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Made in Middlefield I Features 12 Local Artists

Date

Mar 01 2024 - Mar 02 2024

Time

March 1, 5-7 and March 2, 11-2
5:00 pm - 2:00 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 01 2024 - Mar 02 2024

Time

March 1, 5-7 and March 2, 11-2
5:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Cost

free admission

Made in Middlefield I Features 12 Local Artists

Local Artists Featured in New Group Show at Art Garage Cooperstown NUY— Friday, March 1, 5-7PM and Saturday, March 2, 11-2PM mark the Art Garage two-day opening for Made in Middlefield Part I! Made in Middlefield will feature a range of paintings, textiles, and assemblages from twelve artists living and working in Middlefield – a rural township adjacent to Cooperstown and Milford. Whether part-time residents, recent transplants, or descendants of families who have been in the community for generations, all the artists have planted roots in the area and use these roots to ground their diverse artistic practices. Carpooling for the opening is recommended; visitors are reminded to park on the gallery grounds, not the town road. The exhibition will be open every Saturday in March, 11am-1pm, weather permitting, and always daily via appointment through text or phone call. Made in Middlefield Part I will be on view through March 30th when hours will be extended, 11am-2pm. Made in Middlefield Part II will open in April and feature works by Middlefield’s accomplished photographers and sculptors, plus a few surprises. As part of the Art Garage mission to cultivate a broader artistic community and generate dialogue among artists, local residents, and visitors, the Art Garage will host two artist panel discussions free of charge at 4 PM on March 8th, moderated by curator James Matson, and March 22, moderated by artist Megan Adams Irving. Both programs are open to the public. Seating is limited; reservations are recommended. The Art Garage, now in its 13th year of serving the community with richly varied exhibitions, 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. About the Artists: Lewis Danielski, whose love for the area stems from a lifetime of summers in the Red Creek Valley, is a grad student at the Royal College of Art in London. He will present prints as well as a video installation considering the way in which the simple and familiar act of holding hands in public is fraught with potential danger for queer and other marginalized people. Frank Farmer lives near the hamlet of Middlefield Center and will offer elegant abstract work that seeks to make intangibles such as shadow and space visible and embellished glass squares that “float” from the wall. Allison Hill-Edgar lives on the Cooperstown fringe of Middlefield. With degrees in art history, painting, and medicine, she employs a stunning old master technique to explore human physicality from different perspectives. Christine Heller lives in the hills and uses raw, bold imagery and gesture in digital prints to study complex human emotions. Her most recent large-scale series of digital prints Father Knows Best specifically focuses on the trauma wrought by familial dysfunction. Darius Homayounpour, who grew up in Hawaii and moved to Middlefield in the last decade, will offer abstract indigo paintings, sometimes featuring collage-work that uses handmade paper. Merri Hubbell of Murphy Hill will display striking ‘barn quilts,’ geometric paintings on wood that feature quilt-like patterns and can be hung outdoors, typically on barns’ gable end. Her family has lived in Middlefield for generations and local roads such as Pete Hendricks commemorate her ancestors. Roy Kortick, who is currently in the process of restoring a general store from the 1840s in the historic hamlet of Middlefield, presents ceramic works with splashes of color; an enigmatic iconography that includes action figures, bears and medieval animals informs his internationally-exhibited work. Dianne Kull, who taught art for 35 years in Westchester and Milford and resides in the hamlet of Bowerstown, will present wondrous assemblages of found objects, adding mystery and texture to the exhibition. Martha G. Sharer homesteads in the higher hills of Middlefield and will showcase variations on the iconic cow in pastel and other mediums, including a Junior Livestock show cameo of a proud farm youngster. Mary Welch, from the hamlet of Middlefield in the Cherry Valley Creek valley, has recently taken up domestic crafts and celebrates rural icons such as corn and a Ford tractor using colorful, self-taught stitchery. Ada Yonenaka, one of Middlefield’s newer residents, works primarily in indigo-dyed shibori and rubber-stamping and will present striking patterned textiles, hanging and or wearable,. Steven Ziglar, who lives in an abode near Red Creek, is a weaver-painter originally from Maryland and will feature high-energy abstract paintings that speak to a lifetime of exploration of and passion for color and texture #####

ART GARAGE

Location

ART GARAGE
689 Beaver Meadow Rd, Cooperstown, NY 13326
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