Exhibit Opening: Elise P. Church and Barbara Friedman
Oct
21
3:00pm 3:00pm

Exhibit Opening: Elise P. Church and Barbara Friedman

Artists Talk - 3 to 4 pm
Opening Reception - 4 to 6 pm

Inspired by the discovery of a vinyl photo album from 1966 at a flea market, Elise P. Church’s work is an examination of nostalgia through memorabilia both lost and found. In the painting series titled “Remnants” the artist repurposes photographs for potential studies on large uniquely shaped paintings using scraps from the photographs. Church’s work uses the photographs to cut, crop, frame and excise fragments for an assemblage with consideration to color and form. With great attention to detail she matches the color of the painting to that of the aged analog photographs. Finished works vary in size from a few inches to upwards of 100 inches and replicated in ink and gesso on paper. Matte paintings layered with drips and brush marks contrast and offset the glossy finish of the photographs.

Barbara Friedman’s divergent and changing motifs pay homage to different genres. Drawing on a variety of artistic traditions – portraiture, history painting, plein-air landscape and abstraction – together, pursue themes of dislocation. Employing a diverse cast of anti-heroes, Friedman’s compositions include Gulliver the hyperbolic misfit; a suspiciously malleable Gumby; that known prevaricating half-boy Pinocchio. The artist allows these bedfellows images to appear and give a sense of arriving, as if they come into the paintings’ pictorial spaces from somewhere else they’ve been. To this effect, the characters are dislocated from their right place, though stabilized through Friedman’s expressive painting amidst a disorienting space. Friedman’s characters play to her current concerns, be they formal, conceptual, or worldly. 

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Calling Thunder: The Unsung History of Manhattan
Oct
7
4:00pm 4:00pm

Calling Thunder: The Unsung History of Manhattan

David Al-Ibrahim's Calling Thunder explores the untold history of New York through
spatial audio and mobile VR. Audiences will be transported through a series of interactive
soundscapes that compare today’s urban cacophony to the Lenape's vibrant ecosystems HenryHudson would have encountered in 1609. The narrative considers Manhattan’s past to address its future: unearthing wonder in the green pockets of our city. Visitors will have the opportunity to experience mobile VR and walkthrough a demo of the program with its creator, David Al-Ibrahim.

This privileged opportunity allows participants to visualize and hear the sounds of nature in Mannahatta during the time the Lenape Indian tribes inhabited the island. According to naturalists, “Manhattan in the 17th century had more ecological communities per acre than Yellowstone.” Using 360 audio technology with field recordings produced by collaborator Bill McQuay and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Macaulay Library, Al-Ibrahim creates an immersive and memorable learning experience. Collect Park and Inwood Hill Park come to life as they were before the Dutch settled the island in 1624, transporting the sounds and sights of katydids, bullfrogs and crows undisturbed by honking taxis, squealing breaks and the ubiquitous city worker jackhammering the streets.

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Jeff Bank 2018 Calendar Reception
Oct
6
6:00pm 6:00pm

Jeff Bank 2018 Calendar Reception

Jeff Bank and Catskill Art Society (CAS) held the ninth annual photo contest, Four Seasons of Nature & Landscapes in Sullivan County, NY and Orange County, NY, earlier this year to select images for the 2018 Jeff Bank Calendar. The photographers will be on hand for our debut reception. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served. The new Jeff Bank Calendars will be available for a suggested $5 donation to CAS. 

The Jeff Bank photo contest and calendar initiative is an ongoing partnership between CAS and Jeff Bank. This project was first started by Jeff Bank in 2009 as a way of offering financial support to the local arts community and to give talented photographers a venue to share their work with the public. The calendar has the added benefit of promoting the scenic beauty of Sullivan County to local residents as well as area visitors. Find out more at www.jeffbank.com.

Image: Jeff Bank 2018 Calendar cover photo by Paula Kelly. 

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LUMINOUS RAGAS with Steve Gorn and Bill Buchen
Sep
16
6:30pm 6:30pm

LUMINOUS RAGAS with Steve Gorn and Bill Buchen

Grammy winner, and five time Grammy nominee, Steve Gorn is creating a new idiom, a music that combines the essence of classical Indian tradition with a contemporary world music sensibility. The strength of this music arises from a virtuoso mastery, generating a vibrant fusion, alive and accessible to western ears. From Indian classical music to world music and jazz projects with Paul Simon, Jack DeJohnette, Paul Winter and others, Steve infuses great mastery with a haunting, lyrical sweetness to bring the healing breath of the sacred to our demanding contemporary lives.

Bill Buchen is a composer, musician and sculptor living in New York City. He has studied North Indian classical music most recently with Selva Ganesh,   Anand Kumar Mallick and Ustad Zakir Hussain and western composition with Gustavo Casenave and Dan Kaufman. Bill has played and recorded with Bill Laswell, Steve Gorn, Laurie Anderson, Pete Calandra, Tom Davis, and Gigi among others. He performed on Broadway for the musical Bombay Dreams and at venues throughout the world.Along with his wife Mary Buchen, he designs interactive musical instruments for science museums, public plazas, and children’s museums throughout the world. They reside in the East Village of New York City.

