New Art Show, from Flowers to Fly Fishing

A fabulous new art exhibition begins August 4th here at the Old Stone House.

She gathers flowers to press their gorgeous petals into designs of exquisite color and balance. He treks to streams teeming with trout, not to fish, but to generate his sensitive watercolors of sweeping vistas.

They are Patricia and Jack Yelle, proprietors of Morning Star Creations in Roscoe, NY, from where they offer their diverse art to the public. For one month only, their work will also be on display, starting with an opening reception on Sunday, August 4th, from 1-4 pm.

Despite broad differences, their creations represents an artistic love affair between husband and wife. Jack, a retired technical illustrator and advertising executive, used to paint the tug boats and sailing craft near his home overlooking Flushing Bay, NY. His love of fly fishing brought him to Roscoe, where he found the ultimate mix of farmland, woods and water. It was all enough to satisfy his need for subject matter, possibly forever. 

 Patricia has delved into many media, from pastels through acrylics, and captures the motion of clouds or water with uncanny ability. But her real enthusiasm is craft, and she has succeeded marvelously in creating unique designs, her favorites using pressed flowers. “It’s a most rewarding art form,” she says. Patricia begins with growing the flowers herself. “I never knew that digging in soil could be such fun.” After harvesting her home-grown blossoms, she composes the final layouts to frame under glass.

 In their Roscoe gallery, Jack and Patricia Yelle offer a selection of original watercolors, limited edition lithographs, and open edition prints. Subjects range from fly fishing to marine and rural subjects. Visitors select from major pieces of high craft work, to small, very affordable hospitality gifts, with custom commissions also welcome.

 The Yelles can be contacted at (607) 498-5918, or by email at yellejp@citlink.net. Their exhibition runs through August 25th.