Art & Music

US Postal Service to honor Ellsworth Kelly, major 20th-century artist from the Hudson Valley

US Postal Service to honor Ellsworth Kelly, major 20th-century artist from the Hudson Valley

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).

WAAM openings in FOCUS

WAAM openings in FOCUS

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.

Renee Zhang print chosen by WSA as Annual Print

Renee Zhang print chosen by WSA as Annual Print

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.