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

May 2017

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

Publisher’s Column by Barry Plaxen In this jam-packed exciting issue: May vocabulary lesson: gesso: a hard compound of plaster of Paris or whiting in glue, used in sculpture or as a base for gilding or painting on wood. haute conduite: intensely controlled watercolor painting. Do you know who the first great female guitar composer was? No less than two concerts featuring Schumann’s String Quintet in Warwick and Livingston Manor, both concerts performed by world class musicians. Kids performing with professional and amateur adults: Gospel in Newburgh, Jazz in Milford, and Classical in Middletown. “Synchronicity” of the month: Two Guitars, Two Roths: Arlen (folk) in Bethel and Eric (classical) in Ellenville. Wishing the best to the following for their

career changes: Our friend Bradley Diuguid has left his position as Executive Director of the Catskill Art Society to join our friends at Shadowland Stages where he is now the Executive Managing Director. Hilarie Clark Moore grew the SUNY Orange Community Orchestra from a two-piece ensemble into a 60 or so piece symphony orchestra. She has moved to Connecticut and will be handing her baton over to some grateful maestro or maestra! And we also wish our best to someone who did not, has not, and will not change her career. Watercolor artist Mary Endico (and husband Bob Fugett) are celebrating 40 successful years living and working in beautiful downtown Sugar Loaf! Be sure to check out our Festival and Fundraising calendar entries on page 17. The Festivals are, of course, family friendly and your attendance at Fundraisers helps

Letters to the Editor Dear Barry, The Hudson Opera Theatre thanks you for your accurate, professional and timely coverage of our 40th Anniversary Season. Your circulation is perfect for our audience pool and our advertisements in your paper have increased the size of our audiences. Thank you so very much for spreading the word! Classical Music and Opera are alive and well in Orange County.We look forward to continued partnership. - Christa Damaris, General Manager Dear Editor, Last night I lost it on the subway. I was reading CANVAS, turned to the article

about the Wurtsboro Art Alliance’s April Fool show, and came upon a story about a record spaghetti harvest in Switzerland. (This was an April 1 broadcast by the BBC that a lot of people took seriously.) I got odd looks from my fellow passengers, a couple of whom backed away from me, but it was worth it. Thanks for another great reading moment! Judith Wink, New York City Dear Barry, Thanks very much for the April article in CANVAS. We really appreciate your coverage of the Shadowland film series. - Ray Faiola

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Art & Photography����������������������������������20 Books������������������������������������������������������16 Category�������������������������������������������������17 Children & Teen’s������������������������������������20 Demos & Lectures����������������������������������16 Museums������������������������������������������������20 Music - Pop, Folk, etc.,���������������������������16 May 2017 Calendar���������������������������17-18


May I Have A Word With You�����������������33 Meet Me in the Library����������������������������35 Spotlight On: The Sugar Loaf Guild����������6 Wellness Modalities��������������������������������14 Whispering Pines������������������������������������23


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to ensure a vibrant arts community in the CANVAS area. Calendar, story and ad locations in this issue not usually included are Unionville, Hortonville and White Mills, PA. Back after short absences are Tuxedo, Rock Hill, Glen Spey, New Windsor, Pine Island and Huguenot. Thanks to all our event submitters, the ones we were able to make happy by including their stories and the many we had to disappoint due to space limitations. I am sure the submitters are grateful to our advertisers who make the space available. So please patronize our advertisers. Visit them, dine, shop and use their services. Thank you.

Actors Workshop Ensemble, Warwick������3 ARTery Gallery, Milford���������������������������13 Artists’ Market, Shohola��������������������������32 Barryville Area Arts Association��������������32 Bethel Woods�����������������������������������14, 34 Black Dirt Storytelling Guild��������������������23 Catskill Art Society, Livingston Manor�����28 Classic Choral Society������������������������������4 Community Foundation of Orange & Sullivan�� 15 Crawford Arts Association, Pine Bush����32 Creative Theatre-Muddy Water Players�13 Dead End Cafe, Parksville����������������������29 Delaware Arts Center, Narrowsburg�����5, 7 Delaware Valley Choral Society����������������4 Ellenville Public Library���������������������������21 Endico Watercolor Originals, Sugar Loaf�� 6 Florida Public Library������������������������������23 Gallery at Chant Realtors, Lords Valley��32 Goshen Art League���������������������������������12 Grand Montgomery Chamber Music��������7 Hilarie Clark Moore, conductor���������������14

Please email submissions for classifieds to Nothing in this publication may be reproduced without written permission of the publisher. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum������� 26 Hudson Opera Theatre�������������������������� 31 Hudson River ArtFest���������������������������� 29 Hudson Valley Gallery��������������������������� 26 Hudson Valley Jazz Festival������������������ 22 Hudson Valley Performing Arts Foundation��23 Hudson Valley Piano Trio����������������������� 27 Hudson Valley String Quartet���������������� 27 Hurleyville Arts Centre��������������������������� 27 In Memoriam: Leonard Silver���������������� 22 In Memoriam: Walter Bill������������������������ 24 Jonathan Talbot discussion�������������������� 21 Kindred Spirits Arts, Milford������������������� 30 Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro������������� 21 Middletown Art Group�������������������������������5 Middletown Concert Chorale��������������������4 Milkweed, Sugar Loaf���������������������������� 13 Mt. St. Mary College, Desmond Campus�������3 Nesin Cultural Arts��������������������������������� 33 Newburgh Free Library�������������������������� 30 Orange County Arts Council����������������8-11 Phillipsport Community Center�������������� 34 River Valley Artists Guild������������������������ 13 Run 4 Downtown Park, Middletown������� 34 Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf�������� 29, 33 Seven Freedoms Music Ctr., Montgomery�� 15 Shandalee Music Festival���������������������� 14 Steve & Ada Janik Margoshes������������������7 SUNY Orange, Middletown���� 5, 14, 25, 35 SUNY Orange, Newburgh��������������������� 22 SUNY Sullivan, Loch Sheldrake������������ 31 Town of Deerpark Museum, Huguenot�� 34 Tusten Theatre, Narrowsburg�������������������7 Webster’s Picturenary, Goshen������������� 12 Wallkill River School, Montgomery�� 26, 36 Warwick Trees��������������������������������������� 30 Warwick Valley Chorale����������������������������4 Weekend of Chamber Music����������������� 28 Wurtsboro Art Alliance��������������������������� 25

AWE Joins With AME

The Desmond Fish Legacy in Balmville

The Actors Workshop second from the Orange Ensemble (AWE) is a new County Arts Council’s company of actors, writers Ten Year Anniversary Arts and theater artists presenting Grant, and a third from the new and unique works in Society from the New York nontraditional ways. This State Council on the Arts season they are developing administered by Arts Mida community based play Hudson. entitled Confabulation: The “These grants help to Notion of a Small Town fund a portion of this Fiona Hill & Elizabeth Ulloa in based on stories collected project and we are grateful “The Blueberry Hill Compact” from people living in the Warwick area. for the support,” said Paul Ellis, Company On May 20 at 8:00pm the Ensemble Director. “Besides being sponsored by the presents AWE...Evening of Short Plays Warwick Historical Society, we have our first & Monologues performed by company business sponsor, Fetch, a local restaurant.” members and workshop students, including AWE is seeking additional sponsors. works by Jane Martin, Caryl Churchill, According to Warwick historian Richard and a number of contemporary playwrights. Hull, “The AME church was moved a few The evening offers the opportunity to see years ago from its original site on McEwen members of AWE before the opening of the Street to Forester Avenue, reconstructed and full length Confabulation this summer. repurposed. The Historical Society continues The AWE Theatre is located in the AME to refer to the building as the AME church. Church, 9 Forester Ave., in Warwick, (Not to be confused with the new and active owned by the Warwick Historical Society. AME church building on the footprint of its “We are thrilled to be partnering with AWE predecessor on McEwen Street.)” and for the generous funding from Arts The May performance is part of AWES’s Mid-Hudson,” said Lisa Ann Weisbrod, pop-up events. Seating only fifty people, the Executive Director of the Society. theatre is an intimate setting. Refreshments AWE has received three grants to are available. For tickets: 845-978-1776 or help fund this summer’s production of visit Confabulation. One from Orange County Save the date: Confabulation is scheduled Tourism and the County of Orange, the to open on August 18.

“The establishment of a shipyard in Newburgh was a dream that the city folk could not believe. They were skeptical and had been promised many things in the past that never materialized. Now this upstart, Thomas Desmond comes along and promises us the moon.” - An excerpt from Frank Kieck’s fourth-coming book, The Alice Curtis Hamilton Fish III Desmond Fish Legacy and Other Thomas Desmond the restored arboretum, the house Curiosities. and arboretum tour, Thomas Thomas Charles Desmond was a Desmond’s cabinet of curiosities, Harvard-MIT engineer, skyscraper the haunting presence at Krans builder, shipbuilder, politician Kop and even modern romance at and arboretum and landscape Mount St. Mary’s. garden enthusiast. Alice Desmond “I am also still looking for complemented him by becoming a information about the Desmonds photographer, travel and historical and Hamilton Fish,” said author novelist and a biographer of her Frank Kieck. “This book is a nonown historical heritage. Hamilton Fish III, former congressman of Author Frank Kieck profit book, with all earnings going the House, married to Alice later in life, to the college and library,” he continued. Come and find out more about these three contributed to the magnificent DesmondFish Library in Garrison. The stories that fascinating people and their legacy during a have been generated are fascinating: from lecture entitled, Thomas & Alice Desmond Hollywood with Ginger Rogers and David and Hamilton Fish: The Desmond Book Niven, the Alexander Hamilton cover-up, Update on May 12 at 1:00pm at Mount the radio appearance of Alice on the Mary St. Mary College’s Desmond Campus, 6 Margaret McBride Show, the rise of the Albany Post Road, in the Balmville section LIFE program and the Desmond Campus, of Newburgh. For information: 845-565-2076. the Balmville tree and forgotten graveyard,

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Our Local Chorales’ Spring Season has Arrived! Classic Choral Society After the premiere of Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem in 1868, Brahms was propelled on his path to being counted among the great three Bs: Bach, Beethoven and now J. Kohler Brahms. With soloists soprano Jody Weatherstone and baritone Jeremy J. Moore, and pianists Ruthanne Schempf and Sylvia Buccelli accompanying on two pianos, the Classic Choral Society J. Weatherstone will perform Brahms’ breakthrough composition for its 58th Annual Spring Concert under the direction of Maestra Janiece Kohler at the United Church of Christ, 2 Old Dominion J. Moore Road, Blooming Grove on April 30 at 4:00pm, ...and at St. Mary’s-in-Tuxedo Episcopal Church, 10 Fox Hill Road, Tuxedo Park, on

May 6 at 7:30pm. No tickets required. Donations welcomed. For more information: 845-713-4543. Middletown Concert Chorale When the Middletown Concert Chorale (MCC) was founded by Eileen Mackintosh in 1996, it consisted of only 20 singers, and now twenty years later and under the direction of Danielle Cornacchio, it is D. Cornacchio 60 members strong. For its 20th anniversary concert, Frost in Spring, the MCC will be featuring Randall Thompson’s Frostiana (settings of poems by Robert Frost) together with his Alleluia and The B. Herforth Last Words of David, accompanied by Boyd Herforth. Other selections performed by the Chorale and its individual members round out a pleasing concert for Spring! Concerts are on May 7 at 3:00pm at North Congregational Church, 96 North Beacon Street, Middletown...

...and May 13 at 7:00pm at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 391 Mt. Hope Road, Middletown. Reception with light fare to follow. For information: Rob Abramson 845-3864398 or Wendy McNutt at 845-391-7524. Warwick Valley Chorale The Warwick Valley Chorale, Orange County’s longest-running community chorus, directed by Stanley Curtis and accompanied by Gail Johnson, will present an American choral portrait, S. Curtis with selections highlighting our nation’s early history, struggles and culture, and a special tribute to the music of Irving Berlin and George Gershwin for the Chorale’s 76th anniversary. Performances are on May 12 at 7:00pm in the G. Johnson Grace Episcopal Church, 58 North Street, Middletown... ...May 19 at 7:00pm in the Goshen United Methodist Church, 115 Main Street...

...and May 21 at 4:00pm in the Warwick Reformed Church, 16 Maple Avenue. Delaware Valley Choral Society The Delaware Valley Choral Society, Jeffrey Fornoff, director, will be performing a concert titled Peace and Light. Be refreshed and be renewed from the troubles of the J. Fornoff world listening to Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine by Gabriel Fauré, with soloists Patricia Ruggles alto, and Lane Conklin McCord baritone along with renowned organist Craig Williams. The guest C. Williams group Clarum Sonum (Rider Foster, director) will be joining in. They perform on May 27 at 2:00pm in the Milford United Methodist Church, 206 East Ann Street. P. Ruggles Tickets also at the door.



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The Middletown Art Group 2017 Members’ Spring Exhibition, Middletown The Middletown Art Group (MAG) continues its celebration into its seventh decade of being an active, creative organization with the Middletown Art Group 2017 Members’ Spring Exhibition. Diversity in membership, technique, and concept are exemplified through the various media by the eighty pieces: oils, acrylics, pastels, encaustics, watercolors, tempera, mixed media, photography, collage, charcoal, driftwood, and stone. The organization was established in 1946 “for the purpose of exchanging ideas between artists, craftsmen, art teachers, and students and of providing an atmosphere in which to improve individual skills and respect for the efforts of others.” MAG continues that tradition and throughout the year sponsors demonstrations and lectures which promote the study of the arts. Even though the name “Middletown Art Group” seems to give the impression of exclusiveness to Middletown residents, that is not the case as members reside in other parts of Orange County as well as Sullivan, Ulster, Dutchess, Sussex, and Pike Counties. The exhibit will be on view in Orange Hall Gallery May 5-June 15. During this timeframe a Memorial Exhibit honoring three members who have passed away this year will be displayed in the Orange Hall Gallery Loft. Watercolors by Mickie MacMillan, Eugenia Mitchell, and Walter Bill (see page

“Winter Care Package” by Lana Privitera

Teehan in pastel. They will explain as they create and also, will welcome questions. At the end of the reception, prizes will be awarded to exhibiting members.

This year’s show judge is award-winning oil painter, Peter Fiore, who states, “I am interested in making the simple profound, always searching for that universal moment in the world around us.” Show co-chairs are Ronnie Plucinski and Denise Shelby Isseks, along with Barbara Bonham coordinating and designing the catalog. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. In June, the college is closed on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues (GPS: 24 Grandview Avenue), Middletown. Call Cultural Affairs at 845-341-4891 for further information.

“Paintings, 2006 - 2016” in Narrowsburg “Grooming Parrot” by Judith Adel

24) will be featured. In addition, a solo show of the works of longtime MAG member, Sally Berger, will be exhibited in Orange Hall Gallery Fringe (see page 25). Highlighting the shows is the reception from 1:00pm-4:00pm on May 21. In keeping with the lively afternoon, pianist Bev Poyerd will play selections of jazz, show, and classical music on the baby grand. During the reception, mini-demonstrations will be given by members Dennis Fanton in oils, Lynwa Kreimann in watercolor, and Marion

Center’s Alliance & Loft Professor Emeritus Galleries, 37 Main Street in Fine Arts at Hofstra in Narrowsburg. “I have University, Doug Hilson been strongly influenced retired in 2013. “I have by living in New York and been painting pictures for numerous trips to cities in 57 years,” says Hilson. India,” he says. “Color, “The urban environs has chaos, and culture have all been my subject for 22 been themes.” years.” The show will be Paintings, 2006-2016, accompanied by an artist’s an exhibit of paintings talk on May 16 from by Hilson, opens with “Gotham Tours” by Doug Hilson 5:30pm-6:30pm, and is on a reception on May 5 from 7:00pm-9:00pm at the Delaware Arts view thru May 27. For info: 845-252-7576.

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Spotlight On: The Sugar Loaf Guild Endico Watercolor Originals: Celebrating 40 Successful Years! by Sharon McKane I was fortunate to step through the threshold of Sugar Loaf’s oldest art studio: Endico Watercolor Originals. If I didn’t know I had just entered a house built in 1740-1750. I would have thought I entered an art museum in New York City with all the charm and creaks from an earlier period! My eyes opened wide with excitement as Mary Endico’s palette of watercolors lifted my spirit immediately. Every painting within my view washed me aglow with a different sensation. With what I’m sure must have been a grin from ear to ear on my face, Mary introduced herself. Warm, friendly and somewhat covered in paint, she extended her hand that has held a lifetime of sable brushes. Mary gave me the grand tour; each room filled with magnificent watercolor paintings. I tried to contain my excitement but I’m sure she saw the glimmer in my eyes. I learned Endico Watercolor Originals is celebrating their 40th anniversary! Mary has sold over 21,000 of her own original watercolors directly to visitors in her studio. When asked about the nature of her success, Mary responded, “I want to acknowledge and thank my husband, Bob Fugett, whose genius showed me and many others how to make the


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impossible possible. renowned artist, as Secondly, I credit he purchased Mary’s Sugar Loaf, the arts first painting for venue that keeps on twenty-five cents! giving. And lastly, I Mary described thank my three - or is her process and by it four - generations no means is it an of customers who easy task (no wonder keep coming back for she’s fit!). “What’s more watercolors.” exciting is it’s like She also attributes a puzzle. Every longevityincharming stroke is planned, Sugar Loaf to “Barry’s Bonnet” an Endico ‘haute conduite’ watercolor everything is laid “study, discipline, dedication, and out.” Mary explained that she a blend of art, people and business works “wet on wet” which requires skills.” her to get her strokes in before Bob and Mary were pioneers. the paper dries. What a challenge. Their story would make a wonderful One mistake, it’s all over! She is movie, from the horseshoe above in command of her methodical the door that belonged to her procedure - she has to be. Full Grandpa Herman’s horse, who extended stroke this way, overlaps pulled a milk cart every morning that way, blend this way and so on. in the Bronx, to the Church across To quote a line from Endico’s the street where they were married and able to website, “There are few masters and Mary see their work in progress...the endless money- Endico has gone well beyond mastery to pit. That was 1977 when they didn’t touch a innovate a style: “haute conduite”. window in the 275 year old house because they “Combining the two French words “haute” were afraid it might fall out. Grandpa Herman, and “conduite” can be used to describe the the last of the Bronx horse and cart milkmen, Endico style. In French, haute means high, lofty may be responsible for gifting us with a world or intense, and conduite can mean direction,

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management or control. Thereby coining the words into an English term: “intense control.” Mary’s paintings will last for centuries; a family can pass them down from one generation to another. No wonder her customers keep coming back for more - her works are masterpieces! They can be viewed in museums across the country and abroad. The Department of Defense has one and a little known church in Italy has another. Yes, the Vatican is a proud owner of an Endico watercolor! Which brings us to you, art lover! I recommend you visit Endico Watercolor Originals...that 275 year old house is filled with a symphony of watercolor originals in all sizes. Mary is a pure delight. I was also happy to learn that Mary is willing to do a custom painting, using her client’s palette of color, while staying within her aesthetic. Bring that fabric or wallpaper swatch and she will create a masterpiece just for you! Bob and Mary’s success is chronicled on both of their websites: and the Sugar Loaf Guild website at www. Mary’s current work is showcased in her prerevolutionary house at 1386 Kings Highway, Sugar Loaf. Visitors are always welcome - and I mean always - the Endico Studio is open 7 days a week! For info: 845-469-9272.

