Friday June 17th
Hudson Boat Launch, behind Amtrak Station
Boat Leaves PROMPTLY at 7pm
Mermaid Party Boat Cruise
Hosted by Isis Vermouth
$20 – Tickets on-line
Cookies sponsored by Trixie’s Oven
10pm – ?
Trixie’s Whorehouse at the Half Moon
40 S Front Street
Vote with your Trixie Dollars, performer with the most Trixie Dollars wins 100 REAL Dollars.
Saturday June 18th
Parade on Warren Street
Line up at Noon
Parade Starts at 2pm
ETSY CRAFT PARTY
Right after the parade
@ Promenade Hill Park
Fun and crafts for kids of all ages! Food and vendors!
2:30 – 6PM
@ The Hudson Brewing Company // 60 S Front St, Hudson, NY 12534
The HOTTEST SHOW in Hudson
Hedda Lettuce with Pianist Paul Leschen
$20 – Tickets on-line
@ Club Helsinki Hudson // 405 Columbia Street
Sunday June 19th
Poke – A – Dot
Tea Dance & Drag Show
Hosted by Girlgantua Jones
Red Dot Bar & Restaurant
321 Warren Street
4PM – 9PM
Music by PrePhab
Hudson Elks Flag Day Parade
Parade Date is Saturday June 11, 2016
Lineup Begins Promptly at 12:30 pm
Step Off Time is 2:00 pm
The parade starts at 7th Street Park and follows Warren Street down to Promenade Hill.
Rain Date is Sunday June 12, 2016
(FREAK) Flag Day
Hudson’s annual Flag Day celebrations—including a big parade and fireworks show—are a David Lynch-Americana Dream Come True! Cloaked by night and surrounded by colorful explosions, Basilica’s (FREAK) FLAG DAY acts as freakier counterpart to the city’s festivities, featuring performances and dancing into the wee hours.
Saturday, June 11
7 PM - LATE
110 S. Front Street, Hudson, NY
Jack Shainman Gallery is celebrating the second anniversary of The School with A Change of Place: Four Solo Exhibitions. Working across painting, photography, and sculpture, Pierre Dorion, Hayv Kahraman, Richard Mosse, and Garnett Puett converge on themes of transformation, environment, and remembrance.
Join in the opening festivities on Sunday, May 22 from 2-6pm, with drinks, music, great local fare and fun!
Sunday, May 22, 2pm - 6pm
Jack Shainman Gallery: The School
25 Broad Street, Kinderhook, NY 12106
About the artists:
Kahraman highlights the friction between memory and narrative through her personal history as an Iraqi émigré first to Europe and ultimately the United States. New works here recall a recurring sonic theme in the artist’s most taunting memories—the warning call of the siren. Sound as a modality of power is well ingrained in military strategy, with long-range-acoustic-devises (LRAD speakers) transmitting localized, extremely high decibel noise, literally using sound as a weapon. The violence of sound and the ways in which people resist it are at the heart of Strip Search (2016); acoustic foam pierces through women’s bodies painted on the canvas’ surface, transforming the painting itself into a sonically absorbent shield, while the linen references punctured flesh.
The reverberating destruction of war is also integral to the work of Richard Mosse. In the tradition of canonical landscape and documentary photography, Mosse captures unflinching beauty amidst fear and tragedy. Three large panoramic photographs from Infra (2010-ongoing), the now-iconic body of work shot in the Democratic Republic of Congo in vivid Kodak Aerochrome, a discontinued reconnaissance infrared film, anchor Mosse’s exhibition which spans several major series. Isolation and awe dominate these eerie vistas, yet their detail and sheer scale make them feel like otherworldly access points to a dislocated present. Similarly, Breach (2009) focuses on former palaces of Saddam Hussein which served as temporary bases for U.S. military, while Nomads’ (2009) subject is abandoned bullet hole-laden cars in Iraq. Throughout all, the topography of conflict—the metal husks, deserted buildings, and lush, jungle landscapes—takes on strange afterlives as surreal monuments to continued anxiety and violence.
