"Catskill Mountain Native Flora" exhibit featured at Erpf Gallery

Arkville — The Catskill Center’s Erpf Gallery will present an exhibition entitled “Catskill Mountain Native Flora” by painter Helene Manzo. A public opening reception will be held on Saturday, May 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Erpf Gallery in Arkville. The show will hang through July 31.
Flora has been Helene Manzo’s pictorial concern for many years.  She lives in New York City and Roxbury where she tends her garden and gets inspiration for much of her work.  The artist will be presenting more than 20 mixed media paintings and monotypes done in recent years. 
The canvasses evoke nature colors, loosely brushed flower shapes, and grasses that we are sometimes too busy to notice. 
Manzo studied at Pratt Institute, Art Student League, Syracuse University and F.I.T. New York.  She is a founder and member of an artist co-op, The Longyear Gallery in Margaretville, a member of the Monotype Guild of New England, and of Maryland Printmakers.  This winter she was invited to participate in an international show at the Pyramida Center for Contemporary Art of Haifa, Israel.  She had a recent show by The New York Society of Etchers and the Monotype Society of New York, juried by Samantha Rippner, associate curator of the Department of Drawings and Prints at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  She has an extensive teaching career in fine art and is one of the highlighted artists in 100 New York Painters by Cynthia Dantzic. 
The gallery is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.