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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...
State of the art galleries

State of the art galleries

  Just around this time last year, the village of Saugerties saw the opening of Intima Gallery on Main St., an exhibition space for book arts, letterpress and photographic prints. The concept seemed a good counterpoint to the work shown at nearby Imogen Holloway Gallery on Partition St., a hub for Diane Dwyer’s well-curated shows...
Hudson Project’s mea culpa disarms critics

Hudson Project’s mea culpa disarms critics

When one makes mistakes in the undertaking of a grand endeavor, and the criticism comes, one can either dismiss the critics as ingrates for missing all that went well or humble one’s self before the complainants, make no excuses and promise to do better next time. The organizers of the Hudson Project music festival, held...
Going native at Hudson Project

Going native at Hudson Project

This is probably the closest that Saugerties will ever have to having a shanty town, but it could be worse; at least the kids who run the joint seem to be having fun. It’s the campground at the inaugural Hudson Project music festival, held at Winston Farm, safely away from the village. Placed not but...
The Hudson Project and the next generation of music festival

The Hudson Project and the next generation of music festival

Saugerties’ Hudson Project Music Festival had at least one thing in common with the Woodstock ’94 festival that preceded it on the same site: plenty of rain and mud. Unfortunately for Hudson Project attendees, that rain came at the tail-end of the festival, not the middle, and carried with it lightning severe enough for the...
Mud-caked festival-goers make their way out of Hudson Project

Mud-caked festival-goers make their way out of Hudson Project

The Hudson Project Music Festival, held at the site of Woodstock ’94, had at least one thing in common with that festival: pouring rain and mud. They both were quickly renamed appropriately, Mudstock and Mudson Project. Unfortunately, the storms that rolled through Saugerties Sunday evening came at the end of the festival and were severe....
Red Cross closes shelter for stranded festival-goers

Red Cross closes shelter for stranded festival-goers

The overnight shelter set up for attendees of The Hudson Project has closed, according to the Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross. The Kiwanis Ice Rink in Saugerties was opened as a shelter following heavy rains Sunday afternoon that flooded parking areas and prevented many attendees from leaving in their vehicles. The shelter...
Red Cross sets up shelter for festival refugees

Red Cross sets up shelter for festival refugees

Over 16 hours after the festival was suspended then cancelled due to severe storms, thousands at Hudson Project remain stuck in the mud in flooded parking areas. One woman said only a handful of tractors were on site to tow hundreds of cars out of the mud, and no food or water was being provided. (Note: festival...
Slideshow: The Hudson Project Music Festival

Slideshow: The Hudson Project Music Festival

Held July 11-13 at Winston Farm, Saugerties. Photos by Will Dendis unless otherwise specified.
Day three of Hudson Project cancelled due to weather

Day three of Hudson Project cancelled due to weather

After suspending performances just before 6 p.m., the Hudson Project announced the event would not resume due to inclement weather. The announcement prompted widespread disappointment among fans of Sunday headliner Bassnectar, as well as comparisons to other festivals that were undeterred by torrential downpours. No official notice has been released by police or fire officials,...
Hudson Project photos: Friday

Hudson Project photos: Friday

Some photos from day one of the three-day Saugerties music festival.