Saturday, June 16, (from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM) mix and mingle with the artists who will be participating in the 2018 Platte Clove Artist In Residence program.
The Catskill Center will open the Platte Clove Artist's Cabin for an opportunity to meet the 2018 Residents, visit the Cabin and learn all about this unique artist-in-residence program.
This year's residents include:
Jane Bloodgood-Abrams / instagram
Katie Cokinos / instagram
Bizzy Coy / instagram
Tanya Marcuse / instagram
Virginia Melnyk / instagram
Mamie Minch / instagram
Edie Nadelhaft / instagram
Victoria Van Der Laan / instagram
Catskill Center Executive Director, Jeff Senterman, will be hosting the event. Wine and light fare will be served.
The Platte Clove Cabin and Platte Clove Preserve are located at 2504 Platte Clove Road, Elka Park, NY.
Directions can be found here. We look forward to seeing you there!
REFLECTIONS FROM A DREAM
/ WORKS FROM THE 2017 PLATTE CLOVE ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM
Featuring oil and watercolor paintings, graphite drawings, 3D works, writings, and photography from the 2017 artists
Rachel Frank / web
Michelle Huang / instagram / web
D. M. LeBlanc / instagram / web
Susan Miiller / fb / web
Chris Seubert / fb
Kelly Sinclair / instagram / web
Jason Travers / web
Closing Reception with the Artists / April 28 / 3 – 5pm
The 2nd annual exhibit, Function or Form: Utilitarian Art, will be on display in the Erpf Gallery November 18, 2017 through January 6, 2018. It will feature beautiful functional items by 14 local artists.
An Artist’s Reception will be held on Friday, November 17, from 6-8 PM, at the Erpf Center in Arkville.
Many of the products we use every day are not only useful, but beautiful. Homemade furniture, clothing, pottery, quilts… so many items we depend on for everyday use could be on display for their beauty.
In 2016 the Catskill Center’s Erpf Gallery hosted the first Utilitarian show to celebrate local people that create art with both function and beautiful form.
The 2016 show was such a success – with a dozen sales and hundreds of visitors - that the Utilitarian Art show has become an annual event. This year’s show will feature some returning artists and several new artists.
2017 Exhibitors include:
Jessica Baker – window coverings
John Byer – woodwork
Enid Cytryn – clothing
Maureen DeKaser – floor coverings
Rosalind Dickinson – pottery
Tabitha Gilmore-Barnes – weaving
Janie Greenwald – seat weaver
Annie Hayes – hooked rugs
Richard Kirgan – furniture
Cheyenne Mallo – ceramics
Joe Muehl – wood work
Franc Palaia – furniture
Dan Palm – woodwork
John Virga - woodwork
header image compliments of: Maureen DeKaser
Three workshops for youth, ages 12-18 will be held on Saturdays, September 16, 23 and October 7
Patricia (Pat) Clark was raised in the rural western section of new York State, near Cuba, and her Mother taught her to sew clothing. In 1979, she took her first quilting class and was completely bitten by the quilting bug.
“Watershed Stories” features the work from two “Art as a Living System” workshops which were held in December 2016 and April 2017.
We’re seeking submissions for the Catskill Center’s
2nd Invitational Exhibit of Utilitarian Art
If you’re a maker in the Catskill region, please share with us your homemade furniture, clothing, baskets, stained glass, pottery, quilts, etc.
Learn more about the early summer flora of the Thorn Preserve with chef and forager Rob Handel from Heather Ridge Farm and The Bees Knees Café. Rob will lead an hour long walk through the preserve during which we’ll learn to identify wild edibles common in the Catskills. The walk will be followed by a short presentation outlining how to use some of the products found on the walk, and a tasting of some of these wild foods. Tickets $20 per person. Registration is required.
Third Thursdays continues with round two of their “Lively Duos series” at the Catskill Center - June 15
On the front porch of Arkville’s “ark”, the Catskill Center will be hosting the second Thursday of their new series, Third Thursdays: a neighborly evening of potluck, music and getting-to-know-you.
