An Appetite for Art
An Appetite for Art is a solo show featuring the botanical paintings of Ronni Oxley. Each painting is an elegant piece of fine art. The exhibit is scheduled from June 22 through July 19, 2012 in Orange Hall Gallery on the Middletown campus of SUNY Orange.
Although Mrs. Oxley seldom exhibits her artworks, most of the watercolors in the show have already been seen by hundreds of people because they lead each section plus the cover of the delightful, recently-published cookbook The Gourmet Gardener's Guide ~ Culinary Delights and Flowers of the Mid-Hudson Valley. This publication, which benefits ORMC, is comprised of recipes given by Orange Regional Medical Center Auxiliary & Staff, along with information about flowers, plants, and herbs. The book itself is very convenient as its loose-leaf binder rings allow for many more pages to be added and its cover is of high quality.
Ronni Oxley says she is “a self taught artist for the most part.” She continues, “My favorite medium is watercolor, but I have also had periods where I used oils and pastels. I have done wall murals in many homes and also paint scenes on furniture and canvas drop cloths.” Also, she is a member of the ORMC Auxiliary and the Middletown Art Group.
The reception for this wonderful summer show is Sunday, July 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. during which pianist Bev Poyerd will play jazz, show, and classical music. The event will be a community happening with the Auxiliary's cookbook being on display and for sale.
Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday.
Orange Hall Gallery will also be open during showtimes of SummerStar Theatre’s A Grand Night for Singing: Fridays, June 22 & 29 and Saturdays, June 23 & 30 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and Sundays, June 24 & July 1 from 2 to 4:30 p.m.