The Word & Image Gallery at Bright Hill Literary Center will open its last exhibit of 2015, "Messages," by Schenevus artist Katharine Kreisher, with a reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. 

Kreisher is a printmaker, photographer and installation artist who divides her time between Schenevus and Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. She received her undergraduate degree from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs in 1971, and earned her Master of Arts degree in 1981 and Master of Fine Arts degree in 1986, both in printmaking and photo-related processes from the University at Albany, where she studied with photographer Phyllis Galembo. Since 1982, Kreisher has been a professor of art at Hartwick College in Oneonta. 

Kreisher's work is in permanent collections in New York state at the Albany Institute of History and Art, the University Museum at Albany, and the Center for Photography at Woodstock. In 2013, her pinhole photographs were added to the Pinhole Resource Center collection, now housed in the Governor's Palace at Santa Fe. Recent exhibition venues include Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco, Northlight Gallery at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, the Quay School of Art in Wanganui, New Zealand, Arkell Museum in Canajoharie, Union College in Schenectady, Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute in Utica and The Inkshop in Ithaca. In 2011 and 2014, using fabric and knitting, Kreisher produced room-sized installations for RioBravoFineArt in Truth or Consequences. Titled "Dream Desert" and "Hekate," the installations explored "traditional female ritual spaces," a media release said. 

The exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays; Saturday, Nov. 21; and by appointment. 

Bright Hill is at 94 Church St. in Treadwell. Call 829-5055 or email for more information.

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