[Exhibition] Joan Nelson and Kevin Larmon: ‘Old Friends, New Work’

Joan Nelson and Kevin Larmon
Old Friends, New Work

May 11–June 9, 2024
Opening reception: Sunday, May 12, 12–2 pm

On view during Open Hours, Bushel programs, by chance, and by appointment
(for appointments, email info@bushelcollective.org)

Joan Nelson (b. 1958, California; lives and works in Stamford, NY) has exhibited her work at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX; Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA; among many others. Her work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and Whitney Museum of American Art, all New York, NY; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; Minneapolis Museum of Art, MN; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C.; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH; and Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas at Austin, TX. Nelson received her BFA from Washington University, St. Louis, MO. In 2023, she received a Guggenheim fellowship.

Kevin Larmon is a retired professor emeritus and Program Coordinator Art, Design, and Transmedia in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University, New York. He received a BFA from Harper College, S.U.N.Y., Binghamton, and currently resides in upstate New York.

For over three decades, Kevin Larmon has received critical acclaim for creating paintings that lyrically explore the divide between abstraction and referential imagery. His work has been associated with the post-conceptualism and neo-conceptual art movements, which were prominent aspects of exhibitions of the early 80s East Village Gallery Nature Morte and with critics/curators Tricia Collins and Richard Milazzo shaping the nature of painting after the rise of conceptual art. Larmon was also associated with Feature Inc., a gallery that was first established in Chicago in 1984, and eventually moved to New York City. His work is included in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas, Austin among others. He is the recipient of an Atlantic-Pacific Fellowship and a Pollack Krasner Foundation grant. Larmon retired from being an Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator Art, Design, and Transmedia in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University, New York in 2018. He received a BFA from Harper College, S.U.N.Y., Binghamton, and currently resides in upstate New York.

Seed to Supper Gardening Series

SEED TO SUPPER Gardening Series
Tuesdays in April and May
(see dates below)
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Please consult our Events page for updates to individual sessions.

A six session gardening class led by Carla Crim that will teach participants about soil health, pollinator protection, and climate-smart growing. Free to attend. To Register: contact Carla Crim, ceh27@cronell.edu or call the CCE office at 607-865-6531

NYS Seed to Supper (S2S) is a comprehensive beginning gardening experience focused on low-budget strategies with community development and relationship building at its core – relationships among community program partners and between program participants. Over the course of six free sessions S2S gives novice gardeners the tools they need to connect with others in community, grow in confidence, and successfully grow a portion of their own food on a limited budget. All participants receive a free guide book (in English or in Spanish), free seeds and starts, and even some gardening supplies.

Week 1: Garden Planning Essentials
April 16, 6-7:30pm

Week 2: Soil building, composting, and mulching
April 23, 6-7:30pm

Week 3: Planting your garden
April 30, 6-7:30pm

Week 4: Caring for your growing garden
May 7, 6-7:30pm

Week 5: Field trip to Birdsong Farm*
May 14, 6-7pm

Week 6: Seedling distribution & celebration*
May 21, 6-7pm

*off-site at Birdsong Farm, 38480 State Highway 10, Delhi

Carla Crim is the horticulture educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension and also oversees the gardens at Birdsong Farm.

[Exhibition] Students of Architecture at SUNY Delhi

Students of Architecture at SUNY Delhi

April 20–April 28, 2024
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 20, 2–5 pm
On view during Open Hours, Bushel Programs, by chance, and by appointment

In this second collaboration with the school of Architecture at SUNY Delhi, Bushel is pleased to present an exhibition of recent projects by current students in the Architecture Degree Programs. Organized by Madisyn Woods-Heath.

images: and Alex Underwood (left) and Richard Turoski III (right)

Iyengar Yoga with Carolyn Christie

Iyengar Yoga with Carolyn Christie
Saturdays 10:00-11:30am

Please check the Events page to verify that a particular class is taking place.

Join Carolyn to reconnect your mind and body through yoga asana practice. The Iyengar method of learning and practicing asanas engages the mind as well as body. With breath as conditioner, the mind as the seeker, Iyengar yoga practice gives strength mobility to the body, stability to the mind.

