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DVAA Announces 2023 Salon Series in Narrowsburg, NY

DVAA  Announces 2023
Salon Series in Narrowsburg, NY
WHAT:           DVAA’s 2023 Salon Series
WHEN:             Select Saturdays* at 2 PM, February – April 2023
* unless otherwise noted
WHERE:         Krause Recital Hall, located on the 2nd floor at DVAA,
37 Main Street in Narrowsburg, NY

NOTES:          Attendance is free and open to the public.

This February, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) once again opens the doors of Krause Recital Hall for an enriching 2023 Salon Series. In the grand tradition of the "Salon," DVAA invites the community to experience, learn, participate, and exchange ideas with artists, musicians, and storytellers. This six-part series will take place on select weekends from February through April and is entirely FREE.

In bringing together the 2023 Salon Series, DVAA’s Executive Director Ariel Shanberg shares, “There is such great dynamic energy in the Sullivan Catskills right now, and we are excited to have this year’s Salon Series feature unique creative voices from all corners of the county including those from Cochecton Center, Monticello, Roscoe, and right here in Narrowsburg.”

TERRY DAME – Improvised Soundscapes
This year's Salon Series starts with a buzz on Saturday, February 25th, at 2 PM, with sound artist Terry Dame, as audiences are treated to an audio experience not to be missed. Dame will perform a set of improvised soundscapes on artist-made instruments fabricated from discarded objects. Listen as she transforms the sounds of her honeybees, native birds, water, and the inescapable human with state-of-the-art technology, weaving sonic tapestries that transport and inspire. This event will surely please birders, beekeepers, nature lovers, and audiophiles alike.
This event is presented in conjunction with Robyn Almquist’s gallery exhibition, “The Space Between You and Me.” It complements the themes running through Almquist’s work, including – recycling, repurposing resources, and our connection to the natural world. After the Salon performance, we invite the audience to stay for an artist talk with Almquist and Rebekah Creshkoff of Catskill Mountainkeeper.
On Saturday, March 4th, at 2 PM, DVAA welcomes The Black Library to Krause Hall. Co-founders and artists, Douglas Shindler and Michael Davis, will host an artist talk to share The Black Library’s mission as they seek to celebrate Black culture and history by creating a collaborative, creative, and educational space for the residents of Sullivan County, New York.
YARNSLINGERS –Storytelling
On Saturday, March 11th, at 2 PM, enjoy an afternoon of storytelling as DVAA welcomes Yarnslingers to the Salon. The program will celebrate Women's History Month by presenting a selection of stories on the subject of "female." Always enlivening and never dull, Yarnslingers was founded in 2012 by writer/musician Ramona Jan who believes that "Everyone has a story…or two" and encourages people from all walks of life to spin their spellbinding tales.
BREA SOUDERS – Performative Reading & Book Signing
On Saturday, March 18th, at 2 PM, DVAA dives into the mind of Brea Souders and artificial intelligence with a live performative reading and discussion from her book Another Online Pervert.  Published by MACK, the book derives from conversations between the artist and a female online chatbot and is interspersed with entries from her diary and photographs from her archive. With this personal and provocative book, we are guided through a unique exploration of how a machine and a human can learn from one another and build a shared story from pieces of themselves.
SCCO – Orchestral Performance
Women's History Month continues in the Salon on SUNDAY, March 26th, at 2 PM with Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra (SCCO) and a performance highlighting the work of four monumental female composers: Reena Esmail, Amy Beach, Lili Boulanger, and Clara Schuman. The program, "Everlasting Impressions,” features Akiko Hosoi on violin, Kirsten Jermé on cello, and Matthew Graybill on piano.
ANDREA WITTGENS – Music & Video Performance
And finally, on Saturday, April 8th, at 2 PM, our 2023 Salon Series culminates with a kaleidoscopic performance of music & video by Andrea Wittgens. The singer-songwriter & visual artist will perform on the baby grand piano in Krause Hall, debuting an original video installation accompaniment to her music. Wittgens, whose style pulls from pop and jazz to early punk, offers references to Joni Mitchel, Tori Amos, and even Patti Smith, all the while creating a sound all her own. DVAA is grateful to be a part of Wittgens' debut of this multi-media performance. The synthesis of sound, lyrics and visual art creates an exclamation point to the end of our 2023 Salon Series.
All events will take place in Krause Recital Hall, on the 2nd floor of DVAA, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY.
Performances are Saturdays at 2 PM unless otherwise noted. Salon Series events are FREE and open to the public.
See DVAA’s current COVID safety policy here.
DVAA’s programs are made possible thanks in part to the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency with support from the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; the Sullivan County Legislature; the Nancy Stevenson Memorial Fund; Business Sponsors; our members; and individuals like you.
For more information, call 845-252-7576 or visit  
CONTACT:    Kacy Colson, Communications Manager

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