34th annual event Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors opens Aug. 7

Cola Fans by Kathleen Conover

Cola Fans by Kathleen Conover

An opening reception for the 34th annual Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Water-colors will be held at VIEW, the arts center in Old Forge, on Friday, August 7 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments and light fare will be specially prepared by Town of Webb graduate and executive sous chef of the Club at Olde Cyprus, Naples, FL, Justin Connerty.

“The Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors is the crowning jewel of VIEW’s summer season, drawing artists and art appreciators from across the country,” said Cory Card, VIEW’s exhibitions manager.

This year’s exhibition was judged by Elaine Daily Birnbaum, AWS, NWS of Madison, WI and Roger DeMuth, artist and Professor Emiriti of Syracuse University of Cazenovia, NY.

It features 86 works by 81 artists from across the United States and Canada, selected from a pool of over 400 submissions.

The exhibition runs through October 4.

Also on display is the solo exhibition by digital artist and designer Andy Gilmore.

“Gilmore’s Mountain Geometries is an exhibition of kaleidoscopic digital works and the drawings that form the foundations of these mesmerizing compositions that explode with color and reference the geometric patterns found within the mountain landscape of the Adirondacks,” Card said.

Gilmore, a native of Rochester, NY, began drawing while spending time at his family’s camp on Sixth lake in Inlet.

He now works as a freelance artist and designer and has had works featured in Wired Magazine, The New York Times, Fast Company, Wallpaper, Nike, Warp Records, and Ghostly International.

The weekend events continue Saturday, August 8 from 10 a.m. to noon with the annual Gallery Walkabout Talk and Brunch led by Kathy Shiroki, coordinator of the International Center for Watercolor and curator of Museum Learning and Community Engagement at the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, NY.

Shiroki will analyze and discuss a number of works featured in the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors.

The brunch begins at 10 a.m. and is followed by the talk in the galleries at 11 a.m.

This event is $10 for members and $15 for the general public. Preregistration is available online at www.viewarts.org or by calling (315) 369 6411, ext. 206.

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