Bamboo Stories at the Woodstock Film Festival

Bamboo Stories at the Woodstock Film Festival

It’s mid-​​​​September as I write and I am still wearing open-​​​​toed sandals, but I can’t feel my toes – they’ve gone on strike. My toes have formed a picket-​​​​line at the front of my feet with the left toes chanting, “What do we want?” And the … Continue reading

<span class="dquo">“</span>Tonalism: Pathway from the Hudson River School to Modern Art” at The Dorsky Museum

Tonalism: Pathway from the Hudson River School to Modern Art” at The Dorsky Museum

The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz is currently featuring “Tonalism: Pathway from the Hudson River School to Modern Art,” a new exhibition exploring a late-​​​​19th century movement in painting with deep ties to the Mid-​​​​Hudson region. “Tonalism” is … Continue reading

Zhōng Guó

Zhōng Guó

Zhōng Guó It’s the Chinese name for China. It means “middle kingdom,” because they regarded themselves as a bit of civilization at the center of the world, surrounded by barbarians. Since they created one of the world’s greatest cuisines, in company … Continue reading

Jo-​​Ellen Trilling and Andrew Willner Side by Side

Jo-​​Ellen Trilling and Andrew Willner Side by Side

Jo-​​​​Ellen Trilling and Andrew Willner Side by Side at Wired Gallery A husband-​​​​and-​​​​wife dual retrospective Featuring fairy-​​​​tale fantasy and woodwork Wired Gallery, 11 Mohonk Road, High Falls, NY. August 3 –25, 2019  Opening Reception: Saturday, August 3, 5:00 – 7:00 PM Married for … Continue reading

<span class="caps">MADNESS</span> <span class="caps">IN</span> <span class="caps">VEGETABLES</span>: <span class="caps">HUDSON</span> <span class="caps">VALLEY</span> <span class="caps">ARTISTS</span> 2019

MADNESS IN VEGETABLES: HUDSON VALLEY ARTISTS 2019

Currently at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art Curated by Alyson Baker and Candice Madey June 15 – November 10, 2019 Alice and Horace Chandler and North Galleries Bob Barry | Julie Evans | Mara Held | Virginia Lavado | Elisa Lendvay … Continue reading

Soup, Glorious Soup

Soup, Glorious Soup

When I was a child, one the best dishes — at least to my childish palate — was my mother’s onion soup. Her recipe was simplicity itself: take several silver-​​​​wrapped cubes of beef bouillon from the little white cardboard can decorated with red cows, dissolve them … Continue reading

Market St. — Rhinebeck

Market St. — Rhinebeck

Upon entering the warmly-​​​​lit space of Market St., one can immediately sense the palpable urgency that runs like a current into every corner of the restaurant. Servers, smartly attired in stark-​​​​white V-​​​​neck t-​​​​shirts, glide effortlessly from table to table, filling water … Continue reading

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

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY September

ARIES (March 21-​​​​April 19): Here are examples of activities I recommend you try in the coming days. 1. Build a campfire on the beach with friends and regale each other with stories of your most interesting successes. 2. Buy eccentric treasures at … Continue reading