On Sunday, July 15, 2018, the area’s finest independent artists transform Owego’s Draper Park into an outdoor art gallery. Tioga Arts Council (TAC), in partnership with the Tioga County Master Gardener Program of Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE), is pleased to present the En Plein Air: art show & sale. This unique event will transform Draper Park into an outdoor art gallery. Now in its 30th year, this event is designed to highlight the talents of artists in and around Tioga County, to underscore the beauty of our community, and to facilitate a meaningful connection between artists and their supporters.
Art studios are open to you! No cost – just visit! Find the list of artists participating this month, and learn tons more at www.Arttrail.com. Go visit. It’s cool to meet the artists and see their creative spaces!
Join the Boyce Thompson Institute for a free reception to celebrate our current Art@BTI exhibit, Juxtaposition of Light and Texture: Photography by Nancy V. Ridenour. This event will feature:
– Complementary wine bar and hors d’oeuvres courtesy of AGAVA
– Presentation and Q&A session with the photographer, Nancy V. Ridenour
– Presentation by BTI Associate Professor Joyce Van Eck on her ground cherry research
– Raffle drawing (winner will receive a floral canvas print of their choice)
This event is free and open to the public – space is limited so those planning to attend are encouraged to pre-register online, or call 607-288-2578. All attendees must be 21 and older. If you need accommodations to participate in this event, please contact Marissa Zuckerman (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible. This event is made possible thanks to Cayuga Landscape and AGAVA.
“Rachel Philipson & Michael Sampson” a show of paintings and photographs, will be held at State of the Art Gallery May 30-July 1, 2018, with the opening reception Friday, June 8 from 5-8 PM. Married in 2000, Philipson and Sampson have not exhibited their work together since 2005. Philipson’s photographs of Puerto Rico, Cuba, San Francisco, and New York City depict street scenes where the subjects are abstracted and Sampson’s paintings are done directly from the figure where he uses gesture to abstract the model in pose. Hours: Wed. – Fri., 12-6pm and Sat.
Frida Kahlo was born on this day in 1907. Whether you’re a teacher looking for classroom resources or just a Frida fan – ‘The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo’ is super cool. Check out this video and support materials illustrate what makes art political, and prompts students to create their own self-portraits! Most appropriate for grades: 9-13+. http://to.pbs.org/2tzWm34
A brand new museum has opened on Sesame Street, the Museum of Modern Cookie! Cookie Monster, Elmo, and Chris are very excited to check it out. However, when they step inside, all of the cookie art starts to make Cookie Monster hungry for cookies. Chris explains that he needs to control himself and use only his eyes to look at the paintings. Prairie Dawn welcomes them to the museum and gives them a tour.
The Binghamton University Art Museum is displaying Works on Paper Between the Wars, a collection from Binghamton residents Gil and Deborah Williams. Gil Williams and Museum Director Diane Butler talk about the exhibition, related exhibits, and the historical value of the included works. http://wskg.org/audio/worksonpaper.mp3
Photo credit: Peter Helck via Binghamton University Art Museum