Community members, international performers, political representatives, candidates and activists have gathered for a reprise concert (this time, virtually) as Hudson Valley Votes comes together to get out the vote. Airing on Saturday, October 17 at 8 p.m., via HVV’s YouTube channel and social media, as well as via Radio Kingston, Radio Woodstock and others, this third annual concert-rally features local and international talent.
Saugerties Times | Arts & Entertainment
Last weekend, the 115 Partition Street storefront in Saugerties that used to house Lucky Chocolates and its accompanying café – before founder Rae Stang sold the business and its new owners moved it around to the back of the building – became a pop-up gallery. The occasion was an art show titled “Images from The Daily Mouse: Tails from the Crisis,” and the painter whose works were on display was Stang herself.
In an inversion of normal that is par for the Covid-19 course, emails from several local venues in recent weeks have explicitly requesting that their events and who is performing and when not be mentioned. Actual billable hours are being spent on audience deterrence and show denial. The state is serious about enforcement.
Films include: Black Panther, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Labyrinth, Arsenic and Old Lace, Hocus Pocus, Fearless Vampire Killers, and Young Frankenstein.
Locals are used to seeing Ze’ev Willy Neumann’s sculptures in area galleries and in his former workshop on First and Livingston streets in Saugerties. Since he has been ill, and has lost income, he is living in a small apartment at The Mill senior-citizen housing. The apartment does not offer space for large works he used to produce, so he has gone back to a genre he has not worked within in many years: painting.
The theme was inspired by memories of stories read aloud in childhood, with the participating artists translating that experience into visual media. “When someone read you a story, that information got transmitted and interpreted by whoever was going to read to you,” said Hicks. “There was a kind of comfort in that community aspect. Sharing and transmitting information in art can be literal or abstract. ‘Read to Me’ is also a demand – a cry for help, or a cry for information.”
Multi-media artist Kelli Bickman has created a new mural on the side of the Odd Fellows Hall on Main Street in Saugerties to replace the one that was damaged during a windstorm. The mural installed on July 21 is completely different from the original. The village name, Saugerties, is painted in large type across the top. Inside, a starry sky stretches over a yellow leaf above a blue sky with the words “Strong Together” at the bottom.
The screenings will be held on Fridays and Saturdays from July 31 to Sept. 26 at Tech City, 300 Enterprise Dr. in the town of Ulster, and include films such as Back to the Future, Toy Story 4, The Lion King, Little Women and the two most recent Star Wars films.
Starting July 15, videos filmed and compiled by videographer Michael Nelson will feature visits to the studios of 22 painters, sculptors, ceramic artists, photographers, print makers, collagists, digital and mixed-media artists who want to tell their story and show their work.
On June 26, the day of his birth, Milton Glaser, international superstar of graphic design, artist, gourmet, educator extraordinaire, and Woodstocker for more than 60 years, died of a stroke. He was 91. His wife and constant companion Shirley was at his side. Milton died in New York City, where he was born.