May
4
Sat
Byrdcliffe Cabaret & Fashion Show @ Byrdcliffe Barn
May 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

2019 BYRDCLIFFE CABARET & FASHION SHOW AT THE BYRDCLIFFE BARN

The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild welcomes Spring to the Colony with an explosive evening of music, art, performance, and fabulous fashion. Area businesses participate in collaborative celebration of fashion as fine art.

Don’t miss the Woodstock Cabaret & Fashion Show…the event everyone was talking about is back!

May 4, 2019 marks the eighth annual fashion show at the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, welcoming spring to the Byrdcliffe Art Colony with an explosive evening of music, art, performance, and fabulous fashion. The Cabaret & Fashion Show is a benefit focusing on Byrdcliffe’s Artist-in-Residence Program, which provides an opportunity for visual artists, writers, and composers to work in the creative solitude of a historic art colony.

The 2019 Cabaret & Fashion show will take place on Saturday, May 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Byrdcliffe Barn, 485 Upper Byrdcliffe Road in Woodstock. The event represents a new level of fun and playfulness at the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild; it is bawdy, sexy, and joyful, hosted for its second year by Chris Wells, the Obie award-winning writer, actor and community leader, as well as the founding artistic director of the much-lauded “art church,” The Secret City. The Byrdcliffe Cabaret & Fashion Show will star many of our talented local performers as well as some delightful newcomers to swish and shimmy their way down the catwalk. The evening will begin with a cocktail hour including a delicious assortment of food, prosecco, and wines donated by local restaurants and merchants. There will be a unique offering of silent auction items as well.

Byrdcliffe’s historic Barn was built in 1902 as part of the utopian art colony envisioned by Byrdcliffe’s founders Ralph and Jane Whitehead. The well-dressed Whiteheads—themselves exemplars of how a country setting and high style are not mutually exclusive—will attend in spirit as the Barn lights up with new fashions, models, and auction items, all with the power to make Woodstock and beyond a bit more glamorous.

Participating stores and designers: ArtFashion by Shelley Davis, Changes, Hamilton & Adams, Juda Leah Atelier, Lily’s, Lisette Lux Couture, Mikel Hunter, Oak 42, Pegasus Footwear, Rock City Vintage

The evening is sponsored by: Henry T. Ford and Michael G. Knauth, Frances Halsband, Abigail Sturges and G. Daniel Perry, Wapner Koplovitz & Futerfas, PLLC; Cucina, Stewart’s Shops, Marigold Home, Anonymous, Kerrie and Oscar Buitrago, Herbert and Sharon Burklund, Benjamin Prosky and Jozef Sulik, Sapirstein & Sapirstein P.C., Linda and Michael Valenti.

This event is not to be missed! Tickets are $65 ($75 at the door, if the event is not sold out!)buy your tickets online now or call 845.679.2079!

May
11
Sat
Byrdcliffe Artist Spotlight – Chorthip Lagnese @ The Byrdcliffe Shop
May 11 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Byrdcliffe will be holding an ARTIST SPOTLIGHT for jewelry designer Chorthip Lagnese on Saturday, May 11, 12:00 to 6:00 pm at the Byrdcliffe Shop on 36 Tinker Street in Woodstock, NY. The Artist Spotlight will focus on Chorthip’s work, and everybody will be able to meet her at the Byrdcliffe Shop and find out more about the skills and fine artistry involved in her elegant and timeless jewelry items.

Chorthip Lagnese is a former Tiffany&Co. jewelry designer and the recipient of several international design awards. Originally from Thailand, Chorthip’s training was in Industrial Design from the Silpakorn University in Thailand, the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and the Uno A Erre, in Arrezzo, Italy. She moved to New York City to study and work in the jewelry fabrication business and spent four successful years at Tiffany’s where she was one of the key designers on the Frank Gehry Jewelry collection.

Since the launch of her own jewelry line in June 2009, under her name “Chorthip”, she has created several innovative jewelry collections, including: Infinity, Rain, Pebble, Spiral, Nugget, Wave, Knot, and Helix. Chorthip draws her inspiration from her strong cultural background in which nature plays a major role. Her jewelry proves to be timeless and has been called “where modern meets classic and elegant”. Chorthip works in her studio in the town of Woodstock, NY most days but you can find her on weekends practicing yoga, and chasing after her two young boys.

Chorthip has been selected as one of 24 out of 250 applicants for the FIT Design Entrepreneurs 2019 contest. You can read about it here!

