For the month of July, our Newburgh store will exhibit artwork by local artist and New York State art educator Jamie Taylor.
“Ms. Jamie Taylor is an artist and permanently certified New York state art educator with over 20 years of teaching experience. Ms. Taylor graduated Magna Cum Laude from the State University of New York at New Paltz with a Bachelor of Science degree in art education. She also holds a Master of Art in Art Studio degree with a specialty in printmaking, from SUNY at New Paltz. While earning her Associate of Applied Science degree at SUNY at Rockland Community College, Ms. Taylor received an honors scholarship. Upon graduation, she was elected by the college to Phi Sigma Omicron for academic achievement.”
When Adams first collaborated with the United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region to launch our monthly art exhibits, Jamie was essential in bringing in local artists to participate for the first year. With each artwork sold, 50% of the sale price will benefit the artist directly and 50% will be donated to the United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region.
View more of Jamie’s work on her website, http://www.artologystudio.org
For the month of June, our Newburgh store will exhibit work by Michael Credo, a Hudson Valley based photographer. You’ll see some familiar Valley scenes in Michael’s photos, along with breathtaking landscapes and mesmerizing long-exposure shots.
Michael Credo was born and raised in Dutchess County. At a very young age his mother introduced him to photography, giving him a disposable camera every time they went on vacation or to a special event with his family. After many years he worked his way up to different film cameras. He has been self-taught for over 20 years.
Michael is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY and earned a BA in 2000. While at the CIA his passion for both food and photography blended together as he documented various dishes and places he worked throughout the United States. While Living in Telluride, Colorado, Mike fell in love with the outdoors and the beauty of Mother Nature.
After the passing of his mother in 2007, he followed her advice to not take anything for granted and enjoy life. This is when the spark ignited and he looked at the world not only through his eyes but also through his view finder.
Michael’s work has been published in various local newspapers and used on many websites. One of his most notable accomplishments is his “Bank Sq” picture which can be seen throughout Beacon, NY and has placed 1st in art shows as well as winning “Best in Show”. Michael was also given the opportunity to assist Robert Rodriguez Jr. on his recent “Beyond the Lens” workshop in Tennessee.
Michael takes pride in all of his work and tries to document all of his pictures as he cap- tures exact moments in time.
To experience more of Michael’s work visit MichaelCredo.com
Each year our stores come alive with the colors of spring for our Annual Lawn & Garden Shows, designed and built by our very own Adams Landscaping. Their crew built four unique, spectacular displays of flowering trees and plants, water features, and tributes to special Hudson Valley monuments. This year, our Poughkeepsie store featured a handmade replica of the Mid-Hudson Bridge:
There were also ponds and waterfalls at each store. Here, our tropical reflection pond offers a bit of serenity amidst the colorful surroundings:
We were excited to feature our Bridal and Food Shows within the Garden Shows. Local vendors and Adams own departments featured and sampled their products and services.
The Poughkeepsie Journal wrote a feature on this year’s Poughkeepsie Garden Show, complete with more photos and video. Read the article here.
Adams is thrilled to feature local artist Sylvia Houston’s watercolor paintings in our Newburgh store for the month of February. As part of our collaboration with the United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region, 50% of sales from this exhibit will benefit the artist and the other 50% will go directly toward UWDOR.
Sylvia Houston began watercolor painting after her retirement from the Newburgh City School District in 2010. She started with Len DiVirgilio’s painting classes at the Desmond Campus of Mount St. Mary’s College, where she continues to learn about this magical medium. She has traveled around the country to study watercolor techniques with artists such as Sterling Edwards, Karlyn Holman, Tony Couch, and Luke Buck, among others. Her subjects often reflect the beauty of nature which surrounds us here in the Hudson Valley and the bounty of her garden.
Pick fresh leaves as needed, beginning about 4-6 weeks after planting.
Harvest again later in the season when the flower buds reappear.
Drying & Storing:
When ready to dry, pick the leaves just after flower buds appear but before they open, removing no more than a third of the plant’s leaves in a single harvest. (The buds are edible as well). See How to Dry Herbs. Once the leaves have dried, strip them from the stem. Dried marjoram delivers flavor nearly equal to the fresh.