May 2013 - Upcoming Events

Date Event
Title Campus Building
5/4 Music Community Orchestra Concert OTHER Paramount Theatre, Middletown
5/5 Music Chamber Ensemble Concert MDTN Morrison Hall
5/7 - 5/29 Exhibit River Valley Artists Guild 2013 Spring Show MDTN Orange Hall Gallery
5/11 Music Symphonic Band Concert OTHER Paramount Theatre
5/12 Music Mother's Day Concert MDTN Orange Hall Theatre

River Valley Artists Guild 2013 Spring Show

Tuesday, May 7 - Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Orange Hall Gallery (MDTN)

Photo: art demonstrator Al ChampyThe River Valley Artists Guild is celebrating its ninth year as an artists' organization during the month of May with the River Valley Artists Guild 2013 Spring Show. Orange Hall Gallery at SUNY Orange is the venue May 7 through 29 for the exhibit of works in oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, pencil, graphics, mixed media, and airbrush. Works are representational as well as abstract.

Watercolor painting Elena, by Matilda GrechOn Sunday, May 19 a reception will be held from 1 to 4pm during which classical guitarist, Joy Zelada of Newburgh, will play from 1 to 2:30. Mr. Zelada is a graduate of SUNY Orange and Hunter College. Immediately following, a demonstration entitled "Watercolor & the Magic of Morning Light" will be given 2:30 to 3:40pm by Al Champy of Shohola, PA. Mr. Champy was the founder/owner of Brookwood Studio formerly located in North Jersey where he worked as a commercial artist/ illustrator for clients Avon, Sears, Westinghouse, Sandvik Steel, Chemplast, and Frost King. Now his favorite subjects are wildlife and outdoor scenes especially in early morning.

Acrylic painting Hippotang - by Daniela CooneyThe exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 9am to 8pm and Friday 9am to 6pm.

The president of the organization, Joan Kehlenbeck, a pastelist & oil painter who resides in Cuddebackville, is also chairwoman of the show. Although, most of its members of RVAG come from communities bordering the Delaware River, some come from Middletown, Poughkeepsie, and Monroe as well as Branchville, NJ and Milford, PA.

Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown. 

Questions may be directed to and (845)341-4891.

Images, top to bottom: Art demonstrator Al Champy, Elena - watercolor by Matilda Grech, Hippotang - acrylic by Daniela Cooney

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Contact Us:
Dorothy Szefc
Coordinator of Cultural Affairs
(845) 341-4891

All Cultural Affairs Events are open to the public and all buildings are universally accessible.

NOTE: All artists' images on these pages are copyrighted and are used by kind permission of the artists. Please do not download, reproduce or use without permission.