Who’s Who at the Woodstock Writer’s Festival
Martha Frankel is a self-confessed genius at delegating, making her, if you’re a lazy sod like me, someone to avoid. However, as the executive director of the phenomenon known as the Woodstock Writers Festival, the art of being a super delegator no doubt … Continue reading
Kim McLean at the Foreman Gallery
“Often, when we pose our gaze to an art image, we have a forthright sensation of paradox. What reaches us immediately and straightaway is marked with trouble, like a self-evidence that is somehow obscure.” Georges Didi-Huberman, Confronting Images, 2005. What is … Continue reading
“Malian Portrait Photography” and “Photo-Rapide”: François Deschamps at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz.
Despite being the largest country in West Africa and sharing borders with no less than seven neighbors, most Americans would have a hard time locating Mali on a map. But this month, January 2013, Mali is suddenly in the news as radical … Continue reading
WFF– 2012, “FIERCELY INDEPENDENT”
It is October and for the hamlet of Woodstock in upstate New York that means two things: the fabulous fall colors and the Woodstock Film Festival. This year, this big small-town film festival with the subtitle “Fiercely Independent” is celebrating … Continue reading
From 199A to 199B: Liam Gillick and Anti-Establishment – Two Art Exhibitions at The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard
This is a companion piece to: CCS Bard Presents: Why New Forms? A Curatorial Conference on the Occasion of CCS Bard’s 20th Anniversary Year by the Editor, published in June 2012 When people think of the duties of an art curator, they imagine … Continue reading
The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck – An Interview with Andy Weintraub and Lou Trapani One Year after Hurricane Irene.
America loves theater. The reason I say this isn’t because of Broadway or the quantity of professional theaters in every city, but because of the strength and vitality of the community theaters that exist and thrive in small towns all over … Continue reading
An Interview with Linda Weintraub – Curator of “Dear Mother Nature: Hudson Valley Artists 2012” at The Dorsky
We are approaching the thirteenth annual Hudson Valley Artists (HVA) 2012 exhibition at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz – a major art event in the mid-Hudson Valley and your author is thrilled to be among those whose work … Continue reading
New Genesis Productions Youth Theater and Macbeth
I recently caught up with, and button-holed, Lesley Sawhill and Ron Aja about their upcoming production of Macbeth in Woodstock. Lesley and Ron, partners in life as well as in theater, are co-founders of New Genesis Productions (NGP), a not-for-profit youth theater company in the … Continue reading