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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Chuck, Lost Object Found
Claire Coleman / Catherine Skalda / Joanna Hartell

Friday, May 4 - Sunday, May 27

Catskill Art Society will screen the film “Chuck, Lost Object Found” at the Laundry King, with a tandem art installation of photographs, treasures, and ephemera related to the Chuck story. The exhibition is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays May 4-27, 2018. Film screenings will take place at 7pm on May 5, 12, 19 and 26. 

An abandoned house, an abandoned past: a chance discovery leads Claire Coleman, Catherine Skalda and Joanna Hartell on a quest to piece together the story of mysterious man that lived in Livingston Manor in 1985. Using the vast amount of ephemera that was found strewn around the house they tell the story of the poignant life of a remarkable person who struggled to find happiness in an unforgiving world.

Through the prism of found objects the film unravels the complex life of an artist and father to discover the depths he travels in the journey of his life. From Brooklyn to Livingston Manor, to speech pathologist to photographer, from son/brother/husband to lover, Chuck’s story is touching and effective. The exhibition at the Laundry King includes ephemera and detritus from Chuck’s life that inspired the film.

At the Laundry King, 65 Main Street, Livingston Manor

May 4 - 27, 2018
Fridays, 12pm - 5pm
Saturdays, 12pm - 5pm
Sundays, 12pm - 3pm

Movie screenings
Saturdays at 7pm, May 5, 12, 19 and 26
$8.00 suggested donation

To coordinate viewing on other days please contact 212-951-0439 or somethingsomething372@gmail.com.


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


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.