Monday, June 30, 2014


7/12/14: Grand Opening of the Robert Fagan Art Library
With Readings by Geoffrey O'Brien, Hiroaki Sato, and Lynne Sharon Schwartz, and a performance by Jacob Kirkegaard & Katinka Fogh Vindelev

The Robert Fagan Art Library was generously donated by Lenore Parker. The collection features over 1,000 titles, covering myriad topics, with many rare books. The library is appointed with the photographs and ephemera of Kurt and Arlette Seligmann. 

The Robert Fagan Art Library is a reference library, open 10:00am-3:00pm Monday-Friday and evenings and weekends by appointment. To arrange an appointment call 845.469.9459 or email 

7/9/14: Concert with Mandolin Orange and Twain

The first of our outdoor concerts, with more to come! 

6/20/14: TASTER: An Evening of Art, Dance, Fire & Music, 7pmWorkshop 1-3pm, 
The Seligmann Center and the Warwick Summer Arts Festival partnered for an early celebration of the summer solstice, featuring dance, music, pop-up exhibitions, fire, and other happenings. Proceeds for programming for the Warwick Summer Arts Festival, and new lighting in the Seligmann Center’s two new galleries.          

Hannah Maxwell Photography

6/13/14    The Fourth Surreal Cabaret
The Fourth Surreal Cabaret featured performance art, multi-media, and other avant-garde techniques. The program opened with a benediction from the Surrealist chaplain, the Lama Swine Toil. Acts included a rant by Anne Hanson, the Council of (Poetic) Experimentation doing “Genet Discordia,” William Seaton’s “Party,” Susanna Rich performing a piece from her musical, Shakespeare’s *itches: the Musical, and music by the experimental ensemble, ArtCrime.

The Cabarets provide a rare opportunity for Hudson Valley residents to see exciting new work by area artists using cutting edge practices. “We pay tribute to Surrealist Kurt Seligmann in a way I suspect he would have approved – by showcasing new vision,” says producer William Seaton. The event is free and open to the public. 

6/8/14  Art & Jazz Collaborative: Lisa Strazza & the Hudson Valley Jazz Players
The Seligmann Center presented the second a series of Art & Jazz Improv organized by Hudson Valley Jazz Festival Director, Steve Rubin. The Hudson Valley Jazz Players will improvise while visual artist Lisa Strazza paints. Witness how they respond to and inspire each other. With Michael D'Agostino, Joe Vincent Tranchina, Steve Rubin, Dave Smith, Bill McCrossen, Rick Savage and John Castleman. $10 suggested donation.

6/7/14  "Slapped with Lightning: Punctuation and Poetry," 
Writing Workshop with Susanna Rich & a Reading by Morton Rich

Northeast College of Poetry presents “Slapped with Lightning: Punctuation and Poetry,” a writing workshop with Susanna Rich.  Though punctuation may seem a routine matter, in poetry all elements are significant in the construction of the whole, and punctuation may be a critical clue to reading aloud and to meaning.  Rich’s title suggests the potential for drama and excitement she finds in the subject.

Susanna Rich is a 2009 Mid-America Emmy Nominee, author of two Finishing Line Press poetry collections, a Pushcart Prize nominee, the winner of the 20th Century America and 21st Century America Poetry contests of Sensations Magazine and the recipient of the first joint Fulbright Collegium Budapest Fellowship in Creative Writing. Rich is Professor of English and Recipient of the Presidential Excellence Award for Distinguished Teaching at Kean University in New Jersey. The event is free and open to the public.

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