Sense and Sensibility
Paintings by Betty Aberlin and Mary Batthany
June 2- July 8
Opening Reception on Saturday, June 2nd, from 2-4pm
Betty Aberlin: A native New Yorker, Betty studied at the MoMA art school in the 50’s, printmaking with Vincent Longo in the 60’s at Bennington College, and painting with Sueo Serisawa in L.A. in the 70’s.
Somewhere between dilettante and renaissance artist, Betty’s experiences include: musical theater, comedy revues, childrens’ television, radio, and film work from 1954 to 2001. Betty’s recent works include “The White Page Poems,” published by Zossima Press and appearances in selected oldie cameos such as “Won’t You Be My Neighbor.”
Betty is presently feeding the birds in Walton, NY and welcoming various local artist to a year-old workshop- provisionally called “b.it.” (betty’s little theatre).
This exhibition at MURAL is her first fine art exhibition.
Mary Batthany: Originally from the east end of Long Island, Mary moved to the Catskills in 1977.
She spends her time between the beach and the mountains making drawings and watercolors of her environment.
Mary is a third generation fly fisherman and grew up fishing in the Peconic Bay off the shores of Cutchogue. There she became fascinated with the fish themselves, drawing and painting and making prints from carvings.
Mary brings the same intense observation and skill to bear in her drawings and paintings of the mountains, animals, and rivers of the Catskills.