art About Town, sponsored by the River Valley Artists Guild, will present: "Spring Fling!" March 2nd-May 25th, 2020 At 4 venues: Gio's Gelato Cafe, Port Jervis City Hall, Bon Secours Cafeteria, Deerpark Town Hall
On March 2nd, Art About Town, sponsored by the River Valley Artists Guild, will present: “Spring Fling!” Join us in this Spring-themed show of paintings, pastels, and color pencil drawings celebrating the visual beauty of Spring. The show includes RVAG artists at Gio’s, Joe Petrosi at Mayor’s office, Susan Miiller at Bon Secours and Joan Kehlenbeck at Deerpark Town Hall. Curator of Art About Town, Susan Miiller, says: “I hope the viewer will enjoy the visual beauty of color, styles and local talent represented in Spring Fling!”
NEW! At Gio’s Gelato Café: Spring-themed works by RVAG Member Artists including: Daniela Cooney takes her inspiration from her home in the Hudson Valley, painting in water soluble oils and acrylics. Judith Cramer says of her work: “I work in acrylics, pastel and pencil and my style ranges from Impressionism to the Abstract”. Roz Hodgkins shows her work at the ARTery Gallery in Milford, PA. Neil Joyce is a watercolorist from Milford PA, Joan Kehlenbeck, President of the RVAG, shows her pastels and paintings regionally.
NEW! At Mayor’s Office, City Hall: JOE PETROSI’S Color Pencil Drawings. Joseph Petrosi is a Certified Art Specialist, textile airbrush specialist, and award-winning artist. In 2012 the Times-Herald Record chose him as Best Ink and Pencil Artist in the Hudson Valley. He founded PAPA (Paterson Association of Progressive Artists) in the 1970s. “I hope people looking at my artwork will enjoy the burst of color and serenity. They can find me at UpFront Gallery in Port Jervis most Thursdays.”
NEW! At Bon Secours: SUSAN MIILLER’S Spring-themed paintings and pastels. Susan’s oil on canvas works are included in many important public and private collections. She received OCAC’s Community Arts Grant in 2018, Artists Fellowship Awards in 2016 and 2017, and Orange Arts Grants in 2016, 2014 and 2009 for “Deerest Deerpark”: an invitational show of the area artist’s decorations of fiberglas deer. Susan received an M.F.A. degree and has been teaching faculty at SUNY since 1999.
NEW! At Deerpark Town Hall: JOAN KEHLENBECK’S Spring Florals. Joan Kehlenbeck is the President of the River Valley Artists Guild. Joan includes important local, historic buildings and scenes in her drawings and paintings. Joan has shown her oil paintings and pastel drawings regionally and is well-known in the area for her demonstrations and workshops. In 2016, Joan was awarded the Individual Artist, Orange County Art Award.
The exhibits can be seen at: 1) Gio’s Gelato Café, Mon/Tues and Thurs-Sun, 8:30-9pm, 30-32 Front St, Port Jervis, NY 12771. 2) Bon Secours Hospital: M- F, 8am-4pm in the first floor cafeteria at 160 E Main Street, Port Jervis, NY 12771. 3) Mayor’s Office in City Hall: Port Jervis, 20 Hammond St., Port Jervis, NY 12771, M/T/W, 9am to 1pm . 4) Deerpark Town Hall, 420 Route 209, Huguenot, NY 12746, Mon-