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The Art Garage: Reception for the NEW Winter Wall

Art Garage Winter Show / New Winter Wall Artist: Lucia Phillips, Hartwick

The Art Garage Winter Show embeds a "Winter Wall" section that features a different artist every three weeks. The latest Winter Wall artist, self-taught Lucia Phillips, Hartwick, will open Saturday, March 9, 4-6PM. All are welcome to attend the reception, made possible with support from Pail Shop Vineyards, Winery & Tasting Room in Fly Creek.

In addition to Phillips, the Winter Show offers works by five other artists, on view through April: Robert Ginder, Alice Hudson, Lavern Kelley, Gail Peachin and Louis Sherry.

In the winter the gallery is always open daily by appointment, between the hours of 10am and 6pm, weather permitting. Simply call 607-547-5327, text 315-941-9607 or email leartgarage@gmail.com.

ABOUT New Featured Artist on Winter Wall:  Passionate about painting, Lucia Phillips has exhibited regionally in only a handful of nontraditional venues: Sweet Sue's, Phoenicia, Cooperstown Liquor Store, and Autumn Café, Oneonta. A private collector in Fort Worth, TX is her consistent patron, and every few years purchases " a truckload of art", per Phillips, that keeps together a large body of her work. The Art Garage show, her first in an art gallery, will present a selection of her smaller paintings. They often focus on a single subject with emotional resonance for the artist: a Tabasco bottle, a basket of eggs, a trio of horses or dogs—each viscerally connected to a memory.

A seventh-generation Texan by heritage, Phillips spent her early childhood in Fort Worth, then moved to various New York State towns with her family every few years, making them permanent "outsiders," she noted. Phillips grew up surrounded by art. Her mother took them to museums and plays whenever she could, and at age 13 sent Lucia, the youngest of five, to rural central France when 13 to summer with her painter uncle, who introduced her to abstract art. Her favorite artists remain Cezanne and Van Gogh. She spent time in New Orleans, Vermont and Hawaii before marrying an artist and moving Upstate in 1987. She spent the next decade "in the shadows" of artists, working as an assistant, or posing for classes or individual artists, which she'd done since she was little.

It was when posing for Otego artist Elizabeth Nields that she had her epiphany: she too wanted to step up and create art. Rather than be the object in art, she would take charge. Philips took one art class from portrait artist Susan Goetz, Oneonta artist Betty Fraley gave her some paints. She was hooked. She made 100 paintings that first year. "I had found a way to process the emotions and memories of my life," Phillips noted. " I derive a huge amount of pleasure from ...creating new images that brings me joy."

Phillips lives in a farmhouse on a hill outside Hartwick with her husband, forester and lumberman Bruce Phillips. Her son, a self-taught artist Sam Markman, lives nearby. "I have always been a bit of a hermit, so my time is spent alone, painting and reading and writing," when they are not gardening. Seasonal farmers, they produce garlic and maple syrup to sell and raise their own food. "We are super busy during the growing season," Phillips noted, " but in the winter there is a lot of time spent indoors. I am grateful to my husband Bruce, who encourages and supports my little hobby, which has consumed every inch of space in our home and a huge amount of my time."

Following the reception, the Winter Wall and the Winter Show can be seen daily by appointment, between the hours of 10am and 6pm, seven days a week, weather permitting. Simply call 607-547-5327, text 315-941-9607 or email leartgarage@gmail.com. The last day to see Phillips art will be Friday, March 30.

The five Winter Show artists on view until the April closing include Alice Hudson (Norwich) and Lavern Kelley (Oneonta), whose estates the Art Garage represents; Louis Sherry, a newly discovered self-taught artist near Ithaca; South Worcester's Gail Peachin, and Robert Ginder (CA & Nevada). Farmer artist Kelley is arguably Otsego County's most famous artist with work in the Smithsonian, the International Museum of Folk Art, Santa Fe and Fenimore Art Museum.

The Art Garage - Cooperstown
689 Beaver Meadow Road
13326 Cooperstown , NY
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The Art Garage: Reception for the NEW Winter Wall
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689 Beaver Meadow Road, Cooperstown, NY13326
Bed and Brew with Brewery Ommegang
Bed and Brew with Brewery Ommegang
Thursday, November 1, 2018 to Monday, April 1, 2019

The Inn at Cooperstown in cooperation with Brewery Ommegang offers an exclusive, limited availability two-night Bed and Brew package for the ultimate beer enthusiast. Enjoy VIP treatment as you tour the award-winning Belgian-style brewery with an Ommegang brewer before indulging in a multi-course gourmet food and beer pairing dinner. You will remember this event fondly when you return home with your branded keepsakes, including a custom growler filled with your choice of on-tap brew, beer glasses, and clothing! This is one of the most popular experiences guests enjoy with a stay at The Inn at Cooperstown. The weekend package consistently receives 5-star reviews on TripAdvisor, Google, and Facebook! The package fills quickly so call 607-547-5756 to reserve your spot today (package cannot be booked online).

