Weekend in the Catskills – The Weekend Finale!

Molly Rausch's stamp art.

Molly Rausch’s stamp art.

Molly Rausch at the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum (WAAM)

Stamp artist Molly Rausch is showing at the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum (WAAM) a series of postage stamp paintings produced over the past eighteen years. Inspired by an envelope full of old letters and stamps given by her father when she was in college, Rausch developed a passion for letter writing, typewriters, and mail art. In her work Rausch explores themes of communication and thresholds. Her work has been exhibited throughout the Hudson Valley, New York City, Washington DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Barcelona, Oaxaca (Mexico), and Prilep (Macedonia), and is in numerous private and public collections. For more information about the exhibit at WAAM, visit woodstockart.org.

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Locust Grove Mansion Tour  

Samuel F. B. Morse, the inventor of the electrical telegraph, used to spend his summers at Locust Grove mansion in Poughkeepsie. The mansion, built in 1851 in the Italianate style, houses an extensive collection of art and decorative objects, now part of the museum. The collection also includes exquisite furniture in the Chippendale, Federal and Empire styles, as well as European glass, and porcelain from around the world. From December 26 to 31 guided tours of the property, aptly decorated for the holidays, will be offered from 10 am to 5 pm. For more information, visit lgny.org.

A Child’s Christmas in Wales at the Open Eye Theater

The Open Eye Theater in Margaretville presents A Child’s Christmas in Wales this Sunday, December 27 at 2 pm. Written in the 1940s by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, A Child’s Christmas in Wales is a romanticized version of Christmas, and explores themes of nostalgia and longing for simpler times. The production at the Open Eye Theater is directed by Amie Brockway, and designed by Erwin Carl. For more information, visit theopeneyetheater.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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