In digital photography, images receive extensive post-production. The possibilities are endless, though the farther one goes in that direction, the more one becomes a manipulator of images rather than a creator. Limiting one’s self to older methods means focusing on the fundamentals of lighting and composition.
Sunday, April 15: Solidifying her reputation as a modern-era interpreter with a keen interest in classic rock, roots music and blues, Osborne has scored a major success with her “Joan Osborne Sings the Songs of Bob Dylan” performance residencies, and now with the record Songs of Bob Dylan.
John Cuneo, the renowned illustrator and cartoonist known for his New Yorker and Esquire work who’s created the Woodstock Film Festival’s 2018 poster, has a distinctive line.
Sunday, April 15: Whether art should be a reflection of reality or a perfection of it is a little out of my scope at the moment, but I do want to recall how utterly alien the Afrocentric “conscious rap” of Arrested Development sounded to these ears in early ’90s, when the album for which they will always be known, 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life of…, dropped into the middle of a world obsessed with gangsta rap on the one hand and the inflammatory politics of Public Enemy on the other.
Saturday, April 14: This virtuosic group covers a remarkable amount of stylistic ground, from traditional to beatbox R & B and all manner of pop reinterpretation.
Oscar Buitrago, of the New York City law firm world and Woodstock, has found great excitement, as well as something apropos to his local ties, in his curating work for the new exhibit opening at the Kleinert/James Arts Center this Saturday, April 7, entitled “In the AiR: Byrdcliffe Artists in Residence 2017.”
Saturday, April 7: By focusing on the relationships that took shape among faculty, students and artists unaffiliated with the college, “Golden Age” tells the story of a small-town scene that would produce art of a significance disproportionate to the town’s and the program’s size.
Saturday, April 7: After nearly 50 years in the music business, Bettye LaVette’s 2005 album I’ve Got My Own Hell to Raise introduced the legendary Detroit-raised R & B vocalist to a wider audience for the first time. It has been red carpets and Grammy nominations ever since.
Friday, April 6: Students from Marist, Bard, Vassar and SUNY-New Paltz come together to present “Kingdom Come: The West African Experience.” What began as the senior project of New Paltz Communications major Nathalie Mensah has blossomed into a much larger unifying initiative.
Friday, April 6: Alex Mazur’s band is fed by a player stream that the Dead itself has drawn from.