Saturday, January 26, 2019 Revels 2019 5:30pm

There is no better way to shake off the chill of winter than to join your neighbors at the annual Spencertown Revels Fundraiser. Guests support the Academy while enjoying an evening of great food and friends at this moveable feast. We start the evening at the festively decorated Academy for conversation, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and then move on to delicious intimate dinners hosted by friends of the Academy in private homes throughout the area. If you would like to volunteer to host a dinner or have any questions about the event, please contact gro.y1547904592medac1547904592anwot1547904592recne1547904592ps@of1547904592ni1547904592 or call 518-392-3693. Purchase tickets now.

Saturday, February 2, 2019 Beginning Needle Felting Workshop 2019 with Martha Belardo of Hudson Valley Fiber Arts 1:00-4:00pm. $65

Back by popular demand! Escape the winter doldrums & create your own treasure with a master crafter. For adults and teens, ages 13 and up. $65 fee includes all materials, refreshments, too! Register today.

Sunday, February 3 Conversations with Neighbors Reinventing Rockwell: An afternoon with Pops Peterson 2pm, Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students, $15 members

Through his acclaimed artwork, Stockbridge denizen, Pops Peterson, boldly imagines Norman Rockwell Paintings through a modern-day lens, rethinking the iconic Four Freedoms. Tickets now available.

Saturday, February 9, 2019 “An Evening of Jazz Classics” Presented by Lincoln Mayorga & Rob Fisch 7:30pm, Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students, $15 members

The Spencertown Academy presents An Evening of Jazz Classics with Lincoln Mayorga (piano) and Rob Fisch (trumpet). The program will include favorites written by Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, George Gershwin and many more. Fisch explains that, “this core genre is the primary basis for jazz re-interpretation and derivative works for the past century of American music”. He goes on, “many refer to this genre of music as the Great American Songbook, I just call it great music.” Also appearing with the group are Capital District jazz favorites Rich Syracuse on bass and Gene Garone on drums. Tickets now available.

Sunday, March 17 Conversations with Neighbors All About Trees 2pm, Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students, $15 members. ticket sale to be announced soon

Berkshire arborist Tom Ingersoll will discuss everything about trees, choosing, planting, care, maintenance. Moderated by David Dew Bruner

Saturday, April 13 The Lustre Kings Save the date: Details to follow

Local music critic Seth Rogovoy wrote, “The Lustre Kings are more than just another rockabilly revival outfit churning out versions of popular Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry tunes. Lead singer and guitarist Mark Gamsjager has a natural affinity for the music and delivers a rootsy twang on his electric Gretsch guitar.” In Metroland, Paul Rapp said of the group’s frontman, “Gamsjager brings a Chris Isaak-like flair and a Brian Setzer sass to his revival of rock and roll’s roots.”

Put on your dancing shoes!

April 13-May 5 4th Annual Members’ Art Show Deadline for Entries: March 8, 2019

Back by popular demand, our Back by popular demand, we are pleased to present our Fourth Annual Members’ Art Show. This show will feature works in all mediums and is open to all Academy member artists. For Submission Guidelines click here.

Saturday, May 4 The Chapin Sisters Save the date: Details to be announced soon

Since 2005 the sisters have garnered critical acclaim by forging a distinctive musical imprint in which they “wed lilting voices, dynamically complex vocal harmonies, and folk-influenced melodies to dark, wryly sarcastic lyrical content.”

Stay tuned for details!

May 18- June 16, 2019 Annual Botanical Gallery Show Garden of Delights

Details to follow.