Open to all; class is for all levels, from no experience with yoga to many years
$20 per 90-minute class, payable to the instructor

About the Instructor

Carolyn’s method, developed over years of yoga training with the Iyengar family and other senior teachers and informed by her deep study of Buddhism, incorporates inner activity in asanas to promote greater awareness of mind, breath and body.

Carolyn began practicing yoga and studying Buddhism while living in Thailand, where she served in the Peace Corps (1987 to 1989). On her way home from Thailand, Carolyn traveled to India to learn more about the land in which both Buddhism and yoga originated. In 1989, when she returned to San Francisco, she started studying at the Iyengar Yoga Institute. In 1995, Carolyn went back to India to study with BKS, Geeta and Prashant Iyengar. She returns regularly to meet with her Indian teachers.

In the the United States, Carolyn studied primarily with Mary Dunn and Patricia Walden and continues to study Gabriella Giubilaro in Italy (via zoom).

Carolyn has been teaching at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York since 1995. She is certified as a Senior Intermediate 1/level 3 Iyengar Yoga instructor.

Moving Towards Liberation through the Body: a workshop led by Ali Shockey

Moving Towards Liberation through the Body: a workshop led by Ali Shockey

Three Sessions:
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:15
Feb 7, 14, 21

Artist and soma practitioner Ali Shockley will lead this 3-session workshop to introduce core principles of Somatic Trauma Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, and related modalities, and to consider along with participants the ways these and other healing modalities might help move us in the direction of collective liberation.

Throughout the sessions, as we work with our individual and collective somas, we will devise practices that call upon our own bodies to help us process—and invite in the transformation of—intergenerational, sociopolitical, and structural trauma. Beginning with the individual soma by practicing modalities of self-care, we will move into exploring the collective soma by practicing methods of collective care. 

During a time of immense global upheaval, imperialistic violence, separatism, and anthropocentric crisis, it feels vital to be creating space where we can learn to reconnect with our bodies and practice intentional communal care. Learning and practicing these methods will support us as we are challenged to adapt to the inevitable changing conditions of planet earth, and as we move through and begin to live more reciprocally in a world that we want to cohabitate. There will be space for participants to offer their voices, share ideas, and for all of us to show up authentically as ourselves in a supportive environment. Ideally, the workshop will transition to an ongoing monthly communal co-learning space for interested community members to continue the exploration of sharing somatic healing methodologies and practice facilitation that will move us closer to collective liberation.

The three sessions will build on each other, but it is not necessary to attend them all. Please do rsvp before the first session you plan to attend, using the form below

Cost: $10-$15 (sliding scale) per session; no one turned away for lack of funds.

Ali Shockey is an interdisciplinary artist and soma practitioner working with embodied movement, performative processing, and crafting communal spaces for creative world visioning, inside out transformation, and mobilizing around socio-political action. They attended Oberlin College where they received their BA in studio art and thereafter moved to New York City where they taught art through forest education in public green spaces throughout the city. They have been facilitating workshops in the arts and somatic experiencing since 2016. Having attended graduate school for clinical social work at Silberman School for Social Work, they left the metropolitan area and discovered the beautiful landscape of the Catskill mountains. Ali is eager to get to know the local community in Delhi, contribute their practice, and learn from others in a reciprocal exchange of resources and care. 

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[Exhibition] Fiery Fodder

Fiery Fodder

Larissa Bates . Rosa Booth . Wells Chandler . Elena del Rivero . Kerry Downey . Judy Glantzman . Glenn Goldberg . Brenda Goodman . James Hannaham . Mala Iqbal . Valesca Lafrance . Shona Macandrew . Linda Mary Montano . Maritza Ranero . Lisa Sanditz . Aparna Sarkar . Dasha Shishkin . Pat Sprott . Raya Terran . Molly Zuckerman-Hartug
Curated by Angela Dufresne

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Learning Gaza

On Antisemitism: Solidarity and the Struggle for Justice (Jewish Voice for Peace)

Jewish Voice for Peace mission and action

Arab Film Institute is screening free films online throughout November as part of their Palestinian Voices series.

