Founded in 1982 as summergroup, the artists cooperative LongReach Arts remains an important part of the cultural life in the Hudson Valley Region. In addition to achieving recognition as a group, individual member's works are well known in a broad area. They are represented in both public and private collections in the United States, Europe and beyond.
Artist of the Month - Marlene Wiedenbaum
Marlene Wiedenbaum, our June LongReach Artist.
I am a passionate realist, working with a palette of soft pastels, sanded paper, and a kneaded eraser. My early years of working in the abstract helped me refine my handling of the medium and sharpen my understanding of shape and form as it manifests in the natural world. I feel obligated as an artist to reflect the world I live in, to look keenly at my environment, and to present it to the viewer in an engaging way.
Remembering Elayne Seaman
Sad news. We lost our remarkable founder, Elayne Seaman on Saturday, April 9, along with her husband of 73 years, Hal. Summergroup, now LongReach Arts, which grew out of Elayne’s Seaman Studio Gallery, will be celebrating our fortieth anniversary later this year. More about Elayne and our 40th anniversary exhibit soon.
This photo, from 2011, is at the Pepper-Cooper’s 50th anniversary party, attended by many co-op members. Happy memories!
Front Row from left: Elayne Seaman, Elisa Pritzker, Stacie Flint, Carol Loizides