Every year the Byrdcliffe 4-week Artist-in-Residence program provides over 60 visual artists, writers, architects, and composers of exceptional talent uninterrupted creative time within the serene natural setting of the Byrdcliffe Art Colony. Byrdcliffe’s AiR program is particularly beneficial to those who find it restorative to live in a simple, communal environment in close proximity to natural beauty. The major criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence or proof of serious commitment to one’s field of endeavor.
Join us as we celebrate dance and human connection!
Barkin/Selissen Project (B/SP) will preview an extended version of Accidental Suite at the Byrdcliffe Theater on September 18th! In June of 2019, thousands of viewers across the globe experienced Accidental Suite as part of B/SP’s Titles Project, and voted for it to be expanded for live presentation.
This live celebration event, wrapped in pre- and post-performance receptions, includes a screening of the Titles Project short film series and a 30 minute live performance of Accidental Suite featuring 9 dancers and an original score by Zac Selissen.
Born from raw experimentation and wrangled through structured improvisation, Accidental Suite builds relational tension through increasing levels of contact. The piece evokes chance encounters, near misses, and the magnetic push and pull of relationships from start to finish. In these deeply alienating times, it taps into the most essential of human needs, relating to one another.
About the Company:
Barkin/Selissen Project, a NYC-based contemporary dance company founded in 2009, strives to blur lines between the emotional and intellectual, dream worlds and waking states through the mediums of live performance, film, and workshops. With dramatic shifts from nuance to explosive athleticism, Artistic Directors Kyla Barkin and Aaron Selissen’s choreography infuses fresh perspective on subjects ranging from the complexities of mathematics to the complexities of human nature.
“We do our best to experience, demonstrate, and proliferate ways in which we can all connect and feel alive together.” –Kyla Barkin, Founding/Artistic Director, B/S P
Two Shows! 3:30pm and 7:30pm. Join us for a screening of the Titles Project dance film series followed by Live Performances at 4pm and 8pm. Doors open 10 minutes prior to showtime.
Price of admission includes two complimentary beverages!
Proof of Vaccination and valid ID required.
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The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild is proud to present Sacred Structures, a two-person exhibition of works by Tony Moore and Kenro Izu, curated by Osi Audu. The two artists investigate the architectonic form in their respective mediums, Tony Moore with sculpture, and Kenro Izu with photography.
The notion of house as shelter has become acutely significant in the current climate of the Covid-19 pandemic. The lockdowns endured in many countries made many homes also double as a place of work. This exhibition showcases the creative response of two artists to the theme of the house – contrasting the quiet serenity, and a sense of ‘peace on earth’ that Kenro Izu finds with his lens, against the deconstructivist energy in Tony Moore’s clay sculptures.
On Saturday, September 18th at 3 pm, join artist Tony Moore in the gallery for an in-depth discussion on his clay sculptures.
Tony Moore is an English-American sculptor and painter represented in international museum collections including the Guggenheim Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Greenville Museum, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, Art Museum of the University of Memphis and ASU Art Museum, USA, and the Yorkshire Museum and Derby Museum, UK. He received an MFA in Sculpture from Yale University. He is the recipient of prestigious awards, including a Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, CAPS Grant, and Sally and Milton Avery Fellowship. Moore will also discuss his time as a Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence in the 1990s.
IT’S OPEN STUDIO TIME AT BYRDCLIFFE!
Meet the Makers – 2021 Artists-in-Residence (AiR) Program Open Studios
Experience visual art, hypnotic healing, and music & readings from artists-in-residence at the 119-year-old Byrdcliffe Arts Colony, just north of downtown Woodstock.
Maps available at The Villetta: 3 Upper Byrdcliffe Way, Woodstock, NY.
STUDIOS BEHIND VILLETTA
CAFÉ at THE VILLETTA
Shauna Cummins, Serenata
Located at the Lower Level of the Byrdcliffe Barn on 485 Upper Byrdcliffe Road
MUSIC & READINGS at 4pm
hosted by Marty Correia
This event is free and open to all.
The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild is proud to present Artists Draw their Studios, on view October 9 through November 21, 2021 at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY. Invited by artist Michelle Weinberg and inspired by her practice of periodically drawing her own studio, approximately 50 artists will contribute drawings of their workplaces in a unique project that exposes the diverse ways that artists perceive their own creative work and lives.
Saturday, October 9, 2021| 3 – 5 pm
Meet the Artists
Please join us Saturday, October 9th to commemorate the opening of the exhibition. Exhibiting artists and exhibition curator, Michelle Weinberg, will be at the gallery from 3 – 5 pm to meet the public and discuss the exhibition and artwork on view.
Participating artists include Kelli Rae Adams, Sally Apfelbaum, Sam Bornstein, Jenny Brillhart, Francis Cape, Karlos Carcamo, Dimitry Chamy, Amanda Church, Hallie Cohen, Karen Combs, Elisabeth Condon, Chris Costan, Melanie Daniel, Anne Devine, Nereida Garcia Ferraz, Janet Goleas, Theresa Hackett, Kylie Heidenheimer, Carter Hodgkin, Sharon Horvath, Christine Hughes, Will Hutnick, Bethanie Irons, Julia Jacquette, Leslie Kerby, Kirstin Lamb, Nancy Lorenz, Judy Mannarino, Margo Margolis, Maureen McQuillan, Kathleen McShane, Anne Muntges, Laura Newman, Anne Peabody, Liza Phillips, Nora Riggs, Leslie Roberts, Lydia Rubio, Donna Ruff, Bonnie Rychlak, Kristen Schiele, Polly Shindler, Jeanne Silverthorne, Karen Snouffer, Sara Stites, Mary Ann Strandell, Natasha Sweeten, Christina Tenaglia, Sarah Trigg, Rachel Urkowitz, Josette Urso, Kristiina Uusitalo, Michelle Weinberg, Etty Yaniv.
Please note, no food or beverages will be served. Free and open to the public; reservations are not required. Masks required regardless of vaccination status.