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As part of the art league’s Winter Friends & Family Show, 31 6×6-in. artworks by league members are on display. See a sampling of some of the works above. During the opening reception Sunday, Dec. 9, visitors may take their purchases of mini artworks home with them.

The mini show will remain on view, along with the general membership and solo shows, through mid March.

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Watercolor is Betsy Mirabelli’s chosen medium, and landscapes are her major focus and inspiration. 

Her solo exhibit, “Landscape Meditations,” on display through mid March 2019 in the Lundt-Glover gallery at the Chatham Township Municipal Building, includes 50 watercolor paintings.

Betsy studied watercolor with Elizabeth O’Reilly at Parsons and the New School in New York City, where she was first introduced to plein air painting. She later took classes at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in Summit with Nancy Korde, Anne Kullaf, and Fernando Catague. She has gone on plein air watercolor workshops with Kullaf to Aspen, Colo., and to Siena, Italy.

Betsy likes the unpredictable nature of watercolors, and always enjoys “when a painting just flows. It’s like a meditative state,” she says.

 

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Save the date for the upcoming ALC Family and Friends Winter Group Show, Solo Show of Betsy Mirabelli’s watercolors, small works 6″x6″ exhibit, holiday boutique and a celebration of the group’s 30’th anniversary. December 9, 2-4pm at the Chatham Township Municipal Building.

 

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I purchased my first camera, a Minolta XG-A in college and have had an on again/ off again relation with my camera through the years. I reluctantly gave up film for a Nikon D70 soon after my children were born. I grew to love that camera, and still have it. Unfortunately, I broke my good lens and had to find a replacement. This year I upgraded to the Olympus E-10 Mark III, a mirrorless model.  I take photos of just about anything that catches my eye. Nature, travel, action, street art, people and animals are all good subjects for me. More photos can be viewed at the Photocrowd website.

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