Let the long weekend begin

This weekend:

THU-SAT
Upstate II at Nicole Fiacco Gallery. Melora Kuhn, Catherine Mosley, Erik Schoonebeek, and Allyson Strafella. Tue-Sat, noon-6 p.m.

Dots, Lines and Figures at Carrie Haddad Gallery. Michael McLaighlin, Ben Shecter, Donise English, and Jeff Briggs.

Maii:” The Wonder of Water by Diata Diata International Folkloric Theatre with the Hudson Opera House, an original play by Pamela Badila at 7 p.m. at Hudson Intermediate School.

FRIDAY
Cairo Open Mic sponsored by WGXC and Cairo Library. 7-9 p.m., with jam until 9:30 p.m. at Gallagher’s, 513 Main St. in Cairo.

FODfest jam honoring Daniel Pearl at 8 p.m. Club Helsinki, Hudson.

SAT-SUN
33rd Annual East Durham Irish Festival includes the Elders from Kansas City; Black 47 and Shillelagh Law from New York City; Barleyjuice from Philadelphia; and Hair of the Dog from Albany, N.Y.; Contemporary Irish Music featuring The Andy Cooney Band; the New York Showband with Tommy Flynn and Jameson’s Revenge from New York City; Searson from Ontario, Canada and the Kitty Kelly Band from Albany, N.Y. are just a few of the bands that will be performing. Pipe Bands and Irish Step Dancing Schools are an added feature each day.

SATURDAY
Tannersville Rubber Duck Race, Crazy Boat Race & Festival 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Gooseberry Creek in the Village of Tannersville ending by the Rip Van Winkle Lake. Free admission.

Pine Smoke Lodge/Cruudeuces/Fossils From the Sun/Jefferson Pitcher at Upstate Artists Guild, Albany.

Just Wear White Memorial Day party from Trixie with DJ Gio at Red Dot, Hudson. 10 p.m. – 2 a.m., $10 includes free drink.

SUNDAY
Memorial Day Parade, 2 p.m., Main St., Catskill.

Music From China, a New York-based ensemble that specializes in both traditional and contemporary Chinese music. 2 p.m. at Hudson Opera House. $7 per person or $20 for the entire family!

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus at 8 p.m. at Club Helsinki, Hudson.

Bella’s Bartok performs at Blue Plate Restaurant in Chatham at 9:30 p.m., $5.

MONDAY
Cairo Memorial Day Observance
Sponsored by American Legion Post #983, Town of Cairo, and WGXC.
9 a.m.: WWI Monument Wreath-Laying, Main St. Fountain.
9:15 a.m.: WWII Monument Wreath-Laying on Library Lawn.
9:30 a.m.: Doughnuts and coffee at Cairo Fire House.
11 a.m.: Parade steps off near Great American.
Noon: Memorial Service in Angelo Canna Park.
12:30: Refreshments and music at Pavillion.
WGXC will provide sound system.

Incident Report: Anthony Graves

Little Assemblies
May 17 – June 21, 2010 at Incident Report, an experimental viewing station for visual projects, 348 Warren St., Hudson.

Anthony Graves, an artist and writer based in Ithaca and Brooklyn and visiting lecturer at Cornell’s College of Architecture, Art and Planning, contributes the current Incident Report: Thinker in the Marketplace contains a silkscreen of excerpted text from Hannah Arendt’s Life of the Mind, and a copy of Richard S. Sloma’s No-Nonsense Planning (1984), two instances of ‘thinking in the marketplace.’ 1989 refers to publication date of Deborah Hoover’s Supporting Yourself as an Artist, as well as a decisive year in the attacks on the NEA. (This was the year the Mapplethorpe exhibition was cancelled at the Corcoran.) The Bad Comrade is a reference to Russian Constructivists’ notion of socialist commodities or objects-as-comrades, ascribed to Aleksandr Rodchenko.

