QUALMS, ODDITIES, WAKE UP - Opens April 11th

Saturday, Apr 6: QUALMS, ODDITIES, WAKE UP - Opens April 11th
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Montclair Art Museum's Young Curators Program presents...


April 11 - May 11, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 11, 6 - 8pm

Pierro Gallery
The Baird
5 Mead Street
South Orange, NJ

Show curated, and artists selected, by high school juniors and seniors in the Montclair Art Museum's Young Curators Program - a 7 month excursion into the business of curating.

Three curatorial teams - Three exhibition themes:

A showcase of mental disorders and extreme or irrational fears that cause doubt.

Features the strange, peculiar, curious or otherwise out of the ordinary.

Wake Up
Artwork that represents or relates to the surreal, fantastical, or bizarre world of dreams.


Qualms, Wake Up, Oddities
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use (n.) use (v.) | Curated by Melissa Halvorson & Christina Osburn

Friday, Mar 15: use (n.) use (v.) | Curated by Melissa Halvorson & Christina Osburn
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Roos Arts Presents

use (n.) use (v.)

Curated by Melissa Halvorson & Christina Osburn

March 16 - April 27, 2013
Opening Party: Saturday, March 16, 6 - 8 pm

Functional Art results from a peaceful resolution of the battle between concept and utility. Bauhaus textile designer, Gunta Stölzl, commented on her departure from the early Decorative Arts of the period toward more useful objects:

The richness of colour and form became too licentious for us; it did not adapt itself, it did not subordinate itself to living. We tried to become more simple, to discipline our means, to use these in a more straightforward and functional way.

For artwork to “subordinate itself to living” means that it gives, bends, ages and will someday cease to exist in the form it was created. In that way, it mimics the human experience.

This show will present the work of multiple functional art makers who solve problems related to food, clothing, shelter, self-defense and work itself with the understanding that in addition to integrity, their tools may also possess beauty. Participating artists are:

Perry Cobb, Melissa Halvorson, Kieran Kinsella, Russell Krysiak, Innis Lawrence, Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, Jonathan Nedbor, Denise Orzo, Meghan Petras, Paolo  Rebaudengo, Ron Ribant, Jules Sforza and Veleta Vancza.

Roos Arts
449 Main Street
Rosendale NY, 12472
t. 718-755-4726
e. hk@roosarts.com

use (n.) use (v.)
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Skills the Arts Help Develop

Monday, Mar 4: Skills the Arts Help Develop
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Repost from Valerie Strauss at the Washington Post...

 Top 10 skills children learn from the arts 

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The Yoga House presents Artwork by Sara Street

Thursday, Feb 28: The Yoga House presents Artwork by Sara Street
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The Yoga House presents Artwork by Sara Street

Located at 57B Crown Street, Kingston, NY, (845) 706-YOGA, The Yoga House occupies the first floor of a house, and is comprised of a workout space and an exhibition area.

The gallery, curated by Pam Veach, features a new local artist every month.  More often than not, the exhibited work is transcendent in nature, uplifting to the spirit, or connects to the unification of mind and body that yoga stimulates.

Sara Street will be showcasing her Silly Goose Series, with some of the goose practicing yoga.  The series of cartoons began as a class assignment at Rhode Island School of Design in 1980. They enjoyed some popularity in the 80s, revived in 2010, and have been well received once again, at fairs and venues in the Hudson Valley.

Sara attended Massachusetts College of Art, the Boston Museum School, and the Art Institute of Boston. She studied dance at the Luigi Jazz Centre, the School of American Ballet Theater, and The Alvin Alley school.  In 1995, Sara founded The Artists Alliance Against Violence Inc., a 501©(3) non- profit corporation which produced many community arts programs in Massachusetts, as well as videos addressing the arts as a means of creating peace.

Sara has formed and directed several interfaith contemplative dance groups in MA and NY, performing at Catholic, Episcopalian and Methodist churches.  In 2006 she started A Perfect Gift: All That Is Jazz, music and dance review. This group is still performing in venues around the Hudson Valley.  To learn more visit www.aaavinc.org.

Sara's background in dance and movement informs her visual art.  Her drawings are graceful, and her forms possess a lyrical quality.  The pieces both emanate a quite integrity and exude a charming humor.

The Yoga House will host an opening reception Saturday, March 2, 6 - 8pm.  For studio hours, classes, and to view previous exhibiting artists visit www.theyogahouseny.com.

Dance Studio by Sara Street
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Friday, Feb 22: TONIGHT!
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Old-School Dance Party!!!!

From DJ Ali Gruber...

Hey there lover of good music, star dancer, and supporter of local venues!

I know, I know, it's been a while since I threw a party.  Due to a really busy work schedule and lots of travelling, I skipped over a lot of my regular annual parties this year.  So I'm here to happily announce that I'll be hosting a dance party tomorrow night in Kingston!


