Queen City Saturdays in Poughkeepsie -3rd Saturdays of Every Month; Sept 15, 2012
Queen City Saturday in Poughkeepsie
Queen City Block Party in September features performances by “The Evolving Wordsmiths,” a group of young poets, ages 15 – 23, mentored by Bettina “Gold” Wilkerson, aka Gold, whose mission is to help today’s youth find their voice through writing poetry and learning how to become a spoken word performer. Music by UMA Studios, Empowering Young Minds presents kid’s silkscreening activities, and more. 12:00 to 5:00 pm, located in the Art Park green space on Main Street (200 block). Free parking directly adjacent in the civic center lot, enter through Market Street.
Pints, Prose*, POKLIT! (*Poetry, *Performance) Bring your words to an OPEN MIC at Main Street Pizza & Cafe, 283 Main Street (directly next door to the Art Park) on Queen City Saturday, Sept 15th @ 4pm. Featured readers include Kiese Laymon, Gawker contributor, essayist and author, and Nora Olsen, author. The public is welcome to sign up to read at 3:00 pm.
The Project Space – pop-up art exhibit for one night only, 6-9 pm. 330 Main Street – directly across street from Bull & Buddha featuring photography by Rebecca Tocci, paintings by Adam Spencer, and more!
Mutt Strutt Across the Catwalk -a fashion-forward fund raiser for the Dutchess County SPCA and the Dutchess County Arts Council. The event will be held Saturday, September 15 at the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center in Poughkeepsie. The event raises funds for both animals and the arts by supporting both organizations. Mutt Strut Across the Catwalk features adoptable and alumni dogs from the Dutchess County SPCA’s shelter wearing some of the doggone couture fashions and pet accessories donated by artists and designers. Canine clothing and pet accessories will be available for purchase at the show. The show starts at 7:00pm. Tickets are $35.00 per person or $60.00 per pair. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $75.00 per person and $125.00 per pair, which include admission to the pre-show Yappy-Hour at 6:30pm, product preview, and preferred fashion show seating. Call the Dutchess County SPCA at 845.454.5346 ext.100 to purchase tickets.
Public Art Project sponsored by PAUSE: “Somewhere between the high and the low,” led by artist, Greg Scranton addressing the geography of Poughkeepsie. The self-guided project directs visitors to participate in a GPS guided soundwalk by entering the inscribed URL into their smart phone. Begins Queen City Saturday – info on webpage: PAUSE – http://pauselab.org
Mill Street Loft’s Gallery 45, located at 45 Pershing Avenue in Poughkeepsie, NY has a new exhibition opening on Friday, September 14th. The Long Reach Arts group, a collective of 19 professional artists, is celebrating their 30th Anniversary with a diverse exhibition entitled syn-co-pa-tion. The exhibition opens on Friday, September 14th with an opening reception for the artists and public from 5:00-7:00pm. The show will continue through Saturday, October 20th, with a closing reception and artist panel discussion on October 20th from 5:00-7:00pm. Gallery Hours are Mondays – Fridays from 10:00am – 5:00pm and at other times by appointment, 845-471-7477. Please visit www.millstreetloft.org.
Queen City Saturdays is Arts Weekend in Poughkeepsie – an advocacy project by the Dutchess County Arts Council to provide information and promote the area artists and cultural events.
The Project Space is an initiative to provide gallery space in Poughkeepsie, where currently there are few opportunities for local artists to exhibit. Artists are encouraged to contact the Arts Council to exhibit their artwork.
To become involved with these arts and cultural events, contact the Arts Council: 845-454-3222.
The Dutchess County Arts Council is a nonprofit arts service organization founded in 1964, dedicated to strengthening and supporting artists and arts organizations in the Mid-Hudson Valley region.
The mission of the Dutchess County Arts Council is to provide the leadership, funding, encouragement, and services necessary for art to thrive in our county and region, and for citizens to value the arts as an important part of the daily life, economy and social fabric of our communities.
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