Gillian’s Island Plays Americana Mix Aug. 7 at Vassar

Gillian's Island (photo provided)

Gillian’s Island (photo provided)

All are invited to an evening of music and art from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7. Gillian’s Island (Susan English, Roberto Muller, and Margaret Vetare) will play a mix of Americana from many eras at Vassar College’s art museum, the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, 124 Raymond Ave., in Poughkeepsie.

The museum has an exceptional collection of art ranging from ancient Egyptian artifacts to Hudson River School paintings to the works of modern masters. There’s also an exhibition on view called Faces and Figures in Self-Taught Art, featuring more than 50 works from 30-plus artists, and a small installation of American folk art portrait paintings from the 19th century.

The evening will include songs by Hank Williams, Gillian Welch, Stephen Foster, Iris DeMent, Merle Haggard, and others, accompanied by banjo, guitar, and stand-up bass and featuring the group’s trademark three-part harmony.

Depending on weather, the show will be outdoors in the art center’s sculpture garden or inside in the galleries. The show is informal — not a concert — so listen, wander through the exhibitions, then listen some more. Light refreshments available. All free. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays.

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