FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: "Function or Form: Utilitarian Art / an exhibit" returns to the Catskill Center’s Erpf Gallery for a second year

November 7, 2017 ARKVILLE, NY — The 2nd annual exhibit of "Function or Form: Utilitarian Art / an exhibit", will be on display in the Erpf Gallery November 18, 2017 through January 6, 2018.

The show will feature aesthetically delightful, functional items created by 14 local artists.

A public 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 are also beautiful. Homemade furniture, clothing, pottery, quilts — many items created for use in the every day are worthy of display.

In 2016, the Catskill Center’s Erpf Gallery hosted the first utilitarian show to celebrate local people who create work with both beautiful form and practical function.

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 returning makers as well as several new artists.

2017 exhibiting makers and their creations include: Jessica Baker and her window coverings, John Byer and his woodworking, Enid Cytryn and her hand-made clothing, Maureen DeKaser’s floor coverings, Rosalind Dickinson and her pottery, Tabitha Gilmore-Barnes and her weaving, Janie Greenwald and her woven chair seats, Annie Hayes and her hooked rugs, Nadia Kirgan and her furniture, Cheyenne Mallo’s ceramics, Joe Muehl and his woodwork; Franc Palaia and his furniture; Dan Palm’s woodwork and the wodwork of John Virga.

The Erpf Gallery, located at 43355 Route 28 in Arkville, NY is open Mon – Fri 9:30 am to 4:30 pm and Saturdays 10 am to 2 pm.

For more information, contact the Catskill Center at 845-586-2611, or visit



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