“The Arts Converge” – Mutual Muses in the Catskills

WRITERS IN THE MOUNTAINS (WIM) PRESENTS ARTIST – WRITER TALK SERIES MUTUAL MUSES IN THE CATSKILLS “THE ARTS CONVERGE” THE MAURICE D. HINCHEY CATSKILL INTERPRETIVE CENTER MT. TREMPER, NY   SATURDAY, MAY 27 AT 1 P.M. Art Writer Simona David in Conversation with Painters Margaret Leveson and Lisbeth Firmin, Printmaker and Ceramicist Peter Yamaoka, and Textile Artist Tabitha Gilmore-Barnes Art writer Simona David will discuss … Continue reading “The Arts Converge” – Mutual Muses in the Catskills

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

Weekend in the Catskills – 8/26/2016

This weekend: David Bromberg Quintet performs at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock; Visual artists Lisbeth Firmin and Richard Kathmann lead a workshop called Double Vision: Plein Air Painting at the West Kortright Centre in East Meredith; And author Lowell Thing discusses his book The Street That Built a City: McEntee’s Chestnut Street, Kingston and the Rise of New York at the Delaware & Hudson Canal Museum … Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 8/26/2016

Not to Miss This Weekend: AMR Open Studios Tour 2016

This weekend, Saturday and Sunday, July 30 – 31, from 11 am to 5 pm over twenty artists in Roxbury, Halcottsville, Margaretville, Fleischmanns, Halcott Center, Arkville, and Andes will open their studios to the public, and show their working spaces. A good place to start the tour is the Wawaka (Halcottsville) Grange, which is true to its original function as a Grange and General Store. … Continue reading Not to Miss This Weekend: AMR Open Studios Tour 2016

Featured Destination: AMR Open Studios Tour 2016

Saturday and Sunday, July 30 – 31, over twenty artists in Andes, Margaretville and Roxbury area (AMR, for short) will open their studios to the public, and show their working spaces. During the tour, artists working in all media will talk about their styles and techniques, and the process of making art. Launched in 2012, AMR has been a great success, attracting a large number … Continue reading Featured Destination: AMR Open Studios Tour 2016

Featured Artist: Lisbeth Firmin

Lisbeth Firmin was born in Paducah, Kentucky in 1949. She is a contemporary American realist known for her urban landscapes. For over four decades her work has been in hundreds of solo and group shows across the country and internationally. There was a retrospective exhibition at the Taft School in Watertown, CT in 2011, featuring painting and prints from 1994-2010. In 2010, Firmin’s monoprint, “Heading … Continue reading Featured Artist: Lisbeth Firmin

Weekend in the Catskills – 7/31/2015

This weekend in the Catskills: The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice celebrates its sixth anniversary: composer Carlisle Floyd and mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade are among celebrities attending this year; Saratoga Race Course is in full swing (the National Museum of Racing, also in Saratoga, is open every day during the race season in July and August); Jan Harrison is showing at Bright Hill Literary … Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 7/31/2015

Featured Destination: AMR Open Studios Tour 2015

Saturday and Sunday, July 25 – 26, 11 am to 5 pm, over twenty artists in Roxbury, Halcottsville, Margaretville, Arkville, and Pine Hill area will open their studios to the public, and show their working spaces. During the tour, artists working in all media will talk about their styles and techniques, and the process of making art. AMR (ArtTour Margaretville-Roxbury) Open Studios Tour, which launched in … Continue reading Featured Destination: AMR Open Studios Tour 2015