Tag: Ghent NY

Writers Reading + BBQ at Art Omi, Sep 28

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Come hear writing from the Art Omi writers-in-residence. Distinguished writers from around the globe will share new and in-progress writing produced during their residence at Art Omi. Hear an uncommon variety of writing—provocative, funny, innovative, and surprising literary voices from a range of traditions, all in one place. Stay afterwards for BBQ and conversation.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, September 28, 2019 / 5 – 7pm

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

ADMISSION:
Free and Open to the public

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Route 66 Bridge to Re-Opens Today!

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State and Local Officials to Reopen Route 66 Bridge in Time for Columbia County Fair.

State and local officials are scheduled to cut the ribbon to commemorate the official reopening of the Route 66 Bridge over Kline Kill Creek in Ghent, today.  Completion of the project was accomplished ahead of schedule to ensure the bridge was ready for the start of the Columbia County Fair, which attracts thousands of visitors each year and runs from August 28 through Labor Day.

Scheduled to attend the ceremony are Assemblymember Didi Barrett, Ghent Town Supervisor Michael Benvenuto, Chatham Deputy Mayor Peter Minahan, Columbia County Fair Manager Angelo Nero, Department of Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez, and Department of Agriculture and Markets Deputy Commissioner David Valesky.

DATE/TIME: Friday, August 23, 2019 / 10:30am

LOCATION:
Route 66 Bridge over Kline Kill Creek
Ghent, NY

Parking for Ribbon Cutting: 2361 Route 66, Ghent, NY

 

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Love Apple Farm Under the Tent Music Series: Alex P. & the Shoestring Revue, Aug 11

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The Love Apple Farm Summer Music Series continues with two more performances this month. Up next is Alex P. & the Shoestring Revue on August 11, and The Wild Weeeds will close out the series on August 25. The Farm’s music series, which began in June, gives visitors an opportunity to hear some of the best live local musicians of the Hudson Valley.

Performances take place on the lovely grounds under the tent, so you can enjoy all the sights and sounds that Love Apple has to offer. In addition to the farm, Love Apple also has a store, petting zoo and gallery space.

DATE/TIME:
Alex P. & the Shoestring Revue: Sunday, August 11, 2019 / 1 – 4pm
The Wild Weeeds: Sunday, August 25, 2019 / 1 – 4pm

Love Apple Farm is open daily year round from 8 – 6pm

ADMISSION:
Free

LOCATION:
1421 New York 9H
Ghent NY, 12075

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Art School of Columbia County Workshop: Sketching the Garden, Aug 8

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Art School of Columbia County is holding a workshop called, ‘Sketching the Garden’ this Thursday.

Participants will find something beautiful in the school’s garden and let instructor, Kelly Kynion show how to capture it with simplicity and style. Bring a sketch book, pencils, eraser, hat, and portable stool.

DATE/TIME:
Thursday, August 8, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

LOCATION:
Art School of Columbia County
1198 Route 21C
Ghent, NY 12075

ADMISSION:
$10 for members
$15 for nonmembers
RSVP to artschoolcolco@gmail.com, subject line Summer Sessions.

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New Exhibit Opens at Art Omi – Tschabalala Self

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Tschabalala Self, Pieces of Me, 2015
Oil, acrylic on paper
Easton Capital / John Friedman Collection.

Art Omi’s latest summer artist’s exhibition, Tschabala Self, is now open.  Tschabalala Self builds a singular style from the syncretic use of both painting and printmaking to explore ideas about the black female body. The artist constructs exaggerated depictions of female bodies using a combination of sewn, printed, and painted materials, traversing different artistic and craft traditions. The exaggerated biological characteristics of her figures reflect Self’s own experiences and cultural attitudes toward race and gender. “The fantasies and attitudes surrounding the Black female body are both accepted and rejected within my practice, and through this disorientation, new possibilities arise,” Self has said. “I am attempting to provide alternative, and perhaps fictional, explanations for the voyeuristic tendencies towards the gendered and racialized body; a body which is both exalted and abject.”

Tschabalala Self (B.1990 Harlem, USA) lives and works in New York and New Haven. Current and recent exhibitions include: Bodega Run, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2019); Tschabalala Self, Frye Art Museum, Seattle (2019); Bodega Run, Yuz Museum, Shanghai (2018); The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville (2018); Bodega Run, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London (2017); Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon, New Museum, New York (2017); Tschabalala Self, Tramway, Glasgow (2017); Tschabalala Self, Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London (2017); Desire, Moore Building, Miami (2016); The Function, T293, Naples (2016); A Constellation, Studio Museum Harlem, Harlem (2015); Tropicana, The Cabin, Los Angeles (2015).

DATE/TIME:
July 27 – September 29, 2019

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

MORE:
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