September 14, 2018

Art Exhibit “A Sense of Place,” Opens at Syracuse

Curated Exhibit Features Work by Members of the Cortland Art League

Sequoia National Park by Walt Mather.
”Sequoia National Park,” by Walt Mather.

“A Sense of Place,” a curated art exhibit featuring work by the members of the Cortland Art League, opens at the college’s East Syracuse location on Oct. 2, 2018, and runs through Dec. 13.

A reception takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4. Many, if not all, of the exhibiting artists will be on hand to discuss their work with attendees.

The exhibit provides SUNY Empire State College students who come to East Syracuse, particularly during the Central New York Learning Communities, held on site, the opportunity to see work by local artists and explore the possibilities of learning something new from their processes and styles.

The exhibit will feature two-dimensional artwork in a variety of media that includes oils, acrylics, drawing, photography and mixed media, which are tied to the sense of place dynamic.

The artists interpreted the theme in a variety of ways, which provides some context for their interpretation of the world around them.

“Individuals are often defined by where they live, or from where they originate, where they work, or their personal or professional associations,” said exhibit curator Laurie T. Seamans, an academic assessment specialist with the college and member of the Cortland Art League. “In today’s mobile society, those definitions and boundaries of the world around us are fluid and ever-changing. Visual representations of the world created by artists convey a sense of place, if only for that moment, taking the viewer down a new path.”

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