Principia: Origins and Destinies
June 15 - July 13
Opening Reception Sat, June 15, 5-8PM
An exhibition of photographs that explores the origins of life, scientific discovery, myth, and fate. Evan D’Arpino’s work utilizes architecture, still life, and staged photography to create mysterious, thought-provoking, and darkly beautiful images.
Join us for the second of a monthly reading series to take place in the Gallery at Atlas
Press Fair and Cocktail Party 5-7PM
Readings at 7PM
Atlas Studios and its Spring Street Reading Series present an evening with four unique Hudson Valley Presses. Editors and Publishers from Conjunctions, Off the Grid Press, Slapering Hol Press, and Thornwillow Press will describe their projects and introduce a representative poet. There will be readings from books published by the presses. Readers are: Martine Bellen, Rebecca Doverspike, Elizabeth Murphy, and Colonel David Harper. Conversations among the participants and with the audience will follow.
Committed to supporting the exciting arts scene in Newburgh, Atlas Studios is happy to to provide a venue for a growing literary arts culture in the Hudson Valley. This spring Atlas presents a new series of literary events. Spring Street Reading Series gathers together distinguished writers from the Hudson Valley and counterparts from outside the region. Each evening during this first season is organized around a specific topic. The Readings are intended to provoke meaningful conversation among writers that then open out to include the audiences.
Curated by Ruth Danon
Slapering Hol Press
Named from the Old Dutch for Sleepy Hollow, Slapering Hol Press (SHP) was founded in 1989 by Margo Taft Stever to advance the national and international conversation of poetry and poetics, principally by publishing and supporting the work of emerging poets. Peggy Ellsberg, Jennifer Franklin, and Margo Taft Stever are the current SHP co-editors. In 1990, Slapering Hol Press launched its first publication, the anthology, Voices from the River. With its simple and elegant design, this anthology, which featured established poet sand soon-to-become luminaries such as Hayden Carruth, Jean Valentine, Dana Gioia, Stephen Dunn, and Billy Collins, set a high aesthetic and literary standard. Since 1991, SHP has conducted an annual anonymously judged national competition for the publication of a chapbook by a poet who has not previously published a poetry collection. For nearly three decades, SHP has published close to forty finely crafted poetry anthologies and chapbooks by promising new poets whose work has not yet appeared in book form and has fostered collaborations between new and established authors. Through publications, readings, and workshops, Slapering Hol Press, the small press imprint of the Hudson Valley Writers Center, has featured poets whose diverse themes of survival and hope cross cultures. On a strong foundation of aesthetic quality, Slapering Hol Press has sustained an enduring tradition of discovering new and significant voices in contemporary poetry. In 2008, SHP launched the Conversation series, which includes publishing a chapbook of poems by two women poets, one established and one emerging, chosen by the former, with an interview at the end. The featured poets include: Elizabeth Alexander and Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon; Denise Duhamel and Amy Lemmon, Molly Peacock and Amy M. Clark, Kim Addonizio and Brittany Perham, Kimiko Hahn and Tamiko Beyer, and Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon and Leela Chantrelle.
Peggy R. Ellsberg (editor) is a poet and a professor of English at Barnard College in Manhattan. Her poetry and reviews have been published widely in literary journals and magazines such as The Paris Review, Commonweal, Atlantic Monthly, and Salmagundi. Her book, Created To Praise: The Language of Gerard Manley Hopkins, was published by Oxford University Press in 1987. Her new text on Hopkins was published in 2017. Her chapbook, Riding Out, was published by Kattywompus Press in October 2017.
Rebecca Doverspike (author) is currently finishing an Mdiv at Harvard Divinity School focused on Buddhism and interfaith hospital chaplaincy. She grew up in the Wisconsin, wherein began a lifelong love for trees, books, deep conversations, long walks, and bike rides. She holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from West Virginia University. Her chapbook, Every Present Thing a Ghost, was published in March 2019 by Slapering Hol Press. Previous work has appeared or is forthcoming in Ruminate, Leveler, Souvenir Lit Journal, Midwest Review, Valley Voices, and Periphery among others. While studying in Boston she has also loved hiking in the White Mountains, practicing at Greater Boston Zen Center, and walking her dog on old streets where roots crack through the brick. Upon graduation she will continue chaplaincy training in a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Conjunctions serves those who read dangerously and write fearlessly, publishing groundbreaking fiction, poetry, and narrative nonfiction by contemporary masters and astonishing new voices whose work marries visionary imagination with rigorous execution. Founded in 1981 by poet Kenneth Rexroth and novelist Bradford Morrow, who remains the editor today, Conjunctions is published biannually by Bard College, and also publishes a free weekly online magazine. Over the years, Conjunctions has remained committed to challenging accepted literary forms and styles, and it is dedicated to launching and supporting the careers of unknown authors—William T. Vollmann, David Foster Wallace, and Karen Russell all had some of their first publications in Conjunctions—while providing a space for better-known voices, like Joyce Carol Oates or Rick Moody, to work outside audience expectations. Recently, Conjunctions was named a finalist for both the 2018 and 2019 ASME Award for Fiction, as well as the 2018 CLMP Firecracker Award for General Excellence. Contributions to recent issues have been selected for The Pushcart Prize XLII: Best of the Small Presses and The Best American Essays 2019, and work from our pages has appeared in anthologies such as Harper’s, Best American Short Stories, Best American Experimental Writing, and Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy. A nonprofit institution, Conjunctions receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and individual donors.
