Tag: Hudson NY

TSL Stuff Store: Basement Sale

Time & Space Limited (TSL), in Hudson, is holding a basement sale each weekend in January. On sale will be thousands of used books, with new batches arriving every week. Also Antiques, collectibles, furniture, knick knacks, and other cool things. Not to mention loads and loads of records, CDs, DVDs, and blu-rays. All for sale in TSL’s Basement Bazaar!

Stuff Store open for business during regular programming, office hours, and by request.

DATES/TIMES: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, January 22, 23, 24 & January 29, 30, 31 / 12pm – 5pm

LOCATION: TSL
434 Columbia Street
Hudson, NY 12534

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Window On Hudson Presents Kate Corroon Skakel’s  ‘Negative/Positive’, a Series of Cyanotypes

Window On Hudson presents its second exhibition of 2021 – Kate Corroon Skakel’s  ‘Negative/Positive’, a series of cyanotypes, on view from January 28th – March 1st, 2021. Skakel will be showing several new works in both the windows and indoor gallery space. And, for the first time at Window On Hudson, she will create a new piece on site. This process, or performance, will take place Saturday, February 13th, 2021, at 11am, weather permitting.

Skakel, a multimedia artist, has spent much of the past year in solitary situations, turning inward, contemplating her life and our current way of being. She explains, “I have been creating these cyanotypes throughout quarantine. I position my body onto pieces of fabric and expose myself in the sun for twenty minutes, creating ghostly shadows of my own personage. Although cyanotype is one of the oldest photographic processes, I have intentionally added modern elements to these, my phone and my headphone cord are prominent features. Each position can be viewed as either a yoga pose, or a body in duress. This is intentional, as both have been a prominent part of my time in quarantine. The title of the show, “Negative/Positive,” also references this- am I “happy” (positive)? Or am I “sad” (negative)? I am alluding to the huge dichotomies we have grown used to since quarantine started: no socializing, but constant digital
communication; nothing but time on our hands, but acute and constant stress. It is also a reference to photographic and printmaking processes- the positive is produced by the negative. My feelings, as well as my body, are not entirely understood in these works; I could be your neighbor, your friend, your family member. My body becomes a stand in for all of us in lockdown. After all, we are all alone, together.”

Skakel has exhibited her work up and down the eastern seaboard, as well as in France and Chicago. She is a trained metal worker, fabricator, photographer and printmaker, but is currently fascinated by fiber art. Kate grew up in New England, and has lived in Vermont, Rhode Island, Louisiana and New York. She has participated in the NYC Crit Club, Trestle Gallery’s Critical Feedback Program, Open Wabi Artist Residency, and Studio Faire Artist Residency.

Window On Hudson is two large storefront windows located at 43 South Third Street, in Hudson, NY. The windows are prominently visible 24/7 to all citizens and visitors of the City of Hudson traveling south on NY-9G. To see more of the artist’s work which hangs inside, please make an appointment with the Artistic Director, jeremy@windowonhudson.org

DATES/TIMES: January 28 – March 1st, 2021 / visible 24/7

LOCATION: 43 South Third Street, Hudson NY 12534

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Local History Event: Collaboration of Jacob Leisler Institute and Hudson Area Library

The Hudson Area Library and the Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History present The “Turkish Captivity” of Jacob Leisler and the Susanna by David Voorhees, on Thursday, January 28. The lecture is the first of four collaborations between the two organizations, each featuring an expert in early colonial history. A question and answer period will follow the talk. 

The Turkish Captivity follows the capture in Africa of Dutch New Yorker Jacob Leisler. Throughout the early modern era, North African raiders known as Barbary Corsairs, trolled Europe’s coasts from the Aegean Sea to the Netherlands and as far north as Iceland in search of European slaves. American ships were among their victims. On October 8, 1677, Algerian Corsairs boarded New York City merchant Jacob Leisler’s ship Susannah in the English Channel and captured Leisler along with his crew, two stepsons, nephew, and a passenger. This lecture focuses on the Susannah’s dramatic captivity, the efforts to obtain the prisoners release, and their enslavement’s subsequent impact on New York politics. 

Dr. Voorhees is director of the Jacob Leisler Papers Project, formerly located at New York University, as well as the Jacob Leisler Institute headquartered in Hudson. He’s also managing editor of de Halve Maen (The Half Moon), a quarterly scholarly journal published by The Holland Society of New York. An NYU research scientist, he is a former managing reference history editor at Charles Scribner’s Sons and has published numerous historical works and articles, and been a consultant on historical exhibits at the Museum of the City of New York and the Bard Graduate Center in Manhattan among others.

The Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History is an independent, not-for-profit study and research center devoted to collecting, preserving, and disseminating information relating to colonial New York under English rule. In the years spanning 1664 to 1773, New York province’s diverse European settlements and Native American and African populations fused into a cosmopolitan colonial territory with ties throughout the Atlantic World. The Institute is unique in focusing on this under examined 109-year period in American history.

