Sopranos Actor Federico Castelluccio Will Speak at Vassar

Sopranos Actor Federico Castelluccio Will Speak at Vassar

Sopranos actor Federico Castelluccio will give a talk, “Striving for Perfection: A Life In the Arts” Actor Federico Castelluccio, best known for his role as Furio Giunta on the award-​​​​winning HBO TV series The Sopranos, will give a talk about his other life-​​​​long … Continue reading

Actor, Musician, Songwriter and FedEx Guy: Johnny Pisano Defies Gravity

Actor, Musician, Songwriter and FedEx Guy: Johnny Pisano Defies Gravity

Johnny Pisano – Johnny Pi to his friends and fans – never fails to attract attention, not easy to do when you’re in a band fronted by ebullient rocker Willie Nile. But Pisano’s Italian good looks and solid musicianship are augmented by some dazzling athleticism. … Continue reading

<span class="caps">MASTER</span> <span class="caps">CHEF</span> <span class="caps">GIANNI</span> <span class="caps">SCAPPIN</span>: <span class="caps">CUCINA</span>

MASTER CHEF GIANNI SCAPPIN: CUCINA

All the food was simple. And I don’t mean easy or dumb. I mean that for the first time, I saw how three or four ingredients, as long as they are of the highest and freshest quality, can be combined in a straightforward way … Continue reading

Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening

With spring officially sprung, the Hudson Valley’s sleepy towns are waking up for the season with an assortment of art events and exhibitions opening this month. In Beacon, Post-​​​​magic Symbiosis is the intriguing title of a new exhibition at the Matteawan … Continue reading

Celebrating International Sculpture Day

Celebrating International Sculpture Day

April showers notwithstanding, this April is gearing up to be 2017’s month of the year for Saugerties. Over the next few weeks, the village will welcome the expansion and relocation of an established gallery, the launch of a new art space, … Continue reading

Spring: An Old Man’s Fancy Turns to Thoughts of Mushrooms

Spring: An Old Man’s Fancy Turns to Thoughts of Mushrooms

I never believed that whole equinox thing — spring never arrives in March in the Hudson Valley. For a time I thought April first (opening day of trout season) was the real first day of spring, but that, invariably, was a cruel joke for flyfisherfolk. … Continue reading

The Dorsky in Spring: Four new exhibitions will run from Feb. 4 until May 21

The Dorsky in Spring: Four new exhibitions will run from Feb. 4 until May 21

On Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, from 5 – 7 p.m., the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz will host a public reception for the opening of its four spring exhibitions: Intimately Unfamiliar: New Work by SUNY New Paltz Art Faculty … Continue reading

Oysters

Oysters

Before building a stone-​​​​wall in our backyard, part of the hillside had to be dug away. One morning, I noticed something white sticking out of the exposed strata, a foot or so below the surface. Once it was rinsed off, a gleam of nacre … Continue reading