The Cooperstown Art Association will host an opening reception of three exhibits from 5 to 7 p.m. today.
The opening will feature food and live music.
Oil paintings by local artists Marie DiLorenzo and Matty Brown will be on display in Gallery A. “What’s the Point?,” the annual miniature show will be in Gallery B. The 49th Annual Fine Arts Show of the Leatherstocking Brush & Palette Club will be in Ballroom Gallery C.
The oil paintings exhibit is a two-person exhibition of the artists’ achievement in studying, experimenting, and delving through paint into the subject matter of the human face.
DiLorenzo lives and works in Cooperstown as assistant director at the Cooperstown Art Association Galleries, as well as a freelance artist in her spare time. After graduating from Cooperstown Central School, she went on to receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting from the State University College at Potsdam, with concentrations in drawing and mixed media and art history.
Brown is a large-scale portrait painter in Cooperstown. He attended Pratt Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute and Alfred University. After college, Brown apprenticed at a local tattoo shop and within a few months had a change of heart and left the tattoo world. He paints as a freelance artist on the side, and is ministry.
This exhibition marks the debut presentation of DiLorenzo’s and Brown’s work in a public setting and will be on display through July 3.
“What’s the Point?” will feature miniature works exploring the theme of “What’s the Point?” They will include artist interpretations of a point of view, a point of land, a point of a bird’s beak, etc., and will be on display through July 3. Participating artists include Robert W. Blanton, Dianne Bordley, Charles Bremer, Celia Clark, Marie DiLorenzo, Sandra Dovberg, Patti Ferrara, Roberta Griffith, Marjorie Harris, Maxine Hunter, Doug Jamieson, Nancy Jarvis, May-Britt Joyce, Abbey Koutnik, Dianne Kull, Jean Lyon, Tony Murray, Lee Robbins, Lorraine Savidge, Pat Spencer, Barbara Murray Sullivan, Janet Teschke, Maria Tripp, and Cheryl Wright. The show will include wall hung work and sculptural pieces exploring “points” all measuring 4-by-6 inches.