The Middletown Art Group celebrates its 66th birthday with its annual spring show in the Orange Hall Gallery at SUNY Orange. The 2012 Middletown Art Group Spring Members' Exhibition will be on view from May 11 through June 19 and will display nearly 90 works in a variety of media: watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, graphite, collage, mixed media, photography, and sculpture.
The exhibition will be judged by awarding-winning fine artist Clayton Buchanan of Newburgh. Awards will be presented during the reception which takes place on Sunday, May 20, 2012 from 1 to 4 pm. In addition from 1:15 to 3:45 pm, pianist Bev Poyerd of Washingtonville will play jazz, classical, and contemporary music. The reception is free & open to the public. Orange Hall Gallery is located at the corner of Grandview and Wawayanda Avenues, Middletown.
Exhibit hours are May 11 through 25 9 am to 8 pm Monday-Thursday, and 9 am to 6 pm Friday. Then May 29 through June 19, gallery hours are 9am to 8pm Monday-Thursday. The Gallery is closed on Memorial Day, May 28. In addition, the Gallery is open Fridays, June 1 & 8 and Saturdays, June 2 & 9 from 7 to 9:30 pm and Sundays, June 3 & 10 from 2 to 4:30 pm.
The name “Middletown Art Group” (MAG) sounds exclusive to Middletown residents. However, members of MAG not only come from Middletown; they also reside in other parts of Orange County as well as Ulster, Sullivan, Dutchess, Sussex, and Pike Counties. Originally established to offer artists, craftsmen, art teachers, and students opportunities for exchanging ideas and providing an atmosphere in which to improve individual skills, the organization continues this mission and, in addition, presents at the monthly meetings, demonstrations explaining various media such as watercolor, oils, pastels, fabric collage, batik technique, and framing.
Exhibit co-chairs are Joyce V. Garrett and Anne W. Kelly, longtime MAG members who are also co-vice-presidents of the organization. Jill Constantino is president and Jeannette McGee and Ann Marie Morales-Ear serve as secretary and treasurer, respectively.
Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at (845) 341-4891, or firstname.lastname@example.org.