Grey Road, South Fallsburg
NACL Theatre Artistic Director Tannis Kowalchuk, on stilts, marches along with Weather Project participants from the Upper Delaware River region.
NACL Theatre invites residents of the surrounding Upper Delaware communities in Sullivan, Delaware, Pike, and Wayne counties to participate in a variety of upcoming workshops and events that will help to shape THE WEATHER PROJECT, a massive community arts and science project designed to bring citizens, artists and scientists together around the subject of the weather and climate science. The project culminates in an outdoor exhibition and community pageant play on August 9, 2014 in Yulan, NY.
There are many opportunities to lend your voice to the conversation. For example, become a citizen scientist with the Weather Data Collection Project, attend workshops and seminars on energy conservation and innovation, or collect stories from elders about weather and local history.
You can also help to create and perform in the original theatre piece by joining in the research, writing and building of performance material; learning to stilt walk and sound paint; or join the chorus and help to create and operate puppets.
Free workshops will begin May 5 at NACL Theatre in Highland Lake, NY and run weekly up to the spectacular outdoor pageant play on Saturday, August 9 at 5:00 pm at the Yulan, NY ballfield.
The weekly workshop schedule is as follows: Mondays at 6:30 pm, join Isabel Braverman and Corinna Grunn in developing the contemporary dance performance component of the pageant; Tuesdays at 6:30 pm, join director Tannis Kowalchuk in playmaking—acting, writing and singing (a chorus will be formed); Tuesdays at 6:30, learn to stilt walk with Brett Keyser; and on Saturdays, NACL artists will work with the Young Company (13+) on acting techniques, physical and vocal exercises, stilt walking, playwrighting, design, stagecraft, and music from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. All workshops will be held at NACL Theatre located at 110 Highland Lake Rd., in Highland Lake, NY.
In addition, master puppeteer Ramona Jan will help children and their parents build and operate marionette doves during a Family Puppetry Workshop on Sunday, July 13, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. The doves will be used in The Weather Project pageant, operated by the children who create them.
If you or your organization may be interested in collaborating, please email NACL Artistic Director Tannis Kowalchuk at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845-557-0694.
From Press Release
The Catskill Art Society and SC BOCES hosted a Student Reception for the annual CAS Sullivan County High School Art Show, a new exhibition of work by Sullivan County High School Students today at the CAS Arts Center in Livingston Manor. The show features 300 pieces in 10 media categories from Eldred, Fallsburg, Liberty, Livingston Manor, Monticello, Roscoe, Sullivan West, Tri-Valley and SC BOCES students.
First and Second prize winners were selected by an outside jury panel of artists and experts. First Place winners were awarded a $50 voucher to use toward classes at the CAS Arts Center. A Student Choice award was also selected in each category. These are the winners:
Black & White Drawing
1st Place. . . . Farrah Mills, Livingston Manor
2nd Place. . . . Molly Clarkin, Eldred
Student Prize. Raychelle Osnato, Tri-Valley
Black & White Photography
1st Place . . . . Raychelle Osnato, Tri-Valley
2nd Place. . . . Gladys Diaz, Liberty
Student Prize. Stephanie Acevedo, Livingston Manor
1st Place . . . . Colleen Jones, Tri-Valley
2nd Place. . . . Jordyne Shaver, Livingston Manor
Student Prize. Ashlynn Barbarite, Eldred
1st Place . . . . Brianna Olsen, Tri-Valley
2nd Place. . . . Xelina Encarmaceón, Tri-Valley
Student Prize. Xelina Encarmaceón, Tri-Valley
1st Place . . . . Luke John Sanders, Livingston Manor
2nd Place. . . . Summer Bitjeman, Liberty
Student Prize. Summer Bitjeman, Liberty
1st Place . . . . Heather Trotta, Monticello
2nd Place. . . . Colin Rosinblum, Monticello
Student Prize. Kate Johnson, Liberty
1st Place . . . . Kylie Harris, Tri-Valley
2nd Place. . . . Daniel Dutcher, Livingston Manor
Student Prize. Virginia Krzysztofowicz, Eldred
1st Place . . . . Brittany Almodoval, Liberty
2nd Place. . . . Tiffani Suhm, Fallsburg
Student Prize. Jamie Neylon, Tri-Valley
1st Place . . . . Sydney Johnson, Monticello
2nd Place. . . . Austin Wells, Monticello
Student Prize. Farrah Mills, Livingston Manor
1st Place . . . . Jonathan Nilsen, Liberty
2nd Place. . . . Amanda Fagin, Kelly Graham, Shania Leonardo, Tabitha Lilley, Erica Lynch-Cammarata, Marina March, Kimberly Marshall, Katlyn Meyer, Amanda Murns, Arlinda Mustafaj, Emily Peterson-Stanton, and Victoria Serrano (group piece), Sullivan West
Student Prize. Jonathan Nilsen, Liberty
The CAS Sullivan County High School Art Show runs April 12 – May 4, 2014. Gallery hours for this exhibition are Thursdays – Saturdays 11am–6pm, Sundays 11am-3pm, and Mondays 11am-6pm. The CAS Arts Center is wheelchair accessible. This exhibition is co-sponsored by Sullivan County BOCES.
