February 25, 2016
Greetings Art Lovers: 

This Monday is that magical day that happens once every four years - leap day! May we suggest a quick donation in honor of a big leap for the arts? Consider it an investment in the arts in our region and thank you always for your support and participation. 

Tonight (Thursday, February 25) is New World Writers' Night with Mark Wunderlich at 7:00 p.m., at New World Home Cooking, 1411 Route 212, Saugerties; (845) 246-0900.

It's the Big Draw in Beacon - Friday through Sunday! If you want to begin collecting art, or want to add to your collection, here is a great deal on original art. Head over to 137 Main Street Beacon and pick out your latest acquisition, serious shoppers should head there early - post your art on Facebook for all to see! @bigdrawbeacon

It's Newburgh Last Saturdays this weekend - head to Newburgh and hit up multiple locations including openings at Space Create, and Colors by William Noonan at Mindy Ross Gallery with music by classical guitarist Joy Zeleda at SUNY Orange- Kaplan Hall, Grand & First Streets 4:00-7:00 p.m. Don't forget the groovy dance party at 188 Liberte beginning at 9:00 p.m. - check out the schedule and make your moves. 

Looking ahead to Monday night, we wonder if you have ever been to Cocoon Theater's Soiree in the Parlor. This week don't miss "The Poughkeepsie Project Poetically" curated by Poet Gold - experience poetry readings based on community life in Poughkeepsie. Cunneen-Hackett's parlor at 7:00 p.m. Suggested donation, $10.  

Did you know if you are a member of Arts Mid-Hudson you receive discounts on products and workshops around the region? Check out this upcoming assemblage workshop at  

Save the date:
March 4: Angels in America opens at the CENTER for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck
March 5-6: Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre, Bardavon
March 11-12: Half Moon Theatre 10 Minute Play Festival and Tasting
March 18: Recycle/Reconfigure exhibit opens at Arts Mid-Hudson gallery 

Best wishes for an art-filled week!   
Linda Marston-Reid
Executive Director
Ulster County, nominate today!
Arts Mid-Hudson is requesting nominations for the 4th Annual Ulster County Executive's Arts Awards. Click here for more details.

Movies that Matter Beacon

Artistically inspired by Luis Bunuel's film Un Chien Andalou, Alan Glover's film Birth surrealistically depicts the onset of cultural/political consciousness of a young African-American adult.
Black Power Mixtape: examines the evolution of the Black Power Movement in the African American 
community and Diaspora from 1967 to 1975. Event with Special guest Alan Glover.

February 26
7:00 p.m.

Open book

Singer/songwriters Michele Rubin and Rick Gedney perform live at the Pine Hill Community Center. A mixture of folk inflected styles with tunes that concern themselves with love and loss, their music crosses into the urban landscape as easily as it inhabits and embraces it's rural roots. The duo's harmonies are sublime and not to be missed.
Pine Hill
February 27  
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

NT Live: As You Like It

Shakespeare's glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at MIF) as Rosalind.With her father the Duke banished and in exile, Rosalind and her cousin Celia leave their lives in the court behind them and journey into the Forest of Arden.There, released from convention, Rosalind experiences the liberating rush of transformation. Disguising herself as a boy, she embraces a different way of living and falls spectacularly in love.

February 28
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.


Out of bounds, out of thin air, out of context, out of hand, out of left field, out of nowhere, out of reach, out of whack..... Where does art come from? How does it take "SHAPE"? Husband and wife artists, Bob Madden, stone sculptor and Karen Madden, fiber artist, address the idea of art out of shape in their respective mediums.

February 27
12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Gallery Talk with Howard Greenberg

Dealer and specialist Howard Greenberg has significantly impacted the study and collecting of photography over the past four decades, expanding the field to include once-underappreciated artists and movements around the globe.Among his legacies are 1,145 photographs donated to The Dorsky Museum, forming a rich study collection of works by 101 artists, from singular prints by European masters Eugène Atget and Julia Margaret Cameron to in-depth holdings of over 100 prints by New Yorkers Morris Huberland and Carl Van Vechten.

New Paltz
Sunday, February 28
2:00 p.m.

Call for artists

Dutchess Handmade Pop-Up Shop is returning to Arts Mid-Hudson, offering items for collecting and gifting by artists and creators in the Mid-Hudson region. All work offered must be original and made in the Mid-Hudson region. Work should be made by hand or with the use of artists' tools, whether it is a potter's wheel or hi-tech printer, and should be made with the artist's individual vision in mind. Check out our website for more information on how to apply.

Deadline to apply
March 4, 2016 
11:59 p.m.

New York State Council on the Arts

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