Marked: A Collection of Works on Paper
Sep
28
to Oct 26

Marked: A Collection of Works on Paper

September 28 - October 26

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 28, 6 - 8PM

Gallery Hours: Saturday-Sunday: 12:00-6:00pm

Monday-Friday: By Appointment

Jacob Buckner, Matthew Craven, Bella Foster, John Gall, Casey Gallagher, James Gallagher, Ryan Gallagher, Johanna Goodman, Jordan Isip, Rich Jacobs, Eden Lynch, Taylor McKimens, Allyson Mellberg-Taylor, Jason Polan, Simone Shubuck, Rodger Stevens, Josie Stevenson, Todd St John, Adam Stolorow, Storm Tharp, John Whitlock, Bryce Wymer / Curated by James Gallagher

The gallery will be open each weekend from 12-6pm , and by appointment during the week. Please call us at 845 391 8855 for appointments.

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Oct
18
to Oct 20

Newburgh Literary Festival

Safe Harbors of the Hudson is pleased to announce Newburgh’s first annual Literary Festival. The Festival, which will take place the weekend of October 18, is a collaborative project of Safe Harbors of the Hudson; Dr. Hannah Brooks; author Danielle Trussoni; the Newburgh Free Library; Atlas Studios; and Thornwillow Institute.

The Newburgh Literary Festival is a three-day exploration and celebration of the written word in a city with rich history, celebrated architecture and breathtaking natural beauty nestled on the shores of the Hudson River in the heart of the Hudson Valley. Festival goers will be enriched with literature, immersed in history, nourished at celebrated restaurants and charmed by the city’s local flair. Local merchants and restaurants will be offering discounts throughout the weekend for Festival attendees, who will enjoy the unique offerings of local artisans and epicureans.

The festival will begin Friday, October 18 with the Spring Street Reading Series featuring author Mitchell Jackson, winner of the Whiting Award and the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction; and poet Gretchen Primack, whose work has been published in The Paris Review, Prairie Schooner, Ploughshares, The Antioch Review and many others.  The Spring Street Reading Series will be held at Atlas Industries, 11 Spring St., Newburgh – 6:30pm Reception; 7pm Readings.

Safe Harbors will host the Festival’s Main Event Saturday, October 19, with a robust, full-day program of readings, interviews, podcasts, film clips and Q&A with nationally-recognized authors and poets, among them, Maria Dahvana Headley, creator of the celebrated and politically topical adaptation of Beowulf The Mere Wife; Molly Ringwald, actor, and author of the critically acclaimed story collection When it Happens to You; Bettina “Gold” Wilkerson, Dutchess county poet laureate; Edwin Torres of Nuyorican Poets Café; and award-winning novelists Panio Gianopoulos, Danielle Trussoni, Crystal Hana Kim, and Elizabeth (Betsy) Crane. An evening meet and greet cocktail reception and Local Authors Fair will follow the day’s events. The featured program will be held at Safe Harbors Lobby at the Ritz, 107 Broadway, Newburgh, NY – 2pm-6pm Authors’ event; 6pm-8pm, Cocktail Reception and Local Authors Fair. Tickets are $20 available online and at the door the day of the event. Students, $10 at the door with valid ID.

Sunday, October 20 will feature two, live writing workshops, How to Tell the Story of Your Life, led by novelist and memoirist, Danielle Trussoni at Safe Harbors Ann Street Gallery, 104 Ann St., Newburgh, 10am-12pm; and Surprise Yourself; Surprise Your Reader, with poet Ruth Danon at Atlas Studios Gallery, 11 Spring St., Newburgh, 1pm-3pm. Tickets are $25 per person, per workshop (linked above) and seats are limited.

Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19, Safe Harbors contemporary arts venue, the Ann Street Gallery will present TEXT, a group exhibition of text-based art which has been curated in conjunction with the Literary Festival. 104 Ann Street 11am-5pm.

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Jazz at Atlas Presents: Karen Borca Trio
Oct
5
8:00 PM20:00

Jazz at Atlas Presents: Karen Borca Trio

"Miss Borca is one of jazz's very few bassoonists, and her solo style owes a lot to the modern tenor-saxophone tradition. But the tone of the bassoon makes Miss Borca's cascading arpeggios and clear high notes sound more plaintive and quizzical than they would on a saxophone."
Jon Pareles, New York Times

Jazz at Atlas is proud to present as part of its 2019 live concert series the innovative, criminally under-recognized bassoonist Karen Borca. With decades of experience in the ensembles of such major artists as Cecil Taylor, Jimmy Lyons, William Parker among many others, Ms. Borca leads a thrilling quartet of veteran creative musicians, including Warren Smith on vibes, Hilliard Greene on bass and Jackson Krall on drums.

