For Immediate Release
June 16, 2023
Contact: Amber Adamson, 518-962-2287, Amber@champlainareatrails.com
Pictures (attached): artwork pictures from Kevin Raines, Rob Powell, Dan Keegan, and Steve Van Nort
Champlain Area Trails to Benefit from Local Art Exhibit
Champlain Area Trails (CATS), an accredited land trust, announced today that it will benefit from an art exhibit at Keene Arts throughout July. Four talented Adirondack artists, Kevin Raines, Rob Powell, Dan Keegan, and Steve Van Nort have teamed up with the Keene Arts owners, Mal and Zizi MacDougall, to create a benefit exhibition to support CATS and enable people of all ages to experience the beauty of the Adirondacks.
Founded in 2009, CATS mission is to make trails, protect land, connect people with nature, and promote economic vitality in New York’s Champlain Valley. To date, CATS has made 77 miles of trails, protected 983 acres, and hosted hundreds of hikes, outdoor education outings, and volunteer events, attracting thousands of visitors to the region.
The “Champlain Pathways” exhibition will feature original works of art, including paintings, photographs, and drawings inspired by the trails, waterways, mountains, and vibrant natural landscapes of the Adirondack Park’s Champlain Valley. A portion of all art sales will be donated directly to CATS to support its work of protecting land and building recreational trails.
“We are thrilled to partner with these acclaimed Adirondack artists and the wonderful owners of Keene Arts to host this special event,” said Chris Maron, Executive Director of CATS. “Their generosity will directly support CATS’ mission of protecting land and building trails for public access and enjoyment.”
The public is invited to attend the opening reception on Friday, June 30, from 5 to 8 pm at Keene Arts to view the artwork, meet the artists, enjoy refreshments, and learn more about CATS’ mission. Keene Arts is located at 10881 State Hwy 9N in Keene, NY.
The art show will continue to run until Sunday, July 23, on Thursdays through Sundays, 1-6 pm.
About Champlain Area Trails:
Champlain Area Trails, founded in 2009, is an accredited land trust with a mission to make trails, protect land to connect people with nature, and promote economic vitality in the Champlain Valley. We've made 77 miles of trails, protected 983 acres, & hosted hundreds of hikes, outdoor education outings, and volunteer events, attracting thousands of visitors to the Adirondack's Champlain Valley. To learn more, visit champlainareatrails.com
About Keene Arts:
Keene Arts is a multi-purpose art center serving the Keene, Keene Valley, and the High Peaks community. Keene Arts offered theater, music, art, and lectures for the last 10 years, bringing people together to experience all forms of artistic expression. Keene Arts represents many artists who all have a special connection to the Adirondacks that is represented in their work. For more information, visit keenearts.com.