Opening of Bindy Bazaar Woods & Walking Trail
The Bindy Bazaar Trails originally were constructed for the Woodstock festival to serve as the Bindy Bazaar, a grouping of 20 booths where vendors sold crafts & clothing & also served to connect two major areas of festival grounds.
In the restoration of The Bindy Bazaar Trails , guests will be able to explore the area & see historic evidence of how the woods were used during the festival.
Celebrate the opening with a ribbon cutting at 11am and then enjoy a day outside with your family and friends on the picturesque grounds. Pack a picnic or purchase a lunch at The Musuem, experience curator-led walks (happening every hour on the hour between 12-4 PM) for a detailed interpretation of the historic site. Local vendors, including Creekside Art Company, BriarWood Farms, and Awareness Soaps & Things will be on-site to honor the spirit of the original marketplace and provide an opportunity to shop local.
Plus, Teaching Artists will ignite your imagination inspired by the historic site: using local stones and colored thread, weave your own Bindy Bazaar touchstone to take home as a memento of the special day with Teaching Artists Victoria Bertotti and Karen Smyth. Additionally, guests can challenge their orienteering and observation skills with Adam Stennett, who will teach participants how to tune in and draw from the natural beauty in the Bindy Woods.
About the Teaching Artists:
Victoria Bertotti is an artist who particularly enjoys abstract painting and weaving with unusual materials. She is also a multimedia technologist and innovator of learning technologies. Victoria is a seasoned entrepreneur, presently engaged in several self-driven, original design projects.
Karen Smyth is sculptor, painter, mixed-media, and fiber Teaching Artist who joined Bethel Woods in 2015. She has a BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, a Diploma in Art Education from McGill University, and a MSED in Visual Arts Education from SUNY New Paltz. She taught French at a private Montessori School in Glen Spey, NY, created a themed school garden in Eldred, NY, and runs a Fiber Arts studio for disabled adults in Hurleyville, NY.
Adam Stennett’s work is included in numerous public and private collections and has been exhibited internationally. Adam has lectured as an artist at Georgetown University, School of Visual Arts, NYU Tisch, Hunter College, and Willamette University. For more information http://www.adamstennett.com
Special 50th anniversary events and activities are supported in part by donors to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts and by a grant awarded to Bethel Woods by Empire State Development and New York State's Division of Tourism/I LOVE NY under Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council Initiative.
- May 4 , 2019
- Bindy Bazaar Trailhead (Parking Lot A)
Free & open to the public.
Projects led by Teaching Artists are free with Museum admission with a suggested $10 donation otherwise.