February - March 2019: Emerge Gallery, 228 Main Street, Saugerties, NY 12477
EXHIBIT EXTENDED THROUGH MARCH 2019!
We're Shouting Out FLY AWAY, the work of acclaimed film maker Janet Grillo.
February 23rd as part of the Saugerties Library Cabin Fever series.
Shout Out Saugerties is very pleased to be collaborating with Emerge Gallery & Art Space in exhibiting the community sculpture Flotsam & Jetsam throughout February.
The sculpture was created as part Shout Out Saugerties 2018 with donated plastic bottles, corks, netting and other recycled materials collected by community members.
Video by Nancy Baysinger, music by Raw Silk, Gretchen Langheld and Kathleen Adkins.
FLY AWAY, which premiered in 2011 at SXSW Film Festival, was nominated for Best Feature. It won the Special Jury Award for Best Performance at the ARIZONA Intl Film Festival, opening theatrically to excellent reviews in the NEW YORK TIMES, HUFFINGTON POST, NEW YORK OBSERVER and LA TIMES, which sited it as one of four independent films “most overlooked for an Oscar.”
Members of the exploratory committee, also included Anna Landewe, Opus 40 owner and creator Tad Richards, Shout Out Saugerties champion Suzanne Bennett and Robert Langdon of the Emerge Gallery on Main Street.
“Stories create not just our perceived reality, but reality itself,” Maureen Cummins told me. It was an apropos moment to be pondering the power of stories—October 2018, campaign-for-life-or-death-of-democracy time in America. Cummins, best known for her visual art, was in the midst of a performance piece of sorts.
Shout Out Saugerties returns this month with plenty of creative experiences featuring arts and cultural events.
Led by a dedicated team of volunteers, this is the second year the Village of Saugerties becomes an ecosystem of workshops, discussions and programs featuring music, literary readings, visual art, crafts, film, culinary arts and performance.
When we think of a writer at work, we think of a solitary engagement with pen, or typewriter, or computer keyboard, conducted in a private place, devoid, if possible, of ambient noise and external distractions. But starting on Wednesday morning, October 10, Maureen Cummins will be engaged in writing a work of nonfiction in full public view, seated in the window of Pig Bar & Grill on Partition Street in Saugerties.
What do you do if you’re a performance artist, and you pass your local church and hear words in your head telling you to say all the Psalms in that church? Linda Mary Montano responded to this prompt by creating a performance outside the Vortex Theater in Austin, Texas, where she dressed as Saint Teresa and stood on a 14-foot lift to sing the Psalms seven hours a day for three days.