Art and Performance Space

The Laundry King, a project of the Catskill Art Society, is a former storefront at 65 Main Street in Livingston Manor, NY repurposed as a DIY art and performance space for creators in our communities. 

CAS is excited to utilize the Laundry King, outfitted with state-of-the-art sound equipment, as an opportunity to expand offerings in theater, film, music, and other performances while bringing more diversity and spontaneity to the art forms we present. We've also gathered a programming committee to bring in community partners for new classes, art shows, and other cultural happenings, making it a nexus for creativity in Sullivan County. 

Want to join us? Produce or present fun stuff? Contact us at info@catskillartsociety.org with your ideas. 

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Art of the Rural — Homegrown
Ben Halpern / Cheryl Korb / Katharina Litchman / Don Strausser

Friday, July 28 - Sunday, August 27

By appointment only.

Art of the Rural - Homegrown is part of CAS's summer long Rural Arts Festival highlighting the unique aspects of pastoral life as portrayed in art. Included are photographs by Ben Halpern from his “Farm and Field: Agricultural Heritage of the Catskills Region” exhibit, paintings by Don Strausser and Cheryl Korb masterfully depicting details of rural life and Katarina Litchman's contemporary quilt and fiber art.


Past Exhibitions

Bombs Bursting in Air
Tate Billings and Frank Shuback

July 1 – July 23, 2017

Opening Reception Saturday, July 1 from 4 to 6 pm

Left, Tate Billings, right Frank Shuback

Left, Tate Billings, right Frank Shuback


Faces of India
Doug Hilson
 

August 6 - August 27, 2016

 

Amassed from numerous trips to India, photographer Doug Hilson presents his vibrant multi-colored portraits of children and the elderly. India, as the fastest developing country in the world and arguably the most colorful, has fascinated the artist and informed his painting for the past decade. The color of India in general and Rajasthan in particular is a visual feast. In this country of one billion, where 85% of the people live in small villages with a rapidly growing middle class, Hilson likens their migration from small villages into modern cities to a similar shift in early 20th century America. Hilson’s objective in this body of work is to record the elderly and their tradition, dress, and culture before it is lost to the past. In the children, he sees the faces of the future. 

 

Bare Bones
Curated by Elizabeth Ennis
and Naomi Teppich 

June 3 - June 26, 2016

 

We revere skulls and bones but we’re scared of them, too; they are grotesque reminders of our own mortality and vivid symbols of death. Whether treated as comical or macabre, human bones make us uncomfortable. Fossils, however, are another story. We are fascinated with fossils, which represent a faraway world where wondrous creatures lived and breathed. They evoke the passage of time and its imprint on the material world.

In Bare Bones, artists react to the many aspects – human, cultural, social, aesthetic – of human, animal, and prehistoric bones. Featuring work by Robyn Almquist, Eva Drizhal, Elizabeth Ennis, Emmanuelle Gauthier, Jan Harrison, Lynne Mayocole, Lorena Salcedo-Watson, David Sandlin, Michael Staats, and Naomi Teppich.