Asked for an “official” job title, Iris Marie Bloom calls herself a “citizen journalist” and a “galvanizer.” “Documenting social change movements as they happen is incredibly important,” she says.
About 250 people crowded the high-ceilinged legislative chamber of Kingston’s city hall this past Sunday afternoon to pay tribute to someone who made and listened to sound. Composer Pauline Oliveros, who died in Kingston on November 24, was a pioneer of electronic music and inventor of transformative listening methods.
After growing up in Woodstock and leaving to work for two decades as a bodyworker in California, Jory Serota has returned to his hometown, bringing a system called neuro-kinetic therapy that he combines with Iyengar yoga.
‘Music is so important to film. Studios tend to fluff it off. It is the last layer that you put on that completely changes the experience.’
The New Paltz Climate Action Coalition (NPCAC), which meets weekly at Village Hall, has been around for quite a few years now, and its most active volunteers — among them Dan and Ann Guenther and Miriam Strouse — have been around even longer.
Exploring Hudson in 1991, Linda Bruce and Claudia Mussmann walked into an affordable building – a one-time bakery built in 1929 – and recognized its potential as an ever-evolving space for artists and community members to come together.
A group of high school-aged artists, members of Roost Youth, are planning a second mural on Town of New Paltz property.
“Before I really got into writing for a living, I was a session musician who would be hired to play drums. I was gigging five nights a week and working crazy hours. This guy I met at one of my gigs owned an ad agency. We got to talking, he wanted to hear my stuff, one thing led to the other and here I am.”
Benjamin Wigfall, a retired professor of art at SUNY New Paltz and former owner of the Watermark Cargo Gallery in Kingston, died on Thursday, Feb. 9, at age 86.
“I went through the gamut of what to do for my child,” said Sharon Manner, whose now 25-year-old daughter Kerri has autism. “After she was hospitalized twice, I realized Western medicine was not working. I went back to my yoga roots to explore how to help her.”