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The Marvelous Margosheses: Musical Theatre Meets Chamber Music Husband and wife team, composer/pianists Steve Margoshes and Ada Janik Margoshes, “and friends” will present a theatrical concert of original theatre works in two parts of some Ken DeAngelis of their favorite compositions. For the first half of the program, pianist, composer and Broadway orchestrator Steve presents a light-hearted retrospective of his years in music. Best known as the composer of Fame - the Musical, Steve has written for theatre, symphony, ballet, rock recordings and songs in various styles. His past collaborators include James Rado & Gerome Ragni (authors of Hair) as well as William Shakespeare (Steve composed a musical version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream using Shakespeare’s text verbatim as both book & lyrics). “From Shakespeare to the 3 Stooges” ~ Steve will offer selections from his soundtrack for Hey Moe, Hey Dad!, the recent 9-part documentary about the Stooges. He has also written songs in the folk/bluegrass vein, and he’ll be joined by guitarist Ken DeAngelis & soprano Julie Ziavras for a taste of that. In the last few years, Steve has visited “the land of Oz”, contributing to the “Oztravaganza” Festival in Chittenango, NY (birthplace of L. Frank Baum). Soprano Jeanne-Marie

Julie Ziavras

Jeanne-Marie Lowell Oliver Nathanielsz Julia Nightingale Jonathan Victorian

Lowell will join him for a selection from New songs from Oz. On the more serious and romantic side, Steve will perform his afterlife piano rhapsody, This Is Forever. The piece, Ada Janik Margoshes inspired by Mildred Cram’s 1935 novella A Time to Remember, was originally composed for piano and orchestra and recorded by the Budapest Symphony with Steve at the piano. The solo piano version (also with Steve performing) was choreographed by Jacqulyn Buglisi and presented at the Joyce Theater in NYC as part of the 20th anniversary of Buglisi Dance Theatre. For the second half, Ada will present Act 1 of her musical adaptation of The Little Prince, from the book by Antoine de St.-Exupery. Usually regarded as just a children’s story, the book, in its apparently simple messages about life and love, is actually a work of profound depth and beauty, which Ada’s lyrical score reflects. This program features

Oliver Nathanielsz (boy soprano) as the Prince, Julia Nightingale (young vocalist) as the Rose, Jonathan Victorian as the Aviator, and JeanneMarie Lowell and Julie Steve Margoshes Ziavras as Narrators. Ada’s complete version of The Little Prince was performed previously on Theatre Row in NYC, and also in Lansing, Michigan. While in NYC, Ada also wrote music for several plays including Harvey Fierstein’s Tony-Award-winning Torch Song Trilogy. Her work Cummings & Goings (the e.e. cummings musical) was performed in NYC at La Mama etc., the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, and at The Village Gate. In recent years, it was performed locally in Montgomery, Middletown, and Blooming Grove. Presented by the Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series on May 7 at 3:00pm at the Montgomery Senior Center, 36 Bridge Street. Admission is free. For information: 845-457-9867.

Lyricist/composer Tom Waits has a cult following and has influenced subsequent songwriters despite having little radio or music video support. His songs are bestknown through versions by more commercial artists: Jersey Girl by Bruce Springsteen, Ol’ ‘55, by the Eagles, and Downtown Train, by Rod Stewart. Cabaret vocalist Marissa Mulder has a style that’s all her own, and is, “as comfortable singing Tom Waits as she is singing Noël Coward. The winsomely natural Mulder is one of the cabaret world’s biggest breakout successes of the past five years.” TimeOut NY Mulder has a vocal timbre reminiscent of Blossom Dearie, and a look like an actress who might play the young Bernadette Peters in a TV biopic. She will present His Words for the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance on May 6 at 8:00pm in the Tusten Theatre, 210 Bridge Street, Narrowsburg. Call 845-252-7272 for tickets.


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Orange County Arts Council Open Studio Tour 2017

Sculpture by R.G. Breur

The Orange County Arts Council’s (OCAC) 2017 Open Studio Tour will take place over three weekends this year and will cover studios located throughout Orange County. The objectives of the Open Studio Tour weekend are to provide an educational experience to the regional community by inviting the general public to experience the life of artists at work in their studio environment, and offer opportunities for the community to learn about the artistic process and sources of artistic inspiration. The Open Studio Tour also present artists with an opportunity to market their work, and encourage people to collect art by helping them begin art collections or enhance existing ones. Overall, the tours have always created a greater awareness of the diversity and quality of Orange County arts among the general

Artwork by Dennis Fanton

public. “This year we are transitioning from our usual booklet to a new virtual website accompanied by a foldout map and printable listings,” announced Cody Rounds, OCAC Arts Administrator. “This change will be more environmentally efficient, be more effective at connecting the tour with wider audiences, and will not limit us to only the printed material.” You can observe artists working during the creative process as they offer explanations and demonstrations of their materials and art process. Each artist will need to be available from 11:00am-5:00pm both days within their own studio, in a shared studio with other artists, or in a hub location where several artists will be demonstrating. There will be three maps available, one for each section of Orange County, for each

Artwork by Karen E. Gersch

specific weekend. Visit www.ocartscouncil. org on May 5 and after for the downloadable, printable maps which list the artists and their locations. The May 5, 6:00pm-8:00pm Opening Reception is at Regal Bag Factory, 302 Water Street, Newburgh. Phone: 845-562-4922. Here’s a sampling of the almost 100 artists: (Apologies to those artists we were unable to include due to space or time constraints!) MAY 6 & 7 - NORTHWEST ORANGE Middletown, Pine Bush, Port Jervis, Montgomery, Walden, Otisville, Westtown, Unionville, Slate Hill Mainframe will be a hub. Let co-owner Jean Warren give you an idea of how a

Sculpture by Daniel Grant

framing enterprise works with artists, and how frames are ‘artistically’ chosen for clients. Observe live demonstrations by artists Anne W. Kelly and Dennis Fanton. NEW LOCATION: Unionville joins the Open Studio Tour list for the first time via Mary Cathryn Roth’s new painting and photography studio. Joining Cynthia Harris-Pagano in her North Light Studio in Otisville will be fine artists Mitchell Saler, Frances Nankin and Jeanette McGee. Art by Karen E. Gersch can be seen in her home gallery in Montgomery on the first floor, a working studio one floor above, and an art storage area in the finished attic. Angelina Collins’ Blue Rose Studio in Walden creates and sells photo books, prints,

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Orange County Arts Council Open Studio Tour 2017 verdigris patina. Kat Art Studios is a colorful studio, classroom and gift shop on the lower level of Kat Strickland’s home in Newburgh where you can enjoy Kat’s imagination in 2,400 square feet of nothing but mixed media art supplies, a pottery department, jewelry and beading kits, greeting cards, and a gift shop. Visit the private home studios of painters Linda Fay Berger and Ellen Joyce Trayer in New Windsor, and William Noonan in Newburgh. Outdoor Sculpture Art by Eric Stein

Artwork by John Creagh

cards, invitations, calendars, stationery, and other paper related gifts on Etsy, Society 6, and at juried exhibits, fairs, and art shows. Michael Piotrowksi’s studio, entered through a backyard garden, is a light filled workroom with ample wall space to exhibit his Hudson Valley landscapes, Cape Cod shorelines and images from other road trips. While he will do demonstrations throughout the day, paintings and woodblock prints in progress can be seen on his easel and drawing table. Eric Stein Studio is a design and fabrication facility for larger, outdoor scale sculpture in Westtown with sculpture primarily fabricated from steel and cast concrete.


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Janet Campbell will give a demonstration on pouring watercolor at the Wallkill River School in Montgomery, where you can also see Sandy Spitzer’s paintings. For faux finish furniture and to see spectacular superior sculpture, visit Daniel Grant and Ingela Noren’s unique studio in Westtown. MAY 20 & 21 - EASTERN ORANGE Newburgh, Campbell Hall, Washingtonville, Highland Mills, Cornwall Photographer William O’Keeffe will be showing his work at Ann Street Studios (adjacent to the gallery) in Newburgh.

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Artwork by Jeannette McGee

Vivien Collins’ Cornwall studio is a 1200 square foot space on the 4th floor of an historic factory building, originally the Firth Carpet factory. The tall Smokestack with “Firth” written on it is visible from her window, as well as the Moodna Creek, and a white brick building marked 1901. Marguerite Meyerson’s studio in Newburgh has a panoramic view of the Hudson River, the Beacon mountains, and the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge. R.G. Breur is a figurative sculptor. His studio in Highland Mills presents all aspects of his work process from composing figures to forming clay maquettes and finishing in carved wood or with a bronze coating and soft

JUNE 3 & 4 - SOUTHERN ORANGE Warwick, Tuxedo, Goshen, Pine Island, Harriman, Monroe, Sugar Loaf, Greenwood Lake, Florida The Monroe Arts Society: Mary Mugele Sealfon, Sal Russo, Minjin King & Marilyn Vanderpool will have demonstrations and a display at McGarrah’s Inn, and weather permitting, will be demonstrating Plein Air art techniques in a variety of mediums on that National Register Historic property. Roslyn Fassett will be showing her drawings and paintings in the Town of Warwick, while Renelle Loray will be showing her portraits & painterly views in the Village of Warwick. Amy Lewis Sweetman invites you to visit

Orange County Arts Council Open Studio Tour 2017 her new and expanded workshop where she welds vintage Hudson Valley farm equipment into ‘Agrisculptures’. Visit with Warwickians Jonathan Talbot and Leslie Fandrich, two of the nation’s finest collagists. See paintings and collages, technical demonstrations, and unusual tools and materials at Jonathan’s family-friendlychildren-welcome studio with bathroom and picnic table! See painting, collage and small sculpture, abstraction, feminism, relationships, family, history and embodied experiences at Leslie’s. See John Kiersten’s black and white photographs showing a selection of images on shamanism and nature in a 127 year old barn in Florida where Patty Kiersten will exhibit photographs, hand colored polaroid transfers, paintings, and linocut prints. Also in Florida is Amity Arts where renown pottery instructor Judy Duboff, students and alumni will exhibit a wonderful variety of thrown, handbuilt and sculptural images. And speaking of pottery, Sharon Galbraith’s East Ridge Pottery studio in Warwick houses beautiful wheel thrown functional pottery with Sharon’s own to-die-for-glazes - purples, greens, browns, pinks - virtually every color under the sun! Light, color and a love of the beauty in

nature are the driving forces behind Janet Howard-Fatta’s paintings in her new barn studio in Warwick. Janice Brigante has a spacious studio loft in Warwick equipped with industrial sewing machines to professionally sew and finish all types of sewing projects. Rachel Bertoni’s gallery in Sugar Loaf houses her surreal collage work, and hosts other artists. Rachel’s jewelry has been featured in films and television. You will also find watercolors by awardwinning realistic painter Mae Bertoni.

Catherine Pierson DeCesare’s Studio in Warwick was created from an 1800 Blacksmith Shop, and Aurora Robson’s studio in Chester offers small sculptures and massive installations as well as junk mail collage and other two-dimensional work. Heidi Lanino’s loft-style studio is in an open and airy warehouse behind the Tuxedo Mercantile Center, in Tuxedo. At John Creagh’s art studio in Warwick you can watch as he completes a new painting from scratch over the course of the weekend, and then enter a raffle for a small watercolor

that he will give away each day! Cathe Linton will have a show tent set up in the driveway next to her jewelry studio in Warwick, showing sterling, copper and brass jewelry, incorporating semi-precious beads, and will be demonstrating texturing metals. Linda Barboni will be displaying her watercolors and pastels at a hub. And don’t forget to stop by Exposures Gallery in Sugar Loaf for the very finest of photographs by Nick Zungoli. Visit for information and updates, or call 845-469-9168.

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Goshen Art League: Webster’s Picturenary Visual art and literature have coexisted and cross-pollinated each other through the ages. In Goshen, Noah Webster Weekend, the first Friday and Saturday in June, coincides with the Goshen Art Walk and Goshen Art League’s (GAL) annual literary-themed exhibition, making for a perfect storm of literary and fine art juxtapositions and collaborations. Beginning May 26, GAL presents the second annual Webster’s Picturenary: Works inspired by Literature. At the invitation of Sal LaBruna, founder of Noah Webster Weekend, GAL members will present works “Anne of Green Gables” by Marylyn Vanderpool sourced from books, poems, among many others. To literary genres, or inspiring Kill A Mockingbird was literary characters. a particularly favored The historical marker inspiration, eliciting at that Sal had read each day least three art works - each for almost seven years pays uniquely illustrative of its homage to the 2 years that source. Noah Webster taught “in The 2017 show will the Farmers Hall Academy, feature art based on works a two-room brick structure such as: Anne of Green now contained within the Gables; A Tree Grows in Goshen Town Hall.” The Webster Weekend founder, Sal LaBruna Brooklyn and Thoreau’s marker motivated him in 2016 to reach out Walden as well as paintings generally based to Mayor Kyle Roddey “who understands on the genre of fantasy, among many others. that art and interactive events are what make Webster’s Picturenary is a favorite of both communities vibrant and dynamic both artists and viewers and is one of the most culturally and economically,” Sal said. highly attended exhibits of the GAL. In 2016, paintings, sculptures, and The show takes place at the Goshen Music installations were inspired by Dickens, Hall, 223 Main Street, May 26-July 24. Tolkien, Dr. Suess, and Grimm’s Fairy Tales Visit

Goshen Art and Literary Walk: June 2

Tiny dancers at the Art Walk, 2016

Author Tracy Lyons signs books, Art Walk ‘16

On June 2, nearly a creator of the Art Walk. dozen local authors will join “It’s a time when the a variety of fine artists on community comes out to Goshen’s West Main Street to meet and support the fine display and sell their works at artists who have been creating the first Goshen Art Walk of indoors all winter. Likewise, the season. the writers get to leave their From 6:00pm to 9:00pm solitary work and have some visitors to the historic village face time with the public. can stroll among the art stalls This historic village, along and tables of literary works, with its merchants and its Walkers & canes give way to a meeting and greeting the people, has become known swingin’ good time! Art Walk ‘16. individuals responsible for Photos courtesy of Tobinelli Studio as a welcoming showcase the offerings on display. In the latter part of the for artists. The combination of Noah Webster evening, music gets added to the mix. Often Weekend and the Goshen Art Walk celebrates there is dancing in the streets! that richness of creativity that is such a vital “This event is a highlight of the warmer part of our region, while inviting visitors to months in Goshen,” says Mayor Kyle Roddey, explore the very heart of our Village!” 12

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The River Valley Artists Guild, Milford It’s been fourteen years since in order to include artisan a small group of artists got craftsmen. Current members together and decided to form hail from New York, New Jersey the River Valley Artists Guild and Pennsylvania, bordering (RVAG). the Delaware River, along with Founding members Bernie some from Middletown and Kilbourn, Matilda Grech, Monticello. Paul Horsman, Lois Simpson The ARTery Gallery, 210 and others from the Port Jervis Broad Street, Milford, will area put their combined years feature an exhibit of work by of experience together to form the RVAG from May 11 - June this group. They wanted it 5. The opening reception will to be a broad spectrum arts “Rise & Shine” by Daniela Cooney be held on May 13 from organization, so the word ‘guild’ was used 6:00pm-9:00pm. For info: 570-409-1234.

“The Ghost Train” Chugs Through Monroe The Ghost Train is a comedy-suspense thriller, written in 1923 by the English actor and playwright Arnold Ridley. The play ran for over a year in its original sold out London run, and is regarded as a modern minor-classic. The story centres upon the social interaction of people who are increasingly threatened by a latent external force, with a reveal denouement ending. A group of passengers are left stranded at a remote railway station, facing the prospect of a night in the waiting room. But when the old stationmaster warns them about the phantom train that haunts the tracks after dark, the evening starts to take one chilling turn after another. Unable to leave, the passengers must confront their fears as they await the arrival of the ghostly midnight express. For sheer, creeping mystery, The Ghost Train is a play without peer. Directed by Steve Davis, Creative Theatre-

Left to right: Ethan Henkler, Sara Johnson, Jon Stein, and David Mossey

Muddy Water Players will perform the play from May 5-21 at the Playhouse at Museum Village, Route 17M in Monroe. Tickets include delicious dessert at intermission consisting of apple pie, ice cream, iced tea and coffee. Group rates are available and reservations are suggested. Call the Box Office: 845-294-9465.

“Embodied” in Sugar Loaf

All experience registers in the body, brain, and mind. There are defining moments that change everything: choices, accidents and events that forever alter the landscape of our lives. Leslie Fandrich and Claire Gilliam have experienced Untitled by such moments and wonder: Claire Gilliam How do those events remain in our bodies? How do we remember them, or not? How do they etch themselves into our cells and our brains? How do they influence our identities? Claire’s fascination with the human body originates from her experience living with her disabled body, a result of a head injury as a baby. Her black and white etchings, photograms and photographs of her body in microcosm explore the physiology of the body, its remarkable nature to adapt but also its eventual deterioration bringing with it changing perceptions to one’s sense of self. Drawings from brain scans, neurons and connective tissue are contrasted with enlarged sections of negatives that echo

the body that they came from but also reference the macrocosm of the universe and life that surrounds us. Leslie is interested in feminist issues surrounding the female body and the connections and boundaries present in family relationships. The “Pulling It Together” by Leslie Fandrich processes that she uses are meant to represent the way individuals in a family grow and change, separate and come back together, love and hurt each other. When Leslie was 16 years old, she left home to move 800 miles away. Seeking autonomy and the cultural experience of a large metropolitan city she blazed her way into adulthood, devastating her family along the way. These objects are artifacts that tell a personal story of love and loss, of pain and hope, of healing. Embodied, a new exhibit by Leslie Fandrich and Claire Gilliam opens with a reception on May 6, from 4:00pm-7:00pm. The show runs from May 7 - June 4 at Milkweed, 2 & 3 Romer’s Alley, Sugar Loaf. May 2017

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“PLAY: The Classics” in Bethel

Andrew Arceci

Asako Takeuchi

Leon Schelhase

PLAY: The Classics is a world-class classical concert series featuring five performances for all ages, presented in collaboration with Bethel Woods and Shandelee Music Festival. Each concert is preceded by an enjoyable introduction to the music being performed, and followed by a specialty dessert reception where you will have the opportunity to relax, see friends and make new acquaintances. In the late Renaissance and early Baroque period, approximately from 1570 to 1650 and peaking from 1610 and 1635, a type of popular secular vocal music called air de cour spread throughout France. Though air de cour originally used only one voice with lute accompaniment, it grew to incorporate four to five voices by the end of the 16th century. Halfway through the 17th century, it switched back again to a single voice. Performer, composer/arranger, and scholar, Andrew Arceci has performed throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. In November 2013 he brought a small ensemble to Livingston Manor to perform for Shandelee. This year he is bringing his viola da gamba and a slightly larger ensemble to

John McKean

Teresa Wakim

Bethel Woods: Asako Takeuchi, baroque violin; Leon Schelhase, harpischord; John McKean, harpischord; and Teresa Wakim, soprano, praised for her “bejeweled lyric soprano” (Boston Globe), as “a marvel of perfect intonation and pure tone” (New York Arts), and with a voice of “extraordinary suppleness and beauty” (New York Times). They will perform 17th century French music by well know French master MarcAntoine Charpentier (1643-1704), Marin Marais (1656-1728), a master of the viol, and the leading French composer of music for the instrument, Michel Lambert (ca. 1610-1696), a singing master, theorbist and composer, François Francoeur (1698-1787) composer/ violinist and co-music director of the Paris Opéra, and Monsieur de Sainte Colombe (ca. 1640–1700), a celebrated master of the viola da gamba. He is credited with adding the seventh string on the bass viol. The concert is at Bethel Woods, 200 Hurd Road, on May 7, 3:00pm. For tickets: 1-800-745-3000.

