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Weekend in the Catskills – 8/5/2016

This weekend:

  • The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice celebrates its seventh season;
  • Fisher Center at Bard College presents “The Symphonic and The Operatic” featuring works by Italian composers Giacomo Puccini and Giuseppe Martucci;
  • And Arts Society of Kingston presents “Landscape Still Lives” art show by Richard Kirk Mills.

Learn more at Upstater.com.

Weekend in the Catskills – 7/29/2016

This weekend:

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis performs at Fisher Center in Annandale-on-Hudson;
  • The AMR (Andes-Margaretville-Roxbury) Open Studios Tour celebrates its fifth anniversary;
  • And the Poetry Barn in West Hurley is offering a bookbinding workshop for beginners.

Learn more at Upstater.com.

Weekend in the Catskills – 5/06/2016

This weekend:

  • A fly fishing photo exhibit at the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild;
  • Hudson Children’s Book Festival celebrates its eighth anniversary – New York Times bestselling author Julie Fogliano will be among participating writers this year;
  • Equis Art Gallery in Red Hook is hosting a Kentucky Derby Party;
  • And, Bard College Conservatory Orchestra conducted by Leon Botstein will perform a Mother’s Day Concert.

Read more at Upstater.com.

Weekend in the Catskills – 1/22/2016

This weekend:

  • The Marcel Proust Project at the Fisher Center at Bard College, conceived and directed by Sarah Rothenberg, costume design by Marina Draghici;
  • Ruby Silvious’ Tea & Alchemy Art Show at the Greene County Council on the Arts’ Gallery;
  • And, Writers in the Mountains’ Creative Nonfiction Reading at the Pine Hill Community Center.

Read more at Upstater.com.  

Weekend in the Catskills – 12/18/2015

This weekend:

  • The Object Lesson at Fisher Center;
  • Hudson Valley Philharmonic performs Messiah at the Ulster Performing Arts Center in Kingston;
  • Frosty Fest takes place in Ulster Park;
  • And, the SPARKLE Festival is hosted at Boscobel mansion in Garrison.

Read more at Upstater.com.

 

Weekend in the Catskills – 10/09/2015

This weekend in the Catskills:

  • The American Ballet Theatre performs at Bard College;
  • Dia:Beacon is hosting an art talk with curator Jenny Jaskey focusing on the works of Robert Irwin;
  • Fenimore Art Museum is hosting its annual Americana Symposium focusing this year on the history of photography, particularly the invention of daguerreotypes and their impact on mid-19th century portrait painters.

Read more at Upstater.com.

Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown. (c) Simona David
Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown. © Simona David

Weekend in the Catskills – 9/25/2015

This weekend in the Catskills:

  • Writing Myth – A Spillian Writing Imaginarium with Dr. Leigh Melander;
  • Margaretville Cauliflower Festival celebrates its 12th anniversary;
  • Geologist Robert Titus is leading a hike at Olana State Historic Site, exploring the influences on the 19th century landscape painter Frederic Edwin Church;
  • And, Natalie Merchant performs at Bard College.

Read more at Upstater.com.

Spillian, once owned by Fleischmanns family. Raoul Fleischmann was instrumental in founding the New Yorker.
Spillian, once owned by Fleischmann family. Raoul Fleischmann was instrumental in founding the New Yorker.

 

Weekend in the Catskills – 6/26/2015

This weekend in the Catskills:

  • An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde at Franklin Stage Company;
  • Oklahoma! (music by Richard Rodgers, and libretto by Oscar Hammerstein) at Bard College;
  • Art House Tour at the Woodstock Brydcliffe Guild;
  • And, the Founders’ Day at Bevier House Museum.

Read more at Upstater.com.

Bevier House Museum. Contributed Photo.
Bevier House Museum. Contributed Photo.

Weekend in the Catskills – 5/8/2015

Mother’s Day this Sunday, May 10: it’s going to be gorgeous weather in the Catskills. Our choices for this weekend are: Lady Day’s centennial concert at Fisher Center, a Balkan Dance Party in Staatsburg, and several art opening receptions in Woodstock, Saugerties and Roxbury.

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Fisher Center

The Aaron Diehl Trio is paying tribute to Billie Holiday this Friday, May 8 at the Fisher Center in Annandale-on-Hudson, Dutchess County. Cécile McLorin Salvant, a Grammy-nominated vocalist, will be joining the trio in a performance that will honor Holiday’s legacy, and celebrate her centennial. Billie Holiday, also known as Lady Day, was born in Philadelphia in April 1915. The centennial concert, sponsored by the Catskill Jazz Factory, begins at 8 p.m. tonight. For more information, visit http://fishercenter.bard.edu/calendar/event.php?eid=128233.

