Trenton Falls fine artists featured in exhibit at Unity Hall


BARNEVELD — Three Trenton Falls area fine artists, Martha Deming, Mary P. Murphy, and Lorraine VanHatten will present their work in the exhibit “The Barneveld 3 at Unity Hall” on Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22, at Unity Hall, 101 Vanderkemp Ave., Barneveld.

Hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The Pandemic Therapy musical duo and members of the Junior B Sharp Musical Club will perform on Saturday. Music on Sunday will be provided by the Junior B Sharp Club. Refreshments will be available both days.

The artists will display works in watercolor, oil, and pastel. 

Deming, of Remsen, is well-known locally as a fine artist, judge, and educator and works in transparent watercolor, pastel, and gouache. Among her favorite subjects are the landscape around her and the flowers in her gardens. 

Murphy, of Barneveld, is also a watercolorist but has a growing interest in oils. She paints en plein air and in her studio, and her subjects include still lifes, landscapes, and portraits.

VanHatten, also of Barneveld, enjoys painting subjects that reflect where she has traveled. Working with a limited palette, she makes compositional changes to enhance the final painting. People and animals are frequent subjects, as are landscapes and flowers.

All three artists are signature members of the Central New York Watercolor Society.

The group Pandemic Therapy originated from a shared love of music by Rick Kincaid and Terry Schwaner to enjoy “pickin and singin,” at a critical time during the COVID-19 second wave. Kincaid, a lifetime resident of the Barneveld and Holland Patent area, is an original organizer of the well-known local group, Rattlin Bog, and while Terry is a relative newcomer to the area, he has shared his distinctive voice and guitar at Unity Hall Open Mics for the past four years. 

The Junior B Sharp Music Club performers will include: Mary Angelini, violinist from New Hartford; Heather Buchanan-Wise, violinist from Holland Patent; Felicia and Caroline Huang, pianists from New Hartford; Ethan Lin, piano and violin from New Hartford; and Zach Slade, pianist from New Hartford. 

The event is free.

Those not vaccinated against COVID-19 must wear a mask.


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