Consider it Pat Oleszko month. The artist-in-residence at Women’s Studio Workshop (WSW) has an exhibit at the arts center, and has been busy constructing a site-specific installation for the nearby Wallkill Valley Rail Trail, now including the Rosendale railroad trestle.
The Guggenheim-winning multimedia artist, who has “been making a spectacle of herself and using the world as a stooge since the 1960s,” will lead walks, give performances, unveil new works and host a special event this Saturday afternoon, September 27, at her working space in a WSW-managed church project space in Cottekill. Inspired by the location and her recent entry into the Kingston Artists’ Soapbox Derby, Oleszko’s Bride’s Heads Revisited: Jest Merried will be a faux wedding party with group photo involving all who come.
The following Saturday afternoon, October 4, the artist is inviting the public to participate in The Would/Lands: Walk on the Wild Side, an “opening procession” and installation along the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail involving a “dressing up” of the involved natural surroundings, a “SWAT team of poseurs and soundmakers” and some tomfoolery off the concept and reality of fall colors. It all promises to be wild.
Pat Oleszko, Bride’s Heads Revisited, Saturday, September 27, 2-5 p.m., free, Women’s Studio Workshop’s CHRCH Project Space, 167 Cottekill Road, Cottekill; The Would/Lands, Saturday, October 4, 4-6 p.m., free, Rosendale Railway Trestle (park at Binnewater Kiln); (845) 658-9133, www.wsworkshop.org.