Nov
21
to Nov 27

Artists Wanted for ROCA's Affordable Art & Bazaar

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Artists wanted for ROCA's affordable art & pottery bazaar. CLICK Here for the facebook event page to learn more.  Actual dates of Art Fair Sale is Dec. 3 - Dec. 21.

Artwork and handmade fine crafts can include:  functional ceramics, jewelry, glass, fiver, metal, and original 2-D & 3-D art. 

Artists can submit 10-15 pieces and receive 50% of the sale price.  Prices should range $25 - $150.

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Dec
15
7:30 PM19:30

Rockland Contra Dance

No experience, no partner, NO problem!
Newcomers arrive at 7:30pm for an introduction (easy to learn), and from 8 - 10:30 you'll be smiling your way through the dances.
Please bring soft soled shoes for the protection of the gym floor and $12 for the musicians and caller. Students $8. Admission can be flexible, we're not turning folks away do to cost.
High school age and everyone else, join us for a night of welcoming fun.
Contact: Andrea 845-709-0483

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Nov
17
7:30 PM19:30

Rockland Contra Dances

No experience, no partner, NO problem!
Newcomers arrive at 7:30pm for an introduction (easy to learn), and from 8 - 10:30 you'll be smiling your way through the dances.
Please bring soft soled shoes for the protection of the gym floor and $12 for the musicians and caller. Students $8. Admission can be flexible, we're not turning folks away do to cost.
High school age and everyone else, join us for a night of welcoming fun.
Contact: Andrea 845-709-0483

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Oct
28
10:00 AM10:00

BEYOND “POINT & CLICK” - Stepping up your digital photography skills

Faculty: Susan Stava

This class is for hobbyist and budding photographers comfortable with the basics of their digital camera and looking to expand their knowledge. The course will encourage new ideas in lighting, composition, exposure and other necessary skills to be able to capture important moments throughout your world. Students should bring their own digital cameras and should already be knowledgeable in the basics: turning the camera on/off, reviewing images, basic focusing techniques etc.

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Oct
27
7:30 PM19:30

Rockland Contra Dances

No experience, no partner, NO problem!
Newcomers arrive at 7:30pm for an introduction (easy to learn), and from 8 - 10:30 you'll be smiling your way through the dances.
Please bring soft soled shoes for the protection of the gym floor and $12 for the musicians and caller. Students $8. Admission can be flexible, we're not turning folks away do to cost.
High school age and everyone else, join us for a night of welcoming fun.
Contact: Andrea 845-709-0483

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Oct
21
7:30 PM19:30

Beating the Creative Blues with Dr. Eric Maisel

Creative folks have a special relationship to the thing usually called “depression.” Come join Dr. Eric Maisel, America’s foremost creativity coach, retired family therapist, and the author of more than 50 books (among them The Van Gogh Blues, The Future of Mental Health, Rethinking Depression, and Coaching the Artist Within) as he explains the nature of this special relationship—and what creatives can do to better deal with what for many is a constant background coloration of the blues. Dr. Maisel writes the “Rethinking Mental Health” blog for Psychology Today, is an editor for parent resources at MadinAmerica.com, and lectures nationally and internationally.


Saturday, October 21 at 7:30pm
$20 members, $25 non-members

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http://www.ericmaiselsolutions.com/
http://www.thefutureofmentalhealth.com/

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Oct
21
1:00 PM13:00

CONTEMPORARY APPROACHES TO DRAWING

Faculty: Joe Fusaro

This workshop, open to students age 13 and up, explores approaches to drawing utilizing mixed and non-traditional media. Using Joe Fusaro's current exhibition at Industrial Arts Brewing Co. as a starting point, this workshop will explore methods and strategies inspired by contemporary artists in order to create a mini-portfolio of works linked to an individualized theme. Please bring a sketchbook and some basic drawing materials. Extra materials will be provided.

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Oct
17
to Oct 18

Elmwood Playhouse: Auditions for "On Clover Road"

Elmwood Playhouse in Nyack NY will be holding auditions for its upcoming production of "On Clover Road", written by Steven Dietz and directed by Michael Edan. "On Clover Road" is a psychological thriller about how far a mother will go to reunite with her daughter.

AUDITIONS: Tuesday, October 17 at 7:30pm and Wednesday, October 18 at 7:30pm

CALLBACKS: Thursday, Oct 19 at 7:30pm and Saturday, Oct 21 at 12pm (by invitation only)

PERFORMANCES: Friday, January 12 thru Saturday, February 3 (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with possible Wednesday and Thursdays)

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
A mother hires a private detective to kidnap her estranged teenage daughter from a religious cult. Bringing her to an abandoned motel room to deprogram her, things go wrong. Very wrong.

