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Your Free Arts, Entertainment & Buy Local Guide

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

September 2021

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

From The Publisher... by Barry Plaxen Synchronicity of the month: Murder mysteries in Monroe (based on a TV show) and South Fallsburg (based on a board game). Vocabulary Lesson: P+BUNS: An acronym for five drawing aids to help an artist develop accuracy and sensitivity in drawing devised by Susan Hope Fogel. Quinceañera: a girl’s 15th birthday. Highlights of the Month: Indigenous Womens’ Voices Summit in Hurleyville, Hula Hoops in Monticello, Otisville’s Centennial Celebration, Forestburgh In The Works~In The Woods Festival. Welcome Back: Florida Poetry Cafe, Liberty Poetry Festival, General Montgomery Day, Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series, Humanitee Tales, Newburgh Chamber Music, Newburgh Open Studio Tour, Nutshell Arts Center, Pacem In Terris, Pine Bush

UFO Festival, Playhouse at Museum Village. Kudos to: WJFF for its thorough coverage of the Shandelee Music Festival, bringing world class music plus interviews to listeners unable to attend the Festival. In this issue: Live Theatre in Damascus, Ellenville, Forestburgh, Goshen, Monroe, Newburgh, South Fallsburg, Jazz in Marlboro, Port Jervis, Comedy in Bethel, Dance in Sugar Loaf, Monticello, Parades in Montgomery, Otisville, Pine Bush, Classical music in Hurleyville, Montgomery, Monticello, Warwick, White Lake, Art & Photography in Cornwall, Goshen, Hurleyville, Lake Huntington, Liberty, Livingston Manor, Lords Valley, Milford, Montgomery, Narrowsburg, Newburgh, Otisville, Port Jervis, Rock Tavern, Sugar Loaf, Warwick,

Wurtsboro, Art classes/workshops in Montgomery, Warwick, Poetry in Campbell Hall, Florida, Liberty, Montgomery, Newburgh, Cinema in Hurleyville, Livingston Manor, Walden, Warwick, Conferences, Lectures, Panels, Summits, & Talks in Chester, Dingmans Ferry, Forestburgh, Hurleyville, Livingston Manor, Otisville, Newburgh, New Windsor, Pine Bush, Vails Gate, Warwick, Festivals in Forestburgh, Grahamsville, Montgomery, Mountaindale, Newburgh, Pine Bush, Tuxedo, and Bethel, Music just about everywhere, as usual! And a hearty welcome to events in Highland Falls and Stormville. Need we say more?!? Thank you everyone - advertisers, contributors, readers, supporters - and even critics. We are so grateful for your assistance in preparing this issue.

Letters To The Editor I just wanted to say THANK YOU so much for the kind words and mention in the CANVAS! Dorothy Szefc sent a copy and I am blushing (yes, I do that! LOL). It was such a nice surprise and brightened this hot, humid dog day in August. I do hope we’re able to do in-person exhibits in 2022! Stay well and thank you again!!! - Bev Poyerd What a beautiful article you published

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Tour with Carl Sagan on September 5 Dream on the Farm follows the journey of two scientists, astronomer Carl Sagan and microbiologist Lynn Margulis, played by Hudson WilliamsEynon and Jess Beveridge (see photo), who are reunited in a boxing ring by referee Tannis Kowalchuk to compete in a sport in which challenges them to “help save life on the planet.” The adventure follows the two scientists on a competitive

fact-finding journey across the farm (with the audience in tow). The performance by the Farm Arts Collective is filled with original music played live by musicians. It happens on September 5 at 6:00pm at Willow Wisp Organic Farm, 38 Hickory Lane, Damascus, 5 minutes across the Delaware River from Callicoon. Call 917-566-7698. Tickets:

Hilarious Romp in Ellenville thru Sep. 5

irreverent romp,” said The Complete Works Elena K. Holy, Managing of William Shakespeare Director. (abridged) [revised] The show runs through is being performed at September 5 at 157 Canal Shadowland Stages. Street, Ellenville. With a script by Adam Buy tickets in advance: Long, Daniel Singer www.shadowlandstages. and Jess Winfield, and org or call the box office: directed by Shadowland’s 845-647-5511. artistic director Brendan Box office walk-up Burke, the play can best James Taylor Odom, Julia be described as: 3 actors. Register & Brandon Rubin sales begin two hours prior 37 plays. 97 minutes. “Three madcap to show. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is ‘scholars’ in tights perform the entire required for entry. See additional info at: Shakespeare canon in this hilarious

Nutshell’s Last Picture Show! The Nutshell Arts Center was built around 1896-1906. It was originally a ballroom and then it became an OffBroadway-style playhouse in the 1940s. Later it was a roller skating rink, and finally a rock concert hall Images from “The Last Picture Show” an exhibit at the Nutshell Art Center, running August 28 to September 12. in the 1960s. The This month, Rigal will host his final ground floor was a bowling alley for a time and is now the Center’s primary art exhibition, a group effort with art gallery. The main hall, originally the photography, paintings, sculpture and ballroom, had been used on numerous mixed media works by 27 artists, August 28 to September 12, with a reception on occasions for large exhibitions. Artist Juan Rigal (graduate of Cooper August 28, from 5:00pm-7:00pm at Union 1967) bought the building in 1987, 6692 State Route 52, Lake Huntington. continued operating it as a nightclub, A “potluck” party follows the reception. and after some renovations it became the COVID-19 masks are required (available Nutshell Arts Center in 1993. Since then if needed). Thank you, Juan for 18 years of art exhibitions, cinema, chamber music and pop, rock, jazz and Latin concerts, showcasing the arts. BRAVO! And BRAVI to Juan and the Delaware many important fundraising events, opera, films and community affairs have Valley Opera for their “exchange” of taken place at Nutshell. When Russ Perot ownership. The DVO has bought the ran for president in 1990 he had his first Center from Juan and will present their opening opera in December. rally at the Nutshell.

The “Fine” Art of Lyric Writing in Forestburgh thru Sep. 5

Definition of Fine Art: creative art, whose products are to be appreciated for their imaginative, aesthetic, or intellectual content. In a play: Conversation is not a fine art. Dialogue, a/k/a the “essence” of conversation”, is a fine art. In a song: Conversational lyricism (words that we normally speak sung to music) can be art, but not a “fine” art. Lyrics, the “essence” of what we normally speak, + poetry + prose, is a fine art. “Behold the way my fine-feathered friend, his virtue doth parade. Thou knowest not my dim-witted friend, the picture thou hast made. Thy vacant brow and thy tousled hair conceal thy good intent. Thou noble, upright, truthful, sincere and slightly dopey gent, you’re...” - Lorenz Hart. Is the above paragraph conversational? No, it sure ain’t. Want more examples? Sorry not enough room here. You’ll have to go to the Forestburgh Playhouse. Babes in Arms was a 1937 comingof-age musical comedy with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Lorenz Hart and book by Rodgers and Hart. It

concerned a group of smallThe Little Dog Laughed, which town Long Island teenagers who was nominated for the 2007 put on a show to avoid being Tony Award for Best Play. sent to a work farm by the town As theatre history will soon sheriff when their actor parents be able to relate, “in 2021 the go on the road for five months World Premiere of the Revival in an effort to earn some money of Babes in Arms! with a new, by reviving vaudeville. The fresh, and relevant script by original version had strong Douglas Carter Beane Douglas Carter Beane took political overtones with discussions of place at the Forestburgh Playhouse Nietzsche, a Communist character, and August 24-September 5.” two African-American youths who are Beane’s quintessential version of the victims of racism. ‘Hey, kids, let’s put on a show’ musical, In 1959 George Oppenheimer created boasting one of the greatest scores ever a “sanitized, de-politicized rewrite” written, tells the story of a plucky group which has since been the most frequently of young artists that want to produce performed version. (To and perform a a barn! What be ignored: Mickey & could be better for the Forestburgh Judy’s 1939 film version. Playhouse? A marvelous way to end its Why? All but two of the 75th Anniversary Mainstage Season! Rodgers and Hart songs We know you liked the ResCo when from the Broadway they “sang out with gusto and just musical were discarded.) overlorded the place”. We know you In Oppenheimer’s version, “like the theatre, but never come late”. the young people are trying We know you know that “when love to save a local summer congeals it soon reveals the faint aroma stock theatre from being demolished, of performing seals (and the doublenot trying to avoid being sent to a work crossing of a pair of heels)”. farm. Babes in Arms! will make you “smile Douglas Carter Beane’s works with your heart”, and might become your include two screenplays and several “favorite work of ‘fine’ art”. plays including The Country Club and For tickets: 845-794-1194.

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The Pine Bush UFO Fair is BACK! - September 3 & 4 Why is this Pine Bush UFO Fair different from all the other previous Pine Bush UFO Fairs? Because the Pine Bush UFO & Paranormal Museum officially opened in June, 2021. It houses recreations of paranormal incidents, haunted artifacts, exclusive documentaries, an interactive timeline of UFO sightings, and much more, including a souvenir gift shop! Fair Eve Friday, September 3 45-minute guided Museum tours at 4:00pm, 5:00pm and 6:00pm. Area 52: Paranormal Space Prom will take place from 7:00pm-10:00pm outside the Museum under the big tent. Break out your space ruffles because we need this tacky prom in our lives! Space and paranormal costumes are encouraged as there will be costume contests and funny awards. Categories include: Best, Funniest, Most Original, and Best Couple / Group. There will be a DJ spinning live music, dancing, great photo ops and snacks. (Floor is gravel - please keep that in mind when you pick out your footwear.) Fair Day Saturday, September 4 From 11:00am-3:30pm there will be a dozen paranormal expert speakers under


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Fun costumes are encouraged at the Pine Bush UFO Fair on September 3 & 4

the tent at 86 Main Street. From 11:00am-3:30pm there will be music, game shows (You Bet Your Asteroid!) and a live beauty pageant (the $500 prize winner will be cited as “Best in Galaxy”) at the Pine Bush Gazebo. Beauty Pageant info: contestants are encouraged to register in advance online for a discounted fee of $10. Contestants can also register on site before noon on Fair day for a fee of $15. For information and to register, visit: Fair Night Saturday September 4 Speaker Conference at the Town of Crawford Senior Community Center,

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115 Route 302. 5:30pm: Doors open, check-in and enjoy hors d’oeuvres. 6:30pm: Special Guest emcee April Busset, celebrity psychic medium and paranormal investigator. 6:45pm: Lee Speigel has presented credible, compelling stories about UFOs and the paranormal to the public since 1975. In 1978, he became the only person in history to produce a milestone UFO presentation at the U.N. 8:00pm: Marc Dantonio can be seen on various networks and TV series discussing science and extraterrestrial life. He is known for his work on Extraordinary: The Seeding (2019), Secret Space Escapes (2015) and The Proof is Out There (2021). 9:00pm: dessert break! 9:30pm: Richard Dolan hosts a weekly radio show. He is currently featured on several television series and documentaries, including Ancient Aliens, Hangar One: The UFO Files and Close Encounters. For information and to buy tickets for the Museum’s guided tours which are expected to sell out, visit www.

Hula Hoops! Hula Hoops have been used by children and adults since at least 500 BC. The modern hula hoop was inspired by Australian bamboo hoops. The new plastic version was popularized in 1958 by the Wham-O toy company and became a fad. Author Charles Panati records a “craze” with the usage of wooden and metal hoops in 14th-century England. The Crawford Public Library presents Fun With Hula Hoops for Adults with Heather Davies live on its outdoor stage and on any flat surface on library grounds, for example, the stage, sidewalks, parking lot. Heather brings hula hoops for participants. Have a great time with hoops while music is playing on September 22 at 6:00pm. Registration is required and is limited to 50 registrants. Go to and click on September Adult Calendar. Masking is strongly recommended and social distancing is required. Feel free to bring your own chair or blanket. Rain date is September 29.

