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Orange, Pike & Sullivan Counties, Marlboro & Ellenville

November 2016

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

Publisher’s Column by Barry Plaxen Apologies to filmmaker Eileen MacAvery Kane whose name was incorrect in our October issue. Eileen’s short documentary film about “special” ghosts, featuring local residents, will be shown this month in Monroe. See pg. 8. November is a wonderful time to be in Orange, Sullivan and Pike Counties. Catskill Art Society (CAS) and NACL Theatre celebrated Shakespeare’s 400th birthday with presentations in October. In November, CAS (pg. 7), Music in Central Valley (pg. 17) and Florida Free Library (calendar pg. 12) continue the celebration. Here at CANVAS, we do not capitalize the word ‘nazis’. See pg. 29. We are continuing our coverage of the Center For Discovery’s Main Street Initiative in downtown Hurleyville with our second installment (pg. 21). Autumn and Harvest art exhibits are bountiful in Middletown and Goshen (pg. 5), Montgomery (pg. 19), Port Jervis and Huguenot (pages 8 & calendar pg. 14).


Please read all of our ads! Many of them offer products, services and events fitting for Holiday Shopping and Gift Giving! ...i.e. Forestburgh Playhouse has special ticket purchase days for its just announced 2017 season (see ad pg. 25)... ...arrange a Visit From St. Nick (pg. 22)... ...1940s Christmas Ornaments at Newburgh’s Landmark Collectibles (pg. 10)... ..and most restaurants offer gift certificates... ...and ALL art galleries have gifts of all kinds/genres, including artistic gift cards, and gift certificates for all classes - as does renown sculptor Daniel Grant for his carving lessons (see ad pg. 22). Thanks to all who helped us create this issue. Happy Reading! Happy Shopping!

On The Cover “Navigator” by Cynthia Ann Hall (November 13, 1957 ~ September 19, 2016) See pages 24 and 25.

Letters to the Editor Barry, Thank you so much for including “Snake Bite” in October CANVAS. The article looks beautiful! What you do for the arts in the community is astounding and incredibly generous. - Cody Rounds Dear Editor, My husband and I were in Milford last month and decided to see the exhibits at the ARTery Gallery that were written up in the October issue. What a treat! The featured artists, Marie Liu and Randall FitzGerald, are two talented people with a nice range

of subject matter. The Gallery, which was showing works by about half a dozen regional artists, has some important advantages over Manhattan galleries: it doesn’t charge New York prices, and the artists don’t have a New York attitude. We had nice long talks with a couple of them, including Marie. Thanks, CANVAS, for another great experience. - Judith Wink, New York City Hi Sophia & Barry, Thanks for your ongoing support of the arts in our area! It means so much to all the artists. - Susan Miiller

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Columns Community Building Through The Arts �����5 May I Have A Word With You �����������������23 Meet Me in The Greenroom ���������������������6 Meet Me in The Library ���������������������������18 Spotlight On The Sugar Loaf Guild ���������22 Whispering Pines ������������������������������������26


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Albert Wisner Library, Warwick �����������������9 Alternative Counseling, Cornwall ������������20 Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh ����������������14 ARTery Gallery, Milford ���������������������������20 Artist Opportunities ���������������������������23, 26 Artists’ Market, Shohola ��������������������������21 Bethel Woods Center for the Arts �����������23 Black Dirt Storytelling Guild ��������������������18 Catskill Art Society, Livingston Manor �������7 Cornerstone Theatre Arts, Goshen �����������6 Crawford Arts Association, Pine Bush ����22 Crawford Library, Monticello �������������������14 Creative Theatre Muddy Water Players ����8 Dead End Cafe, Parksville ������������������������3 Delaware Arts Center, Narrowsburg ���������7 Eric Person Trio ����������������������������������������3 Florida Library �����������������������������������������18 Gallery at Chant Realtors, Lords Valley ��20

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Please email submissions for classifieds to classified@dhcanvas.com Nothing in this publication may be reproduced without written permission of the publisher. Gallery Eva, Callicoon ��������������������������� 21 Goshen Art League �����������������������������������5 Greater Newburgh Symphony Orch. ����� 10 Hudson Opera Theatre �����������������������������4 Hurleyville Maker’s Lab ������������������������� 21 In Memoriam: Cynthia Ann Hall ������������� 25 Kairos Consort ��������������������������������������� 17 Karen E. Gersch, artist �����������������������������9 Kindred Spirits Arts, Milford ������������������� 17 Liberty Museum & Arts Center ��������������� 14 Liz Callaway Cabaret ����������������������������� 23 Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro ������������� 24 Mariachi Viva Mexico ����������������������������� 12 Maybrook Wind Ensemble ��������������������� 22 Michael Piotrowski, artist ����������������������������24 Monroe Arts & Civic Center ��������������������������8 Mt. St. Mary College, Desmond Campus ��14 Mt. St. Mary College, Newburgh ����������10, 18 Music in Central Valley �������������������������� 17 Newburgh Chamber Music ���������������������11 Newburgh Free Library �������������������������� 12 Newburgh Last Saturday ����������������������� 10 Orange County Arts Council ���������� 5, 9, 10 Paramount Theatre, Middletown ������������ 27 Phillipsport Community Center �������������� 24 Port Jervis Council for the Arts �����������������8 Seven Freedoms Music, Montgomery ��� 23 Space Create, Newburgh ���������������������� 10 SUNY Orange Apprentice Players ��������� 27 SUNY Orange Community Orchestra ���� 27 SUNY Orange, Middletown �����������������������5 SUNY Orange, Newburgh ������������������������5 The Grange, Warwick ���������������������������� 14 Tim Stocken a.k.a Santa ������������������������ 22 UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis ��� 14 UUC Craft Fair, Washingtonville ���������������8 Vicki Gallery, Newburgh ����������������������������8 Wallkill River School, Montgomery ���� 9, 13 Wurtsboro Art Alliance ��������������������������� 24

Eric Person Trio: Live Every 3rd Saturday!

Since coming to NYC from St. Louis, MO in 1982, Eric Person has notched an impressive resume performing with jazz legends such as Dave Holland, McCoy Tyner, John Hicks, Donald Byrd, Wallace Roney and Houston Person, to name a few. “The very first person I listened to was my father...he played sax around the house, especially on Sundays. He says that I turned to him when I was 7 years old and said, ‘I am ready’; meaning I was ready to delve into music. I always looked at music as my calling.” The leader of Meta-Four and co-leader of Triokinesis, Eric now plays with the Eric Person Trio: drummer Tony Jefferson & organist Alex Smith. “We play jazz and different types of grooves. Currently we’re focused on standards & blues. I play alto, tenor and soprano. My main sax is a Selmer Mark VI...I also double on flute.” In 1983 drummer Chico Hamilton gave Eric an opportunity to play with a jazz legend. Eric joined Chico’s band and set out performing in clubs in and around NYC. He toured with Chico and recorded six CD releases with him. From 94-97 Eric was a pivotal member of the Dave Holland Quartet, and toured throughout Europe, the U.S. and Canada. After years of developing his skills as a sideman, Eric was ready to record as a leader. Arrival, Prophecy & More Tales to Tell were

his first CD recordings. “The first record that spoke to me was Africa Brass by the John Coltrane Quartet. I have a deep interest in composition, so there are many composers - even outside of jazz - who have influenced me from Coltrane and Miles Davis, to Jackie McLean.” Person’s 2012 Thoughts on God is his first CD that features an ensemble of thirteen musicians. His tenth work, Duoscope, is a duo session featuring the saxophones of Person with drummer Shin Takahashi. His most daring release to date, Duoscope proves that Eric is not afraid to take chances. “Eric Person seems to find something new to say and a different direction to follow with every project he undertakes,” Donald Elfman, All About Jazz. “I’m now performing every 3rd Saturday at The Wherehouse, (119 Liberty Street, Newburgh) as part of a new ongoing jazz series that features different jazz ensembles every 1st Saturday of the month (9:00pm12:00am) with my band’s performance every 3rd Saturday,” said Eric. Grab your friends and groove to the Eric Person Trio on November 19, at 9:00pm. Eric had a vision of where he wanted to go with music - with 10 of his own CD recordings, and being featured along with numerous jazz greats on over 50 CDs, we’d say he’s arrived! Visit www.ericperson.com for more info!

Parksville Festival’s “Americana Plus”

create a fun atmosphere. The Parksville USA Music Those Guys is a duo made Festival will be celebrating the up of Livingston Manor singer/ harvest with music. The show songwriter Paul Kean and New will feature performances by Windsor’s Jeff Orts. They some of our areas most popular play what they call “Modern performers: Little Sparrow, Mountain Music” - Mountain Sara Hulse, David Rosenberg music with a “modern” and Those Guys. Americana band Little Little Sparrow’s Aldo Troiani & Carol Smith flavor and “Modern” with a “mountain” flavor. Sparrow has been performing Kean plays acoustic guitar in and around the Western and bass - and sings. Orts plays Catskills since 2008. They 5-string banjo, acoustic guitar are Carol Smith on guitar and sings, too. Both bring and vocals, Aldo Troiani on original songs to the mix. In mandolin and guitar, Lester a world full of one guitar-one Wilson on bass, and sometimes vocal, two guitars-one vocal other guest artists, too! They are Those Guys’ Paul Kean & Jeff Orts - Those Guys’ are a unique also hosts of the Woodsongs instrument combo as well as Coffee House, performing in vocal duet. Hurleyville at the Sullivan The November 6 County Historical Museum. Americana Plus cabaret style Singer/songwriter Sara show begins at 3:00pm at Hulse will draw you into her the Dead End Café, 6 Main world with her haunting voice Sara Hulse David Rosenberg Street in Parksville. Tickets and flowing ukulele lines. Her lyrics are profound and thought provoking, include a full dinner buffet after the show! For melancholy and funny all at once. Sara has reservations, call 845-747-4247. “The ‘Those Guys’ name also serves another developed a sound truly all her own. You purpose as we occasionally have friends play cannot help but be drawn in to her music. David Rosenberg is well known around with us, making all of us “Those Guys,” Sullivan County for encouraging the audience explained Kean, “like guitarist Steve Schwartz to sing along while he plays music everyone who will join us on November 12 at 7:00pm will know, interacting with the audience to at Cabernet Frank’s, also in Parksville.”

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Hudson Opera Theatre: Look Ma, No Sets or Costumes!

Eugene Onegin is a novel in verse written by Alexander Pushkin. Almost the entire work is made up of 389 stanzas of iambic tetrameter with the unusual rhyme scheme “AbAbCCddEffEgg”, where the uppercase letters represent feminine rhymes while the lowercase letters represent masculine rhymes. This form has come to be known as the “Onegin stanza” or the “Pushkin sonnet.” The innovative rhyme scheme, the natural tone and diction, and the economical transparency of presentation all demonstrate the virtuosity which has been instrumental in proclaiming Pushkin as the undisputed master of Russian poetry. In 1877, an opera singer spoke to Tchaikovsky about creating an opera based on the plot of the novel. At first this idea seemed wild to the composer, according to his memoirs. Tchaikovsky felt that the novel wasn’t properly strong in plot - a dandy rejects a young country girl, she successfully grows into a worldly woman, he tries to seduce her but it is too late. The strength of the novel resided in its character development and social commentary, as well as in the beauty of its literary delivery. Soon enough however and after a sleepless night, Tchaikovsky came to embrace the idea. He grew excited about the suggestion and created the scenarios in one night before starting the composition of the music.


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Tchaikovsky by Ilya Glazunov

Pushkin by Pyotr Konchalovsky

Maestro Ron De Fesi, Robert Garner as Onegin; Celeste Fraser as Tatiana; Justin Scott Randolph as Lensky; Elizaveta Agladze as Olga, Nathan Resika as Prince Gremin.

Tchaikovsky, with the assistance of Konstantin Shilovsky, used original verses from Pushkin’s novel and chose scenes that involved the emotional world and fortunes of his heroes, calling the opera “lyrical scenes.” The opera is episodic; there is no continuous story, just selected highlights of Onegin’s life. “It seems to me that I am truly gifted with the ability truthfully, sincerely, and simply to express the feelings, moods, and images suggested by a text. In this sense I am a realist and fundamentally a Russian.” - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky As with his ballets, Tchaikovsky brings many symphonic elements to the music, plush orchestrations and highly melodic arias. Tchaikovsky believed that its performance required “maximum simplicity”. Enter Maestro

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Ron De Fesi whose Hudson Opera Theater will present the opera with the prescribed “maximum simplicity”: a concert version, for the opening of its 40th anniversary season. “Why this opera?,” asks De Fesi. “Well, I admit, I was brainwashed, just like all the other kids growing up in the sixties. Anything Russian was bad, anything European/American was good. The cold war had cultural casualties, too. Oh, we knew all the staples of Russian music, and of course, all the great 19th and early 20th century works, but it wasn’t until the demise of the Soviet Union that Americans were exposed to composers like Rodion Shchedrin, and Gavriil Popov, but also to some previously unknown works by well-known composers, like Prokofiev’s Semyon Kotko. “Well, the 90’s were for me a kind of

Russian musical binge, and I discovered, at least to my mind, that there’s a je-ne-sais-quoi kind of intensity or passion in Russian music. It’s like a conduit to the soul of 1000 years of Russian emotion. I think we Westerners don’t really understand it, but we recognize it when we hear it. “Tchaikovsky’s music and his understanding of the deeply heartfelt nature of Pushkin’s work strike a chord in both Eastern and Western hearts. Tchaikovsky is a unique composer, at once very Russian and very European. Perhaps better than any other composer, he’s able to convey that above mentioned je-ne-sais-quoi to our 21st century Western souls. “The torment of Tatiana’s unrequited love is universal, as is Lensky’s hopeless display of honor to assuage his betrayal by his best friend and his fiancée. We get that. Pushkin put them into words that any Russian could immediately identify with. (Ironically, life imitates art, and Pushkin died of a wound from a duel with a friend he had accused of flirting with his wife.) Tchaikovsky put them into incredible musical moments, so that anyone, anywhere, anytime could experience it.” It is yours to experience, aided and abetted by De Fesi’s professional soloists and the HOT Opera orchestra and chorus, at the First Presbyterian Church of Monroe, 142 Stage Road, on November 5 at 7:00pm and November 6 at 4:00pm. For tickets, visit www.hotopera.com or call 845-661-0544.

Community Building Through the Arts 2016 Champion of the Arts Children’s lives are shaped by their families and the world around them. They are shaped by where they go, who they spend time with, and how they interact with the community. Whether adults are conscious of it or not, making these choices is part of a child’s transformation from child to citizen. Every step on their path to independence is an opportunity for them to learn how to contribute and influence the world around them. As the Cultural Affairs Coordinator for her alma mater SUNYOrange Community College, and a lifelong resident of Orange County, Dorothy Szefc has made a commitment to creating cultural opportunities for children and their families, and the community as a whole. Szefc understands that “The arts and culture are vital for sustaining strong communitybuilding”. Having just completed her sixteenth year as Cultural Affairs Coordinator at the College, Szefc is responsible for bringing to the College a broad schedule of lectures, master classes, concerts, presentations of dance performances, poetry, theatre, children’s theatre and films, and exhibits with receptions. This is Community Building in Action. Szefc said, “...all our events are for everyone...” The month of November is a typical example

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of the interdisciplinary arts and Newburgh Chamber Music Award, cultural presentations she organized Seligmann Award from the Orange for SUNY Orange’s Middletown County Citizens Foundation and Newburgh campuses. and was an Honoree in Arts and Exhibits: 1. My Journey as an Communications’ Tribute to Artist - Works by Jeannette McGee; Women of Achievement in Orange 2. Faces & Phases - paintings County. Her commitment to Orange and hand-painted mannequins County extends to Community by Barbara Graff; 3. Artists of Projects, Arts Advocacy Programs, Excellence - Then and Now: Thrown and multiple membership on boards Dorothy Szefc Pottery by Jacqui Doyle Schneider; photo by Mary C. Roth and associations. 4. Autumn in the Hudson Valley. Dorothy understands that raising communityLectures: 1. When is Enough Enough? minded youth requires community-minded Intimate Partner Violence - What you should adults and institutions that believe in the know!; 2. Kaplan Hall and the Rowley mission that It Takes A Village to Raise a Center: The Greening of SUNY Orange’s Child. Congratulations Dorothy! Latest New Buildings; 3. The Presidency and “When is Enough Enough? Intimate Partner Violence the Constitution: Issues and Perspectives; What you should know!” 4. A History of the United States Military Gwen Wright, lecturer Nov 1, 7:00pm. Academy. Kaplan Hall, Newburgh Films: Immigrant Journey. Reading: Autumn in the Hudson Valley “In words: Poems on Works of Art.” For information visit http://www.sunyorange. edu/culturalaffairs/november2016.shtmle For her tirelessly hard work, Szefc is being honored on November 4 by the Orange County Arts Council as the 2016 Hesh Sarmalkar (left) won the Best Actor Award at the Rome GA International Film Festival. Champion of the Arts. Over the years she has “Immigrant Journey” - 3 short Indian films. received awards for Leadership in Education November 4, 7pm, Kaplan Hall, Newburgh Q&A w/Hesh Sarmalkar, & Seema Khurana. from the SUNY Orange Foundation, the

Challenges and Rewards of Painting Outdoors

All students Free with ID.

