Cats’ Cat is Window Into the Catskills

students painting cat

Forty-six creative-minded students at Catskill High School designed and painted a fantastic cat for the Heart of Catskill Association’s annual Cat’n Around Catskill event. Their cat, named “Window Into the Catskills,” is adorned with a stained glass motif. Taking a closer look reveals views from around our area, including scenes from the mountains, river, downtown Catskill, Olana, and Catskill High School (home of the Catskill Cats!).

This fabulous work of art will join other creative cats on display around the Village of Catskill from Memorial Day to mid-September, including a cat from Catskill Elementary School. The cats will be auctioned off at the Cat’s Meow Gala and Auction on September 23 and the money they raise will go right back into our community.

The project was coordinated by CHS art teacher Wendy Doney, who invited any student who wanted to participate in the project. Students came up with the idea for the project and the name for their cat, and did all the work afterschool or during lunch or study hall.

Thanks to Tori G’s Pizzeria, who sponsored Catskill High School’s cat project. You’ll be able to find “Window Into the Catskills” on display outside Tori G’s on Rt. 23, near the approach to the Rip Van Winkle Bridge.

The students who worked on the “Window Into the Catskills” cat:

art students with cat they paintedNicholas Barra
Rosetta Becker
Amanda Blake
Hunter Brandow
Filicete Bordina
Brandon Borst
Lydia Bush
Jesse Carman
Ravann Cramer
Molly Conway
Delia Darling
Lynzie Darling
Brianna Denier
Elijah Dedrick
David Denonn
Danielle DuBois
Allison Filanowski
 painted cat showinf school sceneDarienne Guerrieri
Amari Hayden
Toya Heath
Emily Hill
Emily Hotaling
Alexandria Lemus
Maya Mann
Ari Martin
Hailey Matthews
Leah O’Connell
Sam Perez
Kevin Perry
Kathrina Musillo Raffiani
Melanie Reagan
Joshua Sanchez
Alexis Santoro
Xavier Segura
painted cat showing downtown Catskill scenePainted cat with scene of OlanaLuis Siri
Lacy Stata
Kaitlyn Synan
Nicholas Teslenko
Madison Timothy
Micaela Trudell
Anthony Tucker
Caitlyn Van Loan
Samantha Weber
Rayona Wilder-Irving
Nayleece Williams
Sierra Williams

painted cat showig Rip Van Winkle Bridge Scenefront of catskill high school's catpainted cat showing Kaaterskill falls scene

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