Chorthip Lagnese

Woodstock Film Festival & Actors and Writers Present Staged Screenplay Reading @ BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Woodstock Film Festival and Actors & Writers Present Staged Screenplay Reading of Feeding Mrs. Moskowitz

Suggested Donation $15.00 – buy your tickets online!
Location: Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock NY 12498
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Staged Screenplay reading of FEEDING MRS. MOSCOWITZ

FEEDING MRS. MOSKOWITZ was written by Barbara Pokras and Fran Pokras Yariv, based on the novella by Barbara Pokras

Directed by Shelley Wyant

Featuring cast from Actors & Writers, including stage and screen actors Lori Wilner, Dannah Chaifetz, Mikhail Horowitz, Joe White, Mark St Germain, Katherine Burger, Davis Hall, Mary Gallagher, Nina Shengold, and Brian Macready.

FEEDING MRS. MOSKOWITZ tells the story of the remarkable Golde Moskowitz, an elderly Russian widow living alone with her memories. In Golde’s world, “signs” are everywhere, the dead converse with the living, and dreams are real. Natalie Holtzman, a thirty-six-year-old graphic artist longing for connection, fills her world with work and her commitment-wary boyfriend, Artie. One sweltering summer morning, Golde decides to do some grocery shopping. Natalie, on her way to work, quite literally “runs into” her, and the lives of both women are forever changed. Gracefully poignant, FEEDING MRS. MOSKOWITZ explores the world of two women at different stages of their lives with deft humor and heart-warming detail.

Actors and Writers is a professional theater ensemble that performs old and new plays in the Hudson Valley area including Odd Fellows in Olivebridge, Maverick Concert Hall in Woodstock, Unison Arts in New Paltz, and ASK in Kingston Rondout.

The Woodstock Film Festival is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to present an annual program and year-round schedule of film, music, and art-related activities that promotes artists, culture, inspired learning, and diversity.

May
18
Sat
Labyrinths of the Minds – Dialogue and Opening Reception @ BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
May 18 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Exhibition Labyrinths of the Mind Explores Encounters of Art, Psychology, and Neuroscience

Opening to the public on Friday, May 17, the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts presents the exhibition Labyrinths of the Mind. On Saturday, May 18, there will be a public discussion with the artists and curator at 3:00 pm on Processes of Mind and Art, followed by a reception until 6:00 pm.

The exhibition’s curator, Sara Lynn Henry, notes in a statement: “Where have our minds gone these days? Are they lost in the cascade of media, digital messages, and commercial/political fractured (fake?) realities that inundate us of late? The artists participating in Labyrinths of the Mind have set out to get beneath this cultural surface to explore the inner caverns of the personal mind.” Here, she says, the use of the word “mind” is intended to characterize the artist’s own cognition, thoughts, feelings, and creative moments—a stream of art-consciousness, so to speak. This inner world is explored for its own sake, but also explored for inner responses to the outer—nature, culture, even politics. This creative dance is impelled by the hearty remnants of psychologizing in our culture—i.e. what do I think—but also by the awareness of the rock bed of mind in the neurostructure and dynamics of the brain. In the last decade, advanced technologies have allowed for more to be learned about the brain than in all previous centuries. Some of the artists in Labyrinths of the Mind look directly to these neuroscientific forms as subject and metaphor in their art; others have been directly or subliminally affected by this new knowledge. All of the artists selected for the show create networks of visual events, dynamically interacting across open spaces—a stream of images, remembrances, bits of nature, sometimes scientific diagrams or imaging—all within the vast spaces of a mind experience. The recent understanding of the way our mind/brain structures meaning out of disparate bits of information, stored in various locations, has impelled this creative direction. A few artists penetrate to the unnamed space within which all occurs for a place of contemplation. The exhibition includes painting, works on paper, video, and one sculptural piece.

The artists in the show are: Nancy Azara, Ford Crull, Greg Dunn, Jane Fine, Owen Gray, Nene Humphrey, Suejin Jo, Zachary Keeting, Ellen K. Levy, Sam Messenger, Paula Overbay, Pema Rinzin, David Scher, Barbara Takenaga, Dannielle Tegeder, and Sarah Walker.

Sara Lynn Henry is an independent curator and art writer. She is Emerita Professor of Art History and the National Endowment for the Humanities Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Drew University.

The exhibition is on view through June 30, 2019.

Byrdcliffe Kleinert James Center for the Arts
36 Tinker Street, Woodstock NY
May 17 — June 30, 2019
Saturday, May 18: Dialogue with the Artists: Processes of Mind and Art, 3:00 to 4:00 pm followed by an Opening Reception, 4:00 to 6:00 pm.

