National Arts Month celebration continues

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:36

    Sugar Loaf — More than 60 events are being held in Orange County in October to celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month, coordinated locally by the Orange County Arts Council. Please see related article for the schedule for the remainder of the month. 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. The Orange County Arts Council is committed to promoting the arts in the county. For more information, visit or call 469-9168. Arts schedule All dates listed below are in October unless otherwise stated. Saturday, Oct. 8 Second Saturdays in Sugar Loaf. Many artisans will keep their shops open until 7 p.m. Select shops will offer refreshments, demonstrations, tours, wine tasting, slide show, and more. Sugar Loaf Arts and Craft Village. 469-0993, Outdoor Sculpture Park Tours, Special Children's Program. Educator Ron Romary will read the classic fable Frederick, then lead a special walk. 2 p.m. Storm King Art Center, Mountainville. 534-3115, Clara Barton One Woman Show. Two performances. Times to be announced. Museum Village, Monroe. 782-8247, Meet the Artists Reception. Meet Nancy Reed Jones, Lisa O'Gorman, and Jean Cimmorelli. 5-7 p.m. Wallkill River School, Montgomery. 457-2787, Sunday, Oct. 9 Artist Materials Exchange. Swap artist's materials with other artists. 2-4 p.m. Warwick Senior Center. Monday, Oct. 10 Landscape Sculpture Tours. Holiday family program: Imagination Explorers 2-4 p.m. Open 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Storm King Art Center, Mountainville. 534-3115, Thursday, Oct. 13 Black Dirt Storytelling Guild. For story lovers aged 16 and up. Theme is "Dark Matters." Tell a story or just listen. 7:30 p.m. Florida Public Library, Florida. 651-7659, Friday, Oct. 14 Creative Conversation: Bridging the Generation Gap in the Arts. Join the Orange County Arts Council and friends for networking and discussion. 6:30 p.m. Seligmann Estate, 23 White Oak Drive, Sugar Loaf. 469-9168. World Music and Culture Series: Gamelan Dharma Swara. Performance of traditional and contemporary Balinese dances by New York City's Balinese gamelan. 7 p.m. Kaplan Hall Great Room at SUNY Orange, Newburgh. 341-9386, Saturday, Oct. 15 Pumpkin Festival, Art Auction. Painting, leaf waxing, scarecrow making, hay rides. Silent auction of Wallkill River School artwork. Refreshments. Noon-4 p.m. Hill-Hold Museum, Campbell Hall. 291-2404, Air Pirates Radio Theater. Herb Marks: Time Wounds All Heals. 8 p.m. Lycian Centre, Sugar Loaf. 469-2287, Performance: The Illusion of Elvis. Danny Vernon as Elvis. 8 p.m. The Historic Paramount Theatre, Middletown. 346-4195, Saturday, Oct. 15, and Sunday, Oct. 16 Special Glassblowing Tours, Orange County Day. Watch special guest artists make glass objects like vases, bowls, hanging vases. Sunday is Orange County Day with free admission. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Gillinder Glass Factory, Port Jervis. 856-5375. Newburgh Open Studios. Tour artists' studios. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Newburgh Art Supply, Newburgh. 561-5552, Landscape Sculpture Tours. Family tour with Wally McGuire 1-2:30 p.m. meet the author series with Barbara Pollack 3-4:30 p.m. On Sunday Stephen Day presents The Many Dilemmas of Kinetic Sculpture 3-4 p.m. Open 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Storm King Sunday, Oct. 16 Orange County Day at Gillinder Glass. Watch guest artists transform hot molten glass into art and tour the historic factory. 10 a.m.-Noon. Port Jervis. 856-5375, Performance: Monty Python's Spamalot. 3 p.m. Eisenhower Hall Theatre, West Point. 938-4159, Monday, Oct. 17 Flash Mob Movies. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Newburgh Free Library Auditorium, Newburgh. 563-3646, Wednesday, Oct. 19 Afternoon Movies for Grownups. 2006 animated comedy featuring the voices of Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, and Nicole Kidman. Call library for title. 2 p.m. 2nd floor Community Room at Thrall Library, Middletown. 341-5454 x5479, Oct. 19 Scholar's Book Discussion. Presenter is Dr. Jess Gerson. 7-8:30 p.m. Newburgh Free Library Storyhour room, Newburgh. 563-3613, Thursday, Oct. 20 ReadNex Poetry Squad Performance and Newburgh Youth Art Display. Reception to follow performance. 5 p.m. Kaplan Hall Great Room at SUNY Orange, Newburgh. 341-9386, Saturday, Oct. 22 The Tree of Life. Staged musical performance featuring works by R. Kimball, S. Barber, B. Evans, W. Shorter, J. Weatherstone and V. Lord. 7 p.m. Lycian Centre, Sugar Loaf. 469-2287. Concert. Artist to be announced. 