Ceramics exhibit on display
Ceramics by Lynne Otter Berry are on display at the Made in Chenango Gallery and Gift Shop in Norwich through April.
According to a media release, Berry studied ceramics at the State University College at Oswego, Syracuse University and Clayscapes Studio, and was a founding teacher at at the Oswego Community Art Studio in Oswego and also the first pottery teacher at the Chenango Art Council. In 2008, Berry received Best of Show at the CAC members show and had a one-woman exhibit there in 2009. She has been in numerous pottery shows around NYS and was a member of MIC for a couple of years in 2005 and 2006.
“Clay is among the oldest yet most timeless of human technologies,” Berry noted. “No other medium provides us with the means to turn a few pennies worth of mud and a little bit of heat into something that can be used for generations and survive for millennia. Clay is a quintessentially female endeavor, dating back to the time when women made mud-lined baskets which prompted the development of ceramics in primitive cultures.”
The gallery is at 27 N. Broad Street in downtown Norwich. For more information, call 334-3355, Tuesday through Saturday, or visit www.madeinchenango.com.
Pastels on view at Sidney Library
The Sidney Library is exhibiting a variety of artwork by pastel artist Meg Anderson Argo of Oneonta during April in the Smart Community Room.
Born and raised on Long Island, Argo received her degree in studio art from the State University College at Oneonta, and worked as a professional photographer for 20 years. Many of her works are inspired by the natural beauty and warm memories of her childhood years by the bay and current days spent on Cape Cod. She has shown and sold her pastel drawings throughout the East Coast, including New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.
Open mic set at Stamford gallery
The Gallery will host its second Saturday open mic in Stamford on April 11, hosted by guitarist Steve Murtha and flutist Jennifer Murtha. Steve Murtha plays classical guitar and teaches guitar at The Eighth Note in Oneonta.
The open mic will run from 7 to 11:30 p.m. at the gallery, at 128 Main St. in Stamford. Performers will have access to the gallery’s house drum kit, grand piano, congas and sound system. Those who wish to perform are asked to call 652-4030 to sign up.
A $5 donation is requested from audience members, with no charge for performers. Those who attend may bring a dish to pass, or a beverage to share.