May
27
Sun
Byrdcliffe Artist Spotlight – Karen Berelowitz @ BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
May 27 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Byrdcliffe will be holding an ARTIST SPOTLIGHT for visual artist Karen Berelowitz (Karmabee) on Sunday, May 27, 12:00 to 6:00 pm at the Byrdcliffe Shop on 36 Tinker Street in Woodstock, NY. The Artist Spotlight will focus on Karen’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 whimsical screen printed cards, coasters, buttons, etc.

Karen Berelowitz doodled through three decades of school and an international development career before launching Karmabee in 2007. She prints her hand-drawn black & white designs on notecards, baby clothes, kids and adult T-shirts, cork coasters, washi tape, tote bags, buttons, and more. Karen sells her work online on Etsy, at the weekly Kingston Farmers Market, at local holiday fairs, and in stores around the Hudson Valley and beyond. She currently lives and works in Uptown Kingston, NY, and from 2011-2016, she ran a retail store in the historic Rondout waterfront district. Karen also teaches art and business, licenses her drawings, and creates custom logos and designs.

Karen Berelowitz

Jun
9
Sat
Pageant of Inconceivables – Opening Reception @ BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
Jun 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Opening to the public on Friday, June 8, Pageant of Inconceivables is an exhibition of ceramic works that operate/act as inner portraits rather than solely functional objects. A reception with the artists and curators will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Saturday, June 9, at the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild’s Kleinert/James Center for the Arts.

Pageant of Inconceivables focuses on works that use clay as their medium, and that are inspired by anthropomorphic associations. Exploring themes of empathy and humanity, the exhibition unites subtle evocations of the figurative, transforming the gallery into a procession of unpredictable beauty. Through the materials and traditions of ceramics, Pageant of Inconceivables demonstrates the depth to which personal narrative and expression can be taken.

This exhibition continues the integral role that ceramics have played throughout the history of the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild as an arts and crafts colony.

The artists in the show are Bill Adams, Ann Agee, Joan Bankemper, Mary Carlson, Stella Chasteen, Alice Mackler, Dan McCarthy, Eva Melas, Rebecca Morgan, Kathy Ruttenberg, Sally Saul, Arlene Shechet, Elise Siegel, Jessica Stoller, and Arnie Zimmerman.

Curated by Portia Munson and Katharine Umsted.

On view at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts from June 8 – August 5, 2018.

Gallery Hours: June hours are Thursday through Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm; July/August hours are Thursday through Monday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm (11:00 am – 6:00 pm on the weekends); or by appointment on Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Jun
16
Sat
Mountain Laurels in Bloom on Byrdcliffe/Mt. Guardian Trail @ Meet at Byrdcliffe Theater
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Come walk the Byrdcliffe/Mt.Guardian Trails with Dave Holden of Woodstock Trails (www.woodstocknytrails.com). Dave is a member of the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, a licensed Hiking Guide, noted local explorer, naturalist, amateur local history-buff, trail-maker, nature-photographer, and nature-writer. His knowledge of the area is wide ranging and deep. Walking the trail with him is always enjoyable as he slowly brings you in tune with the wonder of the natural world of Mt. Guardian. These hikes are more ambles as the group will walk for a bit, then stop and discuss the details of the surrounding natural- and man-made history, more of a saunter in the John Muir style of immersive nature experience.

Still, the walker needs to be prepared for a serious hike, like all Catskills hikes. The trail is very steep in sections, requiring sturdy shoes with good ankle-support (waterproof is always best). Another must-have is water, for yourself and your pet (dogs are allowed but leash-only), and please be prepared to pick up after Fido. Optional items are: trekking-poles; sunscreen (lower section is shaded but upper is open and sunny); insect-repellent, and a snack. Please always watch the weather and be prepared for a rain shower. Heavy, steady rains and/or a thunderstorm will automatically cancel a hike.

The hikes start at 10:00 am and average 2 1/2 to 3 hours in duration, meeting at the Byrdcliffe Theater Parking Lot (380 Upper Byrdcliffe Road). $20/person suggested donation. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, GROUP LIMITED TO 12. Call 845. 594.4863 for reservations or for more information.