Social Text has a Palestine Resources section with essays and articles dating back more than a decade, and hosts a frequently updated “Amplifier” page with news and resources from other organizations

Middle East Childrens Alliance – Emergency Aid

Ceasefire Bill, from Congresswoman Cori Bush’s website

Free e-book downloads from Haymarket Books, Verso Press, and Wendys Subway (from “Questions to Ask Before Your Bat Mitzvah“)

Digital tool kit and educational resources from Palestinian Womens’ Collective

Palestinian Youth Movement Reading List: https://palestinianyouthmovement.com/reading-list

Producing Humans (multiple authors)

A zine produced in conjunction with the Bushel exhibition ‘Producing Humans’ (Aug-Sept 2023), guest-curated by Alexandra Egan, Alyssa Matthews, and Yasmin Reshamwala. The zine was edited by Iris Cushing, designed by Alexandra Egan, and produced by Bushel. With writing by Mirene Arsanios, Iris Cushing, Alexandra Egan, Corrine Fitzpatrick, Emily Johnston, Tricia Vessey, Rachael Guynn Wilson, and L.E. Wood., accompanied by artwork from the exhibition’s participating artists.

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August 31: Heal-ical Embodiment at Pillow Fort

Heal-ical Embodiment

Movement Workshop & Work-In-Progress Showing

Thursday, August 31st 4-6pmAt the PFAC Dance Deck

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/692820995247pillowfortartscenter.org

Join us for a movement workshop followed by a work-in-progress showing by Pillow Fort AIRs Clark Avery Griffin and D’Aangelo Castro!

Drawing on dance, yoga, and holo-fractal theory, this workshop invites participants to engage with their “healical” nature. From micro to macro, from DNA to spiral movement, through breath, exercises, improvisation and phrase work, the class investigates the idea of “DNA repair” at many scales, allowing wellness, coordination and function to unfold as aesthetic.This workshop will be followed by a Work-in-Progress showing of a new piece Clark is working on that explores ideas introduced in the workshop.

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[Exhibition] Producing Humans

Producing Humans

Artists: Aurora Andrews . Alexandra Egan . Leah Frankel . Jaclyn Guido . Zena Gurbo . Kathy Lo . Alyssa Matthews . Joetta Maue . Melissa Murray . Kate Parvenski . Carrie Mae Smith . Yasmin Reshamwala . Michelle Rosenberg . Jessamee Sanders . Leonie Weber . Zine contributors: Mirene Arsanios . Iris Cushing . Alexandra Egan . Corrine Fitzpatrick . Emily Johnston . Tricia Vessey . Rachael Guynn Wilson . L.E. Wood

Curated by Alexandra Egan, Alyssa Matthews, and Yasmin Reshamwala
Zine edited by Iris Cushing and designed by Alexandra Egan

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[Exhibition] After The Fall Comes Love; or The Shadow Society

After the Fall Comes Love; or The Shadow Society
Curated by Haley Hughes

Dove Hays . Blanka Amezkua . Simon Lee . Angela Conant w/ text by Kendra Sullivan . J.Stoner Blackwell . Angel Favorite . Richie Adomako . Eugenia Chun . Monica Palma . William Powhida . Julia Samuels . Zeljko McMullen . Kyp Malone . Tatiana Kronberg . Lilah Friedland . Holly Overton . Dan Wooldridge . dominika ksel . Eddy Segal . Tianna Kennedy . Muir Hughes . Hope Gangloff . Chris Fox . Alex Egan . Garrett Devoe . Erin O’Donnell . Jesse Karch . Julia Lee . Haley Hughes.

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Sep 18–Oct 8, 2022
Drawarama:
Drawing Experiments and Workshops


Mercedes Teixido
Pareesa Pourian
Helen Quinn


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Bushel is thrilled to be hosting its first Alumni-curated show—exhibitions and happenings proposed by artists who have exhibited at Bushel in the past, with a single constraint: to use the opportunity to invite or engage at least one other artist or maker who has not yet been part of a Bushel program. This inaugural installment is from Mercedes Teixido, whose solo exhibition Scroll Left Scroll Right was held at Bushel’s old space at 84 Main Street in August 2016.