“The River House” by Richard Price On view thru November 20. Autumn in the Hudson Valley ~ Artworks and “In words: Poems on Works of Art” Reception: November 6, 1 to 4pm. A gathering of artists and poets who will read their new and favorite works. A celebration of the arts and music by Judith Hosmer Garrett, pianist, Orange Hall Gallery, Middletown.

Paintings & mannequins by Barbara Graff, Kaplan Hall, Newburgh thru November 18.

So, what’s the so painting at hardest part of catching bustling scenes like the sheen and delight Farmers Markets is a of nature’s bounty on little tough for me.” canvas? Several artists Vaune Sherin, a exhibiting in Goshen pastel artist, seems to Art League’s current sum up our member’s fall exhibit, Bountiful comments, “A sense Harvest: Art Inspired of accomplishment by the Gifts of the after a struggle Hudson Valley, have through the tried to describe that “They’ve Got Curves” by Lana Privitera preliminary work on process. my drawing is a sweet reward.” Watercolorist Lana Privitera says, “To When asked about preferred spots for achieve crisp, clean lines and transparent painting outside, the Hudson River was washes, each layer needs to be completely dry a strong favorite both along Newburgh before it can be painted over. If I don’t wait, sites and Bannerman Island, but Privitera I might end up with a muddy, messy-looking mentions the Mohonk Mountain House. “I piece.” Sherri Alpert-Crohn finds painting can choose to paint the cliffs, a view of the outdoors helps discipline the process. “I love lake, or the beautiful gardens; or, if I have to capture clouds in my landscapes but must plenty of time, I might decide to tackle the paint quickly as the clouds move. So, when gorgeous buildings or a row of their famous I’m done, I’m done.” rocking chairs.” Shelia St. Lawrence says, “I prefer Come visit the show at Goshen Music watercolors when I paint outside because they Hall, 223 Main Street, November 2 thru are easier to set up than other media. I‘m an December 5. You’ll see how a dozen artists architectural fan, though, and luckily buildings have faced the challenges and exhilarations don’t move.” On the other hand, Chris of capturing this particularly beautiful Vanvooren, an acrylic specialist, reports a season in the Hudson Valley in paintings, different challenge when he paints on site en pastels and photography. plein air. “Outdoors is challenging because of Meet the artists at the reception on longer drying times. I am also easily distracted November 15, from 7:00pm-9:00pm. November 2016

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Meet: Ken Tschan, Artistic Director “We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” To encounter Ken Tschan is an experience not soon forgotten. He is a man who lives in a complicated and frequently disquieting world. His involvement in theatre, specifically the creation, development and thriving existence of Cornerstone Theatre Arts (CTA) in Goshen stands as Ken’s emphatic statement of resolve. He is most clearly seen in the affirmative, as a man who knows what he is, and is able to project a contagious image of his purpose and dedication. Ken is a native of Orange County, experiencing the early years of his life in Tomahawk Lake and Blooming Grove, and attending Washingtonville Schools. As with many, the formative years are a critical process as each individual grows and learns by absorbing the circumstances that surround him. Adolescents, young adults and adults, too, forcefully blend to chart a course to the unknown. Fortunately for Ken, his experiences were for the most part designed and implemented by intelligent, respectful parents, a bond of community and faith, and

the arts. Ken recalls thinking of the the intricate lessons found in the extent theatre can work in this area realm of athletic competition. as he became known to members That process is frequently one of of the historical society, service turmoil and periods wonderment. organization, e.g., Rotary and Lions Ken’s professional training prepared clubs, and especially the Goshen him to be an educator. An educator is Public Library and Historical one who sees the significance in life Society’s Director Pauline Kehoe. It guided by the human spirit’s quest Ken Tschan was through that association for an identified purpose. His and the various related contacts search jelled while he was that CTA became a reality. working theatre and studying But as a vibrant and at the esteemed National commanding part of Goshen’s Shakespeare Conservatory and community, Ken is a deceptive developing a close association contradiction. Humility stands with the Jersey City Historical as the strongest point in the Society. It was there pieces CTA Rehearsal photo. robust character of Ken. For and fragments of his life The cast includes Evelyn Albino, came into focus. I can see it, John Kleymeyer, Joe Barra, Adam the greater part of the human Kimmes, Rebecca Robbins, Freddie experience, (cliché or not) Ken he recalled, “I am an Orange Maas, and Joe Stern. has been there and done that. As was once County Guy!” Around or about 1991 Ken was back and may still be a familiar slogan for the where he belonged: Goshen. You can’t human drama of competitive events, Ken’s be more Orange County than to be in composite of personal experiences holds Goshen, the county seat. But Goshen is tight to the “thrill of victory...and the agony also a distinguished location because of the of defeat.” For maybe this reason alone, his community’s commitment to preserving noble mission to promote the art of theatre in its history, especially through literature and Goshen in particular and Orange County in

general allows him to stand tall as a man with a noble mission. The Theatre’s stated mission is to bring meaningful productions to the community in a manner that engages the audience, while connecting with stated goals of presenting drama of historic, biographic, or social significance. The lessons and concepts to be explored via drama are endless, stretching from Shakespearean comedies to Arthur Miller tragedies. Theatre has so much to offer, across the disciplines and this Theatre’s most recent production of Talley’s Folly, winner of the 1980 Pulitzer Prize, was a perfect example of human emotions intertwined with prejudice and preconceived notions. With an established reputation and an atmosphere of positive anticipation, CTA is presenting The Foreigner by Larry Shue. Winner of two Obie Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards, Crystal Von Oesen directs this dynamic comic romp of a play, a madcap comedy filled with those very real moments that bring us to the theatre in the first place. It runs November 5-20 at Goshen Music Hall, 223 Main Street. Reservations required: 845-294-4188.



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Catskill Art Society: Theatre!

Richard III is the Bard’s classic tale of despotic ambition for power, perfectly timed for this year’s historic election. This performance reading is conceived as a radio play, letting the story fuel the listener’s imagination. Presented in an original condensed version from Theater in the Rough, Jerusalem, this reading will be recorded live for WJFF Radio Catskill and aired in November for election week. Directed by Mimi McGurl, (see photo) it is being presented as part of Catskill Art Society’s (CAS) Year of Shakespeare, a festival

celebrating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s life with a year-long slate of live performances, films, and discussions. The play reading is on November 5 at 7:30pm and November 6 at 2:00pm at the Laundry King, 65 Main Street, Livingston Manor. Advance reservations are highly recommended. To reserve seats, email info@ catskillartsociety.org or call 845-436-4227. This program is funded in part by a Sullivan County Arts & Heritage grant, funded by the Sullivan County, New York legislature and administered by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance.

Catskill Art Society: Film! In The Burmese Harp (1956), Director Kon Ichikawa portrayed the decimating effects of World War II from the point of view of the Japanese army in this stirring Oscar-nominated landmark, one of the first The Burmese Harp, 1956 in the category of Best Foreign Language Film. Join the Catskill Art Society (CAS) at the Laundry King, 65 Main Street in Livingston Manor for a thoughtful and balanced experience for Veterans Day weekend, a Michiko & Steve Levine

special screening of the classic Japanese film on November 11 at 7:30pm, featuring a talkback with Michiko & Steve Levine. Presented in Japanese with English subtitles, this film is not rated. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Contains violence and disturbing images. This event is free and open to the public, and donations will be accepted at the door. For further information, contact CAS at 845-436-4227.

Catskill Art Society: Art & Crafts!

The Catskill Art Society (CAS) Member Shows are presented twice annually to showcase artwork made by current CAS members. CAS also presents an annual Crafts Show in the Elevator Gallery, featuring artwork and gifts by local artisans. Everything is for sale in this funky show unlike any the holiday season has ever seen! CAS will host a free opening reception for the 2016 CAS Winter

Members Show and Crafts Show on November 26 from 3:005:00pm. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served. The exhibit and sale will be on display November 26-December 31. The Catskill Art Center is located at 48 Main Street, Livingston Manor. Call 845-436-4227 for more info. Photo: “Evening Flakes and Flurries” by Marjorie Morrow, 2015

DVAA: 12th Annual “Art in Sixes”

Celebrating its 12th year, Art in Sixes has become the Delaware Valley Art Alliance’s (DVAA) premier year-end art event. It features artwork in a wide range of studio mediums such as painting, drawing, sculpture, fiber, ceramics, and photography from artists in Sullivan County and the Upper Delaware River region. Fun Facts about DVAA’s Art in Sixes: The number of works in the exhibition has grown every year since its first version in 2005 with 98 artworks. In 2015, there were 415 artworks! Since 2015, all artwork must be no larger than six inches in any direction, not including frame or base - giving the exhibition a beautiful

cohesive look. The DVAA uses a clear plastic 6”x6” square to measure each art piece as it is being submitted to the jury. “Because anyone can submit, the exhibition brings in a variety of creative people,” said gallery director Rocky Pinciotti, who developed the idea for the show. “For many artists, working that small is a refreshing new challenge. From the shopper’s point of view, the prices are affordable for the holidays.” This year, the exhibits runs from November 19-December 23 at DVAA’s Alliance Gallery, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg. Reception: November 19, 7pm-9pm. For information, call 845-252-7576.

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“Monster Mash” at Vicki in Newburgh

Attracted by freakery and ghoulishness, Vicki has summoned work from nearby and afar and is presenting Monster Mash, a group exhibition of paintings, drawings, and small sculpture. The show features works by Joshua Abelow, Bill Adams, Peter Eide, Jashin Friedrich, Travis Iurato, Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, Bailey Scieszka, & Rebecca Watson Horn. Monster Mash, Vicki’s final exhibition before her winter hibernation, is at 327 Liberty Street. The exhibit runs thru November 18. For information: www.vickiprojects.com.

Aunt Vicki checks out her namesake gallery!

“The Ghosts We Live With is a short documentary film featuring members of the community sharing their ghost stories,” writes filmmaker Eileen MacAvery Kane. “Not the spooky kind, or the ones that make candles blow out, knock on ceilings, or give other “signs.” My present moments are often filled with ghosts. I wanted to find out if it’s the same for others. I was interested in the ones that stick around, long after the physical manifestation of the person or relationship

has vanished. “The end result is a 36 minute film featuring interviews with participants who discuss ghosts of family members who have died (including one who never met their ghost), former selves that departed due to a traumatic event, cultural ghosts, and more.” The Ghosts We Live With will be shown at the Monroe Arts and Civic Center in on November 11 at 7:30pm, 34 Millpond Parkway. The showing will be followed by a Q&A. Admission is free.

During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, TN estate, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent and touching celebration of the women’s spirit! Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, a new comedy by Alan Ball under the direction of Kit Colbourn (see photo), is Creative TheatreMuddy Water Players’ 2016 Fall Finale, running November 5-13 at The Playhouse

at Museum Village, Route 17M, Monroe. Ball is particularly notable for writing American Beauty and for creating Six Feet Under and True Blood, work which earned him an Academy Award, an Emmy, and awards from the Writers, Directors, and Producers Guilds. Colbourn has appeared in local theatres in four Hudson Valley counties: the Playhouse at Museum Village, Philipstown Depot Theatre, Beacon Theatre, County Players, and the Mohonk Mountain Stage Company. Tickets include dessert & coffee. For reservations: 845-294-9465.

“Ghosts” Documentary in Monroe

Five Women In the Same Dress in Monroe!

Spiritual Arts Meet High End Crafts

The current lineup Some of the best health includes psychic mediums, practitioners, inspirational tarot readers, animal workshop presenters, communicators, vendors spiritual intuitive teachers, of crystals and stones for and craft vendors from the healing and transformation, Hudson Valley will grace handmade spiritual jewelry, the Unitarian Universalist soaps and skin care products, Congregation of Rock Tavern’s (UUCRT) Participants and vendors at the 2015 fair. woodcrafts, pottery, and Spiritual Arts & Holiday Craft Fair November knitted items. Activities throughout the day include musical entertainment, psychic demos 5 from 10:00am-5:00pm. “People are shifting their awareness toward and educational workshops - all taking place natural health and more meaningful spiritual at the Taft Elementary School, 20 Toleman lives,” say fair organizers Jackie & Keith Road, Washingtonville. Admission to the fair, a fundraiser for the Jordan, “and the fair will include a variety of psychic readers, healers, workshop presenters, UUCRT, will be $5. Workshops and special handcrafted items, spiritual items, green living activities are included in the price of admission, and organic products, and informational tables and vendors will be offering their products and that may help you to realize your personal services, such as psychic readings, for a fee. and family health and lifestyle dreams and The fair will also feature a variety of food! Call 845-978-5620 for more information. visions.” 8 Delaware & Hudson CANVAS November 2016

Art & About: Autumn in Orange County

holistic health. She Art and About, has shown her work in sponsored by the Port many solo exhibitions Jervis Council for the regionally. Arts, is presenting: Barbara Leimer Autumn, paintings, has been working with pastels and weavings weavings for about two that celebrate the beauty years and hopes the viewer of Autumn in Orange will enjoy the appeal of County. color and composition in Mayor’s Office, Port her weavings. “I believe a Jervis: Paintings by “Colors of Fall” by Joseph Petrosi wall hanging made of fiber Judith A. Cramer. Judith can work as art just as well lives in Greenville and is as a painting!” part of the local art scene. Susan Miiller received She is a founding member Orange Arts Grants in of the Greenville Resource 2009 and 2014 for Deerest Center. “I work in acrylic Deerpark: an invitational paint, mixed media, pastels show of area artist’s and pencil and my styles decorations of fiberglass range from impressionism deer. Susan has been to the abstract.” teaching faculty at SUNY Port Jervis City “Windfall” by Marlaina Donato Council Chambers: Fall color pencil art by since 1999. Her work is included in many Joseph Petrosi. A certified art and textile public and private collections. Deerpark Town Hall, Huguenot: Fall art airbrush specialist, the Times-Herald Record chose Joseph as Best Ink and Pencil Artist in by Joan Kehlenbeck. President of the River the Hudson Valley in 2012. “I hope people Valley Artists Guild (RVAG), Joan has shown looking at my artwork will enjoy the burst of her oil paintings and pastel drawings regionally and includes important local historic buildings color and serenity of the scene.” Bon Secours Hospital, 1st Floor and scenes in her work. The show also includes Cafeteria, Port Jervis: Marlaina Donato is various RVAG artists’ works curated by Joan. The works are on view thru November 30. a multi-media artist whose work encompasses painting, photography, music, writing and Visit portjerviscouncilforthearts.org for info.

Welcome to The Art / History GeoTour!

Geocaching is an WRS galleries from outdoor recreational November 1-5 and activity, in which auctioned off in a live participants use a auction starting at global positioning 5:00pm, November system (GPS) receiver 5. Paintings are all or mobile device and framed original works other navigational by Orange County’s techniques to hide and best plein air painters seek containers, called and start at $75 and “geocaches”. up. Proceeds from the Artists from the auction help to fund “Newburgh Waterfront” by Mitchell Saler Wallkill River School the Geotour. (WRS) have teamed up with 12 heritage The heritage sites are linked in a geotour tourism sites to create the Art/History GeoTour. on www.geocaching.com and each site has Beautiful, hand-painted geocaches are hidden a geocache hidden near the Art/History Trail somewhere at each Art/History GeoTour sign. The coordinates are available through site. Geocachers, armed with a GPS or cell www.geocaching.com or the WRS website: phone app, find these geocaches in a “high www.wallkillriverschool.com under “events”. tech treasure hunt!” Each geocache is filled The official start of the GeoTour is November with trading cards featuring paintings of the 5, but participants and groups are welcome to historic site by each artist. Participants collect use the GeoTour all year long! all the trading cards, and win a geotoken for This partnership is part of a larger effort by completing the tour. Geotokens will be given the WRS in conjunction with Orange County out starting November 5 at a reception at the Tourism and the County of Orange, and WRS, 232 Ward Street, Montgomery, from Orange County Arts Council to develop 3:00pm-7:00pm. heritage tourism, and create more local For the past year, 12 artists have been economic impact through the arts. Funded in diligently painting on 12 heritage tourism part by a grant from the Hudson River Valley sites. The paintings will be on display in the Greenway. For information: 845-457-ARTS.