May
25
Sat
Byrdcliffe Artist Spotlight – Peter Kaj Brown @ The Byrdcliffe Shop
May 25 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Byrdcliffe will be holding an ARTIST SPOTLIGHT for woodworker Peter Kaj Brown of PKB Woodworking on Saturday, May 25, noon 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 beautifully creative and functional wooden items.

To Peter Kaj Brown, each tree writes its own story. Its grains and knots speak a history that is measured in decades and generations, telling of times and events that are only now dim memories and half-remembered fables. With each item he creates, care is taken to reveal the grains of the wood, allowing their stories to show through. Peter feels that when he makes something, his goal is always to bring out that beauty. He takes great pleasure and enjoyment in revealing the many and varied stories told in the different woods.

Peter Kaj Brown

Jun
8
Sat
Go Flower Go Workshop @ Byrdcliffe Barn
Jun 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Calling all plant-aholics, weed-watchers, nature-lovers, and creative types! Botanist Kris Garnier of Go Flower Go is offering a three-week workshop merging her enthusiasm and love of science and art through the fascinating, abstract world of plants. Up your plant identification skills, take field notes, gain interesting plant facts and learn the steps and preservation techniques used to create beautiful and informative herbarium specimens.

To start off our first session, we will collect prolifically growing plants from the Byrdcliffe Art Colony grounds, take field notes, identify and press them. In the next two sessions we will learn mounting techniques and detailed information on our collected plants with a diverse collection of books provided. At the third meeting, we will finish mounting our specimens and conclude with student presentations. The end result will be frameable keepsakes and a deeper appreciation of the plants growing in our region.

Microscopes will be available each session to examine some of the plants collected more intimately, revealing the gorgeous symmetry and intricacy of each.

Classes will be held on June 8, 15, and 22 for roughly 2 hours per session and will be limited to six students. A $35.00 material use fee is required.

Materials included: use of wooden press, ventilators, blotter paper and news print, weights, acid-free herbarium paper, glue, thread and needles, acid free finishing tape, books, informational hand outs and microscopes.

Students should bring a pocket-sized notebook, a pencil, clippers, a large shoulder bag, Insect spray, sun protection, and water. A camera or cell phone camera is recommended.

Maximum 6 students.

Class dates :
Saturdays, June 8, 15, and 22, 2:00 – 4:00 pm (end time is approximate)

Location: Meet in front of the Byrdcliffe Barn, 485 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY; parking is permitted on Upper Byrdcliffe Road, on the Barn side of the street only
Price for 3-week workshop: $110 for Byrdcliffe members, $120 for not-yet members
Materials fee: $35.00 materials fee paid directly to teacher (please bring cash or check to first class meeting).

Pay your class fee online! Or you can call us at 845.679.2079 to pay over the phone with a credit card.

payonline

ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTOR

Over the past 20 years, Kris Garnier has been overseeing greenhouses, gardens, and indoor plant collections for both businesses and estates throughout the Hudson Valley. She spends her free time exploring the woods, fields, mountains, stream sides, overgrown lots, cracks in a sidewalk…anywhere plants grow, to learn more about them. Garnier has completed a Botany Certification through The New York Botanical Garden and is a Licensed New York State Guide (Badge #7272).

Jun
15
Sat
Go Flower Go Workshop @ Byrdcliffe Barn
Jun 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Calling all plant-aholics, weed-watchers, nature-lovers, and creative types! Botanist Kris Garnier of Go Flower Go is offering a three-week workshop merging her enthusiasm and love of science and art through the fascinating, abstract world of plants. Up your plant identification skills, take field notes, gain interesting plant facts and learn the steps and preservation techniques used to create beautiful and informative herbarium specimens.

To start off our first session, we will collect prolifically growing plants from the Byrdcliffe Art Colony grounds, take field notes, identify and press them. In the next two sessions we will learn mounting techniques and detailed information on our collected plants with a diverse collection of books provided. At the third meeting, we will finish mounting our specimens and conclude with student presentations. The end result will be frameable keepsakes and a deeper appreciation of the plants growing in our region.

Microscopes will be available each session to examine some of the plants collected more intimately, revealing the gorgeous symmetry and intricacy of each.

Classes will be held on June 8, 15, and 22 for roughly 2 hours per session and will be limited to six students. A $35.00 material use fee is required.

Materials included: use of wooden press, ventilators, blotter paper and news print, weights, acid-free herbarium paper, glue, thread and needles, acid free finishing tape, books, informational hand outs and microscopes.

Students should bring a pocket-sized notebook, a pencil, clippers, a large shoulder bag, Insect spray, sun protection, and water. A camera or cell phone camera is recommended.

Maximum 6 students.

