Last Day to See Ellen Wong’s Show “Living in Nature”

Today is the last day to see Ellen Wong’s show “Living in Nature” on view at Longyear Gallery. The show includes thirty oil paintings and works on paper grouped by season (winter, spring, summer and fall) as well as wild life – at prominent display being trout and deer drawings. “As I found myself painting through the seasons – quiet snowy fields, radiant autumn roads, … Continue reading Last Day to See Ellen Wong’s Show “Living in Nature”

Weekend in the Catskills – 8/12/2016

This weekend: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center performs at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center; Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is hosting a Woodstock Anniversary Brunch, marking the festival’s 47th anniversary; Thomas Cole National Historic Site is hosting Open House: Contemporary Art in Conversation with Cole featuring the works of multi-media artist Jason Middlebrooks; And, photographer Helane Levine-Keating is showing Liminal Spaces at … Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 8/12/2016

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 – 3/27/15

This weekend in the Catskills and surrounding area: a Mozart concert, art opening receptions, a comedy performance, and a centerpiece design workshop are among my top choices. Hudson Valley Philharmonic Hudson Valley Philharmonic will perform an all-Mozart program this Saturday, March 28 at 8 p.m. at the Bardavon Theater in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County. The program, conducted by Leif Bjaland, includes Mozart’s Symphony No. 35, and … Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 3/27/15

Weekend in the Catskills – 1/16/15

This weekend in the Catskills – many art show openings, and performances. As usual, lots of things to do. Here are my recommendations. Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild   This Saturday, January 17 at 4 pm the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild is hosting an opening reception re:Member, an annual group show featuring works in various media by current members. The reception will take place at the Kleinert / … Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 1/16/15

Weekend in the Catskills – 11/21/14

This weekend: the old Fleischmann estate (now known as Spillian) is hosting a Masquerade Ball (masquerade balls were a popular past time in the 15th century Europe); Longyear Gallery in Margaretville is hosting Frank Manzo’s “Inside Out and Other Images of the City” photo exhibit, Bearsville Theater in Woodstock is hosting a rock and blues concert with New Orleans musician Tommy Malone and his band, … Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 11/21/14

Artist – Writer Talk “Nature as Muse”

Writers in the Mountains (WIM) in partnership with Longyear Gallery presented Artist – Writer Talk “Nature as Muse” Saturday, October 11 at 1 pm. Landscape painter Ellen Wong and friends talked about their artistic process as informed by nature. Participating artists included painter Helene Manzo, and photographers Frank Manzo and Elaine Mayes. Participating writers included Lynn Domina, Leslie T. Sharpe, Anique Taylor, Sharon Israel and … Continue reading Artist – Writer Talk “Nature as Muse”

Weekend in the Catskills – 9/26/14

With temperatures in the high 70s, low 80s, this weekend seems like a dream: fall colors and sunshine, music, art and community – the Catskills has it all. Saturday, September 27 from 3 to 6 pm Longyear Gallery in Margaretville is hosting an opening reception for artist Ellen Wong: “The Road Show” – an exhibit of twenty-five paintings and drawings depicting splendid Catskill Mountains scenery. … Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 9/26/14

Longyear Gallery Turns 7

Longyear Gallery, an artist-run cooperative founded in 2007 by Helene and Frank Manzo, celebrated its seventh anniversary this past Saturday. Helene, who graduated from Pratt Institute with a MFA in Art, has been a member of Blue Mountain Gallery in New York City since the 1980s. Seven years ago, when she and her husband photographer Frank Manzo purchased the Commons Building in Margaretville, they thought … Continue reading Longyear Gallery Turns 7

Weekend in the Catskills – 9/12/14

A September weekend filled with art in the Catskills: an art book reception at Longyear Gallery in Margaretville, a multi-media opening reception at the Opera House in Hudson, an art show at the Angeloch Gallery in Woodstock, and a screening of “To Be Forever Wild” in the Wulff Gallery at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center in Livingston Manor. Also, the “Woodstock Nights” event takes place … Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 9/12/14