Aug
18
Fri
Rhinebeck Theatre Society – COPENHAGEN by Michael Frayn @ Byrdcliffe Theater
Aug 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Rhinebeck Theatre Society – COPENHAGEN by Michael Frayn

with David Smilow, Andrew Joffe, Christina Reeves.

Director Ellen Honig

Byrdcliffe Theater, Woodstock: Performances Friday, August 18 and Saturday, August 19 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, August 20 at 2:00 pm at 380 Upper Bydrcliffe Road. Tickets are $26 ($24 for students and seniors). Call the box office at 1-800-838-3006 ext. 1 or www.copenhagenwoodstock.brownpapertickets.com.

Aug
19
Sat
Rhinebeck Theatre Society – COPENHAGEN by Michael Frayn @ Byrdcliffe Theater
Aug 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Rhinebeck Theatre Society – COPENHAGEN by Michael Frayn

with David Smilow, Andrew Joffe, Christina Reeves.

Director Ellen Honig

Byrdcliffe Theater, Woodstock: Performances Friday, August 18 and Saturday, August 19 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, August 20 at 2:00 pm at 380 Upper Bydrcliffe Road. Tickets are $26 ($24 for students and seniors). Call the box office at 1-800-838-3006 ext. 1 or www.copenhagenwoodstock.brownpapertickets.com.

Aug
20
Sun
Rhinebeck Theatre Society – COPENHAGEN by Michael Frayn @ Byrdcliffe Theater
Aug 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Rhinebeck Theatre Society – COPENHAGEN by Michael Frayn

with David Smilow, Andrew Joffe, Christina Reeves.

Director Ellen Honig

Byrdcliffe Theater, Woodstock: Performances Friday, August 18 and Saturday, August 19 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, August 20 at 2:00 pm at 380 Upper Bydrcliffe Road. Tickets are $26 ($24 for students and seniors). Call the box office at 1-800-838-3006 ext. 1 or www.copenhagenwoodstock.brownpapertickets.com.

Aug
26
Sat
Byrdcliffe Artist Spotlight – Peter Kaj Brown @ The Byrdcliffe Shop
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Byrdcliffe will be holding an ARTIST SPOTLIGHT for woodworker Peter Kaj Brown of PKB Woodworking on Saturday, August 26, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Byrdcliffe Shop on 36 Tinker Street in Woodstock, NY. The Artist Spotlight will focus on Peter’s work, and everybody will be able to meet him at the Byrdcliffe Shop and find out more about the skills and fine artistry involved in his beautiful and creative wood items.

ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS SCHEDULE SUMMER 2017
Saturday, June 10, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm: Kristen Garnier – herbarium art
Saturday, July 1, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm: Meredith Nichols and Harry Kunhardt of 28A Clay Studio – ceramics
Saturday, July 15, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm: Brinton Baker of Stone Window Gallery – ceramics
Saturday, July 29, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm: Cheyenne Mallo of Cheyenne Mallo Pottery – ceramics
Saturday, August 5, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm: Jane Resnick of SlabLab Pottery – ceramics
Saturday, August 12, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm: Chorthip Lagnese – jewelry
Saturday, August 26, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm: Peter Kaj Brown of PKB Woodworking – woodworking

Peter Kaj Brown started really investing in tools (a lathe, band saw, planner, jointers, router table, etc.) after his stint with computers, however looking back it seems like he grew up with the basic tools always at hand. Peter had been making everything from bookshelves to bird feeders with just a hammer and jig saw, so it seemed only natural to really start working in wood after his daughters had graduated from college.

The wood shop is a one man show. Everything crafted there, Peter makes. He goes to the mill, hand selects the wood, chooses what to make from which pieces, and carefully crafts each item so that the beauty of the wood is allowed to shine through. Going to the mill is one of Peter’s favorite parts of this process; he is the proverbial kid in a candy shop. Peter Brown enjoys sorting through the wood and being surprised at the hidden beauty in each piece once he starts working with it. Once it’s on the lathe, it is almost as though the wood knows what it is going to be, regardless of how Peter prepped it or what idea he had before he started working on it. Peter Brown’s shop is nothing fancy, but it is a place where he can let a little beauty into this world.

Peter Kaj Brown

DRAWING SOUND – Opening Reception and Musical Performance @ BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
Aug 26 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

DRAWING SOUND is an exhibition and live performance of graphic scores by artists Marilyn Crispell, Jo Ganter, and Raymond MacDonald. It is an active collaborative venture between music and visual art, serving the multi-disciplinary intent of the Woodstock Byrdliffe Guild’s Kleinert/James Center for the Arts.

