artscene
November 26, 2015
Greetings Art Lovers:

The Thanksgiving Holiday is our favorite, giving us time to reflect and give thanks. All of us at Arts Mid-Hudson are grateful for your engagement, for reading this newsletter, sending comments, suggestions, and getting out and enjoying all that our Hudson River region has to offer. One of the ways you can show your gratefulness for our strong artisan community is to shop and collect locally. Did you know that for every dollar you spend locally, it doubles itself in our community?
 
Dutchess Handmade is Arts Mid-Hudson's answer to shopping locally - we've invited over 60 of the finest local artisans to show their wares in the pop-up shop. The shop is open Friday after Thanksgiving (9:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.), and Shop Small Saturday, noon-5:00 p.m. Also open this weekend, the Hudson Valley Artisan Marketplace at Locust Grove, Friday-Sunday. Shop small and see a big impact!

If your Thanksgiving guests stay for the weekend, there is much to see and do.
On Saturday in Kingston, Sinterklaas departs from the historic Kingston Waterfront after a full day of open houses, musical performances, workshops creating beautiful crowns and branches, and a Children's Maritime Parade down Broadway, with stars and puppets galore. Kingston sends off Sinterklaas and his white horse on a tugboat across the river to his destination there. After his send off, there will a Sinterklaas Soiree, Tree Lighting Ceremony, and plenty of specials at all of the local restaurants.

Saturday night the Mark Gruber Gallery in New Paltz opens the 39th Annual Holiday Show - see the work of Carolyn Edlund and other Hudson Valley painters: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. 

Would you like to see art through the collector's eye? Wired Gallery presents the exhibit "Collectors Curate" opening with a reception on Saturday, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

The movies are always a great way to spend some holiday time - head over to The Moviehouse in Millerton and indulge yourself in award winning cinema, and don't forget to check out the art exhibit by Jeffrey L. Neumann: "Vanishing America." And don't forget Upstate Films in Rhinebeck and Woodstock, also featuring indie films for film aficionados. 

Celebrate and give thanks for an abundance of beauty on Saturday night with The Kingston Poetry Brothel: Second Helpings at BSP starting at 7:30 p.m.

And speaking of poetry, this is the final weekend to nominate for the first Dutchess County Poet Laureate - nominate a poet, or if you are a poet, nominate yourself - deadline November 30. 

Call for community volunteers: Arts Mid-Hudson is strongly committed to creating a diverse and welcoming environment for Grant Review Panels. In a continuing effort to reflect the communities we serve, we invite you to recommend panelists to serve in reviewing grants across Dutchess, Orange and Ulster Counties. We welcome community members of diverse artistic, administrative and cultural backgrounds. Our next panel meetings will be in late January. Individuals may also nominate themselves. For more info, email: grants@artsmidhudson.org.
   
Save the Date: 
December 4: Half Moon Theatre's A Christmas Carol
December 5: Sinterklaas 2015 in Rhinebeck
December 10: Made in Kingston
Best wishes for an art-filled week!   
 
Linda Marston-Reid
Executive Director
#ARTS_midhudson
The Angels on My Tree Book Signing
November 30 from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. at Arts Mid-Hudson      
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Hudson River Musings 

Fine artist Betsy Jacaruso brings a colorful world of artistic imagination and impeccable talent to each scene, creating immersive watercolor landscapes and captivating scenes that inspire.   

Rhinebeck

Friday, 
November 27
Noon-4:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
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THE GALLErY at
ST. GREGORY EXHIBITS "PAINTINGS & PRINTS OF OLGA POLOUKHINE


Poloukhine is an iconographic artist and teacher who has a studio in Dutchess County. The artist has won numerous awards. Her art is included in permanent collections and her works have been reproduced in scholarly books.
 

Wappingers Falls
Saturday,
November 28,  
Noon - 9:00 p.m.
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An Evening with Slam Allen  

As a new inductee into New York's Blues Hall Of Fame-and nine years on the road as James Cotton's lead guitarist, vocalist and song writer-it is Slam Allen's time to shine! With a powerful show steeped in energy, love and killer guitar chops, an evening with Slam Allen will raise your spirits to new heights and give you a soul-stirring time you won't soon forget.

Beacon
Saturday,
November 28
8:30 - 11:00 p.m.
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HOLIDAYS OFF THE WALL AT THE BARRETT ART CENTER
 
Come join in for an exhibition showcasing small artwork which includes various mediums such as painting, mixed media, photography and much more! Exhibition will run through December 12th, 2015.   

Poughkeepsie

Saturday, November 28, Noon-3:00 p.m.
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Tribute to The Band - The Last Waltz 39th Anniversary Celebration
 
 

The Band is undeniably one of the greatest and most influential groups in the history of rock and roll. It represented the artistic culmination of their storied career with the original configuration of Rick Danko, Richard Manuel, Garth Hudson, Levon Helm and Robbie Robertson, who made their mark in the 1960's as Bob Dylan's backing band.  

Pawling
Saturday,
November 28
8:00 - 10:30 p.m.
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Tango meets Swing at Unison


The Unison Arts Center welcomes back another night of dance lessons with tango instructor Nina Jirka and the Bernstein Bard Quartet taking the stage at 8:30 p.m.


New Paltz
Saturday, November 28
8:00 - 10:00 p.m. 
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Woodstock Rocks: A Lithographic Legacy 

An exhibition of lithography curated by Ron Netsky. Woodstock may be known around the world for a different kind of rock, but for over a century the small Catskill town has been a center of activity for lithography - printing art works from slabs of stone. A rock and roller is all artists like Bolton Brown, George Bellows, Rosella Hartman and many others needed to create some of the finest lithographs produced anywhere.

Woodstock
Saturday,
November 28
12:00 - 6:00 p.m.
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