This year Catskill Art Society, CAS, celebrated its 40th anniversary (1971 – 2011) as it welcomed a new and more stable future in the community: CAS is now in contract for the purchase of their fabulous space. After only four years in residence at 48 Main Street in Livingston Manor, CAS seized a wonderful opportunity to secure its future for the next 40 years and beyond. In its 40th Anniversary Fund Drive, CAS is asking participants, members and the community to contribute an additional $40, $400, or $4,000 to their regular gift.
Catskill Art Society is a non-profit, cultivating public interest, participation, and enjoyment of the arts. Through its multi-arts center, CAS explores contemporary art practices and facilitates creative and professional development for established and emerging artists.
Livingston Manor Singer/Songwriter Kimberly Verderame performed at the CAS Arts Center, 48 Main Street, this past summer as a means of promoting her first album. Kimberly, an 18 year old solo artist, performs original songs on the album, entitled, “On My Way.” For more info go to www.kimvmusic.com.
Catskill Art Society is a non-profit cultivating public interest, participation, and enjoyment of the arts. Through its multi-arts center, CAS explores contemporary art practices and facilitates creative and professional development for established and emerging artists.
Town Historian Harold VanAken prepared a power point presentation about the beginnings of our town for the February 9 meeting of the Livingston Manor Chamber of Commerce. Those in attendance were informed of our past, From the native Americans, to our native son John R. Mott who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1946. They also learned of the sun path, were treated to ancient maps and surveys of the area, as well as postcard photos and anecdotes of local people of interest. Aileen Gunther, assemblywoman, and Linda Cellini, YMCA representative, were also speakers at the dinner, held at King’s Catering. Roscoe Chamber of Commerce was invited and Rick Baxter and Mary Muhlig spoke of their desire to keep contact with LM to share our histories.