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The Catherine Small Watercolor Collection

Sunday, April 30, 2017

For Catherine Small, art and music colored the canvas of her life.  She was quick to invite visitors to the studio housed in her cottage at Homestead Village. Catherine was a graduate of Kutztown University where she majored in art.  She taught art for many years, and thoroughly enjoyed working with children.  Her work has been exhibited at numerous art shows.

Photo of Catherine SmallCatherine met her husband, Charles, in Hatboro, PA before moving to Baltimore for 40 years, 15 of those years in a country house on three acres of land.  Catherine was a life member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society, a member of American Pen Women and the Lancaster Art Association.  She was previously involved in the Rehoboth Art League.  

Catherine enjoyed gourmet cooking, gardening and sewing.

Photo of Catherine SmallsNot long after Catherine moved to the Homestead Village apartments, her vast collection of watercolors were discovered in the back of her closet.  Homestead Village’s first president, Don Glasford, purchased nearly all of Catherine’s collection, had them framed and hung them in the newly constructed corridor between the main lobby and the dining lobby.  The collection was removed around 2012 and placed in storage to protect them from sun damage.  With the recent renovation of the apartment building’s corridors, the Catherine Small collection found a new home.  We hope you will enjoy seeing them throughout the central corridors of the apartment building.