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.

LIFE FORMS

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Three Artists celebrate Life Forms in an exhibit at the Amity Gallery
Three artists, Jan Corash, Roslyn Fassett, and Phyllis Lehman, in their own way, celebrate the human form in an exhibit at the Amity Gallery in Warwick, NY.  The subject, the female nude, explores and reveals the vital and various ways one responds to this eternally revered subject.
I am interested on what a body says about life. states Jan Corash. Using charcoal and ink for a deep tonal range, she prefers a sketchy drawing, one that it not too neat, one where the hand clearly has presence.
Revealing nature and the feminine united has bee a lifelong interest of Roslyn Fassett.Her watercolor and graphite collages poetry the spirit and radiance of the earth and sky joined with mystical images of women.
Phyllis Lehman explains that in her acrylic and crayon painting of nudes, as with her landscapes, she prefers to be in the immediate presence of the subject as it reveals an aliveness fresh with nuances and surprises.
Their July show, Life Forms, will be exhibited at the Amity Gallery, 110 Newport Bridge Rd. in Warwick, The gallery, in the the quiet hamlet of Amity, is open weekends from 1-4pm. A reception will be held July 6 from 5-7pm.
Life Forms – Weekends in July 1-4pm

Karl Latham and Friends

Jazz may

 

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

AN ARTFUL REUNION

An Artful Reunion

 

The Sundwalls moved to Montgomery NY in 2015.  Married 27 years, they met in the art group at the School of Practical Philosophy in NYC.  They both study and tutor at a branch of the School in Wallkill Hamlet, where the core teaching is Advaita — non-duality.  The philosophy seeks to discover the unity which underlies the apparent diversity in the creation, and the same methods used to discover and know the ultimate reality of oneself can be applied to everything one does, including the making of art.

The basic principals are:

Self- aware, let the work begin from stillness

Allow the attention to rest on the work

Surrender all unnecessary thinking

Follow the flow of the work without seeking results

Joseph and Elizabeth rediscover themselves in the creative process.  When other concerns fall away, one can delight in the feel of the tools being used while simply watching the work take place.  In self-awareness there is also a profound appreciation of the beauty and diversity of the creation.  Ultimately, wherever you look you find yourself.

“It’s a gift to live a life with someone who is equally passionate about art and devoted to making it.  Although we work separately for long stretches of time, we can always rely on the other’s support and encouragement.  It’s ever illuminating to see what has emerged from our work each day, and to share new insights and discoveries that inform it and keep us going back to the easel.”

The Sundwalls will be working on site throughout the exhibition.  You are invited to talk to them about their materials, methods and approach to the work, or you can just look over their shoulders and watch it take place.