Artists’ reception at Mount Saint Mary College

October 19, 2011

Newburgh, NY -

An artist’s reception featuring the photography of Charles Frank and watercolors by Len DeVirgilio will be held in the Aquinas Hall Gallery at Mount Saint Mary College, November 1, from 4 to 6 pm.

The gallery is located on the first floor of Aquinas Hall, 330 Powell Avenue, Newburgh. The public is invited to the free event.

An award-winning photographer, Frank has been taking pictures since age 10, with a special interest in travel and landscape photography. He teaches photography at local libraries.

DeVirgilio, a former graphic designer, is a commissioned artist painting for individuals and corporate clientele. He teaches group watercolor classes at the Mount’s Desmond campus.

Works by local artists Joel McKible, Robert Goldwitz, Joan Gore and William Peppiatt are featured in the exhibit.

Salvador Dali sculptures from the Mount’s permanent collection are on view. The gallery features nine signed prints by Dali, from a collection donated to the college in 1984.

During a 1963 visit to Mount Saint Mary College, Dali presented his book DALI: A Study of his Art-in-Jewels, to Mother Leo Vincent, OP, former Mount president. His flourishing inscription reads Hommage de Dali, or with his respect. The original signed book is housed in the college’s Curtin Memorial Library.

The reception is sponsored by Curtin Memorial Library and Artists on the Campus, which organizes an outdoor show held annually and featuring original paintings, prints, drawings, photography and sculpture by numerous artists in the region.

For information, contact or call 845-569-3122.