The River Valley Artists Guild 2012 Summer Show will be on display in Orange Hall Gallery, July 31 through August 23. More than fifty artists will be represented through their artworks in this annual members exhibit. Works in representational as well as abstract styles will be included in the following media: drawings, graphics, mixed media, plus paintings in oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, and airbrush.
Although, most of its members come from communities bordering the Delaware River, some come from Middletown, Poughkeepsie, and Monroe as well as Branchville, NJ and Milford, PA.
The reception on Sunday, August 5 is a dual opening with The SUNY Orange ~ SUNY New Paltz Connection, a multi-media show in Orange Hall Gallery Loft. Classical guitarist, Joy Zelada of Newburgh, will play from 1 to 2:30pm.
A highlight of the reception will be the art demonstration given by Jim Adair of New Paltz. Mr Adair is the vice president of the North East Watercolor Society and a winner of many art & design awards. His Red Pump Studio is a recognized National Landmark. The title of the demonstration, "Aiming for the Dramatic," refers to his approach in the process of painting done in order to achieve a dramatic and a more interesting result. His presentation begins at 2:45pm.
Joan Kehlenbeck, president of River Valley Artists, is chairwoman of the show.
The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9am to 7pm and Friday 9am to 6pm.