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Oct
14
2:00 PM14:00

Create your own Retablo

Join us at the Garnerville Arts Industrial Center on October 14th from 2 - 5pm and create a version of a Mexican Retablo. For information and registration please visit us at www.imagefactoryworkshops.com.

These beautiful memory pieces are small and personal. They also make excellent gifts for all ages. The Mexican Retablo can be traced back to the early 18th century and were originally based on popular folk art using iconography derived from Catholic Church art. We’ve brought them into the 21st century substituting paintings with photographs using your image files of events, people, animals or anything dear to you and your loved ones.

In this workshop you bring your image files and we supply the rest. Start by selecting your molding and wooden base. Then we print your image to fit the board. Assemble your pieces and add a topcoat of wax or varnish. Finally add a display hook and you’re on your way. Each piece is $30 and includes all of the supplies. Make as many or as few as you desire. With added drying time, it takes about 45 minutes to assemble one. Hint, try doing several at a time to make multiple pieces at one time.

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Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

COLOR, DE-MYSTIFYING THE MYSTERY

Faculty: Diane Churchill

Explore color interaction and color theory with playful exercises. Our work is designed to expand one’s understanding of how color works, and to heighten one’s awareness of its endless possibilities. In addition, each student will explore her/his personal relationship to color, finding the color interactions which most express their nature. We will work with paint, your choice of watercolor or acrylic, and colored papers. materials needed: sketchbook, 9” x 12” or larger, paint, either watercolor or acrylic, brushes (three small ones, one round, one flat, and your choice), palette of some kind for mixing colors, scissor.

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Oct
8
2:00 PM14:00

Artist Demo - Marisol Diaz

Please join Marisol Diaz on Sunday, October 8 from 2 - 4pm for demonstration on how this artist incorporates 3D printing and resin casting into her exhibition entitled "Engineering the Self, Untethering the Soul" at V°LITION gallery of Bell-ans Center of Creative Arts. Marisol will be using a maker-bot 3D printer running the simple 3D modeling interface software called Tinkercad. In addition, she will cast one of the elements from my exhibit in two-part epoxy bar-top resin.


Tickets; $10 dollars
Paypal volitiongallery@gmail.com
At door tickets will be $12 dollars

Email volitiongallery@gmail, to reserve a seat.

No paypal?, stop by gallery Saturday & Sunday between 11am and 2pm to pay. Thank you!

Marisol‘s work explores the identity of female configuration, 
displacement, decolonization and perception of communication.

Through her painting and sculpture, she claims the gems
discovered only by loss. Her work is a manifestation of the
resilience in femininity.

“I face myself and I see that I have made woman. 
I have painted, built, constructed, probed, and revealed her.
I have made her transparent, opaque, sacred, desecrated, vivid, tortured, complacent, weak, small, strong, and large. 
I have made her; fire, water, earth, air, child, queen, and monster. 
But most of all, I have made her seen.” - M. Diaz

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Oct
7
11:00 AM11:00

Colors of Migration

Fall is a time of migration for many species of animals in the northeast. Join the Conservancy and our partners at Strawtown Studio in an artistic exploration of migration, as we play with the with colors - from the earthy autumn tones of the Hudson Valley, to the aqua blues and bold colors of southern island habitats. Participants will have a chance to study aerial images and create art with mixed colors and with added collage, all while imagining the experiences of the animal life as they travel great distances in this transitional time of year.

This program is free and open to all ages! 
All art materials and tools are provided. Feel free to bring a snack or lunch. 

To Register: Contact Matt Shook at shookm@pipc.org or (845) 786-2701, ext 252. Register early as the program fills up quickly!

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Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

NATURAL DYES IN TEXTILE DESIGN

Faculty: Jamie Kimak
Exploring two different traditional textile design processes through the use of natural dyes and synthetic textile paints. In this workshop, students will get a brief intro into the history of natural dyes and the development of synthetic dyes during the industrial revolution. The first process is shibori, which is a traditional Japanese process of binding and tying the acts as a resist method for creating designs on fabric through using the natural dye indigo as our dye for the dye bath. The second process is called batik, which it is also a resist process using no toxic soy wax and textile paints. Batik has been a traditional textile design process, practiced in cultures of the Middle East, India, Central Asia and Africa. Students may bring their own fabric/clothing and leave with a wearable design of their own. 