For DRAWARAMA, Teixido turns the Bushel space into a collaborative studio where members of the community can join in the creation of art that is drawing-based. She has invited artists Pareesa Pourian and Helen Quinn to join her by teaching one workshop each. All are welcome! No experience necessary.

Drawing is broadly defined and all workshops will include warmup exercises that introduce materials, movement, and vocabulary. Over the course of the month-long exhibit, results from the workshops will be added to the walls, forming a collaborative installation reflecting the time spent in collective drawing.

‘Teaching drawing, I am continually struck by how engaging and challenging and thrilling the experience is for participants. Drawing is an art form that bridges the worlds of the utilitarian and the conceptual, the beautiful, the representational and the enigmatic. I love inviting members of the community to enter a creative space that is so often sharply divided between makers and their audience. Teaching has long been part of my artist practice.’ —Mercedes Teixido

Drawarama Schedule
All workshops except the October 2nd class are for adults (18+).
$15 suggested donation ($10 for the youth workshop). Limited capacity. Register using the links below. The evening events are free and open to all.

Sunday Sept 18, 2–5pm
DoodleramaAn exploration of the doodle and the sketchbook
Drawing as we are doing something else. Bring a book or print material to be your doodle sketchbook (small sketchbooks provided if you don’t bring your own).
Led by Mercedes Teixido | Sign up for this workshop

Thursday Sept 22, 5:30–7pm
Evening Draw & Gather
An experiment in social drawing. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to all.

Sunday Sept 25, 2–5pm
Plants and PresenceAn exploration of drawing basics through engagement with plants
Exercises in drawing that create the basis of common representational drawing language.
Led by Pareesa Pourian | Sign up for this workshop

Thursday Sept 29, 5:30–7pm
Evening Draw & Gather
An experiment in social drawing. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to all.

Sunday October 2, 11:30 am–1:30 pm
Figure drawing for Young Artists (ages 5–15)
Explore gesture drawing and blind contours in a fast-paced class for energetic young people. No experience necessary and materials are provided. Please bring a snack. Get ready to have a blast!
Led by Helen Quinn | Sign up for this workshop

Sunday October 2, 2–5pm
Surrealist Exercises and Speculative Imagery
Breaking from the rational and leaving mastery behind. Utopia/dystopia; from non-sense to another kind of sense. Led by Mercedes Teixido | Sign up for this workshop

Thursday October 6, 5:30–7pm  
Evening Draw & Gather
An experiment in social drawing. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to all.

Saturday October 8, 7:30 pm til the music stops
The Drawarama Closing-Night Lounge
Music, collaborative drawing, dancing, and generally celebrating the collected drawings and collective endeavor from the show! Refreshments will be served. Free and open to all.

Mercedes Teixido is an artist working in the areas of drawing, textile, and performance. Her work and teaching are based on first-hand engagement, improvisation, and the gestures of the everyday. She is a professor of art at Pomona College in Claremont, California, and lives and works between Claremont and Hamden, New York.

Pareesa Pourian is a painter, poet, and plant student. She currently teaches in the Fine Arts and Writing Department at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She lives in Delhi, New York.

Helen Quinn is an artist and prop stylist who lives in Jackson Heights, Queens and Treadwell, New York. She makes silkscreen prints and gouache drawings and has taught at Parsons/The New School and NYU. Every summer she looks forward to teaching art camp at Stony Creek Farmstead in Walton. Helen holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.


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exhibitions 2015-present
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upcoming:
Oct 15–Nov 14, 2022
Northern Exposure: The Artists Behind Black Ball Projects
Kelly Chang . Palma Blank . Pia Dehne . Diana Delgado . Jen DeNike . Laleh Khorramain . Jac Lahav . Rachel Owens . Ana Wolovick

past:
Sep 18–Oct 8, 2022
Drawarama: Drawing experiments and workshops
Mercedes Teixido, with Pareesa Pourian and Helen Quinn


Aug 27–Sep 11, 2022
And now for something different
Bernie Seringer, Jr.


