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Guild’s Pageant of Inconceivables at Kleinert

Guild’s Pageant of Inconceivables at Kleinert

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.

James Cox’s Collector’s Auction runs from ancient to eclectic

James Cox’s Collector’s Auction runs from ancient to eclectic

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.

Weber lectures at WAAM on Woodstock Art Colony 1900-1930

Weber lectures at WAAM on Woodstock Art Colony 1900-1930

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.

Linda Montano’s ‘Art/Life Instructions’

Linda Montano’s ‘Art/Life Instructions’

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.”