Hilarie Clark Moore: “Out With a Bang!”

SUNY Orange Community Orchestra conductor (and SUNY Orange Music Adjunct Professor since 1994) Hilarie Clark Moore will be relinquishing her ties to Orange County after the orchestra’s May concert. She moved to Connecticut a few years ago and the two-hour commute has been very time-consuming, “and I have now established myself in the music community there,” she explained. In December 1996, Moore strolled into the office of the Chair of the Arts & Communication Department and asked him for a new challenge. “Since he had just received messages from a violinist and a bassoonist, he said ‘why don’t you start an orchestra?’ There were SUNY orchestras that proceeded mine way back, including one conducted by Ron De Fesi, that had been dormant for a while. “I was running chamber music programs and so I combined the ensembles, and by the end of 1997 the orchestra started. I wanted to grow solidly. We had three chamber ensembles with about 15 people and the orchestra has grown to have 55-65 professionals and students since the last ten years or so. “I also began the soloist contests for local youth, who perform with the orchestra, as a positive influence on younger musicians.” She is especially proud of last year’s contest winners’ reunion concert with many of

the former winners offering testimonials on how their lives were changed by the contests. When asked, “which is closer to your heart: French horn or conducting?”, she laughed. “I’ve been asked that before many times. French Horn is my first love.” (It was not her first instrument). “However, I love conducting. I love getting musicians to play to the best of their ability and share the joy I have. And, (with an eye to the future) you can conduct into your nineties. With age you become more seasoned and without possible physical limitations later on that an instrumentalist might develop.” Moore’s final concert, Everything Can Be Improved With Music, includes Rossini’s William Tell Overture from his opera, Prokofiev’s LT. Kijé Suite from a film, Ravel’s Bolero and, (“I want to go out with a bang!”), Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. Moore will conduct on May 6 at 7:30pm in the Paramount Theatre, 17 South Street, Middletown. For tickets visit www. or call 845-3464195. Free for military & SUNY students with ID. “I think it is a good time to leave. 20 years is a great number,” concluded Hilarie. CANVAS wishes Hilarie much joy and success on the next leg of her journey!

Wellness Modalities: THE RECONNECTION by Derek Leet “Long ago we were connected to the grid lines that encircle the planet via the acupuncture meridians on our bodies. These meridians served as an interface to the larger grid of universal frequencies of energy, light, and information. We have since lost this connection with only remnants remaining of what they once were. The Reconnection is about reuniting us with this grid by bringing in “new” axiatonal lines (meridians) that enable us to draw the basic energy for the renewal functions of the human body. “The Reconnection is an accelerated exchange of the Reconnective Healing Frequencies. It is a focused formation to connect three systems: the ley lines of our planet, the meridian lines of the human body and the universal energy grid. The Reconnection ties us back into a timeless system of intelligence. Reconnective Healing is a return to an optimal state of balance. It is the result of interacting with the fully comprehensive Reconnective Healing spectrum of frequencies. “Its first basic element is energy. Energy is everything we are made up of organically, our very essence and our actual physical body. “Light is the resonance and communication within these frequencies between the universe 14

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and us. “Information comes through the very interaction and entrainment with the energy and the light. ‘It’s tangible, can actually feel it. “While science continues to explore how it works, Reconnective Healing has been confirmed and documented in more than a dozen international studies. When Reconnective Healing Frequencies entrain with our energy body we emit and vibrate at a higher level of light. This has been shown to restructure our DNA, resulting in the emission of measurably higher levels of bio-photonic light. Stanford Professor Emeritus Dr. William Tiller says that when information carried through the Reconnective Healing Frequencies is introduced, it creates coherence and order. In other words, greater harmony and balance within us.” - www. “I use reconnective healing in every session,” explains Debra Sheafe of Innervision Wellness in Rock Tavern. “It goes into the person’s field and facilitates a healing to whatever degree they are open to and need, allowing a healing to unfold on all physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels.” (See ad page 31).

Community Foundation of Orange & Sullivan: “Hudson Valley Gives” Year #2! Hudson Valley Gives was created by the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan (CFOS) in partnership with the Mid Hudson Valley Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region. The purpose of this day of giving is to unite nonprofit organizations throughout the Hudson Valley to create a solid focal point of fundraising for their individual organizations and missions. Over a hundred local nonprofits from Orange, Ulster, Dutchess, Sullivan, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester Counties have registered for Hudson Valley Gives - our region’s second annual day of online giving, to be held on May 17. Over $15,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded during fundraising contests throughout the day to participating nonprofit organizations. “We are so grateful to our generous sponsors who have stepped up to participate in this exciting project that supports so many nonprofits in the region! Our friends and neighbors in the Hudson Valley are committed to supporting our vibrant nonprofit community and we can’t wait to see this year’s results!,” said Elizabeth Rowley, President and CEO of the CFOS. Any 501(c)(3) nonprofit incorporated in or serving the Hudson Valley, as well as charitable funds at local community foundations may participate, enabling them to reach thousands of new potential donors and boost their visibility

through the power of social media, print and broadcast marketing, and word of mouth. Last year’s list of participants offered “something for everyone” to support, including: animal shelters, arts groups, ambulance corps, libraries, historical societies, museums, farmland and environmental preservation groups, food pantries, human service organizations, health agencies and hospitals, recreation and youth groups, scholarship funds, and veterans organizations, too. In addition to online donations received and deposited directly into each participant’s checking account - cash and other prizes, contributed by event sponsors, will also be awarded throughout the day to nonprofits as incentives to encourage donors to give generously to their favorite local charities and causes. Last year, $12,000 in prizes was awarded for campaign successes. A few of the many Arts nonprofits participating include: The Goshen Art League (see pg. 12) Time and The Valleys Museum The Grahamsville Museum connects Water, People and The Catskills ensuring the uniqueness of the Rondout and Neversink watersheds. Orange County Arts Council This is a great opportunity to help the Council. Your donation, large or small, will

insure the constancy of the Council and enable it to continue its programs and grants. Bill Perry Memorial Fund for Music Education & Appreciation This fund awards grants for annual scholarships for students pursuing music education, graduating from either Chester High School or Warwick High School, or to 501(c)(3) nonprofit music-related organizations, in honor of guitarist Bill Perry (1957-2007).

Safe Harbors of the Hudson Home of the Cornerstone Residence, the Ritz Theatre and the Ann Street Gallery, help Safe Harbors continue its many community programs via its festivals, races/runs, city clean-ups, and summer arts programs held in the newly created Safe Harbors Green Park. Town of Wallkill Boys & Girls Club, Inc. This fund helps to provide services and programs enabling all young people, especially those who need help most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and The Highlands The purpose of this fund is for general operating support and/or any activities that will support the Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands, and the Society’s museum at the David Crawford House. Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop, Inc. The SCDW has produced award-winning community theatre in the Catskills since 1950. Your donation will help them to continue their work at the Rivoli Theatre in South Fallsburg. Zylofone Studios, Inc. This fund was established to ensure music and performing arts education for the special needs community, in perpetuity.

Chris Farlekas Legacy Fund Your donation will help this newly re-named fund (formerly Friends of Chris Farlekas Fund) reach its $25,000 goal to continue the work of beloved Times HeraldRecord columnist and arts supporter, Chris Farlekas. Besides enabling the arts to thrive via his thousands of articles and reviews, plus his volunteer efforts with numerous organizations’ committees, Farlekas was involved with veterans, domestic abuse victims, hunger, homelessness, and was an iconic mentor to thousands of students. To donate online May 17 from 12:01am to 11:59pm, visit

Free Concert: Seven Freedoms, Montgomery “I’ve done sing-a-longs and laughs, and most importantly, storytelling for over 20 years, audience participation!”, mostly through my involvement says storyteller, Americana in the Boy Scouts of America, Folk singer and educator Joe which I have been involved in Planck, who will perform for the past 30 years. for Seven Freedoms Music “My music [at Seven Center’s 2017 Coffeehouse Freedoms Music Center] will Music Series on May 21 at be an eclectic mix of covers 3:00pm. of humorous (family-friendly) Seven Freedoms Music Joe and a pal! ☺ songs, traditional and modern Center is located at 20 Railroad folk music, as well as folk interpretations of Avenue, Montgomery. The concert is free, so pop and rock music. I’ll also share stories grab your friends and family and go listen to about what drew me to the songs I perform. some folk music and storytelling at its best! “Put simply, there will be music, stories, For information: 845-457-1463.

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sponsored by Steve’s Music Center, Rock Hill and Al’s Music Center, Port Jervis

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Peace Lab: Non-Violent Communication DISCUSSION����� Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, Tuesdays, 7pm “Emotional Detox-Dealing with Negative People” Diane Lang������MSM-DC May 1, 10:30am FEE “Stop Battling Disease, Start Building Wellness” Toni-Jean KulpinskiMSM-DC May 1, 1pm FEE “Women’s Suffrage in New York” Susan Ingalls Lewis�������������������MSM-DC May 1, 6:30pm FEE “Privacy as a Hard Case” Ernest Giglio��������������������������������������������������MSM-DC May 2, 1pm FEE “WWII: Capture, Escape, Evade” George Kane�������������������������� Cornwall Library, May 2, 6:30pm “Birds and Spirituality” Nathan Rosenblum��������������������������������������MSM-DC May 2, 6:30pm FEE “Staging Tips for Selling Your Home” Claudia Jacobs��������������������������MSM-DC May 4, 1pm FEE “Heart Health” Katharine Seibert������������������������������� Crawford Library, Monticello, May 4, 5:15pm “Living with Alzheimer’s For Early Stage Caregivers”��������Greenwood Lake Library, May 4, 11 & 25, 6:30pm “Tenants: Rights and Responsibilities” Jamie Samarel������ Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, May 4, 7pm “The Incline Railway of Mount Beacon ~ past, present, and future” ����������������������������������������������� Frank DiLorenzo & James Diana SUNYO-RCSE May 4, 7pm “The Palisades” Kevin Wayne����������������������������������������������������������������� MSM-DC May 5, 10am FEE ARTIST TALK Yaron Rosner: “Late Bloomers”���� Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf, May 5, 6:30pm “Woodcuts and Etchings” Mort Malkin����������������������������� Artists’ Market, Shohola, May 6, 2:30pm Safe Harbors of the Hudson TOUR�����������������������������������������Safe Harbors, Newburgh, May 9, 9am “Wall Street Secrets” R. Nathan���������������������������������������������������������������MSM-DC May 9, 1pm FEE “Rural Modern Landscapes: The American Scene Between the Wars”������������������������������������������� Laura Nicholls MSM-DC May 10 & 17, 1pm FEE “Spies, Patriots, and Traitors” Kenneth Daigler�����������������������������������MSM-DC May 10, 6:30 FEE “US Foreign Policy and Petroleum” DISCUSSION������������������������ Cornwall Library, May 10, 7pm “The History of World War I” David Topps����������������������������� Newburgh Library, May 11, 6:30pm “The Dames and Damsels of Old New York and the Lap Dogs They Adored” Peggy Gavan��������� Wisner Library, Warwick, May 11, 6:30pm “The Desmond Book Update” Frank Kieck�������������������������������������������MSM-DC May 12, 1pm FEE Tweets and Sweets HIKE�������������������������������������������������������������������������������PEEC May 13, 9am FEE “A Moveable Feast: Milford Walking TOUR”���������������Grey Towers, Milford, May 13, 10am FEE “The Art of Surviving Cancer” Carole Weaver����������������Thrall Library, Middletown, May 13, 1pm “Getting Great Real Estate Deals” R. Nathan���������������������������������������MSM-DC May 16, 1pm FEE ARTIST TALK Doug Hilson “Paintings 2006-2016”�Delaware Arts Center, Narrowsburg, May 16, 5:30pm “Get Organized! How to Keep Track of Your Medical Paperwork” Puja A.J. Thomson��������������� MSM-DC May 16, 6:30pm FEE “Newburgh Rising” short film & discussion w/Dean Goldberg���������������MSM-DC May 16, 6:30pm “Up on the Roof: Telescope Viewings of the Constellations” Tom Blon & Kevin McGee���������������� SUNYO-RCSE May 16, 8pm “Uprisings” David Miller��������������������������������������������������������������������Ellenville Library, May 17, 7pm “Eating for Heart and Mind” Ellen Levine ������������ Crawford Library, Monticello, May 18, 5:15pm “Creative Courage: Art & Fear in a Time of Change” DISCUSSION Jonathan Talbot����������������� Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf, May 19, 1pm-5pm & Cornwall Friends Meeting House, Cornwall, May 24, 1pm-5pm “Money DOES Grow on Trees: Protecting Land, Planning for the Future”����������������������������������� Grey Towers, Milford, May 20, 10am Active Adventures: Intro to Tai Chi & QiGong Richie Roche�������������������������� PEEC May 21, 2pm “How George Washington Started the First World War” Frank Salvati����������������������������������������� Town of Deerpark Museum, Huguenot, May 21, 3pm “Lindbergh and Earhart: The Two Who Dared the Air!” George Burke���������MSM-DC May 23, 9:30am FEE SCIENCE CAFE “Engine oil” Mary Dery�������������� La Casa Vicina, New Windsor, May 24, 7:15pm “Beyond the Gate, Beyond Paper, and Beyond the New Year: Symbolic Ornamentation and the Chinese Home” Ron Knapp MSM-DC May 25, 10am FEE “German Expressionists in Dresden: Die Brucke” Mary Lawrence MSM-DC May 30 & TBA 1pm FEE Demos Orange County Open Studio Tours Art Demos, all disciplines ������ May 6-Jun 4 SEE PAGES 8-11 Mixed Media Image Transfer Techniques Mef Gannon�� Artists’ Market, Shohola, May 6, 2:30pm Dennis Fanton oils, Lynwa Kreimann watercolor, Mation Teehan pastel���������SUNYO-OH May 21, 1pm-4pm

Thunderhead Organ Trio jazz-fusion��������The Wherehouse, Newburgh, 3rd Thursdays, 8pm FREE Music for Humanity folk�������������������������Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, 3rd Saturdays, 8pm Kurpil Family Fiddlers music, talk����������� Time & the Valleys Museum, Grahamsville, Apr 30, 2pm Johnny Nicholas & Hellbent w/Cindy Cashdollar���������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, May 4, 7pm Andy Stack’s American Soup�������������������� Where: The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, May 4, 7pm The Vibe Theory soul����������������������������������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, May 5, 7pm Terry Reid & the Cosmic American Derelicts (Brit Rock), Johnny Scarecrow The Falcon, May 5, 7pm Johnny A guitar������������������������������������������������������������������������������ The Falcon, Marlboro, May 6, 7pm Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis Birthday Brunch blues������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, May 7, 10am Llewelyn Fix rock harmonies������������������������������������������������������ The Falcon, Marlboro, May 11, 7pm Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones rockabilly��������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, May 12, 7pm The Big Takeover reggae, Tica Douglas������������������������������������ The Falcon, Marlboro, May 12, 8pm Habitat for Humanity Newburgh Benefit Brunch������������������ The Falcon, Marlboro, May 13, 10am Jason Gisser Band rock�����������������������������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, May 13, 7pm Soñando! salsa dance�������������������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon Marlboro, May 13, 7pm Times Square doo wop �������������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, May 14, 10am Mokoomba! Afrobeat, Rootbrew������������������������������������������������ The Falcon, Marlboro, May 17, 7pm Shannon McNally (Memphis blues), Johnny Duke������������������ The Falcon, Marlboro, May 18, 7pm John Tropea Band jazz-rock�������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, May 19, 7pm Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers Americana���������The Falcon Underground , Marlboro, May 19, 7pm George Romano............................................................. Greenwood Lake Library, May 20, 2pm FREE Kurt Henry Parlour Band & Tony Penn��������������������Phillipsport Community Center, May 20, 7pm Nilko Andreas and LaMar Latin���������������������Catskill Distilling Company, Bethel, May 20, 8:30pm The Blues Farm blues���������������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, May 21, 10am Joe Planck folk�����������������������Seven Freedoms Music & Records, Montgomery, May 21, 3pm FREE Parksville USA Music Festival country, multiple groups���Dead End Cafe, Parksville, May 21, 3pm Poet Gold’s POELODIES spoken word, hip-hop. new music��������The Falcon Underground, May 24, 7pm Tangent classic rock����������������������������������� Run 4 Downtown Park, Middletown, May 25, 6pm FREE Rex Fowler & The Rockabilly Kings Presley���������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, May 25, 7pm Rhett Miller, The Trapps, The Sweet Clementines������������������ The Falcon , Marlboro May 26, 7pm Abbie Gardner Americana������������������������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, May 26, 7pm Black Masala Gypsy-punk dance������������������������������������������������ The Falcon, Marlboro, May, 27, 7pm Gato Loco psycho-mambo dance���������������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, May 27, 7pm Arlen Roth guitar�����������������������������������������������������������Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, May 27, 8:30pm Saints of Swing swing & more��������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, May 28, 10am YMCA - Young Musicians eclectic mix�������� Run 4 Downtown Park, Middletown, Jun 1, 6pm FREE OPEN Mic & IN-HOUSE MUSIC

Listings below are not included in our centerspread calendar.

