BEFORE YOU WERE BORN - a memoir addressed to the author’s adult children, tells of a time when values were important and life was not very complicated.
Until recently, Marguerite Rocholl might be known for her photography but this might change with the publication of her first book, “Before You Were Born, available on Kindle or Amazon.Com.
THE AMATI MUSIC FESTIVAL
If your interest lies in learning how world famous musician teach talented young musicians to learn their trade, the outstanding Amati Music Festival at the Catskill Mountain Foundation is a unique and should be a required visit. This event occurs starting July 15th and continues until the 29th. This is yet another return for this glorious Festival to the Doctorow Center for the Performing Arts.
On Saturday, July 21st and 28th, FREE student recitals will take place, starting at 2pm, where these accomplished musicians can show what they have learned and their skills.
That Saturday evening, at 8pm, there will be a concert of Romantic Masterworks for violin and piano, featuring the superb playing of Alejandro Mendoza, violin, and the critically acclaimed Soyeon Park, piano, in works of Chopin and Kreisler; as well as a performance by the exceptional pianist, Gerardo Teissonniere performing Schumann, Liszt and Mendelssohn. These performers are at the top of the game and must be heard. Contact www.catskillmtn.org or call 518-263-2063 for tickets and information.
On every weekday at 7pm you will be treated to top caliber teaching performances as internationally-renowned classical music artists will teach and encourage highly-motivated young students from around the world, allowing them a venue for performing solo and ensemble play. The public is encouraged to attend these free performance classes and watch how great performances are created.
Under the inspiration and dedication of Mr. Alejandro Mendoza email@example.com , the Festival’s Director, this all began in 1999 in Rosendale, NY. To the delight of all in the Catskill Mountains, the Festival has now found a permanent home at the Catskill Mountain Foundation in Hunter, NY, and it has become a ‘must see and hear’ experience.
The partnership has flourished over the past decade, with needed practicing, performance and housing facilities provided by the Foundation and world-class performance and master classes offered to the mountaintop communities for their participation and enjoyment.
Free performances will be given regularly, open to the general public and professional recordings would be broadcast and distributed widely, making the Catskills and the Amati Music Festival an important program for any serious musician from anywhere in the world.
Once again Rip Van Winkle will be appearing at various locations throughout the MountainTop as part of the 2012 Rip Lives! Outdoor Art Exhibit. Over 50 creatively painted Rip statues will be on display in Haines Falls, Tannersville, Hunter, Windham, Ashland and Prattsville in early June.
As part of this year’s event a Cat statue from the Cat n Around event in Catskill will appear on the mountaintop and a Rip statue will be placed in Catskill. “We felt joining the two events in this way would be beneficial to us all ” stated Steve Friedman, Chairperson of the Rip Lives! 2012 Committee. We love having one of the infamous Cat’s on the mountaintop”. Another special feature of the 2012 Exhibit will be the appearance of the “Survivor of Hurricane Irene” Rip statues being placed in various locations. A number of Rip’s were salvaged from the devastating floods of August 2011, were given a slight make-over and will also be available at this years’ auction event taking place on October 6, 2012 at the beautiful Washington Irving Lodge.
A special thanks goes to our dedicated, wonderful sponsors, and our talented artists who make it all possible, as well as the volunteer committee that works tirelessly to bring it all together. Last year, people came from near and far to enjoy the artistry of Rip Van Winkle and bask in the wonderful stories this Mountaintop holds. Many local businesses were discovered and patronized and our local artists were given the opportunity to shine.
So keep your eyes and ears open as the Rip Lives! Exhibit gets underway. For more information, please visit the website at www.riplives.org
A Regional Juried Show
March 9 - April 20, 2012
Hours M-F 11-3 or by appointment 845-687-5113
Ulster Community College
Stone Ridge New York
Beautiful Artwork from several of our members and friends as well as many other artists:
Athena Billias Fawn Potash Carol Slutzky Tenerowitz Linda Waldschmidt
The Opening Reception is on March 9, 6 - 8 PM
Paintings and Prints by Patti Ferrara
March 3 through March 31, 2012
Opening Reception, Sat., March 3, 5-7 p.m.
