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Watercolorist Betty Munro retrospective

Stone Quarry Hill Art Park is pleased to announce that The Spring will host a major retrospective art exhibition featuring the watercolor paintings of local artist Betty Munro. Munro, now 91 years old and living in Madison, WI, became well-known for setting up her easel across the street from the construction site of the Civic Center as it was being built, and documenting in watercolor the construction of the building.

In addition, Munro painted local area landmarks such as Clinton Square, lower Fayetteville, City Hall, area churches, and many other buildings and landscapes that are easily recognizable through her whimsical, semi-expressionistic watercolor paintings. Throughout her life, well into her early 80s, Munro painted tirelessly, offering the Syracuse area a legacy of beauty.

All of her available watercolor paintings--a total of over 200 paintings, both framed and unframed--will be on view at The Spring, 200 Brooklea Drive, Fayetteville. All are for sale. The 27 Civic Center paintings will be shown as a unit in The Spring's Conference Room, and will only be sold as a unit. Over 40 framed watercolors of a variety of local scenes will be exhibited in the Gathering Room at The Spring. The remaining art will be displayed in plastic sleeves in racks and may be purchased individually. The opening wine and cheese reception for Munro's retrospective will be held from 5 - 8 pm on Friday, November 19. All are welcome to attend. The exhibition will continue from Friday, November 19 through December. Viewing hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Noon-5:00pm (except Thanksgiving and Christmas Weekends).

The exhibition is made possible through the generosity and collaboration of Munro's former neighbor Joan Gardner, David Rudd or Dalton Antiques, The Spring, and Stone Quarry Hill Art Park. Proceeds of art sales will go to Munro, to The Spring and to Stone Quarry Hill Art Park. For more information, contact Patsy Scala, Program Director at The Spring, at 315-382-0444, or email her at patsy7154@aol.com.

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