Open Mic w/Steve Schwartz & Antoine Magliano������� Dutch’s Tavern, Rock Hill, Mondays, 7:30pm Robert Kopec & Solo Bajo jazz�����������������������������������������Dos Amigos, Fair Oaks, Wednesdays, 7pm The Parting Glass Band Celtic�������������������� Loughran’s Pub, Salisbury Mills, Thursdays, 7pm-10pm Jake Lentz piano & Marilyn Kennedy vocals�Giovanni’s Inn, Wurtsboro, Fridays & Saturdays, 6pm-9pm Marc Von Em soul, blues, funk������������������������� WaterWheel Cafe, Milford, Last Fridays, 8pm-11pm Open Mic New Hope Community��������������������������� Frankie & Johnny’s, Hurleyville, May TBA, 6pm Rob Schiff & Ken Nicastro & Friends���������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, May 5, 7:30pm Rene Avilia������������������������������������������������������������������������ Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, May 7, 2pm Joanna Gass and the Search & Rescue Orchestra��� Brew, Rock Hill, May 9 & 23, 6:30pm-8:30pm Old Friends Duo�������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, May 12, 7:30pm The Dave Smith Trio Jazz��������������������������Warwick Wine Garden & Piano Bar, May 13, 7pm-10pm Hurley Mountain Highway�������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, May 13, 7:30pm Alice Leon & Al���������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, May 14, 11am-2pm Petey Hop Hosts Roots & Blues Sessions open mic���� Falcon Underground, Marlboro, May 17, 7pm Rob Schiff������������������������������������������������������������������ Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, May 19, 7:30pm Songwriters Anonymous���������������������������������������������������������Artists’ Market, Shohola, May 20, 2pm Hudson Valley Jazz Trio w/Bill Pernice Jazz�����Warwick Wine Garden & Piano Bar, May 13, 7pm-10pm Stone Flower- Santana Tribute������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, May 20, 7:30pm Evan Teatum & Alan Battiato�������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, May 21, 2pm Jack Higgins�������������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, May 26, 7:30pm Somerville -���������������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, May 27, 7:30pm Paul Davis -��������������������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, May 28, 2pm Jim & Michelle Iannucci������������������������������� Palaia Winery Outdoors, Highland Mills, May 29, 2pm

Books: discussions / readings / Signings Book Lover’s Club�����������������������������������������������������������Greenwood Lake Library, 4th Tuesday, 7pm Mystery Thriller & Crime Book Group������������������ Jeffersonville Library, 2nd Wednesday, 6:30pm Fiction & Foodies������������������������������������������������������������������Mamakating Library, 2nd Thursday, 7pm Book Discussion Group�������������������������������������������������������Narrowsburg Library, 3rd Friday, 4:00pm “When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi����������������������������������Cornwall Library, May 3, 3pm “Swim Season” by/w/Marianne Sciucco������������������������������ Thrall Library, Middletown, May 9, 6pm “The Borscht Belt” by/w/Marisa Scheinfeld�������������������������������Cragsmoor Library, May 13, 4:30pm “1491” by Charles Mann�������������������������������������������������������Wisner Library, Warwick, May 16, 11am “Punishment Enough” by/w/David Miller����������������������������������������� Ellenville Library, May 17, 7pm “1984” by/George Orwell, w/Jess Gerson������������������������������������������Newburgh Library, May 17, 7pm “Personal Injuries” by Scott Turow����������������������������������������������������Cornwall Library, May 17, 6pm 16

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May 2017

“The Assistants” by Camille Perri������������������������������������������������������ Cornwall Library, May 17, 6pm “Home Going” by Yaa Gyasi�����������������������������������������������������2Alice’s, Newburgh, May 18, 6:30pm “My Closet, Myself” by/w/Doreen Tuman������������Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, May 18, 6:30pm Book Fair Preview������������������������������������������������������������Newburgh Library, May 20, 3pm-5pm FEE Book Fair���������������������������������������������� Newburgh Library, May 20, 5pm-7pm & May 21, 10am-2pm “The Lost City of Zi” by David Grann���������������������������������������������Florida Library, May 25, 6:30pm “Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng����������������������������������� Cornwall Library, May 25, 7pm Book Sale Preview�������������������������� Cragsmoor Historical Society & Library, May 26, 5pm-7pm FEE Tim Driscoll Estate Book Sale��� Cragsmoor Historical Society & Library, May 27 & 28, 10am-4pm “Last Days of Night” by/Graham Moore, w/Patty Sussman����������� Newburgh Library, May 30, 2pm

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Arts & CraftS open Tours Listings not included in our centerspread calendar.

Newburgh Last Saturday������������������������������������������������������Newburgh, Apr 29 & May 27, 4pm-8pm Orange County Arts Council Open Studio Tours�May 6 & 7, May 20 & 21, Jun 3 & 4, 11am-5pm Goshen Art Walk�����������������������������������������������������������������������Main Street, Goshen, Jun 2, 6pm-9pm


Marissa Mulder “Tom...In His Words”���������������������������� Tusten Theatre, Narrowsburg, May 6, 8pm


“Patriot’s Day” Mark Walberg, Melissa Benoist���������������Newburgh Library, May 1, 6:15pm FREE Independent Film Night����������������������������������������������� Greenwood Lake Library, May 5, 7pm, FREE Saturday Matinee Movie�����������������������������������������������������Newburgh Library, May 6, 2:15pm FREE “Desert Dancer”��������������������������������������������������������������������������Cornwall Library, May 7, 1pm FREE “The Eagle Huntress” documentary���������������������������� Wisner Library, Warwick, May 8, 1pm FREE “The Graduate” Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman, discussion w/George Burke�������������������������������� Mount St. Mary Desmond Campus, Newburgh, May 9, 10:30am “Calendar Girl”���������������������������������������������������������������������� Cornwall Library, May 10, Noon FREE “The Ivory Game” film & discussion����������������������������������Hurleyville Arts Centre, May 13, 6:30pm “The King & I” Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner������������� Wisner Library, Warwick, May 15, 1pm FREE “Mermaids”�������������������������������������������������������������� Thrall Library, Middletown, May 17, 3pm FREE “Easy Rider” Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper����������������������������������������Bethel Woods, May 18, 7:30pm Hoboken International Film Festival.......... Morahan Waterfront Park, Greenwood Lake, May 19-25 “They Shall Not Perish” film and discussion���������������������������Hurleyville Arts Centre, May 20, 7pm “Captain Fantastic”���������������������������������������������������� Wisner Library, Warwick, May 22, 1pm FREE “Generation Found: Recovery in High Schools” film w/discussion��������������������������������������������������� Josephine-Louise Library, Walden, May 23, 6pm


Talent’s Birthday Celebration w/AJ Johnson����������������������Holiday Inn, Middletown, May 5, 10pm Melvin George II�������������������������������������������������������������� Joker’s Comedy Club, Chester, May 6, 9pm “Shorts & Sweets for Mothers” Carol Montana������ Hortonville Presbyterian Church, May 13, 2pm Andrew Kennedy����������������������������������������������������������� Joker’s Comedy Club, Chester, May 13, 9pm Uncle Floyd��������������������������������������������������������������������� Joker’s Comedy Club, Chester, May 20, 9pm Richie Byrne����������������������������������������������������������������������� Joker’s Comedy Club, Chester, Jun 3, 9pm


American Ballet Workshop Performances video�������������������������� Cornwall Library, May 1, 6:30pm


Wickham Works Makers MarketWickham Woodlands Manor, Warwick, Apr 29 & 30, 10am-3pm Newburgh Urban Farming Fair���������������Broadway & Grand Street, Newburgh, Apr 29, Noon-4pm


Cinco De Mayo Festival���������������������������������������������������������begins at Ellenville Library, May 5, 5pm Beltane Festival���������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, May 6, 10am-10pm UFO Fair���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Main Street, Pine Bush, May 20 Sugar Loaf Spring Festival����������������������������������������������������������� Sugar Loaf, May 27-29, 10am-6pm Springfest���������������������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, May 27, Noon-Dusk Hudson River ArtFest������������������������������� Tarsio’s Bowling Lanes, New Windsor, Jun 4, Noon-4pm


Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra brunch, silent auction������������������������������������������������������� Powelton Club, Newburgh, Apr 30, Noon Wallkill River School “100 for $100”����������� Wallkill River School, Montgomery, Apr 30, 5pm-7pm Mulberry House Senior Center “Spring Fling”��Mulberry House, Middletown, May 11 & 12, 11am-3pm Habitat for Humanity Newburgh��������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, May 13, 10am American Heart Association “ORMC’s Got Talent” P aramount Theatre, Middletown, May 20, 7pm Cragsmoor Library Hudson Valley String Quartet�������������Private Home, Cragsmoor, May 21, 7pm Hudson Valley Jazz Festival multiple jazz artists����������������������� Green Onion, Chester, May 21, 2pm Wounded Warrior Project Hudson Valley Piano Trio���Ridgecrest Baptist Church, New Windsor, May 26, 7pm

Holistic -Intuitive

Morning Meditation����������������������������������������������������������� Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, Sundays, 10:30am Singing Meditations “Kirtan Kriya” w/Debra Hollinrake�������������Thrall Library, May 2, 6pm FREE Sound Healing with Joy����������������������������������������������������The Dream Center, Newburgh, May 9, 6pm

Music - Broadway - Tin Pan Alley - Celtic

“Let’s Thrall in Love Again!”����������������������������������� Thrall Library, Middletown, May 7, 2pm FREE Dylan Foley fiddle, Celtic���������������������������������Crawford Library, Monticello, May 16, 6:30pm FREE

Music - Chorales

Brahms “Ein Deutsche Requiem” Classic Choral Society, cond. Janiece Kohler������������������������������ United Church of Christ, Blooming Grove, Apr 30, 4pm FREE & St. Mary’s-in-Tuxedo Episcopal Church, May 6, 7:30pm FREE “Choral Sunday” four gospel choirs����������������� SUNY Orange Kaplan Hall, Newburgh, May 7, 3pm Middletown Concert Chorale Danielle Cornacchio, cond�������������������������������������������������������������������

North Congregational Church, Middletown, May 7, 3pm & St. John’s Lutheran Church, Middletown, May 13, 7pm Warwick Valley Chorale Stanley Curtis, cond.�������� Grace Episcopal Church, Middletown, May 12, 7pm & Goshen United Methodist Church, May 19, 7pm & Warwick Reformed Church, May 21, 4pm SUNY Orange Choirs pop, B’way, folk��������������������������������Orange Hall, Middletown, May 14, 3pm FREE Delaware Valley Choral Society Jeffrey Fornoff, cond.����������� Milford United Methodist Church May 27, 2pm

Music - Classical

“Music for Harp & Strings”������ St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, So. Fallsburg, Apr 29, 8pm FREE Hudson Valley String Quartet�������������������������������������Wisner Library, Warwick, May 5, 7pm FREE SUNY Orange Community Orchestra Hilarie Clark Moore, cond.��������������������������������������������������� Paramount Theatre, Middletown, May 6, 7:30pm Andrew Arceci Baroque Ensemble Shandelee Music Festival���������������Bethel Woods, May 7, 3pm Steve Margoshes, Ada Janik Margoshes & Friends Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series��� Montgomery Senior Center, May 7, 3pm FREE “American Musical Masterpieces” classics & folkLumberland Town Hall, Glen Spey, May 7, 3pm SUNY Orange Chamber Ensemble��������������������������Morrison Hall, Middletown, May 7, 3pm FREE Americas Quintet North, Central & South American classical & pop������Newburgh Library, May 7, 3pm FREE NY Philharmonic Members�������������������������������������������������� Mulder Chapel, Warwick, May 14, 2pm Eric Roth guitar���������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Ellenville Library, May 14, 2pm Potluck Concerts “Americana”����� Cornwall Presbyterian Church, Cornwall-on-Hudson, May 19, 7:30pm “Music Springs Eternal” Weekend of Chamber Music, Schubert, Haydn, Harbison����������������������� Catskill Art Society, Livingston Manor, May 20, 3pm FREE The Bacheler Consort Kindred Spirits Arts������������������������������������Milford Theatre, May 20, 7:30pm Hudson Valley String Quartet Cragsmoor Library������������Private Home, Cragsmoor, May 21, 7pm Hudson Valley Piano Trio��������������������������� Ridgecrest Baptist Church, New Windsor, May 26, 7pm

Music - jazz

Live Jazz Brunch with The Jazz Cats����������������������Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, Sundays, 11am Thunderhead Organ Trio jazz-fusion������� The Wherehouse, Newburgh, 3rd Thursdays, 8pm FREE Eric Person Band����������������������������������������������������The Wherehouse, Newburgh, 3rd Saturdays, 8pm Eric Person Band������������������������������������������������������������Ritz Theatre Lobby, Newburgh, May 6, 8pm Lara Bello Flamenco Jazz�������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro , May 7, 7pm bigBANG���������������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, May 18, 7pm The Levin Brothers����������������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, May 20, 7pm Thurman Barker Quartet�����������������������������������������������Tusten Theatre, Narrowsburg, May 20, 8pm Hudson Valley Jazz Festival multiple jazz artists�����������������������Green Onion, Chester, May 21, 2pm “The Joy of Dixieland” Kindred Spirits Arts���������������������Delaware Valley HS, May 21, 5pm FREE Mario Rincon & Andreas Arnold Flamenco jazz����������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, May 21, 7pm Guillermo Klein Sextet����������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, May 28, 7pm Fleurine Brazilian jazz vocals������������������������������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, May 29, 7pm


“Der Rosenkavlier” R.Strauss, Live from the Met������SUNY Sullivan, Loch Sheldrake, May 13, 12:30pm “La Boheme” Puccini, Hudson Opera Theatre������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ First Presbyterian Church, Monroe, Jun 3, 7pm & Jun 4, 4pm

Poetry Readings

Milkweed Poetry������������������������������������������������������������Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, Wednesdays, 6:30pm Laurie Byro & Magdalen Radovitch����������������Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, May 4, 7pm Hudson River Poets�����������������������������������������������Karpeles Museum, Newburgh, May 6, 1pm FREE Robert Phelps�������������������������������������������������������������������� Montgomery Book Exchange, May 9, 7pm Open Mic Calling All Poets�������������������������������������������������������Empowering Ellenville, May 12, 7pm MEGAPHONE: Charles Stein & George Quasha ����� Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf, May 21, 2pm Hudson River Poets��������������������������������������������������������������� Newburgh Library, May 25, 7pm FREE Samuel Claiborne������������������������������������������Stillwater Gallery, Jones Farm, Cornwall, May 26, 7pm Host: Ted Gill Poetry at the Church�������������������������Goshen Methodist Church, May 29, 7pm FREE Danyi Daniel�����������������������������������������������������������������������Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf, Jun 4, 2pm

Recreation, Dancing

Swing Dancing w/Swing Shift Orchestra������������������������Newburgh Brewery, 1st Thursdays, 7:30pm Polka Dance Hudson Valley Polonaise Society’s������������������������������PLAV, Pine Island, Apr 30, 2pm


“Irish Tales” Black Dirt Storytelling Guild�������������������������� Florida Library, May 11, 7:30pm FREE

Theatre - plays

“The Ghost Train” by Arnold Ridley, Creative Theatre-Muddy Water Players��������������������������������� Playhouse at Museum Village, May 5-21 One Act Play Festival Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop������Rivoli Theatre, So. Fallsburg, May 12-22 AWE Short Plays and Monologues dir. Paul Ellis���������������� AME Church, Warwick, May 20, 8pm “Noises Off” by Michael Frayn���������������������������������������������Shadowland Stages, Ellenville, Jun 2-25

Schools & Conservatories Spring Showcase Nesin Cultural Arts, music, dance�����Nesin Theatre, Monticello, May 20, 3:30pm YMCA Young Musicians����������������������������� Run 4 Downtown Park, Middletown, Jun 1, 6pm FREE May 2017

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may 7FREE����������������������Seven Freedoms Record Store & Music Cafe, Montgomery ATLAS Queen of the Hudson Chamber Music Series��Atlas Studios, Newburgh BGROVE�����������������������������������������United Church of Christ, Blooming Grove NY BW������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Bethel Woods CAS Catskill Art Society����������������������������������CAS Art Center, Livingston Manor CTMW Creative Theatre-Muddy Water Players����� Playhouse at Museum Village



CRAW����������������Ethelbert B. Crawford Library, Monticello DCAT������ Dancing Cat Saloon & Catskill Distillery, Bethel DEAD����������������������������������������� Dead End Cafe, Parksville DVAA�������������������������� Delaware Arts Center, Narrowsburg FAL����������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro FAL-U������������������������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro


Please check the schedule for Art & Photography Receptions, pg. 20 Cinema “Patriot’s Day Newburgh Library 6:15pm Dance American Ballet Theatre Workshop Performances Cornwall Library 6:30pm


The Thurman Barker Quartet performs at the Tusten Theatre, Narrowsburg on May 20 at 8:00pm. Cinema & Discussion “The Graduate” MSM-DC 10:30am

Poetry Robert Phelps Montgomery Book Exchange, 7pm Cinema Independent Film Night Greenwood Lake Library, 7pm


Cinema “The King & I” Wisner Library, Warwick, 1pm


Music -Celtic Dylan Foley Crawford Library, Monticello, 6:30pm

“Blue Door” by Kitty Mitchell. On view for the Wurtsboro Art Alliance’s “Windows & Doors” exhibit, April 29 - May 28. Opening Reception: May 6, 2:00pm-4:00pm John Neilson Gallery, Wurtsboro


Cinema Hoboken International Film Festival Morahan Park, Greenwood Lake

Cinema “Captain Fantastic” Wisner Library, Warwick, 1pm


Festival Spring Festival Sugar Loaf, 10am-6pm


Cinema Hoboken International Film Festival Morahan Park, Greenwood Lake

Cinema & Discussion “Generation Found:Recovery in High Schools” JosephineLouise Library, Walden, 6pm


Poetry Host: Ted Gill Goshen Methodist Church, 7pm Music - Brazilian Jazz Fleurine FAL-U 7pm



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IKE��������������������������������������������������������� JOKER����������������������������������������������� JONES������������������������������� KARP��������������������������������������������������� MONTBK���������������������������������������������� MSM-DC������M


Festival.................. Poetry.................... Poetry Milkweed Sugar Loaf, 6:30pm


Cinema “The Eagle Huntress” Wisner Library, Warwick, 1pm


GMCM Grand Montgomery Chamber Music��������������������Montgomery Senior Center GOSH Cornerstone Theatre Arts����������������������������������������������������Goshen Music Hall GWL�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Greenwood Lake Library HORTON���������������������������������������������������������������������Hortonville Presbyterian Church HOT Hudson Opera Theatre������������������������������������������������First Presbyterian Church, Monroe HURL������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Hurleyville Arts Centre

10 Poetry Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, 6:30pm

17 Cinema “Mermaids” THRALL 3pm Poetry Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, 6:30pm Music - Afrobeat Mokoomba, Rootbrew FAL 7pm


Cinema Hoboken International Film Festival Greenwood Lake Poetry Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, 6:30pm


Spoken Word-Music POELODIES FAL-U 7pm

Poetry Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, 6:30pm

Poetry.............Laurie Byro & Magdalen Radovitch.......... NOBL 7pm Music.......Johnny Nicholas & Hellbent w/Cindy Cashdollar ..FAL 7pm Music.................. Andy Stack’s American Soup .............FAL-U 7pm

Music - Classical.Hud Music - Rock.Terry Reid

Music - Soul........... Theatre - Play........ Theatre - Play........ Comedy..Talent’s Bi





Fundraiser.....Sprin Music - Classical..War Fundraiser.....Spring Fling....Mulberry House, Middletown,11am-3pm Music - Reggae..... Music - Rock......................Llewelyn Fix ..............................FAL 7pm Music - Rockabilly.. Storytelling....Black Dirt Storytelling Guild.... Florida Library, 7:30pm Poetry.................... Theatre.................. Theatre - Play........

Cinema.Hoboken Fil Music - Jazz-Rock. Music - Americana. Music - Classical..Wa Music-Jazz, Fusion..Thunderhead Organ Trio.Wherehouse,Newburgh,8pm Theatre.................. Theatre - Play...............“The Ghost Train” .....................CTMW 8pm Music - Classical...P Theatre - Play........

Music - Blues.........Shannon McNally, Johnny Duke ...........FAL 7pm Music - Jazz......................... bigBANG ..............................FAL-U 7pm Cinema............................. “Easy Rider” .......................... BW 7:30pm

25 Cinema.Hoboken Film Festival...Morahan Park, Greenwood Lake, 6pm-10pm Music - Rock......................... Tangent................................ RUN4, 6pm Poetry......................... Hudson River Poets ........................ NFL 7pm Music - Presley.......Rex Fowler & The Rockabilly Kings ....FAL 7pm

1 Music - mix.............. YMCA Young Musicians.................. RUN4, 6pm



Music - Classical.Hud

Music - Fundraiser.. Music - Americana.


