The joy of art is for everyone, and EOH brings you visionary artists who paint, build, create, sculpt in unique and inspiring ways. You are invited to join us for our gallery openings or come visit the galleries during the week for a more solitary, contemplative experience.
This year’s artists, all but one of whom are from Central New York, bring a vibrant variety of artwork to the community: a dialogue of adaptation that speaks of futility and degradation from sculptor Ali Della Bitta; trees as totems of life, inspired by memories of nature in Italy, by painter Maria Rizzo; and abstractions in wood sculpture from former furniture maker Jude Lewis; John Loy’s “serious dramas of shape and color to excite us with their formal games and please us with their sensuous color.”*
Richelle Soper’s other-worldly sculpture explores the natural changes in nature, “solidifying a moment of realization.” Former scientist Inez Kohn uses pattern recognition and a love of math to explore the aesthetics of a naturally occurring geometry through her paintings. The simple perfection and perfect simplicity of Gary Trento’s and Stephen Carlson’s still life paintings are stunning; and print work from Cara Brewer Thompson explores the soft, hard-to-define pockets of consciousness.
Summer belongs to the quilters, and this year from July 12 – August 30, in conjunction with the annual Earlville Days Celebration on July 19, EOH will feature contemporary national quilt artists in the East Gallery, regional quilt artists in the West Gallery, and local quilt artist and past chair of the New York Quilters Consortium Norma Lamb in the Arts Café. The regional quilts exhibit will include for the first time an exciting new collaboration with the Chenango Valley Antique Doll Show.
And last but certainly not least the one of the biggest events of the year at the Earlville Galleries is the 17th Annual Holiday Artists Sale that will begin this year on Friday, November 21, featuring an amazing array of hand-crafted work from over 65 regional artists. The sale will run for five consecutive weekends, 10-4 on Fridays and Saturdays and 12-4 on Sundays.
The Earlville Opera House is located at 18 East Main Street in Earlville. EOH Galleries are open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Friday, and on Saturdays from Noon to 3 pm. EOH events are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and through the generosity of EOH members.
*Quote: by Easton Pribble, 1985, Munson Williams Art Institute
2014 Gallery Schedule
East Feb 1 – Mar. 15 Taku Saito
West Feb 1 – April 5 Kids ART
East Mar. 22 – May 10 Patricia Coyle… Coyle and Iannello Open March 22 12-3
West April 12 to May 10 TeensART// Opens Sat, April 12 12-3
Café Mar 22 to May 10 Lisa Ianello
Studio May 10 -June 7 100 Years of Mothers – Opens Sat, May 10
East May 17 –– July 5 Ali Della Bitta – All Open Sat, May 17 12-3
West May 17 –– July 5 Inez Kohn
Café May 17 –– July 5 Richelle Soper
Studio & West July 19 only: Chenango Valley Doll Show, Saturday only from 10 – 3
East July 12 – Aug. 30 Art Quilts – All Open Sat, July 19 from 10-3, All part of Earlville Days festivities
West July 12 – Aug. 30 CNY Quilts
Café July 12 – Aug. 30 Norma Lamb: The Road Less Traveled Quilts
East Sept. 6 –Nov 1 Jude Lewis – All Open Sat, September 6 12-3
West Sept. 6 –Nov 1 Gary Trento & Stephen Carlson
Café Sept. 6 –Nov 1 Cara Thompson
East Nov. 8 – Dec 21 John Loy …Loy and Rizzo Open Sat, November 8 12-3
Café Nov. 8 – Dec 21 Maria Rizzo
Nov 21 to Dec 21 Holiday Artists Sale in the West Gallery, EOH Gift Shop and the Workshop Gallery, featuring an amazing array of hand-crafted work from over 65 regional artists. The sale will run for five consecutive weekends, 10-4 on Fridays and Saturdays and 12-4 on Sundays.