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Weekend in the Catskills – 10/24/14

This weekend: an international film festival in Chatham, a walk with sculptor Naomi Teppich in Livingston Manor, new art show in Woodstock, classical music at Bard College, and a spooky visit at the Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown.

FilmColumbia Festival

Woodstock Film Festival just celebrated its 15th anniversary this past weekend, and Thursday evening yet another film festival kicked off its 15th season: FilmColumbia in Chatham, Columbia County. FilmColumbia, organized since 2000 by the local Film Club, founded in 1998, presents over forty international films each year, many of them winning prestigious awards. This year the screenings will take place at Crandell Theatre, Tracy Memorial Village Hall, and Morris Memorial in Chatham, and Hudson Lodge in Hudson. Crandell Theatre, an Art Deco vaudeville house built in 1926, was transformed into a movie theater shortly after the release of the first talkie in 1927. This year’s screenings include “Winter Sleep,” Palme d’Or winner at the Cannes Film Festival, and “Beloved Sisters,” a German drama about poet Friedrich Schiller’s love affairs, an entry to the Oscars. The festival also has several panel discussions: a screening panel, a filmmaking panel, and a panel discussing hot topics in the film industry moderated by film historian Peter Biskind. For more information, go to http://www.filmcolumbia.org

Catskill Art Society

Catskill Art Society (CAS) in Livingston Manor is hosting “Walk with a Sculptor” – art tour and nature walk, this Saturday, October 25 from 10:30 am to 12 noon. Artist and curator Naomi Teppich, one of the participants in the group show “River and Biota,” currently on display at CAS, will lead the tour and the nature walk. First, Teppich will give a tour of the galleries at CAS, and will discuss the artworks on display, and then she’ll lead the group through the nearby Mongaup State Park’s trails. For more information about this event, go to http://catskillartsociety.org/events/

Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild

Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild is hosting an opening reception this Saturday, October 25 from 4 to 6 pm at the Kleinert / James Center for the Arts in Woodstock. The show, featuring works by artist Henrietta Mantooth, is called “Jailbirds and Flowers,” and includes a large installation as well as paintings by Mantooth. An artist talk will take place at 3 pm. Mantooth is the recipient of many awards and recognitions; her work has been shown internationally in various museums and galleries.  For more information, go to http://www.woodstockguild.org/ai1ec_event/henrietta-mantooth-jailbirds-flowers-artist-talk-opening-reception/

Bard College

The American Symphony Orchestra’s 2014 – 2015 season at Bard College opens this weekend with Chopin’s Concerto No. 1 in E Minor Op. 11, and Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 in C Major performed both Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25 at 8 pm. There will be a pre-concert talk at 7 pm. For more information, go to http://fishercenter.bard.edu/calendar/event.php?eid=126538.

The Farmers’ Museum

The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown is hosting “An Eerie Lantern-Lit Tour” of the museum this Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25 from 5:30 to 8 pm. The museum tour guides will unravel mysteries and ghostly happenings in the museum’s historic village. The Blacksmith’s Shop, the Bump Tavern, and other buildings are part of the tour. For more information, go to http://www.farmersmuseum.org/bump

 

Weekend in the Catskills – 10/10/14

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Writers in the Mountains in partnership with Longyear Gallery in Margaretville will present an Artist – Writer Talk “Nature as Muse” Saturday, October 11 at 1 pm. Artists Ellen Wong and friends will be talking about their artistic process as informed by nature. Participating artists include Helene and Frank Manzo, and Elaine Mayes. Participating writers include Lynn Domina, Leslie Sharpe, Anique Taylor, Sharon Israel and Lillian Browne – all writers whose work has been informed by nature. For more details, visit writersinthemounatins.org.

Also on Saturday, October 11 Plattekill Mountain will host its fifth annual Plattepalooza Fall Festival, an event for the entire family; activities include pumpkin painting, face painting, kids bounce house, ski and bike swap sale, bike races, and foliage chairlift rides. There will be live music, barbecues, and microbrews on tap. For more information, visit plattekill.com.

Orphic Gallery
Orphic Gallery in Roxbury, NY. © Simona David

Orphic Gallery, a fixture in Roxbury’s artistic life, will be hosting an artist reception Saturday, October 11 from 5 to 7 pm: “Postal Mix Tapes” featuring works by New York City based artist Didier Cremieux. Cremieux designs musical postage stamps and posters inspired by a variety of artists from Maria Callas to Woodstock celebrities. For more information about this event, visit orphicgallery.com.

In Sullivan County, Catskill Art Society will host an opening reception Saturday, October 11 at 2 pm: “River and Biota,” a group show featuring 18 artists whose work has a rapport with “the river”. The show, curated by Naomi Teppich, includes artwork by artists Dave Channon, Carla Goldberg, Nancy Wells, and others. For more information, visit catskillartsociety.org.

Also as part of the Hudson ArtsWalk program, there will be an opening reception at the Pocketbook Factory in Hudson on Saturday, October 11 from 6 to 8 pm. More than 250 artworks by artists affiliated with the Columbia County Council on the Arts will be on display – paintings, photographs, sculpture, multi-media installations, and other artworks will be shown. The reception on Saturday evening will celebrate artists Arlene Boehm and Maria Kolodziej-Zincio. Both Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 12 Hudson Opera House will host a series of readings by Hudson Valley poets and writers – the readings will take place from 12 noon to 5 pm. For more information about this event, visit cccaartswalk.webs.com.

The Schoharie County Historical Society presents the 125th anniversary of its History Fair this Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 12 at the Old Stone Fort Museum in Schoharie. There will be live music and dance performances; artists and artisans will showcase a variety of works inspired by local history, and local authors will autograph their books. For more information about the fair, go to theoldstonefort.org.

Roxbury Arts Group will celebrate the 21st anniversary of FIDDLERS!, one of its most popular events, Sunday, October 12 from noon to 7 pm. FIDDLERS!, an event dedicated to the Catskills’ traditional fiddle music, will feature performances by Tim Eriksen  & The Trio de Pumpkintown, The Tremperskill Boys, Ryan McGiver with Cleek Schrey & Stephanie Coleman. Square dance and a chili cook-off are also part of the good cheer. For more information, go to roxburyartsgroup.org.

Historic train rides through the Catskills have always been popular, but they’re particularly sought after this time of year, when the foliage is at its peak. I Love NY put together a list of rides through the region at http://www.iloveny.com/things-to-do/tours-excursions/scenic-train-rides/#.VDWA6fldU0R

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