Creating

“I never realized the third stage of life could be such a Renaissance time.” (KOH resident)

Looking around Kendal on Hudson, one sees residents creating art, crafts, tasteful decorating throughout the four buildings, music, photography, and writing.  

There are opportunities to be involved with arts and crafts with programs through the Art Committee and Fiber Arts, with decorating through the Common Areas Furniture and Art (CAFA) Committee, with music through the Bell Ringers, Kendal Chorus, and Music on the Balcony, and with writing through the Kendal View and Spotlight Committees.

ART  

There are many active artists, an art studio, art classes, exhibits of work by residents and staff, all artfully coordinated by the resident Art Committee.  

 The photos below are from a drawing workshop class with Pam Dietrich.  

FIBER ARTS

Fiber Arts uses the craft room for weaving, knitting, needlepoint, crochet, and rug hooking.

Looms in the Craft Room

Looms in the Craft Room

DECORATING

The halls and lobbies of all four buildings have furniture, sculpture, paintings, and other art carefully selected and placed by the Common Areas Furniture and Art (CAFA) Committee

Photo of a painting by Kendal resident Ann Holloway selected by CAFA for the main lobby

Photo of a painting by Kendal resident Ann Holloway selected by CAFA for the main lobby

MUSIC

Bell Ringers practice regularly and have played at concerts and memorial services. 

Bell Ringers giving a concert

Bell Ringers giving a concert

The Kendal Chorus practices weekly, gives two concerts a year, and organizes Sing-alongs for the entire community.  Click on the photo below for a slide show of one of their concerts.

Click here for a brief video of the Chorus Concert singing "Lydia."  Click here for a video clip of "A Drunken Sailor."

Click here for a brief video of another concert. Click on the photo below for a slideshow of that concert:

Music on the Balcony (known as MOB) sight-reads new music every Thursday evening from 7-9.  There are four violins, two violas, two cellos, and one recorder. Sometimes there is a harpsichord.  Four are Kendal residents and five are from surrounding villages.

Some members of MOB assembling to play

Some members of MOB assembling to play

WRITING

Kendal on Hudson is home to a number of writers.  Some publish in Kendal View, a literary journal with 16-pages of text, four pages of full-color photographs, and eight pages of ads.  The web editions of several recent issues are below.  The web edition of Kendal View contains most of the content in the print edition unchanged.  It does not include content intended primarily for the KOH community.  Once you finish reading one, press the esc key on the computer twice to return here. Some earlier editions of Kendal View are on the Kendal View web page

The Library has a shelf of books published by KOH authors, and other residents edit and publish their own blogs.

Every week a team of residents on the Spotlight Committee edit and produce the weekly newsletter. 

Gala events are enlivened by skits and songs written by KOH residents. 

Last edited 9/15/19