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January 10, 2014

'World of Color' to open at Foothills

The Daily Star

---- — Christine Alexander will show recent work at the Upstairs Gallery at Foothills this month and next. Titled “World of Color,” this exhibition of paintings will open to the public from 5 to 7 p.m. today and will be up through the end of February.

Alexander moved to the Catskills in 2001 and immediately applied her talent to interpreting her newfound realm. In a  media release, she said,  “Riveting ... are the sights: emerging bright green spring leaves, a yellow swallowtail exiting a jade chrysalis, the discovery of a spotted salamander beside a rotting log. Missing is the distracting cacophony of city sounds and sights. Paying attention is easier in the country.”

In addition to several decades of group shows, Alexander has had solo exhibitions at Bright Hill Center’s Word and Image Gallery, at the Cherry Branch Gallery, several times at the Wilber Mansion, at B. Sharp Gallery, Prime 289 and at the Endless Mountains Council of the Arts at Tunkhanock, Pa. Before moving here, she was a graphic designer, jeweler and photographer while maintaining a presence in her painting studio. She is a graduate of the State University College at Plattsburgh and North Carolina State University’s College of Design.

The exhibit is made possible by the Foothills Performing Arts and Civic Center and is free and open to the public during regular business hours , 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Foothills is at 24 Market St. in Oneonta.

The artist will be present at Friday’s opening reception, which will feature live jazz by Carleton Clay and Rich Mollin.