Artist-in-Residence program opens


The opening reception for the 11th Annual Platte Clove Artists-in-Residence Exhibition will be held on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Catskill Center’s Erpf Gallery on Route 28 in Arkville.

This year’s opening will include paintings, collages, drawings, photographs, and installations.  Artists who participated in the program are Terry Bradshaw, Christian Carson, Hannah Cole, Ascha Drake, James Gurney, Peter Krebs, Tom Lavazzi, Susan Mayr, Lindsay Packer and Dorothy Robinson. At 6 p.m. there will be readings by Tom Lavazzi and Terry Bradshaw.

The Catskill Center’s 208-acre nature preserve is the site of the Platte Clove Residency Program.  The program provides artists with a rustic retreat location in the historic Plattekill Clove in Greene County, connecting the Indian Head Wilderness area with the Kaaterskill Wild Forest, just above Plattekill falls.  Since the beginning of the American Landscape Movement in the mid-1800s, when Thomas Cole and his contemporaries first began painting the Catskill Mountains, the region near the Kaaterskill and Plattekill Cloves has remained a special place for artists.

The work of the Platte Clove Artists-in-Residence will be on exhibit at the Erpf Gallery through July 31.  The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m.