Arts and leisure digest

| 30 Sep 2011 | 08:25

‘Taste of Warwick’ tickets on sale now WARWICK — Warwick will once again celebrate its area restaurants, chefs, farms, wineries and sense of community in the 17th annual “Taste of Warwick” on Tuesday, Sept. 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. The event will be held at the Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery on Little York Road off Route 1A between Warwick and Pine Island. Presented by the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce, Taste of Warwick highlights local cuisine as well as eco-friendly dining and a sense of community. Under a tent, guests can sample local wines and food while listening to live music by the E’Lissa Jones trio. Regional chefs will promote their specialties featuring local produce. Sponsors for this year’s event include Seely & Durland, Country Chevy and Coppola Services, Inc. Tickets are $50 per person and must be purchased in advance. Call 986-2720 for more information. Garden tea party on Sept. 19 will benefit arboretum Montgomery — The Friends of the Arboretum will host the seventh annual garden tea at the Orange County Arboretum on Sunday, Sept. 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. Volunteer hostesses at this fund raiser will serve guests at themed-tables set with fine china and floral centerpieces. An assortment of homemade sweets and savories will be served, accompanied by a variety of hot and iced teas. Other highlights of the day will include horticulturist Peter Patel discussing his “Ten Favorite Plants and Shrubs for the Home Gardener,” a silent auction featuring many items, a 50/50 raffle and many chances to win door prizes. Tickets for the tea are $30 per person and advanced reservations and pre-payment are required. All proceeds benefit the Orange County Arboretum. For more information or to make reservations, call Tamara Moson at 615-3828. Art Federation open its 47th annual exhibition on Sept. 1 Sugar Loaf - From Wednesday, Sept. 1, through Tuesday, Sept. 28, the Orange County Art Federation’s 47th annual juried members exhibition will take place at The Lycian Centre for the Performing Arts on King’s Highway in Sugar Loaf. The reception and award presentations will take place on Saturday, Sept. 11, from 2- 4 p.m. The exhibition hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. All artist members with art groups in Orange County and the Hudson Valley region may participate. For the prospective or any questions, call Sarah E. McHugh at 845-987-8748 or e-mail her at Anne Hanson to read at Poetry on the Loose Warwick - Anne Hanson will read her work at the next program in the free “Poetry on the Loose Reading/Performance Series” at 7 West Street in Warwick at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4. Following the featured guest, others are welcome to read original work. Hanson has been creating poems and books since her childhood in central Illinois. After retirement she became a member of the Black Dirt Storytelling Guild, telling stories of tricksters and strong women. Encouraged to focus on poetry while dealing with breast cancer, she found that she had several voices, each one with something to say. She has learned that almost everything in her life is useful in creating poems. Her work is familiar to area open reading audiences. Call 294-8085 for more information. ‘Liability and Legality’ in the arts Sugar Loaf - The Orange County Arts Council continues the 2010 series, “What Every Artist Wants to Know, but is Afraid to Ask.” “Liability and Legality” is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 24 from 7-9 p.m. The workshop, sponsored by Jacobowitz and Cubits, will be held at the Arts Council office, 23 White Oaks Drive, Sugar Loaf. The cost is $15, or free for artist and organization members. Join Greg Townsend from Marshall and Sterling Insurance and Gary Schuster from Jacobowitz & Gubits to help artists and arts organizations to understand liability insurance and legal issues: Are you concerned about somebody using an image you have created? Are you ready to sign for that record deal? Do you have questions about how much insurance you need and what kind? Does it include employee coverage? Different disciplines require different insurance needs. Dancers and dance companies have different needs than visual artists. Come prepared with your questions about insurance needs and legal issues such as copyright, intellectual property, or contracts. Questions may be submitted in advance to the Arts Council at 845-469-9168 or e-mail to The Orange County Arts Council is a non-profit arts service organization dedicated to strengthening the Arts in Orange County by providing educational, promotional and informational services to artists, arts organizations and the community. The Council also works to facilitate relationships between the arts, schools, businesses, government and the public through its various programs. These include: Arts for Vets, Arts in Education, Annual Arts Awards, Advocacy, discounted Health Insurance, Workshops & Seminars and Town Meetings & Artist Mixers. For more information about the workshop or the Council, contact Susan Linn at 845.469.9168 or