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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

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

New Writers’ Residency Opens in Roxbury

Roxbury, an international destination in recent years given its wildly popular attractions The Roxbury Motel and Plattekill Mountain, is now home to a Writers’ Residency, newly opened by writer Annie DeWitt and photographer Jerome Jakubiec. The three-day residency program includes accommodations, meals, workshops and manuscript review by DeWitt, who teaches writing at Columbia University and is the author of White Nights in Split Town City, … Continue reading New Writers’ Residency Opens in Roxbury

The Irish Hunger Memorial Re-Opens to the Public

The Irish Hunger Memorial, a public art project designed by sculptor Brian Tolle in Battery Park City, re-opened to the public late last summer after undergoing major renovations to address damage caused by water infiltration in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Originally built in the early 2000s, the monument opened for the first time on July 16, 2002. Roberta Smith from The New York Times … Continue reading The Irish Hunger Memorial Re-Opens to the Public

Impressions from the AMR Open Studios Tour 2017

Launched in 2012, AMR Open Studios Tour has grown into a major art destination, forging new and unexpected connections between artists, and their patrons from near and far. Given its success in previous years, in 2017 AMR – Artists Making aRt ™ – Open Studios Tours 2017 expanded to include some 40 artists from Margaretville, Roxbury, Stamford, Delhi, and surrounding areas. The tours took place on two … Continue reading Impressions from the AMR Open Studios Tour 2017

Not to Miss This Weekend: AMR Open Studios Tour Roxbury-Margaretville 2017

This weekend, Saturday and Sunday, July 29 – 30, from 11 am to 5 pm over twenty artists in Roxbury, Halcottsville, Margaretville, Fleischmanns, Halcott Center, and Arkville will open their studios to the public, and show their working spaces as part of the AMR – Artists Making aRt ™ – Open Studios Tours 2017. A good place to start the tour is the Wawaka Grange … Continue reading Not to Miss This Weekend: AMR Open Studios Tour Roxbury-Margaretville 2017

The University at Albany’s Art Museum Turns 50

The University at Albany’s Art Museum celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The Museum opened in October 1967 with an exhibition titled Painting and Sculpture from the Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection, which featured over fifty works by some of the most prominent artists of the 20th century: Picasso, Miro, Braque, Klee, de Kooning, and Calder, among others. In 2015 the Museum hosted a retrospective show … Continue reading The University at Albany’s Art Museum Turns 50

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

Miss Manhattan and Miss Brooklyn Installed on Flatbush Avenue

In December last year The New York Times reported that Miss Manhattan and Miss Brooklyn, two replicas of Daniel Chester French’s original sculptures re-created by Brian Tolle, were installed on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn by the Manhattan Bridge. Read excerpts from my interview with Mr. Tolle, conducted in November 2015 when we discussed this project among others. Mr. Tolle is one of the artists featured … Continue reading Miss Manhattan and Miss Brooklyn Installed on Flatbush Avenue