Nicole Nyhan (editor) is the managing editor of Conjunctions. A graduate of Bard College and the New School for Social Research, she has served on the editorial staffs of Grove Atlantic, Atavist Books, and Other Press.
Martine Bellen (author) is the author of nine collections of poetry, including GHOSTS! (Spuyten Duyvil); The Vulnerability of Order (Copper Canyon Press); Tales of Murasaki and Other Poems (Sun & Moon Press), which won the National Poetry Series Award, and, most recently, This Amazing Cage of Light: New and Selected Poems (Spuyten Duyvil Press). She wrote the libretto for Ovidiana, performed in New York City and Philadelphia, collaborated with David Rosenboom on AH! Opera No-Opera, which premiered at REDCAT in L.A., and co-wrote, Moon in the Mirror, which premiered in Flushing Town Hall in Queens, NY. Bellen has been a recipient of the Queens Art Fund, New York Foundation for the Arts, the Fund for Poetry, and the American Academy of Poets Award and has received residency from the Rockefeller Foundation at the Bellagio Center in Bellagio, Italy Bellen is a contributing editor of the literary journal Conjunctions.
Grid Books is a publisher of poetry and other editions foregrounding creative work that springs from the margins. Grid Books was founded in the fall of 2003 as Off the Grid Press with the mission to provide a forum for older poets who are sometimes overlooked by the current marketplace. Today, the press represents writers of all ages and backgrounds and seeks variety of perspectives expressed in creative and collaborative formats, including poetry, scholarly editions, and projects encompassing oral history. In honor of its founding mission, the press administers the annual Off the Grid Prize for older poets, which awards $1000 and publication.
Elizabeth Murphy (editor) is a poet and editor and cofounder of the online interdisciplinary journal The Straddler. Her edition of literary correspondence of American poet Donald Justice and novelist Richard Stern, A Critical Friendship, was published in 2013 by University of Nebraska Press. A collection of her poems, in the form of an exchange with the late poet Taylor Stoehr, was published in 2018 by Pressed Wafer. Her poems and essays have appeared in Salamander, Hopkins Review, and The Straddler. Elizabeth Murphy is a poet and editor and cofounder of the online interdisciplinary journal The Straddler. Her edition of literary correspondence of American poet Donald Justice and novelist Richard Stern, A Critical Friendship, was published in 2013 by University of Nebraska Press. A collection of her poems, in the form of an exchange with the late poet Taylor Stoehr, was published in 2018 by Pressed Wafer. Her poems and essays have appeared in Salamander, Hopkins Review, and The Straddler.
In 1985 Thornwillow was founded by Luke Ives Pontifell who spent his summer vacations from Harvard College printing and binding books. What started as a labor of love, has grown into one of the world’s leading fine presses in the world. Consolidating the related arts and crafts of the written word in a campus of historic buildings in Newburgh, NY, Thornwillow is committed to making important books that are beautifully designed and meticulously crafted. In this age of disposable and intangible communications, Thornwillow believes that now more than ever, real books matter. For more than 30 years, Thornwillow has been committed to enhancing the relationship between the reader and the written word. Thornwillow’s paper, printing, binding and books are a powerful means of communicating and preserving ideas in the modern world. Five years ago, Thornwillow established the Thornwillow Institute to teach and perpetuate the related arts and crafts of the written word and to develop the Thornwillow Makers Village. The Makers Village embraces crafts of all kinds with the goal of supporting the revitalization of the community.
