WOW…5 Years!

The Amity Gallery, first opened in June 2014, is celebrating five years of art exhibits, music, poetry and performances.

A Celebratory Exhibit in December

Amity Gallery 5 Years
Amity Gallery Five Years Celebration

The Amity Gallery, first opened in June 2014, is celebrating five years of art exhibits, music, poetry and performances.  Our December Exhibit, (Dec. 7 – Dec. 22) “Wow..Five Years!”  showcases many of the artists that have previously exhibited. The opening reception will be Saturday, December 14th, 5 pm-7 pm.  The Amity Gallery, located at 110 Newport Bridge Rd. Warwick, NY, is open weekends from 1-4 pm.

Located in the hamlet of Amity in Warwick, the Amity Gallery has been a venue for over 50 visual artists,  musicians, poets, actors and story tellers. The Gallery also hosts PechaKucha Nights, which are fun, informal gatherings where people share their stories and passions in a concise format.

Amity House 1909
Amity House in 1909

Rich in history, the Gallery and the adjacent building have housed a roadhouse for travelers, school classrooms, a bakery and artists workshops. Since the early 60’s the buildings have been owned by the Chardavogne Group also known as Institute for Religious Development. The Chardavogne Group was founded by Dr. Willem Nyland and follows the spiritual teaching of G. I. Gurdjieff.

PechaKucha #12

Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 8 pm – 9:30 pm

PechaKucha Nights are fun, informal gatherings where people share their stories and passions in a concise format.

Participants

Jenna Field – What is Pilates?

Jenna Field is a fitness enthusiast and instructor notes that perhaps you are not in great shape, and haven’t exercised in ages, yet would like to strengthen your mind and body, Pilates might be the answer.

Richard Hull- Secret African Masks for Life’s Sake

Richard Hull tells of his half century encounter with the Mystery and Magic of masks and their significance to their users in Africa and abroad. His talk is based on his more than 50 years of collecting and analyzing traditional masks and their uses in African secret societies.

Claire Gilliam- Dissolving into Abstraction (with copper and silver)

Finding a way to connect her longtime love of darkroom printing with a newer passion for printmaking, Claire Gilliam shares her latest body of work “Lifelines”, revealing a journey into line and abstraction she didn’t expect.

Karen Martis-Wilderness Survival

Karen Martis notes that our ancestors lived closer to the earth. What did they know and what can we learn from them? How can we experience this natural connection? 

Kathryn Nieves-Artificial Intelligence: Fear of the Unknown

Love it or hate it, artificial intelligence is all around us. It’s developed into more tools and platforms than we realize. Is this technology something to fear or something to embrace? Kathryn Nieves’ talk will dive into the advantages of artificial intelligence and its real-life advantages and applications. 

Loren Talbot-Homecoming: My Constant Return to Food and Photography 

Loren Talbot is an artist, photo editor, poet, wife and mother. She studied photography at Marlboro College, Urban Planning at Pratt Institute, and has worked in Northern Italian restaurants. She regrettably killed hundreds of lobsters in Maine, and catered in Manhattan and Vermont. Her DNA is made up of one strand of food and another strand of art. When she’s not editing world news, she can be found in her kitchen making a delicious mess. 

Loren explores the intersection of food and photography throughout her life. 

PechaKucha Website

The Amity Gallery presented the first of a series of PechaKucha evenings in March 2017. Started over a decade ago, PechaKucha nights are informal and fun gatherings where people get together to share their enthusiasms, ideas, and thoughts. The PechaKucha format consists of 20 images displayed for 20 seconds while the presenter describes and explains them.

Take a look at all the previous PechaKucha presentations we made in Warwick .

https://www.pechakucha.com/events/warwick-vol-12

PechaKucha is Japanese for chit chat. It is the world’s fastest growing story telling platform used by millions around the globe. Learn more about PechaKucha.

https://www.pechakucha.com/about

Bach / Not Bach

Sunday September 29th 4 pm

Music from and inspired by Bach’s Suites for solo Cello.

 
Jeanne Fox & Jeff Ciampa perform Bach, Bartok and Villa Lobos. 

Bach created a system of understanding music that has stood for centuries, and that’s where Jeanne Fox (Juilliard trained cellist) and Jeff Ciampa (renowned jazz guitarist) discovered that they had common ground. We all come to music from seemingly disparate places but the timeless quality of Bach’s music connects us all.

Chris Parker Jazz Quartet

July 27th 8:00 p.m.

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Contact: Pat 845-258-0818

Chris Parker, a professor of music at SUNY Orange, developed and heads the Jazz Studies program. He is a member of the faculty for nearly 34 years and a recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.  A native of Portland, OR, he received a BA from Portland State University, an MA in Music Composition from Goddard College and has done extensive additional graduate work in music theory and composition. An active composer of jazz and contemporary classical music, Parker has a long list of original compositions. Parker plays in east coast and west coast jazz festivals often with contemporary jazz greats such as Bob Mintzer, Randy Brecker, Chris Vadala and Donny Mc Caslin.

This concert will feature original compositions by Chris on piano,  Tony Marino on bass ,Marko Marcinko on drums and Rob Thomas on violin.

Karl Latham and Friends

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The excitement of jazz played by Karl Latham and Friends is happening at the Amity Gallery on May 25th at 7:30 PM.  The music will include standards, classics and original music by 3 outstanding musicians.

Karl Latham is a Warwick, NY based internationally recognized drummer, known for his exceptional ability to dig into a variety of musical styles. Karl has performed with wide spectrum of notable artists including Bernie Worrell; The Fantasy Band; Ali Ryerson; Claudio Roditi; Clark Terry; John Lee Quartet; The Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Stars; Slide Hampton; Johnny Winter; Jerry Vivino Quartet; Unit1 with Mark Egan; Constellations with Mark Egan and Ryan Carniaux; and many many more.  Karl is an adjunct faculty member Drew University and the County College of Morris. Karl Latham Voted #7 Drummer in The 38th Annual Jazz Station Awards / The Best Jazz of 2016

Pianist Oscar Perez, has played in the musical groups of Phoebe Snow, Wycliffe Gordon, Christian McBride, Charenee Wade, Dave Stryker, Adrian Cunningham, Steve Turre, Eddie Allen and Don Braden. Oscar is also faculty for Montclair State University and Jazz House Kids and Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Bassist Calvin Jones, has performed with Steve Coleman, Ray Anderson, Eartha Kitt and countless other artists. Calvin performed for many Broadway hits including Bring in the Noise, Bring in the Funk.

Suggested Donation: $15

Contact: Pat 845-258-0818