There were so many openings last weekend — a total of 18 — it was impossible to see them all. Adding to the difficulty was the fact that so much of the art was worthy of contemplation. On the positive side, the rich snippet of paintings, collages, photographs and sculptures I managed to view attest to the city’s vibrant art scene.
After 34 years on the bench, Karen Peters, the first woman to be appointed presiding justice of Appellate Division of the Third Department of state Supreme Court, is retiring.
Andrew Lyght, a Guyana-born artist whose home and studio are located in a former mule barn in Ponckhockie, and Valerie Piraino, who left Brooklyn a year ago with her husband, Drew Piraino, to move into a house in Connelly, are two of the four artists represented in a Dubai exhibition that opened this month.
Sunday, May 28: The North Adams museum will mark the opening of Building 6 with an all-day celebration, featuring a Nick Cave Soundsuit parade and a concert by Cake.
The artist’s letters are scattered on tables and chairs, and visitors are encouraged to pick them up and read them.
It was the fertile floodplain along the Esopus Creek that attracted the first Dutch settlers to this area — and before them, the Lenape, who planted the fields with maize. But centuries later, with the building of the massive IBM manufacturing complex, the remaining land was forgotten.
Breakfast is a peak experience at the Phoenicia Diner.
Re-creating a moment in time through a Rondout baker’s list of orders.
If it weren’t for Kingston historian Edwin Ford, this treasured building wouldn’t exist: Hoffman House was one of several Colonial-era stone buildings targeted for demolition in the late 1960s.
“The ethos of zine culture has always been that if you are not finding what you want to be reading, go and make it yourself.”