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Catamount People’s Museum debuts in Catskill

Aug 05, 2010 10:27 pm
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="490" caption="Catamount People’s Museum in Catskill by Matt Bua."][/caption]Artist Matt Bua's Catamount People’s Museum at 21 West Bridge St. in Catskill -- a handmade structure in the form of a lounging bobcat using discarded tree branches and cut-offs from local mills -- opens soon and he is looking for contributions. From Bua, "The interior of this over-sized Lynx Rufus houses a collection of materials and displays celebrating the people, stories and history of the Catskill Mountains. Content for displays are collected from both historical organizations and the surrounding community. The museum has a unique focus of seamlessly blending the stories, visions and personal collections of residents with the voices of historians. The folk legends, urban myths and favorite, almost forgotten tide bits on display make this new public space a place to soak in what this area is really all about." Bua is collecting stories, ideas, books, xeroxed notes of interest, photos and artifacts from noon to 3 p.m. Sat. Aug. 14 to add to the museums growing collection. The museum will open Saturday, September 4 from noon to 6 p.m.
Sponsors and Support: The project is sponsored by New York Foundation for the Arts(NYFA) and made possible with a grant from the Harpo Foundation. Special Thanks to the Village of Catskill, Catskill Valley Pools, Dimensions North LTD, Tony Fallon's Hardware Store (Cairo) Skip Kelly's Lumber (Cairo), West Side Villa Pizzeria, Box Art Inc, MBZ framing, WGXC Community Radio
For mail in submissions:
Catamount People’s Museum
Po box 581
Catskill ny 12414
Contact : Matt Bua 917 291 7404 mattbua@gmail.com
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