Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Artist Studio and Gallery Tour in New York Mountains

The release comes from artist friends in the Catskills mountains in New York state. Couldn't think of a more pleasant way to spend a weekend then gallery hopping across mountain valleys in that setting! -charlie

Contact Dave Channon at 845-688-2977 or esopuscreek@earthlink.net or
Judith Singer at 845-688-9861 or jsinger@jsingerart.com

Shandaken Gift & Artist Studio Tour December 5 & 6

Still searching for that uniquely personal gift?  From trinkets to treasures, be sure to include the Shandaken Gift & Art Studio Tour on your December 5 and 6 shopping itinerary.  (Shandaken is home to Belleayre Mountain ski area and just down the road from Hunter.)  Pick up a free tour map at any of these shops and galleries: Tender Land Home, The Arts Upstairs, 60 Main, Cabane Studios, Nest Egg, Wren’s Nest, Threads of Time, Cher Laughlin Home Design, Skin Flower, and Mystery Spot in the hamlet of Phoenicia, Barneche and Hot Stuff Blown Glass on Route 214 in Chichester, Blue Barn on Route 28, or in Pine Hill at Cloudspinners and the Community Center.

The tour highlights colorful shops offering fine craftwork and art galleries in our town, and gives you the opportunity to visit the homes and studios of artists from Mt. Tremper to Belleayre. Unique jewelry, hand-painted clothing for children and adults, blown glass, lovingly restored furniture, distinctive Catskill Mountain lamps made from beautifully-grained split logs, one-of-a-kind home decor items such as pillows from antique textiles, books, offbeat memorabilia from the 50's and 60's, antiques and fine art are all right here in our quaint hamlets or up country roads.  Even give a gift of body art! Artists and craftspeople include Christie Scheele, Patricia Charnay, Dave Channon, Judith Singer, Anique Taylor, Andrea Cabane, Ralph Persons, Richard Treitner, Heiki Krebs, Rita Schwab, JeriLynn Babroff, Bennett Wine, Chip Gallagher, Lucy Lasky, Wendy Grossman, Sunday Dawne-Marie, Laura Levine and more.

Lunch or dine on brick-oven pizza or fine cuisine, explore byway views of mountains and rushing streams, enjoy the crisp invigorating air.  Enjoy a day in the country, and support our local economy by giving fine art and crafts made right here in New York.

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