$20 suggested donation.

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Exhibit Opening: Elevator Gallery
Aug
5
4:00pm 4:00pm

Exhibit Opening: Elevator Gallery

The Catskill Art Society will host a free opening reception for Stations of the Cross, an exhibition of artwork by James Dougher, in the Elevator Gallery on Saturday, August 5 from 4-6pm. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served. The exhibition will be on display August 5 - September 4. 

This event is free and open to the public, and donations will be accepted at the door. 

For more information about the exhibition, visit www.catskillartsociety.org/exhibits

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Exhibit Opening: Arboreta
Aug
5
3:00pm 3:00pm

Exhibit Opening: Arboreta

The Catskill Art Society will host a free opening reception for Arboreta, an exhibition of the work of Teresa Audet, Frid Branham, Allan Rubin and Walter Stevens at the CAS Art Center at 48 Main Street. CAS will host an Artist Talk on Saturday, August 5 at 3pm, followed immediately by a free Opening Reception from 4-6pm. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served.

This event is free and open to the public, and donations will be accepted at the door. 

For more information about the exhibition, visit www.catskillartsociety.org/exhibits

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Concert: WCM MusicTalks
Jul
27
7:30pm 7:30pm

Concert: WCM MusicTalks

The Musical Soul, a sounding of the soul through musical ecstasy and mysticism, with echoes of the Blues, Sufism, and the Sacred Harp. Enjoy an overview of WCM’s summer season, with discussion and live performances by Nurit Pacht, Caroline Stinson, and WCM Co-Artistic Director Andy Waggoner. 

This event is $25 at the door and open to the public. For advance reservations, email weekendofchambermusic@gmail.com or call 845-887-5803. 

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Exhibit Opening: Bombs Bursting in Air
Jul
1
4:00pm 4:00pm

Exhibit Opening: Bombs Bursting in Air

The Catskill Art Society will host a free opening reception for Bombs Bursting in Air, an exhibition of mixed media by Tate Billings and Frank Shuback, on Saturday, July 1 from 4-6pm at the Laundry King. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served. The exhibition will be on display July 1 - July 23. 

This event is free and open to the public, and donations will be accepted at the door. 

For more information about the exhibition, visit www.catskillartsociety.org/exhibits

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Exhibit Opening: Elevator Gallery
Jul
1
4:00pm 4:00pm

Exhibit Opening: Elevator Gallery

The Catskill Art Society will host a free opening reception for American Dreams, an exhibition of artwork by Bob Skinner, in the Elevator Gallery on Saturday, July 1 from 4-6pm. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served. The exhibition will be on display July 1 - July 30. 

This event is free and open to the public, and donations will be accepted at the door. 

For more information about the exhibition, visit www.catskillartsociety.org/exhibits

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Exhibit Opening: CAS Invitational Show
Jul
1
3:00pm 3:00pm

Exhibit Opening: CAS Invitational Show

The Catskill Art Society will host a free opening reception for the second annual CAS Invitational Show, a retrospective of the artwork of Lavern Kelley curated by Sydney Waller, on Saturday, July 1. CAS will hold an Artist Talk at 3pm, followed by a reception with light refreshments from 4-6pm. The exhibition will be on display July 1 - July 30. 

This event is free and open to the public, and donations will be accepted at the door. 

For more information about the exhibition, visit www.catskillartsociety.org/exhibits

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Save the Date!
Jun
6
to Jul 28

Save the Date!

Save the Date

Beaverkill Valley Inn

Lew Beach, New York

Friday, July 28, 2017, 6:00 to 9:00pm

Contact 845 436-4227 or info@catskillartsociety.org or click here to make your ticket or table purchase

Over locally sourced food and drinks, learn how CAS is moving to the next level. We will honor community figures, share our progress in the arts, and look forward to building our future with you.

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Exhibit Opening: Summer Members Show
May
27
4:00pm 4:00pm

Exhibit Opening: Summer Members Show

The Catskill Art Society will host a free opening reception for the 2017 CAS Summer Members Show on Saturday, May 27 from 4-6pm. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served. The exhibition will be on display May 27 - June 25. 

All CAS member artists are invited to submit up to two works for the Summer Members Show. Submissions will be accepted April 20 - May 22 during regular gallery hours. For a form and more information, visit www.catskillartsociety.org/submissions

CAS Member Shows are presented twice annually to showcase artwork made by current CAS members. CAS members also receive discounts on classes, events, and items from participating local merchants. For more information, visit www.catskillartsociety.org/membership

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Exhibit Opening: The Fog
May
27
4:00pm 4:00pm

Exhibit Opening: The Fog

The Catskill Art Society will host a free opening reception for The Fog, an exhibition of photography by Noah Kalina, on Saturday, May 27 from 4-6pm at the Laundry King. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served. The exhibition will be on display May 27 - June 25. 

