Winter Members' Show

November 25 - December 31, 2017

Opening Reception
Saturday, October 21 from 4 to 6 pm

Bobbie Oliver, Untitled (2017)

Bobbie Oliver, Untitled (2017)

The Catskill Art Society will present its annual CAS Winter Members’ Show, an exhibition of work by CAS member artists displayed throughout the CAS Arts Center at 48 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY from November 25 through December 31. All artwork is available for sale, with proceeds benefiting the artists and the nonprofit CAS Arts Center.


Elizabeth Ennis, My Lost History

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At CAS Arts Center

November 25 - December 31, 2017

Opening Reception
Saturday, November 25 from 4 to 6 pm

Artists Statement

After moving my parents for the third time into an Independent Living facility, I discovered a large storage container with hundreds of old family photographs, some from the late 1800’s, that were all unlabeled, except for some that had the name of the photography studio and the city where they were taken. Over the last three years I’ve tried to ask my parents about them to no avail. They couldn’t recognize anyone, all lost to dementia. All my father knew about them was that they were from the Ennis side of the family, which had come over from Ireland to work on the railroads. I got the distinct feeling that he didn’t want to discuss the family history. My mother had implied that my dad’s father had drunk himself to death. The men, women, and children in these photographs, some certainly my not-so- distant relatives, are lost to history. I can only interact with these artifacts of their lives, an act of recovery through art. After living with these images for the last three years, I propose an installation combining the photos and a film based on them, incorporating sounds and images of America’s railroads, which
my forebears helped build, fresh off the boat from Ireland.

Elizabeth Ennis is a photographer, illustrator, curator, and mixed media artist who lives in Roscoe, NY, and New York City. She has exhibited her work in New York City and the Catskills. She was a member of the Outsider’s Studio Collective and has curated numerous shows in many venues in Sullivan County, NY.

 

CAS FALL 2017 EXHIBITION SEASON

Mac Adams / Adam Crosson / Carolina Rubio MacWright / Kaytea Petro / Yoav Ruda
Light and Dark

September 9 – October 15
Artist Talk 3pm / Opening Reception 4-6pm 

Elise P. Church, Low Tide
Barbara Friedman, Strange Bedfellows

October 21 – November 19
Artist Talk 3pm / Opening Reception 4-6pm 

CAS 2017 Winter Members Show
November 25 – December 31
Annual Members Meeting 2pm / Opening Reception 3-5pm