Broderick Fine Art Gallery Upstairs at Ruby's
Ruby's Hotel and Restaurant
Ct.Rt. 67, Freehold, N.Y.
Kaaterskill Fine Arts Gallery
at 7950 Main Street(Route 23A)Hunter, NY
Come to the opening and meet Athena
Saturday, January 21st 4-6pm
Paintings depicting the resiliency of our
landscapes,despite the ravages perpetrated by man. In the Hudson River
School days, unrelenting industry denuded the mountains and
blew up the ledges. Trains rattled through the cloves and the streams
were polluted by various money-making endeavors.Nature
seems to have come a long way since then,
despite man's ongoing efforts to change her. Even the machinations of the ski industry can be
THE VAN AMBURGH CIRCUS COMES TO WINDHAM 1876 by Robert Cepale
Kaaterskill Fine Arts Gallery
Bob Cepale Solo Exhibit
Come on board for an inspiring
journey back in time, back to the days of narrow gauge trains transporting
visitors to the grand hotels atop the majestic Catskill mountains, the
steamboats and ferries cruising into the harbors, the fog horns sounding their
arrival, the sounds of the anvil from the blacksmith shop and horse and buggy
galloping around the countryside. The moos of the cows and the unwelcome,
early morning wake up call of a rooster. Crystal clear streams, rivers
and fresh air.
Kaaterskill Fine Arts Gallery
The Holiday Exhibit
November 26, 2011
Robert Cepale Solo Exhibit
See Robert's beautiful new website for more information
4:00-5:30pm- Viewing of the Rip Statues and last chance to cast your
ballot for your favorite Rip. Hors d’oeuvres & cash bar.
5:30-7:30pm- Live Auction & Awards.
Gourmet buffet dinner to follow; cash bar
$20 per person: viewing & auction
$40 per person: viewing, auction & dinner
The GRP ensemble will be performing with Michael Berkeley (composer and Artistic Director of TriArts Theater in Sharon, Conn. and former resident of Lexington) some selections from his musical "Rip Van Winkle" at the auction? He has graciously offered his time and talent for the event.
Proceeds from the auction benefit participating artists and Mountaintop non-for-profit organizations for future Rip Lives! Promotions.
The Beattie Powers House is at the intersection at the top of Bridge Street and Prospect Ave in Catskill.
Can the hard science of geology
blend with the fragile creativity of an artist?
Can something that happened 380
million years ago feed the imagination of someone living today?
Of course, the answer is yes and
from September 3 through November, residents and visitors to the Northern
Catskills may see for themselves the artistic progeny that results from a
unique marriage of art and science, this one using the Schoharie County town
of Gilboa, NY as its backdrop.
‘Tours de Force’ GCCA Exhibit Features Catskill and Windham Studio Tour Artists
Karen F. Rhodes will be having a watercolor exhibit
at Crooked Halo, Frames by You
137 Kinderkamack Rd.
Park Ridge, NJ
from September 8th to the end of
There will be an opening Thursday September 8th
from 6 to 8 PM.
If you can't come to the show please see some of
her work at her website Catskillcolors.com
Bleached Barn by Karen Rhodes
LANDSCAPES BY ATHENA BILLIAS
Agroforestry Resource Center
6055 Route 23
JULY 1st through AUGUST 29th,
OPENING RECEPTION is on SUNDAY, JULY 10th from 1:30 - 4:00
Come and enjoy Athena’s dynamic, awe inspiring landscapes and meet the
artist. Athena has a feel and knowledge of the Catskills that provides a unique
interpretation of our beautiful countryside.
The Center is located next to Lange's Resort on route 23, the road
that goes from Catskill to Windham.
Sunrise at Hunter One 8x10 oil
The Greene Room Players and The Hunter Foundation are postponing indefinitely the Annual Murder Mystery fundraiser originally scheduled for September 9th and 10th2011.The aftermath of Hurricane Irene has caused difficulties for cast, crew, and supporters of this popular performance.We will post updates as additional information can be worked out.
If you paid for tickets and would like a refund, please contact The Hunter Foundation office at 518-589-5050 after Labor Day.
Thank you for your support.
