Views and Vistas Art Opening
At Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
The Friends of Schoharie Crossing are hosting a juried art exhibition entitled Views and Vistas: The Natural and Built Environment of Schoharie Crossing. The opening will take place on July 8 at the Schoharie Crossing Visitor Center from 4-7pm. Refreshments will be served, and singer song writer, Kate Blain will perform for the event.
Schoharie Crossing provides magnificent views of nature as well as human engineering. Historic Erie Canal structures are juxtaposed among the natural world of plants and animals along the Schoharie Creek and Mohawk River. The tranquil waterways, wetlands, and Erie Canal structures of Schoharie Crossing are wonderfully presented in the art work on display in the Schoharie Crossing Visitor Center.
The show was juried by 3 notable artists: Natalie Bobinka, Visual Arts Resource Teacher Schenectady High School, International Baccalaureate Visual Arts Instructor, Curator Butzel Gallery/Schenectady, NY, Joel Chapin, Professor of Fine Arts, director of the Perrella Gallery, and J. Bruce Schwabach, Emeritus Associate Professor of Art, Herkimer College of SUNY.
Sponsors of the opening include: Bourbon Street Wine and Liquor Warehouse, Hummingbird Hills Winery, The Wine Barrel, MaryJane’s Market, 518 Grille, Olde Brick House, Black Bear Wine and Spirits and Italian Oven.
The art opening will close out the first day of Canal Days, an annual community festival celebrating the history of the Erie Canal. Events earlier in the day include performances by blue grass band, Three Quarter North, wagon rides, J.D. Winslow Equestrian Entertainment,
Views and Vistas will run until August 20th in the newly renovated Visitor Center on Schoharie Street in Fort Hunter. Please visit the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site page of the New York State Parks website, nysparks.com, call Schoharie Crossing at 518 829-7516, or email SchoharieCrossing@parks.ny.gov for more information.
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