56 Participants in Exhibit of 176 Items---Portrait of A. B. Ryerson a Feature
Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES
COOPERSTOWN, N, Y., Aug. 19---The Summer exhibit of the Cooperstown Art Association opened here today in its temporary gallery at the Village Club for a showing of one week. One hundred and seventy-six items from the hands of fifty-six participants were viewed by large and enthusiastic groups of art lovers.
Drawings, pastels, paintings and sculpture are being shown, following a ten-year-old custom of the local artists.
The association was formed some time ago with the idea of originating here, in the village which James Fenimore Cooper made famous, an art centre for the encouragement and betterment of the younger groups of artists, and to provide a gallery, studio, and workshop for their use.
Among the outstanding portraits shown this week is one of the late Arthur B. [sic] Ryerson, Chicago and Cooperstown, who lost his life when the Titanic sank. This painting was done by Ellen Emma Rand, an artist of merit, who often visits Cooperstown.
Others of the more outstanding artists who are exhibiting are: Victor Salvatore, Mrs. Folger Oudin, Walter Frankl, and Dr. M. S. Cockett. Also Henry Milliken and Frank P. Whiting, New York architects, are showing work. Participation has not been limited to adults, for much excellent and talented work has been submitted for the showing by children from the ages of 10 years.
[Note: Victor Salvatore, mentioned in the final paragraph, was the husband of Ellen Ryerson, a daughter of Arthur Ryerson.]