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March 2011

‘Art classes at CAS

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Catskill Art Society will host a number of courses in spring. Among them are a Kids Wheel-throwing Clay Class, on six Sundays starting April 17; Pots for Tots, on six Sundays starting April 17; Fine Art is Fun, on six consecutive Saturdays starting April 2; Art for Kids, on six consecutive Saturdays starting April 2; and How to Photograph Your Artwork, one session on Saturday, April 2.

Fees start at $45. Classes are held at the CAS Arts Center, 48 Main Street, with a five student minimum. Visit www.catskillartsociety.org or call 845/436-4227.

Taste of Cherry’ at Sunday Night Cinema

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Arts Alliance’s Spring Sunday Night Cinema Series presents “Taste of Cherry” on March 27 at 7 p.m. Directed by Iranian-born filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami, the 1997 film is about a mysterious middle-aged man who drives around the outskirts of a city offering strangers money to help him commit suicide. It raises questions about the morality of suicide and the nature of compassion, and won the Palme d’Or at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.  Read more

Write a play over the weekend

JEFFERSONVILLE AND NARROWSBURG, NY — The Western Sullivan Public Library will host a two-day playwriting program at the Jeffersonville and Narrowsburg branches on Saturday and Sunday, March 26 and 27. Both days there will be a playwriting seminar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m at the Jeffersonville branch, led by playwright and workshop mentor Bonnie Culver.  Read more

Kiss Me Kate’ at Monti high

MONTICELLO, NY— Monticello High School will persent the musical “Kiss Me, Kate” on Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Arnold Packer Hughs Auditorium at Monticello High School. A twist on Shakespeare ’s “Taming of the Shrew,” the musical features a book by Samuel and Bella Spewack and music and lyrics by Cole Porter, including such memorable numbers as “Another Openin,’ Another Show,” “Why Can’t You Behave.” Tickets are available at the door and through MHS students and cost $5 for adults, $3 for students, with free admission for senior citizens.

An evening of storytelling at Flour Power

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Outsider Studio Collective will present an evening of storytelling and narrative art with guest storyteller Judith Katz at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 26 at Flour Power Bakery. Listen to 12 stories pertaining to “baggage,” then view an art exhibit of works that are narrative in style. Treats will be available for purchase. Email a4aange@msn.com or visit www.theoutsidersstudio.com.

Space out at Bethel Woods

BETHEL, NY — The Museum at Bethel Woods will present “Spaced Out! The Final Frontier in Album Covers,” a touring exhibition organized by Experience Music Project | Science Fiction Museum in Seattle, WA.

The special exhibit commemorates the 50th anniversary of the first American in space, and will be on display from Saturday, April 2 through Sunday, June 26. It features 117 space-themed record album covers that were released between 1940 and 1969, the dawn of the space age, when space was a mystery, and space exploration was seen as adventurous and groovy.  Read more

Fundraiser at Dancing Cat to raise money for computer center

BETHEL, NY — Leadership Sullivan Class of 2011 will hold a fundraiser at the Dancing Cat Saloon to benefit the new computer center at Federation for the Homeless in Monticello on Tuesday, March 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. A buffet with cash bar will be available as well as music by Stacy Cohen.
Tickets cost $25. Checks can be made out to The Sullivan County Chamber Foundation. Proceeds from this event will help purchase computer software, desks and chairs that are needed for the completion of this community-based computer center.
Email dryder845@hotmail.com or call 845/238-4723.

‘Foil Series’ at DVAA

NARROWSBURG, NY — “Foil Series,” a show of photographs by Dana Duke, will open at the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance’s (DVAA) Alliance Gallery on Friday, March 25 with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m.  Read more

That was the week that was...

The “circle of life” was in full swing this week, as I augmented my schedule minute by minute. Sullivan County lost one of its local treasures on Wednesday, March 16th when Blanche Masters, the irascible, tenacious, one-of-a-kind pit bull (with a heart of gold) owner of Blanche’s Diner on Rt. 17B in Mongaup Valley passed away peacefully at home.  Read more

Vendors sought

Barryville Artisan Fair
BARRYVILLE, NY — The Barryville Artisan Fair will take place along Austin Road located at the intersection of the Route 97 Scenic Byway & NYS Route 55 and adjacent to the BrookHouse Gallery, on one Saturday a month from May through October.

The fair is seeking participants who produce high-quality hand-made crafts, fine art, outdoor garden sculpture and hand crafted furniture. Email kim@kimlustpottery.com.

Festival of the Arts  Read more