Jun
29
Thu
Fit/Dance with Adah Frank @ BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
Jun 29 @ 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.

Jul
1
Sat
Byrdcliffe Artist Spotlight – 28A Clay Studio @ The Byrdcliffe Shop
Jul 1 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Byrdcliffe will be holding an ARTIST SPOTLIGHT for ceramic artists Meredith Nichols and Harry Kunhardt of 28A Clay Studio on Saturday, July 1, noon to 6:00 pm at the Byrdcliffe Shop on 36 Tinker Street in Woodstock, NY. The Artist Spotlight will focus on Meredith’s and Harry’s work, and everybody will be able to meet them at the Byrdcliffe Shop and find out more about the skills and fine artistry involved in their wonderful ceramic pieces.

ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS SCHEDULE SUMMER 2017
Saturday, June 10, 12:00 – 6:00 pm: Kristen Garnier – herbarium art
Saturday, July 1, 12:00 – 6:00 pm: Meredith Nichols and Harry Kunhardt of 28A Clay Studio – ceramics
Saturday, July 15, 12:00 – 6:00 pm: Brinton Baker of Stone Window Gallery – ceramics
Saturday, July 29, 12:00 – 6:00 pm: Cheyenne Mallo of Cheyenne Mallo Pottery – ceramics
Saturday, August 5, 12:00 – 6:00 pm: Jane Resnick of SlabLab Pottery – ceramics
Saturday, August 12, 12:00 – 6:00 pm: Chorthip Lagnese – jewelry
Saturday, August 26, 12:00 – 6:00 pm: Peter Kaj Brown of PKB Woodworking – woodworking
Saturday, September 2, 12:00 – 6:00 pm: Belinda DeCiccio – textiles

Each day, Meredith Nichols and Harry Kunhardt of 28A Clay Studio work to bring positivity and an open mind to their practice. They aim to preserve a sense of comfort, vitality, and purpose intrinsic to the clay. As a result, these values emanate out of the pots and into the homes and hands of those they live with.

28a clay studio

Natalie Merchant @ BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
Jul 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

NATALIE MERCHANT CELEBRATES THE RELEASE OF HER NEW 10-CD BOX SET
Natalie Merchant celebrates the release of her 10-CD box set The Natalie Merchant Collection with a free event at Kleinert/James Center for the Arts in Woodstock on Saturday, July 1. The event, presented by The Golden Notebook, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, and Radio Woodstock WDST, will include an interview with Merchant, an audience Q&A, and a short performance. Following the event Merchant will sign copies of the new box set – which will be available for purchase. Read more

Event Date and Time: Saturday, July 1, 2017, 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
Location: The Byrdcliffe Shop, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Tickets: Free

natalie merchant

Jul
6
Thu
Voice Theatre’s comedy The Skin of Our Teeth @ Byrdcliffe Theater
Jul 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Voice Theatre’s comedy The Skin of Our Teeth, Pulitzer Prize Winning play by Thornton Wilder

The prehistoric world meets Suburbia. The Antrobus family survive the Election, Climate Change and the end of the world. Combining comedy, wit and intelligence this play is one of the defining moments in American Theater.

“A celebratory glow pervades this millennia-spanning portrait of a single family’s survival against the odds.” – Ben Brantley –The New York Times

This high-energy production will sweep you up and carry you away. One of the defining American dramatists of this century, Wilder stages history as a series of giddy pratfalls, in which mankind keeps bouncing back from every near wipe-out.

Dates: July 6-23, 2017, Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm
Venue: Byrdcliffe Theater, 380 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY
Tickets: 845.679.0154 – General admission $25, Students and Seniors $20.

voice theatre

Jul
7
Fri
Voice Theatre’s comedy The Skin of Our Teeth @ Byrdcliffe Theater
Jul 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Voice Theatre’s comedy The Skin of Our Teeth, Pulitzer Prize Winning play by Thornton Wilder

The prehistoric world meets Suburbia. The Antrobus family survive the Election, Climate Change and the end of the world. Combining comedy, wit and intelligence this play is one of the defining moments in American Theater.

“A celebratory glow pervades this millennia-spanning portrait of a single family’s survival against the odds.” – Ben Brantley –The New York Times

This high-energy production will sweep you up and carry you away. One of the defining American dramatists of this century, Wilder stages history as a series of giddy pratfalls, in which mankind keeps bouncing back from every near wipe-out.

Dates: July 6-23, 2017, Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm
Venue: Byrdcliffe Theater, 380 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY
Tickets: 845.679.0154 – General admission $25, Students and Seniors $20.

voice theatre

Jul
8
Sat
Summer Hike on the Byrdcliffe/Mt. Guardian Trails @ Meet at the Byrdcliffe Theater
Jul 8 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Join DEC-licensed Hiking Guide David Holden for a wonderful summer hike. Dave is an amateur naturalist, nature photographer and nature writer. He built the Byrdcliffe Trail in 2012 and will share his love of Byrdcliffe and Mt. Guardian, pointing out and discussing local history, as well as the burgeoning natural world around us. Please dress for the weather, in layers, wear good (preferably waterproof) footwear with ankle-support, bring water and be prepared for a steep trail. There will be a nice view of the Woodstock Valley from the top. Meet at the Byrdcliffe Theater parking lot, 380 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock at 9:30 am (approx. 3 hours). $15/person. Dogs must be leashed. Hike will proceed in light rain – heavy rain and/or thunderstorm cancels. Call 845.679.2079 for more info.

