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Upstate History is Women's History Exhibit

Opening Reception March 8, 2019 5:30 pm

This International Women's Day, Chenango Arts Council is highlighting the special place Upstate New York holds in our nation's history as not only the birthplace of the Women's Suffrage Movement, but also the home of many noted reformers. Learn how this distinction also made literary history. The Wizard of Oz and its sequels were all heavily influenced by support for equal rights, and the first woman-led newspaper is from Upstate too. You'll also discover many travel destinations throughout the region to learn more about upstate history. Opening reception with refreshments 5:30 pm 3/8/2019

Holy Family School Jackson Pollock & Lee Krasner Tribute Exhibit & Auction

Friday, May 17, 20195:30 pmFriday, May 31, 20195:00 pm
27 West Main St Norwich NY 13815
Holy Family School Jackson Pollock & Lee Krasner Tribute Exhibit & Auction

Holy Family students have united together as a team to produce a collection of art inspired by artists Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner. Each canvas contains multiple layers of “drip” paintings completed by students of all different grades. Working together like the family that they are at Holy Family School, every single student in the school took part in the creation of these colorful works of art.

Each piece is modeled after paintings by Pollock and Krasner, but if you look closely you’ll see each child's unique approach to the world of Abstract Expressionism in the layers on each canvas. Look closely at these paintings as they are more than splatters upon splatters. Each and every drop of paint on these pieces was intentional, deemed needed by our budding artists, and beyond beautiful in every way. The simplicity and joy of childhood can be seen in every drip, every layer and every stroke.

All proceeds from the children’s work will go directly back to our Art Program and our school so we as teachers can continue to educate and inspire our students here at Holy Family.
Opening Reception and Fundraising Auction is Friday, May 17, 2019 at 5:30 pm in the Chenango Arts Council’s Mariea Brown and Raymond Loft Galleries. 27 West Main Street, Norwich NY 13815

Carole Eldridge: Wilderness Pride

Friday, June 21, 20195:30 pmFriday, July 5, 20198:00 pm
27 West Main St Norwich NY 13815
Carole Eldridge: Wilderness Pride

Come to the Chenango Arts Council’s Mariea Brown and Raymond Loft Galleries to enjoy the beautiful nature paintings of Norwich, NY artist Carole Eldridge. Says Carole, “This series I call "Wilderness Pride" was conceived by my lifelong love of forests and shores. My love is spending time in these environments with images, vibrant colors and the secret heartbeat that lives in these places. my life has been a commitment to the wildness around us. As an avid outdoors woman, my paintings reflect the solace and beauty there. The subject matters are fascinating to children of all ages and those who appreciate the awareness of our primal beginnings. This exhibit is meant to share with its audience an abundance of our common primal awareness.” Opening reception is free and open to the public. Don’t Miss it!

Bee Amazed! A Look at the Incredible Honey Bee

Friday, July 12, 20195:30 pmFriday, July 26, 20195:00 pm
27 West Main St Norwich NY 13815
Bee Amazed! A Look at the Incredible Honey Bee

Kutik Honey joins Chenango Arts Council to present a fun and informative exhibit about the importance of bees to our environment and food chain. The exhibit will also display works of art from the community related to bees and our flowers. Opening reception is free and open to the public. Don’t Miss it!

Bill McLaughlin “Close to Home” Gallery Exhibit

Friday, August 9, 20195:30 pmFriday, August 23, 20195:00 pm
27 West Main St Norwich NY 13815
Bill McLaughlin “Close to Home” Gallery Exhibit

Come to the Chenango Arts Council’s Mariea Brown and Raymond Loft Galleries to enjoy the beautiful photography of Bill McLaughlin. Close to Home is a tribute to the quiet beauty that surrounds us daily in upstate New York. From old barns to sweeping valley views to forgotten grave sites, these photographs are a sampling of the richness and diversity we encounter every day. Opening reception is free and open to the public. Don’t Miss it!