Opening Reception for Two Views? /¿Dos Vistas?

Saturday, July 6th 5-8 p.m.
During Kingston First Saturdays. Light refreshments served.

Two Views? /¿Dos Vistas?, part of Arts Mid Hudson’s multi-site project, The Spaces Between, features the work of two artists exploring the social spaces of marginalized status in American culture. Barry Mayo’s portraits capture both the intimacies and chasms unique to interracial families, while Jose Acosta’s paintings feature the hope and tribulation of immigration. Both artists’ “between” stories kick off a series of multi-media public programs hosted at the Reher Center Gallery that will run through September.

All events at Reher Center Gallery

Join us in exploring the social spaces of marginalized status in American culture through this event series, curated by Elinor Levy of Arts Mid-Hudson and Susie Ximenez of LatinX. All events are free at the Reher Center Gallery at 101 Broadway, entrance through the Spring Street courtyard up one flight.

Wednesday | July 10 | 7-9 pm
Workshop: Migratory Mourning
Migratory mourning is the grief experienced by immigrants, especially when faced with adversity. Maria Elena Ferrer Harrington will lead us through a workshop to understand migratory mourning and its effect on our lives and the lives of those around us.

Saturday | July 20 | 6-8 pm
Film Screening: Confessions of a Quadroon
and talkback with Director Barry Mayo Join Barry Mayo in a viewing and discussion of his video Confessions of A Quadroon, featuring biracial spoken word poet Maya Osborne. What happens when we choose particular labels to articulate our identity? What part of our heritage might be left out and who might it hurt?

Sunday | July 28 | To be announced
Open Mic: How does immigration change your culture?
Susie Ximenez of The Latinx Project facilitates a discussion exploring the effects of immigration on how we think about and express culture. What remains and what Gets left behind? There will be opportunities to tell your own stories.

The Spaces Between: Exploring Our Physical and Cultural Borders

Saturday | August 3 | 7-9 pm
Mix and Mingle: First Saturday Reception

Monday | August 12 | 7-9 pm
Panel Discussion: On a Scale from 1 to 10
Local ethnic restauranteurs will discuss how they have modified their menus to suit the American–and Kingstonian–palate. Facilitated by Reher Center Director Sarah Litvin.

Sunday | August 18 | 2-4 pm
Presentation: Same Rice, Different Land
The farmers of Ever Growing Family Farm, Nfamara Bajie (Gambia) and Moustapha Diedhiou (Senegal), will talk about using West African Farming techniques in Mid-Hudson New York soil and share stories of their farming traditions.

Saturday | August 24 | 7 pm
Film Screening: Hyphen and talkback with Director Maria Servellón
Hyphen is a magic realist, short fiction film based on the director’s own memories and experiences. It follows four-character versions on a transformative chronicle: Mimi, Maia, Mia, Ria. They learn to use imaginative forms of art, dance, and music to realize each of their dreams, fears, and achievements. Conjuring the impalpable power of creativity, they are able to overcome different challenges to create their own identities past cultural and gender expectations. Discussion with the director to follow.

The Farmers of Ever Growing Family Farm
Hyphen, A magic realist, short fiction film

Save the Date
October 3rd Deli Dinner

Past Events

Karen Pillsworth, named Storyteller Laureate in 2002 by the City of Kingston, told Hanukkah and Reher Bakery stories as part of Kingston’s Sinterklaas Send-Off. Dozens of visitors huddled into the Reher bakery storefront for the November 24 event, which is a non-denominational and intercultural holiday tradition intended to unify Kingston’s neighborhoods. The Send-Off launches Sinterklaas from the Kingston Waterfront (a.k.a “Spain”) to his destination across the river.