Luke Ives Pontifell was born in New York City and raised in New York and Western Massachusetts. He attended Berkshire Country Day School, the Collegiate School and Harvard College from which he received an AB in History and Literature (cum laude) in 1990. Mr. Pontifell founded Thornwillow Press in 1985 when he was 16 and has designed, printed and published handmade limited edition books ever since. Over the last 33 years, he has worked with numerous authors including John Updike, Louis Auchincloss, David Mamet, Henry Louis Gates, Walter Cronkite, Arthur Schlesinger, James Merrill, Helmut Kohl, and Barack Obama among many others, and has established operations related to different aspects of fine printing, papermaking, and binding in New York, Massachusetts, Florida, England and the Czech Republic. In 2004 he set up workshops in a complex of 19th Century factory buildings he purchased in Newburgh, New York to consolidate these operations. There his team of artisans is dedicated to practicing and perpetuating the crafts of traditional hand engraving and letterpress printing, decorative paper making, gilding, leather bookbinding and fine press publishing. The work of Thornwillow is diverse, but united in its commitment to the presentation and preservation of the written word.
In 2010, the 25th anniversary of Thornwillow Press was marked by an exhibition at Vassar College and the Century Association in New York. and the opening of its first library gallery at the St. Regis Hotel in New York. The second library gallery opened in 2011 at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, D.C. In 2015, the 30th anniversary of the press was marked by a retrospective at The Grolier Club in New York City and a symposium on the place of the printed word in the digital age featuring Adam Gopnik, Harold Holzer, Lorin Stein, Honor Moore, Ronald Patkus and Luke Pontifell. In 2015 together with his wife Savine, he established the Thornwillow Institute, a 501(c)3 public charity committed to supporting efforts to unite the forces of craft, culture, and community as a catalyst for urban revitalization. The primary focus of the Thornwillow Institute is to teach, sponsor and coordinate fellowships, workshops, publications, exhibitions, concerts, and symposia; and is developing the Thornwillow Makers Village, a complex of . 19th Century historic buildings in Newburgh, New York.
Thornwillow’s books are in the permanent collections of The White House, The Morgan Library, the Bibliotheque Nationale, The British Library, The Vatican, the Metropolitan Museum, the Beinecke Library, and the Smithsonian Institution among many others. Thornwillow books have been collected and given as gifts by heads of state including George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Angela Merkel, the Emir of Qatar, and Queen Elizabeth II. Mr. Pontifell is a Trustee and Secretary of the Board of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, a Trustee of The Newburgh Institute, a member of the U.S. Council of the American Museum in Britain, and a Member of The American Antiquarian Society. For many years he was Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The English Concert in America and remains an active member hj Committee of The Lighthouse International, was a member of The Boston Athenaeum, and a Fellow of The J.P. Morgan Library. In 2004 he was knighted by the House of Savoy and in 2007 was invested by the Queen of England in the Most Venerable Order of St. John of Jerusalem. Mr. Pontifell lives with his wife, Savine, and nineteen year old daughter in Newburgh, New York.
David Harper is Head of the Department of English and Philosophy at the United States Military Academy, West Point. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas, Austin, in 2012. His research focuses on Milton, Eighteenth-Century criticism, and Interregnum and Restoration texts. In both his research and approach to teaching, he often takes a book history approach, paying close attention to the material as well as the textual. His most recent article is “The First Annotator of Paradise Lost and the Makings of English Literary Criticism,” forthcoming in Studies in English Literature this summer. His ongoing book project . reexamines the early reception of Paradise Lost and its role in developing literary and textual criticism. Dave is also a book collector and enjoys letterpress printing (when he can find the time).
Jazz at Atlas is proud to present as part of its ongoing 2019 season the all-star quartet: Saft/Morris/Jones/Downs featuring acoustic bassist, Brad Jones, Jamie Saft on electric piano, Joe Morris on upright bass and Charles Downs on drums. Ticonderoga will perform on Saturday, June 22 at 8 PM at Atlas Studios, located at 11 Spring St. in Newburgh, NY. Ample onsite parking is available.
Tickets will be $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Advance tickets are available for sale at https://ticonderoga.brownpapertickets.com.
Upcoming concerts as part of J@A's 2019 season include:
7/27: Darius Jones' Shades of Black — Called "the most visceral and distinctive alto saxophonist of this era" by The New York Times, composer/altoist Jones convenes a quartet of outstanding talents featuring Sam Newsome on soprano saxophone, Cooper-Moore on organ and Michael Wimberly on drums.
10/5: Karen Borca Quartet — The innovative, criminally under-recognized bassoonist, with decades of experience in the ensembles of such major artists as Cecil Taylor, Jimmy Lyons, William Parker and others, leads this thrilling quartet of veteran creative musicians including Warren Smith on vibes, Hilliard Greene on bass and Jackson Krall on drums.
