Wassaic, N.Y. ‐‐ The artist‐run Wassaic Project, a multidisciplinary arts organization located within reclaimed agricultural buildings in the hamlet of Wassaic, NY, announces its summer programs dedicated to presenting the works of emerging artists.
Located 90 miles north of New York City and accessible by Metro North Railroad to the Wassaic station, the Wassaic Project will present “Homeward Found”, an exhibition of over 80 artists. Opening June 15th with a ticketed Preview Party, “Homeward Found” will be held in the one‐of‐a‐kind Maxon Mills, a renovated, seven‐story grain elevator. Every Saturday and Sunday, June 16 to September 2 from Noon - 5 pm, visitors can view bold contemporary paintings, sculpture, videos and intricate installations free of charge. Read more »
Tourism Summit Generates New Ideas to Bring More Visitors to New York State
Governor: NYS Tourism Equals Business
Albany, N.Y. (May 8, 2014) - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of New York’s largest tourism campaign in decades, committing nearly $60 million to grow the industry, create jobs and attract even more visitors to the Empire State.
The Governor’s announcement came at the conclusion of the New York State Tourism Summit, where hundreds of tourism experts gathered in Albany to discuss ideas and new ways to bring tourists to every corner of the state. As the fifth largest employment sector in New York, tourism supported 714,000 jobs and generated more than $29 billion in wages in 2012. One out of every 12 jobs in New York is tourism-related. The more than 202 million international and domestic visitors to the Empire State last year resulted in $57 billion in direct tourism spending, and generated $7 billion in state and local taxes.
“New York State has some of the most beautiful tourist attractions in the world. From the peaks of the Adirondacks to the beaches of Long Island, no matter what you’re looking for you can find it here,” Governor Cuomo said. “I want the world to know about these assets, too, and am committed to making the State a ‘must see’ global destination and creating new jobs and investments in New York.” Read more »
Orange County, N.Y. - Orange County, New York is renowned for its earth and water. It’s bordered by two of America’s most beautiful rivers, the Delaware and the Hudson, and some of the most fertile “Black Dirt” on the continent fills a 22-square mile section of its lush interior. Rich deposits of iron ore framed its Revolutionary War history, while the 9-mile long Greenwood Lake and the majestic Hudson Highlands made indelible impressions on the Hudson River School artists. Celebrate the remarkable elements of nature at scores of upcoming events in this easy to reach Hudson Valley locale. Adding a little earth and water to your calendar is sort of like making mud pies, it’s an elixir for fun and relaxation. Read more »
Hudson, N.Y.- From September 17 through September 19, 2013, The Olana Partnership is pleased to offer Painting the Living Landscapes of Frederic Church, a unique getaway package to the beautiful Hudson Valley in New York State. Artists will discover Olana State Historic Site, the home and surrounding landscape of renowned 19th century landscape artist Frederic Edwin Church, which overlooks the Hudson River and majestic Catskill Mountains. Participants will view Church’s artwork from Maine in Olana’s 2013 exhibition “Maine Sublime” in the Evelyn and Maurice Sharp Gallery located on site. Learn new artistic techniques in the two-day en plein air watercolor workshop with internationally respected watercolor artist Evelyn Dunphy (www.evelyndunphy.com) hailing from West Bath, Maine. Following Dunphy’s visit to Olana in August 2012 she states, “Chapters could be written describing the incredible detail of the House and furnishings. But what I found most exciting and would love to share with you are the ‘living landscapes’ that Church framed in this palatial home that he designed.” Read more »
Hudson, N.Y. - An exhibition of Frederic Church landscapes, Maine Sublime: Frederic Edwin Church’s Landscapes of Mount Desert and Mount Katahdin, will open at Olana, the historic home and studio of the artist, on Sunday June 9. The exhibition explores the half-century during which famed American landscape painter Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900), traveled to and was inspired by the landscapes of Maine. Organized by renowned curator, art historian and professor of American Art John Wilmerding, and presented by The Olana Partnership and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Maine Sublime will be on view in the Evelyn and Maurice Sharp Gallery at Olana through the end of October. Read more »
Cornwall, N.Y. - On Saturday, May 4 at 10 a.m., come to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum for Dig In! Join Environmental Educator Megan Hoffman at the Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall, to learn about burrowing animals of all kinds. “Did you know that a single chipmunk can store up to 8-pounds of food in its burrow and each female raises two litters of pups per year, usually 2-6 at a time?” said Megan. Read more »
Program of Tchaikovsky, Rodrigo and Mozart to be led by superstar Japanese conductor Tomomi Nishimoto
Purchase, N.Y. - Last November a young conductor from Japan, largely unknown in this country, ascended our podium, and as the final notes were played, the audience had erupted into a spontaneous ovation. At the insistence of our loyal audience, maestra Tomomi Nishimoto returns on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 8 pm and Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 3 pm, joined by guitar virtuoso Eliot Fisk. Dubbed by The New Yorker as “the king of American classical guitar,” Eliot Fisk joins the orchestra for Rodrigo’s passionate and exhilarating Concierto Aranjuez. The concert opens with one of the most definitive works of its time, Tchaikovsky’s Serenade, and concludes with Mozart’s iconic Symphony No. 40. Read more »