~MATT BUA/CATAMOUNT PEOPLE’S MUSEUM !!
meanwhile, closer to home – MATT BUA has an ‘organic’ site specific art project – installation/event – going on upstate !! in the Catskills !! and, most strikingly – it’s in the shape of a cat !! a big cat, a bobcat !!
it’s an open-to-all ground-root’s up – “people’s museum” !!
. . . “a handmade People’s Museum has been constructed in Catskill, NY in the form of a lounging bobcat using discarded tree branches and cut offs from local mills. 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 tidbits on display make this new public space a place to soak in what this area is really all about.
Do you you have a favorite story your grandfather told you ? An old photo of the state that you really like ? A memory of a building that once stood ? . . . A vision of the future ? Bring it ! Tell it !”
you can see & read more of Matt’s “new museum”, as well as go back thru his initial sketches, thoughts and research,
here: bobcathouse.blogspot.com !!
MATERIAL COLLECTION DAY: SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 2010 / noon – 3 PM !!
when – you can get a sneak preview of the town’s newest museum – and make sure to bring your OWN !! local stories, ideas, books, xeroxed notes of interest, photos and artifacts to add to the museums growing collection . . .
THE OPENING DAY – CELEBRATION – WILL TAKE PLACE: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2010 / noon to 6 PM !!
you can find a map to the area here: THE CATAMOUNT PEOPLE’S MUSEUM !!
p.s. this calls for another – little flashback – from the artlovers’ archives !!
the very first time we encountered MATT BUA was at a funny great show in the summer of 2005 !!
it was called – SASQUATCH SOCIETY !!
MATT BUA – beside his ‘collective’ piece (made with JESSE BERKOWETZ) – it’s the crazy wooden hand-built framed canvas to his right – in the background !! SASQUATCH SOCIETY, Sixtyseven, Chelsea, NYC.
opening night reception, JULY 28, 2005.
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH
in fact, here’s the link to the report: GOOD-BYE TO SUMMER 2005 !!
it’s only a short 5 years ago, but how things have changed !! – but, it’s a definite fun trip back – !!
and yeah, even there among the bigfoots – you can find some seeds – to this summer of 2010’s hand-made ‘wood-based’ – harvest !!
ALL PHOTOS COPYRIGHT: NANCY SMITH