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 https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=992TAj

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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Columbia Land Conservancy Monthly Gathering – January Nature Night: Moths, Jan 9

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The Columbia Land Conservancy is presenting monthly gatherings in their office to learn about different topics and the fascinating work members of our community are doing to protect and engage with the land.

January’s theme is Moths of Columbia County with Dylan Cipkowski of the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program: A night delving into the mystery of moths! Focusing on the many moths we have right here in Columbia County, Dylan will discuss the importance of moths and the research being conducted by the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program. He’ll share ways for all of us to live and operate as land stewards with a more moth-minded approach.

Refreshments will be served.


DATE/TIME: Thursday, January 9, 2020 / 5:30pm – 7:30pm

LOCATION: Columbia Land Conservancy Office
49 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037


Space is limited, so pre-register at https://clctrust.org.




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