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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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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 programs@hudsonarealibrary.org 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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Hudson Hall Presents Ashley Kahn: A Love Supreme – The Lives and Music of Alice & John Coltrane, Sep 14

Hudson Hall presents Ashley Kahn: A Love Supreme, The Lives and Music of Alice & John Coltrane on Tuesday, September 14th at 6pm.

This talk is part of A Love Supreme: Celebrating the Legacy of Alice & John Coltrane, a series of concerts curated by Cat Henry.

GRAMMY award-winning music historian Ashley Kahn, author of A Love Supreme: The Story of John Coltrane’s Signature Album and other popular books, delivers a presentation focusing on the lives and music of John and Alice Coltrane. Balancing musical insight with fascinating stories, Kahn will bring their careers into a modern-day perspective—discussing the musical influences and spiritual devotion they shared, even as their music proved so influential, enduring, and vastly different.

When pianist Alice Coltrane—nee McLeod—launched her professional career in 1960, moving from Detroit to Paris, jazz was primarily a man’s game; in many ways, it still is. Before that decade was over, she married the leading saxophonist of the day, then became mother to four children, a widow, a multi-instrumentalist (adding harp and organ to her repertoire) and a recording artist who fused jazz and church music with Indian ragas and devotional songs. By the 1970s, even as she pursued her role as parental and recording artist, she established a Vedic ashram in southern California and became spiritual leader to a flock of devotees. Kahn’s discussion will deal directly with how best to understand and fully appreciate this remarkable African American woman, and her continuing influence on so many musicians today.

More than 50 years after his death at the age of 40, John Coltrane is still one of the most celebrated musical heroes of the 20th Century. His sound is often imitated, and today stands for the ideals of musical freedom, personal expression, and spiritual priority. Yet, the theme and significance of what Coltrane sought to convey through his music, especially in his 1964 four-part suite A Love Supreme, is more celebrated than understood. How did Coltrane weave his spiritual focus into his music? What was his message, and why does it remain relevant, along with his music, today?

DATES/TIMES: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 / 6pm

LOCATION: Hudson Hall
327 Warren Street 
Hudson, NY 12534 

COST: Free
Reservations required and available at https://hudsonoperahouse.secure.force.com/ticket/#/events/a0S1Q00000CJYOyUAP


PLEASE NOTE: All ticket holders must wear masks to this event. All ticket holders above the age of 12 must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 upon entry. For the safety of our community, we are not making exceptions for for people over the age of 12 unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons. Read our updated COVID policy here

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Hudson Eye 2021

The Hudson Eye is happening now, through Monday, September 6. in downtown Hudson. 

The Hudson Eye is an artist-driven 10-day annual public program and urban showcase, with a focus on dance, music, performance, film and visual art. This program, presented by the Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation and arranged by curator Aaron Levi Garvey, aims to celebrate the arts community in Hudson and help stimulate creativity and connectivity. The Hudson Eye partners with local venues and also features daily “Hot Topics” talks that are free and open to the public, hosted by guest speakers whose professional affiliations represent the diversity of Hudson.

To see the full schedule of events, visit thehudsoneye.com/2021-schedule

Indoor Exhibitions (Daily: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM):

@ Carrie Haddad Gallery (622 Warren Street)
@ D’Arcy Simpson Artworks (409 Warren Street)
@ ELEVATED MATTER (422 1/2 Warren Street)
@ Galvan Foundation (400 State Street)
@ Lightforms Art Center (743 Columbia Street)
@ Pamela Salisbury Gallery (362 1/2 Warren Street)
@ SEPTEMBER (449 Warren Street #3)
@ Susan Eley Fine Art (433 Warren Street)


DATES/TIMES: Now through Monday, September 6, 2021

LOCATION: City of Hudson, Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534

COST: Free for Indoor Exhibitions / Varies per event



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Hudson Farmers Market Scavenger Hunt, Aug 28

The Hudson Area Library and the Hudson Farmers Market present Hudson Farmers Market Scavenger Hunt, on Saturday, August 28th from 9am – 1pm.

Explore the Hudson Farmers Market, and meet the many participating vendors, as you compete in an interactive Scavenger Hunt, which includes a $50 grand prize. The first 50 kids to arrive will receive a $5 token to shop at the market while they hunt for clues. To participate, visit the Hudson Area Library’s tent at the market on the day of the event. If you are not feeling well, please stay home.

This program is made possible by support from the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, August 28, 2021 / 9am – 1pm (rain or shine)

COST: Free

LOCATION: The Hudson Farmers Market (Hudson Area Library’s tent)
6th & Columbia St.,
Hudson, NY 12534



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