Claudia McNulty’s “Fixations”

Claudia McNulty’s “Fixations”

Claudia McNulty has become an increasingly visible presence in the Hudson Valley with her eclectic work that focuses on and draws our attention to the corporatization of our food, our interaction and effect on our animal co-​​​​habitants, and the environment. … Continue reading

<span class="caps">PS209</span>, The Artist as Maker

PS209, The Artist as Maker

The Hudson Valley attracts a great many people, many of them are artists, many are talented and some are internationally-​​​​renown. This weekend at Stone Ridge’s relatively new and very upscale gallery PS209, opening attendees are in for a rare and what promises … Continue reading

Roquefort Dressing

Roquefort Dressing

Roquefort cheese has been made in the caves of Combalou, Roquefort-​​​​sur-​​​​Soulzon, at least since Gaul was occupied by the Romans — Pliny the Elder spoke highly of it, and – while he liked his food —he was not the sort who normally gushed gourmet … Continue reading

Dick Polich: Transforming Metal into Art at the Dorsky

Dick Polich: Transforming Metal into Art at the Dorsky

Years ago at art museums, in order to keep the security guards at bay, I would instruct my small daughter to keep her hands clasped behind her back. Then, if a guard approached, I could say, “Look, look, hands behind back.” Now, as … Continue reading

Trailer Art Anarchy

Trailer Art Anarchy

With the unwillingness of established publishing houses, music production companies, and art galleries to take on and mentor artists who haven’t already proven that they can bring in the spondulicks, haven’t already created their own platform via social media with … Continue reading

Now’s the Time —The Versatile Allium, Always a standout!

Now’s the Time —The Versatile Allium, Always a standout!

September is one of my favorite months— I look over my various perennial beds making decisions; some lethal, some regenerative, some purely aesthetic, others simply to satisfy a whim or an unusual must have plant. The tired, spent plants have either died back, … Continue reading

<span class="caps">FREE</span> <span class="caps">WILL</span> <span class="caps">ASTROLOGY</span> October

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY October

ARIES (March 21-​​​​April 19): As I hike through the wilderness at dusk, the crickets always seem to be humming in the distance. No matter where I go, their sound is farther off, never right up close to me. How can that be? … Continue reading

Burning Man: Prometheus of the Soul

Burning Man: Prometheus of the Soul

A 10-​​​​story inferno erupts the desert sky, ignited by an orgiastic display of fireworks, washing a massive spasm of human flesh in a blaze of raw heat. Beaming smiles, teary faces, guttural roars and primal hoots accent the excitement of the moment … Continue reading