Mountain Lore: Streams, Mountains and Trees
Whether it be the wave beaten rocks of Maine, or the cobalt blue lakes of the Adirondacks, or the majestic Catskill Mountains, the landscape of the Northeast is a focal point of American art. This Winter Season reminds us of warmer times, but makes us yearn for snow. Fortunately, the artwork at Gallery on Main shows both seasons. The Native American tribes of the region knew this well and sought to protect this land. A Native American proverb offers: “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, but we borrow it from our children.” The pieces at the Gallery on Main speak to the beauty of the Northeast, in Winter and Summer.
From the snowy scene of Tom Key to the golden atmosphere of Kevin Cook, every aspect of “mountain lore” is represented in this show. Each artist shares part of his/her lives in each work. Kim Do from Lexington paints the Schoharie Creek at Junction Pool, a favorite fishing hole for many of the Catskills’ premier fishermen and women. The flowing paints of Deborah Dorsey’s water colors can be noticed from any angle. Deborah is an accomplished painter having studied at L’Academie de la Granade Chaumiere in Paris, Harvard undergraduate and holding two masters from Columbia University. She has numerous accolades including a Fullbright Scholarship and a first place at the National Arts Club She Anne Johann from the Southern Catskills shows us her view of a frozen Hudson River. Anne is also showing five pieces from her “Tidal Pool” series. Anne is fascinated with water, she says “Water is an amazing element. It can reflect its surroundings, be clear, translucent, or murky. Its can be still, or choppy with rushing waves. Water is soft, but can erode the hard substance of rock.” These qualities are what draw Anne to painting Water. Wherever you are from, the artwork featured in “Mountain Lore: Stream, Lakes and Trees” will inspire you with its transcendence to make this place your home for years to come.
Reception January 16th 5:00pm to 7:30pm