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Riverfest is Unique Among Festivals


									  VOLUME XXVIII Number 4                                                                                                                            July / August 2004
  A P U B L I C AT I O N O F T H E D E L AWA R E VA L L E Y A R T S A L L I A N C E   •   A R T S C O U N C I L F O R S U L L I VA N C O U N T Y, N E W Y O R K

 Riverfest is Unique Among Festivals
   R IVERFEST 2004 S ET                         TO     H EAT          UP     Y OUR S UMMER                   ON    S UNDAY, J ULY 25 TH

    A full day of entertainment                                                 purpose: celebration of the arts              Summer Explodes
awaits you at the 14th Annual                                                   and environment. A July tradi-
Riverfest. Starting at 10 a.m. on                                               tion in Narrowsburg since 1990,               with Cultural
Sunday, July 25, Riverfest offers                                               Riverfest was established to pro-
a wonderful array of sights                                                     mote the work of fine craftspeo-
and sounds on                                                                      ple and artists and to bring               Opera, Chamber Music,
Narrowsburg’s                                                                                     attention to Main           Theatre, Exhibitions and
Main Street                                                                                       Street and the              Studio Tours
through 5 p.m.                                                                                   Delaware River
Listen to jazz                                                                                  that flows by it. Co-            Delaware Valley Opera
by “Inner Urge”                                                                                sponsored by                   (DVO) opens its 18th season at
or blues by “D                                                                                Delaware Valley Arts            the Tusten Theatre in
Train” while you                                                                             Alliance and the                 Narrowsburg, New York with
browse through                                                                              Narrowsburg                       Gaetano Donizetti’s bel canto
three dozen fine                                                                            Chamber of                        masterpiece, “Lucia di
crafts booths rang-                                                                        Commerce, the festival             Lammermoor.” Heather Conley,
ing from the hand                                                                         has attracted thousands             last seen in “Orpheus in the
woven to the                                                                             of visitors each year.               Underworld,” will sing the title
                                                                                           Most Main Street                   role, and Brian Cheney, last seen
carved and etched.
                                                                                       stores will be open during             in “The
Watch or partic-
                                                                                                                              Barber of
ipate in the                                                                            Riverfest hours and food
                                                                                                                              Seville,” will
Flotilla chal-                                                                                    of all sorts will be
                                                                                                                              sing the tenor
lenge, a decorat-                                                                                 available. Parking
                                                                                                                              role. The cur-
ed boat contest,                                                                                 is free and there is         tain goes up
or bid on one of                                                                                no admission                  on “Lucia” on
several dozen                                                                                  charge. For more               Saturday
originally designed                                                                           information contact             July 10 at 8
posters created by                                                                           Delaware Valley Arts             p.m., with
area artists and                                                                             Alliance at 845-252-             Artistic
auctioned off by the                                                                        7576.                             Director Ron Ron DeFesi, DVO Artistic Director
incomparable                                                                                                                  DeFesi con-
Pamela Moore
Epstein. The envi-
                                                                                        Riverfest                             ducting. Subsequent performances
                                                                                                                              will be held on Sunday, July 11
ronment and ecology                                                                    Flotilla                               and Saturday and Sunday, July
of the Delaware River are cele-        Short entertainment pieces will                                                        17 and 18.
brated at Riverfest as well.           be provided by Braman Arts                     Challenge                                 The opera season continues in
Information relating to the river      Conservatory and members of                River rats of all species are               August with a production of
and local environment is avail-        NaCl Theatre Company. Don’t                                                            Rossini’s fairy tale favorite, “La
                                                                                encouraged to decorate a river
able from organizations such as        be surprised if a procession of                                                        Cenerentola” (Cinderella). DVO
                                                                                craft and navigate under the
                                       River “species” passes by.                                                             alumna Mariella Nocetti will sing
the River Basin Commission,                                                     interstate bridge from the New
                                          If you ask anyone why                                                               the title role and David Trombley
Trout Unlimited, Upper                                                          York to the Pennsylvania side of              the baritone role. Performances will
Delaware Council, National             Riverfest is unique among street         the Delaware as a featured                    be held August 14, 15, 21 and 22.
Park Service and Master                fairs, they’ll tell you that it’s        attraction of the 14th Annual                    All productions will be sung in
Gardeners.                             because it has stayed true to its                  Continued on Page 12                               Continued on Page 2
                                                                                                                          DELAWARE VALLEY ARTS ALLIANCE
                                                      LOFT GALLERY                                                                                                  Non-profit
         MICHAEL PINCIOTTI                                                                                                                                         Organization
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    Continued from Page 1                new North American Cultural             healing practices with his own vil-
Italian with English supertitles.        Laboratory production scheduled         lage people, as well as from life-       DELAWARE VALLEY ARTS ALLIANCE
                     Admission: $20      to premiere on Saturday, August         long contact with the spirits and
                     ($18 students/      14, at the fifth Catskill Festival of   ancestors who exist in the subtle
                     seniors). For       New Theatre in Highland Lake,           realms. The art represents in his
                     information call    NY. The production is partly fund-      words, “the power of healing, the
                     DVO at 845-         ed by a Sullivan County Arts &          sources of life, and the enhance-        ARTS COUNCIL FOR SULLIVAN COUNTY
                     252-3136. For       Heritage Grant, administered by         ment of all positive life forces, and
                     ticket purchases    DVAA.                                   the protection against the nega-
                     call the Tusten                                             tive.”                                   Delaware Valley Arts Alliance is an arts council
                     Theatre box         Studio tours are scheduled for this        For more information call             founded in 1976. Its mission is to provide leader-
                     office at 845-      summer across two counties. The         845-436-4227. Gallery hours are          ship and build collaborations that advance the
   Mariella Nocetti 252-7576.            Ninth Annual Catskill Art               Wednesday through Saturday, 10
                                                                                                                          arts in Sullivan County and the Upper Delaware
                                         Society Artists’ Open Studio Tour       a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Sunday,
                                         is scheduled for July 10 & 11 for       1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.                       Valley; to encourage and support cultural pro-
The Weekend of Chamber                   the eastern part of Sullivan                                                     grams relevant to all citizens; and to provide ser-
Music (WCM) celebrates its tenth         County and on July 17 & 18 for             Peacemaker Players presents           vices to individual artists, arts organizations and
summer season in Sullivan County,        the western. Last year, over 65         Hosting of the Bards: Catskill           the area’s arts industry. While programs and ser-
and Artistic Director Judith Pearce      artists participated in the tour,       Song and Poetry Festival on
                                                                                                                          vices are available to everyone, membership
plans to mark the milestone with a       three times more than the first         Saturday, July 17, 2004 from 10:00
line up of more than 20 artists, a       tour in 1995. For additional infor-     a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Callicoon          support is vital to DVAA's programs, and we
U.S. premiere, some of the most          mation, call Roberta Rosenthal,         Creek Park in downtown Callicoon,        encourage everyone to join, starting at $45 ($40
beloved chamber music works, and         Chairperson, at 733-1848 or Ellen       NY. This free festival will bring        for individual artists & senior citizens) per year.
a guest appearance by Sullivan           Lutvak, Director, Catskill Art          together many of the nation’s most
County native Stephanie Blythe.          Society at 436-4227.                    adventuresome songwriters and
Blythe, a Metropolitan Opera regu-                                               poets.                                                      DVAA
lar, won the Richard Tucker Award           The Wayne County (PA)                   “In ancient tradition, the bards                  BOARD OF DIRECTORS
in 1999 and continues to win high        Open Studio Tour, new on the                                     got togeth-
praise from                              scene last year and also highly suc-                             er once a            Elizabeth Kubenik President
New York                                 cessful, is scheduled for a Second                               year to try                 Debra Rovitz Vice-President
Times, Variety                           Annual from Friday August 27                                     out new                Myra Rappoport 2nd Vice-President
and Opera                                though Sunday, August 29.                                        material
News critics.                            Sponsored by the Wayne County                                    and revel                 Gloria Krause Treasurer
Ms. Blythe will                          Arts Alliance, the tour of 24 stu-                               in the                  Richard P. Delia Secretary
perform                                  dios includes those of DVAA mem-                                 year’s
Resphigi’s “Il                           bers Joan Hill, Ioannis                                          exploits,”            Edward S. Dudek Dana Duke
Tramonto” for                            Glykokokalos, Edward and Anne                                    said Jack                 Marvin Frogel Brian Gorman
mezzo-soprano                            Nocera, John Rocklin, Raymond                                    Hardy fes-
                                                                                                                                     Berry Hafkin Nancy Kane
and string quar- Stephanie Blythe        Rocklin, Jeff George. For more                                   tival artis-
                                                                                         Jack Hardy
tet on July 24.                          information, visit waynecountyart-                               tic director.                 Jim Kayton Arlene Lawrence
   Over the years, WCM has                               “In bardic times, there was no               Georgiana Sanders Stanley Segal
expanded from one weekend to                                                     delineation between song and poet-
                                                                                                                                             Lynn Skolnick
three, and Saturday performances           Catskill Art Society proudly          ry. We bring these two forms--
have always included Friday night        announces the opening on July 10,       which in our modern culture often                       Arleene Siegel-Lerner
preview rehearsals open to anyone.       2004 of an exhibiton of extraordi-      travel in separate circles--back                            Cassie Valentin
(See this issue’s Cultural Calendar      nary tapestries and toiles of inter-    together for this festival,” said
for a detailed listing of Friday pre-    national artist and shaman, Chief       Laura Moran, the festival’s orga-                                 STAFF
views and Saturday concerts.) The        Zacheus O. Oloruntoba of Nigeria.       nizer.
season opens with the spirit of          Chief Oloruntoba’s work has been            Headliners include songsters                  Elaine Giguere Executive Director
Independence Day, as WCM collab-         reproduced many times as                David Massengill, Jack Hardy,                      Dorothy Hartz Program Associate
orates in the July 4th celebration       UNICEF greeting cards, and is in        Louise Taylor, Aengus Finnan,                                             Regrant Coordinator
at LaPolt Park and at the Liberty                                                Jonathan Byrd, the Leslie                              Jane Blake Bookkeeper
Museum and Arts Center, perform-                                                 Mendelson Band, Annie Gallup, as
                                                                                                                                        Elise Freda Gallery Director
ing all-American music by Joplin,                                                well as Pat and Rosie Maloney and
Gershwin and Bernstein and other                                                 the New York City Songwriters                          Pat Carullo Creative Director
American composers. WCM’s sea-                                                   Exchange. For more information,             Michael P. Finamore Technical Director
son continues with the Hortonville                                               visit
Presbyterian Church series start-                                                or email:
ing July 9 and running through                                                                                                       ARTSLETTER
July 24. For more information call                                               Sullivan County Community
845-932-8414 or 845-932-8527, or                                                 College will present a full roster       Artsletter, the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance mem-
visit the web site at www.wcmcon-                                                of performing arts, lectures and         bership newsletter and cultural calendar, is com- For tickets, call 845-932-                                            lifelong learning workshops for          piled as a service to area residents, artists and arts
8414.                                                                            kids and adults starting in July.        groups. Artsletter is sent directly to members by
                                                                                 The performing arts series at the        mail. It is also available free at public libraries and
Tannis Kowalchuk (L) and Ker             the collections of the Museum of        Seelig Theatre includes dance,           cultural institutions. Listings are free for Sullivan
Wells (R) appear in “The                 Modern Art, New York, Queen             opera, cabaret                           County and Upper Delaware Valley nonprofit
Confessions of Punch and Judy,” a        Elizabeth II, David Rockefeller,        and doo-wop on                           cultural organizations.
                                         and Mohammed Ali.                       Thursdays at 2
                                                                                                                          For further information:
                                            The festivities are to be held in    p.m. and 8 p.m.
                                         the auditorium of the Sullivan          Call the Campus                                Delaware Valley Arts Alliance
                                         County Museum, 265 Main Street,         Activities Office                              P.O. Box 170, 37 Main Street
                                         Hurleyville from 5-8 p.m. and will      at 434-5750 ext.                               Narrowsburg, NY 12764
                                         include African dancing and drum-       4303 for tickets                               Phone: (845) 252-7576
                                         ming, a Q&A session with the            and information. For lifelong learn-           Fax: (845) 252-6515
                                         Chief and, of course, viewing of his    ing workshops call 434-5750 ext.               E-mail:
                                         artwork in the Beck Gallery.            4398 or visit www.sullivan.                    Web Site:
                                            Chief Oloruntoba’s artistic work /continuinged.                                           ––––––
Tannis Kowalchuk (L) and Ker Wells (R)   grows out of the rich soil of his                                                      Deadline for the Sept./Oct. 2004 issue is Aug 1.
DVAA Grant                                Narrowsburg, NY has won the Music