June 18–Aug 14, 2022
Volumes
Mark Allen . Zachary Cummings . Jaclyn Guido . Julia Haft-Candell . Leonardo Madriz . Sahra Motalebi


Mar 5–May 1, 2022
Farm Hands
Anthony Beck / East Brook Community Farm, Walton, Steve Burnett / Burnett Farm, Bovina, Cicada / East Brook Community Farm, Walton, Sarah Connelly / Weathered Hill Farm, South Kortright, Seth Friedman / Greentopia Farm, East Meredith, Anne Hall / Crespell, Lexington, Andie Hope / East Brook Community Farm, Walton, Ryn Hartka / East Brook Community Farm, Walton, Marshall LaCount / Star Route Farm, Charlotteville, Lynn Loflin / Newton Farm Collective, Westkill, Jess Ludwicki / Echo Orchard, Hamden, Kate and Dan Marsiglio / Stony Creek Farmstead, Sea Matais / Iridescent Earth Collective, Danny Newberg / Double Dee Farm, Delancey. Curated by Tianna Kennedy / Star Route Farm





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Oct 15–Nov 14, 2022
Northern Exposure: The Artists Behind Black Ball Projects

Kelly Chang
Palma Blank
Pia Dehne
Diana Delgado
Jen DeNike
Laleh Khorramain
Jac Lahav
Rachel Owens
Ana Wolovick

Opening reception:
Sat Oct 15, 5–7 pm 


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Bushel is pleased to present a group exhibition featuring nine of the artists who lead Black Ball Projects (BBP), a nonprofit that supports underexposed artists. Also on view will be photos, clippings, and other ephemera tracing the activities of BBP over seven years in its support of more than 150 artists. 

“Run by artists for artists, from the start it was always a labor of love,” states BBP co-founder Ana Wolovick. Black Ball Projects is a NYC nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that supports artists through exhibitions, online viewing rooms, and a micro-granting program. BBP’s mission is to serve and support contemporary artists who are underexposed and who have been working diligently on the periphery of the greater art world. Diversity of all kinds, be it gender, racial, or economic, is at the core of the Black Ball Projects organization. https://www.blackballprojects.com

As a nonprofit, artist-run space, Bushel is thrilled to host this exhibition, a cross-pollination between two groups that share a collective ethos. This exhibition is the second in a new series of Bushel-alumni-curated shows, proposed by Pia Dehne whose work was shown in “Beaver Fever,” a three-person show curated by Jennifer Kabat for Bushel’s old space at 84 Main Street in Fall 2017. Bushel-alumni-curated shows are exhibitions and happenings proposed by artists who have exhibited at Bushel in the past, with a single constraint: to use the opportunity to invite or engage at least one other artist or maker who has not yet been part of a Bushel program.

Palma Blank is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Juxtaposing concepts of deep space and flatness, illusion and objecthood, minimalism and maximalism, the handmade and machined, her paintings emerge as charged futuristic spaces for experience and reflection.

Kelly Chang is a New York–based multidisciplinary artist whose work combines the use of digital tools and methods with ceramics and other traditional media to explore themes of personal memory, humanity’s legacy, and the future of life in the universe.

Pia Dehne is a German-born painter living in New York for the past 22 years and in Andes, NY since 2011. Her interests as a painter lie in re-using and transforming images and pre-existing materials from a particular time, ideological moment or movement, into new abstracted and evocative forms.

Diana Delgado is an American-born painterbased in Westchester, NY, whose work combines abstraction and representational drawing to evoke themes of love, whimsy, and childhood nostalgia. 

Jen DeNike is a visual artist based in Brooklyn, NY and Glasgow Scotland. Her multimedia sensory installations function as places of intervention navigating both real and imagined utopias with a sense of sublime temporality. 

Laleh Khorramain is a visual artist whose work of the past decade has spanned stop-motion animations, sound, monoprints, drawings, painted landscapes, portraits, and collage. She removes cultural or historical specificity from her narratives in a search for worlds just beyond the concrete, material one around us. 

Jac Lahav is an artist, curator, and community organizer, born in Israel and currently living in Connecticut. His work involves re-telling new and old narratives about his community, belonging, and shared cultural history.

