Sale on canvas prints! Use code ABCXYZ at checkout for a special discount!
The opening event of last year’s Ockawamick Central School Reunion was a showcase of the artistic talent of its alumni at the Philmont Public Library. This year the group will show new work.
Abstract painter Christine Guarino, whose work is well represented in galleries and collections throughout the Northeast and graphic artist Richard Wambach, owner of the Wambach Communications Group in Dutchess County as well as award-winning photographer Ken Bovat, of Photo-Art by Ken Bovat in Claverack, whose photographs appear often in
Columbia County venues, will be represented in the Alumni show. Steve Wildermuth, Catherine Harms, Susan Wildermuth Bues and Brian Yorck will display paintings, drawings and photographs.
Each is active in local arts organizations such as the Columbia County Photography Club, Columbia County Council on the Arts, and show their work in solo and group.
All of the artists were students of Mrs. Kathryn Nicke, who taught at Ockawamick Central School. The artists enjoyed reuniting and reminiscing of their common artistic interests last year, originally fostered by their teacher. They credit Mrs. Nicke for inspiration, instilling in them a love of art, for allowing them space and time to work at school, and for encouraging their creativity.
This year the artists especially want to recognize Karen Garafalo, Librarian at the Philmont Public Library, for her support and enthusiasm for art shown in the Library space. Ms. Garafalo will be retiring this Spring.
The Alumni Show’s opening is Saturday, May 21 from 2-4 p.m. at the Philmont Public Library, 101 Main Street, Philmont, and it will run through June 27. For more information on the show, call the Library at (518) 672-5010.