Programs Support
                                          Advancement Award of $500, and
                                          Emily Gref of Jeffersonville, NY, who                         THANK YOU
Students, Artists and                     competed as a vocalist, has won the
                                          Music Achievement Award of $100.           Buy a Seat
Arts Organizations                           Valentin will continue her music        Anonymous In Memory of Ebbie Weiss
County Funds 16 Sullivan                  education as a music minor at Tufts        Patrick Carullo & Marcia Nehemiah In Memory of Frances Teller
Organizations Through                     University. A student of piano for
DVAA                                      eleven years, Cassie is also experi-       Century Club
                                          enced on flute and baritone saxa-          David Bodenstein
     Sullivan County non-profit cul-      phone. Emily Gref has been a student       Arlene Lawrence & Richard Socher In Memory of Nicole Gonsalves
tural organizations received $15,000      of oboe as well as voice. Although she
in Sullivan County Arts and                                    will not major or     Bodenstein Scholarship
Heritage Grants (SCAHG) for cul-                               minor in music,       David Bodenstein • Barbara Konvalin
tural programming throughout 2004.                             she intends to join
Allocated by the Sullivan County                               a voice ensemble      Krause Music Fund
Legislature, the funding was admin-                            and study guitar      Elaine Giguere In Memory of Billie Wilson and Elise Wood
istered by the Delaware Valley Arts                            while attending
Alliance.                                                      McGill University.    Stanley Harper for supplying and planting pansies for our planters
     Granted organizations are                                    The scholarship    Berry Hafkin for contributing our Chamber membership fee
Bloomingburg Restoration                                       was established by    Kathleen Spicer and Charles Searles for installing Loft Gallery show
Foundation, Inc. for six musical/dra-                          DVAA in memory        SCAHG panelists
                                           Cassie Valentin
matic events; Braman Arts                                     of the Bodensteins
Conservatory for “The Adventures of       who were both actively involved in         Arts Center
Peer Gynt,” a multi-disciplinary pro-     community affairs, including the           Phyllis Bilick for cleaning out and preparing the perennial garden
duction; Catskill Art Society for mul-    development of the Arts Alliance, for      Sandy Goldin for collating and folding programs for Jazzfest
ticultural programs for exhibit open-     many years. It is open to seniors at       Kathleen Spicer and Charles Searles for installing
ing; Delaware-Hudson                      Sullivan West Central School District      “Compilation, Formation, Sensation,” the
Photographers’ Society for mounting       on an annual basis.                        Loft gallery exhibition
of exhibit; Delaware Valley Opera for     Previous scholarship
season orchestral accompaniment; Ill      winners were oboist                        Jazzfest Corporate & Foundation Supporters
Winds Chamber Ensemble for fall           Molly Raum of                              Beaverkill Foundation, Liberty
county composers’ festival; Million       Kenoza Lake (2001),                        First National Bank of Jeffersonville
Man March Community Action                percussionist Dan                          Irwin and Marcia Siegel, Rock Hill
Group for instructors’ fees for march-    Segar of Cochecton                         Kohler Lumber, Jeffersonville
ing band and step team; North             (2002) and                                 Sullivan County Democrat, Callicoon
American Cultural Laboratory, Inc.        Christian Bowers of                        Narrowsburg Fine Wines & Spirits
for artists’ fees for two original the-   Hankins, NY and                            with additional support from
atre productions; Oasis Theatre           Joseph Hawker of Emily Gref                Woodstock Stage and Screen, Narrowburg
Company for support for film pro-         Narrowsburg, NY                            Big Twig Studios, Roscoe
duction; Peacemaker Players for sec-      (2003).
ond annual “Hosting the Bards”               Categories and scholarship amounts
Festival; Shandelee Music Festival,       will grow as the scholarship fund
                                          grows. DVAA’s gratitude is extended
Inc. for season support for nine con-
certs; St. Andrew’s Mission for free
classical concert; Sullivan County
                                          to those who have contributed to the
                                          scholarship, especially to Bard College
                                                                                                 The Shandelee
Historical Society for “Celebration”
artists’ fees and historical fashion
exhibit; Triad Dance Ensemble for
                                          Jazz Studies professor Thurman
                                          Barker of Jeffersonville who has orga-
                                          nized concerts that benefit the fund.
                                                                                                 Music Festival
guest artist fees; Ukranian American      Contributions to the scholarship can                              GALA BENEFIT PARTY
Cultural Foundation for artists’ fees     be made by sending a check payable to
for three day youth festival; Village     DVAA/Bodenstein Scholarship, P.O.
of Monticello Bicentennial Planning       Box 170, Narrowsburg, NY 12764.
Committee for mounting a photo
     DVAA seeks candidates to serve       DVAA Awards                                                 Saturday Evening, July 31st • Gourmet Dinner and Dancing
                                                                                                   Direct from the famous Rainbow Room and Back by Popular Demand
on future grant panels. A likely pan-
elist is a citizen informed about the
                                          Three Artists                                                       Sean Mahony and his New York Sting Orchestra

arts and/or county cultural events. A     Fellowships                                                       2004 Sunset Concert Series
panelist can serve for up to 3 years.                                                               ALLEN YUEH                            ERIC HIMY
Duties consist of reading applica-          Delaware Valley Arts Alliance is                        Solo Piano                            Solo Piano
tions and participating in two meet-                                                                Tuesday, August 3 at 8:00 pm          Thursday, August 5 at 8:00 pm
                                          awarding a total of $9,000 for visu-
ings. To be considered or for informa-    al arts fellowships to three area
tion about the Sullivan County Arts       artists: Cecily Fortescue, a cerami-                      ANDREI DIEV                           BION TSANG - Cello
and Heritage Grant program call                                                                     Solo Piano                            YONG HI MOON - Piano
                                          cist from Callicoon, NY; Kristin                          Saturday, August 7 at 8:00 pm         Tuesday, August 10 at 8:00 pm
Dorothy Hartz, Grant Program              Gronbeck, a painter from North
Coordinator, at 845-252-7576.             Branch, NY; and Mary McDonnell,                            DANIEL SHLEYENKOV                    EARL WILD
                                          a painter from Eldred, NY.                                 Solo Piano                           Solo Piano
DVAA Awards                               Funding was made possible by a                             Thursday, August 12 at 8:00 pm       Saturday, August 14 at 8:00 pm

                                          grant from a private foundation
Bodenstein Music                          which has made an annual commit-
                                                                                                                        YURI VODOVOZ - Violin
                                                                                                                        YONG HI MOON - Piano
Scholarships                              ment to these fellowships through                                             Tuesday, August 17 at 8:00 pm

                                          the year 2006.
Cassandra Valentin Wins
                                             Cecily Fortescue was born in
                                                                                                             International              Featuring Shandelee Music
Music Advancement Award                                                                                          Artists of             Festival Alumni
                                          England and received a doctorate                                                              Gala I - Thursday, August 19 at 8:00 pm
Emily Gref Wins Music                     in languages from Oxford                                              Shandelee               Gala II - Saturday, August 21 at 3:00 pm
Achievement Award                         University. She became a full-time,                                For Information and Reservations (
                                          predominantly self-taught potter
  The jurors for the Dr. Barry and        after moving to New York in 1973.
                                                                                                                   Call: 845-439-3277
                                                                                                        RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR ALL FESTIVAL EVENTS.
Jane Bodenstein Music Scholarship         Since then her award winning,                            COMPLETE SERIE DISCOUNTS AND EARLY BIRD SPECIALS AVAILABLE

are pleased to announce the scholar-      uniquely constructed works in clay          All Sunset Concerts take place in the Shandelee Music Festival Pavilion in a relaxed, casual and
                                                                                              inspirational setting. Every concert is followed by a specialty dessert reception.
ship awards for 2004. Pianist and         have been seen in numerous
vocalist Cassandra (Cassie) Valentin of            Continued on Page 12
                                                                                                                                                                                   Artsletter – 3
Cultural Calendar
    Area code for numbers below is (845) unless listed.                                 F O R       T H E        S U L L I V A N             C O U N T Y            A R E A

