February’s First Friday has something for everyone. For fans of musicals, Nyack High School students will perform a few scenes from an upcoming show. Fans of the seriously silly can see “live chicken painting” (don’t worry: the chickens are doing the painting). There’s something special in store for foreign affairs aficionados: Associated Press courtroom artist Janet Hamlin will talk about her latest book, Sketching Guantanamo. Finally, top off the evening by raising a glass to toast the art and the artists on a wine crawl.
Tagged: Nyack Art Collective
by Ashley Tedino
Even if the weather outside turns frightful, there are lots of things that are delightful for kids to do during the holiday season. Here are some very fun events that are happening right in our backyard.
December’s First Friday embraces the spirit of season with a Winterfest concert at the Nyack Center featuring Sukey Molloy & Friends and an indoor picnic at Casa del Sol that will collect blankets for Rockland’s food pantry, People to People.
There will also be group shows at ML by Maria Luisa and p. ross boutique and a screening at the Nyack Theatre. Here’s a complete guide to exhibits and events at over two dozen local businesses that participate in the monthy cultural festival organized by the Nyack Art Collective.
October’s First Friday features three group shows, a site-specific installation, and a scavenger hunt. As the number of venues grow and the diversity of art forms expands, you’ll need to get an early start to take in all the sights and sounds. Here’s a guide to help you complete the Nyack Art Collective’s unique cultural circuit.
For the second First Friday in a row, downtown Nyack will be bustling with art openings, interactive “happenings,”and live music. Building on the success of their first monthy festival, where street corner poets “slammed,” and a human canvas on stilts towered above pedestrians, the Nyack Art Collective has done it again.
First Friday August will include a sundown screening in the garden of the Edward Hopper House Art Center, a performance by John Moroski at the gazebo on Main Street, an outbreak of chalk art and the return of those slamming poets from Suffern and human canvases, this time in formal wear.
Here is a guide to the art that will be happening at 35 venues throughout Nyack on Friday, August 2, from 5-8p.
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.
Meet tapestry weaver and watercolorist Donna Davies Timm.
“From that point, I exhibited a piece at The Corner Frame Shop celebrating the Tappan Zee Bridge. That piece is important to my family; I painted it from a photograph taken the evening we crossed the bridge beginning our new life here.”
Until recently, painters in Nyack were second-class artisans. Nyack’s musicians could fine-tune their instruments at Long Island Drum Center. Local writers could always haunt the stacks at Pickwick Book Shop. Our thespians were able to find an audience at Elmwood Playhouse. But Edward Hopper, were he alive today, could not have purchased a paintbrush in his hometown. Tracy Kachtick-Anders appreciated this irony when she came to Nyack four years ago, so she opened Vincent’s Ear.
Downtown will be bustling with art openings, interactive “happenings,” live music, jugglers and more surprises from 5-8p during July’s First Friday. This first project from the Nyack Art Collective project is supported by over 40 local businesses in the village.
by Sandy Levine
Artists have always found a home in Nyack. Now there’s a new group which artists and supporters of the arts can call their own. Their first project is on the first Friday of July and will continue on the first Friday of every month until Nyack runs out of art fans and art creators.