Chroma – Opening Reception at The Smithy
First Opening Reception of the Season at The Smithy!
The Smithy is pleased to announce the first Opening Reception of the season, which will be held Tuesday, May 31st from 5-7pm. This first exhibit, titled and themed Chroma, will be on display in The Smithy Gallery from May 31 – June 25 on the first and second floors. American Ideals: Picturing Otsego County in 1937 will be on display May 31 – September 3 on the third floor for the duration of the 2022 season.
The artwork, member and guest artists involved in our Chroma exhibit will interpret monochromatic explorations of shades of color. Our world is composed of a wide spectrum of color. In this exhibit artists share work that explores a vision through a more singular color to create a wide range of emotional and visual response. The first floor and second floors will feature work by Smithy Member Artists along with Guest Artists. New 2022 Smithy Member artists include Marie Dungan, Dianne Kull, Garlyn MaGinnis and Cheryl Ann Wright. Guest artists for the Chroma exhibit include Thomas Bacon, Charlie Bremer, Audrey Dowling, Jeffrey Elgin, Leah Frankel, Kevin Gray, Bob McCann, Kate McGloughlin, Robert Moylan, Gina Pisto, Edmond Rinooy-Kan, Tim Sheesley, Amy Silberkleit and Claudia Waruch.
American Ideals: Picturing Otsego County in 1937 is curated by Dr. Cynthia Falk, Lynds Jones, Kim McCleary, Kimberly Rose, Alex Sniffen and Calene Bermann. In September 1937, Farm Security Administration photographer, Arthur Rothstein, came to Otsego County to document the construction of a new lumber mill and the people it would benefit. He additionally captured images of the Cooperstown area, creating photographs emphasizing hard work, family, rural values and small town life. This exhibit will be on display through September 3rd and will feature an additional Opening Reception on Friday, June 10th from 5-7pm in the third floor gallery.
The Smithy galleries are located at 55 Pioneer Street in Cooperstown, NY.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11-4pm.
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