From Gravity to Grace: Art of the Circus

In the world of collected paraphernalia entertainment, circus from her life in one and has some of the deepest three-ring circuses. roots. It has been An artist’s reception depicted by artists from will be held on the start of mankind. November 9 at From pictorial 7:00pm where Gersch hieroglyphics on cave will present a slide walls to acrobats etched show lecture: A Brush on Greek and Chinese Karen smiles for the camera while standing of History: Art in vases, there exists well- beside one of her circus themed paintings. Circus and Circus in chronicled evidence of circus acts and artists. Art. In addition, New York filmmaker David Circus imagery can be found in almost every Cripton’s documentary on Gersch will be imaginable medium: aside from paintings aired during the reception. Doors open at and drawings - carvings, mosaics, glassware, 6:30pm. jewelry and ceramics. It was the preferred Filmed at her Montgomery studio/home subject for many famed classical painters - this summer, the movie debuted online from Picasso and Chagall to Calder, Degas at www.theeditorial.com - a website that and Toulouse-Lautrec. interviews visionaries around us. Both The circus comes to Warwick’s famed Cripton and Gersch will be on hand to answer Albert Wisner Public Library for the month questions and speak about their work. Gersch of November when circus performer and is a founding member of several circuses, fine artist Karen E. Gersch unfolds a Little including the Big Apple Circus, Vermont’s Top of visual delights at the library. From Circus Smirkus and the Quaker show Friendly November 1-30, a large solo exhibit of her Bros. Circus. She also toured with three-ring circus paintings and drawings: From Gravity shows across the U.S. and Canada, as well as to Grace: Art of the Circus will be on display one-ring circuses and festivals abroad. both inside and outside of the Community The Albert Wisner Public Library is at 1 Room. The display cases downstairs will also McFarland Drive, Warwick. be filled with photos, sculptures, props and For more information: 845-986-1047.


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Gerberich’s “Gadgetry”

Steve Gerberich transforms Gerberich would like to thank Space Create into a clinking, Space Create and the Orange blinking, swaying push-button County Arts Council for their world with an installation of generous support. interactive works composed of The opening reception for overlooked common objects that Gerberich’s Gadgetry exhibit is involve pressing buttons and on November 12 from 5:00pmturning cranks to set his kinetic 7:00pm at 115 Broadway, sculptures in motion. Newburgh. The show runs From a pack rat’s treasure November 4-19. trove of motors, toys, and other On November 12 & 19 bric-a-brac, Gerberich from 1:00pm-5:00pm, is an alchemist of odds Gerberich will inspire and and ends and always direct willing participants searching for possibilities. to sculpt their own A self-proclaimed lover of mini-masterpiece from hand tools or any useful a smorgasbord of parts invention without a power painstakingly culled from cord, his Newburgh studio dumpsters, thrift shops, is brimming with machine and dollar stores! “Rabbit Hole” by Steve Gerberich parts, fixtures, and armies Visit www.gerbomatic. of antique collectibles where com for info. he turns discarded items into Newburgh Last Saturday fantastical kinetic sculpture. A Juried Artist and Maker Gerberich’s sculptures have Market with works by regional graced museums across the artists, co-produced by the U.S. and Canada and he has Orange County Arts Council been featured on CBS Sunday and curated by OCAC Board Morning, The Today Show, The Member Vivien Collins, will New Yorker, Art in America be at Space Create, November “Shark Tank” by S. Gerberich and Sculpture Magazine. His 26-December 24. work is held privately and in numerous public An opening reception will be held on spaces throughout the United States. November 26, from 3:00pm-5:00pm.

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GNSO in 3D: Deranged, Delirious, Dauntless The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra (GNSO) is presenting three tales of three very different heroes at its November 19 concert. Titled Deranged, Delirious, Dauntless, the program includes Schumann’s Manfred Overture, Wagner’s Venusberg Music from Tannhäuser and Beethoven’s Symphony #3, “Eroica”. “The program title reflects the mental state of its three heroes,” said Russell Ger, the new Music Director/Conductor of the GNSO. “Lord Byron’s Manfred obsesses over his lost love and slowly loses his grip on reality. Wagner’s wandering knight, Tannhäuser, has been lured into the earthly dwelling place of Venus, the goddess of Love.” (It was not part of Wagner’s 1845 original; he introduced the scene at the behest of the Paris Opera in 1861, where the insertion of a ballet in the score was a house tradition.) “Originally dedicated to Napoleon Bonaparte, the real hero of the third piece is Beethoven himself, who dauntlessly grapples with music as a vehicle for expressing his deepest thoughts and feelings while going deaf,” Ger noted. Beethoven’s secretary, composer Ferdinand Ries, said that: “In writing this symphony, Beethoven had been thinking of Buonaparte while he was First Consul. At that time Beethoven had the highest esteem for him, and compared him to the greatest consuls

of Ancient Rome. Not only I, but many of Beethoven’s closer friends, saw this symphony on his table, beautifully copied in manuscript, with the word “Buonaparte” inscribed at the very top of the title-page and “Ludwig van Beethoven” at the very bottom. “I was the first to tell him the news that Buonaparte had declared himself Emperor, whereupon he broke into a rage and exclaimed, “So he is no more than a common mortal! Now, too, he will tread under foot all the rights of Man, indulge only his ambition; now he will think himself superior to all men, become a tyrant!” Beethoven went to the table, seized the top of the title-page, tore it in half and threw it on the floor. The page had to be recopied, and it was only now that the symphony received the title Sinfonia eroica.” The concert will be presented on November 19 at Mount Saint Mary College’s Aquinas Hall at 7:30pm (arrive at 6:30pm for the concert preview by Gordon Shacklett). Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Call 845-913-7157 or visit www. newburghsymphony.org. Students are free.

Beethoven’s Greatest Hits in His Own Time + Mozart & Ravel by Philip Ehrensaft Today Beethoven’s settings of folksongs from the British Isles are rare jewels in concert halls. During Beethoven’s lifetime, these settings ranked among his most popular works. Newburgh Chamber Music’s (NCM) November concert by Innisfree + provides a second rare chance for Hudson Valley audiences to hear this magnificent music in a live performance, as well as Mozart’s Duo in B-Flat for violin and viola, and Fauré’s fine C-Minor Piano Quartet. The first recent chance was at the 2000 edition of the Bard Music Festival, which marked the new millennium with three weekends of concerts and roundtables on Beethoven and His World. One peak instance of the festival was a concert entitled Beethoven in His Own Time: Greatest Hits. Performing a selection of Beethoven’s settings of British Isles folksongs was a peak instance in that concert. Many, if not most of us, had never heard this music performed live, or heard the music at all. I was not alone in being utterly seized by these magnificent jewels. The intersection of Beethoven’s most popular works during his lifetime and in our own time is slender. That slender intersection is instructive about how much musical tastes and preferences for a great composer’s works can change over time and place. Or for preferred composers.

Thompson’s musical As a preface to writing about objectives for the folksong the upcoming Innisfree + settings clashed with concert, I listened to the German Beethoven’s musical objectives. soprano Julie Kaufmann’s The early 19th century middle wonderful new recording of and upper class markets for sheet Beethoven’s settings of Irish, music were in rapid expansion. Welsh and Scottish folksongs. Thompson’s conception for the It’s issued on the Orfeo label, and highly recommended as Innisfree Trio: C. Cowan, S. arrangements was simple music Seligmann, & S. Buccelli that could be performed by a preface to hearing the amateurs, and basically deep selection of Irish and Scottish singers in tune. folksong settings that will be Fortunately for musical heard live in Newburgh. posterity, the chances of Curious is the label that I Beethoven listening to would apply to the genesis of Thompson were less than zero. Beethoven’s folksong settings. He also protested frequently A passion for folk songs arose Rachel Evans Kent Smith in Europe from the mid-18th century onward, when Thompson would only send him sheet and gathered full steam during the cultural music for the melodies, and not the lyrics. era of post-Napoleonic Romanticism. In One thread of the Beethoven-Thompson continental Europe, there was a particular correspondence is Beethoven struggling to passion for folk songs from the Celtic Fringe get Thompson to understand that a composer needed the words of the songs in order to of the British Isles, and England itself. The Edinburgh-based music collector compose appropriate music. One thread of the millennial Beethoven and and publisher George Thompson first corresponded with Beethoven in 1803, His World Festival was seeing Beethoven’s proposing that the great composer arrange extensive composition and arrangement of settings for British Isle folksongs. Beethoven songs as the starting point for the high era of accepted, and created a series of wondrous German Lieder. We’ll hear why on November arrangements that reached a pinnacle in Opus 13 in Newburgh. To understand Beethoven’s 208, his cycle of 25 Scottish Songs, published innovations as an arranger, we can draw modern parallels: minus the arranger Gil in 1818.

Evans, neither Miles Davis’ Sketches of Spain nor his Porgy and Bess would be iconic recordings. Ditto for the many Duke Ellington classics arranged by Billy Strayhorn. The Innisfree + concert title derives from violist Rachel Evans and baritone Kent Smith joining the Innisfree Trio of SUNY New Paltz: music professors Carole Cowan (violin), Susan Seligman (cello), and Sylvia Buccelli (piano). by Derek Leet In 1877, after wooing her for five years, Gabriel Fauré had finally become engaged to Marianne Viardot, daughter of the well-known singer Pauline Viardot. The engagement lasted for less than four months, and Marianne broke it off, to Fauré’s considerable distress. It was in the later stages of their relationship that he began work on Piano Quartet No. 1, in C minor, Op. 15 in 1876. He completed it in 1879, and revised it in 1883, completely rewriting the finale. In a study dated 2008, Kathryn Koscho notes that the original finale has not survived, and is believed to have been destroyed by Fauré in his last days. NCM presents the five musicians on November 13 at 3:00pm in St George’s Church, 105 Grand Street, Newburgh. Parking is available across the street. Tickets available at the door and online at www.newburghchambermusic.org

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Lectures - demos

sponsored by SUNY Orange & Mount St. Mary College’s Desmond Campus HHNM �����������������������������������Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall MSM-DC ������������������������������������������������������ Mount St. Mary College, Desmond Campus, Newburgh PEEC �������������������������������������������������������������Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry SUNYO-KH �����������������������������������������������������������������������SUNY Orange, Kaplan Hall, Newburgh Campus SUNYO-OH ��������������������������������������������������������������������SUNY Orange, Orange Hall, Middletown Campus SUNYO-RCSE �����������SUNY Orange, Rowley Center for Science & Engineering, Middletown Campus Lectures & Demos are FREE unless otherwise noted: (FEE)

“Shakespeare & the Supernatural” w/Joanna Zipay ���� Crawford Library, Monticello, Oct 27, 6pm

“Cold & Flu Season Preparation Using Homeopathy” Ann Marie Silvani � MSM-DC Oct 31, 10am FEE

“Downtown Abbey-Thanks for the Memories” J. Gutierrez ������������� MSM-DC Nov 1, 6:30pm FEE “When is Enough Enough? Intimate Partner Violence - What you should know!” Gwen Wright SUNYO-KH Nov 1, 7pm “Kaplan Hall and the Rowley Center: The Greening of SUNY Orange’s Latest New Buildings” � Tenée R. Casaccio & Kristin Schmitt SUNYO-RCSE Nov 2, 7pm “Understanding The Electoral College” Gary Ferguson �������������������������MSM-DC Nov 4, 9am FEE Thangka Painting ������������������Tibetan and Himalayan Cultural Center, Walden, Nov 5 & 6, 2pm-5pm “Tower Music (Musique de la Tour)” Joseph Bertolozzi ��������������������������MSM-DC Nov7, 1pm FEE “A History of Angels” Nathan Rosenblum ���������������������������������������������������MSM-DC Nov 8, 6:30pm “Large Intestine Health” Richard Huntoon ������������������������������������������������������MSM-DC Nov 9, 1pm “The Great Chain” Doc Bayne ������������������������������������������������������������������MSM-DC Nov 9, 1pm FEE “Preparing Your House for Winter” Evadne Giannini �������Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, Nov 9, 6pm “Exploring Mediation” Susan Hamilton �����������������������������������������������������������MSM-DC Nov 9, 7pm FILM & DISCUSSION David Cripton’s documentary on Karen E. Gersch ����������������������������������� Wisner Library, Warwick, Nov 9, 7pm Creative Conversations DISCUSSION ���������������������������������� Artists’ Market, Shohola, Nov 12, 2pm “Women of the Catskills” Richard Heppner �����������������������������������������MSM-DC Nov 10, 10am FEE “Cooking with Herbs” Cornell Cooperative Master Gardener ��������������MSM-DC Nov 10, 1pm FEE DISCUSSION “King Lear Then and Now” Mary Warrener ��������� Florida Library, Nov 10, 7:30pm Super Moon Hike ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������HHNM Nov 14, 5pm FEE “The Presidency and the Constitution: Issues and Perspectives” Brian Carso ��������������������������������� SUNYO Gilman Center, Middletown, Nov 14, 7pm “How’s Bayeaux?” Laura Nicholls, David Topps ������������������������� MSM-DC Nov 15 & 16, 1pm FEE “The Everyday Philanthropist” J. Monk ������������������������������������������������MSM-DC Nov 15, 2pm FEE “A History of the United States Military Academy” Stephen Grove �������SUNYO-KH Nov 15, 7pm “Orange County Dairies and Their Milk Bottles” Alex Prizgintas, lecture & dinner ����������������������� Harness Racing Museum, Goshen, Nov 16, 6pm FEE SCIENCE CAFE “Do Scientists Have a Sense of Humor?” Andi Weiss Bartczak ��������������������������� La Casa Vicina, New Windsor, Nov 16, 7:15pm FEE “Premonitions, Predictions, and Prophecies” Bill & Sue Wiand ��������MSM-DC Nov 18. 10am FEE “D&H Canal & Sullivan County” Bill Merchant ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Time and the Valleys Museum, Grahamsville, Nov 20, 2pm “Thomas Jefferson, We Hold These Truths” George Burke ������������MSM-DC Nov 21, 9:30am FEE “Discovering and Charting Your Family Health History” Chirstine Crawford-Oppenheimer �������� MSM-DC Nov 21,1pm FEE “French and British Nineteenth-Century Painting to 1863” Mary Lawrence ������������������������� MSM-DC Nov 29, 10am FEE “How to Avoid the 7 Biggest Mistakes Women Make About Money” Kevin Ellman ���������������������� MSM-DC Nov 30, 6:30pm demos Thangka Painting ������������������Tibetan and Himalayan Cultural Center, Walden, Nov 5 & 6, 2pm-5pm Acrylic Technique Nancy Reed Jones ���������������������������������������� Senior Center, Warwick, Nov 6, 2pm Glass Blowing ��������������������������Gillinder Glass Factory, Port Jervis, Nov 12 & 25, 10am-2:30pm FEE

CANVAS BUSINESS DIRECTORY ARTS ORGANIZATIONS Ferry Godmother Productions Newburgh Jazz Go Round www.ferrygodmother.com Orange County Arts Council Create. Connect. Inspire. Become a member & get your art on! Volunteer opportunities available. 845-469-9168 / www.ocartscouncil.org ARTS VENUES Downing Film Center Quality Films, Live Theatre in HD 19 Front St., Newburgh. 845-561-3686

HEALTH & HOLISTIC SERVICES Alternative Counseling, Cornwall Holistic Approach to Healing Diana Underwood, LMSW George Toth, LCSW-R 845-534-2980 / mrge0rge@aol.com Happy Herbs Soap “Herbal Alchemy of Soap & Incense” Two Crow Cottage Burlingham, NY 12722-0210 happyherbssoap.etsy.com

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RETAIL SERVICES Di Bello Gallery / Frame Shop High Res Image Capture Giclee Prints Advertising Design 845-457-2773

