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.
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Saugerties filmmaker Katie Cokinos said she plans to use drones, video shot from kayaks and interviews with locals to explore the topic of the lower Esopus Creek.
A sculpture show organized by Jen Dragon will be on exhibit in former Saugerties antique space this April.
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.
Town supervisor Fred Costello Jr. said the commission will give local artists more opportunities to get grants, as well as the ability to codify all of Saugerties’ artistic resources into one database.
The show “Exit 20: An Exhibition of Work by Saugerties Artists” draws together 20 Saugerties-based artists working in a wide range of two-dimensional media and styles: Loel Barr, Jennifer Lewis Bennett, Nancy Campbell, Rosa Lee Charpentier, Shelley Davis, Nancy deFlon, Josepha Gutelius, Jeffrey Helmuth, Anne Marie Hoffstatter, Katie Hoffstatter, Debra Joyce, Barbara Tepper Levy, Yvette Lewis, Marjorie Magid, Ann Morris, Andrea Walcutt Perez, Tina Piccolo, Tad Richards, Prudence See, Elizabeth Shafer, Margaret G. Still, Hank Vanderbeck and Leonardo Vatkin. The exhibit is curated by Emerge Gallery director Robert Langdon.
Starting at about 10:30 p.m., Main Street will be closed between Partition and Market streets. Music will be provided by DJ Riley Cornelison, and the Saugerties High School senior class will be selling hot chocolate.
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.
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.