'The River' exhibit opens at Waddington gallery Saturday afternoon
Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 3:04 pm

WADDINGTON – The Artworks Crêperie Gift Shop & Café will hold an opening reception for the exhibit “The River” June 19 from 2 to 4 p.m.

The exhibit, shown at 2 Main St., features juried art and selections from the Artworks Gallery Collection, and will run from June 19 until July 17.

The public is welcome, and refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

For more information, call 388-4000 or visit artworkscreperie.com.

The exhibition will feature art by Anna Gerhard Arnold, Dorothy J. Badger, Leon W. LeBeau, Donna Kientz Matoes, Denise McMillan, Robert Ritter, and Denise Tomlins.

These artists address the impact of the St. Lawrence River upon the local culture and geography.

In this northern region of New York State, the St. Lawrence River divides two nations, yet unites them by facilitating trade, commerce, and communication.

It provides shelter and life to hundreds of species of animal and plant life, enabling growth, yet at the same time the river has been powerfully destructive.

Communities have thrived and played along its banks, and others still have been flooded and ruined by its waters.