Calendar

May
1
Sat
Art – Madeline Silber and Gretchen Beck
May 1 @ 5:00 pm – May 23 @ 3:00 pm
Join us for a virtual opening reception Saturday May 1 at 5 –6:30 pm. 
View images of the exhibit, featuring two artists whose work explores abstract approaches to drawing. The artists will talk about their work and take questions from attendees.

 

Exhibit open for in-person viewing May 1 – 23, 2021 by appointment only.
Masks and social distancing required.
Please contact ngossett@canoneonta.org to schedule a viewing.

 

Maddy Silber will present “Along the Way: Drawings Past & Present”
“This series of drawings entitled thoughts, marks a new direction for my work which in the last several years has been focused primarily on painting. I am really enjoying the fluidity and directness of drawing with pen to develop forms, spaces and movement in these pieces. each drawing becomes its own thought, as well as being a part of the larger constellation of images. In my work I attempt to depict the complex subtleties of connection and separation in our contemporary relationships. The drawings merge elements of illusionistic realism with components of abstraction, raising questions about the dreamlike realm these images inhabit. These small intimate drawings exist somewhere in between biomorphic abstraction, surrealism and narrative representation, maintaining their existence on the edge of contemporary discourse.”

 

Gretchen Beck will present Dumi Dumi Goy:
“For the images I produce as an artist, I have conducted research in Niger, West Africa, where I lived for three years. My art involves an exploration of the Nigerien landscape, the Djarma and Fulani cultures and the art forms they create. This abstract work portrays ritual and tradition in Nigerien culture. To create my imagery, I work from a variety of references. Relationships among color, shape, and texture come together to form fluid and grid-like compositions. Color dominates the images and dictates the media employed to produce them. Drawing, painting and collage are the focus
of my artistic repertoire.”
May
20
Thu
Writers Salon – Michael Amos Cody
May 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Michael Amos Cody will be our featured author for the May Writers Salon.
The salon will take place via Zoom on Thursday, May 20th at 7:30 pm.
Click here for the Zoom link
 
MICHAEL AMOS CODY was born in Sumter, South Carolina, raised in Walnut, North Carolina, and spent the early years of his adult life as a songwriter in Nashville, Tennessee. He earned his B.A. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina, Asheville, in 1993, his M.A. in English from Western Carolina University in 1995, and his Ph.D. in English from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, in 2000.

He is the author of Charles Brockden Brown and the Literary Magazine: Cultural Journalism in the Early American Republic (McFarland, 2004) and the novel Gabriel’s Songbook (Pisgah Press, 2017). He has written on the Gothic kinship between Charles Brockden Brown and Nathaniel Hawthorne for The Nathaniel Hawthorne Review, on Hawthorne’s “Romantic Predecessors” for Hawthorne in Context (Cambridge UP, 2019) and on “Brown’s Early Biographers and Reception, 1815-1940s” for the Oxford Handbook of Charles Brockden Brown (2019). He is co-editor of The Literary Magazine and Other Writings, 1803-1807, volume three of The Collected Writings of Charles Brockden Brown (Bucknell UP, 2019).His fiction and poems have appeared in Tampa Review, Yemassee, The Chaffin Journal, The Southern Poetry Anthology (Vols. VI and VII), The Howl, Pisgah Review, Short Story, Potpourri, and Fury.

His collection of short stories, A Twilight Reel, comes out this month (May 2021) from Pisgah Press, an independent publisher based in Asheville, North Carolina. Cody teaches American literature before 1900, Native American literature, and mythology in the Department of Literature & Language at East Tennessee State University.

Writers Salon takes place on the 3rd Thursday of each month and begins at 7:30 pm (the Zoom session opens at 7:15). The event begins with an open mic, and guests are encouraged to read personal works in this casual & welcoming environment (open mic is limited to 5 minutes per reader–please sign up in advance). The featured author will begin reading at 8:00.

Free & Open to the public.
Donations greatly appreciated: http://www.canoneonta.org/donate/ 😃

Hope to see you there!
Annie Kuhn & Bhala Jones, Co-chairs

Thank you to Unalam.com for sponsoring this event.

Jun
17
Thu
Writers Salon – Julene Waffle & Lynne Kemen
Jun 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The salon will take place via Zoom on Thursday, June 17th at 7:30 pm.
Click here for the Zoom link

JULENE WAFFLE is a teacher in Morris, NY, a business owner, a wife, a mother of three busy boys, and writer. She earned degrees from Hartwick College and Binghamton University.  Her work has appeared in La Presa, The English Journal, The English Record, River, Blood, and Corn Literary Journal, The Daily Star, anthologies of poetry entitled Civilization in Crisis (FootHills Publishing, 2020), and Seeing Things (Woodland Arts Editions, 2020), and her chapbook entitled So I Will Remember (Woodland Arts Editions, 2020).  She several forth coming poems in American Writers Review: Pandemic Collection and The Non-conformist. She finds inspiration in nature and her family which includes her three cats, two dogs, and beta fish. You can learn more at www.wafflepoetry.com.

LYNNE KEMEN is a writer living in Franklin, New York. She studies poetry with Robert Bensen and the Seeing Things Writers group. Publications include Seeing Things Anthology and More Than a Handful  (both published in 2020 by Woodland Arts Editions, Oneonta, NY). After a career in New York City theatre, dance medicine, biopsychology teaching, and advising psychology majors at Hunter College, she moved to the Great Western Catskills with her husband and three cats. In addition to writing, she serves on the Bright Hill Press board of directors and several other not-for-profit organizations. She has been writing with Robert Bensen’s Seeing Things Writing Workshop at Bright Hill for the last 3 years. She is hard at work on her second book of poetry, and has been published in Silver Birch Press, and La Presa, a bi-lingual journal of art and literature.

Books by both authors can be found locally at The Green Toad Bookstore in Oneonta, NY

Writers Salon takes place on the 3rd Thursday of each month and begins at 7:30 pm (the Zoom session opens at 7:15). The event begins with an open mic, and guests are encouraged to read personal works in this casual & welcoming environment (open mic is limited to 5 minutes per reader–please sign up in advance). The featured author will begin reading at 8:00.

Free & Open to the public.
Donations greatly appreciated: http://www.canoneonta.org/donate/ 😃

Hope to see you there!
Annie Kuhn & Bhala Jones, Co-chairs

Thank you to Unalam.com for sponsoring this event.