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7:00pm dance lesson, music to follow. The Lustre Kings are more than just another rockabilly revival outfit churning out versions of popular Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry tunes. Lead singer and guitarist Mark Gamsjager has a natural affinity for the music and delivers a rootsy twang on his electric Gretsch guitar. See The Lustre Kings’ video. Swing dance lessons by Jason Fenton will be offered at 7:00pm prior to the concert. Jason is a dance instructor/choreographer/performer at The Arts Center…
Since 2005 the sisters have garnered critical acclaim by forging a distinctive musical imprint in which they “wed lilting voices, dynamically complex vocal harmonies, and folk-influenced melodies to dark, wryly sarcastic lyrical content.” See The Chapin Sisters here. Order Tickets.
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 13, 3:00-5:00pm
Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm
This popular annual show begins our Gallery season, and is bigger than ever. Work will be shown, in all mediums, by over 50 Academy artists.
Experience the sensory pleasures of wandering through “Gardens of Delight,” a unique visual arts celebration of spring, and a special addition to Spencertown Academy’s popular Hidden Gardens on June 15. Featuring the work of 7 invited artists from NY, Mass and Conn, the artwork depicts sumptuous, as well as playful garden imagery. The artists use styles ranging from Realism to Impressionism and Abstraction and media is also as varied and exciting.Find out more »
Bend the Knotted Oak Chamber Music. Including works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mahler, and Walton, written with astonishing maturity just as the composers were emerging from childhood. These are not mere “student” works. BKO Chamber Music includes Mitsuko Suzuki (violin), Ron Carbone (viola), Robert Reed (cello), and Uel Wade (piano and artistic direction). A reception to follow.
The Academy’s annual Twilight in the Garden Party is at Meg and Bill Stratton’s elegant and gracious 1845 Greek Revival home in Spencertown, NY. The house, pool, and newly constructed rustic party barn are surrounded by shade trees and grassy meadows that give way to wooded areas beyond. New friends meet and old ones greet at this festive start to the summer season. Cocktails, sparkling beverages, hors d’oeuvres, and a scrumptious light supper are served.
“Growing Cut Flowers for Your Garden and Home” with Jenny Elliot of Tiny Hearts Farm. Who can live without a cutting garden? Jenny Elliott, owner and lead grower at Tiny Hearts Farm in Copake, NY, can’t, which is why she grows 8 acres of specialty cut flowers every season!
The market will showcase more than 20 vendors offering plants, home and garden furnishings, birdhouses, antiques, garden books, and expert garden advice, plus shoppers will find bargains on choice garden items and accessories at the Academy’s White Elephant Booth. A percentage of all sales benefit the Academy. Food trucks will be on hand offering breakfast and lunch choices.
The centerpiece of the Hidden Gardens weekend is the self-guided tour on Saturday, June 15 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The tour showcases an array of exquisite private gardens in Spencertown and Old Chatham. Garden Tour tickets now available. Tickets: $35 in advance, $40 day of.
Gallery hours: Saturday and Sunday, 1:00-5:00pm. This show continues through June 16. Experience the sensory pleasures of wandering through a unique visual arts celebration of spring, and a special addition to Spencertown Academy’s popular Hidden Gardens. Featuring the work of 7 invited artists from NY, Mass and Conn., whose styles range from Realism to Impressionism and Abstraction.Find out more »