This Sunday, April 11th a screening of Casting Faith, a one- hour documentary about sculptor and local Hudson Valley resident Gillian Jagger, by Accord filmmakers Barbara Gordon and Richard Schlesinger will be shown at the Rosendale Theater. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the artist, Gillian Jagger, art critic, Michael Brenson, and the filmmakers. This event is sponsored by the Women’s Studio Workshop.
Elizabeth Bryant and Max Winter will read in Cadmium Text Series on Saturday, October 17, 2009 at 2pm. Cadmium Text is curated by local poet and book artist Anne Gorrick and focuses on innovative writing from in and around the Hudson Valley. The Gallery at R&F provides the backdrop for the readings.
Elizabeth Bryant is a writer living in Red Hook, NY. She edits Defeffable and co-curates the Bard Roving Reading series. Her most current publications include a chapbook, Fluorescence Buzz (Dusie, 2009), and a new full-length serial piece, (nevertheless enjoyment… (Quale Press, 2010). She has new writing in Wheelhouse, and upcoming in Coconut.
Max Winter’s The Pictures was published by Tarpaulin Sky Press in 2007. He has also published poems in New American Writing, Denver Quarterly, Boston Review, Ploughshares, Boulevard, The Paris Review, and elsewhere. His reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsday, Bookforum, The San Francisco Chronicle, and other publications. He has been a Poetry Editor of Fence Magazine since 2001.
Previous poets have included: Lynn Behrendt, Celia Bland, JJ Blickstein, Dennis Doherty, Anne Gorrick, Lea Graham, Kate Greenstreet, Joshua Harmon, Jane Heidgerd, Steve Hirsch, Jennifer Wai-Lan Huang, Geof Huth, Robert Kelly, Maryrose Larkin, Charlotte Mandel, Susan McKechnie, PF Potvin, Richard Rizzi, Carly Sachs, Lorna Smedman, Maureen Thorson, R. Dionysius Whiteurs, and Rebecca Wolff.
A $5 donation to Cadmium Text is suggested to help support this reading and goes directly to the writers.
R&F is please to present the work of Kingston artist Hendrik Dijk. “So Far, So Close” opens Saturday October 3rd. There will be a reception from 5 to 7 p.m and Hendrik will give an informal artist talk at 5pm.
Hendrik Dijk’s work is about energy. He is a colorist who will use form, find and create for the purpose of letting colors have a life of their own. Dijk thinks that colors are like humans; each one is unique and likes to have good neighbors. Therefore, even though his work is often chromatically pronounced, he always asks himself if each color harmonizes with neighboring colors.
Born in Oostmahorn, Friesland, Netherlands, Hendrik Dijk moved to the USA in 1983. Since 1986, he has lived in Kingston, NY and teaches art at Kingston High School. He has made six murals for the City of Kingston in city parks. Dijk’s present creative efforts go mainly into painting and photography. He is a co-founder of the Arts Society of Kingston and the Kingston Biennial Sculpture Show. Click here to view Hendrik’s website.
The Gallery at R&F is featuring this exhibition of Kingston’s own Dutchman as a way of celebrating the 400-year anniversary of Henry Hudson’s crossing of the Hudson River. From spring through fall, Ulster County is celebrating Henry Hudson’s 1609 journey up the river that bears his name with dozens of special events. Click here for complete celebration details.