See the Broadway tree lighting at 6 p.m., enjoy hot cocoa with Santa at the Karpeles Museum, buy a beautifully-decorated wreath for your front door and finish your holiday shopping with local merchants! Join us at 115 Broadway in Newburgh (adjacent to the Cornerstone Residence). For more information, call (845) 784-1110.
Practice and Process
On View November 16, 2013, through January 11, 2014
Saturday, November 16, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Practice and Process highlights the work of five contemporary artists who address practice concerns in an attempt to provide insight into their method of creative thought. It explores their inspirational pathways and reveals how the process of creating art can often mask the extensive effort involved in the conception, design and construction of their work.
A notable work in the exhibition that demonstrates the artist’s struggle to reach beyond the medium for inspiration by engaging in the process of reflective researching and active art making is
Mesmer Eyes by Guggenheim Fellow Kathy Goodell. A panoramic room installation that ensconces the viewer in a colorful and copious display of oval-shaped ink drawings, the work is viewed through oscillating optical lenses.
“Developing knowledge about the complicated processes of making art can lead to a more informed viewer and a better understanding of an artist’s work. In turn, it can also precipitate a greater appreciation of art and its significance in contemporary society” says the curator of the exhibition and Ann Street Gallery Director, Virginia Walsh.
Practice and Process features the work of Jill Baroff, Martha Bone, Kathy Goodell, Stefana McClure and Todd Pavlisko.
The Ann Street Gallery is a nonprofit art gallery specializing in contemporary emerging and established artists. It is located at 104 Ann Street in Newburgh. Hours are Wednesday and Thursday,
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Safe Harbors of the Hudson (SHOH) is a large-scale nonprofit redevelopment project in the City of Newburgh, New York, whose mission is transforming lives and building communities through housing and the arts. It is comprised of the Ann Street Gallery, a contemporary arts venue; the Lobby at the Ritz Theater, a live performing arts space; the historic Ritz Theater, a restoration project; and the Cornerstone Residence, affordable housing with adjoining artist studio space.
The popular Tom Humphrey Music Series, now in its seventh year, will begin on Saturday, October 12, 2013, at 8 p.m. with a performance in the Safe Harbors Lobby at the Ritz Theater by Steve Katz, founding member of Blood, Sweat and Tears. Five additional concerts will take place over the course of several months culminating with a performance on April 19, 2014, by singer songwriter Charlie Mars. Safe Harbors Ritz Theater is located at 107 Broadway in Newburgh, New York.
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Here is the lineup of upcoming performers:
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 8 p.m.
Singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist Henry Gross is best known as a founding member of the rock & roll revival group Sha Na Na and his chart topping song Shannon. Recorded by some of the world’s most prominent singers, Mr. Gross’s music can be described as good, old-fashioned pop with a rock & roll beat.
Arturo O’Farrill Family Band
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 8 p.m.
World-renowned, Grammy award-winning pianist, composer and founder of the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Arturo O’Farrill brings vital musical traditions to a wider audience and reaches the heart and soul with his splashy driving music.
Saturday, April 19, 2014, 8 p.m.
Singer songwriter Charlie Mars’s unique style can be described as a distillation of folk, rock and smooth acoustic soul, that seems to bubble up from his soul.
All performances take place in the Lobby at the Ritz Theater
The 2013-2014 Tom Humphrey Music Series is presented by Safe Harbors of the Hudson Ritz Theater, New York State Council on the Arts, Newburgh Veterinary Hospital in association with the Bardavon.
Image: Charlie Mars. Photo courtesy of the artist
Safe Harbors of the Hudson will hold the third annual Cupcake-a-Palooza, a cupcake bakeoff event for local professional and amateur bakers, on Saturday, September 21. The event, which was attended by over 300 people last year, will be held from 12 – 4 pm in The Lobby at the Ritz Theater, 107 Broadway, Newburgh.
The baker entry fee is $10 (non-refundable). The judging categories for participants include: “Best Overall Professional,” “Best Overall Amateur,” “Child Baker (18 & under),” “Most Beautiful Professional,” “Most Beautiful Amateur,” “Most Original Flavor” and “Public Favorite.”
The event costs $5 for attendees. The admission charge includes cupcake tastings and beverages.
To reserve a participant spot, or for more information, contact June Henley at (845) 784-1110 or