Leading watercolorists to unveil new show Aug. 3


A watercolor from Sarah Yeoman’s ‘Crows and Ravens’ series. Image courtesy Lake Placid Center for the Arts

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – Lake Placid Center for the Arts will present an original showing of some of the best watercolorists’ work in the world, created in partnership with award-winning American watercolorist Sarah Yeoman.

The group show, “World Through Watercolor,” is comprised of four internationally recognized watercolor artists: Laurie Goldstein-Warren, a recent recipient of the High Winds Medal Award at the 150th American Watercolor Society Exhibition; Tim Saternow, renowned for his large-scale urban watercolors and a board member of the American Watercolor Society; Thomas Schaller, a best-selling author and AIA award winner; and Sarah Yeoman,  an award-winning artist, a new signature member of the America Watercolor Society, and a seasonal Adirondack resident.

Combined, these artists’ work and output spans the globe, with exhibitions and shows in Japan, Prague, Canada and Greece. “World Through Watercolor” will showcase a wide range of work, from brilliantly colored landscapes to moody cityscapes and portraiture.

“Watercolor as a genre is trending nationally, and it’s important for us as a community to have access to this kind of work,” said James Lemons, executive director of the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. “Two of these artists rarely show in the U.S., so for us to be able to bring such a rare experience to our community is really exciting. We think people who see the exhibit will be amazed by what’s possible with this genre.”

The show’s opening reception is slated for Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, and is open and free to the public. Following the reception is the premiere of a multi-disciplinary performance collaboration between Sarah Yeoman, Elisa Monte Dance and Chris Brubeck’s Tripleplay. The performance features a choreographic exploration of Yeoman’s watercolor series Crows and Ravens. Tickets for the “EMD Does Brubeck” performance at 7:30 p.m. are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

For more information about the artists, performers and musicians making this special evening on Aug. 3 happen, visit www.LakePlacidArts.org.