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Newburgh Open Studios 2019
Sep
28
to Sep 29

Newburgh Open Studios 2019

Atlas Studios is a proud participant of Newburgh Open Studios. This year we will have more participating tenants than ever. And don’t miss the Opening Reception of Marked: A Collection of Works on Paper in the Gallery see here

“Newburgh OPEN Studios, celebrating its 9th year, is a direct manifestation of our mission to foster artistic expression, civic participation and the economic growth of Newburgh’s diverse community by supporting, promoting, and advocating for arts and culture by celebrating the livelihoods of working artists in our region. Therefore, NOS will continue the tradition of presenting the Fall tour- September 28th & 29th, 2019.”

— Gerardo Castro & Michael Gabor, organizers

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SSRS Presents: The Exile’s Child is Also an Exile
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

SSRS Presents: The Exile’s Child is Also an Exile

There are many forms of exile. The children of those who have been exiled are also exiles, often living in two cultures simultaneously. On September 21 Natania Rosenfeld, Faisal Mohyuddin, Edwin Torres and Ruth Danon will explore the ways in which the children of the displaced carry the experience of exile into the next generation.

Bios:

Faisal Mohyuddin is an educator, writer, and visual artist. The author of The Displaced Children of Displaced Children (Eyewear, 2018) and the chapbook The Riddle of Longing (Backbone, 2017), his poetry has received an Illinois Arts Council Literary Award, the Edward Stanley Award from Prairie Schooner, a Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award, and the Sexton Prize. He teaches English at Highland Park High School in suburban Chicago and serves as an educator adviser to Narrative 4, a global not-for-profit dedicated to fostering empathy and human connection through the exchange of stories.

Natania Rosenfeld is a writer, independent scholar and Professor Emerita of English at Knox College. She has published a poetry collection, Wild Domestic (Sheep Meadow Press 2015), and a critical book, Outsiders Together: Virginia and Leonard Woolf (Princeton 2000). An e-chapbook, She and I, appeared in 2018 from Essay Press. Her essays, poems and fiction have appeared in journals including The Yale Review, APR, Raritan, Gettysburg Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, and Southwest Review, and four essays have been listed as "Notable" in Best American Essays collections. She was recently named one of 30 “Writers to Watch” by the Guild Literary Complex in Chicago, where she has lived since 2018.

Ruth Danon’s most recent book, WORD HAS IT, was published by Nirala Series in March, 2018. She is also the author of LIMITLESS TINY BOAT (2015, BlazeVOX), and much earlier, TRIANGULATION FROM A KNOWN POINT and LIVING WITH THE FIREMAN (a chapbook). Her poetry and prose have appeared in many publications in the US and abroad, including Rain Taxi, Largehearted Boy, Fence, BOMB, The Paris Review, Barrow Street, Crayon, Tupelo Quarterly, and others. Her work has been anthologized in Best American Poetry 2002 (selected by Robert Creeley), Eternal Snow (2018), and Resist Much, Obey Little (2018.) She graduated from Bard College and received her Ph.D from the University of Connecticut. For 23 years she taught in the Creative Writing Program she designed and directed for NYU’s McGhee Division, the (then) undergraduate college for adult students. That program was dissolved in May 2017 and now Ruth Danon teaches in the Hudson Valley, where she lives, and in New York City. She is founder of Live Writing, a project devoted to teaching, performance, and curating of poetry and is a member of New York Writer’s Workshop and the Urban Range Poetry Collective.

Edwin Torres is a NYC native and the author of nine books of poetry, including, XoeteoX: the infinite word object (Wave Books), Ameriscopia (University of Arizona Press), and The PoPedology of an Ambient Language (Atelos Books). He has performed worldwide, received fellowships from NYFA, The Foundation For Contemporary Performing Arts, The DIA Foundation, The Poetry Fund, and has taught at Naropa University, Bard College, UPenn, among others. Anthologies include: American Poets in the 21st Century Vol. 5 The Poetics of Social Engagement, Who Will Speak For America, Angels of the Americlypse: New Latin@ Writing, and Aloud; Voices From The Nuyorican Poets Café. His anthology fortfrom Counterpath Press entitled, The Body In Language: An Anthology was published last spring.

