Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Events | Images and Sounds: Catskill, February 26

Main Street of Catskill is not too far from one of the sacred sites of the Hudson River School of Paintings: the residence of Thomas Cole. Last Saturday it felts like the energy of one of the greatest movements of American History of Art never left the small town on the west side of the Hudson.

The "New Masters on Main Street" exhibition presented works from ten contemporary from students and recent alumni of studio art programs across the country. Several art venues on Main Street exhibited works in different media and scale, from found object sculpture to video installation and more traditional representational paintings and photography.

From images to sounds: the other major event of the evening was the launch party for the community radio station, WGXC-FM, which broadcasts on 90.7 FM. Besides the discussion of important local issues the radio broadcast also news from the major alternative media Democracy Now "airing on over 900 stations, pioneering the largest community media collaboration in the United States."