Two of Rockaway’s notable artists, Arlene Cornell and Stephen Yaeger, will be exhibiting their works in the Steinhardt Conservatory of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn. The group exhibition, “WinterVisions” is being presented by the prestigious Brooklyn Watercolor Society with the opening reception on Saturday, November 19th, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The exhibition will extend to January 9, 2006. Arlene Cornell is well-known for her colorful and striking watercolors of the Rockaways, Breezy Point, Broad Channel and other communities. Cornell has settled on her present style of painting after many years of experimentation. She has been influenced by watercolorist Dong Kingman for his use of vivid colors and composition, and by Andrew Wyeth and Edward Hopper in their ability to capture everyday scenes. She has exhibited in many major art shows and has garnered many well-deserved awards for her watercolors. “…I see something and I am very moved by the scene and must paint it. It is an attempt to crystallize a moment in time, which reminds us of special moments in our lives,” Cornell says of her work.075p1_xlg.jpg

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