Catskill Mountain Foundation Piano MuseumHunter, NY 12442
An Exhibition of Art by Local High School Students
Date: May 7, 2011-June 26, 2011 Opening Reception: Saturday, May 7, 4-6 pm Location: Kaaterskill Fine Arts, Route 23A, Main Street, Hunter, NY Hours: Wednesday-Friday 10 am - 5 pm, Saturday 10 am – 7 pm, Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm. Information: 518 263 2060 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Now in its third year, ART 21 x 3 will feature over 50 pieces of art in several media, created by students between the ages of 16-21 under the supervision of their art teachers. The exhibit will once again contain artworks by creative Hunter-Tannersville Central School students under the supervision of art teacher, Rita Mary Vining. This year, the Kaaterskill Gallery is pleased to announce that students of Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School under the supervision of art teacher Dan Yolen and Cairo-Durham Central School students under the supervision of Anthony Taibi will also be on display.
The Kaaterskill Fine Arts Gallery Director, Laureen Priputen, expressed enthusiasm for the growing popularity of this annual show. "These young artists are our future," Laureen said. "Some of them may actually go on to be artists; most will not. However, all of them will gain a greater appreciation of arts and culture through participation in this show. This is a fabulous showcase for local students and art educators alike."
David Peskin is playing the piano on Friday and Saturday Nights at Vesuvio's Restaurant in Hensonville NY.
Please come and enjoy a delightful evening of good food and entertainment.
The Kingston Sea Chantey Singers
host an "Open Chantey Sing"
on the second Wed of each month,
from 7 to 9 PM
at New World Cooking,
between Saugerties and Woodstock.
Come to listen, come to sing along, come to lead a song.
All are welcome.
"Bring On Spring"
by Patti Ferrara
5 through April 30, 2011
Opening Reception -- Sat. March
5, 4-7 p.m
Banker Village Green Reality
268 Fair Street, Kingston, N.Y.
845-331-5357 or 518-678-9
Mary Ann Heinzen, Karen Rhodes and Sheila Trautman are all in this show
From Field Sketch to Finished Work
15, 2011-March 15, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 15, 2011,
Location: Kaaterskill Fine Arts, Route 23A, Main Street, Hunter,
Hours: Monday, Thursday, Friday 10 am - 5 pm, Saturday 10 am – 7 pm,
Sunday 11 am – 5 pm.
A group of four Catskill Region artists who generally paint from
Artists' Rock to Platte Clove to Olana to Kaaterskill Falls travelled in the
spring of 2010 to paint on location in the beautiful hilltown of Barga, a
medieval walled city about 20 miles north of Lucca, Italy. They brought back
with them a range of sketches in pencil, oil and pastel. These sketches then
became the foundation for finished works of art, which will be exhibited at the
Kaaterskill Gallery starting January 15, 2011 and continuing through March 15.
The four exhibitors include some of the Catskill Region's most beloved
landscape painters: Mara Lehmann from Haines Falls, Michelle Moran from Woodstock,
Carol Slutzky-Tenerowicz from Elka Park and Marianne Tully from Stone Ridge.
October 9 and 10, 2010
important for the arts.
Come and see what is going on.
Saturday and Sunday
the Windham Arts Alliance
is Proud to present its
Plein Air Event
with the Autumn Affair
Main Street in Windham @ the Gazebo next to the
10 AM to 5 PM Saturday
10 AM to 4 PM Sunday
See what these and many
other well known local artists were painting on the Mountain Top for the last few weeks
Rip Lives Gala and Auction
October 2, 2010
Come to the fabulous auction of the Mountain Top RIP Statues
Main Street (Route 23A) in Tannersville, NY
for Dinner Reservations call 518-589-5060
from 5 - 6 PM
Auction at 6 PM
Dinner and Dance following the Auction
Viewing, hors d' oeuvres and auction $15
Viewing, hors d' oeuvres, auction and dinner dance $40
Karen F. Rhodes will have an exhibit, "Watercolors of the Catskills"
at the Astor House, (operated by the Hunter Foundation)
Main Street, Tannersville
during October and November.
An opening reception will be held on
Saturday, October 9th from 4 to 6 PM.
You can contact the Astor House at 518-589-9500 for further information.
The Astor House is a unique gift shop and offers coffee and baked goods.
Wildlife and landscape artist
will be exhibiting at
The Astor House
Route 23a in Tannersville , New York
October 9th thru December 9th 2010.
