Maud and Miska Petersham
Towbin Museum Wing
The exhibition features original works, illustrations, hand-crafted items, and photographs chronicling the lives and joint career of these two remarkable authors and illustrators. Under their Byrdcliffe studio’s north light this talented duo produced more than 100 books over the course of five decades working together.
$5 suggested donation
October Group Show
Alan Koff Award ($100): Angela Gaffney Smith
Honorable Mention: Mandara Calderon
Pia Oste Alexander, Pat Horner, Mary Anne Erickson
Loel Barr, Miriam Bisceglia, Stephen Blumenthal, Mandara Calderon, Ben Caswell, Carey Conaway, Anna Contes Maguire, David Morris Cunningham, Shelley Davis, Penny Dell, Margarete de Soleil, Bonnie Carlson Diana, Janet Lee Dow, Mary Anne Erickson, Yale Epstein, Patti Ferrara, Craig Gartner, Angela Gaffney-Smith, Marjorie Grinnell, Laura Gurton, Christine Hales, Marianne R. Heigemeir, Pat Horner, Hatti Iles, Michael Joyce, Demetrios Karayannides, Mary Katz, Lenny Kislin, Anthony Krauss, Barbara Tepper Levy, Lois Linet, Patrick F. Loughran, Edith Marcik, David Marell, Susan McCarthy, Elin Menzies, Michelle Moran, Susan J. Neff, Pia Oste Alexander, Marilyn Rowley, Leah Rubenstein, Susan Sammis, Sandra Scheuer, Istar Schwager, Rita Sherry, Sandra Palmer Shaw, Roberta Sickler, Carol Struve, David Troy, Peter Wallack
Flick Book Studios
Screening Maya Deren’s best known film Meshes of the Afternoon
and Barbara Hammer’s documentary tribute Maya Deren’s Sink
Friday October 19th at 7:30pm FREE
Q&A with film maker, Barbara Hammer
Meshes of the Afternoon (1943) is one of the most influential works in American experimental cinema. Made by Deren with her husband, cinematographer Alexander Hammid, Meshes of the Afternoon established the independent avant garde movement in film in the United States.
Maya Deren’s Sink (2011) is a tribute to the mother of avant garde American film, as recounted by those who knew her: Teiji Ito’s family, Carolee Schneemann and Judith Malvina. Clips from Deren’s films are projected back into the spaces where they were originally filmed, appearing on the floorboards, furniture and in the bowl of her former sink. As “the walls speak” Deren lives again in this evocative documentary film.
NEW SOUND SYSTEM
Saturday October 27th at 7pm
$12/$8 WAAM Members
Since last appearing at WAAM the dynamic duo of Mikhail Horowitz and Gilles Malkine have traveled far and wide with performances that included a Navajo Bar Mitzvah, A Scottish-Szechuan restaurant specializing in sweet and sour haggis, a burial at sea, and a demonstration at the Library of Congress. Joining them will be Bassist Charlie Kniceley in an exciting program featuring material not previously performed in Woodstock this year, exploring social surrealism, abstract-depressionism, and post-concussionism.