Jean Duffy and Hoppy Quick have known each other since both were going to grade school in Olive. Her yard’s filled with his handiwork; she’s spent the 31 years she’s lived next door to his mother on Samsonville Road looking at the older woman as a mother figure, and helping out when she could. But a neighbor-to-neighbor dispute between the two over home occupations and the side-effects of their artistic pursuits has boiled over and may end up in court.
A new Woodstock publishing entity, Wapner & Brent Books, has just come out with a new version of Dao De Jing, the Chinese master Laozi’s great work, on which the idea of Taoism is based.
The New York State Museum acquired Anderson’s “significant collection of artwork of the historic Woodstock Art Colony,” which includes 1500 paintings, works on paper, sculptures, and archival material and by more than 170 artists from the first half of the 20th century. The release dubbed it “the largest comprehensive art collection of its type.”
Hannaford announced its plan to open a store at the West Hurley location last month. The market first opened in 1970 at the site of a former pharmacy.
Kingston’s Vanderlyn was the first American artist to study in France, on Aaron Burr’s dime, and the first American artist to show in the Paris Salon — his self portrait.
“Traveling through Woodstock, Saugerties, and Phoenicia, there is no beating the location of this bicycle race.”
Nina Doyle, the Woodstock School of Art’s new executive director, says her management philosophy is simple: to listen and learn.
Katie Epstein’s first memory of her grandparents’ pharmacy and deli, now Hurley Ridge Market, was when she was three. “I was surprised as anyone to find out we were selling to Hannford’s,” she said this week of the announcement she got alongside everyone else at the market on Friday, April 21. “It’s definitely very sad to see this all changing.”
Dave Szish and Scott Wolfson’s story starts in fire and ends in water, with stops in Margaretville and Olive as it saunters towards the Woodstock Farm Festival’s Wednesdays opening May 31.
The new exhibit up at the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum through the month, Abstract Evocative, holds a hundred years of art history on its many surfaces.