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Shape of You by Dong Kyu Kim
February fumbles in, bringing with it these fun and fabulous events.

Dong Kyu Kim Exhibit at Marist | through February 27

“Everything Must Go,” a solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist and fashion designer, Dong Kyu Kim, is on view through February 27 at Marist College’s Steel Plant Studios in Poughkeepsie. Kim’s work explores the influence of fashion on culture, and the pieces in the exhibition are derived from items purchased weekly over the course of 17 months (from February 2018 to June 2019) from the Supreme boutique in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood. The series contains garments and other hand-sewn works created using receipts, promotional stickers, clothing, vinyl shopping bags, and artifacts of the shopping experience. See website for gallery hours and more information.

Jen Shyu Talk and Concert in New Paltz | February 1

SUNY New Paltz 2022 Davenport Resident for New American Music Jen Shyu will conduct a lecture with musical performances at the university’s Studley Theatre on February 1 at 7:30pm. For the event, Shyu, a Doris Duke Award recipient and 2019 Guggenheim Fellow, will discuss her songwriting process and ethnographic research while featuring portions of her last three one-woman monodramas. This event will give the New Paltz community an opportunity to get to know Jen’s creative process prior to her hands-on workshop at the college. Tickets are $10 and $15 (free for New Paltz students).

Pallett Tribute Concert at the Chance | February 4

Frank Pallett, the long-time owner of iconic Poughkeepsie venue the Chance Theater, died last August. Although the Chance, which opened as a vaudeville theater in 1912, already had a lengthy history as a live music spot when Pallett acquired it in 1994, under his management it remained one of the East Coast’s vital halls, hosting under-the-radar shows by Bob Dylan and David Bowie amid its steady large-club bookings and frequent benefit shows. This February 4 (7pm) concert at the club honors the late entrepreneur with sets by Rock Alley, the Playback, the Greg Woods Band, Obsidian, and Vyper. Tickets are $15.

John Lewis Documentary Shows in Rosendale | February 5

On February 5 at 5pm, the Rosendale Theatre will present a screening of the documentary John Lewis: Good Trouble, about the life of legendary US Representative John Lewis, his legacy, and his more than 60 years of extraordinary activism. (The program was originally scheduled for Martin Luther King Day but was rescheduled due to inclement weather.) A donation is requested. Reservations via the theater’s website are strongly recommended. Proof of vaccination (CDC Vaccination Card or a New York Excelsior Pass matched with a photo ID) is required for entry for patrons over five. Masks must be worn inside unless eating and drinking at your seat.

Marshall Crenshaw Rocks Rockland | February 5

Rocker Marshall Crenshaw hits the Rockland Center for the Arts (RoCA) in West Nyack for an intimate evening concert with on February 5 at 7:30pm. Over the course of a career that’s spanned three decades, 13 albums, Grammy and Golden Globe nominations, TV and film appearances (as Buddy Holly in 1987’s La Bamba), and thousands of performances, Crenshaw, who currently fronts the Smithereens, has maintained a consistent fidelity to the qualities of artfulness, craftsmanship, and passion. Tickets are $25. Masks and proof of vaccination are required.

Mary Frank Exhibit in New Paltz | February 5-July 17

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Horizon Bird by Mary Frank
As part of SUNY New Paltz’s Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art’s Hudson Valley Masters series, “The Observing Heart,” a retrospective of work by artist Mary Frank, will open on February 5 and run through July 17 at the museum. Frank’s sculpture, painting, drawings, prints, and photographs from throughout her illustrious career will be on view in the exhibit, which has been curated by David Hornung. “Her work is powerfully, if obliquely narrative and has always centered on the twin themes of social justice and the preservation of the natural world,” explains the center’s website. See website for gallery hours and more information.

Cate Le Bon Comes to Colony | February 6

Born in Wales and now living in LA, singer-songwriter and producer Cate Le Bon retains in her music much of the charcoal-hued climate of her homeland, despite the sunny surroundings of her adopted environment. Following up her raved-about 2019 album Reward is last year’s Pompeii, which sees the artist moving even farther away from the folk-rock base heard on earlier efforts like 2013’s Mug Museum and deeper into epic Kate Bush panoramas. Le Bon, who alongside her solo work retains membership in the duo DRINKS with White Fence’s Tim Presley, will perform at Colony in Woodstock on February 6 at 8pm. Tickets are $18-$20.

“Winter Snowscapes” at Windham Fine Arts |
through February 20

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Windham Whiteout by Loreen Oren
Inspired by their shared love of nature, area artists Barry DeBaun, Anne Johann, Mara Lehmann, and Loreen Oren have created artworks that capture the natural beauty of the Catskills and beyond. “Winter Snowscapes,” which is on view at Windham Fine Arts in Windham through February 20, displays recent paintings by the four. See the gallery’s website for images, artist biographies, visiting hours, and further information.

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Peter Aaron

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