What's going on in arts, leisure and community
BARRYVILLE, NY — On Saturday, January 30, an opening reception for ‘Wood Winds’ at Nonneta and Friends Creative Gallery will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. The show, on display until Sunday, February 28, features two artists, Alexandra Climent and Kristin Texeira.
While working in different mediums, Climent with wood and Texeira with oil paints, the theme of music traces through some of their works. The title of the show, “Wood Winds,” references the family of musical instruments and is also a nod to Climent’s medium and both artists’ surrounding environment of Delaware River Valley and its forests.
For more information, visit www.nonnetaandfriends.com.
ONLINE — Chronogram magazine has announced a virtual conversation on Wednesday, January 27 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. with Jack Shainman, Tschabalala Self, Melissa Auf der Maur, Matt Dilling and Ama Josephine B. Johnstone to discuss art and activism and to answer these questions: How do we move activist art out of galleries and into public space, and conversely, how do we bring new audiences into the galleries? Chronogram editor Brian K. Mahoney will moderate the conversation.
Activist art is meant to question the status quo, deepen understanding and inspire action. Themes of social justice, racism, human rights, inequity and the degradation of our environment (among others) can be communicated through the visual arts in ways where other media fail.
The event will consist of a moderated discussion with the panelists followed by a Q&A with the audience.
For more information, visit www.bit.ly/chronogram03.
ONLINE — The Mamakating Library will host Dr. Lorrence Green in a presentation on COVID-19 for anyone who would like to get a better understanding of the science behind the virus. Join via Zoom on Wednesday, January 27 at 6 p.m.
With a clear approach to molecular biology, Dr. Green will share the basics of how the SARS-CoV-2 virus works to cause COVID-19 and the various types of vaccines in distribution and development to prevent the disease. Dr. Green holds a PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology and is the president of Westbury Diagnostics, Inc., a microbiology-biotechnology-based contract research and development laboratory.
To register and receive the Zoom invitation to this free program, email email@example.com or call 845/888-8004.
For more information, visit www.mamakatinglibrary.org.
GOSHEN, NY — On January 15, LEGOLAND® New York Resort and its children’s charity, Merlin’s Magic Wand, unveiled the 10th Merlin’s Magic Space in the U.S. and 50th in the world, in partnership with HONOR, a not-for-profit service that provides temporary housing, food and counseling to Orange County residents. Merlin’s Magic Wand makes fun accessible to children facing illness, disability or adversity around the world.
Located within HONOR in Middletown, the new Merlin’s Magic Space will serve as a LEGO® play space by day and a movie theater in the evening. The former conference room was transformed by many of the same contractors currently working on the final stages of construction at LEGOLAND New York Resort, which will open to the public later this year.
For more information about LEGOLAND New York Resort, visit www.legoland.com/new-york.