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Pelham Arts Center
155 Pelham Avenue
Pelham , NY 10803
May 9-June 21st

Written by Vanessa Moore
Photos Courtesy of
Pelham Arts Center

"Upland"(2005) by Alison Moritsugu


"Upland"(2005) by Alison Moritsugu

The Pelham Arts Center is currently hosting a glorious exhibit entitled “Glory of Landscape Then And Now”. In idyllic pastoral scenes, a bevy of 19th-21st century artists capture the majestic beauty of the Hudson River Valley landscape. Through the use of light and vibrant color, the artists depict the Hudson River Valley in all its grandeur. From a scene of the sun breaking through a tormented sky, to one of a bridge nestled in a sun-drenched forest to a rendering of a stream running through lush, emerald green rolling hills, the exhibit pays loving tribute to this region. In the work of such artists as Blanche Dolmatch in “Station I”(1981), Louise Freedman in “River Edge”(1945), “Deserted Courtyard”(1949) and “Street Corner”(1943), the use of light is known as luminism. In Allison Moritsugu’s “ Upland ” (2005), the artist paints scenes onto real wood and bark. Moody Romantic wilderness renderings that make use of the luminism effect are the hallmark of the Hudson River School of art.

"Station I"(1981) by Blanche Dolmatch



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