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RURAL LIFE FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Invitational Show:
Lavern Kelley
Saturday, July 1, 2017 • 3:00pm - 6:00pm

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. Artist Talk by Sidney Waller at 3pm, followed by a reception with light refreshments from 4-6pm. The exhibition will be on display July 1 - July 30.

Saturday, July 1: 
Bob Skinner
American Dreams
4:00pm - 6:00pm, Elevator Gallery at CAS
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.

Saturday, July 1: 
Tate Billings & Frank Shuback
Bombs Bursting in Air
4:00pm - 6:00pm, Laundry King, 65 Main St.
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. 

Saturday, July 15: 
The Well bottomers
Live Music
12:00pm - 2:00pm, CAS Arts Center
Live music on the front steps of CAS during Livingston Manor’s second annual Town Tag Sale. The Well Bottomers are Campfire, Sara Hulse and Jodi Oaks from North East Pennsylvania. They play a wide variety of Original and Traditional Bluegrass, Jazz,Swing, Reggae, Irish, 
and Funk - Rock.

Saturday, July 15: 
Rilla Askew & Paul Austin
Essay and Poetry Reading
7:30pm, Laundry King, 65 Main St.
Rilla Askew is reading from her just published book of essays, Most American, Notes from a Wounded Place, an unflinching eye on American history, both past and present which traverses a line between memoir and social commentary. Paul Austin will be reading new poetry (TBD). 
Suggested donation, $10.

Friday, July 21: 
Bees, Beekeeping, Politics, & Honey
with co-host Catskill Mountainkeeper
4:00 - 6:00pm, Laundry King, 65 Main St.
Chris Jones — beekeeper, teacher and Downsville resident — and Dana DiPrima — author of The Pitchfork and founder of Catskill Mountain Honey’s Bee SAnctuary (BSA) who splits her time between Andes and NYC — welcome you to The Laundry King to find out what’s going on with bees in politics, in the environment, in the Catskills and especially inside a hive. With special guest, food policy expert and Livingston Manor local, Jennifer Grossman. Taste some local honey and get a chance to win your very own share in the BSA!

Saturday, July 22: 
Ken Hada & Paul Austin
Poetry Reading & Monologue
7:30pm, Laundry King, 65 Main St.
 Ken Hada will be reading from his recent collection, Bring an Extry Mule, the shaped memories and imaginings of boyhood and the affirmations of the “dignity of work” of ordinary men and women in the nation’s heartland. Paul Austin will be reading a monologue (TBD). Suggested donation: $10.

Thursday, July 27: 
Weekend of Chamber Music
The Musical Soul
7:30pm-9:00pm, CAS Arts Center
“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.
 
Friday, July 28: 
Rural Life art Show: Homegrown
Curated by Ginny Scheer, Nancy Sadler, & Kristin Fowler
3:00pm - 5:00pm, Laundry King, 65 Main St.
A free opening reception for a group show featuring the work of Don Strausser, paintings on household objects and farm tools, Cheryl Korb, rural landscape paintings, Ben Halpern, farm and field photography, and quilts crafted by Katharina Litchman. The exhibition will be on display at the Laundry King from July 28 - August 27.

Saturday, July 29 & Saturday, August 5: 
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Film Screening with co-host Catskill Mountainkeeper
7:00pm, Laundry King, 65 Main St.
The Catskill Art Society in conjunction with the Catskill Mountainkeeper will host a film screening of Martha Marcy May Marlene. The film stars Elizabeth Olsen as Martha, a damaged woman haunted by painful memories and paranoia, who struggles to reassimilate with her family after fleeing a cult. Filmed locally in Lew Beach. Free beer and pretzels! Tickets can be purchased for $30 at CAS Arts Center or catskillartsociety.org. All proceeds support Catskill Mountainkeeper and CAS Arts Center.
Click here to buy tickets

Saturday, August 5: 
Arboreta
Teresa Audet, Frid Branham, Allan Rubin & Walter Stevens
Artist Talk 3:00pm
Opening Reception 4:00pm - 6:00pm
CAS Arts Center
The Catskill Art Society will host a free opening reception for Arboreta, an art exhibition by Teresa Audet, Frid Branham, Allan Rubin, and Walter Stevens, on Saturday, August 5 from 4-6pm at the CAS Arts Center. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served.
August 5 – September 4