June 29 - July 11                                         July 9 - July 30                          July 11                                  Chamber Music, 8 p.m., Hortonville
Theater: “Miss Saigon,” presented by                      Exhibit: Michael Pinciotti, mixed         Opera: “Lucia Di Lammermoor” by          Presbyterian Church, Hortonville, NY.
Forestburgh Playhouse, 39                                 media drawings and neon, sponsored        Gaetano Donizetti, a Delaware Valley     Admission: Donation. Information:
Forestburgh Rd., Forestburgh, NY.                         by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance,         Opera production, 3 p.m., Tusten         932-8527.
Information: 794-1194 or www.fbplay-                      Delaware Arts Center Gallery, 37          Theatre, 210 Bridge Street,                                                Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY.             Narrowsburg, NY. Admission: $20/$18.     July 17
                                                          Opening Reception: Friday, July 9, 7-9    Information: 845-252-3136. Box office:   Concert: “Summer Festival Concert,”
July 3                                                    p.m., Free. Information: 252-7576 or      845-252-7576.                            sponsored by The Weekend of
Concert: River City Brass Band,                                                                           Chamber Music, 8 p.m., Hortonville
Wildflower Music Festival, 6 p.m.,                                                                  July 11                                  Presbyterian Church, Hortonville, NY.
Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary,                     July 9 - August 27                        Cabaret: “Inn Cabaret 2004” featuring    Admission: $22/$20 senior purchased
Long Hill Road, White Mills, PA.                          Exhibit: “Drawings: Form, Content,        Tom Anderson, 7 & 9:30 p.m.,             in advance; $25 at door; under 18 &
Admission: $15/$6 students 6-18.                          Materials,” curated by Phyllis Bilick,    Bradstan Country Hotel, 1561 Rt.         students w/ ID free. Information: 932-
Information: 570-253-5500.                                sponsored by Delaware Valley Arts         17B, White Lake, NY. Admission: $35      8527.
                                                          Alliance, Loft Gallery, Delaware Arts     (includes 1st beverage). Reservations:
July 3                                                    Center, 37 Main St., Narrowsburg,         583-4114.                                July 17
CinePark: “Dirty Dancing,” sunset,                        N.Y. Opening reception: Friday, July 9,                                            Concert/Benefit: Classical Pianist
Renaissance Park, Livingston Manor,                       7-9 p.m. Free. Information: 252-7576.     July 13 - 25                             Barbara Rothman, sponsored by
NY. Free.                                                                                           Theater: “Victor/Victoria,” presented    Sullivan County Community College
                                                          July 9                                    by Forestburgh Playhouse, 39             benefitting the Sullivan County
July 4                                                    Concert: “At Work & Play Behind the       Forestburgh Rd., Forestburgh, NY.        Literacy Volunteers, 8 p.m., Seelig
Cabaret: “Inn Cabaret 2004” featuring                     Notes,” sponsored by The Weekend of       Information: 794-1194 or www.fbplay-     Theatre, SCCC, Loch Sheldrake, NY.
Karen Akers, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Bradstan                      Chamber Music, 8 p.m., Hortonville                               Admission: $18, $15 students &
Country Hotel, 1561 Rt. 17B, White                        Presbyterian Church, Hortonville, NY.                                              seniors. Information: 434-5750 ext.
Lake, NY. Admission: $35 (includes 1st                    Admission: Donation. Information:         July 14                                  4303
beverage). Reservations: 583-4114.                        932-8527.                                 Lecture: “In Search of the Lenape: The
                                                                                                    Delaware Indians Past & Present,” by     July 17
July 4                                                    July 10                                   Dr. David M. Oestreicher, sponsored      Hosting of the Bards: Catskill Song
Concert: “An American Celebration,”                       Concert: “Summer Festival Concert,”       by Ethelbert B. Crawford Public          and Poetry Festival 2004, Callicoon
featuring The Weekend of Chamber                          sponsored by The Weekend of               Library, 7:30 p.m., Ethelbert B.         Creek Park, Callicoon, NY.
Music, 4 p.m., Liberty Museum & Arts                      Chamber Music, 8 p.m., Hortonville        Crawford Public Library, 187-189         Information: 887-4432.
Center, 46 South Main St., Liberty,                       Presbyterian Church, Hortonville, NY.     Broadway, Monticello, NY. Free.
NY. Admission: $10. Information: 932-                     Admission: $22/$20 senior purchased       Information: 794-4660.                   July 17
8527.                                                     in advance; $25 at door; under 18 &                                                Opera: “Lucia Di Lammermoor” by
                                                          students w/ ID free. Information: 932-    July 14                                  Gaetano Donizetti, a Delaware Valley
July 7                                                    8527.                                     Lecture: “Matchmaking,” with Dr.         Opera production, 8 p.m., Tusten
Lecture: “Quick Fix, Low Fat Chinese                                                                Lester Eckman, sponsored by Sullivan     Theatre, 210 Bridge Street,
Meal,” by Norma Chang, sponsored by                       July 10                                   County Community College, 2 p.m.         Narrowsburg, NY. Admission: $20/$18.
Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library,                     Opera: “Lucia Di Lammermoor” by           Seelig Theatre, Sullivan County          Information: 845-252-3136. Box office:
7:30 p.m., Ethelbert B. Crawford                          Gaetano Donizetti, a Delaware Valley      Community College, Loch Sheldrake,       845-252-7576.
Public Library, 187-189 Broadway,                         Opera production, 8 p.m., Tusten          NY. Admission: $3. Information: 434-
Monticello, NY. Free. Information:                        Theatre, 210 Bridge Street,               5750, ext. 4303.                         July 17
794-4660.                                                 Narrowsburg, NY. Admission: $20/$18                                                Theatre: “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” a
                                                          (students/seniors). Information: 845-     July 15                                  Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop
July 8                                                    252-3136. Box office: 845-252-7576.       Dance: Paul Taylor II Dance Company,     production, 8 p.m., Rivoli Theatre, So.
Concert: Catskill Klezmorim featuring                                                               sponsored by Sullivan County             Fallsburg, NY. Admission: $15/12.
Robin Seletsky, sponsored by Sullivan                     July 10                                   Community College, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.,    Information: 434-7232.
County Community College, 2 & 8                           Dance: “Flamenco Viva,” with Maya         Seelig Theatre, SCCC, 112 College
p.m., Seelig Theatre, SCCC, Loch                          De Silva Chafe & Co., sponsored by        Rd., Loch Sheldrake, NY. Admission:      July 17
Sheldrake, NY. Admission: $18, $15                        Braman Arts Conservatory, 7 p.m.,         $18, $15 students & seniors.             Concert: Boilermaker Jazz Band,
students & seniors. Group rates avail-                    Callicoon Creek Park, Callicoon, NY.      Information: 434-5750 ext. 4303.         Wildflower Music Festival, 6 p.m.,
able. Information: 434-5750 ext. 4303.                    Donation: $5. Information: 887-1901.                                               Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary,
                                                                                                    July 16                                  Long Hill Road, White Mills, PA.
                                                          July 10                                   Concert: “At Work & Play Behind the      Admission: $15/$6 students 6-18.
                                                          Concert: Pianist Ryan Weber,              Notes,” sponsored by The Weekend of      Information: 570-253-5500.
                                                          Wildflower Music Festival, 6 p.m.,
                                                          Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary,
                                                          Long Hill Road, White Mills, PA.
                                                          Admission: $15/$6 students 6-18.
                                                          Information: 570-253-5500.

                                                          July 10 - 11
                                                          Studio Tour: Ninth Annual Open
                                                          Studio Tour (Eastern Sullivan
                                                          County), sponsored by Catskill Art
                                                          Society, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tickets: $10.
                                                          Maps & Information: 733-1848 or 436-

