ArtsWalk opens this evening in Chatham

This is the big weekend!

This year, ArtsWalk is in Chatham as well as in Hudson, NY. The Opening Party is from 6 to 9 PM at the Columbia County Fairgrounds on October 8th, with events and exhibits happening in many places throughout Chatham over the weekend. Shops on Main Street have donated their window space to local artists. My feathery work may be found in the window of Cow Jones Industrials, on Main Street in Chatham.

“With These Wings” Feather Vest by Katharine Houk

The event is sponsored by the Columbia County Council on the Arts. I will be at Opening Night, where I have an Otherworldly piece. I hope to see you there!

Autumn in the studio

Dry, brown oak leaves, clinging to a branch. A crow resting among them. These things have found their way into my studio this season.

And outside the window, there is a splash of red.

Current work: an order for a red stole.

And preparations for ArtsWalk, Oct. 8 – 10. I hope to see you at Opening Night at the Columbia County Fairgrounds.

ArtsWalk in Chatham!

This year, ArtsWalk will be in Chatham as well as in Hudson, NY. The Opening Party is from 6 to 9 PM at the Columbia County Fairgrounds on October 8th, with events and exhibits happening in many places throughout Chatham over the weekend. Shops on Main Street have donated their window space to local artists. The event is sponsored by the Columbia County Council on the Arts. I will be at Opening Night, and my work will be in a couple of venues. I hope to see you there!

Creativity Quote

‎”Creativity belongs to the artist in each of us. To create means to relate. The root meaning of the word art is “to fit together” and we all do this every day. Not all of us are painters but we are all artists. Each time we fit things together we are creating – whether it is to make a loaf of bread, a child, a day.” –Sister Corita Kent

Cosmic work in the new studio

Settling in, unpacking as I continue work on the Temple.

My thread stash is on the wall,

Part of Katharine's thread stash.

the buttons are (mostly) in their jars,

Button jars in the window

and Somebody’s Aunt Martha has found a window seat.

Aunt Martha at the window

In bits and pieces, I am finding snippets of time to play with light, energy, and new elements, as I continue work on the Temple of the Cosmos.

Cosmic Temple in progress

Pizza Pah-tay and Pictionary!

Local artists and fine craftspeople associated with ChathamArt gathered this evening for pizza cooked on an outdoor grill (plus salads [green and fruit]), and the wine flowed freely. Dinner was followed by cookies and ice cream, plus a confusing but riotous game loosely based on Pictionary, as only artists would interpret it! It was the perfect end for a day spent cutting and stacking wood and moving to my new studio.

We’re already planning our next gathering. To learn more about this loosely but warmly knit group, visit ChathamArt. Based in Columbia County, NY.

Pizza and Pictionary