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July 2019

Third Annual Juried Photography Show

Sunday, July 14, 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, July 14, 2019

Photo by Jamie Hankin

Gallery hours: Saturday and Sunday, 1:00-5:00pm. This show continues through July 14. For the first time in the history of this show, submitting photographers were not asked to abide by a preconceived theme. As expected, the creative variety of the accepted photographers has produced a dynamic show!

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The Curator as Artist II Opening Reception

Saturday, July 20, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Curator as Artist Gallery Show Opening Reception at Spencertown Academy

An exhibit featuring mixed media collages, paintings, ceramics, and photographs by Academy gallery curators Norma Cohen, Leslie Gabosh, Barbara Lax Kranz, Moira E. O’Grady, and Lynn Rothenberg. “To reward our diligent and dedicated volunteer Gallery Committee, every two years we host a show of their work. All of our curators are accomplished artists in their own right and not eligible to participate in the shows they curate,” says Madaline Sparks, vice president of the Academy Board. “This is our way…

Free
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August 2019

The Curator as Artist II Gallery Show

Sunday, August 11, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An exhibit featuring mixed media collages, paintings, ceramics, and photographs by Academy gallery curators Norma Cohen, Leslie Gabosh, Barbara Lax Kranz, Moira E. O’Grady, and Lynn Rothenberg.

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Fourteenth Annual Festival of Books

Friday, August 30 - Monday, September 2

The annual Festival of Books at Spencertown Academy Arts Center is a celebration of books and reading for the whole community. For three days in early September we welcome outstanding writers and poets and nearly 2,000 readers and book-lovers to our 1847 schoolhouse in rural Columbia County. This year’s festival will feature a visit from Froggy on Saturday morning for the kids.
Friday Members' Only Preview 2:00-8:00pm | Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm | Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm | Monday 10:00am-2:00pm

Free
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Members Only Preview

Friday, August 30, 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Members Only preview event

Back by popular demand, members have free admission to extended early buying at the Festival of Books. Book sales begin Friday, August 30, at 2:00 pm and continue until 8:00 pm. Members are welcome for free, and their guests for $10. Complimentary refreshments will be served from 6:00-8:00 pm for members ONLY and their guests. We thank our members for their support, and welcome not-yet members to become ones. Memberships will be for sale throughout the Festival. Become a member.

Free for members
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Festival of Books Children’s Program

Saturday, August 31, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Froggy

Visit with Froggy – and pose for a free souvenir photo with this popular storybook character to take home. Book-related art projects in the program tent. Storybook corner readings for the youngest readers. Froggy costume based on the character created by Jonathan London and Frank Remkiewicz. All rights reserved.

Free
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October 2019

Sixth Annual Regional Juried Art Show Opening Reception

Saturday, October 5, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ilene Spiewak They Are Strangely Settled And Ready. Are They?

This year’s theme “In The Moment” displays how the artist captures the ephemeral in their art. Join us for the opening and meet the artists, whose work includes painting, sculpture, collage, drawing, mixed media, and ceramics.” Above: "They Are Strangely Settled And Ready. Are They?" by Ilene Spiewak

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Sixth Annual Regional Juried Art Show

Sunday, October 27, 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, October 27, 2019

"Retired Barn" by Andrew Pellettieri

Gallery is open Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm “This show is about how an artist, inspired by his or her process and vision, transforms the ephemeral into an enduring work of art. We had a great response this year from many artists throughout the region,” says Leslie Gabosh, member of the Academy Curatorial Committee and this year's coordinator of the Juried Regional Show. Juror Katharine T. Carter works as an artist representative, furthering the careers of artists across the country, and…

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November 2019

Amy Ryan Band

Saturday, November 9, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Amy Ryan Band

A Magical Brew of Blues, Rock, Jazz and More Over the past five years, the Amy Ryan Band has gained an enthusiastic and growing following. In 2015, the group won Capital Region Blues Network’s qualifying competition to represent the region at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Guitarist Richard Green saw an opportunity to join forces with a gutsy female singer with the potential to lead a great blues band. Melding Amy’s country-blues vocal magic and Richard’s urban blues and…

$10 – $20
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Juilliard soprano Katheen O’Mara & pianist Chris Reynolds performing for Kids Need Music Annual Benefit Concert

Saturday, November 23, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Juilliard soprano Katheen O'Mara

Kids Need Music presents a program of art songs, arias and popular songs by acclaimed soprano Kathleen O’Mara and pianist Chris Reynolds. The program will include works by Schubert, Charpentier, Debussy, Puccini, Verdi, Gershwin, Arlen and more.  Mr. Reynolds will perform selected piano pieces, including the dramatic Mephisto Waltz No.1 by Franz Liszt. " Kathleen O’Mara is a soprano from Fort Washington, Pennsylvania and is studying for her M.M. at Juilliard. Ms. O’Mara has performed in The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro, The Turn…

$25 – $75
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