Category: Arts & Entertainment

Claverack Library Art Exhibition Opening of Still Lifes by Nancy Hagin, Jan 18


The Claverack Free Library announces the opening of an exhibition of still lifes by painter Nancy Hagin, a nationally known artist who lives locally and in New York City.

This is the second show in the library’s new Marilyn and Bob Laurie Foundation gallery space. Ms Hagin will be present at the opening this Saturday to discuss her work, so bring your questions and stay for refreshments.

Screen Shot 2020-01-12 at 9.00.00 PMNancy Hagin is a contemporary realist painter. Working in acrylic and watercolor, she is known for her lush hues, exploration of color symmetries and opulent patterns. Hagin received a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and a MFA from Yale University. She has served as an instructor at the Maryland Institute of Art, Fashion Institute of Technology, Pratt Institute, Cooper Union and SUNY/Purchase in New York, and worked as a visiting artist/guest lecturer at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Hagin has been honored with a Fulbright Grant, two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and awards from the National Academy of Design and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her work has been shown at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Mass.; Brandeis University, and the Art in Embassies Program of the U.S. State Department among others. She showed for many years at the Alpha Gallery in Boston and the Fischbach Gallery in New York City. Since 1983, she has maintained a house and studio in Glenco Mills.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, January 18, 2020 / 4pm

LOCATION: Claverack Free Library
629 State Route 23B
Claverack, NY 12513



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Evening of American Songbook Jazz at Roeliff Jansen Library, Jan 11

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The Roeliff Jansen Library presents an Evening of American Songbook Jazz on
Saturday, January 11, with Atla and Matt DeChamplain.

The library will be hosting a lively night of music from acclaimed jazz duo Atla and Matt DeChamplain. The couple will be joined by bassist Nat Reeves, who has spent nearly forty years performing jazz across the globe.

Pianist Matt DeChamplain has performed at numerous venues and festivals, including the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Berklee Jazz Festival, Kennedy Center, and Lincoln Center. Additionally, he teaches at the Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz at the Hartt School of Music. His wife, Atla DeChamplain, is a jazz vocalist who teaches at Western Connecticut University and Capital Community College. Both Matt and Atla are graduates of the University of Toledo, and in 2015, they released their first collaboration, PAUSE, featuring jazz artist Jon Hendricks.

The DeChamplains will be joined by bassist Nat Reeves, who has performed for nearly forty years in venues across the globe, and released his own jazz album, State of Emergency! in 2012. This past year alone, Nat has performed in India and Japan, at festivals in San Francisco, New Orleans, Detroit, and Atlanta, and at Lincoln Center.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, January 11, 2010 / 5pm – 6:30pm

LOCATION: Roeliff Jansen Community Library
9091 NY-22
Hillsdale, NY 12529

All ages are welcome



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Spencertown Academy Opening Reception for ‘Art for the Academy’, Jan 11


Spencertown Academy’s ‘Art for the Academy’ art show kicks off with an Opening Reception on Saturday, January 11.

Eat, drink, be merry and support the Academy at this special opening of “Art for the Academy”, a fundraiser to bring us closer to our Building Restoration Campaign goals.

52 artists have generously donated work for this special event. With their generosity, 100% of all sales will go to help the Academy reach its fiscal destination. The prized works will hang at the Academy from January 11th through February 2nd.

DATE/TIME: Opening Reception – Saturday, January 11, 2010 / 4pm – 6pm

LOCATION: Spencertown Academy
790 NY-203
Spencertown, NY

The full price of the ticket can be credited toward any purchases. Tickets available at

Phone: (518) 392-3693


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Art Omi: Architecture Installations Opening, Jan 11

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Liesbeth van der Pol, Haarlem Richard Holkade, 1996

Join Art Omi on Saturday, January 11, for the openings of two new installations with remarks from the exhibiting architects. Single-Handedly: Contemporary Architects Draw by Hand, and InConstruction: SO – IL.

Single-Handedly collects original drawings from a group of accomplished contemporary architects who, in an industry dominated by digital technologies, continue to work by hand. This exhibition is co-curated by Warren James, Director, Art Omi: Architecture; and Nalina Moses.

InConstruction: SO – IL presents a model of Site Verrier de Meisenthal (2015), a cultural center in an 18th century glass factory, composed of three independent, interrelated institutions.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, January 11, 2020 / 2pm

LOCATION: Omi International Arts Center – Benenson Center
1405 County Route 22
Ghent, NY 12075



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Helsinki Hudson Presents Carsie Blanton & The Suitcase Junket, Dec 28



Club Helsinki presents an evening of Indie-Blues and Jazz on Saturday, December 28.

Matt Lorenz, the Northampton, Mass.-based indie-blues singer-songwriter who performs under the name The Suitcase Junket, and Carsie Blanton, whose erotically-charged songs find the musical link between vintage jazz and rap come to Hudson.

Saturday, December 28, 2019 / 9pm
Doors open at 6pm

Helsinki Hudson
405 Columbia Street
Hudson, NY 12534

$20. Available here
21 And Over


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