Barbara Behrmann, Mary Ann Bowman, Ed Brothers, Christine Chin, Jane Dennis, Annemiek Haralson , Jay Hart, Susan C. Larkin, Margaret Nelson, Nancy V. Ridenour, Ethel Vrana, David Watkins Jr, and Hsiao‑Pei Yang.
Thirteen member artists of the State of the Art Gallery present The Alchemy of Art, an exhibit celebrating the magical transformation, creation, and combination involved in the artmaking process. Media include painting, fiber art, photography, and sculpture.
The show will run February 2–26, 2023. There will be an opening reception Friday, February 3, 5–8pm.
One of the definitions of Alchemy is the transformation of base metals into gold. The gold in this case is the growing perception the viewer may experience of fun, smiles, even laughter. Enjoy the gold.
The word “alchemy”, in it’s most common and general usage refers to a transformation of some thing or substance into another of greater value, beauty, etc. The transformation often appears to be mystical in nature and include wizardry. In the pieces I have chosen to exhibit, a magical transformation of rocks and stones occurs.
I have studied photography at Tompkins County Community College for many years. This past fall our class took field trips organized by our teacher, Harry Littell. My goal for the semester was to make a collection of photographers’ portraits.