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

“How Art Is Made” Reviewed in A Time and A Place Magazine

“David creates a seamless rapport with each artist, drawing out their individual personalities with meticulously researched questions. Her interviewing style is so natural and unobtrusive that the reader feels like “a fly on the wall” privy to the authentic, unrehearsed lives of the artists. They divulge their thought processes, creative developments, media, materials and muses, but David evokes them into sharing a glimpse of their … Continue reading “How Art Is Made” Reviewed in A Time and A Place Magazine

AMR Open Studios Tour Celebrates Its Eighth Anniversary This Summer

Art is at home in the Catskill Mountains. A tradition started by Thomas Cole and his disciples in the early 1800s has transformed the area into a place for pilgrimage where artists from all over the world come to create and be inspired. An influx of creatives moving out of Brooklyn in recent years has infused the area with energy and spearheaded the emergence of … Continue reading AMR Open Studios Tour Celebrates Its Eighth Anniversary This Summer

Open Art Studio Tours This Summer in the Catskills and Hudson Valley

Open art studio tours have become more and more common all over the country as studio visits trigger questions that aren’t often asked in formal settings such as galleries and museums, and allow for a more intimate interaction with the artwork. This summer alone, four major open art studio tours take place throughout the region featuring a total of 160 artists from Saugerties to Treadwell … Continue reading Open Art Studio Tours This Summer in the Catskills and Hudson Valley

“The Arts Converge” – Mutual Muses in the Catskills

WRITERS IN THE MOUNTAINS (WIM) PRESENTS ARTIST – WRITER TALK SERIES MUTUAL MUSES IN THE CATSKILLS “THE ARTS CONVERGE” THE MAURICE D. HINCHEY CATSKILL INTERPRETIVE CENTER MT. TREMPER, NY   SATURDAY, MAY 27 AT 1 P.M. Art Writer Simona David in Conversation with Painters Margaret Leveson and Lisbeth Firmin, Printmaker and Ceramicist Peter Yamaoka, and Textile Artist Tabitha Gilmore-Barnes Art writer Simona David will discuss … Continue reading “The Arts Converge” – Mutual Muses in the Catskills

Writers Unbound – Writers in the Mountains’ Annual Literary Festival

Writers in the Mountains (WIM) invites you to its annual literary arts and community event and celebration Writers Unbound (formerly known as Meet the Authors), the fourth in our series of annual literary festivals. This year the event takes place on Sunday, April 30, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at the Union Grove Distillery in Arkville, NY. Union Grove is housed in a big … Continue reading Writers Unbound – Writers in the Mountains’ Annual Literary Festival

How Art Is Made: In the Catskills

How Art Is Made: In the Catskills is a collection of interviews with some of the world’s most accomplished artists who live and work in the Catskill Mountains, New York. Five painters and illustrators, two ceramicists and printmakers, one sculptor, one weaver, and one writer discuss what inspires and moves them, what draws them to their medium of choice, what materials they use, how they … Continue reading How Art Is Made: In the Catskills