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Sunday, May 26, 2024


Nov. 2, 2001 – If the last "Friday Night Alternative" outside The Color of Joy gallery and boutique at American Yacht Harbor is any indication, the season is starting to heat up, musically speaking. And there's more to come again this weekend.
Joining house keyboard/vocals artist Sally Smith on Oct. 26 were Winnie Phillips on guitar, Rhett Simmonds on string bass, Christine Davis on flute, Phil Robinson on fiddle, Paul Deaton on drums, Rob Roy on sax. And, owner Corinne Van Rensselaer adds, "a very appreciative audience."
Smith and friends will be playing again Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Marlin Deck overlooking the AYH docks in Red Hook, just steps from the ferry dock. There will be the usual complimentary wine, cheese and crackers and shopping options in the art gallery/boutique. "You can even drop off your own artwork for our custom framing," Van Rensselaer notes.
And this week, there's something new and different on display at The Color of Joy: a one-of-a-kind moko jumbie soft sculpture created by local folk artist Jane Clemo, who specializes in the genre. This one she has dubbed a "relief" figure, and it's got a distinctly patriotic look about it along with a special purpose.
It's to be raffled off at the end of November, with all proceeds going to a national relief organization to aid families of victims of the Sept. 11 terrorists attacks. Raffle tickets are $2 for one or $5 for three, and they're being sold through Thanksgiving. The raffle drawing will be at the Nov. 30 "Friday Night Alternative."
Something else to look for, tentatively by the end of November: that all-American symbol of credibility: a Friday Night Alternative T-shirt.
For further information, call 775-4020 or e-mail to The Color of Joy.

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