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2018 Highlights


NEW in 2018

Community Conversations: Out-and-about the region exploring what ‘PLACE’ means with co-host Good Work Institute, the public and community partners

LEX*I*CON: Local artist studio visits and reflections on what it means to be an Artist, posted in our monthly online journal

What We’re Reading: A monthly reading list examining critical ideas together, created from our Instar Library

Womens Workplace: A club/shared workspace/network of support for creative women

Local Artist-in-Residence: 3-month studio residencies offered to local artists

Arts Pro Series: A free series of arts-professionalization workshops

Continued programming:

Mending Monday’s: Free monthly community mending gathering

Tailspinning: Creative writing group

LEX*I*CON Reading: Writers from Instar Lodge share new written works

Herstory: Local creative entrepreneur story share

Annual Calendar: Featuring community artwork

Creative Workshops: Memoir writing, Herbal medicine, Cement sculpture, Creative parenting, + More

Partnered Community Events: Autumn Feast, Winter Stroll, Hudson River Summer Market + More

Partnerships in 2018:

Olana State Historic Site, Art Omi, John Burroughs Historic Site, Magpie Books, O+ Festival, Good Work Institute, Hudson River Exchange, Kites Nest, Otto’s Market, and Bard College

Best Part of 2018:

We laughed, cried, and learned together. We grew together. We grew more in love with our place, our creativity, and our community!

Join us in 2019 for more!!!!

FREE fun creating and community conversations in Hudson, NY

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We just couldn't resist adding more FREE family fun events to our calendar. Join us this weekend and next! We are hosting a creative journey during the much loved Hudson River Exchange Summer Market and the Take care Fair in Hudson, NY. Children (no judgement if you consider yourself a kid and you might be 40+yrs old)explore their creativity; from plant stamping to stitching to sun dyeing and much more under the tent and sky, making and playing with the wonder of wildness. Join us in making everything more fun, more wild, more free, and more playful!

Saturday 6/23:
10-12pm Make Your Mark: Plant stamping on fabric and paper (all ages)

12-2pm Creative embroidery (Stitch your own design, your name, your pet, your poem) (5yr+)
Saturday 6/30:
10-11am Wild flower arranging and Haiku poetry writing inspired by Ikebana (all ages)

11:-12pm Wild flower essence painting (all ages)

12-2:00 Sun printing with wild flowers (all ages)

Sunday 6/24:

3-5:00 pm Community Conversation at Olana

This Sunday we turn our attention to the outdoors, walking and talking together at Olana State Historic Site, with our Community Conversations co-hosted with Good Work Institute. Always FREE, always for anyone. Prompts for discussion: Today what is the role of the artist to place and place to artist? How do the colors of a place affect the creations and culture in a place? Why is art important to our place now?

RSVP appreciated:
***Meet at 3:00 at the lower parking lot at Olana in Hudson, NY