Longyear Gallery presents Artists at Work Sunday

Longyear Gallery joins the Catskill Mountain Artisans Guild to present the initial Artists at Work event in this winter’s Art in Common series being held at the Margaretville Commons on Saturday, Jan. 24, between 4 and 7 p.m.
These events are offered free of charge for community entertainment and enrichment.
Do you ever wonder why you like the art you do? Longyear Artists Alix H. Travis and Patrice Lorenz plan to address the individual’s emotional response to art, as part of their lively presentation, “How to Look at a Painting”. Beginning with a handful of more famous works and then moving on to pieces currently on exhibit at the Longyear Gallery, the pair will define the artistic processes employed and discuss topics such as, color, value, composition and identifying styles of painting.
Travis has exhibited in an ever-growing list of galleries and has been juried into national and international exhibitions such as The Butler Institute of American Art Midyear Show. Most recently, her oil study “It’s A Goal” was juried into The Athlete and the Artist Competition at the National Art Museum of Sport in Indianapolis.
But that’s just the tip of the iceberg on what’s in store Saturday afternoon at The Commons. Felter Theresa May-O’Brien will present a slide show on her recent travels to Konya, Turkey, where she worked in the atelier of her felt making partner, Mehmet Girgic. May-O’Brien will also use wool and cashmere fibers to demonstrate the crafting of a variety of these headpieces, including both classic and current fashions.
Catskill Mountain Artisans Guild member Tabitha Gilmore-Barnes will also be on hand to present a weaving demonstration.
To wrap up the afternoon, Karen Lloyd of Krumville will hold a spinning demonstration.
For a complete schedule, visit www.catsguild.org.