“Art of the Quartet” in Hurleyville & White Lake The Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra (SCCO) presents a Chamber Music concert entitled, Art of the Quartet. The program includes: Johann Sebastian Bach: selections from Art of the Fugue, Amy Beach: String Quartet in One Movement, Op. 89, Ludwig van Beethoven: Cavatina from String Quartet No. 13, Op. 130, and Florence Price: Folksongs in Counterpoint. Bach is known as one of the greatest contrapuntists in the Western European tradition of music. He set the modern standard for counterpoint in his catalogue of over 1000 compositions for choir, ensemble, and orchestra. In his final years, Bach pushed the limits of his counterpoint practice into a near completed collection titled Art of the Fugue. This collection of Fugues and Canons has been a source of education and inspiration for future composers. Amy Beach and Florence Price were two composers who shattered the glass ceiling with a talent for performance and composition that was compared to Bach, by the critics and masses, with counterpoint being the thread that ties them all together. Using the string quartet as a vehicle, Beach and Price borrowed

Akiko Hosoi: violin Adrienne Harmon: violin Chiu-Chen Liu: viola

Amy Beach (1867-1944)

Florence Price (1887-1953)

folk themes from the Inuit nation and African American spirituals to write two extraordinary pieces of music inspired by their studies and their lives that Bach would no doubt find mesmerizing. As for Beethoven, “cavatina” means a solo song. As described by Evan Leslie of New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, “Beethoven’s Cavatina unfolds like a solo, with cello, viola,

J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Luke Krafka: cello

Beethoven (1770-1827)

violin-two accompanying a plain, slowly sung, lonely melody in the first violin. The first violin is a solo singer. About two-thirds through Cavatina, Beethoven provides an unusual instruction in the quartet’s score: beklemmt. It is not a common music term. Translations include choked, oppressed and heavy of heart. The music transforms radically and suddenly. The violin solo, now gaunt,

stutters through clipped utterances over a faint pulse.” Hosted by be Emma TattenbaumFine, the performances are at the Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre (HPAC) on September 18 at 6:00pm, and at the White Lake Reformed Presbyterian Church, 6 Mattison Road (corner of Route 17B) on September 19 at 3:00pm. Please purchase tickets in advance. Tickets for the HPAC may be purchased at: Tickets for the performance at the White Lake church may be purchased by visiting: Seating capacity will remain limited and safety protocols will be followed as per CDC guidelines at both venues. Masks are required. For more information, visit, or email: Questions? Call 845-798-9006. SCCO is a Nesin Cultural Arts supported project. This program is made possible in part by funds from New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathleen Courtney Hochul and the NY State Legislature and M&T Bank Charitable Foundation.

Goshen Art League: Eighteen Artists, Thirty Works

“Wind Instrument Blues” by Michele Meek

Eighteen Goshen Art League (GAL) artists found themselves IN THE MOOD to exhibit art inspired by music and the soundscape of daily life. Thirty works of various media exploring the theme can be seen at the Goshen Music Hall now through October 29. Curator, Pat MacDonald suggested the theme and was pleased with the resulting show. “‘In the Mood’ was a challenging but exciting exhibit to pull together,” says Pat. “The exhibiting artists each delved into their own individual emotions and visions. But it all comes together because they have the right “strings” in common.” While the exhibit features a number of the usual GAL suspects, there is also a newly arrived member to the group, who found the theme compelling. D.C. Anderson, a photographer and recent

“Heart Out” by Jennifer Charton

arrival to Montgomery from NYC enthused, “I was excited to stumble upon an outdoor Art Walk in downtown Goshen - a large crowd was enjoying the diverse work of area artists. The artistmembers staffing GAL’s table spoke highly of Goshen’s receptivity to artists. I joined immediately, eager to become a part of a collective of area artists. “The League’s current show’s theme is a perfect opportunity for me to share three of my favorite images from my afternoon at Kingston’s recent Brassroots Festival, a fantastic environment for me to capture the enjoyment of music in the faces of all present!” exclaims D.C. Choosing themes for exhibits is an ongoing challenge for the League’s curating team. “Themed shows are advisable when an exhibit features many artists in order to have a unifying factor.

A theme helps to make a large group exhibit more cohesive,” explains Robb Gomulka, League president. “We aim for something that is broad enough to encourage as many artists as possible to take part. An idea that can be interpreted both literally or metaphorically is usually most inviting and successful,” Gomulka concludes.

“Stepping Out” by Josephine Buck

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The public is invited to an artists’ reception for IN THE MOOD on September 9, from 7:00pm-8:30pm. Also, Frank Shuback’s solo show reception, which had to be re-scheduled, will be held at the same time at Griffith Olivero Realtors, 226 Main Street. Email goshenartleague@gmail. com (see ad on pg. 18).

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Forestburgh Festival: “In the Works~In the Woods” - September 9-12 A new annual theater arts festival at the Forestburgh Playhouse is dedicated to nurturing playwrights, composers, lyricists and emerging theatrical works and cabaret. In the Works~In the Woods, takes place September 9-12, as part of the Playhouse’s 75th Anniversary Season. The announcement was made by Franklin Trapp, Producing Artistic Director and Broadway veteran Matt Lenz, Festival Artistic Director and the Director of Creative Development for Franklin Trapp the Playhouse. “The Forestburgh Playhouse is thrilled to launch a brand-new annual theatre festival in the Sullivan Catskills,” said Matt Lenz Trapp. “Since 1947, Playhouse productions have provided exciting and developmental


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opportunities for artists. We are thrilled to add this all-important component of supporting and developing new works by emerging playwrights, composers and artists. In the Works~In the Woods is truly an opportunity to grow as a theatre and as a community.” Lenz says, “I’m thrilled and gratified to be a part of founding this exciting, new, annual theatrical event in the Sullivan Catskills. “There is most definitely creativity in the DNA of these woods, so the bucolic Forestburgh Playhouse campus is the perfect home for this. It provides a gorgeous, inspiring environment for both established and emerging theatremakers to explore and bring their new works to light.” “The artistic legacy in this neck of the woods is illustrious and diverse - and my hope is that the In the Works~In the Woods Festival will continue to celebrate and keep shining a light on that history for years to come. Participants in this year’s Festival are: By Any Other Name, a new musical. In this new bluegrass romantic comedy, nine of Shakespeare’s young lovers find themselves magically transported

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to the same forest, where together they grapple with love, loss, identity, and the constraints of gender roles. This Happened Once At The Romance Depot Off The I-87 In Westchester, a new play. Kevin owns a Romance Depot. Beth needs a vibrator. The two of them form an unlikely relationship that straddles the line between friendship and romance. What happens when two lonely people meet? El Otro Oz: La Maravillosa Adventure Of Dora Garza, (The Other Oz: The Marvelous Adventure of Dora Garza) a new bilingual musical for young audiences. On the day of her quinceañera, Dora Inez Garza gets swept up by a grand tornado that drops her (and her little chihuahua, too) in a strange and magical world where she must slip on the ruby zapatillas and journey down the yellow brick road to find that true power comes from embracing who you truly are. Produced in association with Theatreworks, directed by Alan Muraoka, and featuring new, solo Cabaret artists Belinda Allyn and Frank James Johnson. Holding My Own: Journey to the Ring, Part I is a new play written and

performed by Didi Conn, with music by David Shire. The beloved star of stage, film and television, Didi Conn shares this inspiring, funny Belinda Allyn and intimate new work in progress. The Festival will also feature prominent theatre professionals in impromptu discussions about Didi Conn their careers and the creative process. Forestburgh Playhouse, located at 39 Forestburgh Road, is offering three differently priced passport memberships for the entire Festival. Day Passes and Single Tickets to individual events are also available. For a full schedule and more information: visit or call the box office at 845-794-1194.

Drawing & Pastels with Cynthia Harris Pagano & Gayle Clark Fedigan Drawing with C. Harris-Pagano Thinking of painting? You should consider drawing first. Drawing is a foundational skill for all art. Getting a handle on form, lighting, and placement can help your works improve! Cynthia Harris-Pagano Cynthia Harris-Pagano, a skilled instructor that has been featured in many exhibits at the Wallkill River School and numerous other exhibits in Hudson Valley galleries, churches, schools, etc., specializes in portrait commissions as well as painting and teaching in her North Light Studio in Otisville. Her paintings, including many portrait commissions, are in collections in the U.S. and abroad. She has won awards from Ridgewood Art Institute in NJ and is a graduate of the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU. Visit and

In Person! Basic Drawing Class Mondays, 10am-12pm September 13 to November 22 This is a basic drawing class designed to review with students the skills required to accurately render what they see. It includes the basic values of Perspective, Light and Shade perceived on simple still life objects. It is also an opportunity for the more advanced artist to gain some visual and creative practice in drawing and painting that will enhance any artistic endeavors. In Person! Advanced Drawing Mondays, 12:30pm-3pm September 13 to November 22 This class will include advanced drawing techniques in basic 3-D forms: Perspective, Light and Shade, Still-Life, and some Landscape and/or Portrait. Pastels with G. Clark Fedigan Pastel is a wonderful medium with opportunities to blend and strengthen your understanding of light and color. Gayle Clark Fedigan has been an accomplished pastel instructor and artist for 35 years. She taught at the MSMC Desmond Campus and has given

Portrait by Cynthia Harris-Pagano

Still Life by Gayle Clark Fedigan

workshops in Ireland, Italy, and France. Gayle studied art at SUNY New Paltz and at the ateliers of John Gould, Daniel Greene, and Lisa Specht. She has shown her work with the Pastel Society of America, National Arts Club, Gramercy Park, NYC and numerous others. Visit

those who would like to cross over from another medium and explore the possibilities of pastels. To register for these Wallkill River School of Gayle Clark Fedigan Art classes, head to the School at 232 Ward Street, Montgomery, visit www.Wallkill.Art or call 845-457-ARTS.

In Person! Pastels Thursdays, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm September 9 to December 22 This course will focus on the handling (literally) of the pastel medium while doing still life. All levels from beginning to advanced are welcome; especially

Murder Mystery in Monroe Sophia hits a jackpot. Dorothy gets a surprise birthday bash. A Dating Game goes sideways. Blanche & Rose are on the prowl. Will everyone survive the festivities or will The Golden Girls need your help to solve a murder? See Actor/Writer/ Director of interactive murder mystery spoofs Keith Dougherty’s (see page 20) Murder Mystery Manhattan production of Golden Girls Gone Wild, Uncensored and Undentured!

The show is presented for mature audiences by Creative Theatre-Muddy Water Players at the Playhouse at Museum Village, 1010 NY-17M, Monroe, September 1719. Limited seating. Reservations required. Proof of Covid vaccine (ID cards) and masks are also required. For tickets: visit Admission includes CTMWP’s signature dessert at intermission.

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Cornwall 2 For 1: Support A Local Artist AND Restaurant and one of the first dijon CANVAS caught up mustard emblems. with Cornwall artist “The Senasqua painting Naomi Kennedy who is is close to my heart. I was exhibiting her works in a inspired by this scenery solo show entitled, Black as it is my favorite park & White vs. Color at Leo’s located in Croton-onRestaurant & Pizzeria, 23 Hudson.” Quaker Avenue, Cornwall, Kennedy, who was born through November 1. in Brooklyn and raised in Q: Why a show Queens, can be found on displaying black & white location painting along the vs. color? Hudson River Valley or A: “I find it interesting working in her studio. “I that some people prefer became an artist because one over another, I enjoy “Senasqua” both effects. They evoke very different of our spectacular Hudson Valley. images. Color appears to bring joy Everywhere you look there is remarkable to everyone. B&W images best lend scenery. When I consider a new painting, themselves to infrastructure; although, I navigate terrain through my camera’s they can be effective with landscapes & eye, photograph every detail, paint outdoors for 3 to 4 sittings, and finish still-lives.” painting in my studio while referring to Q. What were the works inspired by? A.“My pen & inks were inspired by my my photographs. “My choice of medium is often Dad. He was in advertising in what we call today, a graphic artist. But back in the acrylic because of its versatility. It day when he was considered a letterer, has the density of oils as well as the he produced his work only by hand, in transparency of watercolors. In recent all excellence and perfection. I watched years I’ve been captivated by pen & ink. this process with pen & ink every day as B&W photography speaks for itself. It’s a small child. My father created works simple, crisp and clear. I favor this form such as the 75th World Series emblem when one or more of these conditions

“Clue” On Stage

Victor Maxwell, Carol McAdam, Sally Gladden, Ellie Johnson & Keith Prince

“Moodna Cart”

exist: inclement weather, infrastructural settings, exceptional and odd sites, and people’s countenances. “Often people approach me claiming that they wish they could paint or draw, but they feel that they have no talent. I encourage all people to create art through any medium whether it be writing poetry, music, or painting. There is an inherent talent in all of us.” For more information about the artist, email or visit About the venue: Family-owned and operated Leo’s Restaurant opened their first restaurant in Cornwall in 1981. Grab a slice of pizza, maybe a fresh calzone, or cozy up to a full-course scrumptious dinner while drinking in some local art! See Leo’s ad below.