Gradations of Light is a suite of seven images co-authored by Marilyn Crispell and Jo Ganter. Crispell is an internationally known pianist and composer living in Woodstock, NY. Ganter is a highly regarded visual artist and printmaker from Scotland, where she is on the faculty of the University of Edinburgh. These two artists have collaborated to create images referencing times of day (Morning, Midday, Twilight, etc.) which are then interpreted by musicians to create musical compositions. The images can be enjoyed on a purely visual level as beautiful abstract works of art, while also serving as conventional musical scores.

Running Under Bridges is a collaboration between Scottish musician and composer Raymond MacDonald and printmaker Jo Ganter. They have co-authored this series of original prints and musical compositions, which continue to expand the possibilities of images as conductors of sound, and sound as a compositional tool for images. While Gradations of Light is a symphony in silver greys, black, and white, Running Under Bridges is a concert of wildly vivid colors and patterns. In addition to these two series, the exhibition at the Kleinert/James will also include original scores by John Cage, Anthony Braxton, and others, which serve as testimony to the longstanding history of collaboration between visual artists and composers.

Excerpts from both series of compositions will be performed live from 5:00 – 6:30 pm during the opening reception, which begins at 4:00 pm on August 26. The performance will include Marilyn Crispell, piano; Raymond MacDonald, saxophones; George Burt, guitar; David Rothenberg, clarinets and laptop electronics; and Doug James, drums. The artists will also conduct a workshop on Sunday, August 27, 1:00 – 3:00 pm in which participants will create their own hand drawn scores which the musicians will then translate and perform. This workshop is free and open to people of all ages, and everybody is welcome to bring their own art materials.

A 36-page catalogue will be available.

Curated by Oscar Buitrago, Kerrie Buitrago, and Melinda Stickney-Gibson. This exhibition is generously sponsored by The University of Edinburgh and The Hope Scott Trust Fund.

Aug
27
Sun
DRAWING SOUND – Workshop @ BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
Aug 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

DRAWING SOUND is an exhibition and live performance of graphic scores by artists Marilyn Crispell, Jo Ganter, and Raymond MacDonald. It is an active collaborative venture between music and visual art, serving the multi-disciplinary intent of the Woodstock Byrdliffe Guild’s Kleinert/James Center for the Arts.

Gradations of Light is a suite of seven images co-authored by Marilyn Crispell and Jo Ganter. Crispell is an internationally known pianist and composer living in Woodstock, NY. Ganter is a highly regarded visual artist and printmaker from Scotland, where she is on the faculty of the University of Edinburgh. These two artists have collaborated to create images referencing times of day (Morning, Midday, Twilight, etc.) which are then interpreted by musicians to create musical compositions. The images can be enjoyed on a purely visual level as beautiful abstract works of art, while also serving as conventional musical scores.

Running Under Bridges is a collaboration between Scottish musician and composer Raymond MacDonald and printmaker Jo Ganter. They have co-authored this series of original prints and musical compositions, which continue to expand the possibilities of images as conductors of sound, and sound as a compositional tool for images. While Gradations of Light is a symphony in silver greys, black, and white, Running Under Bridges is a concert of wildly vivid colors and patterns. In addition to these two series, the exhibition at the Kleinert/James will also include original scores by John Cage, Anthony Braxton, and others, which serve as testimony to the longstanding history of collaboration between visual artists and composers.

The artists will conduct a workshop on Sunday, August 27, 1:00 – 3:00 pm in which participants will create their own hand drawn scores which the musicians will then translate and perform. This workshop is free and open to people of all ages, and everybody is welcome to bring their own art materials.

Curated by Oscar Buitrago, Kerrie Buitrago, and Melinda Stickney-Gibson. This exhibition is generously sponsored by The University of Edinburgh and The Hope Scott Trust Fund.

Aug
31
Thu
Fit/Dance with Adah Frank @ BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Fit/Dance with Adah Frank
Starting Thursday, June 8, 2017
Thursdays, 10 – 11 a.m. at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts (access through the side office door at 34 Tinker Street, down the path to the right of Marigold Home).
No class meetings on the following dates: July 6, August 24, October 12, October 19, November 23, November 30.

What: A fusion class that combines elements from yoga, strength, stretch and agility exercises, and dance

For whom: Excellent for reasonably active aging bodies (and younger ones!). Men and women.

The dance part of this class uses a vocabulary of movement drawn from various disciplines – African, modern, Caribbean, Latin and some improv thrown in. It’s all about community, heat-generation, and inspiring music. We start with a warm-up, move into some dance moves (no need to have a dance background – just have fun), and the last 20 minutes or so are devoted to targeted strength exercises, stretching, and yoga.

