"Selections" show Zooms to Fleischmanns
Fleischmanns — Local artist Christopher Engel will open a show of his work, “Selections,” on New Year’s Day at Zoom Gallery.
After studying at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, and at the Art Students League in New York, Engel was awarded two residencies at Byrdcliffe in Woodstock, one of the first art colonies in the United States.
Engel has been represented by galleries in Soho, the East Village and Woodstock where he was a member of the Board of Woodstock Art Association and Museum and the winner chosen for best abstract artist at the Second Annual Woodstock Regional Art Show. Several of his pieces are currently in collections in Zurich, Seattle and New York City where he worked for 15 years in the art department of The New York Times.
Engel says that as he now lives in the Catskills, he finds that the environment does have some influence on what he does, though he tends to let himself go in whatever directions his materials take him. ”
All are welcome at the opening event on Wednesday, Jan. 1 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Zoom Gallery, 1164 Main Street in Fleischmanns. Call 254-4998 for information. Mr. Engel will be on hand to meet and greet!