THE NEW Hudson Valley Studio and Workspace by Mark Holthusen

I first saw this place last May and fell in love with it, It took 3 seasons but I now have a Hudson Valley workspace and studio to call my own.  I was able to purchase the Bloch School of Music from the wonderful Bloch family and I'm proud to be the next caretaker of this amazing property. It has a 150 year old post and beam barn that was used as a music school and performance space and an accompanying colonial house from mid 1700's along with various cabins scattered around, all on 10 beautiful wooded acres with a pond and streams.  All visitors welcome, just be prepared Ill put you to work taping the maple trees but more likely sanding and painting.  Restoration to begin in the spring of next year.  

THE NEW CLASSIC ROMANCE: OSF’S RIVER BRIDE TELLS A STORY WE CAN RELATE TO, AND LEARN FROM by Mark Holthusen

"The humble but effective set must also be mentioned. Gone are the days of the roll-of-wallpaper backgrounds dropping from the ceiling behind the actors to set the scene on stage. River Bride perfected the use of projections on a white curtain, curved in a convex semicircle, so as a fishing boat drifted down the Amazon, the night sky floated with it. The minimalistic, yet functional stage gave the impression of simple, practical living, leaving ample room on the stage and in one’s mind for the unfolding drama."

http://www.roguevalleymessenger.com/the-new-classic-romance-osfs-river-bride-tells-a-story-we-can-relate-to-and-learn-from/

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Google Facial Recognition on a Jan Van Eyck painting by Mark Holthusen

 I google image searched the faces in a Jan Van Eyck Painting and replaced the faces with the  search results.  This is who Google thought was in this painting:  John Mcain, Honey Booboo, Anne Coutler, Dick Cheney, and Momar Quadafi.   Go figure.   1- cut faces from old painting 2- google image search faces 3- replace faces with Google results. 

 I google image searched the faces in a Jan Van Eyck Painting and replaced the faces with the  search results.  This is who Google thought was in this painting:  John Mcain, Honey Booboo, Anne Coutler, Dick Cheney, and Momar Quadafi.   Go figure.  

1- cut faces from old painting

2- google image search faces

3- replace faces with Google results. 

amazon River Dolphins are Men in June by Mark Holthusen

THE RIVER BRIDE: A SECRET THE RIVER WON’T GIVE UP 

Helena is dreading her sister’s wedding. The groom, Duarte, should have been hers. And she knows that her sister, Belmira, only wants to escape their quiet Brazilian town for an exciting new life in the city. But three days before the wedding, fishermen pull a mysterious stranger out of the river—a man with no past who offers both sisters an alluring, possibly dangerous future. In this world premiere, Amazon folklore and lyric storytelling blend into a heartrending tale of love, grudges, transformation . . . and the ever-present river, giving and taking away.