How do we make Saugerties “cooler”? On the rainy Sunday that culminated the month-long Shout Out Saugerties festivities, a panel of Saugertiesians discussed that subject in the pews of the Saugerties Reformed Church, using the suggestions jotted down on the community board situated beside Lucky’s chocolate as a springboard.
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The month-long series will culminate on October 29 with a community discussion at 4 p.m. of the suggestions written throughout the month on the Saugerties Community Board outside of Lucky’s.
Each weekend for the next three weeks, 35 events will be staged within the village, including art installations, lectures, creative workshops and performances.
Activities will take place each weekend, and include history talks, eco-art displays, writing workshops, youth art exhibits, roots music presentations, creative writing, art and music, belly dancing classes, stand-up comedy shows, street dancing, and jewelry-making demonstrations, health and food, yoga, performance art and a community forum.
There’s a moving image of a tadpole swimming upstream in murky waters on the website of Christy Rupp, whose exhibition, “Catastrophozoic,” opens at Cross Contemporary Art in Saugerties with an artist’s reception this Saturday, September 30. There are skeletal sculptures, embossed glassware, collages and posters. An entire world of the fragile and natural is under attack from manmade objects and methodologies.
When it comes to growing a local music scene, a lack of venues and a lack of promotion is the problem, say Saugerties natives Ayla Rector and Ian Flanigan.
Arm-of-the-Sea Theater, which has been performing at Tina Chorvas Park for the last 15 years, would use some property it owns near the Mill Senior Housing Complex, also near the Esopus.
“Equine: A Group Exhibition of Art Celebrating the Horse,” opened at The Emerge Gallery and Art Space in Saugerties on September 2 and will show until October 2.
With near-perfect weather for a drive around the countryside, the 15th annual Saugerties Artists’ Studio Tour drew hundreds of visitors last weekend.
Saugerties’ gallery scene is seeking to transform the town into a must-visit destination for art aficionados. Four outstanding shows this month are clustered within two blocks. Paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures have overflowed the gallery walls and are showing up in storefront windows and inside restaurants.