Opening Reception- Upper Hudson Valley Watercolor Society

June 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Caldwell-Lake George Library
336 Canada St. Lake George NY 12845

The Caldwell-Lake George Library welcomes a trio of Upper Hudson Watercolor Society artists for our June exhibit; Madeline Sicko, Ben Stanley and Diane Fiore

All the artists will be on hand to discuss their work (as will light refreshments in the form of wine and cheese).  No RSVP required.  FREE and open to all.


Madeline Sicko has been on an artistic adventure since grade school in Brooklyn. She credits her family, friends, art teachers including Peter Huntoon, Kevin Kuhne, Joan Lord and Malcom Waite for encouraging and supporting her art. She has a small studio in her log home and enjoys painting both her own designs, as well as commissioned pieces, in watercolor, acrylic, oil and coffee.  Madeline     expects to continue exploring new concepts and techniques that will further develop her own unique style.  Presently she is teaching art at her favorite place with “Paint it Forward” at the HOPE CLUB in Latham and presenting her work at local venues.

Ben Stanley has been an artist for over 20 years, painting in watercolor and coffee.  His talents include compositions with flowers, unique landscapes, animals and people.  He enjoys selecting places of interest while traveling through various neighborhoods and   discovering the unusual.  He appreciates painting in his in-home studio, where many finished works and works in progress hang.  Ben can often be seen painting in his summer studio, attached to his home, where neighbors pass by to admire his work and often request specific paintings for themselves.

Diane Fiore entered the art world seven years ago at the age of 50.  She learned that holding a paint brush, working on a collage or writing a story provides the perfect escape from daily responsibilities.  Her style seems to lie between abstract and realism and she  invites friends to contribute to her work by creating drawings that need to be painted, or by adding verse to a scene that speaks to them.  Diane’s inspiration comes from her travels, her every-day life, her pets and her imagination.