Art: Mavericks

In the Hudson Valley's Catskills where Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle rolled ninepins with gnarled mountain gnomes for 20 years, there was great to-do last week. Woodstock's famed colony of artists, authors, actors, musicians, dilet- tantes and onlookers was preparing for its annual Maverick— Festival, a day-&-night bacchanale to which annually troop thousands of non-colonists to see arty fun. As the day (Aug. 29) approached indications were that in a long-standing feud between colonists and townsmen, the townsmen were for the moment a little ahead.

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