catching up

As usual, there’s more going on in our cozy valley than any army of art/music lovers could keep up with.  If you’re planning your weekend’s outings, here are a few ideas:

As an accompaniment to his first solo exhibition in the area, Christopher Gallego will be giving an informal gallery talk covering such things as influences, working methods, and his switch from traditional to contemporary realism, followed by some q and a.  Be there Saturday, Sept. 25 at 2 PM.

Currently showing at Cafe Mezzaluna, 616 Route 212, Saugerties, is “A Palatine Spirit,” with a display by the Saugerties Artists’ Tour, of assemblages honoring the Palatines who settled the area.  Call Mezzaluna t 246-5306 or go to for more information.

Saturday evening, 5-8 PM, a new exhibit, “Viewpoints,”opens at the Doghouse Gallery, featuring work by WAAM members Susan Phillips (photos) and Patti Ferrara (painting).  The gallery is at 428 Phillips Road, a mile south of Route 212 on Glasco Turnpike, and the show can be seen any day until October 18.

This coming Sunday from 2-5 pm,  Mercedes Cecilia will lead a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum. The event will feature a Traditional Peruvian “Offering” to Mother Earth, a participatory art performance for both children and adults. Andes Manta, musicians from the Andes Mountains of South America will play Peruvian, Bolivian and Ecuadorian music during the performance, Children will also be invited to join Mercedes in a reading from her new book Kusikiy a Child from Taquilie Peru.

Mercedes Cecilia's Kusikiy a Child from Taquile Peru

Please check out the Opportunities and Exhibits pages for more news and opps!

Recent events at the WAAM have been fun, interesting, and entertaining, of course.  Roger Lazoff spoke last Saturday afternoon about the period he spent with Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters.  His displays, books, and movie clip brought the era vividly to life.  The current exhibit, Recycled, continues and shouldn’t be missed, as well as the fabulous art of Chris Gallego in a Solo Show, the Small Works show, and the Poetry Project in the Youth Exhibition Space;  the Arthur Pinajian exhibit in the Towbin Wing continues.  Across the street at Oriole 9 is a two-person show featuring photos by Sue Sammis Goldson and prints by Margie Greve.  Here are a few photos of the events I’ve mentioned.

Don Ervin sculpture in "Recycled" show

"Recycled" show, with Mike Esposito's "Re Cycle" against the back wall.

Janet Rossi's "Garden of Eden", Juror's Choice award.

Sue Sammis and Howard Goldson at her opening at Oriole 9

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  1. very nice! thanks
    nice pic of sue and howard.
    And I love seeing art in the blog.
    (actually, it comes in my email, since I subscribe… excellent)



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