Curated by Brit Hotaling, lively folk will be played by Munster Pickle and Two for the Show- courtesy of the Flying Song Garden.
All are invited to bring their favorite dish for sharing and picnicking. June’s gatherers supplied a full-tilt spread with offerings running the gambit from baked ziti to salads of local spring greens and birthday cake.
Linda Quinn, purveyor of the local establishment, Under the Nose, will be manning a table of homemade fudge and other wares. The Catskill Recreation Center will also be representing.
The Catskill Center invites all community members to join us for further Third Thursday events - a new monthly evening of food, friends, and music at the Erpf Center Gallery in Arkville from 6:00- 9:00pm.
There will be a suggested donation of $10 to help the Catskill Center continue to provide events and programming.
May 20th is your last chance to see Catskill 360. The amazing 360 degree photographs by Alan Powell. At 1pm, Alan will explain his photographic and video techniques. His presentation will be followed by a tour of the exhibit. This program is free and open to the public.
Alan Powell has worked in electronic arts and media for more than three decades. Starting with single-channel video, installations, artist books and other two-dimensional electronic art. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Powell has been involved in artist collectives Electron Movers and Termite TV, integrating digital photography and new media, blending video and photographic practice.
“My visual experience goes beyond a single image. I scan, pan and sample my environment using the electronic tools related to video, sound, photography, and three-dimensional imaging. I rarely create an image based on one object/one moment in time, but arrange images and sounds in a montage or collage,” says Powell. The images step beyond the frame. After being captured with a variety of techniques and technologies, Powell constructs the images to knit the environment into a holistic map or to highlight the conceptual relationships between objects, places and people.
Powell’s work features images created from sites across the region, including the Catskill Center’s Platte Clove Preserve. Recent work has included images captured from around the world, including such famous sites as Walden Pond, Mount Greylock (Berkshires) and more isolated locations like Beqa Island, Fiji.
Catskill 360 will be on display April 1 - May 20 at the Catskill Center’s Erpf Gallery located at 43355 Route 28, Arkville, NY. The Erpf Gallery is open Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm and Saturday’s 10 am - 2 pm. For more information visit catskillcenter.org/events or call 845.586.2611.
The Catskill Center is pleased to announce the opening reception of Catskill 360, a show of immersive photographs by Alan Powell on Saturday, April 1st from 2-4pm at the Catskill Center’s Erpf Gallery. The show is scheduled at the Gallery from April 1st thru May 20th. Alan Powell’s photographs capture unique scenes from across the region using a special technique that stitches together multiple images into an immersive 360 degree view.
Join Marguerite R.N., Herbalist and Wild Foods Forager for a 2 hour lecture and a power point presentation evening that includes a wild local food and drink tasting; and electronic handout with recipes included.
Spend an evening with Jeff Senterman, the Catskill Center's Executive Director, learning about the history of the Catskill Park, hiking trails and the current politics of the Park through presentation and audience participation. There will also be an opportunity to learn about the work that the Catskill Center is doing to preserve and steward the Catskill Park.
Join us the evening of Thursday, March 16th to prepare for the spring flush of wild edible greens with chef and forager Rob Handel from Heather Ridge Farm and The Bees Knees Café in Preston Hollow. In his presentation Rob will highlight some of the wild edible greens common in the Catskills and how to identify them. Possible lookalikes, other identification resources, and simple ways to utilize them will be discussed. The presentation will be followed with a Q&A session and samples of foods prepared with some of the greens mentioned. Tickets $15 per person. Registration required
Join host and investigative reporter Karen Charman for a free screening of the movie The Best Democracy Money Can Buy on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 6:30pm at the Catskill Center in Arkville, NY.
The screening and program are free, but a $5 donation at the door is appreciated to help support continued programming and activities at the Catskill Center