Gallery exhibit to honor Ticonderoga artist

TICONDEROGA - Ticonderoga Arts will feature watercolors by June Borho in a special memorial exhibit at its 84 Montcalm St. gallery from July 2-19.

The gallery hours are Thursday thru Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

June was born in Ossining, the daughter of Aurele and Edna Richards Henry. She graduated from Ossining High School in 1947. She married Raymond Borho in 1951. They honeymooned in Lake George, made a home in Ossining and had three children. The Borhos came to love the Adirondacks and vacationed here for many year before moving their family permanently to Ticonderoga in 1969.

Borho had a passion for working with watercolor. Though mostly self-taught, she studied with John Galluci, Don Getz, Judy Betts and Paul Rossi and attended workshops with several other well-known artists throughout the years. Her work appears in many private, corporate and family collections throughout the country.

Living in the Adirondacks for 40 years and inspired by the beauty surrounding her turn of the century home in historic Ticonderoga, Borho stated, "Through my art, I hope to create a sense of the place where I live. I do not need to travel to exotic places to find beauty. Beauty surrounds me. Every season has it's own unique appeal. Even on the dreariest day, the mountains shrouded in clouds, or the trees festooned with ice, and of course, the riot of color in autumn, or the fresh greens in spring are all inspiration I need."

Borho died April 16, 2007.

In honor of her memory, her family has loaned a dozen of her paintings for the upcoming display, most have never been exhibited.

The arts gallery will have cards of some of Borho's paintings to purchase.

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