Music - pop, Folk, Country, Blues, rock

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Thunderhead Organ Trio jazz-fusion �������� The Wherehouse, Newburgh, 3rd Thursdays, 8pm FREE Music for Humanity folk ������������������������� Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, 3rd Saturdays, 8pm Ben Sollee Americana, folk, jazz cello �������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 3, 7pm Jay Collins & The Northern Resistance roots, rock ���������������������� The Falcon Marlboro, Nov 4, 7pm Dylan Doyle Band blues, rock ����������������������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Nov 4, 7pm Albi Beluli ��������������������������������������������������������������������������Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, Nov 4, 7:30pm Jaguar Society Fender guitar noise/improv sessions ��������Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf, Nov 4, 8pm The Drifters ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Bethel Woods, Nov 5, 7pm Shemekia Copeland blues, rock ������������������������������������������������������ The Falcon Marlboro, Nov 5, 7pm Teddy Midnight and COSMAL prog rock, art rock ������ Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Nov 5, 7pm Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis classic blues �������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 6, 10am-2pm LaPlante & Pounds and Gloria Jean “All-She-Wrote” folk ��������� Thrall Library, Middletown, Nov 6, 2pm FREE “Americana Plus” Parksville USA Music Festival �����������������Dead End Cafe, Parksville, Nov 6, 3pm Guillermo Aguilar & Band “Mariachi Viva Mexico” ������������Newburgh Library, Nov 6, 3pm FREE Trixie Whitley electronica, punk, r&b, Adam Falcon ���������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 10, 7pm Alexis P. Suter Band, Seth Adam gospel blues ��������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 11, 7pm Grayson Hugh & The Moon Hawks soul ��������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Nov 11, 7pm Jonah Smith with Andy Stack & The Package neo soul ����������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 12, 7pm Talking Machine original rock ������������������������������ The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Nov 12, 7pm Ken McNally Hudson Valley Folk Guild ���������Unitarian Universalist Cong., Rock Tavern, Nov 12, 7:30pm Dave Keyes Band gospel blues �������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 13, 10am-2pm Connor Kennedy & Minstrel roots, rock ������������������������������������ The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 17, 7pm Joe Planck ��������������������������������Seven Freedoms Music & Records, Montgomery, Nov 19, 2pm FREE Moon Dog, Kevin McDaniel ��������������������������������������������� Phillpsport Community Center, Nov 19, 7pm Dahlia Dumont’s ‘Blue Dahlia’ world �������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Nov 19, 7pm Willa & Co. blues ����������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 20, 10am-2pm Alpha Male Gorillas’ Thanksgiving Eve Tradition! rock ��������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 23, 7pm Stompin’ Riffraffs Japanese garage/rockabilly �����The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Nov 23, 7pm Mark Hummel’s Golden State Lone Star Revue blues harmonica � Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 25, 7pm Peter Florance & the New Kings w/Albi Beluli �������Catskill Distilling Company, Bethel, Nov 26, 8pm Mike Del Guidice & Big Shot “Celebrating Billy Joel” Paramount Theatre, Middletown, Nov 26, 8pm 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, Nov TBA, 6pm The Search & Rescue Orchestra Music by the Seat of Your Pants ����������������������������������������������������� The Brewery, Rock Hill, Nov1 & Nov 15 & Nov 29, 6:30pm Songwriter Sessions showcase ���������������������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro , Nov 2, 7pm Channel Drifters ���������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Nov 4, 7:30pm The Search & Rescue Orchestra Music by the Seat of Your Pants ����������������������������������������������������� Cabernet Frank’s, Parksville, Nov 5, 7pm Somerville ��������������������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Nov 5, 7:30pm Paul Davis ��������������������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Nov 6, 2:00pm Mojo Foot �������������������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Nov 11, 7:30pm Steve Schwartz guitar & Those Guys guitar & banjo ������Cabernet Frank’s, Parksville, Nov 12, 7pm Stone Flower – Santana Tribute & more ����������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Nov 12, 7:30pm Don Lowe �������������������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Nov 13, 2:00pm Petey Hop Hosts Roots & Blues Sessions ������ Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Nov 16, & Nov 25 & Nov 30, 7pm Whitney Road ������������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Nov 18, 7:30pm Songwriter’s Anonymous ���������������������������������������������������������Artists’ Market, Shohola, Nov 19, 2pm Hurley Mountain Highway ��������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Nov 19, 7:30pm Bruce Perone �������������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Nov 23, 7:30pm Gary Adamson ����������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Nov 25, 7:30pm TWD band ����������������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Nov 26, 7:30pm Hidden Rivers Duo ����������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Nov 27, 2:00pm

Local Mariachi Band at NFL

Mariachi is a musical expression that dates back to 19th century Western Mexico. It is a tradition that can be defined by eight socio-musical elements. Each element has its own history, originated at varying moments in time and in different regions of the Western Mexican countryside. Mariachi Viva Mexico, Guillermo

Aguilar and his six member band perform a variety of lively music that reflects the folkloric culture of Mexico and honors the community’s Hispanic heritage at Newburgh Free Library, November 6 at 3:00pm, 124 Grand Street. Call 845-563-3601. Admission is free. Dancing in the aisles permitted! See ad pg 10.

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

Halloween & Harvest Window Art �������������� Store Windows, Sullivan Street, Wurtsboro thru Nov. 7 Art/History Trail Geocaching Tour ����������������������12 Orange County Heritage Tourism Sites, Nov 5 Second Saturday ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Sugar Loaf, Nov 12, 5pm-8pm Newburgh Last Saturday �����������������������������������������������������������������������Newburgh, Nov 26, 4pm-8pm


“Americana Plus” Parksville USA Music Festival �����������������Dead End Cafe, Parksville, Nov 6, 3pm Liz Callaway Bradstan Cabaret Series ������������������������������������������������������Bethel Woods, Nov 19, 8pm The Lyric Quartet A Grand Holiday Musical Feast ����������Dead End Cafe, Parksville, Dec 4, 3pm


Saturday Matinee �����������������������������������������������Crawford Library, Monticello, Saturdays, 1pm FREE Reel Eclectic Film Series �������������������������������������������� Thrall Library, Middletown, Nov 1, 2pm FREE “Immigrant Journey” 3 short films, Q&A ������ SUNY Orange, Kaplan Hall, Newburgh, Nov 4, 7pm “A Walk on the Moon” Diane Lane ������������������� Phillipsport Community Center, Nov 5, 7pm FREE Independent Film Night ��������������������������������������������Greenwood Lake Library, Nov 8, 6:30pm FREE “Notorious” Hitchcock, Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman �������������������������������������������������������������������������� Mount St. Mary College, Desmond Campus, Newburgh, Nov 9, 9:30am “Top Gun” Tom Cruise ��������������������������������������������������������������Cornwall Library, Nov 9, Noon FREE “The Ghosts We Live With” documentary by Eileen MacAvery Kane ����������������������������������������������� Monroe Theaters, Nov 11, 7:30pm FREE “The Burmese Harp” (1956) talk w/Michiko & Steve Levine �������������������������������������������������������������� CAS Laundry King, Livingston Manor, Nov 11, 7:30pm FREE “Something Within Me” Sundance Film Festival winner �������Cornwall Library, Nov 13, 1pm FREE Monday Night Movie ����������������������������������������������������������Newburgh Library, Nov 14, 6:30pm FREE Mr. Holmes (2014) ���������������������������������������������������� Thrall Library, Middletown, Nov 16, 3pm FREE Saturday Matinee Movie ���������������������������������������������������������Newburgh Library, Nov 19, 2pm FREE “Miracle on 34th Street” Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O’Hara �����������Bethel Woods, Dec 3 & 4, 4pm


Billy Gardell ������������������������������������������������������������������������Eisenhower Hall, West Point, Oct 29, 8pm Stand-Up in The Underground ���������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Nov 3 & Nov 10, 7pm Rich Vos ����������������������������������������������������������������������������� Joker’s Comedy Club, Chester, Nov 5, 9pm Derek Gaines, Subhah Agarwal ����������������������������������� Joker’s Comedy Club, Chester, Nov 12, 9pm Leora Cassells “Musings & Amusements”, stories ������Greenwood Lake Library, Nov 13, 1pm FREE Louis Ramsey ������������������������������������������������������������������ Joker’s Comedy Club, Chester, Nov 19, 9pm Gemini ����������������������������������������������������������������������������� Joker’s Comedy Club, Chester, Nov 26, 9pm Joey Kola ����������������������������������������������������������������������������Joker’s Comedy Club, Chester, Dec 3, 9pm


“The Colonial Nutcracker” �����������������������������������������������Eisenhower Hall, West Point, Nov 20, 3pm

festivals & Fairs

Wurtsboro Halloweenfest ������������������������������������������� Sullivan Street, Wurtsboro, Oct. 29, Noon-3pm Annual Craft Fair ������������������������������� Mulberry House Senior Center, Middletown, Nov 5, 9am-2pm Spiritual Arts and Consciousness Fair Taft Elementary School, Washingtonville, Nov 5, 10am-5pm Vendor Fair local craft vendors, wine shop ���������Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Nov 20, Noon-6pm Holiday Market “Meet Your Maker” craft fair ��Wickham Woodlands Manor, Warwick, Nov. 25-27 Holiday Craft Boutique �������������������������������Neversink Museum, Cuddebackville, Nov 27, 10am-3pm Holiday Market arts, crafts, food �����������������������������������������������Bethel Woods, Dec 3 & 4, 11am-4pm

fundraisers Non-performance Fundraiser listings are not included in centerspread calendar.

Greater Liberty Chamber of Commerce dinner-theatre ��������������������������Liberty Diner, Oct 30, 5pm Orange County Arts Council Annual Arts Awards & Dinner ���Motorcycle Museum, Newburgh, Nov 4, 5:30pm WSUT & SRP Scholarship Fund “Always a Bridesmaid” ����Sullivan West HS, Lake Huntington, Nov 4-6 Wallkill River School art auction ���������������������������� Wallkill River School, Montgomery, Nov 5, 5pm NACL Theatre Winnipeg Style Social, food, dancing, auction �������Western Hotel, Callicoon, Nov 12, 7pm Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Champagne Brunch & Silent Auction �������������������������������������� Powelton Club, Newburgh, Nov 13, Noon

holistic - Metaphysical

Sacred Circle Dance Celebrate Equinox �������������� Alternative Counseling, Cornwall, Nov 18, 9:30am Deborah Hanlon Intuitive Medium ����������������������������Seligmann Canter, Sugar Loaf, Nov 19, 6:45pm

museums Museum listings are not included in our centerspread calendar.

Woodstock Festival History �����������������������������������������������������������Museum at Bethel Woods, ongoing “Black Diamonds and the D&H Canal” ����������Neversink Valley Museum, Cuddebackville, ongoing “History of the Lenape Native Americans” �����Neversink Valley Museum, Cuddebackville, 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 Pinchot Mansion Tours ������������������������������������������������������������������������Grey Towers, Milford, ongoing Knife Making History ����������������������������������������������������������������Wawarsing Knife Museum, Napanoch “Unpacked & Rediscovered “ ����������������������������������Washington’s Headquarters, Newburgh, ongoing “Borscht Belt”, “Early Sullivan County” ���������������� Sullivan County Museum, Hurleyville, thru Dec The Adams Family ������������������������������������������ Karpeles Manuscript Museum, Newburgh, thru Dec 30

“This Way to the Ferry” ���������������������������������������Crawford House Museum, Newburgh, thru Dec 31

Music - Classical

Ruthanne Schempf piano, Emily Faxon, violin, Joel Evans oboe ������������������������������������������������������� Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series Senior Center, Montgomery, Oct 30, 3pm FREE Verona String Quartet Kindred Spirits Arts Program ���������������������� Milford Theatre, Nov 5, 5:30pm SUNY Orange Community Orchestra ������������������Paramount Theatre, Middletown, Nov 12, 7:30pm Innisfree + Newburgh Chamber Music �������St. George’s Episcopal Church, Newburgh, Nov 13, 3pm Kairos “Immortal Shakespeare” ���������Central Valley United Methodist Church, Nov 13, 3pm FREE Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra Russell Ger, cond. ������������������������������������������������������������� Mount St. Mary College, Aquinas Hall, Newburgh, Nov 19, 6:30pm:Shacklett preview, 7:30pm:concert Potluck Concerts “Holiday Apprehension” ����������Cornwall Presby. Church, Cornwall-on-Hudson, Dec 2, 7:30pm

Music - holiday

Maybrook Wind Ensemble Classical, Broadway, Holiday ������������������������������������������������������������� Goshen United Methodist Church, Nov 20, 3;30pm FREE West Point Band “A West Point Holiday” ����������������������Eisenhower Hall, Dec 3 & 4, 1pm FREE Jimmy Sturr Christmas Show 2016 ������������������������� Paramount Theater, Middletown, Dec 3, 3pm The Lyric Quartet A Grand Holiday Musical Feast ����������Dead End Cafe, Parksville, Dec 4, 3pm

music - jazz

Live Jazz Brunch with The Jazz Cats �����������������������Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, Sundays, Noon bigBANG jazz jam improvs �������������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, 2nd Thursdays, 7pm Thunderhead Organ Trio jazz-fusion �������� The Wherehouse, Newburgh, 3rd Thursdays, 8pm FREE Eric Person Band �����������������������������������������������������The Wherehouse, Newburgh, 3rd Saturdays, 8pm Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet tango jazz ������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro , Nov 6, 7pm Jane Bunnett featuring Maqueque Cuban jazz ����������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 9, 7pm Jazz Sessions Jazz jam �����������������������������������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Nov 9, 7pm Brian Kasten & Friends ���������������������������������Exposures Gallery, Sugar Loaf, Nov 12, 7:30pm FREE Mark Sganga Trio eclectic/jazz ��������������������������������Thrall Library, Middletown, Nov 13, 2pm FREE Vic Juris Trio ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 16, 7pm bigBANG Jazz Gang �����������������������������������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Nov 17, 7pm Rhythms Rising Latin jazz ��������������������������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Nov 18, 7pm Roswell Rudd at Eighty One! B’Day Celebration! ��������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 19, 7pm Fred Hersch Trio ��������������������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 20, 7pm

opera - concert

“Eugene Onegin” Tchaikovsky, Hudson Opera Theatre ��� First Presby. Church, Monroe, Nov 5 & 6


Milkweed Poetry �������������������������������������������������������������Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, Wednesdays, 6:30pm Gloria Winter ������������������������������������������������������� Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Nov 3, 7pm Autumn in the Hudson Valley ~ “In words: Poems on Works of Art” �SUNYO Orange Hall, Nov 6, 1pm-4pm Host: Walter Pahucki ����������������������� Montgomery Book Exchange, Montgomery, Nov 8, 7pm FREE Bonnie Law ��������������������������������������������������������������� New Era Dining, Wurtsboro, Nov 13, 6pm FREE Sean Thomas Dougherty “Poetry and Power series” ������������������������������ Bethel Woods, Nov 18, 6pm Roberta Gould Poetry at the Church ������������������������� Goshen Methodist Church, Nov 28, 7pm FREE

recreation, Dancing

Swing Dancing w/Swing Shift Orchestra �������������������������Newburgh Brewery, 1st Thursdays, 7:30pm Dancing (Ballroom) �������������������������������� MISU Ellenville, 1st Saturdays, Lesson 7:30pm, Dance 8pm


Black Dirt Storytelling Guild “17th Annual Tellabration” ��������Florida Library, Nov 12, 2pm FREE

theatre - MusicalS

“Rocky Horror Picture Show” ����������������������������������������������� Forestburgh Tavern, Oct 28 & 29, 7pm “Gypsy” Live in HD from London ��������������������� Catskill Distilling Company, Bethel, Nov 5, 5:30pm

theatre - plays

“Polter-Heist” dinner theatre, Big Sky Productions ���������������������������������� Liberty Diner, Oct 30, 5pm “Always a Bridesmaid” Sullivan West Staff ����������������Sullivan West HS, Lake Huntington, Nov 4-6 “Richard III” Shakespeare, reading CAS Laundry King, Livingston Manor, Nov 5, 7:30pm & Nov 6, 2pm “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” Creative Theatre-Muddy Water Players ���������������������������� Playhouse at Museum Village, Nov 5-13 “The Foreigner” by Larry Shue, Cornerstone Theatre Arts �����������������Goshen Music Hall, Nov 5-20 “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)” �������������������� Shadowland Stages, Dec 2-18

schools & conservatories

School listings are not included in our centerspread calendar.

“Assassins” Sondheim & “Topdog/Underdog” ������������ SUNY Sullivan, Loch Sheldrake, Nov 10-20 “Five For One” SUNY Orange Apprentice Players �������SUNY Orange Hall, Middletown, Nov 11-20

November 2016

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novemb 7FREE �����������������������������������������Seven Freedoms Record Store & Music Cafe, Montgomery ATLAS ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Atlas Studios, Newburgh BW �����������������������������������������������������������������������������Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel CAS CAS Arts Center ��������������������������������������������������� Catskill Art Society, Livingston Manor CAS-LK ���������������������������������������������������������������������������CAS Laundry King, Livingston Manor CTMW Creative Theatre-Muddy Water Players ��������� Playhouse at Museum Village, Monroe





DCAT ����������������������Dancing Cat Saloon & Catskill Distillery, Bethel DEAD ���������������������������������������������������������Dead End Cafe, Parksville DOWN �������������������������������������������� Downing Film Center, Newburgh DVAA ����������������������������������������� Delaware Arts Center, Narrowsburg FAL �������������������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro FAL-U �����������������������������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro



Poetry: Milkweed Sugar Loaf, 6:30pm



Cinema................... Reel Eclectic Film Series............... THRALL 2pm Music - Americana Folk Jazz..... .Ben Sollee ........................FAL 7pm Comedy..............Stand-Up in The Underground .............FAL-U 7pm Poetry............................... Gloria Winter............................ NOBL 7pm

Please check the schedule for Art & Photography Receptions, page 16

8 “Freedom of Information” by Jason Stout. On view in “Politics & Power,” group exhibit at the Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, thru November 26.

