Six contemporary artists will lead performances and conversations along Olana’s historic carriage roads, examining practice and place through disciplines in photography, music, dance, scent, and film.
Saturday, June 8, 3 PM: Dr. Christopher Brellochs
Saturday, June 22, 3 PM: Bob Lukomski
Saturday, June 29, 4:30 PM: Casey Robertson
Saturday, July 13, 3 PM: Alexis Elton
Saturday, July 27, 3 PM: Daniel McCabe
Saturday, August 10, 3 PM: Dr. Christopher Brellochs
Sunday, August 18, 3 PM: A-Y/Dancers
Saturday, September 7, 3 PM: Alexis Elton
Saturday, September 21, 3 PM: Bob Lukomski
Saturday, October 5, 4:30 PM: Casey Robertson
Saturday, November 9, 3 PM: A-Y/Dancers
Dr. Christopher Brellochs has spent over a year researching and performing music for his sabbatical project, “Music of the Gilded Age in the Hudson Valley.” Brellochs will join Artists on Olana for a walk along the historic carriage roads telling stories of Church’s friendship with leading composers. He will explore the classical and historic origins of the saxophone through live performances in the landscape.
Composer Bob Lukomski explores the sounds of Olana and its surrounding environment using technology to create a musical conversation in response to Frederic Church’s historic landscape.
Photographer Casey Robertson will introduce visitors to a series of international films from the last six decades portraying landscape as evolving spaces. A walk through Olana’s designed landscape will follow the presentation with a conversation about the cinematic experience of traveling Frederic Church’s artist-designed historic carriage roads and seeing his curated views.
Let your sense of smell be your guide. Take a moment to slow down and tune into the natural world. Join artist Alexis for a series of aromatic plants experienced during a participatory scent-walk speciﬁc to the landscape and history of Olana’s artist-designed carriage roads.
Hudson River Study is a meditation through landscape photography on human interaction with the environment. Join artist and filmmaker Daniel McCabe, artist in residency at Basilica Hudson’s Hudson as Muse program, in conjunction with his exhibition of new photographic works on view July 1 – 30.
Join A-Y/dancers, repertory dance company of the Hudson Valley, through an interactive tour of Olana. Witness dancers awaken the landscape as they intertwine with the living painting. View choreographed movement tailored to the cascading views, as members of the troupe open a dialogue about contemporary dance and its relation to the historic landscape.