Tag: storytelling

Weekend in the Catskills – 7/17/2015

This weekend in the Catskills:

  • Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at the Glimmerglass Opera Festival in Cooperstown;
  • New York City Ballet dancers perform at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center;
  • Abstract painter Adam Cohen exhibits at Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson;
  • And Phoenicia Art Tour (formerly known as the Shandaken Art Tour) celebrates its eight anniversary.

For more, go to Upstater.com.

Enigma by Adam Cohen
Enigma by Adam Cohen. © Simona David 

Weekend in the Catskills – 7/18/14

If there was ever a perfect weekend to be in the Catskills, this would be it: pleasant weather, in the mid-70s during the day, and low 50s at night, an abundance of green, and birds, and all the beautiful things that make country living so enriching. And, there is art – lots of it this weekend.

The Phoenicia Spoken Word event takes place tonight at 6:30 at Mama’s Boy Café in Phoencia. Organized by poet and painter Anique Taylor, and sponsored by the Arts Upstairs gallery, this second annual event takes place in conjunction with the Shandaken Art Studio Tour. The event will feature over a dozen of poets and writers who will be reading from their works. Books will be available for sale.

The Shandaken Art Studio Tour, which launched in 2008, includes over thirty participating artists working in all styles and media: glass, iron, ceramics, sculpture, collages and assemblages, landscape and abstract painting, comic book art, as well as clothing. The studios are open Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Maps for self-guided tours are available online at shandakenart.com.

Also, Saturday, July 19 at 7 p.m. it’s the Yarnslingers’ night at the Catskill Art Society in Livingston Manor, Sullivan County. Storytellers from all walks of life will be sharing their tales with the audience. This is a popular event that takes place the third Saturday of the month. For more information, visit catskillartsociety.org.

Chace-Randall Gallery in Andes, Delaware County, announces an opening reception Saturday, July 19 at 5 p.m. for artist Judith Lamb . Twenty-six oil paintings will be on display, showcasing Lamb’s interests in plants, fruits and vegetables, and their juxtaposition with random objects. Lamb has shown her work in many exhibitions in New York City and the Catskills. To see a sample of her work click here.




Faye Lane’s Beauty Shop Stories Come to Roxbury

Re-posted from Short Compositions on Life, Art, PR and More (originally posted on 3.3.2011)

“Have you ever thought of the beauty shop as more of a parlor than a place where women go to get a haircut? Faye Lane did more than that: as a chubby yet sweet little girl growing up in her mama’s beauty salon in Texas, Lane imagined that the beauty shop’s floor was her stage. And the ladies sitting quietly under the hood dryers were her audience. Lane would grab a hairbrush to use as a microphone, and then start singing songs that she heard on the radio or at the church. The ladies in the audience, sometimes delighted sometimes unconvinced, would hand her a couple of banana Moon Pies, her childhood favorite dessert.
Meanwhile, the little girl from Texas went to London, Los Angeles and New York to study voice and drama, and replaced the hairbrush with a real microphone. Instead of performing in front of eight ladies sitting under the dryers, now Faye Lane performs in front of hundreds, and sometimes thousands of people.
Faye Lane is many things: a talented singer, a beautiful actress, a comedienne, but above all she is an exquisite storyteller. In 2007 she won the Moth StorySlam award in New York, and in 2008 she won it in Los Angeles, being the only storyteller to have won this prestigious award on both coasts.”

Read full article in this week’s issue of The O-Town Scene magazine at page 18: