'All Manner of Marvels' are on Display in Ithaca

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

 

Photo credit: Corners Gallery

Dream Landscapes are on Display at Cornell Plantations

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

 

Photo credit: Wynn Yarrow

'Never Before Seen' at the State of the Art Gallery

 

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

Sunlit Landscapes are on Display at Roberson

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

 

Photo credit: Brian Keeler

An Artist Looks at How We Learn and What We Learn

‘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

 

Photo credit: Rich Harrington

Corning Invites You to their Monthly Urban Arts Crawl

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

 

Photo credit: CreAgent Marketing

Revealed: WPA Murals on display at the Johnson Museum

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.

The West Kortright Center celebrates 40 years with a fair

The West Kortright Center has been a center for arts for forty years, bringing performances of all genres, as well as education.  Charlene Sugihara, a member of the board, describes the fair that will take place at the Center on Sunday, September 6th.  There’s also a members’ art show that begins on Friday. http://wskg.org/audio/westkcfairmix.mp3

Mitchell Visoky displays encaustic paintings at the Salati Gallery

Artist Mitchell Visoky works in many media, including encaustic painting which has an ancient history.  Techniques of encaustic painting have advanced and now this ancient art is being rediscovered by modern artists. Visoky is exhibiting his recent work at Orazio Salati’s Gallery on State Street in downtown Binghamton.