Art in Tompkins County: Then and Now II




Gallery artists open the new year with art that reflects Ithaca’s past and present. State of the Art will celebrate Tompkins County Bicentennial with half of our artists having shown their work in January, and the other half in February.

This month’s artists: Eva Capobianco, Gurdon Brewster, Daniel McPheeters, Jane Dennis, Janet Sherman, Margaret Reed, Margy Nelson , Shirley Hogg , Erin Deneuville , Barbara Mink , Patty Porter , Connie Zehr , Stan Bowman, Mary Ann Bowman


New Work from New Members



Special note: two receptions this month!

Friday January 2,  5:00-8:00pm, gala opening

Friday January 9, 5:00-8:00pm, part of the monthly gallery night

At State of the Art Gallery the new season begins with a trio of new members showing together for the first time. Patricia Brown’s works in acrylic explore the transition between figurative and abstract painting. Margaret Reed works with charcoal pencil to explore the symbolism and expand the narrative of timeless myths and legends. Connie Zehr’s photographic prints on metal and mixed media assemblage reveal her exploration of material reality and representation, memory and imagination. Working in a wide variety of media and styles these artists are excited to share their collected visions with the community. 

Connie Zehr will be sitting in the gallery 1/4 and 1/18.

Patty Brown will be sitting at the gallery 1/10 and 1/24

Margaret Reed will be sitting at the gallery 1/24 and 1/31

Connie has a BFA in sculpture from Ohio State University in 1960. She  is an emeritus Professor of Art at Claremont Graduate University, (Claremont, CA) where she taught in the art department from 1982-2009 and was Chairperson from 2001-2008. In 2010 she relocated to Horseheads, NY.

Patty has an MS in art education with a concentration in Art Therapy at State University College at Buffalo. She taught high school art for thirty years in central New York State. She now works as a creative art coach and educational consultant in the visual arts. Patricia creates art in her Wild Spirit Art Studio in Lansing, NY.

Margaret has a BFA with illustration emphasis from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI. She has been working in charcoal since 2002. When not making art she makes vegan cupcakes at Felicia’s Atomic Lounge. 

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