The Art of Friendship Exhibit at Karpeles

The distinctive art of Kate Ferriter and Lily Norton
Thursday, June 2 – Saturday, July 30, 2011
Artists Reception Saturday, June 4, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Two local artists joined in friendship and in their love of the beauties of the region, Kate Ferriter and Lily Norton will exhibit their individual artistic visions at the Karpeles Museum during the months of June and July.

Kate Ferriter is a graduate of Massachusetts College of Art with a major in painting. Her dynamic, brilliantly colored work has been exhibited in Boston, New York City, and elsewhere and is in private collections throughout the country. The kinetic energy with which her landscapes and still lifes are infused attests to her love of nature and her sensitivity to the nuances of light and shadow. Ms. Ferriter’s diverse work in watercolor, oil, and other media has appeared widely in the region, to enthusiastic reviews in the local press, and has disclosed her on-going growth in both technique and range.

Lily Norton is a master gardener whose passion for that activity brought her into contact with fellow nature-lover Kate Ferriter several years ago. Since retiring from her career as a registered nurse, Ms. Norton has dedicated herself to the study and practice of art, and her devotion to nature, reflected and enhanced by her passion for gardening, naturally inclined her to the use of pastels. That sensitive and delicate medium, which she has termed “not so different from gardening,” has proved ideally suited to her subjects.

The two creative artists have personal and distinctive styles, but their work is perfectly harmonious, unified by their mutual love of nature and their sensitivity to its infinitely varied forms.

The public is invited to meet the artists at a reception at the Karpeles Museum on Saturday, June 4, from 1 to 3 p.m.

The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum is located at 94 Broadway, across from City Hall, in the City of Newburgh. The Karpeles Museums are a national chain with nine in the U.S., specializing in the preservation and display of original, historically significant documents and manuscripts. Museum Hours: Thu.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m.
Admission is always free. Visit us online: WWW.KARPELES.COM