SARANAC LAKE - The watercolors of Valerie Patterson will be on display at the Adirondack Carousel next Thursday, Sept. 20, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. as part of the Art Walk event.
Patterson's watercolors reflect a sense of social consciousness in a broad range of themes. She describes her motivation as a means to "create images that provoke action, thought and a feeling of commonality, often transcending the decorative, entertaining or 'easy' in the hopes that my art can be a force for discovery, unity, humanity and support in difficult times."
A prolific artist, Patterson has exhibited her work throughout the country. Among her numerous awards are the 2009 Peace Prize for the Arts at the Arts for Peace Exhibition in Dayton, Ohio, and a first-place Profile Award in the HerStory Competition at Manhattan Arts International in New York City.
The Carousel will be open during the fall from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday but is extending its hours to 7:30 on Sept. 20 for Art Walk. For more information, visit the carousel's website at adirondackcarousel.org or its Facebook page.