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May 2022


Saturday, May 21, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 1:00 pm

One event on Friday, May 27, 2022 at 1:00 pm

One event on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 1:00 pm

One event on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 1:00 pm

One event on Sunday, June 5, 2022 at 1:00 pm

One event on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 1:00 pm

One event on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 1:00 pm

One event on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 1:00 pm

One event on Sunday, June 19, 2022 at 1:00 pm

Tim Ebneth's Coyote

This show, our annual botanical offering, features work chosen by our Curatorial Committee. Each member of the committee selected one artist to be included in the show: Tim Ebneth Curator Norma Cohen chose contemporary abstract artist Tim Ebneth ( “Tim’s line work and mark making in his drawings and paintings have an exciting energy, whether graphite or ink. They incorporate a unique use of repetitive shapes and movement that are fun and charming, but always with an underlying serious sense…

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The Uel Wade Music Scholarship Competition

Saturday, May 21, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closeup of a viola resting on a sheet of music

We are pleased to welcome back the Uel Wade Scholarship competition where seven area teenagers will perform classical music in pursuit of funds to put toward their continuing music education. Last year (sans Academy and sans audience), $11,000 was split between two young women. The first-prize winner, oboist Anna Ryu won $6,000. This year, seven high school musicians from five local counties will vie for the green. Anna (as guest artist) will play while the panel of judges confers, after…

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The Lucky 5

Saturday, May 28, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This concert was originally scheduled to be held outdoors, but due to technical issues beyond our control, it will be held indoors at the Spencertown Academy. The Lucky 5 is a hard-swinging jazz band that blends swing and gypsy jazz to create a unique, foot-stomping blend of music. Included with your ticket is an optional swing dance lesson by Jason Fenton at 7:00pm prior to the concert. General Admission $20, Members $15 The Lucky 5 is comprised of Kip Beacco…

$15 – $20
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June 2022

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason

Saturday, June 18, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Molly Mason and Jay Unger

Based in New York’s Catskill Mountains, Ungar and Mason are best known for their work on the soundtrack of Ken Burns’s PBS documentary series, The Civil War. Ungar’s composition Ashokan Farewell became the musical centerpiece of the Grammy-winning soundtrack and was nominated for an Emmy. His fiddling is known for playfulness, drama, soul, and technical verve, as he explores many musical styles and idioms that he has internalized and made his own. Mason’s inventiveness on piano and guitar supports the…

$20 – $25
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35 Days to Baltimore

Monday, June 20, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
"35 Days to Baltimore" book cover and authors

The Spencertown Academy in collaboration with The Chatham Bookstore presents Jana Laiz and Alex Portillo for a reading and discussion of their new book, Thirty-Five Days To Baltimore. In 2004, seventeen-year-old Alexis Portillo embarked on a harrowing journey from Honduras to Baltimore in the hopes of starting a better life. Over a decade later, Alex recounts his story to author and activist, Jana Laiz in this bilingual retelling. This book will give readers insight into the incredible power the American…

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