This Weekend in the Catskills…

howard greenberg

Howard Greenberg at the Samuel Dorsky Museum in New Paltz

Collector and gallerist Howard Greenberg, a founder of the Center for Photography at Woodstock, will speak at the Samuel Dorsky Museum in New Paltz this Sunday, February 28 at 2 pm. On the Street and in the Studio: Photographs Donated by Howard Greenberg exhibit is currently on view in the Howard Greenberg Family gallery. The exhibition, organized in two parts – Part I focusing on street photography, and Part II focusing on portrait photography – sheds light on the history of photography as an artistic medium. For more information, visit newpaltz.edu.

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Afternoon of a Faun at the National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs

National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs is screening Afternoon of a Faun, a documentary dedicated to New York City ballet dancer Tanaquil Le Clercq, Friday, February 26 at 6:30 pm. A pre-film talk with choreographer Robert Maiorano will be hosted at the Riggi Theater. Born in Paris in 1929, Le Clercq became a dancer with the New York City Ballet in the 1940’s, when the institution was founded. In 1952 she married NYC Ballet co-founder George Balanchine. Find more about this screening at dancemuseum.org

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Ceramics Workshops at the Hudson Valley Pottery School and Studio in Rhinebeck

Hudson Valley Pottery School and Studio in Rhinebeck offers a variety of pottery workshops for both beginner and advanced potters. Adult classes are held on Saturday from 10 am to 12:30 pm, followed by open studio tours from 12:30 to 3:30 pm. The studio is fully equipped with eight wheels, two electric kilns, a glazing room, a pugmill mixer, and a photo booth. The classes address both the technical and creative aspects of working with clay. For more information, visit hudsonvalleypottery.com.

About Simona David

Simona David is a writer living in the Catskill Mountains, New York. She is the author of Art in the Catskills (3rd edition, 2016), available on Amazon.com and Kindle. For more information, visit www.simonadavid.com.

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