Opening events

Recommended happenings.
FRIDAY
Sideshow clothing store opening at 7 p.m. with Bleeding Hearts belly dancers, Evan Randall, and Stephen Bluhm. 707 Warren St., Hudson.
Avondale Airforce and Battle Ave Tea Club at 9 p.m. at Market Market Cafe, Route 32 North, Rosendale. $5.
Mick Taylor Band and Voodelic at 9 p.m. at Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St. (Rt. 212), Woodstock.
SATURDAY
Hudson’s Children’s Book Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., with hundreds of authors and WGXC, Hudson High.
Upstate II” opening, 6 p.m. with Melora Kuhn, Catherine Mosley, Erik Schoonebeek, and Allyson Strafella at Nicole Fiacco Gallery, Hudson. Through June 5.
Double Duos” 7 p.m. talk, 8 p.m. performance featuring Michael Benedict (vibes), Keith Pray (alto sax), Mike Lawrence (bass) and Brian Patneaude (tenor sax) at the Athens Cultural Center, 24 Second St, Athens.
RE:Vision Forward Motion Theater 8 p.m. at Hudson Opera House.
Club Helsinki in Hudson opens at 9 p.m. with Spottiswoode & His Enemies.
SUNDAY
Remember the Ladies” open house at noon at Thomas Cole House. Free.

Millay Colony announces summer workshops

Millay ColonyThe Millay Colony for the Arts offers four-day workshop retreats on the Colony’s sylvan setting. Each class includes twelve hours of workshop time, all meals, and ample time to work, ruminate and explore our lush surroundings. Private bedrooms and spacious private studios are provided.
June 30 – July 3: Family: Artmaking with Nina Katchadourian
July 30 – August 2: Archives and Ephemera: Poetry with Ronaldo Wilson
Sept 30 – Oct 3: Weather as Muse: Video with Bernadine Mellis
Oct 30 – Nov 2: After Copenhagen: Ecopoetics with Jonathan Skinner

Forward Motion into Hudson Saturday

Forward Motion Theater returns to the Hudson Opera House at 8 p.m. Sat. May 1 with “RE:Vision,” a collaboration of live performances weaving multimedia and dance from a fresh critical perspective. The evening features seven independent works by artists combining choreography, live mix video, film, dance, spoken word, costume, and music. Tickets are $15 per person, $10 students. Artists include: video artists Wetcircuit and Mikhail Torich, musician Aerostatic, and choreographers Urban Wash Dance Company and Blind. Five artists collaborate creating an evening of seven independent works. Forward Motion Theater is a New York City-based dance-theater-media company founded in 1995 by choreographer Eric Dunlap and media artist Holly Daggers. The mission of FMT is to explore the combination of movement and technology through both live performance and digital media. Works with themes ranging from science fiction, spirituality, and the mutability of the human form are realized through innovative stage and lighting effects and formalized composition. Current projects include both live theater and new performance venues through video and the web. Wetcircuit is Holly Daggers, a New York City-based VJ and Media Artist who creates and composes visual media in real time. Performances include concert VJ for Busta Rhymes, James Brown, Page McConnell, Moby, and T.I., and was voted a Top 20 VJ worldwide by DJ Magazine, UK. She has designed interactive video installations for the Museum of Modern Art and Chelsea Art Museum. Holly collaborates with musicians and choreographers presenting her media performances in both art gallery and theatrical settings, and has opened her shooting studio to create dance on video as a hybrid performance venue. Aerostatic is Terry Golob and Michele Darling. Based in Brooklyn, NY, Aerostatic utilize artifacts of sound generated by digital and analog processing in conjunction with a variety of interactive technologies, to compose and design audio environments for film, installations and music performance. Their work has been featured in shows and festivals in the United States, England, Argentina and Australia. Urban Wash Dance Company is a fusion of dance and technology married to social and political consciousness. Movement vocabulary is derived from multidisciplinary sources enhanced by a high degree of athleticism. Urban Wash Dance Company is made up of dancers, video artists, DJs, and organized by Rebekah J Kennedy, Artistic Director/Choreographer. Performances and choreography have been featured throughout the United States. Mikhail Torich is an international music video director, cameraman, photographer and visual artist shooting in Germany, Russia, United Kingdom, and United States. Blind is dancer and choreographer Eric Dunlap. Based in New York City, Eric toured internationally as a principal dancer with Alwin Nikolais / Murray Louis Dance. He has worked with various companies such as Peter Pucci Plus Dancers, Rebecca Sten/Perks Dance Music Theater, Sarah Skaggs Dancer/Higher Ground Projects, Pilobolus, and Pink Inc., appeared on NBCs Today Show and is currently a member of the New York City Metropolitan Opera Ballet. Eric graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts and is a black belt in Aikido.

