AMR (Andes – Margaretville – Roxbury) Open Studios Tour Coming Up, July 28 – 29

As art historian George Philip LeBourdais eloquently articulated in a piece for Artsy magazine in August 2016 “The studio is where strange magic happens, as much for the artist’s imagination as for the public’s. It’s the conjuring place of new concepts, styles, or forms. Sometimes it even comes to be seen as sacred, a place where visitors become pilgrims to the altar of art.” Read … Continue reading AMR (Andes – Margaretville – Roxbury) Open Studios Tour Coming Up, July 28 – 29

Weekend in the Catskills – 6/17/2016

This weekend: Playing Mozart as Mozart Would Have Played Mozart at the Doctorow Center for the Arts in Hunter; Poetry with Geoffrey O’Brien, editor-in-chief of Library of America, at Cross Contemporary Art Gallery in Saugerties – Ellen Kozak’s oil paintings are currently on view; And a tour of the Woodstock area gardens. Learn more at  Upstater.com. Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 6/17/2016

Weekend in the Catskills – 5/13/2016

This weekend: Truman Capote with Barry Seiler at the Roxbury Public Library; Pianos in Vienna and London around 1800s at the Doctorow Center for the Arts; And, Dia:Beacon Community Free Day – at 3 pm Alisa Besher and Hannah Verrill will facilitate Dialogue Duet: Robert Irwin and Sol LeWitt, inviting visitors to engage in dialogue while observing the works of the two artists side by … Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 5/13/2016

Weekend in the Catskills – 3/18/2016

This weekend: The Ulster Ballet Company presents its annual Festival of Dance at the Ulster Performing Arts Center in Kingston; Catskill Art Society in Livingston Manor presents Saturday Sampler, a series of five art workshops led by Helena Clare Pittman, Saturdays from 2 to 5 pm, March 19 to April 16; And, The Kaaterskill Fine Arts Gallery in Hunter is hosting Older than the Mountain, … Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 3/18/2016

Weekend in the Catskills – 6/5/2015

This weekend in the Catskills: A nature walk at the John Burroughs Memorial Site in Roxbury; Clara and Robert Schumann Piano Demonstration in Hunter; Robert Plant at the Mountain Jam Festival, also in Hunter; Open Studios at the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild; And, an Exquisite Corpse Surrealist-inspired art project at Catskill Art Society in Livingston Manor. Read full article at Upstater.com. Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 6/5/2015

Weekend in the Catskills – 12/19/14

You’ve bought all your gifts, and had them all wrapped up by now. But if you’re still looking for some last minute shopping, all galleries and museums have gift shops, some of them online as well. Those are great places to look for artful, stylish gifts, something with a signature. The Catskills has a lot to offer to art lovers this weekend: Handel’s Messiah at … Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 12/19/14

Weekend in the Catskills – 10/03/14

Five art recommendations per weekend should suffice an art lover’s ambitious life up here in the mountains, but that’s not an option when there is so much to do and see. Take this weekend, for example: art making workshops at the Hudson Opera House in Hudson; the art of book making opening reception at the Bright Hill Literary Center in Treadwell; a tour of the … Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 10/03/14

September Is National Piano Month

September is National Piano Month, a holiday launched in 1991 by the National Piano Foundation – the holiday is observed throughout the United States. The modern piano dates back to 1709, when Bartolomeo di Francesco Cristofori, a harpsichord maker in Padua, Italy, improved his craft, and brought the instrument to a new artistic level. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has on … Continue reading September Is National Piano Month