The idea behind Woodstock’s role as a center for artists over the past century plus is pretty much the same as the concept behind the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild’s annual house tour benefits, which hit their tenth anniversary Saturday, July 14.
Seventy six trombones came marching into Woodstock this past week, or at least the rousing Meredith Willson song of the same name from his classic musical The Music Man, which opened last weekend at the Woodstock Playhouse as the repertory theater’s second offering of what’s shaping up to be another spirited season.
In over an hour of public comments, neighbors of Woodstock Way and Mudd Club Bagel and Coffee Shop, and a host of community members, spoke about trends that have seen more and more commercial projects coming back to the ZBA and town planners, or the town’s building department, after major changes have already been made, asking that they be legalized. Many said it was harming Woodstock’s character. It was time, said one man to loud applause, that a line be drawn.
Abstrakt: A Group Exhibition of Abstract Art, opens at Saugerties’ busy Emerge Gallery this Saturday, July 7. Some 44 local artists will explore varieties of mediums and styles for a showing through the month, including a preview this Friday evening, July 6.
Clarence Schmidt’s House of Mirrors, a legendary outsider architectural wonder that existed on Woodstock’s Ohayo Mountain from the 1940s into the early 1970s, burning twice during its last half decade, has risen back to life this summer in a New York City art gallery.
When the Center for Photography at Woodstock kicks off its Woodstock Summer Love with a huge framed art sale, tintype photo booth and special programs Saturday, June 30 for a two week celebratory run through July 16, it won’t have quite the impact that last year’s 40th anniversary bash of the same name had. But according to all involved, it will likely be even better, given that it will have been more finely tuned this time around.
Historic Hurley is set for a truly historic summer starting this Friday, June 29, when Route 209 traffic from Kingston south into the Rondout Valley towards Ellenville, Port Jervis, and the Delaware River Gap gets rerouted so an aging span across the Esopus Creek near the state trooper barracks gets replaced.
There are quite the number of striking non-representational and Abstract paintings (with a capital A) that Tom Fletcher has assembled for his 23rd annual spring Fine Art Auction kicking off at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Woodstock Community Center. Yet one work by the man the longtime art dealer, who formerly sold books, says was Woodstock’s only true Abstract Expressionist — Walter Plate — stands out.
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.