Hike dates and themes are:
Saturday May 19: Early Spring on Byrdcliffe/Mt. Guardian Trail
Saturday June 16: Mountain Laurels in Bloom
Saturday July 14: Hiking (Slowly) in the Shade, Hike #1
Saturday August 11: Hiking (Slowly) in the Shade, Hike #2
Saturday September 15: Early Fall on the Byrdcliffe/Mt. Guardian Trail
Saturday October 27: Fall Colors

Byrdcliffe Night at the Opera @ Byrdcliffe Barn
Jun 16 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

BYRDCLIFFE NIGHT AT THE OPERA

Event Date and Time: Saturday, June 16, 2018, 6:00 – 10:00 pm, with opera performance starting at 8:00 pm
Location: Hors d’oeuvres, dinner, opera, pastries and champagne reception at Byrdcliffe Barn, 485 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock
Tickets: $150 per person, Benefactor $500 (includes 2 tickets), Patron $1,000 (includes 4 tickets) – purchase your tickets or sponsorships online now!

The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild presents Byrdcliffe Night at the Opera, a boisterous evening of song and celebration at the Byrdcliffe Barn. This annual blockbuster event is presented by Hudson Valley diva and stage director Maria Todaro of the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice, who has stunned audiences in her roles as Bizet’s Carmen and Rosina in The Barber of Seville. This year’s guest star is Laura Virella, a mezzo-soprano from Puerto Rico who has performed with the Washington National Opera, Ópera de Puerto Rico, Theater Rudolstadt, Wolf Trap Opera, Dicapo Opera, Festival de Santa Florentina and Lüneburg Opera. Louis Otey and Maria Todaro will perform as well, with acclaimed pianists Doug Martin and Justin Kolb at the keyboard. The evening will also feature young emerging talents from the region: Ali Bailey, Phoebe Hoolihan, Andrew Pulver, Layla Michelopoulos, Olivia Veier, Maia Weiss, and Maria Whitcomb. This year’s theme is “Sirens of the Voice,” celebrating women in the arts.

The evening starts with hors d’oeuvres at 6:00 pm, then an elegant dinner at 7:00 pm, followed by a lively night of music at 8:00 pm. After the musical performance, there will be a champagne and dessert reception with the singers.

Opera attire is strongly suggested.

Jul
12
Thu
Voice Theatre – Arthur Miller’s All My Sons @ Byrdcliffe Theater
Jul 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Jul
13
Fri
Voice Theatre – Arthur Miller’s All My Sons @ Byrdcliffe Theater
Jul 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Jul
14
Sat
Hiking in the Shade # 1 on Byrdcliffe/Mt. Guardian Trail @ Meet at Byrdcliffe Theater
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Come walk the Byrdcliffe/Mt.Guardian Trails with Dave Holden of Woodstock Trails (www.woodstocknytrails.com). Dave is a member of the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, a licensed Hiking Guide, noted local explorer, naturalist, amateur local history-buff, trail-maker, nature-photographer, and nature-writer. His knowledge of the area is wide ranging and deep. Walking the trail with him is always enjoyable as he slowly brings you in tune with the wonder of the natural world of Mt. Guardian. These hikes are more ambles as the group will walk for a bit, then stop and discuss the details of the surrounding natural- and man-made history, more of a saunter in the John Muir style of immersive nature experience.

Still, the walker needs to be prepared for a serious hike, like all Catskills hikes. The trail is very steep in sections, requiring sturdy shoes with good ankle-support (waterproof is always best). Another must-have is water, for yourself and your pet (dogs are allowed but leash-only), and please be prepared to pick up after Fido. Optional items are: trekking-poles; sunscreen (lower section is shaded but upper is open and sunny); insect-repellent, and a snack. Please always watch the weather and be prepared for a rain shower. Heavy, steady rains and/or a thunderstorm will automatically cancel a hike.

The hikes start at 10:00 am and average 2 1/2 to 3 hours in duration, meeting at the Byrdcliffe Theater Parking Lot (380 Upper Byrdcliffe Road). $20/person suggested donation. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, GROUP LIMITED TO 12. Call 845. 594.4863 for reservations or for more information.

Hike dates and themes are:
Saturday May 19: Early Spring on Byrdcliffe/Mt. Guardian Trail
Saturday June 16: Mountain Laurels in Bloom
Saturday July 14: Hiking (Slowly) in the Shade, Hike #1
Saturday August 11: Hiking (Slowly) in the Shade, Hike #2
Saturday September 15: Early Fall on the Byrdcliffe/Mt. Guardian Trail
Saturday October 27: Fall Colors

10 Houses for 10 Years- ’10th Anniversary House Tour’ @ pick up maps at Byrdcliffe Shop
Jul 14 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Get a personal invitation into some of the community’s most inspirational homes over the years while continuing to explore new residences. More details to come.

Voice Theatre – Arthur Miller’s All My Sons @ Byrdcliffe Theater
Jul 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Jul
15
Sun
Voice Theatre – Arthur Miller’s All My Sons @ Byrdcliffe Theater
Jul 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm