Category: Happenings

Susan Eley Fine Art Exhibition: “Form Undone” Works by Josh Meillier & Carlos Puyol. Opening Reception Feb 24


Susan Eley Fine Art is pleased to present an exhibition of recent works by Josh Meillier and Carlos Puyol at its Upstate Gallery. Entitled Form Undone, this two-person exhibition will be on view at SEFA Hudson from February 23 through April 9, 2023. There will be an opening reception to celebrate the artists on Friday, February 24th from 5 to 7PM.

Before “form” can be “undone,” form has to be mastered—before compositions can be interrupted, before materials can merge, before layers can be unraveled, before color can be exploded, before grids can be fractured, before borders can be broken. The artist must have a mastery of all such aesthetics and techniques in order to move beyond them, to create beyond them.

In Form Undone, the paintings of Josh Meillier and Carlos Puyol exemplify these skills. The artists have mastered a number of painting approaches—from sewing their works together into canvas amalgamations, to taping the backgrounds of their pieces to obtain precise lines, to appropriating photographic source materials.

The exhibition at SEFA Hudson will pair the largely monochromatic works of Meillier with the colorful abstractions of Puyol. Both artists can fall into the larger category of “abstraction,” yet their methodologies and influences are unique. Meillier’s often minimalistic black and white geometries will mingle with Puyol’s colorful acrylic paintings that encapsulate every hue of the rainbow. Both artists embrace a mixed-media approach and play with negative spaces within their compositions.

SEFA Hudson is open Thursday – Monday from 11AM – 5PM.

For inquiries or to schedule an appointment outside of gallery hours, please contact

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Spencertown Academy Roots & Shoots Concerts Series PresentsSteve Katz of the Blues Project and Blood, Sweat & Tears

Spencertown Academy Roots & Shoots Concerts Series will present Steve Katz, founding member of the Blues Project and Blood, Sweat & Tears, in “A Night of Story and Song” on Saturday, March 25th.

“A few summers back, Spencertown Academy hosted Steve Katz to talk about his memoir, Blood, Sweat, and My Rock ‘n’ Roll Years: Is Steve Katz a Rock Star?,” says Seligman. “I had the pleasure of interviewing him during our annual Festival of Books. The audience and I were riveted by his stories and often in hysterics about how Steve seemed to be everywhere in the 60s and 70s—and survived to tell the tale. This one-man show is the perfect vehicle for his dual talents of music and storytelling.”

Guitarist and singer Katz was a founding member of the Blues Project, the Even Dozen Jug Band, and Blood Sweat & Tears. In “A Night of Story and Song,” he tells poignant and often hilarious stories of his life in music and plays many of the songs he made famous. Along with the groups he created, he dined with Brian Epstein, partied with Groucho Marx, jammed with Mose Allison, worked with the Beatles’ George Martin, shared a bag of potato chips with Jimi Hendrix, and was told to get a haircut by Mickey Spillane. He was a producer of hit albums (for Lou Reed), a record company executive (Mercury, Green Linnet), and songwriter (“Sometime in Winter,” “Steve’s Song”). At the Academy, he will have copies of his memoir and CDs to sign and sell.

Roots & Shoots Concerts is an ongoing Academy series that showcases artists who reach back to earlier traditions in music (Americana, jazz, blues, rock, and world music) for inspiration, while incorporating more recent forms and influences of the present.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, March 25, 2023 / 8pm

LOCATION: Spencertown Academy 
790 NY-203
Spencertown, NY

TICKETS: $20 – $25
General admission tickets ($25 public, $20 Academy members ) are available via
Seating will be limited and advance reservations are strongly suggested.

Phone: (518) 392-3693

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Catamount Vertical Challenge, Feb 4

Catamount is taking place in the Vertical Challenge on Saturday, February 4th.

The Vertical Challenge is a series of free, casual ski and snowboard races held at the best ski resorts throughout the Northeast each winter season. In addition to the races, attendees enjoy a festival atmosphere, featuring fun snowy activities for all ages and special giveaways.

The crew makes it a priority to create an environment where EVERY participant and family member is welcomed, accepted, and supported.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, February 4, 2023

LOCATION: Catamount Mountain Resort
78 Catamount Rd
Hillsdale, NY 12529


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Open Mic Night at Copake Grange, Feb 3

On Friday, February 3rd, The Copake Grange is hosting an Open Mic Night.

All are welcome to perform – music, stories, skits, readings, poetry, dance, songs, etc. Or you can just come to relax and be entertained. This is a great venue for both beginning and veteran performers. 

Masks recommended as a Covid safety precaution. This event is Free

DATE/TIME: Friday, February 3, 2023 / 7pm – 9pm

LOCATION: The Copake Grange
628 Empire Road
Copake, NY 12516



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Vosburgh Brewing Company Sunday Sessions: Andrew Jordan, Jan 29

Join Vosburgh Brewing Company in Elizaville, for Sunday Sessions with great Live Music, Craft Beer, Cider & Wine. This Sunday, live music performed by Andrew Jordan. 

Loops and grooves abound! Andrew Jordan’s unique arrangements of classic funk and soul tunes make for a very entertaining live performance. Expect to hear live looping, drum emulation, skillful guitar solos, well known favorites, tasty b-sides, and jazz infused originals.

No cover

DATE/TIME: Sunday, January 29, 2023 / 2 – 5pm (Barn opens at noon)

LOCATION: Vosburgh Brewing Company 
1065 County Route 19 
Elizaville, NY 12523


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