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July 5, 2013

Area Arts News

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---- — Old Time Band to start season

The first Old Time Band concert of the season will be at 7 p.m. today in the Bainbridge village park.

It will begin its 51st season of Concerts on the Green, featuring many patriotic numbers to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend.

There will be a strawberry social beginning at 6:30 p.m., hosted by the congregation from St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.

If it rains, the concert and strawberries will be in the Town Hall Theatre.

For more information, call 967-7228.

Exhibit to open Saturday

“Sculpture and Painting” by Jackson & Hart will be exhibition at the “Mural on Main” Art Gallery at 631 Main St. in Hobart.

There will be an opening reception, open to the public, from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, where locally sourced food will be served. The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 2.

The “Mural on Main” Art Gallery is open from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, and by appointment. Call 538-3002 for more information.

The exhibition “Color and Form” with paintings and collages by Barbara Ardan and sculptures by Dennis Stahl will be up until Sunday. 

‘Passion for Color’ to be on display

The exhibit “Passion for Color: Paintings and Collages” by Christine Alexander will be on display Saturday through Aug. 1 at the Cherry Branch Gallery. 

Alexander has an extensive history in fine art, graphic art and design and has been represented by the gallery for more than a year.

The watercolor and acrylic paintings and the cut-paper colleges in this exhibition were made in the artist’s East Meredith studio between 2006 and 2013.

There will be an opening reception starting at 5 p.m. Saturday at the gallery at 25 Main St. in Cherry Valley. For more information, call 264-9530 or visit

‘Back to Methuselah’ reading set

A week-long playwrighting residency by the Todd Mountain Theater Project will culminate Saturday in a marathon reading of George Bernard Shaw’s “Back to Methuselah” at Roxbury Arts Group. Audience participation will be welcome.

It will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Roxbury Arts Center on Vega Mountain Road. Participants may come and go throughout the event. Admission is free and there will be a question-and-answer session. For more information, call  RAG at 326-7908.

Blues, ragtime concert set at library

The Middleburgh Library concert series will continue with an old-time blues and ragtime concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Rob Adkins and Phil Drum, fingerstyle and acoustic blues guitar players and songwriters from Saratoga Springs, perform as Low ‘N’ Lonesome. They perform originals, as well as blues-based versions of tunes from old-school jazz, rock, folk, and country music.

For more information, call (518) 827-4953.

Open mic set in Stamford

The Gallery in Stamford will host an open stage jam and open mic from 7 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13. 

The “Second Saturdays” event is set “to expand The Gallery’s commitment to the creative spirit,” according to a media release. The event is open to poets, singers, musicians and actors to perform. 

The Gallery offers a grand piano concert hall that includes an in-house drum kit, grand piano, two sets of congas and a sound system for musicians to plug into.

The Gallery, at 128 Main St., will be open from 2 to 11:30 p.m. on Second Saturday. 

For more information or to sign up, call 652-4030 or email There will be a $5 admission charge for audience members. Participants will be admitted free. Attendees can bring a dish or drink to share.