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Oct
6
to Oct 8

Art in Action: Nyack Responds

Art in Action: Nyack Community Art Making Event
A Response to the Vegas Tragedy and Recent Natural Disasters
Friday 10/6, 5PM through Sunday 10/8, 5PM

As part of our mission, 95 1/2 Main hopes to quickly respond to, and offer opportunities for, the community to creatively and positively process current events that affect all of us psychologically, politically, and environmentally. Art in Action is an on-going program that believes that if we learn how to acknowledge, validate and express our feelings related to difficulties in our world, we can be helped to instigate positive action to help others; Disconnection and numbness of our feelings leads to isolation, apathy and inaction.

This weekend is Nyack First Friday and the Nyack Street Fair. We will have open doors Friday evening 5PM through Sunday 5PM for art making and writing on our Gallery walls and Gathering table, as well as music in the Music Studio. We hope this can help provide some solace at this difficult time; We also hope you will become energized to in turn, find ways to help others in need.

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Oct
3
2:30 PM14:30

Rockland County Funding Opportunity

Pre-Application Workshop

Spring Valley Library / 24 Chestnut Street / Spring Valley

2018 Rockland County Funding Opportunity for Artists and Cultural Organizations

- Project Grants: support community-based arts and cultural projects

- Artist Grants: support the creation of new work related to the community.

- Arts Education Grants: support in-school, after-school, and lifelong learning activities developed by artists or cultural organizations in collaboration with educators.

Grant Applications are due on Wednesday, November 7, 2017 11:59pm

To apply: https://artswestchester.org/grants/arts-alive-grant-program-rockland-county/

 

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Oct
2
6:00 PM18:00

Rockland County Funding Opportunity

Pre-Application Workshop

Suffern Free Library / 210 Lafayette Avenue / Suffern

2018 Rockland County Funding Opportunity for Artists and Cultural Organizations

- Project Grants: support community-based arts and cultural projects

- Artist Grants: support the creation of new work related to the community.

- Arts Education Grants: support in-school, after-school, and lifelong learning activities developed by artists or cultural organizations in collaboration with educators.

Grant Applications are due on Wednesday, November 7, 2017 11:59pm

To apply: https://artswestchester.org/grants/arts-alive-grant-program-rockland-county/

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Sep
28
4:15 PM16:15

Family Music Jam & Art Making Drop-In

As part of September's interactive Exhibit, we invite you and your family to come jam, dance, write and make art at this pop-up drop-in class for all ages. Supplies and instruments will be provided. Only $5 per child.

After class enjoy all that Nyack has to offer and take the whole family out to dinner or some time in the park.

Centrally Located at our new Music Studio and Gallery Space in Nyack's New 95 1/2 Main Street Arts Space.

Pre-registration is not required but we appreciate RSVP on this event. Thank you!

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Sep
23
4:00 PM16:00

Creative Session with Jacques Jarrige

Saturday, Sept. 23rd, 2-5 pm, Rockland Center for the Arts, (27 South Greenbush Road, West Nyack) will have an opening reception of Sculptures by Jacques Jarrige in the Catherine Konner Sculpture Park and in our Nature Trail.   Free to the public.

Saturday, Sept. 23rd, from 4 to 5 at RoCA  Jacques will invite participants to create their own sculpture inspired by his vocabulary using material he will provide.  Jacques, at the same time will create small sculptures on the spot that he will autograph.  Free to public.

Events are in collaboration with Piermont Straus Gallery in Piermont and Valerie Goodman Gallery in NYC.  For more information contact: Rockland Center for the Arts, 845-358-0877, www.rocklandartcenter.org.

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Sep
22
7:30 PM19:30

Rockland Contra Dances

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No experience, no partner, NO problem!
Newcomers arrive at 7:30pm for an introduction (easy to learn), and from 8 - 10:30 you'll be smiling your way through the dances.
Please bring soft soled shoes for the protection of the gym floor and $12 for the musicians and caller. Students $8. Admission can be flexible, we're not turning folks away do to cost.
High school age and everyone else, join us for a night of welcoming fun.
Contact: Andrea 845-709-0483

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Sep
22
to Nov 10

Songwriting Class

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The Rockland Conservatory of Music is thrilled to introduce a Songwriting Class for the first time this fall. This new program will consist of eight 2 hour sessions, and is recommended for beginning and intermediate level songwriters, age 16 to adult. Whether you are strictly a lyricist or strictly a composer, or can do both, this class is for you.

