For years, art was hung salon-style. Then it was done the way SoHo galleries did it…with loads of white space surrounding each work. Here in the Catskills we have Varga-style, a cornucopic potpourri of everything blasted all around a series of rooms, with music and performance tossed in to give it all a multi-dimensional experiential sense of oomph. Some (right…me) have labeled it all Energy Art.
Saturday, Oct. 19: Guests can tour the CIA brewery with head brewer Hutch Kugeman, talk to local and regional brewers, taste their beers and learn what’s unique about their breweries, all while enjoying food for which the CIA is world-famous.
Saturday/Sunday, October 19/20: The third annual VegFest comes to BSP with cooking demonstrations, music, screenings, speakers and dozens of holistic vendors in the daytime and a concert of music, art and poetry by vegan artists, called Kingston Animalia, on Saturday evening.
Saturday, Oct. 19: Perhaps the only studio of its kind, Kingston’s Brush & Reed Fine Art Calligraphy Studio is devoted entirely to the craft, aesthetics and truly global history of the calligraphic traditions.
Friday, Oct. 18: The acclaimed late-night TV show host, standup comedian, best-selling children’s book author, corporate speaker, TV and movie voiceover artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic and philanthropist has earned the moniker “the hardest-working man in show business.”
Saturday, Oct. 19: See the work of several indigenous artists in collaboration: singers, instrumentalists, dancers and choreographers. Witness traditional Native American dances as Louis Mofsie sings songs from the Haudenosaunee, Southwest and Plains peoples. Rob Mastrianni performs on both double flute and guitar. Matoaka Little Eagle plays indigenous instruments to accompany original songs by contemporary singer/songwriter Sherry Lee. Using a combination of traditional and modern dance, the featured piece Silent Echoes of Time, choreographed by Michael Taylor, depicts the traumatic wartime experiences and subsequent journey of healing of a Lenape Vietnam veteran, Alan Shooting Star, who dances the lead role himself.
Renee Zellweger makes the connection between Judy Garland and her audience feel visceral and real. Their love, we see, is Garland’s ultimate addiction.
Robert Hacunda, who grew up in Marlboro but has been many places since, provides the landscape part of this exhibit, which opens this Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Modern Art Gallery in High Falls with a reception from 5-8 p.m. Michael Nighswonger, born in California and a former North Carolinian who moved into town earlier this year after spending eight years in the Adirondacks honing his craft and building an inventory of work, brings the abstracts.
The 20th Anniversary of the Fiercely Independent Woodstock Film Festival has passed, and everyone’s still a bit breathless. Who won what?
Friday-Sunday, October 11-13: If you have never been to an O+ before, be prepared for a revelation, a brief interval of civic transformation that will make you proud to be from around here.