���������������������������������������������������������Eisenhower Hall, West Point �����������������������������������������������Joker’s Comedy Club, Chester �������������������������������Stillwater Gallery, Jones Farm, Cornwall ���������������������������������������������������Karpeles Museum, Newburgh ���������������������������������������������� Montgomery Book Exchange Mount St. Mary College, Desmond Campus, Balmville

NFL������������������������������������������������������������������� Newburgh Free Library NOBL���������������������������������������Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall PHILL��������������������������������������������������Phillipsport Community Center PT������������������������������������������������������ Paramount Theatre, Middletown RITZ������������������������������������������������������ Ritz Theater Lobby, Newburgh RIV����������������������������������������������������������� Rivoli Theatre, So.Fallsburg


... Cinco de Mayo Festival ...Ellenville Library, 5pm ........ Samuel Claiborne ..................... JONES 7pm

dson Valley String Quartet.Wisner Library, Warwick 7pm d & the Cosmic American Derelicts, Johnny Scarecrow.FAL 7pm

......... The Vibe Theory .........................FAL-U 7pm ......... “The Christians”........................ GOSH 7pm ........“The Ghost Train” .....................CTMW 8pm irthday w/AJ Johnson..Holiday Inn, Middletown, 10pm

ng Fling....Mulberry House, Middletown,11am-3pm arwick Valley Chorale..Grace Epis. Ch., Middletown, 7pm ....The Big Takeover, Tica Douglas..........FAL 7pm .......Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones..........FAL-U 7pm ................Open Mic.....Empowering Ellenville, 7pm ..... One-Act Play Festival......................... RIV 7pm ........“The Ghost Train”.......................CTMW 8pm

lm Festival...Morahan Park, Greenwood Lake, 6pm-10pm ........John Tropea Band............................FAL 7pm .......Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers......FAL-U 7pm arwick Valley Chorale..Goshen United Meth. Ch., 7pm ..... One-Act Play Festival......................... RIV 7pm Potluck Concerts..Cornwall Presby. Church 7:30pm ........“The Ghost Train”.......................CTMW 8pm


RUN4������������������������ RUN 4 Downtown Park, Middletown SCCC������������������������������ SUNY Sullivan, Loch Sheldrake SHAD�������������������������������� Shadowland Stages, Ellenville SLGMN���������� Seligmann Center for the Arts, Sugar Loaf SUNYO-KH���������� SUNY Orange, Kaplan Hall, Newburgh SUNYO-MH�����SUNY Orange, Morrison Hall, Middletown


Festival...Beltane Festival.Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, 10am-10pm Poetry......................... Hudson River Poets ..................... KARP 1pm Theatre - Play................ “The Christians”........................ GOSH 7pm Music .............................Johnny A guitar ............................FAL 7pm Music - Classical...SUNY Orange Community Orchestra .PT 7:30pm Music -Classical.Classic Choral Society.St.Mary’s Ch. Tuxedo, 7:30pm Music - Jazz.................. Eric Person Band........................... RITZ 8pm Theatre - Play...............“The Ghost Train”.......................CTMW 8pm Cabaret........................... Marissa Mulder............................TUST 8pm Comedy......................... Melvin George II........................ JOKER 9pm


Music - Blues........Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis.......... FAL10am-2pm Music - Jazz.......... Jazz Cats Live Jazz Brunch...............DCAT 11am Theatre - Play................ “The Christians”........................ GOSH 2pm Music - B’way-Pop......”Let’s Thrall in Love Again!”.....THRALL 2pm Music - Classical.......Andrew Arceci Baroque Ensemble..... BW 3pm Music - Classical...Steve & Ada Margoshes & Friends ...GMCM 3pm Music - Classical-Pop..........The Americas Quintet .............. NFL 3pm Music - Gospel................Choral Sunday.................. SUNYO-KH 3pm

Music...“American Musical Masterpieces”..Lumberland Town Hall, Glen Spey 3pm Music - Classical..Middletown Concert Chorale..North Cong. Ch., Middletown, 3pm Music - Classical.....SUNY Orange Chamber Ensemble S . UNYO-MH 3pm

Theatre - Play...............“The Ghost Train”.......................CTMW 3pm Music - Flamenco Jazz........Lara Bello...................................FAL 7pm





Fundraiser....................Habitat for Humanity.............. FAL10am-2pm Opera - Live from the Met....“Der Rosenkavalier” ....SCCC 12:30pm Music - Doo Wop................Times Square.................... FAL10am-2pm Comedy - Prose..“Shorts & Sweets” Carol Montana...HORTON 2pm Music - Jazz.......... Jazz Cats Live Jazz Brunch...............DCAT 11am Cinema............. “The Ivory Game” w/discussion ....... HURL 6:30pm Theatre...................... One-Act Play Festival ................... RIV 2pm ... Ellenville Library, 2pm Music - Classical....Middletown Concert Chorale...St. John’s Luth. Ch., Middletown, 7pm Music - Classical.............Eric Roth guitar Music - Salsa Dance........... Soñando! ..................................FAL 7pm Music - Classical.NY Philharmonic Members.Mulder Chapel, Warwick, 2pm Music - Rock................ Jason Gisser Band.......................FAL-U 7pm Music......................... SUNY Orange Choirs ............SUNYO-OH 3pm Theatre...................... One-Act Play Festival......................... RIV 7pm Theatre - Play...............“The Ghost Train”.......................CTMW 8pm Comedy.........................Andrew Kennedy....................... JOKER 9pm Cinema..Hoboken Film Festival...Morahan Park, Greenwood Lake Festival............................. UFO Festival.......... Main Street, Pine Bush Music............................. George Romano............................GWL 2pm Music - Classical...........Weekend of Chamber Music...........CAS 3pm Music................... Kurt Henry Band, Tony Penn............... PHILL 7pm Music - Jazz................. The Levin Brothers...........................FAL 7pm Fundraiser................... ORMC’s Got Talent............................. PT 7pm Theatre...................... One-Act Play Festival......................... RIV 7pm Cinema........ “They Shall Not Perish” w/discussion ....... HURL 7pm Music - Folk.................Music for Humanity.................. NOBL 7:30pm Music - Classical....The Bacheler Consort....Milford Theatre, 7:30pm Music - Jazz.............Thurman Barker Quartet....................TUST 8pm Theatre - Play...............“The Ghost Train” .....................CTMW 8pm Theatre - Play...AWE Short Plays & Monologues..AME Church, Warwick, 8pm

Music -Latin............Nilko Andreas and LaMar............. DCAT 8:30pm Music - Jazz..Eric Person Quartet .The Wherehouse, Newburgh,9pm Comedy............................. Uncle Floyd............................JOKER 9pm


Festival......Sugar Loaf Spring Festival Sugar Loaf, 10am-6pm ........ Samuel Claiborne ..................... JONES 7pm Festival............................... Springfest......... FAL & FAL-U Noon-Dusk

dson Valley Trio.Ridgecrest Baptist Ch. New Windsor, 7pm


SUNYO-OH������� SUNY Orange, Orange Hall, Middletown THRALL����������������������������������� Thrall Library, Middletown TUST����������������������������������� Tusten Theatre, Narrowsburg UUC�� Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Rock Tavern

Music - Classical.Delaware Valley Choral Society.Milford United Meth. Ch., 2pm

......New Paltz Amphitheater .......................FAL 7pm Music -Gypsy-Punk Dance.......Black Masala.........................FAL 7pm ...........Abbie Gardner...........................FAL-U 7pm Music - Psycho-Mambo Dance........Gato Loco...................FAL-U 7pm Music.............................Arlen Roth guitar.................... DCAT 8:30pm


Big Sky Productions presents “Shorts & Sweets for Mothers,” a performance of funny and poignant stories and jokes involving moms, grandmothers and stepmothers performed by Big Sky’s Artistic Theatre - Play....................“Noises Off”..................SHAD 2pm & 8pm Director Carol Montana! May 13 at 2:00pm at the Opera........................ “La Boheme” Puccini....................... HOT 7pm Hortonville Presbyterian Church. Comedy........................... Richie Byrnes.......................... JOKER 9pm The event will be followed by sweet treats and drinks provided by the church. A freewill offering of $10 is suggested. Call 845-985-7783 for info.

Cinema....Hoboken Film Festival.... Morahan Park, Greenwood Lake Music - Blues....................The Blues Farm.................. FAL10am-2pm Music - Jazz.......... Jazz Cats Live Jazz Brunch...............DCAT 11am Theatre...................... One-Act Play Festival......................... RIV 2pm Poetry............... Charles Stein & George Quasha.......... SLGMN 2pm Fundraiser..Hudson Valley Jazz Festival.Green Onion, Chester, 2pm Music - Country.......Parksville USA Music Festival ........ DEAD 3pm Music - Folk........................ Joe Planck ......................... 7FREE 3pm Theatre - Play...............“The Ghost Train” .....................CTMW 3pm Music - Classical..Warwick Valley Chorale.Warwick Reformed Ch., 4pm Music...............“The Joy of Dixieland”.......Delaware Valley HS, 5pm Fundraiser..........Hudson Valley String Quartet........Cragsmoor, 7pm Music - Flamenco .Mario Rincon & Andreas Arnold.........FAL 7pm

28 Festival......Sugar Loaf Spring Festival......... Sugar Loaf, 10am-6pm Music -Pop.........................Saints of Swing ......................FAL 10am-2pm Music - Jazz.......... Jazz Cats Live Jazz Brunch...............DCAT 11am Music - Jazz.............. Guillermo Klein Sextet.........................FAL 7pm


Music - Jazz.......... Jazz Cats Live Jazz Brunch...............DCAT 11am

Festival...Hudson River ArtFest...Tarsio’s Bowling Time Lanes, New Windsor, Noon-4pm

Poetry................................Danyi Daniel.......................... SLGMN 2pm Theatre - Play....................“Noises Off”............................. SHAD 2pm Opera........................ “La Boheme” Puccini....................... HOT 4pm

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

Art exhibits CAS������������������������������������������������������������Catskill Art Society, CAS Arts Center, Livingston Manor DVAA������������������������������������������������������������������������������ Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg SUNYO-KH������������������������������������������������������������������������������ SUNY Orange Newburgh, Kaplan Hall SUNYO-OH����������������������������������������������������������������������������SUNY Orange Middletown, Orange Hall WRS���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Wallkill River School, Montgomery

Group Show������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Stray Cat Gallery, Bethel, ongoing Georgia Chambers etchings, paintings����������������Georgia Chambers Art Gallery, Callicoon, ongoing T.A. Clearwater paintings, pastels, prints�������� Clearwater Gallery at Jones Farm, Cornwall, ongoing Karen E. Gersch, Gabrielle Dearborn, Josiah Dearborn drawings, paintings, silverwork��������������� Gersch Home Gallery, Montgomery, by appt, ongoing Carolyn Duke pottery�������������������������������������������������Duke Pottery, Tennanah Lake, Roscoe, ongoing Inscribed Tibetan Prayer Stones�����������������Tibetan & Himalayan Cultural Center, Walden, ongoing Lisa Strazza paintings, John Strazza photographs���������������������� Strazza Gallery, Warwick, ongoing Wurtsboro Art Alliance group show���������������������������� Mamakating Town Hall, Wurtsboro, ongoing “Art you kidding me?” ~ 13th Annual Student and Faculty Art show����� SUNYO-OH thru May 1 “Spring into Art” Crawford Art Association������������� Crawford Gov’t Center, Pine Bush, thru May 3 “Mythology” Group Show������������������������������������������������Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, thru May 6 Yaron Rosner “Late Bloomers”���������������������������������������� Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf, thru May 7 Shelly Marks pastels���������������������������������������������������������������������Berkshire Bank, Goshen, thru May 8 “Art in Bloom” visual, floral & horticultural art����������������������ARTery Gallery, Milford, thru May 8 Anna West paintings����������������������������������������������������������������� Space Create, Newburgh, thru May 13 P.J. Gilman “Save This Too”������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� CAS thru May 21 New Members Show Goshen Art League�����������������������������������������Goshen Music Hall, thru May 24 Judith Beringer Hraniotis “The Hudson Valley From Pen To Brush”�������� SUNYO-KH thru May 25 “Spring Fling” Port Jervis Council for the Arts: Art & About series������������������������������� thru May 26 Debbie Gioello “Art on Art Assemblage Collage” Bon Secours Hospital Cafeteria & Mayor’s Office Joan Kehlenbeck “Spring Tryptichs & Florals” & Peter Koenig 18th and 19th century trade & inn signs Deerpark Town Hall, Huguenot “Wild and Balanced”�����������������������������������������������������������������222 Gallery, Hurleyville, thru May 30 Frances Nankin assemblage, Oluwafiropo Margaret Ibitoye paintingsGoshen Town Hall thru Jun 9 Leslie Shaw Zadoian “Spring Fever” mixed media paintings��Rolling River Cafe, Parksville, thru Jun 11 “Spring” group show��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� WRS thru Jun 14


Spring Art Exhibition group show������ Otisville-Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church, Otisville, Apr 28-30 CAS Sullivan County High School Art Show����������������������������������������������������� CAS Apr 28-May 21 Josiah Dearborn “Surface” handmade jewelry & objects, Artists of Excellence Series��������������������� SUNYO-KH Apr 28-Aug 1 TreeCycle & Spring Makers Market�������������������������� Wickham Woodlands, Warwick, Apr 29 & 30 “Doors and Windows” Wurtsboro Art Alliance����John Neilson Gallery, Wurtsboro, Apr 29-May 28 “Image Transfers: From Woodcuts to Walmart” + group show������������������������������������������������������� Barryville Area Arts Association Artists’ Market, Shohola, May 1-15 Watercolor Flowers Competition���������������������������������������������������������������������������������WRS May 1-30 Paul Gould paintings, William Gould photography������� Leo’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, Cornwall, May 1-31 Susan Baresel watercolors������������������������������������������������������������Greenwood Lake Library, May 1-31 Sally Berger “Reflection”���������������������������������������������������������������������������SUNYO-OH May 3-Jun 15 Doug Hilson “Paintings 2006-2016”��������������������������������������������������������������������������DVAA May 5-27 Goshen Art League���������������������������������������������Brotherhood Winery, Washingtonville, May 5-Jun 8 Middletown Art Group 2017 Members Spring Exhibition���������������������SUNYO-OH May 5-Jun 15 MAG Memorial Exhibit Mickie MacMillan, Eugenia Mitchell, Walter Bill�SUNYO-OH May 5-Jun 15 Leslie Fandrich & Claire Gilliam “Embodied”��������������������������Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, May 7-Jun 4 “Unearthly Aliens & UFOs” Crawford Arts AssocationCrawford Gov’t Center, Pine Bush, May 10-Jun 1 River Valley Artists Guild����������������������������������������������������� ARTery Gallery, Milford, May 11-Jun 5 John F. Simon Jr. “Worlds All Around”��������������� Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf, May12-Jun 25 “Webster’s Picturenary” Goshen Art League����������������������������� Goshen Music Hall, May 26-Jul 24 Anthony Biancoviso ceramics, Theresa Hackett mixed media paintings����������������� DVAA Jun 2-24 Summer CAS Members Show, & Sharon Molloy “Worlds Within”, ���������������CAS May 27-Jun 25 “Tasty Palette for the Palate” Goshen Art League� Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Jun 1-29 “June Moss & Tom Dillon” A Retrospective”������������������������������� Hurleyville Arts Centre, Jun 1-30

Photography exhibits

Catharine Bale����������������������������������������������������� Green Light Gallery, Cornwall-on-Hudson, ongoing Cy Plotkin and J.G. Riley “Lay of the Land”������CAS Laundry King, Livingston Manor, thru May 27 Peter Kopher digital photography������������������������������������������������������������� Goshen Town Hall thru Jun 9 Ben Halpern������������������������������������������������������������������������������ Livingston Manor Library, thru Sep 20

NEW photography EXHIBITS

William Gould��������������������������������������������������������� Leo’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, Cornwall, May 1-31 Edna Gonzalez-Rothenberg���������������������������Gallery at Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, May 6-Jun 27 Noah Kalina “The Fog”�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������CAS May 27-Jun 25 Ed Marritz�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� DVAA Jun 2-24 20

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ART & Photography receptions

Judith Beringer Hraniotis “Hudson Valley From Pen To Brush”������� SUNYO-KH Apr 29, 4pm-6:30pm 100/$100 Reception group show fundraiser����������������������������������������������������WRS Apr 29, 5pm-7pm Amanda Light “Keep Dreaming” closing reception�������The Dream Center, Newburgh, Apr 29, 5pm-9pm Orange County Arts Council Open Studio Tour��Regal Bag Factory, Newburgh, May 5, 6pm-8pm Doug Hilson “Paintings 2006-2016”�������������������������������������������������������������NVAA May 5, 7pm-9pm “Doors and Windows” Wurtsboro Art AllianceJohn Neilson Gallery, Wurtsboro, May 6, 2pm-4pm “Image Transfers: From Woodcuts to Walmart” + group show�����Artists’ Market, Shohola, May 6, 4pm-6pm Leslie Fandrich & Claire Gilliam “Embodied”����������������� Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, May 6, 4pm-7pm Edna Gonzalez-Rothenberg���������������������Gallery at Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, May 6, 5pm-7pm Watercolor Flowers Competition��������������������������������������������������������������������WRS May 6, 5pm-7pm “Wild and Balanced” African Wildlife Foundation���������������Gallery222, Hurleyville, May 13, 4pm River Valley Artists Guild���������������������������������������������ARTery Gallery, Milford, May 13, 6pm-9pm Middletown Art Group, MAG Memorial Exhibit, Sally Berger “Reflection”��������������������������������� Bev Poyerd, piano SUNYO-OH May 21, 1pm-4pm Summer Members Show, Sharon Molloy, Noah Kalina������������������������������CAS May 27, 4pm-6pm John F. Simon Jr. “Words All Around”�������������������� Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf, Jun 1-6pm-8pm Anthony Biancoviso, Theresa Hackett & Ed Marritz����������������������������������DVAA Jun 2, 7pm-9pm “June Moss and Tom Dillon” A Retrospective”������������� Hurleyville Arts Centre, Jun 10, 4pm-6pm “Tasty Palette for the Palate” Goshen Art League��Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Jun 10, 4pm-6:30pm

Children & Teens Calendar

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


Listings not included in our centerspread calendar.

