Opening and Artist Talk: Luminosity/Luminous Streets
Saturday, November 5th – Catch the Opening of ‘Luminosity’ at The Smithy, featuring an Artist Talk with Daniel Buckingham and Yeon Jin Kim, followed by a tour of ‘Luminous Streets’ art installations in 13 storefronts along Cooperstown’s Main and Pioneer Streets! It’s all part of the Glimmerglass Film Days 10th year, celebrating the theme of Connection.
Luminosity is a four-person show at the Smithy in Cooperstown that will feature light sculptures by Daniel Buckingham and contemporary video art by Ariana Gerstein, Yeon Jin Kim, and Tomonari Nishihawa. The video artists are each on the art faculty at SUNY Binghamton, and Buckingham is a professor at PrattMWP College of Art and Design in Utica.
In addition to the Smithy show, Luminous Streets will feature light sculptures and video art in 13 Cooperstown storefronts along Main and Pioneer streets. This ambitious project includes light sculptures from the Quest for Light Collective, curated by Buckingham, and video works curated by Kim. “The art will be intriguing, mysterious, and quirky—an unexpected visual surprise,” said Sydney Waller, curatorial organizer for Luminosity/Luminous Streets and a founding member of the Film Days Steering Committee. She noted that the exhibition reflects the Glimmerglass Film Days theme Connection. Film Days will present 28 film events November 10-14, along with filmmaker talks, live music, local food and drink, guided walks, and restaurant specials. Details at glimmerglassfilmdays.org. “The Collective seeks to invigorate the cultural landscape,” said Buckingham. “Our world is a stage filled with curious vessels in the form of coffee pots, violins, fauna, toys, and Victrolas, all a visual delight.” Collective members showing their works in Cooperstown include Ferrell Crawley, Venus Fitzgerald, Abdullah Gramish, Aldo Macedo, Shannon Nisiewicz, Maribel Perez, Flynn Scorzelli, Christy Wucen and Peter Liangpu Yu. The sculptures in Luminous Streets consist of highly crafted welded steel objects, LED lights, and chiffon. Luminous Streets also features monitors large and small tucked among merchandise in store windows. The screens will offer an array of cutting-edge film, animation, and video art by artists Matthew Garrison, Case Jernigan, DeCarlo Logan, Jessica Mensch, Jason Mitcham, Simona Prives, Sarada Rauch and Gregory Wall. Along with the well-established artists, three works by emerging artist Julien Miller, from Fly Creek and now Brooklyn, are included.
Luminous Streets will be on view daily 4:30 pm to 11:30 pm from November 5-19 in the windows of Cooperstown Classics, Cooperstown Distillery Beverage Exchange, F.R. Woods House of Pro Sports, Grand Slam Guitars, Heroes Of Baseball Wax Museum, J. Gorman Fine Jewelry, Kate’s Upstate, The Local Bird, Mickey’s Place, Riverwood, Rudy’s Wine & Liquor, Tin Bin Alley, and the former T.J.’s Place at 124 Main Street. After the opening on November 5, Luminosity at the Smithy, 55 Pioneer Street in Cooperstown, will be open daily 12 pm to 4 pm, November 6-19. Admission is free. Luminosity/Luminous Streets is made possible with a grant from the C.J. Heilig Foundation with additional support from Transitions Counseling.
More information, glimmerglassfilmdays.org