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Uel Wade Scholarship 2020 winners

Hudson Valley 360, Wednesday, June 17, 2020

For years the annual Uel Wade Scholarship competition has played to a packed audience at the Spencertown Academy.

This year, due to the coronavirus, the young musicians performed in Wade’s big studio with an audience of only three: the judges, Ron Carbone (violist), Eric Latini (trumpeter), and Mitsuko Suzuki (violinist).

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Spencertown festival speaks volumes to the allure of books

Berkshire Eagle, Saturday, August 31, 2019

Every summer for the past 14 years, the Spencertown Academy Arts Center has been transformed into a mecca of new and gently used books. Beginning in July, nearly 100 volunteers comb through stacks of thousands of donated books in preparation for the annual Festival of Books, a three-day, open-to-the-public event held over Labor Day weekend.

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Spencertown Academy Arts Center celebrates Hidden Gardens

HudsonValley360 | June 5, 2019

Spencertown Academy Arts Center’s 15th annual Hidden Gardens is scheduled for June 15, with a kick-off garden party the night before.

The theme of this year’s Hidden Gardens Tour is “Artful Landscapes” and shoppers will, once again, find treasures at the Garden Market on the Green. Flower farmer Jenny Elliott will give the annual Hidden Gardens Breakfast Lecture and the “Gardens of Delight” art exhibition will be on display at the Academy.

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Jenny Elliott: Flower Farmer, Mom, Inspiration

Rural Intelligence | June 4, 2019

Just talking to Jenny Elliott about her work at Tiny Hearts Farm in Copake, New York makes me tired! We chatted on the way to and from Albany, where we were headed to the studios of WAMC to tape an interview about the upcomin Hidden Gardens fundraising event at the Spencertown Academy on June 15. As I am one of the co-chairs for that garden extravaganza and Jenny is our guest lecturer this year, we were together for a couple of precious hours, away from our busy lives and demanding jobs, with a rare chance to “hang.”

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Spencertown Academy presents Kevin McKrell Celtic Folk concert

Hudson Valley 360 | February 27, 2019.

Spencertown Academy Roots & Shoots Concerts Series presents Celtic singer-songwriter Kevin McKrell with Brian Melick at 8 p.m. March 9 at the Academy, 790 Route 203, Spencertown. General admission tickets ($20 public, $15 Academy members, $10 students) may be purchased in advance via and will be available at the door.

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Spencertown Academy Arts Center’s 13th Annual Festival Of Books

WAMC | August 28, 2018.

Spencertown Academy Art Center’s 13th annual Festival of Books takes place over Labor Day weekend, August 31 through September 3. The Festival features a giant used book sale, two days of discussions with and readings by esteemed authors, and a children’s program.

Spencertown Academy Arts Center’s 13th annual Festival of Books takes place over Labor Day weekend, August 31 through September 3.

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