Arts & Leisure

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As work continues on developing “The Lion of Anacostia,” public readings like the one I heard at the Ethelbert B. Crawford library in Monticello provide playwright Gregory Giblin, center,  an opportunity to hear the words spoken aloud and gauge audience response.

‘Aside from that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you enjoy the play?’

There are many of us who still wince upon hearing those words that most would agree were written in poor taste, and others who will literally guffaw in response to the expression that has been bandied about for an undetermined number of years.

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“The Happy Couple,” once attributed to Frans Hals, was later discovered to be the work of Judith Leyster.

Women’s History Month at the Artists’ Market

SHOHOLA, PA — The Barryville Area Arts Association has curated an exhibit of framed prints that traces the history of Women in Art. It is running concurrently throughout the month of March—Women’s History Month—alongside the work of contemporary female artists.

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The cast of “Hidden Figures”

‘Hidden Figures’ in Callicoon

CALLICOON, NY — The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) and the Callicoon Theater present “Hidden Figures,” the story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program, starting Friday, March 3. The film stars Taraji P.

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Rohan Patrick, “Lij Tafari,” 2016, digital painting. 

‘iTraits of (H.I.M) Haile Selassie I’ at Laundry King

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Catskill Art Society (CAS) will present “iTraits of (H.I.M.) Haile Sleassie I,” a multi-media exhibition by Rohan Patrick ( that combines video, digital audio production and digital imagery, from March 4 through March 26.

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Musher Kim Darst is seen at the 2009 Iditarod.

Iditarod Fever on Main Street

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Livingston Manor Library and Morgan Outdoors are celebrating Alaska’s 1,000 mile dogsled race, the 2017 Iditarod. On Sunday, March 5, 72 dogsled teams will cross the starting line in Anchorage and race across Alaska to the finish line in Nome, concluding on March 11. 

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Western Supper Club & Inn hostess Irene Nikolai gave me a private tour of Sharon Spiak’s “Queen of Romance” art exhibit now showing in the Victorian hotel’s lobby through March 13.

From soup to nuts

Even though my pickup is still in the shop, I’ve managed to get by—with a little help from my friends. Mother Nature has been more than kind over the last week, and the early signs of spring in the air combined with temporary wheels found me hitting the road once again, in search of both arts and leisure.

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Photo by Ales Krivec

‘Bring on the Thaw’ literary reading

NARROWSBURG, NY — Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) and the Upper Delaware Writers Collective (UDWC) will host “Bring on the Thaw,” a literary reading featuring the work of local poets and writers, on Saturday, February 25 at 2 p.m. The free event will take place in the Krause Recital Hall at the Delaware Arts Center, 37 Main St.



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