Based on the 1985 movie, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects. Led by Wadsworth the butler, Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard race to find the killer as the body count stacks up. Clue is the comedy whodunit that will leave both cult-fans and newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out...WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT! Directed by Dawn Perneszi, produced by Heather Strauss, the Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop presents Clue at the Rivoli Theater, 5243 Main Street, So. Fallsburg, September 10-19. For tickets and info:

ART SHOW AT LEO’S CORNWALL LOCATION: “Black & White vs. Color” works by Naomi Kennedy, through November 1


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“Humanitee Tales 2021” in Newburgh In 2019, an Individual Artist’s Commission was awarded to Karen E. Gersch by Arts MidHudson for the creation of a new project entitled, Humanitee Tales. The four month-long creative process was launched with a regional search for “ordinary people with extraordinary life stories.” During several open call sessions, the diverse range of participants that Karen had hoped for in terms of backgrounds, ages, careers and histories was found. That first 2019 event included a salsaplaying Buddhist, a surgeon, a counselor, a foody, two military veterans, a restorer of old houses, and an impassioned educator. Being a professional or trained mover or actor was not a requisite. Having something heartfelt to say, and a willingness to learn new physical skills and a way of moving geared to each individual, was. Both the 2019 and this year’s production were shaped from shared stories and narratives that come directly from the participants. From week to week, Karen would edit and weave them together to make a cohesive work. As

the script evolved, the group explored improvisation and movement exercises, as well as learning simple choreography in correlation to the dialogue. Live instrumentals also play a part in the production. The aim was to develop a process that evoked rapport between all the individuals involved, as it examined what - despite our differences and diversities - connects us. For 2021, thanks to funding from Safe Harbors of the Hudson, a new cast of Humanitee Tales has been meeting weekly since May with Karen. The participants: Charles R. Dudley, Stella Joseph, Anda Onesa Lieberman, Kristin Miller, Curtis Rhett and Thomasa Rhett, have selected emotive poems and lyrics to be hung on the theater walls, as well as artwork commemorating the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 Twin Towers Tragedy. There will be two performances only: September 11 at 7:00pm and September 12 at 5:00pm in the Lobby At The Ritz Theater, 107 Broadway, Newburgh. Tickets available at the door. For info, email Karen at:

“Back in the Garden Again” Warwick Back in the Garden Again is the follow up exhibit of works created at the plein air paint out from this year’s Warwick Valley Garden Tour in July. A collaboration between the Warwick Valley Gardeners

Oil in canvas by Sarah McHugh

and Warwick Art League, the show is on view for the month of September in the Board Room of the Albert Wisner Public Library, 1 MacFarland Drive, Warwick. For information: 845-986-1047.

“Her Six Word Story...” in Newburgh Eileen MacAvery Kane and Safe for a free copy of the book (pending NYS Harbors of the Hudson invite you to COVID guidelines). A Hudson Valley native, Eileen Her Six Word Story, Often Untold - a FREE live event, on September 12 from MacAvery Kane’s work explores our relationships with memories, 2:00pm-4:00pm. family, community, Her Six Word Story, Often spirituality, nature, and Untold is a project recognizing the environment through and celebrating women’s photography, drawing, and lives, in their own words. film. Visit Women - local, national, and The event happens at Safe international - tell their story Harbors Green, corner in just six words. This event invites you to do the same, Eileen MacAvery Kane of Broadway and Liberty or to just listen in the community of a Streets, Newburgh. (Event will be held supportive and safe space. Learn more indoors in event of rain). This project is made possible with funds from the at: Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New Participate in writing, sharing, a book York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and release, viewing of a short film, and raffle administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.

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Seeing “Red” in Lords Valley

September 2021 – May 2022 (34th Season) Concerts are held at the Montgomery Senior Center, 36 Bridge Street, Montgomery, NY 12549 All concerts are FREE! Please, retain this for future reference.

Sunday, September 19, 2021 - 3pm

Mirror Vision Ensemble Mischa Bouvier, baritone; Abigail Levis, mezzo-soprano; Scott Murphree, tenor; Margaret Kampmeier, piano

Sunday, November 21, 2021 - 3pm

Shelest Duo Anna and Dmitri Shelest, four hands piano

Sunday, January 9, 2022 - 3pm

Neave Trio Anna Williams, violin; Mikhail Veselov, cello; Eri Nakamura, piano

Sunday, March 27, 2022 - 3pm

Malolli Trio Raimond Malolli, flute; Marsel Malolli, cello; Fatmira Kamberi, piano

Sunday, May 15, 2022 - 3pm Yalin Chi, piano

These concerts are made possible by the generous support of the Village of Montgomery, Orange County Office of Tourism, Orange County Art Council, Town of Montgomery, Historic Montgomery Association, Recycled Style, Glen Arden, Mike’s Deli, & Montgomery Mart. Also, thanks to Mimoza Vezuli, Barry Plaxen, Eric Hamblin and Mona Toscano.

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“When I haven’t any blue I use red.” - Pablo Picasso. RED is the theme for the September/October art show at the Gallery at Chant Realtors. Awardwinning artist Jill Swersie will be welcoming visitors to the gallery for the reception of her solo show on September 11 from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Swersie, whose work has been exhibited in the tri-state area and in Colorado, has been painting professionally for over thirty-five years. She has

been recognized for her largerthan-life people portraits and murals like Art of the Dance that can be seen in downtown Stroudsburg and her mural of greeting at the entrance to the Pocono Cinema. The show runs from September 11 to October 26 at the Gallery at Chant Realtors, 631 PA-739, Lords Valley. For information, email: Shown on left: Oil painting by Jill Swersie from her “Red” series.

Celebrate Otisville’s 100th Birthday Otisville was settled in 1816. The community was named after Isaac Otis, an early settler and local merchant. The Village of Otisville was created in 1921 and will celebrate its 100th year with three days of festivities, September 1719, in Veteran’s Park, Burger’s Field, and Mt. Hope Town Park Pavilion. Music includes rock, country and pop concerts by four bands, a very colorful parade highlighted by the Franklin Marching Band and the Broome St. Marching Band (see photo) as

well as many other participants such as speakers talking of Otisville past, present and future. From 10:00am4:00pm, view art by local artists at the beautifully renovated Methodist Church on Highland Ave. See calendar listings pages 11 &13. Fun Fact: Did you know Dorothy Lena Young (1907-2011) was born in Otisville? An American entertainer who worked as a stage assistant to magician Harry Houdini, she later became a Broadway actress as well as a touring dancer.

Two 250th Birthdays in Two Villages With all of the terrible events of the past 18 months, missing a Birthday Party normally would not be a big deal. However, last December the world missed out on celebrating the 250th birthday of the great Ludwig van Beethoven, born on December 16, 1770. The Kemyndable Flute Trio is comprised of Amy Klein, Deborah Proulx and Kenneth Korn. They will perform his Grand Trio in C, op. 87 and his Allegro for a Musical Clock, op 33. The temperamental Beethoven had few lifelong friends. Anton Reicha was an exception. Like Beethoven he was born in 1770, and also turned 250 last year. During his lifetime he was a popular and successful composer. The trio will perform Reicha’s Flute Trio in D. Other works that fit the historical scope of this concert include delightful trios by James Hook and François Devienne. Hook (1746-1827) displayed a remarkable talent at an early age, playing the harpsichord by the age of four and performing concertos at age six. A composer for (mostly) wind

instruments, Devienne’s (1759-1803) compositions for flute were revived by Jean-Pierre Rampal in the 1960s. The Kemyndable Flute Trio will be performing the music of Beethoven and his contemporaries outside the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library, 479 Broadway, Monticello, on September 20 at 6:00pm (rain date: September 27). Feel free to bring your own chair or blanket. The Trio then performs at the Albert Wisner Library, 1 McFarland Drive, Warwick, October 3 at 2:00pm. Admission to both concerts is free. To register, visit each library’s website.

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sponsored by Matthews Pharmacy, Ellenville and Endico Watercolors, Sugar Loaf and High Withers, Goshen and WaterWheel Cafe, Milford CANVAS cannot be responsible for errors & omissions. Please verify dates and times.


Douglas Ladnier�������������������������������������������������������Forestburgh Tavern, Aug 31-Sep 3, 6pm


“Grease” & family Yoga���������������������������Morningside Park, Hurleyville, Sep 4, dusk FREE “Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” Tom Hanks���Wisner Library, Warwick, Sep 13, 1pm FREE “Not Just Me” �������������������Zoom & CAS Laundry King, Livingston Manor, Sep 16, 6:30pm “Wild Mountain Thyme” Emily Blunt����������Wisner Library, Warwick, Sep 20, 1pm FREE “Rear Window” J. Stewart, G. Kelly���������Josephine-Louise Library, Walden, Sep 24, 6pm FREE “Land” Robin Wright, Demian Birchir����������Wisner Library, Warwick, Sep 27, 1pm FREE


Jeff Dunham��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Bethel Woods, Sep 18, 7pm


9th NTD International Classical Chinese Dance Competition��������������������������������������������� Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, semi-finals: Sep 4, 10am, finals Sep 5, 5:30pm Hudson Valley Flamenco��������� Crawford Library Outdoors, Monticello, Sep 23, 6pm FREE

FAIRS & Festivals

First Fridays..................���������������������������� Main Street, Pine Bush, Fridays, 4pm-7pm FREE New York Renaissance Faire�������������������������������������������Sterling Forest, Tuxedo, thru Oct 3 Harvest Festival���������������������������������������������������Bethel Woods, Aug 29 & Sep 5, 11am-4pm Pine Bush UFO Festival���������������������������������������������������������������������������� Pine Bush, Sep 3-4 Arts Festival “In the Works, In the Woods”�����������������������Forestburgh Playhouse, Sep 9-12 General Montgomery Day����������������������� Downtown Montgomery, Sep 11, 9am-7pm FREE Second Saturdays���������������������������������������������������Mountaindale, Sep 11, 11am-10pm FREE Safe Harbors Annual Gala – Celebrating Community��������������������������������������������������������� Safe Harbors Green, Newburgh, Sep 17, 5:30pm Otisville Centennial Celebration�������������������������������������������������������������Otisville, Sep 17-19 Newburgh OPEN Studios 2021 tour������������������������������Newburgh, Sep 25 & 26, Noon-6pm TractorFest������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ Grahamsville, Sep 25 & 26 Giant Pumpkin Party�����������������������������������������Grahamsville Fairgrounds, Oct 2, 9am-4pm

Music - Classical & Klezmer

Sullivan County Community Orchestra & Big Galut(e) “Sounds of Jewish Culture”������� Big Galut(e) & students: Klezmer Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre, Aug 28, 4:30pm & Big Galut(e): Klezmer Monticello High School, Aug 28, 9:30pm & SCCO: Classical Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre, Aug 29, 3pm The Serenade Quartet������������������������������������������������Pacem in Terris, Warwick, Sep 5, 5pm NY Wind Symphony����������������������������� Stanley Deming Park, Warwick, Sep 11, 7pm FREE Sullivan County Community Orchestra Quartet “Art of the String Quartet” �������������������� Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre, Sep 18, 6pm & White Lake Reformed Presbyterian Church. Sep 19, 3pm Mirror Vision Ensemble Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series���������������������������������� Montgomery Senior Center, Sep 19, 3pm FREE Kemyndable Flute Trio Beethoven & Friends, 250th Birthday��������������������������������������������� Crawford Library Outdoors, Monticello, Sep 20, 6pm FREE & Wisner Library, Warwick, Oct 3, 2pm FREE

Music - jazz

Glenn Heller Trio “groove port”����������UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, Aug 28, 7pm Karl Latham Trio “groove port”�����������UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, Sep 11, 7pm Jack DeSalva Quartet “groove port”����UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, Sep 25, 7pm Ferenc Nemeth w/Massimo Biolcati & Dayna Stephens� The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 26, 7pm

Poetry Readings w/open mic

Virginia Petzold���������������������������������������Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Sep 2, 7pm Poetry at the Karpeles host:Hayden Wayne�����Karpeles Museum, Newburgh, Sep 4, 1pm FREE Poetry at Java Blue Bill Greenfield���������������� Java Blue Coffee, Montgomery, Sep 21, 6pm 12th Annual Liberty Museum Poetry Festival�������Zoom & Liberty Public Library, Sep 25, 2pm Fall Poetry Cafe Alyta Adams, Fr. Bob Phelps, Robert Milby��Florida Library, Sep 26, 1pm FREE


Otisville Centennial Parade��������������������������������������������������������Otisville, Sep 18 Noon-2pm Fun With Hula Hoops adults��� Crawford Library Outdoors, Monticello, Sep 22, 6pm FREE Newburgh OPEN Studios 2021 tour������������������������������Newburgh, Sep 25 & 26, Noon-6pm


“Her Six Word Story, Often Untold” w/Eileen MacAvery Kane������������������������������������������� Safe Harbors Green, Newburgh, Sep 12, 2pm FREE

Theatre - Musical & Variety

“Babes in Arms” Rodgers & Hart�������������������������������������Forestburgh Playhouse, thru Sep 5 “Dream on the Farm” Farm Arts Collective����� Willow Wisp Farm, Damascus, Sep 5, 6pm Arts Festival “In the Works, In the Woods”�����������������������Forestburgh Playhouse, Sep 9-12

