Joseph Arthur's unique talent has won the attention of a Who's Who of rock 'n' roll including Lou Reed, Pearl Jam, Ben Harper, T Bone Burnett, Dhani Harrison, REM, Coldplay, Justin Timberlake, and Peter Gabriel, who "discovered" Arthur and signed him to his label, Real World. On Sunday, November 15 the Akron-born musician-artist will perform at Club Helsinki with an opening act by Jonah Tolchin.
WINTER IN AMERICA
A Multimedia Group Exhibition
ROOM WITH VIEW
The Sculpture and Drawings of Mark di Suvero
The School in Kinderhook has announced a new multimedia group exhibition,Winter in America, opening Saturday, October 17, 2015.
America is in a season of malaise, perpetually struggling with war, intolerance, environmental degradation, fear, gun violence, and alienation, all of which seem to quell optimism and growth. The works featured in this exhibition express the mood currently experienced in the United States, and reflect the stark landscape, chilly air, and quiet introspection of winter. The artists included tread readily in this dark season—documenting the fall of Saddam Hussein, interacting with the landscape of the Israel/Palestine border, challenging ingrained stereotypes---in order to expose the cold heart of conflict and create beauty despite the chaos. Taking its title from the 2006 Hank Willis Thomas and Kambui Olujimi video which reenacts Thomas’s cousin’s pointless murder over a gold chain, Winter in America examines the disheartening events that seem to continually impede progress, but despite it all, maintains the hope for change in the coming of Spring.
Winter in America is dedicated to the loving memory of Claude Simard and features works representing 15 countries by the following artists:
EDWARD S. CURTIS
BARKLEY L. HENDRICKS
TALLUR L. N.
KERRY JAMES MARSHALL
ENRIQUE MARTINEZ CELAYA
ROBERT AND SHANA PARKEHARRISON
ALISON ELIZABETH TAYLOR
CARRIE MAE WEEMS
HANK WILLIS THOMAS
SELECTIONS FROM THE JOURNAL OF HAROLD VAN SANTVOORD
Also on view are photographs and ephemera from the Black Panther archives, including works by:
The School, 25 Broad Street, Kinderhook
Open on Saturdays from 11am - 5pm
The 8th Annual Hudson Valley Bounty Chili Contest will be held on Saturday, October 10th at 12pm - 4pm and will feature:
-Cheese and cider tastings and pairings
- Beer and cider bar
- Kids' entertainment
- Food vendors
- CCCA Art MarketPlace
- Live music from Thunder Ridge
Field + Supply - a Modern Makers Craft Fair will be held this Columbus Day weekend at The Black Barn in High Falls, New York.
In its second year, Field + Supply brings together designers, makers and food/spirit vendors from Upstate New York, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Vermont and beyond for an elevated take on a classic craft market.
This year's exhibitors include:
fern | hand crafted furniture
The Future Perfect
Aaron Burr Cider
... and many more
Field + Supply: A Modern Maker's Craft Fair
The Black Barn, 4 - 8 Bruceville Road High Falls, NY 12440
October 10 - 11, 2015
Saturday 11:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm - 5:00pm
The changing leaves and edible bounty of the fall season make it the best time to visit the Hudson Valley. Tour de Forks are offering an epicurean adventure to its heart, on September 29 - October 2. The 4 day/3 night immersion gives culinary adventurers a chance to enjoy the produce and beauty of Hudson Valley.
Day 1–Arrive in Hudson in the afternoon and check-in to the brand new boutique hotel, Rivertown Lodge, located on Warren Street.
The evening kicks off with a primer on the region's farm movement by ethno-botanist and gastronome, Katherine Millonzi. A short walk takes you to Hudson Food Studio, for a Southeast Asian inspired dinner.
Day 2–Transfer to the country for a mushroom foraging expedition, led by a member of the local mycology association and Chef Anita Lo. Chef Lo is the owner of Annisa in New York City, is one of the most respected chefs in the country, earning numerous accolades for her inventive Contemporary American cuisine that reflects her multicultural upbringing and classic French training. Transfer back to Hudson. Lunch and early afternoon at your leisure.