Biographical details about Ticonderoga follow below.
Jamie Saft is a keyboardist and multi-instrumentalist, composer, sound engineer and producer living in Upstate New York. Saft was born in New York City, New York in 1971 and is a graduate of both Tufts University and the New England Conservatory of Music. He has performed and recorded with an eclectic variety of notable artists including John Zorn, Wadada Leo Smith, Roswell Rudd, Iggy Pop, Bad Brains, B-52s, Beastie Boys, Donovan, Steve Swallow, Bobby Previte, Marc Ribot, Marshall Allen, Bernard Purdie, Joe Morris, Derek Bailey, Dave Lombardo, Bill Laswell, Cyro Baptista, Chuck Hammer, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Dave Douglas & Merzbow. He has also written several original film scores including Murderball and God Grew Tired of Us.
Originally from New Haven, Conn., guitarist and composer Joe Morris began playing in 1969 and is self-taught. He considers Cecil Taylor, Eric Dolphy, Leroy Jenkins, Thelonious Monk, Jimi Hendrix, and West African string music as major influences. He has performed with Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Joe Maneri, Ken Vandermark, Mat Maneri, Rob Brown, John Butcher, Eugene Chadbourne, DKV Trio, Dewey Redman, Lawrence "Butch" Morris, Andrew Cyrille, Ivo Perlman, Andrea Parkins, Hamid Drake, Thurman Barker, Fred Hopkins, Bern Nix, Joe McPhee, Billy Bang, Lowell Davidson, Peter Kowald, Raphé Malik, Whit Dickey, Mats Gustufsson, Aaly Trio, Roy Campbell Jr., and many others.
He currently leads the Joe Morris Trio and Quartet, the electric sextet Racket Club, and Many Rings Ensemble; and performs solo, in duos, and as a freelance guitarist. He is featured on 30 recordings, many of which have been named among Writer’s Choice (best of the year) in The Village Voice, The Chicago Tribune, The Wire, Coda, and Jazziz. He was among those listed in the "Best Guitarist" category in the 1999 and 2000 Down Beat Critics’ Poll; listed in the "Best Guitarist — Talent Deserving Wider Recognition" category in the 1998 and 2000 Down Beat Critics’ Poll; was nominated "Best Guitarist" at the 1998 New York Jazz Awards; and nominated for the Cal/Arts Alpert Award in 2001.
He has taught guitar and improvisation privately since the early 1970s, and has performed and conducted workshops in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. He began playing acoustic bass in 2000 and has since performed with the quartet Ticonderoga, cellist Daniel Levin, drummer Whit Dickey and recorded with pianist Steve Lantner.
Former faculty of Tufts University Experimental College. Recordings on Riti Records, AUM Fidelity, Knitting Factory, Okka Disc, OmniTone, Soul Note, Avant, Incus, Hat Hut, ECM, Leo, Homestead, NoMore, About Time.
Charles Downs was born in Chicago, and his family moved to the Bronx when he was four. He became a musician because of the profound influence John Coltrane had on him, and because Charles’s uncle was the great “Papa” Jo Jones, the father of modern drumming. As a child, Charles remembers that Art Blakey and Max Roach visited the family, and the former gave him his first set of sticks; one of his early playing memories is sitting in with his uncle in a Dixieland band at the World’s Fair. Later drum heroes for Charles included Andrew Cyrille, Elvin Jones, Sunny Murray, and Milford Graves (who also gave him other mystical healing arts besides music, including acupuncture and herbology). But Charles also loved to immerse himself in the playing of Kenny Clarke (wanting to “get some of those fine chops”), and his present favorite is Tony Williams (“for playing up top a lot”). Charles went to Queens College to study chemistry and psychology, and to graduate school for clinical psychology at Brooklyn College. As a fan in college, he went to every John Coltrane and Miles Davis concert, and his father bought him his first drum set.
After college and an Army stint, it was saxophonist Bobby Zankel who took Downs to audition for the Cecil Taylor big band in ‘73, and he played two concerts with Cecil Taylor at the time, one at Columbia University and the other at Carnegie Hall. William Parker was also in that band and told him about Jemeel Moondoc, who had moved to New York in ‘76, and Charles joined Jemeel’s Ensemble Muntu from 1975 to 1981; one of the great legendary loft~era bands, Muntu recorded five albums & toured extensively. By the early ‘8O’s, Charles Downs was also playing with Billy Bang, Roy Campbell, Jr., Raphé Malik, David Murray, David S. Ware, Frank Wright, and others. In ‘81 Charles rejoined Cecil Taylor for three more years, playing mostly in Europe in a quartet setting with Jimmy Lyons and William Parker.
