OSWEGO – Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R, C, I â Pulaski) hosted an art opening on October 7 at the Art Association of Oswego to welcome the public and contributing artists to its second annual Landscapes and Landmarks art exhibit. The exhibition will be visible until October.
The exhibit features works by artists from Oswego, Fulton, Volney, Lacona, Pulaski, Sandy Creek, Redfield and Baldwinsville who captured scenes in the 120th Assembly District. The works are produced using a variety of mediums including oil, watercolor, photography, pen and ink, acrylic, outdoor photography, and mixed photography.
âOur landscapes, natural beauty and rich history have truly been captured by many talented artists in this exhibition. They have depicted scenes and sites that remind us of some of the region’s hidden gems, especially along our waterways. I encourage everyone to visit the exhibit to remember our natural assets, âsaid Barclay. “I can’t wait to bring some of the artwork to Albany when the session resumes so people across the state can get a taste of what we have here.”
Barclay would like to thank all of the organizations that helped make the show possible, including the Art Association of Oswego, CNY Community Arts Center, Riverside Artisans, Salmon River Fine Arts Center, Fulton Art Association, Fulton Historical Association / Pratt House and the artists of Bois de Canton. Sites depicted include Oswego River, Seneca River, Lake Ontario, Sandy Pond, Great Bear Springs, Snow in Redfield / Winona Forest, Three Rivers Wildlife Management Area, Salmon River, the Salmon River, Veterans Park at Fulton, Lake Neahtawanta, Oswego Canal and Thunder Island.
Art Association of Oswego, Inc. exhibition coordinator Bill DeMott said he and the association were happy to host the exhibition this year.
âWe are always trying to broaden our reach and this Landscapes and Monuments exhibition theme has allowed us to exhibit new artists and their works. It’s also a great opportunity to partner with Leader Barclay to help recognize local talent and arts organizations, âsaid DeMott.
Cheryl Schader-Green, chair of the community arts center board and painting teacher, said she was thrilled to participate. Her class organized an outdoor workshop especially for the exhibition, which challenged artists to paint scenes outdoors.
âWe have talented artists of all ages who come to painting classes and love to capture the beauty of our region. This show was a perfect opportunity to show off their abilities, âSchader-Green said. âLeader Barclay has always been a friend of the arts, recognizing how much they contribute to the quality of life in our region. I am happy that he is making this show a tradition for the district and arts organizations.
The Art Association of Oswego is located at 20 Barbara Donohue Drive in Oswego, at the end of East Fourth St. near Fort Ontario. It is open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., during scheduled lessons and by appointment. For more information, visit oswegoarts.org.