Writers in the Mountains (WIM) in partnership with Longyear Gallery presented Artist – Writer Talk “Nature as Muse” Saturday, October 11 at 1 pm. Landscape painter Ellen Wong and friends talked about their artistic process as informed by nature. Participating artists included painter Helene Manzo, and photographers Frank Manzo and Elaine Mayes. Participating writers included Lynn Domina, Leslie T. Sharpe, Anique Taylor, Sharon Israel and Lillian Browne – all writers whose work had been informed by nature. The event took place at Longyear Gallery, 785 Main Street, Margaretville, NY.
Wong’s “Road Show” plein air exhibition was on display in the gallery’s larger space. Originally from Brooklyn, Wong studied art at Brooklyn College. She has been the recipient of many grants and fellowships, including the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Grant Program, as well as a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship; in addition, she was a teacher / artist at Skidmore College. She is a founding member of Longyear Gallery. Over the years, she has had many exhibitions both in New York City and the Catskills.