The Strand Center for the Arts’ August 2014 exhibit featured works by Gail and Clay Morris on display in our Main Gallery from August 1st to the 23rd, 2014. The combination of Gail’s plein air painting with the photographic work of her husband Clay, prod [Gail Morris 2] uces a complement in landscapes, emphasizing color and space. The opening reception was held August 1st from 5:30-7:00 pm and coincided with the First Weekends in Plattsburgh August Art Walk.
Gail Morris was the winner of the 2013 Juried Show held at the Strand Center for the Arts last year, part of the prize was being given her own solo show. Gail states that “For me, the art in nature is invigorating and gives pause to observe the world around us. I averaged one or two paintings a year until my husband, Clay, coaxed me into entering three paintings in the NCCCA Juried Art Show. Surprisingly, my painting, “Country Road Bouquet” took first place.” Gail had taken painting and drawing classes in college, but after 37 years teaching grade school students and raising her own children she has once again turned her attention to painting. With the support of her husband Clay, who will also be showing a selection of his photographic works, Gail has re-entered the art scene.