The Tidewater Center for the arts, sciences and local history, which would incorporate an aquatic classroom for river education; staging areas for citizen-science projects; a meeting hall and performance space; public access for tidewater fishing; a waterworks playground, and finally a kayak launch and way station for local travelers.
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Both in practice and prose, local poet Brian Liston has established himself as an advocate for area residents on the autism spectrum.
Writers, established and prospective alike, will be celebrated this third weekend of the local culture fest Shout Out Saugerties.
How many plastic water bottles does it take to make a water dragon? Members of the Shout Out Saugerties Committee know, at least, that the effort will require more than they’ve amassed thus far.
Thursday, Aug. 16 was the last showing; mall owners mum on possible replacement.
Aug. 18-19 Hope Rocks offers onsite counseling, speakers offering their personal experiences and a myriad of activities, including: approximately 50-plus live musical performances; a motorcade; a 5k and 10k run; softball; volleyball; basketball; tennis; pickleball; human foosball; art exhibition; and, crafters. New to the 2018 festival is a walk- and bike-a-thon, children’s area, petting zoo and t-shirt design contest.
Opening reception Friday, Aug. 10 at Opus 40, and self-guided tour of artist studios Aug. 11-12.
The Saugerties Artists Studio Tour, now in its 16th year, portrays the heart of Saugerties, its most recognizable streets and antiqued structures, and of course emanations of its soul.
Abstrakt: A Group Exhibition of Abstract Art, opens at Saugerties’ busy Emerge Gallery this Saturday, July 7. Some 44 local artists will explore varieties of mediums and styles for a showing through the month, including a preview this Friday evening, July 6.
Artistic director Matt Mitler said he is fascinated by the mythological archetype of the trickster, an entity who destroys to make way for the new. “In some spiritual practices, it’s considered ‘holy destruction,’” Mitler explained, “from Baldr in the Norse myths to Jesus.” In the search for a text that would embody destruction leading to creation, the company turned to Macbeth. They approach the play’s violence as a kind of ritual combat, designed to create a purifying catharsis for actors and audience. Dzieci Theater Company will present Makbet, their Eastern European-flavored version of the Shakespeare tale of ambition and revenge Saturday, July 7.