The Historical Society of Woodstock’s summer exhibit, “Bolt” - The Art and Times of Clarence W. Bolton, will be open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 – 5:00 pm. HSW will host an opening reception on Saturday July 2 at 3:00 pm. at 20 Comeau Drive. All are welcome! A young Clarence Bolton arrived in Woodstock in 1917 for a brief visit and stayed for the next 45 years. He studied painting with John Carlson and moved on to explore printmaking and became an accomplished lithographer, exhibiting his work all over the country. His love of Overlook Mountain and the surrounding fields and streams inspired his work. Bolt became an integral part of the Woodstock community. He ran a commercial printing business, established The Nook (which later became the Café Espresso), and wrote and published The Clatter. He met and married Louise Cashdollar and was welcomed into her large, extended family. The exhibit features a large selection of his paintings and lithographs from the Historical Society archives, as well as numerous photographs of himself and his life in Woodstock.