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Jennifer Delora stars in Apples in Winter at New Paltz’s Denizen Theatre

Jennifer Delora stars in Apples in Winter at New Paltz’s Denizen Theatre

The Denizen discovered the multitudinous talents of deaf actor Jennifer Delora, an Ulster County native whose four-decade career has taken many surprising twists and turns before bringing her back home again. Delora will star in the one-woman show Apples in Winter, Denizen’s first in-person indoor production since the pandemic hit, opening this Friday, October 22, and running until November 14.

A regional roundup of October art shows

A regional roundup of October art shows

As galleries and museums reopen even as mask-wearing mandates remain in effect and some venues require proof of vaccination, the public, freed from the constraints and isolation of the screen, can once again enjoy the pleasure of viewing artworks in situ.

Choreographers unveil new dances at Unison’s “Behind Closed Doors” this Sunday

Choreographers unveil new dances at Unison’s “Behind Closed Doors” this Sunday

Ever wonder what was happening with professional artists during that long stretch of time when we couldn’t, for safety’s sake, go out and see or hear their work in a public place? According to Alexandra Baer, director of Unison Arts in New Paltz, the work went on, even if it wasn’t generating any income. “Because of COVID, people were practicing their arts behind closed doors,” she says. “They were dancing in their living rooms, writing poetry in their closets, playing music in their basements.”

“The Dorsky at 20” opens September 11, celebrating museum’s history & donors

“The Dorsky at 20” opens September 11, celebrating museum’s history & donors

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.