On making abstract art: “What makes a difference is knowing how to draw .. to me, the difference shows in the ability for the painting to hold up over time. If you don’t know how to render an object in space in black and white, to draw the crumpled paper bag, the oval with light on it, the studies of light to dark — without this knowledge, the painting falls flat. Everything sits on the surface. It’s important to create a feeling of real space. Even if you’re looking at shapes and they’re not recognizable, it feels good because somewhere there’s depth to it.”
We know our rural forebears participated in quilting bees, but have you ever heard of a gilding bee? Artist Laura Sue King invented the term to describe gatherings she has organized at The Painters Gallery, 1109 Main Street, Fleischmanns, where she will teach people to apply gold leaf to small items they bring along, or to objects King has found in the woods.
The Catskill Heritage Alliance has lost its latest attempt to block the granting of a permit to developer Crossroads Ventures for the proposed Belleayre Resort project.
Several times a year, extra water is released into the Esopus Creek, causing it to move much faster— fun for experienced kayakers and tubers, but potentially deadly for the inexperienced. Remaining 2017 releases will take place July 15-16, September 2-4, and October 7-8.
July 7-23: The musical comedy, based on the Adam Sandler film of the same name, has been called the Grease! of the 1980s and is chock-full of singing and dancing, along with period costumes and impersonations of 80s pop singers, from Cyndi Lauper to Boy George.
Across from the Pine View Bakery in Shokan, on Route 28, trees are lying helter-skelter on several acres of ground surrounded on three sides by forest. Contrary to rumor, it’s not going to be a parking lot for the forthcoming Ashokan Rail Trail.
“Our homes have been devalued. We had really private homes, and now there’s going to be a huge public parking lot…right across the road.”
When asked why he was selling the Town Tinker after 38 years, Harry Jameson had a simple answer: “When I’m not running this business, I’ll have a lot more time to go tubing.”
Although the board did not further discuss the issue, many rail buffs spoke up in favor of granting the permit, citing historical and economic considerations.
Town of Shandaken playgrounds will get a sprucing up this summer thanks to a nearly $30,000 Smart Growth grant from the state.