Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Three-Week Art Show for Champlain Area Trails

Champlain Pathways art show

The Champlain Pathways art show, which benefits Champlain Area Trails (CATS), had a highly attended and successful opening at Keene Arts on Friday, June 30. The exhibit, featuring the work of four talented Adirondack artists, Kevin Raines, Rob Powell, Dan Keegan, and Steve Van Nort, and runs through Sunday, July 23, enables people of all ages to experience the beauty of the Adirondacks.

The “Champlain Pathways” exhibition features original works of art, including paintings and drawings inspired by the trails, waterways, mountains, and vibrant natural lands of the Adirondack Park’s Champlain Valley. While the four artists focus on Adirondack landscapes and nature, it’s fascinating to see the different and sometimes similar ways they illustrate the area’s beauty. A portion of all art sales will be donated directly to CATS to support its work to provide more hiking opportunities in the Champlain Valley.

“We are thrilled to partner with these acclaimed Adirondack artists and the wonderful owners of Keene Arts to host this three-week exhibit,” said Chris Maron, Executive Director of CATS. “It was really inspiring to see so many people come together at the opening on a warm Friday evening to enjoy the amazing works of art.”

“It is really gratifying to work hours and hours on a piece of art, realize when it is done, put it on display, and then watch as people observe the piece, perhaps talk with their friends about it, and stand-alone studying it before moving to the next,” said artist Dan Keegan. “And then it is the best feeling to have that person, or another, buy the painting and take it to its new home.”

The public is invited to view the art exhibit, which runs until Sunday, July 23, on Thursdays through Sundays, 1-6 pm, and learn more about CATS’ mission. Keene Arts is located at 10881 State Hwy 9N in Keene, NY.

About Champlain Area Trails:

Champlain Area Trails, founded in 2009, is an accredited land trust with a mission to make trails, protect land to connect people with nature, and promote economic vitality in the Champlain Valley. We’ve made 77 miles of trails, protected 983 acres, & hosted hundreds of hikes, outdoor education outings, and volunteer events, attracting thousands of visitors to the Adirondack’s Champlain Valley. To learn more, visit champlainareatrails.com

About Keene Arts:

Keene Arts is a multi-purpose art center serving the Keene, Keene Valley, and the High Peaks community. Keene Arts offered theater, music, art, and lectures for the last 10 years, bringing people together to experience all forms of artistic expression.  Keene Arts represents many artists who all have a special connection to the Adirondacks that is represented in their work.  For more information, visit keenearts.com.

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