Join us on the Patio for an evening with local authors, artists and makers, curated by Upstate Diary. This month's event features photographer George Holz:

"I consciously avoid regarding anyone as a star. If I do, I lose the freshness of the person. Stars have their own camera faces. They know their best angles and tend to just pose automatically. That can kill the authenticity of a portrait. My job is to go deeper, to find the person right in front of me."

Upstate Diary is about a creative state of mind, a gathering of like-minded people who, though schooled in the urban arts, have found new pastoral outlets for their creative lifestyles.

UD engages leading artists and creators going deeper into their private, creative worlds by pairing intimate and insightful interviews with beautiful photography of rarely seen living spaces, studios and landscapes.