Citizens' Hall Residency - March 24

Join us 5-7PM on March 24 to meet Wit McKay and Philip Howie, our 2017-2018 Citizens' Hall Residency Artists!
On view January through June

Wit McKay graduated from Williams College and received his MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago. He worked in New York City for 27 years as both an artist and a free-lance commercial photographer specializing in large format still life work, primarily for the fine and decorative arts industry. His most recent artmaking is focused on panoramic landscapes of Road Cuts, a ubiquitous and overlooked example of mankind’s violent interaction with the natural world. He recently completed a four week artist residency at Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Philip Howie is a figurative sculptor and artist living in Catskill, NY. As a young man he moved to New York City to study sculpture at the New York Academy of Art and at Belles Art in San Miguel de Allende in Guanajuato, Mexico. Phillip had his first one-person show in 1999 in NYC and since then has competed numerous commissions for patrons such as Frederick W Hughes, former executor of the Andy Warhol Estate, The Institute for Humanist Studies in NY and the St. Louis Priory School and Abbey, Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey and Michael Pulitzer. In 2010 Phillip had a stroke, and has taught himself to use his non dominant hand to resume his art. Subsequently he has created 2,000 drawings and sculptures and continues to thrive artistically.