'Gone to Seed' show sprouts at Longyear

Margaretville — Beginning Thursday, July 26, The Longyear Gallery in Margaretville will feature “Gone To Seed,” an exhibit of works by artist Helene Manzo.

Accompanying her show will be a new group exhibit of work by all Longyear Gallery artists. The show runs through Sunday, Aug. 19, and the public is invited to attend the artist’s reception on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Included in Manzo’s exhibit will be oil paintings, monotypes, and mixed media works. The artist describes her approach as “moving freely between the figurative and the abstract, creating a personal statement that distills what I saw, remembered and felt.”

Several years ago Manzo was awarded The Catskill Center for Preservation and Development’s artist’s residency at Platte Clove, a nature preserve in Greene County, where she derived particular inspiration from its staggering multi-tiered waterfalls. Manzo is not merely a Longyear member, but, with the assistance of longtime friend Margaret Leveson, she is also the gallery’s founder.

The Longyear Gallery is located upstairs at The Commons Building, 785 Main Street, Margaretville. Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday (and holiday Mondays) 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and by appointment. For further information on the Manzo exhibit, as well as the concurrent Longyear Gallery members’ group show, please call 586-3270 during gallery hours and 607 326-4402 for appointments, or go to www.longyeargallery.org.