Saugerties sculptor Tomas Penning played a principal role in the creation and operation of the National Youth Administration Work Center in Woodstock. The now-historic NYAWC buildings on Route 212 east of the hamlet currently house the Woodstock School of Art.
The epic story of Leon Gast’s more than two-decade quest to get his film, When We Were Kings, the Oscar winning documentary of Muhammad Ali and George Foreman’s Heavyweight Championship bout in Zaire in 1974, made, will surely be recounted along with a showing of the film, as the Woodstock Film Festival presents a Special Tribute to Gast at 4:45 p.m. Friday October 1 at the Bearsville Theater.
Where others saw ugly traffic cones, Barbara Bash saw a canvas for her creative talents. As she recently shared on her blog, she was “happy to do something to beautify, cheer myself and maybe others, and bring some play to a contentious situation.”
The first annual Friends Fest will run from 1 p.m. on Saturday to 8 p.m. on Sunday, September 25 and 26, with both single-day and full weekend tickets, with or without camping, available.
After nearly four decades at 59 Tinker Street, the Center for Photography at Woodstock has announced that it is moving its operations to Kingston.
With the coming of autumn, among the treats traditionally in store are the openings of not one, but three new exhibitions at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art on the campus of SUNY New Paltz. This year, with bans on public gatherings (hopefully) behind us, art-lovers can see the new shows beginning on Saturday, September 11, with a joint opening reception scheduled for Sunday, September 12 from 12 to 4 p.m.
Artist Meredith Morabito of Saugerties has been photographing a wild chipmunk for a couple years — building sets and photographing the chipmunk in it.
The Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair is back at last, in its accustomed home. Many of the makers are just emerging from a long pandemic hiatus and eager to present their work, safely and in person. It’ll be fascinating to see what they’ve been up to, with all that time on their hands.
“Seasons: Catching Nature’s Cycle,” the current exhibition at the Historical Society of Woodstock located on the road off Tinker Street to the town-owned Comeau estate, will close this weekend.
With the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant causing new cases to rise, these Woodstock establishments with live music have either implemented or beefed up requirements for entry.