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ART CONVERSATION AND WRITING WORKSHOP AT THE ZADOCK PRATT MUSEUM

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ART CONVERSATION AND WRITING WORKSHOP WITH AUTHOR SIMONA DAVID

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2018, 1 – 2:30 PM

THE ZADOCK PRATT MUSEUM, 14540 MAIN STREET / RTE 23, PRATTSVILLE, NY 

As guest of the Zadock Pratt Museum, Simona David, author of “How Art Is Made: In the Catskills” (2017), will talk about her experience interviewing artists, and discuss what moves and inspires the creative mind, how a new artistic project is born, how materials are used and different stylistic choices are made, how setbacks are dealt with, and how success is celebrated.

Ms. David will then teach a workshop on art writing, and discuss various research and writing techniques.

To register, call Pratt Museum at (518) 937-6120.

This event is funded in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Weekend in the Catskills – 11/14/14

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The Red Violin at Bard College  

Fisher Center at Bard College presents “The Red Violin” this Saturday, November 15 at 8 pm, a concert featuring violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn, and pianist Cynthia Elise Tobey. Pitcairn performs on a 1720 Stradivarius – the famous “Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius” – you can read more about it here. Pitcairn and Tobey will perform pieces by Beethoven, Fauré and Schubert, but also a new, less known piece by composer Sara Carina Graef – “Blue Vishuddha”.  For more information, visit fishercenter.bard.edu.

Out Windham Way at The Zadock Pratt Museum

The Zadock Pratt Museum in Prattsville is hosting a book reception this Saturday, November 15 at 1 pm featuring “Out Windham Way,” a collection of 400 photographs, maps and ephemera by Larry Tompkins. “Out Windham Way” is a visual representation of the area from the 1880s to the 1940s. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zadock-Pratt-Museum.

Lies of the Poets at the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum

Woodstock Artists Association & Museum (WAAM) presents “Lies of the Poets” this Saturday, November 15 at 4 pm featuring poet Leslie Gerber. From WAAM website: “Leslie Gerber was born in Brooklyn in 1943. He graduated from Brooklyn College with a degree in creative writing. For 39 years he ran a mail-order classical music business, while writing thousands of music reviews and articles. In 1970 he moved to Ulster County and has lived there ever since. He began writing poetry in 1999.” For more information, visit http://waamblog.wordpress.com.

19th Century Learning Experiences at The Farmers’ Museum

The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown presents a series of workshops this Saturday, November 15 from 10 am to 4 pm covering anything from printing holiday cards to crafting bandboxes, baking in a brick oven, and creating fine essences like lavender and rose bottled water – all 19th century learning experiences. Just enough to get one in the holiday spirit. For more information, visit http://www.farmersmuseum.org/workshop.

Enjoy an artful weekend in the Catskills!

 

 

Weekend in the Catskills – 7/11/14

Plenty to do for art lovers in the Catskills this weekend: One Night with Fanny Brice performance at The Open Eye Theater in Margaretville, a Smithsonian lecture at the Zadock Pratt Museum in Prattsville, Chagall in High Falls new exhibition at the Emporium in High Falls, the Irish Arts Week Festival in East Durham, and the launch of the Hudson Music Project in Saugerties, are just a few examples of what seems to be a busy weekend in the Catskills.

The Open Eye Theater in Margaretville presents One Night with Fanny Brice, a musical written by Chip Deffaa and starring Patricia Dell, with musical accompaniment by Kent Brown. Performances are held this weekend and the following at The Open Eye – for tickets and more information, visit http://www.theopeneyetheater.org/current-season.html

Saturday, July 12 at 1 pm Michelle Delaney, Director of the Smithsonian’s Consortium for Understanding the American Experience, will be speaking at the Zadock Pratt Museum in Prattsville – Ms. Delaney will be speaking about the collaboration efforts between the Smithsonian and smaller cultural and heritage organizations. More information here.

A new exhibition Chagall in High Falls opens tomorrow July 12 at the High Falls Emporium on Old Rte 213 in High Falls – the reception will take place from 4 to 6 pm. The Cubist painter lived in High Falls from 1946 to 1948, during which time he had a productive artistic life. More information about this new exhibition at https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-High-Falls-Emporium/229129867226993

Catskill Irish Arts Festival, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this summer, kicks off Sunday, July 13 with concerts, workshops, lectures and storytelling events focusing on Celtic traditions. The festival runs through Saturday, July 19. For full program, visit http://catskillsirishartsweek.com/.

The Hudson Project, a three day music festival, begins today, July 11 at the Winston Farm in Saugerties. The original Woodstock Festival in 1969 was supposed to take place at Winston Farm, but was eventually moved to Yasgur’s Farm in Bethel Woods. The Hudson Project is designed as an arts and music festival – this year more than eighty artists are expected to participate. More information here.