If Kahraman and Mosse investigate imagery and memory that emanate from specific locations and personal and collective experience, Dorion hones in on the understanding of space itself. Composed of paintings made from photographs taken of interiors of The School, including the two unfinished classrooms in which it is presented, Dorion's installation points to the liminal area where painting, photography, and architecture intersect. The paintings depict details of the exhibition space but stylistically hover between figuration and abstraction, in the process transforming into uncanny doubles of their surroundings. Particular emphasis is given to representations of doors, windows, and screens, drawing attention to membranes of access, past the closed circuit of mimicry. In this sense, the works are tied to their physical location while ethereally beyond it.
The precision of Dorion’s exquisite surfaces is complimented by the organic abstraction of Garnett Puett’s apisculptures, the result of delicate collaboration between artist, bees, and wax. Puett first builds metal armatures which are then covered in beeswax. Behind a glass enclosure, a colony diligently adds their contribution, building honeycomb over the artist’s structure. A tube runs from the case to the exterior of the building through which the tiny workers can fly in and out during their residency. In process throughout the exhibition’s duration, the works bare the marks of communal process, repetition, and harmonious symmetry.
While divergent in medium and subject matter, a tension between absence and presence unites Dorion, Kahraman, Mosse, and Puett. Illusions to what is not explicitly there, yet haunts the viewer, permeate their work. Taken as a whole, the four solo exhibitions hinge on what remains despite a change of place —what happens out of frame, in the annals of the mind long after devastation has occurred, just after the shutter clicks, or when the bees leave the confines of the gallery, inevitably to return and begin their labor anew.
Pierre Dorion was born in 1959 in Ottawa, Canada and now lives and works in Montreal. In 2012, a major exhibition, Pierre Dorion, opened at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, spanning two decades of his career and was accompanied by a catalogue published by the museum featuring essays by Mark Lanctôt, David Deitcher, and Stephen Horne. The exhibition subsequently traveled to Dalhousie Art Gallery in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where it was on view through May of 2013.
Hayv Kahraman was born in 1981 in Baghdad, Iraq, and resides in Los Angeles. Her work is included in several public collections including the American Embassy, Baghdad; The Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah; MATHAF Museum of Modern Art, Doha; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh; and The Rubell Family Collection, Miami. On October 8th, a solo exhibition of Kahraman’s work opens at the Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, on view through January 8, 2017.
Richard Mosse was born in 1980 in Ireland and is based in New York. In 2013, Mosse represented Ireland in the 55th Venice Biennale with The Enclave, an immersive six-channel video installation that utilized 16mm infrared film, which subsequently has been exhibited at many institutions around the world including Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy (2014); The Photographers’ Gallery, London (2014); Foam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2014); FotoMuseum Antwerp (FoMu), Antwerp, Belgium (2014); Portland Museum of Art, Oregon (2015); Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark (2015); and The National Gallery of Victoria, Australia (2016).
Garnett Puett was born in 1959 in Hahira, Georgia and now lives in Hawaii. Puett is a fourth generation beekeeper turned artist who studied in the MFA program at Pratt Institute, New York. Public collections include Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Brooklyn Art Museum, New York; The Honolulu State Art Museum, Hawaii; MIT Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Mexico National Art Museum; and The Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, Missouri.
Capturing the Cosmos, the 2016 exhibition in the Sharp Family Gallery, explores the influence of the great German Naturalist Alexander von Humboldt on Frederic Church. Acclaimed and revered during his own lifetime, Humboldt is currently enjoying a renaissance due to the recent award-winning bio The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf. Humboldt’s writings inspired Church’s South American adventures and the resulting masterpieces that made him internationally famous, and informed Church’s later trips to Germany’s Bavarian Lakes and Mexico. Sketches, diaries and artifacts from these trips trace Church’s daring escapades to capture Humboldt’s Cosmos.
May 15 - October 30, 2016
Evelyn and Maurice Sharp Gallery
Olana State Historic Site
5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY
The Thomas Cole National Historic Site has announced the inaugural art exhibition to be held in its "New Studio" building: Thomas Cole: The Artist as Architect.
