Greetings Art Lovers:

 

Greetings Art Lovers:
This is a fun season of graduations, weddings, and planning for summer vacations – for us at Arts Mid-Hudson, we are busy planning for the Arts Awards! We are excited that we are in our 5th year of the Ulster Arts Awards that is rapidly approaching on June 6. The event is a terrific time to recognize and honor the individuals, arts organizations, businesses and others that make Ulster County a vibrant art scene. In Dutchess County, we are seeking arts awards nominations from the public and the deadline is this Monday, May 22 at midnight. Do you know someone that should be recognized for their great work in the arts across Dutchess County – the time to nominate is now!
And now, a beautiful early summer weekend stretches out before us – want some artful ideas on what to do? On Friday at Dia:Beacon, François Chaignaud and Cecilia Bengolea’s program traces the trajectory of the artists’ twelve-year creative partnership. Each performance includes three consecutive episodes, transitioning through the layered references that inform their collaborative work-from the musical structures of polyphonic singing, through the transcendent dance of Sylphides (2009), to the recent ensemble work Dub Love (2014). Free with museum admission – reservations are not required, but recommended. 3:00-5:00 p.m.
It’s Queen City Saturday in Poughkeepsie and Barrett Art Center has a closing reception for the Power of 13 exhibit, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., with artists’ talks at 3:00 p.m. Over at the Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory, Barrett Art Center presents Poughkeepsie Prints – make your own vegetable prints on an apron, 2:00-4:00 p.m. At the Mid-Hudson Heritage Center in partnership with Arts Mid-Hudson’s Folk Arts Program, Monique Fisher presents an African Headwrappings workshop, 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Saturday is the last day for Dutchess Handmade, a pop-up shop with over 35 artists’ offerings including glass, jewelry, ceramics, cards, and fun home decor items. Who needs gifts for weddings, graduations or birthdays? 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Roost Studios in New Paltz presents paintings by Deirdre Leber with an artist reception and talk this Saturday, May 20, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Show closes on May 28th.
On Sunday the Walden Chamber Players performs at the Howland Cultural Center. The group has garnered a reputation for being one of the most exciting and versatile chamber groups performing today. In various combinations of flute, viola, cello and harp, they return to the Howland Series to perform works by Bax, Yun, Debussy, Jongen and Ravel: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Or if you prefer dance, Sunday afternoon at Kaatsbaan International Dance Center features Katie Rose McLaughlin’s Designated Movement Company in a showcase of excerpts from “This Beach Used To Be a Dance Hall,” an experimental piece about the sea and climate change at 2:30 p.m.
Save the date:
May 27-28-29: Sugarloaf Spring Festival
June 3: Newburgh Illuminated
June 4: Kingston Multi-Cultural Festival
June 6: Ulster County Executive’s Arts Awards
Have an artful week!
Linda
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Linda Marston-Reid
Executive Director
#artsmidhudson

HAVE YOU NOMINATED? THE DUTCHESS COUNTY EXECUTIVE’S ARTS AWARDS DEADLINE IS COMING MONDAY MAY 22! 

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READINGS,
WORKSHOPS, PROGRAMS, AND MORE!
 
The 9th Annual Millbrook Literary Festival is an all-day event with a full program of readings and panel sessions for adults, teens and children. Click here to see a full list, including: author readings, teen writing workshops, Native American Spotlight, picture book readings, Essay-Writing Workshop and the Scott Meyer Essay Contest Award.
Millbrook
Saturday, May 20
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
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PARADES, BANDS, CAKE WALKS AND MORE!
Celebrate with the Wassaic Project on Saturday with a parade featuring community and artist-made floats – other festivities include: Community Cake Walk, a dance performance by The D’Amby Project as well as other field day games, and the opening of the summer exhibition, Vagabond Time Killers. The party will extend into the evening with live music by The National Reserve, The Jack Moves and more

Wassaic

Saturday, May 20
3:00 p.m. until late
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ART EXHIBIT BY ARLENE BECKER AND MIKHAIL YUSAFOV AT THE MORTON LIBRARY, 82 KELLY STREET, RHINECLIFF, NY.

MACDONALD SISTERS
Cassie and Maggie MacDonald, award-winning musicians and vocalists from Nova Scotia perform music inspired by the fiery reels of Cape Breton to the lilting polkas of their home region, from old Irish and Scottish songs that nestled into the seaboard towns, with the traditions of Scottish Gaelic. They are equally at home playing tunes passed down through generations of musicians, as seamlessly weaving themes from the Moonlight Sonata into sets of sure-fire reels. While still staying true to their Celtic roots, they explore and test the boundaries of traditional music, bringing a breath of fresh air to the genre with their original compositions and arrangements.
Phoenicia
Friday, May 19
Doors: 7:00 p.m. Music: 7:30 p.m.
LEVANTA: WORLD MUSIC
Come to MaMA and dance, listen and sway to the beat with this group of esteemed musicians who bring together unique instrumentation, and a repertoire that ranges from original compositions to Baroque to Jazz to the music of Hermeto Pascoal, the extraordinary Brazilian composer/multi-instrumentalist. Featuring Thomas Workman – flutes, ngoni, didjeridoo, fujara and hulusi, Gabriel Dresdale – cello, Timothy Hill – guitar and vocals, Roberto Rodriquez – percussion and Evry Mann – percussion.

Stone Ridge

Saturday, May 20
8:00 – 11:00 p.m.

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