This event is free and open to the public, and donations will be accepted at the door. 

For more information about the exhibition, visit www.catskillartsociety.org/exhibits

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Exhibit Opening: Elevator Gallery
May
27
4:00pm 4:00pm

Exhibit Opening: Elevator Gallery

The Catskill Art Society will host a free opening reception for infinite fields, an exhibition of artwork by Sharon Molloy, in the Elevator Gallery on Saturday, May 27 from 4-6pm. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served. The exhibition will be on display May 27 - June 25. 

This event is free and open to the public, and donations will be accepted at the door. 

For more information about the exhibition, visit www.catskillartsociety.org/exhibits

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Concert: WCM MusicTalks
May
20
3:00pm 3:00pm

Concert: WCM MusicTalks

Music Springs Eternal, Schubert’s monumental and unprecedented 2-cello quintet, one of the most deeply personal works of the early 19th century, alongside Haydn’s luminous Quartet op. 50 no. 1, and the brand-new string sextet of John Harbison; a program spanning the vital past and present of string chamber music. 

This event is free and open to the public. For advance reservations, email weekendofchambermusic@gmail.com or call 845-887-5803. 

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Exhibit Opening: CAS Sullivan County High School Art Show
Apr
28
5:00pm 5:00pm

Exhibit Opening: CAS Sullivan County High School Art Show

The Catskill Art Society will host a free, public opening reception for the CAS Sullivan County High School Art Show, co-sponsored by Sullivan County BOCES, on Friday, April 28 from 5pm to 7pm. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served. The exhibition will be on display April 28 - May 21. 

For more information about the exhibition, visit www.catskillartsociety.org/exhibits

Image: Kailee Gorr, Grade 12, Livingston Manor Central School, acrylic on canvas. Winner of the 2017 Postcard Contest. 

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Play Reading: The Petting Zoo
Apr
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

Play Reading: The Petting Zoo

Tom Rosica presents a public reading of his new play The Petting Zoo on Saturday, April 22 at 7pm. Actors Steve Van Benschoten and Mary Shelley will read the roles and facilitate a talkback discussion after the performance. 

Tom Rosica was an actor for many years, performing at the Public Theater and Off-Broadway in early Sam Shepard words, after graduating from Yale Drama School. He joined the Playwrights' Unit of the Ensemble Studio Theater, and his first play, One Way Non-Stop, was staged at Playwrights Horizons in the 1970's. Now a practicing psychoanalyst, The Petting Zoo is his latest theatrical work. 

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Exhibit Opening: Lay of the Land
Apr
22
4:00pm 4:00pm

Exhibit Opening: Lay of the Land

The Catskill Art Society will host a free opening reception for Lay of the Land, an exhibition of photography by Cy Plotkin and J.G. Riley, on Saturday, April 22 from 4-6pm at the Laundry King. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served. The exhibition will be on display April 22 - May 21. 

This event is free and open to the public, and donations will be accepted at the door. 

For more information about the exhibition, visit www.catskillartsociety.org/exhibits

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Exhibit Opening: Elevator Gallery
Apr
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

Exhibit Opening: Elevator Gallery

The Catskill Art Society will host a free opening reception for Save This Too, an exhibition of artwork by P.J. Gilman, in the Elevator Gallery on Thursday, April 13 from 6-8pm. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served. The exhibition will be on display April 13 - May 21. 

This event is free and open to the public, and donations will be accepted at the door. 

For more information about the exhibition, visit www.catskillartsociety.org/exhibits

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Exhibit Opening: Artists of New Hope Community
Apr
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

Exhibit Opening: Artists of New Hope Community

The Catskill Art Society and New Hope Community will host a free opening reception at the CAS Arts Center for the student/teacher group show The Artists of New Hope Community, curated by Sue Petry, on Thursday, April 13 from 6-8pm. The exhibition will be on display April 13 - April 23. 

All are welcome and light refreshments will be served from the NHC Bistro. The reception will also feature a concert by Bright Wood, New Hope Community’s new musical group. 

For more information about the exhibition, visit www.catskillartsociety.org/exhibits

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Exhibit Opening: A Diva Is...
Apr
1
3:00pm 3:00pm

Exhibit Opening: A Diva Is...

The Catskill Art Society will host a free opening reception for A Diva Is..., an exhibition of artwork and poetry by Z.A. Kohloa, on Saturday, April 1 from 3-5pm at the Laundry King. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served. The exhibition will be on display April 1 - April 16. 

This event is free and open to the public, and donations will be accepted at the door. 

For more information about the exhibition, visit www.catskillartsociety.org/exhibits

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