Late afternoon, meet with Chef Anita Lo at Valley Variety, a store selling a selection of beautiful products for cooking, gardening and home design. There is also a professional kitchen and dining room. A hands-on cooking class using the day's finds will be led by Chef Lo. Dinner with wine follows.
Day 3– Enjoy this morning to shop and explore the sites of Hudson. After lunch, transfer to the local farmer's market to select ingredients for your mixology class at a micro-distillery with mixologist, Kelley Slagle. A spirit-lifting experience!
The farewell dinner will be at NYC celeb Chef Zak Pelaccio of Fatty Crab and Fatty 'Cue new Hudson restaurant Fish & Game dedicated to showcasing regional bounty. Located in a former blacksmith's shop, Chef Pelaccio serves a seasonal menu of farm-to-table, New American fare.
Day 4–You are at leisure until your departure.
Cost: $1,690 per person based on double occupancy
Hike in the footsteps of Hudson River School artists. See the locations that influenced famous American landscape paintings of the 19th century.
The Hudson River School Art Trail is a project to map the painting sites of the artists Thomas Cole, founder of the Hudson River School, Frederic Church, one of the most accomplished painters of the movement, and their contemporaries including Asher B. Durand, Sanford Gifford and Jasper Cropsey.
The Trail project takes advantage of the region's unique cultural and natural resources, including the following highlights: 1) the home of the founder of the Hudson River School, Thomas Cole, 2) the home of one of the movement's most accomplished artists, Frederic Church, and 3) the magnificent landscapes that they painted including miles of well-maintained trails in the Catskill Forrest Preserve with waterfalls and spectacular views.
In addition, at both Olana and the Thomas Cole site, visitors can see the artists' actual workspaces. The process of creating a work of art, which began with sketching trips into the local landscape, was completed in the artists' studios which are now open to the public, furnished with the artists' original easels and art-making equipment. Hanging on the walls of Olana is one of the most important collections of Frederic Church's artwork, and the Thomas Cole site each year presents a new special exhibition on the paintings of an influential member of the Hudson River School. Currently the RiverCrossings: Contemporary Art Comes Home exhibition is being held at both sites, and will be on display through November 1, 2015. Throughout the year, the Thomas Cole Historic Site hosts events related to the Trail including guest speakers and guided walks.
To see a schedule of current events, click here.
For maps and information on trails, click here.
For suggested itineraries, click here.
Guided hikes are offered from June through October and pre-registration is required.
JUNE 20 - Catskill Mt. House and North-South Lake (easy)
JULY 18 – Catskill Mt. House and North-South Lake (easy)
AUGUST 15 - Kaaterskill Falls and Catskill Mt House (moderate)
SEPTEMBER 12 - Catskill Mt. House and North-South Lake (easy)
SEPTEMBER 26 - Sunset Rock and Catskill Mt House (moderate)
OCTOBER 3 - Catskill Mt. House and North-South Lake (easy)
The Hudson River School is America's first major art movement, having dominated American visual arts for over 50 years with over 100 artists between 1825 and 1875. The scenes on the Hudson River School painters' canvases, now hanging in major museums all over the world, are the views that surround us here in the Hudson Valley. Many of the views remain remarkably unchanged since the 19th-century, and are instantly recognizable as the scenes depicted in the paintings. The Trail enables the public to find these sites using a mobile website, a printed guidebook, and outdoor educational panels.
Hudson River Exchange
3RD ANNUAL SUMMER MARKET
SATURDAY, June 27th, 10AM-6PM
SUNDAY, June 28th, 11AM-4PM
Henry Hudson Riverfront Park – Hudson, NY
Bringing together the best of Hudson Valley
HANDMADE artisans + VINTAGE finds
FOOD + LIVE MUSIC
! ! ! F R E E A D M I S S I O N ! ! !
The 6th Annual Hudson Pride kicks off this weekend! The parade down Warren Street starts at 2.00pm on Saturday, June 20th, and is on rain or shine. This year's Pride is bigger, better, louder, and prouder than ever, click here to learn more about the weekend long events and see the parade highlights.
Now in its 13th season, Bard SummerScape presents eight weeks of stellar events in opera, music, theater, dance, film, and cabaret.
