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Move Over Grandma Moses!
June 29, 2011
~ Move Over Grandma Moses ~ Hudson Valley’s Ninety-Two Year Old Artist Elizabeth Russell-Kulcsar Has Her First Art Gallery Opening at Keegan Ales ~
The first and long overdue retrospective of Elizabeth “Libby” Russell-Kulcsar’s artistic talent is debuting at Keegan Ales during the months of July and August. Her work encapsulates the romance and beauty of the Hudson Valley along with her trips aboard over the years to the shores of Ireland.
Elizabeth Russell-Kulcsar (fondly known as “Libby”) resides in Clintondale and has a large loving family including: four children and twenty-four grand-children and great grand-children. Family members, from various areas of New York and Pennsylvania have carefully delivered and lent some of these paintings back for this great exhibit. Other selections are from Mrs. Kulscar’s personal collection. Over the recent years, her neighbor would visit her home and with every visit she would tell Libby her paintings were meant to be seen and enjoyed by all ~ thus her very first art gallery opening at Keegan Ales. Elizabeth “Libby” has taken great delight, and with that oh so familiar little sparkle in her eye, has proclaimed, “Move Over Grandma Moses!”
Mrs. Kulcsar’s career, and identity as a photographer and painter, was kick-started, while she attended high school in Leonia, New Jersey. She grew up there and was influenced by many the well-known local artists there.
When she graduated from L.H.S in 1937, the Depression was still gripping the country, and artists of all types were literally considered “starving artists”. Libby then had to consider those current times and her artistic future. In doing so, she began to notice that most advertising was illustrated with photographs. Hence, It was her decision to study Commercial and Portrait Photography at the New York School of Photography. This then led to a very long and successful photography career. Her love of painting never was forgotten and this exhibit is just a sampling of her lifetime works. Throughout the years and in her travels her photography has inspired her paintings. The display consists of a mix of watercolors, oils, and chalk. Please come and join us for Elizabeth Russell-Kulcsar Art Opening at Keegan Ales. Details below.
The Opening (including light refreshments) will be held on July 2nd on Saturday at 5 pm. The show will continue through the months of July and August and can be enjoyed during the normal operating hours for Keegan Ales (Tues-Thurs: 4pm to 10pm; Fri & Sat: 12pm to 12am; Sun: 1pm to 10pm).
For further information or visual images, please contact: Jami L. Anson
T: 845.401.9469 E: firstname.lastname@example.org