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MARGARETVILLE, N.Y., August 4, 2017– “Catskill Musings in Watercolor and Acrylic,” a new exhibit of work by Margaretville artist Agnes Freas, is on view through September 22 at the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) offices, 905 Main Street, Margaretville.
The public is welcome to visit weekdays from 8 to 4:30 (closed Labor Day).
Twenty-one paintings are on display. The exhibition features seasonal views of Hog Mountain, the Pepacton Reservoir, the Denver Valley and other Delaware County and regional locales, as well as intimate windows onto stream and forest scenes that seem remote but somehow familiar.
Said Freas, “I favor landscapes and nature scenes that include elements of motion and wildlife as seen by a glimpse over one’s shoulder. I take great joy in placing on canvas or other medium a reflection of my surroundings. Love of nature is an inspiration and a constant study reflected in my artwork.”
Early in her career, Freas attended the New York School of Interior Design and worked in the design field with an interest in fine arts. She participated in shows and workshops in the Atlanta area while the Freas family was growing.
She joined the East Branch Delaware River Plein Air Painters several years ago, participating in group shows at Hunting Tavern in Andes, the Commons Gallery in Margaretville and the Fleischmanns Maple Fest. She has also attended workshops at Woodstock School of Art, the Roxbury Arts Group and the West Kortright Center.
The CWC is a non-profit, Local Development Corporation responsible for several environmental protection, economic development and education programs in the New York City Watershed West of the Hudson River. www.cwconline.org