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Masters on Main Street, Catskill

Dec 07, 2010 5:28 pm
Thanks to a small group of visionary donors, a new project is taking shape in the Village of Catskill's vacant storefronts with exhibitions from Master of Fine Arts programs (and one or two strong Bachelor of Fine Arts programs) near and far, all set to draw major collectors to the area and raise the viability of the local business-side real estate market. Run by the Greene County Council on the Arts, RSVPs have been received from Bard College, SUNY New Paltz, Vassar College, Columbia University School of the Art Institute of Chicago with invitations still out to the School of Visual Arts, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and SUNY Albany. Main Street building owners have been generous in donating spaces, with five interior exhibitions and four window display sites available so far.

This project offers art schools space for their MFA students and alumni to exhibit their work for a four month period. Fawn Potash, the GCCA’s Visual Arts Director (and, for full disclosure, this poster's wife) is serving as the project coordinator, marketing three high profile collectors’ receptions to local, regional and national media. Catskill’s new radio station, WGXC-FM, has committed to broadcasting interviews from the opening events. A soft opening is anticipated in mid January with a dance party reception in early March with work on view through April. The second round of exhibits will be installed in May, up through August.

More as this great new project unfolds...

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