Black Panther Attacks Thwarted by Palisade, NY Artist Grace Knowlton

Artist Donates Percentage of Sales from Mixed Media Work Showing at the OUTSIDE IN Piermont to help trap panthers Loose in the Area.

Piermont, NY, August 14, 2009 --( Grace Knowlton and The Outside In Piermont have agreed to donate a percentage of sales to assist with funding to find and remove the alleged black panther(s) from the area. The artist and owners believe that, even if the panther(s) fade to legend, action must be taken because, if true, someone could become seriously injured, or even worse. Black Panthers are carnivorous and will eat anything when hungry, including humans. The OUTSIDE IN Piermont will host the new mixed media works of nationally known artist Grace Knowlton Piermont from September 17th through November 2nd, 2009, with an opening reception on Sunday September 20th from 2-5pm.

The show represents the new mixed media works by artist Grace Knowlton. This work consists of hand-altered digital prints depicting once everyday, now discarded sawhorses. Knowlton captures these accessible, utilitarian objects with a handheld digital camera. The objects are then removed or abstracted from their surrounding context by washes of pastel, paint and ink inviting a play of line, angle and spatial relationship, subsequently revealing anthropomorphic images that appear to recede or to emerge dimensionally from the prints. Knowlton's treated photos are a significant departure from the work for which she is most known, particularly her three dimensional spheres, 10 of which are part of the Storm King Art Center's permanent collection.

Grace Knowlton received her MFA from Columbia University and has taught at the Art Students League among other teaching posts. Nationally known, Ms. Knowlton has been widely exhibited and is represented in many public collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Newark Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England and others.

The event will occur at The OUTSIDE IN Piermont, an unusual gallery representing the unique pursuits of well over one hundred artists and artisans, the majority of whom are located within the Hudson Valley region. The OUTSIDE IN Piermont specializes in handmade pieces for the home and beyond; from furniture to benches, pottery to sculpture and paintings to plants. The OUTSIDE IN Piermont is located at 249 Ferdon Avenue, nestled along the Sparkill Creek ~0.25mi southwest of downtown Piermont. Hours of operation are 11 AM - 6 PM Thursdays through Sunday and by appointment.


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