                                                          July 10 - 31
                                                          Exhibit: Chief Z.O. Oloruntoba of
                                                          Nigeria’s Fiber Art, sponsored by
                                                          Catskill Art Society, Beck Gallery,
                                                          Sullivan Co. Museum & Cultural
                                                          Center, 265 Main Street, Hurleyville,
                                                          NY. Free. Information: 436-4227.
                                                          Opening Reception: Saturday, July 10,
4                                                         5-7 p.m.
July 17                                      p.m. Seelig Theatre, Sullivan County      Bradstan Country Hotel, 1561 Rt.          featuring Triad and New York City guest
CinePark: “Some Like It Hot,” sunset,        Community College, Loch Sheldrake,        17B, White Lake, NY. Admission: $35       company Moving Visions, 8 p.m., Seelig
Renaissance Park, Livingston Manor,          NY. Admission: $3. Information: 434-      (includes 1st beverage). Reservations:    Theatre, Sullivan County Community
NY. Free.                                    5750, ext. 4303.                          583-4114.                                 College, Loch Sheldrake, NY. Admission:
                                                                                                                                 $18, $15 students & seniors. Information:
July 17 - 18                                 July 23                                   July 27 - August 8                        434-5750 ext. 4303.
Studio Tour: Ninth Annual Open Studio        Theatre: “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” a      Theater: “The Sound of Music,” pre-
Tour (Western Sullivan County), spon-        Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop         sented by Forestburgh Playhouse, 39       July 31
sored by Catskill Art Society, 11 a.m. - 5   production, 8 p.m., Rivoli Theatre, So.   Forestburgh Rd., Forestburgh, NY.         Concert: Moscow Nights, Wildflower
p.m. Tickets: $10. Maps & Information:       Fallsburg, NY. Admission: $15/12.         Information: 794-1194 or www.fbplay-      Music Festival, 6 p.m., Dorflinger-
733-1848 or 436-4227.                        Information: 434-7232.                                          Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary, Long Hill
                                                                                                                                 Road, White Mills, PA. Admission:
July 18                                      July 23                                   July 27                                   $15/$6 students 6-18. Information:
Theatre: “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” a         Concert: “At Work & Play Behind the       Children’s Series: “A Time For Mime”      570-253-5500.
Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop            Notes,” sponsored by The Weekend of       sponsored by Sullivan County
production, 2 p.m., Rivoli Theatre, So.      Chamber Music, 8 p.m., Hortonville        Community College, 10:30 a.m. Seelig      July 31
Fallsburg, NY. Admission: $15/12.            Presbyterian Church, Hortonville, NY.     Theatre, Sullivan County Community        CinePark: “Almost Famous,” sunset,
Information: 434-7232.                       Admission: Donation. Information:         College, Loch Sheldrake, NY.              Renaissance Park, Livingston Manor,
                                             932-8527.                                 Admission: $6. Group rates available.     NY. Free.
                                                                                       Information: 434-5750, ext. 4303.
                                             July 24                                                                             August 1
                                             Theatre: “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” a      July 28                                   Cabaret: “Inn Cabaret 2004” featuring
                                             Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop         Poetry: Open Meeting with the             Eileen Fulton, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Bradstan
                                             production, 8 p.m., Rivoli Theatre, So.   Alchemy Club, sponsored by Ethelbert      Country Hotel, 1561 Rt. 17B, White
                                             Fallsburg, NY. Admission: $15/12.         B. Crawford Public Library, 7:30 p.m.,    Lake, NY. Admission: $35 (includes 1st
                                             Information: 434-7232.                    Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library,     beverage). Reservations: 583-4114.
                                                                                       187-189 Broadway, Monticello, NY.
                                              July 24                                  Free. Information: 794-4660.              August 3
July 18                                      Dance: “Making Waves,” Triad Dance                                                  Concert: Pianist Allen Yueh, sponsored
Opera: “Lucia Di Lammermoor” by              Ensemble & Texas guest artist, Julie      July 28                                   by Shandelee Music Festival, 8 p.m.,
Gaetano Donizetti, a Delaware Valley         Dosso, 8 p.m., NaCL Theatre,              Film: “Seniors for Peace” &               Concert Pavilion, J. Young Road,
Opera production, 3 p.m., Tusten             Highland Lake, NY. Information: 557-      “Passionate Voices,” part of “The         Livingston Manor, NY. Admission.
Theatre, 210 Bridge Street,                  6340.                                     Courage to Speak, the Courage to Act”     Reservations: 439-3277.
Narrowsburg, NY. Admission: $20/$18.                                                   Series, facilitated by Jack Hirschfeld,
Information: 845-252-3136. Box office:       July 24                                   presented by Sullivan County              August 3
845-252-7576.                                Concert: “Summer Festival Concert,”       Community College, 7 p.m., Bldg. C,       Children’s Series: “Young Arthur & the
                                             sponsored by The Weekend of Chamber       Rm. 111, SCCC, 112 College Rd. Loch       Magic Sword,” sponsored by Sullivan
July 18                                      Music, 8 p.m., Hortonville Presbyterian   Sheldrake, NY. Free. Information: 434-    County Community College, 10:30
Cabaret: “Inn Cabaret 2004” featuring        Church, Hortonville, NY. Admission:       5750, ext. 4303.                          a.m. Seelig Theatre, Sullivan County
Liz Calloway, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Bradstan        $22/$20 senior purchased in advance;                                                Community College, Loch Sheldrake,
Country Hotel, 1561 Rt. 17B, White           $25 at door; under 18 & students w/ ID    July 28                                   NY. Admission: $6. Group rates avail-
Lake, NY. Admission: $35 (includes 1st       free. Information: 932-8527.              Lecture: “1940’s Broadway Musicals,”      able. Information: 434-5750, ext. 4303.
beverage). Reservations: 583-4114.                                                     by Marty Kupferberg, sponsored by
                                             July 24                                   Sullivan County Community College, 2      August 4
July 20                                      Concert: Amadeus Virtuosi, Wildflower     p.m. Seelig Theatre, Sullivan County      Lecture: “Sex & Violence: The World of
Children’s Series: “The Incredible           Music Festival, 6 p.m., Dorflinger-       Community College, Loch Sheldrake,        Italian Opera,” with Delaware Valley
Everything Show” sponsored by                Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary, Long Hill      NY. Admission: $3. Information: 434-      Opera Conductor Ron Defesi, spon-
Sullivan County Community College,           Road, White Mills, PA. Admission:         5750, ext. 4303.                          sored by Sullivan County Community
10:30 a.m. Seelig Theatre, Sullivan          $15/$6 students 6-18. Information:                                                  College, 2 p.m. Seelig Theatre,
County Community College, Loch               570-253-5500.                             July 29                                   Sullivan County Community College,
Sheldrake, NY. Admission: $6. Group                                                    Slide Show: “The History of Liberty”      Loch Sheldrake, NY. Admission: $3.
rates available. Information: 434-5750,      July 24                                   with Rita Van Etten, sponsored by         Information: 434-5750, ext. 4303.
ext. 4303.                                   CinePark: “Attack of the Killer           Liberty Library, 7:00 p.m., Liberty
                                             Tomatoes/Attack of the 50-foot            Library, Main Street, Liberty, NY.        August 5
July 21                                      Woman,” sunset, Renaissance Park,         Free. Information & Registration          Concert: Pianist Eric Himy, sponsored
Lecture: “My Way with Clay: The              Livingston Manor, NY. Free.               (required): 292-6070.                     by Shandelee Music Festival, 8 p.m.,
Method & the Madness,” by Rich                                                                                                   Concert Pavilion, J. Young Road,
Arnold, sponsored by Ethelbert B.            July 24 - 25                              July 29                                   Livingston Manor, NY. Admission.
Crawford Public Library, 7:30 p.m.,          Festival: 19th Annual Arts & Crafts       Concert: “Three Catskill Voices,” with    Reservations: 439-3277.
Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library,        Festival, sponsored by North East PA      Kazzrie Jaxen, Annie Hat & Janet
187-189 Broadway, Monticello, NY.            Audubon Society, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.,        Burgan, a benefit for rape hotline and    August 5
Free. Information: 794-4660.                 Wallenpaupack School Complex,             education organization, RISE, co-spon-    Concert: “Doo-Wop Music from the
                                             Rte. 6, Hawley, PA. Admission: $4/free    sored by Sullivan Co. Community           Alleycats,” sponsored by Sullivan Co.
July 21                                      under 12. Information: 610/683-1537.      College, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m., Seelig          Community College, 2 p.m. &
Lecture: “Globalization,” with Prof.                                                   Theatre, SCCC, 112 College Rd, Loch       8 p.m., Seelig Theatre, SCCC, 112
Thomas Lambert, sponsored by                 July 25                                   Sheldrake, NY. Admission: $18, $15        College Rd., Loch Sheldrake, NY.
Sullivan County Community College, 2         Theatre: “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” a      students & seniors. Information: 434-     Admission: $18, $15 students &
                                             Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop         5750 ext. 4303.                           seniors. Information: 434-5750 ext.
                                             production, 2 p.m., Rivoli Theatre, So.                                             4303.
                                             Fallsburg, NY. Admission: $15/12.         July 29
                                             Information: 434-7232.                    Concert: “The Swing Shift Orchestra”      August 5
                                                                                       sponsored by Sullivan Performing          Lecture: “The History of Loomis
                                             July 25                                   Arts, 7:00 p.m., LaPolt Park, North       Sanitarium” with John Conway, spon-
                                             RIVERFEST, music, art and environ-        Main Street, Liberty, NY. Free.           sored by Liberty Library, 7:00 p.m.,
                                             mental festival, featuring over 30 fine   Information 434-0175.                     Liberty Library, Main Street, Liberty,
                                             artists and artisans, live music and                                                NY. Free. Information & registration
                                             environmental information and poster                                                (required): 292-6070.
                                                                                       July 29
                                             auction, sponsored by Delaware Valley
                                                                                       Exhibit: “Native New Yorkers
                                             Arts Alliance & Narrowsburg                                                         August 5
                                                                                       Exhibition,” Liberty Museum & Arts
                                             Chamber of Commerce, 37 Main                                                        Concert: “Inner Urge Jazz Quartet”
                                                                                       Center, 46 So. Main Street, Liberty,
                                             Street, Narrowsburg, New York.                                                      with Carl Dietz, Steve Carlin, Sam
                                                                                       NY. Information 292-2394.
                                             Information: 252-7576.                                                              Morrison and Tony DeCicco, sponsored
                                                                                                                                 by Sullivan Performing Arts, 7:00
                                             July 25                                   July 31
                                             Cabaret: “Inn Cabaret 2004” featuring     Dance: “Making Waves,” performance                 Continued on Page 9
                                             Mary Cleere Haran, 7 & 9:30 p.m.,         sponsored by Triad Dance Ensemble
                                                                                                                                                           Artsletter – 5
        D                   E L AWA R E               ARTS CENTER GALLERY

“The Nature of Light”
Gallery Program to Feature an Exhibit of Neon and Mixed Media Works by Michael Rocco Pinciotti
                                                         An exhibit of neon and mixed media works by Michael Rocco Pinciotti, “The Nature of
                                                     Light,” opens on Friday, July 9, with a reception from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Delaware Arts
                                                     Center Gallery, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY.
                                                         Pinciotti’s work utilizes many mediums and repeating themes including nature, time, a sense
                                                     of place, flight and light. His mixed media pieces often refer to nature and offer a unique mix of
                                                     technology and the organic world. Pinciotti’s work draws a parallel between what mother nature
                                                     has created and what mankind has created. He seamlessly and harmoniously blends sticks,
                                                     stones, wood, vines and other natural materials with neon, metal, photography and other man
                                                     made materials. For example, in this show, Pinciotti will display an eleven foot neon silhouette of
                                                     a soaring eagle set against a mural-sized photograph. Several of his pieces are documented instal-
                                                     lations of neon words and structures set against Sullivan County’s hills and woods.
                                                         “Time and place are subtle threads present in numerous of my pieces,” says Pinciotti. “A sense
                                                     of place is the essence of who we are. In other words—our own individual temples are reflections
                                                     of what is around us, how we see our inner selves or what we might wish it to be at any given
                                                     moment. The dream of flight is also a reoccurring theme in my work. It may be a reference to the
                                                     emotional spirit soaring above it all to gain a better understanding of our day to day lives or a
                                                     need to fly away from its injustices. It may be the beauty of the miracle of flight itself via a wing
                                                     of a bird or an airplane. Or perhaps it’s an homage to the ingenuity of nature to evolve a process
                                                     of defying gravity both literally and physically and man’s ability to recreate that process.”
                                                         Pinciotti has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toledo and a Master of Fine Arts from
                                                     Pratt Art Institute. A current resident of Sullivan County, he has spent the last 23 years in New
                                                     York City incorporating neon into his artwork. He has exhibited, organized and curated exhibi-
                                                     tions involving light throughout the United States, Argentina, Brazil and Finland. Pinciotti’s work
                                                     is featured in many books, documentary videos, major motion pictures and tv shows.
                                                         “The Nature of Light” is on view through Friday, July 30. The show is sponsored by the
                                                     Delaware Valley Arts Alliance and made possible in part with funds from the New York State
                                                     Council on the Arts. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more
“Oval Shape Study,” a work in neon and mixed media
                                                     information about the exhibit call the Arts Center at 252-7576.

