Main View Gallery & Studio’s spring exhibit, “Forever Ephemera,” will open with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. today at 73 Main St. in Oneonta.
The show will feature works by several artists including original art, notecards and sketchbooks.
According to gallery curator Zena Gurbo, ephemera refer to paper items such as posters and tickets, which were originally meant to be discarded after use. Instead, people keep them, and over time, the items become valuable.
“This exhibit has been a long time in the making,” Gurbo said in a media release. “The featured works on paper were created over several years during open studio, a time when an artist is free to follow his or her own creative process and rhythms. Generally, the public never sees work created during open studio. However, over time, the work provides a closer look into the heart and mind of the artist.”
This includes a watercolor, “Light Heart for The Sandy Hook Parents,” painted by Michele Stedman, to show love for the families touched by the shootings, she said.
The painting was turned into a card, which Stedman sent to Sandy Hook and is the featured image on the exhibit poster, Gurbo said.
The show runs through May 24. For more information, call 432-1890 or visit www.mainviewgallery.org.