Summer at EOH begins on June 1 with three New York visual artists from Brooklyn, Brockport, and Eaton in the galleries.
In the East Gallery, Jeanne Heifetz pays tribute to postwar Latin-American abstract artists in her “Geometry of Hope” series. Using woven stainless steel as fabric and delicate, acid-etched glass rods as stitching, Heifetz conveys the relationships between logical rules, improvisation, and comprehensible pattern in the natural world. She has shown her work in Oregon, California, Montana, Idaho, Illinois, Texas, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York.
In the West Gallery, Christian Carson, Assistant Professor of Art and Arts for Children at SUNY Brockport, explores the intersection between human rituals and natural occurrences in “Yardwork.” The yard is a zone where human desire creates objects that eventually disintegrate (along with the accompanying illusions and ideologies), a new season comes, and it is necessary to begin the process again. Working in oil on linen and mixed media, Carson brings together decay, manipulated nature, and transformation. Carson’s work has been shown in New York, Kentucky, Missouri, Iowa, Michigan, and Florida.
A native of the Bronx and graduate of CUNY Hunter College, Rachel Ling has been a Central New York resident since 2009. Her paintings are based on drawings of objects or images of amorphous organic elements. Through a process of collage, she creates images that tell a story or express an interesting juxtaposition, and then translates the collage into paintings. Her work will be shown in the Arts Café Gallery.
A reception for the artists starts at 6 pm on Saturday, June 1st, until 7:45 pm. The reception is followed by the Sammy Award-winning guitar duo of Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb at 8 pm in the Main Theater.
The Earlville Opera House is located at 18 East Main Street in Earlville. All three exhibits will run through July 6. EOH Galleries are open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Friday, and on Saturdays from Noon to 3 pm. Admission to the EOH galleries is free.