November 29, 2013
Nicora Gangi- Balladeer
Looking for a little calm on this Black Friday, a little oasis away from standing in long lines and dodging shopping carts at the local mall? Here’s a suggestion that might be just the cure for your Black Friday Blues. Why not take a break and head down to the West End Gallery?
Picture this: Wonderful artwork of all shapes and sizes in glorious colors. A glass of flavorful wine and a selection of hors d’oeuvres for your enjoyment. Beautiful music wafting through the gallery from musicians Michele Gordon and Dennis Winge. Great conversation with old and new friends.
Sounds pretty good, huh?
Paul Willsea & Carol O’Brien – Jade Crackle Bowl
This evening from 5-7:30 PM we will be holding our reception for our annual Director’s Choice exhibit. Director Linda Gardner has chosen her favorite work for this show and has filled the main gallery with paintings, sculpture and art glass of all manner of color. It is, simply put, a beautiful show and is, as always, open to the public.
So, we invite you to put on your comfortable clothes and come down to the West End this evening. Maybe you’ll even find a gift for someone on your list ( or yourself) while relaxing. Hope to see you here!
Dana Hawk -Take It Off
November 28, 2013
Trish Coonrod- 2 Pears and 2 Green Bottles
Everybody here at the West End Gallery would like to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. We know that we are thankful for all the people– the artists, collectors ,friends and family– who have made this gallery a Market Street mainstay for the last 30 years. We hope your Thanksgiving Day is filled with peace and calm.
PS–Please join us tomorrow evening for the opening of our annual Director’s Choice show, from 5- 7:30 PM. Instead of fighting Black Friday crowds, enjoy a lovely glass of wine, a tasty lite snack and listen to some relaxing music from Michele Gordon and Dennis Winge as you take in some of the finest artwork to be found anywhere. Included in this year’s show is work (shown here on the left) from an artist new to us, Trish Coonrod. She has had an extensive career in art and her beautiful oils are a wonderful addition to the West End Gallery. Hope to see you here!
November 27, 2013
Joseph Q. Daily- Preparations For Spring
We are very excited here at the West End Gallery about the newest additions to our talented roster of artists. In the last post we showed a sampling of the work of Joseph Q. Daily, if you can call a painting that is over six feet tall a sampling! Joseph comes to us from Vestal where he has crafted quite a strong career, gaining much renown in his relatively short life. He was trained in classical drawing and painting and his masterful works are now at the peak of representational oil painting. His beautifully rendered commissioned portraiture has been much sought here and abroad. We are very pleased to be able to show his work to our friends here in Corning.
Joseph Q. Daily- Portrait of the Artist’s Fiancée in her Maidenhood
We have two epic, museum-quality pieces from Joseph Q. Daily on hand for this show that you won’t want to miss. The first is Portrait of the Artist’s Fiancée in her Maidenhood that was featured in the previous blog entry and the second is the beautiful Preparations For Spring, shown at the top here. They will certainly capture your eye as will his other work that is on hand for this year’s Director’s Choice exhibit.
Director’s Choice begins with an opening reception on Friday, November 29, that runs from 5-7:30 PM. Please stop in for a glass of wine, hors d’oeuvres and other refreshments while taking in this wonderful work. There will also be music provided by Michele Gordon and Dennis Winge. It should be a wonderful night of music and art so come on out!
Joseph Q. daily- Old Friends
Joseph Q. Daily- At the Pond
Joseph Q. Daily- Hands With Flower
November 25, 2013
Nicora Gangi- Promise With a Bite
We here at the West End Gallery are truly excited about this year’s Director’s Choice exhibit which opens this Friday, November 29. This is one of our more popular shows every year as Gallery Director Linda Gardner chooses her favorite works from the extraordinary talented gallery artists she has assembled over the past three decades. It is always a striking and beautiful show and this year promises to be perhaps the best ever. There is a tremendous array of diverse art in many mediums throughout the gallery, with too many highlights to capture with one glimpse.
Joseph Q. Daily- Artist’s Fiancee
Our regular longtime artists have a strong showing here and are joined by several new artists whose work is world-class. We are really excited about these new artists and can’t wait to have you see their work. Among the new additions are Joseph Q. Daily, Nicora Gangi and Trish Coonrod. We will introduce them in posts throughout the week to give you a better look into their wonderful work. Joseph Q. Daily has delivered several epic paintings that you will not want to miss, including the piece shown here on the left. Titled Artist’s Fiancee, it is a real show-stopper, measuring 75″ by 48″. It is worth a visit just to see the work from these new West End artists.
Trish Coonrod- 2 Pears a Fig And Raspberries
Director’s Choice opens Friday, November 29, with a reception that runs from 5-7:30 PM. The reception will feature wine and other refreshments along with live music from Michele Gordon and Dennis Winge. The show will be on display through December and comes to an end on January 18, 2014.
So, on the 30th, we hope you’ll take this opportunity to fill your Black Friday with a little color and a relaxing glass of wine. Looking forward to seeing you at the West End Gallery!
October 16, 2013
Thomas Buechner- The Last Caboose
We here at the West End Gallery are proud to announce the opening of our annual exhibit of paintings from the late Thomas Buechner. This year’s exhibit opens Thursday, October 17 with a reception that runs from 5-7:30 at our Market Street gallery in beautiful downtown Corning. The reception is sponsored by Leigh Ann Evans Interior Design and will feature the music of guitarist William Groome.
We are pleased that we are able to continue to show the work of this well known artist and this year’s show has some real surprises, including several pieces that show Tom’s sense of humor. It is, as always, a beautiful show and we hope that you will join us at the gallery. To preview the show, please click here.
Thomas Buechner- Winter View of CCC
- Thomas Buechner- Lust
Thomas Buechner- Monkey Mother
Thomas Buechner- Tom (Doll) and Brushes
September 13, 2013
Bridget Bossart Van Otterloo– Wonder
Just a quick reminder that there is a Gallery Talk here at the West End Gallery this Saturday, September 14, running from 1-2 PM featuring the headlining artists from our current exhibition, Bridget Bossart Van Otterloo and Brian Keeler. It’s a perfect opportunity to meet the artists and discover a bit more about the techniques and inspirations behind their work plus it gives you an opportunity to take in this wonderful exhibit once more.
Remember, Saturday at 1 PM at the West End Gallery. Hope you can make it– we’d love to see you!
Brian Keeler- Inlet Nocturne Ithaca