After two hours of hiking around Clark’s Reservation in Jamesville, New York, I was inspired, finally, to stop in to see the new library at 5110 Jamesville Road (DeWitt, New York 13078). It’s called the Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville.
Stephen Alexander Clark is an Assistant Professor of Painting at SUNY Cortland. His work here depicts abstracted landscapes. His interest lies in the topography of farmland, the configuration of stacks of firewood and the seeming randomness of camouflage patterns.
This artwork will be on display through June 2019. It is located in a hallway that leads to the main library space on the first floor.
A piece by Pam Steele, who will exhibit in September, occupies the space as well. And an installation by Margie Hughto greets visitors at the entrance. Both pieces belong to the library.
Click here for a complete list of future exhibitors.
The library is open Monday – Thursday 10 am – 9 pm, Friday 10 am – 5 pm. Saturday and Sunday hours will change come summer – they are currently Saturday 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm.
This little trip inspired me to get to work on a new series of encaustic paintings. Details to follow, hopefully, soon. <3
We have seven Asian “pachyderm residents” at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo – Doc, Siri, Romani, Kirina, Targa, Mali and Batu.
And, currently, the Petit Branch Library , 105 Victoria Place, Syracuse, New York, is host to original paintings of elephants by Rebecca Stella. The artist reception is today from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. The exhibition continues through April 30, 2019.
Here is the press release –
Artist Rebecca Alexander (Rebecca Stella Art) will be exhibiting her work throughout the month of April. Her work is primarily mixed media, many pieces of which are elephant and music themed. She donates 10% of all elephant art sales to the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya, an organization that provides support to end the ivory trade and promote elephant conservation via an orphan rescue and rehabilitation program. Rebecca believes that art and painting are channels for emotion, dreams, and fantasy. In addition to being an artist and animal activist, Rebecca is a yoga instructor and a physical therapist. She shares, “All of these roles shape my creations and the way in which I choose to interact with the world.
Rebecca sells her work on Etsy . You can also find her on Facebook.
Oh, and lest I forget, my favorite of all elephant sites – Bistro Elephant, which is what they call the bar area/bistro of the Lemon Grass restaurant in Armory Square. It offers the best Thai cuisine. My favorite place to go on a Friday night to hear my friend John Spillet on sax. <3