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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...
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...