Watercolor exhibit opens Wednesday in Northville

NORTHVILLE – Artist Karen J.F. Cooper will exhibit her watercolor paintings from Wednesday to Aug. 27 at the Northville Public Library Art Gallery, located at 341 S. Third St.

The exhibit will be open during library hours:?from 9 a.m. to noon Monday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.

A meet the artist reception will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. July 14.

According to a news release, Cooper is inspired by the New York State landscape and the coastal areas of Maine and Massachusetts.

She was a performing artist and member of the Schenectady Civic Ballet Company in her youth. Her name can be found in John Willis’ “Dance World,” an historical record of dance in America covering the period from June 1969 to May 1970. She began painting with watercolor in 1977.

According to a news release, watercolors have been included in one-person and group shows, and major regional and national exhibitions.

The Salmagundi Club in New York City, museums, colleges, universities, galleries in Maine and New York, theaters, and various art centers also have exhibited her work. She has been in numerous juried shows and has won several awards.

Cooper has presented a watercolor hands-on workshop with the New York State Teacher’s Association and other groups that have had an interest in the medium.

Additionally, Cooper is presently a watercolor instructor for all ages, including a watercolor with classical music class for children.