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October 4, 2013

CANO exhibit to open today

The Community Arts Network of Oneonta will present its next exhibit of regional artists Jane Carr, Zena Gurbo and The Main St Artists, with an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. today in The Galleries at 11 Ford Ave. at the Wilber Mansion in Oneonta.

Carr’s artistic education includes the Philadelphia College of Art and the Yale School of Art and Architecture, with teachers such as Marcus Aurelius Renzetti, Louis Finkelstein, Carl Sherman, Louis Kahn and Bernard Chaet.  For the past 25 years, Carr has been a participant and teacher at the Great Northern Art Festival in Inuvik, Northwest Territories in the Canada. Carr, a resident of Treadwell, is a painter of landscapes in egg tempera on panel. Carr has been painting, sculpting and printing professionally for more than 50 years, with her first invitational show in 1966 at the John Slade Ely House in New Haven, Conn. She is a member of the Society of Tempera Painters, The Hamilton Street Club in Baltimore, The Great Northern Arts Society, The Cooperstown Art Association and an artist member of The Smithy Pioneer Gallery in Cooperstown.

Gurbo uses multiple media as she pursues her exploration of what she believes to be our “crucial interconnectedness,” according to a media release. Curator and artistic coordinator at Main View Gallery & Studio, a program of The Arc Otsego, she works with artists with developmental disabilities to develop a diverse portfolio of work which is exhibited throughout the region. Her works exhibited at CANO are a culmination of two summers’ worth of work inspired by collaborations with Franklin Stage Company as well as a Raku workshop with Elizabeth Nields. 

Founded by Sandy Fitzhenry and Bunny Joseph in 1983, Main St Artists was originally formed to meet weekly to paint and draw from a live model. It has since evolved to evaluate and critique each others work in a fun and supportive atmosphere. The group has had exhibitions and been part of juried shows throughout the region, most recently The Cyr Gallery in Stamford. The group includes Rita Brown, Julia Clay, Faith Houston, Bunny Joseph, Jean Manley Dee Singer, Shirley Sweet and Peg Hathaway.

The show will run through Oct. 22. Gallery hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, noon to 3 p.m. Sundays and by appointment. For more information, call 432-2070 or visit

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