Plenty to do for art lovers in the Catskills this weekend: One Night with Fanny Brice performance at The Open Eye Theater in Margaretville, a Smithsonian lecture at the Zadock Pratt Museum in Prattsville, Chagall in High Falls new exhibition at the Emporium in High Falls, the Irish Arts Week Festival in East Durham, and the launch of the Hudson Music Project in Saugerties, are just a few examples of what seems to be a busy weekend in the Catskills.
The Open Eye Theater in Margaretville presents One Night with Fanny Brice, a musical written by Chip Deffaa and starring Patricia Dell, with musical accompaniment by Kent Brown. Performances are held this weekend and the following at The Open Eye – for tickets and more information, visit http://www.theopeneyetheater.org/current-season.html
Saturday, July 12 at 1 pm Michelle Delaney, Director of the Smithsonian’s Consortium for Understanding the American Experience, will be speaking at the Zadock Pratt Museum in Prattsville – Ms. Delaney will be speaking about the collaboration efforts between the Smithsonian and smaller cultural and heritage organizations. More information here.
A new exhibition Chagall in High Falls opens tomorrow July 12 at the High Falls Emporium on Old Rte 213 in High Falls – the reception will take place from 4 to 6 pm. The Cubist painter lived in High Falls from 1946 to 1948, during which time he had a productive artistic life. More information about this new exhibition at https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-High-Falls-Emporium/229129867226993
Catskill Irish Arts Festival, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this summer, kicks off Sunday, July 13 with concerts, workshops, lectures and storytelling events focusing on Celtic traditions. The festival runs through Saturday, July 19. For full program, visit http://catskillsirishartsweek.com/.
The Hudson Project, a three day music festival, begins today, July 11 at the Winston Farm in Saugerties. The original Woodstock Festival in 1969 was supposed to take place at Winston Farm, but was eventually moved to Yasgur’s Farm in Bethel Woods. The Hudson Project is designed as an arts and music festival – this year more than eighty artists are expected to participate. More information here.