What an outstanding day ! Really ... it couldn’t have been more perfect . I do believe you thought of everything . I loved being in the meadow , the view from my Workshop tent was inspirational , the plays were a delight , the fabric covered hay bales for audience seating was brilliant , food was great and attendance at both my Kachina doll making workshop and dried flower clay holders was ongoing and enthusiastic .
Thank you for making such a magical day happen !
PHOTOS BELOW BY: MJ DONNELLY
Photos Below By: David J. Turan
Our First Arst for All Festival
was held on
Saturday, June 9, 2018
WORKSHOP PRE-REGISTRATION WOULD BE VERY HELPFUL (But not totally necessary)
10:00 am – 11:30 am Haiku Nature: Walking, Talking, Writing Haiku with Gerry Gomez Pearlberg This workshop is perfect for teens and adults alike.
10:00 am - 11:30 am - WINGS! WINGS! WINGS! -Plaster Crafting with David J. Turan This workshop is for all ages. Create a one of a kind sculpture.
10:00 am – 4:30 pm - Fantastic Flora Find, Scavenger Hunt (Wrap up at 4:30pm)
Noon – 1:00 pm – Lunch with Laurie – Story Laurie tells Mountain Yarns You can purchase lunch on site (11am - 1pm) from Jackie's Home Style Catering
Noon – 4:00 pm – Kachina Dolls and Clay Sconce Flower Pots with Tracy Jacknow and Jess Zimmerman This workshop is for all ages.
Noon – 5:00 pm – Felting and Dying Workshop with Bobbi Goldman Felting takes time, if you want to make your own felt piece, please plan on be here by Noon.
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Performance Plus Performs 5 short plays written by local authors about country living: "Finding Your Way" - by T.M. Bradshaw "Princess Whatsername" - by Kristina Zill "Ad Infinitum" - by Lizz Donnelly "Buttercup Lea" - by Philip Potak "Be Nice" - by Kristina Zill
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Creating Texture from Everyday Things with Marie Cummings This workshop is for all ages.
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Theater: Movement & Character Creation Workshop with Lanny Harrison This workshop is for all ages.
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm -Join naturalist Leslie T. Sharpe, author of the acclaimed THE QUARRY FOX and Other Critters of the Wild Catskills, for a reading from her book and then join her for a fun and dynamic nature writing workshop “Seeing Nature in Words.”
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Story Making, Comic Book Style with Isaak & Laura Wixson This workshop is for youngin's 4-10 years old Explore Story Telling, Creating Characters, and Narratives with Isaak and his Mom Laura! (I wish I was 4-10 years old, this is gonna be so much fun!)
Ongoing (with periodic breaks) - Base 10: An Exercise in Imagination and Fantasy Map-Making with Elizabeth Murdock Elizabeth Murdock writes under the name Lizz Donnelly. She has an MFA from Goddard College, and her work has appeared such places as Circuits and Slippers, Neologian and NonBinary Review. She also runs an after school Sci Fi writing club and is perpetually revising a novel.
Ongoing (with periodic breaks) - Paper Making with Nancy Benignus
Ongoing (with periodic breaks) - Face Painting and Henna with Ariel Dax
Marianne Neuber TBD Liza Burke TBD
5:00 pm - LIVE ART AUCTION
5-7 pm Dinner for Sale
catered by Jackie's Home Style Catering
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Musical Performances by Jim Kopp Scott Berwick Justin Wixson
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm – Know Talent Show with Hosts Rod Sauquillo & Mack Lyons Featuring the Pistil Stamens (Drag Lip-Synch Band) The Know Talent Show is an "Open Mic" type of event. All visitors can sign up to perform on stage. Poetry, Singing, Lip Synching, Interpretive Dance, Monologues, Whatever Floats Your Boat!
9:30 Pm - ? – Drumming & Bonfire with Theodore Finkle and Friends
ARTIST DEMOS AND SALES
John Jackson John Jackson, metal sculptor since the Carter presidency, considers himself a humor therapist using metal and word play as his therapeutic tools. If you feel yourself in need of humor therapy in these trying times, be advised that Jackson is a certified geezer so don’t delay your therapy…. :) His work includes musicians, critters, professions, masks and politicians. Check out his website: whimsicalmetalsculpture.com and more recently his blog: haikuholic1.blogspot.com. He is a maker and player of bedpandemoniums, as well, and his bed pandemonium inspired a haiku:
Won the lottery… Not taking any more crap-- Pandemonium! Michelle Andrews - Multi Media
Nikki Leigh McGrath - Painting
Liz Hoheusle - Painting
No Admission Fee Donations Cheerily Accepted
To Register for a Workshop (suggested)
and For More Details
email@example.com or (607) 242-1260
The Michael Kudish Natural History address is 2515 Tower Mountain Road, Stamford, NY 12167
The Preserve entrance is actually a few hundred feet away (up hill) from 2515 but does not have it's own street address. (past pond on right) It is on the North slope of Churchill Mountain. We will put out MKNHP signs for the Festival leading you up there. It is just outside the village of Stamford on the way up to Mt. Utsayantha.
SPECIAL THANKS FOR FINANCIAL SUPPORT FROM The A. Lindsay & Olive B. O'Connor Foundation The Robinson-Broadhurst Foundation and The Community Foundation of South Central New York
This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered in Delaware County by the Roxbury Arts Group.