Catskill WGXC Sound-Voice Benefit


An evening of poetry and music featuring Brenda Coultas + Brian Dewan + Charles Stein + Christopher Stackhouse + Coleen Murphy Alexander + Daniel Nester + Frank Cuthbert + George Quasha + Hudson Talbott + Ira Sher + Jared Handelsman + Kim Jaye + Loni Pont + Michael Ruby + Nick Flynn + Paul McMahon + Peter Head + Prana + Rachel Levitsky + Sparrow + Stephen Elliott + Studio Stu + Susan Sindall + The Unbearables + Timothy Liu + Violet Snow and many others in support of WGXC: Hands-on Radio in Greene and Columbia Counties. This special event also features works available by the Garden Goddesses, and will be held 7-10 p.m. Sat. Nov. 14 at BRIK Gallery, 347 Main St. in Catskill. $5 admission.

The “Garden Goddesses” are a group of working artists who garden in Catskill and the surrounding areas. Members have been meeting for just under a year at each other’s homes, studios, and gardens. Although the artists work in various media including music, painting, photography, poetry, and sculpture. Their love of gardening and their pioneering spirits bring them together to reflect on their work, their gardens, and how they influence each other. At the November 14th benefit the Garden Goddesses will exhibit works by “the goddesses” and photos of them in their gardens, that will be for sale in support of WGXC. This installation is a glimpse into the personal worlds of the artists and the forces that drive them creatively and spiritually. The Garden Goddesses include Victoria Brill, Alice Caulfield, Sasha Chermayeff, Tasha Depp, Lex Grey, Ruth Leonard, Portia Munson, Dina Palin, Fawn Potash, Erica Potrzeba, and Cate Woodruff.

Catskill WGXC Sound-Voice Benefit is organized by Sam Truitt, Fawn Potash, and Paul Smart.

WGXC is a community-run media project, re-envisioning radio as an innovative platform for local participation. Our inclusive programming connects diverse voices, and distributes information across the public spectrum in New York’s Greene and Columbia counties. This multi-faceted project will be much more than just a radio station. With studios in Catskill and Hudson, WGXC activities will include special exhibitions and events, workshops and media training for youth and adults, a news blog with writing and photography, and a local calendar of events, meetings, and other resources.

WGXC volunteers are working hard to launch a 3,300-watt community radio station. More than 78,000 people throughout Greene and Columbia counties will be able to receive the signal on 90.7-FM. WGXC received its license from the FCC and a grant from the US Commerce Dept that will cover 50 percent of our equipment needs. We now need to raise matching funds in order to get on the air. Join us on November 14 and help launch WGXC-FM.

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