This Weekend in the Catskills…

  |  March 10, 2016
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Thomas Cole’s Country Houses – Sunday Lecture at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site

A truly Renaissance man, 19th century landscape painter Thomas Cole, the founder of the Hudson River School of Painting, was also an essayist, poet, architect, and designer. Cole designed his own studio, the second studio he worked in, known as the New Studio, at Cedar Grove in Catskill in 1846. The studio, built in the Italianate style, was demolished in 1973, and just recently re-built based on the original design model. Sunday, March 13 at 2 pm William Coleman, a postdoctoral fellow at Washington University in St. Louis, will explore the insights that the New Studio gives us into how Cole viewed the use of space. For more information, visit


Woodstock Framing Gallery Is Hosting abc@WFG Art Show

Woodstock Framing Gallery is hosting abc@WFG, an art show curated by Norm Magnusson, and exploring the theme of text-based art. The curator has chosen the works of eighteen artists, including stamp artist Molly Rausch, recently featured on, to tackle the question of What is Text-Based Art? An artist’s reception will take place Saturday, March 12 at 5 pm. For more information, visit

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Alice in Wonderland Adventures at the Woodstock Playhouse

The New York Conservatory for the Arts’ Theatre for Children Company presents Alice in Wonderland Adventures, a show based on Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, Saturday and Sunday, March 12 and 13. Performances will take place at 2 pm on both days at the Woodstock Playhouse. Golden Notebook Bookstore will be offering “Alice” themed books before and after the show. Each performance lasts 45 minutes, and has no intermission. 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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