MT. VERNON — New exhibits are opening this weekend at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts.
Pastoral America: The Morrissey Family Collections will open in the Mitchell Main Museum Gallery. Pastoral America is an opportunity to glimpse into America's past to consider and weight the aspirations of the visual artists who memorialized for all time their contemporary culture. The paintings in the exhibition are aesthetically engaging and profound statements of life in America during the 1850 to 1950s. The majority of the paintings fall from 1900 to 1929. Admission to the gallery is $5 with free admission for Cedarhurst members. Admission is free on Thursdays.
Sandra Gottlieb: Waves in Black and White will be opening in the Beal Grand Corridor Gallery. The exhibit is organized thorugh Katharine T. Carter & Associates.
Playing with Scissors: Polly Winkler-Mitchell will be shown in the Beck Family Gallery and Dreaming Out Loud: REcent Works by Paul Aho will be showing in the Regenhardt Gallery at the Shrode Art Center.
Each exhibit will open Sunday and run through Aug. 3.
A members preview reception will be held today from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with a gallery discussion from 6 to 6:30 p.m. with Ed Morrisey of Alton, collector of Pastoral America. Non-members admission is $5. The reception will feature a wine/beer cash bar and complimentary hors d'oeuvres
The exhibitions and Sculpture Park are open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Cedarhurst will be open Thursdays until 8 p.m. all summer. The facility is closed Mondays and national holidays.
For more information about Cedarhurst and its programs, call 242-1236 or go online to www.cedarhurst.org.