The prime focus of these offerings is the 26th annual Bard Music Festival, which this year examines the life, times, and creative output of the 20th century Mexican composer, conductor, and educator Carlos Chávez, whose compositions synthesize Indian, Spanish, and Mexican elements together with trends in European musical modernism. The festival will cover the range and breadth of Chávez’s career, including such well-known works as his Sinfonia Indía and the Suite for Double Quartet from his ballet for Martha Graham, La Hija de Cólquide (The Dark Meadow), along with music by such contemporaries as Aaron Copland, Conlon Nancarrow, Silvestre Revueltas, and Heitor Villa-Lobos.
Other highlights of the SummerScape season include Ethel Smyth’s The Wreckers, a rarely performed opera based on the nefarious tradition in Cornish coastal villages of plundering ships that were deliberately lured onto rocks; an exciting new chamber version of Oklahoma! by Rodgers and Hammerstein; a dreamlike, alfresco theatrical production of Fernando Rubio’s Everything by my side; extraordinary dance works by Pam Tanowitz with FLUX Quartet, set to the music of Conlon Nancarrow; a film series exploring the Mexican modernist cinema; and the return of the Spiegeltent and its incomparable cabaret acts, presided over by Justin Vivian Bond. It all adds up to an unforgettable arts festival—SummerScape 2015.
On Sunday, May 17th, Jack Shainman Gallery marks the first anniversary of The School with an exhibition of work by El Anatsui and an afternoon of celebration featuring local food trucks and fare, photo booth, and a special musical performance by Imani Uzuri.
El Anatsui was recently awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, the Venice Biennale’s highest honor. This solo exhibition will be a comprehensive survey of his work, from early projects in painting, wood, and clay, to the monumental metal works for which Anatsui is renowned. The School’s 24-foot ceilings will highlight the majestic scale that has become a hallmark of his oeuvre.
Opening reception: Sunday, May 17th, 1pm - 4pm
The School, 25 Broad Street, Kinderhook, NY.
El Anatsui Five Decades exhibition will be on view through September 26, 2015.
Saturday, April 25th commemorates the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's long journey home. At approximately 9.30pm on April 25, 1865 Lincoln's funeral train passed through the city of Hudson, New York. In honor of this anniversary, there will be a re-creation of the events that took place that night in Hudson, including a torchlight procession, a choir of women singing dirges, an oration, and a tableau vivant.
The re-enactment will begin at approximately 8.45pm this Saturday, April 25th. It is timed to coincide with the arrival of the Lincoln's funeral train at 9.30pm.
The event will commence at Basilica Hudson, in front of Kite’s Nest, then crosses over the railroad tracks at Broad Street to the lawn beside the old Dunn warehouse.
LACMA is currently presenting Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School, the West Coast presentation of The New-York Historical Society's premier collection of 19th-century American landscape paintings through June 7th, 2015.
Drawn entirely from the premier collection of The New-York Historical Society, Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School features 45 paintings and represents 23 renowned artists who led the American landscape movement, including Thomas Cole, Asher Brown Durand, Frederic Edwin Church, and Albert Bierstadt, among others. Nature and the American Vision also examines the movement beyond the Hudson River, with works by artists who reflected both realistic and romantic attitudes towards nature in scenes of New England, the American West, and South America. For the first time on the West Coast, all five of Thomas Cole's series The Course of the Empire (c.1834-36) are on view. Nature and the America Vision: The Hudson River School is curated by Dr. Linda S. Ferber, Senior Art Historian and Museum DirectorEmerita at The New-York Historical Society.
Arranged thematically by place, the exhibition is designed as a grand tour of the American landscape. The full range of the exhibition demonstrates that the movement extends beyond the Hudson River, with work by artists who reflect both realistic and romantic attitudes toward nature in scenes of New England, the American West, and even to South America.
The exhibition culminates with Thomas Cole’s masterpiece, the five large-scale paintings that constitute The Course of Empire (1834–36), a visual feast and meditation about civilization and the potential challenges facing the young country.
