RUBY WALLAU | Staff Photographer Gallery assistant Alex Connor discusses pieces from “Gatherings,” a collection of contemporary drawings, with Chautauqua
JOSHUA BOUCHER | Staff Photographer Chautauqua Lake teacher Morgan McCheskey’s sixth grade class looks at “Untitled” by Thom Flynn at
The Strohl Art Center gallery store offers an array of handcrafted pieces created by variety of artists. From jewelry to scarves to purses, the store offers unique pieces of “wearable art,” said store manager Lynn LeFauve.
Throughout the summer, the NOW Generation, made up of Chautauquans aged 21 to 40, has been hosting a variety of events for young individuals and families. Last Wednesday, the NOW Gen gathered at Fowler-Kellogg Art Center for a gallery reception and exclusive tour of the School of Art’s Annual Student Exhibition
This could have been designed as a sexy show. Well, at least provocative. Maybe PG-13.
Flowers … let me count the ways. From 17th-century Dutch painting to Andy Warhol, flowers have provided inspiration and imagery for countless works of art.
Most galleries need a week to take down one exhibit and install the next. With only nine weeks in Chautauqua Institution’s season, Strohl Art Center does not have the luxury of time.
As watercolorist Ann Provan remembers, it was Nov. 1, 1986, when she and her husband, David, a sculptor, first met at a gallery opening in New York City. They were both artists from California who had migrated east.
“An Object of Beauty: Metal / Fiber / Glass,” opening Sunday at Fowler-Kellogg Art Center, includes a coping saw made of melted pennies, a crocheted sword from the cartoon “He-Man” and a shovel cast in glass, among other pieces.
Judy Barie, Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution’s galleries director, said she was looking for unusual and unexpected objects made of each material — metal, fiber and glass — for the exhibit.
“How often do you see an airplane made of glass?” Barie said, pointing out a piece by Travis Rohrbaugh.
Chautauqua Institution’s first-ever wood art exhibition, “Wood: On and Off the Wall,” is now open.
“I’m a real lover of craft,” said Judy Barie, the Institution’s director of galleries. “I love three-dimensional work, so that was why I chose to open up with a craft show this season.”
The show opened Sunday at Strohl Art Center.