Arts & Entertainment
Horses, baseball co-themes of Saugerties Art in the Village

Horses, baseball co-themes of Saugerties Art in the Village

While Art in the Village is not really supposed to be about any one event or business, this year the Saugerties Area Chamber of Commerce decided it was time to un-mothball horses. Rather than being in honor of HITS or the former carousel that was near the beach, this year the horses will symbolize a...
Art show raises money for environmental education

Art show raises money for environmental education

The annual Esopus Creek Conservancy “100 for 100” fundraising art sale was held Saturday, Nov. 14 at the SebSi Studio on Main St. Scores crowded the gallery to listen to live music, eat delicious canapés served on platters by board members, have a glass of wine, and most importantly, purchase local art for a good...
Art Esopus: Good art for a good cause

Art Esopus: Good art for a good cause

Esopus Creek Conservancy (ECC) will hold its annual “100 Works for $100” fundraising gala on Saturday, Nov. 14. Admission is $10. Doors open at 6 p.m. (Nobody will be admitted in advance.) One hundred works of art expressing the beauty and fragility of the Esopus Creek will be sold at the event for $100 each....
Iain Machell’s ‘Platte Clove Lens’ at Cross Contemporary Art

Iain Machell’s ‘Platte Clove Lens’ at Cross Contemporary Art

Iain Machell, professor of art and chair of SUNY Ulster’s Department of Music, Art, Design, Fashion, Communication & Theatre, as well as an initially taciturn but inevitably witty Scotsman, spent time last summer at the Catskill Center’s Platte Clove Cabin on the Greene County Mountaintop. His solo show of drawing work produced then, “Platte Clove...
Local director’s film, shot in Saugerties, gets some hometown love

Local director’s film, shot in Saugerties, gets some hometown love

Saugerties is really the main character in this film,” said Katie Cokinos, the writer and director of “I Dream Too Much,” a film set in Saugerties. The film was shown at the Orpheum on Friday, Oct. 2 as part of the Woodstock Film Festival. An additional showing is planned for Saturday, Nov. 28 (the Saturday...
Not fade away: Restoring Saugerties artist’s porcine legacy

Not fade away: Restoring Saugerties artist’s porcine legacy

[portfolio_slideshow id=8068]   Ron Naar had vowed to make his living as an artist and he did, carving a life in the theater out of Manhattan’s hard, unforgiving stone. It was the ’70s and anything seemed possible. The brash young man from Detroit made a living in advertising by day, but spent his nights writing...
“Domestic Bliss” at Cross Contemporary Art

“Domestic Bliss” at Cross Contemporary Art

Susan Copich’s “Domestic Bliss” photos, which open in a solo exhibition at Cross Contemporary Art on Partition St. Saturday, Aug. 1, have a cool dark edge about them, a modern take on all that lurked behind the surface of the Peyton Places and Stepford Wives of previous generations, or the films of Douglas Sirk and...
Historic print sale to benefit Esopus Creek Conservancy

Historic print sale to benefit Esopus Creek Conservancy

Archival prints of “A View From Barclay Heights” by artist Charles Townsend, who painted in the Saugerties area in the mid-19th century, are available for purchase with proceeds to benefit the Esopus Creek Conservancy and their continued efforts to rid the waters of the Esopus Bend of invasive water chestnut plants and opening up a...
Cuba before the Americans

Cuba before the Americans

When Saugerties-based photographer Michael Nelson visited Cuba for two weeks this past March, his first impression of the island was of its sheer size. “Cuba was always ‘the forbidden place’ that Americans were not allowed to visit for 50 years, so we kind of erased the island from our imaginations because we could never go...
Horse shows return to Saugerties

Horse shows return to Saugerties

Trucks and trailers making their way to Washington Ave. from the Thruway each morning. A noticeable uptick in foot traffic and patronage in village shops and restaurants. The weather is warming up. Ever since 2003, these signs have heralded the return of the horse shows to Saugerties. Dates for the first session are as follows:...
John Street Jam’s swan song

John Street Jam’s swan song

After more than a decade of live music – 162 shows featuring 450 musicians – the John St. Jam in Saugerties is coming to an end. The last Jam will be on Saturday, April 11 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in its usual home at the Dutch Arms Chapel on John St. The final event...
Two art exhibits open in the village of Saugerties

Two art exhibits open in the village of Saugerties

Grist Mill Gallery Saugerties-based artists Elin Menzies and Prue See are exhibiting their work at the Grist Mill Gallery, located at Grist Mill Real Estate at 265 Main St. There will be an opening reception on First Friday, March 6 from 5-7 p.m. The show will remain on view through May 15 and can be...