richardson Avenue, Shohola. Complimentary refreshments. And, of course, Irish music! For more information, call 845-557-8713.

Potluck Concerts Are Back!

Elsa Cameron, handbells

Emily Faxon, violin

Janice Nimetz, piano

Recently performed at the February Music in Central Valley concert, pianist Janice Nimetz will give a repeat performance of Janacek’s Piano Sonata 1.X.1905 for Potluck Concerts. The sonata is a consequence of the composer’s reaction to a fatal injury of a Czech worker in a demonstration in support of a Czech university in Brno that took place on October 1, 1905. The earliest sign of Mozart’s involvement with musical automata (music for costly toys) is found in his letter of October 3, 1790, written to his wife, Constanze. “I have now made up my mind to compose at once the Adagio for the clockmaker and then to slip a few ducats into the hand of my dear wife.” The Adagio later morphed into the Fantasy no. 2 in F minor for 4-hands. Anyone looking for a window into Mozart’s soul should look no further than his vast output of sonatas, such as his Violin

Margaret Small, Ruthanne Schempf, piano piano

Sonata No. 23 in D major, K.306. As well as sounding great, each sonata offers a little window into the composer’s character. Gaspard de la nuit is a three movement suite of piano pieces by Ravel, written in 1908. The first movement, Ondine, is an oneiric tale of the water nymph Undine singing to seduce the observer into visiting her kingdom deep at the bottom of a lake. Still, Still, Still for solo handbells is an Austrian Christmas carol and lullaby. The melody is a folk tune from the district of Salzburg. The words describe the peace of the infant Jesus and his mother as the baby is sung to sleep. The above 5 musical compositions will be performed on March 20 at 7:30pm in the Cornwall Presbyterian Church, 222 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson. Cake and ice cream are served after the performance. Tickets at the door.

Mark-Making Master Class Rescheduled The art master class The Shape of Things ~ Drawing and Mark-Making, by Heidi Lanino takes place on March 6 at Noon in Kaplan Hall. See ad pg 17 for location. Attendees will gain insight into “exploring drawing as a process of perception and projection.” A full range of mark-making, from traditional practices to unconventional

solutions, will be explained. Using multidisciplinary materials, attendees will participate in the process as they cut it, bend it, sew with it, glue it, and change it. Supplies will be furnished. However, you are welcome to bring your own. The master class is free and open to the public.

55 Artists “Pulling Prints” in Narrowsburg Delaware Valley Arts serigraphs, lithography, Alliance kicked off its 2020 linocuts, and even solar based exhibition series with Pulling prints. This celebration of Prints, a printmaking show mediums and images by guest running through March 14. curator Judith Fisher-Bodman, “As DVAA’s Gallery Director, a printmaker herself, includes I know many artists in our area prints from 55 printmakers new have presses and make a wide and established, far and wide, variety of beautiful prints. I have including Colescott Awardalways wanted to have a large winning artists, each with their group printmaking exhibition own style and media. that highlights the various Linocut by Robyn Almquist “I hope this exhibition will forms of this versatile media,” says Rocky educate the public, stir up conversations Pinciotti. “I was lucky enough to have about printmaking, and hopefully create Judith Fisher-Bodman agree to curate this excitement about this amazing art medium show.” of hand-pulled prints,’ says Fisher-Bodman. Pulling Prints will showcase printmaking The Delaware Arts Center is located at in all its artistic forms: woodcuts, mono 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg. prints, etching, aquatint, silkscreen/ For more information: 845-252-7576.



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Middle School Students Display Art The Hurleyville Art Centre’s Gallery 222 will display an exhibit, The Sullivan County Middle School Art Show, from March 13-30. This year’s exhibition presents the work of middle school students from local school districts and Sullivan BOCES. Some 300 pieces of artwork in the media categories of Ceramics & Glass, Digital Art, Design, Black & White Drawing, Color Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, and Sculpture are included. An outside panel of artists and experts will award a first and second place ribbon in each category. Come and marvel at our local students’ works! An opening reception takes place on March 13, from 4:00pm-7:00pm, at

Middle School Student Show, March 2018.

Gallery 222, 222 Main Street, Hurleyville. All exhibits and receptions are free and open to the public at Gallery 222. For additional information, email info@hacny. org or call 845-693-4119.

Salon Series: “Life in the Past Lane” Jonathan Charles Fox and his sidekick Dharma the Wonder Dog make a pit stop for the Delaware Valley Art Alliance (DVAA) Salon Series to regale audiences with a selection of stories culled from his colorful life on planet Earth. While some of his tales might seem out of this world, each is guaranteed to be new, true, unscripted and unrehearsed. An award-winning columnist, author, photographer and self-proclaimed “Bon Vivant,” Fox’s Life in the Past Lane will engage audiences with his unique blend of humor, pathos, and more of the “self-serving ingratiating joie de vivre” that he’s famous for in some corner of the galaxy. “It’s just how I roll,” said Fox, regarding

his “triumphant return” to the Salon Series. “I never really know what I’m going to say until the audience shows up, since they are an integral part of the experience,” he explained. “I may be in the driver’s seat, steering my way through my memoir - titled Life in the Past Lane, but there will surely be bumps in the road, twists, and turns, and it’s possible some hazards will show up in the rear view mirror. At some point, it will all screech to a halt, or simply crash and burn,” he laments. “Either way, at some point you’ll get to go home unscathed...I hope.” It all takes place on March 28 at 2:00pm at the Delaware Arts Center, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg. Free admission. For info: 845-252-7576.

Marczyk’s Striking Macro Photography together to create a “I am a songwriter, delightful miniature musician, avid hiker, world full of intimate, mountain biker, intricate beauty.” canoeist, cross-country The Shape of Water, skier, and, most an exhibit of Macro recently, photographer,” photography by says Cathy Marczyk. Marczyk, is on exhibit at “When I retired in 2014 the Rushmore Memorial after a 25-year career Branch of Woodbury teaching French and Public Library, 16 Spanish in the public “Summer Swirls” by Cathy Marczyk Route 105 Highland schools, I received two life-changing gifts: 1.abundant time to Mills, throughout the month of March. A spend in the wilderness, and 2.a waterproof, reception with light refreshments will be held on March 7 from Noon-2:00pm. dustproof, shockproof camera. “Signing up to do this library exhibit “Over the past six years, my camera has brought me closer to nature, both figuratively has given me the impetus to finally start and literally. Macro photography has helped transferring some of my favorite photos me to see and capture the amazing patterns from my computer to paper and frame, and that are only revealed when you are inches I couldn’t be more excited to see them come away. It forces me to slow down and pay to life - and to share them with neighbors and attention to what is around me. Colors, friends!,” said Marczyk. textures, shapes, light and shadow work For information: 845-928-6162, ext. 102. 28

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