Newly Opened Arts Inn Participates in the AMR Open Art Studios Tour This Weekend

Arts Inn opened earlier this year as a bed and breakfast and events venue, and defines itself “as a place to restore, renew and connect.” The owners, Randy Leer and Heidi Stonier, have had family connections to the area since the 1940s when Kitty Leer, the matriarch, arrived in Fleischmanns with her parents as refugees from WWII; the family opened an eatery, and bed and … Continue reading Newly Opened Arts Inn Participates in the AMR Open Art Studios Tour This Weekend

Upstate Art Weekend, July 22 – 24

Over 145 participants will take part this weekend in Upstate Art, an initiative launched in 2020 by Helen Toomer to showcase art projects in the Hudson Valley and the Catskills region of New York State. Some of our favorite organizations, galleries and museums such as Dia:Beacon, The Dorsky Museum, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Olana, Opus 40, Storm King Art Center, Thomas Cole National Historic … Continue reading Upstate Art Weekend, July 22 – 24

News and Events

From Artists and Writers Affiliated with Writers In The Mountains PAINTINGS: HOUSHMAND AND DUKE MURAL on Main Art Gallery, Hobart, NY Saturday and Sunday, 12 noon – 4 pm (until July 2)  PLEIN AIR PAINTING SHOW 1084 Main Street, Fleischmanns, NY Saturday and Sunday, 11 am – 4 pm (until July 3) Participating artists include: Ros Welchman, Sharon Suess, Michelle Sidrane, Patrice Lorenz, Gail Freund, Helene Manzo, Lesley Powell, Oneida … Continue reading News and Events

In Memoriam – Peter Yamaoka

Artist Peter Yamaoka studied at Rhode Island School of Design and the Royal College of Art in London. Initially trained as a painter, later in his career he specialized in printmaking. He met his wife Gerda Van Leeuwen, also an artist, in the 1980s while vacationing in Provincetown, Ma. While in New York City, Peter and Gerda ran a company that published limited edition fine … Continue reading In Memoriam – Peter Yamaoka

Paint The Town

As its first post-pandemic program, AMR Artists Inc. presents Paint The Town, a series of five events spanning over five months (from June to October), and taking place in a different town each month: Arkville – June 26; Roxbury – July 24; Halcottsville – August 14; Fleischmanns – September 5; and Margaretville – October 9. The fee for participating artists is $25 for all five … Continue reading Paint The Town

Pandemic Art – Heartfelt Stories from The Catskills

by Simona David “I have a feeling that in art the need to understand and the need to communicate are one,” remarked Hedda Sterne, revered Surrealist painter.  Coming out of a 14-month once in a century pandemic, we take a moment to reflect on this monumental experience and make sense of the changes we have witnessed around us thus far. Artists have extraordinary perceptual abilities, … Continue reading Pandemic Art – Heartfelt Stories from The Catskills

Women Take Center Stage in Museums This Year

As we’re coming out of the pandemic, 2021 appears to be a year dedicated to women in the arts as several museums and art centers in Europe and the United States are hosting programs devoted to female artists, far too long left out of the history books. When speaking with art historians and scholars, the often-cited reasons that left women behind were: they had no … Continue reading Women Take Center Stage in Museums This Year

Kaatscast Podcast with Writers In The Mountains and Silver Hollow Audio – Promoting the Culture of the Catskills

Listen to this week’s Kaatscast podcast to learn about arts and culture in the Catskills, creative writing and publishing with Simona David, Sharon Israel, Anique Sara Taylor, and Leslie T. Sharpe, authors affiliated with Writers In The Mountains (WIM). Kaatscast is a biweekly podcast produced by Silver Hollow Audio delivering history, travel guides, arts and culture, outdoor adventures, sustainability news and local interviews from New … Continue reading Kaatscast Podcast with Writers In The Mountains and Silver Hollow Audio – Promoting the Culture of the Catskills