Monday, August 29, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Catherine Childs,"Catchi", at River Arts Center in Morrisville

The Gallery at River Arts is pleased to present a retrospective art exhibit of Catherine Childs,"Catchi", at the River Arts Center in Morrisville, VT, September 8 - November 7, 2011. There will be an opening reception on September 8th, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. The exhibit will feature portraits, still life's, and landscapes painted over her productive career. "Catchi" sees painting as one of the most highly personalized forms of expression, a symphony in which each instrument is a color in the spectrum. When in harmony, beautiful music is created in the painting.

"Catchi's" next door neighbor while growing up was John R. Neill, the illustrator for the "Wizard of Oz" books. She posed as a model for the "Oz" children and this inspired her life long work as an artist which began at age twelve. She studied with Leon Kroll and Hans Hoffman in New York. Her paintings are in the private collections of Senator George McGovern, John Daly and Hofstra University. She has exhibited in many United States galleries and in England, Scotland, France, Italy, Israel, Jordan, Japan and Egypt. She had a one woman show at the U.S. House of Representative's Raeburn Building in Washington, DC. "Catchi" now lives with her daughter, Heather Sargent, in Morrisville.

The Gallery at River Arts is located at the River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant Street in Morrisville, VT. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10-2. For off hours, please call River Arts:
802-888-1261. Admission is free. For more information, call or visit their website at