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Reflections on the rise, ruin, and rebirth of the Catskills

“Peace Palace Theater, Woodbourne, NY” (2013), oil on canvas by Michael Staats.
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August 28, 2013

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Catskill Art Society will hold an artist talk for “Ghosts of the Catskills,” a group show curated by Elizabeth Ennis and Andrea Brown of the Outsider’s Studio Collective, at the CAS Arts Center on Saturday, August 31 at 3 p.m., followed by a free opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served. The exhibit is on display until October 6.

The group show features multimedia works that contemplate the rise, ruin and rebirth of the Catskills, whose legacy as a popular resort destination is evidenced today by the abandoned landscapes and crumbling structures strewn across Sullivan County. The artists, each with a direct connection to the Catskills, respond to this haunted environment in very personal and provocative ways.

The exhibit will include paintings, installations, video pieces, short films, sculpture, and mixed-media two-dimensional work by internationally known artists. Visit www.catskillartsociety.org.