Wed, Dec 28, 2011 08:50 AM
Cathy inherited a love of poetry from her mother Margaret. She
came to love the classics. When she was a legal assistant in New
York City she was invited to a ski club house in Pittsfield. She
tried skiing, loved it, gave up her job, joined the club and lived
in Pittsfield. Cathy taught skiing at Killington from 1975-1982 and
sold real-estate since 1978. She met Lee skiing and married him in
1975. They started a ski tune-up shop on Route 4, built two new
buildings and Aspen East was launched.
Together Cathy and Lee created a successful ski business with the
motto: "Quality has no competition." Over the last 20 years, awards
for excellence have come from Snow Country, Ski Business, and SKI
Magazine. Every year since SKI Magazine started Gold Medal Awards,
Aspen East has won the Top Ski Shop Golden Medal Award.
One summer, Cathy and Lee loaned their original building to the
Killington Arts Guild for a gallery and became KAG members. When
KAG started poetry sessions, Cathy brought out her poem "Ode to
Skiing" which Preston Smith used for years in the Killington Ski
Area brochure. She asked Alice Sciore to paint a background for it
and the first Watercolor Words print was created. Three prints are
on display at the KAG Gallery in the current show.
Cathy submitted her poems to Writingforum.net and she began reading
at the KAG Gathering of Poets.
Writing Forum chose Cathy as Writer of the Month for December 2011,
saying: "Her love of the outdoors, snow, and color randomly
splashed on the mosaic of nature, distinguishes the art and words
of Cathy Quaglia. A poet, a dreamer, a rider of the storm, Cathy
coaxes us from mountains to shores…" Enjoy her poems on the KAG
The KAG Gallery is open every business day at Cabin Fever Gifts
Route 4 opposite the Killington Access Road.
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