Mohonk Preserve

Mohonk Preserve

Get Into Nature

April 19, 2015 to October 18, 2015

Sunday, April 19 through Sunday, October 18. In love with the natural environment since childhood, sculptor Robert Lobe confesses to being fascinated by working in the woods: “Perhaps it reminds me that as a boy my heart was up in the trees where countless hours went by. I loved building things in the woods. I still seem bound to these shapes, materials, textures.”

Lobe began working with motives drawn directly from nature in the 1970s. With wood as his primary medium, he began solidifying the shapes and volumes of his sculptures—some of which reflected the reductive tendencies of Minimalism. Prior to this, he was a practitioner of process art, creating temporal pieces using varied pliable and disposable materials.

Lobe’s pieces are drawn from nature, but within their stately shapes they contain a wide array of meanings and allusions. They ask us to contemplate the issues of creativity, aesthetics, the history of American art and, above all, man’s constantly evolving and increasingly complex relationship with the natural world.

Charlotta Kotik
Curator Emerita, Brooklyn Museum

Robert Lobe was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1945 and studied at the Oberlin College in Ohio and Hunter College in New York City. His work has been presented in a number of solo and group exhibitions and is included in such major collections as the Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum, and the Brooklyn Museum in New York; the National Gallery in Washington D.C.; the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis; Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York; and the Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis, Missouri. He is a recipient of numerous grants and awards including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a Pollack-Krasner Foundation Award.

June 2, 2015 to September 29, 2015

Tuesdays in June, July, August, and September,  6:00pm-7:15pm.  With Jacqui Nash of The Yoga House.  Breathe deep as you relax and take in the fresh air and mountain views. Join Jacqui as you unwind from your day and reconnect with yourself in this beautiful outdoor setting.  The series will focus on Vinyasa Yoga for beginner and intermediate students. Sign up for individual classes, any 9 classes, or the full series. Bring your own mat and water. Rain or Shine. Please arrive 15 minutes early to set-up, so the class can start promptly at 6pm.  Children ages 12 and up are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult.  Reservations are required and payment is due at the time of registration. Space is limited, register early.$12 per class for Preserve members; $14 per class non-members.  Register for 9 classes and receive 10% off (enter coupon code yoga9 at checkout).  REGISTER HERE.

October 16, 2015 to October 17, 2015

Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17 at 5 p.m. at Rosendale Theatre.

Mohonk Preserve is teaming  with Rosendale Theatre to present two screenings of the award-winning climbing film, "Meru," on Friday, Oct. 16 at 5 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 17 at 5 p.m. The film will be introduced by legacy climber and Mohonk Preserve Associate Director of Visitor Services Jon Ross, who will also present a short segment from ABC's "Nightline" interview with Jimmy Chin and Conrad Anker discussing the film and climbing at the Preserve's Trapps. Tickets are $5 for Rosendale Theatre members and $7 for non-members.

October 18, 2015

Sunday, October 18th, 4:30pm-6:30pm.  Join Nina Jirka, of Tango New Paltz and dance the Tango while looking out over the Catskills and the beautiful colors of fall. Bring water and comfortable shoes for dancing. All ages welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. Reservations are required. Space is limited. There is a suggested donation of $5. 


October 25, 2015

Join us for a conference call with Rock The Ridge Official Coach Lisa Smith-Batchen on Sunday October 25, 2015 at 8:00 PM Eastern Time. We'll talk about training for and successfully completing the event, and Lisa will also share thoughts on fund-raising techniques.

This is an opportunity to ask any and all questions about training, the course, or fund-raising. We welcome your participation whether you've already registered for the event or are still thinking about it and would like to learn more.

If you don't know Coach Lisa, among her many many accomplishments, she is the first woman to have completed the Badwater Quad, a daunting 584-mile trek through Death Valley, and in connection with this she raised money for clean water access. She is an incredible coach whose students include elite ultra-marathoners and beginners.

Date: Sunday, October 25

Time: 8:00 PM Eastern Time

Dial-in: (712) 432-1500

Access code: 504324#

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