Weekend in the Catskills – 1/16/15

This weekend in the Catskills – many art show openings, and performances. As usual, lots of things to do. Here are my recommendations.

Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild  

This Saturday, January 17 at 4 pm the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild is hosting an opening reception re:Member, an annual group show featuring works in various media by current members. The reception will take place at the Kleinert / James Center on Tinker Street. A Best in Show prize will be awarded. Following the reception there will be an open mic for artists to share their thoughts, as well as live music, poetry, and storytelling performances. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.woodstockguild.org/ai1ec_event/annual-members-show-re-member-opening-reception/.

Longyear Gallery 

Longyear Gallery. (c) Simona David
Longyear Gallery. (c) Simona David

Longyear Gallery in Margaretville, Delaware County, is hosting an opening reception this Saturday, January 17 at 3 pm. This is a group show featuring artists affiliated with the gallery. Longyear is an artist-run cooperative founded in 2007, and featuring artists in all media and styles. Participating artists include Margaret Leveson, Ellen Wong, Helene Manzo, Ann Lee Fuller, Nat Thomas, and others. For more information, visit http://www.longyeargallery.org.

Catskill Art Society  

Catskill Art Society in Livingston Manor, Sullivan County, is also hosting an opening reception this Saturday, January 17 at 3 pm; an Artist Talk will take place at 2 pm. Flux features three different artists whose works are linked by a common theme: nothing is constant but change. Claire Breidenbach, Christopher Manning, and Cathellen Parra will exhibit photography and installations that speak about evolution and change. The show will run through February 7. For more information, visit http://catskillartsociety.org/exhibits.

The Arts Upstairs

The Arts Upstairs Gallery in Phoenicia, Ulster County is hosting a Potluck Party this Saturday, January 17 at 6 pm featuring a group show by its members, and also extending the solo exhibit of artist Anthony Margiotta. Margiotta recently received Honorable Mention and The People’s Choice award for his painting Prospect Park. Margiotta is also a member of the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum (WAAM). For more information about Arts Upstairs, visit http://www.artsupstairs.com/.

The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck

The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck in Dutchess County presents Sunday in the Park with George, a musical by Stephen Sondheim exploring the life and work of French Post-Impressionist painter Georges Seurat. The musical addresses questions such as what is art, and what is life? Performances are held Friday and Saturday at 8 pm, and Sunday at 3 pm. For more information, visit http://www.centerforperformingarts.org/all-shows-sp-1131460608/item/sunday-in-the-park-with-george.

Enjoy an artful weekend in the Catskills, and check out the area’s ski resorts!

Hunter Mountain. (c) Simona David