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Saugerties’ Ian Flanigan gets set to release new EP

Saugerties’ Ian Flanigan gets set to release new EP

On the songs on Give Me Color, Flanigan attempts to strike a universal emotional chord. Flanigan said while the lyrics on his previous albums were gnawing at him to be written, those on this album were composed more deliberately — simultaneously for the women that bring wholeness to his life and for the everyman.

Saugerties curatorial extravaganza: Jen Dragon teams up with Jennifer Hicks

Saugerties curatorial extravaganza: Jen Dragon teams up with Jennifer Hicks

Never count Jen Dragon or her Cross Contemporary exhibition services out. When she closed her own gallery space on Partition Street in Saugerties last holiday season, the parting party was as celebratory as one of the opening receptions Dragon’s become known for. Where would she pop up next?
Dragon soon hooked up with Jennifer Hicks of the burgeoning 11 Jane Street Art Center. She started curating new shows for Hicks in and around in the old JJ Newberry’s space on Main Street as well as the more intimate gallery on Jane Street.

Makers’ map: Saugerties Artists’ Studio Tour features 37 artists

Makers’ map: Saugerties Artists’ Studio Tour features 37 artists

This weekend: Unlike the gallery experience, in which one rarely meets the exhibiting artist, an open studio tour is a two-way street, where visitors get to ask questions of the artists and the artists get feedback. Visitors have the opportunity to see works-in-progress as well as completed works, and some of the artists offer a hands-on experience.

Woodstock 50 cancelled — for real this time

Woodstock 50 cancelled — for real this time

Michael Lang tossed in the towel on his Woodstock 50 dream on July 31 after a tumultuous week in which he was turned down for permits at Vernon Downs Racetrack & Casino in central New York, announced a move to the 52-year old Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland, halfway between Baltimore and Washington, D.C, then said the festival would be free, and finally saw most of the engaged artists pull out. 

Peter Bradley at Emerge Gallery

Peter Bradley at Emerge Gallery

One of a handful of enterprising Color Field painters who took up acrylic gel paint for its own unique properties in the early 1970s, and hence influenced entire schools of modern abstract painters throughout his 50-plus year career (including the New New Painters of the 1980s and 1990s), Bradley will discuss his various careers as an artist, a gallerist, and a social mover in a special Woodstock School of Art event this Sunday, May 19, held in collaboration with Saugerties’ Emerge Gallery at its home at 228 Main Street in Saugerties.

A fistful of Sal Cataldi

A fistful of Sal Cataldi

Part Sergio Leone fever-dream, part Ravi Shankar raga, the music of Sal Cataldi, known to his audiences as “Spaghetti Eastern,” has become a regular attraction in Saugerties and throughout the Hudson Valley.