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2021 Fall Arts Preview

2021 Fall Arts Preview

Oct 1, 2021

This time last year movie theaters and music venues still hadn’t been given the green light to reopen. Vaccines were only a glimmer of hope on the distant horizon. Much has changed in the last 12 months, as artists and organizers have worked tirelessly to find safe and innovative ways to keep the cultural traditions of the region alive. Although the pandemic landscape continues to rapidly evolve, the region’s arts programming is moving full-steam ahead this autumn. We have bundled our cautious optimism into a new special section—the inaugural Fall Arts Preview. We are happy to celebrate the in-person return of some of our favorite seasonal events like O+ Festival in Kingston (headlined this year by Magnetic Fields!) and the last-ever performance of self-effacing titans of satire Mikhail Horowitz and Gilles Malkine at Unison Arts Center. This year also marks some premier events like Spanglish Fly at Opus 40, the sculpture park that is finding new life as a music and event venue, and comic genius David Sedaris at the Bardavon. Venues are taking ample precautions ranging from mandating proof of vaccination to indoor masking in order to continue hosting safe events. As the situation continues to change rapidly, check with venues for their latest event details and COVID protocols before heading out the door.

Fall Arts Preview Directory

Carrie Haddad Gallery
Established in 1991, Carrie Haddad Gallery represents mid-career and emerging artists of the Hudson Valley and beyond working in all types of painting, both large and small sculpture, works on paper and a variety of techniques in photography.
Mark Gruber Gallery
Since 1976, the Mark Gruber Gallery has been exhibiting the Hudson Valley's finest artists.
University Art Museum, University at Albany
On view August 4-December 11, 2021, "Well/Being: An Exhibition on Healing and Repair" features 12 established and emerging artists and musicians presenting multi-disciplinary approaches to pandemic-related issues such as kinship, chronic illness, convalescence, intimacy, the emotional costs of caregiving, and various incarnations of love and community. Panteha Abareshi, Sanford Biggers, Diedrick Brackens, Jeffrey Gibson, Tanja Hollander, Scott Keightley, Michelle Young Lee, Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski, Emily Daggett Smith, Odessa Straub, Carrie Mae Weems A contemporary art venue, the UAM is part of the dynamic learning environment at the University at Albany, SUNY. Free and open to the public.
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Ancram Opera House
Ancram Opera House presents a mix of contemporary theatre (virtual and live, alternative cabaret, storytelling and community programs. Located in the Hudson River Valley in a former grange hall converted into an intimate and flexible space, AOH offers a unique opportunity to directly engage, up close, with visionary theatre artists at the top of their field yet rarely seen in our region. Inspired by the aspirations of the grange movement, the Ancram Opera House creates meaningful encounters through the performing arts that forge connection and community.
Woodstock Art Colony
Visit the famous Woodstock Art Colony. Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild and The Center for Photography at Woodstock
Garrison Art Center
Garrison Art Center's two Galleries feature Holly Sumner - "Saints and Samarai", panel paintings and Deb Lecce - "Guardians of the Land", paintings May 22 - June 20, 2021. Garrison Art Center’s summer arts programs have been touted by parents as the best in the Hudson Valley. Summer Arts on the Hudson (June 28-July 23) for K through 8th graders, and Summer Art Institute, an intensive two-week program for high school students (July 26-Aug 6, plus an exhibition Aug 7 & 8). For more information email education@garrisonartcenter.org. Riverside Crafts Fair is back in 2021, August 21 & 22. visit www.garrisonartcenter.org
Barn Star Productions
Barn Star Productions offers antiques, art, and jewelry shows from New England to New Jersey, presenting diverse and knowledgeable exhibitors displaying quality merchandise.
Art Omi
Art Omi is a not-for-profit arts center with a 120-acre sculpture and architecture park and gallery, residency programs for international artists, writers, translators, musicians, architects and dancers.
The Lockwood Gallery is recognized for mounting concept-driven group shows featuring the work of highly creative artists who make art distinguished by originality and personal vision; work which is realized skillfully and motivated by the belief in the power of art to convey truth and beauty. Founder Michael Lockwood and curator Alan Goolman share a passion for art that matches that of the artists whose work they show.​
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art
Museum at SUNY New Paltz with works by well-known artists from the Hudson Valley & around the globe.
11 Jane St. Art Center
11 Jane St. Art Center is a fully renovated artist-owned 19th Century brick warehouse dedicated to mid-career artists new work and works in progress, artist residencies, performances, exhibitions, community projects and classes.

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