The Historical Society of Woodstock has announced “Seasons: Catching Nature’s Cycle,” a new exhibition featuring forty works by Woodstock artists, selected by guest curator Susana Torruella Leval from the collections of the Historical Society, and co-curated by Letitia Smith.
The exhibit features a rich variety of styles, from expansive romantic views; to proto Cubist and modernist abstractions; to lucid depictions inspired by Realist, Impressionist, and post Impressionist models. The works also offer diverse media: paintings in oil and acrylic, on canvas, paper and board; drawings on paper with pen with brush, oil and charcoal; watercolors; prints: lithographs and etchings; and vintage and contemporary photographs.
As early as 1903, Woodstock attracted visionary artists who chose the site for the Utopian arts and crafts colony of Byrdcliffe, and later, the Maverick Colony, giving birth to Woodstock as an arts colony. Three years later, the Arts Students League of New York set up a summer school, soon known as the Woodstock School of Landscape Painting, highlighting the tradition of painting outdoors.
“Seasons: Catching Nature’s Cycle” will be on display Saturdays & Sundays, June 12th through September 5th, from 1 to 5 pm, at the Historical Society of Woodstock, located at 20 Comeau Drive. Admission is free. For more information, visit the Historical Society of Woodstock website, call (845) 679-2556 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Painting: Overlook Mountain, Oil on canvas, 20 x 24.5 inches by Anton Otto Fischer.