“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” by Jeff Kinney. ages 8-12.������ Newburgh Library, May 6, 1pm “A Long Way From Chicago” by Richard Peck, grades 3 & 4����Cornwall Library, May 30 4:30pm “Fever 1793” by Laurie Halse Anderson, grades 5-8������������������������ Cornwall Library, May 30, 7pm Cinema

Teen Movie Night 11-17yrs����������������������������������Greenwood Lake Library, Wednesdays, 6pm FREE Teen Movie Matinee�������������������������������������Crawford Library, Monticello, 1st Saturday, 1pm FREE Saturday Family Movie���������������������� Crawford Library, Monticello, 2nd-5th Saturdays, 1pm FREE “James and the Giant Peach” ages 9-12��������������������������������Wisner Library, Warwick, May 2, 5pm “Moana”�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Florida Library, May 6, 2pm FREE “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”������������������ Newburgh Library, May 6, 2:15pm FREE Museums

“Birds On The Wing” interactive exhibit��� HHNM-CoH Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, Noon-4pm Meet the Animals “Rascally Rabbits”��������������������������� HHNM-CoH May 27 & 28, 1pm & 2:30pm Recreation & Lectures

Storytime 3-5yrs�����������������������������������������������Crawford Library, Monticello, Mondays 10am FREE Holocaust Remembrance Day w/storyteller Muriel HorowitzFlorida Library, May 3, 6:30pm FREE Annual Evening Frog Walk�����������������������������������������������������������������������������HHNM May 5, 7:30pm Night at the Museum Sleepover “incl. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”, crafts, breakfast��� 6 yrs & up w/adult 21yrs or older Bethel Woods, May 12, 6pm Story Walk Opening Day�����������������������������������������������������������������HHNM-CoH May 27, Noon-4pm

Schools & Conservatories

Budding Artists�������������������������������������������������������������������������������Greenwood Lake Library, ongoing “Art you kidding me?” ~ 13th Annual Student and Faculty Art show�����SUNYO-OH thru May 1 CAS Sullivan County High School Art Show�����������������������������������������������������CAS Apr 28-May 21 Port Jervis K-12 Art Show Exhibition������������Port Jervis High School Cafeteria, May 19, 6pm-8pm Spring Showcase Nesin Cultural Arts, art show & concert����� Nesin Theatre, Monticello, May 20, 3:30pm

Museums Woodstock Festival History���������������������������������������������������������� Museum at Bethel Woods, ongoing Terwilliger House Museum������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Ellenville, ongoing “Tunnels, Toil and Trouble: New York City’s Quest for Water” and “Rondout-Neversink Story & Water and the Valleys” Time & The Valleys Museum, Grahamsville, ongoing Multiple Sullivan County Exhibits��������������������������� Sullivan County Museum, Hurleyville, ongoing Pinchot Mansion Tours����������������������������������������������������������������������� Grey Towers, Milford, ongoing Knife Making History................................................Wawarsing Knife Museum, Napanoch. ongoing “The History of Baseball”.................................Karpeles Manuscript Museum, Newburgh, thru April “Unpacked & Rediscovered “��������������������������������� Washington’s Headquarters, Newburgh, ongoing Railroad Museum���������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Port Jervis Community Center “Love For Sale: The Commercialization of the Counterculture”��������Bethel Woods Apr 1-Dec 31

Creative Courage: Art & Fear Join with colleagues to identify strategies for defending artistic freedom in these “anti-arts” times at an arts-community conversation hosted by Jonathan Talbot (see photo). Participants will address how the recent changes in our society impact our creative lives, how we can address these changes, and how we can support each other’s creativity. You can choose from three sessions: May 19, from 1:00pm-5:00pm at The Seligmann Center, 23 White Oak Drive, Sugar Loaf; May 24, from 1:00pm-5:00pm at the

Cornwall Friends Meeting House, 60 Quaker Ave., Cornwall; June 11, from 1:00pm5:00pm at Arts Mid-Hudson, Poughkeepsie. It’s free! Register (and get more information) by visiting or call Jonathan at 845-258-4620. Refreshments will be served. Donations are welcome. Presented with the support of The Fellowship of Quakers in the Arts, The Orange County Arts Council, and Arts MidHudson.

Mother’s Day in Ellenville The 19th century guitar, also called the early romantic guitar, encompasses a style and a time period that began with the adoption of the 6-string single-course guitar around 1785. This “Golden Age” of the guitar featured beautiful melodies and textures, often adorned with stunning virtuosity. The instrument is smaller than today’s standard classical guitar and as a result the sound is surprisingly light and gentle. Eric Roth presents a program of 19th century guitar music, a time of striking innovation and development for this familiar instrument. In honor of Mother’s Day, Roth

will perform works by the first great female guitar composer Catharina Josepha Pratten (1821-1895), as well as Mertz, Shand, Tarrega, and others. Music will be performed on a replica 1830 Panormo guitar - a beautiful, authentic reproduction instrument modeled after one built in 1830. Eric will provide information about the instrument, repertoire, composers, and history on Mother’s Day, May 14, at 2:00pm in the Ellenville Public Library, 40 Center Street. Admission is free. Call the Library at 845647-5530 for further information.


“The Spirit of Mamakating” by Sharon McKane Hear Ye, Hear Ye! The Mamakating Library and Town of Mamakating are searching for a Poet Laureate Wannabe! Peggy Johansen, Director of Mamakating Library, indicated the Poet Laureate will be an ambassador and leading voice for encouraging appreciation and promotion of reading and writing poetry in “The Spirit of Mamakating.” If you are over eighteen, love public appearances, creating workshops, special projects and events, this inaugural position may be yours. There will be a judging panel once the applicants are down to three poets. The winner will be announced at a public induction ceremony at the Mamakating Town Hall and special event at the Library on July 1. In order to qualify for consideration, the

applicant must be a resident in the Town of Mamakating (full or part-time), have a body of literary work, and be available for at least a one-year appointment. Deadline for applications is Midnight on May 31. Applications and guidelines can be accessed at: In addition, there is no reason to say there is nothing to do in Mamakating! This Library has something going on for all age groups. Story Time for Kids every Friday; Afternoon Book Club every fourth Wednesday; Fiction and Foodies every second Thursday where participants bring a dish related to the book they are reading; Classic Movie Series every third Friday where attendees select the next movie for viewing; Needlework Club every Saturday; Mind Benders Club (grades 4 to 6) first Saturday...and more! Check website for times and more information: May 2017

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In Memoriam ~ LEONARd M. Silver

Jazz Jammers Fundraise for Festival

February 29, 1948 - March 16, 2017 “As if it were nothing, Lenny passed the image with an offhand gesture saying, ‘Here’s one from long ago.’ Photographs are supposed to be mute, but this sepia-tone sang, holding an alleluia chorus of meaning and insight into the true nature of the arts. “It was an archetypical moment showing Lenny and two artist friends whom he still held in close contact four decades later when the world around him was slowly dissolving into his cancer. In the photograph they were still young and overly vibrant, poised on the cusp of the magnificent future where they would do so much. The wall behind was laden with their own period-correct 60’s artwork from their own hands, while strewn around the benches were photographic tools, and to one side the obligatory pool table. “Against the wall were poised two self assured lanky hipsters, one square and steady holding a small artist’s manikin as if commanding humanity; the other (barefoot as always and curly) sidled toward a swagger, imperiously regal with facsimile of long cigarette holder between lips and left hand while a raised affected gesture of the right displayed a ring and lighter. A Van Morrison poster gazed in admiration over the scene.

“Blazoned at center were Lenny’s fiery and devlish eyes jutting toward the camera from his more compact frame as if to say, “I am here in this world; I am sure and certain, and I will be doing many clever and important things. You cannot stop me!” The photo was taken by Lenny himself with tripod and timer, and before he recently left us, he did do many clever and important things, and we could not stop him. “To the art world Lenny gifted his impeccable character and integrity exemplified by his lifelong commitment to the artists in the photograph plus his lasting love for his one and only wife, Louise, about whom everybody had to agree when Lenny said she was the smartest most beautiful woman in creation and he in no way deserved her. Except we all knew Lenny did deserve her as well as his much loved children: a reward for his indomitable character, unwavering integrity, tireless service to the arts community, and his uncompromising social activism. “Those are all the criteria that correctly define great art. He became such a great artist it is rumored a well known photographer once stole one of Lenny’s unsigned photographs and put his own name on it.” Bob Fugett

Four Choirs for “Choral Sunday” instrumentalists. The joyful, soulful The four choirs, each sounds of gospel music with its own timbre, will will fill the Orange County perform their versions Trust Company Great of favorite hymns and Room 101 at Kaplan sacred songs while Hall at SUNY Orange uplifting the audience on May 7. Starting at and fellow choir 3:00pm, Choral Sunday members. Hallelujah! will feature the various This is a not-to-betypes of music that gospel missed performance! music encompasses. This venue on the east end of Kaplan Hall The four participating choirs are all from has two-story walls, two of which are entirely Newburgh: The Ebenezer Baptist Church Sanctuary windows overlooking the Hudson River. Choir is a large group numbering 25 voices Following the program, a casual reception with refreshments for participants and attendees plus drummer and pianist, Voices of Hope Choir (see photo w/Music will be held. Director Rhonda Dimmie) is a lively, talented General admission with general seating at group of 5-12 year old elementary and middle the door. All students and children are free. school age children. The choir is an outreach Box office opens at 2:00pm on May 7. mission of St. George’s Episcopal Church, Kaplan Hall is located at the corner of First Bishop Joseph P. Thompson Anthem and Grand Streets, Newburgh. Free and secure Choir, AME Zion Church of Newburgh, is a parking is available in the Kaplan Hall garage accessible at 73 First Street. small group of adults, For additional information, visit www. and Mount Carmel Choir of the Mount Carmel Church of Christ Disciples of Christ or call Cultural is a large group of 20 adult vocalists and Affairs at 845-341-4891. 22 Delaware & Hudson CANVAS May 2017

Eric Person

Jeff Ciampa

J. V Tranchina

Robert Kopec

John Arbo

M. D’agostino

M. Morrissey

Bob Rosen

G. Tranchina

Gabe Valle

In it’s eighth year, the Hudson Valley Jazz Festival (HVJF) was designed to primarily feature jazz musicians from the greater Hudson Valley. These past seven years, musicians outside the Valley also participated - some with high name visibility such as Dave Liebman, Wallace Roney, Lenny White, Buster Williams, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Arturo O’Farrell, Bill Evans, and Mark Egan, to name a few. “This has been a way of having the local community of talent, deserving of recognition, share the spotlight with these better known artists. Almost every show and artist selected is made possible by the presenting venue. Most of the venues presenting shows select who will perform.” -

This year’s fundraiser reads like a local Who’s Who in jazz! The event features artists from the past seven years, including, but not limited to: Eric Person, Jeff Ciampa, Joe Vincent Tranchina, Bob Meyer, Robert Kopec, John Arbo, Michael D’agostino, Dave Smith, Maureen Morrissey, Bob Rosen, Gabriele Tranchina, Michael Hickey, Brian Kastan, Gabe Valle, and much more! Get a taste of what can happen in August when jazz greats perform at the festival! “The fundraiser takes place on May 21, from 2:00pm-4:00pm at the Green Onion, 8 Greycourt Avenue in Chester,” stated HVJF producer/drummer Steve Rubin. Suggested donations.

HVPAF: Tea and Sympathetic Schubert

Frank Huang, violin Nanae Iwata, violin Robert Meyer, viola Patrick Jee, cello

The Hudson Valley Performing Arts Foundation’s (HVPAF) Chamber Music Series welcomes back New York Philharmonic cellist Patrick Jee along with Philharmonic Concertmaster Frank Huang to a special Mother’s Day afternoon program that will begin with an afternoon tea, followed by a world class quintet performing Schubert’s String Quintet. Schubert’s final chamber work, the String Quintet in C major (D. 956, Op. posth. 163) was composed in 1828 and completed just two months before the composer’s death. The first public performance of the piece did not occur until 1850, and publication occurred three years later in 1853. Schubert’s only full-fledged string quintet has been praised as “sublime” and as possessing “bottomless pathos,” and is generally regarded as his finest chamber work as well as one of the greatest compositions in all chamber music. Schubert selected the key of C major in a possible gesture to two composers he greatly admired, Mozart and Beethoven, both of whom

Ru-Pei Yeh, cello

wrote string quintets in that key. According to Charles Rosen, the opening theme of Schubert’s work emulates many characteristics of the Mozart quintet’s opening theme, such as decorative turns, irregular phrase lengths, and rising staccato arpeggios (the latter appear only in Schubert’s recapitulation). But whereas the string quintets of Mozart and Beethoven are composed for a string quartet augmented by a second viola, Schubert adopts a somewhat unconventional instrumentation, employing two cellos instead of two violas, creating richness in the lower register. Pre-concert tea sandwiches, tea and soft beverages are included in the ticket price. *Optional post-concert Gala Reception: $50 donation: •Meet and greet the artists. •Includes cocktails & hors d’oeuvres. The May 14, 2:00pm tea and concert takes place in The Mulder Chapel at the Warwick Conference Center, 62 Warwick Center Rd. For tickets: or call the HVPAF box office at 844-464-8723.

Whispering Pines: Cooking with Chef Douglas Frey SALMON The distinctive color of a salmon is part of its attraction. It varies from a delicate pale pink to a much deeper shade, verging on red. In the Northwest, because of the various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, you can find salmon smoked hard in the Indian tradition and salmon smoked light in the Scottish tradition. Spawned in freshwater streams, the young salmon travel to sea early. Here they live and grow for three or four years. After they reach maturity, the salmon return to their native streams to spawn. As salmon begin their journey home, they stop eating and live mainly on the oils stored in their bodies. In some mysterious way, they orient themselves and swim homeward with precision equaling electronically equipped ocean sailors. The distances they travel and their astounding return to the exact point on earth where they emerged from their egg sacs are amazing. The following are some good old Salmon recipes for you to enjoy! For culinary needs or questions, I can be reached at 845-647-1428. SMOKED SALMON BISQUE (3 quarts)

1/4 cup butter 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1 quart vegetable stock or broth 1 quart half & half 1/2 cup sherry 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

2 tsp lemon juice 1 tsp tabasco sauce 1/2 tsp old bay seasoning 1/4 tsp ground white pepper 8 oz. smoked salmon chopped Fresh rosemary sprigs

Melt butter in Dutch oven, whisk in flour until smooth. Cook, stirring for 5 min. Gradually stir in stock; bring to boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 10 min. Add half & half and next 6 ingredients, cooking until warm. Add salmon and top with rosemary sprigs. TERIYAKI ALASKA SALMON 4 salmon Alaska steaks skinned, or 1-1½ lbs skinned fillet 1.25 cups soy sauce 1/3 cup sake, mirin, or sherry 6 Tbsp granulated sugar 3 garlic cloves, minced or pressed 1 Tbsp minced or grated ginger root 1/3 cup vegetable oil

Combine all ingredients for marinade in bowl; stir until sugar dissolves. For salmon: rinse salmon under cold water; pat dry. Divide each into 2 pieces by cutting along either side of central bone (discard bone). Alternatively, cut fillet into 8 equal pieces. Place salmon in shallow glass; pour 1 cup marinade over fish. Cover; refrigerate 2 hours, turning fish occasionally. Let come to room temperature before cooking. Place fish on oiled grill rack. Position 5-6 inches from heat source, turning once and brushing with marinade several times, until flesh is just opaque, 3-5 min. per side, depending on thickness. Serve salmon at once with reserved marinade as dipping sauce.

Irish Tales in Florida The Black Dirt Storytelling Guild’s (BDSG) March café was snowed out, so they’ve moved their Irish Tales theme to May. Join them on May 11 at 7:30pm, as Eileen Stelljes and Madelyn Folino, BDSG founding members, lead an evening of stories about gods and heroes, myth, magic and the Irish in America. Special guest and author Lorraine HartinGelardi will join in to share her stories, too. Adults and teens over 16 are invited to attend. Free admission. Coffee, tea and homemade desserts will be served. To register, call the Florida Library, 4 Cohen Circle, at 845-651-7659.

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In Memoriam: WALTER M. BILL ~ January 9, 1926 - March 30, 2017 by J.A. Di Bello On March 30, one of the stars that graciously illuminated the skies and landscapes of the lower Hudson Valley twinkled, flickered and then went dark. After 91 years of lighting darkened paths, it was Walter Bill’s last day. Walter Bill was a gleaming example of a unique group of individuals, frequently and sometimes glibly referred to as the “Greatest Generation.” But all familiar with his work as an artist and his lesser known accomplishments as an individual know for sure that Walter was truly an exceptional, multidimensional man. He will remain in memory, soft spoken, mild mannered, the real deal. A man of true grit! Walter, a native of Jersey City, NJ, became a resident of Middletown. His work as an award winning watercolorist reflected a unique comprehension of the effect of light and its corresponding shadows, providing a scene with the “appearance of dimension.” Additionally, Walter has effectively utilized the absorbent qualities of gesso to create a specialized surface quality for the application of his paints. The overall tone of his creations is one of nostalgia. His scenes reflect an era of times gone by and concepts worthy of reflection. With such noted talent, Walter was a member of the Middletown Art Group


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and the North East Watercolor of the Bulge. Society and was accordingly a On the frosty, foggy morning seasoned veteran in the world of art of 16 December 1944, the Nazi competition. In a period stretching Army initiated a counteroffensive 40 years, he displayed his craft in in the Ardennes Forest, a dense literally hundreds of recognized art woods with few roads, isolating shows. For his artistic talents, he Walter and thousands of American was the proud and worthy recipient soldiers. And it was here in the of over 125 awards, including 21 snow and ice of that bitter winter best of show! that Walter began his march into As stated above Walter was born and history, the greatest American battle of the raised in Jersey City, NJ, where he drove a war. He was an eighteen year old kid, fresh milk truck and set born from a Jersey pins in a bowling City high school alley. But before who experienced becoming a noted his nineteenth watercolorist birthday under and Executive enemy fire. Art Director Germany’s fierce for Genstar and bloody Corporation in attempt to change NJ, and later the tide of the Texas, Walter battle for Europe was drafted into continued for six the U.S. Army in arduous weeks, 1944. Following ending 25 January an abbreviated 1945, when the “Street Musicians” by Walter Bill Basic, he was posted to the Third Army, 80th front was reestablished, paving the way for Division, under the command of Lt. General the final Allied victory. George S. Patton, Jr. Without his knowledge For his part in this historic confrontation, or consent, Walter Bill became a part of one Walter heroically rescued a wounded soldier of this country’s greatest battles: The Battle while under fire and was awarded the Bronze

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Star for Valor, the fourth highest award of the Armed Forces. Walter was wounded by enemy fire and received the Purple Heart. Further, Walter was awarded three Battle Stars and the Combat Infantry Badge. British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill stated, “This is undoubtedly the greatest American battle of the war and will, I believe, be regarded as an ever-famous American victory.” Opportunities to speak intimately with combat vets, reveal their reluctance to sharing. This writer had the privilege of discussing the noted historic portion of American military history with Walter. On a fragile limb, the question referencing Walter’s rescue of a wounded soldier just popped out, “What were you thinking?” Shyly and with hesitancy, Walter made uncomfortable eye contact, thought a moment: “Eighteen year olds don’t think much!” Tom Brokaw’s Greatest Generation is unquestionable. And it is through the actions and behavior of individuals exemplified by Walter Bill as a husband, father, artist and solider that cause it to be. The words of writer Phil Klay seem an appropriate way to close this tribute. Circumstances and events “...sweep ordinary people up, expose them to extremes of human behavior and unimaginable tests of integrity and courage, and then deposit them back on the home front.” See page 5 for his Memorial exhibit.

