The works of Augusta Savage, a sculptor and civil-rights activist who lived in Saugerties from 1945 until her death at 70 in 1962, will be displayed at the Kiersted House every Saturday in honor of Black History Month starting this Saturday, February 17.
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“Not only does Jimmy know a million guitar chords, he has a million stories. Sometimes, it’s like he speaks in parables.”
Loel Barr’s first reaction when Robert Langdon of Saugerties’ Emerge Gallery asked her if she’d like to do an exhibition that covers all of her various styles of work was something akin to horror.
The village of Saugerties will sponsor the fourth annual New Year’s Eve celebration in the village on Sunday, December 31 at 10 p.m.
Metal artist Desirea Carr of Saugerties says she was always drawn to the underbelly of art, finding or creating works with busted or discarded everyday items like broken shovels, defunct Christmas tree lights and even animal skulls.
“Our philosophy is to provide a good instrument at a fair price,” says Alex Kellner, owner of Kingtone Music on Main St.
How do we make Saugerties “cooler”? On the rainy Sunday that culminated the month-long Shout Out Saugerties festivities, a panel of Saugertiesians discussed that subject in the pews of the Saugerties Reformed Church, using the suggestions jotted down on the community board situated beside Lucky’s chocolate as a springboard.
The month-long series will culminate on October 29 with a community discussion at 4 p.m. of the suggestions written throughout the month on the Saugerties Community Board outside of Lucky’s.
Each weekend for the next three weeks, 35 events will be staged within the village, including art installations, lectures, creative workshops and performances.
Activities will take place each weekend, and include history talks, eco-art displays, writing workshops, youth art exhibits, roots music presentations, creative writing, art and music, belly dancing classes, stand-up comedy shows, street dancing, and jewelry-making demonstrations, health and food, yoga, performance art and a community forum.