Rachel Owens is a sculptor and Associate Professor of Art & Design and Chair of the Sculpture Department at SUNY Purchase College. Her recent work explores the precarious nature of existence, where the limbs of people, plants, and trees fold together. She currently lives and works in Armenia, NY.

Ana Wolovick is an artist and curator, born and raised in New York City, now living and working in Brooklyn. She makes intuitively driven composite-paintings that have quasi-political abstract narratives.

image: Laleh Khorramain, detail of Fallout, 2021, 49 x 28 inches, acrylic, dye, ink, silk and thread on canvas.

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Thu, Oct 13
10:00am-10:45am
Meditation with Molly Yakusan Stevens

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These are challenging, anxiety-making times. Coming together in stillness, silence, and meditation can help us keep grounded, connected, and nourished. These Thursday morning sessions are facilitated by Molly Yakusan Stevens.

Meditation sessions are free and open to all, but donations are welcome to support this program. Donate (select “Meditation with Molly” in the notes)

Molly Yakusan Stevens is a Walton resident and a chaplain with the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care.

Groups

Bushel has hosted many groups, some of which have become converted to occasional programming entities or email lists. Below you’ll find information about these groups, past and present, along with ways to connect. If you would like to express interest in one of the groups (including an interest in reviving a group listed as ‘past’) and no specific contact is listed, send us an email. (A lot of things have happened at Bushel since 2015. If you participated in or organized a group we have left off this list, please let us know!)

Active Groups
Join our mailing list and keep an eye on our Events page for upcoming events hosted by active groups.

Farm Club
The Farm Club began as a monthly meeting at Bushel gathering Catskills area farmers for unscripted social, political, and practical engagements, how-tos and a little rabble-rousing. Farmer things. Now organized by The National Young Farmers Coalition Catskill chapter, the Farm Club doesn’t always meet monthly but still hosts frequent farm tours, meetups, talks, and other programs. For more information about the National Young Farmer’s coalition please visit them on Facebook or on the web. Farm Club events are, as always, open to all farmers, farm workers, farm enthusiasts and activists.

Bushel Reading Group
Periodic short-term reading group, meeting in November and December 2023 to read A Land With a People: Palestinians and Jews Confront Zionism.

Several Species (Mycology and Herbalism)
Several Species began as a monthly meetup, and continues as a not-quite-monthly series of individually scheduled events. The group offers a chance for herbalists, mycologists, foragers, growers, medicine makers, and those curious about any of the above to gather and talk about their projects and goals, share resources, swap materials and order supplies in bulk, geek out on plants and fungi, host teach-ins and demos, and potentially expand into drop-in community clinics, educational walks for the public, guest lectures and anything else that arises. Several Species (Spp) has its own listserv; attend an event hosted by the group or email info@bushelcollective.org to be added to the list.

New Babes
New Babes began as a monthly meetup for new parents and carers of babies (newborn to 2 years old). It continues to host occasional swaps and other events, and maintains an active WhatsApp group. To join the group, text Alyssa: 337-512-5019

W.I.D.E
WomXn for Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (W.I.D.E.) meets up on Third Thursdays, 6–8:30pm, at Bushel (always check the events page to make sure there hasn’t been a change of schedule). W.I.D.E is a social-justice organization that believes in promoting the inclusion and equality of all people through education and community outreach. W.I.D.E.’s main goal is helping to expose children in Delaware County to a variety of books written by and about populations that have been historically marginalized, such as African American, LatinX, American Indian, Asian Pacific American, and LGBTQ communities. W.I.D.E. welcomes any individual who identifies with the gender pronouns she/her/hers or they/them to join the group to participate in the planning of future events and fundraising efforts. For more information about W.I.D.E., please visit their website.

Get Woke Reading Groups
Get Woke! Catskills hosts several short-term reading groups and one-time book discussions each year at Bushel. Get Woke! is organized and supported through the efforts of volunteers, non-profit organizations, students and residents in the upper Catskills region. Its primary goal is to use the arts to bring people together to work through and better understand issues around race and identity in the United States, especially within the context of rural communities. For more information about Get Woke!, please visit their website.

Delaware County Solidarity
Founded in 2016 at Bushel and now continuing as a listserv, Delaware County Solidarity is a group working to promote the awareness of local issues, advance human rights and social justice, and protect the environment through research, advocacy, information sharing, and community-wide events. Join the list here.