Liberty Museum & Art Center’s “Catskill Chili Cook-Off” Chefs. Best of Show: Mary Alice Lee Best Restaurant: Manza’s Restaurant Best Meat Chili: A tie between: Etta Barbanti & Ilana-Taz Best Vegetarian: Kitty Hendrix


Cinema’ “Notorious” MSM-DC 9:30am

Cinema Independent Film Night Greenwood Lake Library, 7pm

Cinema’ “Top Gun” Cornwall Library, Noon

Poetry Montgomery Book Exchange 7pm

Poetry Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, 6:30pm

10 Music - Punk-R&B........Trixie Whitley, Adam Falcon ............FAL 7pm Storytelling.....Black Dirt Storytelling Guild...Florida Library, 7:30pm


16 Cinema “Mr Holmes” THRALL 3pm

Cinema Monday Night Movie Newburgh Library 6:30pm

Music Roots-Rock.........Connor Kennedy & Minstrel ..........FAL 7pm Music - Jazz Improvs........... bigBANG ...............................FAL-U 7pm

“At the Delaware” by Elva Zingaro. On view in “Autumn Artists Exhibit” at UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, thru November 24

Music - Jazz Vic Juris Trio FAL 7pm


Still Life by Janet Howard-Fatta. On view at The Grange, Warwick through November 20 Helen Rados & James Goldfarb: first recipients of the Friends of the Library Recognition Award, Ethelbert B. Crawford Library, Monticello.

Delaware & Hudson CANVAS

November 2016

Music - Rock Alpha Male Gorillas FAL 7pm

Artwork by Kate Hyden

Music - Japanese Garage/Rockabilly Stompin’ Riffraffs FAL-U 7pm



Poetry Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, 6:30pm

Theatre - Play........ Music - Gospel-Blu Music - Soul.........G Cinema & Talkback Cinema......“The G Theatre - Play........ Theatre - Play..“Fiv


Holistic..Sacred Cir Poetry........Sean T Theatre - Play........ Music - Latin Jazz.. Theatre - Play........


Poetry Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, 6:30pm

Poetry Roberta Gould Goshen Methodist Church, 7pm

Cinema........“Immi Music - Roots-Rock.. Music - Roots-Rock Theatre - Play........ Music..................... Music - Guitar Impr

Music-Jazz, Fusion..Thunderhead Organ Trio.Wherehouse,Newburgh,8pm

Poetry Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, 6:30pm




Music - Cuban Jazz Jane Bunnett w/Maqueque FAL 7pm



FT ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ Forestburgh T GOSH Cornerstone Theatre Arts �����������������������������������������������������Goshen Mus GWL ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Greenwood Lake L IKE ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Eisenhower Hall, West JOKER ����������������������������������������������������������������������������Joker’s Comedy Club, C MICV Music in Central Valley ������������������������Central Valley United Methodist C

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MONTBK ����������������������������������������������������������Montgomery Book Exchange MSM-AQ ������������������������� Mount St. Mary College, Aquinas Hall, Newburgh NACL ���������������������������������������������������������������NACL Theatre, Highland Lake NFL ����������������������������������������������������������������������������� Newburgh Free Library NOBL ������������������������������������������������ Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall NVM ��������������Neversink Valley Museum, D&H Canal Park, Cuddebackville


igrant Journey” 3 short films ... SUNYO-KH 7pm ....Jay Collins & The Northern Resistance ...FAL 7pm k...... Dylan Doyle Band ......................FAL-U 7pm ... “Always A Bridesmaid”................... SWHS 7pm ...............Albi Beluli.......................... DCAT 7:30pm rov......Jaguar Society ....................... SLGMN 8pm

..........“The Foreigner”......................... GOSH 7pm ues....Alexis P. Suter Band, Seth Adam ..FAL 7pm Grayson Hugh & The Moon Hawks .....FAL-U 7pm k.....“The Burmese Harp” ............. CAS-LK 7:30pm Ghosts We Live With” ....Monroe Theaters 7:30pm ........... “Five for One”.............SUNYO-OH 7:30pm ve Women Wearing the Same Dress”.CTMW 8pm

rcle Dance.Alternative Counseling, Cornwall, 9:30am Thomas Dougherty “Poetry & Power”.....BW 6pm ..........“The Foreigner”......................... GOSH 7pm ..........Rhythms Rising ............................FAL 7pm ........... “Five for One”.............SUNYO-OH 7:30pm


PARA ����������������������������������������������������������������������� Paramount Theater, Middletown PHILL ������������������������������������������������������������������������Phillipsport Community Center PW �������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills RITZ ����������������������������������������������������������������������������Ritz Theater Lobby, Newburgh SLGMN ��������������������������������������������������� Seligmann Center for the Arts, Sugar Loaf SUNYO-KH ���������������������������������������������������SUNY Orange, Kaplan Hall, Newburgh


Fair......Craft Fair.Mulberry House Senior Center, Middletown, 9am-2pm

Fair.Spiritual Arts & Consciousness Fair.Taft School,Wshngtnvlle.10am-5pm

Cinema................Movie Matinee....Crawford Library, Monticello, 1pm Theatre - Musical.........“Gypsy” Live in HD.................. DCAT 5:30pm Music - Classical.......Verona String Quartet..Milford Theatre, 5:30pm Music................................. The Drifters.................................. BW 7pm Cinema..................... “A Walk on the Moon”..................... PHILL 7pm Theatre - Play.................“The Foreigner”......................... GOSH 7pm Theatre - Play.......... “Always A Bridesmaid”................... SWHS 7pm Opera - Concert... “Eugene Onegin”...First Presby. Ch., Monroe 7pm Music - Blues-Rock........Shemekia Copeland ......................FAL 7pm Music - Prog/Art Rock........Teddy Midnight and COSMAL .. FAL-U 7pm Theatre - Play Reading.....“Richard III”.....................CAS-LK 7:30pm Theatre - Play..“Five Women Wearing the Same Dress”.CTMW 8pm Comedy................................Rich Vos..............................JOKER 9pm





Cinema.....Movie Matinee....Crawford Library, Monticello, 1pm Cinema....................Saturday Movie Matinee...................... NFL 2pm Music.................................. Joe Planck ........................... 7FREE 2pm Intuitive Medium..... Deborah Hanlon Returns .......... SLGMN 6:45pm Theatre - Play.................“The Foreigner”......................... GOSH 7pm Music....................Moon Dog, Kevin Mc Daniel ............... PHILL 7pm Music - Jazz.........Roswell Rudd at Eighty One! B’Day! ......FAL 7pm Music - World............Dahlia Dumont’s ‘Blue Dahlia’ ......FAL-U 7pm Theatre - Play.................. “Five for One”.............SUNYO-OH 7:30pm Music - Classical...Greater Newburgh Sym. Orch... MSM-AQ 7:30pm Music - Folk.................Music for Humanity.................. NOBL 7:30pm Cabaret..............................Liz Callaway ................................ BW 8pm Music - Jazz.......Eric Person Trio .The Wherehouse, Newburgh,9pm Comedy........................... Louis Ramsey ......................... JOKER 9pm


Music - Classic Blues.....Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis .... FAL10am-2pm Music - Jazz.......... Jazz Cats Live Jazz Brunch...............DCAT 11am Poetry.....“In words: Poems on Works of Art”........SUNYO-OH 1pm Music - Folk.......LaPlante & Pounds and Gloria Jean . THRALL 2pm Theatre - Play.................“The Foreigner”......................... GOSH 2pm Theatre - Play.......... “Always A Bridesmaid”................... SWHS 2pm Theatre - Play Reading.....“Richard III”.......................... CAS-LK 2pm Music............ “Mariachi Viva Mexico”..................................NFL, 3pm Cabaret......................... “Americana Plus”........................ DEAD 3pm Theatre - Play..“Five Women Wearing the Same Dress”.CTMW 3pm Opera - Concert....“Eugene Onegin”...First Presby. Ch., Monroe 4pm Music - Jazz........Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet .................FAL 7pm


Cinema......Movie Matinee....Crawford Library, Monticello, 1pm Storytelling......................Tellabration! 2016.........Florida Library, 2pm Music - Soul...Jonah Smith w/Andy Stack & The Package .FAL 7pm Music - Rock.................. Talking Machine ........................FAL-U 7pm Theatre - Play.................“The Foreigner”......................... GOSH 7pm Fundraiser.NACL Theatre Social & Auction.Western Hotel, Callicoon, 7pm Theatre - Play.................. “Five for One”.............SUNYO-OH 7:30pm Music - Classical...SUNY Orange Community Orchestra.PARA 7:30pm Music - Jazz.Brian Kastan Trio.Exposures Gallery, Sugar Loaf, 7:30pm Music - Folk.......................Ken McNally.......................... UUC 7:30pm Theatre - Play..“Five Women Wearing the Same Dress”.CTMW 8pm Comedy.............Derek Gaines, Subhah Agarwal........... JOKER 9pm

SUNYO-OH ����������������������������������� SUNY Orange, Orange Hall, Middletown SWHS ������������������������������������Sullivan West High School, Lake Huntington THRALL ��������������������������������������������������������������� Thrall Library, Middletown TUST ���������������������������������������������������������������Tusten Theatre, Narrowsburg UUC ������������������������������Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Rock Tavern WICK ������������������������������������������������ Wickham Woodlands Manor, Warwick

Music - Gospel-Blues.........Dave Keyes Band .......... FAL 10am-2pm Music - Jazz.......... Jazz Cats Live Jazz Brunch...............DCAT 11am Humor - Stories.“Leora Cassells Musings & Amusements”..GWL 1pm Cinema.................... “Something Within Me” .. Cornwall Library, 1pm Theatre - Play.................“The Foreigner”......................... GOSH 2pm Theatre - Play..“Five Women Wearing the Same Dress”.CTMW 3pm Theatre - Play.................. “Five for One”..................SUNYO-OH 3pm Music - Classical..Newburgh Chamber Music.St.George’sEpis.Ch, 3pm Music - Classical........Kairos “Immortal Shakespeare”..... MICV 3pm Music - Eclectic/Jazz.... Mark Sganga Trio .................... THRALL 3pm Poetry..................Bonnie Law......... New Era Dining, Wurtsboro, 6pm

Music - Blues...................... Willa & Co ...................... FAL 10am-2pm Music - Jazz.......... Jazz Cats Live Jazz Brunch...............DCAT 11am Fair................................Craft & Wine Fair .................. PW Noon-6pm Theatre - Play.................“The Foreigner”......................... GOSH 2pm Theatre - Play.................. “Five for One”..................SUNYO-OH 3pm Dance....................“The Colonial Nutcracker”..................... IKE 3pm Music - Classical-Holiday.Maybrook Wind Ensemble.Goshen United Meth.Ch. 3:30pm Music - Jazz................... Fred Hersch Trio ...........................FAL 7pm





Cinema.................Movie Matinee....Crawford Library, Monticello, 1pm Craft Fair...................Holiday Craft Boutique ..........NVM 10am- 3pm eet Your Maker” Holiday Market.. WICK 4pm-7pm Craft Fair......... “Meet Your Maker” Holiday Market.WICK 10am-5pm Craft Fair......“Meet Your Maker” Holiday Market.. WICK 10am- 5pm monica. .Mark Hummel’s Lone Star Revue ..FAL 7pm Music - Billy Joel.. Mike Del Guidice & Big Shot.................PARA 8pm Music - Jazz.......... Jazz Cats Live Jazz Brunch...............DCAT 11am oul Thanksgiving Bash...Holiday Inn,Middletown, 10pm Music..... Peter Florance & the New Kings w/Albi Beluli. DCAT 8pm Comedy................................. Gemini...................................... IKE 8pm

Fair.............................Holiday Market..................... BW 11am-4pm Cinema.................Movie Matinee....Crawford Library, Monticello, 1pm Potluck Concerts..Cornwall Presby. Church 7:30pm Music - Holiday.............. West Point Band............................. IKE 1pm Every Christmas Story Ever Told” ...... SHAD 8pm Theatre - Play...“Every Christmas Story Ever Told” S . HAD 2pm & 8pm Music - Holiday... Jimmy Sturr Christmas Show................PARA 3pm Cinema....................“Miracle on 34th Street”....................... BW 4pm Comedy...............................Joey Kola................................... IKE 8pm

Music - Jazz.......... Jazz Cats Live Jazz Brunch...............DCAT 11am Fair..................................Holiday Market..................... BW 11am-4pm Music - Holiday.............. West Point Band............................. IKE 1pm Theatre - Play......“Every Christmas Story Ever Told” ..... SHAD 2pm Cabaret - Holiday......... The Lyric Quartet......................... DEAD 3pm Cinema....................“Miracle on 34th Street”....................... BW 4pm

November 2016

Delaware & Hudson CANVAS


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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 Cody Rounds “Snake Bite” ������������������������������������������������������������ Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, thru Nov 6 Randall FitzGerald photography, Marie Liu paintings ������������ARTery Gallery, Milford, thru Nov 7 Crawford Arts Association Members Art Show ������Crawford Gov’t Center, Pine Bush thru Nov 10 In Memoriam: Cynthia Hall paintings ���������������������������������������������� Wurtsboro Art Alliance, Nov 13 “Fall/Harvest” group show ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������WRS thru Nov 14 Barbara Graff “Faces & Phases” paintings and mannequins ��������������������SUNYO-KH thru Nov 18 Jeannette McGee “My Journey As An Artist” ����������������������������������������������SUNYO-OH thru Nov 20 “Autumn in the Hudson Valley” paintings, photographs, sculptures ��������SUNYO-OH thru Nov 20 Tal Gluck “Design Poetics”, Melinda Wallach “Walls of Viet Nam” ���������������������CAS thru Nov 20 Leslie Pelino “Skunk Cabbage Bog” ��������������������������������������������������������������������������CAS thru Nov 20 Janet Howard-Fatta paintings ������������������������������������������������������The Grange, Warwick, thru Nov 20 Autumn Artist’s Exhibit group show ������������������UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, thru Nov 24 “Politics and Power” group show ����������������������������������� Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, thru Nov 26 Janet Howard-Fatta contemporary flower paintings �������������������The Grange, Warwick, thru Nov 28 “Autumn” Port Jervis Council for the Arts, “Art and About” ������������������������������������������������������������� Judith A. Cramer paintings City Hall; & Marlaina Donato multi-media, Barbara Leimer weavings & Susan Miiller paintings Bon Secours Cafeteria; & Joan Kehlenbeck paintings Deerpark Town Hall, Huguenot, thru Nov 30 “Movement in Nature” Orange County Arts Council. ��������Storm King Golf Club, Cornwall, thru mid-Feb Scott Michael Ackerman �������������������������������� Painter’s Tavern, Cornwall-on-Hudson, thru early Dec “Newburgh-Beacon Ferry” photographs, paintings, documents, video, memorabilia ������������������������ Crawford House Museum, Newburgh, thru Dec Charles Lang, Alice Sipple “Dialogs” ��������� Unitarian Universalist Cong., Rock Tavern, thru Dec 30 Jesse Bransford “Nomina Magica” ������������������������������������ Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf, thru Jan 9 Jacqui Doyle Schneider “Then and Now: Thrown Pottery over 35 Years” ����������������������������������������� Artists of Excellence series SUNYO-KH thru Jan 31


