Michael Celbar Retrospective
On View: 06/02/23 – 06/30/23
Opening First Friday, June 2nd, from 6-9 PM
Michael Celbar (1947-2016) was a gifted Binghamton artist of strong vision and originality who worked in a wide variety of mediums — photography, drawings, acrylics, printing techniques, computer art and more. He leaves behind an inspired legacy of hundreds of artworks that often express his deep vision of a dark, strikingly beautiful world. This work continues to sing and dance in his absence.
Artisan Gallery is pleased to present 180 pieces from this collection, created in various mediums including acrylic, oil pastel, silkscreen, posters, computer art, ink, photography, photo collages, mono print, cardboard collage, and large scale cardboard cut-outs.
Michael Celbar is an important and significant Binghamton artist whose artwork needs to be seen and celebrated, bringing the past forward to inspire artists of today.
Patrick McPhee & Jerry Russell
On View: 05/05/23 – 05/25/23
Opening First Friday, May 5th, from 6-9 PM
Patrick McPhee Biography:
Patrick McPhee seamlessly blends his love for the outdoors and fishing with his passion for painting. Much of Patrick’s childhood was spent exploring the natural world and camping with family. These experiences would go on to shape his artistic style and influence his work for the rest of his life. After studying at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Patrick became fascinated with the Hudson River School of painters, admiring their reverence for nature and the way they handled light. Patrick began to develop his own style, focusing on capturing the beauty of the natural world in a realistic manner. His works often feature scenes of mountains, rivers, lakes, and streams. Patrick is also an avid fisherman and often incorporates his love for fishing into his work.
Today, Patrick continues to paint, always striving to improve his craft and to share his love for art and nature with others. He is known for his meticulous attention to detail. He often returns areas to their former glory, removing buildings, parking lots, and powerlines. Each year he participates in plein air events around the country. He has received several awards for his efforts, his works can be found in private collections around the world.
Jerry Russell Biography:
Jerry Russell has been drawing and painting since he was a child. He grew up in Central New York and graduated from Syracuse University’s School of Visual and Performing Arts with a BFA in Illustration. In 1991, after several years of freelance work and art directing for a small advertising agency, he established Studio309 Creative Services, an illustration and design shop.
He also served as an adjunct professor of Graphic Design and Desktop Publishing at Onondaga Community College during this time. His professional work includes editorial illustration, traditional and digital illustration for books and advertising, digital 3D modeling, packaging & display design, and more. While much of this work has been created using traditional media, Russell also combines traditional and digital media to create his more complex pieces. Whenever possible, he carved out time to paint landscapes and still lifes with acrylics and watercolors in the studio.
Jerry started exploring plein air painting (painting outside, on site) in 2014, pursuing of a more immediate, reactive painting approach. Since retiring in the fall of 2022 Russell has been able to devote more time plein air, and works primarily in oils. His has received a number of awards for his work at juried shows and attends several regional plein air festivals each year.
Oil on linen, 12 x 12
Freshwater Reef, Green Lake
Oil on canvas, 12 x 12
ImPRESSions: A Group Exhibition by Equinox Press
On View: 04/07/23 – 04/29/23
Opening First Friday, April 7th, from 6-9 PM
ImPRESSions is a group exhibition by the members of Equinox Press. Participating artists are Kit Burnham Ashman, Aubrey Clark, Martha M. Colgan, Alexandra Davis, Paige Hamilton, Julissa Heil, Helen Insinger, Karen Kuff-Demicco, Betsy Williams. Artists come together at the printing press to allow artists full expression in print. Printmaking impressions enable the artist to focus on the image while the printer ensures it is technically possible. Printmaking is an integral practice for artists because they can cross disciplines, create unusual effects, and deliver messages in ways other artworks often cannot. As a group, the members of Equinox Press have enjoyed a comradery and an exploration unique to printmaking.
