Annual Appeal 2020

This past Spring, as the country—and, indeed, most of the planet—went into shutdown mode, it was clear that the Spencertown Academy would need to make some hard decisions in the interest of keeping our community safe. So in March, we closed our doors.

But we didn’t abandon our mission—to build community through the arts. With your support we planned and produced a wide array of successful events and programs. 

One of the benefits of online programming is its low overhead, so that virtually all of the proceeds go to our bottom line. But the reality is that the pandemic has severely reduced our revenue stream and we are behind where we should be. While your support is always valued, this year it is more vital than ever. Please make your year-end tax-deductible gift today.

Coming Soon to Spencertown Academy

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Roots & Shoots Streams:
The Nields

Monday, December 14, 7:00pm

Live stream on YouTube. More.

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Local artist/illustrator Jacqueline Rogers

Drawing and Storytelling at the Holidays

Wednesday, December 30, 2:00pm

An interactive Zoom workshop with Jacqueline Rogers. More.

Family Arts Kaleidoscope
Photo of Elizabeth Diggs

Memoir Writing Workshop with Elizabeth Diggs

January 10, 17, 24 & 31, 3:30PM

Four sessions held virtually on Zoom. Registration required. More.

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Interactive musical performance by Raw Resonance

Raw Resonance

Interactive music experience. US premier straight from Holland to you! Watch and listen to the Livestream on YouTube.

Family Arts Kaleidoscope
2 Blue duo of Amy Ryan and Richard Green

Roots & Shoots Streams:
2 Blue

Watch and listen to the Livestream on YouTube.

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Brighton Beach Benches Gerald Seligman 2017

Write with Us: Community Writes

Thanks to all who participated in our two sessions. Read all the selected works.

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Djembe Drum - Drumming with Greg Mosely

Missed African Drumming?

Learn from Greg Mosley on YouTube.

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Work by artists Stephanie Anderson and Ron Harrington.

Artists at Home

Take a virtual visit to the studios of Stephanie Anderson and Ron Harrington.

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Men At Work

Watch the video of our hard-working painters restoring the exterior of our beautiful building.

Collage: Carl Berg: Weathered Wall, Norma Cohen: Red Cocoa Pot, Jody Schoenfeld: Boatyard, Valerie Richmond: Wolf Dreams

Art Makes A Wonderful Gift
Shop Our Member’s Show Virtually

Each spring we begin our season with The Members’ Show. This popular event is both an opportunity for our artist members to showcase their work, and a way for us to show our appreciation for their support throughout the year.

The Fifth Annual Members’ Show was scheduled to open on April 25th with a festive reception, but the Pandemic made that impossible. We have taken the plunge and are proud to present this show on-line. 

HERE'S HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED

Become a Member

We're dedicated to programs in a welcoming space for our Columbia County community and neighbors. Learn More

A Big Thank You!

See author presentations on our YouTube channel—see Festival Program for links. Many thanks to our Festival of Books Sponsors

YouTube

A "Home" of Our Own

To keep you all in the loop, we now have our own YouTube channel. Please subscribe, to see what has, and is, going on at the Academy!

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