Carolyn Haeberlin (1913-2000), Self portrait, 1964, Oil on canvas, 15 x 18 (photo by Dion Ogust)

Unburied treasure in Woodstock

One of the great paradoxes and frustrations of a career in museum curation is often the fact that the space available for exhibition is grossly inadequate to display an ever-growing collection. Many such…

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Burning of Kingston graffiti art competition

In the beginning, there was no distinction between graffiti and “real art.” So far as we know, a handprint silhouetted on a Neolithic cave wall by blowing red ochre dust against it was…

Brendan Gleeson and Chris O’Dowd in Calvary

Brendan Gleeson gets his star turn in bleak, brilliant Calvary

Oh blasé moviegoer, when was the last time that you walked out of a cinema feeling well and truly rattled by what you had just seen? Such a rare experience, delivered with Oscar-worthy…

(Photo by Jen May)

New York State Craft Beer Experience in Rhinebeck

Terrapin Restaurant in Rhinebeck used to host an annual BeerFest, with unlimited admission; and although it proved popular, chef/owner Josh Kroner wasn’t satisfied with how the event played out. “At BeerFest, brewers poured…

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Robert Hite’s Imagined Histories at Clermont

Though he started out as an abstract landscape painter, Esopus resident Robert Hite always carried in his mind’s eye the strong impressions of his boyhood rambles through the fields of rural Virginia, dotted…

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Hudson Valley Food & Wine Fest in Rhinebeck

Summer vacation may be over for most, but harvest time is just getting into full swing. And this weekend, you can sample the season’s bounty to your heart’s content at the Dutchess County…

Blue Barn by Mitchell Saler

Fall for Art in Kingston

Three local art students, winners of last spring’s Emerging Artists of the Hudson Valley Competition, will have their works spotlighted at the Wiltwyck Golf Club in Kingston on Thursday, September 4, as the…

Still from I Need My Monster

Woodstock Museum Film Festival this weekend

As summer winds down, a mid-Hudson culture vulture’s thoughts turn to the wonders that await us in the fall. High on that list is the Woodstock Film Festival (WFF), October 15-19. With its…

The Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair at the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz

Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair

Labor Day weekend means that it’s time once again for the Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair, which has bookended the summer season at the Ulster County Fairgrounds for more than three decades….

Om Puri and Helen Mirren in 'The Hundred-Foot Journey'

The Hundred-Foot Journey is a light, digestible parable

What with glossy gourmet magazines, online recipes and the Cooking Channel, food porn is getting to be as difficult to avoid these days as…well, regular porn. It shows up on film a lot…

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