Artists on Art Tour at Olana

Olana, home of 19th century landscape painter Frederic Edwin Church in Hudson, is hosting Artist on Art Tour, a series of guided tours through Olana under the tutelage of contemporary artists working in various disciplines. Artistic storytelling is a compelling part of Olana’s ongoing narrative. Participating artists offer a unique lens with which to “read” Olana, and experiment and invent with “poetic license” as they … Continue reading Artists on Art Tour at Olana

Weekend in the Catskills – 5/20/2016

This weekend: Art Society of Kingston is hosting its annual gala “A Night at the ASKars” at the Saugerties Performing Arts Factory; “Portrait Gallery” Art Show opens at Wired Gallery in High Falls – featured artists include painter Claire Lambe and photographer Kellie Merchant; And, Olana State Historic Site, home of 19th century landscape painter Frederic Edwin Church, opens its grounds for guided tours by … Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 5/20/2016

Featured Artist: Molly Rausch

Molly Rausch is a stamp artist. Her work has been exhibited throughout the Hudson Valley, New York City, Washington DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Barcelona, Oaxaca (Mexico), and Prilep (Macedonia), and is in numerous private and public collections. Molly’s work often deals with themes of communication and thresholds. She has participated in several public art projects, including a Lost and Found Drawing Booth in 2009. Her … Continue reading Featured Artist: Molly Rausch

Weekend in the Catskills – 9/25/2015

This weekend in the Catskills: Writing Myth – A Spillian Writing Imaginarium with Dr. Leigh Melander; Margaretville Cauliflower Festival celebrates its 12th anniversary; Geologist Robert Titus is leading a hike at Olana State Historic Site, exploring the influences on the 19th century landscape painter Frederic Edwin Church; And, Natalie Merchant performs at Bard College. Read more at Upstater.com.   Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 9/25/2015

Weekend in the Catskills – 6/12/2015

This weekend in the Catskills: Livingston Manor celebrates its 12th annual Trout Parade; Olana State Historic Site is hosting a lecture exploring Frederic Edwin Church’s reading interests; Blakeley White-McGuire, principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company, performs in Roxbury; And, Melissa Etheridge performs at the Bardavon Theatre in Poughkeepsie. For details, go to Upstater.com. Also, Saratoga Springs is celebrating its 100th anniversary. For more … Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 6/12/2015

Weekend in the Catskills – 5/29/2015

A fabulous weekend in the Catskills: Headwaters History Days celebrating the history of the Central Catskills are taking place in Roxbury, Andes, Pine Hill, Phoenicia and other places. Award-winning author Jenny Milchman is teaching a memoir workshop at the Phoenicia Library. Friends of Historic Kingston gallery is hosting a James McEntee exhibit – McEntee was a landscape painter of the 19th century affiliated with the … Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 5/29/2015

Memorial Day Weekend in the Catskills

Fenimore Art Museum Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, Otsego County, is hosting an Iroquois Cultural Festival Saturday, May 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum’s new Lucy B. Hamilton Amphitheater, located near the shores of the Otsego Lake, will celebrate its grand opening this Saturday. Otsego: A Meeting Place Iroquois Sites are located nearby. Native American music, dance and storytelling performances will be held … Continue reading Memorial Day Weekend in the Catskills

Weekend in the Catskills – 5/1/2015

May Day, Park Day, Independent Bookstore Day, Kentucky Derby, and superb weather this weekend – many reasons to celebrate. Thomas Cole National Historic Site & Olana State Historic Site Thomas Cole National Historic Site in partnership with Olana State Historic Site are co-hosting River Crossings: Contemporary Art Comes Home, an exhibition that opens this Sunday, May 3 at both sites. The exhibition, featuring twenty-eight contemporary … Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 5/1/2015

Featured Destinations: Thomas Cole National Historic Site and Olana State Historic Site

I interviewed Betsy Jacks, Director of the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill, Greene County. The Thomas Cole National Historic Site in partnership with Olana State Historic Site are co-hosting River Crossings: Contemporary Art Comes Home, an exhibition that will open this Sunday, May 3, and run through November this year. The exhibition, featuring twenty-eight contemporary artists inspired by the works of Thomas Cole … Continue reading Featured Destinations: Thomas Cole National Historic Site and Olana State Historic Site