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Sarah Lee Guthrie Performance 

Saturday, January 20 at 7:30pm

$15 per ticket - http://rocklandartcenter.org/performances-special-events/performances-special-events/sgperform

Sarah Lee Guthrie’s lineage is undeniable. But if you close your eyes and forget that her last name is synonymous with the river-legacy of a widening current of American folk music, you’d still be drawn to the clarity and soul behind her voice. There is a gentle urgency to her interpretations of the songs she sings and the classic music of her heritage. It flows from the continuity of her family, her vital artistic life today and the river of songs that have guided her to where she now stands.
 
It’s been hinted at since she first stepped on the stages of Wolf Trap and Carnegie Hall as a teenager in 1993 singing Pete Seeger’s “Sailin’ Down My Golden River” for sold-out audiences.  But it was later, when she met her husband, Johnny Irion, grandnephew of Woody Guthrie’s literary kindred spirit, John Steinbeck, that she began to embrace her birthright and her inherent gifts.
 
“Johnny taught me a few chords on the guitar and that was it… Mom talked me out of going to college and into going out on the road with Dad. I spent the next 6 years playing just about every show with him and my brother Abe, Johnny joined us in 2002 and we opened the shows til our first album came out.”
Over the last two decades on the road and in the studio, she and her husband Johnny Irion have created a signature pop-fused folk-rock sound that is appealing and engaging on series of critically-acclaimed albums ExplorationFolksongBright Examples and Wassiac Way.
 
On 2009’s Go Waggaloo  she created a family album of original songs (and a few with Woody’s lyrics) that won a Golden Medallion from The Parents' Choice Foundation.  The tour that followed in 2010, The Guthrie Family Rides Again, brought it all together as she found herself surrounded by generations of family and friends all celebrating the music of her family.  
 
“Looking back on the years of shows that I have done, its been the shows with my family that stand out the most, that feel bigger than me, the place I shine the most. I am back on the road with my Dad now and remembering what I was made for, these are the songs that make us who we are and I love to sing them.”
Sarah Lee Guthrie now ventures on a road that leads back to the rich culture of her family running through the warmth of her own bloodlines.  This is rare opportunity to witness the growth of one of America's finest young folk singers.
 
 
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Creative folks have a special relationship to the thing usually called “depression.” Come join Dr. Eric Maisel, America’s foremost creativity coach, retired family therapist, and the author of more than 50 books (among them The Van Gogh Blues, The Future of Mental Health, Rethinking Depression, and Coaching the Artist Within) as he explains the nature of this special relationship—and what creatives can do to better deal with what for many is a constant background coloration of the blues. Dr. Maisel writes the “Rethinking Mental Health” blog for Psychology Today, is an editor for parent resources at MadinAmerica.com, and lectures nationally and internationally.


Saturday, October 21 at 7:30pm
$20 members, $25 non-members

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FULL MOON PARTY! @ RoCA

Rockland Center for the Arts will hold its 2nd Full Moon Party, Saturday, October 7th, on the beautiful grounds of The Catherine Konner Sculpture Park.  Festivities this year will include a demonstration in the ancient art of Japanese Raku, giving guests a rare glimpse into the hot ceramic raku practices. 

Performance Artist Jaanika Peerna will perform Glacial Elegy.  Peerna captures transitions in natural phenomena – wind or light – through drawing, dance and light installations.  Her abstract work is a black and white world.  Her works have been performed and exhibited in the metropolitan New York are as well as in Berlin, Paris, Tallinn, Helsinki, Lisbon, Rimini, Dubai, and Rome.  She is a teaching artist at DIA Beacon and the Visual Thinking Strategies project of the Soros Foundation.

Rockland’s own Sam Waymon with his Magic Band and Special Guest, Jeff Doctorow will perform at the live event.   Waymon is a master of the genre, from gospel to jazz.  His band promotes the best of American music, blues, jazz and rhythm & blues.  Sam has a repertoire of over 400 songs in a variety of styles with distinct stylings and sounds.   

Exhibitions, A Distant EmbraceDwellings and Home will be open for the evening.  All exhibits explore the house form as an expression of sustainability, social structure and societal class, and family communication.  These exhibitions explore issues of local knowledge, memory, environment, and domicile as living art. 

