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June 2019

Garden Market on the Green

Saturday, June 15, 2019, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

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.

Free
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Hidden Gardens Tour 2019

Saturday, June 15, 2019, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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.

$35 – $40
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Annual Botanical Garden Show: Gardens of Delight

Sunday, June 16, 2019, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Saturdays and Sundays, May 19 - June 16
Annual Botanical Gallery Show

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.

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Third Annual Juried Photography Show “Opening Reception”

Saturday, June 22, 2019, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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.

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Kieran Kane and Rayna Gellert

Saturday, June 29, 2019, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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.

$10 – $20
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July 2019

Third Annual Juried Photography Show

Sunday, July 14, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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, 2019 - Monday, September 2, 2019

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, 2019, 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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