The Kasterine Farm is tucked into a charming valley in the Town of Exeter in northern Otsego County. The owners, Dmitri and Caroline Kasterine, are newcomers to the area, and they bring a wealth of cultural richness to our community. On December 10, the couple held an opening reception of their photography gallery, presenting to the attendees a stunning collection of photographs, the lifework of Dmitri.
FILM SOCIETY – 7 p.m. The Cooperstown Film Society opens its 2023 season with a showing of “Dr. Strangelove: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb” (1964) featuring special guest Dmitri Kasterine, who worked on the film with director Stanley Kubrick. Village Hall Ballroom, 22 Main Street, Cooperstown. (607) 547-8344 or visit facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/events/?ref=page_internal
RICHFIELD SPRINGS – After two years of living in Otsego County, Dmitri Kasterine, a photographer whose work hangs in both the Smithsonian and London’s National Portrait Gallery, is opening a free exhibit of his work to the surrounding community. Located at 1441 County Highway 23 in Richfield Springs, the event will feature a vast portrait collection from throughout the artist’s career—subjects ranging from Queen Elizabeth II to Jean Michel Basquiat—on Saturday, December 10 from 5-7 p.m.
Kasterine’s career brought him in contact with numerous cultural icons of the previous century, especially while living in New York City during the 1980s, where he admitted the artists were “much more accessible” than today.
PHOTOGRAPHY – 6 p.m. Photographer Dmitri Kasterine presents ‘Photographs and Encounters’ featuring pictures he’s taken in his 60 years of photography, from Queen Elizabeth II to Mick Jagger, and more. Village Library of Cooperstown. 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/