KAKIAT PARK – People and Dogs in the Landscape

Show Opens: Saturday, November 3, 2007

Artists Reception: Saturday, November 17, 2007, 5-7 PM

Kakiat Park – People and Dogs in the Landscape, by Marianne V. Kuhn, is a series of contemporary realistic oil paintings done “En plein air” at The Village Gallery & Framery, 8 Lafayette Ave. (Rt.59), Suffern, NY, Phone 357-0520.  The show opens November 3, 2007 with an artists reception Sat. November 17th, 5 – 7 PM. Refreshments will be served.


The paintings evoke the subtle beauty of four seasons of Kakiat Park and acknowledge the many people and dogs that use “the dog park” daily.  If you’re an avid user of the park you will recognize its intimate trails and land marks such as “the Old Mill”, Mahwah River and bridges.  You may even know some of the dogs by name.  Nature lovers will enjoy paintings that include yellow spring grass, wild roses, Mahwah River, red summer grass, frosty mornings, and snow covered cedars.  On the trails are Lab’s, Border collie, sheltie, Bernice Mountain Dog, Newfoundland, and Aussie.


Marianne is a neighbor of Kakiat Park and walks its trails with her dog’s everyday.  She learned oil painting at The Ridgewood Art Institute with John P. Osborne.  Mr. Osborne stresses the use of a prismatic pallet to capture atmospherematic lighting effects.  She is also a member of The American Artist’s Professional League, Warwick Art Association, and Lower Adirondack Art Assoc. The Plein Air Painters of the NJ Highlands.  She is also represented by the Lakeshore Gallery, Bolton Landing, NY and Hague Creek Gallery in Hague, NY on Lake George.


Other plein air paintings are of Manchester, VT and the Skylands Botanical Gardens in Ringwood, NJ. 

Montebello receives another financial grant!

(August 2007)

The New york State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has approved Montebello's request for a $32,000 grant for the installation of a 6.4 kW, grid -connected photovoltaic system to help power Village Hall.  This grant, along with a $4,500 grant received from Assemblywoman Annie Rabbitt, will pay the majority of costs for this solar electric system.  The panels will be installed over the island in the Village Hall parking lot.  It is anticipated that this system will pay for itself in 10 years or less.