Saturday, March 30, 2019 Ana Egge and Alec Spiegelman 8:00pm Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students, $15 members

We are please to welcome these talented performers for another concert in our Roots Series. “Every once in a while I hear a voice whose sheer beauty stops me in my tracks. Such was the case the first time I heard Ana Egge,” raves Singer-songwriter, Americana, roots artist – Shawn Colvin claims, “Ana has the rare gift of being so eloquent and simple that she takes your breath away. I just love her.” And, says USA Today, “[Ana] can write and sing rings around” her contemporaries. See Ana here. Tickets available now.

Saturday, April 13, 2019 The Lustre Kings 7:00pm dance lesson, music to follow. Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students, $15 members

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. See The Lustre Kings’ video.

Swing dance lessons by Jason Fenton will be offered at 7pm prior to the concert. Jason is a dance instructor/choreographer/performer at The Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy and an event organizer for Albany Swing Dancing.

Ticket are now available.

April 13-May 5, 2019 4th Annual Members’ Art Show Opening Reception, Saturday April 13, 3:00-5:00pm

This popular annual show begins our Gallery season, and is bigger than ever. Work will be shown, in all mediums, by over 50 Academy artists. We hope that you will visit the Gallery to see current works from our talented community.

Saturday, May 4, 2019 The Chapin Sisters 8:00pm Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students, $15 members

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.”

See The Chapin Sisters here. Tickets are now available.

May 4- June 1, 2019 - Five Saturdays Creative Writing Workshop with Jamie Cat Callan 10:00am-1:00pm, $265

Jamie Cat Callan, author of nine books and creator of The Writer’s Toolbox, brings her famous N.Y.U. workshop, “Writing from the Right Side of the Brain” to Spencertown Academy Arts Center. Jamie has worked with thousands of new and experienced writers as a mentor, guide, editor and muse. No matter what stage of writing you’re in, Jamie will help you unlock the key to your own unique literary style, tune in to your creative voice and move you closer to discovering the themes that will take you through a lifetime of creative exploration. Register today.

May 18- June 16, 2019 Annual Botanical Gallery Show Gardens of Delight Opening reception, Saturday May 18, 4-6pm

Experience the sensory pleasures of wandering through “Gardens of Delight,” a unique visual arts celebration of spring, and a special addition to Spencertown Academy’s popular Hidden Gardens on June 15. Featuring the work of 7 invited artists from NY, Mass and Conn, the artwork depicts sumptuous, as well as playful garden imagery. The artists use styles ranging from Realism to Impressionism and Abstraction and media is also as varied and exciting.
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Saturday, May 26, 2019 The 16-and-Under Crowd: Music by Teenage Prodigies Bend the Knottted Oak Chamber Music 3:00-5:00pm, For tickets contact Uel Wade: 518.392.4697: $25, 18 and under free

Including works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mahler, and Walton, written with astonishing maturity just as the composers were emerging from childhood. These are not mere “student” works. BKO Chamber Music includes Mitsuko Suzuki (violin), Ron Carbone (viola), Robert Reed (cello), and Uel Wade (piano and artistic direction). A reception to follow.

For tickets, contact Uel Wade at: (518) 392-4697
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Friday-Sunday, June 14-16, 2019 Save the date for our annual Hiddens Gardens Events Cocktail Party, Garden Lecture, Market on the Green, Garden Tour, Gallery Show

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June 22-July 14, 2019 Third Annual Juried Photography Show Deadline for submissions March 30, 2019

For the first time in three years, photographers submitting to the annual photo show will not need to abide by a preconceived theme. Based on past shows, it’s clear we have a talented pool of photographers, and we want to attract as many as we can by not constricting creative vision. We look forward to the variety that will produce a great show!

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