Local artists will exhibit at college

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:44

Middletown — Adrienne Butvinik and Karen L. Cohen will exhibit their dyed and painted silks, and beadworks and enameled pieces, respectively, some wearable and some hangable, in a duo show in Orange Hall Gallery Loft from June 17 to July 19. The duo show is entitled “Wearable Art on Silk“ and “BEad Creative.” The works are all handcrafted and one-of-a-kind. There will be an opening reception on Friday, June 17, from 5 to 8 p.m. Butvinick is an art teacher at Minisink Valley High School and a resident of Otisville. Cohen, throughout her ever-evolving career from a math teacher to computer scientist to computer consultant, also developed her artistic techniques as a jewelry designer, enamelist, beader, and embroiderer. In addition, she is the author of “The Art of Fine Enameling.” She lives in Milford, Pa. and Estero, Fla,, depending on the season. During the reception Butvinik will present an art demonstration — Textile Art: Materials and Techniques. In addition, pianist Geoff Hamburg of Albany will play selections of contemporary music. Also, attendees may want to plan on staying after the reception to go to the SummerStar Theatre performance of “Crazy For You” which starts at 8 p.m. in Orange Hall Theatre. This reception is being done in cooperation with the River Valley Artists Guild [RVAG] of which Butvinik is a member. The River Valley Artists Guild Summer Show is on display in Orange Hall Gallery during the same time period as Wearable Art on Silk and BEad Creative is in the Loft. RVAG is led by pastelist Joan Kehlenbeck of Cuddebackville. The show will include paintings in pastels, oils, watercolors, acrylics, urethane, plus works in pen and ink, pencil, collage, mixed media, photography, fiber/textiles, and glass. For more information call 341-4891 or visit www.sunyorange.edu/culturalaffairs.