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Artisan Gallery

Friday, January 4th, 2019

6:00pm – 9:00pm First Friday Opening

Marie Veschusio; perfect human-ness

Marie Veschusio

perfect human-ness is a solo exhibition of works by Cazenovia-based artist Marie Veschusio. The exhibition, which includes works on paper as well as sculpture, will be on display January 4th – January 26th in BCAC’s Artisan Gallery.

“A beautiful part of being human is our ability to feel. Life events cause us to feel joy, pain and a myriad of emotions in between. All humans experience these emotions, yet experience them with different levels of intensity, which trigger physical responses in our bodies. This delicate blend of physical and emotional feeling- so unique in every individual- is a beautiful part of our life: our perfect human-ness.” – Marie Veschusio

“Broken Heart Syndrome,” Marie Veschusio, 2017, India Ink on Mylar, framed 25″ x 25″

“The Ache of Many (1),” Marie Veschusio, 2017, inkjet print on legal paper, 8.25″ x 10.75″

“The Broken Heart,” Marie Veschusio, 2017, cast glass, 6″ x 3.5″ x 2.5″

Friday, January 4th, 2019

6:00pm – 9:00pm First Friday Opening

Ruby H. Wang; Paintings

Ruby H. Wang

Ruby Wang’s art fuses the traditional brush techniques of her native China with the broader aspects of western contemporary art particularly that of the United States where she has lived for many years.

Ruby Wang studied is a student of Huang Chung Pi and Wu, Yongxian, both masters of Chinese paintings. After graduation from the Department of Art at Taiwan Normal University, she went to the United States and had her further study at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art.

Ruby’s early works were rooted in the traditional Chinese culture. After coming to the States, she was influenced by the western culture and modern art and her works have displayed the essence of the combination between oriental and western artistic forms. Her work expresses the doctrine of realistic and strong feelings on real objects with Chinese brush-pens and patterns and western painting ideas and skill.

“Creation #1,” Ruby H. Wang, Watercolor, 32″ x 12″

Friday, January 4th, 2019

6:00pm – 9:00pm First Friday Opening

COUNTRY STYLE: The Rural Architecture of Broome & Tioga County

Preservation Association of the Southern Tier

COUNTRY STYLE is a  juried photography exhibition put on by the Preservation Association of the Southern Tier. The exhibition features works from the following age groups: 13 and under, 14 to 18, and 19+. All submitted photos are on display in Artisan Gallery, 95 Court Street, Binghamton. This exhibition opens to the public on First Friday, December 7, and continuing through the month of December.

The three judges had a tough time selecting winners from the outstanding photos submitted… and after careful consideration, the winners are:

First Prize:

Debra Rockefeller, “Rest in Peace”

Erin McCollough, “Weathered Barn”

Kira Harting, “Barn Times”

Greg Chianis, “Privy”

Lydia Corcoran, “On the Side of the Road”

Honorable Mention:

Debra Rockefeller, “Gateway to the Past”

Sandra Kirker, “Alonzo Pease Bridge” and “Departing Light”

Debra Meetze, “Sunset over Niemann’s Dairy Farm”

Grace Deyo, “Winn Hill Farm”

Charlie Hunter, “Make Hay while the Sun Shines”

In addition, visitors during the First Friday exhibit will select a “People’s Choice” winner. Stay tuned!

Members of the community take in the works at First Friday’s opening.

“Privy,” Greg Chianis, Age Group 19+, winner

One of the participants posing with her award-winning photograph.

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

5:00pm Public Lecture


Rolf Quam headshot

Rolf Quam

Department of Anthropology
Binghamton University

Dr. Rolf Quam is a paleoanthropologist who studies the fossil remains of our closest evolutionary cousins the Neandertals. He has participated in field excavations at the Pleistocene archaeological sites of Atapuerca in northern Spain for the past 23 years and has authored numerous scientific publications. He teaches courses on human evolution at Binghamton University.

Public Lecture: New Perspectives on Ice Age Art
The earliest appearance of visual imagery or graphic representations in the archaeological record are found during the Upper Pleistocene time period on the African and European continents. Whether the capacity to produce art is limited to our own species, Homo sapiens, or was also present in some of our evolutionary relatives, like the Neandertals, is an open question. This public lecture considers some of the latest discoveries of Ice Age art and discusses the current thinking surrounding the origins of symbolism and its possible link with language and culture in our evolutionary past.

Venus of Laussel stone sculpture

Venus of Laussel (France, 25,000 years ago, Gravettian Culture)

Horse Figurine from Vogelherd (Germany, 30,000 years ago, Aurignacian Culture)

Bison Figurine from Vogelherd sculpture

Bison Figurine from Vogelherd (Germany, 30,000 years ago, Aurignacian Culture)

To hear more lectures and readings like this check out:

Author’s Showcase

6:00pm – 9:00pm Exhibition Opening


Tom Besom headshot

Tom Besom

Artist’s Statement
Anthropology is the study of humans and their diverse cultures. The discipline teaches us that different peoples interpret reality–and see the world–in distinct ways. As an anthropologist and artist, I explore some of these alternate realities through my artwork: I make pieces that refer to many cultures, both from the past and in the present; I produce art that is derived from peoples’ fears, dreams, myths, notions of purity, ideas about the sacred, and conceptions of the universe.

The Passion piece of art made from wood

The Passion (64 x 24 x 14 cm, wood, 1990s)

Architectural Form sculpture made from wood

Architectural Form (40 x 28 x 64 cm, wood, 1980s)

Circular Intiwatana sculpture made from plaster and wood

Circular Intiwatana (36 x 36 x 28 cm, plaster & wood, 1980s)

La Maja Desnuda sculpture made out of wood and coral

La Maja Desnuda (8 x 5 x 6 cm, wood & coral, 2010s)

Meg Reynolds headshot

Meg Reynolds

Artist’s Statement
Most of our time is spent thinking about or interacting with others. This collection explores power gained through collective existence, and the continued presence of others through mental and physical memories during the moments we spend as individuals. Touch is a central theme, expressed through the combination of different medias that drive the viewer to want to feel or contemplate the texture of the pieces, to be a part of the scenes, or perhaps to avoid putting barriers between themselves and the people around them. Associated lines, colors, shapes, and textual subjects are also used as visual markers of connection and separation. The subjects of the works are the people that surround me – my friends, family members, and sometimes people I had seen when I am out whose body language and facial expressions speak to the social nature of humans. These works display many lenses in a shared story; it is a collective ethnography of people around me experiencing human interaction or lack thereof.

Joanne the Mamma Possum artword made via graphite and plastic

Joanne the Mamma Possum
Mixed Media – Graphite and Plastic

Touch Poke acrylic painting on canvas

Touch, Poke
Acrylic on Canvas

Cate in Orange crayon and spray pain portrait

Cate in Orange
Mixed Media – crayon and spray paint

Parade day ink drawing

Parade Day

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