The New Studio, designed by Cole in the 1840s, has been reconstructed and now offers state-of-the-art, museum-quality, exhibition space for the first time curated by noted scholar Annette Blaugrund, the exhibition focuses on Cole’s little known architectural endeavors and includes paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Columbus Museum of Art, and Toledo Museum of Art, among others.
The exhibition and the accompanying book focus on Cole’s architectural interests through architectural elements in his paintings and drawings as well as in both his realized and visionary projects, expanding our understanding of the breadth of his talents and interests. The exhibition includes 26 paintings and drawings, as well as a scale model, two of the artist’s books about architecture, and primary source documents. The central work of the exhibition is Cole's 1840 painting "The Architect's Dream," depicting the artist overlooking a panorama of architectural styles. Accompanying the exhibition will be a new hardcover book of the same title to be published and released on April 19, 2016 by The Monacelli Press. The exhibition runs from May 1 through October 30 at The Thomas Cole National Historic Site and will travel to The Columbus Museum of Art, where it will be on view from November 18 through February 12, 2017.
Thomas Cole: The Artist as Architect
May 1 - October 30, 2016
The Thomas Cole National Historic Site
218 Spring Street, Catskill, NY
Born Thanksgiving Weekend 2013 as the Anti-Black Friday big sister goddess, Basilica Farm & Flea is inspired by the abundance of passionate and talented farmers, collectors and artisans in the Hudson region. 2016 marks the inaugural Spring Market, featuring a diverse group of local vendors selling their wares alongside locally-sourced, farm-fresh foods. The event celebrates the long-awaited arrival of spring with vintage objects for home and garden, spring dresses, wild edibles and Mother’s Day treats. Presented in collaboration with Hudson River Exchange.
Basilica Farm & Flea Spring Market
Saturday May 7, 10AM - 6PM
Sunday, May 8, 11AM – 5PM
110 S. Front Street, Hudson, NY
For more information visit basilicahudson.org
Some artists don't just create masterpieces - they live in them.
Photographer Don Freeman's poetic journey through eleven houses artists built for themselves. A love song in film to the places art lives. Art House is a visually-rich documentary film that seeks to explore, preserve and celebrate the fascinating homes a series of distinguished American artists created for themselves. Photographer and filmmaker Don Freeman penetrates the intimacy of these homes with great sensitivity and documents the meticulous attention paid to every minute detail, from door knobs to landscape, structure to opulent surface. With narrative and interviews, the film seeks to place each house within the context of its owner's life and career, providing insight into each home's development and its place in the oeuvre of the artist.
On Saturday, March 5th at 7.30pm, TSL will be hosting a special CinemaLux event featuring a Q&A with the filmmaker, Don Freeman.
The Liberi School is a holistic contemporary one-room schoolhouse model for children ages 5-13 (Kindergarten - Grade 8) located in Hudson, New York.
The Liberi School will be hosting an Open House on Sunday, February 28th between 2.30pm - 4.30pm to offer locals the opportunity to meet teachers, see the wonderful space, and learn more about the curriculum and contemporary one-room schoolhouse model. Children are welcome.
The Liberi School's mission is to liberate children to think freely, to embrace creativity, to be themselves, and to imagine their lives in the context of humanity. The integrated multi-age curriculum has roots in a classical tradition of education and innovates on modern approaches to learning and thinking. “Liberi” (pronounced līberī) is the Latin word for both “children” and “free." This model of education can liberate children by teaching young minds how to think, not what to think. Click here to view the curriculum.
Admissions is now open for the 2016-2017 school year. Contact director Jennifer Wai-Lan Strodl at email@example.com or 518.697.5065 to arrange for a school tour, interview, and application.
The Liberi School Open House
Sunday, February 28, 2.30pm - 4.30pm
3521 Route 9, Hudson, NY 12534
The Hudson Brewing Company opened its doors to the public on Saturday, February 13, 2016. The pub/brewery/tasting room tips its hat to old school Hudson pre-Prohibition era with brews including the Proprietors Pale Ale, The Tainted Lady and Firkin Merkin. Hudson Brewing Company is Hudson's first craft brewery since before Prohibition. An inspired light food menu compliments their tasty brews.
