As part of our Summer Reading Program the Hudson Area Library Tween Advisory Council is pleased to present “DIBS” or Do It Better Series. A series of free workshops throughout the summer. Each workshop pairs participants with an expert in a particular field to help define, refine and explore in a judgement free zone. This program is open to ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE. Space is limited for these workshops! Register today by email email@example.com
Painting with Jeffrey Gibson
Wednesday, June 27, 11am
This program will take place in Gibson’s studio located at the old Claverack Schoolhouse. Lunch, transportation and materials will be provided.
Jeffrey Gibson grew up in major urban centers in the United States, Germany, Korea, England and elsewhere. He is also a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and half Cherokee. This unique combination of global cultural influences converge in his multi-disciplinary practice. Gibson’s artwork intermingles elements of traditional Native American art with contemporary artistic references. Gibson’s artworks are in the permanent collections of many major art museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Smithsonian, the National Gallery of Canada, the Nasher, the Nerman, Crystal Bridges, and the Denver Art Museum. Recent solo exhibitions include SCAD Museum of Art (Savannah and Atlanta), the National Academy Museum in New York, The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, and the Cornell Museum of Fine Art.
DIBS: Exploring Sound with Deep Listening Institute
Tuesday, July 17, 12-2pm
Exploring the difference between hearing and listening, promoting improvisation and playfulness.
Deep Listening Institute (DLI) promotes the music and Deep Listening practice of pioneer composer Pauline Oliveros, providing a unique approach to music, literature, art, meditation, technology and healing. It fosters creative innovation across boundaries and across abilities, among artists and audience, musicians and non-musicians, healers and the physically or cognitively challenged, and children of all ages.
Charles Zotique is a composer, teacher, and PhD candidate based in New York and the Berkshires. He has studied at Fordham University, Juilliard Evening Division, and University at Buffalo. Charles enjoys creating, conducting, performing, and studying with individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Current teaching appointments at Berkshire Country Day School (MA) and University at Buffalo (NY).
DIBS: Creative Writing & Performance with Joey de Jesus
Tuesday- Wednesday, July 24-25, 12-3pm
Non-fiction prose, poetics, fiction. Learn to not only develop your voice through your word but also the confidence to perform them.
Joey de Jesus is a poet and editor. He is the is Poetry Editor of Apogee Journal and the New York Foundation of the Arts 2017 Poetry Fellow.
DIBS: HERE COMES TREBLE
Wednesday, August 15, 12-3pm
A music free for all! Bring your instrument or grab one in the workshop!
Here Comes Treble is a youth education project by musician/artists Rebecca Borrer and Thomas Roeschlein.
Hudson Area Library’s Tween Advisory Council, is a committee made up of youth (ages 8-12) who take on a leadership role in creating and hosting library events and workshops for their peers.