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Jazz at Atlas Presents: Darius Jones' Shades of Black
Jul
27
8:00 PM20:00

Jazz at Atlas Presents: Darius Jones' Shades of Black

“The most visceral and distinctive alto saxophonist of this era.” — Giovanni Russonello, New York Times

Jazz at Atlas is proud to present as part of its 2019 live concert series the acclaimed alto saxophonist and composer Darius Jones and his outstanding quartet Shades of Black. Winner of the Rising Star-Alto Saxophone award for this year's 67th Annual DownBeat International Critics Poll, Jones is joined in this ensemble by Sam Newsome on soprano saxophone, Cooper-Moore on organ and Michael Wimberly on drums.

Darius Jones' Shades of Black will perform on Saturday, July 27 at 8 PM at Atlas Studios, located at 11 Spring St. in Newburgh, NY. Ample onsite parking is available. Tickets will be $30 at the door and $25 in advance — advance tickets are on sale at https://dariusjones.brownpapertickets.com.

Darius Jones has written the following about his Shades of Black band:

"This ensemble will explore the partial or total absence of light, and the artistry within a dark spectrum. A lack of light can bring about feelings of uncertainty or fear of the unknown, causing some to perceive black or dark things as devoid of beauty and having a certain negative connotation. While these feelings exist, we as humans find darkness alluring and even flirt with its mysterious and sensuous qualities. Throughout history, artists of all mediums have created emotionally and visually dark works to evoke impressions of fear, evil, or madness. In the large black textured surface of Chiyu Uemae’s oil painting, ‘Untitled,’ I discovered how rich an environment absent of light could be. I found myself standing in front of the painting and asking, ‘What would this sound like?'"

Upcoming concerts as part of J@A's 2019 season include:

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.

11/2: James Emery — The noted modern jazz guitarist Emery closes out J@A's 2019 season with a chamber jazz trio featuring Rob DeBellis on alto saxophone, clarinet and flute and Drew Gress on bass.

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Spring Street Reading Series: Idra Novey and Laura Brown, Women and their Bonding
Jul
20
7:00 PM19:00

Spring Street Reading Series: Idra Novey and Laura Brown, Women and their Bonding

Join us for July’s Spring Street Reading Series to take place in the Gallery at Atlas, Curated by Ruth Danon.

Authors Laura Brown & Idra Novey present: Women and their Bonding

Laura Brown will be reading from her novel Made by Mary

Laura Catherine Brown’s second novel, MADE BY MARY, launched with C&R Press in June 2018. Her debut novel, QUICKENING, was published by Random House, and featured in Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers series. Her short stories have appeared in several literary journals, including The Bellingham Review, Monkeybicycle, Paragraphiti and Tin House; and in anthologies with Seal Press and Overlook Press. Her nonfiction has appeared in The Lit Pub, The Critical Flame, Rain Taxi, Entropy Magazine, Vol.1 Brooklyn, and Generation Women. She has been awarded support from The Byrdcliffe Colony, Djerassi Foundation, Millay Colony, Ragdale Foundation, Ucross, Vermont Studio Center, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She lives in New York City where she’s writing a third novel.

Idra Novey will be reading from her boom Those Who Knew

Idra Novey is the author of the novel Those Who Knew, an Indie Next Pick and Best Book of 2018 with NPR, Esquire, BBC, Kirkus Review, O Magazine, and a New York Times Editors’ Choice. Her first novel Ways to Disappear, received the 2017 Sami Rohr Prize, the 2016 Brooklyn Eagles Prize, and was a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize for First Fiction. Her poetry collections include Exit, Civilian, selected for the 2011 National Poetry Series, The Next Coun­try, a final­ist for the 2008 Fore­word Book of the Year Award, and Clarice: The Visitor, a collaboration with the artist Erica Baum. Her fiction and poetry have been translated into ten languages and she’s written for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, NPR’s All Things Con­sid­ered, New York Magazine, and The Paris Review. She is the recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Poets & Writ­ers Mag­a­zine, the PEN Trans­la­tion Fund, and the Poetry Foundation. She has also translated the work of several prominent Brazilian writers, most recently Clarice Lispector’s novel The Pas­sion Accord­ing to G.H. A collection of her co-translations with Ahmad Nadalizadeh of Iranian poet Garous Abdolmalekian is forthcoming with Penguin Press in 2020. She currently teaches fiction at Princeton University.