Cost: $12, paid directly to instructor in class.

Please bring a mat and dress appropriately – comfy work-out clothing and well-cushioned shoes.

About the instructor: Adah Frank has been dancing, running, hiking, biking, and more for a very long time, and loves to move! She acquired her personal training certification 25 + years ago and her yoga teacher certification in 2008. She has studied sacred and secular African and Afro-Carribbean dance for over 20 years. Adah also leads therapeutic movement groups at Health Alliance in the in-patient mental health unit.

Sep
1
Fri
Artist in Residence Program – Open Studio Session 3 @ Villetta Inn
Sep 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

IT’S OPEN STUDIO TIME at BYRDCLIFFE
The third Open Studio of our 2017 Artist in Residence (AiR) Program takes place on Friday, September 1 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm(ish).

Experience installations, paintings, readings, ceramics, musical composition, and more. Come talk to our AiR 2017 Session 3 residents in their studios and see their creative projects.

Help us celebrate the unstoppable diversity of art at Byrdcliffe today! This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served, but please feel free to bring a dish or beverage to share.

For navigational purposes, use 380 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY 12498. Look out for the large Villetta Inn to the right of the Byrdcliffe Theater.

The September 1 Open Studio participants include:
-Visual artists: TBA
-Ceramic Artists: TBA
-Jewelry Designers: TBA
-Writers/playwrights/poets: TBA
-Music composers: TBA

Open Studio Schedule for the 2017 Summer Season:
-Friday, June 23, 6:00 – 8:00 pm (Villetta Inn)
-Friday, July 21, 6:00 – 8:00 pm (Villetta Inn)
-Friday, September 1, 6:00 – 8:00 pm (Villetta Inn)
-Friday, September 29, 6:00 – 8:00 pm (Villetta Inn)

Sep
7
Thu
Fit/Dance with Adah Frank @ BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Fit/Dance with Adah Frank
Starting Thursday, June 8, 2017
Thursdays, 10 – 11 a.m. at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts (access through the side office door at 34 Tinker Street, down the path to the right of Marigold Home).
No class meetings on the following dates: July 6, August 24, October 12, October 19, November 23, November 30.

What: A fusion class that combines elements from yoga, strength, stretch and agility exercises, and dance

For whom: Excellent for reasonably active aging bodies (and younger ones!). Men and women.

The dance part of this class uses a vocabulary of movement drawn from various disciplines – African, modern, Caribbean, Latin and some improv thrown in. It’s all about community, heat-generation, and inspiring music. We start with a warm-up, move into some dance moves (no need to have a dance background – just have fun), and the last 20 minutes or so are devoted to targeted strength exercises, stretching, and yoga.

Cost: $12, paid directly to instructor in class.

Please bring a mat and dress appropriately – comfy work-out clothing and well-cushioned shoes.

About the instructor: Adah Frank has been dancing, running, hiking, biking, and more for a very long time, and loves to move! She acquired her personal training certification 25 + years ago and her yoga teacher certification in 2008. She has studied sacred and secular African and Afro-Carribbean dance for over 20 years. Adah also leads therapeutic movement groups at Health Alliance in the in-patient mental health unit.

Sep
9
Sat
Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild Awards Celebration @ Byrdcliffe Barn
Sep 9 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 10 @ 9:30 pm

WOODSTOCK BYRDCLIFFE GUILD AWARDS CELEBRATION – DETAILS

· What: Live performances by Kate Pierson, Gail Ann Dorsey, BETTY, Susi Mosher, and Simi Stone
· When: Saturday, September 9, 2017, 8:00 pm
· Where: Byrdcliffe Barn, 485 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock
· Tickets: $40 standing room only outside the barn

Please purchase tickets for the performances only online now, or call us at 845.679.2079 to buy them over the phone.

This year Byrdcliffe is honoring three extraordinary people at our 2017 Byrdcliffe Awards celebration. Rich Conti, who has served as the Ceramics Program Manager, Teacher, and artist, will be receiving the new Carla T. Smith Award for his exceptional contribution to our organization over the years. Kate Pierson is a musician, songwriter, and community activist who will be receiving the Byrdcliffe Award. Manuel Bromberg, a notable artist both in painting and sculpture, will also receive the Byrdcliffe Award. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to publicly recognize this year’s honorees for their dedication and artistic contribution to the disciplines of ceramics, music, and fine art, and also to further Byrdcliffe’s mission of promoting artists in our community.

Money raised at this event will support our programming as well as the upkeep and expansion of the artistic work spaces at the Byrdcliffe Art Colony.