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

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

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

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