The Word & Image Gallery at Bright Hill Literary Center  in Treadwell will hold an opening reception for “Suddenly There Were Leaves: Paintings & Poems by the Main View Gallery & Studio Artists (Oneonta)” from 3 to 5 p.m.  During the opening, the exhibiting writers and artists will read from their work and answer questions about their working processes. The event is free and open to the public; and refreshments will be served.

The exhibit will remain through Oct. 25, and the gallery will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, during Word Thursdays evenings, Oct. 10 and 24, and by appointment. The anthology will be available at the opening and, thereafter, through The Center for Self Expression and Bright Hill Press. The gallery is at 94 Church St. in Treadwell.

Main Street Gallery & Studio is a program of The Arc Otsego in Oneonta. This exhibit opens in tandem with Bright Hill’s new book “Suddenly There Were Leaves,” produced in collaboration with the The Arc Otsego. The nine artists worked with teaching artist Bertha Rogers and several visual and performing artists, including Doug Jamieson, Carmela Marner, Elizabeth Nields and others. The resulting art featured in this exhibit is by Maria Brockman, Vincent Devine, Marni Jamieson, Monica Maraglio, Linda McCord, Jennifer Melchionne, Yvonne Schreiber, Mark Stafford,and April Todd. 

The writing program’s strategy, developed by Hugh Timoney, director of the Center; Zena Gurbo, teacher and curator, and Rogers, was to develop the participants’ creative writing skills over the course of several sessions each winter from 2008 to 2012. 

For more information, call 829-5055 or email

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