Local artists featured in Olive Free Library's, ‘In Search of the Goddess’ exhibition


The Olive Free Library Association presents the exhibition, “In Search of the Goddess” showcasing the works of 34 artists focusing on idealized feminine iconography, both ancient and modern. The show, curated by Olive Library Exhibition Committee members Kathy Yacoe and Sandra Scheuer will run through May 4, at the library, 4033 Route 28A, West Shokan. "Addressing ancient and modern ideas of feminine beauty and power, there are many representations of the goddess in this exhibition,” said Yacoe. “Perhaps the most relevant for today is the ancient earth goddess. Revered and respected, she jealously guards a world in which the timeless cycles of birth, death and then rebirth are endlessly repeated. The world is circular and infinite rather than historic and linear. In this age of great change, we would do well to listen to her message." Participating artists in this show are Daniel Baxter, Laura Carmelita Bellmont of Stone Ridge, Leslie Bender, Natalie Boburka, Jody E. Borhani-D'Amico, Elizabeth Broad, Kristin Flynn of Cottekill, Barbara Graham, Melissa Harris, Jennifer Jackowitz, Diane Jones Godfrey, Paula Kagan, Deborah Kittay-Heffler of Stone Ridge, Katerina Lanfranco, Elizabeth Mihaltse Lindy, Alan McKnight, Wilma Miller, Ann Morris, Sylvia Mueller, Jacqueline Oster, Myah Perino, Bryan Perrin, Tracy Phillips, Eileen Power, Elaine Ralston, Susanna Ronner, Sandra Scheuer, shea in the catskills, Janet Siskind, Jan Sosnowitz, Michelle Seigei Spark, Sandra Spilke, Margaret Still, and Kathy Yacoe.

The Olive Free Library has created a platform to show and sell the art of regional artists, both established and emerging. This provides art enthusiasts a way to view, appreciate, and purchase local and regional artworks. The rural town of Olive does not have a cultural center, so the library converted its spacious, light community room into a gallery space. For more information, call 845-657-2482 or visit olivefreelibrary.org.

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Black Snake by Kristin Flynn of Cottekill.

Worshippers by Laura Carmelita Bellmont of Stone Ridge.