Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce - Event Information
Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce - Event Information


Event Name:MUTUAL MUSES IN THE CATSKILLS -“THE ARTS CONVERGE”
Event Type(s):Mt Tremper
Description:
WRITERS IN THE MOUNTAINS (WIM)
PRESENTS
ARTIST – WRITER TALK SERIES
MUTUAL MUSES IN THE CATSKILLS
“THE ARTS CONVERGE”
THE MAURICE D. HINCHEY CATSKILL INTERPRETIVE CENTER
MT. TREMPER, NY
 
SATURDAY, MAY 27 AT 1 P.M.
Art Writer Simona David in Conversation with Painters Margaret Leveson and Lisbeth Firmin, Printmaker and Ceramicist Peter Yamaoka, and Textile Artist Tabitha Gilmore-Barnes
Art writer Simona David will discuss her latest book How Art Is Made: In the Catskills (2017), and converse with some of the world’s most accomplished artists who live and work in the Catskill Mountains: painters Margaret Leveson and Lisbeth Firmin, ceramicist and printmaker Peter Yamaoka, and textile artist Tabitha Gilmore-Barnes. How Art Is Made: In the Catskills pays homage to the place where American art was born through a series of conversations with creatives who live and work in the Catskills. Artists featured in the book include sculptor Brian Tolle, known for The Irish Hunger Memorial in Battery Park City (2002), and more recently for Miss Brooklyn and Miss Manhattan, two replicas of Daniel Chester French originals that sit on the façade of the Brooklyn Museum – Tolle’s replicas were installed on Flatbush Avenue by the Manhattan Bridge in December 2016. There will be an exchange of ideas and a showing of recent works.
 
SATURDAY, AUGUST 12 AT 1 P.M.
Poet Sharon Israel in Performance and Conversation with Composer Robert Cucinotta
Poet Sharon Israel and composer Robert Cucinotta will discuss how they are their own mutual muses. Israel will read / perform poems from her new chapbook Voice Lesson, some of which have been set to music by Robert Cucinotta or were inspired by his compositions. Cucinotta will play electronic works inspired by Israel’s poems and / or will feature the poet’s voice.
 
Israel is the host of Planet Poet-Words in Space, an edition of The Writer's Voice program on WIOX 91.3 FM in Roxbury, New York. Her first chapbook Voice Lesson was just published by Post Traumatic Press earlier this year. Her work most recently appeared in Per Contra, SPANK the CARP, 5:2 Crime Poetry Weekly, Medical Literary Messenger, and Spry Literary Journal. In 2016 Israel appeared as a panelist at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival in Salem, Mass. As a poet and soprano, she often collaborates with composer Robert Cucinotta on works for voice, live instruments, and electronics.
 
Born in Brooklyn, Cucinotta studied composition, electronic and computer music at the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College with Jacob Druckman, Robert Starer and Charles Dodge. His MASQUE: the Tempest was premiered at the 2015 Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice by mezzo-soprano Maria Todaro, bass Bradley Smoak and pianist Doug Martin. Recent recordings include DIVERTIMENTO FOR MR. BROOKS (2013), KOOOL KITCHEN (2013), DRACULA: HARKER’S JOURNAL (2014), and LIFE ON THE SCREEN (2016).
 
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 AT 1 P.M.
Nature Writer Leslie T. Sharpe in Conversation with Photographer Rudd Hubbell
Nature writer Leslie T. Sharpe will be in conversation with photographer Rudd Hubbell who has documented the natural beauty of the Catskill Mountains since the 1970s. Hubbell, a descendent of the area’s first settlers, has captured some of the most spectacular moments in the wild and amassed thousands of photographs. He enjoys looking closer than the broad view, and always tries to key in on something that most of us overlook or take for granted. “Every scene is constantly changing and transforming, and I strive to capture that,” he says.
Sharpe is a writer, editor, and educator. A member of PEN American Center, she is the author of Editing Fact and Fiction: A Concise Guide to Book Editing (Cambridge University Press, 1994), which is regarded as a “modern editing classic” and “On Writing Smart: Tips and Tidbits,” featured in The Business of Writing (Allworth, 2012).  Her new book, The Quarry Fox and Other Critters of the Wild Catskills, published by The Overlook Press in March 2017, is a lyric narrative look at the wild animals of the Catskill Mountains. Ms. Sharpe will be reading excerpts from her latest book, and will discuss the genre of nature writing, as it relates to the Catskill Mountains.

Writers in the Mountains is a 501 ( c ) (3) not-for-profit organization with a mission to provide a nurturing environment for the practice, appreciation and sharing of creative writing. For more information, visit writersinthemountains.org.

The Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center is a partnership between the Catskill Center and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, with generous financial support by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection and Catskill Watershed Corporation and generous staff and volunteer support from Catskill MountainkeeperCatskill Mountain ClubCatskill 3500 Club, and the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. To learn more, visit catskillinterpretivecenter.org.

The Catskill Center has been promoting the Catskill Mountain Region through regional advocacy, environmental education, arts and culture programming, invasive species management, and land protection for over 45 years. The Center stimulates, conducts, and supports integrated actions to protect vital ecosystems and unique landscapes, to enhance economic opportunities for all the region’s residents, to preserve cultural and historic assets and to further a regional vision and spirit. For more information about the Catskill Center visit catskillcenter.org.
 