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ABOUT THE SERIES

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 premieres 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

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Dia Staff Art Show 2019
Jul
19
to Aug 18

Dia Staff Art Show 2019

The staff of Dia Art Foundation presents an annual multidisciplinary art exhibition in the historic 1920’s industrial space of Atlas Studios in Newburgh, New York. Akin to Dia’s repurposed sites and galleries, the building of Atlas Studios provides a feeling of familiarity and inspiration to a very diverse and talented staff. Dia Art Foundation is known for its collection of ambitious and passionate artists, and staff members of the foundation across many departments are no different. These attributes are highlighted within Dia staff through a wide range of mediums including painting, sculpture, performance, and more. This exhibition, entirely organized and operated by Dia staff, will be on view from July 19th to August 18th, 2019. The gallery will be open each weekend during the show, and by appointment during the week.

***Opening Reception:***
Friday July 19th from 6-9pm

GALLERY HOURS
Weekends 12-6PM or by appointment

**Please contact diastaffart@gmail.com for appointments.**


Atlas Studios
11 Spring Street
Newburgh, NY 12550

Additional events by artists include:
Music Showcase: Saturday August 3rd, 2019 - 7pm
Film Screening: Friday August 9th, 2019 - 7pm


Participating artists: Ari, Kathleen Anderson, Jenna Annunziato, Mina Barden, Frances Barker, A. Bartolotta, Naomi Benecasa, Vernon M. Byron III, Nick Carbone, Khalidah Carrington, Velianna Catalano, Sarah Danielson, Tamara DelBoccio, Mike Docherty, Diana Galeno, Allison Gazdik, Annona Giam, Randy Gibson, Gale Griffiths, Ryan Guidry, Beth Haber, Carly Haffner, Brian Higbee, Kristy Jados, Camille Lee, T. Charnan Lewis, Daniel Lisowski, Claire Lofrese, Daniel Graham Loxton, Nihal Mahawaduge, Yoshihiro Sergel & Diana Mangaser, David Anaya Maya, Liz McGreevy, Mollie McKinley, Andrea Moreau, JonPatrick Murphy, JP Pacquing, Lisa Poquette, Qasi Skalky, Cory Spraker, Suzy Sureck, Neko Tyto, D. Veitinger, Susan Walsh, and Morgan Wells.

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Spring Street Reading Series: Press Fair
Jun
29
7:00 PM19:00

Spring Street Reading Series: Press Fair

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

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

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.

Thornwillow

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).

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Principia: Origins and Destinies
Jun
15
to Jul 13

Principia: Origins and Destinies

Evan D’Arpino
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.

EvanDArpino.com

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Spring Street Reading Series: Laura Sims & Julie Chibbaro
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Spring Street Reading Series: Laura Sims & Julie Chibbaro

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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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Atlas Spring Market
May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Atlas Spring Market


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 atlasmarketnewburgh@gmail.com. Deadline for submissions is March 25th, and we will confirm participation by March 29th

Thank you!

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Momenta: Earthy
May
5
to Jun 9

Momenta: Earthy

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

Richard Barnes

Walter Biggs

Jonathon Cancro

Rebecca Forgac

Cat Glennon

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.

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Jazz at Atlas Presents: Sun of Goldfinger
Apr
20
8:00 PM20:00

Jazz at Atlas Presents: Sun of Goldfinger

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

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Jazz at Atlas Presents: Thumbscrew
Mar
30
8:00 PM20:00

Jazz at Atlas Presents: Thumbscrew

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.

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T-CULT: Open Tea Studio
Feb
10
12:00 PM12:00

T-CULT: Open Tea Studio

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. 

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T-CULT is located on the second floor in Studio 2G

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Atlas Winter Market 2018
Dec
15
to Dec 16

Atlas Winter Market 2018

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.

Vendors:

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

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November CryptoTEA Meetup
Dec
11
6:30 PM18:30

November CryptoTEA Meetup

Meet-up

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.

See more here

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Jazz at Atlas Presents: Wayne Horvitz Trio
Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

Jazz at Atlas Presents: Wayne Horvitz Trio

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.

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CryptoTEA
Oct
23
6:30 PM18:30

CryptoTEA

CryptoTEA

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

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