Gallery 66 NY is pleased to announce “Figuratively Speaking” their March exhibition of the works of Donald Alter of Newburgh featuring his creative vision of the human form. The Bronx-born Alter, who will turn 83 this year, is the last remaining graduate of the rural North Carolina school that served as a combination mecca and artistic trailblazer for a generation of American
Founded in 1933 by the controversial scholar, John A. Rice, Black Mountain College took up the mantle that was dropped by the closing of the Bauhaus School in Germany, under the increasingly powerful Nazi regime. The new school operated on the premise that the study and practice of art were indispensable aspects of a truly liberal arts education, and it attracted and created maverick spirits. Although Black Mountain College lasted only 24 years, it quickly became legendary in the art world. The heady atmosphere spawned such future luminaries as Willem de Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg, Ben Shahn, Cy Twombly, Merce Cunningham, Robert Motherwell, Arthur Penn, John Cage, Kenneth Noland and Donald Alter.
The exhibition will run from March 1 through 31, with an artists reception on Friday, March 1, from 6 to 9 PM. Gallery 66 NY is located at 66 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY. For more information, call 845-809-5838 or go to www.gallery66ny.com.
-Press release by Barbara Galazzo