9:30 pm
Rondout Music Lounge
21 Broadway (down by the strand)
$5 cover charge supports my unhealthy addiction to buying records to keep the parties going!

Hope you can make it!  I know we could all really use a good sweaty dance party right now!

Your Friendly Neighborhood DJ


DJ Ali @ Rondout Music Lounge
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Cosmic Daughters Sacred Grandmothers

Thursday, Feb 7: Cosmic Daughters Sacred Grandmothers
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Milfred I. Washington Art Gallery presents
Cosmic Daughters Sacred Grandmothers

Paintings by Artist Sadee Brathwaite
February 11 - March 8, 2013

Opening reception: Wednesday, February 13, 5 - 6:30pm

The gallery, on the State University of New York Campus of Dutchess Community College, 53 Pendell Road, Poughkeepsie, NY, is located in the Allyn J. Washington Center for Science and Art.

Run by Director & Curator Margaret Craig, the gallery exhibits work from regional, national, and international artists. Brathwaite, originally from Barbados, moved to New York in the late 1980s.  She studied Painting and Art History at the State University of New York at New Paltz and Kingston University, in London.  Living now in Kingston, NY, Brathwaite exhibits her work regionally and abroad, most recently in Italy, and in Cuba.

Her show titled Cosmic Daughters Sacred Grandmothers features colorful, bold, and vibrant portraits of women.  Each painting serves as a reflection of each woman's divine spark and honors unique differences as well as commonalities.  The paintings are an intensive exploration of the belief that all women are daughters of divinity regardless of color, race, or ethnicity.  The ground space is a metaphor for the celestial universe and the figures in most pieces transcend ordinary portraiture.      

The paintings are larger than we are and yet somehow are us, existing in multiple spaces, communicating and embodying portraiture in a new form.

Milfred I. Washington Art Gallery is open Monday - Thursday, 10am - 9pm and Friday, 10am - 5pm.  845-431-8617.  

Cosmic Daughters Sacred Grandmothers
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KMOCA fundraiser

Monday, Jan 28: KMOCA fundraiser
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From the Kingston Museum of Contemporary Art...



February 2nd, 2013, 3-9pm

At KMOCA, 103 Abeel Street, Kingston, NY


Since 2005, KMOCA has presented some of the regions most exciting exhibitions.  We need your help to keep our door open.

25 of our favorite artists have donated several artworks that will be available for a small contribution of $25 or $50.

This is an amazing opportunity to support KMOCA through its 2013 season and to own a small, exquisite artwork from one of the Hudson Valley’s finest artists.

Participating artists: 
Bill Rybak
Kate Hamilton
Wayne Montecalvo
Laura Moriarty
Judy Sigunick
Jenny Lee Fowler
Elisa Pritzker
Eija Lindsey
Michael Lalicki
Michael X. Rose
Neal Hollinger
Sarah Mecklem
Pamela Wallace
Stephen Reynolds
Jacinta Bunnell
Tom DeLooza
Keiko Sono
Mimi Graminski
Tana Kellner
Sigrid Sarda
Tona Wilson
Kaete Brittin Shaw
Lindsay Stern
Alicia Mikles
Ken Grey
Deborah DeGraffenreid


KMOCA fundraiser
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Jennifer Levine: Painting the Neighborhood

Monday, Jan 21: Jennifer Levine: Painting the Neighborhood
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From ValleyArts...

ValleyArts is proud to present Jennifer Levine: Painting the Neighborhood

Montclair-based Jennifer Levine’s canvasses and painted wood panels capture the vibrancy of neighborhoods and the constantly changing interaction between people in the community. With whimsical characters and colorful motifs, each painting contains its own narrative of human connection.

Firehouse Gallery
580 Forest Street
Orange, NJ

Gallery hours:
Saturdays, 10am – 4pm
Sundays, 12:20pm – 4pm
By appointment

Exhibit runs January 17 – February 24, 2013

View more work by Jennifer Levine >>>HERE

Artwork by Jennifer Levine
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Wednesday, Jan 16: Anyway
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Anyway by Kent M. Keith


People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway. 

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Two Shows Opening Tomorrow!

Friday, Jan 4: Two Shows Opening Tomorrow!
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There are two amazing shows opening tomorrow, January 5th, 5 - 7pm, for Kingston First Saturday:


Sharon Stelutto @ The Gallery at Rondout Music Lounge, 21 Broadway, 845-481-8250

Stelluto juxtaposes light and dark, soft and hard, feminine and masculine, and nature and machine, to create a space where opposites can meet in oneness.

Duality Nattura by Sharon Stelltuo



Joe Pimentel @ Gallery 291, 291 Wall Street (Clermont Bldg), 2nd Fl, Suite 2A, 845-340-8625

Pimentel's work pushes past the confines of strictly representational painting to tap into a visionary art that explores themes such as evolution, higher consciousness, spirituality, and expansion.

Alpha Brain by Joe Pimentel

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