“500 Hotels: Sullivan County’s Golden Age (1940-1965)”

Sullivan County Historian John Conway will present “500 Hotels: Sullivan County’s Golden Age (1940 – 1965)” at Morgan Outdoors, 46 Main Street, as part of the Holiday Festivities in Livingston Manor, NY at 2pm. To reserve a seat, call Morgan Outdoors at 845-439-5507. Also on display at Morgan Outdoors is a pop-up exhibit titled “Trains, Travels, and Trails” that features several O&W Railway maps and photos from the Livingston Manor area as well as the sections of the O&W that have been transformed into public trails.

Flyfest at CFFCM 2/4/2017 9:30am-4pm

Sponsored by Catskill Flies of Roscoe, NY this annual event is a good way to “break the ice” and is the first event of 2017 at the Museum. This event is a great way to tie flies with a group. Nothing formal, just a gathering of tyers from all over the area and some from not so close. If you want to tie, socialize or get an early peak at the year’s new exhibits, this is a good excuse to get out of the house.15731998_1178162328927824_4100717509010311847_o

Film & Talk: Twelfth Night 1/14 from 7:30-10:30pm @CAS Laundry King

15625594_10154408758852701_1932603395343780561_oJoin CAS at the Laundry King at 65 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY for a special screening of the film “Twelfth Night” (2015) starring Mark Rylance, featuring a talkback with programmer Bradley Diuguid.

Filled with a cast of unforgettable characters, William Shakespeare’s beloved comedy “Twelfth Night” combines the pangs of unrequited love with some of the subtlest poetry and most exquisite songs Shakespeare ever wrote.

Mounted by the Globe in England for a production that went on to storm Broadway and the Tony Awards, this all-male Original Practices production explores clothing, music, dance and settings possible in the Globe of around 1601. Mark Rylance is masterful as Olivia, earning the highest accolades of his storied career, while comedian Stephen Fry brings belly laughs as Malvolio.

Presented as part of our “Year of Shakespeare” at CAS, a festival celebrating the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s life with a year-long slate of live performances, films, and discussions.

This event is free and open to the public, and donations will be accepted at the door. Presented as part of the “CAS Film Club” series.

For more information and a preview trailer, visit www.catskillartsociety.org/events.

New Year of Shakespeare & Art at CAS Arts Center

Left image: Matthew Bliss, "a box in which to hold the night," sculpture. Center image: Paula Elliott, "The Thing Is 1.5," 2012, charcoal, pastel, pencil, paint. Right image: Donise English, "Red Quilt," 2014, encaustic on panel.
Left image: Matthew Bliss, “a box in which to hold the night,” sculpture.
Center image: Paula Elliott, “The Thing Is 1.5,” 2012, charcoal, pastel, pencil, paint.
Right image: Donise English, “Red Quilt,” 2014, encaustic on panel.

January 7 – February 12 at the CAS Arts Center

Saturday, January 7, Artist Talk 2pm, Opening Reception 3-5pm

Matthew Bliss, small things of unknowable value

Matthew Bliss creates small sculptures that give an impression of the monumental. The work brings to mind an urban artifact, but not something randomly discarded and stumbled upon, but rather an artifact that has been carefully considered and crafted with the utmost devotion to detail, like a little industrial jewel. His own description of his work is cryptic, “I make small things of unknowable value.”

Paula Elliott, THE THING IS and OBJET D’ART

Paula Elliott’s works on paper are derived from the question of: what exactly constitutes a container? By shaping the form with successive layers of charcoal, a density of surface evolves creating an impression of material solidity. The ephemeral effects of the charcoal medium combined with allusion to a three dimensional object create an enigmatic quality that challenges the viewers perception of the work.

Donise English, ENCAUSTICS

Donise English describes her encaustic paintings as visual journeys. The works are created using oil paint and wax in a series of layers with each successive layer responding to previously applied wax or paint. Her residual marks, lines shapes and colors become subject of the work. Some layers obscure earlier marks, some layers enhance those marks, there by taking her on a journey with no preconceived ending.