Back in New York again from ‘83~’9O, Mr. Bakr continued working in particular with many powerhouse saxophonists, including Peter Brötzmann, Arthur Doyle, Charles Gayle, and Glenn Spearman. Charles credits Charles Gayle with getting him into playing tunes and helping him realize the time side of his playing. In this period Charles Bakr also became a member of the seminal quartet Other Dimensions in Music, along w/ Roy Campbell, Jr., Daniel Carter, and William Parker. Another stretch with Cecil Taylor from ‘9O to ‘95 took Charles all over Europe “and everywhere,” also bringing him opportunities to play with special guests in the band including Lester Bowie, David Murray, and James Newton.
Jazz at Atlas is a cooperative project of musician, writer and multimedia artist James Keepnews, and music researcher, radio host and Triple Point Records owner/producer Ben Young. Along with presenting performances by world-renowned creative musicians, J@A will also be offering listening sessions, dialogues with artists and classes covering the entire spectrum of creative music in all its varied manifestations around the world and throughout its history.
Join us for the first of a monthly reading series to take place in the Gallery at Atlas, Curated by Ruth Danon.
Our first event features renowned authors Laura Sims & Julie Chibbaro, bios to follow:
Laura Sims will be reading from her novel "Looker"
Laura Sims is the author of "Looker", a debut novel, and four books of poetry, including "Staying Alive", "My god is this a man ", "Stranger ", and "Practice, Restraint". She has published individual poems in Black Clock, Boston Review, Conjunctions, Denver Quarterly, Gulf Coast, Fence, jubilat, New Republic, and numerous other journals. Sims edited and introduced Fare Forward: Letters from David Markson (powerHouse, 2014), a collection of letters spanning her seven-year correspondence and friendship with the celebrated experimental novelist. She has written book reviews and essays for a number of journals, including Boston Review, New England Review, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Poetry Foundation, Jacket, and Rain Taxi, and has been a Featured Writer for the Poetry Foundation’s Harriet blog. A native of Richmond, Virginia, Sims attended the College of William and Mary as an undergraduate; she later received her MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) at University of Washington in Seattle. Sims was awarded a 2006 US-Japan Creative Artist Exchange Fellowship, and since 2003 she has taught creative writing and English at Baruch College, NYU-SPS, Poets House, and other institutions. Sims is Editor-at-Large for The Scofield and a co-editor of Instance Press. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science at Queens College.
Review of "Looker" by Mona Awad, author of 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl
“With an agile precision reminiscent of Lydia Davis, Laura Sims captures the obsessiveness of a woman who unravels after the collapse of her marriage. A taut, gripping portrait, all the more sinister for its elegance.”
Julie Chibbaro will be reading from her book "Deadly".
Julie Chibbaro is the award-winning author of three books: Into the "Dangerous World", a novel about a girl artist on the NY streets in 1984, "Deadly", a medical mystery about the hunt for Typhoid Mary in 1906, and "Redemption" a historical novel about a girl's unintended trip to the New World in 1524.
"Deadly" won the 2011 National Jewish Book Award, and was Top 10 on the American Library Association's Amelia Bloomer Project list. It was named a Bank Street Best Book, and an Outstanding Science Trade Book by the National Science Teachers Association and is now part of many schools’ curriculum. Redemption was nominated for the Illinois HS Book Award, and won the 2005 American Book Award.
Review of "Deadly" by NYT Sunday Book Review
"Paced like a medical thriller, “Deadly” is the rare Y.A. novel in which a girl’s intellectual interests trump adolescent romance. A 16-year-old Jewish tenement dweller in 1906 New York pines away days at a finishing school on scholarship and nights helping midwife young mothers. When she quits school to assist the Department of Health and Sanitation in its pursuit of “Typhoid Mary,” she is awakened to nascent opportunities for women in science."
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Save the Date/ A Call for Vendors!
SAT MAY 11TH 10AM-7PM (GARDEN PARTY 5-7)
SUN MAY 12TH 10AM-5PM
After the wonderful success of our first annual Winter Market, we are thrilled to announce our outdoor ATLAS SPRING MARKET to take place over Mother’s Day weekend. The market will celebrate the opening of the 17 Spring Street Garden, with a focus on garden culture and sustainable systems. We encourage vendors to include interactive elements to their booth- including activities, educational material and live demos throughout the course of the weekend. Events that will take place over the weekend include a talk & book signing with renowned garden writer/podcaster Margaret Roach to coincide with her newly revamped book "A Way to Garden", and a raffle with various prizes from local businesses- winners to be announced at a Garden Party on the Saturday evening.
