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

Adam Cohen
War Paint, acrylic on canvas by Adam Cohen. Photo © 2017 Simona David.

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 and points in between. Building on a century-long tradition that started with the Hudson River School, contemporary artists continue to be inspired by the region once known as America’s First Wilderness, and what we refer to today as the place where American art was born.

Read my article in Chronogram to learn about Stagecoach Run Art Festival (July 7 – 8), Shandaken Art Studio Tour (July 20 – 22), AMR Open Studios Tour (July 28 – 29), and Saugerties Artists’ Studio Tour (August 10 – 12). During the tour you will meet artists working in all artistic disciplines and styles, ask questions, and purchase directly from the artists. Participants include abstract painters Adam Cohen and Tara Bach, landscape painters Ellen Wong and Richard Kathmann, still life painter Judith Lamb, and urban realist painter Lisbeth Firmin.

Art Studio Tours This Summer

July 1 – 2: Stagecoach Run Art Festival

July 8 -9: AMR Open Studios Tour Stamford – Delhi

July 14 – 16: Shandaken Art Studio Tour

July 29 – 30: AMR Open Studios Tour Roxbury – Margaretville

August 11 – 13: Saugerties Art Studio Tour

Weekend in the Catskills – 8/14/2015

This weekend:

  • Glimmerglass Opera Festival’s 40th Anniversary Concert;
  • Writers in the Mountains’ Annual Summer Reading Event;
  • The 13th Annual Saugerties Artists Studios Tour;
  • And, Chronogram Magazine’s 3rd Annual Block Party.

Read more at Upstater.com.

Writers in the Mountains
Writers in the Mountains

Weekend in the Catskills – 2/20/15

New York State Museum

The New York State Museum in Albany is hosting its annual fundraiser New York in Bloom, an extremely popular floral show launched in 1992. New York in Bloom will display this year over a hundred floral arrangements from New York’s most exquisite florists and floral designers. Themed activities will be offered throughout the weekend, including demonstrations and children’s activities. The hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/programs/nybloom/.

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Columbia County Council on the Arts

Columbia County Council on the Arts (CCCA) is hosting an art history class this Sunday, February 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. “Understanding Painting” will cover various art movements including the Renaissance, French Neo-Classical and Romantic movements of the 18th and 19th century, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, as well as Modernism. The class will be taught by Emmet McLaughlin, painter and educator. For more information, visit http://artscolumbia.org/.

Woodstock School of Art

Woodstock School of Art is hosting a Pre-College Portfolio Development event this Saturday, February 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. The event is tailored to high school students getting ready for college. There will be a presentation and portfolio review. Parents and teachers are welcomed. Pre-registration is required. To register, call 845-679-2388 or write to Nancy.Campbell@woodstockschoolof art.org. For more information, visit http://www.woodstockschoolofart.org/events.html.

Saugerties Public Library

Saugerties Public Library is hosting the Saugerties Art Tour Group Show featuring the works of over twenty artists, on view through the end of February. The exhibit includes works by Richard Edelman, Viorica Stan, Anita Barbour, Michael Ciccone, Yvette Lewis, and other artists participating in the Saugerties Art Tour in the summer. For more information, visit http://saugertiespubliclibrary.org/art/.

Spillian / Fleischmann Estate

Spillian, a retreat center located at the old Fleischmann mansion on Todd Mountain Road in Fleischmanns, is hosting Voices from the Catskills: The Seven Favorite Maladies of Ludwig van Beethoven this Sunday, February 22 at 4 p.m. The Seven Favorite Maladies of Ludwig van Beethoven is a play written and directed by playwright Carey Harrison , and featuring pianist Justin Kolb. Harrison is the author of forty plays, and six novels. He is the son of famed British actor Rex Harrison. Kolb is a worldwide known classical music pianist, and the chairman of the Phoenicia Festival of the Voice. The play will last until approximately 5:30 p.m., when dinner will be served. For more information about this event, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1403016860002066/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular.

Have a great Catskill weekend!

Weekend in the Catskills – 8/8/14

This weekend in the Catskills: jazz, Schubert, Shakespeare, family day at Byrdcliffe Guild in Woodstock, and an art studio tour in Saugerties.

The Joy of Jazz week, a program of the Catskill Jazz Factory, will conclude with performances in Tannersville this Friday and Saturday: Late Night Jam Sessions starting at 10 pm at the Last Chance Tavern on Rt. 23A on both evenings, and The Spirit of Louis Concert on Saturday night at the Orpheum Theater, starting at 7:30 pm – legendary jazz pianist Marcus Roberts will be on stage that evening. For more information, visit http://www.catskilljazzfactory.org/.

This year, Bard Music Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary with two weeks of exceptional programming dedicated to the Austrian romantic composer Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828). Schubert was a prolific composer of the early 19th century who wrote over 600 lieder, nine symphonies, as well as operas and chamber music. Bard Music Festival will present from August 8 to 17 an extraordinary body of work by Schubert, including some of his lieder, as well as fantasies and sonatas, his symphonies No. 3 and No. 8, and his opera Fierrabras. The festival this year will also include compositions by Mozart, Beethoven, Schuman, Mendelssohn, Liszt and other composers. For more information, visit http://fishercenter.bard.edu/bmf

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (HVSF), organized in Garrison, Putnam County, since 1987, produces three plays per season, bringing a fresh, new perspective on the material presented. This season, which runs from June 10 to August 31, includes Othello, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and The Liar. Performances are held in a tent on the grounds of Boscobel, an early 1800s Federal mansion situated on the banks of the Hudson River. In addition to performances, the festival includes lectures and panel discussions with actors and scholars. HVSF offers educational programs year round, including an apprenticeship program for actors, a training program for teachers, and a summer camp for children. This year marks the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birthday. For more information, visit http://hvshakespeare.org.

The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild has a family day event this Saturday, August 9 at 4:30 pm – music, food and other fun activities are scheduled. Founded in 1902, the guild offers a variety of programs year round: workshops, exhibitions, performances, and summer residencies for artists. For more information, visit http://www.woodstockguild.org

Launched in 2003, Saugerties Art Tour celebrates its 12th anniversary this weekend with over thirty participating artists. The event kicks off tonight at 5 pm at the Opus 40 Gallery in Saugerties with an annual opening reception. Then Saturday, August 9 and Sunday, August 10 from 10 am to 6 pm artists in all media will open their spaces to the public: painters, sculptors, printmakers, ceramicists, photographers, collage artists, and others will show and talk about their work. For more information, visit http://saugertiesarttour.com.

All in all, yet another busy weekend in the Catskills!