Hudson Brewing Company
60. S. Front Street, Hudson
Olana's Deep Air series of talks continues this year, starting on Saturday, February 27th with a talk by Christopher Stackhouse and Lori Anderson Moseman. The Deep Air series is designed to navigate artistic practice as it relates to ecology, local geography and landscape. The title of the series, “The Deep Air Poetry & Art Series,” plays on the language of a book owned by Frederic Church, titled “A Fairy Land of Science,” by Arabella B. Buckley and published in 1882. Buckley’s text, written as popular science for all ages, invites us to imagine a view of earth looking down through space, or through the “deep air”, this is the vantage point that we seek when exploring artists’ work in the series. In 2016, the series focuses on the broad themes of travel, which Frederic Church did so much of in his life in order to seek inspiration and enlightenment. Often Church was inspired by other disciplines and subjects when he planned his travels as are the artists in this series.
All talks will be held at Olana Wagon House Education Center, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson
Upstage Productions presents Heathers - The Musical directed by Alyssa O'Keeffe and Ashley France.
Thursday, February 11, 7.30pm and Friday, February 12, 7.30pm
Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street, Hudson
At the request of Upstage Productions, the show will begin promptly at 7:30pm and there will be no dinner and/or table service after 6:30pm. If you wish to join us for dinner, please plan on arriving prior to 6:30pm.
Hudson River Exchange and Hudson Valley Farmers will host a CSA Fair on Sunday, February 28th between 11am - 3pm at the Hudson Opera House.
Providing the greater Hudson region with access to over 30 farms offering seasonal CSA’s, the CSA Fair is an opportunity for local residents to learn about what makes Community Supported Agriculture so vital for independent farms. Come meet the farmers, browse the winter market, and sign up for a Seasonal Share. From fruits and vegetables to herbal wellness to meat and dairy, CSA shares offer community members access to the diversity of farm fresh products – and land based wisdom – that make Hudson Valley living plentiful and enjoyable.
Sunday, February 28th 11am - 3pm
Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street, Hudson
December 10am – 6pm and Sundays 11am – 5pm
December 5 - 6
December 11 - 13,
December 17 - 23
514 Warren Street, Hudson, NY
Spark Media Project will host a brand new, free program at the Hudson Area Library on November 21st, from 10am-4pm. The Hudson Webcomics Workshop is a chance for young artists, ages 10- 15, to explore visual storytelling techniques while creating their own original narratives, and illustrating them in comic strips using tools like Photoshop, Illustrator, and Wacom Tablets.
Although visual storytelling is a core component in all Spark Programs, this will be the first time the organization is hosting an intensive focused solely on making webcomics. This program was developed democratically; in a survey students were asked which programs they would like to see taught through Spark and, in that survey, webcomics was the second most popular choice (trailing filmmaking, the main focus of the organization).
According to Spark’s Director of Education, Mary Ellen Iatropoulos, “Webcomics present an innovation in [Spark] programs in that they make students think about how platform and medium can have an effect on the stories being told”. This thought process also translates to other walks of life, and helps improve skills like decision making and communication, as the program puts students in charge of their own narrative, and gives them a creative outlet for expressions. Additionally, this program supports the entrepreneurial aspects of making media, says Iatropoulos, as students who learn graphic design could take these skills beyond the classroom and into the workforce.
While this program is expected to fill quickly, there is still plenty of time to register – you can sign your child up online at sparkmediaproject.org/workshops, or by calling 845.485.4480 for more information.
This intensive is part of Spark’s Mobile Media Lab, supported by the NYS Regional Economic Development Council and the Mid-Hudson Library System. Through the Mobile Media Lab, teaching artists travel to libraries throughout Hudson Valley, bringing media arts workshops to young people free of charge.
