Reception scheduled for Oct. 3

A First Friday event, an opening reception for It’s Only Natural, will be held on Oct. 3, for artists Cynthia McCusker and Carla Goldberg, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Gallery 66 NY.

Two artists, two unique expressions of the animal world: one by land, one by sea, will be on view through Nov. 2. McCusker and Goldberg tackle the concept of the natural world, giving it their own twist and signature.

"Jaguar Sun" by Cynthia McCusker
“Jaguar Sun” by Cynthia McCusker

In By Land, McCusker’s current body of work is inspired largely by animals and their interaction with the universe. Symbolism and cultural interpretations influence the context of the artwork. Textures, patterns, and earth tones invite the eye to flow through each piece individually and collectively, in harmony. McCusker lives and works in Beacon.

In By Sea, Goldberg’s series of sculptural drawings are based on her childhood fascination with jellyfish. The idea of these ancient diaphanous creatures, pulsing and drifting along on ocean currents for millions of years, even before dinosaurs roamed the earth, has always intrigued this artist. Goldberg is known for her ink and resin works on Plexiglas. She lives and works in Nelsonville.

Gallery 66 NY is located at 66 Main St., in Cold Spring. Hours are Thursday through Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. Call 845-809-5838 or visit

Image courtesy of Gallery 66 NY

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