Delaware County art tour to hit the road June 7

Delaware County has a growing community of artists and art galleries. The 3rd Annual Delaware County Gallery Tour on Saturday, June 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. will create a full-day event enabling visitors from outside the local area to drive through participating towns and villages, enjoying the magnificent countrysides, while en route to galleries spread throughout Delaware County.
Each gallery represents a unique diversity of fine art, ranging from representational works in figure and landscape to sculpture and large cutting edge abstract expressionism. It is a truly artistic adventure.
This family-oriented and self guided all-day event is free to the public. You can receive a gallery tour list and view participating galleries additional information at www.touhey. com, go to the web site and click on “Delaware Gallery Tour 08”. Local stops on the tour include:

Andes Antiques & Art, 27 Delaware Ave. The German Expressionists, 1917-1948, Woodcuts by Bechmann, Feininger, Kirchner, Marc, Schelle, Rottluff, Wolff and other noted artists. Contemporary German Expressionist Matthias Kern. Abstracts by Joseph Medina.  Tour hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 676-3420, e-mail:
Blink Gallery, 454 Lower Main Street. featuring contemporary art and design.  Current Exhibition – Mixed Bag – 2008 – including works by Bette Alexander, Barbara Alyn, Gunilla Ohman Feigenbaum, Marte Cellura, Erica Pollock, Barbara Mink, Bill Hastings, and others.  Also on exhibit is a collection of exciting contemporary jewelry by Sumaris.  Tour hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.  Info at: 845 676-3900. Email, website –
 C.A.S.A., Cooperative Art Store of Andes, 65 Main Street. Hours from Memorial Day to Labor Day; Thursday to Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. All through the year by appointment also. Call 676-4663 for more details or for an appointment.

Longyear Gallery, Main St. Margaretville, upstairs at the Commons, artists’ cooperative featuring offerings in various media and cornucopia of styles by 20+ of the region’s best-known artists. The current membership exhibit features the work of Sharon Suess in the front gallery. Hours: 10 a.m.-5p.m.: 586-3270.e-mail:

John Sanders, Studio/Sculpture Park, 1275 Dugan Hill Road. (one mile off Route 30 between Roxbury and Grand Gorge). Monumental, medium to small-scale abstract sculptures in forged steel, copper, brass and bronze. Tour hours: 10 a.m. to 5p.m: 607 326-3410. e-mail: studio@johnsanders, Website  We are privileged to have John Sanders as a special guest regional artist. Not a formal gallery setting as we are accustomed, simply an experience of a lifetime.