“Metaphors, Meditations, Reflections”
Douglas Craft set to Exhibit at Arts Center Gallery in August
                                                         An exhibit of paintings and collages by Douglas Craft, “Metaphors, Meditations, Reflections,”
                                                     opens on Friday, August 6, with a reception from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Delaware Arts Center
                                                     Gallery, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY.
                                                         Douglas Craft’s abstract paintings and collages radiate both beauty and strength. Craft uses his
                                                     own personal vocabulary of shape and form, color, line, structure and space, to explore both the inner
                                                     self and the outer world—combining disciplined observation along with the influence of the uncon-
                                                         “The saturated black and whites of the Catskill winter landscape seems to have penetrated the
                                                     plastic structure of observational form in my paintings. It has opened up the dictates of my pictorial
                                                     form to a more simplified, open one—condensing that visual form to an even more lyrical, poetic exi-
                                                     gency. But ultimately no words can explain the result of my work for it stems from the unconscious
                                                     exploration in the studio—alone with my muse,” says Craft. “Perhaps the greatest influence in deter-
                                                     mining my work has been the work of other artists, contemporary as well as the more traditional of
                                                     this century, such as Turner, Matisse, Kandinsky and Braque. One realizes that there is no such
                                                     thing as a new original artist—one builds on the other. One can only hope to leave one’s signature.
                                                     The joyful and sometimes painful search goes on every day. While this is at times frustrating, it also
                                                     opens up the richness of the creative act. The words of critics or artists can never explain painting.
                                                     The words can only hint at real art—painting is painting is art. Exploring the soul brings eventual
                                                     contentment and joy when one has been successful, and can then share it with his viewers.”
                                                         Craft has had numerous one-man exhibitions in prestigious galleries and museums in New York
                                                     City, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Scotland and London. His work has been featured in a retrospective exhi-
                                                     bition at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio. Craft’s artwork is in many per-
                                                     manent collections throughout the country including Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Modern
                                                     Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Newark Museum, Jersey City Museum, Butler Institute of
                                                     American Art, and the Smithsonian Institution among numerous others.
                                                         “Metaphors, Meditations, Reflections” is on view through Friday, August 27. The show is
                                                     sponsored by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance and made possible in part with funds from the New
                                                     York State Council on the Arts. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
                                                     For more information about the exhibit call the Arts Center at 252-7576.
    A detail of a work by Douglas Craft
                                            Arts Center’s
                                          Loft Gallery
 Ten Artists Featured
 Drawing: Form,
                                                                            Delaware Valley Opera
 Content, Materials
 Curated Drawing Show Comes to Art                                               Summer Season 2004
 Center’s Loft Gallery                                                                 Ron DeFesi, Artistic Director

      An exhibit curated by Phyllis Bilick
 of Callicoon, “Drawings: Form, Content,
 Materials” opens at the Delaware Valley
                                                                            Lucia di Lammermoor
 Arts Alliance’s Loft Gallery, 37 Main                                            by Gaetano Donizetti
 Street, Narrowsburg, NY, on Friday,                                         Saturday, July 10 & 17, at 8:00 pm
 July 9. There is a reception for the
 artists, free and open to the public, from                                   Sunday, July 11 & 18, at 3:00 pm
 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
       For this exhibit, curator Phyllis
 Bilick has selected a diverse range of
 styles and mediums that all fall under A work by Linda Sokolowski
                                                                                  La Cenerentola
 the category of drawing. “Drawings:                                              by Gioachino Rossini
 Form, Content, Materials” features the work of ten artists:
 Phyllis Bilick, Barbara Buckman, Brian Conley, Douglas Craft,
                                                                            Saturday, August 14 & 21, at 8:00 pm
 Richard Gubernick, Elizabeth Harms, Brandi Merolla, Gelah                   Sunday, August 15 & 22, at 3:00 pm
 Penn, Barbara Press, and Linda Sokolowski.
                                    “By definition, drawing is making
                                  lines with pen, brush or stylus to
                                  delineate, sketch or diagram, hence,                           TUSTEN THEATRE
                                                                                     210 BRIDGE STREET • NARROWSBURG, NY 12764
                                  to describe,” says Bilick. “As far back
                                  as the Stone Age there were artists                    845-252-3136 or 845-252-7576
                                  drawing on cave walls with stone or
                                  whatever material could be found—
                                  with the need to represent the world
                                  as they saw it. Surely, the beauty of
                                  human and animal life. In time
                                  artists used their art as commentary
                                  on current events, using representa-
                                  tional forms with passion and humor,
                                  often altering public opinion. Then
                                  non-objective art became another
                                  aesthetic; here the environment
                                  becomes the composition. The mean-
                                  ings that lie there are subjective and
Detail of a work by Barbara Press
       “Drawings: Form, Content, Materials” is on view through
 August 27. The exhibit is sponsored by the Delaware Valley
 Arts Alliance. Loft Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday
 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about the exhibit
 call the Arts Center at 252-7576.