The Institute contains a collection of original, digital, and/or paper copies of primary source manuscripts, books, maps, and illustrative materials, as well as a library of secondary resources that provide scholarly context to the primary sources. The Jacob Leisler Institute is an open resource for both scholars and the interested public. 

The Hudson Area Library History Room houses a special collection that pertains to the history of the City of Hudson, Greenport and Stockport; as well as Columbia County and New York State. The History Room also hosts the Local History Speaker Series at the library, offering free monthly talks on diverse topics related to the history of Hudson, Greenport, Stockport, and Columbia County

DATE/TIME: Thursday, January 28, 6-7:30pm

LOCATION/REGISTRATION: Zoom
Visit HudsonAreaLibrary.org for registration link or contact Brenda Shufelt at 518-828-1792 x106 or brenda.shufelt@hudsonarealibrary.org.

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Window On Hudson Presents Final Artist of 2020: Mimi Czajka Graminski

Window On Hudson is thrilled to present its final artist of 2020, Mimi Czajka Graminski. Czajka Graminski has created Post Photosynthesis a site specific, multimedia installation. The exhibit includes sculpture, drawing, painting, and video which is on view in the storefront windows of Window On Hudson as well as inside the art space.

Screen Shot 2020-12-08 at 5.23.34 PMCzajka Graminski explains Post Photosynthesis in the following way, “I love making art, working with my hands, and creating something where there was nothing before. Inspiration most often comes from materials both made and found. The majority of materials in this exhibition are inspired by and derived from plant-based sources. All of which stem from the
process of photosynthesis – creating energy, nourishment and growth from light.

In my work I am using materials that were all born from this process – logs from trees, leaves from plants, and paper made from cotton. After their growth process and harvest, the materials find renewed life in their cross pollination incorporated into this site-specific installation.”

Window On Hudson offers storefront window exhibition space for artists of Hudson and the Hudson Valley. Window On Hudson is committed to providing a platform for established and developing artists to display their work, of all mediums, while also offering professional development opportunities for emerging artists. Window On Hudson will exhibit a new artist on a monthly basis.

Window On Hudson is two large storefront windows located at 43 South Third Street, in Hudson, NY. The windows are prominently visible 24/7 to all citizens and visitors of the City of Hudson traveling south on NY-9G. To see more of the artist’s work which hangs inside, please make an appointment with the Artistic Director, jeremy@windowonhudson.org

DATES/TIMES: December 2, 2020 – January 4, 2021 / Visible 24/7

LOCATIONS: 43 South Third Street, Hudson NY 12534

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Hudson Winter Walk 2020: 20 Days of Festive Cheer

winter walk 2017
Winter Walk 2017. Photo by Jeff McKinney

Winter Walk is an annual Hudson celebration that in normal years brings upwards of 20,000 people to town. For the past 23 years, Hudson Hall has produced Winter Walk, and what began as a one-block party grew into Hudson’s most colorful event of the year and an important evening of trade for many local shops and restaurants.  In 2020, we need Winter Walk more than ever. Our local businesses need support, and we know our community needs extra cheer and joy.

Instead of closing off Warren Street for a large celebration involving tens of thousands people on a single evening, Winter Walk 2020 begins on Saturday, December 5 and continues through the month of December.

Find yourself a suitable holiday mask and get ready to enjoy the warmth and excitement of the holidays in Hudson, while staying safe and distanced, during Winter Walk 2020: The Hudson Safe Edition.

FREE FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENTS:

December 5, 5-8pm
Late night shopping, Sax O’Claus, Santa’s Village at 7th Street Park, Rip the Nut (video projection at Hudson Hall)

December 10-17, daily at 6pm (3:45pm on Dec. 11)
Menorah Lighting at 7th Street Park

December 8 – 16
Have a Virtual Visit with Santa Claus (every child receives a free gift wrapped book). Free. Reservations open Saturday, December 5 at hudsonhall.org.
Tues, Dec 8 (4pm – 7pm)
Wed, Dec 9 (3pm – 6pm)
Tues, Dec 15 (4pm – 7pm)
Wed, Dec 16 (3pm – 6pm)

December 12 (time to be announced)
Lighting the Christmas Tree at 7th Street Park

Late Night Shopping on Saturday, December 5:

356 Warren St.
510 Warren St Gallery
Artemesia
Baba Louies’s Pizza
BODHI Spa| Yoga| Shop
Carrie Haddad Gallery
Clove & Creek
FACE Stockholm
Flowerkraut Inc.
Foley & Cox Home
Handloom Batik
Hudson Clothier
Lightforms Art Center
Lili and Loo
Loup
Make Workshop
Poured Candle Bar
Sonder Hudson
The Maker Lounge, Café and Restaurant
TK HOME and GARDEN
Trade Winds
Verdigris Tea & Chocolate
White Rice
Window On Hudson

This year, producing Winter Walk is a huge challenge and Hudson Hall is asking for help via a GoFundMe benefit fund raiser.

To donate, visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/keep-the-spirit-of-winter-walk-alive-in-2020?utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link_all

LOCATION: City of Hudson

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