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

Rick Savage plays Miles Davis

with Mark Minchello on piano and Lew Scott on bass

Sunday November 10, 4 pm

Suggested Donation $15

Rick Savage will be playing at the Amity Gallery on November 10 at 4 pm

Educated at world renowned music school Indiana University, composer / producer / engineer, videographer Rick Savage has lived and worked in & around New York City for the past 30 years. He continues to be in demand as a performing & recording trumpet player, making guest solo appearances on the CD projects of many NY area artists.

The video below is a swingin’ tune from the Hudson Valley Jazz Fest featuring Rick Savage trumpet, Don Braden sax, Eliot Zigmund drums, Zen Zadravec piano, & David Kingsnorth bass.

A performance of “Black Coffee” by the Rick Savage Jazz 4Tet from the 2011 Warwick Valley (NY) Jazz Fest featuring Luci Yeghiazaryan • vocals, Rick Savage • trumpet, Eliot Zigmund • drums, Zen Zadravec • piano, David Kingsnorth • bass

Claire Gilliam – Life Lines

I began the series Life Lines two or three years ago, after coming into the possession of recent MRI scans of my brain.

 

I began the series Life Lines two or three years ago, after coming into the possession of recent MRI scans of my brain. The scans, which I spent hours pouring over, both fascinated and horrified me. Even though I’d always known the seriousness of it, I was suddenly confronted with visual evidence of the long ago but significant brain injury I’d sustained as a baby. A large dark mass on the left hemisphere still declaring loudly, after 40 years, my narrow escape. Around the same time, I also experienced a difficult and continuous period of profound familial loss.

Both these episodes left me thinking about the body in a very different way than I had before: I became interested in the biology and physiology of our bodies and the seemingly cruel, capricious way a body can behave, vacillating between strength and fragility. I began to make drawings from the MRIs, at first visually recording the brain itself, to understand how its structure and pathways form to activate the circumstances of the individual being we become. As the series has developed, the imagery has dissolved into abstraction, capturing something more existential. 

Please join me for the opening reception on Saturday, November 2 from 5.00-7.00pm (the Amity Gallery will be open to visitors from 1 pm)

The Gallery is open every weekend from 1.00-4.00 pm.

https://www.clairegilliam.com/

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.

Patterns and Rhythms

 

John Toth is an intermedia artist who uses a computer as an instrument to explore the layering of sculpture, painting, music, sound, dance, video, film, and written text. This allows for relationships to be made between media.  His multi-perceptual collages explore the effects of presenting simultaneous impressions. The intent is to broaden the language of artistic expression and consider the ways in which our multiple sense effect the way we experience life around us.

Martha and Morgan Haude: Water and Clay

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The August exhibit at the Amity Gallery will feature the watercolor paintings of Martha Haude and the ceramics of her daughter, Morgan Haude.

Martha Haude utilizes many objects that she has collected in her world travels as subjects for her watercolors.  She also loves gardening, another theme to be found in her watercolors.

Morgan Haude is a ceramicist and painter living in the Hudson Valley. She received her BFA from Alfred University and since 2007 has worked as a sculptor and painter for a prosthetic company. Clay has been a lifelong passion but she enjoys working in a wide variety of mediums and she is always looking for her next hobby.

 

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.