All proceeds from the raffle and ticketed events throughout the course of the weekend will benefit Hudson Valley Seed & Newburgh Urban Farm and Food Initiative.
In an effort to provide a low waste event Zero to Go will be on site.
Vendors will include makers, artisans, vintage collectors, floral designers, local farms, organizations, community gardens, growers & more. Each booth includes a table, a canvas table cloth and shelter from the elements and are available in three different sizes.
To apply as a vendor please download the vendor application here and email it to email@example.com. Deadline for submissions is March 25th, and we will confirm participation by March 29th
Opening reception: Sunday, May 5th, 6-8 pm
Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday, 12-6, Saturday and Sunday please call 717.490.2091 for appointment.
During Atlas Studios work hours please call 845.391.8855 for admittance
A Momenta Art exhibition presented at:
11 Spring St, Newburgh, NY, 12550
Oliver Lee Terry
A group exhibition regarding the natural temperament of the Earth today through photography, painting, video, and assemblage.
Richard Barnes’ series of large-scale photographs in the Refuge series depict five bird nests, each representing a different species. Seen as isolated and singular subjects, enlarged and artificially lit in a studio setting, the nests take on the presence of sculpture. The constructions vary widely, as though built by individual architects favoring particular styles and materials. The project’s title relates to the tension between the elaborate structures that humans refer to as avian “architecture,” different from a natural place of “refuge” as built by birds.
Walter Biggs’ paintings composed of graphite, sand, oil and acrylic mediums allude visually, physically, and experientially to nature, landscape and environment. A deeper perception may intuit a connection to loss, death, and a wasting – of what may once have lived but is now frozen in time as an inanimate surface, an exquisite ghostly relic of the past – a fossil.
Jonathon Cancro's Green Space works are a series of videos that are each composed of several static shots looking through, into, and out at the hyper-lush landscapes of the island of Kauai. Through manipulation of video footage, the artist transforms and augments the experience of the subject or event. As one scene dissolves into the next, the viewer is pulled through the intimate and the expansive. Hallucinatory fields of color get pressed into fine-grain dream textures.
Rebecca Forgac’s large graphite drawings are part of an ongoing series depicting rock formations. These particular works use a basalt cave in the north of Iceland and a geothermal travertine formation in Mexico as their starting points, chosen for their particular strangeness and sublimity. Stemming from a consideration of a fragile and complex relationship to the natural landscape, the drawings engage human and geologic timescales with humor and humility.
Cat Glennon’s ongoing series titled Manifest West, commemorates the women who were a part of the Western Expansion of the United States. This work included in this exhibition titled Shrine to the lady Argonautsis dedicated to the women who worked in the gold fields of California. In order to connect to the stories of women that were unrecorded and remain unknown, the artist employs architectural and design elements connected to the Wild West to portray mountainous landscapes as a way of focusing on the unchanging landscape that connects them and us.
Oliver Lee Terry’s assemblages include cat litter, ferns, grass, hibiscus, and herbs in combination with makeshift organic structures and photographs. The works humorously question masculine drives to compete, embracing sincerity and “naivete” in imagining lifestyles of abundance and conservation in contrast to growth-based economies.
Richard Barnes has been shown in solo exhibitions at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, the Carpenter Center at Harvard University, Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, and the University of Michigan Art Museum. His works can be found in numerous public and private collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, The Cleveland Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Barnes was a recipient of the Rome Prize 2005-2006, and was a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow (SARF) in 2012. His work was featured in the 2006 Whitney Biennial and awarded the Alfred Eisenstadt Award for Photography. He was the 2009 recipient of the Sidman Fellow for the Arts from the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan. In 2010 he completed a residency from Lightwork/Syracuse University. A monograph of his work entitled Animal Logic, was published 2009.
Walter Biggs received an MFA from School of Visual Arts, New York, in 1990. He currently lives and works in Harlem and the Catskills, NY. His work has been exhibited at Momenta Art, Philadelphia, PA, Trans-Hudson Gallery, NJ and NY, and Sperone Westwater Gallery, NY, Galleria Cardi, Milan, Museo D’Arte della Citta de Ravenna, Ravenna, among others.
