Science, Industry, and Nature Converge as Art in Three New Exhibits at EOH

The pathways to creative ingenuity are many.  On May 17, the Earlville Galleries present three women artists whose works will surprise and stimulate as you gaze upon objects of rare beauty borne of unique vision.

Emerging mixed media artist Inez Kohn, who summers in CNY but lives in Florida, is a former research scientist.  Her background experiences with pattern recognition and her innate love of math inform her artistic expression.  The result is a collection of images that create a metaphor for her personal journey through a challenging world, an internal dialogue within an external reality.

Sculptor Ali Della Bitta, an Assistant Professor of Art at SUNY Plattsburgh, explores the points where the natural environment and the man-made meet.  By combining both ephemeral and enduring materials, her work gives voice to a dialogue of adaptation, manipulation, and entropy, revealing both personal and societal interactions.  Her works communicate the awkwardness and absurdity of where industry and daily life meet nature.

Richelle Soper is a recent graduate of SUNY Plattsburgh’s art program and was a student of Della Bitta.  She says of her three-dimensional, mixed-media creations, “I flirt with a material until it will no longer reciprocate.  Limitations stimulate my curiosity.”  The pieces on exhibit in the Arts Café Gallery are works of beauty and wonder that exist nowhere else.

The three exhibits will open to the public on Saturday, May 17, with a reception for the artists from noon to 3 pm.  The exhibits will run through July 7.  Regular gallery hours are 10-5 Tuesday-Friday and 12-3 on Saturdays.  Admission is free.

The Earlville Opera House is located at 18 East Main Street in Earlville and is wheelchair-accessible with a ramp and a lift.  For more information, call 315-691-3550 or visit

Inez Kohn shows her paintings in "Inner Thoughts, Outer Connection."  Sculpter artist Ali Della Bitta -exhibits her "Divergence" and one of her former students Richelle Soper exhibits "Vicissitudes."

Inez Kohn shows her paintings in “Inner Thoughts, Outer Connection.” Sculpter artist Ali Della Bitta exhibits “Divergence” and one of her former students, Richelle Soper, exhibits “Vicissitudes.”

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.


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