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April 2020

Jim Kweskin

Saturday, April 4, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jim Kweskin canceled

TO BE RESCHEDULED. Jim Kweskin is the founder of the legendary 1960s Jim Kweskin Jug Band with Fritz Richmond, Geoff Muldaur, Maria Muldaur, Mel Lyman, Bill Keith, and Bruno Wolfe. Their imitators were legion, including a San Francisco jug band that became the Grateful Dead, a Los Angeles jug band that became the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and a New York jug band that became The Lovin’ Spoonful. Kweskin, now in his 70s, makes history again by playing as well…

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Opening Reception: Fifth Annual Members’ Show

Saturday, April 25, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Art Show Postponed

TO BE RESCHEDULED. We are pleased to announce our 5th Annual Members’ Art Show. This popular show is open to all Academy members. To submit work for the exhibition you must be a current member of the Academy as of March 1, 2020. Submission guidelines and details.

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May 2020

CANCELED: Rachelle Garniez and Erik Della Penna

Saturday, May 2, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rachelle Garniez and Erik Della Penna canceled

TO BE RESCHEDULED. An evening of original and vintage songs about NYC. Singers, songwriters, and instrumentalists, Rachelle Garniez and Erik Della Penna bring a wealth of inspirations and influences to their crafts, from Tin Pan Alley to folk and Americana. Fresh from their German tour of "Ein Abend in New York," they harmonize and wax poetic, creating a sound that charms and delights audiences of all stripes. Multi-instrumentalist and performer Rachelle Garniez is a native New Yorker who has earned…

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Fifth Annual Members’ Show

Sunday, May 17, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, May 17, 2020

Art Show Postponed

Saturdays and Sundays, April 25-May 17

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SOLD OUT! The Writer’s Toolbox*: Writing from the Right Side of the Brain with Jamie Cat Callan

Wednesday, May 20, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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One event on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 4:00 pm

Jamie Cat Callan

Three part Virtual Series on Zoom. Wednesday May 13, Sunday May 17, Wednesday May 20, all at 4:00-5:30pm. Please consider a $30 donation for this 3 part series, or pay what you can (either more or less). Zoom in for a creative writing workshop with internationally published author, Jamie Cat Callan. Whether you’re interested in fiction, memoir, poetry or monologues, this workshop will wake up your senses and shake you out of the Pandemic blues! You'll have fun participating in…

$30
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June 2020

SOLD OUT: The Writer’s Toolbox*: Writing from the Right Side of the Brain with Jamie Cat Callan

Wednesday, June 24, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 3:00 pm

Jamie Cat Callan

This three part Virtual Series on Zoom. Wednesday June 17, Saturday June 20, Wednesday June 24, all at 3:00-4:30pm is sold out. Zoom in for a creative writing workshop with internationally published author, Jamie Cat Callan. Whether you’re interested in fiction, memoir, poetry or monologues, this workshop will wake up your senses and shake you out of the Pandemic blues! You'll have fun participating in writing games and exercises from The Writer's Toolbox*. Jamie is a nurturing mentor and coach,…

$30
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Garden Lecture with Robert Clyde Anderson

Sunday, June 28, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Robert Clyde Anderson

Naturalistic Planting on a Domestic Scale PLEASE NOTE: Ticket sales end Saturday, June 27 at 6:00pm. This illustrated talk will focus on practical techniques for creating and managing naturalistic plantings at a size that’s feasible for the home gardener, in terms of both labor and expense. Using part of his own garden as the example, the presenter will share failures and successes in the development, over three seasons, of a wet meadow style planting. Topics addressed will include site selection…

$10
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July 2020

Community Reads “An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones

Wednesday, July 22, 7:30 pm

Read with us. Please join the Spencertown Academy Arts Center for our first Community Reads event, An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. An American Marriage was an Oprah’s Book Club selection, as well as a New York Times and Washington Post Notable Book. In the novel, newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into…

Free
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Jason Talks About Dinosaurs

Saturday, July 25, 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Jason Talks About Dinosaurs Saturday, July 25, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us for the first in our series of Family Arts Kaleidoscope virtual events. Jason Talks about Dinosaurs is a live, interactive Zoom meeting for kids ages 6-12 and their families. Registration is free and is limited to 12 participants. Jason Sheldon is a lifelong dinosaur lover, birdwatcher, and environmentalist. Currently studying for a master's degree in adolescent science education, Jason loves nothing more than to share his passion for nature (both past and present). Come learn about the origins…

Free
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August 2020

Heroes & the Art of Greek Mythology with Tom Lee

Saturday, August 8, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Heroes and the art of Greek Mythology with Tom Lee

This FREE, live and interactive, online experience is the second in the Family Arts Kaleidoscope series, designed to engage children and their families from home. Mr. Lee will lead a virtual tour of museums around the world, highlighting artifacts from Ancient Greece. Many ancient pots and vases illustrate scenes from classical mythology of gods and heroes. Tom Lee connects stories, art, and ancient culture with suggestions for artmaking and writing activities at home. Participants should have pencil and paper on…

Free
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