Remembering Grace Kathmann

graceWKC founding member Grace Marie Kathmann, 75, passed away Friday, Nov. 25, 2016. A global traveler who was very active in her communities, Grace’s wise and caring views of the world will live on in her friends and family. (Full obituary at The Daily Star)

Family and friends are invited to join in a celebration of her life and remembrance at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Fable at Stone & Thistle Farm, 1211 Kelso Road, East Meredith,
A luncheon will follow.

The WKC is honored to be listed as a beneficiary of memorial gifts in Grace’s name. If you would like to make a donation in memory of Grace or any loved one, you can do so here. (Please include a note detailing for whom the memorial gift has been made.)

There are many ways to support The WKC
as we prepare for the our 2017 season!

• Become a member
• Make a tax-deductible donation to the 2017 Program Fund Drive
• Ask your employer about matching gifts
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Thank you, as always, for being a part of our community!

2016 is our 41st Year of Celebrating the Arts & Life in the Catskills!


The West Kortright Centre is a thriving arts & community center in a bucolic farm valley that has been celebrating the arts and life in the northern Catskills since 1975.

Outstanding Performances
Shakespeare in the Valley
Compelling Workshops
Stellar Gallery Exhibits
Annual Gala Dance
Landscape & Garden Tour
• Glorious Wedding Spot

Legendary Performers Past & Present

The Centre, known for presenting fine programming in an acoustically warm and intimate auditorium, has enticed hundreds of musicians, actors, writers and other performers from as far away as Ireland, Italy, Zaire, Ukraine, Jamaica, Angola, Palestine, Uganda, Cuba, Haiti, Peru, Zimbabwe, Mali, Sweden, Morocco, Israel, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Argentina, and Brazil.

Artists presented at The West Kortright Centre include composers John Cage, Meredith Monk, Peter Schickele, and Virgil Thomson; poets Allen Ginsberg, Sekou Sundiata, and Hayden Carruth; [Read More…]