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

BOOK RELEASE: The Zadock Pratt Museum Coloring Book

The Zadock Pratt Museum has just released a coloring book for adults, essentially a collection of historical quilts accompanied by text and drawings that provide a unique perspective of the region’s settlement history. Inspired by the 2018 exhibition titled “Undercover Stories,” the book was funded by The A. Lindsay and Olive B. O’Connor Foundation and The Nicholas J. Juried Family Foundation. The exhibition, the brainchild … Continue reading BOOK RELEASE: The Zadock Pratt Museum Coloring Book

Micro-Memoir with Linda Lowen

Writers in the Mountains (WIM) presents Micro-Memoir, a six-week long workshop with Linda Lowen, January 8 – February 12, 2021. The class will be held online Fridays, from 10 am to 12 noon. Once they register and pay, participants will be given instructions on how to join the class. Memoir doesn’t have to cover decades to tell a story. Sometimes a single moment, vividly depicted, … Continue reading Micro-Memoir with Linda Lowen

Prattsville Clews – A Case Study by Clover Archer

The Zadock Pratt Museum in collaboration with Prattsville Art Center presents Prattsville Clews – A Case Study by Clover Archer, an online exhibition exploring micro or granular histories – small ordinary moments in everyday lives that fill in the vast amount of time around lifetime milestones or what is more generally considered “important.” In the summer of 2019, as an artist in residence at the … Continue reading Prattsville Clews – A Case Study by Clover Archer

Book Release: Reservoir Year: A Walker’s Book of Days by Nina Shengold

Author: Nina Shengold Title: Reservoir Year: A Walker’s Book of Days Publisher: Syracuse University Press ISBN: 978-0-8156-3696-0 (hardcover) 978-0-8156-1124-0 (paperback) 978-0-8156-5507-7 (e-book) Release Date: June 15, 2020   Art: Cover Painting: Kate McGloughlin Map and Line Drawings: Will Lytle Hand-Colored Linocuts: Carol Zaloom   Catskills author Nina Shengold’s latest book Reservoir Year: A Walker’s Book of Days will be released by Syracuse University Press on … Continue reading Book Release: Reservoir Year: A Walker’s Book of Days by Nina Shengold

The Quarry Fox: And Other Critters of the Wild Catskills Audiobook to Be Released in June

First published by The Overlook Press in 2017, The Quarry Fox earned rave reviews. From the New York Times: “A poignant and modern reminder of untamed creatures so close to home.” From Library Journal: “This engaging portrait of the Catskill wilderness will appeal to nature enthusiasts of all stripes.” Silver Hollow Audio will be releasing the audiobook edition of The Quarry Fox narrated by the … Continue reading The Quarry Fox: And Other Critters of the Wild Catskills Audiobook to Be Released in June

Book Release: Where Space Bends by Anique Sara Taylor

Where Space Bends by Anique Sara Taylor will be released in May by Finishing Line Press. To pre-order, go to https://www.finishinglinepress.com/product/where-space-bends-by-anique-sara-taylor/ Taylor’s work has appeared in Rattle, Common Ground Review, Adanna, Stillwater Review, Earth’s Daughters among others. She’s co-authored works for HBO, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster and a three-act play that was performed by Playwrights Horizons and Williamstown Playhouse. In 2014 her chapbook version of Where Space Bends was chosen … Continue reading Book Release: Where Space Bends by Anique Sara Taylor

“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