By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Apr. 15, 2010 - 10:23 pm
Comix publisher Vertigo reveals a few pages of their upcoming September title, a graphic novel inspired by the incredible true experiences of local painter Inverna Lockpez, and brought to vivid life by comic artist Dean Haspiel. The gist: From the moment... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Apr. 15, 2010 - 8:31 pm
The Ashokan Center has been forced to scale back somewhat on its ambitious plans for its new arts and environmental education campus in Olivebridge, the Woodstock Times reports. But founders Jay Ungar and Molly Mason are making the best of it: Alas, Ungar... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2010 - 9:52 pm
That's what the experts on last night's panel about tiny Fleischmanns, NY, said. They were discussing the movie "Bienvenidos a Fleischmanns," by filmmaker Jessica Vecchione, which chronicles the growth of a vibrant Mexican community in the village over... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2010 - 8:59 pm
From the Woodstock Film Fest: HIGHER GROUND, which will mark the directorial debut of Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, Down to the Bone) is looking to hire local Hudson Valley crew members for May-June film production. Please note that this is a low budget... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2010 - 3:11 pm
A curator at the National Museum of American History has spent three years trying to answer a question that has perplexed scientists and historians: Was Levi Hill a fake? Hill, a 19th-century Baptist minister in West Kill, claimed to have invented color... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Apr. 13, 2010 - 3:32 pm
An Oneonta filmmaker's 10-year dream of putting her father's mining tales into a movie will be realized next month, when "Switchback" starts filming in Essex County. From the Daily Star: Co-producers Joel Plue and Lori Kelly-Bailey, his mother, have been... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Apr. 12, 2010 - 5:28 pm
Why can you buy mango popsicles and fresh cactus leaves in the tiny rural village of Fleischmanns, the onetime summer stronghold of the decidedly non-tropical Fleischmanns yeast dynasty? Filmmaker Jessica Vecchione and a panel of sociologists and... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Apr. 12, 2010 - 4:49 pm
Clearly Woodstock ain't what it used to be: Given that the usual fare in Woodstock is either jam bands, singer-songwriters, or retro folkies, the Hold Steady’s aggressively contemporary take on bar band blues and seventies rock arrangements was not to... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Sunday, Apr. 11, 2010 - 1:58 pm
Warm days, not too much wind, and spring flowers exploding into bloom: a perfect recipe for pollination. This orange-belted bumblebee (Bombus ternarius) was hard at work around noon today on a cherry bush in Delhi. Photo by Lissa Harris.
By WP Newsroom on Saturday, Apr. 10, 2010 - 9:45 pm
With the aid of power tools, the iconic Hudson River School artist might have made paintings like Stephen Hannock. A renowned modern-day heir to the legacy of Cole and his peers, Hannock has a technique--developed by accident, as this terrific Forbes... Read more


Subscribe to Arts