Saturday, November 21, 10am - 4pm
Hudson Area Library
400 State Street, Hudson
Omi International Arts Center has announced the guidelines for the prestigious Art Omi residency program, taking place from June 16 - July 12, 2016. Applications will be accepted online at www.artomi.org from November 1 to November 30, 2015. The application is free and fellowships are available for approximately 30 international artists.
Application Deadline: November 30, 2015
2016 Residency Dates: June 16 - July 12, 2016
Since its beginnings in 1992, Art Omi has hosted visual artists from every continent, representing a wide diversity of artistic styles. In that time, over 650 artists from more than 100 countries have come to Omi to create, experiment, collaborate and share their ideas. The residency takes place in early summer and offers artists four weeks to concentrate on creative work, cultural exchange and critical appraisal. Artists are provided with a private studio, shared living quarters, and meals at no cost.
Omi is located in the town of Ghent, New York, in the Hudson River Valley, approximately two and a half hours from New York City, and three hours from Boston. The campus consists of over 300 acres of rolling farmland, woodlands and ponds, and includes The Fields Sculpture Park, which exhibits contemporary art year-round. The facilities include a Federal Period farmhouse with views of the Catskill Mountains, a large two-story barn with indoor studios, and contemporary residence buildings designed in the traditional New England vernacular.
Numerous fellowships and support are available to artists from specific regions and/or who are dealing with specific issues. These range from Unlimit Art, initiated in 2013 to support an artist with disabilities, to the Arte East Fellowship for an artist from the Middle East and North Africa region to the American Dream Fellowship, for an artist who has never been to the United States before. All fellowships are intended to assist in facilitating cultural exchange and bringing artists together who may not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in a residency.
In addition, Art Omi's Visitors Program brings artists, critics, gallerists, and curators to meet theartists and offer valuable input and networking opportunities. The Visitors Program enables residents to engage directly with the New York City art world in a fashion unmatched by similar residency programs.
During each session, Omi invites a distinguished critic or curator to participate as a Critic-in-Residence. Recent participants include Sylvie Fortin, Executive Director Montreal Biennial, Sara Reisman, Artistic Director, The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation; Charlotta Kotik, Curator Emerita, Brooklyn Museum; and Saul Ostrow, Art Editor for Bomb Magazine, among others.
The residency culminates with a very popular event open to the public on the last Sunday of the residency, during which hundreds of professionals, art lovers, neighbors and friends engage with theartists and view their work.
Since its founding Omi International Arts Center has been guided by the principle that artistic expression transcends economic, political, and cultural boundaries.
For more information write to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 - Omicontributes to a vibrant arts culture locally, regionally, and internationally. For more information visit: www.omiartscenter.org
Every year, Hudson’s mile-long Warren Street is transformed into a festive boulevard for the annual Winter Walk with twinkling lights, brightly decorated shops, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, live reindeer, horse-drawn wagons, carolers, and a legion of characters and performers.
The Winter Walk begins at 5:00pm with the carillon bells of the First Presbyterian Church marking the start of the Santa Parade that transports Mr. & Mrs. Claus from the Hudson Opera House to City Hall (520 Warren Street), where free books are distributed to children all evening.
The holiday frolicking continues throughout the evening, with activities and performances both inside shops and on the street. From jazz to classical, African drums to banjo, music is everywhere. Face painting, stilt walkers, animal balloons by Tots the Clown, and Roger the Jester compete for children’s attention.
At 8:00 pm, Fireworks launched from Promenade Hill at the foot of Warren Street light up the winter sky marking the conclusion of the festivities, but many businesses—especially restaurants–stay open long after the event.
Basilica Farm & Flea marketplace will be held Thanksgiving weekend November 27-29. The annual market brings together a collection of quality products presented by a diverse group of about 125 regional makers, farmers, chefs and vintage collectors to promote the talents and resources within our community.
Basilica Farm & Flea Kick-Off + Sales: Friday, November 27, 2pm - 5pm
Black Friday Soirée with Cocktails + Sales: Friday, November 27, 5pm - 9pm
Basilica Farm & Flea Market Hours:
Saturday, November 29, 10am - 6pm
Sunday, November 30, 10am - 6pm