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‘Shape of the Woods’

July 19, 2012

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — Catskill Art Society will present “Shape of the Woods,” a two person exhibition featuring the work of Eric Baylin and Kathleen Hayek, at the CAS Arts Center, 48 Main St. There will be an artists’ talk from 3 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, followed by an opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Baylin is a sculptor who divides his time between North Branch and Brooklyn, where he teaches high school art at Packer Collegiate Institute. Baylin makes sculpture using tree branches. His work for “Shape of the Woods” was inspired by fallen branches that were snagged on descent and left to dangle out of place: instant sculpture in the woods.

Hayek is a painter and printmaker who divides her time between Walton and Brooklyn, where she is co-founder of the South of the Navy Yard Artists (SONYA), a non-profit artist network. She says she is humbled and awed by the power of life to destroy and create itself endlessly. The work she’s created for “Shape of the Woods” has been inspired by the trees and forests of her roots in south Louisiana, and her new home in Delaware County.

Gallery hours for this exhibition are Thursday through Saturday and Monday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The CAS Arts Center is wheelchair accessible and open to the public. Visit www.catskillartsociety.org.

WHEN: Saturday, July 21; through August 26. Opening on July 21 with artists’ talk 3 to 4 p.m., reception 4 to 6 p.m.

WHERE: Catskill Art Society Center, 48 Main St., Livingston Manor, NY

COST: Free

CONTACT: 845/436-4227