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Art at the Oval Returns on Sunday

The 13th edition of Livingston's biggest art show will be held this Sunday from 11-5.

Artists from all over are gathering on Sunday to celebrate the 13th annual Art at the Oval. 

Held at the gazebo in front of the Livingston Public Library, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Art at the Oval is a juried show that will present an array of fine artists and crafts artisans from the tri state area, Woodstock and Vermont.

Admission is free and there will be art and crafts and face painting for children, as well as demonstrations by artists and crafts persons alike.  In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in the gymnasium at Livingston High School. 

The judge for this year’s event will be Arthur Meranus, according to the Arts Council of Livingston.  Meranus is a long time Livingston resident, who gave up a career in dentistry to become an artist.  He has learned from many famous abstract expressionists, such as Mark Rothko, Ad Reinhart and Jimmy Ernst.

In addition to the art show and children’s event, sculptor Freya Gervasi, will demonstrate throwing clay on a wheel and Jean Davidson will instruct in the creation of an accordion book, with materials provided by the Arts Council; Music and art programs will be offered by the Do-Re-Mi School of Music and the Arts; The Sun and Chocolate Singing group will be singing various excerpts from Broadway Shows directed by Nana Gray; A scratch art project will be presented by Ekaterina Kardonova; A murals project and a Printing project will be presented by Ivan Grosz; Painter Laurie Harden will provide an opportunity to have a charcoal portrait created on site; There will be live music provided by Paul Stefany, a musician and composer, who is a teacher in the Livingston School District.

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