Inaugural Exhibition at Karpeles Museum

Karpeles Museum
94 Broadway
Newburg, NY | 845.569.4997

June 1- July 30, 2007
Artists Opening Receiption was open to the public
Saturday, June 2
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

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The inaugural World Tour exhibit, New and Far Horizons opened with an artist reception on Saturday June 2nd from 2-4pm at The Karpeles in Newburg, New York, and closes on July 30.

The exhibit of Contemporary Landscape Artists showcase work by Signature Members of the International Plein Air Painters and the Charter Members of the Landscape Artists International from around the US, Brazil, the UK and Canada. Featured work will include work of local artist Linda Richichi of Newburgh, the founder of the International Plein Air Painters, J. Baldini from Canada as well as the founder of the Landscape Artists International, Karl E. Leitzel from PA. The founders of the IPAP and the LAI will say a few words during a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. City of Newburgh Mayor Nicholas Valentine will attend and other local officials from the city and county government have been invited to also share a few words about the arts in the beautiful Hudson Valley area.

In the morning local artists from the Lower Hudson Valley Plein Air Painters can be found painting en plein air - out of doors - starting at 9 a.m. and ending at 1 p.m. This is an unique opportunity for the public to see artists in action as they work to capture the light before it changes dramatically. Artists will be painting either at the beautiful Hudson River on Front Street in Newburgh (there are two parking lots - follow the Beacon Ferry signs) or on lower Broadway by the Police Station across from Key Bank & the OCCC College Campus up to Karpeles Museum and City Hall. The public is welcome to join in all day to watch the artists paint or from 2- 4 pm at the Karpeles for the opening reception.

We have a a new addition to the opening, a rare solo performance by jazz musician Neil Alexander. He will play ambient "dreamscape" music for us starting at 2 pm.

The next venue for the exhibition is the St. Augustine Gallery in St. Augustine, FL from September 7 - Oct. 2.