Animation Saturdays at Hudson Area Library

The Hudson Area Library and The Art Effect present Animation Saturdays at Hudson Area
Library, on three separate Saturdays in October and November. With opportunities for both
young adults and adults, award-winning animation instructor, Sarah Timberlake Taylor, will visit
the Hudson Area Library this fall to lead a series of dynamic, experimental animation


Digital AnimationSaturday, October 9, 2021 / 12pm – 4pm for ages 10-14
Get animated on iPads using apps like Flip-a-clip and Procreate as you learn the steps you need
to become a skilled animator.

Spooky Stop Motion Animation – Saturday, October 30, 2021 / 10am – 4pm ages 10-14
Join us for some ghoulish fun as we set up stop motion sets and animate our very own
supernatural stories.

Mixed Media Animation – Saturday, November 20, 2021 / 12pm – 4pm for adults
Mix it up by incorporating multiple mediums! We’ll push the limits as we combine different
styles of animation to create our own unique experimental shorts.

This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a
regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the
Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by CREATE Council on the

The Art Effect is located at 45 Pershing Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY. The Art Effect’s core mission
is to empower young people to develop their creative voice to shape their futures and bring about
positive social change.

Sarah Timberlake Taylor has been teaching videography, animation and experimental film at
The Art Effect for over five years. A Bard Film alumna, Sarah often works with fellow alumni
documentarian Kevin Schreck as an assistant editor, and line produced Persistence of Vision, his
award-winning work focused on animator Richard Williams.

CREATE Council on the Arts’ mission is to support and advance the arts and cultural
community by broadening and enriching creative resources and economic growth in the region.

COST/REGISTRATION: Free and open to the public.
Space is limited. To register for a session, email or
call 518-828-1792 x101.

LOCATION: The Hudson Area Library
51 North Fifth St.,

Hudson, NY 12534


Masks and social distancing are required for all attendees.

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James Bond ‘No Time To Die’ at the Crandell Theatre, Oct 7 – 10

The Crandell Theatre is hosting a Bond weekend with screenings of No Time To Die on Thursday through Sunday, October 7 – 10.

Daniel Craig returns one last time as James Bond, starring alongside Oscar-winner Rami Malek (2019, Best Actor, Bohemian Rhapsody) in No Time To Die. Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

View the trailer at

Rated R.
163 Minutes
Action, Adventure

DATES/TIMES: October 7 – 10, 2021
Special Early Premier: Thursday, October 7 / 7:30 pm
U.S. Official Release: Friday, October 8 / 4 pm, 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 9 / 1 pm, 4 pm, 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 10 / 1 pm, 4 pm

Chatham Film Club Members: $8
Non Members $9
Children (12 and under) $7

LOCATION: The Crandell Theatre
48 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037


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Window On Hudson Presents Bibiana Huang Matheis

Window On Hudson is honored to present Bibiana Huang Matheis and her newest installation “Do Not Enter Waterways.”  This piece, shining a bright light on an ongoing environmental crisis, will be on view in the storefront windows and indoors from October 6 – November 1, 2021.

“Do Not Enter Waterways” offers commentary on the excessive amount of discarded plastic that is choking the world’s oceans, lakes and rivers.  Plastic breaks into smaller and smaller particles as it decomposes, a process that can take up to 500 years.  These tiny specks of plastic make their way into fish, shellfish, table salt, drinking water and more – resulting in the average human consuming over 40 pounds of plastic in their lifetime.  (That’s like eating one credit card a week.)

Huang Matheis gives voice to the planet and its inhabitants, the plants, animals, earth, air, and water, which if suddenly granted the power of speech would certainly plead with us to stop choking them.  To save them and as a result save ourselves.  This cry for change comes in the form of beauty.  Bibiana transforms thrown away plastic objects like take-out containers, egg cartons, liquid hand-soap bottles, etc. (all items that humanity lived without until the mid-1960’s) into delicate, elegant works of art.  As a form of meditation she paints freeform shapes while her mind focuses on the planet’s water.  In some designs she imposes a heart, symbolic of love, the love of nature, love of what we have, love of what we have lost, and the love of preserving what remains.  Huang Matheis knows her art can not reverse this catastrophic environmental damage.  This installation is simply her “meek protest against the insanity of this unnecessary pollutant.”  

