Sunday, September 24, 2006

The rundown

The sculpture exhibit at Saunder's Farm in Garrison was featured in a write-up in Friday's edition of the NYTimes Westchester section.

In Friday's POJO, Kathleen Murray interviewed An-my Le on her exhibit, Trap Rock, a collection of photographs of the Clinton Point Quarry in New Hamburg that are the result of a project commissioned by Dia.

The D&H Canvas, a monthly art related publication based on the other side of the river, but which also covers events in Beacon and surrounding areas is seeking suggestions for the future direction of the publication during a brainstorming session to be held, Tuesday, September 26.
The details from Canvas Managing Editor, Barry Plaxen:

The Delaware & Hudson CANVAS was born due to my attendance at the Orange County Citizens Foundation 2004 Focus Groups for our cultural needs assessments . We started the paper as a direct result of that participation and based our plans on the results of that study. We feel it is your paper, your voice, and we know many of your feel the same way. I believe we have been extremely successful. But....

After two years of publications, the D&H CANVAS can no longer exist in its present manner. Changes need to be made.

We can no longer print everyone's press releases within our 24, 28 or 32 page issues. We need to expand the newspaper to 52 pages so that we can service all of you and your events & exhibits with our multiple calendar listings and the feature stories that you asked for at the focus sessions. (We have not been able to get the necessary advertising support of the non-arts business community in any of the three counties we cover which would have automatically enabled us to expand.)

We at CANVAS believe we know how you can help. We need to know how you think WE at CANVAS should proceed.

We are holding a Focus group on Tuesday, September 26 at 2:00 pm at the Orange County Citizens Foundation on White Oak Drive in Sugar Loaf. We hope you can attend and participate.

If you respond to me at that you can attend, I will forward you a short list of items to be discussed.

If you cannot attend, please do email me at to let me know. I wish to then forward you a short survey to respond to and email back to me.

Thank you.

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