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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 »
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! All artwork is for sale.Find out more »
These two renowned solo artists have joined forces to create a major new voice in American music. The songs are their own, the harmonies finely tuned, and the playing—on guitars, fiddle, banjo, and more—glances back to early American forms even as it peers forward with freshly contemporary ideas.
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!Find out more »
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…