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Faith Assembly Church to present fully orchestrated Easter Cantata: “At the Cross”

POUGHKEEPSIE (March 27) – Faith Assembly Church in Poughkeepsie will be presenting a live Easter performance entitled, “At the Cross”. The free and open to the public presentation will run at 6:00 both Saturday evening, April 8th and Sunday evening April 9th. 

Full details on our Religion Page


Goshen Art League Exhibition - “Heroes, Muses, and Inspirations”

Beginning Friday, February 24, 5:30 pm and running through April 20, 2017
Exhibition Hours Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Location: The Emergency Services Center, 22 Wells Farm Road, Goshen, NY 10924

A Soldier’s Vigil
by Karen E. Gersch

GOSHEN (February 23) - For the first time, the Emergency Services Center in Goshen will open its doors to the public for an art exhibition.  Orange County’s Commissioner of Emergency Services, Brendan Casey, invited the Goshen Art League to arrange an exhibit in the lobby entrance and hallways.  The title “Heroes, Muses and Inspirations”  allowed Goshen Art League artists to interpret this theme in broad terms.  The artists depicted renderings of inspiring landscapes such as Niagara Falls and some heroes of our times, such as first responders.  Visitors will see portraits of famous personalities, among them, lyricist Leonard Cohen and scientist, Albert Einstein.  Twenty-three artists contributed more than thirty paintings of various inspirations.

The “Featured Artist” in this show is Goshen Art League member, Karen E. Gersch,. a respected artist who has shown her work throughout the NYC metropolitan area and beyond.  Ms. Gersch has contributed works here in various mediums that richly illustrate the exhibit’s theme of heroes and inspirations.  She has included pieces portraying daring acrobats with whom she performed and two generations of family artists that inspired her.  In honor of the people who devote themselves to safety directly from this building, there are also many paintings commemorating those who serve in times of danger.   Several of the paintings depict images of NYC landmarks and residents as a reflection of community recovery from the time the artist was a NYC resident.

A reception on Friday, February 24, will kick off the exhibition. It will be preceded by a workshop, “Instructing Artists in Social Media”, by Goshen Art League member Claire Slattery.  Chris Van Vooren, a local multi-media artist also will give a painting demonstration that evening.

A new collaboration with the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan Counties allows for contributions to the Goshen Art League to be tax deductible and payable by PayPal or credit card.

The Goshen Art League was recently awarded the “2016 Cultural Organization of the Year ” by the Goshen Chamber of Commerce.


Actress Mary Louise Wilson’s new role: SUNY Ulster Artist-in-Residence

STONE RIDGE (February 23) - SUNY Ulster welcomes Mary Louise Wilson, Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning actress, singer, and comedian as its Artist-in-Residence for Spring 2017.

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