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Harrison Council for the Arts presents "Taking Time for Reflection" Paintings in Parks by Hilda Green Demsky at the Harrison Public Library, Bruce Avenue June 4-27 with an opening reception June 7 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Ms. Demsky began her professional life as a visual artist with a BFA in Painting from Carnegie Mellon University. Three artists that she studied with who strongly influenced her art were Josef Albers, Tony Smith and George Sugarman. Ms. Demsky has been painting "en plein air" in and around Westchester County parks. There are paintings from the Sheldrake Environmental Center and Memorial Park in Larchmont, the serpentine walk at the New Dawn Foundation, Hudson Beach and the reservoir in New Rochelle, Wampus Pond Park in Armonk and Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Cross River. Ms. Demsky is inspired by the open natural surroundings of our local and county parks. Her primary reason for painting is to express feelings that are related to nature, to ecological concerns, and to celebrate life. Ms. Demsky has been the recipient of numerous awards, fellowships and residencies including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship to paint in Italy. Some career highlights were an invitational exhibition in Greece focusing on pollution and the marine environment, an exhibition and presentation of her environmental art at the World Fulbright Conference in Budapest, and the exhibition of her waterfall paintings at the Galeria Nacional in Costa Rica. As a member of the International Association of Astronomical Artists, Ms. Demsky visited and painted in a satellite factory in England, at Stonehenge and at Yellowstone National Park. She has exhibited extensively in New York, New England, Pennsylvania and Washington. Ms. Demsky is a member of the Mamaroneck Artists Guild, Katonah Museum Artists Association, National Association of Women Artists, Pen & Brush Gallery and Pleiades Gallery in New York City. The exhibit may be viewed Monday and Wednesday 9:30-9:00 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9:30-5:30 p.m. For information call 914/835-0324 or see <a href="http://www.harrisonpl.org/">www.harrisonpl.org</a>
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