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Fishes & dishes in Woodstock

Fishes & dishes in Woodstock

The Woodstock Artists Association & Museum is focusing the second main-gallery exhibition of its second century on still-life painting, using a painting from its permanent collection by the rakish “abstract realist” Romanian-American painter and police reporter De Hirsh Margules as a springboard. The show is called  Fish and Dish: A Fresh Take on Still Life.

Burnt Orange Heresy screens at Upstate Woodstock

Burnt Orange Heresy screens at Upstate Woodstock

How do you make a modern film noir that’s worldly enough to tackle the strange shape of today’s undulating economics? We checked in with producer Bill Horberg, a Woodstock resident, who’ll be screening his latest work, The Burnt Orange Heresy, at Upstate Films Woodstock as a benefit for the Woodstock Film Festival at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 29 at Upstate Films Woodstock, 132 Tinker Street. 

Pages for the ages: Local books reviewed

Pages for the ages: Local books reviewed

Reviewed: David Levine’s The Hudson Valley: The First 250 Million Years: A Mostly Chronological and Occasionally Personal History; Alan Via’s Doghiker: Great Hikes with Dogs from the Adirondacks through the Catskills; Rabbi Jonathan Kligler’s latest, Turn It and Turn It, for Everything Is in It: Essays on the Weekly Torah Portion; and Christian Hall’s American Fever: A Tale of Romance & Pestilence.