Events at Opus 40

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Fri, May 27

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Gallery Opening Reception - Todd Samara

Todd Samara , born in Brooklyn, New York, discovered early on he had a natural ability to draw and paint. He spent eight years in the Navy working on an aircraft carrier where he was given the work of painting murals for the large spaces and continually commissioned to paint portraits of the crew and their families.

Todd studied at the Caton Rose Institute of Art, and the Arts Students League in New York City. He went on to receive his BFA at the State University of New York, New Paltz, NY.

Todd has lived in the Hudson Valley for over 30 years, observing the landscape and its inhabitants and transforming them with paint into works of great emotional intensity.

His earlier paintings were tighter, more linear and more conscious while the work of recent years seems to flow with a simple directness.

“It’s a greater satisfaction to express feeling through spontaneity and vitality. As for the future, life is always a new adventure. I try to keep a sense of mystery in my artistic development that connects me to the unknown. The road is narrow, but the view is vast.”

Sun, Jun 05

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Washington Square at Opus 40

 

This is what Washington Square in Greenwich Village looked like on a Sunday morning in the 50s and 60s -- just a bunch of folks bringing guitars and banjos, joining together in impromptu jam sessions, or gathering around and lending their voices to a favorite song. New York's proper Parks Commissioner, Newbold Morris, described them as people who "come from miles away to display the most terrible costumes, haircuts, etc. and who play bongo drums and other weird instruments, attracting a weird public."

Well, people still love to play weird instruments, wear terrible 2015-10-10 Opus 40 Musicians on rocks (1) 2015-10-10 Opus 40 Musicians on rocks (6) 2015-10-10 Opus 40 Musicians on rocks (7)costumes, and get together to make music. So Opus 40 is recreating those Washington Square days on the first Sunday of each month throughout the summer. Admission is free to anyone who brings an acoustic instrument.

Sun, Jun 12

11:00 am - 5:30 pm

3rd Annual Holistic Psychic and Music Festival

A DAY OF HEALING

A day of healing can be lots of fun! We have healing music for your mind and soul to feel and listen. We have magnificent art for your eyes and heart.

Our healers are all uniquely talented and they will help bring it all together: body, mind and soul.

Then there are our special psychics to bring your spirit to higher levels!

There is a small fee for each service so you will be able to enjoy several throughout the day.

Come support your local healers and yourself. This is a great family
event as well.

Sat, Jun 18 - Sun, Jun 19

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Stone Carving Seminar with Kevin VanHentenryck - 1

Stone Carving Seminar

with Kevin VanHentenryck

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, JUHE 18-19 10 AM - 6PM

Learn to sculpt and carve the native Bluestone of the Catskill Mountains.

 

with Kevin VanHentenryckThe Opus 40 Stone Carving Workshop is a guided half day, one day or two day session, with instruction from master sculptor Kevin VanHentenryck, designed to teach everyone the ancient art of stone carving. From concept to surface finish, both hand and pneumatic carving techniques will be covered. Whether you’re a kid or an old-timer, everyone is carving within the first twenty minutes, and everyone will take home their very own piece of the Catskills with their carving on it.

 

JOIN US – learn to work the ancient stone – and take your carving with you.It’s not as hard as you think! Art experience, or “talent” not required, and it’s FUN!!!

Kevin VanHentenryck

He is a self-taught sculptor, has been a lover of stone his whole life, and a sculptor of it since 1975. As a child he saw faces in tree bark, and carried home small stones from family vacations.

In 1975 while studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Art, he saw an early Ken Russell film called The Savage Messiah, about the life of sculptor Henri Gaudier, and  “...Stone is ancient when compared to humans. Even a young stone like our Catskill mountain bluestone is 360 million years old, and what we carve into the stone may last a very long time.”

VanHentenryck (known for his life size sculpture of Rip VanWinkle at the summit of Hunter Mountain) has been working for almost 30 years from his studio, Custom Sculpture in Westkill, N.Y., to produce a wide variety of sculpture, as well as the finest carved/ sculptural signs in the region.

 

For more information or to reserve space in the class, call Kevin at 518-989-6356

Sat, Jun 25

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Paul Luke Band

The Paul Luke Band is not only the Hudson Valley's premier country rock jam band, it is also one of the most generous and public-spirited of any local aggregation. They offered their talents last year in a joint benefit for Opus 40 and the Saugerties Historical Society that was a huge success, and they are back this year, performing another benefit for Opus 40.

Paul LukeThis is a date to help Opus 40 at the same time you kick up your heels and dance, or tap your feet and listen, to some of the most infectious music you'll ever hear.




The Paul Luke Band draws from its portfolio of hundreds of original compositions to create an original sound that has been a staple in the region for over thirty five years: Catskill Mountain Rock!

From honky tonks, county fairs and biker parties to ballrooms, benefit concerts and the north stage at Woodstock 94, these veteran musicians have managed to carve out a niche sound, a loyal following, many high profile shows including trips to Nashville and induction into the New York State Country Music Hall of Fame.