The Hudson River School–a group of New York-based artists, poets, and writers—forged a vision of the American cultural and national identity through their visual exploration of nature. Drawn entirely from The New-York Historical Society.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tel: 323 857-6010
Click below for tickets. only 1,000 will be sold!
Reception + Curator’s Talk: Saturday, April 4, 4-6 PM
On view: April 3 - May 31
Charles B. Benenson Visitors Center and Gallery
1405 County Route 20, Ghent, NY
Omi International Arts Center has announced a new exhibition "Elizabeth Murray" featuring several paintings and drawings by the late artist that will be on view in the Charles B. Benenson Gallery and Visitors Center from April 3 - May 31, 2015.
An opening reception and curator talk will be held on Saturday, April 4, from 4pm-6pm. Curator Nicole Hayes will discuss the influence of Murray’s work on the art world and on painting in the postmodern era. The reception is free and open to the public.
Says curator Nicole Hayes, “These paintings are not in public collections and have been exhibited only a handful of times before Omi, at such prestigious venues as The Museum of Modern Art, NY during Murray’s 2005 retrospective exhibition, and The Venice Biennale in 2007. This exhibition at Omi brings a unique opportunity to people of our region to experience rarely seen masterworks by one of the most important painters of the postmodern era.”
The show includes three large-scale paintings by the late artist: Kind of Blue, The New World, and Morning is Breaking. Elizabeth Murray's process in creating these large-scale paintings involves multiple overlays, abstractions and an encoded vocabulary of pictures, letters and archetypal symbols. Her paintings burst with lively excitement, at the same time maintaining a sense of stability and order. Reminiscent of pop art sensibilities, there is an element of fun and a type of graphic cubism happening in these energetic paintings, which are quite sculptural and are distant reminders of the three-dimensional wall pieces of Rauschenberg and Rosenquist. Often one to three inches thick, these works contain several opportunities of negative space, where the bridges of canvas seem to float off the wall.
About the Artist:
Elizabeth Murray was born in Chicago in 1940, received her BFA at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1962, and subsequently an MFA from Mills College (Oakland, CA) in 1964. She held several teaching positions throughout a number of American universities and colleges including Bard College (Annandale-on-Hudson, NY). Murray's work has been included and exhibited in nearly sixty solo exhibitions throughout the world since her debut at the Annual Exhibition: Contemporary American Painting at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1972. She participated in six Whitney Biennial exhibitions since 1973, and in numerous group shows in institutions and galleries throughout the world, including the Dallas Museum of Art (Dallas, TX), Gallery Mukai (Tokyo), and Galerie Jahn und Fusban (Munich) to name a few. Works by Murray can be found in over forty public collections in the United States, including the Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY), the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY) and the Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh, PA). Elizabeth Murray passed away in August, 2007.
About Omi International Arts Center
Omi International Arts Center seeks to foster an environment of creative exploration and exchange, professional opportunity and exposure, and a stylistically and culturally diverse community for creative artists from around the world. Through our programs and resulting public events - including our Residency Programs, The Fields Sculpture Park, Architecture Omi, and Education Omi - Omi contributes to a vibrant arts culture locally, regionally, and internationally. For more information visit www.omiartscenter.org
Image Credit: “Kind of Blue”, 2004, oil on canvas on wood, 9’x11’2”. Courtesy of Candace King Weir Foundation and the PaceWildenstein catalogue, 2006.
Join the conversation on the future of New York's renewable energy on Thursday, March 12th from 10:15am - 12:00pm with leading experts at Pace University in Pleasantville, NY and live online.
Thursday's webcast will explore New York's energy choices through 2050 with experts Mark J. Jacobson, Stanford University, The Solutions Project and Karl R. Rabago, Pace Energy and Climate Center discussing how New York state could move to entirely renewable energy by 2050, as well as Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's ambitious Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative. The discussion will be moderated by Andrew Revkin, Pace University, The New York Times’ Dot Earth Blog.
Mark J. Jacobson is the leader of a new non-profit, The Solutions Project which has created renewable energy charts for all 50 states, click here to view the New York state infographic.
The Greater New York Power Shift: Transitioning to a Low Carbon Future
Thursday, March 12, 10:15am—12:00pm