Artist Reception October 9th from 4PM to 6PM.
Come and meet the artist !
The Doghouse Gallery
paintings by Patti Ferrara
photographs by Susan Phillips
Saturday, September 25
5 PM - 8 PM
Show runs through October 18
Gallery hours Noon- 5 PM or by appointment
429 Phillips Rd and Glasco Turnpike
Minna's Lake View by Patti Ferrara
Ulster Savings Bank
5494 Main Street
Windham New York
Marguerite's Beautiful Photographs
September 17 - November 15, 2010
Opening Reception September 17, 2010
6:15 - 8:00 PM
Early Fall Jewelry Sale
& see New Designs
for the Upcoming Season
Saturday September 25th from 1 pm t0 6pm
at the Wine & Brew Microbrew Fest at Hunter Ski Resort
off Rte. 23A Hunter, NY
The event is indoors and takes place rain or shine. Admission to the grounds are free. For a fee there will be a sampling of wines & microbrews of the Hudson Valley, New York State & more. Look at the Hunter Mtn. website for more information.
Please join us at the gallery for our 6th Annual Plein Air Event
5380 Main Street
Windham NY 12496
Thursday - Monday 12 PM - 5 PM
Saturday - 12 PM - 7 PM
On May 22, 23, the Windham Arts Alliance will be
a large part of the first annual Schoharie Watershed Festival, closing out a
weeklong celebration of the excellent water this area provides for ourselves
and New York City.
It starts on Saturday, the 15th,
with a tour of the Gilboa dam, a recent superfund site, followed by classes
that teach us to treat our water with respect, including a scavenger hunt and a
stream clean-up, a family and rain barrel day, a spring fling fundraiser and
finally, a wonderful art show by the Windham Arts Alliance under a tent at the
Galleria building on Main Street Windham.
Pick up a schedule rack card available all over
the towns whose water feeds the Schoharie Reservoir and learn and enjoy.
The Arts Alliance has gathered together some of
the top mountaintop artists, who have captured the spirit of that captivating
essential, water. That theme is echoed in all the art and photography
shown, in ways that will appeal to any who have ever had a glassful.
The hours for the outdoor art show are 12 – 4,
Saturday and Sunday. We will have food and music for all to enjoy.
Artists include: Iris Kaplan Olive Farrell Bob Cepale Peter Liman Sheila Trautman David Peskin Susumo Sato Margerite Rocholle Larry Gambon
The Pleshakov Piano Museum will be opening to the
public on Wednesday, June 2nd to show off their fine collection of antique
pianos. It will be open thereafter on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays,
from 12 - 4, with docent tours at 1 and 3 pm.
Here is a chance to
experience a true chartered museum, a collection that takes you back in
time when the piano was a major means of entertainment.
The exhibit will be available for public viewing through Friday,
Robert Cepale, a Historic
Americana Artist, attended Pratt Institute and studied Rembrandt technique at
the Huntington Art League. Mr. Cepale’s work caught the attention of the
U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he exhibited 48 paintings and has a
Civil War – themed painting on permanent display. He received the
Commandants of Cadets Award for Excellence. His art has appeared at the
Huguenot Museum in New Paltz and images of his work are in the permanent
collection of the American Folk Art Museum Library.
Jakubowski, a Rockaway Beach native, began her love of photography at an early
age. She was inspired by the local beauty while spending weekends in the
mountains with her family. Photography was a way for her to capture the
moment and keep the memory alive. Mrs. Jakubowski moved to the mountains
in 1991 where she met and married her husband and has since settled in the
beautiful hamlet of Maplecrest.
For more information about the open house or art exhibit, please contact
our Windham Branch Manager, JoAnna Schmidt, at
518-734-5315, ext. 6660.
The Banner Hill School of Fine Arts and Woodworking
The Windham Arts Alliance wants to welcome this new, innovative school to our Mountain Top community. This summer we encourage you to take advantage of the talented instructors who are teaching at Banner Hill. The courses include all aspects of working with clay, pottery and ceramics, as well as woodworking. For more information, contact the school directly or go on their wonderful website.
Tina wants to extend a big thank you for all the Events and sales this year and for making them all such a smashing success! She enjoyed sharing her designs with you and is looking forward to showing you her new selections.
