Art on the Battenkill
On Saturday, August 17, 3 to 7, the Georgi Museum and the Battenkill Conservancy team up to offer a special afternoon celebrating the Battenkill. View the Shushan Notables exhibit and enjoy the museum’s bucolic grounds on a prime stretch of the Battenkill. The Battenkill Conservancy will be provide environmental information on the river, and will use the event to highlight the importance of the Battenkill as a cultural and artistic resource. Artists who have featured the Battenkill in their work will be showing some of their key pieces, and include Battenkill Conservancy board member and internationally-recognized visual artist and painter Stephen Lack, painters George Van Hook and Anita Witten, and photographers Clifford Oliver, Richie Bittner and Herbert Eriksson. Eriksson, whose photographs capture some classic 1950s Battenkill fishing images, will relate his personal stories of fishing the Battenkill. Alan K. Hutchinson, who uses water from the Battenkill to create his watercolors, will share his unique techniques. Guest artist Carlos Baret, of the Dominican Republic, will showcase his second international exhibit. Children are encouraged to attend. Board elect member, Dan Albano, will share the River Watch Discovery Kit for Kids that BKC developed to educate and engage kids in stewardship of the river. The booklet funded in part through a Land Trust Alliance Conservation Partnership grant aims to build awareness of BKC’s long standing, River Watch Program that provides bi-annual testing of specific site for the long term health of the river. For more information visit
battenkillconservancy.org. The Georgi Museum is open to the public every Friday, 10 to 4, and by appointment, thegeorgi.com.