"New York art" makes you think of that hard-edged contemporary stuff, but that sort of thinking limits you to art from the five boroughs. New York, the state, is more than just its urban centers. The Hudson River Valley has inspired artists for decades, and Jefferson, NY, the new show at the Philip Slein Gallery (4735 McPherson Avenue; 314-361-2617 or www.philipsleingallery.com), is a continuation of that tradition. Joan Nelson, Editha Mesina, Kevin Larmon, Nancy Shaver and Don Powley all call Jefferson home. While geography may unite them, it doesn't define them; each artist follows their own path even though it wends through the same town. Jefferson, NY, opens with a free reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 29. The show remains up through Saturday, June 27, and the gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free.
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Starts: May 29. Continues through June 27, 2015