Theatre - Play

“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare”��������Shadowland Stages, Ellenville, thru Sep 5 Arts Festival “In the Works, In the Woods”�����������������������Forestburgh Playhouse, Sep 9-12 “Clue” Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop���������Rivoli Theater, So. Fallsburg, Sep 10-19 “Humanitee Tales” by Karen E. Gersch��������� Ritz Theatre Lobby, Newburgh, Sep 11 & 12 “Tidy Endings” by Harvey Fierstein, Cornerstone Theatre Arts��� Goshen Music Hall, Sep 11-26 “Golden Girls Gone Wild” Murder Mystery������������������Playhouse at Museum Village, Sep 17-19

Music - pop, Folk, Country, Blues, rock, etc. sponsored by Steve’s Music Center, Rock Hill and Al’s Music Center, Port Jervis CANVAS cannot be responsible for errors & omissions. Please verify dates and times

Hot Rod On the Lawn���������������������������������������Sugar Loaf Crossing, Aug 26, 6:30pm FREE The Differents����������������������Clinton Street Bandstand, Montgomery, Aug 26, 6:30pm FREE Stacy Cohen & friends���������������������Gazebo Park, Kauneonga Lake, Aug 26, 6:30pm FREE Arlen Roth & The Pay Pals blues��������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 26, 7pm Jimmy & the Parrots��������������������� Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Aug 27, 6pm FREE Mike Brown�������������������������������������������������������������Rafter’s Tavern, Callicoon, Aug 27, 7pm Chris Bergson Solo & Trio blues���������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 27, 7pm John Fogerty���������������������������������������������������������������������������Bethel Woods, Aug 27, 7:30pm Nailed Shutt & Moonshine Creek������Stanley Deming Park, Warwick, Aug 28, 6pm FREE The Complete Let it Be Beatles������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 28, 7pm Patti Greco Sunshine����������������������������������������������Rafter’s Tavern, Callicoon, Aug 28, 7pm Old Dominion������������������������������������������������������������������������������Bethel Woods, Aug 28, 7pm The AL’s eclectic acoustic pop�������������������������Town Hall, Cornwall, Aug 29, 6:30pm FREE The Klezmatics Klezmer +��������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 29, 7pm Swing-Shift Orchestra���������������Crawford Library Outdoors, Monticello, Sep 1, 6pm FREE Keith Newman rock�������������������Crawford Library Outdoors, Monticello, Sep 2, 6pm FREE Hillbilly Parade����������������������Clinton Street Bandstand, Montgomery, Sep 2, 6:30pm FREE Aerial Acoustics Tribute to 1st responders Gazebo Park, Kauneonga Lake, Sep 2, 6:30pm FREE Emmeline soul, jazz����������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 2, 7pm Scott Sharrard & Friends music of Grant Green����������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 3, 7pm Pitbull & Iggy Azalea��������������������������������������������������������������������Bethel Woods, Sep 3, 8pm Scott Petito’s Modern Times�������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 4, 7pm Jimmy Sturr & his band polka�������������������� PLAV Pavilion, Pine Island, Sep 5, 2pm FREE VickiKristinaBarcelona Tom Waits��������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 5, 7pm Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis blues, soul, swing������������������ The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 9, 7pm Raina Sokolov Gonzalez jazz, r&b, Shutterdog������������ The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 10, 7pm John Mulaney “From Scratch”���������������������������������������������������Bethel Woods, Sep 10, 8pm Deadgrass & Friends Jerry Garcia�������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 11, 7pm Al Chez & The Brothers of Funk Big Band Kindred Spirits Arts����������������������������������������� Atlantic Health Parking Lot, Milford, Sep 12, 4pm FREE Gratefully Yours Grateful Dead������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 16, 7pm Strictly 60’s Band Otisville Centennial���Veteran’s Park, Otisville, Sep 17, 6pm-9pm FREE Jonny Rosch & Friends�������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 17, 7pm Franklin Marching Band & Broom St. Marching Band Otisville Centennial��������������������� Burger’s Field to Downtown to Burgers Field, Otisville, Sep 18, Noon-2pm FREE Otisville Brass Band Otisville Centennial��������Burger’s Field, Otisville, Sep 18, 3pm FREE Bottlecap Rockets Otisville Centennial�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������, Mt. Hope Town Park Pavilion, Otisville, Sep 18, 6pm-9pm FREE Hollis Brown Residency r&r������������������������������������������ The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 18, 7pm Bernie Drury, Maggie Seligman, Rick Drost. folk, Music for Humanity���������������������������� Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Sep 18, 7:30pm Almost Country Otisville Centennial�Mt. Hope Town Park Pavilion, Otisville, Sep 19, 3pm-6pm The Blend Otisville Centennial���������������������� Veteran’s Park, Otisville, Sep 19, Noon FREE LeAnn Rimes����������������������������������������������Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Sep 18, 6pm Latin Night with Cuboricua�����������������Stanley Deming Park, Warwick, Sep 18, 7pm FREE Art Thief�������������������������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 19, 7pm Lynyrd Skynyrd w/Kansas���������������������������������������������������������Bethel Woods, Sep 19, 7pm Jimmy Sturr & his band polka������������������������������������Villa Roma, Callicoon, Sep 20, Noon Chris Stapleton w/Margo Price & Kendell Marvel������������������Bethel Woods, Sep 23, 7pm Alexis P. Suter Band������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 24, 7pm Jimmy Sturr & his band�����Clinton Street Bandstand, Montgomery, Sep 25, 6:30pm FREE Jay Collins & The Northern Resistance����������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 25, 7pm The Black Crowes������������������������������������������������������������������������Bethel Woods, Sep 25, 8pm Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Americana, folk, Newburgh Chamber Music���������������������������� St. George’s Church, Newburgh, Sep 26, 3pm ZZ Top������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Bethel Woods, Sep 26, 7pm Cindy Cashdollar & The Syncopators rockabilly, swing, blues� Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 27, 7pm Richard Lloyd’s Television rock������������������������������������ The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 29, 7pm The Outlaws������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ Bethel Woods, Oct 3, 8pm OPEN Mic & IN-HOUSE MUSIC Listings below are not included in our centerspread calendar

Open Mic����������������������������������������� Heartbeat Music Hall, Grahamsville, Wednesdays, 7pm Open Mic���������������������������������������������������������������� Rafter’s Tavern, Callicoon, Sundays 3pm The Parting Glass Band Celtic������Loughran’s Pub, Salisbury Mills, Thursdays, 7pm-10pm Oxford Station Band����������������������������������������������������������Nu-CAVU, Wallkill, Sept. 3, 8pm Oxford Station Band�������������������������������� The Smoke Joint, Livingston Manor, Sept. 4, 5pm September 2021

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FB & FT���������������������������������Forestburgh Playhouse & Forestburgh Tavern GFAIR����������������������������������������������������������������������Grahamsville Fairgrounds GMCM Grand Montgomery Chamber Music����� Montgomery Senior Center GOSH Cornerstone Theatre Arts������������������������������������� Goshen Music Hall HPAC�������������������������������������������������������� Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre



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

Cabaret Douglas Ladnier FT 6pm

Theatre - Musical “Babes in Arms” FB 8pm



Theatre - Musical “Babes in Arms” FB 2pm & 8pm

Music Swing Shift Orchestra MONT-LIB 6pm Cabaret Douglas Ladnier FT 6pm

Fair NY Renaissance Faire STERLING 10am-7pm


Music - Polka Jimmy Sturr & Band Villa Roma, Callicoon, Noon

Cinema “Wild Mountain Thyme” WISNER 1pm


Music -Rock.......................Keith Newman................MONT-LIB 6pm Cabaret............................Douglas Ladnier............................FT 6pm Music.................................Hillbilly Parade..............MGMRY 6:30pm Music................................Aerial Acoustics...............KLGAZ 6:30pm Poetry................................Virginia Petzold......................NOBL 7pm Music - Soul-Jazz...................Emmeline..............................FAL 7pm Theatre - Musical.......“Babes in Arms” Rodgers & Hart...........FB 8pm

9 Festival....................“In the Works, In the Woods”......FB 7pm-9pm Music - Rock-Blues-Soul.....Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis.......FAL 7pm

Thelma Ritter, Grace Kelly and James Stewart star in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rear Window” at the Josephine-Louise Library in Walden, September 24 at 6pm. Free Admission.

Cinema “Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” WISNER 1pm



JLPL�������������������������������������������������������������� Josephine-Louis KLGAZ���������������������������������������������������������������� Gazebo Park, MGMRY�������������������������������������������������Clinton Street Bandsta MONT-LIB����������������������������������������������Crawford Library Out MORN�������������������������������������������������������������������� Morningside

Poet Alyta Adams. See page 23.


Poetry Bill Greenfield Java Blue Coffee, Montgomery, 6pm

Music For Humanity: Bernie Drury (above) performs on Sept. 18 at 7:30pm along with Maggie Seligman & Rick Drost at Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall


Recreation Fun With Hula Hoops MONT-LIB 6pm




Fair....................First Fridays....... Festival..............“In the Works Music............Raina Sokolov-G Theatre - Play.......................... Music.......................John Mul



Fair....................First Fridays....... Dance...................Hudson Valley Flamenco............MONT-LIB 6pm Cinema..............................“Re Music..Chris Stapleton w/Margo Price & Kendell Marvel..BW 7pm Theatre - Play.................. “Tid Music - Blues................Alexis



Cinema “Land” WISNER 1pm

Fair....................First Fridays....... Celebrate General Montgomery Day on September 11 from 9am-7pm. See page 23

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Cabaret...........................Doug Festival...........Pine Bush UFO Music - Grant Green.....Scott S Music...........................Pitbull Theatre - Musical.......“Babes in Theatre - Play.“Complete Work

Fair....................First Fridays....... Festival.......... Annual Gala – C Music .........Strictly 60’s Band Cinema....“Not Just Me”..Zoom & CAS Laundry King, L. Manor, 6:30pm Theatre - Play.................. “Tid Music - Grateful Dead.....Gratefully Yours...........................FAL 7pm Music..............................Jonny Theatre - Play.......................... Theatre - Play.............“Golden

Music - Classical Kemyndable Flute Trio MONT-LIB 6pm




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NCM Newburgh Chamber Music��� St. George’s Church, Newburgh NOBL�������������������������������������� Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hal PLAV����������������������������������������������������������PLAV Pavilion, Pine Island PMV������������������������������������������������������ Playhouse at Museum Village RAFT�����������������������������������������������������������Rafter’s Tavern, Callicoon



RITZ�������������������������������������������Ritz Theatre Lobby, Newburgh RIV����������������������������������������������� Rivoli Theater, So. Fallsburg SAFE��������������������������������������� Safe Harbors Green, Newburgh SHADOW���������������������������������� Shadowland Stages, Ellenville SLPAC������������������������������� Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center


Dance........Chinese Classical Dance Competition.....SLPAC 10am glas Ladnier............................FT 6pm Fair..........................NY Renaissance Faire...STERLING 10am-7pm O Festival........Pine Bush, 4pm-10pm Festival..........Pine Bush UFO Festival........Pine Bush, 11am-10pm Sharrard & Friends .............FAL 7pm Poetry.....Poetry at the Karpeles....Karpeles Museum, Newburgh, 1pm & Iggy Azalea.......................BW 8pm Music - Jazz........................Hal Galper Trio......................RAFT 3pm n Arms” Rodgers & Hart..........FB 8pm Cinema & Family Yoga............“Grease”.........................MORN dusk ks of W. Shakespeare”.SHADOW 8pm Music.......................Scott Petito’s Modern Times...............FAL 7pm Theatre - Play.“Complete Works of W. Shakespeare”.SHADOW 8pm Theatre - Musical.......“Babes in Arms” Rodgers & Hart..........FB 8pm


Fair..........................NY Renaissance Faire...STERLING 10am-7pm Festival........General Montgomery Day........Montgomery, 9am-7pm Festival................“In the Works, In the Woods”.......FB 11am-11pm .......Main Street, Pine Bush, 4pm-7pm Fair.......................Second Saturday........Mountaindale, 11am-10pm s, In the Woods”.....FB 2:30pm-11pm Music - Jazz........................Hal Galper Trio......................RAFT 3pm Gonzalez, Shutterdog..........FAL 7pm Theatre - Play..................“Humanitee Tales”.....................RITZ 7pm ..“Clue”..................................RIV 8pm Theatre - Play.................. “Tiding Endings”....................GOSH 7pm laney From Scratch..............BW 8pm Music - Jazz......................Karl Latham Trio........................UpF 7pm Music - Classical...........NY Wind Symphony..............DEMING 7pm Music - Jerry Garcia.....Deadgrass & Friends.....................FAL 7pm Theatre - Play...........................“Clue”..................................RIV 8pm

.......Main Street, Pine Bush, 4pm-7pm Celebrating Community..SAFE 5:30pm d....Veteran’s Park, Otisville, 6pm-9pm ding Endings”...................GOSH 7pm Rosch & Friends....................FAL 7pm ..“Clue”..................................RIV 8pm n Girls Gone Wild”..............PMV 8pm


