This Weekend in The Catskills…

  |  November 13, 2015
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Jervis McEntee, View Facing the Catskills, 1863, oil on canvas, Private Collection. Image Courtesy of

Jervis McEntee at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art in New Paltz is hosting the exhibit “Jervis McEntee: Painter-Poet of the Hudson River School,” on view through December 13. Although not as famous as other artists affiliated with the Hudson River School, McEntee’s work is equally remarkable. The exhibition at the Dorsky includes works that span over McEntee’s entire career, from his 1850s bucolic landscapes to his impressionists works of the 1880s. The exhibition reveals his creative process from pencil drawings to oil sketches to finished paintings. For more information, visit


Robert Earl Keen at the Bearsville Theater
Country and folk musician Robert Earl Keen, who is inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame, will perform at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock this Friday, November 13 at 9 pm (doors open at 8 pm). Known for tunes such as “The Road Goes on Forever,” Keen has recorded numerous albums, and has toured extensively throughout the United States. For more information, visit


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The Craftskills, Fourth Annual Celebration
The Craftskills—an annual celebration of the Catskills’ crafts—celebrates its fourth anniversary this Saturday and Sunday, November 14-15, from 10 am to 4 pm, at the Bovina Community Hall on Delaware County Highway 6. Over two dozen local artists and artisans will present hand-made gifts and souvenirs right in time for the holiday season. Upstate Adventure Guides will have a booth at the festival. Locally sourced food and live music will make the event even more fun. For more information, visit

About Simona David

Simona David is a writer living in the Catskill Mountains, New York. She is the author of Art in the Catskills (3rd edition, 2016), available on and Kindle. For more information, visit

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