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September Art Hilights

Th 9/24- The Jewish Federation of Ulster County presents FALL FOR ART, a juried art show & sale at Wiltwyck Golf Club, Kingston—Now in its 13th year, the annual Fall For Art is a major charity fundraiser presented by the Jewish Federation of Ulster County, co-sponsored with several area businesses (including Roll Magazine). Fall For Art draws upon the richness of the local art scene, and has become a favorite event where artists and patrons can mingle and enjoy a cocktail reception, with the profits from sales of donated art going to help the less fortunate. Artists include Harriet Forman Barrett, Sara Beames, Deeber Berk, Jane Bloodgood-Abrams, Susan Carey, Michael Coliccio, Rich Conti, Mary Anne Erickson, Mira Fink, Lynn Fliegel & Margaret Owen, Frances Clair Garofalo, Katherine Gray, Helen Harkaspi, Caroline Harrow, George Holcomb, Louise Lefkovits, Linda & Kevin Palfreymann, Judith Polinsky, Cheryl Potter, Todd Samara, Renee Samuels, Jeff Schiller, Kaete Brittin Shaw, M’Lou Sorrin, Tibor Spitz, and Jerry Teters. Wiltwyck Golf Club, Lucas Ave., Kingston, 845.338.8131. 6-9 PM

10/3- ART AUCTION to benefit Rondout Valley Animals for Adoption, at the Stone Ridge Center for Creative Education, Stone Ridge—Pearl Arts Gallery director Chrissy Glenn has teamed up with Kerhonkson-based sculptor/artist Gillian Jagger to bring together a wide range of artists for this fundraising art auction, benefiting the Rondout Valley Animals for Adoption. RVAA is a combination animal shelter and dog training/behavior center that goes all the way in insuring the health and temperament of their animals and their compatibility with potential adopters. The impressive roster of local and nationally-known artists includes Emil Alzamora, Gavin Anderson, Jo Andres, Nancy Azara, Jamie Bennett, Jake Berthot, Val Bertoia, Marty Carey, Kathi Doyle, Denny Dillon, John Dugdale, Mary Frank, Barbara Gordon, Jan Harrison, Rob Hite, Alan Hoffman, Carol Lieberman, Christopher Kurtz, Lorna Massie, Joni Mitchell (yes, the singer), Matt Palin, Judy Pfaff, Kathy Rottenberg, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Judy Sigunick, Phil Sigunick, Kiki Smith, Devorah Sperber, Julianne Swartz, Bill Tucker, Mia Westerland, Elena Zang, and more. Stone Ridge Center for Creative Education, 3588 Main St. (Rte. 209), Stone Ridge,,, 845.687.8890. 7 PM

Through 10/11- GREAT PRETENDERS: AN EXHIBIT OF ART FAKERY, at Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson—The envelope looks like it traveled in several ships cargo holds, all scrunched and scuffed up. Inside the printed invitation trumpets the return of eminent botanist/naturalist Mr. Raymond Serrano, inviting me to a salon gathering to hear of his travels and discoveries on the previously unexplored island of Wallacena, and to see colorful Audubon-like renderings of mysterious flora and fauna. This month’s exhibition at Carrie Haddad Gallery features artists who enjoy a little “inauthenticity” or sleight-of-hand in their work; who in doing so present a second lens through which to view the results. It's all in good fun, done with a nudge and a wink. Artists include Mark Beard, Scott Serrano, Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick, Paul Chojnowski, Mark Catalina. Still life painter Carolou Kristofik shows in the back room. Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren St., Hudson,, 518.828.1915. Th-Mo 11 AM- 5 PM

Through 10/31- BRIDGES AND THE SPAN OF TIME group show, at G.A.S. Visual Art & Performance Space, Poughkeepsie—With the opening Hudson River Walkway imminent (October 2-4), this may be the point where the riverside part of Poughkeepsie finally gets some overdue attention. Artist and curator Franc Palaia has held his corner at his G.A.S. Visual Art & Performance Space on Main St., giving a much-needed forum for great regional artists, and this show continues the year-long Quadricentennial celebrations with a decidedly modern twist. Saturday afternoon (1-3 PM) specials include author/historian Carleton Mabee giving a slide talk on the Poughkeepsie Railroad bridge history (9/12), book-signing with bridge photographer Ted Spiegel (9/19), presentation by panoramic photographer (“The Hudson Valley- A Great American Treasure,” 9/26), a musical presentation by Joseph Bertolozzi (10/17) who composed a work performed ON the Mid-Hudson Bridge (yes, playing the bridge) , and filmmaker Dick Crenson screening after turn-of-the-century archival film Sitting on Top of the World (10/24). Artists include Spencer Ainsley, Michael Asbill, Michael Bader, Thomas Barrett, Darryl Bautista, Bruce Berger, Michael Bowman, Richard Collins, Margaret Crenson, Tim Daly, Shawn Dell Joyce, Jerome Deyo, Nancy Donskoj, Edward Fausty, Jeanne Fleming, Cliff Foley, Tarryl Gabel, Michael Gallo Farrell, Ralph Garbiner, Claudia Gorman, John Gould, Eunice Hatfield Smith, Linda T. Hubbard, Ted Kawalerski, Kay Kenny, Joanne Klein, Robert Lipgar, Mark MacKinnon, Mike McNamara, Greg Martin, Theodore Miller, Seth Nadel, Doug Nobiletti, Ron Plimley, Greg Raciti, David Rocco, Dan Rowland, Fred Schaeffer, Michael Sibilia, Matthew Slaats, Benjamin Swett, Laura Gail Tyler, Harry Wilks, and Ian Wickstead. G.A.S. Visual Art & Performance Space, 214 Main St.,, 845.486.4592. Fr-Su 12-6 PM or by appt. Saturday events 1-3 PM

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