Artist’s Talk for Form & Forever exhibition by Heather Ramsdale

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.

'All Manner of Marvels' are on Display in Ithaca

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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

Sunlit Landscapes are on Display at Roberson

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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

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‘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

Revealed: WPA Murals on display at the Johnson Museum

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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.