New art show at CWC office
Twenty-five works by Halcottsville artist Alix Hallman Travis are on display through July 10 at the offices of the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) in Margaretville.
‚ÄúShapes of Water‚Äù can be seen at 905 Main Street next to the American Legion hall. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Visitors are always welcome. All but one of the paintings are for sale.
Travis paints from her Bragg Hollow Studio, a former blacksmith‚Äôs shop where forge, anvil and iron tools share space with easels, paints and finished watercolors and oils. She is a member of a group of Catskill area artists who exult in on-site and outdoor creation, known as ‚Äúplein air‚Äù painting. Her work has a fresh, immediate feel, and captures the fleeting essences of light, weather and mood.
The work on display at CWC reflects the many forms of water and the human occupation that depends on it. Area bridges, railroad tracks, buildings and yes, artists, are depicted in streamside settings that define the rural Catskills.
The CWC is a nonprofit, local development corporation responsible for several environmental protection, economic development and education programs in the New York City Watershed West of the Hudson River. For more information, go to www.cwconline.org, or call toll-free 877 928-7433.