Art & Music

Jackie Akello plays the Falcon

Jackie Akello plays the Falcon

Wednesday, Sept. 25: An Acholi woman from northern Uganda, Akello’s war-themed songs often address the suffering of the Acholi people, during and after the Lord’s Resistance Army War. She sings in six languages and has scored hits with the love ballad “Amari” and the gospel-styled “Samanya.”

Basilica SoundScape festival unfolds in Hudson

Basilica SoundScape festival unfolds in Hudson

Friday-Sunday, Sept. 13-15: Basilica SoundScape is an annual festival loaded with experimental art, literature, music and film. Held in the cavernous and heightened spaces of Basilica Hudson’s reclaimed waterfront factory, SoundScape has earned its stripes year after year as one of the least compromising festivals dedicated to new thought and different art.

Artist Edwina Sandys, Churchill’s granddaughter, to discuss her Berlin Wall sculpture at FDR site

Artist Edwina Sandys, Churchill’s granddaughter, to discuss her Berlin Wall sculpture at FDR site

Saturday, Sept. 21: It was Winston Churchill who, in a 1946 speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, coined the term “Iron Curtain” to characterize the growing divide between the capitalist and communist wings of the World War II Allies. Churchill’s granddaughter, the noted artist Edwina Sandys, MBE, has called the Berlin Wall “the physical embodiment of the Iron Curtain.” After the Wall was dismantled in 1989, the reunited German government gave Sandys her pick of eight of its concrete panels to use as a medium for her art.

Five-venue “Woodstock Collects” exhibition opens Saturday

Five-venue “Woodstock Collects” exhibition opens Saturday

Sept. 14: A town-wide reception on Saturday, September 14 will launch “Woodstock Collects,” a first-time collaboration among five not-for-profit arts organizations: the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, the Historical Society of Woodstock, the Woodstock School of Art and the Center for Photography at Woodstock. Sourced entirely from local private collections, the works in this joint exhibition have rarely been seen in public spaces.

Remembering Ernest Frazier

Remembering Ernest Frazier

The artist Ernest Frazier will be honored and remembered in a Memorial Exhibition that will open with a reception, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, September 7 and will continue through October 9, at The Lace Mill Gallery, 165 Cornell Street, Kingston, 12401,with a schedule of events that will continue throughout the exhibition.