Art & Music

Fall for Art at the Chateau in Kingston

Fall for Art at the Chateau in Kingston

Thursday, Nov. 7: Fall for Art features 28 gifted Hudson Valley artists working in a wide variety of media. Proceeds from the annual event support the Hudson Valley Food Bank, Family of Woodstock, Court-Appointed Special Advocates, People’s Place, Angel Food East and Jewish Family Services, among others.

Mike Block headlines Ridge String Fling at SUNY-New Paltz

Mike Block headlines Ridge String Fling at SUNY-New Paltz

Sunday, Oct. 27: The Grammy Award-winning member of the Silk Road Ensemble has been called the “ideal musician of the 21st century” by Ensemble founder Yo-Yo Ma. Block has taken a lead role in the fusion of folk, pop and classical traditions, working with kindred spirits like the classical/roots violinist/composer Mark O’Connor and with pop eminences as well, including will.i.am, Stevie Wonder and Bon Iver.

Varga’s Art Experience

Varga’s Art Experience

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.

Native America: Old and New at Unison

Native America: Old and New at Unison

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.

Landscapes meet abstracts in new High Falls show

Landscapes meet abstracts in new High Falls show

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.

Mystical Arts of Tibet, O+ style

Mystical Arts of Tibet, O+ style

Monks perform the sacred music of Tibet and create a sand mandala for the public at UPAC. In addition to the Sunday, October 13 performance, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day from Wednesday, October 9 through Saturday, October 12, the monks will create a sand mandala at UPAC. A translator will be on hand to answer questions, and the community will have the opportunity to engage in conversation with the monks while enjoying the ephemeral artwork they are creating.

Field + Supply returns to Hutton Brickyards

Field + Supply returns to Hutton Brickyards

Friday-Sunday, Oct. 11-13: Conceived by Manhattan-based interior designer Brad Ford, who weekends in Ulster County, and inspired by the local fairs he attended while growing up in Arkansas, Field and Supply: A Modern Makers’ Craft Fair got started in 2014, attracting notice from various high-end design publications.