Enjoy a great dinner with drinks and dance the night away to the live music of Sam Waymon, his Magic Band, Jeff Doctorow and Used Karmas.

 

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Sculptural Exhibitions of Jacques Jarrige - a weekend of events!


Curves #1, #2, #3

in The Catherine Konner
Sculpture Park @ RoCA
Saturday, September 23, 2017, 2-5pm
Creative Session/Demo with Jacques Jarrige, 4-5pm

 

Valerie Goodman House Tour
Sunday, Sept. 24th, 11am-2pm
Join us for a rare opportunity to tour the home of
Valerie Goodman and view Jacques Jarrige
architectural work and furniture.
($25 per person, advanced registration required,
30 minute tours).

Purchase tickets at http://rocklandartcenter.org/performances-special-events/performances-special-events/goodman-jarrige-house-tour


Scale of Curves
An exhibition of Jacques Jarrige jewelry, miniatures & drawings. Opening Reception: Sunday, Sept. 24th, 2-5pm
On view at the Piermont Straus Gallery in Piermont

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ALL AFTERNOON & NIGHT CLASSES TODAY,MONDAY, JAN. 23, ARE CANCELLED DUE TO THE INCOMING STORM.

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Aprons of Cambodia by Sana Musasama: Each year Sana Musasama travels to Cambodia to work with girls rescued from sex trafficiking.She brings materials and teaches them a sustainable trade.These aprons are a result of those travels. The sale of 4 aprons a month is all it takes for these women to support themselves and stay out of the brothels. Read inside for more!


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JCC Rockland: DICK HYMAN & BILL CHARLAP
Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime Jazz Concert highlighted by their specially arranged, two piano version of George Gershwin’s, Rhapsody in Blue.

Saturday, Oct 22, 8pm

Rockland Community College Cultural Arts Center
145 College Road, Suffern, NY 10901

This concert was performed only once in New York City to a sold out and enthusiastic crowd. Now is your chance to see it in Rockland County. Read inside for details and more information!

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You may not know it, but RoCA is on Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest AND YouTube! Please show your support & stay up to date on all things RoCA by following us on those platforms! Read inside for links!

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Etching by Ned Harris"Ned Harris was born in the Bronx, lived and worked in NYC and eventually moved to the Hudson Valley in Nyack, NY.  His early career was painting in The Ghost Army during WWII.  After the war he designed cosmetic packages and painted. He started taking the camera seriously in 1955 and would beach comb along the Hudson River for items to transform into photographic still-life.  NYC and its museums were the heart of his portfolio.  A favorite is a collage photo of people communicating in New York telephone booths before they were rendered obsolete by cell phones...." Read inside for more!

“Contemporary Hudson Valley Artists” exhibit will be on view Sept. 11 – 25 and the Ned Harris “Angle of View” exhibit will be on view Sept. 11 – Oct. 2, 2016.  Rockland Center for the Arts is located at 27 S. Greenbush Rd., West Nyack, NY 10994.  Regular gallery hours are:  Mon-Fri 10-4; Sat 1-4, and Sun 1-4 pm.

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RoCA Makes The News Again!

7/14/16 11:12 AM

Mike Hortens of Nyack gets advice from instructor Eleanor Grace Miller during a painting class at the Rockland Center for the Arts in West Nyack June 27, 2016. (Photo: Peter Carr/The Journal News)"“This is a retreat for a lot of people; they come here to get away and do something for themselves,” says Flanagan. Retired graphic designer Ellen Rifken was taking the drawing in color class where students create using color pencils. “I never knew about this type of art — this is my third time and I really liked it,” she says. “You meet other people; I think it’s a wonderful thing, entertaining and interesting.”

The nurturing and supportive environment is what attracted Deborah Ivry of Nyack who has been taking painting classes at RoCA for 15 years. “I don’t think about it anymore, I just do it.” She calls it a zone or a moment of zen when she paints. “Eleanor is probably the most amazing instructor I’ve ever had; it’s a freedom coming here, you get to come here and get away from the rest of your life.”READ INSIDE FOR THE WHOLE ARTICLE.

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