“Doors & Windows” in Wurtsboro

“Reflection” at SUNY Orange

“Opportunity may fly Nature Art workshops at out the window, but it the Neilson Gallery on knocks on a door.” Wednesday mornings “My cat watches birds from 10:00am-1:00pm at the feeder through the thru August 16. window of winter and Call Roberta at 845then searches for the door 733-1848 for info. into summer.” The WAA is committed “The eyes are the to bringing the joy of window to the soul.” creating art to everyone “When one door closes, of every age! To that another will open.” end, the WAA will offer “A door can protect us their first FREE class from the outside world, “Peace Window” by Pam Mather-Cathy for children! What better but the brick of hate can still smash through way to create a gift for Mother’s Day? a window.” A No Dye Tie Dye class will be held on May “Open the door to your heart, leave open 13 from 10:00am-Noon. The technique uses the window to your mind.” markers to create a free form pattern that, when “The art on a gallery wall is a window activated with rubbing alcohol, will blend and through which the artist shares his or her bleed to create a magical faux tie-dye effect. view of the world - treasure and appreciate At the end of the class, participants will have that special gift.” gained an understanding of the color wheel The Wurtsboro Art Alliance’s (WAA) and how to avoid muddy colors, take home a May art exhibit is themed Doors and Windows silk handkerchief (which will have been used and will run from April 29-May 28 at the as a tester in the process), and a finished 8x54 John Neilson Gallery, 73 Sullivan Street. inch silk scarf! All supplies provided by the Meet the artists at the opening reception: WAA. The class is for children up to age 9 May 6 from 2:00pm-4:00pm. (no adults, parents may attend and observe if desired) and is limited to 10 participants. MORE NEWS FROM THE WAA Pre-registration required. To register, visit WAA artist-member Roberta Rosenthal and click under the is currently conducting Botanical and “Children’s Classes” tab.

Berger loves to Reflection is the paint still lifes with title of a 15-piece flowers, fruit, and solo exhibit by Sally vegetables as well Berger. She chose that as landscapes and title as the paintings portraits. Her show is reflect her positive a mix of these works, view “inspired by the mostly in pastels beautiful area where with an oil included. she resides.” In addition to the At 91, soon to be private collections of 92, this nonagenarian “Antiques & Grapes” by Sally Berger which her works are a is an active artist and part, over the years, she has continues to paint at her home exhibited her paintings at Kent or with her friends of the Art Association, Eisenhower Garret Society, a longstanding Hall, the Lycian Center, and art group originally formed the Ellenville Public Library. to learn from and paint with Reflection will be on view the late Lisa Specht with in Orange Hall Gallery whom Sally Berger studied Fringe May 3-June 15 with for many years through the a reception on May 21 from Orange County Arts Council. 1:00pm-4:00pm. Both the Specht was a highly-regarded exhibit and reception are free pastelist who also taught at the and open to the public. Arts Students League in NYC. Orange Hall is located on Berger is also a member of the Sally Berger at work! the campus of SUNY Orange Middletown Art Group. (See at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview page 5). The village of Ellenville has been home to Avenues, Middletown. (GPS: 24 Grandview Berger ever since she married the late Louis Avenue). The college is closed on Memorial Berger. She grew up in nearby Spring Glen. Day weekend and on Fridays, Saturdays, She is the mother of five and the grandmother Sundays in June. For further information, call Cultural Affairs at 845-341-4891. of ten.

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Welcome Wondrous Watercolors at WRS

Whether it’s a lush Watercolor pouring bouquet of roses is a method in which loosely painted in a diluted watercolor is still life, or a single directly poured onto orchid delicately paper or board, to placed on the hair create an incredibly of a young woman loose, and fluid in a portrait, it’s safe image. to say that flowers Campbell has have consistently been a represented been a favorite artist and teacher at subject amongst the WRS since its “Queen for a Day” by Janet Campbell many different kinds of artists throughout the inception, and is quite reputable amongst the years. Watercolor has always been the most WRS artists for her unique style of watercolor capable medium when it comes to flowers. painting. Campbell’s initial art education was Due to its transparent nature and soft color, in the Botanical Illustration program at the watercolor is perfect for handling any kind of Bronx Botanical Garden and she has worked floral subject, but it’s particularly well suited with several renowned watercolorists, such for capturing the fragility and translucence of as Mel Stabin and Mary Evelyn Whitehill. a flower petal. With her advanced knowledge of both The arrival of spring heralds the first juried watercolor and florals, Campbell was the watercolor exhibit at the Wallkill River School perfect choice as a juror for this event. (WRS). Artists from across the region will be Awards are people’s choice, and visitors competing for prizes for their best watercolor will be able to vote for their favorite floral paintings depicting flowers in bloom. The painting. The reception and exhibit are free exhibit will be juried by watercolor teacher and refreshments will be served. The exhibit, and artist Janet Campbell, and will be kicked part of the Orange County Open Studio off with a live demonstration by Campbell Tour, (see pages 8-11) runs from May 1-30. of her watercolor pouring technique at the The WRS is located at 232 Ward Street, reception on May 6, from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Montgomery. For info: 845-457-2727.

Plein Air Weekend Workshop

Artist Paul Gould will offer a of making small composition Plein Air Weekend Workshop on sketches and editing subjects, May 20 & 21 from 10:00amorganizing one’s palette and 4:00pm at his Hudson Valley quickly achieving the colors Gallery, 246 Hudson Street, one wants, and adapting to Cornwall-on-Hudson. changing and challenging Painting and drawing studio weather conditions. He will exercises will prepare you for talk about new materials and a successful and enjoyable equipment for plein air artists outdoor painting experience. and tips for traveling by plane “You can use the medium of with art supplies. “This course Artist Paul Gould your choice. All levels, including will be a virtual dress rehearsal beginners, are welcome. We will also paint for an exciting, enjoyable, and productive year of Plein Air painting,” said Paul. outdoors - weather permitting,” said Paul. Gould will share his knowledge from A supply list will be available. years of teaching workshops in the U.S. and For info: email or Europe. Participants will learn the benefits call / text 845-401-5443.

Story Walk 2017, Cornwall-on-Hudson The Hudson Highlands way along the Meadow trail Nature Museum (HHNM), with beautiful illustrations in partnership with the and nature references. At Cornwall Public Library 1:00pm & 2:30pm, meet and The Grail, invites you one of the animals from to opening day of Story Walk the book and at 1:30pm & 2017 on May 27, from Noon3:00pm, take a guided walk 4:00pm at the museum’s along Story Walk Trail. Wildlife Education Center, Story Walk, photo by Pam Golben Crafts and snacks for the 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson. kids throughout the afternoon. The Story Walk allows families to read their For info: 845-534-5506 ext. 204.



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Hurleyville: Saving Animals and Humans!

Hudson Valley String Quartet & Piano Trio

Sebunya, Kenya-born Vice President for Wildlife Exhibit Conservation Science Dr. Wild and Balanced is an Philip Muruthi, and Zimbabweexhibit showcasing artists born Director of Program driven to bring awareness Design Jimmiel Mandima will to our environment offer passionate, professional through conventional and African perspectives on the unconventional creations. The elephant poaching crisis, and artworks are charged with will discuss strategies to ensure imagery meant to provoke a Africa’s elephants and other sense of appreciation for the magnificent wildlife endure earth, the balance of nature and forever, illustrating the horrific humanity. threats facing Earth’s largest Unification and respect are land mammals. AWF Senior central to the theme of this Vice President Craig Sholley show featuring over 15 artists, will moderate the discussion. curated by award winning artists Gaetanne Lavoie, Randall Armenian Genocide Nelson and Six Summit Gallery Film & Discussion Director, Leo Feroleto, at Artwork by Sara Smith They Shall Not Perish: Gallery 222, 222 Main Street, The Story of Near East Relief is the story of Hurleyville, through May 30. The reception is on May 13 at 4:00pm the American men and women who worked where the artists, representatives from the to save the Armenian people and other African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and Christian minorities, rallying our nation to save a generation of orphans in the wake of additional special guests will be present. the genocide perpetrated by the Ottoman government in Turkey. Wildlife Film & Discussion Writer, Producer & Director George Billard The AWF will show excerpts from the 2016 documentary film, The Ivory Game, and host a will introduce the film on May 20 at 7:00pm, panel discussion about elephant conservation followed by a post-film Q&A. Hurleyville Arts Centre is located at 219 efforts on May 13 at 6:30pm. AWF’s Uganda-born president, Kaddu Main Street.

The Hudson Valley String Quartet was formed in Warwick in 2012 with the objective of sharing their love of music and string literature...“bringing it to the people” as it were. An extension of their passion for music is teaching and preparing young musicians to perform, an important part of each members’ commitment to the future of music. Tara Goozee, violin; Jeanne Fox, cello; Lauren Buono, viola; & Marka Young, violin. The spring concerts Photo by Nicolella Photography. feature early quartets by Free Library on May 21 at 7:00pm Shostakovich (#6) and Beethoven in a private home at 265 Clark Road. (#3). Shostakovich, one of the great To register: call 845-647-4611. 20th century composers known for his massive symphonic works, was The Hudson Valley Piano Trio is referred to as the “Beethoven of his comprised of international concert time” by his peers. He used folk pianist Eun Ha Chung of West Point, tunes as the foundation for his sixth joined by Jeanne Fox and Tara Goozée. quartet but presenting them within Eun Ha Chung Kicking off Memorial Day weekend, they Beethoven’s familiar classical structures. perform Haydn and Schubert on May 26 at Though more than 150 years and a continent 7:00pm at Ridgecrest Baptist Church, 519 apart, both composers used the intimate Blooming Grove Turnpike, New Windsor. language of the String Quartet to plumb the The concert is a fundraising event to benefit depths of the soul. the Wounded Warrior Project. Admission is They will perform on May 5 at 7:00pm a free will offering. at the Albert Wisner Library, 1 McFarland Call 845-565-2540 or visit www. Drive. Warwick. Free admission. To register: for details and 845-986-1047... additional information. ...and at a fundraiser for the Cragsmoor

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WCM: “Music Springs Eternal” that other sets among Music Springs Haydn’s mature EternalistheWeekend quartetshavereceived of Chamber Music more attention from 2017 season opener. performers. Schubert’s String “Presences for solo Quintet will be cello, string quartet, performed alongside and bass viol, was Haydn’s Quartet op. commissioned by 50 no.1 and the brandCharles Felsenthal new string sextet of Pulitzer-Prizewinning Verona Quartet: Warren Hagerty, cello; Abigail Rojansky, to honor his friend, the young cellist, composer John viola; Dorothy Ro, violin; & Jonathan Ong, violin David Anderson (1978Harbison. Cellist Caroline 1998). With the help of many Stinson joins the Verona materials furnished to me Quartet for Schubert’s work, news articles, photographs, and Jeremy McCoy plays concert programs, poems, the bass viol in Harbison’s and personal memories - I sextet. conceived of an informal, unSchubert’s string quintet is stylized piece, not a threnody generally regarded as one of the greatest compositions in Caroline Stinson Jeremy McCoy or tombeau, but something all chamber music. “For me, any description which might permit David Anderson’s celloof the work, no matter how flattering or voice - which unfortunately I never heard or positive, is an understatement, as I consider knew - to be known and heard again through the work to be the ultimate string chamber the porous curtain which shields us from the work, surpassing any Beethoven Trio or other side.” - John Harbison. Music Springs Eternal takes place on Haydn Quartet, any Mozart Quintet, or even Mendelssohn’s Octet, in fact, any other May 20, at 3:00pm at the CAS Arts string chamber masterpiece created by any Center (see ad this page), is free and open to the public. For reservations, email composer.” - Barry Plaxen. or It is perhaps because Haydn’s Opus 50 set is more serious, intellectual and experimental phone 845-887-5803.


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Sullivan County High School Art Show All eight of Sullivan County’s school districts plus student artwork from SC BOCES, will be showcased at the Catskill Art Society (CAS) gallery for the annual CAS Sullivan County High School Art Show. The show celebrates the creativity of our region’s youth and showcases the diversity of expression across Sullivan County. Visitors will view over three hundred works in eleven categories. The show runs through May 21 at the CAS Arts Center, 48 Main Street, Livingston Manor. Visit

Art by Kailee Gorr, winner, 2017 postcard contest. Grade 12, Livingston Manor Central School.

CAS: Three Receptions on May 27

With over twenty years of the world to impart a of experience painting feeling of weightlessness people’s homes and and discovery, a living, businesses in both England breathing liminal space of and across the U.S., Sharon possibility. There’s comfort Molloy has worked with in the unknown. This is designers, artists, and temporary.” from: clients on a wide range of creative projects. Her work The Fog, photography has been included in Oprah by Noah Kalina, is on Magazine, the New York “Waterfall II” by Nicholas Clemente display at the Laundry Times and Seed magazine. The Catskill Art King, 65 Main Street, Livingston Manor. Society (CAS) will host Worlds Within, work The CAS Summer Member Show will be in by Sharon Molloy in the Elevator Gallery. the Cecily Fortescue & East Galleries. “There’s comfort in fog. The air sinks, All three shows run May 27-June 25 with a softly blanketing the space around us, limiting reception on May 27, from 4:00pm-6:00pm. vision to the immediate and slowing time All are welcome and light refreshments will to the imminent. It conceals the vastness be served. For information, see ad below.

“Worlds All Around” in Sugar Loaf

4th Annual Hudson River ArtFest

John F. Simon, Jr. is a last two years of his studio visual artist and author of work, covering vast thematic Drawing Your Own Path territory including: cycles, (Parallax Press, 2016) As globes, diagrammatic one of the pioneers in the representations of development of Software flow, introspective Art, his seminal work Every lines, improvisational Icon was included in the construction, mechanical 2000 Whitney Biennial precision, spontaneous and his ‘art appliances’ can mark making, places where be found in the permanent worlds intersect, and images collections of the Solomon inspired from sky and R. Guggenheim Museum, “Blue Circle” by John F. Simon Jr. imagination simultaneously. the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, In other words, a snapshot of the running and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, commentary of his mind with occasional among many other museums. moments of clarity; a typical day in the studio. Drawing Your Own Path is an account of This work is not encumbered with predefined how Simon’s daily drawing discipline became stories. There are no logical explanations and a meditation practice, and how that meditation few easily recognizable symbols. The meaning illuminated his creative source. A practical of the work starts undefined and remains so. guidebook full of Simon’s art, the book Simon invites viewers to fall back on their offers meditators an alternative path to ‘just senses, silently observe the colors, take a sitting’ and offers artists a way to mindfully breath, follow the contours, allow thoughts and examine and deepen the source of their feelings to arise, and note their impressions of creative ideas. Readers are guided through 33 a single piece, the entire show, and the world meditation and drawing exercises, exploring all around. concentrated looking, mindful sketching, and The opening reception will be held on June improvisational awareness. 1, from 6:00pm-8:00pm. A free Artist Talk will From May 12-June 25, Worlds All Around be held on June 9 at 7:00pm and a Drawing - works by Simon, will fill the Seligmann Your Own Path workshop with Simon is on Center gallery, 23-26 White Oak Drive, Sugar June 10, from 10:00am-4:00pm. Loaf, with paintings and drawings from the For information: 845-469-9459.

The fourth annual Hudson River ArtFest will be held indoors on June 4 from Noon to 4:00pm at Tarsio’s Bowling Time Lanes, Route 9W, New Windsor. This open, non-juried art show is open to artists working in a variety of media. $600 in awards, including a $300 for Best in Show will be given out. In addition, certificates will be awarded to the best entries in each medium. Visitors can choose their favorite piece for the People’s Choice Photo taken at Kowawese Park by Paul Gould Last years ArtFest at Tarsio’s Award. was well received by artists and Clayton Buchanan, an award visitors alike. The facility is airwinning artist from Newburgh, will conditioned, with plenty of free be the judge. All artwork will be for parking and includes a full bar sale. No commission will be charged with food available. Admission for any sales by the participating to ArtFest is FREE. Raffles for artists. Artists whose submissions merchandise and gift certificates are postmarked by May 15 will donated by area businesses will be receive a $10 discount. held throughout the event. Also new this year is a $100 Plein For a prospectus or information, Air Award. Participating artists are Clayton Buchanan encouraged to paint along with artist Paul contact Paul Gould at 845-401-5443 (phone or Gould in the morning before the show opens at text). E-mail: Visit the Hudson River ArtFest Facebook the nearby Kowawese Park at Plum Point. This unique location on the Hudson River includes Event page: “2017 Hudson River ArtFest” Mail entry forms to: magnificent vistas from the Newburgh-Beacon Hudson River ArtFest, P.O. Box 222, Bridge to Storm King Mountain, including Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 12520. Bannerman’s Island.

Parksville USA Music Festival 2017: Twangin’ Country & A Free Buffet Dinner Organized by local musician Paul Kean, the second event of Tom Caltabellotta’s Parksville USA 2017 Music Festival will consist of a variety of folk, acoustic and country style music with performances by some of the areas prominent music makers, promising to be a varied and entertaining musical afternoon. Scheduled to perform are acoustic performer and singer Alan Sorensen; roots, blues and Americana music by The Rock Hill Ramblers (Steve Schwartz, Antoine Magliano & Ken Windheim), Cathy Paty & Company (Cathy Paty, J.G. Riley & Chuck Dorman)’ country singer and president of the Sullivan County

The Rock Hill Ramblers: Ken, Steve & Antoine

Chamber of Commerce, Cathy Paty sings in her church choir and for special events; singer/ songwriter Debbie Fisher and Those Guys. Those Guys is a duo made up of Livingston Manor singer/songwriter Paul Kean and New Windsor’s Jeff Orts. They play what they call

Those Guys: Jeff & Paul

“Modern Mountain Music” - mountain music with a “modern” flavor and “modern” with a “mountain” flavor. Kean plays acoustic guitar and bass, and sings. Orts plays 5-string banjo, acoustic guitar and sings, too. Both bring original songs to

the mix. In a world full of one guitarone vocal, two guitarsone vocal, Those Guys are a unique instrument Cathy Paty & J.G. Riley combo as well as vocal duet. The concert takes place on May 21 at 3:00pm in the Dead End Café, 6 Main Street, Parksville. Tickets include a full Dead End Cafe dinner buffet after the show! For information: 845-292-0400. Enjoy a delicious meal, and then take an artwork home! Leo’s Cornwall location presents: “Oils by Paul Gould & Photographs by William Gould,” through the end of May!

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The Joys of Dixieland & Elizabethan Music act, plays in a variety of Originally scheduled for jazz styles. The visiting April 29, Kindred Spirits professional musicians will Arts Program’s The Joy of have provided a workshop Dixieland concert will now for the students at DVHS. take place on May 21 at This performance takes 5:00pm. place at Delaware Valley One Tradition, Three The Penn Dixie Band High School. Admission is Styles: free, although contributions The Penn Dixie Band to keep these concerts and plays traditional Dixie, school workshops coming which evolved from are more than welcome. marching bands, so a tuba, Kindred Spirits’ 2017 and not a double bass, regular season begins supplies the bass. Another the day before when The difference between early Indigo Moon Brass Bacheler Consort returns to and modern jazz: In Dixie, Milford with music and song several musicians may by Elizabethan composers improvise at the same time, like John Dowland, William and with a spirit that’s joyful Byrd and Thomas Campion, rather than bluesy. complemented by narration Indigo Moon Brass and a slide show of paintings is more modern, with by Nicholas Hilliard, Sir musicians taking solos one Henry Unton, Caravaggio, at a time.However, this is The Bacheler Consort and others. still a traditional N’Awlins When Art Meets Music: Elizabethan Era lineup, with brash brass that includes a thumping tuba. Put it all together, and you happens on May 20 at 7:30pm in the Milford get upbeat, N’Awlins joy with hints of James Theatre, 114 East Catharine Street. For information: Brown’s funk band, the Famous Flames. The DVHS Jazz Combo, the opening or call Yosif Feigelson at 570-409-1269.

