This Weekend in the Catskills…

american stories

American Stories at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center  

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie is hosting “American Stories: 1800 – 1950,” an exhibition focusing on major American artworks from the museum’s permanent collections. Featured artists include Sanford Gifford, William Merritt Chase, Georgia O’Keefe, and other iconic figures from the 19th and early 20th centuries. The exhibition will remain on view through April 17. For more information, visit vassar.edu

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“Perfectly Broken” Book Launch at the Kleinert / James Center for the Arts

Woodstock writer and musician Robert Burke Warren is launching his debut novel Perfectly Broken at the Kleinert / James Center for the Arts this Saturday, March 5 at 7 pm. Warren will be reading, signing autographs, answering questions, and also performing some of his original songs. Perfectly Broken tells the story of Grant Kelly, a former rock star and stay at home dad who moves to the Catskills from New York City with his publicist wife and his four-year-old son, and faces all sorts of trials and tribulations. This event is sponsored by the Golden Notebook Bookstore. Learn more at goldennotebook.com

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Handmade Books as Art Workshop at the Woodstock School of Art

Loel Barr will be teaching Handmade Books as Art workshop at the Woodstock School of Art this Saturday and Sunday, March 5 – 6, from 9 am to 4 pm. The workshop will explore the possibilities of concept, shape, and content in making books as art, and will address various approaches and techniques. Barr is an award-winning illustrator who has worked with many prestigious institutions including The Smithsonian, National Geographic, Time Life Books, and others. For more information, visit woodstockschoolofart.org.

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 Amazon.com and Kindle. For more information, visit www.simonadavid.com.

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