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Woodstock Times | Arts & Entertainment
The Woodstock Artists Association & Museum continues its centennial year celebration with the opening of a new host of exhibits this Saturday, March 9, that celebrate the freshness and diversity of creation that’s been at play within the organization since its founding by a mix of traditional and younger artists in 1919.
There’s a restful quality to the chiaroscuro of Renee Zhang’s 8 inch by 6 inch linoleum block print Banana Leaves, chosen by The Woodstock School of Art as its 2019 Annual Print. Despite the graphic stillness of the image, one senses wind in the darkness, quieted before a storm. It fits the times, now, but also demonstrates the acumen of a singular new talent.
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The Center for Photography at Woodstock’s Artist in Residence program, established “to support photography-based artists of color, and to expand the dialogue around diversity, race, identity and social justice,” turns 20 this year.
In December, as Flying Cat Music closed its tenth year of presenting concerts by singer-songwriters at the Empire State Railway Museum in Phoenicia, the future of the well-attended concert series was in doubt. Tom Rinaldo and Janet Klugiewicz, who founded Flying Cat and do the vast majority of the work required, have announced that the performances will continue, with an energetic board of directors to share the effort, and a shift in venue to the larger but equally esthetic United Methodist Church in Phoenicia.
Mountain Jam, the annual rock and roll festival started and run at nearby Hunter Mountain for the past 14 years, will be moving to the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts for its 15th outing, June 13 through 16.
The postponed Woodstock Symphony Orchestra concert, scheduled for January 19, still drew a sizeable audience to the Woodstock Playhouse on January 26. I continue to be favorably impressed by the work music director Jonathan Handman and his enlarged ensemble are doing together.
Juanie Gold and The Colony present DJs Shaman Vybez, Chuck “Da Fonk” Fishman of FSQ, and Eli “Bamboozle” of Soul Clap on Saturday, February 2, with doors opening at 7 p.m., music starting at 9. The Colony is at 22 Rock City Road in Woodstock. Tickets are $10, available at http://www.colonywoodstock.com.
The Woodstock Arts Colony forges a new frontier with a pair of exhibition openings along Route 28 in Kingston on Saturday, January 26. Both feature well-known Woodstock area artists. One doubles as a de facto opening party for a Woodstock business’ new home.