Hudson Valley Landscape Painters, which was proposed by the late Peter Homitzky a year ago, will feature landscape artists of the Hudson Valley region: Sasha Chermayeff, John Kelly, Rick Leon, Gail Nicholson, Harry Orlyk, Marne Rizika, Barbara J. Sussman, and Peter Homitzky. The show highlights the work of artists who Peter believed exhibit “a personal, chromatic and philosophical viewpoint.” It opens on August 18th at The Athens Cultural Center and runs through October 7th – with a reception on August 25th, 6-8pm, at the ACC. Homitzky, a highly regarded and widely exhibited landscape painter, lived with his wife Bette in Athens for over ten years, and passed away recently. On weekend visits, and over many decades, he would work on pastel paintings – many of which are featured in this exhibit. Peter Homitzky was described by The New York Times as a “painter who can be classified as a realist, but with him, this term does not mean absolute fidelity to the scene he depicts. He relies on memory and emotion, and also the history of American landscape.” This show celebrates Peter’s work and that of other local landscape artists. “The Hudson River Valley conjures up images of paintings from the past, often site-specific, spiritual metaphoric landscapes of heroic proportions, that did not necessarily reflect the human imprint, with the clearing of trees and visitors to the region. The artists presented in this show offer unique interpretations of the natural and human structure of this remarkable region.” Marne Rizika.