Preview Party for Members and Friends

Academy members and supporters are invited to an exclusive preview party on Friday evening. Enjoy a glass of wine with fellow book lovers before heading up to the book rooms for first choice of more than 10,000 new and gently used books. Book rooms open at 6:30.    Please note: This event is for Academy …Continue Reading

UEL WADE STILL LOVES WOMEN COMPOSERS

Among the frontiers that women have yet to occupy is their universal acceptance as worthy classical composers. At its next concert on Sunday, November 2nd, 2 pm, at the Spencertown Academy (Spencertown, New York), Bend the Knotted Oak (BKO) Chamber Music will make its case for female composers. Artistic director and pianist Uel Wade will be joined by violinist …Continue Reading

The Good Globe Singing School directed by Sheri Bauer-Mayorga

will be returning to the Spencertown Academy for the Fall 2014-Spring 2015 season. New this year is a monthly Community Sing for Adults (older teens invited as well) starting September 18 followed by ones on Oct. 16 and Nov. 13 . Weekly classes are offered for pre-teen and teen singers. All classes introduce singers to healthy …Continue Reading

BLUE HORSE REP ACTING SCHOOL OFFERS INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP

The Blue Horse Repertory Company’s Acting School will offer a free introductory acting and improvisation workshop Saturday October 18. It is open to anyone 17 and older, no previous acting or improv experience necessary. The workshop is a prelude to the full length classes that will be offered at the Academy later this fall and …Continue Reading

Regional Art Show

Juried works of twenty seven artists in various media will be exhibited and available for purchase. Opening reception Saturday, September 27   4 – 6PM Juried by: Peter Jung of Peter Jung Fine Arts, Hudson & Marie-Claude Giroux and Bill Thompson of Thompson Giroux  Gallery, Chatham  

10th Annual Festival of Books

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 …Continue Reading

Books Donations for Festival of Books Begins

Collection times with an attendant present are as follows: Saturday, July 11,  Noon to 3:00pm Sunday, July 12-August 23, 1:00 to 4:00pm July 6-23 there will be a bin in the parking lot behind the Academy where you can drop off books in boxes or sturdy bags 24/7. Please do not leave loose books. We do not accept text …Continue Reading

SPECIAL EDITION in the CONVERSATIONS with NEIGHBORS Series: Part II

The first workshop, held in July at the Spencertown home of artist Linda Horn, a practitioner of landscape restoration and creator of healthy and beautiful native ecosystems, was SOLD OUT.  If you missed it, or would like to attend a second session, we are offering Part II. 

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