Monster Mash paintings, drawings, sculpture ��������������Vicki Exhibitions, Newburgh, Oct 29-Nov 18 Art/History Trail exhibit ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� WRS Nov 1-5 Walter Worden landscapes ���������������������������������������������������������� Greenwood Lake Library, Nov 1-30 Karen E. Gersch “From Gravity to Grace: Art of the Circus” �� Wisner Library, Warwick, Nov 1-30 Goshen Art League “Bountiful Harvest” ���������������������������������������� Goshen Music Hall, Nov 2-Dec 5 Sharon Galbraith Fall Exhibit ceramics ��������������������������������� East Ridge Pottery, Warwick, Nov 4-6 Steve Gerberich “Gerberich’s Gadgetry” sculpture, kinetic art ��Space Create, Newburgh, Nov 4-19 “Out of Darkness” paintings, drawings, sculptures ������������������������Gallery Eva, Callicoon, Nov 4-27 Michael Piotrowksi “Wheels of Color” + group show �������������������Wurtsboro Art Alliance, Nov 5-20 “Gold Medal Art” group show ������������������������������������������������������ Artists’ Market, Shohola, Nov 5-27 “Plein Air All Seasons” ����������������������������������Gallery @ Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, Nov 5-Dec 27 Vaune Sherin, Bruce Thorne, Lita Thorne & Shane Daley ��������������������������������������� WRS Nov 6-30 Bill Rabsey found objects sculpture, Liza J Smith -Simpson paintings ��������ARTery Gallery, Nov 8-Dec 5 “Historic Sites and Villages Scenes” group show �����������������������������������������������WRS Nov 15-Dec 14 “Art in Sixes” �����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������DVAA Nov 19-Dec 23 Juried Artist and Maker Market ��������������������������������������� Space Create, Newburgh, Nov 26-Dec 24 CAS Winter Members Show & Craft Show ������������������������������������������������������� CAS Nov 26-Dec 31 Crawford Arts Association Toys For Tots/Winter Art Show ��Crawford Gov’t Center, Pine Bush, Nov 29-Jan 5 “An Artist’s Response to Human Rights” ����������������������������� SUNYO-OH & SUNYO-KH Dec 1-18 Brenda Harburger, James Muhlhahn & Rayanne Rysinger ������������������������������������� WRS Dec 1-30 “Come Paint With Me” artists, and others ����������������������������������Grey Towers, Milford, Dec 3-TBA

Photography exhibits

Catharine Bale ����������������������������������������������������� Green Light Gallery, Cornwall-on-Hudson, ongoing Randall FitzGerald photography ����������������������������������������������� ARTery Gallery, Milford, thru Nov 7 Grey Villet “Rights, Race & Revolutions” ������������������������������ Museum at Bethel Woods, thru Dec 31 Susie Schmieder �������������������������������������������������������������������������Caffe ala Mode, Warwick, thru Jan 25

NEW photography EXHIBITS

Mark Loete “Catskill Fly Tying: The Art of Artifice” �������������������������������������������������������������������������� Wulff Gallery, Fly Fishing Museum, Livingston Manor, thru Nov 30 16

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November 2016

ART & Photography receptions

“Plein Air by the Delaware” Barryville Area Arts Assn. ����������� Highland Town Hall, Eldred, Oct 29, Monster Mash paintings, drawings, sculpture ���������� Vicki Exhibitions, Newburgh, Oct 29, 5pm-8pm Michael Piotrowksi “Wheels of Color” + group show ��������Wurtsboro Art Alliance, Nov 5, 2pm-6pm “Gold Medal Art” group show �������������������������������������������Artists’ Market, Shohola, Nov 5, 4pm-6pm Art/History Trail exhibit auction ����������������������������������������������������������������������WRS Nov 5, 5pm-7pm “Plein Air All Seasons” ������������������������������Gallery @ Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, Nov 5, 5pm-7pm “Out of Darkness” paintings, drawings, sculptures �������������Gallery Eva, Callicoon, Nov 5, 5pm-9pm “Autumn in the Hudson Valley” art, music & poetry readings ����������������SUNYO-OH Nov 6, 1pm-4pm Karen E.Gersch “From Gravity to Grace:Art of the Circus”..........Wisner Library, Warwick, Nov 9, 6:30pm-9pm Vaune Sherin, Bruce Thorne, Lita Thorne & Shane Daley ��������������������������WRS Nov 12, 5pm-7pm Steve Gerberich “Gerberich’s Gadgetry” kinetic sculpture �����Space Create, Newburgh, Nov 12, 5pm-7pm Bill Rabsey found objects sculpture, Liza J Smith -Simpson paintings ARTery Gallery, Nov 12, 6pm-9pm Goshen Art League “Bountiful Harvest” �������������������������������� Goshen Music Hall, Nov 15, 7pm-9pm “Art in Sixes” ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� DVAA Nov 19, 7pm-9pm CAS Winter Members Show & Craft Show ����������������������������������������������������CAS Nov 26, 3pm-5pm Juried Artist and Maker Market ������������������������������������Space Create, Newburgh, Nov 26, 3pm-5pm “Come Paint With Me” artists, and others ��������������������������Grey Towers , Milford, Dec 3, 2pm-5pm Crawford Arts Association Toys For Tots/Winter Art Show �����������Crawford Gov’t Center, Pine Bush, Dec 3, 5pm-8pm “An Artist’s Response to Human Rights” ���������SUNYO-OH Dec 4, 1pm-3pm & SUNYO-KH Dec 6, 6pm-8pm Brenda Harburger, James Muhlhahn & Rayanne Rysinger ������������������������ WRS Dec 10, 5pm-7pm

Schools & Conservatories

Budding Artists �������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Greenwood Lake Library, ongoing

children & Teens Calendar

HHNM ������������������������������������Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall HHNM-CoH ��������������������� Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Education Center, Cornwall-on-Hudson PEEC �������������������������������������������������������������� Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry Listings not included in our centerspread calendar.


“Duck for President” w/Julie Baxter, grades 1-2 �����������������������������Cornwall Library, Nov 3, 4:30pm “The Last Straw” by Jeff Kinney, ages 8-12 ������������������������������������� Newburgh Library, Nov 12, 3pm Cinema

Teen Movie Night 11-17yrs ����������������������������������� Greenwood Lake Library, Wednesdays, 6pm FREE Saturday Movie �������������������������������������������������� Crawford Library, Monticello, Saturdays, 1pm FREE “The Witches” ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Bethel Woods, Oct 29, 2pm No School Matinee elementary school level ���������������������������������������������� Florida Library, Nov 8, 2pm entertainment

Black Dirt Storytelling Guild “17th Annual Tellabration” ���������Florida Library, Nov 12, 2pm FREE “Bells on Broadway” Holiday Market & Children’s Festival � Ritz Theater, Newburgh, Nov 19, 11am-4pm Museums

Discovery Quests ������������������������������������������������HHNM Saturdays & Sundays thru Nov 13,10am-4pm “Marvelous Moths” ��������������������������������������� HHNM-CoH Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, Noon-4pm Meet the Animal of the Week ������������������������������HHNM-CoH Saturdays & Sundays, 1pm & 2:30pm Eco-Zone Discovery Room ���������������������������������������������������������������PEEC Nov 6 & Nov 19, 1pm-4pm Live Animals HHNM �������������������������������������� Barnes & Noble, Newburgh, Nov 20, 10am-4pm FREE “Totally Turkeys” �������������������������������������������������������������� HHNM-CoH Nov 26 & 27, 1pm & 2:30pm recreation & Lectures

Teen Creativity Sessions ��������������Downtown Barn, Liberty, Tues & Thurs thru Nov, 4pm-7pm FREE “Little Eco Explorers: Bats” �����������������������������������������������������������������������������������PEEC Oct 29, 10am “I Spy” Halloween Trail ����������������������������������������������������������������������HHNM Oct 29 & 30, Noon-4pm “For Goodness Snakes!” ������������������������������������������������������������������������������ HHNM-CoH Nov 5, 10am “Lenape of the Eastern Woodlands” Mike Dennis, ages 10+ ������������������������������� PEEC Nov 12, 1pm

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 Great Books Discussion ��������������������������������������������������������������� Newburgh Library, Oct 28, 11:30am “The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough ������������������������������������ Cornwall Library, Nov 2, 7pm “The Catskills: Its History and How It Changed America” by/w Stephen M. Silverman ����������������� Time and the Valleys Museum, Grahamsville, Nov 5, 2pm “My Brilliant Friend” by Elena Ferrante, w/Jess Gerson �����������������Newburgh Library, Nov 9, 7pm “Spider Woman’s Daughter” by Anne Hillerman �����������������������������Cornwall Library, Nov 16, 7pm “Commonwealth” by Ann Patchett ��������������������������������������������������� Newburgh Library, Nov 29, 2pm

The Verona Quartet Comes to Milford

Despite its responsibilities as the Graduate Resident String Quartet at The Juilliard School, where they worked closely with members of the Juilliard String Quartet and taught during Juilliard’s 2015-2016 Academic Year, the Verona Quartet has performed everywhere from London to Abu Dhabi, Melbourne, and Osaka. In the United States this foursome has recently performed at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theatre, and the La Jolla Summerfest. Consisting of Jonathan Ong on violin, Dorothy Ro on violin, Abigail Rojansky on viola, and Warren Hagerty on cello, this foursome was the winner of the 2015 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, one of the most competitive contests in classical music. “In a program called Half Time, the Verona String Quartet is offering the crème de la crème of three major composers: Haydn, Beethoven and Shostakovich. That is, they’re playing renowned works written at the peak the composers’ respective careers,” says Yosif Feigelson, Artistic Director of Kindred Spirits Arts Programs, which is producing this concert. Music writer David Rounds states: “Haydn wrote sixty-eight string quartets, far more than

any other of the great composers. Beethoven’s quartets have inspired many books, both philosophical and technical. Beethoven’s quartets are the benchmark. “Like Beethoven, Shostakovich preserved the truth of an epoch, of its aesthetic perceptions, its emotional depths, and its social and political history. He is the pre-eminent quartet composer of the twentieth century.” The concert is at the Milford Theatre, 114 East Catherine Street on November 5 at 5:30pm. For tickets: www.kindredspiritsarts. org or phone 570-409-1269. Children under 15 admitted free. MEET OUR ADVERTISERS For pre and/or after concert dining, try two of Milford’s most popular restaurants. Apple Valley is located by a specialty shop plaza and provides hearty American dishes, beer & cocktails in a rustic interior. WaterWheel boasts both café and bar dining with American fare in a warm, historical setting. See ads on page 20.

Kairos: 62 Shakespearean Insults

Known throughout the Hudson Valley for its exquisite singing, imaginative programming, and Bach Cantata performances, Kairos, A Consort of Singers, founded in 1994 and reorganized under Dr. Edward Lundergan in 1996, has appeared locally in Middletown, Newburgh and Central Valley, and with such instrumental groups as the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, the Bach Festival Orchestra, and the Esopus Chamber Edward Lundergan Orchestra. Kairos, the Valley’s favorite a capella ensemble, will once again be presented by Music in Central Valley in a program of a capella and accompanied choral settings on texts by Shakespeare. Pianist Ruthanne Schempf and violinist Shayna Skibinsky will join Kairos for this unique concert. The program, Immortal Shakespeare, includes composers from the sixteenth century through the twenty-first, both European and American, and two from the Hudson Valley. It celebrates the 400th anniversary of the author. The works draw inspiration from a variety

of Shakespeare’s works, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Cymbeline, and several of his beautiful sonnets. You’ll even be treated to a witty setting of 62 insults! The concert includes compositions by contemporary Finnish composer Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, 20th century Swiss composer Frank Martin and British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, World Premieres Shirley Hoffman Warren by two contemporary Hudson Valley composers: Kairos’s own Edward Lundergan (Fear No More the Heat o’ the Sun from Cymbeline) and Shirley Hoffman Warren (Mood Swings from Sonnets 130, 147 and 29), British Renaissance master Thomas Morley, and others. The program takes place at Central Valley United Methodist Church, 12 Smith Clove Road, Central Valley, on November 13 at 3:00pm. Admission is free, there is a suggested donation at the door. The church is handicapped accessible. For information, phone 845-928-6570.

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Tellabration! Meet: Mary Ellen Doherty, PhD, RN, CNM; Elizabeth Scannell-Desch, PhD, RN, PCNS The U.S. Military Combat Nurse: Prepared to Deploy, Unprepared to Return When one is invited to attend the presentation of a research paper at a prestigious college, it is rarely a moment of great jubilation. Memories of APA style, graphs, numerical data laced with statistical jargon are the initial concepts generally associated with the world of academic research. However, there’s research and then again there’s research! Researchers Scannell-Desch and Doherty were engaged in qualitative research, a process utilizing surveys and openended questions to extract concepts of how people think and feel in certain situations. The subjects of their study were military combat nurses, and, to accurately gather pertinent data, direct quotations from the participants were utilized and vividly fill the pages of their published investigation. For this audience, it is suspected that a significant number have a narrow familiarity with the medical corps in general or more specifically the role of a combat nurse. More than likely that knowledge is limited to two often noted officers: an Ensign and a Major. Ensign Nellie Forbush, USN (the one that hails from “Small Rock”) and Major Margaret Houlihan, USA Regular Army, head nurse MASH unit, Korea. But remember, they’re not real. Each exists solely as a character in the creator’s imagination. The experience and role of a nurse in combat is a far, far away cry, in a distant land. On September 24, researchers ScannellDesch and Doherty, graduate nurses of Mount Saint Mary College (MSMC) in Newburgh, brought that distant land to Orange County as they presented their research paper at the MSMC’s Dominican Library in the form of two publications: Nurses After War and Nurses in War. The event transported the gathered and most attentive audience to the fields of battle in Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan. Their diligent and investigative research delivered first-hand accounts of the stench of the wounded, the smells, and the atrocities performed by locals, specifically Afghanistan medical personal, who incredibly displayed little or no understanding, let alone compliance, with a condition known as “sterile.” The process of nurses returning to the States as military and or, in many cases, civilians presented the subject of this study, The Reintegration Experience. To that end, the primary interest to the presenting researchers in this compelling and fascinating investigation is the arduous struggle of the combat hardened nurse’s 18

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return, to become once again a mom, a dad, a PTA cookie maker or Little League coach. Frequent characteristics of the well documented reintegration experience were fearful thoughts, hypervigilant actions, nightmares and emotional swings. These struggles most will identify as the symptoms of PTSD, post traumatic stress disorder. Note for general knowledge the “disorder” portion is now being dropped from the description, leaving just PTS. The word “disorder” adds to the stigma, the negative connotation of the condition, thus discouraging a number from seeking the psychological help that may be needed. One combat nurse during the initial stages of her reintegration missed the comfort and security of her M9 (a semiautomatic 9mm Beretta). And yes, nurses and medical personnel are issued weapons on deployment to Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan (see photo). Her hyper vigilance became especially pronounced as she struggled to close her eyes and sleep at night, while remaining vigilant. With the help and support of an understanding spouse, she was able to adjust over a period of time, finding solace and comfort in the Louisville Slugger that now rests firmly against the headboard of her snuggly bed. That little tidbit of a narrative may bring a smile and a chuckle, but the struggles of adjustment are frequently severe and have the potential to tear to shreds the bonds that traditionally hold a family together. A number return with extreme negativity, especially any who had medical association with Afghan military and civilian hospitals. Commander Darby, a Navy Reserve nurse stated, “[Afghan] Muslim doctors never work on cadavers because that is against the laws of their religion You can’t cut up cadavers. So, they only knew what they read in books. So when you cut someone open, I swear to you, there’s a look on some of their faces like, ‘Shouldn’t it be outlined in red?’” (Editor’s note: Practicing American Muslim Doctors do work with cadavers.) Captain Amanda, a Captain in the Air Force Reserve was deployed to Afghanistan. On returning to her civilian job as an ER nurse in the busiest Level I trauma center in her urban area, she reported great difficulty dealing with the patient population. She considered many to be “thugs” who believed they were “entitled.” “They’d come into the trauma room bitching because they were shot with a 22 and it was logged in their fat. It didn’t even

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injure a major organ and they were crying for their mothers and hitting nurses.” The absence of consideration and empathy that had once been a strong point of Amanda’s vaporized. “I couldn’t help but compare my experiences with severely injured soldiers who were more concerned about their injured buddies than themselves...” To this writer, few publications are as engaging as the statements recorded in this thorough and knowledgeable study. Absorbing personal accounts, recorded verbatim are found on each page. There’s no beginning, middle or end to this collection. It’s just there, no matter the page a thumb or finger inadvertently opens. Humans react to horrendous conditions; heroes suffer with others the agonizing horrors of primitive settings. And from the dust and grime of tattered battle field conditions come some of the most heroic and dedicated Americans to be found on this planet. “The combat nurse never stands so tall, as when kneeling to aid a fallen soldier.”