Event Date:05-27-17
Event Time:01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Eastern
Location:CATSKILL INTERPRETIVE CENTER
5096 Route 28
Mt.Tremper , NY 12457

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Contact Person:Jean Stone
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Details:
WRITERS IN THE MOUNTAINS (WIM)
PRESENTS
ARTIST – WRITER TALK SERIES
MUTUAL MUSES IN THE CATSKILLS
“THE ARTS CONVERGE”
THE MAURICE D. HINCHEY CATSKILL INTERPRETIVE CENTER
MT. TREMPER, NY
 
SATURDAY, MAY 27 AT 1 P.M.
Art Writer Simona David in Conversation with Painters Margaret Leveson and Lisbeth Firmin, Printmaker and Ceramicist Peter Yamaoka, and Textile Artist Tabitha Gilmore-Barnes
Art writer Simona David will discuss her latest book How Art Is Made: In the Catskills (2017), and converse with some of the world’s most accomplished artists who live and work in the Catskill Mountains: painters Margaret Leveson and Lisbeth Firmin, ceramicist and printmaker Peter Yamaoka, and textile artist Tabitha Gilmore-Barnes. How Art Is Made: In the Catskills pays homage to the place where American art was born through a series of conversations with creatives who live and work in the Catskills. Artists featured in the book include sculptor Brian Tolle, known for The Irish Hunger Memorial in Battery Park City (2002), and more recently for Miss Brooklyn and Miss Manhattan, two replicas of Daniel Chester French originals that sit on the façade of the Brooklyn Museum – Tolle’s replicas were installed on Flatbush Avenue by the Manhattan Bridge in December 2016. There will be an exchange of ideas and a showing of recent works.
 
SATURDAY, AUGUST 12 AT 1 P.M.
Poet Sharon Israel in Performance and Conversation with Composer Robert Cucinotta
Poet Sharon Israel and composer Robert Cucinotta will discuss how they are their own mutual muses. Israel will read / perform poems from her new chapbook Voice Lesson, some of which have been set to music by Robert Cucinotta or were inspired by his compositions. Cucinotta will play electronic works inspired by Israel’s poems and / or will feature the poet’s voice.
 
Israel is the host of Planet Poet-Words in Space, an edition of The Writer's Voice program on WIOX 91.3 FM in Roxbury, New York. Her first chapbook Voice Lesson was just published by Post Traumatic Press earlier this year. Her work most recently appeared in Per Contra, SPANK the CARP, 5:2 Crime Poetry Weekly, Medical Literary Messenger, and Spry Literary Journal. In 2016 Israel appeared as a panelist at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival in Salem, Mass. As a poet and soprano, she often collaborates with composer Robert Cucinotta on works for voice, live instruments, and electronics.
 
Born in Brooklyn, Cucinotta studied composition, electronic and computer music at the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College with Jacob Druckman, Robert Starer and Charles Dodge. His MASQUE: the Tempest was premiered at the 2015 Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice by mezzo-soprano Maria Todaro, bass Bradley Smoak and pianist Doug Martin. Recent recordings include DIVERTIMENTO FOR MR. BROOKS (2013), KOOOL KITCHEN (2013), DRACULA: HARKER’S JOURNAL (2014), and LIFE ON THE SCREEN (2016).
 
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 AT 1 P.M.
Nature Writer Leslie T. Sharpe in Conversation with Photographer Rudd Hubbell
Nature writer Leslie T. Sharpe will be in conversation with photographer Rudd Hubbell who has documented the natural beauty of the Catskill Mountains since the 1970s. Hubbell, a descendent of the area’s first settlers, has captured some of the most spectacular moments in the wild and amassed thousands of photographs. He enjoys looking closer than the broad view, and always tries to key in on something that most of us overlook or take for granted. “Every scene is constantly changing and transforming, and I strive to capture that,” he says.
Sharpe is a writer, editor, and educator. A member of PEN American Center, she is the author of Editing Fact and Fiction: A Concise Guide to Book Editing (Cambridge University Press, 1994), which is regarded as a “modern editing classic” and “On Writing Smart: Tips and Tidbits,” featured in The Business of Writing (Allworth, 2012).  Her new book, The Quarry Fox and Other Critters of the Wild Catskills, published by The Overlook Press in March 2017, is a lyric narrative look at the wild animals of the Catskill Mountains. Ms. Sharpe will be reading excerpts from her latest book, and will discuss the genre of nature writing, as it relates to the Catskill Mountains.

Writers in the Mountains is a 501 ( c ) (3) not-for-profit organization with a mission to provide a nurturing environment for the practice, appreciation and sharing of creative writing. For more information, visit writersinthemountains.org.

The Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center is a partnership between the Catskill Center and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, with generous financial support by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection and Catskill Watershed Corporation and generous staff and volunteer support from Catskill MountainkeeperCatskill Mountain ClubCatskill 3500 Club, and the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. To learn more, visit catskillinterpretivecenter.org.

The Catskill Center has been promoting the Catskill Mountain Region through regional advocacy, environmental education, arts and culture programming, invasive species management, and land protection for over 45 years. The Center stimulates, conducts, and supports integrated actions to protect vital ecosystems and unique landscapes, to enhance economic opportunities for all the region’s residents, to preserve cultural and historic assets and to further a regional vision and spirit. For more information about the Catskill Center visit catskillcenter.org.
 
 
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