Feed the Radio benefit May 15 in Germantown

Germantown Community Farm

Germantown Community Farm

The “Feed the Radio” benefit will be held from 3 p.m. on with an afternoon of activities, workshops, and radio fun! Stay for a delicious dinner and silent auction, followed by an evening of lovely live music and a DJ dance party! This we are hosting a joint benefit party for WGXC, our new local community radio station, and to sponsor low income shares for Fog and Thistle CSA (formerly known as Germantown Community Farm CSA). Come have a great time and help us deliver homegrown radio and food to our community!
Suggested donation is $10-$25

Camping in the orchard is welcome! Bring tents, bedding, flashlights. Accomodations in the house and barn are limited; let us know if you need them. Children are welcome!

We also need volunteers to help before, during and after the event, as well as items for the silent auction. Anything you can throw in is most appreciated!

For details check out: www.germantowncommunityfarm.blogspot.com or email Kaya at kaya@wgxc.org.

The farm is located at 4872 State Rt 9G, Germantown NY. 518-537-6139.

Another busy Saturday

  • TAP New York with 30 regional breweries representing over 100 individual beers at Hunter Mountain Saturday and Sunday.
  • “Where We Live” by Barbara L. Walter opening at The Broderick Fine Art Gallery above Ruby’s Hotel April 24 from 5-7 p.m.
  • “Polaroids” show opening with William Wegman, Mark Beard, Tanya Marcuse, John Dugdale, Jeri Eisenberg, and Melinda McDaniel at Carrie Haddad Photographs in Hudson Saturday, 6-8 p.m.
  • The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus performs with Walking the Dog Theater Ensemble at Space360 in Hudson Saturday.
  • Black Lake — Hudson’s Slink Moss with two friends from NYC — perform at Spotty Dog Books & Ale in Hudson at 8 p.m.
  • The Tommy Sharp Experience and Evan Randall perform at 9 p.m. Saturday at Savoia, 214 Warren St., Hudson.
  • Mother Fletcher plays at The Black Swan in Tivoli Saturday night.
  • Pinetop Perkins comes to town

    Blues legend Pinetop Perkins performs on May 1 at 7 p.m. with Hubert Sumlin, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, and Pura Fe’ in the Arts Center Theater at the Hudson campus of Columbia-Greene Community College. Perkins is one of the last great Mississippi bluesmen still performing and has been playing since 1926, with a unique piano style that has influenced three generations of musicians.

    Incident Report No. 32: Carla Herrera-Prats

    Incident Report No. 32: Carla Herrera-Prats
    Remesas – Sending Money Back – Hudson 12534 on view April 19 – May 17, 2010 in the window at 348 Warren St.

    “In 2003 I started photographing establishments that provide money-transfer services, from barbershops and shoe stores to businesses specializing exclusively in check-cashing and money transferring. I am interested in the physicality of these places where, among other things, the second largest source of foreign income to Mexico is transacted. I have amassed an extensive archive of these pictures, with each one containing the store location and the name of the few source companies that collect fees charged for each money transaction (such as Western Union or Money Gram).”

    Incident Report is an experimental viewing station for visual projects, located in Hudson, NY. We are a model of portability, non-site, no-budget and low-maintenance. We offer an interface between the many publics of the street, and the concepts and issues generated by artists and social thinkers in a wide yet coherent spectrum. For more information, contact: officer@incidentreport.info

    WGXC in Hudson Saturday


    WGXC staff will be in Hudson on Saturday, first in front of Jean Deux Books & Records at 339 Warren St. (though they just lost their lease and will be out of this space April 18), giving out information about community radio and taking Founding Memberships from 1-4 p.m. Then, at 6 p.m. we move to the Hudson Opera House, where WGXC and Incident Report present Incident No. 31: Julie Lequin One Night Performance of Top 30, with special guests Tom Morini, Jeremy Kelly on Saturday, April 10, from 6-9 p.m. The performance of Top 30 combines live presentation with video projection. Admission is free. Incident Report is an experimental viewing station for visual projects, located in Hudson, NY. We are a model of portability, non-site, no-budget and low-maintenance. We offer an interface between the many publics of the street, and the concepts and issues generated by artists and social thinkers in a wide yet coherent spectrum. Installation of Jule Lequin’s “Car Talk”: March 22 – April 19, 2010 Knitting together excerpts from the NPR show of the same name and my own fabricated responses, Car Talk presents a fictional conversation between myself and the two radio icons discussing my linguistic troubles, my Québécoise identity and life as an artist. Also one-night performance of Lequin’s “Top 30,” April 10 with special guests Thomas Morini and Jeremy Kelly. WGXC live broadcast on WGXC Online Radio at http://www.wgxc.org. Performances at the Hudson Opera House: April 10, 6-9 p.m. @ 327 Warren Street – Hudson, NY. One Night Performance of Julie Lequin’s, Top 30 With Special Music/Sound Performances by Jeremy Kelly and Thomas Kiko Morini.

