CWC hosts new art exhibit

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Margaretville – The artwork of Carol Hansen, who divides her time between Delaware County and Long Island, is on view through the summer at the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC), 905 Main Street, Margaretville.

Visitors are welcome weekdays, except holidays, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Originals or giclee prints can be purchased, with half the proceeds going to Prattsville’s continuing recovery from the devastating effects of Tropical Storm Irene in 2011.

The show features 11 paintings and drawings created over the past four decades. The imagery, a church, a barn, a stone wall in the rain, will be familiar to Catskill dwellers, as will the artist’s thoughts about capturing the region’s mystique: “I fell in love with Delaware County the first time I saw it, in 1976. As an artist, my natural inclination was to try to capture its magnificence in paintings and drawings. Four decades later, I am still trying, but despite my best efforts, its divine essence refuses to be contained in two dimensions.”

Of special interest in the CWC exhibit is a nostalgic view from the window of Room 17 of Stamford’s historic Delaware Inn. Two pencil sketches show the artist’s progression to the final oil painting. The inn was recently revitalized by the CWC and is for sale as a commercial property.
For more information on the CWC and its environmental protection and economic development programs, go to www.cwconline.org, or call toll-free 877 928-7433 or 586-1400.