For visual art lovers in the Catskills, this is going to be a full weekend – opening receptions at the Roxbury Arts Center, the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, and Mural Art Gallery in Hobart. Also, a basket weaving workshop at the Delaware County Historical Association in Delhi is among many choices this Saturday.
Roxbury Arts Center
Roxbury Arts Center is hosting an opening reception this Saturday, March 7 at 3 p.m. featuring large works by close to twenty local artists working in all media. Painters Helene Manzo, Nat Thomas and Adam Cohen, ceramicists Gerda van Leeuwen and Peter Yamaoka, furniture designer Gary Mead, and weaver Tabitha Gilmore-Barnes are among those represented in this show. The exhibit will run through April 18. For more information, visit http://roxburyartsgroup.org/2014/10/20/march-7-april-12-large-works-2/.
Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild
The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild is hosting Influence, a show exploring influences and influencers in creating new works of art. The opening reception will take place this Saturday, March 7 at 4 p.m. Curated by photographer Oliver Wasow, the exhibit includes works by Tim Davis, Miranda Lichtenstein, Alexander Ross, Peter Rostovsky, Alix Lambert, and other artists affiliated with the guild. On view at the Kleinert / James Center for the Arts, the show will run through April 19. For more information, visit http://www.woodstockguild.org/ai1ec_event/influence-curators-talk-opening-reception/?instance_id=544.
Woodstock Artists Association and Museum
Woodstock Artists Association and Museum is also hosting an opening reception Something Wild this Saturday, March 7, focusing on colors, wild dreams, landscapes, animals, and brush strokes. Over thirty artists are represented in this exhibit, which runs through April 5. Joan Barker, Amy Rosen, Anthony Margiotta, and Carol Davis are among participating artists. For more information, visit http://www.woodstockart.org/main-gallery/.
MURAL on Main
MURAL is short for Mount Utsayantha Regional Arts League, an organization founded in 1983 to support artistic projects in Stamford – Hobart area of Delaware County. Once a year, MURAL gallery hosts a juried Student Art Show, featuring young artists from all the neighboring schools. The Student Art Show opening reception will take place this Sunday, March 8 at 2 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.muralartgallery.org/.
Delaware County Historical Association
Delaware County Historical Association in Delhi is hosting a Traditional French Wall Basket workshop this Saturday, March 7 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Participants will learn how to work with classic rattan and weave functional wall baskets fit to hold keys, gloves, mail, and other small objects. Martha Bremer, an experienced basket weaver, will be teaching this class. Adults and teens are welcome. For more information, visit http://www.dcha-ny.org/news.html.