Press Release - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Janet G. Erway
March 21, 2012
CAA Announces “Roads to Realism” and “GoFigure!”
The Cooperstown Art Association proudly announces two new group exhibits; “Roads to Realism,” and “Go Figure!” Both shows will open Friday, March 30th with a reception from 5-7pm and will be on display through April 25th.
“Roads to Realism” will feature oil paintings by Charles Hartley, oil paintings and drawings by
Charles Hartley has no formal training in art, but has been fortunate enough to have visited a number of the great art museums of the world and seen examples of the finest paintings. He and his wife have traveled extensively in the past twenty-five years, mostly to somewhat less developed countries with exotic sights and people, and have documented their adventures with photographs. He paints mostly from his travel photographs, picking the subject matter when it offers something he thinks he will enjoy painting.
As a child, growing up in
Lawrence Mirarchi grew up in Brooklyn, became enamored of upstate
Carol Saggese is a native of this area, residing in
“Go Figure” features sketches by the CAA Monday Night Drawing Group which is a casual group of artists that meet every week to sketch without an instructor. Bill Schaeffer states, “It’s possible that we’re the longest running “class” in the history of the Art Association. At this point I’m the only one that traces back to the beginning. I’m not good with dates, but it was easily over 15 years ago. At one point, we had 3 generations of my family drawing together (my mother, daughter, and myself).” “Go Figure” will feature work by Morgan Ackerly, Beladee Griffiths, Christine Heller, Linda Kosmer, Ron Lytel, Christopher O’Meara, Bill Schaeffer, Lilian Voorhees and Vicki Whicker.
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A detail of Charles Hartley's 2011 grand prize winning oil painting, "Lotus & Water Lilies" in the Cooperstown Art Association's 76th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition
-- Janet G. Erway, Director Cory Anne Sharer, Assistant Director Cooperstown Art Association 22 Main Street Cooperstown, NY 13326 (607) 547-9777 (607)547-1187 fax email@example.com www.cooperstownart.com