Tellabration! was started in 1987 by J.G. Pinkerton who had a vision of a night of storytelling for adults that would build community support and appreciation for the art form. In 1990, the program expanded nationwide. By 2004, Tellabration! was produced in over 180 locations in thirty-two states and four other countries. Florida Public Library & the Black Dirt Storytelling Guild present their 17th Annual Tellabration! 2016. This year’s theme is: “Home Places” - stories about childhood homes, adopted homes, future homes and places of the heart. Adults, teens and families with attentive listeners over 5 years old are welcome. Admission is a canned item for donation to the Florida Food Pantry. A potluck supper follows the November 12, 2:00m-4:00pm event at 4 Cohen Circle, Florida. Call 845-651-7659 or register online at www.floridapubliclibrary.org


The Wallkill River School of Art in November

Artwork by Vaune Sherin

Maybrook resident Vaune Sherin is a true Orange County daughter. Her early experience was in the art department of a silkscreener for the garment industry. Locally, Sherin painted two murals in the children’s room of the Maybrook library, and she has also painted many sets for the Valley Central High School performing arts department. Her plein air landscapes and pastel still lifes reflect the technical expertise of her years of work experience. Bruce Thorne always knew painting was in his heart - his love for art began as a child. But it wasn’t until his senior year at Suffern High School that he realized his love for oils. When Bruce paints, he breaks all the rules. And his paintings fairly explode with energy and vision. In the tradition of the Impressionists,

“The Great Pine” by Lita

(he cites Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet as among his influences) Thorne’s paintings speak in the dots and dashes of light and shadow that make up the code of his vision. Born Lita Lucille Thornton in Washington state, Lita’s roots run deep in the Appalachian Mountains, where her Southern Appalachian and Native Indian heritage influence her creativity and her love of nature and color. Kinship with Earth pulses in her heart and informs her bright and powerful paintings. Lita wears more hats than most. As if being daughter, mother, wife, momma to her grand-daughter Rei, and entrepreneur of her own marketing business weren’t enough, she somehow finds time to serve as President of Artists in the Parks. Bruce & Lita keep busy as active members

“Bridge at Knox’s Headquarters” by B. Thorne

of the Edward Hopper House Art Center, Newburgh Historical Society, Wallkill River School (WRS) and The Barrett Art Center. Originally from Newburgh, WRS emerging artist for November, Shane Daley, moved to the Village of Montgomery in 2001. With a lifelong interest in art, Shane studied illustration while in school. In time, he set aside art for a varied career path and to start a family. His artistic skills were used for drawing cartoon and comic characters for his two children. In 2013, Shane’s wife gave him oil paint supplies as a Christmas gift. Taking up art again, Shane put brush to canvas, something he had not done in many years. Since then, Shane has taken several classes at the WRS. He’s spent that time experimenting with different techniques and subject matter. He

“The Lost Forest” by Shane Daley

looks forward to continuing his painting and working with other artists. View work by Vaune, Bruce, Lita, and Shane at the WRS, 232 Ward Street, Montgomery, November 6-30, with a reception on November 12, from 5:00pm-7:00pm. This month’s Hallway Theme thru November 14 is Fall/Harvest. Historic Sites and Villages Scenes will run from November 15-December 14. The Upstairs Gallery will feature Holidaythemed art and don’t miss the Handmade for the Holidays show and sale on November 26 from 10:00am-4:00pm. For more information: 845-457-ARTS. See page 9 for the WRS Art/ History Trail exhibit of plein air artwork and the live benefit auction.


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Sculpture & Paintings in Milford Sculptor Bill Rabsey likes to repurpose things he finds during his daily travels. Ordinary objects become unusually interesting because their purpose and content are altered. The viewer sees the object in a totally new “light”. “Wheel” “Asthegrandson by Bill Rabsey of an artist and illustrator and having a mother who was a collector of interesting things, it was probably not unusual for me to have developed an interest in creating sculpture from found objects. I take great enjoyment in stopping at every yard sale, flea market and junk shop in order to look for my raw materials. My patient wife knows to bring a book along whenever we take a ride. “I like to work with old hardware, rusty metal, corroded copper, things with an interesting patina and unusual objects of unknown origin. I like to mount my objects on walnut, maple and mahogany and on marble if they are garden sculptures,” says sculptor Bill Rabsey. Award-winning artist Liza J. SmithSimpson started to paint and draw as a child.


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One of her first paintings was an oil still life that was purchased by the superintendent of her school. “Giving thanks is the theme. Give thanks to where you are, where you are going and where you have been. The creative “Flight Paths III” by Liza J. Smith-Simpson journey takes a path that cannot be described in only words. I want to give thanks and it shows in my Flight Paths series. I look up to sky to find my path and to envision the path planes and all flying objects make. “I want to show thanks to the beautiful area that we live in by expressing this beauty in a landscape,” says Liza. Interested in viewing art while talking about raw materials for sculpture AND showing gratitude in paintings? Head to the ARTery Gallery, 210 Broad Street in Milford on November 12, from 6:00pm-9:00pm for Bill & Liza’s opening reception! The show runs November 8-December 5. For further information, call the ARTery Gallery at: 570-409-1234.

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Sacred Circle Dance in Cornwall Dancing in a circle is an ancient tradition common to many cultures for marking special occasions, rituals, strengthening community and encouraging togetherness. The dance can also be enjoyed as an uplifting group experience or as part of a meditation. Unlike line dancing, circle dancers are in physical contact with each other; the connection is made by hand-to-hand, finger-to-finger or hands-on-shoulders. It is a type of dance where anyone can join in without the need of partners. The dance can be gentle or energetic.

Alternative Counseling provides psychotherapy and hypnosis to individuals, couples, families, and groups, with a focus on balance for physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Owners George Toth & Diana Underwood will host a Sacred Circle Dance to celebrate autumnal equinox and winter solstice. Channel your healing energy and develop an alignment with earth, nature, and spirit on November 18, from 9:30am-10:30am at Alternative Counseling, 246 Main Street, Cornwall. To reserve a spot: 845-534-2980.

50+ Plein Air Artworks, Lords Valley

More than a dozen artists Some 50 works will fill the will be represented in Plein gallery walls with paintings in Air All Seasons, an exhibit that oil, acrylic and watercolor. features plein air artists who Looking ahead to December, have been participating in artist Come Paint With Me artists will Joan Polishook’s Come Paint take part again in the annual With Me series as well as other holiday art show at Grey area artists who enjoy painting Towers in Milford. Works will in the outdoors at favorite and reflect scenes around the Pinchot inspiring sites. Mansion. A reception hosted by “Barn on the Ridge” The show opens November the U.S. Forest Service Staff at by Joan Polishook 5 with a wine and cheese reception from Grey Towers and the Grey Towers Heritage 5:00pm-7:00pm at the Gallery at Chant Association will be held on December 3 from Realtors, 631 Route 739, Lords Valley, PA. 2:00pm-5:00pm. The show runs through December 27. For information, call 570 775-7337.

Gallery EVA, Callicoon: “Out of Darkness”

“Aaron” by Eva Drizhal

Visual artist Eva Drizhal has lived and worked in Callicoon for the last 35 years. On April 2, 2016, she opened Gallery EVA, located at 35 Lower Main Street, where she shows her artistic work as well as the work of other creative local artists. For November, Gallery EVA will feature several local artists in a show entitled Out of Darkness that runs from November 4-27. “Rooted in European culture, my earlier work specialized in weaving, then illustrations and paintings. I expressed my political views in black and white drawings. Obsessiveness for details led my creativity to 3D objects inspired by images of close-ups of nature, such as seeds, pollen, etc. I am working with paperclay and other organic material, using all kinds of acrylic colors to evoke in viewers not only visual aspects, but also a touch,” says Eva. “My artworks [being shown at Gallery EVA] are conti and charcoal drawings. They

“Connection” by Nancy Wells

“Emarginula Duo” by Naomi Teppich

are free form and are inspired reasoned fashion. The paintings I by the energetic exchange of the am showing in this show are older natural world we live in. It is these work which I am still confident vibrations that excite me and seem of,” says Bill Polyn. to be potently alive,” says Nancy “My drawings and mixed Wells. media works on paper begin Naomi Teppich is featuring with looking at nature: weather, her ceramic wall sculptures, 3D light, patterns, colors and shapes. sculpture, and their accompanying Nature is the visual jumping off mixed media drawings. Teppich point for my abstract layered and builds the sculpture first and then Work by Bill Polyn, 1979 atmospheric images. The element after it is fired, she draws the piece as though it of line is usually present in my work, weaving was a still-life object. She uses pencil, pastels, through the layers, or ultimately ending up on the and other drawing materials. She then places surface echoing language,” says Elyse Freda. these art pieces next to each other to create a Ramona Jan is a visual artist, bookmaker, more in depth study of the sculpture. and musician. Her artwork has been featured in “Since 2013, I live in Long Eddy, after retiring major magazines including People, In Style and from construction work. I was painting full time Elle. until the mid-80’s. I picked up painting again in Alan Wood paints oil landscapes on canvas 2004 when I felt safe to approach it in a more or board. A refugee from California via NYC,

Builders, Inventors & Tinkerers Unite!

Master Carpenter Mike Scardino

The Hurleyville Maker’s Lab, (HML) is a place for people who like to build, invent, tinker and learn new skills for making jewelry, furniture, movies, quilts, 3D printing, metalworking, woodworking, electronics, and ceramics. HML offers an open collaborative environment where intergenerational mentorships and parent/child partnerships are encouraged. HML provides modern rapid fabrication tools and equipment in order to produce ideas in any material in an expedited product development environment. Tools are provided and are state of the art, top of the line. Tools and equipment include: Full plastics, electronics, wood & metal shops. Rapid prototyping equipment including two 3D printers, a CNC router and laser cutting machine. Computer lab / multi-platform digital creation space with interactive projector and

Laser cut art by Sara Sill

Hurleyville local at HML pottery workshop

large format printing capabilities. Multi-use spaces are available for a myriad of activities including painting, working with fabrics, music creation, seminars and meetups. The building includes a universally designed kitchen and gathering space. The HML is an anchor of the Center For Discovery’s Main Street initiative. The HML is a privately funded initiative whose mission

Book by R. Jan

“Clearing Mist” by E. Freda

his purpose: interpretive atmospheric silhouettes, horizons, waterfalls, nature’s icons, gorgeous color (or lack of it!). Surrealist painter Rich Rethorn began drawing at age 3. Jason Smeltzer Favoring dinosaurs and imaginary creatures over cartoon characters, his work featured nightmarish and fantastic images from the very start. Horror films and fan magazines like Famous Monsters, with the dark and colorful art of film promo posters, were of great influence as well as the cover art on rock albums of the 60’s & 70’s. Thereminist Jason Smeltzer will provide live music at the November 5, 5:00pm-9:00pm opening reception. For more information, call 845-887-3202.

Go For Gold in Shohola

Hurleyville Maker’s Lab Rug Loom

is to foster the maker and creative spirit in all of us. Why include a Maker’s Lab for Hurleyville’s expansion? Sullivan County Historian John Conway explains. “The Center’s Hurleyville project is really all about reimagining what it means to be an inclusive community. It is about providing access. The Maker’s Lab concept grew out of this vision to provide access and is intended to provide all members of the community access to sophisticated design and fabrication equipment they could not otherwise hope to ever use. “In addition, there is the expectation that with the resources to undertake projects never before thought within their reach, some makers might come up with inventions that increase function for people with disabilities and the elderly.” The Hurleyville Maker’s Lab is located at 202 Main Street in Hurleyville. For more information, call 845-707-8564.

Almost nobody knows that from 1912 to 1948, the Olympics included competitions in architecture, literature, music, painting, and sculpture. More than a thousand works of art were displayed at the At the 1924 Summer Olympics 1928 Amsterdam in Paris, Jean Jacoby won the Gold Medal for Luxembourg Olympics, not with the above work, “Corner”. counting the entries in architecture, music, and literature. The juried art competitions stopped in 1954, since artists were considered professionals and the Olympic competitors were required to be amateurs. The Barryville Area Arts Association (BAAA) has put together an exhibit, Gold Medal Art. The display includes prints of gold medal winners plus the work of local artists, and will be on exhibit November 5-27 at the Artists’ Market Community Center, 14 Richardson Avenue in Shohola. A free reception will be held on November 5 from 4:00pm-6:00pm that includes a brief presentation on the once Olympian, but now forgotten, art. This event will also include live improvisational music by Paul E. Mitchell. Visit www.barryvilleareaarts.org

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Art Show Donates to Toys For Tots

The Crawford Arts “The challenge is to Association (CAA) has have our members fill the announced its 3rd annual walls!,” said CAA President Toys For Tots/Winter Lynn Garrett. “Since part Art Show with a special of the hanging fee will be evening opening, the Toys donated to the Toys For For Tots Drive and Pasta Tots annual drive, our Dinner, on December 3 participating artists should in conjunction with Town take full advantage of this Artwork by Bob Scully of Crawford, Pine Bush show. It will be grand!” Chamber of Commerce The show will be held and U.S. Marine Corps. November 29-January During the evening of 5 in the 2nd floor gallery December 3, from 5:00pmof the Town of Crawford 8:00pm, those attending the Government Center, festivities in the new Senior Route 302, Pine Bush, Center may find their way to opposite the High School. the 2nd floor gallery in the For information, email: next building (Government salaiello93@gmail.com Artwork by Sal Aiello Center) to view the artwork, nibble on sweet desserts, drink punch and The Maybrook Wind listen to holiday music. CAA artists will be Ensemble, an inter-generational in attendance to answer questions about their community wind orchestra work and the CAA. under the direction of Kevin “We have opened up the amount of Scott (see photo) will hold the artwork our artists are able to exhibit from first of its 4 holiday concerts at two to four, as well as increased the size the Goshen United Methodist Church, Main limitations from 36”x36” to much, much & Court Streets is on November 20 at 3:30pm larger. Well, within reason, that is,” said with a selection of classical music, show tunes Gallery Chairman, Bob Scully. “This is and holiday favorites. Free admission, with due to the generous permission of the Town a goodwill offering to help defray incidental Board to include another room to the gallery expenses. For information: 845-978-0617. space.”

Music in Maybrook


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Spotlight On: The Sugar Loaf Guild Meet: Tim Stocken a.k.a Santa by Sharon McKane “Do you know what Santa’s heritage is? Santa is North Polish!” says Tim Stocken, a professional REAL bearded Santa who has spent time with children in the four largest malls in Orange, Dutchess and Sullivan Counties. After spending ten years in those malls, facing kids that had been on line for an hour or two, cranky parents, abusive teenagers and time limits for photos with Santa, Tim could no longer take the three P’s (push, push, push), nor the lack of decorum in the malls. “Our greatest natural resource is our children and anything I can do to make children happy and show them a good time is what it’s all about!” said Tim. After ten years, he broke out on his own with his long white beard and red Santa suit. He left the mall circuit behind with its restrictions, traumatized kids and three P’s to get kids through. “It was more about money than giving joy to a little girl or boy. “Once someone put a Santa suit on me I felt the art [of being Santa]. I wanted to make children smile; get them to behave...be good kids.” I learned that: 1. It takes an hour to get ready and sometimes he needs one of Santa’s helpers to get dressed. 2. Some kids are scared. Come early season, a child can spend more time with Santa!

3. For a better experience bring a healthy snack, such as apple slices. Not candy - you know what that does! 4. Make a list BEFORE visiting Santa. Write down 1 or 2 things they really, really want. Stocken is part of a program called Santa Experience. Its concept is somewhat different than mall Santas. A photo studio is set-up and divided into two scenes: a fireplace, a tree and wrapped presents. The other half is Santa’s desk with a map to show where they are and how Santa gets to them. Get candid shots of Santa playing with kids or reading them a story! They are given a certificate that they’re on the “Nice List” and parents receive photos of their children having fun with Santa. Great concept for Scout Troops, Sunday School, restaurant parties, business groups and private homes. Santa Stocken has visited senior centers, day care centers and Warwick’s St. Anthony’s Hospital. He is currently working on a children’s book, Santa and His Reindeer Tales. Stocken hopes it will be ready by Christmas 2017. If you would like Santa to leave the North Pole and visit your home or event call: 973764-4614 or 845-545-2459. If Santa is at his Toy Factory, leave a message! Keep your eyes open, you may see Santa walking around Sugar Loaf!

Come to The Callaway Cabaret!

Liz Callaway is a Tony nominee and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer and recording artist. She made her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along, received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in Baby, and for five years, won acclaim as Grizabella in Cats. She has also starred in the original casts of Miss Saigon, The Three Musketeers, and The Look of Love. Other New York appearances include the legendary Follies in Concert at Lincoln Center. Her extensive U.S. symphony work includes appearances at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Ravinia, and the

Hollywood Bowl. Liz sang the Academy Award nominated song Journey to the Past in the animated feature Anastasia and is also the singing voice of Princess Jasmine in Disney’s Aladdin. She received an Emmy Award for hosting Ready to Go, a daily live children’s program on CBS, Boston. Hear Liz sing for the Bradstan Cabaret Series at Bethel Woods Center for the Performing Arts, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, on November 19 at 8:00pm. Visit www.bethelwoodscenter.org or www. ticketmaster.com for tickets.

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 2016 Acoustic Music Freedoms Music Center] will Series on November 19 at be an eclectic mix of covers 2:00pm. 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.