Songwriters will meet on Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm from September 22 through November 10 at the Conservatory at 45 S Main Street in Pearl River, New York.

Paul Guzzone, songwriter, producer & recording artist, will be teaching this exciting class.

Tuition for this 8-week class is $400, and financial aid is available.

Register

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Sep
18
6:00 PM18:00

Rockland County Funding Opportunity

Pre-Application Workshop

Nyack Public Library / 59 South Broadway / Nyack

2018 Rockland County Funding Opportunity for Artists and Cultural Organizations

- Project Grants: support community-based arts and cultural projects

- Artist Grants: support the creation of new work related to the community.

- Arts Education Grants: support in-school, after-school, and lifelong learning activities developed by artists or cultural organizations in collaboration with educators.

Grant Applications are due on Wednesday, November 7, 2017 11:59pm

To apply: https://artswestchester.org/grants/arts-alive-grant-program-rockland-county/

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Sep
16
7:00 PM19:00

Nevertheless, She 3 Women's Storytelling Night

The 3rd Installment of the popular Nevertheless, She...Women's Storytelling Night Event returns with a timely Women in Politics & Leadership Theme. 

This night will include a fun interactive storytelling warm-up and mini-workshop, plus as always, an OPEN MIC. Bring YOUR personal stories of Leadership, Political and Community Activism to share.

Featured Storytellers include Maureen Porette, running for Rockland County Executive, Michaela Klint, a longtime activist in the LGBTQ community, and educator, actor and writer Bea Pohl. 

Your donation of $10 supports arts programming/events and workshops for girls, women and the LGBTQ community. Thank you!

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Sep
16
6:30 PM18:30

Sept Poetry Open Mic at SVH feat Taylor Steele

Our monthly poetry open mic happens in Suffern the 3rd Saturday of each month. There is ample free parking behind SVH, and behind and next to the Lafayette Theater. The venue is a 5-minute walk from the Suffern Train Station, which is a stop on the Main/Bergen/Port Jervis lines from Secaucus.

Anyone that wants to can come and sign up to read up to 5 minutes of original poetry. 

Doors/sign-ups at 6:30 PM. Poetry starts at 7:03 or so. 

$5 recommended donation at the door.

This month, we are featuring Taylor Steele. 

Taylor Steele is a Bronx-born, Brooklyn-based writer, educator and performer. Her work can be found at Apogee Journal, Drunk in a Midnight Choir, Rogue Agent, Blackberry: a Magazine, and more. Her chapbook "Dirty.Mouth.Kiss" is available on Pizza Pi Press. Taylor has written for The Body is Not an Apology, Anomalous Press (formerly Drunken Boat Journal), and Philadelphia Printworks. An internationally ranked spoken word artist, she has been featured by Huffington Post, Brooklyn Poets, Button Poetry and is a 2016 Pushcart Nominee. Most importantly, Taylor is a triple-Taurus who believes in the power of art to change, shape, and heal. 

OUR EVENTS MADE POSSIBLE WITH SUPPORT FROM RIVER RIVER --http://riverriver.org/

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Sep
16
11:00 AM11:00

Our Broad-Leafed Woodlands

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Join the Conservancy and our partners Strawtown Studio for this program and learn tree identification through creating art with leaf shapes. Activities will include painting leaf silhouettes and embroidery on leaves. This is a time to work hands-on and better get to know our native tree species.

This program is free and open to all ages!  
All art materials and tools are provided.  
Feel free to bring a snack or lunch.  
Be sure to wear clothing and footwear appropriate for hiking in the woods.

To Register: Contact Matt Shook at shookm@pipc.org or (845) 786-2701, ext 252. Register early as the program fills up quickly!

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Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

Rockland County Funding Opportunity

Pre-Application Workshop

Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library / 10 West Ramapo Road / Garnerville

2018 Rockland County Funding Opportunity for Artists and Cultural Organizations

- Project Grants: support community-based arts and cultural projects

- Artist Grants: support the creation of new work related to the community.

- Arts Education Grants: support in-school, after-school, and lifelong learning activities developed by artists or cultural organizations in collaboration with educators.

Grant Applications are due on Wednesday, November 7, 2017 11:59pm

To apply: https://artswestchester.org/grants/arts-alive-grant-program-rockland-county/

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Sep
13
to Oct 31

Call for Artists

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Nyack Library has an opening in our galleries for an art display during the month of November. Please email Elizabeth Hobson, ehobson@nyacklibrary.org if you are interested in showing your artworks at The Nyack Library. Our hanging system requires that works be ready to hang with wired backs.

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