Fair..............NY Renaissance Faire...STERLING 10am-7pm Music................Otisville Brass Band...Burger’s Field, Otisville, 2pm Music - Jazz........................Hal Galper Trio......................RAFT 3pm Theatre - Play...........“Golden Girls Gone Wild”.....PMV 3pm & 8pm Music........Almost Country..Mt. Hope Town Park Pavilion, 3pm-6pm Music...Bottlecap Rockets..Mt. Hope Town Park Pavilion, 6pm-9pm Music - Classical..SCCO Quartet “Art of the String Quartet”...HPAC 6pm Music - Jazz..................Jack DeSalva Quartet....................UpF 7pm Music - R&R................Hollis Brown Residency..................FAL 7pm Music - Latin...........................Cuboricua......................DEMING 7pm Comedy................................Jeff Dunham.............................BW 7pm Theatre - Play.................. “Tiding Endings”....................GOSH 7pm Music - Folk....Bernie Drury, Maggie Seligman, Rick Drost....NOBL 7:30pm


Fair..........................NY Renaissance Faire...STERLING 10am-7pm Festival..............................Harvest Festival...............BW 11am-4pm Music - Polka..............Jimmy Sturr & his band...............PLAV 2pm Theatre - Play.“Complete Works of W. Shakespeare”...SHADOW 2pm Theatre - Musical.......“Babes in Arms” Rodgers & Hart..........FB 3pm

Music - Classical...The Serenade Quartet...Pacem in Terris, Warwick, 5pm

Dance.........Chinese Classical Dance Competition.....SLPAC 5:30pm Theatre - Variety............“Dream on the Farm”...........WILLOW 6pm Music - Tom Waits.....VickiKristinaBarcelona....................FAL 7pm


Fair..........................NY Renaissance Faire...STERLING 10am-7pm Festival................“In the Works, In the Woods”......FB 11am-11pm Theatre - Play..........................“Clue”...................................RIV 2pm Theatre - Play.................. “Tiding Endings”...................GOSH 2pm Storytelling........“Her Six Word Story, Often Untold”.....SAFE 2pm Music - R&B.........Al Chez & The Brothers of Funk...........ATL 4pm Theatre - Play.................“Humanitee Tales”.....................RITZ 5pm


Fair..........................NY Renaissance Faire...STERLING 10am-7pm Music...........................The Blend......Veteran’s Park, Otisville, Noon Theatre - Play...........................“Clue”..................................RIV 2pm Theatre - Play.................. “Tiding Endings”...................GOSH 2pm Theatre - Play...........“Golden Girls Gone Wild”...............PMV 3pm Music - Classical........Mirror Visions Ensemble............GMCM 3pm Music - Classical..SCCO Quartet “Art of the String Quartet”...WLC 3pm Music..................................LeAnn Rimes.......................SLPAC 6pm Music......................................Art Thief................................FAL 7pm Music...........................Lynyrd Skynyrd w/Kansas...................BW 7pm

Theatre - Play...........................“Clue”..................................RIV 8pm


Fair..........................NY Renaissance Faire...STERLING 10am-7pm Recreation....................Open Studios Tour.....Newburgh, Noon-6pm .......Main Street, Pine Bush, 4pm-7pm Poetry.........................Liberty Poetry Festival....Liberty Library, 2pm ear Window”........................JLPL 6pm Music - Jazz........................Hal Galper Trio......................RAFT 3pm ding Endings”...................GOSH 7pm Music - Polka..............Jimmy Sturr & his band......MGMRY 6:30pm s P. Suter Band......................FAL 7pm Music - Jazz...................Jack DeSalvo Quartet..................UpF 7pm Theatre - Play.................. “Tiding Endings”....................GOSH 7pm Music..........Jay Collins & The Northern Resistance..........FAL 7pm Music...............................The Black Crowes........................BW 8pm

.......Main Street, Pine Bush, 4pm-7pm


STERLING�������������������������������������������������������� Sterling Forest, Tuxedo UpF������������������������������������������� UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis WILLOW������������������������������������������������� Willow Wisp Farm, Damascus WISNER����������������������������������������������� Albert Wisner Library, Warwick WLC���������������������������������White Lake Reformed Presbyterian Church

2 Fair..........................NY Renaissance Faire...STERLING 10am-7pm Music - Jazz........................Hal Galper Trio......................RAFT 3pm


Fair..........................NY Renaissance Faire...STERLING 10am-7pm Recreation...................Open Studios Tour.....Newburgh, Noon-6pm Poetry..................Fall Poetry Cafe.....Florida Library Outdoors, 1pm Music - Folk-Americana.....Jay Ungar & Molly Mason......NCM 3pm Theatre - Play.................. “Tiding Endings”...................GOSH 2pm

Music - Jazz.......Ferenc Nemeth w/Massimo Biolcati & Dayna Stephens.....FAL 7pm

Music....................................ZZ Top.....................................BW 7pm


Fair............................Giant Pumpkin Party............GFAIR 9am-4pm Fair..........................NY Renaissance Faire...STERLING 10am-7pm Music- Classical...........Kemyndable Flute Trio...........WISNER 2pm Music....................................The Outlaws............................BW 8pm

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

Art exhibits

CAS-LK��������������������������������������������� Catskill Art Society Laundry King, Livingston Manor DVAA����������������������������������������������������������������Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg UUC������������������������������������������������������� Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Rock Tavern WRS��������������������������������������������������������������������������������Wallkill River School, Montgomery

Group Show�����������������������������������������������������������������������Stray Cat Gallery, Bethel, ongoing Georgia Chambers etchings, paintings� Georgia Chambers Art Gallery, Callicoon, ongoing Catharine De Maio paintings�������������������������������������� Rustic Wheelhouse, Chester, ongoing T.A. Clearwater paintings, pastels, prints���Clearwater Gallery at Jones Farm, Cornwall, ongoing Group Show paintings, drawings, etc.������������������������������ARTery Gallery, Milford, ongoing Karen E. Gersch, Gabrielle Dearborn, Josiah Dearborn drawings, paintings, silverwork Gersch Home Gallery, Montgomery, by appt, ongoing Carolyn Duke pottery�����������������������������������Duke Pottery, Tennanah Lake, Roscoe, ongoing Inscribed Tibetan Prayer Stones�� Tibetan & Himalayan Cultural Center, Walden, ongoing Troy Anthony McConico “Finding More” �������Woodbury Public Library Virtual Gallery, thru Aug 31 Frank Shuback “From Past to Present” found object wall sculptures and collages������������ Griffith Olivero Realty, Goshen, thru late Sep TBD Goshen Art League “Braving the Storm” group show���������������������������������������������������������� Orange County Emergency Center, Goshen, thru Sep 3 Group Invitational Exhibit 12 artists������������������������������������������������������CAS-LK thru Sep 5 “Artists’ Notes” Laura Dudes & Claude Larson���������� ARTery Gallery, Milford thru Sep 6 “Reflections” group show���������������������������������������������������������������������������� WRS thru Sep 12 Samuelle Green “In the Absence of Gravity and Other Restraints”�������������������������������������� & Kathleen Anderson “Tuning Compositional Strategies” DVAA thru Sep 19 Tony Canger paintings���������������������������������������Liberty Museum & Arts Center, thru Sep 25 Group Show���������������������������������������������UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, thru Sep 26 Forrest Myers Laser’s Daze�������������������Livingston Manor Farmer’s Market site, thru Oct 1 “In the Mood: Art inspired by Music and the Soundscape of Daily Life”������������������������� Goshen Art League, Goshen Music Hall, thru Oct 29 Mitchell Saler realistic oil landscape paintings�������������������UUC, Rock Tavern, thru Oct 31 Naomi Kennedy “Black & White vs Color”����Leo’s Restaurant & Pizzeria, Cornwall, thru Nov 1 “Lights, Color, Fashion: Psychedelic Posters and Patterns of 1960s San Francisco”������� Museum at Bethel Woods, thru Dec 31


River Valley Artists Guild Art About Town: “It’s Summertime!”��������������������������������������� Group Show Gio’s Gelato Café, Port Jervis, & Susan Miiller summer-themed oil paintings Port Jervis Library, & Gene Iovine still life paintings Bon Secours Hospital Cafeteria, Port Jervis, thru Aug 31 “The Last Picture Art Show” painting, photography, sculpture mixed media, group show Nutshell Art Center, Lake Huntington, Aug 28-Sep 12 Group Show�������������������������������������������������������������� Wurtsboro Art Alliance, Aug 28-Sep 26 Warwick Valley Gardeners & Warwick Art League “Back in the Garden Again” ������������ Wisner Library, Warwick, Sep 1-30 “Watercolor!” group show, Mary Endico, juror��������������������������������������WRS Sep 3-Oct 10 Lana Privitera “Soaking Up The Sunshine” watercolors��������������������������WRS Sep 3-Oct 10 Sandy Spitzer “A New Beginning”�����������������������������������������������������������WRS Sep 3-Oct 10 Mona Cliff & Margaret Jacobs “Celebrating and ignitng creative change”����������������������� 2nd Annual Indigenous Womens’ Voices Summit Gallery 222, Hurleyville, Sep 8-Nov 7 Helen Yeoshin Hwang & Liza J Smith-Simpson “In Our Travels”������������������������������������� ARTery Gallery, Milford, Sep 9-Oct 4 Newburgh Open Studio Artists “Newburgh Now!” group show������������������������������������������ Holland Tunnel Gallery, Newburgh, Sep 10-26 Jill Swersie “Red”�����������������������������Gallery at Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, Sep 11-Oct 26 Noah Kalina “Over Time”�����������������������������������������������������������������CAS-LK Sep 11-Oct 31 “Still Life” group show ���������������������������������������������������������������������������WRS Sep 17-Oct 17 Group Show Otisville Centennial��������������� Methodist Church, Otisville, Sep 19, 10am-4pm Janet Leroy “Beautiful, Bucolic and Bountiful” watercolors����������������������������������������������� Liberty Museum & Art Center, Sep 25-Oct 16 Warwick Drawing Group “The Figures Influence”������������������������������������������������������������� Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf, Sep 26-Oct 26

Photography exhibits

Woodstock Memorabilia & Photos������������������������Stray Cat White House, Bethel, ongoing “Along the Towpath: The D&H Canal in Mamakating, 1828-1898”��� Wurtsboro Library Brian Wolfe “Newburgh Lens”��������������������������Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, thru Sep 19 The Fix “Becoming Visible”����������������������������������������Aquinas Hall, Newburgh, thru Sep 25

ART & Photography receptions

“The Last Picture Art Show” group show����������������������������������������������������������������������������� Nutshell Art Center, Lake Huntington, Aug 28, 5pm-7pm “In the Mood: Art inspired by Music and the Soundscape of Daily Life”������������������������� Goshen Art League & Frank Shuback “From Past to Present” Goshen Music Hall & Griffith Olivero Realty, Goshen, Sep 9, 7pm-8:30pm 14

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Noah Kalina “Over Time”��������������������������� CAS-LK Sep 11, talk:3pm, reception 4pm-6pm “Newburgh Now!” group show��������Holland Tunnel Gallery, Newburgh, Sep 10, 6pm-8pm Mitchell Saler realistic oil landscape paintings���������UUC, Rock Tavern, Sep 11, 4pm-7pm Jill Swersie “Red”�����������������������Gallery at Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, Sep 11, 5pm-7pm Helen Yeoshin Hwang & Liza J Smith-Simpson����ARTery Gallery, Milford, Sep 11, 6pm-9pm Newburgh Open Studio Artists�������Holland Tunnel Gallery, Newburgh, Sep 24, 6pm-8pm Lana Privitera “Soaking Up The Sunshine” & Sandy Spitzer “A New Beginning”������������ & “Watercolor!” group show, Mary Endico, juror WRS Sep 25, 5pm-7pm Warwick Drawing Group “The Figures Influence”������������������������������������������������������������� Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf, Sep 26, 3pm-6pm

Children & Teens Calendar

JLPL�������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Josephine-Louise Library, Walden PEEC��������������������������������������������� Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry


Listings not included in our centerspread calendar.

