We here at the West End Gallery are excited by our next show which opens tomorrow evening, Friday, September 11. It’s an exhibit of new work from the widely collected gallery favorites Bridget Bossart van Otterloo and Brian Keeler. We hope you will make it to this always popular show!
This year’s West End Gallery show of new work from artist GC Myers, Home+Land, ends this coming Friday, September 4. It’s your last chance to see this popular show before it comes down for our upcoming exhibit of new work from artist Brian Keeler and Bridget Bossart van Otterloo which opens September 11.
We hope you can take some time and come into the West End Gallery and take in the colors and textures of Myers’ paintings before the show ends.
Just a reminder that this coming Saturday, August 1, the West End Gallery will be hosting the annual Gallery Talk with GC Myers. It’s has always been a well attended and entertaining event with a few surprises thrown in along the way. We expect the same with this year’s talk. As has been a tradition for the past several of his talks, there be a drawing to be held at the end of the talk where Myers will be giving away the painting shown below. It is titled Destiny Bound and is a 16″ by 20″ painting on canvas set in a gilded frame.
We suggest you get to the gallery a few minutes before the 1 PM starting time to register for the drawing which is free and open to all in attendance. It’s usually a fun event with give and take between the artist and the audience. So, if you’re the area on Saturday, please make plans to be with us for an entertaining and informative hour. Hope to see you here!
Here’s a short video that previews a number of the paintings from our new show from artist GC Myers, Home+Land, that opens Friday evening here at the West End Gallery. The reception, which is open to all, runs fro 5-7:30 PM so if you’re in the area, please stop in and join in. We’d love to see you here!
This Friday, July 17, marks the opening here at the West End Gallery for the annual exhibit of new paintings from artist GC Myers. The show is titled Home+Land and it’s a great looking show, filling the gallery with lots of saturated color and textures. We hope you can make it to the opening reception on Friday even from 5-7:30 PM at our gallery here on historic Market Street in Corning.
The artist will be on hand to answer your questions and there will also be music from guitarist William Groome as well as refreshments and light snacks. It’ll be a wonderful evening with a show that we think you definitely see.
Here is what Gary had to say about the title painting, at the top here, and the theme of this show on his blog, RedTreeTimes:
The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.
This is the title painting, Home+Land, for my next solo show which opens July 17 at the West End Gallery in Corning. It’s a pretty large painting at 36″ high by 48″ wide on canvas and one that fairly represents my feelings on how we are tied to the land, how we identify home with a sense of place. This is the theme for this show as well as for much of my work in general.
I have long equated the idea of home with the landscape, with how we are shaped by those places that we know from an early age. The rhythm, the shapes and the perspectives of the landscape that surrounds us becomes part of who we are , something that travels with us throughout our lives. Wherever we go, we look for similarities to that feeling of our home landscape.
It might be in the actual landforms or the way in which the vegetation interacts with the land and the structures of the homes there. It simply looks like home. Or it might be just in the way the light strikes the land or the rhythm and flow of movement within the landscape that create a level of comfort that equates to that feeling of home.
I know, for myself, that there have been places where I have been where the landscape has been so different from the hills and fields surrounding my original home yet I still feel a sense of being at home. And there are other places that, while similar in shape and having beauty and charms of their own, leave me uneasy and feeling out of place. And there are places in which I immediately feel out of place in an alien way, places to which I could never fully adapt. Definitely not at home.
I guess what I am trying to say is that home is a mix of feeling and place. It is that place where you feel as comfortable and satisfied in place as the Red Tree in the painting above.
This Friday, June 12th, marks the opening of this year’s exhibit of Recent Work from Martin Poole here at the West End Gallery. Once again, our Market Street gallery is aglow with Marty’s luminous oil paintings and we are truly excited to have people take a closer look at this extraordinary work. There is a wonderful blend of figurative and landscape paintings, all displaying Marty’s unique ability to capture light and space.
Just a great body of work and we hope you can make it to our downtown Corning gallery this Friday evening for the opening reception which runs from 5-7:30 PM. As always, the show is free and open to everyone. There is also music from guitarist William Groome and free refreshments and snacks.
Spring is in the air finally here at the West End Gallery and with that comes the annual show of new work from Tom Gardner, the well known painter of subjects of the Finger Lakes, as well as many from far beyond this area. Tom Gardner has been one of the foundations of the local art scene for decades , as a painter, sculptor and teacher and this show represents the best of his recent work.
This color-filled show opens Friday, May 1, with an opening reception with Tom from 5-7:30 PM and hangs until June 5 in the main gallery of our Market Street location in the historic Gaffer District of Corning. William Groome will be providing music with his wonderful guitar playing and there will be light refreshments and wine. Everyone is welcome as always and we hope to see you here at the gallery this Friday.
Our new exhibit here at the West End Gallery features six of our finest and long established talents in an exciting mix of styles that gives the gallery a spring-like feeling of color and positivity– the perfect remedy for the winter hangover we have all been feeling as of late! It’s a wonderful show featuring the oils and watercolors from artists Bruce Baxter, Ileen Kaplan, Brian Hart, Jennifer Fais and Judy Soprano along with gorgeous jewelry from Becky Congdon. Each has their newest works created just for this show on display.
The show opens tonight, Friday, March 6, with an opening reception that runs from 5-7:30 PM and is open, as always, to one and all. Music will be provided by Matrix Flute & Guitar Duo. There will also be a variety of refreshments and snacks to enjoy as you take in the beautiful art and music. The show hangs in our gallery until April 24.
So, if you feel like breaking free from winter’s clutches tonight, stop into the West End Gallery for great art, music, and so much more. The artists will be in attendance and would love to speak with you about their latest works. Hope to see you there!
One of the most popular shows of our year open tonight here at the West End Gallery and we are excited for it. It is, of course, the Little Gems show which showcases our gallery artists work in a much smaller form with prices that are more affordable for most folks. It’s a great opportunity to find a wonderful work of art from a favorite artist that fits into any budget and any space in any home. There is an abundance of beauty and imagination on the gallery walls and we hope you will join us tonight for the opening reception so that you might share it with us.
The Little Gems exhibit opens tonight, Friday, February 6, with an opening reception that runs from 5-7:30 PM and is, as always, open to the public. The show hangs in our Market Street gallery until February 27. Tonight’s reception is graciously sponsored by our good friend JoAnn Bonady and son, Joseph P. Bonady. Music will be performed by guitarist William Groome.
Great art, wine and music— it’s a great way to get out of the cold! Hope to see you tonight!
One of our most popular exhibits here at the West End Gallery is the annual Director’s Choice show where Gallery Director Linda Gardner chooses her personal favorites from among the gallery’s new and existing work. It’s always a beautifully coordinated show that reflects Linda’s own personal connection to the work and one that resonates with our collectors as well. This year’s show has an incredible mix of work with some fabulous new work from gallery veterans such as Tom Gardner and Aleta Wynn Yarrow and newer additions to the roster such as painter Trish Coonrod and sculptor Don Sottile. These names are just scratching the surface of all the great work on hand so make sure to come into the gallery to see for yourself.
The Director’s Choice show begins with an opening reception tonight , Friday, November 21, from 5-7:30 PM at our Market Street gallery. The exhibit hangs from now until January 16, 2015, making it the perfect way to end up a great year at the West End Gallery. Come in to have sip of wine and a bite, take in the great art, meet the artists and listen to the beautiful music provided tonight by Michele Gordon and Dennis Winge. It will warm up your evening– we promise!