Form and Forever is a solo exhibition by sculptor Heather Ramsdale ’97 featuring free-standing objects and sculptural wall pieces addressing a subject of forever and what is beyond now in relation to form and physicality. The event is co-sponsored by the Sesquicentennial Committee, which has included the exhibition among an ongoing series of intellectual and cultural events during the 2018-19 academic year to celebrate SUNY Cortland rich 150-year history.
The Harrington Gallery in Sidney presents work by artists Shelley Krapes-Mackinnon and Don MacKinnon, along with work by Daniel J. Harrington at the Harrington Gallery in Sidney. Originally from Brookly, Shelley still lives there part-time, but Don’s work has needed more space, so he is living full time in Deposit. Photo credit: Shelley Krapes-Mackinnon
The Corners Gallery in Ithaca is presenting an new exhibit, ‘All Manner of Marvels: Wonders Seldom Seen’, a group exhibition curated by Steve Carver. He joins us to talk about assembling the collection of works by artists from around the country, some whose work has never been seen regionally, and some by local artists, including Lou Beach, Robin Cass, Bill Hastings, Marshall Hyde, Beth Hylen, Wayne Kruse, Gary Panter, Minna Resnick, Robin Whiteman, and Steve Carver himself. He also tells us a little of his journey from Oklahoma to Los Angeles to Ithaca. http://wskg.org/audio/carver.mp3
Artist Wynn Yarrow opens ‘Genius Loci’ at the Cornell Plantations. They are mysterious dream landscapes influenced by the artist’s love of literature, and also by her work with the Rockwell Museum’s Great Circle program where she is artist in residence. http://www.wskg.org/audio/yarrowmix.mp3
Coordinator Allison DeDominick talks about ‘plein air’ painting and the Fifth Annual Plein Air Arts Festival that celebrates outdoor painting this weekend at various locations around Seneca Lake. http://www.wskg.org/audio/pleinairmix.mp3
The State of the Art Gallery in Ithaca is present an unusual exhibit. In addition to work by members of the gallery, members have also invited friends of theirs to to present a wide range of styles and media. http://wskg.org/audio/beforeseen.mp3
Photo credit: Judy Barringer from State of the Art Gallery
The Roberson Museum in Binghamton has turned over its Sears-Harkness Hall to an exhibit of paintings by Brian Keeler, called Heliodelic Topography. We hear about the meaning of that title and about the landscapes Brian Keeler frequents for his paintings. http://wskg.org/audio/keelermix.mp3
‘This is the Way We Play and Learn’ is an exhibit of works by artist Rich Harrington at the Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts Gallery on State Street in Binghamton. He uses images from reading textbooks from the 50s and 60s. He uses these evocative images with humor to make a more serious point about that era. http://wskg.org/audio/harringtonmix.mp3
The Rockwell Museum and the Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes present their monthly Urban Arts Crawl in Corning on Friday, March 25. Arts Council Executive Director Connie Sullivan-Blum and CreAgent’s Logan Sweet talk about the venues and arts. http://wskg.org/audio/artcrawl.mp3
In 1935, the Federal Art Project was established. It was part of President Roosevelt’s Work Progress Administration, and employed thousands of artists over the next decade to create art for public spaces in federal buildings. Four murals – by Ilya Bolotowsky, Albert Swinden, Joseph Rugolo, and Dane Chanase – were commissioned for the Hospital of Chronic Diseases on Welfare Island (later named Goldwater Memorial Hospital, Roosevelt Island). Goldwater Hospital was set to be demolished, to make way for a new building. But first, three of the murals were removed.