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                                                                                                                                          Artsletter – 7
                                                   Member News
Eleni Smolen was among the                August 7th. The photographs, most          Concert,” on Saturday, June 19 at       Auditorium of the Rivoli Theatre in
artists participating in the SONYA        in black and white, reflect the souls      Cobalt Studios, Bethel, New York.       South Fallsburg with Brighton
Studio Stroll in Brooklyn in mid-         of the many regions he has visited.        Featured acts were the Bob Malone       Beach Memoirs, The Gin Game,
May with work featured at Theo            The Loft is located in the Spring          Band, Annie Raines and the              Crossing Delancey and Wait Until
Ganz Studio.                              House, Route 97, Barryville, New           Hurricanes, Paul Rishell, and Carl      Dark. See this issue’s Cultural
                                          York. Call 845-557-0097                    Deitz’ D Train.                         Calendar for exact dates and times.
Photography by LaVerne Black
was featured in an exhibit at the         DVAA congratulates Charles                 Madelon Jones presented an exhi-        Cobalt Studio’s Class of 2005 was
Liberty Museum & Arts Center from         Searles for receiving a grant from         bition of new monoprints at the         featured in a group show from April
April 30 through May 28.                  The Pollack-Krasner Foundation,            Catskill Art Society’s Beck Gallery     17 through May 8 at the Liberty
                                          Inc. Charles has also been featured        during the month of June.               Museum & Arts Center. On May 29,
Ceramics by Cecily Fortescue and          in a show, “Charles Searles:                                                       “The Memory Project,” a collabora-
quilts by Katharina Litchman are          RESOUNDING,” at Sande Webster              Elise Freda has two encaustic           tion of The Weekend of Chamber
featured in an exhibit at The Blue        Gallery in Philadelphia from June 4        paintings in “New York Painters         Music with the Center, featured
Victorian through July 26. Gallery        through July 2. The exhibit,               '04,” an exhibit curated by Susan       exhibition material and a concert
hours are Thursday - Monday, 10:30        described as a “‘resounding’ affirma-      Cross of the Guggenheim Museum,         program based on memories of life
a.m. - 6 p.m.                             tion of ...talent and ability to express   at the Barrett Art Center,              in Livingston Manor.
                                          the fire within,” is a new body of         Poughkeepsie, NY, through July 10.
DVAA board member Brian                   work including his classic, innova-                                                Ceramicist Judith Leire of Rock
Gorman will be exhibiting photog-         tive polychromed wood sculptures as        Potter Barbara Brown is featured        Hill, NY, was the featured artist in
raphy from his travels to Europe,         well as acrylic works on paper.            in a two person show at Catskill        the the May issue of Catskill
South America, and Antarctica (as                                                    Artists Gallery, 38 Main Street,        Mountain Region Guide.
well as here in the Delaware Valley!)     DVAA Technical Director, Zoot, held        Liberty, NY through July 17. The
at Gallery 97 beginning Saturday,         his 2nd Annual “Cobalt Blues               gallery is open Thursday - Saturday     “Transforming Textures,” an exhibit
                                                                                     from noon - 8 p.m. and Sunday from      of paper works by Joan Giordano
    DVAA Annual Meeting                                                              noon to 5 p.m.                          will be on exhibit at the Hammond
    Members of the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance are invited to attend the                                                   Museum and Japanese Stroll
    28th Annual Membership Meeting and reception on Thursday, July 8, 2004           The Sullivan County Dramatic            Garden in North Salem, New York
    at 6:30 p.m., to review the annual report and to vote for new and renewing       Workshop presented a vignette           from August 11 to October 2. For
    members of the Board of Directors. The meeting will be held in the Gloria        from Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the       more information contact www.ham-
    Krause Recital Hall on the second floor (accessible by elevator) of the          Park, its season opener, at the May
    Delaware Arts Center, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, New York.                     meeting of the Fallsburg Lions’ Club
         A highlight of the meeting will be the distribution of grant awards to      and also donated tickets as raffle      Benefit Auction is Successful
    the sixteen organizations that received funding from the Sullivan County
                                                                                     prizes in a fundraiser for the Lions.   DVAA’s 2nd Annual Benefit Auction
    Arts and Heritage Grant Program and to the three individual artist who
                                                                                     The season will continue in the air-    was a great success. Our thanks go
    won the 2004 Fellowships. A reception will follow.
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p.m., LaPolt Park, North Main Street,     August 7                                 August 12                                Renaissance Park, Livingston Manor,
Liberty, NY. Free. Information 434-       Exhibit: Photography by Brian            Concert: Pianist Daniel Shleyenkov,      NY. Free.
0175.                                     Gorman, Gallery 97, The Springhouse      sponsored by Shandelee Music
                                          Commons, Route 97, Barryville, NY.       Festival, 8 p.m., Concert Pavilion, J.   August 15
August 6                                  Information: 557-0097.                   Young Road, Livingston Manor, NY.        Opera: “La Cenerentola” (Cinderella)
New Theatre: “Sxip’s Hour of Charm,”                                               Admission. Reservations: 439-3277.       by Gioachino Rossini, a Delaware
sponsored by North American Cultural      August 8                                                                          Valley Opera production, 3 p.m.,
Laboratory, 110 Highland Lake Road,       Cabaret: “Inn Cabaret 2004” featuring    August 12                                Tusten Theatre, 210 Bridge Street,
Highland Lake, NY. Admission:             Mark Nadler, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Bradstan     Lecture: “Catskill” with author John     Narrowsburg, NY. Admission: $20/$18.
Sliding Scale $8-$20. Information:        Country Hotel, 1561 Rt. 17B, White       Hayes, sponsored by Liberty Library,     Information: 845-252-3136. Box office:
557-0694.                                 Lake, NY. Admission: $35 (includes       7:00 p.m., Liberty Library, Main         845-252-7576.
                                          1st beverage). Reservations: 583-4114.   Street, Liberty, NY. Free. Information
August 6 - 27                                                                      & Registration (required): 292-6070.     August 15
Exhibit: Douglas Craft Paintings,         August 8                                                                          Cabaret: “Inn Cabaret 2004” featuring
sponsored by Delaware Valley Arts         Recital: Bass Eric Barsness accompa-     August 12                                Andrea Marcovicci, 7 & 9:30 p.m.,
Alliance, Delaware Arts Center            nied by Joseph Hannon, sponsored by      Concert: “Gary Nichols & the Bolistic    Bradstan Country Hotel, 1561 Rt.
Gallery, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg,     Delaware Valley Opera,                   Bovine Boys,” sponsored by Sullivan      17B, White Lake, NY. Admission: $35
NY. Free. Information: 252-7576 or         2 p.m., Gloria Krause Recital Hall,     Performing Arts, 7:00 p.m., LaPolt       (includes 1st beverage). Reservations: Opening         Delaware Arts Center, 37 Main Street,    Park, North Main Street, Liberty, NY.    583-4114.
Reception: Friday, August 6, 7-9 p.m.     Narrowburg, NY. Admission: $10.          Free. Information 434-0175.
                                          Information: 252-3136.                                                            August 15
August 7                                                                           August 13                                Theatre: “The Gin Game,” a Sullivan
Cabaret: Baby Jane Dexter, a benefit      August 10                                New Theatre: “Terrotica,” sponsored &    County Dramatic Workshop produc-
for Rape hotline and education organi-    Concert: Cellist Bion Tsang & Pianist    presented by North American Cultural     tion, 2 p.m., Rivoli Theatre, So.
zation, RISE, co-sponsored by Sullivan    Yong Hi Moon, sponsored by               Laboratory, 110 Highland Lake Road,      Fallsburg, NY. Admission: $15/12.
Co. Community College,                    Shandelee Music Festival, 8 p.m.,        Highland Lake, NY. Admission:            Information: 434-7232.
8 p.m., Seelig Theatre, SCCC, 112         Concert Pavilion, J. Young Road,         Sliding Scale $8-$20. Information:
College Rd, Loch Sheldrake, NY.           Livingston Manor, NY. Admission.         557-0694.                                August 15
Admission: $18, $15 students & seniors.   Reservations: 439-3277.                                                           New Theatre: “Uncle Oscar’s
Information: 434-5750 ext. 4303.                                                   August 14                                Experiment,” a Zuppa Circus produc-
                                          August 10                                Concert: Pianist Earl Wild, sponsored    tion, sponsored by North American
August 7                                  Children’s Series: “Father Goose         by Shandelee Music Festival, 8 p.m.,     Cultural Laboratory, 110 Highland
Concert: Pianist Andrei Diev, spon-       Tales” sponsored by Sullivan County      Concert Pavilion, J. Young Road,         Lake Road, Highland Lake, NY.
sored by Shandelee Music Festival, 8      Community College, 10:30 a.m. Seelig     Livingston Manor, NY. Admission.         Admission: Sliding Scale $8-$20.
p.m., Concert Pavilion, J. Young Road,    Theatre, Sullivan County Community       Reservations: 439-3277.                  Information: 557-0694.
Livingston Manor, NY. Admission.          College, Loch Sheldrake, NY.
Reservations: 439-3277.                   Admission: $6. Group rates available.    August 14                                August 17
                                          Information: 434-5750, ext. 4303.        Opera: “La Cenerentola” (Cinderella)     Concert: Violinist Yuri Vodovoz &
August 7                                                                           by Gioachino Rossini, a Delaware         Pianist Yong Hi Moon, sponsored by
New Theatre: “Terrotica,” sponsored &     August 10 - 22                           Valley Opera production, 8 p.m.,         Shandelee Music Festival, 8 p.m.,
presented by North American Cultural      Theater: “Annie Get Your Gun,” pre-      Tusten Theatre, 210 Bridge Street,       Concert Pavilion, J. Young Road,
Laboratory, 110 Highland Lake Road,       sented by Forestburgh Playhouse, 39      Narrowsburg, NY. Admission: $20/$18.     Livingston Manor, NY. Admisison.
Highland Lake, NY. Admission:             Forestburgh Rd., Forestburgh, NY.        Information: 845-252-3136. Box office:   Reservations: 439-3277.
Sliding Scale $8-$20. Information:        Information: 794-1194 or www.fbplay-     845-252-7576.
557-0694.                                                                                               August 18
                                                                                   August 14                                Film: “Maggie Growls,” part of “The
August 7                                  August 11                                Theatre: “The Gin Game,” a Sullivan      Courage to Speak, the Courage to Act”
Concert: Brenda Lee, Wildflower           Lecture: “The Loomis Sanitarium,”        County Dramatic Workshop produc-         Series, facilitated by Jack Hirschfeld,
Music Festival, 6 p.m., Dorflinger-       with Sullivan County Historian John      tion, 8 p.m., Rivoli Theatre, So.        presented by Sullivan County
Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary, Long Hill      Conway, sponsored by Sullivan County     Fallsburg, NY. Admission: $15/12.        Community College, 7 p.m., Bldg. C,
Road, White Mills, PA. Admission: $30     Community College, 2 p.m. Seelig         Information: 434-7232. Information:      Rm. 111, SCCC, 112 College Rd. Loch
all tickets. Information: 570-253-5500.   Theatre, Sullivan County Community       434-7232.                                Sheldrake, NY. Free. Information:
                                          College, Loch Sheldrake, NY.                                                      434-5750, ext. 4303.
August 7                                  Admission: $3. Information: 434-5750,    August 14
CinePark: “West Side Story,” sunset,      ext. 4303.                               Concert: “The Bronx Opera,” spon-        August 18
Renaissance Park, Livingston Manor,                                                sored by Sullivan Co. Community          Lecture: “Zing-zhe mir a
NY. Free.                                 August 12                                College, 8 p.m., Seelig Theatre,         lidele...Yiddish Songs You Thought You
                                          Mystical Arts: “The Mystical Arts of     SCCC, 112 College Rd, Loch               Forgot,” with Mark Levy, sponsored by
August 7-31                               Tibet,” co-sponsored by Sullivan Co.     Sheldrake, NY. Admission: $18, $15       Sullivan County Community College,
Exhibit: Peter Mott sculpture and         Community College, 2 p.m. &              students & seniors. Information: 434-    2 p.m. Seelig Theatre, Sullivan County
Sandra Salisbury paintings, sponsored     8 p.m., Seelig Theatre, SCCC, 112        5750 ext. 4303.                          Community College, Loch Sheldrake,
by Catskill Art Society, Beck Gallery,    College Rd, Loch Sheldrake, NY.                                                   NY. Admission: $3. Information: 434-
Sullivan Co. Museum & Cultural            Admission: $18, $15 students &           August 14                                5750, ext. 4303.
Center, 265 Main Street, Hurleyville,     seniors. Information: 434-5750 ext.      New Theatre: “The Confessions of
NY. Free. Information: 436-4227.          4303.                                    Punch & Judy,” an NaCl/Number            August 19
Opening Reception: Saturday, August                                                Eleven production, sponsored by          Concert: Young Artists of Shandelee,
7, 5-7 p.m.                                                                        North American Cultural Laboratory,      sponsored by Shandelee Music
                                                                                   110 Highland Lake Road, Highland         Festival, 8 p.m., Concert Pavilion, J.
                                                                                   Lake, NY. Admission:                     Young Road, Livingston Manor, NY.
                                                                                   Sliding scale $8-$20. Information:       Admission. Reservations: 439-3277.
                                                                                                                            August 19
                                                                                   August 14                                Concert: “Juggernaut Jug Band,” spon-
                                                                                   Concert: Larry Cordle & Lonesome         sored by Sullivan Co. Community
                                                                                   Standard Time, Wildflower Music          College, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m., Seelig
                                                                                   Festival, 6 p.m., Dorflinger-Suydam      Theatre, SCCC, 112 College Rd, Loch
                                                                                   Wildlife Sanctuary, Long Hill Road,      Sheldrake, NY. Admission: $18, $15 stu-
                                                                                   White Mills, PA. Admission: $15/$6       dents & seniors. Information: 434-5750
                                                                                   students 6-18. Information: 570-253-     ext. 4303.

