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Classic Choral Society perform at annual Christmas concert. (Credit: John Maney)Share in some beautiful holiday music this Christmas season!

Orange County, N.Y. (December 10, 2018) – Need a break from holiday shopping? Relax to some beautiful seasonal music at unique venues around Orange County, N.Y.  From Yule-tide carols being sung by a choir to lighter tunes you know by heart, the sounds of the holiday season are filling the Hudson Valley with music.   

“Grab your loved ones and head to a local concert this holiday season,” advises Orange County Tourism Director Amanda Dana. “You don’t need to travel outside of Orange County to catch top-notch musical talent. Whether you’re looking for holiday entertainment or inspiration, you’ll find it right here. Come, relax, recharge, rejoice and sing-along!”…

 Barrett Art Center“Digital Docent” Boosts Visitor Engagement

Poughkeepsie, NY (November 13, 2018) – The Barrett Art Center has added a “Digital Docent” (SEO with Artificial Intelligence) to boost visitor engagement and streamline access to its community focused programs.  

The Barrett believes art and history play key roles in establishing local identity and fostering tourism.  To address both, the Digital Docent recommends programs, classes, exhibitions and events that will stimulate engagement and foster discovery. …

A Century of French Paiinting - Hyde CollectionGlens Falls, N.Y.—The Hyde Collection is exhibiting a collection of French prints from the Museum's permanent collection to accompany the Adirondack Film Festival screening of Mrs. Hyde, a French film about an ornery teacher who is transformed by a powerful jolt. 

A Century of French Printing, 1838 – 1938 includes twelve prints chronicling how technological advances steered the course of the medium's evolution. As the country faced social, political, and economic changes, and rose to the height of western culture, printing allowed for the broad dissemination of art among homes of all economic classes.

Prints decorated the homes of the burgeoning middle class, they illustrated newspapers, books, and magazines, and they advertised products and forms of entertainment of the age. Commercial printing was a new avenue for artists such as Alphonse Mucha (1860–1939) and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901) to fund their artistic endeavors, freeing them of the burden of securing a patron like artists of the past. …

Arthur Brooks Ensemble VSaratoga Springs, NY (August 23, 2018) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College invites the public to the final concert of the 2018 Upbeat on the Roof concert season, at 7 pm Thursday, August 30, with the Arthur Brooks Ensemble V.

The Arthur Brooks Ensemble V is an improvisational jazz group led by musician, composer, trumpeter/flugelhornist Arthur Brooks. Founded at Bennington College in 1973, its current members are recognized professionals who have performed nationally and internationally.

Courtney LoveThe multidisciplinary arts center will celebrate Love’s work with an evening of performance, readings and tributes at its biennial Pioneering People Basilica Benefit

Hudson, N.Y. - Basilica Hudson is thrilled to announce its honoree and preliminary lineup of hosts and performers for Pioneering People, the organization’s biennial benefit set to take place on Saturday, October 27, 2018. This year’s event will celebrate the achievements and legacy of musician, songwriter, actor, performer and incomparable cultural force Courtney Love and will be creative directed by Basilica Hudson Co-Founder and Director Melissa Auf der Maur and artist, creative director, and Basilica Hudson collaborator Joe Mama-Nitzberg.

Tang Teaching Museum - wirsum_armpits-pressSaratoga Springs, N.Y. (August 22, 2018) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College announces its fall exhibitions and events. From the groundbreaking work of the Chicago Imagists to the latest by artist, musician, and writer Tim Davis, the Tang’s fall programming features influential artists and artworks, talks on today’s most urgent issues, screenings of experimental films, tours, dance, concerts, and more.

Highlights include:

  • 3-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964–198, the first exhibition devoted to the three-dimensional work of the Chicago Imagists.

Albany Pine Bush logoAlbany, N.Y. – The Karner Kids Film Festival will take place on Wednesday August 29, 2018 at 6:30pm at the Albany Pine Bush Discover Center. “Join us to see some amazingly creative Pine Bush films made by young people,” said Education Program Manager, Sara Poggi-Decker. The Karner Kids Film Festival features Pine Bush-themed films made by kids ages 10-17. The films are original creations of 5 minutes or less and all feature the Pine Bush.

Joseph Lin- photo by Koichi MiuraCooperstown, N.Y. – Violinist Joseph Lin will lead the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival Chamber Ensemble in a performance of four of Bach’s Brandenburg concertos at 7:30pm on Sunday, August 26 at the Otesaga Resort Hotel ballroom.

Mr. Lin, the former first violinist of the Juilliard String Quartet and a musician known for his passionate music-making and dazzling virtuosic skill, delighted Cooperstown audiences with his Vivaldi/Piazzolla Four Seasons performance last season.

NHP logo 2Seneca Falls, N.Y. –Women’s Rights National Historical Park is proud to announce an exhibit from artist Carol Flueckiger.  Beginning on September 1, 2018, visitors to the park will be able to view “The Solitude of Selfie,” a portfolio of mixed media drawings that visually revises “Solitude of Self,” one of the most well-known speeches delivered by Elizabeth Cady Stanton. 

Working for suffrage throughout her life, Stanton believed “The Solitude of Self” to be one of her greatest achievements. …

Museum of the Moving Image - PROTOTYPEAugust 31–September 9, 2018

Astoria, New York, August 15, 2017—Museum of the Moving Image will present the U.S. theatrical premiere of PROTOTYPE, the visceral 3-D experimental film by American-born Canadian filmmaker Blake Williams. "PROTOTYPE is as mysterious as it is mesmerizing, a film that feels like a speculative sci-fi history of moving image technology," said Chief Curator David Schwartz. The Museum’s exclusive engagement is also a U.S. theatrical premiere. View Trailer

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