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May 2021

Inherent Beauty: A Invitational Photography Show

Saturday, May 1 - Monday, May 31
Young Woman with a Pearl Earring by David Halliday

“A strong sense of design and natural light reveals beauty in each image and leaves a lasting impression. Each photographer offers a unique perspective,” says Lynn Rothenberg, who is co-chair of the Academy Curatorial Committee. “Ellen Lynch artfully captures the interplay of horses, movement, and natural light while Neal Warshaw’s moody black and white photographs evoke mystery and have an old-fashioned flavor. In Gerald Seligman’s drone photography, his thoughtfully composed images capture graphic patterns hidden from our grounded vantage point.…

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The Art of Growing Food: A Virtual Lecture with Ellen Ecker Ogden​

Saturday, May 1, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ellen Ogden

Tickets $10. Registration required. As co-founder of The Cook’s Garden seed catalog, you will learn Ellen’s six steps to successful kitchen garden design based on her years as an artist, a gardener, and a cook. In this lecture Ellen delivers fresh ideas to show you how to bring art and whimsy to the kitchen garden, while also maintaining productivity and easy maintenance. You’ll discover how to design and plant an edible garden with an eye towards beauty, bounty and sanctuary.…

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Creative Writing Workshop with Jamie Cat Callan

Sunday, May 2, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, May 2, 2021

Jamie Cat Callen

This popular workshop is sold out.  If you would like to be put on a wait list, please send an email to: [email protected] Four Sundays: April 11, 18, 25 and May 2, 3:30-5:30pm Course fee: $80. Registration required. Registrants limited to 15. Virtual class on Zoom. Jamie Cat Callan, the author of nine books and the creator of The Writer's Toolbox, returns to the Spencer Academy Arts Center with her popular writing workshop-- “Writing from the Right Side of the Brain.” Jamie…

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Roots & Shoots Streams: Taylor Ashton

Saturday, May 8, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Taylor Ashton

Taylor Ashton and special guests, broadcast on YouTube. This concert is free, although tips are welcome via a virtual tip jar. Advance registration is not required. Watch and listen. Taylor Ashton is a Canadian songwriter and singer living in Brooklyn, New York, who is influenced by the ways that traditional folk, pop, and R&B can live together on the clawhammer banjo. Born in 1989, he grew up surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the old growth rainforests of Canada’s west…

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June 2021

Roots & Shoots Streams: Jovino Santos Neto

Saturday, June 5, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Jovino Santos Neto

Three Time Latin Grammy Nominee Broadcast on our YouTube channel. No registration necessary. Jovino Santos Neto is a lyrical, expressive, brilliantly accomplished pianist first mentored in the creative cauldron of Brazilian jazz great, Hermeto Pasocoal’s group, where he stayed 15 years. For the Spencertown Academy’s Roots & Shoots series, he’s prepared a special treat, walking us through a pocket history of Brazilian music, from its great composers, including Tom Jobim and Hermeto, to his own performances which have been nominated…

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Vegetable Garden Planted: Now What?

Saturday, June 19, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A Virtual Lecture with Ron and Jennifer Kujawski Tickets $10, Registration required. Though planning, preparation, and planting a vegetable garden takes some effort, the work, and rewards, have just begun. This presentation will look at post-planting efforts to sustain the garden and reap the rewards through the growing season. Topics covered include: summer maintenance, pest and disease management strategies, tips on harvesting, planning for a late season harvest, and cover cropping. Ron & Jennifer Kujawski are a father-daughter gardening team…

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Twilight in the Garden Cocktail Party 2021

Saturday, June 26, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

THIS PARTY IS SOLD OUT. We are delighted to announce that we will celebrate Twilight in the Garden this year on Saturday, June 26, 2021, 5:30-7:30pm (Rain Date: Sunday June 27, 4:30-6:30) Our neighbor, the Austerlitz Historical Society, has graciously offered the Old Austerlitz grounds for this annual kickoff to the summer season. There will be a variety of seating and gathering options. Do feel free to bring picnic blankets and lawn chairs if you prefer to create your own!…

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July 2021

SymBeeOtic: Embracing a Life with Bees

Sunday, July 18, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
SymBeeOtic: Embracing a Life with Bees

Free on Zoom: Registration required. Presented in collaboration with the Austerlitz Climate Smart Task Force When her beekeeping father suddenly passed away in 2019, singer/songwriter/activist Sheri Bauer went home to Climax, NY, to help her mother close up the 80-year old family business, Twin Spruce Apiaries. As a neighboring beekeeper was taking away the last of the 1200 hives, Sheri was overcome with emotion and asked the beekeeper to leave three hives. She now has 15 thriving hives, and is…

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Preserving the Bounty of the Garden with Chef Linda Romeo

Saturday, July 24, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Three shelves of canned garden vegetables

Registration required: tickets $10 A live presentation/demonstration in the Spencertown Town Park Pavilion. A professional chef for 35 years, Linda tackles the sometimes overwhelming task of preserving the bounty of the garden for the home gardener/cook. The basics of canning, fermentation and freezing safely while preserving flavor will be discussed and demonstrated. Picnic table seating will be available at the pavilion, or if you prefer, please bring your own folding chair.   This demonstration is made possible with generous support…

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August 2021

Sixth Annual Members’ Art Show

Sunday, August 1, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, August 8, 2021

We proudly present our Sixth annual Members’ Art Show featuring works made by our talented Academy community. After the long closure due to the pandemic the Gallery at Spencertown Academy is opening its doors again with this popular show. We have a wide range of work from talented regional artists ~ sculpture, painting, photographs, mixed media, collage & digital art. Admission is free and most of the artworks are for sale; a portion of the proceeds benefits the Academy Participating…

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