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April 4, 2014

Area Arts News

Iroquois museum opens exhibit

The Iroquois Indian Museum’ exhibition, “Standing in Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014,” opened April 1 and will remain at the museum through Nov. 30.

The exhibit features more than 30 Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) artists and focuses upon contemporary concerns that warrant their attention and creative comment, according to a media release. Exhibition works of art and poetry include those that explore boundaries and borders, environment, hydrofracking, economy, gaming, the digital/disposable age, sports mascots, the impact of national/international events and decisions, the role of tradition and community, and the state of the arts.

As the season opens, the Iroquois Museum has been designated an International Site of Conscience. Institutions holding this designation are “united by their commitment to connect past to present, memory to action,” the release said.

For more information about the exhibition and other events, or for hours and admission, visit www.iroquoismuseum.org.

The Iroquois Indian Museum, established in 1980, is at 324 Caverns Road in Howes Cave.

 

Middleburgh library to host concert

John Flynn will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, April 7, at the Middleburgh Library at 323 Main St. 

Flynn’s shows draws from a significant body of work, ranging from his early country offerings to story songs, love songs, songs for kids, funny songs, songs of social justice, and meditations on loss, tolerance, faith and hope. In 2005, Arlo Guthrie invited Flynn to join musical legends such as Willie Nelson and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott on the historic “Train to New Orleans” tour following Hurricane Katrina. 

CCS to highlight Rachmaninoff’s ‘Vespers’

Catskill Choral Society will bring a touch of old and new to its spring concert this year. The group will perform Rachmaninoff’s “Vespers” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 2, and at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at First United Methodist Church at 66 Chestnut St. in Oneonta.

Making its debut will be the Catskill Choral Society Youth Choir. The group is composed of children ages 7 to 14 from local communities. The Youth Choir is under the direction of Catskill Choral Society Artistic Director and Conductor R. Colin Armstrong, and accompanied by Timothy Horne.

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