Humans of the Catskills: Joseph Piasek

Journey to the Catskills: We came here initially to visit my lovely wife Jane’s sister in Margaretville (whose wonderfully funky farmhouse went up in a flurry of flames and gunfire) – that was halfway between our home in Stamford (CT) and Syracuse (NY) where my son was attending college. When we discovered there was no radio station here, we gathered up the support to start … Continue reading Humans of the Catskills: Joseph Piasek

FICTION WRITING WITH THADDEUS RUTKOWSKI

WEEKEND INTENSIVE Writers in the Mountains (WIM) presents Fiction Writing with Thaddeus Rutkowski, a weekend intensive held online Saturday and Sunday, July 9 – 10, 2022, from to 1 to 4 pm. Once you register and pay, you will be given instructions on how to join the class. Everyone has a story to tell. Your story may be true or it may be fictional, but … Continue reading FICTION WRITING WITH THADDEUS RUTKOWSKI

Humans of the Catskills: Kevin Moore

Journey to the Catskills: Most New Yorkers get tired of the city at some point and need some relief. I chose Central Catskills not knowing a soul because I always like the remoteness, high altitude and what seemed to me like ancestral Scottish weather. But I realized later, it looks like the Ozarks, where my grandparents lived, and I often visited as a child. I … Continue reading Humans of the Catskills: Kevin Moore

Jay Gould, Financier and Railroad Magnate, Featured at New York Adventure Club  

New York Adventure Club recently hosted a presentation by architect and historian Gary Lawrence titled “The Gilded Age Mansions of the Jay Gould Family, Railroad Dynasty” which explores the intricacies of the Gould family life and the lavish mansions that they owned as one of the richest and most powerful families in America. Jay (né Jason) Gould was born in Roxbury, NY in 1836. He … Continue reading Jay Gould, Financier and Railroad Magnate, Featured at New York Adventure Club  

In Memoriam – Peter Yamaoka

Artist Peter Yamaoka studied at Rhode Island School of Design and the Royal College of Art in London. Initially trained as a painter, later in his career he specialized in printmaking. He met his wife Gerda Van Leeuwen, also an artist, in the 1980s while vacationing in Provincetown, Ma. While in New York City, Peter and Gerda ran a company that published limited edition fine … Continue reading In Memoriam – Peter Yamaoka

When Space Speaks – Creative Writing Workshop with Sarah Blakley-Cartwright 

Writers in the Mountains (WIM) presents When Space Speaks with Sarah Blakley-Cartwright, a three-hour intensive workshop, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 from 1 to 4 p.m. Once they register and pay, participants will be given instructions on how to join the class. In this class, students will explore vignette, ellipses, and space breaks, as we interpret the unsaid and sharpen our ear for silence. We will look at how the elliptical form can provide exhilarating leaps of … Continue reading When Space Speaks – Creative Writing Workshop with Sarah Blakley-Cartwright 

Paint The Town

As its first post-pandemic program, AMR Artists Inc. presents Paint The Town, a series of five events spanning over five months (from June to October), and taking place in a different town each month: Arkville – June 26; Roxbury – July 24; Halcottsville – August 14; Fleischmanns – September 5; and Margaretville – October 9. The fee for participating artists is $25 for all five … Continue reading Paint The Town

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