All interviews and performances will be simultaneously podcast and available for download from our website.
James Ransome Podcast (watch now)
Hudson Valley Celebrity Series
Hudson Valley has long been a home for some of the leading artists, writers, actors and musicians in the country . This series will present live performances, interviews and audience Q&A’s with a range of these renowned creative forces.
An Interview and Q&A with James Ransome: March 30, 2017
The Children’s Book Council named James E. Ransome as one of seventy-five authors and illustrators everyone should know. He has received a Coretta Scott King Honor Award for Illustration forUncle Jed’s Barbershop which was selected as an ALA Notable Book and is currently being shown as a feature on Reading Rainbow. How Many Stars in the Sky? and Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt were also Reading Rainbow selections. PBS’s Storytime featured his book, The Old Dog. Ransome has exhibited works in group and solo shows throughout the country and received The Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance award for his book, The Wagon. In 1999 Let My People Go received the NAACP Image Award for Illustration and Satchel Paige was reviewed in Bank Street College of Education’s “The Best Children’s Books of the Year.” In 2001, James received the Rip Van Winkle Award from the School Library Media Specialists of Southeast New York for the body of his work. How Animals Saved the People received the SEBA (Southeastern Book Association) Best Book of the Year Award in 2002. His work is part of both private and public children’s book art collections.
Opening Night Reception In Honor of Autism Awareness Month
April 4, 2017, 6 to 8pm
A celebration of the volunteer partnership between The Anderson Center for Autism & thegallery@rhinebeck featuring a special display of art created by Anderson Center Residents.
Light food and a cash bar.
An Interview and Q&A with Brian Hamill: April 13, 2017
Woody Allen is such a notoriously private filmmaker it’s not surprising to learn that once he found a set photographer he trusted, he never used another one.
That photographer is Brian Hamill, a native New Yorker whose association with Allen began in 1976 when Hamill’s brother, writer Pete Hamill, introduced him to the director at Elaine’s. A few months later Hamill found himself at work on the set of “Annie Hall,” and he went on to shoot still photographs on the next 22 films Allen made.
The fruits of this long association has been seen in an exhibition at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles. Featuring 80 photographs, the show is drawn from “Woody Allen at Work: The Photographs of Brian Hamill,” a comprehensive survey of Hamill’s work with Allen published by Abrams.
Talking with Hamill at the academy, one encounters an unpretentious man who’s quick to point out there’s no place on Earth like New York. “One of the things that bonds Woody and I is our love for the city,” says Hamill, who was born and raised in Brooklyn has been a part time resident of Rhinebeck for many years.
An Interview and Q&A with Danny Shanahan: April 27, 2017
Since 1988, Danny Shanahan he has contributed nearly nine hundred cartoons and nine covers to The New Yorker. His cartoons have appeared in several collections, including four of his own: “Lassie! Get Help!,” “Innocent, Your Honor,” “I’m No Quack,” and “Bad Sex!” His illustrations have also appeared in Time, Newsweek, Esquire, the New YorkTimes, and the Wall Street Journal. Shanahan has also illustrated several other books, including “Totally Weird and Wonderful Words,” edited by Erin McKean and co-illustrated by Roz Chast, and “The Bus Ride that Changed History: The Story of Rosa Parks,” written by Pamela Duncan Edwards.
An Interview and Q&A with Elliot Landy: May 11, 2017
Elliot Landy born in 1942, began photographing the anti-Vietnam war movement and the underground music culture in New York City in 1967.
He photographed many of the underground rock and roll superstars, both backstage and onstage, from 1967 to 69.
His images of Bob Dylan and The Band, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Joan Baez, Van Morrison, Richie Havens, and many others documented the music scene during that classic rock and roll period which culminated with the 1969 Woodstock Festival, of which he was the official photographer.
After that, Elliot moved on to other inspirations and art forms, photographing his own children and travels, creating impressionist flower photographs and doing motion and kaleidoscopic photography in both still and film formats.
His photographs have been published worldwide for many years in all print mediums including covers of Rolling Stone, Life, the Saturday Evening Post, etc. and album covers, calendars, photographic book collections, etc.
He has published Woodstock Vision, The Spirit of A Generation, in book and CD-ROM format, and authored the book Woodstock 69, The First Festival.
Hudson Valley Stories
In raw mold of The Moth and Stay Corps. On NPR, The Hudson Valley Stories Series, will be an on-going event at thegallery@rhinebeck. True stories of life in the valley told by the people who experienced them first hand.
Do you have story that in funny, sad, poingant, thrilling or moving? We wan’t you to share it with us. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org and give us a brief re-cap of your story and we’ll help you bring it to our stage.
Twice a year the gallery@rhinbeck will open it’s doors to collectors of all types to get an appraisal of their treasures from the attic, or grandma’s dinning room. Art, collectibles, rare artifacts and antiques. If you can carry it into the space, we’ll appraise it.
Serving as a fundraising benefit for the gallery there will be a small fee for each item appraised. Local experts in art and antiques will be there to fill you in on how valuable your collection really is.