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ELYSE HARNEY

Mahaiwe Tent

BERKSHIRE GROWN

STAIR GALLERIES

Parties & Openings


Nov. 11 - Chatham
PS21 Gala

Nov. 4 - Pittsfield
NAACP Awards Dinner

Oct. 29 - G. Barrington
Halloween At L'Atelier

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WordWorks Kicks Off Read Local Red Hook Literary Festival

rhcan1Jamie Larson reports from Red Hook. The third annual Read Local Red Hook Literary Festival took over the normally sleepy Dutchess County village last weekend with readings, activities and music for all ages. The festivities kicked off Friday evening, April 12 with the WordWorks exhibition at the Red Hook Community Arts Network (RHCAN) Gallery in the heart of the village. In honor of the festival, local artists produced pieces inspired by the written word. Artists’ works played with the lines between words and art, using fonts, themes and even integrated performance to lovingly bridge the gap. The event also gave the public the opportunity to wander further back into the studios of the RHCAN to see what the collective is up to and why the organization’s mission is so worthy of community support. The Red Hook Literary Festival continued on Saturday with discussions about this year’s Read Local book (Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson), writing seminars, book sales, readings and signings (including an appearance by author and filmmaker John Sayles) and other events. (Pictured above: Artist and RHCAN sculpture curator Rita Gentile, RHCAN member artist Daniel Baxter and Literary Festival Director Juliet Harrison.)

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Reception host Linda Legendre and RHCAN Chair Kari Feuer; work by Feuer on display at the RHCAN Gallery.

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The RHCAN Gallery at 7516 North Broadway on opening night of WordWorks; Contributing artist Yvonne Laube with Cliff Laube.

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RHCAN organizing member Maria Isabel Pujol and photographer Ricardo Fernandez; a work by John Breiner.

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Rita Gentile reads from the dictionary as part of a performance mixed-media piece for the opening; Artist Rosalie Rossi and poet Roberta Gould.

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