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LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Catskill Art Society (CAS) will present two concurrent solo exhibitions from Suzanne Joelson and Liza Phillips at CAS Arts Center at 48 Main St, Livingston Manor, NY on Saturday, August 29. The exhibitions will be on view until Saturday, October 25.
Suzanne Joelson’s paintings and mixed media on wood panels combine disparate elements. For the artist, the paintings have come to be about walking, about spatial changes and watching one’s step, catching the light and imagining the map.
Everyone has their own version of dystopia these days, Liza Phillips has to with the “uncontainability” of our object-filled lives, and the fragmentation of our focus. Both can lead to imbalance, spilled cargo, and lost points of reference.
New procedures and protocol will be in place to ensure the safety of our visitors, artists and staff. To that end masks are required for entry, social distancing of 6 feet is encouraged, and capacity is limited. Artist talks and receptions will move online.
CAS Arts Center hours are Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information, visit www.catskillartsociety.org.
NARROWSBURG, NY — On Friday, August 28, Narrowsburg’s Main Street will transform into a catwalk for the town’s various fashion boutiques, including Mayer Wasner, Morgan Puett, Madame Fortuna, The Velvet Maple and the Chi Hive. For the occasion, WJFF host Jason Tougaw will spin music from the DVAA’s balcony.
Local stores and galleries will stay open late. There will be food-to-go from The Heron, The Laundrette and Tre Amici, as well as a tamale stand hosted by Early Bird Cookery and ice cream sundaes by B-Line Ice Cream.
People should follow typical coronavirus-related safety protocols, wear masks and social distance.
For more information, visit One Grand Book on Main Street or check its Facebook page.
SHOHOLA, PA — Rolf Buchmann, President of the Shohola Railroad and Historical Society, is the featured speaker at the historical society’s September meeting on Wednesday, September 2 at 7 p.m. He will present “Signs from Past: The PA Keystone Markers” and discuss the current status of the program.
The PA Department of Highways provided cast iron signs featuring the names of Pennsylvania towns, rivers and historical happenings throughout the Commonwealth from the 1920s to the 1950s. Can you find the markers in your town? All are invited to find out how at this free program. Refreshments will be served following the program at the Shohola Township Building located at 159 Twin Lakes Rd.
MILFORD, PA — On August 29 at 4 p.m. (rain date August 30), the Pike County Historical Society at the Columns Museum will host an afternoon concert of Broadway tunes from Hamilton, Jagged Little Pill, Waitress and The Prom, along with older musicals. Proceeds will benefit American Readers Theatre (ART), a not-for-profit performing arts organization that promotes literacy through the art of dance, music and drama.
Musical director Sandy Stalter and ART director Jeffrey Stocker will abide by safety measures for the audience and performers. The audience will be asked to observe social distancing and wear masks. There is limited space on the lawn, but an area near the sidewalk can also be used. The performers will be on either side of the porch and except for the person singing, they will be wearing masks.
Stocker and Stalter invite the public to bring a lawn chair, a blanket and a mask and enjoy the music. There is a suggested donation of $20, but donors are welcome to give whatever they can afford. Note that the museum will be closed, so bathroom facilities will not be available.
ONLINE — Sullivan Renaissance, with the SUNY Sullivan Community Learning Program, is hosting a tour of Sullivan County through art in public spaces on Wednesday, September 2 at 6 p.m. via Zoom.
Learn how art activates and energizes public spaces, the impression it leaves on a community and the economic benefits it brings to an area.
Allison Capella, Sullivan Renaissance community development program manager, will lead the program, followed by a showcase of artists’ work throughout the county and interviews with area artists Kim Simons, Laurie Kilgore, Todd Lantz and Zac Shavrik, as well as Circle Park visionaries.
Registration will open soon. Visit Sullivan Renaissance on Facebook or at www.sullivanrenaissance.org.
ONLINE — On Friday, August 28 at 7:30 p.m., the Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre will host a conversation with community leaders on the current social and political climate in the United States, using the Academy Award-nominated documentary film “I Am Not Your Negro” as a jumping point. Panelists—an activist, a life coach, a filmmaker and an art critic—will offer their insights on recent racial justice movements and how national issues are playing out locally in the Hudson Valley and Catskills. A public Q&A will follow the panel.
This event is hosted in partnership with S.A.L.T. Committee for Equity & Justice.
“I Am Not Your Negro” is available to view on Netflix and YouTube. Watching the film prior to the panel is recommended but not required.
For more information, visit www.hurleyvilleartscentre.org/i-am-not-your-negro-panel.