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                                                                                   CinePark: “Woodstock,” sunset,
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 Cultural Calendar                                                                   out to Co-chairs Rita Berg and
                                                                                     Richard Delia for organizing the
                                                                                     event; to Jerry Malek of Malek
                                                                                                                                                The Sixth Annual Arts Walk 2004
                                                                                                                                                is seeking artists, potters and pho-
                                                                                                                                                tographers to display their work at
           C O N T I N U E D             F R O M    P A G E     9                    Auction Sales for volunteering his                         this beautiful cultural event in his-
                                                                                     skills; to The Club at Smallwood; to                       toric downtown Port Jervis, New
                                                                                     DVAA board members, friends and                            York (Orange County) on Saturday,
August 19                                   August 21                                spouses who lugged and loaded,                             July 24th - 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. (Rain
Lecture: “Jewish Migration to the New       CinePark: “My Big Fat Greek              sold tickets and tracked sales; and                        date: July 25th). No fees or costs to
World” with Rabbi Marvin Goldman,           Wedding,” sunset, Renaissance Park,      to everyone who so generously                              artists. For more information call
sponsored by Liberty Library, 7:00          Livingston Manor, NY. Free.              donated items.                                             914-443-6889 days, or 570-491-2393
p.m., Liberty Library, Main Street,                                                                                                             evenings.
Liberty, NY. Free. Information &            August 22                                WANT WEEKLY UPDATES?
Registration (required): 292-6070.          Opera: “La Cenerentola” (Cinderella)
                                                                                     If you want weekly updates on                                Delaware Hudson Photographers’
                                            by Gioachino Rossini, a Delaware
August 19                                   Valley Opera production, 3 p.m.,         what’s happening in the area,                              Society, Box 125, Woodbourne, NY
Concert: “Tribute to Music Past” with       Tusten Theatre, 210 Bridge Street,       DVAA will email you the weekly                             12788 seeks entries for juried exhi-
Walter Moylan & Jim Penella, spon-          Narrowsburg, NY. Admission: $20/$18.     events calendar. To receive “ARTS                          bition, “The Rural Outdoors” to be
sored by Sullivan Performing Arts,          Information: 845-252-3136. Box office:   HAPPENINGS,” request it by                                 held Oct. 17-Nov. 20 at the Sullivan
7:00 p.m., LaPolt Park, North Main          845-252-7576.                            phone or email at 845-252-7576 or                          County Museum. Images of rural
Street, Liberty, NY. Free. Information                                                                      landscapes and architecture (no
434-0175.                                   August 22                                                                                           portraits of people or animals or
                                            Cabaret: “Inn Cabaret 2004” featuring
                                                                                                                                                studies of automobiles or farm
August 20                                   Ann Hampton Callaway, 7 & 9:30
Theatre: “The Gin Game,” a Sullivan         p.m., Bradstan Country Hotel, 1561       OPPORTUNITIES                                              equipment). To receive a prospectus
                                                                                                                                                send an SASE to D & H
County Dramatic Workshop produc-            Rt. 17B, White Lake, NY. Admission:
tion, 8 p.m., Rivoli Theatre, So.           $35 (includes 1st beverage).                                                                        Photographers’ Society. Email ques-
Fallsburg, NY. Admission: $15/12.           Reservations: 583-4114.                  CALLS FOR ENTRY                                            tions to:;
Information: 434-7232.                                                               “working” Gallery in Schenectady,                 Deadline
                                            August 22                                NY announces the First Annual                              August 31th. NO FEES. This pro-
August 20                                   Theatre: “The Gin Game,” a Sullivan      Upstate Photo Competition, open to                         ject is made possible in part by with
New Theatre: “The Maid of Orleans,”         County Dramatic Workshop produc-         those over the age of 18. All subject                      funding from the Sullivan County
a Moving Humans production, spon-           tion, 2 p.m., Rivoli Theatre, So.        matter will be considered. In addi-
sored by North American Cultural            Fallsburg, NY. Admission: $15/12.
                                                                                                                                                Arts & Heritage Grant funded by
                                                                                     tion to prize money (over $700 plus                        the Sullivan County Legislature
Laboratory, 110 Highland Lake Road,
                                                                                     $300 lab gift certificate for top indi-                    and administered by Delaware
Highland Lake, NY. Admission:               August 24 - 29
Sliding Scale $8-$20. Information:          Theater: “The Diary of Anne Frank”
                                                                                     vidual photo), the three Best Bodies                       Valley Arts Alliance.
557-0694.                                   presented by Forestburgh Playhouse,      of Work will be awarded a group
                                            39 Forestburgh Rd., Forestburgh, NY.     show during 2005-06. Entry dead-                           A few spaces remain open for
August 21                                   Information: 794-1194 or www.fbplay-     line is July 16; show opens                                artists/craftspersons for Delaware
Theatre: “The Gin Game,” a Sullivan                               September 7. For more information,                         Valley Arts Alliance’s RIVERFEST,
County Dramatic Workshop produc-                                                     visit www.upstatephotocompeti-                             held on Sunday, July 25, 2004, from
tion, 8 p.m., Rivoli Theatre, So.           August 26                      
Fallsburg, NY. Admission: $15/12.           Dance: “New Jersey Ballet,” sponsored                                                               10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main Street,
Information: 434-7232.                      by Sullivan Co. Community College, 2                                                                Narrowsburg, New York. New
                                                                                     Vendors, entertainers and volun-                           applicants must provide photos or
                                            p.m. & 8 p.m., Seelig Theatre, SCCC,
August 21                                   112 College Rd, Loch Sheldrake, NY.      teers are being sought for Day To                          slides for jury. Booth spaces are $35
Concert: Young Artists of Shandelee,        Admission: $18, $15 students &           Be Gay IV to be held on Saturday,                          for DVAA members and $45 for oth-
sponsored by Shandelee Music                seniors. Information: 434-5750 ext.      September 4, 2004 at the Delaware                          ers. Information: 252-7576 or
Festival, 3 p.m., Concert Pavilion, J.      4303.                                    Community Center, Callicoon, NY.                 
Young Road, Livingston Manor, NY.                                                    Phone 646/263-1122 or email
Admission. Reservations: 439-3277.          August 27                                                               The Galilee Gathering Gardens
                                            New Theatre: “Fever Pitch,” an Under
August 21                                   the Table production, sponsored by                                                                  is celebrating the fourteenth year of
                                                                                     The Main Street Gallery in Groton,                         the Mille Fleur Maze (a labyrinth-
Opera: “La Cenerentola” (Cinderella)        North American Cultural Laboratory,
                                                                                     NY is calling for submissions for a                        style flower garden) and 21 years of
by Gioachino Rossini, a Delaware            110 Highland Lake Road, Highland
Valley Opera production, 8 p.m.,            Lake, NY. Admission: Sliding Scale       Photography ’04 Exhibition to be                           gardening at the corners in Galilee,
Tusten Theatre, 210 Bridge Street,          $8-$20. Information: 557-0694.           held October 15 - November 14. A                           PA. To celebrate, the Gardens wel-
Narrowsburg, NY. Admission: $20/$18.                                                 prospectus is available by sending                         comes “Sunday painters” and their
Information: 845-252-3136. Box office:      August 28                                SASE to The Main Street Gallery,                           easels to the Maze, free of charge,
845-252-7576.                               New Theatre: “Circus Amok,” spon-        105 Main Street, P.O. Box 161,                             each Sunday all summer. Other vis-
                                            sored by North American Cultural         Groton, NY 13073 or request elec-
August 21                                   Laboratory, 110 Highland Lake Road,                                                                 itors may stroll the maze, free of
                                                                                     tronically from                                            charge, 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday
Cabaret: Special show featuring Ann         Highland Lake, NY. Admission:
                                                                            or call                               mornings. RSVP at 570/224-4506
Hampton Callaway, 7 p.m., Bradstan          Sliding Scale $8-$20. Information:
Country Hotel, 1561 Rt. 17B, White          557-0694.
                                                                                     607/898-9010. The deadline is                              with name, number of painters or
Lake, NY. Admission: $40 (includes                                                   September 10.                                              guests, phone number and date.
1st beverage). Reservations: 583-4114.      August 28
                                            CinePark: “The Sting,” sunset,
August 21                                   Renaissance Park, Livingston Manor,
Comedy: “Falsies: Celebrity
Impersonations,” sponsored by
                                            NY. Free.                                      OUI
Sullivan Co. Community College, 2
p.m. & 8 p.m., Seelig Theatre, SCCC,
                                            August 29
                                            Cabaret: “Inn Cabaret 2004” featuring
112 College Rd, Loch Sheldrake, NY.
Admission: $18, $15 students &
                                            Kathy Brier, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Bradstan
                                            Country Hotel, 1561 Rt. 17B, White
                                                                                     Janet Kane • Martha Lozier-Voss • Helene Santeramo
seniors. Information: 434-5750 ext.         Lake, NY. Admission: $35 (includes
4303.                                       1st beverage). Reservations: 583-4114.
                                                                                      AUTHENTIC ANTIQUES
August 21                                   August 31 - September 5                      UNIQUE GIFTS
New Theatre: “Muerte ,” aMe xihc co         Theater: “Catch Me If You Can,” pre-
                                                                                              MON. - SAT............................10-5
Teatro production, sponsored by North       sented by Forestburgh Playhouse, 39               SUN. ......................................11-4
American Cultural Laboratory, 110           Forestburgh Rd., Forestburgh, NY.
Highland Lake Road, Highland Lake,          Information: 794-1194 or www.fbplay-                      627 MAIN STREET
                                                                                                    HONESDALE, PA 18431
NY. Admission: Sliding Scale $8-$20. Livingston Manor, NY.
Information: 557-0694.                      Free.                                              570-253-8008
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                                                                                                                                                   The activities of DVAA are made possible in part with public funds
                                                                                                                                                   from New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency.
                                                                                                                                                    Public funds for contracted services are also received
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                                                                                                                                                                 Ron Greco & Richard Delia               Avalon Studios
❑   NONPROFIT CULTURAL ORGANIZATION . . . . . . . . . . .$50                                                           ANGEL                                     Berry & Frann Hafkin                    Niall Barrett & Helle Henriksen
*Individual artists, senior citizens and students are entitled to a $5 discount.                           $________   The Dime Bank                             Judith & Stan Heath                     Norman Berg
                                                                                                                       Larry and Shain Fishman
                                                                                                                       Woodloch, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                 Joan Henry
                                                                                                                                                                 Jerry Horn
                                                                                                                                                                 Charles & Cynthia Johnston
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Anthony Biancoviso & Sally Rowe
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Bruce & April Bidwell
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Phyllis Bilick
                                                                                                                       BENEFACTORS                               Madelon & Kit Jones                     Jane Blake
The DVAA Endowment Fund was established to secure the future                                                           Dr. Marvin & Barbara Frogel               Anthony & Nancy Kane                    Karen & Richard Bliss
operations of the Alliance. The fund’s principal will be increased until                                               Jim & Barbara Kayton                      Gale & John Kaufman                     Barbara Braathen
the interest generated represents 20% of the overall operations budget.                                                Art & Beth Peck                           Lewis & Rachelle Klugman                John & Rhonda Busing
                                                                                                                       Irwin & Marcia Siegel                     Elizabeth & Henry Kubenik               Michael Chojnicki & Karen MacBride
Contributions can be made to: DVAA Endowment Fund.                                                         $________                                             Arlene Lawrence & Richard Socher        Joseph Clune
                                                                                                                       Elizabeth & Henry Kubenik
                                                                                                                       Robert J. Nartoff, Jr.
                                                                                                                                                                 Burton Ledina
                                                                                                                                                                 Suzanne and Michael Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                 Nick & Dorothy Luca
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Cooper & Niemann CPAs
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Jeannette D’Italia
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Dana & Carolyn Duke
                                                                                                                       Dr. Michael Schroeder & Mark Veeder       Jane & Jaxon Luchsinger                 Herman & Judy Feldhusen
Century Club specifically funds the renovation and expansion                                                           Barry & Lynn Skolnick                     Eustacia Marsales                       Elise & Joe Freda
of the Delaware Arts Center, DVAA’s home, which is on the National                                                     Sheldon Soffer & Stanley Segal            Kevin McDonough & Kay Schuckhart        Robert & Peggy Friedman
Register of Historic Places. Donors can buy a square foot for $100 or                                                  Phyllis & Gerry Solomon                   Jane & Edwin McNulty                    Harriet & Ira Gelinson
                                                                                                                       Steven & Jeanne Stellman                  Brandi Merolla                          Karin Giusti
entire rooms can be purchased by sole donors, groups or corporations who                                               Frederick J. Stewart                      Jane & Bill Morris                      Sharlene Hartman
are commemorated on a plaque in the lobby. Contributions can be made                                                                                             Jill Padua                              Dorothy Hartz & Ronald Pollero
to: DVAA Century Club.                                                   $________                                     PATRONS                                   Colin & Linda Peters                    Miriam Hernández & Barbara Winfield

