11 Jane Street, Saugerties’ newest art and performance space, opens this weekend

Jennifer Hicks, painter, performance artist and the creative force behind 11 Jane Street, a new art and performance space in Saugerties. (Photos by Dion Ogust)

Saugerties’ newest art and performance space, 11 Jane Street, will host an opening reception on Saturday, March 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. for “When There Were Birds” by Millicent Young. The site-specific installation is the inaugural work for the gallery, filling the elegantly restored 125-year-old former warehouse space with a sensitive meditation on space and being. In the front gallery there are four sculptures related to the work. The exhibition, which runs through Sunday, April 28, allows the viewer to fully participate in the experience of Young’s work as they move through the gallery. “When There Were Birds” is co-sponsored by Cross Contemporary Art. Regular gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. or by appointment.

“When There Were Birds,” Saturday, Mar. 30, 5-8 p.m., 11 Jane Street, 11 Jane St., Saugerties, (845) 399-9751, www.11janestreet.com