Political theater sometimes has “that didactic tag on it that turns people off,” Amy Trompetter says. “But our vocabulary, of puppets, is simple; simple-minded in a certain way. A giant Mother Earth puppet can inspire a feeling of where we came from and be more inspiring to the truth of our existence on this earth and how we expend our energy on that path than a verbal approach.”
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For its second-ever production, New Paltz’s Denizen Theatre, the new black-box performance space, is hosting a world premiere.
After years of hosting their annual holiday art and craft fair at the New Paltz Middle School, followed by a two-year run on the SUNY New Paltz campus, Unison Arts Center is bringing the fair home this year, holding the 28th annual holiday Craft, Art and Design Fair at their 68 Mountain Rest Road headquarters in New Paltz over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, December 1-2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
His process of being “open to the unexpected things that can happen on a canvas” is aligned with the improvisational spirit of a jazz musician, Teters says. And he should know; as a lifelong professional drummer and percussionist, he has managed to integrate his musical passions into a lifetime of making and teaching art.
Hurd’s Family Farm in Modena has taken abandoned, broken- down farm equipment and arranged it into a Ninja Warrior-styled obstacle course on which kids (and adults) can test their strength and agility.
The Mug Library functions the same way a traditional book library does: Borrowers get the chance to take a mug home, use it for a week and then return it for others to enjoy.
Sept. 28-30: From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, the 26 participating artists will either have their own studios open to the public, or be exhibiting their work collectively in pop-up galleries or other spaces on loan for the tour.
Already she has 20 pairs of them completed, including such luminaries as Chuck Close, Mary Frank, Robert Indiana, Jasper Johns, Maya Lin, Judy Pfaff , Martin Puryear, Ursula Von Rydingsvard and Kiki Smith.
Goodman will speak about her book at Elting Memorial Library in New Paltz on Wednesday, September 5 from 8-9:30 p.m. Admission is free.
Two regional premieres and a world premiere are in store for Paltzonians this fall, as the Denizen Theatre takes shape on the upper level of the Water Street Market.