Stick sculpture artist Patrick Dougherty will return to the Wild Center in Tupper Lake, Franklin County, NY, for three weeks in August to create a sculpture featuring locally sourced saplings. The sculpture is expected to be completed and opened to the public by August 21st. [Read more…] about Building of Stickwork Sculpture Beginning at The Wild Center
Arkell collected art work for the facility, much of it having a Mohawk Valley theme, with a zeal which can only be admired. His generous gift remains a very accessible collection to be appreciated by a grateful posterity. [Read more…] about Harriet Whitney Frishmuth’s ‘Humoresque’ Cavorting at Canajoharie
The 40th annual Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors opens to the public at View, the Center for Arts & Culture in Old Forge, NY, on August 7th and will run through September 26th. [Read more…] about 40th National Exhibition of American Watercolors Opens August 7th
The teaching of anatomy at European medical schools had become standard practice by the middle of the sixteenth century. Instruction included the dissection of a human corpse. Initially, bodies at hand were those of (male) criminals or heretics.
The occasional dissection of a woman, it being a public event, attracted large numbers of spectators by the prospect of the exposure of female organs. A dissection at the time was both education and spectacle. It was attended by professionals, painters, and the curious alike. The cutting up of a body was a celebration of scientific progress. [Read more…] about Body Snatching at New Rochelle: Cobbett & Paine
The Depot Theatre has announced the cast of its second 2021 main stage production, Working: A Musical, featuring portrayals of 26 real-life American workers – including a schoolteacher, trucker, housewife, fireman, and millworker – played by six actors, with performances through August 8th. [Read more…] about Depot Theatre’s ‘Working: A Musical’ Celebrates Everyday Heroes
The mechanics of suffering
is not so daunting to understand
it hurts for a while-
gums and bellies pierced by
an unseen passion… and then it is done
the savory-sweet, cherry cough syrup scent
of death dries and disappears, leaving
only impressions in the ample depth of sand
View, the Center for Arts and Culture in Old Forge, has announced a watercolor show featuring artists of the Central New York Watercolor Society, on display from July 24th through September 19th, 2021. [Read more…] about Central NY Watercolor Society Show Opens In Old Forge Saturday
The July episode of “Crossroads of Rockland History,” turned its attention to the life and career of Steve Possell, who is retiring after a fifty-year career in local Rockland County radio.
First at WRKL and now at WRCR, Possell has had an impact on local radio and our community that can only be called significant. We learn about how he got started in radio, his favorite moments over the past decades on the air and his plans for retirement. [Read more…] about Steve Possell’s 50 Years on Rockland County Radio
It costs time and money to produce the New York Almanack – we need your support to keep our stories coming each day. We’re currently less than $50 from reaching our July fundraising goal – can you help us get over the top?
Make a contribution online at our new Rally.org page: https://rally.org/f/4LBVKo9zYjO Or, send a check to: [Read more…] about We’re Less Than $50 From Our July Goal: Can You Help?
Meppel is relatively small Dutch municipality in the north-easterly agricultural province of Drenthe. It is a market town for dairy products, cereals, and pigs. What is the association between this sleepy country place and cosmopolitan New York City? [Read more…] about Meppel to Manhattan: Duveen, Altman, and the Relocation of European Art