A new exhibit, "Personal Perspectives: Five Artists' Sense of Place," will be on display at The Smithy in Cooperstown October 31 - November 15. The featured artists, Amelia Bauer, Wijnanda Deroo, Roy Kortick, Katharine Kreisher, and Alex O'Neal, have been invited to share their wide range of different investigations of "place"-their places of origin, new homes, places they visit, or places of the imagination. "Personal Perspectives" complements the "Sacred Places" theme of Glimmerglass Film Days, which will be held November 5-9.
The artists, explains exhibit curator Megan Adams Irving, present their perceptions of "place" in their works as relates to humanity, nature, religion, and creative expression as it happens in imaginary places and places of significance. Irving, an artist, and co-curator Sydney L. Waller, gallerist, serve on the Steering Committee of Glimmerglass Film Days.
WHEN TO SEE IT:
November 1 Reception/Informal Artists' Talk, 5-7PM, Roy Kortick and Alex O'Neal moderated by James Herman (Free and open to the public)
November 6 Glimmerglass Film Days, Opening Night Party, Friday, November 6, 7:30-8:45PM (ticket required) More information
November 15 Reception/Informal Artists' Talks, 5-7PM, Katharine Kreisher discusses her work (Free and open to the public)
HOURS: Saturdays and Sundays, 11AM - 4PM and by appointment by calling Janet Erway, Director of the Smithy and the Cooperstown Art Association, 607/547-9777.
Glimmerglass Film Days is a program of Otsego 2000, an environmental and preservation advocacy non-profit based in Cooperstown. For more information on Glimmerglass Film Days, or to purchase tickets to the Film Days Opening Night Party at the Smithy, please visit www.glimmerglassfilmdays.org or call 607-547-8881.
Glimmerglass Film Days is made possible with public funds from the Chenango Arts Council's Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the NYS Council on the Arts, with support from Governor Cuomo and the NYS Legislature.
The Cooperstown Art Association challenges the community to help us put together the largest "Pumpkin Glow" yet on the front porch and lawn. Bring your carved or decorated pumpkins to the CAA porch anytime by 6 p.m. on Friday, October 30th. Don't forget a candle to light your pumpkin! We will add them to our dazzling debut of plentiful pumpkins that evening October 30 from 6 - 7 p.m. Anything goes - all pumpkins are welcome! You can even make this a fun project for your group, organization or school. The "Pumpkin Glow" and its goodies are free and open to the public although donations are always welcome.
The Cooperstown Art Association is located at 22 Main Street, in the Village Building on the corner of Main and Fair Streets. If you are interested in participating or would like more information please call 607-547-9777. Visit us on the web at www.cooperstownart.com.