Wassail Balkan Dance Party

Wassail Balkan Dance Party will celebrate its 19th anniversary this Saturday, May 9 at 2 p.m. at Breezy Hill Orchard in Staatsburg, Dutchess County. A twelve-piece brass band will perform Macedonian and Bulgarian dance music. Steve Kotansky will also lead a Balkan dance workshop. Balkan cuisine, including lamb roast, will be served, as well as a variety of artisanal products from local farms. Balkan music originated in South-Eastern Europe, and it’s known for the complexity of its rhythms. For more information about this event, visit http://www.hudsonvalleyfarmhousecider.com/.

Woodstock Artists Association and Museum (WAAM)

Woodstock Artists Association and Museum (WAAM) is hosting Far and Wide, the seventh annual juried art exhibition this Saturday, May 9 at 4 p.m. featuring the works of over thirty regional artists. The event will take place in the Main Gallery. In the Founders Gallery, there is an exhibit of small works. Also, artist Lynn Herring is featured in the Solo Gallery. For more information about these events, visit http://www.woodstockart.org/.

Cross Contemporary Art

Cross Contemporary Art Gallery in Saugerties, Ulster County, is also hosting an opening reception this Saturday, May 9 at 6 p.m. featuring the works of artist Portia Munson. The show called Little Suns, Hollow Bones, speaks about Munson’s interest in environmental issues, and includes works whose subjects range from floral arrangements and blossoms to bones and animal corpses. Munson is an accomplished visual artist whose work has been reviewed in numerous publications including Art in America, The New Yorker and The New York Times. For more information about this show, visit http://www.crosscontemporaryart.com/portia-munson-little-sunshollow-bones/.

Roxbury Arts Group

Roxbury Arts Group (RAG) in Roxbury, Delaware County, is hosting an artist talk this Saturday at 2 p.m. Artist Lisbeth Firmin, whose show Working the Light is on view in the Walt Meade Gallery at RAG, will be talking about her work as a painter and printmaker. Firmin is a realist painter whose work explores the relationship between humans and space. Street scenes as well as a more abstract interpretation of light and shadow are visible in her works. For more information, visit http://roxburyartsgroup.org/2014/08/26/may-9-lisbeth-firmin-artist-talk/.  

Also, this Saturday, May 9 Albany will celebrate the 67th anniversary of its immensely popular Tulip Festival, which speaks about the city’s Dutch heritage. For more details about the Tulip Festival, visit http://www.newyorkupstate.com/albany/2015/04/guide_to_the_2015_albany_tulip_festival_schedule_and_events.html.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Weekend in the Catskills – 2/27/15

Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC)

Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) in Saratoga Springs is hosting its traditional Winter Ball this Saturday, February 28 at 8 p.m. The theme this year is Black & White Vintage Hollywood – what can beat that?  Hollywood inspired food, music by the New York Players, a Classic Hollywood Costume Contest are among the evening’s highlights. We hear that the event is sold out, but keep in mind for next year. More information about SPAC at http://www.spac.org.

Arkell Museum

Arkell Museum in Canajoharie re-opens for the season this Sunday, March 1 with an exhibition called “The Artist Revealed: Artist Portraits and Self-Portraits.” Works by Norman Rockwell, Milton Avery, Leonard Baskin, and others are included in this show. The exhibit explores both the artistic approach and the sitter’s characteristics in making these works of art memorable. For more information, visit http://www.arkellmuseum.org/upcoming-exhibitions.

Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild

The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild is hosting an exhibition dedicated to works produced between 1903 and 1918, on view this weekend from Friday to Sunday at the Kleinart / James Center for the Arts on Tinker Street. The exhibit also includes artifacts and publications from the early 1900s. Saturday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m. Hélène Lesterlin will perform Overlook, a solo performance dedicated to the history of Woodstock. Friday at 7:30 p.m. there will be a screening of the “Art of House,” a documentary by Don Freeman exploring houses designed by twelve artists from all over the country. For more information about these events, visit http://www.woodstockguild.org/overlook.html.

The Center for Photography at Woodstock

Still in Woodstock, the Center for Photography is hosting a workshop led by Greg Miller this Saturday, February 28. “Winter Wonders Photo Safari” is a one day excursion through the Catskill Mountains, exploring scenic areas around the Ashokan Reservoir, and other locations around Woodstock. Participants will learn how to make the most of their cameras and lenses. The workshop will end in the digital lab where images taken throughout the day will be reviewed. Miller is the author of “The Hudson River: A Great American Treasure” published by Rizzoli in 2008. For more information about this workshop, visit https://www.cpw.org/events/?ee=52.

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© Simona David

Bard College

Bard College Conservatory Orchestra is performing this Sunday, March 1 at 3 p.m. a concert that includes Samuel Barber’s First Essay for Orchestra, Op. 12 written in 1937, as well as two premieres by Bard students. The program is conducted by Jeffrey Milarsky, an accomplished musician and conductor living in New York City. Milarsky teaches at Columbia University. For more information about the program, visit http://fishercenter.bard.edu/calendar/event.php?eid=128226.

Enjoy an artful Catskills weekend!