artworks by Rita Sherry

Cunneen Hackett Art Gallery

12 Vassar St. Poughkeepsie, NY

Cocoon Theatre Visual Arts Initiative will present drawings, paintings and sculptures

of Woodstock based artist Rita Sherry

                  From August 3 to the 26th


Please join us for the opening reception

Friday August 3, 5 to 8pm, and August 24th for a closing

with poetry reading by the artist and friends

Gallery hours:  Fri-2 to 5 pm, Sat & Sun 1 to 5 pm, or by appointment.  

for further information contact Andres San Millan:

andrescocoon@gmail.com 845 663-6273

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Soiree in the Parlor

Mamalama
 

 A listening experience that has been described as "like walking into a dream," Mamalama seamlessly weaves together world music (Native American, Middle Eastern, Celtic), classical minimalism, early/sacred/renaissance, psychedelia, indie-chamber music, and vivid lyrical mysticism. Mamalama is an uncommon orchestration of harp and ethereal voice, hammered dulcimer, glockenspiel, melodica, tenor recorder, piano, tenor mandolin, quena, charango, panpipes, and choral voices.  Mamalama has produced three CDs, and read and hear more about the band and their music at  http://www.mamalamaband.com .  Our upcoming shows will all be concentrating on playing some new material that blends Andes Manta's music and players with Mamalama's. Here is a link to a 28 minute section of this music from a concert in the Old Dutch Church in 2017:  https://soundcloud.com/mamalama-572648143/flutes-passion-of-cloud-causai-pacha-standing-on-serpents

A listening experience that has been described as "like walking into a dream," Mamalama seamlessly weaves together world music (Native American, Middle Eastern, Celtic), classical minimalism, early/sacred/renaissance, psychedelia, indie-chamber music, and vivid lyrical mysticism.
Mamalama is an uncommon orchestration of harp and ethereal voice, hammered dulcimer, glockenspiel, melodica, tenor recorder, piano, tenor mandolin, quena, charango, panpipes, and choral voices.

Mamalama has produced three CDs, and read and hear more about the band and their music at http://www.mamalamaband.com.

Our upcoming shows will all be concentrating on playing some new material that blends Andes Manta's music and players with Mamalama's. Here is a link to a 28 minute section of this music from a concert in the Old Dutch Church in 2017:
https://soundcloud.com/mamalama-572648143/flutes-passion-of-cloud-causai-pacha-standing-on-serpents

Art by Carolyn Edlund and Staats Fasoldt

The Cocoon Theatre Visual Arts will present the work of Carolyn Edlund and Staats Fasoldt from July 6th-29th at the Cunneen-Hackett Art Gallery, 12 Vassar Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. There will be an opening reception on Friday,July 6th from 5-8pm featuring the music of Ben Basile Jazz Duo. 

Gallery Hours are Friday-Sunday 1-5pm or by appointment.

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"And Walls" Auditions!!!

DEAR FRIEND - actors, dancers, creatively bent!

Please audition for our upcoming original production - and help us spread the word …it’s happening fast!

 

AUDITIONS

Sunday, June 24 at 6 pm.

Tuesday, June 26 at 6 pm.

9 Vassar Street in Poughkeepsie (Cunneen Office)

Ages 18 & upward to play roles of:

4 men

3 women

1 female dancer

Performs: Nov. 2-11

 

Cocoon Theatre holds auditions for its fall Mainstage Production - premiering an original, full-length play written by M. San Millan, entitled ‘…and walls’ to perform at Cunneen Theater in Poughkeepsie, Nov. 2-11.

 

‘…and walls’ deals with the destructive barriers within the human being, through an ensemble cast exploring class struggle, power play, man’s desire to overcome obstacles and seek understanding.

 

Call backs: Tues. July 10 at 6 pm. 9 Vassar St. Pok

 

Contact Director: Marguerite San Millan at Cocoon Theatre: 845-452-7870

Soiree in the Parlor

Join us on Memorial Day for a triple-header reading of scripts in process. Magic, a short screenplay by Nancy O. Graham, is a comic caper in the form of an unusual custody battle. In The Warriors, a short play by Kate Udall, an archeologist grapples with a Viking ghost, who may have the loot she needs to solve mysteries of the past. Open Mike, a screenplay in rhyming verse by Peter Ferland, is about college students who find thousands of dollars in a second-hand couch—and return the money. Inspired by a true story.

 

Nancy O. Graham, curator of this soirée, is a Kingston-based actor and writer. Recent acting credits include The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl (Threshold Stage Company, Kittery, ME); Tiny Rooms, a performance installation by Grace Pendleton (Brooklyn, NY); and The Skin of Our Teeth (Voice Theatre, Woodstock, NY). Her prose and poetry have been published in such online journals as PindeldybozBlazeVox, and Eratio, and anthologized in In|Filtration: Innovative Poetry from the Hudson River Valley, edited by Anne Gorrick and Sam Truitt. 
 

Peter Ferland lives in New Paltz. He wrote and directed the family web-series Pirate Birthday Party, which can be seen on his website: www.peterferland.com. He also made a documentary about boys' rites of passage called Tending Fires and numerous music and commercial web videos.  He writes for children's television shows (Curious GeorgeArthurMolly of Denali and a few others you've never heard of.) Open Mikeis in pre-production now, to be shot in the fall of 2018.

 

Kate Udall is an actor/playwright/audiobook narrator based in New Paltz. 

She has appeared in off-broadway, regional, and international productions, including The Waves (Blue Heron Arts Center/Culture Project), The Seagull (White Heron@Second Stage), and the short film Gravity, which premiered at Slamdance ’11 in Park City, Utah. Look for her as Special Agent Tammy Hattley in Season Three of the Netflix series Daredevil, airing in fall of 2018.

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Cunneen-Hackett Art Gallery Opening: Evocative Fragments

 

Opening Reception on Friday, April 6, from 5-8 pm.
On April 1st, Easter Sunday, the gallery will be open by appointment between 1 and 5 pm. Call 845-663-6273 to drop in.

Gallery Hours: Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 1-5 pm.
Exhibition open until April 29th, 2018.

 

 

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At the C H Gallery

Due to the snow storm on March 2nd, the Opening Reception for Design X 3 was moved to March 17, from 4 to 7pm with an artists' talk at 4:30.

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