Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Seeing the Big Picture of a Mighty River

The Antoine Dutot Museum and Gallery in Delaware Water Gap, PA held an Artists’ Reception on Friday June 12th for “The Riv12 - The Delaware River - A Big Picture” Exhibition featuring the work of a variety of artists. The exhibition is an annual event inviting area artists to share their unique vision and interpretation of the Delaware River which runs from the town of Jefferson, NY into the Delaware Bay near Philadelphia, PA before entering the Atlantic ocean. It is the largest river near the eastern coastline of the United States.

The mighty properties of the Delaware River were beautifully reflected through the scope and sheer magnitude of a number of large pieces which filled not only the walls of the gallery but the imagination of all who would endeavor to explore their landscapes. Yet, there were smaller images that captured the attention of those who peered into their depths as one would hold their fascinated gaze upon the ripples of a stream. Together, these depictions of The Delaware River flowed into one reflection as the waterway's myriad of wonders were revealed to the overwhelming number of art lovers who attended the reception by the outstanding quality of the artists who participated in the exhibit. You'll find more photographs taken during the Artists' Reception in The Seeing the Big Picture of a Mighty River Gallery at www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153940238453761.1073741859.91146283760&type=3.

The Riv12 - The Delaware River - A Big Picture exhibition is part of an annual event created by the Delaware River Project who encourages attendees to the exhibit to explore the Delaware River through multiple artistic perspectives. Since its beginning in 2003, The Delaware River - A Big Picture has showcased the works of local and regional fine artists, poets, and musicians through a series of events dedicated to the river. You can learn more about the Delaware River Project and view images presented in previous exhibitions by visiting their website at www.iriv.wordpress.com/riv-show.

The Antoine Dutot Museum and Gallery originated as a brick school house built c. 1850 by Antoine Dutot who founded the town of Dutotsville before it was renamed to Delaware Water Gap, PA. In addition to the exhibitions presented at the gallery, the museum offers tours and educational opportunities for those who would like to learn more about the area.
The Riv12 - The Delaware River - A Big Picture exhibition continued to be on display until June 28th. The Dutot's next exhibition will be a solo show featuring the work Jill Sandt Swersie www.jillswersie.com. An Artists’ Reception is scheduled to be held on Friday July 10th beginning at 7pm and the exhibit will continue to be displayed until July 19th. Please Explore The Antoine Dutot Museum and Gallery Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DutotMuseumAndGallery?fref=ts or their Website at www.dutotmuseum.com for more information.

Photography by Paparazzi Paul.

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