On Thursday, November 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. there will be an opening reception for the exhibit “Images in Clay” at the Wilson Art Gallery, located on the first floor of the Noreen Reale Falcone Library. The artist, OCC Emeritus Professor Andy Shuster, is a master potter who has been working with clay and teaching since the early 1970s. In this exhibit the artist draws on traditional ceramic forms as a vehicle for personal expression.
The exhibit will run from November 17 – February 17. It is free and open to the public during regular library hours. For more information, call (315) 445-4333.
Meet the artist at the reception: Tuesday, January 21, 3pm – 5pm
Gina Occhiogrosso has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibits and is currently an Associate Professor of Art in the Center for Art and Design at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. More info
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 19th, 3:30-5:30pm.
Meet world-renowned Hungarian-born artist George Bartko on September 19th who will discuss his work, which he conceived not as a series of individual, separate records, but as a unified piece with a cumulative effect.
George Bartko was born in Hungary and now spends half the year on the island of Vinalhaven, off the coast of Maine, and his winters in Budapest, where he keeps an apartment and art studio.
As a teenager he apprenticed for three years to the Hungarian painter Lajos Saabo before coming to the United States in 1956. He earned a BFA in painting and printmaking at the University of Illinois, Urbana, and his MFA in painting and printmaking at the University of Florida, Gainsville. He went on to teach painting, drawing and lithography at St. Louis Community College in Missouri.
He says of his intention: “I ask from a viewer an attention span longer than required to identify the contents of a painting. I invite the viewer to explore the way I resolve the delights of appearances.”