AI Society
AI society discussion group meets occasionally, usually around a guest lecture or special topic. The goal of AI society is not only to help us better collectively understand how AI is changing the world out there, but also to engage with the very local question of if/how we want AI to transform our ways of living and working here in the Catskills.

Past / On Hiatus

Revolutionary Feminisms Reading Group
In 2017 and 2018, Bushel hosted a reading group to discuss the contents of this reader from Communist Research Cluster. The group met every other Sunday from 3:00-5:00, with the hour from 3:00-4:00 reserved for quiet reading before the discussion began.

Knit ‘n Stitch
Knit ‘n Stitch was a regular meet-up for sewing and knitting led by Candace Egan.

Bushel Writers Group
This group began as a writing workshop led by Iris Cushing and continued for several years as a biweekly peer-led group. Currently on hiatus.

Delaware County Tabletop Gaming
A queer- and trans-affirming space open to teens aged 14–18, this group aimed to introduce local youth to the magic of tabletop gaming, while providing a safe, engaging, and fun environment. Currently on hiatus.

image: a mushroom walk led by Erwin Karl, hosted by the Several Species Mycology and Herbalism group

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Get Woke! Book Group
Wed, May 29    
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join Get Woke! for a discussion of Naomi Klein's book Doppelganger: A Trip Into the Mirror World (MacMillan) on Wed. May 29 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Email getwokecatskills@gmail.com for more information.
Meditation with Molly Yakusan Shapiro [online]
Thu, May 30    
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Bushel hosts a weekly 45-minute online meditation session that includes a guided meditation, group interaction, and support. New sitters and seasoned sitters are welcome. These Thursday morning sessions are facilitated by Molly Yakusan Shapiro.
Iyengar Yoga with Carolyn Christie
Sat, Jun 01    
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Join Carolyn to reconnect your mind and body through yoga asana practice. The Iyengar method of learning and practicing asanas engages the mind as well as body. With breath as conditioner, the mind as the seeker, Iyengar yoga practice gives strength mobility to the body, stability to the mind. Open to all; class is for all levels, from no experience with yoga to many years. $20 per 90-minute class, payable to the instructor.
Open Hours
Sat, Jun 01    
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Come by to see the current exhibition and to browse our shelves of small press books and artist editions.
[off-site art opening] Vintage Robots–Humanoid Visions of the Future
Sat, Jun 01    
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Let’s all go to Margaretville to meet the robots! The Space Age Museum is mounting a pop-up exhibit at the Galli Curci Theater, 801 Main Street in Margaretville, NY. Everyone is invited to the opening on Saturday, June 1, 4–8 pm for a first look at the show. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.
Meditation with Molly Yakusan Shapiro [online]
Thu, Jun 06    
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Bushel hosts a weekly 45-minute online meditation session that includes a guided meditation, group interaction, and support. New sitters and seasoned sitters are welcome. These Thursday morning sessions are facilitated by Molly Yakusan Shapiro.
Iyengar Yoga with Carolyn Christie
Sat, Jun 08    
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Join Carolyn to reconnect your mind and body through yoga asana practice. The Iyengar method of learning and practicing asanas engages the mind as well as body. With breath as conditioner, the mind as the seeker, Iyengar yoga practice gives strength mobility to the body, stability to the mind. Open to all; class is for all levels, from no experience with yoga to many years. $20 per 90-minute class, payable to the instructor.
Open Hours
Sun, Jun 09    
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Come by for a final look at our current exhibition, "Joan Nelson and Kevin Larmon: Old Friends, New Work," browse our small-press books and Bushel editions; have a cup of coffee; gather!
The 607 CSA @ Bushel
Tue, Jun 11    
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Every Tuesday morning, Bushel is a pick-up location for The 607 CSA, a 40-plus-farm CSA based in the Northern Catskills. Click here to sign up and for more info about The 607 CSA.
[Film Screening] Israelism (Erin Axelman and Sam Eilertsen, 2023)
Wed, Jun 12    
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Please join us for a screening of the documentary film Israelism (2023), directed by Erin Axelman and Sam Eilertsen and presented by A Land with a People, Bushel's Palestine study group. Doors at 7:00, screening at 7:30. Reserve on the event page to guarantee a seat.
