Greetings Art Lovers:

 

Greetings Art Lovers:
All of us at Arts Mid-Hudson get excited when our members have success! We want to share that Alexis Feldheim pursued her dream of opening her own ceramics studio and on May 2ndKingston Ceramics Studio will open for classes. Alexis has been an Arts Mid-Hudson member since 2013, has worked as middle school teacher, ceramics studio manager, and director of a community art center before opening Kingston Ceramics Studio. Alexis will be creating her own ceramic work for sale along with a small number of other ceramic artist members at KCS. Congratulations to Alexis!
Friday marks the beginning of a two-day Earth Day celebration in the City of Poughkeepsie at City Hall Plaza, including headliners Grammy-nominated, Hall of Fame blues artist Joe Louis Walker with Murali Coryell; line-up also includes Frenchy and the Punk, The Strawberry Hill Fiddlers, the Poughkeepsie Drum Circle, Louis Corbet, Well-Rounded (Arlington HS), and more. Check out all the Earth Day action here.3:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday night in Woodstock, favorite folk-rocker and socially conscious lyricist, Marc Black, will bring his history of the 1950s and 60s through popular song, taking concert-goers on a joyful trip through these historically defining decades with conversation, song, and a slide show. Black will perform songs by artists that range from Gene Autry to George Harrison. 8:00 p.m.Byrdcliffe’s Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
This weekend at Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, see ZviDance in performance. Stage Buddy says, “The performances of each and every Zvi dancer was a work of art in itself, showing us what happens when masters-in-the-making respond to made masters.” Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Sunday join us for Art Brunch, where the exhibiting artists of Catalytics discuss their work while everyone enjoys light brunch fare, 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Arts Mid-Hudson’s gallery in Poughkeepsie.

Then you can hear the incomparable Dr. Peter Muir in a lecture-piano-vocal recital exploring the roots of American music. “Rags, Blues, & All That Jazz!” has been performed to wide acclaim extensively throughout the US and internationally, and now you can see him at 4:00 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, Poughkeepsie.

 

Mark your calendars to enjoy some poetry readings before poetry month is over! Hear Dutchess County Poet Laureate Poet Gold along with William Lessard for an evening of adventurous text, art, and a discussion of the writing process. 7:00 p.m. at DCC Mildred Washington Art Gallery.
Save the date:
April 28: Dutchess Handmade opens for Mother’s Day
April 29: Hudson Valley Philharmonic performs The Ninth at The Bardavon
Have an artful week!
Linda
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Linda Marston-Reid
Executive Director
#artsmidhudson

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AMERICAN SONGFEST

Pete Seeger and the Hudson River, two American treasures intertwined in the modern environmental movement, are the focus of NDSO’s “American Songfest” concert in the Marriott Pavilion at The Culinary Institute of America. As a tribute to Seeger’s monumental environmental work, images of the Hudson River and his Clearwater sloop will accompany songs emblematic of his activism, like This Dirty Stream and We Shall Overcome.
Hyde Park
Saturday, April 22
8:00 p.m.
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BLACK ANGELS OVER TUSKEGEE
The award winning Off-Broadway play, Black Angels Over Tuskegee tells the story of the 99th pursuit squadron-the Tuskegee Airmen, the first group of African American Fighter Pilots in WWII. SUNY Orange Hall Theatre (MDTN)
Middletown
Sunday, April 23
3:00 p.m.
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TAMING OF THE SHREW
One of Shakespeare’s most outrageous comedies, in which two misfits who have never compromised take a riotous journey toward becoming each other’s perfect match. Directed by Diana di Grandi and featuring all of our favorite actors, Marcus Gregio and Alex Petrova, with George Allen, Russ Austin, Charlie Barnett IV, Amos Newcombe, Tyler Sparks, Lou Trapani and Jessie Truin. Play runs through April 30tickets anyone?
Rhinebeck
Friday, April 21
8:00  p.m.
SLOCAN RAMBLERS
Friday night Pawling Concert series presents Slocan Ramblers, Canada’s young bluegrass “band to watch” has quickly become a leading force in Canada’s roots music scene. With bold, dynamic sound, energetic shows, and impeccable musicianship, the quartet combines the distinctive sounds of banjo, mandolin, guitar and bass.
Pawling
Saturday, April 22

8:00 p.m.

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