Schooner Apollonia Community Discussion

Thursday, September 21 | 7PM – 9PM

// FREE ADMISSION //

Join the crew of the Schooner Apollonia for a FREE community gathering at Basilica Hudson. The crew will be presenting their vision for how the Apollonia will bring about positive change to the Hudson River, and reaching out to our community, as well as potential partners.

Food generously provided by Little Deb’s

Please come and share your ideas. RSVP here

Basilica SoundScape 2017

September 15 – 17, 2017

A weekend of music and art presented with The Creative Independent

// Weekend Pass $75 //

Far from a typical music festival, Basilica SoundScape features live concert performances, conceptual sound performances, author readings, installations, collaborations, curated local vendors and artisans, on-site activities and more, creating an immersive, innovative weekend of art, music, and culture. Basilica SoundScape 2017 will feature a lineup of some to the most innovative and genre-pushing musicians, visual artists and writers working today, with unique collaborations across disciplines.

Visit full Basilica SoundScape site

The lineup so far:

MUSIC
Bing & Ruth / Blanck Mass / Emel Mathlouthi / Jlin / John Maus / Moor Mother / Priests / Protomartyr / serpentwithfeet / Thou / Vivien Goldman / Yellow Eyes / Yvette / Yves Tumor / Zola Jesus

READINGS
Darcie Wilder / Eileen Myles / Patty Schemel / Morgan Parker / Amy Rose Spiegel

VISUAL ART
Naama Tsabar / Emma Kohlmann / Marianne Vitale / Jesse Draxler

Basilica Back Gallery Series: Haley Josephs

Opens Thursday, August 24 | 6PM – 9PM

Image: Haley Josephs

// FREE //
OPENING HOURS:
Thurday, August 24 | 6PM – 9PM
Friday, August 25 | 12PM – 3PM
Saturday, August 26 | 12PM – 3PM
Sunday, August 27 | 11AM – 1PM

Painter Haley Josephs will be the latest Basilica Back Gallery artist-in-residency, displaying her paintings from Thursday, August 24, with viewings by appointment after that date.

Haley will explore the mysteriousness of the Catskill mountains and the surrounding Hudson valley within the realm of feminine sensuality through paint.

Haley Josephs (b. 1987, Seattle WA), received her BFA in Painting & Drawing from Tyler School of Art at Temple University in 2011 and her MFA in Painting & Printmaking from Yale University in 2014.  Josephs has exhibited locally and internationally.  She was included in Painting Forward at Thomas Erben Gallery in 2016, Too Much of a Good Thing at the Basilica Hudson in Hudson, NY, and her first solo exhibition, Civil Twilight, at Deli Gallery in New York, NY.   She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

This exhibition continues Basilica Hudson’s 2017 thematic Back Gallery artist in residency program, which explores the location as muse. Creating the work in Hudson and at Basilica suggests that the eclectic present and past of this river city is central to inspiration.

Back Gallery Openings are a culmination of artist(s) spending some time in the space, experiencing the place and then opening it up to the public.

See the full list of 2017 Back Gallery exhibitions

Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series: Stranger In Paradise

Thursday, August 17 | 8PM

Presented in collaboration with Chris Boekmann of True/False film festival

Image: Stranger In Paradise, Guido Hendrikx, 2016

// $5 – $10 sliding scale, FREE for kids and teens //

Operating at the intersection of fiction and documentary, Stranger in Paradise reflects on the power relations between Europeans and refugees in a candid fashion.

The film is the debut feature by Guido Hendrikx. Developed in his native Netherlands but shot in Italy, “Stranger in Paradise” offers three takes on immigration, first from an aggressive right-wing tabloid perspective, then from a more humane, liberal stance. Finally, a classroom of real-life migrants are told how their cases may yet be handled.

The Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series celebrates and examines the documentary genre through screenings and dialogue with visiting directors. The series is produced in collaboration with Chris Boeckmann, film programmer for the Columbia, MO-based True/False Film Fest, a pioneering film festival dedicated to exploring creative nonfiction film.

The series will form part of Basilica’s long-standing film program, which is now in its sixth year and continues to present an array of works from new and repertory narrative features, documentaries, experimental films, to video and media art, often with filmmakers and special guests in attendance for a discussion following the screenings.

Read more about the Basilica Non-fiction Screening Series here.

