TimeTues - Fri, 10 am-5 pm; Sat & Sun, Noon-5 pm. Closed on Mondays
Water-Marks: Etchings, Monotypes, & Paintings by Deborah Geurtze
On View August 10 – December 29, 2019
The work of New York State artist/printmaker Deborah Geurtze reflects a deeply rooted connection to the landscape of New York State. This exhibit will include new and retrospective paintings, color etchings, and monotypes highlighting the Mohawk Valley and Erie Canal.
Of Hudson River Dutch ancestry, Geurtze is descended from a long line of draftsmen, engravers, and painters who immigrated to Albany in the mid-19th century. Her interest in printing was sparked while a teenager working for her uncle at the Fort Plain Standard – Canajoharie Courier. “I made offset plates for the Standard/Courier on Saturdays…when it was quiet and Uncle Bill (Clarke) could tutor me. That was where my interest in printing was piqued, but I had no idea how lush fine art printing was until I walked into the print shop in Potsdam…” Deborah Geurtze, 2019
This exhibition centers on the waterways, land forms, and people of the area where the southern reaches of the Adirondacks meet the northern reaches of the Catskills, and where rivers and streams tumble over and through the limestone and shale of the Mohawk Valley, celebrating the path of the Erie Canal.
Visitor Information: Free admission to the Regional Art Galleries, Museum admission free for members and children under 11; $9 adults, $6.50 seniors & students.
The Museum, Regional Art Galleries, and Library are open Tues – Fri, 10 am-5 pm; Sat & Sun, Noon-5 pm. The Regional Art Galleries and Library remain open until 7:30 pm on Wednesdays.
The Arkell Museum & Canajoharie Library are located at 2 Erie Boulevard. The building has off street parking and is wheelchair accessible. Info: 518-673-2314 or visit www.arkellmuseum.org
Directions: From Albany and the East: Take the NYS Thruway (I-90) going west to exit 29. Turn right onto Main Street, right at the first light onto Church Street, and left onto Erie Boulevard. The Arkell Museum parking lot is the first right. From Buffalo and the West: Take the NYS Thruway (I-90) going east to exit 29 and follow directions above to the parking lot. From NY City and the South: Take NYS Thruway (I-87) North to NYS Thruway (I-90) West to exit 29 and follow directions above to the parking lot. From Montreal and the North: Take the NYS Northway (I-87) South to NYS Thruway (I-90) West to exit 29 and follow directions above to the parking lot. From Cooperstown, NY: Take Route 80 North to Fort Plain, turn right onto 5S East and follow into Canajoharie. Turn left at the fork in the road onto Erie Blvd. in front of the gas station, and almost immediately turn left into the Museum parking lot at 2 Erie Boulevard before you reach the next intersection.