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A Guide to First Friday February

First Friday JanuaryFebruary’s First Friday has something for everyone. For fans of musicals, Nyack High School students will perform a few scenes from an upcoming show. Fans of the seriously silly can see “live chicken painting” (don’t worry: the chickens are doing the painting). There’s something special in store for foreign affairs aficionados: Associated Press courtroom artist Janet Hamlin will talk about her latest book, Sketching Guantanamo. Finally, top off the evening by raising a glass to toast the art and the artists on a wine crawl.

Arts Angels at ML by Maria Luisa, 75 South Broadway

Enjoy a showcase of talented students from Nyack High School between 5-7:30p. NHS Jazz EnsembleIn addition to an exhibition of 20 works of visual art, there will be an evening of performances including:

  • the Women’s Chorus
  • the Sonny Rollins Jazz Combo
  • A sneak peak of scenes from the upcoming Nyack High School Musical  “Aida” which will premier in March.

Food and wine, and 20% discount for shopping at Maria Luisa are also available. There is a suggested donation of $20 for Arts Angels.

Arts Angels is the non-profit organization supporting the arts in Nyack Public Schools and serves as the umbrella organization for ArtWorks, DramaWorks, and MusicWorks. Arts Angels aims to promote arts education and programming for students in the Nyack Public Schools.

Live Chicken Painting at Vincent’s Ear, 122 Main St.

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Portrait of chicken as an artist by Tracy Kachtick- Anders

Nyack Art Collective founding member and Vincent’s Ear owner Tracy Kachtick- Anders will introduce the world to “live chicken painting” in the windows of her Main Street art supply store. Just to be clear, her chickens will be painting.

Sketching Guantanamo Author at Edward Hopper House, 82 N. B’way

Associated Press artist and author Janet Hamlin will give a book talk at the Edward Hopper House Arts Center at 7p.

Wine Crawl

Nyack Art Collective souvenir wine cups are available for $5 at participating venues from 5 -8p. Your cup gets you a glass of wine when you visit each venue. Bring your ID.

After Party

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Walk to the Beat, the organization of dancers and percussionist that staged a village-wide music and movement celebration this summer is bringing the band Making Music Dance to Casa de Sol at 104 Main Street at 8:30p. The band combines the tracne-like drive of the African balafon, the ethereal phrasing of the electric violin and the percussive stylings of the guitar.

Here’s a complete guide to Nyack Art Collective‘s monthly cultural festival.

Exhibition Venues

Main Street

  • The Franklin Antique Center – #142: Chris Machlin & Elaine Schloss
  • Cloud 9 – # 120:  Jade Watkins
  • Vincent’s Ear-  #112:  Live Chicken Painting
  • Casa del Sol – #104: Cass McVety
  • Little Flower Shop –  #95 1/2: Cass McVety
  • Harry’s Burritos – #90: Lawrence Hultberg
  • p. ross boutique: #89: Have a Heart Group Show
  • Johnny Cakes: #84: Michael Frank
  • Temptations – #80 1/2: Dan White
  • Starbucks – #80: NAC Group Show

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  • Edward Hopper House Art Center – #82: Nick Savides, Sketching Guantanamo author, Courtroom artist, Janet Hamlin
  • Bee Alive – #19: Lauren Randolph
  • Lorybird #23, Lauren Randolph

South Broadway

  • Sweet Spot- #11: Tony Ziegler and Natalie O’Donnell
  • Saffron-#14  Natalie O’Donnell
  • Art Café -#65 Tracy Kachtick-Anders
  • Pizza Bistro – #64  Donna Timm
  • ML by Maria Luisa – #75: A showcase of talented students from Nyack High School and Middle school, including visual artists, dramatists and musicians between 5 and 8 pm.
  • RJ’s – Leigh Anne Eagerton: 81 S. Broadway
  • Amis Gallery  #79 1/2 Robert Aitchison

Hudson Avenue Gagliardi Studio & Gallery – #39: Robert Scheurman

Please note: Art Café, Johnny Cakes, Starbucks & Pizza Bistro will not be serving wine.



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