60 ways to celebrate the arts in October

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:29

Sugar Loaf — More than 60 events will be held in Orange County in October to celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month, the nation's largest collective annual celebration of the arts. (Please see related article for the schedule through Oct. 7.) The Orange County Arts Council is helping to coordinate all of the arts events happening in county, both during October and all throughout the year. "We are so fortunate to live in a county that has such a diverse and thriving arts community" said Dawn Ansbro, Executive Director of the Orange County Arts Council. "I hope everyone will take advantage of at least one of these amazing opportunities and be reminded that you don't have to travel far to immerse yourself in an amazing cultural experience — we have it all right here." "National Arts and Humanities Month showcases the fundamental role the arts play in creating productive citizens and vibrant communities and fostering the independent expression vital to a free society," said Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts and national coordinator of Arts and Humanities month. "And part of the importance of emphasizing the arts in the month of October is to encourage our citizens to establish, deepen and expand their relationships with the arts and humanities." National Arts and Humanities Month is coordinated by Americans for the Arts, the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts. During October, Americans are encouraged to explore new facets of the arts and humanities in their lives and to begin a lifelong habit of active participation in the arts and humanities. This month-long celebration grew out of National Arts Week, which Americans for the Arts, along with the National Endowment for the Arts, began in 1985. More information about National Arts and Humanities Month is available online at www.AmericansForTheArts.org/nahm. View events across the nation and add yours to the celebration at www.AmericansForTheArts.org/go/map. The Orange County Arts Council is committed to strengthening, promoting and uniting the arts in the county and to making the arts accessible to all people. For more information, visit www.ocartscouncil.org or call 469-9168.schedule through oct. 8 All dates listed below are in October unless otherwise stated. This is a partial list. For the complete list, visit www.chroniclenewspaper.com. More events will be published next week. Monday-Friday Photojournalism and digital art of Eileen MacAvery Kane. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Executive Suite Art Gallery, Orange County Government Center, Goshen. 615-3860. Every Sunday Tom Knieser’s Impressions of Newburgh. Photography exhibit. 1-4 p.m. Stone Floor Gallery at the Captain David Crawford House, Newburgh. 561-2585, www.newburghhistoricalsociety.com Daily City Without Walls group art show. Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. last Friday of month, Sunday 12-4 p.m. Closed Oct. 2. Albert Wisner Public Library, Warwick. 986-1047, www.albertwisnerlibrary.org Through Oct. 16 Orange County Art Federations’s Juried Member’s Exhibit. Art in many mediums. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. CSArch Architecture, Newburgh. 987-8748. Tuesday-Sunday Art of Nancy Reed Jones, Lisa O’Gorman, and Jean Cimmorelli Fall theme. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Wallkill River School, Montgomery. 457-2787, www.wallkillrivershool.com Wednesday-Sunday through Nov. 7 Art of Paper Cutting. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Gomez Mill House, Marlboro. 236-3126, www.gomez.org Wednesday-Sunday Mekong Journey. Photography of Nick Zungoli. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Exposures Gallery, Sugar Loaf. 469-9382, www.exposures.com Thursday-Sunday through Oct. 27 Images at the Edge of Light. Nature photographs of Tom Doyle. Thursday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday 12-4 p.m. Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, Newburgh. 569-4997, www.karpeles.com Every Friday Latin music. Salsa lessons 8:30-10 p.m. Dancing 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Copa Lounge at Knights Inn, Newburgh. 561-6797, www.knightsinnnewburgh.com/entertainment Every Friday and Saturday Music, poetry, creativity workshops, lectures on books and art history. 7-9 p.m. Utopian Direction Books and Art, Warwick. 248-8678, www.utopiandirections.com Saturday, Oct. 1 Psychedelic Zombie Bar-B-Que II. Includes annual Newburgh Zombie Walk, best costume, outdoor barbecue, zombie films, live performances. 10:30 a.m.-midnight. Newburgh Armory, Newburgh. 561-2740, www.wherehouserestaurant.com Rock the Mountain Music and Arts Festival. Food, craft beer, many bands. Hiking, biking, fishing. Overnight camping. Noon-10 p.m. Tuxedo Ridge, Tuxedo. 351-1122, www.tuxedoridge.com Mystery writer Sharon Linnea to discuss international spies and private eyes. Registration required. 1-2 p.m. Florida Public Library, Florida. 651-7659, www.rcls.org/fpl Poetry on the Loose. Reading by Ann Ratcliffe, others welcome to read original work. 4 p.m. Utopian Directions Books and Art, Warwick. 294-8085, www.collegeofpoetry.com Saturday Oct. 1, and Sunday, Oct. 2 Cabaret. Musical set in 1930s Berlin. Saturday 8 p.m. Sunday 3 p.m. Playhouse at Museum Village, Monroe. 294-9465, www.ctmwp.org Bruce Perone Trio 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, Keith Newman on Sunday 2:30-5:30 p.m. Palaia Vineyards, Highland Mills. 928-5384, www.palaiavineyards.com Cooking with the Calamari Sisters, Mangia Italiano. Comedy. Tickets for dinner and show, or show only. Saturday dinner 6:30 p.m. show 8 p.m. Sunday dinner 12:30 p.m. show 2 p.m. Lycian Centre, Sugar Loaf. 469-2287, www.lyciancentre.com Sunday, Oct. 2 Florida Quilt Guild showcases their quilts. Punch and cookies. 1-3 p.m. Florida Public Library, Florida. 651-7659, www.rcls.org/fpl Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman star in Indiscreet. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Cornwall Public Library, Cornwall. 534-8282, www.cornwallpubliclibrary.org Landscape Sculpture Tours with photographer Jerry Thompson. 3-4 p.m. Open 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Storm King Art Center, Mountainville. 534-3115, www.stormking.org Matt Fishteyn. 18-year-old piano prodigy. 3-4:15 p.m. Newburgh Free Library Auditorium, Newburgh. 563-3619, www.newburghlibrary.org Tuesday, Oct. 4 Diego and Frida: Mexican Art and National Identity. Lecture by Dr. Susan Aberth of Bard College. 4 p.m. Kaplan Hall Great Room at SUNY Orange, Newburgh. 341-9386, www.sunyorange.edu Wednesday, Oct. 5 A Deerpark Murder. Presentation by Norma Schadt. 7:30 p.m. Neversink Valley Museum of History and Innovation, Cuddebackville. 754-8870, www.neversinkmuseum.org Thursday, Oct. 6 Hudson River Poets. Bring original work or work of a favorite poet to share. 7-8:30 p.m. Newburgh Library Lobby, Newburgh. 563-3601 www.newburghlibrary.org Reel Eclectic. Art and foreign films. 7 p.m. 2nd floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library, Middletown. 341-5454 ext. 5479. www.thrall.org Saturday, Oct. 8 Sugar Loaf. Artisans will keep their shops open until 7 p.m. Demonstrations, tours, wine tasting, slide show. 469-0993, www.sugarloafchamber.com Outdoor sculpture park tours. Ron Romary will read the classic fable Frederick, then lead a special walk. 2 p.m. Storm King Art Center, Mountainville. 534-3115, www.stormking.org Clara Barton One Woman Show. Times to be announced. Museum Village, Monroe. 782-8247, www.museumvillage.org Meet the Artists Reception. Meet Nancy Reed Jones, Lisa O’Gorman, and Jean Cimmorelli. 5-7 p.m. Wallkill River School, Montgomery. 457-2787, www.wallkillrivershool.com