What's going on in arts & culture January 16 to January 22
NARROWSBURG, NY — “About Drawing: Exploration and Contemplation,” a new exhibition of recent work by SUNY Sullivan students co-curated by Karen Smyth and Rocky Pinciotti, will open with a reception at the Narrowsburg Union on Saturday, January 18 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
The exhibition features 79 works of art by 33 SUNY Sullivan student artists and is interspersed with quotes from local artists and art history giants on their personal thoughts on drawing. The exhibiting artists are: Ethan Astacio, Anthony W. Bailey, Ava Barca, Donald Belsito Jr., Albert Bisono, Jordan T. Cherepanov, Brianna Cockshutte, Jesse Van Eps, Gustavo Romero Garzon, Aniello Grant, Nicholas Grant, Kayli Green, Tiana Ambrose Helms, Janet Hill-Ross, Kathleen Houghtaling, Alexcia Hokirk, Brianna Jackson, Brandon Johnson, Tristan Krueger, Candice Lewis, Zhaielle Logan, Christina Martinez, Arly Marin-Leon, Brianna Mayers, Krysiali Mendoza, Octavia Moore, Christian Mootz, Isabel Morales, Zachery Ocasio, Janeth Orta, Anna Pidgeon, Ayanna Princivil, Sandy Rivera, Isabella Rodriguez, Victoria Snyder and Jahda Williams.
The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Mondays through Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through February 29. More information can be found at www.narrowsburgunion.com.
MONTICELLO, NY — On Thursday, January 23 at 6 p.m. at the E.B. Crawford Public Library, Bonnie Lewis, RN and certified instructor, will discuss how Tai Chi can increase strength, posture and relaxation, prevent falls and reduce stress. Ordinarily, Lewis offers one hour classes twice a week for eight weeks free to seniors.
This program consolidates information from these classes and presents an overview of the value of Tai Chi for arthritis prevention. Movements are slow, smooth and continuous and may even be done seated in a chair.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, call 845/794-4660 or visit www.ebcpl.org.
LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Laugh Tour brings live stand-up comedy to the Arnold House on Saturday, January 18, featuring comedians from The Tonight Show, The Late Show, Conan, The View, Comedy Central, HBO, Saturday Night Live, LOGO and more.
The show with Ryan Donahue, Nick Chambers and Rich Kiamco begins at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $20 and are available at the door. Call 845/439-5070 to reserve your ticket and/or dinner reservations.
CALLICOON, NY — The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) and the Callicoon Theater announce the 2020 winter film series CineArt, opening in mid-January and continuing in February.
The series kicks off on Friday, January 17 with “Dark Waters” directed by Todd Haynes and starring Mark Ruffalo. “Dark Waters” screens through Thursday, January 23.
The films will screen Fridays through Thursdays nightly at 7:30 p.m., with matinees at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The Callicoon Theater is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Admission costs $11 ($9 on Mondays and for matinees) and $8 for children under 12 at all shows.
CineArt is a partnership between Delaware Valley Arts Alliance and the Callicoon Theater that promotes and screens independent, foreign, and art films. A percentage of the proceeds and $1 per person from ticket sales benefit the programs and services of the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, the Arts Council for Sullivan County.
TAFTON, PA — The Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is kicking off the hospital’s centennial with a “Roaring Twenties” theme at its annual Mistletoe Ball on Saturday, January 18 at Silver Birches.
The event will benefit the hospital’s current fundraising campaign, The Second Century Fund. Monies will go towards physician recruitment, state-of-the-art medical equipment and the latest in informational technology.
The Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, which counts close to 200 members, raises money for the non-profit community hospital with events throughout the year, as well as its second-hand shops The Other Shop and The Other Shop Two in Honesdale and Hawley.
Everyone is invited and encouraged to don the dress of the times. Tickets cost $85 per person and can be purchased by calling Joan at 570/226-9750.