Function or Form: Utilitarian Art / an exhibit
Nov
18
to Jan 6

Function or Form: Utilitarian Art / an exhibit

The 2nd annual exhibit, Function or Form: Utilitarian Art, will be on display in the Erpf Gallery November 18, 2017 through January 6, 2018. It will feature beautiful functional items by 14 local artists.

An Artist’s Reception will be held on Friday, November 17, from 6-8 PM, at the Erpf Center in Arkville.

Many of the products we use every day are not only useful, but beautiful. Homemade furniture, clothing, pottery, quilts… so many items we depend on for everyday use could be on display for their beauty.

In 2016 the Catskill Center’s Erpf Gallery hosted the first Utilitarian show to celebrate local people that create art with both function and beautiful form.  

The 2016 show was such a success – with a dozen sales and hundreds of visitors - that the Utilitarian Art show has become an annual event. This year’s show will feature some returning artists and several new artists.

2017 Exhibitors include:

Jessica Baker – window coverings
John Byer – woodwork
Enid Cytryn – clothing
Maureen DeKaser – floor coverings
Rosalind Dickinson – pottery
Tabitha Gilmore-Barnes – weaving
Janie Greenwald – seat weaver
Annie Hayes – hooked rugs
Richard Kirgan – furniture
Cheyenne Mallo – ceramics
Joe Muehl – wood work
Franc Palaia – furniture
Dan Palm – woodwork
John Virga - woodwork

header image compliments of:  Maureen DeKaser

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Feb
6
9:00 AM09:00

Catskill Park Day 2018

Join us for Catskill Park Day 2018 on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 in Albany and raise your voice to make a difference!

Each year the Catskill Center leads the Catskill Park Coalition, supporters and volunteers to Albany to meet with legislators and agencies to discuss the urgent needs of the Catskill Park, Catskill Forest Preserve and our Catskill communities.

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December 7 - A Holiday Gathering at the Catskill Center
Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

December 7 - A Holiday Gathering at the Catskill Center

Join with the Staff and members of the Board of Directors of the Catskill Center for an open house evening in Arkville to celebrate the holidays. We'll have light snacks and drinks available and we urge you to bring your own favorites for your friends and neighbors to enjoy!

From 6pm to 9pm at the Catskill Center's Erpf Center (43355 Route 28, Arkville, NY 12485). For more information please call the Catskill Center at 845-586-2611 or email us.

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Mutual Muses in the Catskills: Nature in Image & Prose
Sep
23
1:00 PM13:00

Mutual Muses in the Catskills: Nature in Image & Prose

Photographer Rudd Hubbell has been documenting the natural beauty of the Catskills since the 1970s, and Saturday September 23, will share his work in a public conversation with nature writer Leslie T. Sharpe, the author of the new book The Quarry Fox and Other Critters of the Wild Catskills (2017)

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Catskill Conquest Pilot Rally
Sep
23
10:00 AM10:00

Catskill Conquest Pilot Rally

The Catskill Conquest Pilot Rally will run along the State Route 28 Corridor from Kingston to Delhi, including the Catskill Mountains Scenic Byway in Ulster and Delaware Counties. Then along the Treadwell Road to Franklin and crossing the Susquehanna River to Unadilla in Otsego County.  It could lead to the designation of an “Automobile Heritage Trail”.

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Walk/Hike at the Platte Clove Preserve - Hudson River Ramble Event
Sep
16
1:00 PM13:00

Walk/Hike at the Platte Clove Preserve - Hudson River Ramble Event

Join Catskill Center staff at the Platte Clove Preserve to see the inside of the Red Cabin where Artists in Residence spend the summer working on their craft and then walk the new Waterfall Trail, recently reconstructed by the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference's Americorps Trail Crew this summer!

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Walk/Hike at Thorn Preserve - Hudson Valley Ramble
Sep
16
10:00 AM10:00

Walk/Hike at Thorn Preserve - Hudson Valley Ramble

As part of the Hudson River Valley Ramble, join us for an exploration of the Thorn Preserve. At this family event, we’ll walk the grounds and learn about different habitats. We’ll play games that allow us to interact with one another and gain a better understanding of why habitat is important to animals.

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Foraging Walk, Talk and Tasting at Catskill Interpretive with Chef Rob Handel:
Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

Foraging Walk, Talk and Tasting at Catskill Interpretive with Chef Rob Handel:

Learn to identify wild edibles common in the region with chef and forager Rob Handel from Heather Ridge Farm and The Bees Knees Café.  Rob will lead an hour long walk around the Catskills Interpretive Center grounds during which we’ll learn to identify wild edibles common in the region.  Tickets $22 per person. Registration is required

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