    Click on WGXC or WGXC Newsroom for more information. Send news, tips, etc. to news@wgxc.org.

    George Quasha: Axial Drumming & Preverbs


    Video, drum performance, and text (preverbs) by George Quasha. First full live performance of “Axial Drumming with Preverbs” using digital LED of Preverbs text (presentation design by Susan Quasha) on the occasion of a benefit fundraiser at Nicole Fiacco Gallery in Hudson, New York, for WGXC radio station –“Hands-on Radio 90.7 FM” (see http://www.WGXC.org). Event organized by Paul Smart and Max Goldfarb for WGXC.

    Bindlestiffs take Hudson, Helsinki opens


    The Bindlestiff Cirkus is back in their hometown including at Hudson’s Club Helskinki, which appears will be open at least by May 30 judging from this press release from the clowns of Bindlestiff:

    *Saturday April 24- with Walking the dog Theater‘s Improv Theater Ensemble at Space 360, Hudson 8 p.m., $20 (more details below)

    Sunday, May 30 and Friday, June 25: Bindlestiff Cirkus Cabaret- featuring a different cast of special guests each show, from NYC’s circus, burlesque and variety community- accompanied by live original music! At the brand, spanking new Club Helsinki, located at 405 Columbia Street, Hudson showtime 9 p.m., tickets $15 (more details below)

    the more details below:
    SATURDAY APRIL 24 – a benefit performance for Bindlestiff Family Variety Arts, Inc. and GhostWALK Hudson,
    with Walking the dog Theater’s Improv ensemble
    Bindlestiff Family Cirkus co-founders and variety artists Keith Nelson and Stephanie Monseu team up with Walking the dog Theater’s OFF LEASH! Improv Theater Ensemble for an evening of circus and improvisation at Hudson’s Space 360 on April 24th at 8 p.m. Bindlestiff will bring to the mix a few of it’s signature acts, featuring a twisted take on physical comedy and prop manipulation, in addition to some new, original collaborative fun with Walking the dog Theater’s Improv cast. Bindlestiff Family Variety Arts, Inc., based in Brooklyn and Hudson, NY, is a non-profit performing arts organization dedicated to increasing the knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the history of circus, sideshow, vaudeville, and related arts through activities including performances, lectures, print media, and workshops for the general public as well as creating opportunities for cultural exchange and fostering a sense of community. Walking the dog Theater, a keystone of Columbia County’s artistic community, has been at the forefront of collaboration and support for other local arts groups, offering benefit performances of it’s monthly OFF LEASH! Improv Theater Ensemble to raise funds and awareness for local artists and organizations. March’s performance benefitted the Awgawamuck Project for the Fine and Practical Arts, a new educational-therapeutic initiative based in Philmont. Aprils’ show will benefit Bindlestiff- Hudson’s own Cirkus and Walking the dog Theater’s partner in GhostWALK Hudson. To find out more about Bindlestiff Family Variety Arts, please visit http://www.bindlestiff.org
    Suggested donation: $20.
    Location Space 360, 360 Warren Street in Hudson . For more information, please contact: David Anderson david@wtdtheater.org (518) 610-0909.