Stories & More 2-5yrs, bring blanket�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Crawford Library Outdoors, Monticello, Wednesdays & Fridays, 11am Storytime in the Park������������������Veteran’s Memorial Park, Wurtsboro, Saturdays 10:30am Story Time����������������������������������������������������������������������������������Liberty Library, Sep 8, 11am “Marvin the Magnificent!” by/w/Ed Finnerty + magic show� Florida Lib. Sep 18, 10:30am Ahoy Pirates! family story time������������������������������������������������ Liberty Library, Sep 18, 1pm EntertainmenT & Lectures See also Fairs & Festivals page 9

“Magic! The Gathering Club” teens & up��������������������������������� JLPL Sep 4 & Sep 18, 2pm Kid’s Night Out 5-14yrs�����������������������������������Town of Thompson Park, Monticello, Sep 17 Family Night�����������������������������������������������������Town of Thompson Park, Monticello, Sep 25


sponsored by SUNY Orange and Town of Newburgh Desmond Center DCCE������������������������������������������������������������ Desmond Center for Community Enrichment MEEC��������������������������������������� Mamakating Environmental Education Center, Wurtsboro PEEC�������������������������������������� Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry Lectures, Discussions, Talks & Walks are FREE unless otherwise noted: (FEE) (Events Not lncluded in Centerspread Calendar)

lectures - Discussions - Talks - Walks “Creative Conversation” Douglas Carter Beane����� Forestburgh Playhouse, Sep 5, 1:30pm “From the Borscht Belt to Broadway” John Conway����������������������������������������������������������� “In the Works-In the Woods” Festival Forestburgh Playhouse, Sep 10, 2:30pm “Creative Conversation” “Off the Cuff” “In the Works-In the Woods” Festival��������������� Forestburgh Playhouse, Sep 10, 5pm & Sep 11, 1:30pm & Sep 12, 1pm “Lost Amusement Parks of New York City (Beyond Coney Island)”�������������������������������� Barbara & Wes Gottlock DCCE Sep 14, 10am FEE Hudson Valley Creative Impact Conference “Resilience”��������������������������������������������������� Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, Sep 14, 4pm FEE “Edouard Manet” Laura Nicholls������������������������������������������� DCCE Sep 15, 12:15pm FEE “Apples In America: A History” Sarah Wassberg Johnson��Chester Library, Sep 18, 1pm Geology Hike Paul Kovalski, aka Dr. Dinosaur������������������������������ PEEC Sep 18, 1pm FEE Owl Prowl������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ PEEC Sep 18, 7pm FEE Bug Exploration�������������������������������������������������������������������������������� PEEC Sep 19, 1pm FEE “Abraham Lincoln & Frederick Douglass: Their lives and their words as inspiration”�� Paul R. Martin III DCCE Sep 21, 10:30am FEE “The Lowell Mill Girls-Organized Labor and the First Strikes in America”������������������� Rick Feingold DCCE Sep 23, 10am FEE “Paterson-The Silk City” Tom DeStefano����������������������������������� DCCE Sep 23, 12pm FEE “A Historian’s View of Chester, New York”��������������������������Chester Library, Sep 25, 1pm Science Cafe “Eating Right for Health, Longevity, and Pandemic Resilience”����������������� Richard M. Rosenfeld Temple Hill Tavern, Vails Gate, Sep 27, 7:30pm “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend: The Ladies of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League” Cynthia Topps DCCE Sep 28, 10am FEE “Historic Mansions in the Hudson Valley” Anthony Musso�������DCCE Sep 29, 10am FEE “Lee Krasner or “Mrs. Jackson Pollock”������������������������������ DCCE: Sep 29, 12:15pm FEE “Migration: It’s Not Just for Birds” Orange County Audubon Society������������������������������� Zoom -Wisner Library, Warwick, Sep 29, 6pm “The Prehistoric Caves at Mt. Lookout. Goshen” Mary Altobelli��������������������������������������������������� DCCE Sep 30, Noon FEE Talks A Conversation With Ann Van Hine; Her Experience Navigating 9/11 and Personal Loss� Chester Library, Sep 7, 6:30pm Noah Kalina artist��������������������������������CAS Laundry King, Livingston Manor, Sep 11, 3pm “Otisville: Past, Present and Future” Otisvlle Centennial, various speakers���������������������� Veteran’s Park, Otisville, Sep 19, 1pm

In Memoriam:

Nancy (Ruggiero) Karp

June 20, 1953 - November 6, 2020 Nancy was a joy to work with and we are grateful that we could call her a friend. - Barry Nancy became affiliated with CANVAS working as a graphic artist. We had some wonderful conversations on the phone - where we were either giggling (she had a great sense of humor) or griping (deadlines and always waiting for items - such is the life of a graphic artist). She had a very bright and vivacious personality and it was a true pleasure to have known her. - Sophia. Nancy was all about community and personal interaction. She wanted to be recognized for her creative insights and talent. She put 200% into every creative endeavor. She certainly was an prognosticator and innovator and indeed, a role model of how to live your life with honesty and integrity. As for letting her collaborators and colleagues make statements about her, I think Nancy would be thrilled! - Steve Karp As the youngest of three, I had the great privilege of growing up with Nancy as my older sister. In my early childhood she was almost like another mother; as we grew older she became a dear friend. I will always treasure the memories of the many happy hours Nancy, my brother Paul and I spent at home, on family vacations to Cape Cod, or exploring the nooks and crannies of the Hudson Valley. Nancy was selflessly loving; untiringly curious; refreshingly positive; a fierce defender of all our family traditions; an amazing artist; a woman of faith; a natural musician; and a loyal sister and friend through good times and bad. She saw beauty in even the most ordinary

of things. I am deeply grateful for the imprint she has left on my life forever. - Rick Ruggiero Nancy took her enthusiasm wherever she went...she joined Classic Choral Society, Cappella Festiva, Calvary Chorale, enlivening performances as well as serving their needs with her graphic arts talents. I will never forget serving with her on the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra Board, where she never failed to bring fresh ideas, and to create the most attention-getting posters and ads to fulfill every media requirement. Her unquenchable sense of humor had no limits - after I had told her I had enjoyed a hilarious Barry-Humphries-indrag show in NYC, I arrived at a Classic Choral rehearsal to find the piano wrapped in a 3’ x 10’ banner of Dame Edna Everage (!) created - of course - by Nancy. - Gordon Shacklett, Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra Nancy was a cook of life. Whatever you were involved in doing with her she always added the right spice and

then gave it a little unexpected zest, with a few laughs. - Daniel Grant & Ingela Noren I first met Nancy when she and Steve helped us with a review of our Visual Communications program at SUNY Orange many years ago. More recently, I had the honor and pleasure of singing with Nancy in the Grace Episcopal Church choir for several years. It was always a joy and a privilege...not only because she sang so well but also because of her great intelligence and keen, sometimes wacky, sense of humor. Post rehearsal choir meals at Hanami in Middletown were always fun, too! - Mark Strunsky, Associate Professor, SUNY Orange Nancy Karp was a good woman. She was creative, considerate, happy, positive, and brave. She cared...for friends and family, about people in general, about the neighborhood cat, about their bird, about Steve - very much. She worked diligently and resourcefully and tried her best, always with an artist’s eye, equally at her job

as well as her volunteer positions. She delighted in common wonders - her garden, art in nature; and marveled at the magnificence of classical music. Nancy was principled and dignified and most of all - honest. And, ah! That smile. I did not see her much; we communicated mostly by phone or email, but in my mind’s eye that smile is ever-present when I think of Nancy, a truly good woman. - Dorothy D. Szefc, Cultural Affairs Coordinator, SUNY Orange Whenever I was doubting myself, Nancy always found something positive. She always figuratively held my hand in the background if something went wrong at CCS. She was my pick-me-up and did it privately. Others in the chorale did not know how close we were. Nancy was special. Janiece Kohler, Artistic Director, Classic Choral Society. Blessed Are the Pure in Heart... Nancy devoted her entire life to bringing beauty into the world. She was a gifted graphic artist, and created artwork as a volunteer, promoting countless local concerts and fundraising events for Grace Episcopal Church in Middletown. Nancy had a passion for music, particularly choral music. She was always eager to point out when a hymn reminded her of a commercial jingle or the theme song from some TV show. Now, whenever I sing that hymn, that’s all I can think of. (Thanks, Nancy.) The joy that Nancy brought to our lives far outweighs the sadness of saying goodbye. - Michael Saunders, Director, Newburgh Chorale

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Al Chez & The Brothers of Funk

May I Have A Word With You...

Quips, Quotes & Quiddities with Carol Pozefsky

Al Chez & The Brothers of Funk will bring some toe-tappin’ music to Milford on Sept. 12

Kindred Spirits Arts Programs (KSAP) is a not-for-profit organization of volunteers led by cellist Yosif Feigelson. The organization brings performing artists to northeast Pennsylvania and the tri-state upper Delaware River Valley, and arranges educational enrichment workshops for high school students. Following last month’s annual all-day Classical Music Celebration in Milford and a special concert by Empire Wild that juxtaposed the American Songbook with music by early 20th century classical French composers, KSAP will present: Rhythm & Blues Reinvented with Al Chez & The Brothers of Funk. Trumpet player and composer Al Chez, a 25-year favorite on the David Letterman Show, (the second longest network TV trumpet player with over 2800 shows, second only to Doc Severenson!) brings his own group of musician friends to


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perform some surprising arrangements of R&B classics and his own original music. A high energy band (which features sisters too), that averages fifteen amazing and talented cats from the New York area, as well as special players sitting in at any given gig, they perform unique musical arrangements of Rock-Soul-Jazz-BluesStandards and original tunes. Frontman Al Chez’ stratospheric trumpet playing and soulful vocals make for a magical memorable show! The free concert is on September 12 at 4:00pm in the Atlantic Health Parking Lot, 111 E. Catharine Street, Milford. Check out the WaterWheel Café and Apple Valley Restaurant ads on page 8 for dining options. For additional information, visit: or phone 570-409-1269.

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TOO YOUNG TO REMEMBER? SO’S YOUR MOTHER! WE ALL ARE... “Your call is important The first animated electric billboard to us.” “Yeah, well your recorded compliment is appeared in Times Square in 1903. Far brighter than the early gaslights, insulting to me.” Covid has not only this electric sign featured a windmill made us sick, it’s made us with revolving arms promoting Victor cranky. The Guinness Book of Poisonous Herbert’s musical, The Red Mill. In no time at all, bright, moving Quotes provides incendiary one-liners from critics who’ve found a way to images appeared all over Times Square, but white lights only back then, satisfy those nasty impulses. In a speech to the Royal Academy, because colored bulbs burned out too artist Sir Alfred Munnings said: “If I met quickly. The brilliant electric signs, called ‘spectaculars’, stopped Picasso on the street, I’d kick him traffic and gave Broadway its in the pants.” Norman Rockwell legendary nickname, The Great saw Picasso’s Still Life with a White Way. Bull’s Head and commented, Neon lights came to Broadway “My granddaughter of 6 could in 1927 and were far more do as well.” Artist El Greco versatile, adding a dazzling said of Michelangelo, “He was a good man but he didn’t know “Portrait of a Man”, variety of shapes and colors to to be the Times Square light show. how to paint.” Artist August ofpresumed artist, El Greco During the 1920’s there Renoir said this about Leonardo (c. 1595–1600) da Vinci, “He bores me. He should have were some 80 theaters on and around Broadway. The average theater ticket stuck to his flying machines.” And last, this one liner from American cost 25 cents, the highest priced ticket, art critic Hilton Kramer; “Warhol’s art one dollar. As of this writing, the price of belongs less to the history of painting 2 orchestra floor tickets to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton is $2090. than to the history of publicity.”

Hudson Valley Creative Impact

Realistic Oil Landscapes, Rock Tavern

White is Executive Director Hudson Valley Creative of The Boys & Girls Club of Impact is presented by Orange Newburgh and Poughkeepsie. County Arts Council (OCAC) in Partners at work and in life, Kim partnership with Orange County Turner and Kevin White are Chamber of Commerce; hosted recipients of Manhattan Institute’s by Storm King Art Center. The 2021 theme is Resilience. Greg McKeown 2019 Civil Society Awards for their work at the Newburgh Keynote speaker is Greg Performing Arts Academy. McKeown, bestselling author of This networking event and Essentialism: The Disciplined conference brings together Pursuit of Less. Guest Speakers are attendees in order to facilitate Anthony Davidowitz, Amanda discussion between arts Dana and Kevin White. A. Davidowitz industry leaders, cultural McKeown is among the most organizations, artists, and creative popular bloggers for LinkedIn. He entrepreneurs. is also a Young Global Leader for The event is at Storm King Art the World Economic Forum. His Center on September 14, from bestselling book has sold more 4:00pm-8:00pm. (Rain Date: than a million copies worldwide. Davidowitz is Deputy Director Amanda Dana September 21.) Boxed picnic meals will be Operations, Administration, and available as an add-on to your Legal Affairs at Storm King. He ticket purchase. Guests may serves on a number of for- and choose to bring their own picnic non-profit boards and committees, basket as well. All attendees who including the NYS Tourism are unvaccinated must wear a Advisory Council and OCAC. Dana is Director of Tourism Kevin White mask. This event is scheduled to for Orange County, Executive Director be held outdoors under a well ventilated of Orange County Film Office, and tent. Each guest receives a gift of President of Hudson Valley Tourism, McKeown’s book. To register: Inc.

