Category: Arts & Entertainment

Hudson Hall Exhibition, Rodney Greenblat: ‘Something to Look Forward to’

Photo by Alon Koppel

Hudson Hall presents Rodney Greenblat: ‘Something to Look Forward to’ Exhibition now to August 23. Rodney Alan Greenblat’s aptly-titled, Something to Look Forward to, is an enjoyable, whimsical and engaging collection of new and archival works bursting with color and underpinned with wit and charm.

In Something to Look Forward to, the artist presents us with a vision of his own wonderland future; a land of brightly colored modernist forms populated with ladybugs, friendly robots and giant emblematic cats watched over by “Lemon Eye”- a mystical and beneficial Zen deity who’s image is in almost every work. Greenblat offers us an antidote to the pessimism, division, and dangers of today: the possibility of optimism, wholeness and safety. Familiar and wildly imaginative at the same time, the paintings and constructions celebrate the ability we all have to re-imagine our world. 

DATE/TIME: Until August 23, 2020
Friday, 1 – 5pm, Saturday & Sunday, 1 – 4pm
(Timed entry on the hour. 10 reservations max/hour).
Socially-Distanced Guided Tours (maximum of 6 per tour): Saturdays & Sundays, 4pm

COST: Free and Open to public
Socially-Distanced Guided Tours – $10 (free for members)
Reservations required. Visit for tickets

LOCATION: Hudson Hall

Center Hall Gallery & Common Council Room
327 Warren Street
Hudson, NY 12534

MORE: In keeping with New York State guidelines to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, visitors to Hudson Hall must comply with safety protocols, such as social distancing and wearing a mask. Hudson Hall reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone who does not comply with these guidelines or make reservations in advance.

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Art Omi Open Figure Drawing for Adults returns to the Sculpture & Architecture Park, Aug 5


Art Omi’s Open Figure Drawing for Adults gathers Wednesday evenings either outdoors in the Sculpture & Architecture Park or via Zoom sessions to sketch, draw, and render from a live model.

Open to artists of all skill levels ages 16+, each two-hour sessions is self-guided and intended to provide time and space for members of our local community to share in the exploration of this traditional art practice. Participants must supply their own materials. Click the session links below to register for the session. Please note that registration will be capped for live sessions in order to uphold social distancing protocols.

DATES: Every Wednesday / 5 – 7:30pm

ADMISSION: $8 per class

Learn more & Register Here


LOCATION: Omi International Arts Center Sculpture Park
1405 County Route 22
Ghent, NY 12075



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Art Omi’s Newmark Gallery Reopens w/ Exhibition by Painter and Mixed Media Artist, Howardena Pindell


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Still from Free, White and 21, Howardena Pindell
Courtesy of the artist and Garth Greenan Gallery

Earlier this month, Art Omi reopened the Newmark Gallery with an exhibition of photo collage and video art by American painter and mixed media artist, Howardena Pindell. Pindell’s extensive body of work addresses political themes, including racism, physical trauma, memory, and the human experience.

Born in Philadelphia in 1943, Howardena Pindell studied painting at Boston University and Yale University. After graduating, she accepted a job at the Museum of Modern Art, where she worked for 12 years (1967–1979), first as Exhibition Assistant, then as Assistant Curator in the Department of National and International Traveling Exhibitions, and finally as an Associate Curator and Acting Director in the Department of Prints and Illustrated Books.  In 1979, she began teaching at the State University of New York, Stony Brook where she is now a full professor. Throughout her career, Pindell has exhibited extensively.

Pindell often employs lengthy, metaphorical processes of destruction/reconstruction. She cuts canvases in strips and sews them back together, building up surfaces in elaborate stages. She paints or draws on sheets of paper, punches out dots from the paper using a paper hole punch, drops the dots onto her canvas, and finally squeegees paint through the “stencil” left in the paper from which she had punched the dots. Almost invariably, her paintings are installed unstretched, held to the wall merely by the strength of a few finishing nails. The artist’s fascination with gridded, serialized imagery, along with surface texture appears throughout her oeuvre. Even in her later, more politically charged work, Pindell reverts to these thematic focuses in order to address social issues of homelessness, AIDs, war, genocide, sexism, xenophobia, and apartheid.

