Activities include a combination poetry walk and window shopping event with a correspondence contest, a series of poetry readings over the course of the month and an hour-long reading of a new translation of the Odyssey written by Emily Wilson, the first penned by a woman in the over 60 translations of Homer’s text into English.
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Despite the cruel season, Saugerties has gotten a jump on spring, thanks in part to a village-wide display of sculpture including a knock-out show at Cross Contemporary in honor of International Sculpture Day.
Turn Out the Lights, the sixth book by Saugertiesian Laura Lonshein Ludwig, promises to contain “a new wave of movies that are as good as the classics of the Gold and Silver Age” on its jacket.
A site adjacent to the village’s Tina Chorvas Park off Bridge Street is being cleared to become the future home of the Arm-of-the Sea-Theater, the Saugerties-based organization which performs socially relevant productions with a mix of puppets and costumed players.
Work by Edelman, including a new series of self-portraits, will be part of the new two-person exhibit that opens this weekend with a preview from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, March 2 and an artists’ reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday March 3 at Cross Contemporary, 99 Partition Street, in Saugerties.
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.
“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.