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September 13, 2013

Area Arts News

Exhibit opens at Hartwick College

“Investigating the Vessel: An Exhibition of Contemporary Craft” went on display Thursday in the Foreman Gallery of the Anderson Center for the Arts at Hartwick College.

Within the exhibit, which is free and open to the public, six artists address the idea of the vessel as a conceptual form with a focus on fine craftsmanship in the making of objects of various mediums that reference utilitarian function, but are not bound to being functional.

Artists are J. Penney Burton, who works in fiber arts, of Columbia, Mo.; Autumn Cipala, who works in ceramics, of Rockland, Maine; Sara Washbush, a metalsmith from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; John Oles, who works in ceramics, from New Orleans; Dorie Millerson, a fiber artist from Toronto; and David Naito, a glass artist from Brooklyn.

As part of the exhibit, Naito will give a glass blowing demonstration in the Anderson Center for the Arts at 10 a.m. today, and on Oct. 23 and 24, Oles and Tyler Gulden will give a two-day workshop on ceramics, pottery and other art forms, with a formal lecture planned for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 138 of the Anderson Center for the Arts.

Stephanie Rozene, assistant professor of art at Hartwick College, has curated the exhibit, which will be open through Oct. 18.

For more information, visit the Hartwick website or contact Rozene at 431-4833 or

 Concert series to begin Saturday

The Cooperstown Concert Series will begin its 44th season with Lake Street Dive at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Brewery Ommegang.

Tickets are available at Ellsworth and Sill, Church & Scott, and The Fly Creek General Store. Tickets are often available at the door, though concerts sometimes sell out in advance. Call Concert Series, not the venues, for concert information. All concerts are rain or shine, snow or ice. For tickets or more information, call 547-1812 or email

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