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Mutual Muses in the Catskills: How Art Gets Made

  • Catskill Interpretive Center 5096 New York 28 Mount Tremper, NY, 12457 United States (map)

Art writer Simona David will discuss her latest book How Art Is Made: In the Catskills (2017), and converse with some of the world’s most accomplished artists who live and work in the Catskills, the place where American art was born. Participants include painters Margaret Leveson and Lisbeth Firmin, printmaker and ceramicist Peter Yamaoka, and textile artist Tabitha Gilmore-Barnes.  

This event is part of the Mutual Muses in the Catskills series presented by Writers in the Mountains. Writers in the Mountains is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with a mission to provide a nurturing environment for the practice, appreciation and sharing of creative writing. For more information, visit

The Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center is a partnership between the Catskill Center and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, with generous financial support by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection and Catskill Watershed Corporation and generous staff and volunteer support from Catskill Mountainkeeper, Catskill Mountain Club, Catskill 3500 Club, and the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. To learn more, visit