Streams – Art in Motion at Morgan Outdoors

River Lichen III, sculpture by Naomi Teppich

On Saturday, August 4th, an exciting new exhibition “Streams – art in motion” opens at Morgan Outdoors in Livingston Manor highlighting the many wonders of the upper Delaware River watershed.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception from 1:00 to 3:00pm. An 8 x 8-foot mural by local artist Robyn Almquist illustrates the Delaware River’s journey from the headwaters to the Atlantic Ocean, highlighting two key tributaries in our backyard, Willowemoc Creek and the Beaverkill.  The mural uses visual art as a means to create awareness of our watershed. It is also interactive, making it fun and memorable for all ages!

Stunning sculptures by Naomi Teppich will bring the biota of the river and tributaries into the exhibition room. Organic wood slabs with mounted ceramic lichen pieces will hang above cast cement mushrooms installed along the floor. Naomi will also lead two outings along tributaries in the Livingston Manor area and discuss her inspiration from the natural beauty of these environments to create her sculpture.

Two “Local Topo” workshops are planned during the exhibition, one for children and one for adults. They will combine outdoor and indoor activities to teach the basics of topography and map-reading. This lost art is not only tremendously useful but lots of fun!

Several public presentations are also planned– featuring treasures of the headwaters: the walks and writings of John Burroughs; Artists who fished the Catskills; and a look at a special First-growth Forest. A full calendar of events and an exhibition poster will be available on August 4th.

This project is made possible in part with funding from a Sullivan County Arts and Heritage grant, funded by the Sullivan County Legislature and administered by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance.

Morgan Outdoors is located at 46 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY.  Hours are 10 – 6 Mon – Saturday, 10-4 Sunday. www.morgan-outdoors.com

 

Livingston Manor Farmer’s Market Sundays 10am-2pm

The Livingston Manor Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce we will be hosting a Farmer’s Market every Sunday from 10am to 2pm on the Main Street Green Space lawn. Opens Father’s Day Sunday June 17th thru October. Farm fresh produce and freshly cut flowers. Come see all that we have to offer.

Save the Date! April 13th, Heart of the Manor Awards 2018


The Livingston Manor Chamber of Commerce invites you to the Heart of the Manor Awards on April 13th, 2018 at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center. This year we honor Kirsten & Sims Foster (Business Recognition Hearts) and Lisa L. Lyons (Community Service Heart). Please join us for this special community event and fundraiser. RSVP by April 3, 2018, tickets are $35.

A Visual Odyssey

On Sunday, December 3rd, 1:00pm, the public is invited to “Exploring the Shawangunks – a visual odyssey” with photographer Nora Scarlett at Morgan Outdoors. Her stunning images will inspire and delight nature lovers, photographers, hikers and anyone who appreciates our remarkable landscape.

Rock ledges above Lake Minnewaska with Catskill Mountains in background. Photo by Nora Scarlett.
Rock ledges above Lake Minnewaska with Catskill Mountains in background. Photo by Nora Scarlett.

From Minnewaska to Sam’s Point, and back to Mohonk, with many stops in between, join Nora Scarlett on her visual odyssey through the Shawangunk Mountains in search of the unexpected.  She will show images from some of her favorite places, including Lake Awosting, the Peterskill, Spruce Glen, Lost City and Gertrude’s Nose.  Also she will share a few vignettes of her favorite species, including the red eft, the pink lady slipper, and the box turtle.

Looking for wacky formations, humorous characteristics, improbable locations, and surprising shapes, Nora created her “Trunks of the Gunks” series which was published last year.  During the project she became awed at scene after scene displaying how life adapts to adversity and how it succeeds in astonishing ways.

In the recently released book “Saving the Shawangunks” by Carleton Mabee, she created a portfolio of images to compliment the text.  They depict familiar locations seen with a different eye, many from areas that would have been impacted by the development documented in the book.  These evocative images result from over 10 years of hiking the region, all made possible because of the persistent and tenacious efforts of so many to preserve this land.  Nora hopes that viewing these photographs will inspire people to get out and appreciate the wonders that abound.

Nora Scarlett received numerous awards during her career as a commercial photographer in New York City. Upon moving to the Shawangunks in 1998, she was able to spend more time pursuing her love of the outdoors and visually documenting its wonders in her unique style.  Her first book, “Trunks of the Gunks: A Visual Odyssey through the Shawangunk Mountains in Search of the Unexpected”, was published in 2016.

To reserve a seat, call Morgan Outdoors at (845)439 5507. Both books will be available for sale, with a book signing immediately following the presentation.

Morgan Outdoors is located at 46 Main Street in Livingston Manor. Hours are 10 – 6pm, Mon, Thur, Fri, Sat. and 10-4 Sunday. More details at www.morgan-outdoors.com