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August 31, 2015
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All work and no play?

Sullivan County 2014 pageant winners Samantha Shaver-Ruff, left, Lorna Dewitt, Ariana Kaminski and Amanda Rampe were on hand at the 24th annual kite festival strolling the grounds and posing for pics with their fans.
TRR photos by Jonathan Charles Fox


The clever couple behind the Green Door (www.greendoormag.com) held an open-door closing party in Liberty, NY last Sunday, and since I had missed the art show when it opened, I took advantage of catching it just before it closed. The exhibit, titled “I Wasn’t Young When I Left Home,” featured the new work of artist WM Landau, which he describes as “addressing the significance and importance of structures that surround me, in and around this area,” including his artistic interpretations of cabins, barns, bungalows and work sheds. “All of the paintings here were readied specifically for this space,” Landau told me, “and many of them are inspired by the patchwork patterns of farmland that abound. I’ve loved having my work (www.wmlandau.com) on exhibit here at Green Door,” he continued. “Unlike many gallery spaces that can be perceived as sterile environments, Akira and Ellie Ohiso have created a space that is incredibly warm and inviting.” Landau’s work is (IMHO) inviting as well, and although this particular exhibit has closed its doors, his art abounds throughout the region, so we’ll keep an eye on him.