06/22/2012 - The organizers of the Catskill Valley Scenic Byway Initiative are pleased to announce the opening reception for the art exhibit, Saturday June 30, from 4 - 6 p.m., at: The Bakery, 167-169 East Front Street, Hancock. Art works will be on display for the month of July and may be viewed Mondays 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday - Saturday 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Sundays 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The show is a celebration of outdoor scenes along Route 30 in Delaware County, NY, as portrayed through paintings by the East Branch Delaware River Plein Air Painters (EBDRPAP), aerial (plane air) photographs by Corneel Verlaan and works by other guest artists including Mike De Angelis, Charles Kowalski and Kay Parisi-Hampel. The plein air painters include Agnes Freas, Oneida Hammond, Margaret Leveson, Patrice Lorenz, Helene Manzo, Nancy McShane, Sumiko Patrone, Alix Hallman Travis, Linda Webb Varian and Ellen Wong. Plein air painting means painting in the open air, directly from the subject, in sunshine, shadows, and sometimes even in rain. The aerial views show the diversity of the terrain and several of the towns along Route 30's span.
The byway encompasses a 71-mile stretch of Route 30 in Delaware County, New York, following the East Branch of the Delaware River from Grand Gorge to Hancock, passing through five townships, each offering its own natural beauty and vital combination of new and old.
All art will be auctioned at the end of the summer, with proceeds split between the Byway Initiative and the artists. Byway proceeds will be used for mapping the byway and its resources and for necessary consultant services.
For Byway information, contact Bonnie Seegmiller at 607-363-2752. For more information about the art, contact Alix Hallman Travis at 607-326-7073.