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‘Vistas and Visions’ at the Stray Cat

August 14, 2013

BETHEL, NY — “Vistas and Visions,” a show featuring the work of Carl Scorza, Nancy Sadler and Herb Janow, will open at the Stray Cat Gallery on Friday, August 16, with an opening reception on Saturday, August 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. The show runs through August 28.

Scorza’s fascination with vistas became apparent as early as 1997, in a program he co-developed called “World Views,” in which he and other artists spent a year painting from the top of the World Trade Center, and has continued with an exploration of other dramatic panoramas.

Author Jacqueline Stigman wrote of Sadler’s haunted landscapes, “Nancy Sadler’s paintings speak of an incandescent garden of earthly grandeur. Rusting, broken, burning, abandoned, fiery and majestic. Her searing contemporary vision is that of a Radioactive Luminist.”

Janow, who spent much of his life in private practice as a pediatrician, has found in artwork an outlet for expressing a whole different field of vision. Using dynamic brush strokes and palette knife application, he works in a spontaneous style of which he writes, “Painting has allowed me the freedom to express myself quickly and emotionally.”

Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Saturday 10 to 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 to 6 p.m. Visit www.straycatgallery.com or call 845/423-8850.