The opening reception for the 33rd annual Adirondacks Exhibition of American Watercolors will be on Friday, August 8 from 5 to 7 pm. The event is free and open to the public. There will be a special performance by guitarist Andrew Barrett from Detroit, Michigan. Hors d’oevres will be prepared by Executive Sous Chef Justin Connerty of Naples, FL (formally Inlet N.Y.).
The watercolor exhibition will run from August 8 to October 5, 2014. This year’s juried exhibit features over 70 artists from all stretches of the continental United States and Canada. The jurors for 2014 are William Vrscak, AWS, and Judi Betts AWS, NWS.
On Saturday, August 9, The Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors will feature a gallery walkabout discussion with Professor Roger DeMuth, Professor of Art, Design, and Transmedia at Syracuse University. Prior to the discussion there will be a continental breakfast served at 10 am and the discussion will be from 11 am until noon.
DeMuth will select a few paintings and discuss certain alluring aspects of each piece including subject matter, colors, development, style, and emotional response. There will also be a question and answer session.
The walkabout discussion takes place the day after the opening reception of the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors. Advanced registration is required. The fee is $15 or $10 for View members. Registration is available at ViewArts.org or by phone at 315-369-6411 x201.
View is a multi-arts center located at 3273 State Rt. 28 in Old Forge.
Illustration: “Chaos at Pond’s Edge” by Harald Aksdal.