An outstanding group of artists was invited to paint the special places protected by the Greene Land Trust. These artists, several with a national reputation, have painted through three Seasons of Greene. Their work has culminated in an exhibition at the Athens Cultural Center, 24 Second Street, Athens, running September 2nd through October 14th.
The artists exhibiting include Jim Coe, Jim Cramer, Leigh Ann Smith, Susan Story, George Van Hook, Ann Larsen, Marlene Wiedenbaum and Scott Balfe. Their styles reflect a wide variety from retro Hudson Valley luminism, to wild semi-abstract plein air; and a variety of mediums.
The locations of the Greene Land Trust properties include a 400 acre grassland complex; a historic restored farmhouse situated on a 60 acre DEC preserve with Hudson River frontage and views; and an extensive riparian woodland along the lower Catskill Creek – recently acquired by Scenic Hudson and managed by GLT. The landscapes capture a range of moods and a variety of seasons and landscape types. The paintings represent three seasons (as the show title suggests) but there are many flavors and 'seasons' of color and light during those months – from dry stick season, to fully snow-covered deep winter, the ochres of mud season, the rosy-tinted hues of early spring, the dense vivid greens of late May, and the tired greens and sienna of flowering grasses in late summer.
Mark your calendars now to join us for a reception with the artists at the Athens Cultural Center on September 17th from 3-5 pm. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4 PM.
A portion of the sales from this exhibition will be contributed to supporting the work of the Greene Land Trust. The mission of the Greene Land Trust is to preserve and protect significant natural and cultural resources in and around Greene County, New York. The Trust's goal is to provide substantial public benefit in identifying and protecting important resources while demonstrating a flexible and exemplary partnership with all stakeholders