Guerrilla Basilica Improvisations

Sunday, August 13 | 2PM

Presented by Art Omi: Music
Image: Lindsey Abudei (Nigeria)

// FREE //

On Sunday, August 13, join us for a mid-afternoon, avant-garde world music celebration as we help Art Omi welcome its newest cohort of Art Omi: Music international musician fellows.

As part of their initial week together, the musicians will participate in a Cagean game of “guerrilla improvisations”, spontaneously created ensembles picked from a hat by you, the audience.

Featuring:

Lindsey Abudei (Nigeria), Tom Arthurs (UK/Berlin), Yuan-Chen Li (Taiwan/USA), Stephen Cohen (USA), Farzin Dehghan (Iran), Hassan Estakhrian (USA), Tapuwanashe Munyayi (Namibia), Ailís Ní Ríain (Ireland, Unlimit Art Fellow), Alberto Novello (Italy), Efraín Rozas (Peru/USA), Jeremy Rose (Australia, Australian Arts Council Fellow), Silvia Sauer (Germany) and 2017 Alumnus-in-Residence Ron Warren (USA)

Light refreshments will be served.

Learn more about Art Omi: Music here

Music From High Peaks 2017

Friday, August 11 2017 | 8PM

Presented with Catskill High Peaks Festival

// from $10 //

Catskill High Peaks Festival returns to Basilica Hudson with “Music from High Peaks,” featuring the festival’s renowned faculty and international rising young artists performing chamber music in Basilica’s North Hall. Filling Basilica’s resonant space with an exuberant display of virtuosity and talent, the program will feature works by women composers—an often-overlooked area of the classical canon. Ensembles include cello chorus, string quartets, sextets and mandolin orchestra. Marking the centennial of women’s suffrage in New York State, Clara Schumann, Fannie Mendelssohn, Rebecca Clarke, Ethel Smyth and other historic and contemporary composers make their Hudson debuts in the soaring post-industrial Basilica space.

Ketermaya, Lebanon: Closer Than You Think

Sunday, August 6 | 4PM

All proceeds go towards the KETERMAYA refugee camp for Syrian children and families

Image: Ketermaya, Lucas Jedrzejak, 2017

// Recommended donation $5 – $10 //

Join us for a special community screening of Lucas Jedrzejak’s documentary Ketermaya, and see a Syrian refugee camp through the remarkable resilience of its children.

In the camp of Ketermaya, children play and dream, just like any other children. Beneath the surface, things are not so easy for these Syrian kids, who have fled fighting, chemical weapons and chaos. On a dusty hillside surrounded by olive trees, the children of Ketermaya play far away from the horrors of Syria. But life in the Lebanese refugee camp is far from easy. Disrupted education, the loss of loved ones, and the scars of war and chemical weapons weigh heavily in this extraordinary portrait of family and childhood innocence. An important corrective to narratives surrounding refugees, and a moving fable of hope and resilience in unimaginable circumstances.

Ketermaya – trailer from Lucas Jedrzejak on Vimeo.

Basilica Back Gallery Series: Make Art (Great) Again

Thursday, August 3 | 6PM – Monday, August 7

Alon Koppel

Image: Alon Koppel

Thursday, August 3 | 6PM-9PM
Friday, August 4 | 12PM-6PM
Saturday, August 5 | 11AM-3PM
Sunday, August 6 | 2PM-6PM
Monday, August 7 by appointment, email alon@notlikehere.org | FREE

Alon Koppel, an artist based in the village of Catskill, will be Basilica Hudson’s latest artist-in-residency. Alon will explore ideas of truth and fiction in the current political landscape and in photography. Alon will present various projects touching on the 2016 general election and its aftermath. As part of the residency he will explore a visual dialog with Hudson residents which will be presented at the Back Gallery in various forms once the residency ends.

Born in Israel in 1971 and currently residing in Catskill, Alon has been photographing for most of his adult life. His work has been shown in galleries and online spaces throughout the world. After running a design agency in New York City for years, a move to the Hudson Valley allowed him to explore photography subjects and projects with more attention and focus.

This exhibition continues Basilica Hudson’s 2017 thematic Back Gallery artist in residency program, which explores the location as muse. Creating the work in Hudson and at Basilica suggests that the eclectic present and past of this river city is central to inspiration.

Back Gallery Openings are a culmination of artist(s) spending some time in the space, experiencing the place and then opening it up to the public.

See the full list of 2017 Back Gallery exhibitions