Trains on Main Starts Saturday

Holiday Trains on Main

Trains on Main will roll into town for the 7th annual year starting this Saturday, November 29.

This nostalgic trip back in time features handmade model trains on view in windows on Livingston Manor’s Main Street including the CAS Arts Center (48 Main Street), the Laundry King (65 Main Street) and Morgan Outdoors (46 Main Street).

The Catskill Art Society is hosting a special Grand Opening party from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Saturday. Stop by and see the miniature trains up close, talk to the model builders, and listen to live music from Paul Lounsbury and Friends!

At 1:00 p.m., model train maker Charlie Irace and speakers from the O&W Museum will gather for a talk at the Laundry King. They will unveil a historical display of real train artifacts, gear, signage, clothing, and more. Their discussion will bring to life the evolution of train travel and its impact on Sullivan County life in its heyday.

At 2:00 p.m., look for the model trains to debut at the CAS Arts Center with free candy for kids.

At 3:00 p.m., musician Paul Lounsbury and Friends will play a special set of songs inspired by the romantic train culture, back at the Laundry King. All ages are welcome.

Trains on Main will be on display at the CAS Arts Center, the Laundry King and Morgan Outdoors through December 29.

Celebrating the Arts and More This Saturday

CAS Winter Members

The CAS Winter Members Show featuring more than 100 pieces from member artists opens Saturday, November 22 at the CAS Arts Center, 46 Main Street, with a reception from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

The Catskill Art Society exhibition celebrates the winter season and its impact on our lives. The unique natural beauty of the season, the joy of the holidays, and the various (often humorous) ways we cope with the cold are depicted in all media by CAS member artists.

Southern Exposure, 12″ x 12″ oil on wood by Elise Freda

Later Saturday, Willow and Brown and Sugar Blossom Flowers will be introducing a special showing of Elise Freda’s work at 36A Main Street from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a reception featuring local fare.

Elise’s Callicoon studio is surrounded by nature: fields, trees, plants, sky, light and weather. These things continually inspire and inform her paintings and drawings. She begins with observation but Elise’s work is process oriented–she finds her image during the making of it. Abstraction is her intuitive choice as it evokes rather than tells–leaving some mystery.

Elise received her BFA degree from The University of New Hampshire in 1981 and has been exhibiting her work since then. She’s been reviewed in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Brooklyn Rail and other publications. Elise has upcoming solo shows in 2015 at Causey Contemporary Gallery in NYC, and the Catskill Art Society, here in Livingston Manor.