Jonathon Cancro is a video artist who lives and works in New Jersey and New York. Cancro received his B.F.A. from the University of Washington and his M.F.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. He has completed residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and Ucross Foundation. Recent group exhibitions include The Flat Files,Tiger Strikes Astroid, New York; Andrew Prayzner’s Half-Life, Brooklyn; Matthew Murphy’s One Night Only, Marblehead, MA; Knox College, Illinois; MBN Studios, Phildelphia; and Tower Gallery, Philadelphia.
Rebecca Forgac was born in 1987 in Winchester, Massachusetts. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, spending a portion of the year in the backcountry, primarily of the American Southwest, Iceland or Japan.
Cat Glennon is an inter-disciplinary artist, working mainly in photography and large scale sculpture living in Brooklyn, NY where she has lived since graduating with a BA from Pratt. Her work has been collected by the Museum of Old and New Art, The University of Santa Cruz and the University of Minnesota.
Oliver Lee Terry received an MFA from Goldsmiths University of London and a BFA from Metropolitan State University of Denver. His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows internationally, and he has been an artist in residence at the Wassiac Project. He currently lives, works, and gardens in Newburgh, NY.
Special thank you to Atlas Studios for their generosity in providing a location for Earthy
Momenta Art' is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization.
Returning to the Hudson Valley after their memorable closing set for the 2015 Beacon Jazz Festival, alto saxophonist Tim Berne, electric guitarist David Torn and drummer Ches Smith flatten any concept of musical boundaries in this forward-looking ensemble's bracing embrace of the future unleashed within the present moment. The trio will be touring in support of their debut recording for ECM Records.
Advance tickets are $20 and $25 the night of the concert. Tickets here
To launch Jazz at Atlas' 2019 season, we're proud to present the trio Thumbscrew. This cooperative project features three gifted musicians and composers — guitarist Mary Halvorson, bassist Michael Formanek and drummer/percussionist Tomas Fujiwara — performing their own compositions and selected standards with an exacting prowess wed to a liberated swing that is glorious to behold.
Thumbscrew performs on Saturday, March 30 at 8 PM. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door -- advance tickets are available at https://thumbscrew.brownpapertickets.com. As with all J@A concerts, this event will be held in the gallery at Atlas Studios, located at 11 Spring St. in Newburgh, NY. Ample onsite parking is available.
On Sunday, February 10th, from 12-4pm, Amy will be holding another Open Tea Studio. Come relax, meet fellow tea geeks and sip on some new brews. Guests are always welcome!
We'll be cupping some brand new teas as well as your current favorites.
Please RSVP to amy@T-CULT.com, as space is limited.
T-CULT is located on the second floor in Studio 2G
Sat Dec 15th 11-7PM (holiday party 5-7)
Sun Dec 16th 11-5PM
We are pleased to announce our first Winter Market at Atlas, showcasing local designers and makers, many from within the building, over the course of the weekend. Workshops and demos, including book binding activities with Hudson River Bindery and kinetic sculpture art for kids with Gerb-o-Matic.
Atlas Industries, Goodjoy, Fonsomething, Barbara Smith Gioia, Sasha Birth + Baby, Elizabeth Grubaugh Paper & Prints, Alysia Mazzella, Fat of the Land Apothecary, Hannah Vaughan Studio, The Newburgh Pottery, Lail Design, Vuff, Kit Burke Smith Jewelry, Jessica Fitzgibbon, Weave & Write, Petria Lenehan, The Hudson River Bindery, Gerb-O-Matic, Hudson Naturals, Outlast Goods, Warrior Wear, Palate Wines, Raghaus
Tuesday December 11, 6:30-8pm
Join the cryptoTEA meet-up! Familiarize yourself with blockchain technology and the cryptocurrency universe, over a cup of tea.
This month will be a great meeting for beginners who would like to learn how to read trading charts. We'll start off with a lesson on Japanese candlesticks by request of the group.
As always, we'll have some great new teas from T-Cult brewing. See you there!
Free event. All levels welcome.
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For the final concert of its 2018 season, Jazz at Atlas is proud to present the acclaimed pianist, composer and bandleader Wayne Horvitz, leading a trio featuring Geoff Harper on bass and Eric Eagle on drums, in advance of their new recording on Songlines Records, The Snowghost Sessions.
Tickets will be $20 admission the night of the concert and $15 in advance. Advance tickets are available for sale at https://waynehorvitz.brownpapertickets.com.
Newburgh: Beauty and Tragedy
A film directed by Dmitri Kasterine
Produced by Caroline Kasterine
Screening at Atlas Studios 11 Spring Street Newburgh NY 12550
November 3, 2018 at 6:00 pm
A Fundraiser for The Boys & Girls Club of Newburgh
The night will include a dance performance by Newburgh Performing Arts Academy, musical performances, an art exhibit, silent auction & vendors.