    SUNDAY MAY 25 AND FRIDAY JUNE 30
    BINDLESTIFF FAMILY CIRKUS CABARET
    Where: Club Helsinki 405 Columbia Street, Hudson, NY
    When: May 30 (Sunday) and June 25 (Friday), 2010
    Showtime: 9 pm Doors: 8 pm
    Admission: $20 ($5 discount for clowns in make-up)
    Info: 1-877-BINDLES bindlestiff.org clubhelsinkiweb.com

    On May 30 and June 25, The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabaret comes to Club Helsinki’s brand new home in Hudson, NY. The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabaret features new, phenomenal acts each show from the world’s best artists in the disciplines of Circus, Variety, Burlesque, Sideshow, and Physical Comedy. Live, original Cirkus tunes by our Maestro of Musical Mystery. Expect jugglers, clowns, acrobats, and trapeze artists to share the stage with musicians, magicians, dancers, daredevils, and more. Each show features a unique combination of acts, but all promise a legendary lineup of circus feats, sideshow marvels, and world-class entertainers. The New York Times said of the BFC Cabaret: “It’s old-fashioned variety entertainment of the sort Ed Sullivan so astutely scooped up, but with twists.” Every show features Ringmistress Philomena and Kinko the Clown, a/k/a Bindlestiff co-founders Keith Nelson and Stephanie Monseu, along with an amazing lineup of guest stars.
    With the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus’ first Winter Cabaret in New York City 1995, and subsequent national tours, the stage was set for today’s far-reaching vaudeville and burlesque revival. Since then Bindlestiff has become a legend in the New York and national performance scene. The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus has featured over 400 guest variety artists; supported and presented original theatrical shows by other artists working in the variety arts field; launched Bindlestiff’s Cavalcade of Youth, a mentoring program and showcase for young performers; brought vaudeville back to Times Square; fostered new variety artists and new acts by established performers at its monthly Open Stage; and toured nationally for 14 years. Since Bindlestiff co-founders Monseu and Nelson moved to Hudson in 2005, they have been teaching circus arts classes and workshops in the area, producing Bindlestiff Cirkus shows for youth and adults, and collaborating with local arts groups and organizations like The Basilica Industria, Time and Space Limited, Columbia County Council on the Arts, Perform Columbia, the Hudson Opera House, Operation Unity, Walking the dog Theater, The Hudson Department of Youth and the Morris Memorial.
    For more information:
    1-877-BINDLES HTTP://WWW.BINDLESTIFF.ORG

    Hudson Talbott honored by Greene County Council on the Arts

    (Kay Stamer presents Hudson Talbott with Distinguished Service Award.)

    The Greene County Council on the Arts held their 22nd annual Beaux Arts Ball fundraiser Saturday night at Hunter Mountain, and honored local author, illustrator, and community activist Hudson Talbott with its Distinguished Service Award. Kay Stamer, executive director of the arts council, presented Talbott with the award. Talbott, who is also a member of the WGXC Radio Council, has written many books, including last year’s highly praised “River of Dreams.”

    Opus 40 for sale


    The Watershed Post is reporting that Opus 40, a massive bluestone sculpture built by Harvey Fite over 37 years on an abandoned quarry, is for sale for $3.5 million. The Saugerties property includes a house with 4 beds, 3 baths, 2,860 square feet of living space, and that world-renowned earthwork. From the story:

    Since Fite’s accidental death in 1976, Opus 40 has been maintained and kept open to the public by his family. The current owner, Fite’s stepson Tad Richards, wants to sell the property so he can retire. Susan Barnett of WAMC reported today that the town of Saugerties is looking into buying Opus 40. Special projects coordinator Vernon Benjamin hinted that it might qualify for federal stimulus funds: Opus 40 is shovel ready, so to speak, for cultural and arts organization type use. That’s a bit of a shift from last week’s Daily Freeman story, which reported that the town was looking for a nonprofit to take over the site. What seems clear is that Saugerties has a stake in the future of Fite’s masterpiece–and that Opus 40 becoming a private playground would be a great loss, both for the town and for the cultural heritage of the region.

    Arts Councils announce cultural fund awards

    The Greene County Council on the Arts (GCCA) and the Columbia County Council on the Arts (CCCA) announced the recipients of regrant awards through the Twin Counties Cultural Fund Decentralization Program for Columbia and Greene Counties (DEC) with 33 not-for-profit organizations awarded $48,950 for 2010.

