"Here's Looking At You"

For Immediate Release:

Historical Society of Woodstock Summer Exhibit - "Here's Looking At You"

Contact: Richard Heppner, 679-2143

May 31, 2016

"Here's Looking At You" - Portraits and self-portraits on canvas and through the lens opens June 18 at the Historical Society of Woodstock

Portraits and self-portraits offer an artist's perception of how others are seen and how they might see themselves. When combined, they can also reflect on the character and diversity of a community. Beginning June 18, visitors to the Historical Society of Woodstock's summer exhibit, "Here's Looking At You," will have the opportunity to view how Woodstock artists and photographers have depicted themselves and fellow Woodstockers over the years in both realistic and stylized forms.

The exhibit, which will be open Saturday's and Sunday's from 1:00-5:00 pm, will feature works by such Woodstock artists as: Charles Rosen, Jane Jones, Carl Lindin, Jo Cantine and many more.

Combined with large-scale photographs, many of which depict local townspeople during the first-half of the 20th century, "Here's Looking At You" also offers visitors a glimpse at the unique diversity of individuals that have come together to craft Woodstock's story over the years.

The Historical Society of Woodstock is located at 20 Comeau Drive, across from the Woodstock Town Hall. As always, admission is free. For more information e-mail, woodstockhistory@hvc.rr.com. And, for more on Woodstock history visit the HSW web site at: www.historicalsocietyofwoodstock.org or on Facebook at Historical Woodstock.

Photo Caption: Lillis and Ray Allen, 1948 / Karl Fortess Self-portrait, 1946 

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