On Saturday, July 13, Union Grove Distillery will host its second arts/jazz pop-up salon.
“Distilled 2” will combine the multi-media works of three visual artists — Gail Freund, Dan Williams and Lori Rosa — with the vocal jazz of the Kim Hawkey/Loren Daniels Duo and the artisanal craft cocktails of Union Grove Distillery.
The artwork will be hung in a staging area of the distillery and can be viewed from 5 to 9 p.m. The artists will be there throughout the evening and be available to discuss their work with members of the public. The duo will perform in the front parlor of Union Grove Distillery from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is free.
After living in Manhattan for much of her life, being surrounded by trees is a stark contrast for Freund. Living in Highmount full time since 2016, she captures this changing Catskills landscape using various mediums: sandpaper, India Ink, and embroidery with painting on linen. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design in 1979. She then worked as an illustrator for publications such as The New York Times, Vogue, Mademoiselle and New York Magazine. Freund has also been a design director of a costume jewelry company for more than 25 years, and has collaborated on film and theater projects based in New York City as a set and costume designer.
Williams started painting in 1973 in Sedona, Arizona, and exhibited in New York City in the Clay Gallery on Madison Avenue in the 1970s. For more than 30 years in Roxbury, Williams has shown his art in the Commons Gallery and Roxbury Arts Group, and paints local scenes with the Plein Air Society. He has a reputation as a rooster painter. Williams and Glen Pedersen have a new company called Mountain Country Store, founded to create artistic gifts that highlight the Catskill Mountains. Williams makes digital prints of his paintings for tote bags, hot holders, and greeting cards.
Rosa, a native of New Kingston, is a recently retired social studies teacher who taught in Roxbury and Walton schools. Rosa is also co-owner of Bloom Fabric, Art & Retreat, a store in Margaretville created to promote and cater to the needs of sewers, quilters and fiber artists. Her work is colorful, vibrant and varied.
Hawkey is a multi-genre vocalist, instrumentalist, bandleader and educator based in the Catskills. The recipient of the Johnny Mercer Award, the American Traditions Vocal Competition Gold Medal and a two-time winner of NYC’s Cabaret Showdown. She is the director of Elvanelle Music and the bandleader and vocalist of Elvanelle and The Swingaroos. She conducts jazz and vocal workshops in schools across the country and has recorded and produced two albums as a bandleader.
Daniels has nurtured and developed recording and performance projects for the Pittman/Daniels Quartet, vocalist Macy Chen, bassist August Riska, saxophonist Bradford Hayes, Jazz In The Spirit, vocalist Andy Cahill and singer/songwriter Deborah Thurlow. As an educator, he taught music for many years in the public schools and continues to teach music privately. He studied music at Hofstra University, Berklee College of Music, SUNY at Old Westbury, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in music/education, and New York University where he received a Master of Arts degree in music education.
Union Grove Distillery is a farm licensed craft distillery at 43311 State Highway 28 in Arkville.
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