Cultural Diversity and Inclusion in the Arts in New York State’s Southern Tier
The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes (The ARTS) held an open call to artists for an exhibition of small works expressing the theme “Water”. Artists were asked to submit works of art that, in some way, were inspired by or reflect a feeling or sense of water. The exhibit will be mounted in The Spotlight Gallery at The ARTS, 32 West Market Street, Corning, NY.
The curator, Marc Dennis, reviewed and selected the best artwork for display in the exhibition. Marc is a nationally recognized contemporary painter and locally famous professor of art at Elmira College. To learn more about the art work of Mr. Dennis, please peruse his web site – http://www.MarcDennis.com and read his blog – Creative Footprint. “Water,” a juried visual art exhibition will be on display in The Spotlight Gallery at The ARTS from April 5 – 28, 2010.
Avenues of Expression artist, Linda McCarroll submitted her oil painting, “Watery Sunset” and was one of the artists selected to participate in the exhibition. Linda learned to paint by watching Bob Ross on public television. Every Saturday, Linda would open her drawing pad and follow along with whatever Bob was painting. When she finished, if she thought the work was good enough, she would give it to a friend. Just recently, Linda began to use oil paints and canvas.
When Linda is not working on painting for Avenues of Expression, she is crocheting a blanket for someone or out working in the garden since she enjoys keeping busy. We look forward to seeing more of Linda’s masterpieces as she continues to explore creative expression through painting.