Artist Mitchell The Unitarian Saler’s paintings Universalist encompass scenes Congregation at of the local Hudson Rock Tavern (UUC) Valley area, the will display work Catskills, the Finger by Mitchell Saler Lakes, and more. In his through October landscapes, he enjoys 31. On display are conveying vastness, 25 of his realistic oil dramatic lighting, and landscape paintings.A atmospheric effects. reception will be held “Blossoming Trees” oil on canvas Saler is a board September 11 from member of the 4:00pm-7:00pm Wallkill River where you can meet School, member the artist and enjoy of the Salmagundi light refreshments. Club, North East Saler states, “After Watercolor Society, the pandemic delayed Goshen Art League, this exhibit for so Orange County long, it is wonderful Arts Council, to finally be holding Middletown Art it at this beautiful “Pond in Autumn” oil on canvas Group, River Valley location. Thank you Artists Guild, Monroe Arts Society, to the congregation and the Wallkill River and Artists in the Parks. School for coordinating the show.” He has received awards in various The exhibit may be viewed by exhibits including two awards from appointment at the UUC, 9 Vance Road, the Salmagundi Club. He lives in Rock Tavern. To make an appointment, Middletown and teaches art at the email Mulberry House Senior Center as well You can also view the show online at: as private lessons.

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“Journeys” - Art Song Re-Imagined in Montgomery Mirror Visions Ensemble (MVE) was founded from a desire to explore the relationship between music and text, initially through the creation of “mirror visions” - settings of the same text to music Mischa Bouvier by different composers. For its Journeys program, MVE sings its way to far-flung destinations, real and imaginary. Travel songs by Barber, Berlioz, Duparc, Haydn, Poulenc and Hugo Wolf share the ride with commissions by Tom Cipullo and Scott Wheeler, as well as Gilda Lyons’ Great Barrier Reef. The poetry of Baudelaire, Joyce and Metastasio is featured, as well as the correspondence of Henry James and Edna St. Vincent Millay. Along the way you’ll also hear music and words by Baudelaire, Debussy, Schubert, Goethe, Ives, Saint-Saëns, Victor Hugo, James Joyce and others, plus a stop on The Great White Way (see page 16) for a visit with Cole Porter and Steven Schwartz. The journey begins at the first performance (since February, 2020) of the 34 year old, highly popular Grand


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singer of the concert, recital, and opera stages. In addition to specializing in traditional opera repertoire, he has also created roles in several world premieres of Abi Levis Scott Murphree Margaret Kampmeier operas. Highlights of recent engagements include Montgomery Chamber Music Series. performances with Central City Opera, Your tour guides include: Glimmerglass Opera, Des Moines Metro Baritone Mischa Bouvier has Opera, Utah Opera, Opera Delaware, appeared with leading orchestras and ensembles across the United States, and Nevada Opera, among others. Margaret Kampmeier enjoys a varied including Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the career as soloist, collaborative artist, New York Live Arts Theater, Musica and educator. Equally fluent in classical Sacra, the Boston Pops at Tanglewood, and contemporary repertoire, she has the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, the concertized and recorded extensively, New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, and has appeared with the St. Petersburg Bronx Opera, the Alabama Symphony Chamber Philharmonic, New York Orchestra, and the American Bach Philharmonic Ensembles, Saratoga Soloists, among many others. Mezzo-soprano Abi Levis is enjoying Chamber Players, among others. She a flourishing career on opera and concert is Chair and Artistic Director of the stages from Berlin to Los Angeles. Contemporary Performance Program at Named “Debut Artist of the Year’’ by the Manhattan School of Music. All aboard! No tickets are needed for the Joy in Singing Foundation, Levis has Journeys at the Montgomery Senior also sung with the Toronto Symphony Center, 36 Bridge Street, on September Orchestra, Portland Baroque and St. Paul 19 at 3:00pm. Admission is free. Chamber Orchestra. See 2021-2022 program ad, page 10. Scott Murphree is a distinguished

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“Newburgh Lens”

Safe Harbors’ Ann Street Gallery is presenting Newburgh Lens: Brian Wolfe which brings together the work of local photographer, Brian Wolfe, in a solo exhibition showcasing his collection of images which capture the heart of the Newburgh community. This exhibit will be open through September 19 with limited capacity and following CDC guidelines. Ann Street Gallery is located at 104 Ann Street. Wolfe is being honored as the 2021 Safe Harbors of the Hudson Cornerstone of the Community “Newburgh Champion” which will be awarded at the annual Gala on September 17 at 5:30pm. Join the Annual Gala - Celebrating Community on Safe Harbors Green, Broadway and Liberty Street, Newburgh. Enjoy live music, surprise performances, festive fare and intriguing auction items! For tickets:

Newburgh OPEN Studios, 2021 “Newburgh OPEN group shows and the return Studios, celebrating its of Glenlily Grounds: 11th year, is a direct outdoor sculpture show at manifestation of our mission 532 Grand Avenue. to foster artistic expression, Newburgh Art Supply civic participation and provides a free map which the economic growth lists all the 100+ artists and of Newburgh’s diverse locations participating, community by supporting, plus special events. The promoting, and advocating tri-fold 12” x 18” map is for arts and culture by available at Newburgh Art celebrating the livelihoods Supply, 5 Grand Street, of working artists in our Saturday & Sunday Glenlily Grounds region. The tradition of beginning at 10:00am outdoor sculpture show. presenting the Fall tour both days. Maps will continues on September also be available at each 25 & 26, Noon-6:00pm. artist’s studio and at all “Thanks to our participating venues. volunteers, supporters A kick-off party will and sponsors for their take place on September generous contributions. 24 from 6:00pm-8:00pm With your commitment, at Holland Tunnel we can continue to Gallery, 46 Chambers bring the tour and many Street. other art events to the Newburgh Art Supply Work by Judy Thomas, Holland Tunnel Gallery community.” - Gerardo will be the central hub Castro & Michael Gabor, organizers. for EXTRA maps & inquiries. Hurry: This is a great opportunity to visit Artist Registration Deadline is August artists in their studios, see their work, and 31. Info: visit Facebook page Newburgh get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their OPEN Studios 2021 or visit: working processes: Pop-Up galleries,

Desmond Center: Fall 2021 The Town of Newburgh’s Desmond Center for Community Enrichment, an active component of the town’s Recreation Department, has announced more than 50 course offerings starting September 13. Designed to challenge, inspire, and enlighten the many LifeLong Learners in our community and region, the Desmond Center is putting forth a unique and variety-filled schedule of courses and programs. Areas of study include Art History, Music History, Poetry, Visual Arts, Theatre Literature, Local History, American History, Foreign Language, Film History, Writing, Health & Wellness, and much more, including lectures:

September 28, 10:00am Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend: Over 600 women played baseball from 1943-1954 in the AAGPBL. The ladies were finally recognized in 2006 by the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown with their own exhibit. The lecture with Cynthia Topps will cover the history of the league and some of the stories of the women who played in it.

September 21, 10:30am Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass - their lives and their words as inspiration: Paul R. Martin III will examine the relationship between Frederick Douglass (1817-1895) Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass and lead a discussion on how their lives intertwined through their efforts to bring about the abolition of slavery.

September 29, 12:15pm Discover Lee Krasner, Mrs. Jackson Pollock: as an artist in her own right.

September 29, 10:00am Historic Mansions in the Hudson Valley: Anthony Musso will take you on a virtual tour of the Hudson Valley to visit and learn about diverse mansions and the people who once occupied them.

To register and see the listing of courses, instructors, and course descriptions, visit Hard copies of course offerings may be picked up at the Desmond Center for Community Enrichment, 6 Albany Post Road, Newburgh. For more information, email desmond-info@townofnewburgh. org or call 845-565-1326.

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Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Return to Newburgh Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, one of the most celebrated duos on the American acoustic music scene, are bringing their unique brand of fiddling and storytelling to Newburgh. “The concert also marks a return to live performances for Newburgh Chamber Music (NCM) after an 18-month shutdown due to the pandemic”, said Carole Cowan, NCM’s director. “Jay and Molly look forward to performing for our audience again.” For Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, it has been quite a career odyssey. Jay grew up in the Bronx, played Greenwich Village coffeehouses, and went in search of traditional players in North Carolina and Tennessee. Molly was raised on the West Coast, played at college clubs and took a liking to traditional fiddle music and the jazzy sounds of the Swing era. They met by chance in the early 1970s while each was performing at the Towne Crier in Beacon. Molly later went off to join the house band for Garrison

Celtic, Klezmer and Keillor’s A Prairie Home Swing traditions. Companion on PBS, and Tickets for the Jay formed a band called September 26, 3:00pm Fiddle Fever. When the concert in handicapped band needed a bassist, accessible St. George’s Molly signed on. Church, 105 Grand Since joining forces, Street, Newburgh, are both artistically and available at the door or romantically, (the two online by visiting www. were married in 1991), newburghchambermusic. the duo has built a canon org. The audience will of folk classics while be asked to wear masks. performing in a wide Parking is available spectrum of venues, and Jay Ungar & Molly Mason across the street. with many famous artists. Audience members are invited to bring Jay’s Ashokan Farewell, the main theme for Ken Burns’s documentary The instruments that they wish to donate to Civil War, has become a musical icon. It Valentina’s Instrument Donation Bank, has been performed by a variety of artists to be repaired, if necessary, and given and orchestras all over the world, and led to Greater Newburgh Schools and music students. to a series of other commissions. For further information regarding this One of the duo’s best-known compositions is the title track of The program, or to donate at another time, Lovers’Waltz, an album of romantic fiddle contact Dr. Joël Evans at evansj@ music from Appalachian, Scandinavian,

Whose Loss Is it?

Evelyn Albino

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Cornerstone Theatre Arts is presenting On Tidy Endings by Harvey Fierstein. His 1992 five-scene one-act play is about dealing with grief by a son, an ex-wife, and a lover after the death of a gay man. As its main theme, he uses the oppressive structures of roles and sexuality in society and their impact on individual lives. The production, directed by Joe Gayton, features Evelyn Albino, Keith Dougherty (see page 7), Jonathan Van Vack and Samantha Livingstone, and runs September 11-26 at the Goshen Music Hall, 223 Main Street. For tickets: 845-294-4188 and www.

Wallkill River School of Art: Five Exhibitions in September “Watercolor!” Juried by Mary Endico September 3 to October 10 Juried by Mary Endico, Watercolor! features 17 works by local artists whose only restriction was the medium. Together, they make the show come to life and accompany the other shows hanging concurrently. Mary Endico has been a “Out of Confinement” by Lana Privitera WRS. She eventually began teaching professional watercolorist for nearly a half century. Her awardwinning and became a Represented Artist. watercolors push the limits of color, Her career has since blossomed Watercolor! show: “Main Street Sunday” by Tony Conner design and perspective, as they often into multiple high profile awards, with several master artists and privately “Ducks in the Pond“ by Sandy Spitzer remain stripped of objective content. publications, TV interviews and regular in Europe. Her pieces have been shown in many shows in the tri-state area, “Reflections” Hallway Exhibit As such they present to the viewer a exhibits in the U.S. and Spain. Lana is drawn to subjects which some of which won her awards. Sandy August 20 to September 12 natural gateway and insight into the basic frustrate other artists and yet her finished has been featured in the Montgomery An object doesn’t exist in a vacuum, metaphors of ‘consciousaesthetic’. She has sold over 21,000 original paintings are so harmonious that they Magazine, Chronogram, CANVAS, and there is always a reflection of its seem effortless. She shines brightest Natural Awakenings. She is represented environment around it! Whether that be paintings worldwide. the trees in the pond or the light shining Mary Endico and Bob Fugett own when she is handling a tough subject by several galleries including the WRS. A New Beginning is a show based on back from the table - mastering reflections solar-powered Endico Watercolors in like transparency and reflections and following a pattern through sumptuously the gift of life: “I am exhibiting some is a difficult technique! Sugar Loaf. See ad pg. 23. draped cloth. She has a keen eye for light, of my most recent pieces, created with Visit for more info. both subtle and direct, which elevates great passion after being ill for two years “Still Life” Hallway Exhibit her still lives from pretty exercises to and unable to paint because I had lost September 17 to October 17 “Soaking Up The Sunshine” gorgeous master works. Lana’s titles, sensation in both of my hands. It is with Still lives are set up to be captured Lana Privitera sometimes humorous, hint at her sharp new eyes that I paint today, realizing that by artists, though not ensnared in a net. September 3 to October 10 These carefully arranged items are meant Lana Privitera is one of Wallkill intelligence and depth of thought when life is truly a gift. “The painting Ducks in the Pond is the to exercise the artist’s brain and build River School of Art’s (WRS) great choosing her subjects. first piece I painted after my recovery. their techniques in rendering, lighting, success stories. Although she had a “A New Beginning” - Sandy Spitzer I put my heart and soul into this piece, and size relation. lifelong interest in art, Lana did not September 3 to October 10 realizing how fortunate I was to be able A reception will be held on September pursue it seriously until after her son Sandy Faland Spitzer has been to pursue my passion for painting once 25, from 5:00pm-7:00pm, at 232 Ward was out of elementary school. She Street, Montgomery. Call 845-457-Arts. read, researched and took classes at the painting for over 20 years. She studied again.” 20

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Jazz Trio & Jazz Quartet in Port Jervis The “groove port” Music Series continues on September 11 with the Karl Latham Trio. Contemporary virtuoso pianist, composer, Karl Latham arranger, educator, multiple Grammy® nominee and 2010 Grammy® winner Laurence Hobgood has enjoyed a multi-faceted and dynamic career. Recognized for his dazzling piano technique and his signature style of composing and arranging, he’s been transporting audiences both at home and abroad for over thirty years. Bassist James Robbins has played with jazz giants past and present such as: Clark Terry, Billy Taylor, George Benson, James Moody, Freddie Hubbard, Eric Lewis, and many more. He teaches part time at the American School of Modern Music in Paris. Karl Latham, voted #7 Drummer in the 38th Annual Jazz Station Awards, is a Warwick based private drum instructor and an Adjunct Music Instructor at Drew University, County College of Morris and Passaic County Community College.

