<span class="dquo">“</span>Chavez and His World” at Bard’s SummerScape 2015

Chavez and His World” at Bard’s SummerScape 2015

There is a natural process by which the present selects from the past only what is good, as in a filter all the impurities are done away with and only the pure water gets through.    —Carlos Chavez 1951 The Bard Music Festival … Continue reading

Shifting Ecologies <span class="caps">II</span> at the Athens Cultural Center

Shifting Ecologies II at the Athens Cultural Center

SHIFTING ECOLOGIES II, as the title suggests, is the second exhibition on the same theme curated by Marianne Van Lent. The first Shifting Ecologies was shown at the Painting Center in the Chelsea district of Manhattan. The premise behind these … Continue reading

<span class="dquo">“</span>The Stories We Tell: Hudson Valley Artists 2015″ at The Dorsky Museum

The Stories We Tell: Hudson Valley Artists 2015″ at The Dorsky Museum

The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz is currently presenting its annual exhibition of new work by artists from the Hudson Valley. The Stories We Tell, the 2015 edition of the Hudson Valley Artists series, is curated … Continue reading

Too Hungry for Dinner at Hate

Too Hungry for Dinner at Hate

Every year or so, someone has an original idea —the exact same original idea that many other writers have pitched to magazine or newspaper editors. Surprisingly, the idea sells itself (again, and again, and yet again)— it’s nearly as predictable … Continue reading

Singer/​Guitarist Gabriel Gordon: Time to Just Be Happy Every Day

Singer/​Guitarist Gabriel Gordon: Time to Just Be Happy Every Day

Gabriel Gordon is a NYC-​​​​based singer, songwriter and guitarist probably best known as a longtime member of Natalie Merchant’s band. But like most musicians nowadays, he also has a few other bands – the Nightshades, Light Blue Movers – as well as performing solo from time to … Continue reading

An Interview with Author Ashley Mayne

An Interview with Author Ashley Mayne

Like her masterly debut novel, Mankiller, Ashley Mayne’s new book, Tiger, is a tale of unconventional passion. Texas was memorably evoked in Mankiller; now Tiger takes off around the world, from New England to India and back, via Mexico, Cyprus and New … Continue reading

<span class="dquo">“</span>River Crossings: Contemporary Art Comes Home.”

River Crossings: Contemporary Art Comes Home.”

An exhibition of contemporary art shown simultaneously at The Thomas Cole Historic Site and The Olana Historic Site. Opening May 3 — runs through November 1, 2015 Featuring 28 world-​​​​renowned artists including; Chuck Close, Maya Lin, Martin Puryear, Cindy Sherman and Kiki Smith. … Continue reading

Manuel Bromberg: The Cliff Sculptures

Manuel Bromberg: The Cliff Sculptures

From New Deal muralist to decorated WWII war artist,  award-​​​​winning painter to pioneer creator of monumental cliff sculptures, Bromberg has been steadfast in his quest to explore uncharted territory. Unswervingly loyal to his own sensibilities, he defies category or the … Continue reading