Monday, August 8, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Katherine Buchmayr at Equinox Village, Mancester.

The Surprising Development of a Local Painter

Painters choose their favorite type of paint in any number of ways. Whether it’s water color, oils, or acrylics, they note drying time and the virility of color. Katherine Buchmayr—who often paints in the sunny bay window of the kitchen in her Dorset, Vermont home—chose her medium when her cats walked through her paint. When she was using acrylics, the cats left indelible paw prints all over the house. Because she can sacrifice neither her passion for painting nor her beloved cats, she has switched to water-based oils.

The Gallery at Equinox Village and the Greater Manchester Arts Council are pleased to host an exhibit of Buchmayr’s paintings from August 18 – September 19, 2011. The Gallery, which is located at 49 Maple Street in Manchester Center, is open from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily. The opening of Buchmayr’s exhibit is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, 2011. The event is free and open to the public. Visitors can view the artwork, meet the artist, enjoy live music from Andy Avery, and taste hors d’oeuvres from the Equinox Village kitchen. Kindly R.S.V.P. to (802) 362-4061.

Buchmayr has been sketching and painting since she was a child, when she lived in Amsterdam, NY; Albany, N.Y.; Vail, Colo.; and in Connecticut. She lived in Vermont and Boston for a time and took classes at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Southern Vermont Arts Center. While there at SVAC, she was encouraged to show a piece she had painted of her brother-in-law’s barn. To her surprise, it sold for $600. It was then that she started taking painting more seriously.

Buchmayr belongs to the Northshire Artists Group. She is well-known for her Dorset landscapes and enjoys painting both farm and domestic animals, including her own cats. She has had solo exhibitions at the Southern Vermont Arts Center, the Dorset Library, the Northshire Medical Center, the Village Fare, Spiral Café, and the Stratton Arts Festival.

Equinox Village is a vibrant independent living community situated on eleven pristine acres in the heart of the Green Mountains’ rich cultural and recreational opportunities. Residents enjoy private, spacious apartments with exquisite views and fine dining in the community’s full-service white-tablecloth restaurant. Well-appointed common areas provide ideal places to meet family and friends and to participate in cultural events, health and wellness programs, and educational opportunities. Equinox Village was founded in 2006 by brothers Dr. Jim Russell and John Russell. They lead a team of caring professionals to offer the premier independent living experience in the region.

The Greater Manchester Arts Council, Inc., a regional arts organization, is committed to engaging community in creative partnerships that enhance life-style and long-term economic stability. Their aim is to provide abundant opportunities for the community—artists, writers, performers, educators, residents and visitors—to become involved with the arts. They sponsor and promote the Southern Vermont Arts Trail, the Manchester and the Mountains Poets and Writers Weekend, and many partnerships throughout the region.