Looking for an artsy read this weekend? Allow us to direct your attention to Upstater.com contributor Simona David’s new book “How Art is Made in the Catskills,” available as an old-fashioned paper book or Kindle edition on Amazon. In “How Art is Made,” Simona endeavors to plumb the depths of Catskill Mountain-born creativity with interviews from accomplished artists who live and work in the Catskill Mountains. Subjects include painters Margaret Leveson and Adam Cohen, sculptor Brian Tolle, weaver Tabitha Gilmore-Barnes, and more.
In addition to contributing to Upstater, Simona David works as a writer and media consultant living in the Catskills. For almost a decade, she has written extensively about art and heritage tourism. Find more of Simona’s work on SimonaDavid.com.
From the Amazon.com reviews of “How Art is Made”: “We see how these artists, building on our region’s strong cultural history, enrich us for generations to come. As America’s first wilderness, and birthplace of the Hudson River School of Art, the Catskills have taught America how to value and appreciate the nature that is part of the fiber of our nation.” – Jeff Senterman, Executive Director, The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development