FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 24, 2017
Spencertown Academy Arts Center Presents “Art from Farm to Table” Exhibit
Spencertown, New York — Spencertown Academy Arts Center presents “Art from Farm to Table,” an invitational multimedia exhibit featuring works by 15 accomplished regional artists. The show includes depictions and interpretations of landscapes, buildings, farm life, flowers, vegetables, insects, and animals: everything found in an agricultural environment, which might (or might not!) end up on a table. On Saturday, May 20, there will be an opening reception from 4:00p.m. to 6:00p.m. and the show will remain on display through June 18. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. Admission is free and the artworks are for sale, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Academy.
Norma Cohen curated this exhibition, assisted by Barbara Lax; Leslie Gabosh and Lynn Rothenberg are also members of the Academy Gallery Committee. “Our spring exhibit takes note of the reemergence of nature’s stunning colors, its flora and fauna, its bounties, and new life that returns every year,” said Cohen. “The art ranges from finely crafted classical depictions to funky ‘outsider’ type art. Although living on a farm can be glorious and exciting, it is also challenging on many levels. Still, the artwork maintains a celebratory demeanor, a peacefulness, and a sturdy sense of importance.”
The artists featured in “Art from Farm to Table” include April Aldighieri (Simsbury, CT), Deborah Bayley (Poestenkill, NY), Arlene Boehm (Hudson, NY), Jim Brearton (Troy, NY), Jerry Freedner (Valatie, NY), Carl Hetherington (Canaan, NY), Linda Horn (Spencertown, NY), Caroline Kaars Sypesteyn (Great Barrington, MA), Maj Kalfus (Hillsdale, NY), Marybeth Ketz (Hillsdale, NY), Maria Kolodziej- Zincio (Hudson, NY), Joan Palmer (Salisbury, CT), Georgia Ranney (Valatie, NY), Marlene Wiedenbaum (High Falls, NY), and Jacqueline Wilder (Ancram, NY).
“Art from Farm to Table” is the kick-off event for the Academy’s 13th annual Hidden Gardens fundraiser, which includes the Twilight in the Garden Cocktail Party on Friday, June 16, and an array of events designed to inform, inspire, and intrigue garden enthusiasts on Saturday, June 17, including the Garden Market on the Green, Hidden Gardens Tour with the theme “Artful Landscapes,” and a presentation by horticultural consultant, writer and lecturer Ron Kujawski entitled “Vegetable Gardening: It’s Never Too Late to Start.”
Founded in 1972, Spencertown Academy Arts Center is a cultural center and community resource serving Columbia County, the Berkshires, and the Capital region. Housed in a landmark 1847 Greek Revival schoolhouse, the Academy is located at 790 State Route 203 in Spencertown, New York. For more information, please see www.spencertownacademy.org or call 518-392-3693.