Category: musicals

Weekend in the Catskills – 8/5/2016

This weekend:

  • The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice celebrates its seventh season;
  • Fisher Center at Bard College presents “The Symphonic and The Operatic” featuring works by Italian composers Giacomo Puccini and Giuseppe Martucci;
  • And Arts Society of Kingston presents “Landscape Still Lives” art show by Richard Kirk Mills.

Learn more at Upstater.com.

Weekend in the Catskills – 3/11/2016

This weekend:

  • Thomas Cole as designer and architect Sunday lecture at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill;
  • Text-based art at the Woodstock Framing Gallery, including stamp art by Molly Rausch;
  • And, Alice in Wonderland Adventures at the Woodstock Playhouse.

Read more at Upstater.com.

 

Weekend in the Catskills – 12/11/2015

This weekend:

  • Poetry at The Coffee House in Phoenicia;
  • It’s a Wonderful Life at the Shandaken Playhouse, also in Phoenicia;
  • And, a traditional Candlelight Evening at The Farmer’s Museum in Cooperstown.

Read more at Upstater.com.

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Weekend in the Catskills – 7/31/2015

This weekend in the Catskills:

  • The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice celebrates its sixth anniversary: composer Carlisle Floyd and mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade are among celebrities attending this year;
  • Saratoga Race Course is in full swing (the National Museum of Racing, also in Saratoga, is open every day during the race season in July and August);
  • Jan Harrison is showing at Bright Hill Literary Center in Treadwell;
  • And The Urge Unchecked group show is on view in the Commons Building in Margaretville – the show includes works by Lisbeth Firmin and Gary Mayer among others.

For more, visit Upstater.com.

Large acrylic by Gary Mayer, currently on view in the Commons Building
Large acrylic by Gary Mayer, currently on view in the Commons Building. Contributed photo. 

Weekend in the Catskills – 6/26/2015

This weekend in the Catskills:

  • An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde at Franklin Stage Company;
  • Oklahoma! (music by Richard Rodgers, and libretto by Oscar Hammerstein) at Bard College;
  • Art House Tour at the Woodstock Brydcliffe Guild;
  • And, the Founders’ Day at Bevier House Museum.

Read more at Upstater.com.

Bevier House Museum. Contributed Photo.
Bevier House Museum. Contributed Photo.

The Second Edition Is Now Available as Paperback and E-Book

 

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Art in the Catskills, The Definitive Guide to the Catskills’ Rich Cultural Life is a compendium of one hundred and twenty-three arts organizations, events and other attractions in the Catskills and surrounding area, some in the neighboring Hudson Valley, and others elsewhere upstate New York. The guide includes anything from museums and memorial sites to summer festivals, art galleries and residencies, as well as theater and literary retreats. It walks the reader through a wide geographic area, from Woodstock to Livingston Manor, and Saratoga Springs to Cooperstown. Easy to digest, Art in the Catskills is a great resource for art enthusiasts travelling through the region.

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!

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Hunter Mountain. (c) Simona David