The concert begins at 5 pm, gates open at 4.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the gate. You can get them through Paypal or credit card at the link above, or buy them locally at Opus 40, at Mother Earth stores in Saugerties, Kingston and Poughkeepsie, at Headstock in Woodstock or Convenient Deli in New Paltz. Call 845-246-3400 for more information.

 

 

 

Sat, Jul 02

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Lindsey Webster

Lindsey Webster

Lindsey Webster

 

at Opus 40

 

Saturday, July 2        5 pm



 How good is Lindsey Webster? How special is it to present her at Opus 40? Read this review of her most recent album:
If Carole King and Sade had a kid, she would be Lindsey Webster. Sultry with a silken feel...hailed by such stars as Sting and Michael Bolton as a brilliant artist, Webster is the latest in a line of blue-eyed soul artists who are leading with strong songwriting and live instrumentation, keeping it simple yet effective...The native New Yorker is an accomplished singer, songwriter, and cellist.
Webster possesses a sound that is as sincere as it is full and supple, caressing everything from once in a lifetime ballads as “I Found You” to jazzy mid-tempo grooves like “Open Up.” Her music just feels good.
The comparison to Sade is an interesting one. Only one other singer before Lindsey has had a song go to Number One on the Billboard contemporary jazz charts; all the others have been instrumental. That other singer was Sade.
Lindsey has a history with Opus 40. Her smash hit video, "Fool Me Once," was shot here.
Tickets to the concert are $25 in advance, $30 at the gate. You can get them through Paypal or credit card at the link above, or buy them locally at Opus 40, at Mother Earth stores in Saugerties, Kingston and Poughkeepsie, at Headstock in Woodstock or Convenient Deli in New Paltz. Call 845-246-3400 for more information.
For Opus 40 members, a special discount to $20. Members may purchase tickets at Opus 40 or over the phone at 845-246-3400.

Sun, Jul 03

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Washington Square at Opus 40

 

This is what Washington Square in Greenwich Village looked like on a Sunday morning in the 50s and 60s -- just a bunch of folks bringing guitars and banjos, joining together in impromptu jam sessions, or gathering around and lending their voices to a favorite song. New York's proper Parks Commissioner, Newbold Morris, described them as people who "come from miles away to display the most terrible costumes, haircuts, etc. and who play bongo drums and other weird instruments, attracting a weird public."

Well, people still love to play weird instruments, wear terrible costumes, and get together to make music. So Opus 40 is recreating those Washington Square days on the first Sunday of each month throughout the summer. Admission is free to anyone who brings an acoustic instrument.

Sun, Aug 07

12:00 am - 12:00 pm

Washington Square at Opus 40

 

This is what Washington Square in Greenwich Village looked like on a Sunday morning in the 50s and 60s -- just a bunch of folks bringing guitars and banjos, joining together in impromptu jam sessions, or gathering around and lending their voices to a favorite song. New York's proper Parks Commissioner, Newbold Morris, described them as people who "come from miles away to display the most terrible costumes, haircuts, etc. and who play bongo drums and other weird instruments, attracting a weird public."

Well, people still love to play weird instruments, wear terrible costumes, and get together to make music. So Opus 40 is recreating those Washington Square days on the first Sunday of each month throughout the summer. Admission is free to anyone who brings an acoustic instrument.

Sun, Sep 04

12:00 am - 12:00 pm

Washington Square at Opus 40

 

This is what Washington Square in Greenwich Village looked like on a Sunday morning in the 50s and 60s -- just a bunch of folks bringing guitars and banjos, joining together in impromptu jam sessions, or gathering around and lending their voices to a favorite song. New York's proper Parks Commissioner, Newbold Morris, described them as people who "come from miles away to display the most terrible costumes, haircuts, etc. and who play bongo drums and other weird instruments, attracting a weird public."

Well, people still love to play weird instruments, wear terrible costumes, and get together to make music. So Opus 40 is recreating those Washington Square days on the first Sunday of each month throughout the summer. Admission is free to anyone who brings an acoustic instrument.

Sun, Oct 02

12:00 am - 12:00 pm

Washington Square at Opus 40

 

This is what Washington Square in Greenwich Village looked like on a Sunday morning in the 50s and 60s -- just a bunch of folks bringing guitars and banjos, joining together in impromptu jam sessions, or gathering around and lending their voices to a favorite song. New York's proper Parks Commissioner, Newbold Morris, described them as people who "come from miles away to display the most terrible costumes, haircuts, etc. and who play bongo drums and other weird instruments, attracting a weird public."

Well, people still love to play weird instruments, wear terrible costumes, and get together to make music. So Opus 40 is recreating those Washington Square days on the first Sunday of each month throughout the summer. Admission is free to anyone who brings an acoustic instrument.

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