Arts & Entertainment
Dimonds in the rough

Dimonds in the rough

Rex Dimond, the focus of a posthumous exhibit at the Dutch Ale House in Saugerties opening at 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon, February 7, started painting his bright pastel, oil and acrylic works as personal messages to friends and co-workers. They were a way of brightening the rooms where people worked and lived. They captured the world he loved...
“Small Works” by Studio Tour artists

“Small Works” by Studio Tour artists

Members of the Saugerties Artist Studio Tour are holding a group exhibition through Monday, Feb. 23 in the Stephen L. Crohn Gallery at the Saugerties Public Library. The show entitled, ”Small Works,” features a wide range of styles and techniques and demonstrates the scope of talent of the participating artists. Participating artists in the exhibit...
On-stage magic at annual Christmas Carol ballet

On-stage magic at annual Christmas Carol ballet

Photos by Alen Fetahi   One doesn’t have to travel to New York City to see onstage magic in a holiday production. All the charm one could imagine was on display at the Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) this past weekend as the Saugerties-based Ulster Ballet Company presented “A Christmas Carol” in three performances for...
Greasy spoon odyssey

Greasy spoon odyssey

A Saugerties couple with a deep love for diners and a devoted online fanbase is planning to take their blog on the road and, they hope, onto your bookshelf. Photographer Tom Smith and writer Alecia Eberhardt have been documenting their love of the food and atmosphere of diners for nearly two years on Diner Porn,...
Forces of nature

Forces of nature

The newest exhibit at Cross Contemporary Art on Partition St. is fresh off the press. Just two weeks ago, artists Catherine Howe and Peggy Cyphers holed up in a studio together to create some of the monoprints currently on display at the gallery. “The ink is barely dry,” said gallery director Jen Dragon at the...
Cyphers and Howe at Cross Contemporary Art gallery

Cyphers and Howe at Cross Contemporary Art gallery

Cross Contemporary Art at 81 Partition Street will hold an opening reception on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 5-8 p.m. for a show featuring the prints and paintings of New York City-based artists Peggy Cyphers and Catherine Howe, curated by Ford Crull. The work is done in a modern expressionist technique grounded in classical tradition, with...
Woodstock Film Fest at the Orpheum in Saugerties

Woodstock Film Fest at the Orpheum in Saugerties

As in years past, the Orpheum Theater on Main St. in Saugerties will be showing numerous films this weekend. See the film fest’s website for info about each and schedule for other venues. In the photo above, members of the Saugerties Area Chamber of Commerce joined Meira Blaustein of the Woodstock Film Festival at the Saugerties...
Artist's Rt. 212 billboard aims to 'please the masses'

Artist’s Rt. 212 billboard aims to ‘please the masses’

Be prepared to see artist Bob Malkin’s mug overlooking Route 212 between Woodstock and Saugerties for the foreseeable future, following a public unveiling 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Friday, September 26 at Euro Nutz automotive repair shop at 1089 Rt. 212. The 75-year old but eternally youngish Malkin, originally known for his 1980s Think Big! concept store...
New community theater space offers workshops, performances

New community theater space offers workshops, performances

The SebSi Studio in the village of Saugerties has only been open since June, but conceptually it’s been in the works for years. “This is something I’ve always had an aspiration to do,” says Domenic Silipo, the force behind the community theater-workshop space. “My background is in writing, acting, directing and producing, but my intention...
Filmmaker plans to shoot terrorism thriller from cat's POV in Saugerties

Filmmaker plans to shoot terrorism thriller from cat’s POV in Saugerties

A Long Island filmmaker is looking for help with “Cat’s View” — a feature-length “thriller about a terrorist act as seen through the eyes of an innocent, abandoned housecat” he plans to shoot in Saugerties. “For the past ten years, I have been visiting Saugerties on a regular basis,” said Glenn Andreiev, the film’s director...
Saugerties artists, in their element

Saugerties artists, in their element

Photos by Lynn Woods The artist’s studio on Dock St., peeking from between the trees, resembles a weathered tower or lighthouse. Inside, large, playful paintings of expressionistic nudes, landscapes, and still-lifes — the pairing of a dancing violin and a vase against a background of deep blue was a common motif —cover the expansive walls,...
Saugerties Artists Studio Tour Guide

Saugerties Artists Studio Tour Guide

The Annual Saugerties Artists Studio Tour will be held this weekend, Aug. 9–10, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. This annual, self-guided tour is free and open to the public. The artists and artisans on the tour represent a wide range of styles and techniques. See completed works, works-in-progress and talk to the artists for a glimpse into their...
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