    Greene County received requests from 17 applications for requests totaling $50,855 – more than twice the amount of available regrant funds. Fifteen organizations received $22,517 for the Decentralization Program (DEC) Project Support which includes organizations that act as a conduit (fiscal managers) for artist initiated projects. They are:

    Cairo Public Library was awarded $1400 for multidisciplinary arts programs.
    Catskill Community Center was awarded $1000 for Self-Portrait Books, Drawing & Painting from Poetry & The Art of Jazz Community Arts programs.
    Catskill Mountain Wolf Center & Joseph Capone were awarded $1700 for presentation of Six Characters in Search of an Author.
    Cornell Cooperative Extension of Greene County was awarded $1125 for Little Theater in the Woods program at the Acra Forestry Education site.
    D.R. Evarts Library was awarded $1000 for visual arts, dance and storytelling.
    Greene Arts Foundation was awarded $2700 for a stage adaptation of O’Sullivan Stew involving teens.
    Heart of Catskill Association & David Woodin were awarded $2200 for classical concerts with professional and amateur musicians.
    Love ‘N Care Pet Sanctuary & Margo Muller were awarded $1800 for children’s theater project based on the Little Red Schoolhouse local landmark.
    New Baltimore Reformed Church & Brian Mellick were awarded $1000 for a series of small ensemble acoustic concerts in New Baltimore.
    Oak Hill Preservation Association was awarded $892 for artist presenters for Oak Hill Day.
    Pleshakov Music Center was awarded $1800 for lecture/concerts at the piano museum in Hunter.
    Rivertown Housing & Jeanne Heiberg were awarded $1000 for writing & collage workshops, public reading & exhibit.
    Schoharie Creek Players was awarded $1800 for production of The Importance of Being Ernest.
    Town of Hunter & Kevin VanHentenryck were awarded $2000 for outdoor stone carving class & demo along Route 23 in Hunter.
    Windham Public Library was awarded $1100 for physical character & theater, an investigation of Calder mobiles and other workshops.

    Columbia County received requests from 22 organizations totaling $60,150 – more than twice the amount of available funding. Eighteen organizations received $26,433 from the Decentralization Program (DEC) Project Support which includes organizations that act as a conduit (fiscal manager). They are:

    Clarion Concerts was awarded $1500 for Leaf Peepers Series.
    Columbia County Office for the Aging & Heather Martin were awarded $1433 for jewelry making & ceramic explorations for seniors.
    Friends of Chatham Library was awarded $1200 for theater, paper marbling & pottery workshops.
    Friends of Chatham Library & Bend the Knotted Oak were awarded $750 for a chamber music concert at St. James Church.
    Hudson Area Library was awarded $500 for cultural storytelling & dance program with Elena Mosley.
    Hudson Library & Diata Diata International Folkloric Theatre were awarded $2000 for Maii: The Wonder of Water! an original dance and theatrical production.
    HRC/Showcase Theatre was awarded $1500 for staged readings of original plays.
    Hudson Valley Choral Society was awarded $1500 for musicians for 2010 concerts.
    Mental Health Association of Col/Greene Counties were awarded $1250 for theater workshops and public performance with Walking the Dog Theater.
    North Chatham Library was awarded $1500 for literature & arts series.
    North Chatham Library & Sheri Bauer Mayorga were awarded $2000 for Columbia County Children’s Vocal Ensemble.
    Philmont Community Chorus was awarded $900 for a consultant and accompanist for their winter and spring concerts.
    Philmont Library was awarded $1500 for evenings of outdoor music.
    Roeliff Jansen Community Library & Robin Becker were awarded $1700 for Columbia Chamber Orchestra concerts of Indian, fusion & other music.
    Roving Actors Repertory Ensemble was awarded $2500 for productions of Barefoot in the Park & Jesus Christ Superstar.
    United Way of Col/Greene Counties and Amy Madden were awarded $1000 for a process based art practice workshop for teens.
    United Way of Col/Greene Counties and Dara Lurie were awarded $1200 for teen writing & rhythm investigations.
    Valatie Community Theater, Inc. was awarded $2500 for their Youth Theater Project.

    Hudson River Valley art workshops in Greenville

    Hudson River Valley Art Workshops in Greenville is offering weekend and week-long workshops in watercolors, oils, pastels, collage and fiberarts for all skills levels. Classes are limited to 20 students and the studio is available to you 24 hours a day. We have workshops at all levels of skills taught by professional workshop instructors. 2010 enrollment form PDF here.

    Hudson Talbott and Frank Cuthbert at Spotty Dog

    Hudson Talbott readsfrom and Frank Cuthbert performs his compositions from the “River of Dreams” book and play live from Spotty Dog Books & Ale in Hudson Thu., Oct. 15 for ArtsWalk.

    Click here to listen to or download mp3 of Hudson Talbott reading and Frank Cuthbert performance Oct. 15, 2009.