Tag: Hudson Valley

Olana Free Webinar: Traditional Patterns and New Narratives: Exploring Toile de Jouy, Feb 17

Olana is hosting a free webinar, ‘Traditional Patterns and New Narratives: Exploring Toile de Jouy‘ on Thursday, February 17th.

While “toile de jouy” is best known for depicting bucolic scenes of 18th and 19th century life, contemporary artists and designers have upended these associations through their own takes on toile. During this program, Sheila Bridges will discuss the development of her prominent Harlem Toile De Jouy design as well as her Hudson Valley Toile series and be joined by textile artist Richard Saja for a conversation on the ways the legacy of toile has been altered, homaged, and expanded moderated by journalist Sabine Rothman. As Sheila Bridges’ prominent toile serieses incorporate new and unexpected images into a toile motif–such as scenes reflecting Sheila Bridges’ African American heritage or images of Frederic Church painting a cell tower–Saja uses embroidery to create unexpected images out of traditional toile fabric. This lively moderated conversation will examine how a historic design can be used to tell new stories and incorporate diverse narratives.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, February 17, 2022 / 6 – 7pm

LOCATION: Via Zoom

ADMISSION: FREE
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Free First Weekend Wanderings at Olana, Feb 5

Kickstart your month outdoors with Olana’s Free First Weekend Wanderings. Learn more about Olana and its artist-designed landscape during hour long walking tours beginning at the Wagon House Education Center at the historic farm complex. Each tour will cover a different portion of Olana’s 250-acre landscape and 5 miles of carriage roads. This gentle walk will cover about 1 mile; please wear weather-appropriate apparel and comfortable footwear.

DATE/TIME: Saturday February 5, 2022 / 12pm – 1pm

LOCATION: Olana
5720 New York 9G
Hudson, NY 12534

ADMISSION: FREE
Limited capacity; Advance registration required. Click Here to register Online

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Olana’s Winter Solstice Celebration, Dec 18

Celebrate the changing of the seasons during this special community solstice celebration on December 18th. Join Olana to usher in the new season with a series of free opportunities to experience Olana’s beautiful winter landscape.

*Enjoy free partial access to the first floor of Olana’s historic interiors.

*Take in Olana’s famous views in a new way during a special audio performance by the artist collaborative, b e i n g-s o u n d (free, advanced registration required here).

*Watch the sunset and enjoy hot apple cider from Samascott Orchards and gingerbread donuts from Stewart’s Shops.

*Outdoor art-making activities will be available for kids and families.

*A Solstice Mix by Basilica Hudson will be available for seasonal listening.

*Warm-up by a sunset bonfire.

In addition to welcoming a new season, we’ll be saying goodbye to Jean Shin’s art installation, FALLEN during this event. At dusk, parts of the hemlock will be cremated into ash and charcoal and the rest will be returned to the landscape to nourish the living hemlocks at Olana. Email education@olana.org for more information.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, December 18, 2021 / 1pm – 5pm

LOCATION: Olana
5720 New York 9G
Hudson, NY 12534

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Olana’s Spring Tree Walk w/ Farmscape Ecology Program, May 22

Explore Olana’s artist-designed landscape by taking a closer look at trees growing onsite. During this gentle hour-long walking tour, you will meet various tree species, and learn how to recognize them and what role they are playing in the landscape. This tour will be led by Conrad Vispo and Claudia Knab-Vispo from the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program, which cultivates compassion for the local ecological and cultural landscape.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, May 22, 2021 / 1pm – 2pm

LOCATION: Olana
5720 New York 9G
Hudson, NY 12534

ADMISSION: $15 person/ $10 members 
Advanced registration required. For more information, please contact education@olana.org or call (518) 567-2170.

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Clermont State Historic Site Springtime Story Hour, Apr 17

Clermont State Historic Site presents Springtime Story Hour on Saturday the 17th. Join one of Clermont’s costumed interpreters as they read spring themed stories in person.

Children must be accompanied by an adult, and an adult must be accompanied by a child. Attendance will be limited to aid in social distancing.

PLEASE NOTE: Clermont follows all NYS Department of Health guidelines for safety during the COVID 19 pandemic. Masks and social distancing will be required of all tour participants until these guidelines are lifted by New York State Parks.

DATE/TIMESaturday, April 17, 2021 / 2pm

LOCATION: Clermont State Historic Site
1 Clermont Ave
Germantown, NY 12526

ADMISSION: FREE
Visitors must register in advance at friendsofclermont.org

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