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Middletown Art Group 2019 Members Spring Exhibition Reception

Dates: 05/19/2019 (Sun): 1:00 pm- 3:30 pm
Category: Campus Events

The artists of the Middletown Art Group celebrate the 73rd anniversary of the formation of MAG during the reception for the Middletown Art Group 2019 Members Spring Exhibition from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 19.

Three working member-artists will be demonstrating their favorite mediums: Judy Byrne – pastel; Sandy Spitzer – oil; Ann Marie Morales–Ear – alcohol ink. Come and learn from them and ask questions.

An alumna of SUNY New Paltz, both undergraduate and graduate, Judy Byrne focuses on landscape and still life painting. She loves working in pastel and the tactile feel of applying this medium to paper and then watching colors building and forms shaping. She says, “Painting encourages one to become more observant and aware of what the natural world gives us every day.” Her demo will be her memory of a scene in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

From the time she was quite young, Sandy Spitzer has drawn and painted both landscapes and portraits. Growing up in the city gave her a greater appreciation for the country, and for part of her young adulthood, she lived in Scandinavia. However, in her studio, she often paints still lifes. At the art reception, she will demonstrate in oil the use of color, shadows, darks, lights, and form by creating a realistic painting in this artform.

Ann Marie Morales-Ear is a diverse artist, who enjoys drawing as well as painting in several mediums. Her most recent “discovery” is alcohol ink, a fast drying, highly pigmented medium. Its vibrant colors work optimally on non-porous surfaces. Yupo is a non-absorbent paper made of polypropylene. Her demo will be devoted to painting with alcohol ink on yupo. Morales-Ear holds BA in Art History and an MA in Art Education, and teaches elementary art in Newburgh.

The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.

Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues

(GPS: 24 Grandview Avenue), Middletown. Questions may be directed to

Cultural Affairs at (845)341-4891 and


Location: Orange Hall
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Announcement: Middletown Art Group 2019 Members Spring Exhibition Reception is May 19