Corning Welcomes Autumn with an Urban Arts Crawl

Urban Corning presents an Urban Arts Crawl on Friday, September 29 in Downtown Corning.  Logan Sweet from Urban Corning talks about the many events and exhibits, including the Rockwell Museum, 171 Cedar Arts Center, the West End Gallery, the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, and the Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.  It also features the unveiling of the latest Alley Art Project mural – a special Rockwell Museum 40th Anniversary project and collaboration between acclaimed artist Virgil Ortiz and Corning’s own High School Learning Center Students. http://wskg.org/audio/loganmix.mp3

 

Photo credit: Urban Corning

 

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.