Class dates :
Saturdays, June 8, 15, and 22, 2:00 – 4:00 pm (end time is approximate)

Location: Meet in front of the Byrdcliffe Barn, 485 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY; parking is permitted on Upper Byrdcliffe Road, on the Barn side of the street only
Price for 3-week workshop: $110 for Byrdcliffe members, $120 for not-yet members
Materials fee: $35.00 materials fee paid directly to teacher (please bring cash or check to first class meeting).

Pay your class fee online! Or you can call us at 845.679.2079 to pay over the phone with a credit card.

payonline

ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTOR

Over the past 20 years, Kris Garnier has been overseeing greenhouses, gardens, and indoor plant collections for both businesses and estates throughout the Hudson Valley. She spends her free time exploring the woods, fields, mountains, stream sides, overgrown lots, cracks in a sidewalk…anywhere plants grow, to learn more about them. Garnier has completed a Botany Certification through The New York Botanical Garden and is a Licensed New York State Guide (Badge #7272).

Opera to Pops @ Byrdcliffe Barn
Jun 15 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

An exquisite evening of dinner, champagne, pastries, and glorious sounds from Mozart to Miles.

Please join us for this annual celebration of music across the ages. Enjoy a locally-sourced dinner followed by music, champagne, and dessert. And prepare to participate in our raffle of amazing items. Proceeds for the events support Byrdcliffe’s arts programming.

Tickets: $150 each ($75 is tax deductible); Benefactor $500 for two tickets ($350 is tax deductible); Patron $1,000 for four tickets ($700 is tax deductible) – buy your tickets online!

Jun
22
Sat
Go Flower Go Workshop @ Byrdcliffe Barn
Jun 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Calling all plant-aholics, weed-watchers, nature-lovers, and creative types! Botanist Kris Garnier of Go Flower Go is offering a three-week workshop merging her enthusiasm and love of science and art through the fascinating, abstract world of plants. Up your plant identification skills, take field notes, gain interesting plant facts and learn the steps and preservation techniques used to create beautiful and informative herbarium specimens.

To start off our first session, we will collect prolifically growing plants from the Byrdcliffe Art Colony grounds, take field notes, identify and press them. In the next two sessions we will learn mounting techniques and detailed information on our collected plants with a diverse collection of books provided. At the third meeting, we will finish mounting our specimens and conclude with student presentations. The end result will be frameable keepsakes and a deeper appreciation of the plants growing in our region.

Microscopes will be available each session to examine some of the plants collected more intimately, revealing the gorgeous symmetry and intricacy of each.

Classes will be held on June 8, 15, and 22 for roughly 2 hours per session and will be limited to six students. A $35.00 material use fee is required.

Materials included: use of wooden press, ventilators, blotter paper and news print, weights, acid-free herbarium paper, glue, thread and needles, acid free finishing tape, books, informational hand outs and microscopes.

Students should bring a pocket-sized notebook, a pencil, clippers, a large shoulder bag, Insect spray, sun protection, and water. A camera or cell phone camera is recommended.

Maximum 6 students.

Class dates :
Saturdays, June 8, 15, and 22, 2:00 – 4:00 pm (end time is approximate)

Location: Meet in front of the Byrdcliffe Barn, 485 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY; parking is permitted on Upper Byrdcliffe Road, on the Barn side of the street only
Price for 3-week workshop: $110 for Byrdcliffe members, $120 for not-yet members
Materials fee: $35.00 materials fee paid directly to teacher (please bring cash or check to first class meeting).

Pay your class fee online! Or you can call us at 845.679.2079 to pay over the phone with a credit card.

payonline

ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTOR

Over the past 20 years, Kris Garnier has been overseeing greenhouses, gardens, and indoor plant collections for both businesses and estates throughout the Hudson Valley. She spends her free time exploring the woods, fields, mountains, stream sides, overgrown lots, cracks in a sidewalk…anywhere plants grow, to learn more about them. Garnier has completed a Botany Certification through The New York Botanical Garden and is a Licensed New York State Guide (Badge #7272).

Jun
24
Mon
Woodstock Summer Stage @ Byrdcliffe Barn
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Woodstock Festival of Song Presents SUMMER STAGE, a new Musical Drama Summer Camp for kids at the Byrdcliffe Barn.
Monday – Friday, June 24 – 28, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Aftercare available til 6:00 pm.

Join director Edie Avioli of Edie’s Fairytale Theatre and musical composer Christopher Sears as we create Peter Pan & the Neverland Band engaging campers in musical storytelling.
Final Show on Friday, June 28 at 3:00 pm. Ages 5-15.

Register online: ediesfairytaletheatre.com

Woodstock Summer Stage