Newburgh Free Library: Americas Quintet Newburgh-based ensemble The Americas Quintet focuses on the many nationalities of the Americas, with music from nine countries from North, Central and South Americas included in their repertoire. The quintet itself represents several countries: Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Guyana and the West Indies, Honduras, Peru, and the United States. Led by classical guitarist Joy Zelada, who

Knitting For Trees in Warwick Imagine the trunks of trees wearing sweaters, knitted stripes of many colors! In celebration of the Sesquicentennial of Warwick and coordinated with Treecycle (Wickham Works: April 29 & 30) and the Summer Arts Festival (July 25-30), the tree trunks in the Town of Warwick villages will be decorated with colorful knitted wraps created by local residents of all ages. These would be knitted or crocheted and would be attached without damaging the trees at all.



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also plays electric guitar, the group includes Matt Barnes, bass guitar; Joshua Viera, piano and back-up vocals; Lynette Jerez, lead vocal; and Edwin Fuentes, drums/ percussion. Their next concert is at the Newburgh Free Library, 124 Grand Street, on May 7 at 3:00pm. Admission is free. For information: 845-563-3601. They will enhance the summer festivities from the end of July until the end of August. At that time, they will be cleaned and sewn together to create blankets to be donated to worthy causes: homeless shelters, Project Linus (children in hospitals), women’s shelters, etc. Join in this project if you knit or crochet or would like to learn. Workshops for learning to knit will be announced. If you would like to participate or have any leftover yarn to donate, contact Pat Foxx:

Hudson Opera Theatre: A New Take on “La Boheme” As just about everyone knows, Puccini’s La Bohème is the most performed opera in Metropolitan Opera history. As just about everyone knows, Puccini used melody in a way that illuminated the psychological profile of his various characters, theatrical music with unparalleled emotional power fully evident in La Bohème. Puccini used his skill to shape musical events to illustrate his ideas about the dramatic dialogue, and for Bohème we know that he was very specific in shaping the libretto, but it is not the words themselves that move us. To paraphrase musicologist Allan Atlas, “Puccini withdraws as a “perceived” composer and enables the audience to become more involved in the action on stage with his unparalleled ability to use melody and his inspired choice of the “right key” to emotionally stir us.” With all singers of equal craft, the story itself - a singular expression of 1890s Parisian beatniks - becomes what was probably the essence of the novel and play the opera was based on - not a love story about two people who just happen to have close friends that they live with, but a story in which all the characters are part of a specific Bohemian life-style which they have chosen to adopt and ergo to adapt to. Possibly because they refuse to grow up, and only a death can move them forward. “La Bohème is, undeniably, one of the most

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evocative and enduring love his use of the combinations stories of all time. It is an of instruments and use of the opera that really transcends various instrumental sections time and place, because it is of the orchestra. For instance a tale of our own awakening the way he depicts the to love and the realities of snowy cold morning of Act life. Puccini’s music, which III opening with open fifths. seemingly breathes romance, And yet he never sacrifices never disappoints. It captures the beauty of the tune to the every nuance of the young requirements of the harmonic lovers’ story, and it allows us movement, so that 20th to fill in the gaps with our own century structure never gets lost dreams.” Anonymous. in the way of the music as it As Atlas also said, “In the can with other composers. final moments of the opera, The melodic element ties Giacomo Antonio Domenico the music has become our Michele Secondo Maria Puccini everything together.” own voice and the response to Mimi’s death De Fesi’s concept will not be the same oldour own response.” Luciano Pavarotti was same old, bringing a new perspective to the quoted as saying, “The final page of La work, figuratively and literally. “In doing our Bohème always leaves us in tears! Perhaps production in the round, it will bring the action that is because this final page is sung, not by right into the laps of the viewers. You will be fallible throats, but by our hearts.” in the garret with these people. You will be “One of the things that separates Puccini sitting next to them at their table on the street. from other composers,” said Hudson Opera Intimacy and immediacy!” Theatre conductor and director Ron De Fesi, La Bohème will be performed with the “was #1, he was a fabulous craftsman, very Hudson Opera Theatre Chorus and much in tune (no pun intended) with what Orchestra (the cast list was not available was modern, and in tune with the harmonic at press time) on June 3 at 7:00pm and on structures and orchestrations coming into the June 4 at 4:00pm in the First Presbyterian 20th century. Church, 142 Stage Road, Monroe. “His harmonic structure and orchestrations For tickets: visit or call are really uncanny - unlike everyone else’s, with 845-661-0544.

The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian star in Richard Strauss’ grandest opera Der Rosenkavlier, updated from the 1740s to the 1840s at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera’s subtext of class and conflict. It should be interesting to read the English subtitles to see how well Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s libretto, a combination of different forms of the German language, is translated. The nobility speak in very refined language, and in more intimate circles they use a more familiar style of speech. Baron Ochs (Günther Groissböck) makes clumsy, mannered attempts at using refined or flamboyant language, making use of nonGerman words and phrases, some of which he mispronounces, and broken German is used by the opera’s Italian characters. You can watch them Live From the Met in HD at 12:30pm on May 13 at SUNY Sullivan in Loch Sheldrake. Tickets are available at the door.

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“Unearthly Aliens & UFOs” in Pine Bush In conjunction with President Sal Aiello said, the Town of Crawford’s “It’s always a treat to see Alien Day celebration on what our membership May 20, the Crawford will come up with when Arts Association the call goes out for (CAA) will be holding our Alien Day show. its Unearthly Aliens and The imagination and UFOs exhibition. creativity of our talented Always a popular and artists will, no doubt, an interesting subject encompass every avenue for CAA artists, their of exploration, and artworks usually include always with surprising “Fetch” by Sal Aiello portraits of aliens, alien results.” Unearthly Aliens and UFOs will run from vehicle crashes, confrontations, abductions and, yes, even alien/human romances! May 10 - June 1 on the second floor art gallery When asked recently about what can of the Town of Crawford Government be expected about the show, CAA Vice Center, 121 Route 302, Pine Bush.

A Love of Nature in Photographs member of Milford’s Enamored with her Highlands Photographic first camera, a Kodak Guild, and she has 110 Instamatic, Edna exhibited her work Gonzalez-Rothenberg at the Artists’ Market began shooting photos Community Center in in 1972. She’s turned her Shohola (see story below), passion into Zoe Madison Grey Towers, Hemlock Photography, and her Farms and in restaurants focus is on the beauty of nature: landscapes, Photo by Edna Gonzalez-Rothenberg and stores throughout the trees, flowers, gardens, sunrises and sunsets, Poconos. Edna’s work is currently exhibited at the Art Factory of White Mills, PA. oceans, lakes and mountains. “A passionate photographer, Edna’s Edna’s love for nature is further explored in her work with wildlife subjects at zoos, images are outstanding in composition, color aquariums and nature parks. She also and theme,” says curator Joan Polishook. View Edna’s images up close and personal appreciates historical architecture in natural settings. Wielding a strong creative quality from May 6-June 27 at the Gallery at Chant both in color and form, Edna’s digital Realtors, 631 PA-739 in Lords Valley. An opening reception will be held on May photography is formatted and transferred to 6, from 5:00pm-7:00pm. canvas, metal, and acrylic. Visit Her work was highlighted as a former

Image Transfers: From Woodcuts to Walmart Long before the days of Woodcuts to Walmart will run posting pictures on Facebook, from May 1-15 and there will people searched for innovative be a free reception on May 6 ways to get images from one from 4:00pm-6:00pm. place to another. Even before Running concurrently is a the invention of paper, Egypt group showing of local artists’ and China used wooden stamps work, including Jane Brennan, to make decorative impressions Mef Gannon, Debbie Gioello, in wax and clay. Adrienne Joy Markowitz, Woodcuts are the most Stephanie McClure, Susan ancient of all the forms of image Miiller, Ari Mir-Pontier, Kely transfer, and when paper was Ryan, & Elva Zingaro. invented, the wooden stamps Those who arrive early evolved into wooden blocks. (2:30pm) will be treated to Then wood was replaced two very special presentations. Woodblock print by by line-engraving, etching, Toshusai Sharaku (1794) Mort Malkin will present on aquatint, printing, photography, and digital woodcuts and etchings, and Mef Gannon imaging. Some say each innovation improved will demonstrate more modern mixed media efficiency, but squeezed a bit of humanity out image transfer techniques. They’ll both be of the process of image transfer, as modern at the 4:00pm reception to answer questions machines have replaced ancient artisans. and share samples of their work, at the This entire history will be on display at an Artists’ Market Community Center, 113 exhibit sponsored by the Barryville Area Richardson Avenue, Shohola, PA. Arts Association. Image Transfers: From For information: 845-557-8713. 32 Delaware & Hudson CANVAS May 2017

May I Have A Word With You ... Quips, Quotes & Quiddities with Carol Pozefsky

SUPERSTIRS Stir around the letters in Jennifer Aniston and you get FINE IN TORN JEANS. Mix up the name Seinfeld, voilà! - SNIDE ELF. WONDER TRASH - no surprise - Howard Stern. Ryan Gosling - SLY GROANING. Amy Poehler - MY PALE HERO. And, the phenomenally talented Justin Timberlake’s name turns into: I’M A JERK... BUT LISTEN! CON JOB ‘Con’ is a busy little Italian word in the classical music realm. ‘Con brio’ means with vigor. ‘Con amore’, with tenderness. ‘Con dolore’, with sadness. ‘Con spirito’, with spirit or animation. ‘Con espressione’, with feeling. ‘Con bravura’, with boldness.

CHOCOLIT Menu literature has reached new heights with over the top descriptions of desserts, some more costly than entreés. Consider the $18.50 “Chocolate Chunks Pizza” at a chocolatethemed chain whose slogan is “Creating a New Chocolate Culture Worldwide” - melted

milk and white chocolate chunks and a choice of 2 toppings: crunchy hazelnut bits, bananas, peanut butter or roasted marshmallows. Have you room for more? Try the “Chocolate Covered Cherry Waffles” - topped with melted dark chocolate, cherries, chocolate ice cream, whipped cream and pistachios. Served with milk chocolate ganache and chocolate-pops. BIG DIG British mystery writer Dame Agatha Christie is quoted in Women’s Wit and Wisdom: “An archeologist is the best husband a woman can have; the older she gets, the more interested he is in her.” Christie’s second husband Sir Max Mallowan was a prominent archeologist specializing in ancient Middle Eastern history. British born as well, actress Dame Elizabeth Taylor was married eight times and in a 1997 20/20 interview said, “If you hear of me getting married, slap me.” Diana, Princess of Wales, told a television interviewer, “There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.”

Monthly MEGAPHONE at Seligmann

Megaphone at the Seligmann Center for the Arts is a continuing monthly program of poetry readings, performances, lectures, workshops, and panels on literary topics. The series, produced by Janet Hamill and William Seaton, is designed in accord with the Center’s mission to honor the legacy of Surrealist artist Kurt Seligmann. Poets, musicians, and visual artists Charles Stein (photo left) and George Quasha (photo right) will present their work at a reading for the series on May 21 at 2:00pm. Stein has published thirteen books of poetry including There Where You Do Not Think To Be Thinking, and a verse translation of The Odyssey. Apart from poetry he has also

produced criticism including a volume on Charles Olson as well as prose reflections, drawings, photographs, lectures, conversations, and performances. George Quasha’s most recent publication is Glossodelia Attract: Preverbs. He has as well over a dozen several volumes previously published and several that are forthcoming. His art has been shown at the Samuel Dorsky and Snite Museums. He is perhaps most wellknown for the anthology, America a Prophecy on which he collaborated with Jerome Rothenberg. The Seligmann Center is located at 23 White Oak Drive, Sugar Loaf. For information call 845-469-9459.

Nesin Concert & Exhibit - Cake, Too!

Join Nesin Cultural Arts’ (NCA) Aspiring Young Musicians, Children’s Choirs, Dance Students and Visual Arts Students for their Spring Showcase! They will perform in large, small and collaborative ensembles, and the visual arts students will host an art show following the concert. NCA provides comprehensive educational lifelong learning opportunities to students and community through integrated arts

based partnerships and programming. The concert is at the Nesin Theatre, 22 St. John Street, Monticello, on May 20 at 3:30pm. Students are admitted free. Following the performance, the exhibit will take place across the street at St John’s Episcopal Church, 15 St. John Street, where the parents of NCA students will hold a bake sale! For information: 845-798-9006.

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The First “World War One” in Huguenot

History books note World War I (1914-1918) as the First World War. However, the Seven Years War (1754-1763) included wartime conflicts in North America, Europe, Africa, the East and West Indies, and India. There were also major battles on the high seas. This was truly the first world-wide war. Frank Salvati, (see photo) Interpreter of Colonial Indian Affairs, will present a lecture entitled How George Washington Started the First World War at the Town of Deerpark Museum, 1863 Huguenot

Schoolhouse, 25 Grange Road, Huguenot on May 21 at 3:00pm. Salvati’s program brings to life the story about how George Washington was dispatched, along with his interpreter, Jacob Van Braam, to deliver a letter to the French to leave the Ohio Valley Country (1753). A major misunderstanding led to additional conflicts until the war erupted in earnest in Europe as well on May 15, 1756. The program is free and refreshments will be served. For information, call 845-856-2702.

Middletown: New Stage, New Park The new permanent stage constructed last November for the annual free summer concerts in Run 4 Downtown Park, Middletown, will be dedicatedwithaspecial ribbon-cutting ceremony on opening night. On hand will be Mayor Joseph DeStefano, Maria Bruni, head of the Economic and Community Development Office, and John Degnan, Director of the B. I. D. Office. Funds for this large stage were provided by the Run For Downtown Organization. Tangent (see photo) will be playing for the opening, May 25 at 6:00pm. Tangent is a

classic and alternative rock & roll cover band playing in and around the Hudson Valley. Formed almost 23 years ago, they bring an unbridled energy and desire to excel to

every performance. The free summer concerts will be held Thursday nights for the remainder of the summer ending with the Run 4 Downtown Race in late August. Chairs will not be provided, so bring a lawn chair, a few friends, and join the festivities! The pocket park is located next to Something Sweet Restaurant, 17 North Street.

Phillipsport: Kurt Henry Band & Tony Penn

For the last four years, the Phillipsport Community Center has received a grant from the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance for Music Nights once a month in the spring, summer and fall. After a socko! opening concert in April by Joanna M. Gass and the Search & Rescue Orchestra, the Kurt Henry Band will perform. The band ranges from contemporary acoustic, countryrock, Caribbean, R&B and modern jazz pop. “I learn the most from the hardworking, hard playing band-members that really work


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me as a guitarist. Eric Parker (producer and drummer), Alan Groth (bass) and Cheryl Lambert (harmonica, vocals, percussion) comprise our flexible, formidable team,” says Kurt. Also on the bill will be singer, songwriter, and guitarist Tony Penn, who performs originals as well as folk and blues songs. See them perform at the Center, 657 Red Hill Rd., on May 20 at 7:00pm. $5 dinner available at 6:30pm (dessert and coffee available, too!).

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Bethel Woods Has Love For Sale

The Museum at Bethel Woods’ new special exhibit, Love For Sale: The Commercialization of the Counterculture examines the pervasive influence of the counterculture on American popular culture and commerce, and is drawn from the extensive popular culture collection of author and collector Michael Stern. The exhibit uses a 1970 suburban home as a backdrop to show how “peace, love, and free expression” became commonplace in living rooms, dining rooms, and children’s rooms across America, and how the counterculture was trivialized and marginalized in the process.Specialsections of the exhibition feature everyday objects and uncommon artifacts of the commercialization of The Beatles, the commercial rise of drug culture, and the retail displays that helped create the hard sell. An additional gallery exhibit, The Birth of the Rock Festival: Magic Mountain, Monterey, and Beyond, marks the 50th anniversaries of the first rock festivals during the Summer of Love and examines how early rock music festivals have left their legacies on festivals that followed. And for fine art lovers, the outdoor

sculpture exhibit is sculpture by Glenn Zweygardt, on view through Columbus Day, October 9. The Museum at Bethel Woods explores the social, political, cultural and musical transformations of the sixties while drawing connections to the issues that continue to affect our world today. It features an awardwinning permanent collection, revolving exhibits and engaging programs. On display through December 31, Love For Sale: The Commercialization of the Counterculture is included in the price of admission to the main exhibit, or can be viewed separately. Visit for more information and to plan your visit!

SUNY Ensembles ON THE CUTTING EDGE The Village of Walden in the Town of Montgomery is identified by a host of community minded organizations, energetic individuals, historic sites and mostly-true lore. Center stage in this vibrant collage is the Josephine-Louise Public Library and its ever thoughtful Director, Ginny Neidermier. Her professional awareness of a unified community and its power is the driving force responsible for the cutting edge programs and pointed activities that are consistently scheduled for Walden’s Library on Scofield Street. A couple of eye-opening facts are germane to the efforts that follow. “The staggering statistic, one in three U.S. households in America is directly impacted by substance abuse, means that even if you are one of the lucky ones, your community is undoubtedly affected.” Further, “Nine out of ten people begin their addiction in adolescence.” Through the efforts of Ms. Neidermier and Bill Fiero, a frequent contributor to library events, the Friends of Recovery will sponsor an awareness presentation: Generation

Found: Recovery in High Schools. No matter where specific communities stand in the drug and alcohol picture, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize the extent of the problem. Obituaries in local papers tell the sad and mostly pathetic story of the current, and perhaps most devastating threat to local communities: the opioid epidemic. Recognizing that ‘Just Say No’ is little more than a catchy slogan, the approach utilized and described in this presentation is revolutionary in its approach to combating a major threat to the welfare of society. This is no “cookie-cutter” tactic of rehab and incarceration. The strategy described in this rather sobering documentary relies heavily on collaboration and the long-term involvement of community leaders. Generation Found: Recovery in High Schools is an intense film that documents

the power of an activated community’s determination to combat a horrific issue. Claude Deasy, father of a boy named Danny, recalls a poem his son wrote for him while in treatment that ended with: “Don’t wait up or worry, everything is alright. Just open my door, I’m asleep in my bed tonight.” And he was. “He was home in his bed the night he went to sleep and never woke up.” Drug overdoses have been the leading cause of accidental death for young people aged 15 to 34 since 2014. Generation Found: Recovery in High Schools will be presented on May 23 at 6:00pm in the Col. Bradley Room of the Josephine-Louise Public Library. Friends of Recovery will sponsor the evening that will also feature two speakers. Refreshments will be served. For information, call 845-778-7621.

Four SUNY Orange student and community member instrumental ensembles join forces for their annual spring concert that will include chamber music works by Beethoven, Dvorák, Haydn, Leo Delibes, Gustav Holst, Georg Phillip Telemann and other composers, offering music spanning from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras to the 20th Century. The four SUNY Orange Chamber Ensembles will perform on May 7 at 3:00pm in Morrison Hall, 115 South Street, Middletown. Admission is free. The SUNY Orange Choirs will present a choral concert on Mother’s Day. Directed by Adjunct Instructor Caroline Lyon Tippin and accompanied by Joel Flowers, the student and community members will sing a variety of selections ranging from traditional spirituals and sea chanteys to Broadway and pop. The combined-choirs concert is on May 14 at 3:00pm in handicapped accessible Orange Hall Theatre, Grandview and Wawayanda Avenues, Middletown. (GPS 24 Grandview Avenue.) Admission is free. For additional information contact the Arts and Communication Department at 845-341-4787.


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