Come join Tina this Saturday for some Holiday shopping at the Kaaterskill Gallery Craft Fair, in the Catskill Foundation on Main Street in Hunter NY (Rte. 23A)!
She will have many gift items for sale that come with a pouch or gift box. Prices to fit everyone's budget starting at $15.00. In addition to her semi-precious gem designs, there will be a large range of fun beads and stretch bracelets.
The Dance of Life is an exhibit of paintings by Francine Barbet meant to lift the human spirit in these trouble times. These paintings are intended to introduce the viewer to a world of imagination and beauty.
Francine Barbet is having a show at the
259 North Maple Avenue
Ridgewood New Jersey
from December 1 to 31, 2009.
The reception is December 6 from 2 to 4 PM.
The Stable Gallery is at at the corner of North Maple Avenue and East Glen Avenue (201.670.5560).
Robert Cepale:Images and a portfolio of Bob’s work will be part of the permanent collection of “Americana Artists” at the
AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM ARCHIVES LIBRARY
Shirley K. Schlafer Library 45 West 53rd Street New York, N.Y. 212.265.1040
Felones and Flowers by Louise "Vibrant" Hughes
Daddy Ghost by Paul Vastola MD
Planes and Trains
You are invited to the opening of the Coldwell Bankers' Art Exhibit Friday, May 22 from 4-6 pm. Main Street, Windham ,NY Join us for refreshments and to also meet two local artists David Slutzsky and Joyce Arons Beymers . David Slutsky, a multi talented artist from Hunter, NY, works primarily with ink and is presenting his grouping of trains. His love of trains is evident in these beautiful works. Joyce Arons Beymer, one of Woodstock NY’s talented resident artists, demonstrates a passion for planes with some of her most beautiful works evoking the romance of America’s barnstorming era of aviation. David Slutsky’s work fits in so well with Joyce Beymers artwork that we are proud to have this exhibit here in our office in Windham.
"Journeys in Clay- Contemporary Ceramics 2009" Curated by Ruth Sachs
GCCA Mountaintop Gallery, Windham, NY May 30- August, 2009
Opening reception- May 30, 2-4PM Refreshments Musical entertainment by David Peskin
This show is featuring fine ceramics by Corinne Alexander, Katherine Battles, Susan Beecher, Marybeth Bishop, Stephen Fabrico, Frank Giorgini, Fred Koshetski, Shoshana Snow, Joan Snyder, Ruth Sachs
WAA School Photo Project
The WAA Photo Project now includes both Windham Ashland Jewett High School and the Hunter-Tannersville High School Look for future information and an invitation to a showing of the student's wonderful work. We are looking forward to displaying their creative works. This project was made possible by the hard work of Ray Shearer and Larry Gambon incooperation with the art teachers Dan Yolen and Rita Mary Vining
During the winter theWindham Ashland Jewett HS & Windham Arts Alliance Photo Project featured original student photographs of historic Windham by Mary A. Dayton Francesca Cominos Katherine Christman Jennie Stremlo Shane Frondelli Annamae Fingar
“Windham Arts Alliance” and “Artfully Yours” Join Together to Support the Northeast Parent and Child Society
Windham Arts Alliance recently teamed up with “Artfully Yours” store
owner, Theresa Corrigan, for a very important cause; together, they
presented to Northeast Parent and Child Society representatives Tara
Klein (Supervisor) and Brenda Purell-Stott (Green County Recruiter) a
check and gift certificate to buy art materials for several talented
and expressive young people in their unique care.
Parent and Child Society is more than just a foster care agency. Its
focus is to provide therapeutic foster care in an environment where
children develop to their potential; where they are nurtured and get
what they need to succeed and grow into responsible adults, who are
able to make positive contributions to family and society.
certainly appreciate the generosity of the Windham Arts Alliance and
Artfully Yours for making this possible,” said Tara Klein.
keeping with Northeast’s mission, it was our intention to encourage
these youngsters by recognizing them simply as ‘fellow artists’ and
providing them with the means to create,” said a WAA member. “We hope
that, one day, their work and ours will be hanging side by side.”
There is still a critical shortage of foster homes. If you would like more information, please call (518) 671-6755.