The Earlville Opera House is celebrating the work of young artists in the community with its 10th annual TeensART Exhibit from April 12 through May 10. This year at least 11 schools will participate, including Cazenovia, Chittenango, Hamilton, New Hartford, New Life Christian School, Morrisville-Eaton, Norwich, Oneida, Sherburne-Earlville, Unadilla Valley and Waterville. The show will feature work from teens from sixth grade through seniors, in a range of media.
A public opening reception for the public will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 12. Snacks and home-baked cookies will be served.
Two other exhibits will be on display at the galleries — Patricia Coyle’s “Pennies, Bandaids, and Safety Pins: The Objects We Keep Hidden” and Lisa Iannello’s “Conscious Landscapes.”
During the TeensART exhibit, the EOH will present two free Golden Artist Colors Workshops. On Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., teens can take “Paint Your Selfie!” Students will learn techniques with image transfer to canvas and painting with acrylic paints and color glazes starting the process by taking a “selfie.”
On Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. teens can take “Paint Your Cause (BYOC!)” Teens will learn poster and sign layout and design for maximum impact and basic hand lettering by brush. Teens should “BYOC (Bring your own cause)” to class. Any images teens can provide (by cell phone or tablet or printed) will be helpful to make the most of the class.
Michael Townsend, an artist and employee of Golden Artist Colors, teaches both workshops. He has been with Golden nearly 20 years, working in the quality control, research & development, custom product development, and technical support departments. Townsend has a Bachelor of Arts degree in studio arts from Mansfield University, where he studied printmaking, silk-screening, sculpture and painting. This workshop is free. Space is limited to the 20 students.
The exhibits run through May 10. The Earlville Galleries are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays inside the Earlville Opera House at 18 E. Main St. in Earlville.
No admission is charged to the Earlville galleries, which are not-for-profit exhibit spaces and run year-round exhibits of local, regional and national artwork.
For more information, call (315) 691-3550.