Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Glen Helen Atrium Gallery Exhibition

Birds of a Feather - From Songbirds to Raptors
Watercolors by Kathryn K. Lehotsky
September 2 - 30 2011

Glen Helen Atrium Gallery is showing “Birds of a Feather – From Songbirds to Raptors: Watercolors by Kathryn K. Lehotsky. from September 2 – 30, 2011. A lifelong observer of birds and their habitat, Lehotsky uses watercolor to realistically depict her subjects. The public is invited to meet the artist at the opening reception on Sunday, September 4, from 2 - 4 pm.

Lehotsky lives in Springfield and holds a BA in art from Ohio University. Using her late father’s camera, Kathryn takes photographs of birds in their natural settings in order to have different angles to study for the final painting. To create a realistic image, she builds up the watercolors, layer upon layer. Through the building of many layers she creates opaque colors, rather than the usual transparent watercolor. There will be over 30 paintings on view; the product of two years work.

The Gallery is located in the Glen Helen Building at 405 Corry Street in Yellow Springs. Show hours are 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday and 10 am to 4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is free. Artwork will be available for purchase with proceeds supporting the Glen Helen Nature Preserve.

For more information call the Glen Helen Ecology Institute at 937.769.1902 or visit

The Glen Helen Atrium Gallery showcases the work of emerging local and regional visual artists in twelve exhibits each year. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of art goes to the Glen Helen Association, a non-profit organization whose mission is to support preservation and programs at Glen Helen and its 1,000-acre nature preserve.

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