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Letters to the Editor in January 2015

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Where in the Valley…?

In last month’s issue, we challenged readers to identify the location of a futuristic-looking building. The 110,000-square-foot Fisher Center for the Performing Arts sits on the bucolic grounds of Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson and has hosted countless performances since its construction in the early 2000s. Its distinctive roof — made of wavy brushed stainless steel panels — sits atop cream-colored concrete walls and hence gives the impression that the structure is afloat. The unique design is the work of famed architect Frank Gehry, who is also responsible for the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the Experience Music Project in Seattle, and Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Hats off to Camille Fischer of New Paltz, who once had a special experience there (see her letter below). This month, click here to see if you know the location of the bank turned house of worship.

We enjoy visiting the very wonderful Sosnoff and LUMA Theater and Music productions in this amazing building, designed by an architect we do admire, Frank Gehry. I especially loved seeing Camille in the Fisher Center, on my birthday!
Camille Fischer
New Paltz

My husband and I have enjoyed many wonderful performances of instrumental and vocal concerts as well as world-famous dance companies at the Fisher Center. Its annual “famous composer” weekends each August are a true HV treat.
Miriam Frischer
Hurley

This building is similar to Gehry’s other works including the Guggenheim Museum in Spain and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California. Gehry also designed one of the tallest residential buildings in all of Manhattan.
Joan Gambeski
Fishkill

Can It

I read with interest the article on Newburgh Brewing’s can debut and the editors note stating that this is the first brewery in the Hudson Valley to can beer in their own brewery. We at Chatham also have our own canning line and released our Oktoberfest on October 7th. We also recently introduced our flagship 8 Barrel Ale in a can and will be featuring two new styles in the coming weeks. [Last fall], we hosted an anniversary open house where folks could see our canning line in action.
Tom Crowell
Chatham Brewing

Mag Love

I just wanted to share my sincere appreciation for Hudson Valley magazine. I first saw it in a coffee shop in Brooklyn some years ago, and its content enticed me up for a weekend in Rhinebeck. I fell in love with the Valley, visiting often. My trips were often strongly informed by your articles, tips, and Web site content. I moved up to Beacon earlier this year, and have relied even more on your Web site and print magazine for where to eat, which hikes to explore, and what events are going on. Reading your magazine feels like having a very well-informed friend who I can always turn to with a question about the area. You have my sincere thanks for what you do!
Erika Nonken
Beacon

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