The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild is hosting a colony-wide Byrdcliffe Afternoon, inviting visitors to experience the multiple creative disciplines and services at the heart of the organization’s mission. Running from noon to 6 p.m., the program will include open studios; visits to ceramics, jewelry, and weaving studios; a tour of White Pines, the 1903 hand-built home of Byrdcliffe’s founders; live music, and more.
Join historian Karen Quinn, at the Kleinert James Center for the Arts at 11 a.m. to kick off the day’s programming, with a brief talk about Woodstock’s importance as an art colony long before the famous music festival in 1969. A remarkable range of artwork produced in Woodstock has been the focus of collector Arthur Anderson for three decades, resulting in the largest comprehensive collection of its type—some 1,500 objects by nearly 200 artists—all of which Anderson recently donated to the New York State Museum, where Karen is a senior historian and curator of arts and culture.
Byrdcliffe Afternoon will take place at Byrdcliffe Art Colony, Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY. Please call 845-679-2079 with any questions about the program. The Kleinert James Center for the Arts is located at 34 Tinker Street, Woodstock, New York. For more information, go to www.woodstockguild.org/event/byrdcliffe-afternoon-and-open-studio/