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Asian Artists exhibit at former Dutchess Arts Council

A group of Asian artists who are part of a residency program in Poughkeepsie exhibited their work at Arts Mid-Hudson (formerly Dutchess Arts Council) with an opening on January 9.

The program, China Arts Link, sponsors artists, writers, curators and even critics from Asian countries to be able to live and work the mid-Hudson valley region for one to three months.  The artists are able to rent studio space from Art Centro in Poughkeepsie for as little as $150-250 a month.

Traveling Baroque with The Sherman Ensemble

Sherman Ensemble Performance

The Sherman Ensemble performed their annual Best of Baroque concert in Pawling at Christ Church, Norman Vincent Peale’s attractive summer church on Quaker Hill this past Saturday afternoon. They began with Antonio Vivaldi’s Sonata in E minor, no.1 for cello and harpsichord. On cello Eliot Bailen bestowed convincing gravitas on the two slow Largos that provided vivid contrast to the lively, dancing Allegros. Young Dylan Sauerwald on harpsichord provided refreshing fluidity and apt rhythmic lightness.

News from Amenia

Harlem Valley Rail Trail

Amenia has a lot on its plate this year.  A one million dollar heating system in town hall,  a new kitchen and Red Cross shelter, the construction of the extension of the Harlem Valley Rail Trail into Wassaic, the dedication of a new park  and the beginning phases of construction of the Silo Ridge Field club are all expected to happen in 2016.

In a conversation last week with Supervisor Victoria Perotti she told us about the plans for the continuing upgrades to the town hall.   

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