Howardena Pindell’s work has been featured in many landmark museum exhibitions, such as: Contemporary Black Artists in America (1971, Whitney Museum of American Art), Rooms (1976, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center), Another Generation (1979, The Studio Museum in Harlem), Afro-American Abstraction (1980, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center), The Decade Show: Frameworks of Identity in the 1980s (1990, New Museum of Contemporary Art), and Bearing Witness: Contemporary Works by African-American Women Artists (1996, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta).

DATES: Now through November 1, 2020
Every Friday through Sunday / 11am – 4pm

ADMISSION: Free / Registration Required

A timed entry system will permit gallery visitation. Visitors will be able to register for a half-hour slot in advance, or upon arrival to the Sculpture & Architecture Park if space is available at that time. No more than eight visitors will be allowed in the gallery at once, and all visitors will be required to wear masks during their visit. 
Click here to register


LOCATION: Omi International Arts Center Newmark Gallery
1405 County Route 22
Ghent, NY 12075



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Copake Country Club’s Summer Music Series

The Copake Country Club’s Summer Music Series returns the The Greens Restaurant. Every Thursday, now to Labor Day Weekend.

Social distancing guidelines recommend a 12 foot space in front of the band so tables will be pulled back and spread out on the tee boxes. The open seating by the outdoor bar is for to-go drinks and takeout food, first come first serve- so feel free to bring some lawn chairs or a picnic blanket to ensure a comfortable seat to enjoy the band. The dine-in service tables are up on the deck and in limited supply so we recommend reservations.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀


JULY 16 – 3D Band
Classic rock from Aerosmith to ZZ top and a splash of country.
Pairs well with Jack and Ginger
JULY 23 – Wild Weeds
Regional surf garage stylists, an eclectic show of original power pop tunes and ’60s blues rock classics. Pairs well with tequila and OJ.
JULY 30 – Bert Carey & Friends
Classic Rock, Soul and Blues. Pairs well with smooth whisky.

: Thursdays, July 16, 23, 30, 2020 / 7pm – 10pm

LOCATION: The Greens Restaurant at Copake Country Club
44 Golf Course Rd,
Craryville, New York 12521


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Harmonies on the Hudson Concert Series Featuring Paula Bradly and Darren Wallace, Jul 16

Clermont State Historic Site presents the Harmonies on the Hudson Outdoor Concert Series with Paula Bradly and Darren Wallace on Thursday, July 16th, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Thursday evenings this summer are reserved for our Harmonies on the Hudson Outdoor Concert Series! Relax on our beautiful lawn and enjoy a FREE outdoor concert. Bring a blanket, chair and a picnic- children are welcome! Concerts begin at 6:00 p.m.

Paula Bradley will be joined with Darren Wallace who is well known for his work with Jesse Lege & Bayou Brew. This will be a concert of old time, cajun and country music.

Paula has toured the US and Germany on banjo with old-time darlings “Uncle Earl” and teamed up with fiddle powerhouses Bruce Molsky and Brittany Haas (Crooked Still) for a tour of Sweden. Along with Bruce, she was also a member of the trio “Jawbone” featuring banjo innovator Tony Trischka. She has also recorded and performed with old time trios The Rhythm Rats (with Kenny Jackson and Whitt Mead) and The Haywire Gang (with Mac Benford and John Hoffmann).

Special thanks to Bank of Greene County for sponsoring this seasons of concerts.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, July 16, 2020 /  6pm – 8pm

LOCATION: Clermont State Historic Site
87 Clermont Ave
Germantown, NY 12526




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