April 10-May 15, 2018 Memoir Writing Workshop with Elizabeth Diggs Six consecutive Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm Course fee: $250. Members: $200 members.

Everyone has a unique life. A Memoir shapes the experience of that life into a personal narrative using words and images that resonate beyond the personal to the universal. The true story of one’s life reveals us to ourselves and connects us to each other. A personal or family memoir is a treasured legacy that often resonates for a wider audience one has never met. The goal of the workshop is for members to help each other shape a true story of 30-60 pages or more. Limited to 10 participants. Click here to register. Registration required by April 7.
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April 21-May 13, 2018 Third Annual Members’ Art Show Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 21, 4:00-6:00pm

Back by popular demand, and bigger than ever, we are pleased to present our Third Annual members’ Art Show. This show will feature works in all mediums by over 50 Academy member artists. We hope that you will visit the Gallery to see current works from our talented community.

Saturday, April 28, 2018 Portrait of an Artist 5:00pm Featuring a benefit performance by Linda Lavin and Steve Bakunas All Event Tickets: $100, Raffle Tickets $25 each

This event features Ms. Lavin and Mr. Bakunas in a 90-minute intimate evening during which she answers questions about her life and career, posed by her painter husband, while he paints her portrait on stage. An evening of warmth, romance, humor and nostalgia, the couple has previously performed the program at venues around the country. The proceeds from the event will exclusively benefit the current fundraising campaign to restore the Academy building. The portrait will be raffled off at the end of the evening at the cocktail reception following the performance. Advances reservations are required. Tickets now available.

Saturday, May 5, 2018 Intentional Jazz performs A Jazz Timeline 7:30pm, $20/$10 students

In recent years, Rob Fisch has brought several jazz groups to the Spencertown Academy. This year, he brings to life a celebration of a historical timeline of jazz with special guests Peg Delaney on piano, Bill Delaney on upright bass and drummer Gene Garone. With selections dating back from the 1910s through generations, “Intentional Jazz” will highlight well-known selections and genres including blues, swing, bebop, straight ahead, jazz-rock, “free jazz”, and contemporary jazz as well as original compositions. The group will pay homage to the likes of Ray Henderson (Bye Bye Blackbird), Johnny Green (Body and Soul), Rogers and Hart, Gershwin, Ellington, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, and more. Purchase tickets now.

May 19 & 20, 2018 Arts Voyage: Kids’ Art Show 1:00-4:00pm

Imagining the World: Children’s Artwork from the ArtsVOYAGE program –The Spencertown Academy Arts Center will be hosting an art show featuring work produced by Third Grade Students from MED Elementary in Chatham in connection with the artsVOYAGE Program. The presentation will include student art created in connection with units on “Venice” from earlier in the school year, as well as our current unit on Chinese Poetry from the Tang Dynasty.

Admission is free.

May 26-June 17, 2018 Woodlands and Wetlands Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 26, 4:00-6:00pm

Six artists, using different media and themes of Flora, Fauna, Water have stunningly and thoughtfully paid artistic homage to the living environments of Woodlands and Wetlands. Featured artists: Jacqueline Altman,James Coe,George Dirolf, Ellen Jouvet Epstein, Roger McKee, Burdette Parks
(Pictured artwork by James Coe)

Saturday, June 2, 2018 Garden Lecture Where Have All the Monarchs Gone and What We Can Do About It

Maraleen Manos-Jones is known as The Butterfly Woman because she has been called to be a voice for the butterflies since 1972. It’s undeniable that Maraleen has this incredible connection with the butterflies, especially the monarch butterfly, because she has made this her mission in life.

Stay tuned for details on this fascinating lecture.

Saturday, June 17, 2018 14th Annual Hidden Gardens Tour

Celebrate the art of the garden with us. The event will include a full line-up of events designed to inform, inspire and intrigue garden enthusiasts.