12/23/2011 - In the mid 1990s, The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development formed an Artists-in-Residence program in the Catskill region of Platte Clove to foster awareness and appreciation of the natural environment.
Since the early 1800s and the beginning of the American Landscape movement, the Catskill escarpment has remained an enduring source of artistic inspiration for generations of artists. The Platte Clove residency, the only one in the country situated in the historic landscapes which were the inspiration for the Hudson River School artists such as Cole, Church, Durand and others, provides artists with a tranquil and rustic workplace among the solitude of 208 wild, pristine acres of multi-tiered waterfalls, and old growth forests.
The artists included in this exhibition, which runs through April 6, 2012, are Jill Auckenthaler, David Becker, Mariella Bisson, Jennifer Caine, Marcia Clark, Hannah Cole, Marie Cole, Margot Farrington, Elaine Grandy, Tracy Heneberger, Richard Kathmann, Karen Klinedinst, Edie Nadelhaft, Tom Lavazzi, Lisa Lebofsky, Gerda van Leeuwen, Michelle Levante, Helene Manzo, Susan Mayr, Ramona Maziarz, Lindsay Packer, Judith Reeve, Rob Rocke, Ekaterina Smirnova, Jenna Spevack, Linda Webb Varian and Marlene Wiedenbaum.
Platte Clove cabin is south of the towns of Tannersville and Hunter, in Greene County, New York.
The Erpf Gallery is located at 43355 State Route 28, Arkville; 845-586-2611.