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September 6, 2013

Area Arts News

Library hosts watercolor exhibit

The watercolor paintings of Marta Fedoryka Genaro are on display in the Smart Community Room at Sidney Memorial Public library through the end of the month.

She is a self-taught painter who first started working with oils. Genaro has a bachelor’s degree in English and philosophy is and retired. She lives in Mount Upton where she is working in various media, with a focus on watercolors.

CANO exhibits to open today

The Community Arts Network of Oneonta will have an opening reception for exhibits of artists Eileen Murphy, Rita Brown and Terry Fox at the Galleries in The Wilber Mansion at 11 Ford Ave. in Oneonta from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

Murphy’s interactive installation in the Hathaway Gallery combines her ceramic interpretations of sacred archaeological images and symbols traditionally used to tell stories, inspired by her trips to Mayan, Scottish and Irish ruins, with the specifics of environments and delicate balance of the natural world.

The pieces in Brown’s exhibit are palm fronds painted in acrylics. When a palm leaf dies, it is cut from the queen palm, leaving the base (frond). “In the winter we live on a lake bordered with queen palms and walk it at sunset. I often see a frond whose shape tells me it is an animal or famous person. After pulling it off I lug it to my studio and get to work,” she said in a media release.

Fox is a self-taught local artist who has shown extensively, won numerous prizes and is many collections both nationally and abroad. Besides working on his own art over the years he has also done freelance cartoons and commercial art including local Oneonta signage. This show at CANO features recent large canvases and works on paper representative of his neo-expressionistic style and animal symbols.

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