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FREE ARTIST PANEL DISCUSSION

Date

Mar 22 2024

Time

OGallery opens at 3PM. The talk begins at 4PM
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Cost

free admission

Organizer

More Information:

Art Garage
Phone
607-547-5327
Email
leartgarage@gmail.com

Other Organizers

Destination Marketing Corporation for Otsego County
Destination Marketing Corporation for Otsego County
Phone
(607) 322-4046
Email
cassandra@thisiscooperstown.com
Website
https://www.thisiscooperstown.com/
ART GARAGE

Location

ART GARAGE
689 Beaver Meadow Rd, Cooperstown, NY 13326

Date

Mar 22 2024

Time

OGallery opens at 3PM. The talk begins at 4PM
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Cost

free admission

FREE ARTIST PANEL DISCUSSION

Free Public Program: Artist Megan Adams Irving to lead a Panel Discussion with Artists Dianne Kull & Roy Kortick Cooperstown NY— Local artists, Roy Kortick and Dianne Kull, will talk about their intriduing small-scale are in a free panel discussion at the Art Garage, moderated by Megan Adams Irving, artist and artist community advocate, Friday March 22 at 4PM. The gallery will open at 3PM. The talk is the last program of the current group exhibition, Masde in Middlefield, that presents paintings and textiles, and celebrates the community. Seating is limited: reservations are recommended. Visitors are reminded to park on the gallery grounds. *** Made in Middlefield Part I features a range of diverse paintings— includeing exterior “barn quilts,” textiles, and assemblages by 12 artists in Middlefield — the largest township in the county. Whether part-time or recent transplants, or descendants of families from the community for generations, the artists have planted roots in the area and use these to ground their diverse artistic practices. The exhibition is open every Saturday in March, 11am-1pm, and always daily via appointment (a text or call: 315-941-9607). Made in Middlefield Part I will be on view through March 30th, 2pm. *** Moderator Megan Adams Irving, whose artistic practice has trended to the diminutive, will elicit commentary on the two artists’ intriguing small-scale, highly individual works. Dianne Kull will discuss her box art assemblages of found objects, and Roy Kortick, his frescos and more. Known Part of the Art Garage mission is to cultivate a broad arts community and generate dialogue among artists, residents, and visitors. *** In addition to the two artists on the panel, other artists featured in the exhibition are Lewis Danielski, Darius Homayounpour, Merri Hubbell, Martha Sharer, Mary Welch, Ada Yonenaka and Steven Ziglar. Sydney Waller, Art Garage founding director, is the curator. *** MORE ABOUT THE ARTISTS: *** The first piece, peaceable kingdom w/ titfoot / night (2004), is a fresco coated with resin on cement board, and is inspired by Edward Hick’s famous series of peaceable kingdom paintings. Locally Fenimore Art Museum owns such a painting in its collection. ”I literally began casting the cast of characters represented in the art by making small ceramic medallions,” he noted, as can be seen in the piece, wrestler, polar bears and robot w rainbows out its ears (blue) (2007). His continued use of fresco and resin create an intriguing adhesive background for diverse enigmatic ceramic elements. His most recent piece, untitled sampler w/ faded hairdo dog (2014), presents a personal idiosyncratic iconography in ceramic mounted on wood panel with an artist-made frame. As is often the case with contemporary art, Kortick invites observers to create their own narratives. *** Kortick moved to Middlefield from Brooklyn 12 years ago. He taught ceramic classes at the Smithy for several years, and had access to studio space and kilns there. He has also renovated his farmhouse, and built a barn with a small studio—an ongoing project to be an adequate year round space, he noted. Toward those ends, for the past 3 years he has been restoring an 1840s store, an architectural and cultural treasure in the Middlefield hamlet historic district, where he hopes to build “a proper studio.” His goal is to open later this year as a ceramics-focused gallery and store, where in the front he will offer coffee, baked goods, candles, maple syrup, flowers and more .” Sydney Waller’s Art Garage has been an inspiration and a rich source of community that I hope I can build upon in making a public space,” he noted. THE THREE pieces in the show demonstrate the evolution of materials in his work. *** DIANNE KULL Dianne Kull moved to the area when she was six. She noted that “teaching art for 35 years has profoundly affected my journey as an artist.” As an educator, she taught a wide range of techniques using a variety of media. As a result, she noted, “I have never been driven to concentrate on just one approach.” However, since retiring, she “has been fortunate to turn my attentions to finding my own muse, if not medium, and have narrowed my focus to pastel and to building small assemblages with mixed media.“ *** Kull stated, ”As an assemblage artist, I sometimes work with a theme in mind, and sometimes am prompted to focus strictly on the design— while it may not be obvious, each item I include in my work has been diligently researched so titles, meanings, and intent are accurate. Rather than always telling my own narratives, it is important to me that the viewer is drawn to experience his or her own stories in my work. “ Each of her compelling small ‘box art’ pieces is chock full of found objects with an affinity to each other. *** Made in Middlefield Part II will open in April and feature photography and sculpture and more, by Middlefield’s accomplished artists. *** The Art Garage, now in its 13th year of serving the community, is located at 689 Beaver Meadow Road, Cooperstown, NY 13326. For more information, see Facebook and Instagram @theartgaragecooperstown, email leartgarage@gmail.com, telephone at 607-547-5327 or text/call at 315-941-9607.

ART GARAGE

Location

ART GARAGE
689 Beaver Meadow Rd, Cooperstown, NY 13326
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