Art Exhibit in St. Lawrence County

Art Exhibit in St. Lawrence County

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North Country Scenes, an exhibit of watercolor paintings by John Omohundro, opens Friday, December 8 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the SLC Arts Gallery at Town Hall. In addition to a meet-and-greet with Omohundro, Dr. Caroline Downing will present a special lecture.

 John Omohundro of Hannawa Falls, NY retired in 2011 from SUNY Potsdam after 40 years as an anthropology and environmental studies Distinguished Teaching Professor. After his retirement, he rediscovered his old hobbies of watercolor painting and linocut, a form of printmaking that involves carving into linoleum blocks to make the pattern used for the prints. An avid hiker, skier, and paddler, his main subject matter is Adirondack landscapes, but Omohundro also paints scenes from other areas from beautiful photos his hiking buddies send him.

 From 5:00-5:30, Dr. Caroline Downing, chair of the Art Department at SUNY Potsdam, will present a lecture about The Adirondacks and American Art. The lecture will focus on the importance of the Adirondacks in the development of American landscape art, and the influence of Adirondack artists on the environmental movement.  Artists discussed will include Cole, Homer, O’Keeffe, and Remington, with some emphasis on watercolor art.

 This event is free and open to everyone, and wheelchair accessible. Visitors are encouraged to drop in any time during the two-hour event. Art sales benefit the Bayside Cemetery Association and SLC Arts. This exhibit will be on display at the SLC Arts Gallery at the Potsdam Town Hall, 18 Elm Street, through January 12. The Gallery is open during Town Hall business hours, Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. For more information about this exhibit, contact SLC Arts at 315-265-6860, or visit

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