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Smithy Fundraiser, Wolf Kahn, Midsummer Madness… Save the Dates!

July 27, 2011

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Here at The Smithy we are bursting at the seams with exciting events and, since we know it can be difficult to keep track of, this week’s news has all the information you need to fill up your calendar. We hope you’ll join us as we celebrate fine art, film, poetry, theatre, and music!

Forging A Future For the Arts Auction Fundraiser

4v2t9f1d.jpg This Saturday, July 30th at 5 PM there will be a cocktail reception immediately followed by a live auction of art, goods, services, and experiences emceed by Dr. Don Raddatz. Everything from a cruise on Lake Otsego to beautiful paintings to sheepskins!

Your attendance and support are crucial to our ability to provide the unique programming and classes that the community is so enjoying. If you can’t make it, never fear! All items are on display this week in a silent auction with the option to have a designated bidder on Saturday when it goes live!

Also Saturday evening: An INDIAN BUFFET for $15 at 6 and a PATTI VAN TASSEL concert of jazz and showtunes at 7. Auction attendees receive a 50% discount on the concert- more than worth the price of admission. Prediction: A wonderful time will be had!

Wolf Kahn Show Opens August 5th

Wolf Kahn The Smithy is thrilled to announce an exciting new exhibit entitled "Rural Landscapes" that features twenty-six stunning acrylic paintings by world-famous artist Wolf Kahn. Opening August 5th at 5 p.m. and curated by Smithy Executive Director, Danielle Newell, the show marks a definitive moment: Kahn is one of the most influential, highly regarded, and widely-known artists to grace the gallery walls since its inception.
Kahn’s work has been described as a blend of Realism and Color Field painting. It has hung in a wide variety of locations, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts.

Other noteworthy local artists featured include oil painter Tracy Helgeson, watercolorist Michael Whaling, and multi-media artist Nancy Samstein. Of course, our Member Artist Gallery is sure to please and will carry the landscape theme as well.

"Rural Landscapes" will be on view with work available for purchase in the gallery from August 5th to September 4th. A reception to celebrate the opening runs from 5 to 7 p.m. on August 5th and will include a cellist, portrait drawing in the courtyard, hors d’oeuvres, wine, and beer courtesy of Brewery Ommegang.

I hope all of these events will excite the community as much as they do me. Your support and your presence is sincerely appreciated. See you at The Smithy!

Danielle Newell
Executive Director
The Smithy

Up and Coming
Auction Fundraiser
Wolf Kahn
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Theatre Galore

Storytelling Series: Travelers’ Tales. August 6th at 7 PM.
This lovely, free event is the second in our three-part series and the brainchild of Smithy employee Anna Mueser. Snacks, stories, wine… what could be better?

Midsummer Madness: August 12-14. If you love Shakespeare, you’ll love Midsummer Madness. It’s a wonderful weekend of workshops and a live, free public performance led by renowned NYC acting coach, Melinda Hall. We’ve kept prices low so everyone can participate. Every age and experience level. For pricing details, please email smithypioneer. Look for workshop descriptions in next week’s newsletter!
Beauty Shop Stories:
Saturday, August 27 at 7 PM.

This 2010 Fringe Festival Award winning musical is an absolute delight to all who see it. The show has traveled the nation and is currently running at The Soho Playhouse in Manhattan. We’re very lucky to have this show on our stage and we hope you’ll all vote for "more theatre" by buying a ticket! $15 for Adults, $12 for Students/Seniors. Check out to see what all the fuss is about!

Catskill Poetry Theatre

Scripted and directed by Susan Melchior, these poetic plays are the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. All 2 PM.

One Wild & Precious Life: Women and Water: Sunday, August 14th & August 28th.

Crumbs From Under Love’s Table: Sunday, August 21st.

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August 19th & 20th!

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