Jenna Scherer


Jan. 12, 2017
Stephen Petronio Company has been operating out of New York City since 1984, performing dance pieces across the world and collaborating with a vast array of musicians, artists and designers, from Lou Reed and Rufus Wainwright to Cindy Sherman and Anish... Read more
Now Is the Time. Now Is the Best Time. Now Is the Best Time of Your Life
Nov. 4, 2016
Upstate New York and its urban neighbor to the south have always had a fraught relationship. The Catskills sends its water down to the city, the city sends its leaf peepers up to the mountains, and the Hudson River flows both ways. Now Is the Time. Now... Read more
Dec. 5, 2015
Above: B U S H E L, a "new and evolving nonprofit storefront space" opening in the Delaware County town of Delhi on Satuday, Dec. 5. Photo via  The Catskills region is getting a literary infusion this weekend with the openings of... Read more
Sep. 9, 2015
Above: The Hobart Festival of Women Writers enters its third year. Photo via   For a few days each fall, the Delaware County town of Hobart is ground zero for the Festival of Women Writers, a weekend dedicated to female... Read more
Aug. 7, 2015
Above: A short video about the Whisper Opera from the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Opera: It's big and loud, right? The mezzo belting her eleven o'clock aria, a stageful of chorus members singing at the tops of their lungs. That's a stereotype... Read more
Jul. 29, 2015
Above: Sila, an Inuit throat singing duo, will perform at the festival on Aug. 1. Photo via the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice website.  Over the past few summers, the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice has traveled (musically,... Read more
Jul. 9, 2015
Above: Can puppets save a small town from depopulation? Photo from a blog post by Shannon Hayes about the West Fulton Puppet Festival.  Puppets: They're mightier than you think. Though made of fragile substances like felt, sticks and paper, their... Read more
Nov. 21, 2014
By the time audiences usually see a dance, it’s the final, perfected product—the polished result of months of work. But New York City-based choreographer Christopher Williams is giving viewers a chance to see what a movement piece looks like at the very... Read more
Nov. 13, 2014
David Becker released "To Be Forever Wild," a documentary film about the Catskills, in the summer of 2014. The project has been four years in the making—we interviewed Becker back in 2012 about his plans for the film, which was shot and edited... Read more
Sep. 26, 2014
In the right light, the landscapes of the Catskills and the Hudson Valley can take on a kind of mythic quality. Mountaintops, forests, ponds, cliffs, caves—and it helps if you throw a ballerina in the mix. That's the concept behind “The Ballet Project,”... Read more
Jul. 1, 2014
Mount Tremper Arts (MTA) has come of age. The cultural center, founded by photographer Mathew Poikok and choreographer Aynsley Vandenbroucke, has been slowly building in scope and reputation since its inception in 2008. Seven years down the line, MTA has... Read more
May. 24, 2014
History has a way of revealing itself by accident. In the 1990s, antique-furniture dealer Robert Swope was browsing a flea market in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood when he stumbled upon a treasure trove—a collection of photographs taken in the ’50s and... Read more
Apr. 11, 2014
Above: Jason Hackenwerth's Aviary in its original form, as a one-night installation made for a gala at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan. Photo by Kristopher McKay. Latex balloons are generally considered to be more the stuff of children’s... Read more
Aug. 13, 2013
In the realm of Catskills-area arts organizations, which are more often focused on inclusiveness than innovation, Mount Tremper Arts is something of an outlier. Come June, the Summer Festival brings emerging and established experimental artists from New... Read more
Jul. 30, 2013
Fest-goers listen to opera under the stars at the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice. There are plenty of small towns in America that have come to be defined by the festivals they host; but it’s not every place that can say that attendance... Read more