Featuring “Turquoise Floral Display” by Woodfern Florist
Featured flower: Protea
As seen at the Philadelphia Flower Show
Designed by David Yacaginsky and Kimberli Schwartz
Woodfern Florist, 501 Chenango Street in Binghamton
On View: 03/03/23 – 03/31/23
Opening First Friday, March 3rd, from 6-9 PM
The Broome County Arts Council’s Broome County High School Emerging Artists Competition is open to all high schools and high school-level home schooled children in Broome County. All work received will be displayed at the Broome County Arts Council’s Artisan gallery and in the second gallery (the Art Path) for the month of March.
All participants will receive certificates from the Broome County Arts Council with six awards granted for: composition, line & color, originality, use of medium, level of difficulty, and best of show (Best of Show award sponsored by FASST.)
Home in Each Other: Luanne Redeye
On View: 02/03/23 – 02/25/23
Opening First Friday, February 3rd, from 6-9 PM
Home in Each Other is a new series of work by Luanne Redeye. This exhibition will showcase the beginning of an exploration into the relationships we hold with each other, telling the stories of family by weaving together personal narratives, home, identity, and culture. Family and home appear different for everyone and this exhibition will explore both themes to gain a deeper understanding of the relationships to community while speaking to the complexities of the people’s lives. The exhibition will also feature recent work by Luanne Redeye that relates to the idea of building community around you, portraying others the artist has connected with.
Born in Jamestown, NY, Luanne Redeye grew up on the Allegany Indian Reservation in Western New York. It is from here where she draws inspiration incorporating community, family, and culture into her artwork, which gives her pieces a strong personal and emotional component. Whether her art touches on the native experience, identity, or resiliency, Luanne’s work is always created through a native lens sharing her experiences, knowledge, and perspective of navigating a modern world as a native woman.
An enrolled member of the Seneca Nation of Indians and Hawk Clan, Luanne received her MFA in Painting and Drawing at the University of New Mexico.
This Glorious Place: Artwork by Aubrey Clark and Alexandra Davis
On View: 01/06/23 – 1/27/23
Come view the works of Aubrey Clark and Alexandra Davis at the “This Glorious Place” exhibition at the NEW Artisan Gallery, located on 223 State Street in Binghamton! On view from January 6th through January 27th, with an opening reception on First Friday, January 6th from 6-9 PM. This Glorious Place is a romantic response to the influence of nature. Like leaves on a tree, humans are unique but connected to a vast, ever changing support system. Art is not separate from life. It is life in all it’s splendid variations.
Aubrey Clark Biography:
At Sarah Lawrence College, Aubrey studied art during the Abstract Expressionist era. Her interest led to an MFA degree from Marywood University, where she majored in oil painting. Art History was part of the program and she has continued her study of it. After graduation, she attended an experimental printmaking workshop run by a master printmaker at the Contemporary Art Center in North Adams, Massachusetts. She did numerous residencies there over a 15 year period. Aubrey has exhibited widely and her work is included in collections in the United States and abroad.
Alexandra Davis Biography:
Artist Alexandra Davis born in 1958 in Kirchheim unter Teck, Germany, lives and works in Binghamton, New York.
Alexandra Davis earned her MFA in printmaking from the State University of New York at New Paltz and her BFA in printmaking at Binghamton University. Ms. Davis is a full-time senior lecturer of the Art and Design Department at Binghamton University, and her work is represented by the Anthony Brunelli Art Gallery, www.anthonybrunelli.com
Alexandra Davis is also the sole proprietor of Equinox Press, a personal studio and a creative space for private and group workshops in printmaking, located on 14 Washington Avenue in Endicott, New York.
On View: 01/06/23 – 1/27/23
Artisan Gallery’s annual Members’ Show will be on view in the Art Path Gallery January 6th through January 27th, with an opening reception on First Friday, January 6th from 6-9 PM during our Grand Opening. The Members’ Show includes fine art from members of Broome County Arts Council.