Sept. 1 through Oct. 15, 2023
Schweinfurth Art Center’s “Member Show 2023,” which runs Sept. 1 through Oct. 15, 2023, includes 120 works from 128 people this year, including the nine members of the Schweinfurth Fiber Arts Group.
It’s a loosely organized group of women and men from Central New York who meet nearly every Tuesday at the Schweinfurth – or maybe at a restaurant or a lakefront – to knit, stitch, crochet, and talk about their lives. They celebrate birthdays, have holiday parties, and offer life advice to each other and members of the Schweinfurth staff.
The piece, called “Earth’s Eye View,” is a giant crocheted eye with dangling streamers festooned with clear or white beads – perhaps representing tears as Earth watches the destruction wrought by wars and climate change.
The show contains a wide variety of mediums, including photographs, watercolors, collages, and even a dress made from palm fronds. It also has drawn entries from as far away as California and Florida.
“Member Show 2023” is accompanied by two solo exhibitions, “Rural Voices Rising: Can Art Subvert Media’s Narrative?” by Lake Placid artist Susan Hoffer and “Reflections of a Photographer” by Moravia artist Fred Price. All three exhibits are on display through Oct. 15, 2023.
This exhibit is sponsored, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts.
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Susan Marie Borden
Sharon Bottle Souva
Eva M. Capobianco
Rachel Ivy Clarke
Debbie P. Lee
J. Desy Schoenewies
Colleen Rae Smiley
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