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.

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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).

Artist in Residence Program – Open Studio Session 01 @ Villetta Inn
Jun 22 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

IT’S OPEN STUDIO TIME AT BYRDCLIFFE!

Meet the Makers – the first Open Studios event for our 2019 Artist-in-Residence (AiR) Program takes place on Saturday, June 22 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. There will be open studios from 3:00 to 5:00 pm around the Villetta Inn, followed by readings and musical performances from 5:00 to 6:00 pm.

Experience installations, paintings, performance, musical composition, ceramics, readings, and more! Residents live and work at the 117-year-old Byrdcliffe Art Colony, just north of downtown Woodstock.

Help us celebrate the unstoppable diversity of art at Byrdcliffe today. This event is free and open to all! Refreshments will be served.

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 and follow our signs.

The June 22 Open Studio participants include:
-Ceramic Artists: Jessika Edgar, Suzanne Goldenberg
-Visual Artists: Olivia Baldwin (painting), Caleb Booth (painting), Phil Buehler (photography), Lybi Cucurullo (sculpture), Bianca Kann (sculpture), Lisa Levy (painting), Sariah Park (printmaking), Mark Sengbusch (painting), Meghan Surges (film/video/animation), Virginia Wagner (painting)
-Writers/Playwrights: mary cinadr (non-fiction), Mindy Ohringer (fiction), Katie Peyton (non-fiction), Matthew Puccini (playwriting)

-Staff Artists: James Adelman (painting); Erika McCarthy (mixed media), Beth Wynne (writing)

Open Studio Schedule for the 2019 Summer Season:
-Saturday, June 22, 3:00 – 6:00 pm (Villetta Inn)
-Saturday, July 20, 3:00 – 6:00 pm (Villetta Inn)
-Saturday, August 31, 3:00 – 6:00 pm (Villetta Inn)
-Saturday, September 28, as part of Byrdcliffe Afternoon 12:00 – 6:00 pm (Villetta Inn)

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

Jun
25
Tue
Woodstock Summer Stage @ Byrdcliffe Barn
Jun 25 @ 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

Jun
26
Wed
Woodstock Summer Stage @ Byrdcliffe Barn
Jun 26 @ 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

Jun
27
Thu
Woodstock Summer Stage @ Byrdcliffe Barn
Jun 27 @ 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

Jun
28
Fri
Woodstock Summer Stage @ Byrdcliffe Barn
Jun 28 @ 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

Jun
29
Sat
Byrdcliffe Artist Spotlight – Sherri Cohen @ The Byrdcliffe Shop
Jun 29 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Byrdcliffe will be holding an ARTIST SPOTLIGHT for local jewelry designer and creator Sherri Cohen on Saturday, June 29, noon to 6:00 pm at the Byrdcliffe Shop on 36 Tinker Street in Woodstock, NY. The Artist Spotlight will focus on Sherri’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 jewelry creations.

From whimsical hearts to spiritual items, Sherri Cohen‘s collection incorporates sterling silver, gold, and semi-precious gems, along with natural local and exotic woods and recycled materials. Her unique art captures her awe of nature, the human spirit and enduring love. Sherri’s ceremonial objects that celebrate life cycles are sure to become the heirlooms and keepsakes of tomorrow. Her handcrafted jewelry, one-of-a-kind, signed pieces, and functional art enhance life, spirit, and the home.

Over 20 years of creativity began with Sherri’s BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. She began creating ceremonial and religious objects in the early 90s to celebrate the cycle of life within the Judaic tradition. Her work has been exhibited throughout the country in galleries as well as private collections, and has appeared in the Celebrations Collection in New York’s Jewish Museum. Design Your Own – Commission Pieces! Have a great idea for a special piece of jewelry? Need an heirloom piece to be created or personalized? Sherri would love to help bring those ideas to life to create that special piece just for you – on a commission basis. Your idea plus her deep experience with design and materials are a winning combination and can create something that is both beautiful and uniquely yours. Your ideas will be transformed into works of art. Commission work may also include customization of many of her existing pieces including jewelry or Judaica.

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Jul
6
Sat
Pete Mauney: Nocturnal Transmissions – Artist’s Talk and Opening Reception @ BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
Jul 6 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Opening Friday, July 5, the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts of the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild presents a solo exhibition of photographs, Pete Mauney: Nocturnal Transmissions. On Saturday, July 6, Pete Mauney will discuss his art in a free public talk starting at 3:00 pm. A reception follows from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.

The exhibition at the Kleinert/James, curated by Tina Bromberg and Doug Milford, is comprised of three bodies of Mauney’s work—different in execution and motivation, yet all interrelated. One group explores the erratic and surreal systems of fireflies, whose bioluminescence is translated into pulsing green color fields through Mauney’s camera. Based in the Hudson Valley, Mauney says he finds concentrations of individual and mixed regional firefly populations and attempts to capture their mass and what he calls their “temporary ubiquity” through long camera exposures of their self-generated light. “Patterns of flash, seemingly random patterns of travel, unpredictability, and overwhelming beauty is the experience,” says Mauney, “I’ve been lucky enough to capture some reflections of that experience with my cameras.”

A second body of work in the exhibition explores the less chaotic systems of airplanes, airports, and air traffic patterns, with long-exposure photographs of light above and around airports. Utilizing a technique adapted from his firefly work, Mauney captures these flight patterns in works that evoke geysers of light or glowing circuit boards across the sky. Mauney describes the results as “simultaneously rigidly ordered (in engineering, execution and protocol) and deliciously abstract (in the visual).” This combination of order and abstraction is key to the intense appeal in Mauney’s photographic examinations of light.

A third piece in the show, About a Mile, Either Way, Give or Take, is a portrait of a roughly two-mile stretch of the Hudson River extending north and south from Tivoli, which Mauney walked almost daily for several years. While documenting a period of change in his own life, it is really an open love letter to the river. There, Mauney found allegories for the processes and systems of the cycle of life. Calling the photographs in the series “at turns beautiful, neutral, and repulsive,” Mauney explains that About a Mile examines the sublime and harsh realities of life and living in a limited, defined ecosystem—and of life and living in more general terms.

Pete Mauney studied film at NYU before going on to receive his BA and MFA in photography from Bard College. Always a night person, Mauney has been photographing in the dark since his first serious roll of film. Photography was introduced to him at an early age and has become essential to his pursuit of randomness generated by highly programmed and engineered entities. He lives with his photographer wife and two young children in Tivoli, New York, which he has called home for thirty years.

Pete Mauney: Nocturnal Transmissions is on view through September 8, 2019. Exhibition proudly sponsored by ANATOLI Jewelry LLC, Woodstock NY.

Gallery Hours: Mon/Thurs/Fri: 12:00 – 6:00 pm; Sat/Sun: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm; by appointment Tues/Wed.

Jul
11
Thu
Shostakovich and his World in the 1960s @ BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

“Shostakovich and his World in the 1960s,” part of the series From Maverick to Woodstock: in the Spirit of the 60s

An interactive talk led by Klara Moricz (Professor of Music, Amherst College) and Alexander Platt (Music Director, Maverick Concerts).

From Maverick to Woodstock: in the Spirit of the 60s is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Free Admission.

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