Karl currently specializes in Online Remote Drum Instruction. His career has spanned the globe performing, recording and producing with Jack DeSalvo Grammy Award winning artists, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members and a multitude of internationally acclaimed musicians. He is included in the Drummerworld Top Drummers list. Then on September 25, Port Jervis welcomes the Jack DeSalvo Quartet. DeSalvo is an American jazz and classical guitarist, composer, multiinstrumentalist and producer. “When you listen to Jack DeSalvo, it’s immediately apparent that he has an enormous musical vocabulary. Renaissance classical, garage rock, straight ahead jazz, downtown skronk and traditional mandolin melodies are all part of his musical DNA...” - Mitch Goldman, WKCR. The music is at 7:00pm at UpFront Exhibition Space, 31 Jersey Avenue, Port Jervis. Call 845-754-1808. BYOB.

Indigenous Womens’ Voices Summit The Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre (HPAC) 2nd Annual Indigenous Womens’ Voices Summit, September 8 to November 7, begins with a dual exhibit at Gallery 222, Celebrating and igniting creative change. Born and raised in northern New York, Margaret Jacobs is a member of the Akwesasne Mohawk Tribe. She has shown at galleries and juried art markets throughout the U.S. including at Boise Art Museum in Idaho; 516 arts in Albuquerque, NM; and the Smithsonian NMAI in Washington, DC. Jacobs is known for her sculpture, jewelry and drawings and she uses all three approaches to explore the tension and harmony between natural and manmade, often intermingling unexpected and contradicting materials to explore those relationships. Mona Cliff is a multi-disciplinary indigenous visual artist who explores the subject of contemporary Native American identity and culture through her use of traditional Native crafting methods such as seed bead embroidery and fabric applique. Beadwork and sewing applique have been a primary foundation of her artist practice.

Margaret Jacobs

Mona Cliff

Her art also focuses on how traditional arts are passed down between generations of women, thus influencing culture. Cliff is an enrolled member of the Gros Ventre tribe (A’aninin/Nakota Nations) she is Frozen Clan (Aniiih) and of the Medicine Bear Clan (Nakota) of Ft. Belknap, MT. On September 26 at 2:00pm, Cliff will host a virtual (with Q&A) Beading & Applique Demonstration. October events will include a virtual Studio Demonstration of ‘Steel Medicine’ (October 3 at 2:00pm) and a panel conversation, artists’ reception, music concert and talks later in the month. Proof of vaccination required. All virtual & Hybrid events will be recorded and available to view after event. Visit www.HurleyvilleArtsCentre. org for a full schedule and additional information.

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Two Exhibits Meld Nature & Humanity The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) announced two exhibitions in its galleries: In the Absence of Gravity and Other Restraints by Samuelle Green and Tuning Compositional Strategies by Kathleen Anderson will be on view thru September 19. Beloved for her walk-through “paper caves” installation in Honesdale, Green’s body of multi-disciplinary work all has a common thread. Her paintings, drawings, sculptures, and installations reference the interaction between human-made and nonhuman visual languages. Through mark making or the use of repurposing discarded materials (like paper), Samuelle seeks to highlight the forms and details of nature


Work by Samuelle Green

“Tuning Score for the Nervous System: High Frequency” by K. Anderson, 2020.

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that are frequently overlooked and under-appreciated. Anderson’s work includes drawing, sculpture, sound, bodywork and earth tuning. The exhibition explores the language of abstraction as a means of distilling the intersections of art, energy healing modalities, percussive patterns and sound into a visual investigation of the body’s rhythms and alignment. Drawing from a range of sources, the artist explores materials, primarily copper, for conductive and therapeutic qualities. The DVAA is located at 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg. For info: 845-252-7576.

“The Figures Influence” in Sugar Loaf

“2020 Woman in Pink” by Joanne Kelly

Work by Bill Graziano

The Warwick Drawing Group which meets at the Seligmann Center at Vision Hudson Valley (formerly the Citizens Foundation) in Sugar Loaf every Tuesday from 10:00am to noon, welcomes all interested in “Open life drawing sessions: A place for practice and to be with other artists.” A non-instructional session, artists are invited to bring their own materials. There are some tables and chairs for use, but it is asked that participants clean up their area after the session. There is also a sink if water is needed for wet media. The poses vary, starting off with 10 one-minute gestures, 1 five-minute pose, 1 ten-minute pose, and three twenty-

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minute poses, (with 5-minute breaks between the twenties). The group draws silently and usually make a heck of a lot of chatter during the five minute breaks! After all of those meetings, the group is ready to show you the fruits of their labor. An exhibit, The Figures Influence takes place from September 26 to October 26 at the Seligmann Center at Vision Hudson Valley, 23 White Oak Drive, Sugar Loaf. The public is invited to the opening reception on September 26, from 3:00pm-6:00pm. For additional information, email: or visit

Classified P-BUNS DRAWING WORKSHOP Drawing Workshop with Susan Fogel. Free for Warwick Art League members. $10 non-members. October 8, 1:00pm-4:00pm. Warwick Senior Center. Attendance limited. Registration: mchughstudio@yahoo. com or 845-987-8748. FREE PIANO AVAILABLE Baby grand piano available for free. Needs some ivory keyboard work and other minor fixes, i.e. brackets, new leg to hold top open, replacement of one or two bottom strings. Inside needs dusting. Call 845-733-4979.

Opportunity Volunteers September 11 is Volunteer Day. Lend a hand and help the Pocono Environmental Education Center in Digmans Ferry with some seasonal projects. This is the perfect day to become involved with their volunteer program. 10:00am-1:00pm. Lunch will be provided. Pre-registration required. Visit, email peec@ or call 570-828-2319.

General Montgomery Day, 2021 by J. A. Di Bello (reprinted from September 2012 issue)

As demonstrated, the villages that join together and form the Town of Montgomery celebrate their respective pasts and hopes for the future in various but similar ways. Interestingly, the concept of a salute to General Montgomery is irrevocably tied to a celebration found in neighboring Walden. Montgomery resident Howard Garrett (1931-2020) had approached then Village Mayor Josephine Murphy to create a yearly celebratory day, and a short time thereafter, “I had attended Walden Day in 1989 and thought it would be great to have a similar event in the Village of Montgomery,” present Mayor Steve Brescia recalls. Thus, a grand tradition was born. It’s not only a salute to General Montgomery, a hero of the Revolution (KIA, Quebec, 1775) but recognition of the Montgomery business community, and the residents of the Village. The celebration, General Montgomery Day, is noted for hosting what is reported to be one of the largest diversified parades in the area, with units consisting of businesses, service organizations, marching bands, noted and unnoted dignitaries and, of course,

area fire departments. With participation at that level, anxious children line the parade route to cheer marchers and retrieve goodies distributed by passing floats. Adding to the downhome, Americana-type atmosphere are the crafts & antiques, 8K race, live music and the spectacular fireworks display. The celebration, in addition to recognizing General Montgomery, has become the unofficial reunion day for students from the nostalgia filled Montgomery High School and the Valley Central High School. It has become, also, a “coming-home day” for former residents who have left the area. Old acquaintances are renewed and new friendships begun. It is but a simple task to conjure up the smell of cotton candy coupled with the mouth-watering aroma of sausage and peppers on the grill. General Montgomery Day is scheduled for September 11, 9:00am-7:00pm. Info: Editor’s Note: If you happen to be in the Village later on in the month, see Jimmy Sturr perform for the Summer Concert Series at the Clinton Street Bandstand on September 25 from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Bring a chair and wear a mask!

Poetry Lovers! Florida - Fall Poetry Café The Florida Public Library, 4 Cohen Circle, will host its 61st Poetry Café as part of its Anniversary Weekend Celebration, on September 26, 1:00pm3:00pm. The event will be emceed by Robert Milby and will feature guest poets Alyta Adams & Fr. Bob Phelps. Open reading sign-ups begin and end the café which will be held outside on the deck. Masks are required upon entering the Library. Coffee, tea and cookies will be served. Seating is limited. Register at Liberty - Annual Poetry Festival The Liberty Museum & Arts Center’s 12th Annual Poetry Festival highlights the talents of the region’s finest poets and readings range from light, humorous pieces to free verse to intense Gothic and expressionistic work. The Festival is organized by poet Marilyn Laufer, who was recently named the second Poet Laureate of the Village of Liberty, and will be held on September 25 at 2:00pm at the newlyrenovated Liberty Public Library, 189 N. Main Street, and also via ZOOM. The festival is one of the Museum’s most popular events.


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“In Our Travels” at The ARTery, Milford In Our Travels is the title of the latest exhibit at the ARTery Gallery. The exhibit includes works by Helen Yeoshin Hwang and Liza J. SmithSimpson in acrylic, oil, collage, abstract, painted glass and delicate watercolors. This show can be described as a delightful “Cherry Blossoms” by Helen Yeoshin Hwang representation of the land, sea, sky and everything in a rich color palette. In between. this show, she is focusing Helen Yeoshin Hwang more on florals and began her love of nature fauna in either abstract or as a child in Korea. She landscapes. Using a variety enjoys capturing trees and of substrates, mediums florals in an elegant and/ and styles interchangeably, or stately style. Her works Liza derives her subject implement traditional India matter from the places ink designs on rice paper, she has visited and places but with a unique modern she would like to visit. feel. In her ink & watercolor Her abstracts are of a paintings of trees, she Work by Liza J. Smith-Simpson storytelling nature that captures their special personalities and takes the viewer on a journey through titles them to reflect the emotions she space as if they were the pilot. wishes to elicit through them. Helen Find out what the two artists have has transcended the skill of representing discovered in their travels at the the forms of her subjects to the level of September 11, 6:00pm-9:00pm depicting their essence and spirit. reception. The show runs September 9 Liza J. Smith-Simpson constructs both to October 4 at the ARTery, 210 Broad collage abstracts and landscapes with Street, Milford. For info: 570-409-1234.


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Catskill Art Society: Art & Cinema ART: “OVER TIME”

“The Wall” by Noah Kalina

Noah Kalina’s work has been commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art, Google, Gucci, and Disney. His ongoing (now over two-decades) selfportrait project, Everyday, was parodied on The Simpsons. “Over Time is a collection of timebased monumental landscapes that depict the slow and subtle passage of time. The works on display span a period of six years and focus on a few locations in the Town of Lumberland. While these images reflect the changing beauty of nature, they also act as documents preserving these landscapes within a larger context of rapid environmental change on a global level. This project is a work in progress.” - Noah Kalina.

Kalina’s Over Time will be on view at the Catskill Art Society’s (CAS) Laundry King, 65 Main Street, Livingston Manor from September 11October 31. Kalina will give a talk on September 11 at 3:00pm, followed by a reception from 4:00pm-6:00pm. FILM: “NOT JUST ME” Not Just Me is a short film which speaks to the difficulty of creating connection through social media, and the relentless need to provide meaningful content in a virtual world. The unwitting egotism of the “Selfie” is explored through exposure of inner conflict. A collaboration with artists Isaiah Parker (Sound Design) and Yana Biryukova (Video Design) results in a densely layered visual and audio experience. The film was directed, written and performed by Julia Wilkins. Tatiana Stolpovskaya is Director of Photography. Join CAS for the premiere screening in the safety of your own home. The creators will join CAS Executive Director, Sally Wright for a talk-back following the premiere. Audience members are invited to submit their own questions regarding the film on September 16 at 6:30pm with a Talk Back on Zoom at 7:00pm.

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