“With a full slate of exhibitions, complemented by performances that combine artistic excellence with a welcoming feeling of community, the Kleinert-James Center for the arts continues to be a cultural beacon in the middle of town.”
Woodstock Times | Arts & Entertainment
Eric Andersen will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, January 17 at the Kleinert James Center for the Arts, 34 Tinker Street, Woodstock.
Melinda Stickney-Gibson talks of the effect art world changes have on the work.
For decades, New York City poetry lovers have celebrated New Year’s Day at one (or both) of two marathon poetry readings held in (or near) the East Village. Now poet Bruce Weber has been joined by Teresa Costa of “Word of Mouth” to create a free six-hour Hudson Valley performance marathon of 100 poets and poetic musicians. “Brain Storms” kicks off on January 1, 2020, at 2 p.m. at the Beverly Lounge, 224 Foxhall Avenue, Kingston.
Gallerist and auctioneer Jim Cox is hosting a totally online auction in the holiday week between Christmas and New Year’s, on Monday December 30 starting at 1 p.m. He feels the time is right for such a move, and as always is full of stories that reveal his thinking about the move.
Woodstock Artists Association, One Hundred Years of Community and Art includes essays by noted Woodstock scene art historians Tom Wolf and Bruce Weber, a valuable arts timeline put together by WAAM archivist Emily Jones, and 300 pages ﬁlled with the best Woodstock art of the past 100 years and longer. It’s scholarly, placing Woodstock art among the best of American 20th century achievement, and alongside the best anywhere.
“The fact that it’s been ten years since Michael Perkins and I started publishing our works through our own Bushwhack Books dawned on me at one point. It seemed like something to celebrate,” the carefully-spoken Nixon said.
Art lovers don’t walk in off the street anymore in Woodstock — at least not to buy works by the artists who ﬁrst put the town on the map. So Tom Fletcher, whose art auctions and web-based transactions allowed him to keep his Mill Hill Road gallery doors open well past a dramatic down-turn in sales will continue to sell art from out of his Byrdcliffe home. But this same tenacious Tom Fletcher three weeks ago bowed to the inevitable. The culprit? A long-punishing “investment shift” towards non-representational art, and the recent rise of on-line Mega-galleries all but obliterating sales for smaller galleries.
The openings all run from the official receptions December 7 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., with a number of annual and exhibition awards to be handed out amidst the event. The Friday Open House on December 6 will include Holiday Crafting, portraiture by Onteora students, a bake sale…
An artist’s reception for Donald Elder will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday afternoons, November 29 and 30 at Elena Zang Gallery, 3671 Route 212 in Shady. The exhibition will remain on view through December 23. For further information call 679-5432 or visit www.elenazang.com.