The Equis Art Gallery, located at 7516 North Broadway in Red Hook will be holding open house on Memorial Day weekend. The gallery will be open Saturday from 10-7pm, Sunday from 10-4pm and Monday from 10-2pm. In addition there will be a grand opening reception on Saturday evening from 5-7pm with a chance to meet several of the gallery’s artists.
The gallery represents some of the finest contemporary equine artists in the world today. New to the Mid-Hudson Valley, the gallery showcases paintings, sculpture, works in graphite and photography. The gallery is owned by Juliet R. Harrison, fine art photographer and Director of Ex Arte Equinus, an international equine art competition.
Direct from the rotunda of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, artist Jason Hackenwerth’s AVIARY (reimagined), sculpted from 6,000 latex balloons measuring 35’ tall and 29’ in diameter, has landed in the Hudson River village of Catskill.
Through Masters on Main Street, the work has been reinstalled throughout the village and will be on view through May 4. #CatskillBalloons will officially open on Saturday, April 12, 12-4pm when the largest portion is unveiled at Bridge Street Theatre. The opening leads up to Catskill’s Second Saturday Stroll on Main Street, where the remaining portion will be on view at 404 Main Street.
404 MAIN STREET
Daily through May 3, 24/7
BRIDGE STREET THEATRE
44 West Bridge Street
Saturdays through May 3, 12-4pm or by appointment
Opening reception: April 12, 12-4pm
Stories Under the Big Balloons, weekly readings of children’s classics:
April 19 at 1pm – The Story of Babar
April 26 at 1pm – The Pigeon Man
May 3 at 1pm – The Red Balloon
Bridge Street Theatre will officially open in 2015 and provide live productions year-round. Complete details at bridgest.org or email@example.com
Composer Joseph Bertolozzi’s Bridge Music is back on the tower landings of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Mid-Hudson Bridge and available for the public to enjoy along with the majestic views of the Hudson River.
The 10 piece composition of Bridge Music represent more than five years of work by Bertolozzi.
Launched in 2009 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage up the Hudson River, Bridge Music was created by recording the sounds of the bridge’s surfaces (towers, girders, etc.) with various mallets. Using those sounds to compose new works made the Mid-Hudson Bridge the largest percussion instrument in the world.
Building on the success of Bridge Music, Bertolozzi’s next venture is turning the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France into another musical instrument.
Over the last two-years, Bertolozzi harvested the Eiffel Tower’s sounds using microphones placed on its surfaces. He is now writing a work entitled Tower Music or “Musique de la Tour,” using only the natural sounds of the Tower itself. An album release later this year is anticipated.
Bridge Music is free and open to the public on the pedestrian sidewalk of the Mid-Hudson Bridge from dawn to dusk through October 31.
Part of the Walkway Trail Loop, the Mid-Hudson Bridge pedestrian sidewalk connects Haviland Road in Highland and Gerald Drive in Poughkeepsie. Signs are posted along the way leading visitors to a number of cultural and historic sites as well as great dining opportunities and fantastic views.
Several restaurants along the loop even have selections names after Bridge Music.
The Park Radio transmissions are also available for those unable to walk on the bridge or who arrive during inclement weather. The short-range radio broadcast can be heard on 95.3FM in Waryas Park in Poughkeepsie and Johnson-Iorio Park in Highland.
Bertolozzi also expressed appreciation for the support Bridge Music has received from the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum and the Math & Physics Exploration which have added Bridge Music to their curriculum and provided general support.
For more information on composer Joseph Bertolozzi, Bridge Music and the Eiffel Tower music project, visit www.JosephBertolozzi.com.
Liberty Motel. 8″ x 10″. $35. (available in other colors) Print by Robin Almquist
I am very drawn to old objects: their aesthetics, emotional resonance, and sense of mystery. I am also captivated by the charm and detail of tiny objects, and the small worlds they unfold. This is why I chose to create a small theatre of emotion and memory by staging vintage childhood play objects in a series of scenes.
The words are integral to each scene, and elucidate what is happening on stage. Throughout there is a melding of fantasy and reality. The story being told is personal, but not intended to provide absolute clarity; rather, it is open to interpretation.
There is a thread and chronological progression that links the scenes together, and suggests the order for viewing. The objects are only temporarily anchored, just as in life memories, feelings, thoughts, and interpretations of events change over time.