Art & Music

Popup show at former BSP space tomorrow

Popup show at former BSP space tomorrow

The event will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 11. It will be hosted by Simi Stone, and will feature performances by Stone; Robin the Hammer; the Matthew Finck Quartet, featuring Tristan Napoli, Adam Cote and Bram Kincheloe; and the Energy Dance Company. Complimentary tickets are available, but for those who can’t make it in person there will be a live stream of the event online as well. 

Woodstock illustrator Jared Bliss seeks crowdfunding for original storybook

Woodstock illustrator Jared Bliss seeks crowdfunding for original storybook

“A book was something I always wanted to do,” said Bliss. Now he has written a story to accompany a series of illustrations that follow the adventures of a charming hybrid animal named Valynn, who resembles a deer with the bushy tail of a fox. Jared calls the narrative “a journey of self-discovery,” set in a wondrous world that springs to vivid life in 12 of his ink-and-watercolor paintings. The exquisite detail and subtle, luminous color of the landscapes, seascapes and night skies of this magical world cry out for reproduction in bookplate form, and for sharing with the children in your life.

For local creators, the pandemic has required flexibility, inspired soul-searching

For local creators, the pandemic has required flexibility, inspired soul-searching

It’s been called “artist’s time”—the enforced periods of pandemic-induced solitude that have allowed artists the opportunity to create without outside distractions.  For others, of course, the shutdown has brought economic hardship and isolation. Certainly, artists themselves have been affected in widely divergent ways. But one common denominator that emerges from conversations with half a dozen artists and people affiliated with arts institutions is that being resourceful has been essential to surviving and possibly thriving during this time.