Kim & I working on painted paper collage.

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See one of the works here.


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Cohoes Artist Showcase 2014

As an artist who owns a studio in Cohoes while living in another town, the best part of Cohoes is how it provides a platform for new creation that seeds the area.  The forward thinking of Cohosians who want to take the great historical legacy of Cohoes and use it to attract new people, new business, new ideas and new creativity has given me and many other artists a place where we can use our art to help reinvigorate a classic and beautiful city. Continue reading

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Choose Cohoes For Art This Friday


It’s a Rockin’ Friday in Cohoes as the Choose Cohoes For Art gang show their stuff at the Cohoes Farmers Market followed by the Canal Square Concert Series, this week featuring local heroes,  BackBeat.

Kathy will be at the Farmer’s Market, with scarves and other works for sale, right across Remsen Street from her new show at Harmony House MarketPlace, which contains images of bits of textile flotsam along the Mohawk that reveal Cohoes fabric history.

Cohoes is a really exciting place to be this summer.  The 3d annual Cohoes Artist Showcase was a great show, and the energy continues.

Our August 10 Tribute Block Printing Class for Lise Toch (Noon-5) only has one seat left open and Kathy continues to do private scarf printing classes for groups of women who want to get together and create wearable art for themselves and each other.

Summer is great here in Cohoes! We hope you join us this Friday!



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Be Like Lise

Lise Toch


Lise Toch loved creating.

It didn’t matter if she was a master of something, or even if she really understood it all.

Lise just loved to create, even trying her hand at something new, something fun, something bold, something full of imagination.

That’s one reason Lise was at the heart of Ragged Edge Print Studio from the beginning.   She dreamed of someplace where everyone could share her delight in making art, in creating.

Lise is gone now, lost to breast cancer, but her spirit lives on with all of us at Ragged Edge Print Studio.   We want to have a special place where people can plunge right in, try something new and create art.

On Saturday, August 10, we invite you to join us to celebrate Lise and her creative energy by letting loose and being creative in the space she helped create.

Terry Conrad and Rachel Zigler-Sheridan are going to lead us through relief printmaking, that classic technique where you start with a block and end up with a range of prints that keep on giving.   It’s a great technique to make something lasting that makes your very personal art, on paper, on cards, on books, on anything.

Because of Lise and her efforts, we have the tools to do this with grace at Ragged Edge Print Studio in Cohoes.

All you have to bring is the spirit of Lise, that bold claiming of creativity, that willingness to try the new.

All the proceeds from this class go to Breast Cancer Research Foundation in Lise’s name, so even your $50 (which includes all supplies) goes to honor the spirit of Lise.

Please, join us on this summer Saturday to Be Like Lise, to take joy in the creativity that she embraced in her life, and embraced in the creation of Ragged Edge Print Studio.

Details are here: A Celebration of Lise Toch: Introduction to Relief Printmaking

Terry & Rachel give a great class so no matter what your skill level you will leave with a new skill, some of your own fresh and lasting art, the warmth of shared learning, a jolt of creativity and the satisfaction of knowing that you have honored the memory of Lise, with your gathering and your cash.

Please join us.   If you are an experienced artist, or you have never made prints at all, there is something in the graceful simplicity of relief printmaking for you.

Lise knew a good thing when she saw it.  She knew that opening up and creating something new was always good.

Why don’t you spend a morning with us and Be Like Lise?


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A Celebration of Lise Toch: Introduction to Relief Printmaking

Please join us as we celebrate Lise Toch, a founder of Ragged Edge Printmaking Studio and the Cohoes Arts Committee who passed away in April, by creating new art and memories. Lise firmly believed that everyone should have the opportunity to express themselves creatively, so we carry on her dreams by learning, teaching and creating. And there will be wine.

Terry Conrad and Rachel Ziegler-Sheridan will guide us through the basics of relief printmaking. We will explore basic carving and inking techniques utilizing wooden or linoleum surfaces.

Proceeds from the class will go to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation,, in Lise’s name. Continue reading

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Beekman Street Art Fair, This Sunday

Come join me on Sunday as I will be displaying and selling my silk scarves and other work at the 2nd Annual Beekman Street Art Fair in Saratoga Springs!BSAF pcard front 2013

This is put together by Cecilia and Amejo from Frittelli & Lockwood, and it will be a great gathering of Artists in beautiful Saratoga Springs.

I’ll be there Sunday from 10-5.  Please come and visit!

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Please Join Us At The Cohoes Artist Showcase!

CAS III Poster_smCome and see and purchase the latest work from Cohoes artists,
including Ragged Edge members Mary Ellen Riell, Helga Prichard, Sunghee Park,
Ruby Silvious and Kathy Klompas will be showing and offering work alongside lots of other great artists. participating Friday and Saturday this weekend
plus have a chance to remember Lise Toch with special auction items.

Cohoes Artist Showcase III

Time(s): 5-9 Friday 10-9 Saturday
Location: Venue @ St Joes Congress St Cohoes NY
Contact: Fred Neudoerffer
Contact Phone: 5184414447
Contact Email:

The third annual Cohoes Artist Showcase will display the work of many Cohoes artists as well as special guest artists from the region. Opening reception 6:30 to 8:30 Friday 6/7/13. If you were born, live, work or attend High School in Cohoes you are encouraged to enter. Contact for more information.

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