A new one-person show titled “A Walk in the Woods” featuring paintings by White Plains artist Belle Manes opens on Sunday, September 21, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Gallery in the Park at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Cross River.


The exhibit includes abstract impressions, small and large, that vibrate with rich hues that lead the viewer from one oasis of color to another. Viewing the artist’s triptychs and diptychs evokes a stroll in the forest, with delight and intrigue wherever the eye wanders. Some works are subtly figurative; others glow like stained glass. This is art that “moves.”


Belle Manes received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cooper Union, and taught at both Pratt Institute and New York University. She has been widely exhibited and is represented in many collections.

“A Walk in the Woods” will be on exhibit daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through December 31. Admission is free; parking is $4 with a Westchester County Park Pass, $8 without the pass.

The Gallery in the Park is part of the Westchester County Art in Parks program, which brings changing exhibitions of sculpture, paintings, murals and other forms of artwork to Westchester County Parks for the appreciation of visitors of all ages.


The exhibit is sponsored by Westchester County Parks and the Friends of Westchester County Parks, Inc.


Ward Pound Ridge Reservation is located at the junction of Route 35 and Route 121 South in Cross River. It can be reached via I-684 to exit 6, Katonah/Cross River. Head east off the exit; follow Route 35 east four miles then turn right onto Route 121 South to park entrance.


For more information, call (914) 864-7317.