  • The package fills quickly so call 607-547-5756 to reserve your spot today (package cannot be booked online). 
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Phone: (607) 547-5756
SPECIAL:  Cozy Up at the Cooperstown Inn
SPECIAL: Cozy Up at the Cooperstown Inn
Thursday, January 17, 2019 to Sunday, March 31, 2019

Get cozy with a getaway to Cooperstown this winter. Starting at $99* and featuring the best rates of the year, this special includes:

  • Charming Accommodations
  • Delicious complimentary continental breakfast
  • Bottle of signature house wine
  • Free parking and wi-fi

From $99* Available for stays January 1 - March 31, 2019

Rates: From $99.00
Phone: 607-547-2567
World Series Celebration Package - 20% off
Thursday, January 17, 2019 to Sunday, March 31, 2019

Celebrate the win of the Boston Red Sox with a special getaway to Cooperstown. This exclusive package features:
Charming accommodations at The Cooper Inn
Hearty Continental Breakfast
Tickets to the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum, featuring the World Series Exhibit
Complimentary Wi-Fi and Parking

From $139 (20% off), available through March 31, 2019

BOOK SPECIAL

* Per room, per night and based on availability. Excludes applicable taxes and gratuities. Not to be combined with any other offer or discount. Offer available through March 31,2019. Other restrictions may apply.

Rates: From $139 (20% off), available through March 31, 2019
Phone: 607-547-2567
NY Goat Yoga Retreat: Baby-Goat & Me Glamping Retreat for 2
NY Goat Yoga Retreat: Baby-Goat & Me Glamping Retreat for 2
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 to Thursday, May 16, 2019

Do you remember in middle school when you had to bring home a bag of flour and take care of it for a week as a home-ec project? No? Us neither.

I think they stopped doing it in the '80s. But do you remember watching it on TV and thinking "I wish they did that at my school!"   Well, problem solved....actually, dreams made BETTER.

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Rates: $500.00 PER PERSON (Must purchase for two people - $995.00 per couple)
Phone: (607) 783-9443
NY Goat Yoga Retreat: Glamping Retreat For Two at Gilbertsville Farmhouse
NY Goat Yoga Retreat: Glamping Retreat For Two at Gilbertsville Farmhouse
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 to Thursday, June 20, 2019

Join us for this one-of-a-kind experience - 3 days/2 nights of luxury, relaxation, connection and yoga...with baby goats!
PRICE: $800 FOR TWO GUESTS IN ONE (1) GLAMPING TENT
PRICE: $900 FOR TWO GUESTS IN ONE (1) FARMHOUSE SUITE
($400 booking deposit is required to reserve two (2) spots and one (1) glamping tent for the retreat. The balance is billed 45 days before the retreat date.)
TUESDAY - THURSDAY, June 18 - 20, 2019
TUESDAY - THURSDAY, July 16-18 2019
TUESDAY - THURSDAY, August 27-29, 2019
This retreat is for couples, friends, siblings, parent and child, co-workers - basically anyone who likes the countryside, the outdoors, s'mores, yoga, connecting with new friends and baby goats.

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Rates: $400.00 PER PERSON (Must purchase for two people - $800.00 per couple)
Phone: (607) 783-9443
NY Goat Yoga Retreat:  Glamping for Two
NY Goat Yoga Retreat: Glamping for Two
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 to Thursday, July 18, 2019

JOIN US FOR THIS ONE-OF-A-KIND EXPERIENCE - 2 DAYS/2 NIGHTS OF LUXURY, RELAXATION, CONNECTION and YOGA... WITH BABY GOATS.
Goat yoga glamping retreat - All-inclusive for two (2) people.
Two(2) nights/Two(2) + days: TUESDAY 4PM - THURSDAY 11AM
$400.00 PER PERSON (Must purchase for two people - $800.00 per couple)
This retreat is for you and your honey, your mom, your kid, your sister, your friend at work that you only hang out with at work but really want to make an effort to see outside of work, your grandma who really needs some company, and your dad who needs to chill the hell out. Oh sorry, it's also for people who don't hate animals, and we assume if you don't come, that you do hate animals, and if that's the case, goodbye!!!!!
So now that all the good people in the world are here, let us break this super-fantastic-one-of-a-kind retreat down for you.

