Saturday, October 30, 2010

New Orleans, The Soul of America - Yolanda Tooley

October 29 - November 29, 2010

Tyler Art Gallery, Downtown
SUNY Oswego
186 West First Street
Oswego, NY 13126

Yolanda Tooley captures "The Soul of America" in a collection of powerful images of the streets of New Orleans. The show is the first time the artist has shown this series of images in a solo exhibition.

The photographs of musicians and buildings capture the spirit of New Orleans and in Yolanda's style, she takes already strong images and manipulates them into an altered state. Like free form jazz, the images come alive with hand coloring and solarization, giving them a unique flair seemingly making the music come alive.

In addition to Yolanda's aesthetic sense and ability to compose interesting photographs, she also adheres to strict archival traditions, both in her darkroom techniques and presentation. She uses only the highest quality materials and time tested methods in creating her work. In an age where digital rules the day, Yolanda Tooley employs "old school" traditional black and white photographic principals.

The show runs through November 29 and is a "must see" if you are in Oswego, make the trip if you are not. You will be glad you did!

For more information call -315-216-4985

Monday, October 25, 2010

‎"A central purpose serves to integrate all the other concerns of a man’s life. It establishes the hierarchy, the relative importance, of his values, it saves him from pointless inner conflicts, it permits him to enjoy life on a wide scale and to carry that enjoyment into any area open to his mind; whereas a man without a purpose is lost in chaos."

Ayn Rand

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Edgewood Gallery Presents "RESIN - ating Metal"

Resin-ating Metal

The sculpture of Arlene Abend – representing over 30 years of creating in resin, bronze and steel

Opening Reception Friday, Nov. 5

accompanied by a viewing of “Stretching Boundaries- Life Work of Arlene Abend” , a documentary by Courtney Rile and Mike Barletta of Daylight Blue Media Group

Exhibit Dates: Nov.5 – Dec.31, 2010

Edgewood Gallery

216 Tecumseh Rd. • Syracuse, NY 13224 • (315) 445-8111

Tuesday - Friday: 9:30 am - 6 pm Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm Sunday & Monday: closed

Friday, October 15, 2010

The Gallery is Open

Abbott's Fine Art and Framing will reopen on Monday for business. The auction did not produce a buyer. We will resume operation until we can sell the properties. Thank you all for your support and understanding.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Stay Tuned

The Sanford,Florida house.

Ok, so the Central Square gallery has closed after a 25 year run, that does not mean you have seen the last of us. Not by any means. Deb and I will be moving to Sanford, Florida sometime between now and Christmas. (We have to wait on the closing of the real estate transactions on our two properties here in Central Square)

Blog postings may be infrequent until we get settled in Florida. Once we do get the move completed, we will keep you up to date on all that is happening there with shows and our new exhibition space at Gallery on First.

Our CNY friends and followers will also be able to learn of our progress on our new NY studio at our property in Bernhards Bay and when we will return for the summer.

Stay tuned and may you all be well!