'Time' exhibit opens at Middletown Hall

Margaretville — A reception on Tuesday, Sept. 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Middletown Town Hall will open a new permanent exhibit of 12 photo collages created by Michael Musante to show the passage of time and the continuity of history.

The public is most welcome to the reception, which precedes a meeting of the Middletown Town Board at the town hall, 42339 Route 28, between Margaretville and Arkville.

In this collection, developed in 2011 for the Historical Society of Middletown (HSM), Musante artfully blends historic images of area sites with contemporary photographs, offering a startling perspective on the march of time and our place in the community’s ongoing story.

The show, which exhibited at HSM’s Annual Meeting in Halcottsville last autumn, was supported by a grant from the NYS Council on the Arts Decentralization Program administered by the Roxbury Arts Group.

The Deposit artist generously gave HSM a print of each photo collage, and HSM has framed and donated them to the Town of Middletown in appreciation for its continued support. The prints will hang in the main hallway of the town hall. Visit www.middletowndelawarecountyny.org, and www.mtownhistory.org.