An Artist Reception will be held for Bibiana Huang Matheis and “Do Not Enter Waterways” on Saturday, October 9th from 6-8pm, in conjunction with the 2econd Saturday Hudson Gallery Crawl.  In response to the message of Huang Mathesis’s installation Window On Hudson is announcing it will no longer be using single use plastic cups during its receptions.  

Visitors will also have the opportunity to see the indoor works by Huang Matheis on Saturday and Sunday, October 9 and 10, from 9am to 5pm as part of Open Studios Hudson.  

Window On Hudson takes your health seriously.  All visitors are asked to wear a mask indoors, regardless of their vaccination status, and enjoy their refreshments outside.  The front door will remain open at all times.  

Bibiana Huang Mathe is an artist, fine arts photographer and curator. She studied at the  Maryland School of Art and Design and at the Corcoran School of Art.  She has been active in the arts since the late 1970s. Her work has appeared in major exhibits and publications in the US and Europe, including New York City, Chicago, Beijing and Berlin. Her  work is hanging on permanent display at the National Museum of African American History and Culture Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, D.C.    

Huang Mathe frequently combines installation art, collage and photography. She is the  recipient of the 2015 ArtsWestchester ‘50 for 50’ Arts Award honoring 50  Outstanding artists on the 50-year Anniversary of the organization. She was also honored with the 2014 Dutchess County, New York, Executive Arts Award – Individual Artist. She is a frequent panelist in art forums, including the Hudson Valley Museum of Modern Art: Curating for the Public 2017. In 2019 she was an  artist in residence at the Fresh Winds Art Biennale in Iceland.  

She has curated a number of exhibitions in the Hudson Valley.  This includes the successful series of art exhibitions titled “Meeting Past” at the Akin Library & Museum in Pawling, New York.  She also exhibits and curates at the Mid-Hudson Heritage Center, the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon and the Hammond Museum in North Salem, New York.  For the Hammond Museum she has curated a dozen virtual art exhibitions with artists from around the world and she is widely recognized as a strong advocate for the arts in the region.  In 2020/21 her work was selected for  the prestigious exhibition Symbiosis and Coexistence: 11th “From Lausanne to Beijing”. Beijing, China, International Fiber Art Biennale.  

About Window On Hudson
Window On Hudson offers storefront window exhibition space for artists of all mediums who are in Hudson and the Hudson Valley.  Window On Hudson is committed to providing a platform for established and developing artists to display their work, of all mediums, while also offering professional development opportunities for emerging artists.  Window On Hudson exhibits a new artist on a monthly basis.  Artists interested in submitting their work may do so by emailing or visiting the website.

Info & Image From Window On Hudson

DATES/TIMES: October 6 – November 1, 2021

LOCATION: Window On Hudson
43 South Third St., 
Hudson NY 12534


Window On Hudson takes Covid-19 and your health seriously.  It follows the most current federal, state and local guidelines for safety.  As the population of Hudson is diverse we ask that masks be worn indoors.  

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Hudson Area Library History Talk: Jewish Commercial Activities in Colonial New York, Oct 7

The Hudson Area Library History Room in collaboration with the Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History presents To Trade, Traffique, Buy & Sell as the Rest of the Inhabitants’: Jewish commercial and Communal Activities in Colonial New York, a talk by Noah Gelfand on Thursday, October 7. The talk explores the economic and religious endeavors of New York’s growing Jewish population in the era when they developed the colony into one of the most important locations for Jews in the Atlantic world.

Noah L. Gelfand holds a Ph.D. in Atlantic History from New York University and is currently a Doctoral Lecturer in the History Department at Hunter College, where he teaches courses on early U.S. history. His scholarship focuses on the early modern Jewish Atlantic world. He is also a Trustee of the Jacob Leisler Institute.

The Jacob Leisler Library Lectures are made partially possible through the generous support of the Van Dyke Family Association.

IMAGE CREDIT: Moses Levy, attributed to Gerardus Duyckinck I


DATE/TIME: Thursday, October 7, 2021 / 6 – 7:30pm

COST/REGISTRATION: Free and open to the public.
Visit, for the Zoom registration link.

LOCATION: The Hudson Area Library
51 North Fifth St.,

Hudson, NY 12534


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