Tag: Local Artist

The Hudson Eye, 10-Day Program Focused on Arts & Nightlife

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Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation is launching The Hudson Eye between August 23 – September 2, 2019 in partnership with Artists, Venues, Collectors, Communities, Volunteers, Small Businesses – and underground Hudson Nightlife.

In dialogue with local Artists and Partners, this artist-driven program which will be mounted in Hudson to build and strengthen our communities through contemporary performance & art celebrating artists that, like Jonah, have a longstanding commitment to the City of Hudson while also recognizing the next generation of artists who have chosen to call Hudson their home.

The Hudson Eye will be an annual 10-day public program and urban showcase, artist-driven, with a focus on Dance, Music, Performance, Film, Visual Art, Dining Out, and Nightlife during the final week of August, running through Labor Day weekend, as a celebratory close to Hudson’s peak tourism weekend of the summer.

“For nearly 200 years during and since the founding of the Hudson River School, our city and region have been a source of inspiration for artists to live, work, commune, meditate, create, find shelter, renew themselves – and seek a sustainable creative sanctuary. As we go further in depth during our planning phase of The Hudson Eye we remain mindful of this history, and steadfast in our support of the Hudson community: we have plans to expand our commitment to with many artists. Our program features a number of artists both within the Hudson region and abroad, to be curatorially framed in a multi-venue exhibition program, while also featuring a daily 1pm Panel Salon and “Dine Around” in town each evening”.

DATES/TIMES: Friday, August 23 – Monday, September 2, 2019

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



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Gail Giles “Winter Light” Art Exhibit at Chatham Bookstore

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SUNSET.Old Pond 23” x 40” oil on canvas

In addition to offering current and classic books for readers of all ages, plus a diverse selection of art supplies, the Chatham Bookstore also provides artists with a venue to display their work.

Currently on display is “Winter Light” by Gail Giles. Giles has been painting and drawing – in all seasons – the pathways, fields and vistas of the Columbia County and Hudson Valley region for more than forty years. The paintings in Winter Light reflect the quiet beauty of our longest season.

Exhibit runs through through January 16, 2019.

The Chatham Bookstore
27 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037




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Holiday Fair at Mountain Road School, Dec 8

Mountain Road School in New Lebanon is holding a Holiday Fair this Saturday with local vendors, and artisans, arts and crafts for all ages, food and drink.

The Holiday Fair is a charming school tradition. Families can browse hand-made local items for gift-giving, participate in a hand-craft to take home, and enjoy a wonderful lunch in the Café. Little shoppers can select special treasures for their loved ones and pick a treat for themselves from the Pocket Lady. Festive music will tie it all together as we celebrate the season.

Saturday, December 8, 2018: 11am – 4pm

Mountain Road School
4565 County Route 9
New Lebanon, NY 12125



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Celebrate 200 Years of Ghent w/ Art Omi Local Photography Exhibition

Richard Beaven, Denise Davis, 25 years

Art Omi inivites visitors to join them this Saturday for an opening celebration for the exhibition All of Us: Portraits of the Ghent Bicentennial, a series of photographs of Ghent residents captured throughout 2018 by photographer Richard Beaven.

All of Us is a vast photographic survey of the present-day Ghent citizenry, and includes portraits of 275 residents, or nearly 5% of the total population of 5,400. All of Us is the final in a yearlong series of events commemorating the 200th anniversary of Ghent’s founding in 1818.

Exhibition Opening Celebration – Saturday, December 8, 2018: 5 – 7pm

All of Us will be on view from December 5 – 10, 2018.

Free and Open to the Public

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



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HandMade in America: Artisans Along Main Street in Valatie, Oct 6

Saturday, October 6, is the 8th Annual Artisan Fair in and along Main Street in Valatie.

Grab the opportunity to stock up for your holiday pantry and gifting—and don’t forget yourself!

Stay in the village for lunch at one of our diners or cafés along Main Street and Route 9.
Snap some pictures of our fabulous waterfalls, and shop at the eclectic mix of stores in our charming and historic village.

Kid Kurt Blues Band will perform live music on Main Street, and dozens of local and regional artisans will display and sell their works at the festival, featuring hot and cold foods and artisanal beverages; ceramics, botanical and handmade soaps, fabric and textile objects, silver and hand-crafted jewelry, exquisite handmade objéts, and other distinctive goods.

Maps will be available in most Main Street businesses and with the artisans.  Restroom facilities will be available. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, October 06, 2018: 11am – 5pm

Main Street
Valatie, NY 12184
Parking will be well-marked.

Sponsored by V.E.R.A. (Valatie Economic Redevelopment Association) in cooperation with the Village of Valatie.



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