Prominent Artists Featured in Fine Arts Exhibit at Historic Unity Hall May 21-22
Barneveld, NY, February 22, 2022—Three Trenton Falls area fine artists, Martha DemingMary P. Murphy, and Lorraine VanHatten will present their work in the exhibit “The Barneveld 3 at Unity Hall,” 101 Vanderkemp Avenue, Barneveld, on Saturday, May 21 from 4:00 to 7:00 and Sunday, May 22 from 2:00 to 5:00. 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, and the event is free and open to the public. Non-vaccinated visitors must wear a mask.
The artists will display works in watercolor, oil and pastel. 
Ms. Deming of Remsen is well-known locally as 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. Ms. Murphy of Barneveld is also a watercolorist but has a growing interest in oils. She paints in plein air and in her studio, and her subjects include still lifes, landscapes and portraits. Ms. 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.
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.  Rick, 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 our 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 was established in 1916 for talented music students in the Utica area to augment the musical offerings of the schools and private music teachers and will make available several of its talented performers for the art event. 
This project is made possible with funds from the ReStart NY Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.
For more information, please contact Carole Hameline at 315 896-6735 or Mary Murphy at    315 527-3772.
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