The US Postal Service just announced it will release a new set of stamps honoring a major 20th-century artist from the Hudson Valley, Ellsworth Kelly. The series of ten stamps includes reproductions of the paintings Yellow White (1961), Colors for a Large Wall (1951), Blue Red Rocker (1963), Spectrum I (1953), South Ferry (1956), Blue Green (1962), Orange Red Relief (for Delphine Seyrig) (1990), Meschers (1951), Red Blue (1964) and Gaza (1956).
Previous winners of this award include Aaron Copland, Yo-Yo Ma, Leonard Bernstein, Beverly Sills and John Williams.
Part Sergio Leone fever-dream, part Ravi Shankar raga, the music of Sal Cataldi, known to his audiences as “Spaghetti Eastern,” has become a regular attraction in Saugerties and throughout the Hudson Valley.
The Woodstock Artists Association & Museum continues its centennial year celebration with the opening of a new host of exhibits this Saturday, March 9, that celebrate the freshness and diversity of creation that’s been at play within the organization since its founding by a mix of traditional and younger artists in 1919.
Sunday, Mar. 10: The Ashokan Center celebrates St. Patrick’s Day in style, with a performance that recognizes the kindred connection between traditional Irish and American roots music.
There’s a restful quality to the chiaroscuro of Renee Zhang’s 8 inch by 6 inch linoleum block print Banana Leaves, chosen by The Woodstock School of Art as its 2019 Annual Print. Despite the graphic stillness of the image, one senses wind in the darkness, quieted before a storm. It fits the times, now, but also demonstrates the acumen of a singular new talent.
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The Center for Photography at Woodstock’s Artist in Residence program, established “to support photography-based artists of color, and to expand the dialogue around diversity, race, identity and social justice,” turns 20 this year.
Saturday, Feb. 23: At the Chili Bowl Fiesta you can choose among nearly 1,000 ceramic bowls and mugs handmade just for the occasion.
Sunday, July 28: The Steve Miller Band has sold more than 30 million records in a career spanning more than 50 years, bridging psychedelia, blues and classic rock, and doing it all at the top of the charts.