Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Come See Our Scenes of the Schuylkill Art Show

This is the ninth year the Schuylkill River Heritage Area has held it's Scenes of the Schuylkill art show  to celebrate the beauty of the river region. You can view the show at Montgomery County Community College West Campus Gallery, in Pottstown, until October 19. In case you think all you'll find there are a bunch of pictures of the river, think again. The artists who submit their work are drawing from a diverse set of subjects, seeking to capture the spirit and beauty of the five-county region. This year's 76 pieces include rural landscapes, Philadelphia scenes, woodlands, historic sites, stone barns, gardens and waterways. The mediums and styles are equally wide-ranging, so that one can visit the exhibit multiple times and always discover something that hadn't been noticed before.

This year's show was judged by Ross Mitchell, executive director of The Violette De Mazia Foundation. Selected as Best of Show was artist Cathy Grygiel's pastel, Dawn at Valley Forge, shown above left. Second place went to Jonathan Bond, for his oil on wood panel, Carousel (right). Additional images from the exhibit can be viewed here. But the best way to experience this show is to visit the MCCC West Campus Gallery, located at 16 W. High St. in Pottstown.

Gallery hours are: Mon-Th. 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Fri 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (No weekend hours).  There is a public reception featuring refreshments and music on September 19 from 5-7 p.m.

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