7:30 p.m. Neversink Valley Museum of History and Innovation, Cuddebackville. 754-8870, Saturday, Oct. 22, and Sunday, Oct. 23 Special Glassblowing Tours. Watch special guest artists make glass objects like vases, bowls, hanging vases and more. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Gillinder Glass Factory, Port Jervis. 856-5375. Artists Open Studio Tour. Art studios in southern Orange County will showcase their work. Self guided tour with map of studios. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Orange County Arts Council, Sugar Loaf. 469-9168, Saturday, Oct. 22, and Saturday, Oct. 29 Beginning Drawing with Shawn Dell Joyce. Part one of the two-part class based on drawing on the right side of the brain. Advance registration. 9 a.m.-Noon. Newburgh Story room, Newburgh. 563-3619, Musical Performance. Ekklipse Steel Drum Band. 3-4:30 p.m. Newburgh Free Library Auditorium, Newburgh. 563-3619, Sunday, Oct. 23 Performance: In the Heights. Tony-Winning best musical. 3 p.m. Eisenhower Hall Theatre, West Point. 938-4159, Tuesday, Oct. 25 Poetry Open Mic. 7 p.m. Tuscan Cafe, Warwick. 987-2050, Book of the Month Book Lover's Club. Book discussion with guest scholars invited periodically. 7-9 p.m. Greenwood Lake Library, Greenwood Lake. 477-8377 ext 15, Saturday, Oct. 29 Lantern Tour of Fort Montgomery. While touring the ruins at night listen to dramatic tales from the battle and bring yourself back to Oct. 1777. Re-enactors will depict various scenes. Tours: 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Reservations required. Fort Montgomery State Historic Site, Fort Montgomery. 446-2134, History Program: It was Dark Back Then. Tour the grounds at night — if you dare. 8-9 p.m. Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site, Vails Gate. 561-1765 ext. 22, Sunday, Oct. 30 Landscape Sculpture Tours. Special family tour with Wally McGuire 3-4:30 p.m. Open 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Storm King Art Center, Mountainville. 534-3115, Monday-Friday Executive Suite Art Exhibit. Photojournalism and digital art of Eileen MacAvery Kane. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Executive Suite Art Gallery, 3rd Floor, Orange County Government Center, Goshen. 615-3860. Every Sunday Tom Knieser's Impressions of Newburgh and the Bay. Photography exhibit. 1-4 p.m. Stone Floor Gallery at the Captain David Crawford House, Newburgh. 561-2585, Daily Art Exhibit: City Without Walls-Metro 27. 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 Sunday, Oct. 2. Albert Wisner Public Library Gallery and Community Room, Warwick. 986-1047, Through Oct. 16 Orange County Art Federations's 48th Annual Juried Member's Exhibit. Art in many mediums. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. CSArch Architecture (former Yellow Bird Gallery), Newburgh. 987-8748. Tuesday-Sunday Art Exhibits. Art of Nancy Reed Jones and Lisa O'Gorman in the Devitt Wing, and the art of Jean Cimmorelli in the workshop room. Fall theme. Meet the artists reception Oct. 8 from 5-7 p.m. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Wallkill River School, Montgomery. 457-2787, Wednesday-Sunday through Nov. 7 Snippets: The Art and Craft of Paper Cutting. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Gomez Mill House, Marlboro. 236-3126, Wednesday-Saturday Photography Exhibit. Photos by James Hiller. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. James Douglas Gallery, Montgomery. 978-1371, Wednesday-Sunday Photography Exhibit: Mekong Journey. Photography of Nick Zungoli. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Exposures Gallery, Sugar Loaf. 469-9382, Thursday-Sunday through Oct. 27 Nature Photography Exhibit: Images at the Edge of Light. Fine art photographs of Tom Doyle. Thursday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday 12-4 p.m. Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, Newburgh. 569-4997, Thursday-Sunday through Oct. 16 Art Exhibit: Just for Squares. Oils, watercolors, pastels, pencil, pen and ink and acrylics. 1-5 p.m. and by appointment. Hudson Valley Gallery, Cornwall-on-Hudson. 401-5443, Every Friday night Latin music, salsa lessons and dancing. Put your dancing shoes on and dance the night away. Salsa lessons 8:30-10 p.m. Dancing 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Copa Lounge at Knights Inn, Newburgh. 561-6797, Every Friday and Saturday Art and Science Salon. Music, poetry, creativity workshops, lectures on books and art history. Cultural exchange. 7-9 p.m. Utopian Direction Books and Art, Warwick. 248-8678,