Stray Cat Gallery

Elliott Landy, Jason Laure, Denis Folz, Jerry Cohen, Michael Bloom, David Klass, Charlie Dill, Joan Nicole, Paul Stark, Isha Elafi, Ayala Bar and John Adams

The Stray Cat Gallery is a sibling to the Dancing Cat Saloon and Catskill Distillery on Route 17B in Bethel, NY, a stone's throw from the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival. It showcases the formidable talents of a bevy of local artists, with exhibits both inside and out.

John Adams

John Adams is a Catskill native. Growing up surrounded by the uncompromising beauty, John is heavily influenced by both the natural, sweeping elegance of these old mountains and the tough, irreverent look of the communities that thrive here. Decay is proud, rust is busy, machinery has earned it’s dignified residence. John’s original mixed media style is a celebration of not only our part of the world but also a new take on the Americana Pop tradition.

E. Morisot

Originally from Paris, France and now a Callicooner this talented artist went to La Grande Chaumiere and L’Academie Julian in Paris. Her artwork has been shown at the Salon d’Automne and le Musee d’Art Moderne in Paris & NYC.

The W. Morisot signature “Cows” currently grace the walls of the Dancing Cat Saloon where they are being shown for sale to the delight of our clientele.

Jason Lauré’s Woodstock Festival Pics

Jason Lauré’s moving and beautiful photographs in color and black and white capture all aspects of the Woodstock Festival from the dazzling musicians on stage to the three days of communal life. It was a time of carefree and unselfconscious nudity, a sharing of resources. The crowd at Woodstock was like none other before it. People had traveled very different roads to get there, emerging from small towns all over the country, finding kindred spirits often for the first time in their lives. It all came together as advertised: three days of “Peace, Love and Rock ‘n Roll.”
Day and night, for three days and three nights, there was music. The singers and musicians were a “Who’s Who” of the entertainment world. These headliners, many of them helicoptered in over the enormous crowd, performed from dawn to dusk and into the wee small hours. The electrifying music, the messages that the music conveyed, the sheer artistry, all merged into one glorious moment.
That magic is seen in his photographs of Grace Slick and Jefferson Airplane; Janis Joplin; Santana; Roger Daltry and The Who; and many other musicians. These images are accompanied by iconic photographs of the bathers in the pond, the tents, the crowd, people clinging to the framework that held the lights.
Jason Lauré photographed the key events of the Sixties from Haight-Ashbury and the Summer of Love in San Francisco to the Democratic Convention in Chicago to the protests against the Vietnam War. His photographs celebrate the alternative lifestyle that grew to include millions of young Americans.
After Woodstock, he began working in Africa. He continues to work there to this day, and divides his time between New York City and Cape Town, South Africa.

Elliott Landy's Woodstock Festival Pics

Elliott Landy, born in 1942, began photographing the anti-Vietnam war movement and the underground music culture in New York City in 1967.

He photographed many of the underground rock and roll superstars, both backstage and onstage, from 1967 to 69.

His images of Bob Dylan and The Band, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Joan Baez, Van Morrison, Richie Havens, and many others documented the music scene during that classic rock and roll period which culminated with the 1969 Woodstock Festival, of which he was the official photographer.

2032 State Rte 17B • Bethel, NY 12720 •
Gallery hours: Hours by appointment only for Winter • Phone: 845/583-3141 ext. 101 • Text 845/796-8643