Everyone responds to Tappan Zee Bridge construction in their own special way. Construction workers cheer and residents of Salisbury Point and the Quay jeer. Most people just shrug. Grandview resident Rick Spreyer writes poetry.
For over a century, our region has been home to extraordinary artists. Local Arts Index highlights the work of individuals who continue our community’s rich creative legacy.
“I make functional objects with an emphasis on recycled and found materials. I created a car tire chair, Retire, and Bungee Cord Chairs as well as a Pallet Desk made from recycled pallets. As an architect, I feel that architecture is art.”
Organizers of Nyack’s first skatepark are drafting local artists to their cause. Nyack-Needs-A-Skatepark, the group that recently came under the umbrella of the Nyack Parks Conservancy as the Skatepark Committee, is holding a t-shirt design competition. All proceeds from the sale of the shirt, emblazoned with the winning design, will go to support the construction of a skateboard plaza in Memorial Park.
For over a century, our region has been the home of extraordinary artists. Local Arts Index highlights the work of individuals who continue our community’s rich creative legacy.
“I own Vincent’s Ear, Nyack’s only arts and crafts supply store. I love nothing more than when someone comes in and they tell me how they wish they were artistic but aren’t, and I am able to introduce them to a simple craft, like dyeing silk scarves or making a beaded bracelet.”
by Bill Batson
Nyack was a stop on The Trip to Bountiful. The play of that name was just nominated for a Tony Award for best revival, and its author, Horton Foote, lived in this house in Upper Nyack in the 1950s. Foote joined theater greats Helen Hayes, Charles MacArthur, Ben Hecht and Carson McCullers who called our village home. For a moment in time, if you wanted to find some of the most important figures in American theater, you need only take a stroll down Broadway – in Nyack.
For over a century, our region has been the home of extraordinary artists. Local Arts Index highlights an artist who is continuing our community’s rich creative legacy.
On Tuesday, April 30, Nyack resident John Gromada received his first Tony Award nomination for Best Sound Design for a Play for Michael Wilson’s production of Horton Foote’s The Trip to Bountiful. In addition to Gromada, the play was honored with three more nominations including: Cicely Tyson for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play, Condola Rashad for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play and Best Revival of a Play. The Tony Awards will be announced on June 9, 2013.
By Liz Sayles
“We had no real weapons. Yes, we were scared!”
One of the last great stories of WWII is finally on the big screen! In honor of our veterans on Memorial Day, there will be a special screening of the PBS film, The Ghost Army on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27 at The Nyack Center. The documentary details the mission of a a unique camouflage battalion loaded with artists.
Nyack’s most famous house on North Broadway was once home to the First Lady of American Theatre. On Sun May 5 you can take a rare tour of Helen Hayes’ storied house on the Hudson, Pretty Penny, to benefit Nyack’s Edward Hopper House Art Center.