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September 2017 EXHIBIT

Nature in the Hudson Valley

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September 1 – 29, 2017

The Newburgh Free Library is pleased to announce a watercolor exhibit by local artist Nita Klein called “Nature in the Hudson Valley.”

Nita Klein is a prolific artist who finds abundant inspiration in the natural beauty of the Hudson Highlands. Her original pastels, watercolors, and acrylic paintings have been exhibited in a wide range of venues both local and national, including Palisades Interstate Park, Hudson River Valley Association, Museum of the Hudson Highlands, Marymount College, and The River Gallery, among many others.

Nita says her work has evolved over time. When she first moved to this area, the trees in her paintings were thicker and darker. “My work today is softer,” she says, emphasizing “every little color and the line. Just like an Oriental painting, it’s just the line.” Nita says that she enjoys being alone in her home, painting, soaking up the quiet and the view out her window. She cautions that artists should only work when they are in a good mood and judging by her daily routine, Nita never lacks what she needs to paint.

In 2013, Nita was awarded the title “Best Watercolor Artist of 2012” by the Times Herald-Record, a unit of Dow Jones Local Media Group.

The art show runs through September 29 in the lobby of the Newburgh Free Library, 124 Grand St., Newburgh, NY 12550.

If you wish to view the art show and the gate is down, please see a security guard. The Newburgh Free Library is open from 9-9 Monday through Thursday; 9-5 Friday and Saturday; and 1-5 on Sunday.  For more information about library programs or upcoming art shows, please call (845) 563-3600.

Exhibit Space

A spacious gallery space in the lobby of the Newburgh Free Library is the site of monthly exhibits and art shows by local artists. Many of the artists offer receptions to showcase their art and meet the public. In addition, glass cases showcase local collections and displays related to library and literary-related events.

Exhibit Policy

The Newburgh Free Library welcomes exhibits by Hudson Valley artists. The exhibits are hung by the artists themselves and are usually on display for one month. For more information, please see the Exhibit and Display Registration Form and Waiver as well as the Exhibit Spaces and Bulletin Boards Policy. If you are interested in exhibiting, please call the library, 845-563-3644 or email fdavolio@rcls.org. Samples of work are required before an exhibit can be scheduled.


In addition, the library has a number of display cases that showcase special collections or materials loaned by local artists and individuals. If you have a special collection or small project you would like to display, please call 845-563-3644 or email fdavolio@rcls.org.