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The Deluge, Adam Forrester, HD Video, 5:07 minutes, 2014
  • The Deluge, Adam Forrester, HD Video, 5:07 minutes, 2014

Wassaic Project (July 31-August 2)

The 8th annual Wassaic Project, combining art exhibitions, film screenings, music, and dance, takes place at Maxon Mills in Wassaic, July 31-August 2. Wassaicproject.org

The Deluge, Adam Forrester, HD Video, 5:07 minutes, 2014

Lynda Benglis, North South East West, cast bronze fountain and steel, 2009. Courtesy of the artist; Cheim & Reid, New York; and Locks Gallery, Philadelphia. © Lynda Benglis / Licensed by VAGA, New York - JERRY L. THOMPSON
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  • Lynda Benglis, North South East West, cast bronze fountain and steel, 2009. Courtesy of the artist; Cheim & Reid, New York; and Locks Gallery, Philadelphia. © Lynda Benglis / Licensed by VAGA, New York

Storm King Art Center

It's worth visiting Storm King Art Center just to amble alongside Andy Goldsworthy's landscape-responsive Five Men, Seventeen Days, Fifteen Boulders, One Wall, a fieldstone sculpture meandering between trees and through fields before sloping into a pond. The sculpture park's 500 acres are studded with over 100 similar delights, from the muscular I-beams of Mark DiSuvero to the undulating wave field of Maya Lin to Roy Lichenstein's whimsical Mermaid. This summer, Storm King features two special exhibitions: "Water Sources," a collection of Lynda Benglis's outdoor water fountains, and a,b,moon,d, a site-specific work by Luke Stettner that employs the archeological dig as a large-scale drawing tool to create oversize glyphs in the soil. In recent years, Storm King has pumped up its events programming, offering yoga, artist's talks, and concerts. Lee Ranaldo plays August 9. Stormking.org

Golden Rule by Tatana Kellner from Women's Studio Workshop August Arts Festival
  • Golden Rule by Tatana Kellner from Women's Studio Workshop August Arts Festival

August Arts Festival

The first annual august art festival, held by the internationally renowned Women's Studio Workshop (WSW), is coming to Rosendale this August, featuring a month of multidisciplinary art installations and related events. More than 20 local, national, and international artists will create contemporary videos, installations, performance art, and sculptures along the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail from August 7 to August 29, beginning with a video festival curated by Dani Leventhal at Rosendale Theatre and an afterparty at the Belltower on Main Street. Other artists confirmed thus far include Emily Speed, Barbara Westerman, and Melissa Jay Craig. This is the first year of what WSW hopes to be a longstanding tradition of bringing the arts, art lovers, and economic vitality to Rosendale for years to come. "WSW has a long tradition of presenting artists' work in nontraditional spaces," says Ann Kalmbach, Executive Director and co-founder of WSW. "august art festival is our most ambitious effort to date, celebrating artists, our fabulous town, and the newly opened Rail Trail connection between WSW and Main Street." WSW has brought more than 5,000 artists from around the world to Rosendale since 1974. Wsworkshop.org

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