Byrdcliffe will be holding an ARTIST SPOTLIGHT for glass artist Bobby Sharp on Saturday, September 23, noon to 6:00 pm at the Byrdcliffe Shop on 36 Tinker Street in Woodstock, NY. The Artist Spotlight will focus on Bobby’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 beautiful and functional glass items.
ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS SCHEDULE FALL/WINTER 2017
Saturday, September 23, 12:00 – 6:00 pm: Bobby Sharp – glass
Saturday, October 7, 12:00 – 6:00 pm: TBA
Saturday, October 28, 12:00 – 6:00 pm: TBA
Saturday, November 4, 12:00 – 6:00 pm: Miriam Bisceglia – textiles
Saturday, November 11, 12:00 – 6:00 pm: Virginia Piazza – ceramics
Saturday, November 18, 12:00 – 6:00 pm: TBA
Saturday, December 9, 12:00 – 6:00 pm: Sharyn Alexander – jewelry
Saturday, December 16, 12:00 – 6:00 pm: Belinda DeCiccio – textiles
Bobby Sharp reduces glass material to a pure crystal form. His purpose is to revive a classicism that is, in essence, now eccentric. Commercialism has replaced perfection with imperfect work, and his goal is to rectify that fact. Each form he produces demands double the time to reach a workmanship level of a true artisan. Every piece is memorialized with the B. Sharp insignia as an act of authentication and pride.
IT’S OPEN STUDIO TIME at BYRDCLIFFE
The fourth and last Open Studio of our 2017 Artist in Residence (AiR) Program takes place on Sunday, October 1 from 1:00 to 6:00 pm (readings from 4:00 to 5:00 pm).
Experience installations, paintings, ceramics, readings (from 4:00 to 5:00 pm), and more. Come talk to our AiR 2017 Session 4 residents in their studios and see their creative projects.
Help us celebrate the unstoppable diversity of art at Byrdcliffe today! This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served, but please feel free to bring a dish or beverage to share.
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.
The October 1 Open Studio participants include:
-Visual artists: Lea Asbrock, Madelin Coit, Amanda Cote, Yingting Cui, Eliza Evans, Susan Feldman, Jesse Keating, Tricia Townes
-Ceramic Artists: Devin Doughtery, Sarah-Anne Winchester
-Writers/playwrights/poets: Peter Burke, Debbie Chartoff, David Greenwood, Erin Hays, Jeanne Larsen, Clare Wu
Open Studio Schedule for the 2017 Summer Season:
-Friday, June 23, 6:00 – 8:00 pm (Villetta Inn)
-Friday, July 21, 6:00 – 8:00 pm (Villetta Inn)
-Friday, September 1, 6:00 – 8:00 pm (Villetta Inn)
-Sunday, October 1, 1:00 – 6:00 pm (Villetta Inn)
Join DEC-licensed Hiking Guide David Holden for a beautiful fall hike on the Byrdcliffe/Mt. Guardian trails. 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 10:00 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.
Terra: a group exhibition exploring environmental issues
Exhibition Dates: October 20 – November 26, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 21, 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 – 6:00pm, or by appointment on Tuesday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Opening October 20, 2017, the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts of the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild presents the exhibition TERRA, an environmentally based group show curated by Melinda Stickney-Gibson. There will be a reception for the artists and the public on Saturday, October 21, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. TERRA is a visual conversation addressing the environmental and sustainability issues facing today’s world community, and the immediate personal responsibility that belongs to each and every one of us. Eight artists present beautiful, thoughtful works, which vary widely in terms of the means of presentation, but which are steadfastly natured-based: a quirky self-portrait by Julie Heffernan that evokes Northern Renaissance painting; a wall of over twenty black walnut ink drawings of rocks and rivers by Iain Machell; a large totem-like twig sculpture by Nancy Azara; an installation of beautifully hand-carved “spoons” by Samm Kunce, painstakingly made from a fallen ancient lilac bush on her property; large-scale photographs by Edgar Cardenas, a sustainability artist/scientist; a pair of detailed, landscape paintings on large ash log slices by Alison Moritsugu, depicting the subtle destructive signs of the emerald ash borer and a compelling narrative on the decline of native species; a new project-specific sculpture by Ian Laughlin, and a series of small “damaged” books on found wooden ledges by Matthew Fasone.
The exhibition is part of the Kleinert/James’s year-round contemporary arts programming addressing issues of relevance to the Woodstock community and beyond.
Curator Melinda Stickney-Gibson is a visual artist who creates diaristic paintings and sculptural work, often incorporating words from her journals or writings by others. She has had over 25 solo shows. Her work has been reviewed in prestigious journals including ARTnews and Arts Magazine.
Lily Arbisser, soprano, and Leo Treitler, piano: Schumann, Weill, and Piazzolla.
Photo credit: Lily Arbisser’s photo by Arielle Doneson.