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May 9, 2014

HALF-LIGHT opens at Erpf Gallery

HALF-LIGHT opened Monday at the Catskill Center’s Erpf Gallery in Arkville. The exhibit features the photography of Helane Levine-Keating. An artist reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 17. Refreshments will be served. and admission is free. The exhibit will be open through June 6.

HALF-LIGHT includes photographs taken by during the last three years in the Catskill Mountains and the Hudson Valley. Most of the photographs included in HALF-LIGHT have been taken either at dawn or dusk, in muted light, at that time the French call “entre chien et loup,” between dog and wolf, tame and wild.

Levine-Keating began studying and practicing photography in 1978 while completing a doctorate in comparative literature at New York University. After moving to New Kingston in 1989, she became the “unofficial” photographer for the New Kingston Valley Association and her photographs often appeared in the Catskill Mountain News.

In November 2007, Levine-Keating became a member of the Longyear Gallery in Margaretville. Her solo shows include InSights, in 2008, The Flowers Within, in 2008, Flower Alchemy, in 2010, Medusae of the Sea, in 2010, and Lucid Dreams, in 2013.

She is also a published poet and fiction writer. As a professor of modern and contemporary comparative literature and creative writing at Pace University since 1983, she incorporates art, photography and film in her courses. She is also the co-editor of three editions of “Lives Through Literature: A Thematic Anthology, 3e,” (Prentice-Hall, 2001).

In the summer 2012, she was a Catskill Center for Conservation and Development Platte Clove resident in photography and poetry, and she was a 2012-13 Humanities Fellow of the Pace Academy of Applied Environmental Studies at Pace University.

For more information on the exhibit or the artist reception, contact the Catskill Center at (845) 586-2611,, or visit

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