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Rates: GLAMPING PRICE: $400 PER PERSON (MUST PURCHASE FOR TWO $800.00: (2) GUESTS IN ONE (1) GLAMPING TENT FARMHOUSE SUITE PRICE: $450 PER PERSON (MUST PURCHASE FOR TWO $900: (2) GUESTS IN ONE (1) FARMHOUSE SUITE ($400 booking deposit is required to reserve two
Phone: (607) 783-9443
NY Goat Yoga Retreat: Mother/Daughter ALL inclusive Farm Luxe Retreat
NY Goat Yoga Retreat: Mother/Daughter ALL inclusive Farm Luxe Retreat
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 to Thursday, August 1, 2019

MOTHER/DAUGHTER ALL INCLUSIVE FARM LUXE RETREAT - Spend quality time with your daughter, granddaughter or niece and experience the beauty of Country Living on our 125-acre farm in upstate New York. Includes overnight accommodations for two (2) nights.
TUESDAY 4PM - THURSDAY 11AM, July 30, 2019 - August 1, 2019
$850.00* TOTAL COVERS BOTH MOTHER and DAUGHTER (Suggested for girls ages 13-17)
*$950.00 for farmhouse suites lodging option.
Ladies and little ladies, moms, and daughters, welcome to a super awesome, wonderful, amazing, beautiful, soulful, fun mother/daughter all-inclusive farm luxe retreat. Gilbertsville Farmhouse is a family business and so, naturally, we are all about family here. Our farm is a huge part of our lives and it has played a major role in strengthening our family bond. Our Mother/Daughter retreat is an awesome experience and a great way to spend quality time with your daughter, granddaughter or niece. Come to our farm, experience the beauty of country living and get in some meaningful girl-time.

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Rates: $850.00* TOTAL COVERS BOTH MOTHER and DAUGHTER (Suggested for girls ages 13-17) *$950.00 for farmhouse suites lodging option.
Phone: (607) 783-9443
NY Goat Yoga Retreat: Beercation Retreat
NY Goat Yoga Retreat: Beercation Retreat
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 to Thursday, August 8, 2019

What's New York without Beer?? You know it, we know it, so let's all grab a drink and talk about it.
Two 2) nights / Two (2) + days: TUESDAY 4pm - THURSDAY 11am.
$475* PER PERSON ($950.00 FOR TWO - TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED PER COUPLE)
*$525 PER PERSON FOR FARMHOUSE SUITES LODGING OPTION - see below.
Nothing screams a summer vacay in NY better than meeting up in the mountains for a cold pint of small-batch beer from our regional breweries. You've been working really hard, so you deserve this. Come meet us at Gilbertsville Farmhouse for a Beercation. The two greatest words came together to give us this wonder-baby magic-word that makes all of our dreams come true. Let's break this down for you, close your eyes and imagine all this awesomeness...

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Rates: $475* PER PERSON ($950.00 FOR TWO - TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED PER COUPLE) *$525 PER PERSON FOR FARMHOUSE SUITES LODGING OPTION
Phone: (607) 783-9443
NY Goat Yoga Retreat:  Glamping for Two
NY Goat Yoga Retreat: Glamping for Two
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 to Thursday, August 29, 2019

JOIN US FOR THIS ONE-OF-A-KIND EXPERIENCE - 2 DAYS/2 NIGHTS OF LUXURY, RELAXATION, CONNECTION and YOGA... WITH BABY GOATS.
Goat yoga glamping retreat - All-inclusive for two (2) people.
Two(2) nights/Two(2) + days: TUESDAY 4PM - THURSDAY 11AM
$400.00 PER PERSON (Must purchase for two people - $800.00 per couple)
This retreat is for you and your honey, your mom, your kid, your sister, your friend at work that you only hang out with at work but really want to make an effort to see outside of work, your grandma who really needs some company, and your dad who needs to chill the hell out. Oh sorry, it's also for people who don't hate animals, and we assume if you don't come, that you do hate animals, and if that's the case, goodbye!!!!!
So now that all the good people in the world are here, let us break this super-fantastic-one-of-a-kind retreat down for you.

Click HERE for more details. And, don't forget to like and share us on Facebook!

Phone: (607) 783-9443