Category: Happenings

Window On Hudson Presents Will McLeod

Window On Hudson is proud to present Will McLeod and his vibrant fabric paintings in “Perimeter Cameos” from September 8th – October 4th, 2021.  McLeod’s large textile works fill the storefront windows, with additional sewn compositions and works on paper exhibited indoors.

The series “Perimeter Cameos” presents pieces that have two distinct focal areas in one composition. The Cameo (the elliptical centerpiece of the composition) was created as the initial target, the lure, of the whole piece. The “Perimeter” (the visual periphery around the Cameo) was created to support, inform, and define the “Cameo”.

“The ‘Cameo’ would be a graphic reprieve to the ‘Perimeter’s’ busy and reactionary story,” says McLeod.  “I like to give myself mash-ups and contradictions to sort through as I work.  I am an artist with a deadpan, spacey mentality combined with a more-is-more ethos.  Finding a visual balance with this outlook is challenging and fun.  This series is about those different outlooks and how their tensions and reliefs work together and separately.”

McLeod begins each piece by painting with watercolors on paper.   He uses the watercolor as a blueprint for the final piece, an extraordinarily large representation of the original work.  Each color in the painting is assigned a fabric (found and recycled textiles.)  The forms in the painting are recreated on a large pattern, cut and meticulously pieced together, like one might piece together a soft and fluid stained glass window. 

Will McLeod was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. He received his AAS in fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. While in New York, Will worked in the fashion industry specializing in women’s wear with a focus on design and development.  In 2016 he and his husband moved to Hudson, NY where Will can pursue more personal artistic endeavors.

DATES/TIMES: September 8th – October 4th, 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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2021 Chatham Area Farm Tour, Sep 25

Join The Chatham Agricultural Partnership and Columbia Land Conservancy for the annual farm tour on September 25.

This free tour features farms in the Chatham area who are opening their doors to the public to get a peak into the diverse face of farming in northern Columbia County. You’ll see farm animals including horses, cattle, chickens, and more along with fresh produce, meats, wine, and syrup from farm stands for purchase. 2021 Chatham Area Farm Tour

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DATE/TIME: Saturday, September 25, 2021 / 10am – 4pm

LOCATION: Northern Columbia County (map above)


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‘Good People’ at The Theater Barn in New Lebanon

The Theater Barn, in New Lebanon, wraps up their 2021 season with the comedy, Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire, running now through September 19.

This 2011 Tony Award® nominee for Best Play is a tough and tender story about the class divide in Boston’s south end. Margie has been fired, so she calls an old flame who made it out of Southie to see if he can offer her a job. With a humorous glow and many laughs, this comedy explores the hopes and fears with having next to nothing in America.

All performances are for 100% vaccinated ticket holders only.  Please visit their COVID-19 Info page for full details.

DATES/TIMES: Thursday September 9, 2021 – Sunday September 19, 2021
Thursdays and Fridays at 8pm
Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm
Sundays at 2pm

Running Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Regular Tickets $33
Senior Citizens / Veterans / Sunday Matinée $30

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LOCATION: The Theater Barn
654 Columbia Pike (US Rt 20)
New Lebanon, NY 12125

Box Office – 518-794-8989

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Berkshire Theatre Group Presents J.P. Prescott’s Traveling Medicine Show

J.P. Prescott’s Traveling Medicine Show arrives at the Berkshire Theatre Group’s Colonial Theatre, this Friday, September 10.

Welcome to J.P. Prescott’s Traveling Medicine Show—a modern take on the old-time traveling tent shows of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Your Master of Ceremonies, Professor J.P. Prescott III, has traveled the globe in search of just the right ingredients to fuse with his patented, pure graded, 100% American rattlesnake oil. Along the way, he has encountered some of the most amazing performers the world has ever known and has assembled them all in one show, for just one night, under one big tent. So find yourself a seat, you are in for a treat. You have made it to the Medicine Show. J.P. Prescott‘s Traveling Medicine Show stars Mike Wartella as J.P. Prescott with performances by: Gina Coleman, The Picky Bastards, Rosebud Red and Opal Raven Cirque of Gypsy Layne, Comedian Juggler Dan Foley, The Magical Comedy of Peter Gross and Serotonin Flow Performance Art. All with the backing of our house band for the evening, the Rev Tor Band.

by Tor Krautter
directed by Mike Wartella
original music by Tor Krautter

The Colonial Theatre’s ‘Outside Under the Tent’ productions are held under an open-air tent in The Colonial Theatre parking lot. Seating is General Admission and based on party size and social distancing protocols.

DATE/TIMEFriday, September 10, 2021 / 7pm

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LOCATIONThe Colonial Theatre
111 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201


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Hudson Area Library Book Signing & Author Talk w/ ‘Big Black: Stand at Attica’ co-author, Jared Reinmuth, Sep 18

The Hudson Area Library  is hosting a Book Signing & Author Talk with Big Black: Stand at Attica co-author, Jared Reinmuth, on Saturday, September 18th at 12:30.

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Attica Prison Rebellion of 1971, Jared Reinmuth will visit the Hudson Area Library to discuss Big Black: Stand at Attica, an Eisner nominated graphic novel memoir from Frank “Big Black” Smith, who was a prisoner at Attica State Prison in 1971.

In the summer of 1971, New York’s Attica State Prison is a symbol of everything broken in America – abused prisoners, rampant racism and a blind eye turned towards the injustices perpetrated on the powerless. But when the guards at Attica overreact to a minor incident, the prisoners decide they’ve had enough – and revolt against their jailers, taking them hostage and making demands for humane conditions. Frank “Big Black” Smith finds himself at the center of this uprising, struggling to protect hostages, prisoners and negotiators alike. But when the only avenue for justice seems to be negotiating with ambitious Governor Nelson Rockefeller, Big Black soon discovers there may be no hope in finding a peaceful resolution for the prisoners in Attica.

Written by Jared Reinmuth and Frank “Big Black” Smith himself, adapted and illustrated by Ameziane, Big Black: Stand At Attica is an unflinching look at the price of standing up to injustice in what remains one of the bloodiest civil rights confrontations in American history.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, September 18, 2021 / 12:30 – 2:30pm

COST/REGISTRATION: Free and open to the public.
Seating is limited. Reserve a seat by emailing or calling 518-828-1792 x101. Reserved seats will be held until 10 minutes before the event’s start time. At that time, the library will make available all remaining seats on a first come, first served basis. 

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

Hudson, NY 12534


Masks and social distancing will be required for the safety of all participants.


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