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

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

AMR Open Studios Tour Celebrates Its Eighth Anniversary This Summer

Art is at home in the Catskill Mountains. A tradition started by Thomas Cole and his disciples in the early 1800s has transformed the area into a place for pilgrimage where artists from all over the world come to create and be inspired. An influx of creatives moving out of Brooklyn in recent years has infused the area with energy and spearheaded the emergence of … Continue reading AMR Open Studios Tour Celebrates Its Eighth Anniversary This Summer

AMR Spring Art Show at the Commons

The Commons Building has become an important art hub for the communities in and around Middletown in Delaware County. Founded in 2007 as an artist-run cooperative, Longyear Gallery has hosted numerous solo and group shows in a 1,275 sq ft space located on the second floor. In the summer of 2016, the gallery took over a larger and better illuminated 1,425 sq ft space located … Continue reading AMR Spring Art Show at the Commons

Featured Destination: AMR Open Studios Tour 2018

AMR (Andes – Margaretville – Roxbury) Open Studios Tour 2018 will take place Saturday and Sunday, July 28 – 29 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with close to thirty participating artists and artisans working in all disciplines – painters, sculptors, photographers, printmakers, ceramicists, furniture designers and textile artists. Located in a bucolic scenery, all studios will provide unique experiences for visitors to explore the … Continue reading Featured Destination: AMR Open Studios Tour 2018

Open Art Studio Tours This Summer in the Catskills and Hudson Valley

Open art studio tours have become more and more common all over the country as studio visits trigger questions that aren’t often asked in formal settings such as galleries and museums, and allow for a more intimate interaction with the artwork. This summer alone, four major open art studio tours take place throughout the region featuring a total of 160 artists from Saugerties to Treadwell … Continue reading Open Art Studio Tours This Summer in the Catskills and Hudson Valley

Drawing Workshop with Lisbeth Firmin

Urban realist painter and printmaker Lisbeth Firmin will be teaching “Drawing with the Right Side of the Brain,” a five-day workshop held at MURAL Gallery in Hobart, NY, Monday through Friday, August 28 – September 1. Firmin is known for works such as Fifth Avenue (1995), and Woman on a Train (2014). This past spring she traveled to Venice, and enrolled in Scuola Internationale di Grafica where she perfected her … Continue reading Drawing Workshop with Lisbeth Firmin

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 Arts Converge at the Catskill Interpretive Center

Saturday, May 27, 2017 Catskill Interpretive Center Continue reading The Arts Converge at the Catskill Interpretive Center