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Art Master Class is the Dynamic Interplay of Chaos and Order

To further explore the concepts and methods involved in creating her artworks, Mary Cathryn Roth will give a master class on painting from an abstract point of view. Entitled The Dynamic Interplay of Chaos and Order, the class will center on a very large piece in her solo exhibit On Time: Paintings & Photographs, presently in the Mindy Ross Gallery.

The master class begins at Noon on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 in the Mindy Ross Gallery in Kaplan Hall as Roth leads a mini-tour of her solo show. She will discuss the materials she uses and what her process is as she moves from inspiration through the work involved to finished art piece.

Then, the class moves across the gallery foyer area to the OBTC Great Room 101 where paper, paint, tape and other supplies will be set out for use by attendees  in creating the grid or organic structure similar to the large acrylic on canvas work “Untitled, Earth” about which the class is focused. The class will end on a high note with a “group exercise on chaos and order” with more paper and paint.

This event should prove to be an enlightening, hands-on program. It is also free and open to the public.

Mary C. Roth holds a BA from Rice University and an MFA from City College of New York. She has been the recipient of painting and photography awards and has been awarded residencies in Vermont and Macedonia and studied in Paris and London as well. In addition to being the Director of Alumni and Community Engagement for the SUNY Orange Foundation, she is an art and photography adjunct at SUNY Orange.

The master class is presented by Cultural Affairs to which questions may be directed: (845) 341-4891/9386;, website:


Kaplan Hall is located at the corner of Grand and First Streets, Newburgh.  Free and secure parking is available in the Kaplan Hall garage accessible at 73 First Street.

Event date, time and location.

Dorothy Szefc
Cultural Affairs