                                                                                                                       The 1906 Restaurant
                                                                                                                       Michael Aptner & Joseph Gurrieri
                                                                                                                       Barriger & Barriger, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                 Lisa Dawn Popa
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                                                                                                                                                                 Myra Rappoport & John Kamp
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Frances Higgins & Judith Leire
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Steve & Eileen Israel
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Carol Kehrley
                                                                                                                       Thurman & Lucette Barker                  John Rizzotti & William Hudson          Barbara & Robert Konvalin
Established to honor Gloria Krause’s contribution to music, the fund will                                              James Barth & Carol Lawson                The River Reporter                      Dale Laszig,
support live instrumental music performances and opera. Contributions                                                  Irma L. Beckley                           Sal Romano & Corinne Robins             Dot & Dick Lehr
can be made to: DVAA Krause Music Fund                                                                                 Charles Blanchard                         Debra & Stephen Rovitz                  Marguerite Matthews

                                                                                                                       W. Gregory Brooks
                                                                                                                       Barbara Buckman & Richard Gubernick
                                                                                                                       Lois Burrill
                                                                                                                                                                 Dr. Paul & Greta Salzberg
                                                                                                                                                                 Barbara Sardone
                                                                                                                                                                 Charles Searles & Kathleen Spicer
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Robin McClernon & Richard Pallaria
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Kevin McDonough & Kay Schuckhart
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Barbara McPhail & Mark Horton
                                                                                                                       Francis Cape & Liza Phillips              John B. Senter III                      The Narrowsburg Inn
The Dr. Barry & Jane Bodenstein Music Scholarship Fund honors the                                                      Georgia Chambers & Geoffrey               Arleene Siegel-Lerner                   Rona Oestrich
memory of the Bodensteins by offering music scholarships to students                                                   Dahlberg                                  Howard & Arlen Siegel                   Dorothy & Stanley Posluszny
                                                                                                                       Jeff & Fran Clemente                      Ellen Singer & Don Simkin               Candy S. Reiser
in the Sullivan West Central School District. Contributions to the fund                                                Cass Collins & Jim Stratton               Alison & Steve Smith                    Leslie Rutkin & Matthew Smith
can be made to: DVAA/Bodenstein Scholarship.                                                               $________   Douglas Craft & Elizabeth Harms           Anne R. Solenski                        Barbara Sardone
                                                                                                                       Mary Curtis
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                                                                                                                       Sheila Dugan
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                                                                                                                                                                                                         Candy Spilner & Allan Rubin
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                                                                                                                       Jim & Vera Farrell                        Brendan & Kathleen Weiden               John Tomlinson & Daria Dorosh
capital expenses of the Tusten Theatre. Name plaques are affixed to                                                    Salvatore & Alice H. Federico             Gilbert E.Weiss                         Paul Vazquez & Lisette Berry
Tusten Theatre seats. Side section seats are $40. Center seats are $100.                                               Patricia Feldhusen                        Adele Wolfe                             The White House
Contributions can be made to: DVAA Buy-A-Seat.                                                             $________   Marion (Becky) Finch                      Woodstock Stage & Screen, Inc.          Barbara Yeaman
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                                                                                                                         PROGRAM UNDERWRITERS                                        FUNDRAISING UNDERWRITERS
                                                                                                                         Apple Computer
                                                                                                                         Beaverkill Foundation                                       Fibbers
                                                                                                                         Callicoon Theater, Callicoon, NY                            Malek Auction Sales
                                                                                                                         Salvatore & Alice H. Federico, Jeffersonville, NY           Irwin & Marcia Siegel
                                                                                                                         First National Bank of Jeffersonville                       ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc.
                                                                                                                         Shain & Larry Fishman, Highland Lake, NY
                                                                                                                         Kohler Lumber, Jeffersonville, NY
                                                                                                                         The River Reporter
                                                                                                                         Irwin Siegel Agency, Rock Hill, NY                         Business Members
                                                                                                                         Sullivan County Democrat
                                                                                                                         Wal-Mart, Monticello, NY                                   Turner Real Estate
                                                                                                                         Woodstock Stage and Screen, Inc., Narrowsburg, NY

                                                                                                                         ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERS
                                                                                                                         Big Sky Productions, Bloomingburg Restoration Foundation, Inc., Bring Your Own Chair Performing Arts Center,
                                                                                                                         Catskill Art Society, Catskill Reading Society, Cobalt Studio, Delaware Valley Opera, I.A.T.S.E. Local 353, Ill
                                                                                                                         Winds Chamber Ensemble, North American Cultural Laboratory, Oasis Theatre Company, Sullivan County
                                                                                                                         Community Chorus, Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop, Town of Lumberland Cultural Series, Triad Dance
                                                                                                                         Ensemble, Valley Chorus, Wayne County Arts Alliance, WJFF/Radio Catskill, The Weekend of Chamber Music,
                                                                                                                         Western Sullivan Public Library

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                                                                                                                                        go od e
                              galleries     Western Michigan University and
                              and in
                                                                                   Riverfest, a celebration of arts,
                                            an MFA
                              stores such   from                                   crafts and the environment, to
                              as Macy’s     Syracuse                               be held on Sunday, July 25, 2004
                              Cellar,       University.                            in Narrowsburg, NY.
                                                                                                                                         L e nt y
                                                                                      Flotilla Challenge participants

                              Henri         McDonnell's
                              Bendel,       serene,                                can register on the day of the
                              Design        abstract                               event between 10:00 and 10:45
                              Technics,     minimalist                             a.m. for an 11:00 a.m. launch at
A work by Fortesque           and the       paintings                              Narrowsburg’s boat access,
American Craft Museum shop.                 exude glow- “Saffron” by McDonnell     located next to the Firemen’s                             Cards & Gifts from the
   Kristin M. Gronbeck studied at           ing light                                                                                  MoMA & Whitney Museums,
                                                                                   Field, at the end of DeMauro
the Vermont Studio Center, the              and subtle color, and are built up
                                                                                   Drive, off Bridge Street.                            Caran d’Ache, B.Shackman,
Milwaukee Center for                        slowly over time with sheer veils of
                                                                                   Anything water-worthy quali-                          Architectural Stars & Words,
Photography, and the University of          paint.
Wisconsin.                                      DVAA’s Fellowship Program is       fies. All participants must wear                    Moroccan Rugs, Artist Designed
She has                                     open to artists living in Sullivan     a personal flotation device.                         Toys from Bozart, Zolo, “Hello
exhibited                                   County and the townships in            There is no entry fee. Prizes will                   Kitty ”, Vintage Art, Gel Gems,
in                                          Pennsylvania that comprise the         be awarded for “Best Overall                        Bridal Albums, Home & Garden
Wisconsin                                   Upper Delaware Scenic and              Entry” and “Most Original                             Accessories, Lighting & More...
and New                                     Recreational River corridor.           Design.”
York as                                     Winners in 2001 were installation         To pre-register for the Flotilla
                                                                                                                                        goode stuff ‘n’ plenty of it
well as in                                  artist and designer Morgan Puett       Challenge or for further infor-                    163 swiss hill rd north #2, kenoza lake
Arizona,                                    of Milanville, PA; Michael Sell of     mation, call Delaware Valley                       weekends or by appt 845.482.3865
and she                                     Tyler Hill, PA (whose oil pastel
               A painting by Gronbeck                                              Arts Alliance at 845-252-7576.
has worked                                  drawings are in the gallery
as an archivist and editor, teacher,        through July 2) and sculptor
photo researcher and assistant and          Karen Giusti of North Branch, NY.
gallery coordinator. Gronbeck’s             The 2002 winners were Linda
paintings are spare, elegant                Sokolowski of Swan Lake, NY, who
abstracts that engage repeating             works in monoprint; Cara Enteles
circular motifs and delicate pat-           of Damascus, PA, a painter; and
terns that evoke both manmade               Sal Romano, a sculptor from
creations and the natural world.            Jeffersonville, NY. Winners in 2003
    Mary McDonnell’s work has               were metalsmith Michael Baron of
appeared in numerous solo and               Jeffersonville, NY; painter Sharon
group exhibitions, and it is includ-        Molloy of Parksville, NY and pho-
ed in both private and corporate            tographer Kurt Lehmann of
collections, winning awards along           Liberty, NY.
the way. She has a BFA from                                                        Anne D’Agnello’s team was the Flotilla winner in 2003 with their Hawaiian theme.

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