Proceeds in part, to benefit The Boys & Girls Club of Newburgh
Attire: Roaring 20s & a mask
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Come geek out with CryptoTEA, a new meetup for blockchain technology and cryptocurrency enthusiasts.
Whether you're a seasoned trader or a curious newbie, this group is designed to help feel more comfortable and confident using and trading digital money.
Come share your skills, learn some technical and fundamental analysis techniques (to trade smarter) and everything you'll need to get around the space. And of course, we'll have some great tea to share. All levels welcome.
Free event, see more here
Brass and clarinet maestro Lavelle leads one of the toughest, August-street-hot big bands on the planet, jam-packed with many longtime veterans of the experimental NYC jazz scene. Come behold all 12 Houses getting rocked to their hard core one week after the autumnal equinox.
Come geek out with CryptoTEA, a new meet-up for blockchain technology and cryptocurrency enthusiasts.
'Whether you're a seasoned trader or a curious newbie, this group is designed to help feel more comfortable and confident using and trading digital money.
Come share your skills, learn some technical and fundamental analysis techniques (to trade smarter) and everything you'll need to get around the space. And of course, we'll have some great tea to share. All levels welcome.'
This month, we'll be watching the documentary "Banking on Bitcoin". Featuring interviews with enthusiasts and experts, this documentary covers Bitcoin's roots, its future and the technology that makes it tick.
Free and and welcome to all!
Lifelong Hudson Valley resident Daniel leads this exceptional group on trumpets and flugelhorn. IMBC plays the timeless music of early jazz artists with a reverent yet thoroughly modern approach and features Charles Burnham on violin, Joseph Daley on tuba and Newman Taylor Baker on drums. They will also be touring in support of their new recording “Zulu's Ball — Ted Daniel Plays the Music of King Oliver."
The Gallery at Atlas Presents:
"Retread" by Matt Kinney
Opening: Saturday, July 7, 2-9pm
We are pleased to announce the opening of a new solo show in the Gallery at Atlas; “Retread” is a new body of work by Newburgh-based artist Matt Kinney. This latest body of work marks a huge transition for Kinney.
In “Retread,” Kinney takes objects that create our physical connection with the Earth and transforms them into unrecognizable creations that are both graphically-inclined and experimental. A tire tread becomes a sculpture with two bold yellow stripes forging a visual dialogue with the open road, while a tractor is dismantled and organized into a new, dynamic shape. The original branding remaining on the object is the only mark identifying Kinney's sculpture's as formerly functional objects.
Jazz at Atlas is proud to present as part of its 2018 live music series the band Clarinet Madness. This quartet of virtuosi features clarinetists Perry Robinson and Michael Marcus alongside the rhythm section of William Parker (returning to J@A after his unforgettable launch of our live music series last year) on bass and Jay Rosen on drums. Clarinet Madness will perform on Saturday, June 16 at 8 PM in the gallery at Atlas Studios, located at 11 Spring St. in Newburgh, NY. Admission will be $20 at the door.
A powerhouse convergence of four eminent players — Tim Berne on alto saxophone; Chris Speed on tenor saxophone and clarinet; Reid Anderson on bass; and Dave King on drums — gather "to reinterpret the timeless sounds conjured by great men from the rural South and heartland of the country: Ornette Coleman, Julius Hemphill, Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden. These iconic figures created an ever-resonant avant-garde out of the folk-art influences of their early surroundings, a canon that comprises the hard blues and deep lament, keening celebration and hollering protest."
J@A’s first concert in 2018 will present New Standard Trio, a renowned ensemble including Jamie Saft on piano and keyboards, Steve Swallow on acoustic bass guitar and Bobby Previte on drums. New Standard Trio comes off a standout 2017, when their new recording Loneliness Road, featuring guest vocals by the legendary Iggy Pop, was received to much acclaim. New Standard Trio will perform on Saturday, March 24.
Tickets will be $25 at the door and $20 in advance — advance sale tickets are on sale now at https://newstandardtrio2018.bpt.me/
Queen of the Hudson Presents:
Manhattan Chamber Players
“A Year in the Life of Gabriel Fauré: A Love Story”
Gabriel Fauré (1845 – 1924)
doors open at 6:30 ~ concert begins at 7pm
Grace Park, Violin
Luke Fleming, Viola
Michael Katz, Cello
Mika Sasaki, Piano