The high-end boutique hotel being built behind the Center for Photography at Woodstock between Tinker Street and the former Hillcrest Ave., now Sgt. Richard Quinn Drive, has proven controversial.
For decades, WAAM member meetings have alternated between dull and uncontentious and fiery emotionality. But they’ve always been open to press coverage. Until last weekend.
One could hardly ask for a better exhibit title than the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild’s Pageant of Inconceivables, a collection of ceramic works “that operate/act as inner portraits rather than solely functional objects” according to curators Portia Munson and Katherine Umsted, opening at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts on Saturday, June 9.
Sunday, June 10: Among the two hundred plus pieces being auctioned off Sunday are treasures from several key local collections built up over the last half century and longer, including that of the late Sam Klein, which included a Milton Avery drawing as well as hosts of other renowned local artists, and all the local heirs of Edison’s pal George Meister, which collection includes a Babe Ruth-signed photo of a Phoenicia baseball team, as well as one of the Edison Company’s first light bulbs, which still works.
The state’s Appellate Division upheld a local ruling that would allow the construction of the long-planned Catskills resort.
Bruce Weber’s Woodstock Art Colony: The Nascent Years 1900-1930 four part lecture series, which will run the first Saturday of each month into September, seeks to demonstrate not only the importance of art in Woodstock’s history, but also the town’s effect on American and world art, via a close look at the scene and the many personable characters who came together here a century ago.
Sanders said he chose to write in verse because that had been his original intention with his book on the Manson Family, which was then transformed to prose paragraphs by his typists. After all, it was his own 1975 manifesto that called for poets to again become historians, “as they were in ancient times.”
Sunday, May 27: Linda Mary Montano: 14 Years of Living Art, a new “220-page portable book/archive” charts the Saugerties’ native’s influential endurance performance art from 1984 to 1998 via the groundbreaking feminist artist’s journal writings, tantric tales, essays and interviews, instructions and “Art/Life instructions.”
The front porch is a place where the private and public realms intermingle, a microcosm of Republican government. Perhaps the decline of the front porch has exacerbated the fracture of community and social isolation.
Some of the chemicals used in marking art for decades aren’t good for your health.