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Calendar - Saturday, October 13

September 22 - October 28, 2012
XTreme Barns and Beyond

October 13, 2012
Jazz Masters of the Piano Performance Museum: Kenny Barron


XTreme Barns and Beyond

Photographs by Richard Schepper

Dates: September 22-October 28, 2012
Location: Kaaterskill Fine Arts Gallery, Hunter Village Square, 7950 Main Street, Village of Hunter
Gallery Hours: Monday & Thursday, 12-4 pm; Friday & Saturday, 10 am-5 pm; Sunday 10 am-4 pm (and by appointment)
More Information: 518 263 2060

XTreme Barns and Beyond

"I've always been intrigued with old barns. One day I started to add a little color of my own over the existing structures. What fun. It became a celebration of color."
--Richard Schepper

Come see this unusual photography exhibit that shouts "CELEBRATORY!"

Richard Schepper is a keeper. Not since the squiggles of Jean Michel Basquiat has an artist had as much fun with wormy lines and tornado-like explosions of color as photographer Richard Schepper in his latest photographs. Think Matisse for color. Think Klee for playfulness. Leger and Braque for form.

Thank Steve Jobs for the technology.

Put them all together and you've got a kaleidoscopic collection of confetti-colored barns -- photo representations imbued with a promising new art form using photography as its starting point.

"XTREME BARNS AND BEYOND" is a Very Surprising and Totally New Look at an honored rural American icon, The, with attitude.

Richard Schepper's work now on view at the Catskill Mountain Foundation's Kaaterskill Fine Arts & Crafts Gallery in Hunter, NY.

Only 135 minutes from Broadway!


Richard Schepper, a native New Yorker, first studied art at the High School of Music and Art. He went on to attend Pratt Institute where he majored in photography and cinematography. During his junior year, the ad agency Young & Rubicam was so impressed with his portfolio, he was offered an internship. He stayed on to become an award winning TV and Print Art Director. One of the many awards he received was the Cannes Film Festival Award for his Ocean Spray TV commercial.

During the Seventies and Eighties Richard's work expanded to include painting and sculpture. His work was shown in numerous Soho galleries. For the past twenty years he has also been involved with photography. His photographs have been exhibited in several galleries and can be found in many private collections.

A long time active environmentalist, Richard shares his photographic work with others hoping to trigger the same love and respect for nature that he has. There are special places in nature that evoke feelings much different than the urban or suburban vistas we've all become accustomed to. These places have a healing effect on us. They have a calming, soothing affect on our psyche that generates peace and well-being. This is why so many of us take our vacations in the country. It is hoped that more and more people will recognize the intrinsic value and the healing effects of nature. Wild places are a precious part of our lives. They should be protected and saved as such, for generations to come.



Jazz Masters of the Piano Performance Museum: Kenny Barron

Solo classical jazz concert

Date: Saturday, October 13, 2012
Time: 8:00 pm
Tickets purchased ahead: $23; $18 seniors; $7 students
Tickets purchased at the door: $27; $21 seniors; $7 students
This concert is supported in part by the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation.
Location: Doctorow Center for the Arts, 7971 Main Street, Route 23A, Village of Hunter (CLICK HERE for directions)
More Information/Tickets: Call 518 263 2063

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Jazz Masters of the Piano Performance Museum: Kenny Barron

Kenny Barron, 2010 NEA Jazz Master will be performing a solo concert of classical jazz including blues, touch, bop and rhythm for the delight of audiences drawn to the lyrical, expressive, evocative side of jazz. His unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies and infectious rhythms is what inspired The Los Angeles Times to name him "one of the top jazz pianists in the world" and Jazz Weekly to call him "The most lyrical piano player of our time." You won't want to miss this romantic, intimate evening with Mr. Kenny Barron.

One of the most renowned and busiest pianists in jazz today, Barron is a multiple-Grammy nominee, was honored with induction into the American Jazz Hall of Fame (2005), and received the MAC Lifetime Achievement Award (2005) and the Mid Atlantic Arts Living Legacy Award (2009). Also in 2009, Barron was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an esteemed honorary society and center for independent policy research.

While relishing the accolades, Barron reflects on his career as a top-drawer artist as a work in progress. "What I have contributed to jazz is keeping a commitment to the honesty of the music...I play what I feel. I believe in having fun, which took a long time to discover -- not to take myself too seriously."



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