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

WEIGHT, WEIGHT, DON’T TELL ME! TV personality Oprah Winfrey, whose fluctuating weight is pop culture legend, now says she accepts the fact that she’ll never be model thin and is fully okay with that. Jessica Simpson and Christina Aguilera say the same. Avoirdupois is the system of weight widely used in English-speaking countries. It is based on a pound of 16 ounces or 7,000 grams. Anorexia mirabilis, literally ‘miraculous lack of appetite’, refers almost exclusively to women and girls of the Middle Ages who would starve themselves in the name of God. Englishman Donald Watson founded the Vegan Society in 1944 espousing the doctrine that people should live without exploiting animals. HELLO, DALAI! We have a President, England has a Queen.

Oman has a Sultan, Luxembourg a Grand Duke. Kuwait and Qatar’s leaders are Emirs. Pope Francis is the Sovereign of Vatican City. Akihito is Emperor of Japan. Ali Khamenei is Ayatollah of Iran. Lichtenstein’s leader is a Prince. Belize has a Governor General. San Marino is led by two Captains Regent and Kim Jong-un of North Korea is Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly. LOGAN PEARSALL SMITH Logan Pearsall Smith was an American born, Harvard educated British essayist and critic perhaps best remembered for his autobiography, Unforgotten Years. Also known for his aphorisms and epigrams, Smith wrote: “Then I thought of reading - the nice and subtle happiness of reading...this joy not dulled by age, this polite and unpunishable vice, this selfish, serene, life-long intoxication.”


As part of Mount Hope’s Society of Classical Poets 2017 Competition, poets from the Hudson Valley can compete for an exclusive $100 prize and receive publication online and in the Society’s Journal. Residents can compete for the $500 general prize and High Schoolers can compete for a $100 prize. There is no submission fee. Three to five poems must be within the four themes used

by the Society: 1. Beautiful & Sublime, 2. Humor & Riddles, 3. The Issues of Our Age: (a: Human Rights in China. b: Terrorism. c: The Environment); 4. Great Culture. At least one poem must be in the Issues of Our Age theme. There is no entry fee and no age requirement. Email three to five poems to: submissions@ classicalpoets.org. Visit www.classicalpoets.org for details. Deadline is December 31, 2016.

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Wurtsboro Art Alliance Exhibits Honor Cynthia Hall & Feature Michael Piotrowski

“Sadly, I must note the passing of Cynthia Hall,” said Wurtsboro Art Alliance (WAA) President, Brent Lyons. “Cynthia was one of our most active members and an accomplished artist in all the media she worked in.”

Cynthia Hall - Artist Statement I am an Artist. I work with different materials to achieve a visual beauty. Art is my tool for communicating life’s impression on me and my goals. Art is that which drives me. I have become intoxicated by the never ending ways to express Art. I find parts of my spiritual self emerging through Art. Art gives meaning and understanding to my beliefs. Art is an experience that transcends material reality. It unites technique and style to create a spiritual manifestation of beauty. A special show of Cynthia’s art will be held at the WAA gallery through November 13. Wheels of Color What better time to have a show titled Wheels of Color than autumn in the Catskills?

The WAA artists are displaying their most colorful works at WAA’s John Nielson gallery, November 5-20. Most artworks are available for purchase and include sculpture, photography, ceramics, jewelry as well as framed “Church” by Cynthia Hall art in a variety of mediums. The month of November also marks a major featured artist event at the gallery with noted artist and printmaker Michael Piotrowski showing his work. He will display items used in his printing processes and take some of the mystery out of the procedure. Michael is a life-long artist working in many media. Using his experiences as a family photographer and his forty-year creative career as a Dance Lighting / Set Designer, he captures light in his wood block prints and plein air paintings. He rekindled his passion for oil painting after a forty-year hiatus when a friend asked, “If not now, when?” In 2008, a chance meeting in a frame shop led to his studying plein air painting with William Noonan, which produced a body of landscape and seashore paintings ready

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area. Kevin plays iconoclastic music: from oldies to things you never heard, spanning all genres, and salted with some original tunes. Kevin and the Moon Dog Trio perform at Phillipsport Community Center, 657 Red Hill Road, on November 19 at 7:00pm. Tickets at the door. Homemade food, drinks and dessert are available for purchase at 6:30pm!

Evadne Giannini (see photo) is the founder and managing consultant of Hospitality Green in Mountaindale. She will tell you how to make your home cozier and the indoor air cleaner during the long, cold winter. Hear new, easy, green and practical ways to get rid of drafts and keep indoor air healthier on November 9 at 6:00pm at the Mamakating Library, 128 Sullivan Street in Wurtsboro. All are welcome. Registration is suggested. For more information call: 845-888-8004.

Michael Piotrowski

Kevin McDaniel & Moon Dog Trio Perform

Moon Dog is a trio that specializes in simple, raw acoustic songs with harmonies that blend for a sweet folk sound. Kevin McDaniel (see photo) is the host of WJFF Radio’s Homegrown that airs every First Saturday from 1:00pm-2:00pm. He interviews and features performances from the best up-and-coming and established singers and other musicians in our


to be exhibited. A few years later, his long buried interest in printmaking reemerged, opening up another way of expression that has reenergized his art work, sending him in a new direction. The result of that class was a series of revisited prints, recreating images from his oil paintings into a series of multicolored monoprints. Michael’s work is part of many private collections throughout the U.S. He has had solo exhibitions in Montgomery and Madison, NJ, and has participated in the Riverside Auction at Garrison Art Center. A 6-year member of the WAA and Represented Artist at the Wallkill River School since 2009, in 2014-2015, he was one of 15 artists partnered with 15 farms in a year-long WRS Farm/Art Trail project co-sponsored by Orange County Tourism. Since 2009 his studio in Middletown has participated in the Orange County Arts Council Open Studio Tour.

In July, 2016 Michael participated in a Steamroller event at the Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute in Utica. The work produced there and a body of prints created this summer and early fall will be Still life Revisited III by Piotrowski featured for the Wheels of Color exhibit. The show will be presented at the WAA Gallery, 73 Sullivan Street, Wurtsboro, from November 5-20 with a reception on November 5 from 2:00pm-6:00pm. For more about Michael, visit his website: www.michaelpiotrowski.com Mark Your ballot for Storefront Art Don’t forget to check out the Halloween and Harvest themed artworks on storefront windows along Sullivan Street! The public is invited to judge the WAA members’ storefront works through November 7. Maps of the participating canvases are available online at www.wurtsboro.org so that you can enjoy the art at your leisure. “We would like to invite all art patrons and the general public to attend these events, and to enjoy the beauty of the Mamakating area during this special season,” concluded Brent.

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In Memoriam ~ Cynthia Ann Hall november 13, 1957 ~ September 19, 2016

Cynthia Ann Hall of left at home with older siblings had to be juried to join. New “My personal memories of Wurtsboro, a retired art educator while their parents went out. member that I was, I told her, her include a conversation with for the Monticello Central On one such occasion, the ‘Oh no, they are open to all her about her metal sculpture, Schools, died September 19, children were assigned chores forms of art!’ It was only at the stating that I, a big, strong 2016 at age 58. and finished them as quickly as opening of the new season a professional carpenter could Cynthia Hall painted possible. It was then that the fun few months later that I became not make metal stick together. predominantly acrylic on canvas began! A bookcase was emptied aware of the immense talent in Cynthia, without hesitation and drew from nature, depicting of its contents, dragged to the that little dynamo, and realized offered, “I’ll teach you how people engaged in a variety of middle of the room, turned onto she was teasing, or testing me.” to weld, it’s real easy.” At our activities. Though quiet, her the flat back, and thus became a - Kitty Mitchell September meeting, after a work was often colorful and rowboat! No telling how many “Cynthia Hall, beloved to health related absence, Cynthia large with the goal of capturing places were visited before all that knew her, was one of gave me a hug and said “thank the feeling of movement. As a Cynthia’s parents arrived home those special people that made you”. When I asked her ‘thank sculptor, she enjoyed working to put an end to this wonderful you shine and feel good about you for what?’ she replied, “for with a wide range of materials Sculpture by Cynthia Hall travel adventure. yourself, but it was Cynthia Painting by Cynthia Hall becoming president.” including wood, clay, stone and various metals. “I recall this story every time I view the large that was golden. Her compassion for people “My thoughts are with her family, I will As a teacher, Cynthia enjoyed the opportunity painting of a child in a boat that is currently on showed in her artistry. Whether she was always think of her when I try to weld to work with children. display at the Wurtsboro Art painting or sculpting, a part something.” - Brent Lyons “I describe my sister as someone who walked Alliance. I am still in denial of her soul appeared in the “Cynthia Hall was a dynamo in the creation of softly but carried a big stick. While we, her that I won’t ever see those work she created. art. She drew, painted, and sculpted. However, siblings, were noisy and boisterous, Cynthia sparkling eyes and big smile “A beautiful sweet person it was the sculptures that are so memorable - the was the quiet one who would occasionally toss again.” - Patti Anderson adored by many or quite shapes, curves, beauty. Indeed, her drawings her input into the mix and it would often be so “My first memory of feisty when someone was and paintings each expressed a meaning from profound we would all pause. While my sister Cynthia was at a holiday being wronged. She was within. The statement that pervaded each art was a great painter, she considered herself a show at the new library, talented beyond compare, piece was as significant as the piece itself. sculptor - I considered her to be brilliant either December of 2014 - it was an amazing artist who was “Cynthia looked beyond herself and her way. A better sister I couldn’t have asked for.” the first time I displayed able to draw emotions from community. She saw the broader arena and - Patricia Hall anything with the Wurtsboro the soul. made statements visually through her works... Drawing by Cynthia Hall “One of my favorite stories told by Cynthia Art Alliance. I remember this tiny woman in a “Cynthia touched many a heart, whether but in her quiet, modest way. - Dorothy Szefc shows just how far a good imagination can coat that looked like it weighed more then she through her artwork or friendship. She is Thank you Cynthia for the spiritual go. Sometimes, the Hall family children were did, asking me about the Alliance and if you already missed by many. - Sharon McKane manifestations of beauty that you created.

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W hispering P in es - C o o k i n g Veterans Day

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 an armistice between Germany and the Allied nations came into effect. On November 11, 1919, Armistice Day was commemorated for the first time. President Wilson proclaimed the day should be “filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory.” There were plans for parades, public meetings and a brief suspension of business activities at 11am. In 1926, Congress officially recognized the end of World War I and declared that the anniversary of the armistice should be commemorated with prayer and thanksgiving. Congress also requested that the President should “issue a proclamation calling upon the officials to display the flag of the U.S. on all Government buildings on November 11 and invite the people of the U.S. to observe the day in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies of friendly relations with all other peoples.” An Act (52 Stat. 351) was approved on May 13, 1938, which made November 11 a legal holiday, known as Armistice Day. This day was originally intended to honor veterans of World War I. A few years later, World War II required the largest mobilization of service men in the history of the U.S. and the American forces fought in Korea. In 1954, the Veteran’s service


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organizations urged Congress to change the word “Armistice” to “Veterans”. Congress approved and on June 1, 1954, November 11 became a day to honor all American Veterans. MAC N CHEESY: U.S. NAVY STYLE • • • • • • • • •

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Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 8x8” baking dish. Fill large pot with lightly salted water, bring to boil over high heat. Once boiling, stir in macaroni, return to boil. Cook pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until pasta cooks through, but still firm to the bite, approx. 8 min. Drain well. Transfer macaroni to large bowl; stir in processed cheese cubes, cheddar cheese soup, sour cream, parmesan cheese, milk, salt, black pepper. Pour into baking dish. Mix cracker crumbs with butter; sprinkle over casserole. Cover casserole with aluminum foil. Bake in preheated oven until bubbling, about 30 min; remove foil, then bake until crumbs are golden brown, 5 to 10 min.


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Notorious nazis in Balmville! Seventy years ago, director Alfred Hitchcock’s riveting Notorious took its plot from the headlines of the day. Aided and abetted by Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, as the daughter of a convicted nazi (sic) traitor, roots out a lethal group of nazis who have fled to post-war Rio. But the best acting honor goes to Claude Rains as Bergman’s husband. His performance is only one of a number of great screen portrayals. He was a four-time nominee for the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award,

but never won: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Casablanca, Mr. Skeffington and Notorious. These four performances are only a small drop in a bucket of dozens of skillfully crafted, memorable and exciting character portrayals. Great screenwriting (Hitchcock, Ben Hecht and Clifford Odets), great directing and great acting can be seen at Mount St. Mary College’s Desmond Campus in Balmville (Newburgh) on November 9 at 9:30am. Phone: 845-565-2076.

ARTIST OPPORTUNITY: GRANTS Orange County Executive Arts, Heritage and Tourism grants, up to $5,000, will be awarded to individual artists, organizations, venues and municipalities in Orange County to support artistic, cultural and historical events, projects, performances, workshops, classes, and displays accessible to the general public that promote tourism related economic development. The deadline for acceptance of applications is 3:00pm, December 1. Submissions can be delivered to Orange County Tourism’s office, 99 Main Street, Goshen. One-on-one technical assistance for the

grant application process is available via appointment from 9:00am-5:00pm at the Tourism office on a first come, first served basis through November 30. For questions about the grants program or to make an appointment for technical assistance, call 845-615-3860 or email rlindland@ orangecountygov.com. Include your name, title, business/organization, discipline of the project, phone number, email address and desired date and time of appointment. Visit www.orangecountygov.com/artsgrants for detailed grant information, guidelines, and application documents.

Musical Humor at the Paramount

The SUNY Orange Community Orchestra will open its 20th season with a concert of “musical humor”. In addition to celebrating the ensemble’s two decades of performing great orchestral literature, the concert also marks the beginning of conductor Hilarie Clark Moore’s (see photo) final season with the orchestra. “The programming for this concert reflects the humor we have shared and the friendships we’ve forged during the past 20 years of the orchestra,” Moore said. “We’ve grown from just two musicians - a violinist and a bassoonist - to a 60-piece orchestra that is multi-generational, a collaboration of the College with the community, and a blending of musicians from the amateur to the professional, that has been an absolute delight to conduct. Equally delightful is the music we will be performing.” Each of the works on the program expresses musical humor that is charming, witty, and comical. The evening program will include Gioacchino Rossini’s wit and comical antics in his overture from the Barber of Seville, Edward Elgar’s musical and, at times, humorous representation of his closest friends in his Enigma Variations, Op.

36, and Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 94 (“Surprise”) in G Major. After its 1899 London premiere Elgar’s Variations achieved immediate popularity and established Elgar’s international reputation. “This work,” he wrote, “commenced in a spirit of humor and continued in deep seriousness, contains sketches of the composer’s friends.” The musical fun happens at the universally accessible Paramount Theatre, 17 South Street, Middletown on November 12 at 7:30pm. Active Military and SUNY Orange students with ID are free. The concert is sponsored by SUNY Orange’s Arts and Communications Department. For more information, call 845-341-4787. For updates on all cultural and artistic events at SUNY Orange, visit “The Arts at SUNY Orange” Facebook page at www. facebook.com/theartsatsunyorange

Five For One On SUNY Orange Stage

An evening of five oneact plays, Five For One, comprise the annual fall performances of the SUNY Orange Apprentice Players. Comfort Inn by Rinne Groff, revolves around a sleep study, and takes place David Cohen on the top floor of a Comfort Inn. Sylvie, a sleep technician, is checking in with the patients for the night before the sleep study gets started. Groff provides an amusing interlude of laughs as we learn about the patients and technicians involved in the sleep study. Poor Shem by Gregory Hischak, will delight any office worker who has boldly confronted the mysteries of the copy machine and faced the terror of: “paper jam-8 1/2 x 11 bypass tray.” Rules of Comedy by Patricia Cotter is another thought provoking theatrical gem. Caroline is really not funny, yet she finds herself taking a stand-up comedy class from Guy, a slightly bitter stand-up comedian. Somewhere while learning “the four rules of comedy,” they accidentally discover the rules to life. The evening of one-act plays is capped off with two plays by local playwright, Brian

C. Petti. Absolution takes the audience to a dystopian “Office of Absolution” where all transgressions are forgiven by filing the correct paperwork. It is a chilling satire on a humanity that has lost its way. Brian C. Petti The Art of Negotiation takes place in a political meeting room wherein a Representative of a powerful country is enlisting the aid of a foreign Colonel. In a cheery voice, the Representative tells the Colonel his country must be destroyed. The student productions, under the direction of David Cohen and Brian C. Petti, will run weekends November 11-20 in universally accessible Orange Hall Theatre, Middletown. There will be a “talk back” with actors and directors immediately following the November 12 performance. Tickets are free for active duty military personnel. Student tickets are only available at the box office. The box office opens one hour before curtain time. All other tickets may be purchased online at: www.sunyorange.edu Content may not be suitable for young children. For more information, contact the Arts and Communication Department at 845341-4790.


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