Meditation with Molly Yakusan Shapiro [online]
Thu, Jun 13    
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Bushel hosts a weekly 45-minute online meditation session that includes a guided meditation, group interaction, and support. New sitters and seasoned sitters are welcome. These Thursday morning sessions are facilitated by Molly Yakusan Shapiro.
LOS AMIGOS Spanish Language Social Club
Thu, Jun 13    
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us for Los Amigos, a monthly casual Spanish language meet-up! All levels are welcome.
Iyengar Yoga with Carolyn Christie
Sat, Jun 15    
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Join Carolyn to reconnect your mind and body through yoga asana practice. The Iyengar method of learning and practicing asanas engages the mind as well as body. With breath as conditioner, the mind as the seeker, Iyengar yoga practice gives strength mobility to the body, stability to the mind. Open to all; class is for all levels, from no experience with yoga to many years. $20 per 90-minute class, payable to the instructor.
WEAVING CLUB workshop series
Sat, Jun 15    
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Eight workshops engaging in the ancient craft of handweaving as a practice in embodiment led by Isabella Amstrup. Free to attend with registration.
The 607 CSA @ Bushel
Tue, Jun 18    
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Every Tuesday morning, Bushel is a pick-up location for The 607 CSA, a multi-farm CSA based in the Northern Catskills of New York State.
Meditation with Molly Yakusan Shapiro [online]
Thu, Jun 20    
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Bushel hosts a weekly 45-minute online meditation session that includes a guided meditation, group interaction, and support. New sitters and seasoned sitters are welcome. These Thursday morning sessions are facilitated by Molly Yakusan Shapiro.
LOS AMIGOS Spanish Language Social Club
Thu, Jun 20    
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us for Los Amigos, a monthly casual Spanish language meet-up! All levels are welcome. Our group is comprised of native speakers, Spanish teachers, professionals seeking to enhance their communication skills, and individuals eager to learn the language
[exhibition opening] James Litaker's Stories
Sun, Jun 23    
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Please join us as we celebrate the opening of James Litaker's solo exhibition of paintings and drawings.
The 607 CSA @ Bushel
Tue, Jun 25    
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Every Tuesday morning, Bushel is a pick-up location for The 607 CSA, a multi-farm CSA based in the Northern Catskills of New York State.
GET WOKE! Book Discussion "Restoring the Kinship Worldview" [1/2]
Wed, Jun 26    
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join Get Woke! for a discussion of Restoring the Kinship Worldview: Indigenous Voices Introduce 28 Precepts for Rebalancing Life on Planet Earth edited by Wahinkpe [...]
Meditation with Molly Yakusan Shapiro [online]
Thu, Jun 27    
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Bushel hosts a weekly 45-minute online meditation session that includes a guided meditation, group interaction, and support. New sitters and seasoned sitters are welcome. These Thursday morning sessions are facilitated by Molly Yakusan Shapiro.
Iyengar Yoga with Carolyn Christie
Sat, Jun 29    
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Join Carolyn to reconnect your mind and body through yoga asana practice. The Iyengar method of learning and practicing asanas engages the mind as well as body. With breath as conditioner, the mind as the seeker, Iyengar yoga practice gives strength mobility to the body, stability to the mind. Open to all; class is for all levels, from no experience with yoga to many years. $20 per 90-minute class, payable to the instructor.
WEAVING CLUB workshop series
Sat, Jun 29    
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Eight workshops engaging in the ancient craft of handweaving as a practice in embodiment led by Isabella Amstrup. Free to attend with registration.
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Community Classes, Open Mics and more at For-Do on Main Street, Delhi

Bushel’s neighbors at FOR-DO — Friends of Recovery of Otsego and Delaware Counties — host an ever-increasing number of community classes, workshops, and events including an Open Mic night several nights per month. Check out their calendar here (scroll down for Delhi’s chapter).

They also offer NARCAN training, which takes less than an hour and can save a life. And you can donate or volunteer your support here.