Eighteenth Annual 5 by 7 Show – Preview Party @ BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Every year the 5 by 7 Show, with this year’s Preview Party on Friday December 1, brings in hundreds of artists from the Hudson Valley and beyond, who donate artwork to be sold for $100 each. The 5 x 7 artworks are exhibited anonymously at Byrdcliffe’s Kleinert/James Center for the Arts: buyers buy for the pure love of an artwork rather than its perceived monetary value, and emerging artists are discovered. Of course if the purchased artwork is by one of the Hudson Valley’s art-world celebrities who regularly participate—Milton Glaser, Portia Munson, the Starn Twins, Joan Snyder—then that buyer has made an excellent investment! Every year the number of artworks donated and people crammed into the K/J’s high-energy 5 by 7 Show Preview Party goes higher and higher, demonstrating wide support for Byrdcliffe’s programming in exhibitions, artists’ residencies, classes, and more. Artwork purchased from the 5 by 7 show can be taken home as of December 15.

The 2017 Annual 5 by 7 Show is proudly sponsored by ARTSYSTEMS and Karen and Les Walker.

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Exhibition Dates: December 2, 2017 – January 7, 2018, with the Preview Party on Friday, December 1, 5:00 – 7:00 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

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Winter Solstice 2017 @ Woodstock Playhouse
Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

On Saturday, December 16, Byrdcliffe’s Annual Winter Solstice Concert will be held at the Woodstock Playhouse. Curated and hosted by New York folk star Happy Traum, the Solstice Concert features favorite musicians singing a combination of holiday and American classics. It’s a concert to which everyone goes happy, and leaves happier. This year, Zach Djanikian, Amy Helm, Geoff Muldaur, John Sebastian, and others (see line-up below) will perform with Happy, a versatile, entertaining, and culturally edified musician who has been making records for over 50 years. Tickets are $67, $47, or $27, with proceeds from the event supporting Byrdcliffe’s ongoing work as a center for the arts in the Hudson Valley.

This year’s line-up:
Happy Traum – guitar, 12-string guitar, vocals
Geoff Muldaur – guitar, washboard, vocals
John Sebastian – guitar, baritone guitar, harmonica, vocals
Amy Helm – mandolin, vocals
Zach Djanikian – guitar, mandolin, vocals
Eugene Ruffolo – guitar, vocals
Bruce Molsky – fiddle, guitar, banjo, vocals
Byron Isaacs – bass, vocals

Concert Date and Time: Saturday, December 16, 2017, 8:00 pm; doors open at 7:30 pm
Location: Woodstock Playhouse, 103 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY
Tickets: $67 / $47 / $27 (plus $3 handling charge) – buy your tickets online or call 845.679.6900

Photo credit: Steve Wolf.