Calendar

Apr
4
Sat
Art: Lindsay France, Gia Sabatini, Vernon Burnett
Apr 4 @ 5:00 pm – Apr 19 @ 3:00 pm

Opening reception Saturday, April 4th, 5-8 pm.
Free admission & open to the public. Refreshments available.

Gallery hours: April 5th – 19th 
Thur/Fri 2-6, Sat/Sun 11-3

 

LINDSAY FRANCE
“Abandoned History” brings out the beauty of decay. Each location – abandoned schools, factories, theaters and prisons – tells a story steeped in forgotten history. Lindsay has always had a passion for photography originating in the darkroom. On a whim, she joined a group workshop at an abandoned lace factory in Pennsylvania and fell in love with abandoned photography and exploration. Lindsay’s vision draws her to capture the unique and beautiful in places that are forgotten in time. She has combined her love of historical research with her passion for photography to bring to life the forgotten locations she explores. Lindsay has been a photographer for over 10 years and currently resides in Oneonta, NY.

GIA SABATINI
Artwork exploring the relationship between human and nature, which started out as a personal conversation with her sister. “I lost her two years ago, so each paint stroke has been my way of healing. Through painting and layering colors and textures I am able to talk with her. She was an amazing artist and through this medium I feel close to her. I use a variety of materials in my work. Molding paste, recycled tires shreds and coffee grounds to add textures and layers. As well as acrylic and watercolors. I like the way watercolors and acrylics interact with each other. Both having their own personalities and when together they either marry or fight.” Gia has always been making art of some kind or another. She went to school originally to be an Art Teacher but ended up a Graphic Designer as well as dabbled in tattooing.

VERNON BURNETT
“Trails from the Emerald Ash Borer” While splitting wood I noticed the abstract, almost calligraphic designs created by the current forest industry nemesis, the emerald ash borer. Upon closer inspection, I noticed subtle changes in the color and texture of the wood. Using the camera and a macro lens, I zoomed into several small examples of the worm trails. Once the images were enlarged on my computer, I intentionally used an enhanced focus tool to play with over-saturation of color and the natural contrasts within the wood. This resulted in these abstract images. Although college educated in photography, my diverse cultural and experiential background leads me to define myself as more of an urban folk artist. I use photography as a means to document the world around me, calling attention to things that other people sometimes overlook, which helps me engage more deeply with where I am in space and time.

Apr
16
Thu
Writers Salon – Alice Lichtenstein, plus open mic
Apr 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Writers Salon - Alice Lichtenstein, plus open mic @ CANO

Alice Lichtenstein graduated from Brown University and received her MFA from Boston University. She has received a New York Foundation of the Arts Grant in Fiction and has twice been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony.

Her first novel, The Genius of the World (Zoland Books, 2000), received favorable reviews, most notably in The New York Times Book Review and on National Public Radio. Her second novel, Lost (Scribner, 2010) was touted as a “Great Read” (People Magazine) and “a novel that delivers much reading pleasure” (Alan Cheuse reviewing for “All Things Considered”). In 2011, Lost was a long-list Finalist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Alice’s third novel, The Crime of Being, is forthcoming from Upper Hand Press, November 2019.

In addition to the above, Lichtenstein’s short stories have appeared in several literary journals. Most recently, the Pushcart Prize-nominated “Revision,” (Narrative Magazine, Fall 2018); Dead Friends ( Post Road, Winter, 2010) and White Ladies (Short Story, Spring, 2010).

Alice lives in Oneonta, New York, where she teaches fiction-writing at Hartwick College, and in Surry, Maine.

Writers Salon takes place the 3rd Thursday each month. Readings begin promptly at 7:30 pm (please arrive by 7:15). Beginning with open mic, guests are encouraged to read personal works in this casual & welcoming environment (open mic is limited to 5 minutes per reader). Afterwards, enjoy a reading and presentation by a featured published author. Free & Open to the public. Donations greatly appreciated. Refreshments Served.

May
2
Sat
Art: Pooh Kaye, Eileen Crowell, Ruben & Damian Salinas
May 2 @ 5:00 pm – May 17 @ 3:00 pm

Opening reception Saturday, May 2nd, 5-8 pm.
With live music by Wyatt Ambrose, jazz guitarist.
Free admission & open to the public. Refreshments available.

Gallery hours: May 3 – 17 open Thur/Fri 2-6, Sat/Sun 11-3

POOH KAYE
A multi-discipline artist specializing in choreography and animation in film, media & theater productions. Combining disparate objects, paint & hand drawn images with human movement in her projects since 1973 – particularly projects focusing on more traditional cell animation. Over the years she’s explored multiple project ideas that were never fulfilled. This exhibit examines some of these ideas and features rough scripts, GIFS, production paintings of scenes, & key animation images.

EILEEN CROWELL
“Plant Portraits” Botanical art and study in which the artist focuses on the struggle that each specimen has endured on it’s path to maturity. A bit of that drama is reflected in the artwork as each plant has a distinctive shape and design and texture and has served the plant in a unique way. Movement and balance, light and shadow, and the delicate interplay between them are ever-present in the artwork.

RUBEN and DAMIAN SALINAS
“The Spirit of Gesture” Father and son artists exhibit works highlighting gesture as an intuitive, direct and vivid response to the impetus provoked by a subject or idea. The exhibit features figure and animal drawings and paintings done with ink and black tempera on paper. The duo are co-authors of a drawing and painting book by the same title which also focuses on the subject of gesture as the way to capture the intangible and essential nature of a subject or concept. 


 

 

May
21
Thu
Writers Salon – Jennifer R. Donohue, plus open mic
May 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Jennifer R. Donohue grew up at the Jersey Shore and now lives in New York. Though she got a bachelor′s degree in psychology, she has always wanted to write. She currently works at her local public library, where she also facilitates a writing workshop. Her work has appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Mythic Delirum, Syntax & Salt, and Escape Pod.

Writers Salon takes place the 3rd Thursday each month. Readings begin promptly at 7:30 pm (please arrive by 7:15). Beginning with open mic, guests are encouraged to read personal works in this casual & welcoming environment (open mic is limited to 5 minutes per reader). Afterwards, enjoy a reading and presentation by a featured published author. Free & Open to the public. Donations greatly appreciated. Refreshments Served.

Jun
18
Thu
Writers Salon – drama (Women Behaving Badly), plus open mic
Jun 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

drama (Women Behaving Badly)

Writers Salon takes place the 3rd Thursday each month. Readings begin promptly at 7:30 pm (please arrive by 7:15). Beginning with open mic, guests are encouraged to read personal works in this casual & welcoming environment (open mic is limited to 5 minutes per reader). Afterwards, enjoy a reading and presentation by a featured published author. Free & Open to the public. Donations greatly appreciated. Refreshments Served.