Composition: The Abstract Landscape – Artist Talks and Opening Reception @ BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
Jul 8 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Exhibition Dates: July 7 – August 20, 2017
Artist Talks: Saturday, July 8, 2017, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 8, 2017, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm, or by appointment on Tuesday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Opening on July 7, 2017 at the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild’s Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, the exhibition Composition: The Abstract Landscape examines the ways in which abstract paintings rely on spatial relationships in nature. Not every work in the show is identified by the artist as landscape (that is, depicting a real or imagined outdoor locale); but all of the work is structured in ways that reveal how the compositional tools of landscape painting remain guiding principles in the creation of abstract work. The opening reception is on Saturday, July 8, preceded by a 3:00 pm panel discussion with participating artists and the show’s curator, Derin Tanyol.

Woodstock is at the heart of where American landscape painting was born. Hudson River School paintings, and earlier European prototypes by artists like Nicolas Poussin, are predicated on compositional aesthetics rather than topographical accuracy, using a vocabulary of raised viewpoints, penetrating space, and pictorial divisions into horizontal layers, with skies of an often devotional grandeur occupying half the canvas. Thomas Cole, Frederic Edwin Church, and other painters of classical landscape also frequently used a device called the coulisse, a dark, vertical object—often a tree—in the foreground, at one or both edges of the canvas, creating a natural frame around the landscape, like curtains drawn to the side of a stage set.

This kind of theatrical space in landscape is paramount to the abstractions in the exhibition at the Kleinert/James. Through the use of the coulisse, strong horizon lines, or—in the most abstract examples in the show—compositional distinctions between a thing and what’s around it, the works of art comprising Composition: The Abstract Landscape are serene exemplars of visual organization, underlining the commonalities rather than oppositions between abstraction and naturalistic representation. If landscapes by Cole or Church are harmonious spatial entities intent on inviting and absorbing the viewer rather than imparting geographical information, the exhibition at the Kleinert/James demonstrates how creating a visual and emotional immersion in pictorial space—what the late Jake Berthot, an artist in the show, called a “space-place”—underlies the aesthetics of abstraction.

Composition: The Abstract Landscape includes work by Gregory Amenoff, Milton Avery, Sally Michel Avery, Jake Berthot, Josephine Bloodgood, Donald Elder, Yale Epstein, Philip Guston, Jenny Nelson, Thomas Nozkowski, Sandra Nystrom, Robert Ohnigian, Thomas Sarrantonio, and Roberta Sickler. Amenoff, chair of the Art Department at Columbia University, has also curated the primarily landscape-based exhibition Entre chien et loup, running concurrently at the Kleinert/James’s neighbor, the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum (WAAM). WAAM and the Kleinert/James will host a Family Day in their galleries on Saturday, July 22 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm, where children (all ages) and their guardians will have the opportunity to create artwork based on the exhibitions.

The show’s curator, Derin Tanyol, is Director of Exhibitions and Programs at the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild. She has a doctorate in art history and has published on nineteenth-century art and Surrealism. Tanyol has taught Art History at Wesleyan University and SUNY New Paltz.

Exhibition generously sponsored by Five Partners Foundation and the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation.

Voice Theatre’s comedy The Skin of Our Teeth @ Byrdcliffe Theater
Jul 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Voice Theatre’s comedy The Skin of Our Teeth, Pulitzer Prize Winning play by Thornton Wilder

The prehistoric world meets Suburbia. The Antrobus family survive the Election, Climate Change and the end of the world. Combining comedy, wit and intelligence this play is one of the defining moments in American Theater.

“A celebratory glow pervades this millennia-spanning portrait of a single family’s survival against the odds.” – Ben Brantley –The New York Times

This high-energy production will sweep you up and carry you away. One of the defining American dramatists of this century, Wilder stages history as a series of giddy pratfalls, in which mankind keeps bouncing back from every near wipe-out.

Dates: July 6-23, 2017, Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm
Venue: Byrdcliffe Theater, 380 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY
Tickets: 845.679.0154 – General admission $25, Students and Seniors $20.

voice theatre

Jul
9
Sun
Voice Theatre’s comedy The Skin of Our Teeth @ Byrdcliffe Theater
Jul 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Voice Theatre’s comedy The Skin of Our Teeth, Pulitzer Prize Winning play by Thornton Wilder

The prehistoric world meets Suburbia. The Antrobus family survive the Election, Climate Change and the end of the world. Combining comedy, wit and intelligence this play is one of the defining moments in American Theater.

“A celebratory glow pervades this millennia-spanning portrait of a single family’s survival against the odds.” – Ben Brantley –The New York Times

This high-energy production will sweep you up and carry you away. One of the defining American dramatists of this century, Wilder stages history as a series of giddy pratfalls, in which mankind keeps bouncing back from every near wipe-out.

Dates: July 6-23, 2017, Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm
Venue: Byrdcliffe Theater, 380 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY
Tickets: 845.679.0154 – General admission $25, Students and Seniors $20.

voice theatre

Jul
13
Thu
Fit/Dance with Adah Frank @ BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
Jul 13 @ 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.